Emirates launches SkyWheels transport solution for high-value automobiles

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a specialised transport product for high-value automobiles – Emirates SkyWheels – providing customers a complete transportation solution for classic, luxury, and sports cars, across its network.
Customers who would like to have their cars transported can choose between Emirates SkyWheels Premium and Emirates SkyWheels Advanced.

Emirates SkyCargo transports a Pagani Zonda F supercar
Emirates SkyCargo transports a Pagani Zonda F supercar

The customisable Premium product package covers door-to-door transportation of the vehicle from select origins and destinations. It includes the collection of the vehicle from its home and delivery overseas, in addition to export and import customs clearance processes for the vehicle at both ends of the journey. Additional road and transport insurance are also available under the Premium option.

Emirates SkyWheels Advanced will offer seamless airport-to-airport transportation for automobiles. Emirates SkyCargo offers complete round trip handling of vehicles under both Premium and Advanced products.

Super cars fly first class

Emirates SkyCargo is no stranger to transporting high-value cars, both on its passenger flights as well as on its freighter aircraft. Emirates SkyWheels is backed by the expertise of highly qualified staff across Emirates SkyCargo’s global network of over 150 destinations in six continents, who are specifically trained on loading and unloading vehicles from aircraft with the utmost attention to care and safety.

In addition to state of the art cargo terminals in Dubai featuring dedicated storage space for vehicles, Emirates SkyCargo also boasts a modern fleet of over 245 wide-body aircraft including 15 freighters; 13 Boeing 777Fs and two B747-400ERFs.

Emirates SkyCargo also recently transported an exclusive Pagani Zonda F supercar from Dubai back to the Pagani factory near Bologna, Italy for a service.

Partnership with Gulf Concours

Emirates SkyCargo is also a sponsor of the inaugural Gulf Concours event taking place in Dubai on 18 and 19 November 2016. Part of the international Concours d’Elegance car competitions, the Gulf Concours is a prestigious platform that brings together a combination of rare classic cars and modern bespoke luxury and supercars, on display for the first time in the region.

Emirates SkyCargo transported a collection of rare classic Ferrari cars to Dubai for the event. One of the cars that were flown into Dubai was a classic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO estimated to be worth over USD 40 million. The car has a successful race history (27 races and 17 podium finishes) and was also one of the cars used by Scuderia Ferrari for testing. Some of the other cars transported by Emirates SkyCargo for Gulf Concours included a 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Berlinetta Sport Speciale and a rare 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione.

Emirates SkyCargo transports Classic Ferraris for Gulf Concours

Cars participating in Concours d’Elegance events across the world are normally not driven on a day to day basis and are meticulously maintained by collectors to ensure a perfect appearance for display in private collections, museums or competition events. This, combined with the high value and uniqueness of the cars, meant that the Emirates SkyCargo team had to ensure that the vehicles were transported with the utmost of care, safety and security

Transnet partners with GE Transportation to digitise SA supply chain

Transnet, the custodian of South Africa’s rail, ports and pipeline networks, has partnered with GE Transportation to create a digital solution connecting shippers and transport operators seamlessly and enablinng the efficient transportation of goods.
The company operates eight commercial ports across the 3,300km of South Africa’s coastline, 30,300 km of rail network and some 3,800 km of pipeline carrying gas and liquid fuels.

Transnet partners with GE Transportation to digitise SA supply chain
Image Source: Transnet Port Terminals

Africa’s intracontinental trade has nearly doubled since 1995, and the increasing volume of goods moving through the supply chain is creating transportation and logistical complexities that slow down shipments. To ensure goods reach consumers and businesses more efficiently, Transnet, together with GE Transportation, is implementing a digital solution powered by GE’s Predix, the first operating system for the industrial internet.

An on-demand solution

It will seamlessly connect shippers and transport operators by providing real-time, data-driven insights on the status of shipments. It takes laborious processes, like payment, customs and inspection, from paper to digital, and creates an on-demand solution for transporting freight inspired by consumer on-demand transportation models.

“Optimising the speed and effectiveness of our supply chain is critical to improving our economy’s health and competitiveness,” said Transnet Group Chief Executive, Siyabonga Gama. “Our partnership with GE Transportation is an important step in moving our operations forward and overcoming our biggest shipping challenges.”

Digitising transportation

The platform will enable Transnet and its partners to bring products to market faster and for less cost across the vast African landscape, ultimately increasing the opportunity for cross-border trade. It will also digitise transportation and logistics across rail, trucks and ships, encouraging seamless integration throughout the entire supply chain.

“We’re committed to leveraging our digital expertise to drive forward industries and local markets worldwide,” said Jamie Miller, president and CEO, GE Transportation. “We have a rich history of partnership with Transnet, and are excited to continue working with them to unlock game-changing potential for the local supply chain that is at the heart of Africa’s global economy.”

Transnet and GE Transportation have partnered since 2009 to manufacture and deliver over 230 Evolution Series diesel electric locomotives, including the “most African” locomotive, which featured 55 percent locally produced content.

Cities opting for pedal power

As the festive season approaches, getting around the city can be quite time-consuming, especially with the influx of people who come and visit during this time of year.With transport being the heartbeat of our economy and road density and pollution increasingly more threatening issues, cities are trying to discover new and innovative ways of encouraging citizens to find alternative methods of travelling into the city centre.
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During the month October, we as a nation celebrated Transport Month, an annual government initiative. Under this year’s theme of ‘Together we move South Africa forward’, the month-long programme aimed to showcase transport infrastructure projects, promote the use of public transport and advance other road safety initiatives.

In pursuit of alleviating congestion within the CBD, the City of Cape Town is encouraging road users to get involved in the cycling movement. Kicked off by Cllr Brett Heron early last month, the Bike2Work campaign that aims to have at least eight percent of the city’s workforce travelling to work by bicycle by 2032.

In line with this year’s theme, ‘Together we move South Africa forward’, the City of Cape Town encouraged all Capetonians to contribute to the draft of the Travel Demand Management Strategy, which involves balancing the demand for travel with the operational capacity and supply of transport infrastructure for all modes. Suggestions already put forward include working flexihours or compressed workweeks‚ staggered school starting times‚ carpooling and using public transport and bicycles.

An eco-mobile future is possible

In 2015, the City of Johannesburg shut down certain parts of Sandton and turned them into car-free zones for the month in order to encourage road users to find alternative modes of transportation into the second largest Central Business District in the city.

According to an article published on the Sandton Central Management District website, executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Parks Tau, said that they wanted to show residents and visitors that an eco-mobile future is possible and that public transport, walking and cycling can be accessible, safe, attractive and cool.

Moving further afield, cities such as Copenhagen, Argentina and Amsterdam are amongst the top 20 cities that promote cycling as a smart form of transport. An article on Wired discusses how investment in bicycle infrastructure is a modern and intelligent move, as research shows the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits of urban cycling.

So, whether you’re a sports cyclist, a recreational rider or a once-a-year-Cape-Argus-participant you can play an active role in moving your city forward. Ditch the car this festive season and go by bike.

Why Rent An Arizona Limousine Or Arizona Charter Bus

There are so many reasons why it makes sense to rent an Arizona limousine that you really should be asking yourself, “Why not rent an Arizona limousine?” Arranging for an Arizona limo is a great way to make a grand entrance, that’s for sure. But there’s more. People don’t always think about Arizona limousine rentals when they need to move a large group of people from one place to another. It’s traditionally the brides who choose this type of transportation. Arranging an Arizona limousine on their wedding days is as much about “the look” as it is about being practical. Considering that today’s typical bridal party averages 6 – 7 gorgeous women dressed to the nine’s, plus the bride and her parents, arriving at the wedding in a limo makes a lot of sense. There’s plenty of room to move around so there’s no need to worry about the hair or the outfits getting messed up. And there’s typically a well-stocked bar inside just in case the girls need to relax a bit. Who else contracts Arizona limousine services? Anyone who can afford to and who wants to arrive in style, that’s who. Arranging an Arizona limousine to meet out-of-town travelers – whether they’re arriving for business or for pleasure – is far more convenient than dealing with the hassles that are almost certain to crop up. Who has time to sit in traffic or to look for some place to park while awaiting the plane’s arrival? And now that airport security measures are so tight, if you don’t need to be at there, then you really shouldn’t be. Arranging an Arizona limo to greet your guests or business associates will save so much time, but it’s also a very nice gesture. You can be sure that not many people will decline an opportunity to be picked up in Arizona limo! And of course, limousines aren’t always for fun. Arranging for an Arizona limousine rental is an efficient way of transporting friends and family during times of mourning. When you’ve got a lot of people arriving from out of town to attend funeral services, renting a limousine will be so easy to coordinate. It’ll be a welcome relief especially when you consider how many other tasks need to be coordinated during this sad time. Choosing Between an Arizona Limousine or Arizona Charter Bus For larger gatherings, it probably makes more sense to arrange an Arizona charter bus. A charter bus is the perfect solution for transporting students to school-sponsored events. Nowadays, more and more parents are pooling their money to rent Arizona party busses to take their driving-aged children to and from the Homecoming Dance, or Prom Night or the Senior Dance. They know their kids might indulge in a few illegal activities during these special times and they know that an Arizona charter bus is one way of ensuring that their children won’t be driving while under the influence. Next time you need to transport a gathering, large or small, take a few moments to check whether renting an Arizona charter bus or an Arizona limousine make sense. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=91807&ca=Entertainment

Verrado, Vistancia and Anthem Arizona. The 3 Best Communities in Arizona

Regardless of the recession or the current state of the economy, many different communities are growing and expanding, including places like Anthem Arizona, where you can find new homes and great communities for you and your family. Other similar communities include Verrado and Vistancia, which are close to Anthem Arizona and offer the same new construction. Buying a home is a serious investment, so you need to choose your location carefully. Although the inner city and older neighborhoods are charming, many people are turning instead to places like Anthem Arizona, Verrado, and Vistancia because they offer new construction and hassle free living within a nice, quiet community that is well kept. Anthem Arizona, Verrado and Vistancia all offer the beautiful, arid desert climate that attracts many people to the state in the first place. Choosing to buy a home in these neighborhoods will be a great location for you and your family, or your spouse. It doesn’t matter how much money you’re looking to spend or what type of home you want. Homes in Anthem Arizona are affordable for just about any budget, and there are different styles of homes that will be sure to fit everyone’s needs. Knowing what you want in a home is half the battle. Once you figure that out, you’re sure to find an Anthem Arizona home that fits exactly what you need. If you want an affordable home in a newer community, you should definitely check out Anthem Arizona to see if it meets your needs. Buying a home is a serious investment. Whether you choose to live in Anthem Arizona, Verrado, or Vistancia, you need to be fully prepared for what you’re getting into. You can’t just walk into Anthem Arizona, buy a home and call it a day. You need to research home prices, mortgage options, different lenders, and all the details of buying a home in Anthem Arizona or anywhere else that you decide to live. By knowing what you’re getting into before you buy a home in Anthem Arizona or anywhere else, you’ll be much better prepared for the details of home ownership and be able to take the process a little more seriously than you might have otherwise been able to. Finding a good realtor in Anthem Arizona will also help in your home search. After all, if you’re new to the area, having someone that can show you around the new communities of Anthem Arizona, Verrado and Vistancia can help to you find a home better than if you searched on your own. Really, when it comes down to it, aside from hiring a realtor, everything that you need to know about Anthem Arizona real estate and the surrounding new communities will come from research. By taking the time to get to know the home buying process and the Anthem Arizona area, you’ll be much better prepared for buying a home. Ultimately, you need to be prepared and informed, and know how to ask for help when it comes to buying real estate to make sure that you get the best deal possible. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=335517&ca=Society

Courtesy Transportation – Wedding Transportation Services

Wedding, one of the most auspicious moments of our life, is what people desire to be perfect and impeccable. After some months of planning, and for the ones with perfectionist nature, the planning itself can take up to a year. It is something everybody anticipates to come by and the feeling of the day needing to be perfect is natural. Several elements goes into planning the perfect wedding; like the dress for the bride and the groom, the location for the party, the theme of the wedding, guests to invite to the party, and of course a wedding car. So do you need a specific transportation for your wedding? Given the fact that it only costs a fraction of the money you invest on your wedding and you can choose from an array of different designs of vehicles to suit your need might tempt you to say yes. You can hire a limousine for your wedding that matches the wedding theme which certainly would make the bride happy. You do not have to spend a fortune for this too. I mean, even the cake costs 1000 bucks if you want it to be grand. So the checklist for your wedding might be perfect with a wedding limousine on your list. Without so much to say, there are already many people that are using this service. Not everybody can afford to buy a special car for the wedding and those not wanting to miss the opportunity should definitely opt for hiring a car for your wedding because it is definitely something that you will enjoy. Wedding is not just any occasion, and to make it perfect spending a few more bucks might be worth the smile on your partner. However, it is not just anything you should jump on to. What you have to take in mind are the services they provide inside the car. The seat, the quality, the training given to the chauffeurs, the shine of the car and minute facts; like is the AC available or not matters a lot in the long run for the experience inside the car. Another thing to keep in mind is budget management. Compare the costs, negotiate discounts and special offers. Know what to get for being a regular customer. All these things can help you a lot to separate the best from all the companies claiming that they do the best. And you do not have to search along that extensively. If you are searching for wedding transportation in New York you can also see to transportation services in Maryland. And you don’t even have to find the best transportation in Virginia to actually find the best service in Virginia. Searching other areas might also help a lot because hiring the best transportation service is what that matters. There are a lot of transportation companies that provide services to the customer. There might be hundreds of companies providing transportation services in DC and what you must search for is experience rather than the shine of the cars. Everything best integrated as a whole makes the most memorable experience of your lifetime in your wedding. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1631566&ca=Marriage

Machinery Transportation – Tips For Choosing the Right Transportation Team

If you’re in a business where you require interstate transportation of heavy and delicate machinery or if you’re a company which supplies others with machinery, you should know what a bother it is to find the right contractor team out there. Since the costs and the risks of damage are quite high, choosing only the best logistics company is vital for your business to grow. In the next lines we will cover the most important rules in choosing a trustworthy company. We will also go over some of the tips and warnings. An especially busy place where Machinery Transportation takes place is in Australia and the cities of Melbourne, Perth, Victoria or Sydney. There are hundreds if not thousands of companies out there eager to transport your machinery to their destination. Unfortunately only few of them are completely reliable and are sure to provide you with all types of quality services at a reasonable cost. Since machinery is very expensive, hard to produce and requires a lot of care to deal with you have to pay much attention to the transportation partners you choose. A good way of finding a good and reliable company is by searching for one with a good reputation. Asking around different companies who had their machinery transported safely or just search for reviews and feedback for the company you think might provide you with quality transportation should help you find just the one you need. A quality transportation company should provide many services to its customers, not just the transportation of goods but also the storage of goods, insurance for the loads carried, custom clearance, supervision, et cetera. A reliable company should be able to deliver your goods on-time, without any damage, time and distance not posing a problem. Finding a company which offers you such services or even custom services is vital for a good partnership. You should check the equipment that is used in transporting your machinery, old or broken machinery might slow the transportation down or even cause damage to the load. Experienced contractors should have their own equipment and vehicles. They should use heavy forklifts, cranes or even helicopters to transport your goods to their destination safely. You should also talk with your transportation company about insurance for the goods carried. After choosing the right transportation provider, you need to create a project schedule for the contractor team, giving them all required information such as essential dates and locations. The logistics company should give you the option whether to transport the whole cargo or smaller parts at a time. Of course transporting the whole cargo is cheaper but also riskier since if an accident were to happen the damages would be much greater. The cost of transporting heavy machinery depends on many things such as the time limit required and the distance until the destination. Also factors like weather or climate conditions and geological occurrences will affect the price of the transportation. Also the dimensions of the machinery and its complexity should have an effect on the price they are going to ask for. You should also make sure your contractor is going to take care of all the necessary permits and documents, if you don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it yourself. You might also need a special permit from the police. As a conclusion, machinery transportation is a very sensitive and delicate industry and requires only the best team of contractors and the best equipment to make sure no damages will appear. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=679241&ca=Business

How An Arizona Charter Bus Compares With Other Transportation Options

What are your options when you need to transport a big group? You can arrange an Arizona charter bus. You can check into reserving an Arizona limo. For longer journeys, you can check out the train and airplane schedules. If you’re only going local, you can even check out public busses or taxis. So let’s see how each of these options compares with an Arizona party or Arizona charter bus rental. Like an Arizona charter bus, an Arizona limousine is going to give you a smooth, comfortable ride. Someone else will be driving so you and your guests will be able to relax and enjoy the evening. There will be a few amenities on board and that’s going to be nice. All eyes will be on you and your guests when you arrive at your destination and then again when you leave. But think about this. The more people you want to bring along, the more it’s going to cost because that Arizona limo is going to have to stretch and stretch and stretch to accommodate your growing party. At some point, the costs might become too high to pursue this option. If your ultimate destination is several hours or more away, you’ll have to research other types of transportation. A plane will get your group to your destination in record time, there’s no question about that. But what happens when you arrive at the airport? Everybody is going to need some way to get to the hotel or wherever it is that they’ll be unpacking their bags. That’s going to be an extra expense. There’s going to be some degree of inflexibility as your group’s arrival and departure times will need to coincide with that of the plane schedule. Even if you opt to take the train, you’ll have these same issues, plus the train will take longer to arrive, especially after factoring in all the stops it’s going to make along the way. And forget about comfort. Unless you all can afford first class or private sleeping berths, you’ll be settling for a cramped, upright position for the duration. An Arizona charter bus will make just one stop and that’s going to be at your final destination. And there will be plenty of room to move about. So what if you’re only planning a night around town, say to celebrate a birthday, or a bachelor or bachelorette party? The public busses can probably get you very near to where you want to be, but public transportation at night can be scary. And the busses will run less frequently the later it gets. At some point, they’ll stop running entirely. What’s going to happen if you’re not ready to stop when the busses are? Depending on where you live, a taxi may be an option. But the larger your group, the more taxis you’ll all need. There’s little chance you’ll all arrive at your destination at the same time and it won’t nearly be as much fun as riding together on an Arizona charter bus! So, after considering all the options, an Arizona charter bus just might make the most sense! Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=88148&ca=Entertainment