Commercial vehicle supplier Dawsongroup truck and trailer, has taken delivery of three Carrier Transicold Vector eCool units. The new additions combine Carrier’s E-Drive all-electric technology with a new energy recovery and storage system. The system converts kinetic energy generated by the trailer axle and brakes into electric power, which is stored in a battery pack that powers the refrigeration unit. This circular process creates the industry’s first fully autonomous system, producing no direct carbon dioxide (CO2) or particulate emissions. The […]
More than 90 cold chain industry leaders joined government ministers, MPs and Peers at the House of Commons to celebrate the sector’s achievements during the pandemic.
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has promoted former change director John Williams to the role of director of its shared user business unit. Williams, who has worked in the past for Keystone Distribution, Random House Group and Christian Salvesen joined ND less than a year ago. He takes on responsibility for a portfolio of 10-shared user warehouses totalling 2.5 million ft². The network includes the Perishables Handling Centre at Heathrow Airport, which ND says is Europe’s largest chilled airfreight handling centre, as […]
Frank Thorpe, UK MD of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing giant BYD, has claimed a new government pledge of £200m to help decarbonise UK road freight is not enough to trigger a major transition towards alternatively-fuelled HGVs.