VisionTrack appoints new European sales director

Vernon Bonser

Connected vehicle cameras and video telematics company VisionTrack has appointed Vernon Bonser as European sales director in an effort to increase growth.

It is hoped the appointment will enable VisionTrack to take advantage of business development opportunities in the UK and mainland Europe thanks to the newly created role. Bonser has more than 20 years of experience in the telematics industry, and will now look to create a network of European channel partners in the fleet, vehicle tracking and insurance sectors.

Joining from TomTom Telematics, Bonser has spent the last eight years in a number of senior sales roles, and was most recently head of corporate business in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Prior to joining TomTom Telematics, he held business development positions at Cybit, DA Systems, Bluecom Group and Tracker Networks.

Bonser said: “Connected vehicle camera solutions are transforming the fleet telematics marketplace, so I am excited to be joining the industry leader within this rapidly developing field. There is huge potential for video telematics especially within mainland Europe, as recognition grows about the safety and financial benefits the technology can provide. I will use my current experience and relationships to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist.”

Maritime extends reach with new purchases

Maritime Transport

A new investment by Maritime Transport will help increase capacity in its Maritime Intermodal rail freight business.

The newly launched subdivision, created in April this year, will benefit from the purchased of five new empty container handlers and five new reach stackers from Sany.

Supplied by Cooper Specialised Handling, the new equipment will be based at a number of Maritime sites including its new terminal currently under construction at East Midlands Gateway. The site, which is due to be completed in November this year, will get three second-rail reach stackers, while its Tilbury site will get two H9 reach stackers.

The five single and double-empty container handlers will meanwhile be spread across Maritime’s other terminals, replacing older machines.

Speaking about the new equipment MD of Container Transport, Tom Williams, said: ‘This investment in new equipment will enable us to continue to provide the most advanced logistics solution, and truly reflects our ongoing commitment to upgrading our terminals and plant to support our growth and ambitions, and to meet our customers’ unique requirements."

"We look forward to working closely with Cooper SH to achieve this.’