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B ULK D ISTRIBUTOR www.bulk-distributor.com September/October 2018 Est. 1990 Your single information source for bulk and semi-bulk logistics Tank Containers • Flexitanks • IBCs • Drums • FIBCs • Bulk Liners • Road Tankers • Loading/Bagging • Bulk Logistics • Cleaning & Repair Depots • Components IN THIS ISSUE Shipper Tank & ISO Containers Depot Services Components Sector Focus: Powders & Granulates Loading & Bagging Logistics Ports & Storage Suttons Tankers will be transporting Yara liquid fertiliser to farmers across the UK 2 4 10 12 16 18 20 22 Publisher: Mike Reardon mike@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +44 (0)1565 653283 Managing Editor: Neil Madden neil@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +33 (0)3 88 60 30 68 Advertising Director: Anne Williams anne@bulk-distributor.com Tel: +44 (0)20 854 13130 Circulation: Berni Chetham berni@andpublishing.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1565 653283 © Ashley & Dumville Publishing Bulk Distributor is published by Ashley & Dumville Publishing Caledonian House, Tatton Street, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6AG, United Kingdom www.bulk-distributor.com FEATURES IN THE NEXT ISSUE Asset Management Industrial Packaging Ports, Storage & Warehousing ^ƵƩŽŶƐůĂŶĚƐzĂƌĂĐŽŶƚƌĂĐƚ S uttons Tankers has secured a new contract with fertiliser supplier Yara UK. The Widnes-based operator will be transporting liquid fertiliser for Norwegian company Yara, helping serve farmers across the UK. The new partnership will see Suttons take control of seven Yara-liveried tankers, carrying fertiliser stocks from ports in the North East and South East of England to storage depots in Yorkshire and Suffolk. “As experts in bulk liquid and chemical transport this is a significant contract for our tanker division, allowing the company to diversify into another new market,” said Michael Cundy, managing director of Suttons Tankers. Daniel Barley, of Yara UK, added: “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Yara which is a significant European agriculture firm with a worldwide presence and sales to more than 160 countries.” “With safety as our number one priority, we need to be sure that our fertiliser is delivered, safely and on time,” he continued. “We were impressed with Suttons’ attention to detail and we are looking forward to working with their team in delivering our nutrients to farms across Great Britain.” Meanwhile, Suttons has updated its brand identity. The new brand is an evolution of the old familiar gold laurel which has been updated with the chevrons replacing the wreath. The double-S is now modern, and the font is described as a clean and bold sans-serif. The new branding is being applied to all Suttons current assets as well as all the new vehicles and tank containers being bought in the group’s current £25 million investment programme. The purpose of the brand update is to support the communication of the company’s vision. Group CEO John Sutton explained: “As a major logistics supplier to the chemicals industry, Suttons recognises that it needs to provide a service which supports the expectations of the industry. Although our strategy, investment plan and people development support this, we felt that the brand identity did not. “It has been 30 years since we last looked at our brand. Although we are rightly proud of our heritage and are proud to have our name ‘over the door’, we recognised that the brand appeared to be all about tradition and did not speak to the future. So we have updated the brand but kept it a familiar evolution of the old brand. “Now, when our customers look at it, we hope that they will feel it portrays the right things about our strategy and vision, which is to use advanced information technology and assets to provide world class service levels to our customers globally.” Suttons new brand image ERS made its first contribution to Hupac’s positive result for non-transalpine traffic We set new standards with Smart Logistics. The international logistics company HOYER is one of the worldwide market leaders in liquid goods transport by road, rail and sea. Wherever they are going, HOYER delivers chemical products, food, gas and mineral oil safely and efficiently to their destination in tank containers, road tankers, flexitanks or IBCs. HOYER connects continents and overcomes borders. This also includes pressing ahead with digital networking. With Smart Logistics we are a pioneer for intelligent logistics concepts and work on solutions for tomorrow. See us at the EPCA Annual Meeting in Vienna. www.hoyer-group.com ,ƵƉĂĐƌĞĐŽƌĚƐƚƌĂĸĐŐƌŽǁƚŚ H upac posted traffic growth of 8 percent in the first half of this year. The Switzerland-based combined transport operator said Transalpine transport through Switzerland developed particularly well with an increase of 9.4 percent. Since June 2018 ERS Railways has also contributed to the positive group result. In total, the group carried 439,409 road consignments or 805,693 TEU – amounting to 30,000 more than in the same period of last year. ERS Railways made its first contribution to the positive result of non- transalpine traffic (+7.5 percent). The Rotterdam-based operator has been part of the Hupac group since the beginning of June 2018. ERS operates over 100 container trains a week between the German seaports and various southern German destinations. Since August 2018 the company has also been managing the shuttle train Rotterdam-Kornwestheim of the Hupac Group. Hupac expects continued growth for the second half of the year. The company’s investment strategy ensures that sufficient resources are available for increasing traffic volumes. For example, the wagon fleet is expected to grow by 15 percent this year. The first preparatory works are being carried out on the Milano Smistamento and Brwinów (Warsaw) terminal projects. 'FRVBbFRV"W>( 2VvBVF77FV6FfW2v&RFVBfW"FFR&'FW'2BWBFW&F6G&'WFFfW&6R6FVr&GFVV62FR&WGv&vFFW&7&72&&FW"6FfW2