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image: freightLogistics Institute Releases Report on Technological Changes to the Industry by 2035
Examines Issues of the next 20 Years

26 May 2017
UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has released a new report reviewing the potential of technology in transport that might be available by 2035. (Re)Inventing the wheel sets out how technological developments in transport could make better use of capacity, result in less congestion and overcrowding, reduce environmental and health impacts, and thereby improve quality of life. Daniel Parker-Klein, Head of Policy, CILT, said:
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image: freightThe Friday Freight and Logistics News Round Up
A Collection of This Weeks News

26 May 2017
US – XPO Logistics announced the opening of a third regional distribution centre for European Wax Center, one of the fastest growing beauty lifestyle brands in the United States. The new 40,000 square foot facility in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, marks a major expansion of XPOs supply chain management relationship with the company.
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image: freightExperimental Wind Propulsion Project for Freight Ships Requests Partner for Data Analysis
High Potential for Resurrected Technology

26 May 2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – We here at the Handy Shipping Guide have reported before on the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) project to study the possible use of Flettner Rotors as supplementary power sources to freight vessels, Now the ETI has launched a request for proposals seeking partners for a new project to analyse data from its Flettner rotor project which aims to cuts fuel consumption and emissions in ships.
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image: freightThis Weeks Appointments in the International Freight and Logistics Industry
Staff News Throughout the Transport Industry

26 May 2017

HONG KONG – After recently announcing a host of changes to the senior managing team of Cathay Pacific, the airline has taken the first step in its transformation plan, a reorganisation of its head office and the restructuring of its cargo department. Cathay Pacific has removed the role of Cargo Director which was due to be fulfilled by James Ginns, who would have been taking over the position from Simon Large, effective June 1.


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image: UK Pentalver container Felixstowe port demurrage quay rent freight forwarders shippers delayedContainer Specialist Can Solve Delay Problems for Freight Forwarders and Shippers Alike
Pentalver Aims to Eliminate Quay Rent

26 May 2017
UK – Two phrases which are guaranteed to raise the hackles and the blood pressure of freight forwarders and shippers alike are demurrage and quay rent, an unholy combination which can drain the profit from a job for the forwarder or haulier and infuriate a consignee because of factors sometimes beyond all control. Now Jack of All Trades company (where containers are concerned) Pentalver, is reminding customers there is often an alternative when goods are delayed at Britain's biggest container port.
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image: UK road haulage Ed Byrne Care after Combat Jim Davidson Richard Burnett RHA Road Haulage Celebration Had Everything from Horror to Humour
Annual RHA Event an Important Date in the Calendar

25 May 2017
UK – The annual Road Haulage Association (RHA) luncheon, held today once again in London's Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, proved to be more entertaining than ever, featuring as it did speeches from two well-known comedians. That is not to say there was not a serious side to proceedings, following as closely as it did after the horrors of Manchester. Indeed access to the event was partially blocked when police closed the footway leading up Park Lane due to an 'exercise'.
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image: freight logisticsAirline Expands Military Discount to Pet Freight
Sign of Gratitude to Service Personnel

25 May 2017
US – WORLDWIDE – In recognition of the contribution that US military personal serving domestically and abroad make to the security of their country, American Airlines Cargo has announced that it is making an expansion of its military discount programme to include the transport of personal pets to and from all international origins and destinations.
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image: freightMSC Renews Intermodal Contract with Rail Freight Operator
Three Year Extension Granted

25 May 2017
UK – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has awarded GB Railfreight (GBRf) a three-year contract extension of their intermodal freight agreement running container services out of the Port of Felixstowe. Building on their 15 year relationship, this new contract will see GBRf running 98 rail platforms daily. Dan Everitt, Managing Director of MSC UK, said:
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image: freightCharity Puts Out the Call for Members of the Freight and Logistics Community to Help
Transaid Plans Latest Adventure in Zambia

25 May 2017
UK – ZAMBIA – International development charity Transaid is calling on transport and logistics industry professionals to once again get on their bikes to raise funds for its life-saving work in Sub-Saharan countries, with the launch of its next African cycle challenge. Taking place between September 21 and September 30, 2018, the industrys favourite charity is asking for volunteers to take on a 490 kilometre ride from Lusaka to the breath-taking Victoria Falls in Zambia.
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image: freightKuwaiti Logistics Mainstay Looks to Resolve Issues with US Government
Settlement Will Allow Agility to Bid for Contracts Once Again

25 May 2017
US – KUWAIT – Having been embroiled in a nearly decade long criminal case involving US government food-supply contracts, Agility has entered into a settlement agreement in the hopes of once again bidding for US government contracts. Once the largest supplier to the US army in the Middle East, the Kuwait-based logistics firm were alleged to have defrauded the military of millions of dollars between 2003 and 2010, during the war in Iraq.
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