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1 April 2021RailThe Benefits of Ultrasonic Wheel Testing

The Benefits of Ultrasonic Wheel Testing Railway wheels are subjected to contact stress which is influenced by wheel load, wheel profile and bogie steering. Over time these contact stresses damage the contact point between the wheel tread and rail which…

25 March 2021SeaFreight Blockage at the Suez Canal

Freight Blockage at the Suez Canal The banking of a 400-metre-long cargo ship has brought the Suez Canal to a standstill on Wednesday afternoon after reportedly blown off course due to strong winds.One of the largest vessels in the water,…

4 March 2021AirIncreased GSE parts support in the region

Freightquip has partnered with Sage Parts to provide GSE spare parts direct to the Australian market. Sage Parts is the world leader in replacement parts for Aviation Ground Support Equipment. With a long history of providing spare parts support for…

18 September 2020RailSimulating shunting performance from Geographic Information System data

Simulating shunting performance is an important step in specifying the which shunt vehicle is right for our customers’ operations.  Shunting simulations consider track properties such as gradients and curve radii as well as rolling stock characteristics such as length, mass…

11 September 2020AirThe importance of Aircraft Safe Docking Systems

With the increased use of composite materials in aircraft, it’s becoming even more critical for Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to be equipped with damage protection systems. Modern Aircraft Construction Materials Modern aircraft airframe designs such as the Boeing 787 and…

4 September 2020SeaThe Scrap Box – Engineered efficiency

A typical dilemma a lot of intermodal (transport) operators, manufacturers, recyclers and the like are facing when their customers are relentlessly seeking never ending efficiency gains (i.e. price reductions) - is the lack of compatibility in container equipment. Containerised cargo…

10 July 2020AirLithium vs Lead-acid batteries for Ground Support Equipment

What battery type should you choose – Lithium or Lead-Acid? It’s a question that’s not answered easily. We have the view that both solutions can be valid for Ground Support Equipment (GSE), but the right solution for your operation depends…

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