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  • New kid on the Indian block: Tranztar

    India is undergoing an infrastructure boom that is fuelling the domestic transport market. But, huge new opportunities are prompting truck makers like Asia Motor Works (AMW) to take the initiative and venture into the CV applications sector. Read More...

  • How to transport float glass

    Since 1905, when Belgian scientist Emile Fourcault first managed to produce an oversize sheet of glass, the transportation of flat glass has been a daunting task. And, although technology has advanced, it is still a specialist’s job that can be spoiled by a single drop of water. Read More...

  • Side lifter: The ultimate wharf tool

    It is safe to say that containers are the lingua franca of world trade. They carry almost every good imaginable and can be moved seamlessly between a ship’s cargo hold, a trailer’s transport platform or a train wagon. But, finding a solution to manage the transshipment can be a tough task. Read More...

  • Steelbro’s post-GFC strategy

    The traumatic New Zealand earthquake cut straight to the heart of the island country. But, the recovery effort is on track and for Christchurch based company, Steelbro, the focus now is on continuing to move forward – and to arouse international attention in a positive way. Read More...

  • At Heil, it’s all about aluminium

    Despite half a decade of political turmoil, Heil Trailer International has gained a foothold in Thailand to serve the growing Asia Pacific market. Just after the July election, Global Trailer was able to get a glimpse of Heil’s manufacturing plant. Read More...

  • How to transport wind farming equipment

    Following the nuclear disaster in Japan, many countries are embracing renewable energy. In Europe alone, the offshore wind-turbine market is expected to grow by more than 40 per cent a year for the next five years, creating a not-so-ordinary freight task to transport the XL sized equipment needed. Read More...

  • Jet plane-inspired aerodynamics

    The trailer industry is about to change with the application of the type of aerodynamic equipment more common in the aviation sector. It was designed to reduce turbulence and drag and thus cutting back on fuel consumption. Read More...


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