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image: MSC London Gateway MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company West Africa container deep water port Another MSC Container Service Now Calls at DP London Gateway Deep Water Port
Reconfigured Route Offers Fast Link between North Europe and West Africa

28 June 2017
UK – AFRICA – Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) West Africa Service has started calling at DP World London Gateway, the Thames side deep water container port. The MSC Sabrina was the first vessel to call at the UK's newest port on the reconfigured service on June 27. The West Africa Service provides a fast link for shippers between the UK & Northern Europe and Senegal, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, with transit times of under 22 days to ports-of-call in those countries, including Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Tema. James Leeson, Head of Port Commercial, DP World London Gateway, said:
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image: US Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics cartel antitrust freight shipping lines roll-on roll-offShipping Line Executives Charged with Cartel Conspiracy Offences
Eleven Individuals Involved with Some Having Fled Justice

28 June 2017
US – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and three of its Executives have been charged with participating in a long-running ocean freight conspiracy to allocate certain customers and routes, rig bids, and fix prices for the sale of international ocean shipments of roll-on, roll-off cargo to and from the US. The case, the latest in a swathe of cartel and antitrust actions which have blighted the industry of late, has now seen eleven Executives and four international shipping lines charged for their role in the ocean shipping investigation with collective criminal fines totalling over $230 million.
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image: RocketSpace technology logistics freight start-ups Established Freight and Logistics Groups Join to Back Supply Chain Sector Start-Ups
Technology Moves Swiftly in the World's Biggest Industry

28 June 2017
WORLDWIDE – In a unique programme drawing together established industry stalwarts and start-up operations linked to logistics and the supply chain Kaleido Logistics and RocketSpace have produced the Logistics Tech Accelerator which, having launched just over a year ago, has now released details of the latest ten global technology start-up businesses that are bringing innovation to the supply chain sector.
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image: China Germany LCL freight container FCL rail cargo intermodalNew Intermodal Container Freight Service Between China and Germany Launched
FCL and LCL Box Services Covered by Rail Link

28 June 2017
GERMANY – CHINA – Ceva Logistics has launched a new intermodal rail freight service connecting Shilong in China's Guangdong province and Hamburg, Germany. In conjunction with the Chinese state railway company, the new regular block trains will route Shilong, Manzhouli (China), Zabakalsky (Russia), Brest (Belarus), Malaszewicze (Poland) and Hamburg with a station-to-station lead time of 17-19 days. Ceva says its new year-round service solution should save cargo customers up to 2 days in transit time compared with other routings and will also deliver cost savings as a result.
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image: US TIACA air cargo freight supply chain Miami autonomous aircraft Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Heads Agenda at TIACA Freight and Logistics Summit
Trade Association Gathering Promises a Glimpse of the Future Supply Chain

28 June 2017
US – WORLDWIDE – One of the most exciting, and to some worrying, subjects occupying those in the logistics supply chain is autonomous transport, and air freight carried in dedicated, unmanned cargo aircraft certainly presents one of the most controversial examples. In October this very subject will be a key talking point at The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) 2017 Executive Summit 'Future Proofing Air Cargo', in Miami, Florida between October 18 - 20.
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image: Maersk RB Group cyber-attack shipping container terminals UkraineWorld's Largest Shipping Line and Container Terminals Victims of Cyber Attack
Original Code Devised 'At Government Level'

28 June 2017
WORLDWIDE – Danish shipping conglomerate AP Moller Maersk has confirmed that it's IT infrastructure has been subject to a major cyber-attack affecting several business units around the world. Maersk are just one of many international companies affected by this latest round of cyber-attacks with several of Ukraine's businesses and Russia's top oil producer Rosneft reporting problems as well as international industrial giants such as RB, responsible for household brands such as Dettol, Harpic and Durex.
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image: freightBosphorus Closures for Shipping Expected As Tunnel Survey Starts
Masters and Owners Should Check Schedules

27 June 2017
TURKEY – Mariners using the Bosphorus have been warned to expect closures between June and August due to seabed surveys being carried out for the Great Istanbul Tunnel project. Exact details have not yet been given as to times and dates that closures will be made and any vessels expecting to transit between the 24 June and 3 August should contact the Turkish authorities for advice.
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image: logisticsAuthorities Step Up Action against Freight Truck Emission Cheats
New Checks from August and Seizures of Repeat Offenders

27 June 2017
UK – From August 2017, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will target lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions, with roadside checks of HGV's which will include an emissions check in the hopes of targeting those who break the law and help to improve air quality. The UK government's approach to reducing nitrogen dioxide levels was heavily criticised by freight and logistics industry bodies in May, when the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published a draft plan which included looking at ways to reduce emissions produced by vehicles, including those used commercially.
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image: freightRoad Haulage Body Wants Review of Fines on Freight Drivers Found with Illegal Migrants
Increase in Number of Penalties Shows Issue at Crisis

27 June 2017
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for a complete review of the fining regime for truck drivers and companies found with illegal immigrants hiding in their vehicles once crossing from Europe to the UK after newly released figures show a 12% increase in the number of penalties issued to hauliers. RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said:
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image: UK US Container Logistics Specialist Pentalver freight intermodal Genesee & Wyoming Inc seaportContainer Logistics Specialist Pentalver Re-brands Following Acquisition
US Rail Group Now Has All Aspects of UK Intermodal Box Transport In Hand

26 June 2017
UK – US – As we reported last month Genesee & Wyoming Inc (G&W), a company which has developed in the past century from humble beginnings into a major international rail freight and intermodal cargo carrier, has completed its latest acquisition, that of UK container logistics specialist Pentalver. To anyone familiar with the Pentalver brand the change of ownership will today be obvious, with the new brand identity bearing the familiar orange and gold colours as opposed to Pentalver's favoured shades of blue. Pentalver has commenced re-branding its intermodal container terminals at each of the four major seaports of Felixstowe, Southampton, London Gateway and Tilbury, as well as at its Midlands terminal at Cannock, and its fleet of more than 150 trucks and vans that deliver containers to and from the terminals.
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