IN BRIEF

01 April 2008

• Container handling equipment manufacturer KALMAR said its new positioning tool reduces the problem of lost time at port terminals.

By replacing manual positioning, the Smartspot, informs the driver when the correct position for loading and unloading is reached. The system, automatically activated when the tractor approaches the crane area, continuously measures the distance between the tractor or trailer and the spreader landing position. Information is transmitted to a display system in the terminal tractor cabin where a series of LED indicators guide the driver to the correct position underneath the crane.

For more information see www.kalmarind.com

• The arrival of a zero emissions van means small loads can now be carried through London, UK, without having to pay the Congestion Charge.

The all-electric two seat NICE Mega City Enterprise is the van version of the NICE Mega City car and has 800 litres of load space and a typical range up to 40 miles. Exemption from road tax in the UK is another advantage of the van's zero CO2 emissions.

For more information see www.nicecarcompany.co.uk

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