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AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • NOV-DEC, 2018 • Page 11 Multimodal 2019 sees industry entering a brave new world and its content will reflect the challenges and opportunities Swiss World Cargo advertising itself on Japan’s roads CHALLENGES, opportunities and new technological solutions across the supply chain post-Brex- it will take centre stage at Multi- modal 2019, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC from June 18th to 20th. Other topics including the grow- ing labour crisis, the transforma- tional effects of AI and robots on logistics, and the so-called ‘Fifth Industrial Revolution’, where ma- chines and humans increasingly collaborate. The seminar and panel series is a free-to-attend show now in its 12th year. “We are entering a brave new world for the logistics industry and stakeholders should be doing all they can to prepare,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio director of Clarion Events. “Our new Seminar Steering Committee is working hard to ensure the latest and most-im- portant issues of today will be addressed by top experts in logistics and transport who will share important updates on how companies can innovate in these challenging times.” The three-day show also in- cludes debates on issues such as logistics as the new retail, as well as reverse logistics, reducing food wastage in the supply chain, and how businesses can take better advantage of Blockchain and Big Data. The Seminar Steering Commit- tee is comprised of Jervis, plus James Hookham, deputy chief executive, Freight Transport Association; Peter Ward, ceo UK Warehousing Association; Robert Keen, director general, British International Freight Association and Emma Murray, ceo and found- er of Meantime Communications. More than 300 exhibitors from leading logistics service providers are expected to attend, with the confirmed list already including ONE, Cosco Shipping Lines (UK) Ltd, Associated British Ports, Sam- skip, and Jigsaw Transport. The FTA Multimodal Awards night, which recognises the best operators in all transport modes, will make a welcome return and nominations for each of the 11 categories will open in the New Year. Registration opens in January 2019. For more information visit multimodal.org.uk SWISS WorldCargo in Japan is promoting its B777-300ER livery on a new truck operated by Road Feeder Service (RFS) provider Hirano Logis- tics. Developed in part- nership with Hirano Logistics, the brand- ed truck operates on different routes throughout Japan. The vehicle, which is tem- perature-controlled, ensures effective han- dling of goods includ- ing pharmaceuticals. While it does not carry only Swiss WorldCargo freight, the truck promotes the company and brand as it travels throughout Japan. The freighter’s livery focuses on a B777-300ER from three angles, offering different visualisations. On the right side, a close-up reveals the back of an engine alongside the airline’s livery. The left shows an airplane flying above the alps, while the back displays a take off.