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image: Sailorís Society free app mental health at sea seafarer crew obesity cardiovascular Improved Free App for Seafarers to Help Combat Mental Health and Physical Illness Goes Online
New Statistics Reveal that Cardiovascular and Depression Major Causes of Medical Failures for Sailors

24 July 2017
WORLDWIDE – The latest version of the Sailors' Society's Wellness at Sea app for seafarers hopes to further combat high rates of cardiovascular conditions and mental health disorders among seafarers. The enhancements to the free app, sponsored by Bernhard Schulte Ship Management (BSM), now gives users a range of healthy living tips, recipes and exercises to help monitor and maintain their physical and mental health at home, in port and at sea. Sandra Welch, deputy CEO and director of programme at the Sailors's Society said:
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image: Scotland freight forwarder logistics Cumbernauld bonded warehouse expansion Davies TurnerIndependent Freight Forwarder and Logistics Specialist Doubles Distribution Capacity
Warehouse Expansion Reinforces Davies Turner Scottish Presence

24 July 2017
SCOTLAND – Davies Turner, one of the leading independent freight forwarders, has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at Cumbernauld. The development has seen an additional 20,000 square feet of warehousing added which has doubled the capacity of the existing warehouse. New dock-levellers and another two floor-loading doors have also been added giving increased capability to one of the most established British names in the industry, particularly in one specific product sector.
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image: UK crane raising elevation deep water Port of Felixstowe TEU container handling London GatewayPort of Felixstowe to Get New Container Cranes and Improve Capacity of Existing Infrastructure
Newest Terminal Gets Materials Handling Refurbishment

24 July 2017
UK – The deep water Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8&9, and work has started to raise the height ten of the existing cranes on Trinity Terminal at the port. The new cranes will bring to twelve the number on the port's newest terminal. They will have a 59.5 metre outreach from the quay, sufficient to allow them to handle future generations of container vessels with containers stowed up to 24-wide across the deck.
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image: UK Port of London Thames Woolwich ferry emissions air quality pollution road haulage freightRiver Thames Emissions Clean Up Mirrors Incoming Road Haulage Pollution Measures
Port of London Getting Waterborne into Line Over Air Quality

24 July 2017
UK – When the horrifying statistic was published recently that around 40,000 people die every year as a direct result of the air quality in Britain, 9,400 of them in London, the result was an immediate response, most noticeably affecting regulation covering emissions from road vehicles, particularly freight haulage trucks and passenger carrying buses and coaches. Now the Port of London Authority (PLA) is working with the Mayor of London and Transport for London on new research to help it develop an Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames.
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image: Seccadi Tahsin Reggae freighter merchant vessels ITF crew wages drinking seawater modern day slaveryHorrors of Crewing a Flag of Convenience Merchant Vessel Revealed in UK Port Seizures
Crew Reported as Drinking Seawater with Stale Food in Modern Day Slavery Scenario

22 July 2017
UK – TURKEY – Following our recent piece on the M/V Seccadi, a freighter registered under a flag of convenience and held by the British authorities after non-payment of crew wages and the discovery of disgusting conditions on board, comes more information regarding this and two other ships similarly flagged as Panamanian and also crewed by personnel abandoned by the vessels owners and operators. In each case the crews have been supported by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) which equates the cases to a culture close to modern day slavery.
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image: Poole Harbour Boat Show Sunseeker Royal Navy vessel countermeasures tall ship Juliaís House childrenís charityPoole Boat Show Has Hidden Benefits as Royal Navy Mixes with Yacht Buyers
Trade Show and Festival Prompts the Most Worthy of Charity Donations

22 July 2017
UK – Trade shows are one thing whilst public festivals quite another yet the Poole Boat Show manages each year to combine the two, with serious buyers looking for a deal on that luxury yacht or sailing dinghy whilst locals and travellers share a day or more celebrating the sunshine (hopefully) and this year viewing the four tall ships moored in the harbour alongside a vast array of smaller vessels, plus a Royal Navy presence including HMS Hurworth, a mine countermeasures vessel which opened to visitors for two days of the three day event.
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image: UK Robert Kukla freight forwarding multimodal logistics beverage sector Munich Brentwood subsidiarySpecialist Freight Forwarding and Logistics Operation to Concentrate on Beverage Sector
Experienced Team Open New German Backed Project in the UK

22 July 2017
UK – There is to be a new entrant in the British logistics industry with the news that leading European freight forwarding outfit Robert Kukla GmbH has launched a UKsubsidiary targeted at the beverage sector. The Munich based group specialises in multimodal shipping and also heads up tank, truck and warehouse operations which span both Eastern and Western Europe. This latest venture opened its first office in Brentwood, Essex in April and has taken over the German parent company's existing transport business in the UK.
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image: freight transport The Friday Freight and Logistic Roundup
All the Pieces that Did Not Make the Headlines

21 July 2017
UK – County Antrim-based Woodside Motorfreight, part of the Woodside Group, has taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz Actros 1836. Supplied by Northern Ireland Dealer MBNI Truck & Van, the 18-tonne Actros is the latest addition to the motor vehicles moving specialists fleet. Managing Director Tim Woodside, said:
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image: freightSharks and Whales Could Help Save Freight Industry Millions by Combating Hull Fouling
Research into Organic Cleaning Methods Could be Revolutionary

21 July 2017
WORLDWIDE – Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves are some of the creatures that might hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions of dollars and help protect the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth. Environmental microbiologist Dr Maria Salta is examining how animal's ability to self-clean might give scientists solutions which could provide the next generation of anti-fouling technology.
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image: freight jobs employmentThis Weeks Appointments in the International Freight and Logistics Industry
A Summary of Who Has Moved Where

21 July 2017
UK – Mark Bromley has taken up his new role as the National Chairman of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), for a two year period, succeeding Fred Osborn, who becomes Immediate Vice-Chairman, also for a two year term. John Stubbings, Group Director and Company Secretary of the Woodland Group, has been elected Vice-Chairman to work alongside Osborn. Sir Peter Bottomley, MP, remains as BIFA President.
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