This September EWS Group will be able to add another new location on its impressive list: Poland. EWS Gas Measurement will carry out measurements and ventilations on containers at PCC Terminal in Brzeg Dolny.
The new location is half an hour’s drive from the logistic hotspot in Wroclaw and was created by a request from a large retailer who has established a new warehouse near the terminal. “Ten years ago, EWS ventilated the first containers at the terminals in Brabant in The Netherlands. . After opening locations in Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Italy and England, Poland will be the next one. Proud of what an enthusiastic group of people can achieve! ”, Says CCO Marcel van den Brink.
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Mount Whitney is the most sophisticated Command, Control, Communications, Computer, and Intelligence (C4I) ship ever commissioned. She incorporates various elements of the most advanced C4I equipment and gives the embarked Joint Task Force Commander the capability to effectively command all units under their command.
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EWS Italy will take care of the Daily COVID-19 Prevention and Control Service on board, for the next 4 months, in the Port of Genoa.
hours, rising temperature and an higher percentage of rejected import containers.
Every year EWS Group sees the rising percentage of containers with an
excessively high gas value when the summer period begins. What is the exact
reason behind the rising temperature vs. rejected containers? Will there be
more gas added to containers? And what exactly does heat do?
process The answer to the
question – “will there be more gas added to containers during this
period?” – is no. About 90% of the rejected containers contain gases that
arise from the evaporation process from the goods inside. After production, the
goods are quickly placed in the container where the evaporation process
continues. When the containers are in a cold environment and / or in an
environment where there is less of sunlight, the temperature in the container
would be lower. In the other way around, the container gets much warmer inside.
Think about getting into a car that has been in the sun for several hours.
result of more sun hours What is the impact of heat in containers? When the temperature in containers
will rise, the goods will evaporate more, which logically results in a higher
gas value in containers. Below you’ll see a selection from our database to show
the impact of more sun hours and warm temperatures.
this information to your advantage So, now you know the gas value will increase when the temperature rises. Due to
this reason, EWS uses Inland Terminals and the Drive-Through locations to
perform gas measurements. Throughout the Netherlands EWS has collaborations
with Inland Terminals and by having the gas measurements take place at one of
these locations, the container can be directly connected to a ventilation
system if the gas value is too high. This will prevent a unnecessary trip for
your carriers because the container still appears to contain too high gas value
on arrival. And don’t forget, you don’t have to cancel the unloading team as well.
without the desired result However,
ventilation can sometimes take longer than expected during this period. After
disconnecting the ventilation, goods will evaporate in such a way that the gas
value in the container increases again. There is also a solution for this case:
EWS offers the possibility to unload the container at the customer’s location
or an EWS location where we will use all necessary personal protective
equipment. The container is a closed space with less air circulation. When the goods
are unloaded safely with a mixture of “fresh” air, a high gas value
is no longer measured. This means that the goods can still be delivered to the
customer on time and the container can be returned to the terminal on time.
If you have
any questions or problems regarding your measurements and ventilation, do not
hesitate to contact us. We are pleased to assist you in your logistics process
to offer the best solutions.
EWS s’occupe de la désinfection et de la gestion 3D à bord des navires de
passagers en utilisant des produits certifiés d’hydrogène de peroxyde qui peut éliminer
jusqu’à 99,9% des bactéries, champignons et virus. Le traitement est vaporisé avec
des nébuliseurs professionnels afin de ne pas endommager les surfaces. Le
traitement de désinfection a été récemment effectué sur un bateau de croisière
On effectue deux différentes
procédures à bord : l’une vise à empêcher une potentielle propagation de virus
et bactéries et l’autre de sécuriser une zone après une contamination.
Dans ces procédures, nos techniciens portent des protections professionnelles
spécifiques PPE, qui se composent de chaussures avec des semelles
antidérapante, une salopette waterproof, des gants et une protection intégrale
pour le visage et des masques de filtre.
Lorsqu’il vient à
sécuriser une zone contaminée, les techniciens commencent par vaporiser un
produit désinfectant de la zone la plus éloigné à la sortie afin d’évité une
contamination croisée. Afin d’améliorer le traitement de la désinfection, on
utilise des atomiseurs professionnels afin d’atteindre toutes les surfaces.
Corriger La sécurité passe avant tout et surtout à bord. Avant d’embarqué,
les techniciens passent un contrôle de température. Après cela, ils peuvent
porter leur PPE et commencer le traitement. Avant de quitter le bateau, tout le
personnel doit retirer leur gants et salopettes et les mettre dans un sac
plastique spécifique. Tous les autres équipements et PPE sont soigneusement
désinfectés afin d’éviter une contamination croisée.
Kamiano in Antwerp is a restaurant of Sant’Egidio who look
after homeless people. Those in need can get a meal for free. Pascale Bemelmans
is one of the co-founders of this organization in Antwerp. “Disinfection
treatment by EWS was very welcome and is a wonderful gesture.”
Pascale learned more about the Sant’Egidio organization in Rome while she
was on holiday. She started the restaurant in Antwerp in 1994 together with
some other people. Sant’ Egidio has grown into a large organization with thousand volunteers in Belgium. “It’s all about
more empathy in this society without judging,” said Pascale. The organization’s
message is that poverty can happen to anyone. Kamiano’s approach is very
personal. People will be helped by a warm welcome with great respect and in a
family atmosphere. Did you know that 250 people come to the restaurant for a
warm meal each week? We reach more than thousand people in distress. In winter, soups and other hot meals are
brought to various groups of homeless people by cargo bike. “The hot meal is an
answer to a first and immediate need. But for those who want, there is also
guidance in many other areas, ”explains Pascale.
Kamiano’s team consists of several professional counselors, including
psychologists and social workers. They have numerous of serveral volunteers to.
“Kamiano is co-financed by the city of Antwerp, but also relies on donations
and volunteers. That’s why it was a nice gesture that EWS Group wanted to help
us disinfect our restaurant and guidance center ”, says Pascale gratefully. “It
was impressive to experience the disinfection treatment!”. According to EWS,
this location was already very clean, because Kamiano has monitored this very
closely because of the Corona measures. “Hygiene is very important to us,
especially for these vulnerable people. We are very happy that we were able to
disinfect the spaces professionally, because the mist reaches places that are
difficult for us to reach and is also able to kill bacteria, “says
Pascale. So you help us help!”
By opening another fumigation area with partner BCTN Terminals, EWS Group strengthens its leading position in Woodlog fumigation. As of today BCTN Venray will join the strategic locations at which EWS offers Woodlog Fumigation to its customers. Venray is located in southern in The Netherlands and is close to the Belgium and German border area. Fumigation teamleader Roy van Hattum and BCTN Terminal Manager Antal Rozijn welcomed the first containers to this new location. BCTN Venray is a fast growing terminal situated right next to the river Maas. It is expected that Fumigation capacity will develop accordingly.
Learn more about Woodlock Fumigation by clicking here.
Bedbugs are a type of insect that feed on human blood, usually at night. Their bites can result in several health impacts, including skin rushes and allergic symptoms. At room temperature de eggs of the bedbug hatch after 15 to 22 days and they only need one and a half month to reach adulthood. Bedbugs can live without food for up to six months. However, watch out! After the lockdown they are extra active.
Shutdown In March, many countries in Europe and UK adopted extra measures to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. As a preventative method, governments restricted air traffic and discouraged trips abroad. Because of these measures the occupation of hotel rooms drastically decreased. Many hotel owners have closed their buildings and haven’t had guests for weeks. As long as the temperature in a hotel rooms fluctuates between 15-18°C, bedbugs can survive for up to 6 months without food.
When bedbugs get hungry, they can travel relatively long distances hunting for new hosts. After the lockdown gets lifted the hotels will reopen. This means that at night the bedbugs in hotel rooms will be hungry for blood. During the night bedbugs will be present in large numbers, ready to prey on the hotel guests, with all the unpleasant consequences for the guests and the hotels.
In order to prevent this inconvenience, it is wise to thoroughly inspect (suspicious) rooms, before commissioning. This can be done by well-trained hotel staff, or by a specialised team of EWS Pestcontrol. The infested rooms can be proactively treated with a professional control plan, which saves future guests from this unpleasant experience and disturbance.
Only 6 weeks ago – which feels like an eternity – it became clear what was in store for us regarding measures in case of Coronavirus. The first notifications came from our Italian colleagues about quarantines, possible lockdown, hundreds of infected, and the first people who died from this virus. Then it escalated quickly. We also had to prepare ourselves, which risks and impact this pandemic would have for our companies in the other European countries, where we operate. We involved our customers to know their vision for the coming months. Also new forecasts have been made and we did some research into reducing work time. Various scenarios passed. Precautions have been taken; cars from the operational staff have all been supplied with soap and water, extra cleaning has been scheduled, all the office personnel were asked to work from home. We try to follow one clear policy as hard as we can. Of course, with specific exceptions in each Country.
The fact is that this situation is showing how strong our organisation is: there is more cooperation than ever on all fronts, we have daily team meetings, where we keep each other informed about developments by video conference. HR, QHSE, Sales and Operations have never worked that close and intensively before. Everyone has a lot of creativity and is motivated to answer to all our customers issues. The most important thing is we remain self-motivated.
This situation reminds me of a Dutch quote: “alone you go faster, together you come further.” This sentence certainly applies to us. We really do this together!
We have divisions that are struggling, so we are blessed that we also work in branches that continue to run their business. Logistic never stands still, pests cannot be held back by coronavirus and the demand for our services has never been higher in the food industry. New services, such as disinfection, have been developed and time has been dedicated to knowledge transfer. Multidisciplinary training of our colleagues has always been a high priority on our agenda, but due to constant growth and tight labour markets, this has been difficult to achieve. Nowadays, colleagues between the different divisions are exchanged more than ever before.
It’s often said in the news: there is a world before coronavirus and a world after it, and it will never be like before. I must tell you honestly that I hope so, because this extraordinary situation brought significant changes. I am proud, extremely proud of our colleagues, our partners (customers and suppliers). We all stand together, with patience and understanding. This is inspiring and give us the drive to go for it every day.
Take care, enjoy the little things and try to stay healthy!