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image: Taiwan ROC freight forwarders consolidation container export transhipment cargoTaiwan Moves to Increase Export Trade Pleases Freight Forwarding Groups
Local Politicians Have Fear of Exclusion from Trade Agreements

02 September 2014
TAIWAN – As an avid watcher of ASEAN group affairs, moves are afoot to ensure the island stays abreast of its partners and competitors with regards to exports both within, and beyond, the local region. The recent decision to allow the country’s freight forwarders to operate multi-destination export consolidations has met with widespread approval. The move means that ROC consolidators can group cargoes bound for several countries within one container enabling the transhipment and re-export of consignments to multiple countries overseas producing the resultant savings.
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image: Royal Mail UK logistics multimodal transportation software Kewill Sunday onlineSupport for Latest Royal Mail Moves to Extend Delivery and Collection Times
Trial to Assist Consumers with Online Shopping

02 September 2014
UK – The announcement made by Royal Mail in May vowing to introduce a Sunday service will get off the ground this coming weekend (7th September) with around a hundred offices opening for four hours from noon enabling online shoppers who work during the week to collect parcels at a time more convenient to them. Customers within the M25 will fare even better than the rest of the country as packages in the area will also be delivered to the door in what, initially at least, is described as a trial. Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels, Nick Landon, commented:
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image: Rail Freight group network union renationalisationFreight Group and Unions Comment on Change of Network Rail Status
As Track Returns to Public Ownership (Sort Of) Trains Remain Very Much a Private Affair

01 September 2014
UK – Today (1 September) saw the British government take on Network Rail’s current debt of £33 – 34 billion, effectively bringing the entire operation back into public ownership, a move which met with tacit approval from the Rail Freight Group (RFG) whose Executive Director, Maggie Simpson commented:
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image: Kuehne + Nagel freight forwarding logistics emission CO2 carbon footprint LCL containerFreight Forwarding and Logistics Group Can Provide Comprehensive Emissions Data
Carbon Footprint of LCL and Full Load Container Moves Available

01 September 2014
WORLDWIDE – Swiss headquartered freight forwarding and logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel claims its newly introduced Global Seafreight Carbon Calculator (GSCC) will offer customer precise data regarding the carbon footprint for LCL and full load container movements on any door to door shipment.
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image: Korea Germany container shipping line reefer freight Hamburg Süd fleet TEUNew Container Vessel Will Extend Shipping Line's Reefer Freight Offering
Second Ship in Class Named This Week

31 August 2014
KOREA – GERMANY – This week saw the latest vessel in the Hamburg Süd container fleet christened with a ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The 9,034 TEU ship is the second newbuild in the series of three new ‘San’ class ships and, in keeping with the German shipping line's tradition of carrying temperature controlled freight, each vessel includes 1,370 reefer slots.
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image: Stena freight bulk RoRo ferry Angola centre of excellence public sector Sonangol training cadetFreight and RoRo Ferry Group Launch Maritime Centre of Excellence
Established African Links with Partners Leads to Training Cooperation

30 August 2014
ANGOLA – SWEDEN – Swedish maritime group Stena has reinforced ties with the Southern African Republic with the official launch on August 27 by the freight and RoRo ferry company, together with Angolan public sector energy company Sonangol, of the Centro De Formação Maritima De Angola (CFMA) a world class maritime training facility, the first of its kind in Angola and believed to be the most modern maritime campus in Africa.
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image: Denmark Italy air freight handling European airportsAir Freight Handling Shuffle for Specialist Provider
Two Significant Changes at Major Western European Airports

30 August 2014
DENMARK – ITALY – It has been a busy week for air freight handling specialist group Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), with the company signing an agreement to acquire competitors Swissport’s, cargo business at Copenhagen Airport, as well as winning the handling concession for a new 5,000m2 cargo terminal at Milan Malpensa Airport.
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image: Norbert Dentressangle 3PL freight logistics US acquisition US Logistics Acquisition for French Road Haulage and Freight Group
Dentressangle Picks Up 3PL Provider to Boost Earnings from America to 14% of Group Revenue

30 August 2014
FRANCE – US – Road haulage and logistics group, Norbert Dentressangle has completed the acquisition of all the shares of privately held US third party logistics (3PL) provider, Jacobson Companies from Oak Hill Capital Partners, having received all the necessary regulatory approvals. The transaction was valued at $750 million (€560 million) in cash on a debt-free and cash-free basis, plus a capped earn-out relating to future performance. The acquisition is financed through a combination of Norbert Dentressangle reserves and available credit lines.
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image: Burma Myanmar freight forwarding logistics infrastructure finance Problems and Promises in Burma Go Far Beyond Freight and Logistics Interests
New South East Asian Market Comes with Both History and Contemporary Difficulties - the Role of Geopolitics in Transport and Infrastructure Development

30 August 2014
BURMA – MYANMAR – Much is made currently about how Burma, otherwise known as Myanmar, is 'the last great investment frontier'. Emerging after decades of brutal military rule (though the situation is far from stable according to local NGO's) Burma is experiencing a flood in foreign finance as companies rush to get a piece of the pie and be in at the start of what is expected to be a highly profitable boom in a blossoming economy, and freight forwarding and other logistics related groups have been amongst the first to join the rush. However as investors fight for position in the new market more powerful forces are shifting behind the scenes to attempt to make Burma fit into their own power plays and counter one another's influence.
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image:  Mexico Libya project freight forwarding RoRo machinery tonnes consignment Another Scalp for Project Freight Forwarding Group
Specific Design Required RoRo Transport

30 August 2014
MEXICO – LIBYA – Despite all the woes of late in the North African country life, and business, goes on as a recent consignment shipped by project freight forwarding specialists Tuscor Lloyds demonstrates. The shipment comprised 80 tonnes of asphalt plant and scalping screen from a Mexican supplier which needed particular attention as regards lifting and therefore had to be shipped as a RoRo movement.
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