Full trucks and less ‘ramp contacts’ Frankfurt/Viersen/Pfaffikon (Switzerland), September 19, 2008 – rush steady diesel price explosion and planned toll increases logistics company into a serious crisis. According to the Federal Statistical Office the price of diesel compared increased August 2007 by 19.3 percent over the past three years by 40 percent”, Klaus Hellmann, managing partner of Hellmann worldwide logistics to the Handelsblatt complains. But not enough, because the Federal Cabinet has decided in the framework of a climate package to raise the toll price for heavy duty trucks from 13.5 to 16.3 cents as of January 1, 2009. With a toll spreading to the climate and environment protection have this decision to do nothing, says the road haulage Association logistics and disposal BGL. It involves pure off reading sooner or later seeing the consumer, also thousands of jobs and medium-sized businesses were at stake. To this grim future forecast contrary to act, Companies increasingly creative act learn. Confirmed also the logistics expert Reto Gianotti, sales and marketing vice Managing Director of the company PESA, in conversation with NeueNachricht: the logistics industry must put itself in future the complicated task, perform the same volume with less movement. On the one hand, the technology helps: modern systems as can automatically measure the volume of packaging and help the ideal utilization of transport vehicles.
Moreover, companies in future transportation could benefit from synergy effects”. This confirms Romald Heuvelsmanns, customer logistics Director of Mars Services GmbH, in an interview with the newspaper, food. The challenges that come because of resource constraints and special surcharges on the company, be alone no longer to deal with. Mars and Ferrero have decided to cooperate in the distribution and send together full trucks on the way. So far this partnership will limit itself but on the Cologne Dusseldorf area. “But it seems to bear first fruits: dealers call and ask when we begin with them”, so Heuvelsmanns. Because less ramp contacts be beneficial also for the trade. In the future you seek also, through more partnerships empty transports on the way back to avoid. Editorial medienburo.