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image: Chennai Six supply chain logistics freight Some Smaller Items of Supply Chain and Logistics News You May Have Missed
Happenings in the Freight Domain Announced This Week

15 December 2017
US – INDIA – We start the snippets of the week with the news that Advanfort, the US based security company which lost all credibility when it abandoned the needs of 35 of its crew aboard the ill fated MV Seaman Guard Ohio leading to their detention for over four years by the Indian authorities, has had the temerity to issue a statement saying it is 'delighted' that the men have now been acquitted and released.
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image: US UK International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) logistics freight supply chain appointments departures cargoAppointments and Departures in Freight and Logistics This Week
Sad News Starts Announcements Along the Supply Chain

15 December 2017
WORLDWIDE – Sad news begins our round up of appointments and departures in the world of freight and logistics as the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced the death of former Board Member, Richard Peter Norris, who passed away this week following a battle with cancer. Norris, who was 67, worked in the air cargo industry for several decades and also served on the Boards of the Washington Air Cargo Association, and the Alaska Air Carriers Association, and was an active member of the Airport Council International (ACI).
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image: DHL Freight forwarding logistics Schenker Dachser electric truck Daimler transport logistics RhenusAll Electric Light Duty Trucks Commence Freight Transport with Several Major Logistics Groups
Daimler Vehicles for Freight Forwarding Companies Urban Deliveries

15 December 2017
EUROPE – Daimler Trucks is handing over the first units of its all-electric FUSO eCanter to European customers, international freight forwarding and general logistics companies DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser, each of which will introduce the all-electric light-duty truck in their fleet, for use in urban delivery transport and various other logistics tasks. Marc Llistosella, Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, explains:
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image: Canada St Lawrence container freight terminal logistics Quebec portNew Container Freight Terminal to be Constructed in Canadian Port as European Trade Gateway
St Lawrence Corridor Extends its Handling Capabilities to Compete with US Facilities

15 December 2017
CANADA – The Québec Port Authority (QPA) has announced plans to build a container freight terminal at the site of the Beauport 2020 project. This initiative, part of the Beauport 2020 expansion project, is the culmination of a lengthy process by the QPA to identify economic niches with the highest potential for the Port's future development, in an attempt to better compete ports against in the US.
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image: CMA CGM container shipping line Serenity freight insurance line New In House Freight Insurance Bundle Launched by Major Container Shipping Line
Cargo Value Protection Against Unforeseen Events at Sea

14 December 2017
FRANCE – The CMA CGM Group has launched its solution to deal with unforeseen events during freight transport. 'SERENITY by CMA CGM', what the French container shipping line is calling its new insurance offering, is part of CMA CGM's self-explanatory (and appallingly named) 'Customer Centricity' strategy, which aims puts clients at the centre of the Group's development.
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image: UKWA feeding London cities food based logistics urban supply chainUrban Supply Chain to be in the Spotlight at Feeding the Cities Summit
UK Warehousing Association Follows up on Food Based Logistics

14 December 2017
UK – Following the release of its thought provoking report 'Feeding London 2030' in January, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is to hold a one day 'Feeding Cities' summit on 6 February 2018 at The British Museum, London, at which key industry stakeholders will gather to look at the rising challenges around urban logistics. The UKWA will use feedback collected from delegates at the event to develop a series of recommendations that it will present to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ahead of the NIC's in-depth study on the future of freight, which was announced recently by Chancellor, Philip Hammond.
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image: Moody’s ratings agency box trade container vessels alliances acquisitions over capacity oversupplyContainer Shipping Analysis Forecasts More Freight Alliances and Acquisitions
Ratings Agency Comments on Global Box Trade

14 December 2017
WORLDWIDE – Consolidation, whether through alliances or mergers and acquisition (M&A), will continue apace in the container shipping industry into 2018 as companies try to boost market share, improve efficiency, and handle intensifying competition and persistent oversupply, says Moody's Investors Service in a report examining the continuing overcapacity in the ocean freight market. Maria Maslovsky, Vice President-Senior Analyst at Moody's, commented:
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image: UK freight transport Association awards logistics Alistair McGowan Inaugural Freight Transport Association Logistics Awards a Night to Remember
(and Doubtless to be Repeated after Such Initial Success)

14 December 2017
UK – Last night, in the plush surroundings of the Intercontinental in London's Park Lane, the inaugural Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics Awards took place at what transpired as a very pleasant evening for all concerned, offering a chance to fête those individuals and companies who have excelled in the past twelve months in the eyes of their peers. With a variety of categories and a truly excellent host in the shape of the, dare we say inimitable, Alistair McGowan, this looks set to be a recurrent event in the British freight and logistics calendar.
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image: US cargo ship sinking RoRo/LoLo National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) El FaroCaptain Blamed for Tragic End to RoRo/LoLo Cargo Ship Which Cost Thirty Three Lives
Vessel Operator Shares Responsibility for Inadequate Safety Measures

13 December 2017
US – After a 26-month review of the sinking of the US flagged RoRo/LoLo cargo vessel, El Faro in 2015, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its final report placing the onus on the Captain whose failure to avoid sailing into Hurricane Joaquin, despite numerous opportunities to route a course away from hazardous weather, caused the death of all 33 aboard, with the vessel's operator, Tote, contributing to the sinking with poor oversight and inadequate safety management systems. NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, commented:
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image: Europe EC Scania road haulage class legal action Truck Maker Appeals Fine Despite Legal Action from Road Haulage Customers
Manufacturer Maintains It Has Not Been Party to Cartel Activity

13 December 2017
EUROPE – Having received a fine of over €880 million in September this year for its alleged role in a cartel with several other truck manufacturers, Scania has filed an appeal against the European Commission's (EC) decision. The offences have led to legal action with at least two class action suits, including one from the Road Haulage Association (RHA).
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