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image: UK Freight in the City road haulage parcel delivery operators urban environmentally friendly clean airFreight in the City Event Will be of Interest to Road Haulage and Parcel Operators Alike
Clean, Safe and Quiet Urban Deliveries Targeted at Expo and Conference

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
UK – The fourth annual Freight in the City event will be held in London on Tuesday November 6 at Alexandra Palace and, with the continuing drive to ensure faster and more environmentally responsible urban delivery cycles, the conference and exhibition dedicated to clean, safe and quiet urban deliveries is bound to prove popular with the road haulage and parcel delivery outfits charged with bringing vital supplies to our crowded towns and cities.
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image: US California Port of Los Angeles Hydrogen fuel cell container freightContainer Freight Port Again Leads Environmental Drive to Zero Emissions
Partners Get Grant to Install Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Electric Technology

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
US – We have often seen the US west coast container freight ports take a lead when it comes to environmental matters and now the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million dollars to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2% in match funding.
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image: UK Port of Tilbury Eddie Stobart freight train container multimodal logisticsPort of Tilbury Sees New Freight Train Container Service Commence
Traditional Road Haulage Outfit is Multimodal These Days

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
UK – More familiar to the general public as a road haulier, transport group Eddie Stobart has launched a new train service connecting the Port of Tilbury to Tesco's site in Daventry, and then Daventry to Mossend, Scotland. Launched at the beginning of the month, this is Eddie Stobart's first ever train service to run from the Port of Tilbury, with the capacity to travel with between 30 and 36 containers.
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image: Germany Hydrogen power train fuel cell trucks Hydrogen Powered Train Debuts in Germany with a Taste of the Future
1,000 Kilometres a Day on One Fill Up

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
GERMANY – Germany has introduced the world's first hydrogen fuel cell train into its passenger service in Lower Saxony, as the industry looks to more sustainable and eco-friendly technologies to replace the current diesel trains. The Coradia iLint, built by Alstom in Salzgitter, Germany, is equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion. Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Chairman and CEO of Alstom, commented:
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image: UK RMT RoRo ferry freight services Scottish Islands union Serco Seatruck ferriesRow Brews Over Vital Freight and Passenger Ferry Services to Offshore Islands
Union Accusations That Crews Are Paid Below Minimum Wage Levels - Again

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
UK – Offshore island freight and passenger ferry services have been witness to some spectacular disagreements over the years, and some of the fiercest concern arguments with regard to the Scottish island services, like all such services, a vital lifeline for those living and working off the mainland. Now another row has broken out after the Scottish government drafted in an extra vessel onto the Northern Isles RoRo ferry service to meet short term freight capacity. Announcing the decision Scottish Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse said:
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image: Norway Nor-Shipping trade fair vessel naming ceremonyInternational Shipping Trade Fair Will Witness Unique Finale
Luxury Vessel Naming Ceremony is Climax of Event

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
NORWAY – Next year's Nor-Shipping 2019 exhibition, taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm between 4-7 June, is promising a unique night to remember on 6 June 2019, with a spectacular naming ceremony party for the Viking Jupiter. The 47,800 gross tonne Fincantieri built vessel, the latest addition to Viking's growing fleet, will be celebrated with a public concert in front of Oslo's imposing town hall, overlooking the city's bustling harbour. The free concert will feature a range of as yet unnamed international and Norwegian stars.
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image: UK RHA FTA freight Transport road haulage Brexit permits Some Decisions on Road Infrastructure but Doubt Over Haulage Permits for Freight Trucks Linger
Brexit Concerns Trouble Industry Association as Highway Investment Announced

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
UK – There is good and bad news for British hauliers this week with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) pointing to new investment in the country's roads, whilst arguing that more is still needed. Meanwhile the Road Haulage Association (RHA) is concerned that the matter of permits for European haulage operations post Brexit still needs resolution.
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image: India Afghanistan air cargo freight SpicejetAir Cargo Group Opts for Regular Afghanistan Freight Service
New Route for a New Airline

Monday, September 17, 2018
INDIA – AFGHANISTAN – SpiceXpress, a recently launched dedicated air cargo subsidiary of low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) which will see the carrier launch regular freighter services to the country's capital.
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image: UK multimodal rail freight terminal trains container TEU logisticsNew Multimodal Rail Terminal Gets Royal Opening and Prepares for Six Freight Trains per Day
Doncaster Cargo Hub Up and Running

Monday, September 17, 2018
UK – iPort Rail, the Doncaster based state-of-the-art multimodal rail terminal, was officially opened last week by HRH The Princess Royal. The facility is designed to open up the Yorkshire region with new road, rail and air connections for national and international freight transport. Located on a 30-acre site within the 337-acre iPort logistics hub, iPort Rail is able to accommodate the UK's longest trains up to six times a day. It has storage capacity for 1,500 TEUs and is operated by reach stackers which can each lift a 115-tonne load.
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image: US Court New York NVOCC MSC Flaminia explosion freight forwarder chemical US Court Judges Freight Forwarder and Chemical Maker Responsible for MSC Flaminia Deaths
Explosion Which Killed Three Should have been Avoided

Monday, September 17, 2018
US – In the second hearing of a potentially three phase case the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has reached a verdict appointing responsibility for the deaths, injuries and damage caused when the MSC Flaminia was struck by an explosion. The tragedy left the container vessel drifting for weeks after the crew abandoned ship. Now the manufacturer of the chemical cargo responsible, and the freight forwarder involved, have been found at fault for the incident.
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