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image: United cargo freight and logistics supply chain staff appointmentsA Week's Staff Moves in the Freight and Logistics Supply Chain
Who is Now Working for Who and Where

23 January 2015
WORLDWIDE – Changes in the senior sales staff at the freight arm of United Airlines, United Cargo, kicks off this week’s round up of staff movements from all across the logistics supply chain. United has appointed former Director of Italy and Switzerland at Air France-KLM, Jacques Leijssenaar as Vice President of Cargo Sales – EMEIA. Leijssenaar’s appointment forms part of a wider reshuffle in United Cargo’s ‘new alignment’ which all four sales regions now reporting directly to Jan Krems, United Cargo President.
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image: US Mexico freight delivery logistics drones methamphetamine supply chainNew Freight Delivery System Works (sometimes) for the Dark Side of Logistics
Drones - an apology (a la Private Eye)

23 January 2015
US – MEXICO – It must be confessed that, in the past, we have been a little, shall we say, sceptical, as to the value of drones as a key component in the logistics supply chain. As a freight delivery system the drawbacks of unmanned hunks of metal flying blindly across cities simply seemed to us a series of lawsuits waiting to happen, not to mention a magnet for every potential thief with an airgun or catapult.
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image: DB Schenker Maersk container shipping line freight forwarding and logistics emissions CO2 green credentialsFreight Forwarding and Logistics Group Makes a Deal with Largest Container Shipping Line
Emission Reduction Features High on the Agenda of All in the Transport Sector

23 January 2015
WORLDWIDE – GERMANY – DENMARK – At a time when environmental matters are increasingly a more pressing responsibility for companies, and in the transport sector particularly, more and more firms are trying to find different ways to help customers improve their environmental footprint and demonstrate their ‘green’ credentials. Emphasising their ongoing commitment to sustainable growth, freight forwarding group DB Schenker Logistics, and container shipping giant Maersk Line, have signed a joint six-year strategic agreement aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from the ocean freight sector.
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image: UK British freight forwarding cargo market awards Samskip TT Club BIFA British Freight Forwarding Looking Up as Annual Celebration of Excellence Comes Round Again
BIFA Awards Judge All That's Best in UK Cargo Market

22 January 2015
UK – Once again the annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) Awards were an unqualified success today as the finalists gathered in hope and expectation at the usual venue of the Brewery in London. The mood amongst the gathered clan of freight forwarding agents was buoyant and the talk was of improving fortunes. A surprise Award featured this year as the TT Club was awarded a special honour to mark its continued support of BIFA for the past twenty five years.
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image: Con-way freight delivery women truck driver less than truckloadWomen Truck Drivers Take Their Place in the Freight Delivery Line
New Video Series Illustrates How Far Things Have Come in Thirty Years

22 January 2015
US – In an excellent presentation to promote the cause of women in the trucking industry Con-way Inc. has announced the launch of its new ‘Women in Trucking’ web video series, showcasing life as a professional woman truck driver. The series will follow two of Con-way’s top professional drivers: Ina Daly, driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload carrier subsidiary of Con-way Inc., and Stephanie Klang, professional driver for Con-way Truckload, the company’s full truckload carrier subsidiary.
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image: Ceva logistics third party supply chain Chicago O’HareThird Party Supply Chain Group Opens Another New Logistics Facility
Four Terminals Now Serve One US City

22 January 2015
US – Third party supply chain specialist Ceva Logistics has expanded its market presence in Chicago with the opening of a fourth facility. The company's Chicago operations near O'Hare International Airport (ORD) now consists of four facilities totalling over 650,000 square feet with 115 total dock doors.
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image: CMA CGM container shipping management digital academyContainer Shipping Giant Rationalises Management Training with New Facility
Digital Advances Mean Centralised Academy Can Educate All Partners

22 January 2015
FRANCE – CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group, has opened its own new university, the CMA CGM Academy, sited within the group’s stunning headquarters in Marseille. The company launched its own first in-house university some years ago to prioritise the training essential to the French company’s partners but says this move strengthens procedures.
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image: Schenker air cargo freight forwarding scandal price fixing US courtAir Cargo Price Fixing Scandal Takes Another Turn as Carriers Fight Freight Forwarding Outfit
US Lawsuit Faces Opposition from Defendants

21 January 2015
GERMANY – US – WORLDWIDE – Some of the airlines named in the air cargo carrier price fixing lawsuit brought by Schenker, the freight forwarding and logistics arm of Deutsche Bahn, have filed motions to dismiss the action, one on the grounds that the statute of limitations had expired and the other arguing that the suit is not for the jurisdiction of the US Court, alleging that the corporation was ‘forum shopping’.
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image: UK M25 Thames Dartford Crossing HGV ADR dangerous safety height barrier freight truck FTAM25 Thames Crossing Point to Launch Automatic Safety Systems for Freight Trucks
Dartford Will See HGV Heights and Hazards Identified and Managed Remotely

21 January 2015
UK – Since it launched on November 30 last year, the new Dart Charge has already helped to speed up journeys by removing the need to stop at a barrier to pay the Dartford Crossing charge, averaging around four minutes quicker for journeys northbound (via the tunnels) and nine minutes southbound (across the QE ll bridge) helping both freight and private vehicles pass under or over the Thames on their way round the M25 motorway. With the toll booths scrapped at the Crossing, the Highways Agency has now unveiled a new safety system it plans to implement to identify and manage over height trucks and haulage vehicles carrying dangerous loads before they enter the tunnel, a job that had previously been carried out at the payment barriers.
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image: Pentalver London Gateway container freight Thames port TEUContainer Specialist Confirms Freight Activities will Move to New Thames Side Port Site
Pentalver to Open Own Facilities Within London Gateway

21 January 2015
UK – Pentalver is a name synonymous with freight containers in all their forms and aspects, and the company, previously strategically located at four British sites from Cannock in the Midlands, down to the South Coast at Southampton, has now opted to confirm the intention announced in our story of April last year, that the company has taken a 9 acre site at the new deep water Thames side port of London Gateway.
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