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image: UK freight forwarding Davies Turner logistics park Bristol VNA forklift pallets warehousingFreight Forwarding Group Adds Another Distribution Facility on Major Logistics Park
Room to Expand Included in Plans for the Future

23 May 2018
UK – Independent freight forwarding group Davies Turner has added to the six regional distribution centres it already has dotted around the country, supported by more than a dozen smaller branches, with the expansion of its services in Bristol, already a key multimodal freight hub, with satellite branches in Bridgend, Plymouth and Southampton, via a new multi-user distribution centre, the company's largest to date, situated at the 600 acre Central Park logistics park near Avonmouth.
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image: Denmark InfuserApS ozone biocidal gas University of Copenhagen at sea cruise ships shipping industry offshore facilities air pollutionRobotic Disinfectant System to Fight Norovirus Outbreaks at Sea
Biocidal Gas Ensures Complete Sterilisation

23 May 2018
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Although aimed primarily at the luxury cruise market the latest product from InfuserApS, based at the University of Copenhagen, may prove of interest to other sectors of the shipping industry, particularly those where large groups of disparate people are confined, such as offshore energy facilities. Infuser, in close cooperation with the University, is developing technologies to combat social ills such as air pollution and pathogen contamination.
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image: Europe blockchain logistics drones artificial intelligence digital data Team Kryha Fulfilment House due diligenceThe Future of Logistics May Well Depend on Blockchain Technology
European Competition Promotes Thinking Way Out of the Box

23 May 2018
EUROPE – Like it or not there are new influences coming on stream which will impact every facet of modern life, most of which the man in the street has no concept of at the moment. Whilst most may have heard of blockchain, and many may have a basic knowledge of what the word means, hardly anyone can conceive how this storage of digital blocks of data, invented to bring the infamous bitcoin to reality, will affect industries like logistics in both the short and long term.
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image: Denmark Maersk ocean container shipping Q1 figures Søren Skou freight logisticsShipping Decline Impacts First Quarter Figures for Largest Global Container Carrier
Danish Logistics Group Edging Away from Traditional Ocean Freight Business

23 May 2018
DENMARK – A.P. Moller Maersk released Q1 figures this week and pronounced an underlying result, after financial items and tax were taken into account, as 'unsatisfactory'. The group says it is initiating some short term moves to improve profitability after the shipping and logistics giant declared a negative result of $239 million for the quarter. Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller Maersk commented:
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image: Denmark Italy solar power freight passenger RoRo ships vessels Grimaldi Finn Lines Knud E Hansen ferryNext Generation RoRo Freight and Passenger Ships Produce Zero Emissions in Port
Latest Battery Technology, Solar Power and Unique Hull Features Halve Fuel Consumption

22 May 2018
ITALY – DENMARK – CHINA – The name Grimaldi has been associated with shipping since 1348 and today the Grimaldi group operates several services under a variety of titles, but maintains at its heart RoRo ferry services throughout the Mediterranean. Last month the announcement was made that the company has ordered six new such freight and passenger vessels from the Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China and once again a contract between the yard and Danish marine engineering and design group Knud E Hansen means further development to the already established Grimaldi/ Knud E Hansen design.
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image: Hyster Yale supply chain materials handling freight logistics autonomous automation fork lift trucksSupply Chain Warehousing Demands Modern Materials Handling Systems to Optimise Freight Throughput
Fork Lift Truck Group Offer an Evolved Package for Automating Logistics

22 May 2018
EUROPE – Hyster is a name well known in materials handling and supply chain circles, particularly for its fork lift trucks, unsurprisingly as it will have been around for nine decades by next year. Nowadays part of the Hyster-Yale Group, the European arm has been looking at the changing face of warehousing, and ways to manage and move freight around in a busy, and competitive, logistics environment.
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image: UK pan-European logistics specialist P&O Ferrymasters Kangarou road trailers containers ocean freight intermodal cargo unitsMost Versatile Freight Carrying Units Prompt Major Order from Pan-European Logistics Group
Multi Million Purchase of Intermodal Road and Rail Equipment

22 May 2018
UK – EUROPE – There are of course a plethora of ways to carry freight across the continent by land and sea with the ubiquitous shipping container dominating the market for ocean freight, whilst the short sea services of old rapidly switched from conventional vessels to feeder operations and road trailers transported on RoRo ferries. From the now rarely seen Kangarou road trailers, built specifically for the unaccompanied intermodal carriage by train via the rail tunnels throughout Western Europe, to the road trains essential for the Swiss trade to avoid contravening weight limits.
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image: Ireland UK Irish Border Brexit freight transport logistics road haulage Northern EUAn Open Irish-UK Border is Paramount to Freight Transport and Road Haulage Interests
Logistics Representatives Meet Politicians to Discuss Brexit Options

21 May 2018
IRELAND – UK – The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) and its opposite number in the UK, the FTA, may be distinctly separate entities, representing as they do exclusively each of their members individual interests, but on one subject there is certainly total unanimity – the subject of Brexit, and how the EU and the UK both need to negotiate a position to ensure the free flow of cargo between the two countries.
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image: UK Finland RHA road freight logistics shipping supply chain snippetsSnippets of News from the Shipping, Road Freight and Logistics Supply Chain This Week
Some Items of News You may Have Missed

18 May 2018
FINLAND – Following the acquisition of Visedo Oy by the Danish Danfoss Group in November last year, the engineering team has been awarded this year's Finnish Engineering Award in recognition of the team's work to develop and implement Editron, an intelligent electric drivetrain system for heavy duty vehicles and capable of delivering maximum efficiency in trucks, plus off road vehicles and in marine applications, Danfoss Mobile Electrification having developed the first fully electric ferry in Finland and powered Ferry Happiness, Asia's first hybrid electric ferry.
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image: UK Humber Estuary ABP Associated British Ports environmental plastic waste shampoo bottles Terracycle  Hull GooleUK Port Group Leads the Way with Recovery and Recycling of Plastic Waste
Astonishing Total of Rubbish Cleared from the Humber Estuary

18 May 2018
UK – ABP's Ports of Hull and Goole are hoping to make waves in reducing ocean plastics by trialling a recycling scheme which turns waste into shampoo bottles, and in the few weeks since starting the project, a staggering 2.5 tonnes of plastics have been collected so far that have been washed up from across the Humber. TerraCycle in collaboration with multinational manufacturer Proctor and Gamble will transform the compliant materials into shampoo bottles that will go on sale at a major UK retailer later this year.
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