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image: UK freight staff shipping logistics appointmentsFreight, Shipping and Logistics Appointments This Week
Worldwide Staff Movements in the Sectors

18 September 2014
NORTH AMERICA – Beginning this week’s appointments in the freight, logistics and shipping sectors we have the Airports Council International – North America, which has elected a new batch of Executive Committee members, including adding five new members to its Board of Directors. Incoming Chair is James Cherry, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal. Serving as First Vice Chair is Maureen Riley, Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. Second Vice Chair is William Vanecek, Director of Aviation of Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Lew Bleiweis, Executive Director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority, was elected as the Chair of the US Policy Board.
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image: DNV short sea cargo carrier freight vessel road haulageUnmanned Short Sea Cargo Carrier May be the Greener Freight Vessel of the Future
Respected Classification Society Unveils Tomorrows Feeder Fleet Today - With Video

17 September 2014
NORWAY – Researchers at classification society DNV GL have developed ReVolt, a short sea cargo ship that is said to be greener, smarter and safer than conventionally fuelled and operated vessels. With the concept ship still in testing, the autonomous, battery-powered vessel has been designed to alleviate the increased stress placed on land based logistics networks, by moving container freight on feeder routes, offering a solution to the growing need for transport capacity and the shackles of road haulage.
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image: UK Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu maritime safety technology VSTEPLatest Training Aids and Data Transfer Devices Make the Marine Environment a Safer Place
Maritime Technology Moves on Apace - and at a Reasonable Cost

17 September 2014
BULGARIA – NETHERLANDS – UK – Two items of technology news relevant to the maritime sector this week, firstly Dutch outfit VSTEP has supplied the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna, the oldest technical school in Bulgaria, with a 360° Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator and an Incident Management Simulator for training of its Naval and Merchant marine students. The simulators were officially opened by the IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu and the Dutch Ambassador in Bulgaria Mr. Tom van Oorschot during a ceremony at the academy on September 14th.
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image: Ceva UK freight forwarding logistics centre of excellence supply chainFreight Forwarding Group Opens New Logistics Centre of Excellence
Everything from Training Facilities to Up to Date Supply Chain Options Available at Latest UK Depot

16 September 2014
UK – Today saw the official opening of global freight forwarding outfit Ceva Logistics first, European based, Centre of Logistics Excellence. Strategically located at Ashby de la Zouch this is the third such centre following the two established previously in Jacksonville and Singapore.
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image: Germany Red Sea Sudanese catamaran sank heavy lift vessel Hansa ElbeHeavy Lift Vessel Saves Two from the Sea
Pair Rescued After Catamaran Sinks off Sudanese Coast

16 September 2014
GERMANY – RED SEA – The Hansa Heavy Lift vessel HHL Elbe was passing through the Red Sea en route from Porto Marghera, Italy to Kandla in India when the crew spotted two distress flares. Diverting to intercept the incident developed into a full blown rescue when a small, white rubber dinghy was seen showing a blinking flashlight.
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image: Germany China Schenker logistics centre automobile rail freightFreight Forwarder to Open New Chinese Logistics Centre
Automobile Expertise Leads to 45,000 Square Metre Joint Venture Development

16 September 2014
GERMANY – CHINA – DB Schenker continues to increase its presence in China with the news that the group is proceeding with a joint venture together with an unnamed Chinese partner to open a new logistics centre targeted at the burgeoning automobile industry in the country. Earlier this month the group saw its first Eastbound rail freight service travelling to Zhengzhou whilst this latest announcement means a €20 million investment in the new development in Shenyang, North Eastern China.
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image: Ruslan An-124 project freight forwarding Antonov Volga DneprAnother Giant Project Freight Forwarding Contract Flies Safely In
Urgent Mining Equipment Demanded the World's Premier Air Cargo Carrier

16 September 2014
UK – AUSTRALIA – Once again the giant Antonov An-124 ‘Ruslan’ has proved its capabilities as the world’s premier heavy lift air freight carrier with the latest shipment carried by Ruslan International, the company which manages seventeen of the giant freighter aircraft for its partners Antonov Airlines and Volga Dnepr Group. The project forwarding task involved carrying 75 tonnes of urgent oil and gas industry coil-tubing equipment from London Stansted to Adelaide, to support a drilling programme in the Coober Pedy Basin of South Australia.
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image: Transaid UK Brussels freight forwarding logistics road haulage charity bike rideBeer and Champagne as Assorted Freight Forwarding and Logistics Related Teams Ride In
Transport Charity Boosted Again by Selfless Bikers to Belgium

16 September 2014
UK – BELGIUM – Charitable volunteers from across the freight forwarding , logistics and road haulage industries are well on their way to raise £75,000 for international development charity Transaid, after completing the 340 kilometre cycle ride from London to Brussels over the weekend. Funds raised from the event will enable Transaid to continue its vital projects in Africa, which save lives and reduce poverty for rural communities by providing them with life-saving transport solutions.
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image: DP World greenhouse gas container freight bulk shipping waste Two Port Groups Join to Cut Waste as Shipping and Freight Forwarding Under Scrutiny
Employees Will 'Reach Across the Fence' to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

16 September 2014
WORLDWIDE – Drastic situations can bring strange bedfellows (witness the current slew of politicians lining up over Scottish independence) and with the world of shipping and forwarding studying and being studied hard over environmental pollution produced by the industry two of the bitterest rivals in the world of deep water container and bulk freight ports are joining together in a united front to curb waste.
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image: UK short sea container shipping road haulage bow TEU feeder cargo freightSulphur Premium May Cause Freight Switch to Road Haulage as Container Shipping Lines add Surcharges
Short Sea Feeder and Intercontinental Box Carriers - All Will be Charging for Environmental Switch

15 September 2014
WORLDWIDE – Following last week’s announcement by Rickmers-Linie regarding the implementation of a Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge for freight shipping after the turn of the year there have been more announcements of similar moves by both short sea and intercontinental container shipping lines. The latest release from a company serving the European market has already prompted cries that any significant rise in short sea costs may well see a switch to road haulage options on some routes.
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