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image: Panama Canal Crowley freight shipping freight ocean shipping lock gate tonnesWorld of International Freight and Ocean Shipping Watches as Panama Canal Reaches Another Milestone
Huge Lock Gate Delivered - Increased Capacity Will Reward Gigantic Civil Engineering Project

29 October 2014
PANAMA – The ongoing Panama Canal expansion project has reached yet another important milestone in its aim to meet the expected demand in traffic growth and keep up with the requirements of the international freight and shipping community. Crowley Maritime’s heavy lift barge, 455 4, has delivered the first in a series of eight huge lock gates for the Pacific side of the project. This first gate is the smallest on the Pacific side, nevertheless standing at a towering 22 metres tall and weighing no less than 2,300 tonnes.
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image: UK freight transport association road infrastructure road haulage Highways Agency watchdog monitorFreight Association Welcomes Reorganisation of UK Road Network Management
Infrastructure Bill Leads to Complete Reform of Highways Agency Duties Which Impacts on Road Haulage Interests

29 October 2014
UK – The UK government has outlined its plans to reform the Highways Agency and introduce a long term vision for improving the UK road network by creating new ‘watchdog’ and ‘monitor’ bodies that will together aim to better the performance of England’s motorways and major roads, something which will impact on road haulage interests. The move has been welcomed the Freight Transport Association (FTA) which also calls for all party support of these road reform proposals.
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image: UK freight forwarding express van service Espace transport calculatorFreight Forwarding and Express Van Outfit Launches European Transport Calculator
Online Service Comes with Money Back Guarantee

29 October 2014
UK – EUROPE – Lichfield based road haulage and freight forwarding outfit Espace Express is launching what it claims to be a unique product in the form of its European Express Transport Calculator. A short registration process will give customers the opportunity to access the Espace database and armed with a collection and delivery postcode, customers with time-critical European freight will be able to generate their own rates and transit times for Express van deliveries to or from Europe.
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image: Los Angeles Teesport Long Beach container freight PD Port cargo ferry volumeGlut of Container Freight Can be a Blessing for Some and a Curse for Others
Whilst One Port Celebrates Record Cargo Throughput Others SImply Cannot Cope

29 October 2014
UK – US – Stories about ports from the two countries this week illustrate two completely different sides of the world of shipping. Whilst Teeside’s recent investments in ferry and container terminals have made a record week for freight throughput possible, Californian ports are still apparently in chaos, not from a lack of business but simply the inability to manage the volume of cargo they are witnessing.
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image: South Africa young freight forwarder Turkey YIFFY FIATA logisticsYoung Freight Forwarder of the Year Announced and Invites All to Take Notice
'I Am AFRICA Hear Me!' Message takes Coveted Title

29 October 2014
TURKEY – SOUTH AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – One of the most keenly awaited moments at any FIATA Annual Congress is the announcement of the winner of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award and this year provided an even more spectacular result than any of the delegates present for the recent 2014 event in Istanbul could have expected.
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image: Switzerland freight forwarding transport logistics appointments staff movesStaff Moves in Freight Transport and Logistics This Week
Busy Time Sees Lots of Current Top Level Appointments

28 October 2014
SWITZERLAND – The Board of Directors of freight forwarding group Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Gianfranco Sgro as a new member of the Management Board effective February 1, 2015. He will assume global responsibility for the business unit Contract Logistics. Dr. Detlef Trefzger will continue to head the business unit in addition to his CEO responsibilities until Gianfranco Sgro joins Kuehne + Nagel.
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image: Allseas global logistics shipping India freight forwarding DKT SCI TEUIndia's Largest Shipping Company Selects New UK Agent
DKT and Allseas Tie Up and Secure New Business

28 October 2014
UK – INDIA – DKT Allseas Shipping has been appointed as the UK liner agent and representative for the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI). Taking over the agency with effect from November 1, DKT Allseas Shipping will be based in Tilbury, Essex. DKT, otherwise known as the De Keyser Thornton Group, was founded in Antwerp in 1853, and has many years of experience in ship agency and freight forwarding activities and earlier this month seemingly tied up in the UK with the Nottingham based Allseas Group, with Allseas Global Logistics Managing Director Darren Wright also heading up the new company.
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image: Canadian Pacific CSX multimodal rail freight Multimodal Opportunities Lost As Rail Freight Talks Peter Out
Two Railroads 'See the World Differently'

28 October 2014
US – CANADA – Last week merger talks between Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and CSX for an integrated coast-to-coast combination ended, with CP’s CEO Hunter Harrison saying that the two companies ‘saw the world a little differently’. Not to be deterred by this recent failure, Harrison, a long advocate for mergers in the rail freight industry, says he remains open to talks with other railroads.
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image: Sewol South Korea Lee Joon-seok death sentence Nautilus ferry disaster Yoo Byung-eunProsecutors Call for Captain's Death Sentence After Ferry Disaster
Sinking Killed Around Three Hundred Whilst Crew Accused of Abandoning Ship

28 October 2014
SOUTH KOREA – We have often reflected on the countless deaths which occur as a result of ferries being mismanaged and the efforts made by some to avert such needless slaughter in the future. Following the sinking of the MV Sewol earlier this year it seems that the Korean authorities, which have come under harsh criticism over the matter, have decided to take the severest action against the Captain, Lee Joon-seok, with prosecutors asking the Court to sentence him to the death penalty.
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image: Portugal UK short sea container shipping service WEC Lines Tilbury London terminalContainer Shipping Line Extends Short Sea Service
Second Call Added to Portugal - UK Port Rotation

28 October 2014
UK – PORTUGAL – Last week WEC Lines announced today enhancement to its current Portugal - UK scheduled services with a second call at Leixões in Portugal, before calling at the Port of Tilbury as part of their ‘SPM2’ rotation. This schedule change to the ‘SPM2’ service began on Monday 27 October and will reduce the current eight day transit time by half, calling at the Ports of Tilbury, Antwerp, Vigo, Leixões, Sines and Lisbon, followed by a second loading call at Leixões, and further strengthening the carrier’s presence in the Portuguese markets.
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