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image: freight logisticsAustralian Trucking Body Urges Freight Drivers to Check Weather Conditions
Cyclone Debbie Causing Chaos

28 March 2017
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is urging everyone on the roads travelling within and to Queensland to drive with extra care as Cyclone Debbie causes chaos in the State. In addition, due to the unpredictable road conditions the Transport and Main Roads department and the Queensland Police Service have restricted heavy vehicle movement. This stops the movement of oversize loads, Dangerous Goods and Agricultural Vehicles within the cyclone affected area for the next 24 hours.
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image: freight logisticsSingapore Authorities OK Freight Container Lines Joint Venture
Japanese Shipping Lines Will Combine Operations This Year

28 March 2017
SINGAPORE – The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has cleared the proposed joint venture between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line). Following the demise of South Korean shipper Hanjin, more and more shipping lines have been looking for ways to maintain any semblance of a competitive advantage to stave off any similar repercussions, and as a response Japans three largest container shipping lines sought clearance from antitrust authorities worldwide to merge their box freight businesses and container terminal services arms.
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image: charity logistics charityFamily Freight Company Staff to Free Fall for Hospice
Intrepid Trio to Parachute for Charity

28 March 2017
UK – Three daring members of staff from South Link Logistics will be taking part in a tandem sky dive on Saturday 8th July to raise money for St Barnabas House, a hospice charity that provides specialist palliative care services to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients own homes across West Sussex.
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image: cranes freight logisticsCrane Maker Offers Rental Options to Help Companies Manage Finances
Konecranes Now Offer Three Year Rental Deals

28 March 2017
WORLDWIDE – Finnish crane group Konecranes is now offering premium low- to mid-range capacity cranes for rent, giving a new alternative to buying a crane. Without any large capital investment, customers can get a new crane combined with a service package, where Konecranes takes care of maintenance and spare parts.
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image: softwareSupply Chain Management System Boosts Capability
Integration with Microsoft Products Offer More Customer Options

28 March 2017
UK – US – Specialist software developer Touchpath has improved the utility of its custom TouchWMS warehouse management solution by adding the ability for the system to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP software which is designed with the needs of small and mid-sized companies in mind. The TouchWMS software already integrates with multiple other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including M3, SAP, BPCS and MAPICS.
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image: Rail Freight Operator Australia video near missesRail Freight Operator Warns Drivers of Dangers of Rail Crossings
Video Released Showing Near Misses

27 March 2017
AUSTRALIA – The CBH Group, the largest grain growers cooperative in the country, is warning drivers to be vigilant around rail crossings following a number of vehicles coming close to colliding with its trains and has now released a video with footage of some of the cases to illustrate its point. CBH Group General Manager of Operations David Capper said:
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image: Sweden freight haulier biofuel hybrid truck Atego Mercedes-Benz DSV road haulageFreight Haulier Trials Hybrid Truck and Biofuel in Swedish Operation
DSV and Mercedes Ally for Operational City Testing

27 March 2017
SWEDEN – Logistics group and road haulage operator DSV is currently testing a unique Atego Hybrid truck from Mercedes-Benz in its Malmo city distribution operation. The truck runs on both electricity and the new Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) 100 fuel. After a six-month test period in Malmo city traffic, the project will be evaluated. The results will help determine if electric hybrids can become long-term solutions to distribution in metropolitan areas, which are especially vulnerable to air pollution.
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image: Somaliland UAE Yemen water aid DP World port logistics road tankers SomaliaPort and Logistics Group Delivers Millions of Litres of Water to Somaliland
410 Road Tankers to Deliver Water to Drought Stricken Area

27 March 2017
SOMALILAND – UAE – In a step away from the group's normal operations DP World is delivering over 4.5 million litres of water to people living in villages in the Sahil region of Somaliland. The water will be distributed in 410 road tankers, carrying 11,000 litres each. It is estimated the vital aid will reach 15,000 people living in villages in the region over the next month. The action is taking place less than a month since the company took over operations for the management and development of a multi-purpose port in Berbera and DP World is working in partnership with the Water Authority to address the urgent needs of people in the region in response to the devastating drought which has been affecting the area for two years.
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image: Panama Liberia Marshall Islands ship registers gross tonnage vessel statisticsFlags of Convenience Disagree on Gross Tonnage and Merchant Vessel Statistics
Row of the Registries as to Who Takes the Silver Medal

27 March 2017
MARSHALL ISLANDS – LIBERIA – As we mentioned in our last weekly round-up, the Marshall Islands claim to have overtaken Liberia as the world's second largest registry in terms of deadweight tonnes, something that appears to not sit well with the Liberian Registry which was quick to announce that it has passed the significant milestone of 150 million gross tonnes registered, a statistic it says which keeps it squarely behind the top seed, Panama, specifically in terms of number of ships and gross tonnage.
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image: Luxembourg UK Cargolux emissions waste freight airfreight cargo Air Freight Industry Making Moves to Cut Waste and Emissions with Innovative Ideas
New Technologies Continue to Assist in Cleaning Up Industry

24 March 2017
LUXEMBOURG – UK – A couple of new developments in the airfreight and passenger industry are demonstrating the innovative ways that new ideas are helping to reduce the environmental impact of air transportation. Firstly, Luxembourg based freight only carrier Cargolux Airlines has signed an agreement with German company Trinkaus-Solutions for the use of its squAIR-timber product. Cargolux is the first airline worldwide to introduce the lightweight material in its cargo operations and currently uses it on all pharma shipments out of Luxembourg.
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