Logistics

TK’Blue, rating goods transport to improve economic, environmental and social performance

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 29-mars-2017 13:12:00

Founded in 2011, TK’Blue is an accreditation and rating agency which specialises in goods transport. Designed as a service platform for the sector’s various players – carriers, shippers and freight forwarders – it covers all modes of transport: road, rail, sea, river and air. Bolstered by its success in France, TK’Blue is now keen to bring its innovative service platform to an international clientele, particularly in the United Kingdom, Germany and the US. It is currently seeking partners and customers who will act as early adopters in these countries. Tailored objective assessments to improve services for everyone In line with EU directives and taking into account all associated negative externalities (greenhouse gases/CO 2 , particles, pollution, noise, congestion, accidents, etc.), TK’Blue allows organisations to increase the economic performance of their supply-chain and, simultaneously, evaluate and manage the social and environmental impact of their transport operations. TK’Blue accredits carriers based on an online questionnaire, awarding them a TK’T score in the process. The score is directly proportional to: ·        - the quality of their equipment ·        - their facilities ·        - the training offered to their drivers. This accreditation is free of charge for road haulage firms. The analytical criteria used to generate the TK’T score are tailored to the specifics of each mode of transport and were selected and validated by experts , scientists and European transport professionals . The TK’T score is the first to offer shippers an objective assessment of the performance (punctuality, security) they can expect from the transport fleets of their service providers. Consequently, shippers can easily identify areas to improve and work on with their service providers. Shippers can also take advantage of detailed and continually updated information regarding their transport operations. This allows them to meet the latest reporting requirements in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and their CSR commitments. Big brands are already on board TK’Blue has already convinced dozens of major shippers such as Carrefour, Procter&Gamble, Sanofi, Castorama, METRO, Adisseo, BIC, Bekaert, Pernod-Ricard, Sephora as well as thousands of carriers in Europe.   ‘In 2016, BIC Europe chose TK’Blue to improve and, in the long run, replace their existing transportation performance measurement system. TK’Blue is now providing an improved and extremely flexible measurement which respects our legal obligations. We use it for our internal analysis.Both in Europe and around the world, BIC relies on TK’Blue to simplify the CSR impact measurement of its transport services. After a trial period in Europe, we will also extend TK’Blue’s services to all our subsidiaries in order to provide a unique, reliable and common measurement.’   Pierre Daurces, Supply Chain Manager at BIC Europe Consumer Continuing to improve the transport and logistics sector for everyone Philippe Mangeard, President and Founder of TK’Blue, underlined his ambition to ‘ improve the economic and environmental performance of the transport services provided to shippers by raising the profile of carriers offering the best equipment and staff. We want to go beyond a rationale that focuses solely on the price of transport and instead boost operation reliability, security and punctuality’. About TK’Blue: TK’Blue is an extra-financial transport rating agency that takes the form of a service platform. It evaluates, rates and values the environmental performance of every stakeholder in the chain – be they carriers, freight forwarders or shippers – in accordance with the legal and regulatory requirements related to CO 2 emissions and CSR, at both national and European levels. Its cross-European governance, which includes more than 60 individuals representing the logistics chain’s various stakeholders, experts and operators, enhances its legitimacy, as well as its credibility, development, fitness for purpose and independence in the long term. TK’Blue and environmental analysis specialists Vigeo Eiris signed a methodological partnership in 2016. For more information, visit: https://www.tkblueagency.eu To find out more about TK’Blue, please contact: Claire Commaille who works for TK’Blue in the UK would be delighted to set up meetings at two shows in Birmingham on 5 th April 2017 : -         -  Multimodal -         -   Traffex Claire Commaille, claire.commaille@tkblueagency.eu , +44 (0)73 9877 9929 In Paris : Nicolas Darfeuille,  nicolas.darfeuille@tkblueagency.eu , + 33 1 71 39 80 70 Website: www.tkblueagency.eu For more information on this press release, contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer Email: catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Website:   www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/  


A high-quality, diverse range of French products showcases at Bauma 2016 – Munich, 11-17 April

Alice Faure - 17-févr.-2016 17:31:51

  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is organising the French Pavilion at the Bauma 2016 trade show in Munich on 11-17 April, on which 28 innovative French companies will exhibit their technologies and know-how. A must-attend event for professionals in the construction and mining industries, Bauma is a benchmark triennial event that enables exhibitors from all corners of the globe to present their innovations to professional visitors to the trade show. It is the ideal place for businesses to discover state-of-the-art technology, make new contacts, build sustainable commercial relationships and boost their growth. The showcasing French companies look forward to welcoming visitors to the various stands that make up this year’s French Pavilion at Bauma: indoors over 390m² in Halls A3 and C3 and outdoors over 650m² in the south zone ( Freigelände Süd ). In 2014, according to the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics , French public works represented 7,804 companies, 258,856 employees, €42.5 billion in sales in France and €24.6 billion in export sales. France’s main clients for capital goods designed for the construction sector are Germany, the USA, the UK, Canada and Belgium. France boasts a number of advantages, including: Recognised know-how, undeniable product quality, experience of major groups and world‑renowned architects and engineers. A policy of active innovation and research and development. Exacting standards – actions to promote prevention and safety, staff safety and certification. The French Pavilion at Bauma 2016 will bring together companies offering a representative range of sector products. Innovation will be the order of the day, with construction equipment and services including equipment for working with concrete and construction machinery, such as lighting balloons, depth control system, hydraulic cylinders, scaffolding and work shelters. Machinery and vehicles designed for the construction sector will also be showcased, along with air-conditioning and heating solutions, safety systems and driving aid systems for site machinery. Come and discover the vast and varied range of companies exhibiting on the French Pavilion at Bauma 2016: Hall A3 ABL LIGHTS: electrical equipment for industrial applications  –   www.abllights.com AGS : Technical solutions for cranes and construction sites, design and implementation of anti‑collision/safety systems, aerial lighting and anemometers. AGS also sells on-board cameras – www.ags-btp.fr AIRMEEX : innovative concepts for engine pollution-control systems and explosion protection - www.airmeex.com ARAMINE: equipment for mines and underground works – www.aramine.com BA INDUSTRY: round-baler belts, chevron belts, staples and vulcanisation – www.ba-industry.com BETOCONCEPT: block walling systems– www.betoconcept.com BRIDGIN: depth checking system for all types of excavators, backhoes and mini-excavators – www.idig-system.com EXSTO: design and modelling of thermoplastic and polyurethane elastomer industrial parts – www.exsto.com GEM INDUSTRY: hydraulic adapters for public works, shipbuilding and the offshore industry – www.gem-industry.com GYS SAS: welding equipment, battery charger systems and bodywork repair systems – www.gys.fr HYDRAUMATEC ENGINEERING: manifold blocks - standard or customised, bare or equipped – www.hydraumatec.com JAY ELECTRONIQUE: industrial radio controls and transmission of information via wireless computer – www.jay-electronique.com LUMIAIR: light and lighting balloons for night work– www.lumiair.com SAHGEV: specialist in hydraulic cylinders– www.sahgev.com SAUDEM: sale of spare parts for tower cranes – www.saudem.com SEPT-ACCESSA: hand-held machines for professionals – www.sept-tools.com SMIE: safety systems, driving aids systems and crane accessories – www.smie.com SNDC: spare parts for air-conditioning/ventilation/heating of industrial vehicles cabins – www.sndc.net STARTER: lifting and handling equipment, for the offshore, defence, industry, and transport sectors – www.starterwinches.com Hall C3 ARIADIS: machinery and spare parts for underground mining production – www.ariadis.fr COPAC: safety equipment and shoring on sites – www.copac.fr Freigelände Süd (south zone) ACREOS: innovative simulators intended to train the driver/machine operator   – www.acreos.eu AMCS TECHNOLOGIES: electronic system installed on site cranes to help the driver in his handling operations – www.amcs.fr CNSE: mobile shelters, block shelters, decontamination shelters, sanitary blocks – www.cnse-france.com MAC 3: pneumatic tools and compressors – www.mac3europe.com MACHINERYZONE.DE: Internet site selling public works equipment– www.machineryzone.de PACLITE EQUIPMENT: equipment for compaction, concrete work, cutting, grinding– www.paclite-equip.com RIVARD: equipment for demolition, dehydration – trenching machines, sweepers, vacuums, excavators – www.rivard.fr F or further information on the French Pavilion at Bauma 2016, visit www.bauma.de/index-2.html or contact: Isabelle Duval, Project Manager Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31 Email : isabelle.duval@businessfrance.fr Website:  export.businessfrance.fr For further information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr


Experts in dangerous goods transportation showcase complete value chain on the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016

Fran Lambert - 18-janv.-2016 15:31:11

For the first time, SITL Europe 2016, taking place on 22-25 March 2016 in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte, France, will feature the new Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion.  With an exhibition zone and a programme of dedicated conferences and workshops, there will be a complete value chain of experts in dangerous goods transportation, such as accreditation and training organisations, logistics service providers, transport operators, logistics hubs, warehouse and transport equipment (tanks, industrial coachwork, storage) and packaging. Dangerous goods regulations affect everybody. The majority of manufacturers and distributors must ensure security across logistics operations involving dangerous goods. But regulations are frequently misunderstood and the solutions are not immediately obvious.  Regulations applicable to the transportation of dangerous goods, such as the SEVESO III directive, new environmental protection classifications (ICPE), Classification-Labelling-Packaging (CLP) and ADR, IATA, IMDG, RID and ADN codes, have become increasingly strict and are constantly evolving. In the fields of transport, logistics and packaging, risk prevention, safety and security are at the heart of supply chain excellence.  A sector of excellence Taking into account all transport modes, 15% of global goods traffic involves dangerous materials. From the point of origin to the final client, their management depends on a value chain of experts conforming to strict guidelines. The regulations are updated every two years through ADR, IATA, IMDG, RID and AND codes. Along with hydrocarbons, chemical and gaseous goods, many everyday goods have been classified as ‘sensitive products’ requiring specific logistics procedures. This is the case with perfumes, certain beauty products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, most household detergents, and an increasing number of waste products. ‘In order to respond to a multitude of challenges, SITL Europe 2016 along with the ANCS (National Association of Safety Advisers), is bringing together all experts in the sector,’ says Alan Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics. ‘Thanks to its exhibitors and programme of dedicated conferences and workshops, the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion offers shippers up-to-date information on the regulatory environment, which will offer a real advantage to an increasingly complex sector.’   According to Olivier Bicanic, Customs and International Trade Manager at GMJ Phoenix and Editor of the Solutions TMD guide surveying 600 specialist suppliers in dangerous supply chains, ‘Whether in-house or external, the security adviser is at the centre of the value chain and the daily challenge  they face depends on the diversity of products, the risks associated in their handling and their quantities.’ A 100% ADR network In terms of dangerous supply chains, shippers have high expectations. ‘Given the expertise required for the secure treatment of chemical products, procurement managers are increasingly alert to the capacities  of national, European and international transport and logistics supplier networks. They expect total control over ADR and flexibility in the organisation and management of movement,’ explains Bruno Guillard, Business Development Manager for Chem-Logistics Europe (Dachser France) and member of the Steering Committee for Dangerous Goods Logistics. The expectations of the chemical industry are at the heart of the creation of the Dachser Group’s Chem-Logistics solution. With an integrated network of 333 agencies in Europe, 100% ADR, partly SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) evaluated, the Dachser Group has developed a dedicated service based on secure processes, scheduling and packaging equipment specifically for handling, storage, and the transport of pallets.  ‘The Chem-Logistics solution is supported by a team of 164 European security advisers for the transportation of dangerous goods (CSTMD). At the same time, training on classed products and their procedures form part of annual information updates provided to our associates,’ adds Guillard. SEVESO III directive  Based on the quantities of dangerous materials stored, new warehouse standards entered into force on 1st June 2015. ‘Under the title SEVESO III in a European directive transposed into French law, this establishes stricter rules on safety and security. Where an existing building is modified or enlarged, applying the law requires changes to be made to existing installations or – more frequently – new ones to be created,’ says Pascal Robat, a consultant specialising in logistics and transportation to different urban areas. A member of the Steering Committee for Dangerous Goods Logistics, he worked on the planning for the LOGIPARC 03 multimodal hub in Moulins, a town in the Allier department of France.  Conceived under the framework of standard ISO 14001, the logistics park will open in early 2017 as the first SEVESO III certified building.  Following an agreement signed in February 2014 with the Moulins urban area on the initiative of the company Eiffage Construction, the building will be operated by Transports Bourrat and will offer a storage capacity of 18,000m². This multipurpose storage capability, the only of its kind, is designed to handle most products included in the new nomenclature for ICPE-classified installations. With access to road and rail connections and combined rail-road, the space can be sub-divided into several units of up to 500m². Regulatory monitoring Regulations that aim to facilitate data sharing between dangerous goods actors could enter into force in 2017-2019 by converting to the digitisation of transport documents using telematics systems. To this effect the presence of MD Service will allow for the presentation of the GEOTRANS MD project. ‘GéoTransMD is an ambitious joint project on the Geolocation of Dangerous Goods presented at the fifteenth call for projects by the Fonds Unique Interministériel (Single Interministerial Fund – FUI15). It aims to define European telematics architecture which ensures the delivery of secure data on the quality and quantity of dangerous goods transported by road, rail or inland waterways,’ explains Matthieu Bernadet, Director of MD Service. Research laboratories (CEREMA, LNE and CEA), private-sector companies (NOVACOM, GLS and ERECA) and MD Service, a consultant member of the GEOTRANS MD consortium, will come together for the first time at SITL Europe 2016, to exhibit the potential applications and their expected advantages. For further information regarding the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016, visit www.sitl.eu/en/Home/  or contact: Silviane Dubail Press Relations Adviser SD Com Tel: +33 (0)6 07 53 53 43 Email: sdubail@sdcom.fr For further information regarding this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at:  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/


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The Industry and Cleantech Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other networking opportunities and individual partnering services. We cover a range of sectors including the aerospace, defence, nuclear/energy, environmental, automotive, naval, construction, and sub-contracting industries. Industry and Cleantech Department Michael Yates Manager, Industry and Cleantech Department michael.yates@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3636    Marie Bicrel Senior Trade Development Adviser marie.bicrel@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3623 Environment, Aerospace and Security Charly Velluet Senior Trade Development Adviser charly.velluet@businessfrance.fr

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