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image: UK freight logistics snippets Wincanton Port of Dover parcel tracking truck brakingFreight and Logistics Snippets in the UK Market This Week
Self-Braking Trucks, Postcard Sized Parcel Trackers and Ferry Figures

20 January 2017
UK – To open this brief round-up of freight and logistics snippets, in which we range from ferries to a device which can even detect a parcel being dropped, comes good news from the Port of Dover which has announced another record year of freight traffic. The Port handled 2.6 million freight vehicles in 2016 with freight volumes increasing by 32% in just the last four years. Tim Waggott, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover said:
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image: IMO world maritime day ports safety FelixstoweWorld Maritime Day Theme Announced by IMO General Secretary
'Connecting Ships, Ports and People' Will Continue 2016 Mantra

20 January 2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – The Port of Felixstowe played host to the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Secretary General, Kitack Lim, as he announced the theme of this year's World Maritime Day. Focussing on the importance of coherent and connected development across all maritime sectors, ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’ will centre on improving the cooperation between ports and ships and developing a closer partnership between the two sectors. Lim said:
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image: Australia trucker freight vote ATA road haulage owner driverAustralian Freight Truckers Association Opens Road Haulage Voter Registration
Owner Driver and Small Fleet Representatives for the ATA Council to be Selected

20 January 2017
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has opened voter registration for the election of owner driver and small fleet representatives to the ATA General Council. The two positions are designed to represent the interests of smaller operators in the Australian road haulage industry with the owner driver member representing those in the trucking industry who own, are purchasing, or are leasing one truck and who drive it whilst the small fleet member represents those in the trucking industry who own, are purchasing, or are leasing between two to five trucks. The members hold office for two years.
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image: DHL freight logistics supply chain remote poor communities vaccine GaviFreight and Logistics Network to Aid Vaccine Supply Chain
Partnership Intends to Help Remote and Poor Communities

20 January 2017
WORLDWIDE – Freight and logistics outfit the Deutsche Post DHL Group have got together with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), and announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in Gavi-supported countries with the intention of delivering life-saving medicines to some of the most remote and poorest people on the planet.
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image: Canada staff appointments departures freight logistics Rail Freight Begins This Week's Logistics Sector Appointments and Departures
Staff News Throughout the Transport Industry

20 January 2017
CANADA – The train has left the station for one railway executive as we begin this week’s staff appointments with rail freight news as Canadian Pacific Railway has named Keith Creel as its new President and CEO, effective January 31, following E. Hunter Harrison's decision to retire from CP. Harrison will take holiday leave effective immediately until January 31, and Creel will assume the CEO's responsibilities during this period.
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image: TT Club freight insurer container coiled steel materials packing securingFreight Insurer Calls for Shippers to Pay More Care to Coiled Material Loads
Publishes Free Advice to Secure Dangerous Shipments

20 January 2017
WORLDWIDE – As part of its campaign to improve standards with the safe packing of unit loads, including shipping containers, specialist freight transport insurer, TT Club has issued specific guidelines on packing and securing coiled materials in containers. According to the organisation their investigations into incidents along the international supply chain, whether on roads, rail, inland waterway or at sea, can often be attributed to poor practices in the packing of cargo transport units (CTUs) and coiled materials are a particular hazard.
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image: UK BIFA freight awards Sharron Davies Sir Peter Bottomley MBE Brexit Annual Freight Awards Sees Logistics Professionals Gather in London
Olympic Star Hosts BIFA Yearly Celebration of Prowess

20 January 2017
UK – Once again the Brewery in London’s Chiswell Street was the scene of this year’s British International Freight Association (BIFA) Awards, and guest host for the event was Olympic swimming star and well known sports broadcaster Sharron Davies MBE. Always a lively occasion, an introduction from Robert Keen, BIFA Director General was followed by a speech from Sir Peter Bottomley, the Association’s President which inevitably touched on Brexit, a subject which had particular resonance with the gathered audience.
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image: DP World freight logistics emergency response Maersk agility Davos UPS World Food ProgrammeDP World Join UN Emergency Response Logistics Team
MoU Signed at Davos to Boost Disaster Reaction Program

19 January 2017
SWITZERLAND – At a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos the world's third largest container terminal operator, DP World, signed an MoU to join the United Nations World Food Program’s (WFP) Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) system. DP World now joins Agility, UPS and Maersk in the programme which allows the WFP to access an extensive global network of freight transportation and logistics expertise, meaning life-saving assistance can be provided more quickly and efficiently following natural disasters. Stephen Cahill, Global Logistics Cluster Coordinator at the World Food Programme, welcomed the new LET member, saying:
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image: Boats freight logistics shipping breakbulk Freight Specialist to Market New Load System as Alternative to Break Bulk Shipping
Peters & May Start New Company for Innovative Load Carriers

18 January 2017
UK – Specialist Boat and oversize freight shippers the Peters & May Group has acquired two patented load systems. The systems were developed over several years with the aim at reducing costs and increasing flexibility for out of gauge cargo loaded on container vessels. The resulting patented ‘Flat Rail’ & ‘Cat Cradle’ systems present clients with a revolutionary alternative to expensive break bulk shipments.
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image: Theresa May Brexit Speech European Union Freight Transport Association Logistics IndustryUK Freight and Logistics Bodies Have Mixed Reactions to Mays Brexit Speech
Lack of Detail Disconcerting for Some in the Industry

18 January 2017
UK – The speech by Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday concerning the British government’s position on Brexit and confirmation that her government would proceed with plans to withdraw Britain from the European Union has alleviated concerns from ‘Leave’ advocates that that she intends to follow through on the referendum results and set out some of the basic agenda for the negotiations that will entail. However, the lack of solid details has alarmed some parties in the UK’s freight and logistics industry as they continue to be concerned about how quitting will the EU will affect their members.
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