Mobi wins Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2020
Mobi's winning entry
Mobi, a service that tags passengers' baggage with their information when checking in thanks to cloud technology, has been named the winner of the 2020 Toyota Logistic Design Competition. Developed by Batuhan Yildirim and Sena Tasli from Turkey, Mobi was praised as "a user-oriented solution with hardware and software built into a clean and simple design".
Second place went to Kevin Wong from California State University Long Beach (United States), who designed AIRTRO, an automated baggage trolley system that uses its two-layer conveyor belt lift system to unload arrivals and transfers respectively. It also has a screen displaying flight information, and it's designed as a modular platform that can be converted into a belt loader by removing its solar-powered roof.
The design concept, The Uliss, entered by Natthorn Uliss from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi in Thailand, landed third place. The Uliss is a solar-powered mobile baggage system that collects baggage coming off a flight. Passengers can claim their baggage by using the retractable digital screen to scan the QR code on their boarding pass, making sure everyone receives the right luggage or information when necessary.
Organised every two years by Toyota Material Handling Europe, the theme of this year's Logistic Design Competition was 'Baggage handling: Can you make it fly?'.
Trees for a clean environment
Still planted 1,000 trees
Still's support for PLANT-MY-TREE last week saw a total of 1,000 trees planted in the reforestation area in Hohenaspe near Itzehoe.
"We wanted to do our part regarding the extremely important topic of sustainability and were looking for appropriate opportunities," says Michael Quest, head of the company's Hanover/Bielefeld branch. "In my opinion, the preservation of an intact environment is the basis of the existence of all of us. Accordingly, we feel an obligation to use natural resources responsibly. This is a principle that Still already observes when developing new products by considering their impact on the environment at an early stage."
As part of the campaign, customers who ordered new electric forklift trucks from Still and shut down their IC engine-powered forklifts in return received personalised tree certificates as a small thank-you. UniCarriers honoured
Oxon, United Kingdom
UniCarriers was named materials handling equipment provider of the year at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Awards 2020. The TCS&D Awards honour corporations and individuals in the temperature-controlled storage and distribution industry every year.
In 2019, UniCarriers won another TCS&D award in the Customer Service category, for outstanding service support to its customers.
UniCarriers says its first and foremost goal is to improve its customers' operational efficiency.
The TCS&D Virtual Awards were held on LinkedIn and Twitter on 18 November.