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image: Peters and May boat transport project freight forwarder supply chain abnormal load Some Freight Forwarders and Abnormal Load Haulage Operators Get All the Glamour
Specialist Transport is Where One Sees the Exotic Side of Shipping - and the Risk

23 April 2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – There are certain aspects of the logistics market that appeal so much more than the general run of the mill, bread and butter jobs from which most shipping and supply chain professionals make their living. Somehow the world of the project freight forwarder or the abnormal load road haulage specialist always holds a touch of romance for many in the industry.
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image: Russia Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Bureau Veritas Kuehne + Nagel freight forwarding logistics road haulage trucksFreight Forwarding, Logistics and Road Haulage - All Now Demand Certified Security Audits
Two Decades in Russian Market Aid Sustainable and Quantifiable Standards for One Operator

23 April 2014
RUSSIA – As anyone involved in freight forwarding or road haulage knows, standards these days are often determined by certification and audits which seem to be ever more demanding. Whether it be internal process audits controlled in house, or expensive undertakings by approved societies or associations, every year sees more requirements which need to be met, and of late security precautions, and the evidence they are adequately performed and monitored, is one field where things have been getting progressively more sophisticated as time moves on.
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image: France NAVS Anti-Vivisection Campaign Mauritius UK monkey experimentation Wendy Turner-Webster cargoFrench Airline Criticised for Carrying Live Monkeys for Experimentation
TV Presenter Joins Anti-Vivisection Campaign

22 April 2014
FRANCE – MAURITIUS – UK – WORLDWIDE – Air France has come under renewed attack from the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) during its annual Lab Animal Week for its continuing policy of carrying monkeys as cargo for experimentation. Air France became the last remaining passenger airline shipping monkeys to laboratories when China Southern Airlines updated its policy earlier this year. In 2012, the number of monkeys experimented on in the UK rose by nearly 50% to over 2,000. In the same year, 1,500 monkeys were imported into the UK for experiments; two out of three came from Mauritius.
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image: UK Turkey freight filthy merchant vessel detained ran aground Munzur MCA MLC Freight Vessel Faces Arrest for Disgusting Conditions and Unpaid Wages
Disgrace of Foreign Ships Held in UK Ports as Maritime Labour Convention Bites

22 April 2014
UK – Tonight at 17:00 hours the Turkish owned, Panamanian flagged merchant vessel Munzur faces arrest tonight after being detained by British authorities when breaches of the Maritime Labour Convention were discovered. It is believed the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) boarded the general cargo ship after she ran aground in the River Teign at Shaldon beach on 31 March when manoeuvring whilst empty of freight. The Munzur was turning when she grounded and the harbour commission tug boat Teign C sent to assist her and recover her to the harbour at Teignmouth.
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image: Gulf of Aden pirates merchant ship vessel fishing skiff Bab El Mandeb straitPirates Show Both Themselves to Merchant Ship and the Value of Armed Security Teams
Miscreants Again Shy Away When Faced with Armed Response

22 April 2014
GULF OF ADEN – Following our report of pirate activity in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb in late March it seems that caution and observation are the watchwords for vessels transiting the narrows at this particular time of year with two more certain sightings of pirates in the past few days. Once again the miscreants were using their favoured modus operandi, coming alongside merchant vessels in fishing skiffs equipped with comparatively efficient motors, and once again the presence of heavily armed guards seemingly prevented more serious incidents.
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image: US UK ASIA Virgin Atlantic Cargo Big Egg Hunt logistics free freight Elephant Family charity Agnes GundAir Cargo Group Supplies Free Logistics to Big Annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt
Virgin Lays on Freight to Assist Two Worthwhile Causes

22 April 2014
UK – US – ASIA – The world’s largest Easter egg hunt first made it into the Guinness Book of Records after it raised over £1 million for charitable causes in 2012 and Virgin Atlantic Cargo were happy to lay on the logistics free of charge in order to assist this year’s event when the company freighted eleven giant Easter eggs from London to New York. The eggs, designed by handpicked British artists such as Ronnie Wood, Marc Quinn and Ben Shine, were part of the annual Big Egg Hunt, sponsored by Fabergé, which is raising money for disadvantaged children and endangered wildlife.
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image: UK Queen’s Enterprise Award Emulate 3D supply chain technologySupply Chain Computer Technology Group Wins Queen's Enterprise Award
Offline Testing Results in Time and Cost Savings

22 April 2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – With the recent announcement of this year’s winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, considered widely as the country’s highest business accolade, one company at the cutting edge of supply chain technology was delighted to find itself named as one of the lucky recipients. Emulate3D, a branch of the Demo3D group, received the award for the work it put into developing its Emulate3D Controls Testing (ECT) range which simplifies the way automatic production line systems can be verified as viable.
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image: TransRussia Russian Railways logistics freight China transport Russian Logistics Group Shows Off Its New Freight Offerings at Multimodal Moscow Event
TransRussia 2014 Gives Stakeholders Opportunities to Explore Alternative Transport Solutions

22 April 2014
RUSSIA – Today sees the opening of the 19th Moscow International Transport & Logistics Exhibition where the Russian Railways Logistics group is to present a variety of new projects and services to its freight customers. Every year the TransRussia 2014 event witnesses a gathering of local and international transport and logistics sector players with over five hundred exhibitors from twenty nine countries appearing at the event last year.
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image: Germany Chile container shipping ocean freight box carrier ship TEU P3 Alliance merger CSAV Hapag-Lloyd CMA CGM MSC Balance of Ocean Freight Shifts with Container Shipping Alliance and Fourth Largest Box Carrier Deal
German and Chilean Lines Form Another Big Hitter to Battle P3

22 April 2014
GERMANY – CHILE – WORLDWIDE – Back in January we speculated that the long expected convergence of two second division container carriers would happen shortly and, true to form, last week saw the final details emerge of a tie up between Hapag-Lloyd and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) in a deal which punts the new group straight in as the world’s fourth largest box carrier behind the three members of the newly formed P3 Alliance, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) and CMA CGM, with a formal agreement representing over three centuries of ocean freight carriage experience between the South American and German partners.
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image: Asia West Africa MSC container shipping line freight transit tranship cargo volumesContainer Shipping Line Introduces New Asia - Africa Express Service
Transit Time for Previously Transhipped Freight Reduced

17 April 2014
ASIA – WEST AFRICA – The world’s second largest container shipping group, Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC) is shortly to commence a dedicated service between Asia and West Africa to be called ‘Africa Express’. This will reduce transit times for existing cargo volumes which currently tranship via the Mediterranean.
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