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image: UK British Steel PD Ports importer All Steels Trading GroveportAs British Steel Struggles So Comes Multi-Million Pound Investment to Support Bulk Imports
Cheaper Overseas Product Benefits Port Operator

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
UK – On a day when the troubles of British Steel are very much to the fore port operator PD Ports has announced a multi-million-pound investment at Groveport in partnership with international steel traders and long-standing customer, All Steels Trading. This new long-term contract represents the largest single investment in the last decade at Groveport and signifies the next step in PD Ports' growth strategy as the Port gears up for further expansion.
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image: UK River Thames suicide mental health self-harm PLA HRH Prince WilliamWith Mental Health on the Agenda Comes Royal Backing to Make the River Thames Safer
Misadventure Deaths and Suicides Get Campaign to Help and Advise

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
UK – In a week when mental health issues are top of the agenda, HRH The Duke of Cambridge took to the Thames in central London to back a new campaign #saferthames enlisting the public's help in preventing accidents and self-harm incidents on the tidal river. The campaign seeks to reduce the estimated 700 incidents that occur each year on the river, where people's lives are at risk, either by misadventure, or as the result of suicide attempts. Annually there are around 30 fatalities, the majority of which are linked to mental health issues.
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image: Malta freight logistics cargo handling safety IMO TT Club ICHCA Awards ConferenceNGO Seeks Submissions for Award for Safety in Cargo Handling Once Again
Freight and Logistics Companies Who Make a Difference Honoured

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
MALTA – WORLDWIDE – The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), a non-government organisation which lobbies on behalf of the cargo handling industry and is dedicated to improving freight handling throughout international supply chains, has launched the 3rd TT Club Innovation in Safety Award.
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image: UK Flexi narrow aisle fork lift truck logistics articulated technology pick and pack distributionVery Narrow Racking Aisles Aid Logistics Group to Maximise Pick, Pack and Distribution
Electric Articulated Fork Lift Technology Increases Warehouse Storage Capacity

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
UK – When operating a logistics facility which has a client base so diverse it includes leading clothing manufacturers, food suppliers and a Premier League football club, storage has to be fast, efficient and, most of all, optimise every cubic inch of storage space. When Daygard Logistics took on its latest addition to the group's property portfolio, it turned to very narrow aisle racking served by Flexi articulated VNA reach truck technology from Narrow Aisle Ltd.
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image: UK London urban pollution NOx diesel Euro standard British Safety Council emissions New Report on Impact of Urban Pollution Criticises Government and Health and Safety Executive
New Euro Standard HGV Diesel Engines Deemed as Worse Polluters in Some Respects

Monday, May 20, 2019
UK – The British Safety Council (BSC), an organisation dedicated to protecting workers from accidents, hazards and unsafe conditions since 1957, has launched a report on the 'Impact of air pollution on the health of outdoor workers' which it says provides compelling evidence to recognise ambient air pollution as an occupational health hazard in Britain. The report is particularly relevant to the logistics sector given the amount of airborne pollution from vehicles, including HGVs and others involved in urban road haulage activities.
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image: Russia China Latvia air freight carrier cargo on line ecommerce Atran Cainiao Network logisticsOnline Business Sparks New Chinese Air Freight Route for Russian Cargo Carrier
Latvia Connected in Latest Expansion of Network

Monday, May 20, 2019
RUSSIA – CHINA – LATVIA – Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary Atran Airlines, the Russian air freight express carrier has been extending connections with China once again. Shortly after introducing a new service to Xi'an, Atran has announced a new route into its network between Hangzhou (China), an emerging technology hub, and home to the e-commerce industry in China, and Riga (Latvia).
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image: UK Multimodal 2019 rail freight group track borne cargo road haulage emissions As Road Haulage Emissions, and Costs, Need Cutting, Rail Freight Group Opens Discussions
Multimodal 2019 to Host Summer Meeting of Track Borne Cargo Interests

Monday, May 20, 2019
UK – The ever expanding drive to reduce emissions produced by the logistics industry has touched every sector, none more so than road haulage which has seen track borne cargo levels steadily rise with an increased number of trains double stacking containers, whilst bulk goods favour the method. Now, at next month's Multimodal Exhibition, the Rail Freight Group will hold its RFG Summer Meeting.
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image: Hamburg Süd Maersk Line container ocean freight services box TEU Caribbean Europe Germany Ocean Container Lines Cooperate on New Transcontinental Freight Services
Eight Reefer Box Vessels Deployed on New Route

Monday, May 20, 2019
EUROPE – CARIBBEAN – CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA & German container line Hamburg Süd says it has strengthened its ocean freight portfolio on the Europe-Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast trade with its latest collaboration with Maersk Line with the pair opening a joint, standalone set of service offerings.
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image: UK US freight transport logistics container shipping TEUSnippets of Transport and Logistics News You May Have Missed This Week
Some Miscellaneous Items from Around the World

Friday, May 17, 2019
GERMANY &ndash This week's round-up of freight and shipping news starts with Imperial Logistics which has formally opened the new Volkswagen Group Packaging Centre which it is managing and operating at JadeWeserPort, Wilhelmshaven. The 40,000 m2 facility took 9 months to complete. The new Centre comprises four halls which will receive around 7,000 different Audi, VW and VW Commercial Vehicles parts lines from plants throughout Europe; these will then be stored, picked, packed and containerised for shipment.
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image: UK freight forwarding logistics shipping Customs training deadline grant Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association Warns of Looming Deadline for Training Grants
Customs Funding Window Closes This Month

Thursday, May 16, 2019
UK – Even mentioning Brexit may have now become so irritating to anyone in the country that they might well 'switch off' when the word is mentioned, but today comes a timely reminder from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) that a deadline looms which many involved in the shipping of goods may need to be reminded of.
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