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image: UKWA warehouse keeper forged in war Transaid Malaria United Kingdom Warehousing Association death freight logisticsUKWA Backs Transaid the Freight and Logistics Sectors Favourite Charity in this its 75th Year
Warehouse Keepers Association Forged in War Fights the Scourge of Malaria in Africa

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UK – AFRICA – During the recent Annual Conference of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), the logistics industry body announced that it intends to mark this year, its 75th anniversary, and which it is celebrating throughout 2019, by attempting to raise a total of £75,000 for transport charity Transaid. An Association forged in the heat of war now intends to wage war itself on a very different enemy.
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image: Perth harbour port cargoes freight CalMac ferries CalPort fishmealScottish Port Looking to Grow as Largest Freight Vessels for Years Dock
Ferry Group Take Over Management and Develop Trade

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UK – You wait years for a big delivery then two come along at once. That was the situation last week when two of the largest vessels to visit the Perth Port in recent years docked within 24 hours of each other. Two companies, CalPort whose cargoes these were, and CalMac Ferries, have been working together of late to develop business opportunities and attract different freight types to the Harbour.
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image: UAE Maersk Largest Container Shipping Line Extends Emirates Global Aluminium Transport ContractLargest Container Shipping Line Extends Aluminium Transport Contract
Established Partnership to Continue

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UAE – Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside the oil and gas industry, has signed a volume commitment extension agreement for 2019 with the world's largest container shipping line AP Moller-Maersk for transporting its aluminium to customers around the world.
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image: P&O Ferrymasters freight containers multimodal Europe Asia pallet wide high-cube swap body unitsAdditional Large Cube Freight Containers Supplement Multimodal Fleet
New Equipment to Boost European and Asian Services

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
EUROPE – P&O Ferrymasters is purchasing 600 new 45 foot, pallet wide high-cube freight containers to add to its already growing fleet. The multi-million euro investment ties in with the multimodal operator and logistics solutions provider's plans to continue to add more routes and services across Europe and Asia to its portfolio.
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image: Switzerland France CMA CGM third largest ocean container shipping 3PL freight forwarding acquisition CEVA logistics squeeze out share take overContainer Shipping Group Poised to Control Major Logistics Group
Shareholders Threatened with 'Cancellation or Squeeze Out'

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
FRANCE – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – French container shipping giant CMA CGM has updated its position regarding the acquisition of freight forwarding and logistics group CEVA telling remaining shareholders they should sell their shares at the offer rate of CHF 30 each or witness a 'squeeze out', the process by which shares can be acquired in a take-over by the company purchaser at a rate 'considered fair'.
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image: South Korea Netherlands ocean heavy lift vessels COSCO Busan ships BigLIft Chung YangPressure on Heavy Lift Sector Sees Intercontinental Cooperation Between Ocean Carriers
After Demise of Hansa so Two Former Rivals Join Up

Monday, March 18, 2019
NETHERLANDS – SOUTH KOREA – The pressure on operators in the ocean heavy lift industry sector can be gauged by the recent insolvency of one of the industry's best known names, Hansa, and now BigLift Shipping, a part of the Dutch Spliethoff group, and Busan based Chung Yang Shipping, have agreed to cooperate, pooling their four heavy transport vessels under the BigLift brand.
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image: Germany Canada Rodair Rhenus Freight Forwarding Logistics Supply Chain HolzwickedeEuropean Headquartered Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Acquires Canadian Supply Chain Outfit
Rhenus Gobbles Up Rodair Subject to Approval of Authorities

Monday, March 18, 2019
CANADA – GERMANY – Holzwickede based freight forwarding and logistics outfit Rhenus has extended its influence in North America with the acquisition of another major player, Toronto headquartered Rodair. Just this month the group, which covers all aspects of the trade with specialist service in niche areas, such as fashion and retail, and the automotive supply chain, was selected as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies turning over $15 million annually. Jeff Cullen, CEO of Rodair, said:
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image: US XPO logistics freight shipping staff HR appointments Amazon HR News in the Shipping, Freight and Logistics Sectors This Week
Staff Comings (and Goings) Across the Industry

Friday, March 15, 2019
US – XPO Logistics has announced that it is terminating the employment of Kenneth Wagers, Chief Operating Officer after eliminating his position. XPO President, Troy Cooper will assume the responsibilities that would normally fall under the COO’s purview. The decision to eliminate the COO role was made after the company decided it was no longer anticipating significant merger and acquisition needs, opting instead to focus on stock repurchasing.
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image: UK US India LNG powered ship truck logistics shipping freight CNG Gas Powered Ships and Trucks Feature in Weekly News Round Up
Some Smaller Freight and Logistics News Items

Friday, March 15, 2019
INDIA – We start the week's round up of some smaller shipping and logistics items in the subcontinent where GAC has handled the first tanker to berth at the newly constructed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal inside Kamarajar Port, Ennore in Chennai. The Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier LPG/C Golar Snow was carrying the first consignment of 78,037 m3 of LNG from Ras Laffan in Qatar for the commissioning of the terminal.
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image: CalMac Scotland UK biodiversity ORCA carbon emissions environment greenhouse gas Freight and Passenger Ferry Services Look to Protect the Environment
Target to Cut Carbon Emissions, Reduce Waste and Educate the Public

Thursday, March 14, 2019
UK – In line with so many others in the shipping industry CalMac, which operates RoRo freight and passenger ferry services on the west coast of Scotland, is making determined efforts to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. To this end the company has highlighted its progress in its new Environmental Strategy, which outlines detailed steps the company is taking to better protect the environment it sails in.
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