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image: Denmark Maersk emissions container freight ocean shipping maritime environment IMO Container Shipping Giants Speak Out on Vessel Emissions as COP23 Closes
Ocean Freight Industry Needs to Step Up

22 November 2017
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Transport and logistics behemoth, Maersk has taken a stance against the current actions the global maritime industry are taking to tackle the detrimental affect the shipping sector has on the environment, as the ocean freight container giant's Chief Advisor on Climate Change, John Kornerup Bang, argued that shipping must show more ambition to reduce pollution attributed to the industry, and called upon the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to do more to address the issues of vessel emissions.
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image: UK operation stack road haulage freight lorry park Kent BrexitRoad Haulage Industry Incensed at Withdrawal of Parking Plans for Export and Import Freight Vehicles
Operation Axed not Operation Stack as Government Fails to Manage Environmental Assessment

22 November 2017
UK – The government has withdrawn its decision to site a lorry park in Kent as a permanent alternative to Operation Stack, news that has disappointed UK freight and road haulage industry interests, which argue that, with the current uncertainty of just how Brexit will affect trade on either side of the tunnel, a suitable solution must be in place as a substitute for Operation Stack, otherwise the UK could once again see a repeat of the situation in 2015 when lorries blocked the motorway hard shoulders for mile upon mile.
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image: US Tesla Elon Musk Semi truck road haulage freightDoes Electric Powered Semi Truck Unveiling Reveal the Future of Road Freight Haulage
Latest Elon Musk Tesla Project Will Engender Huge Interest

22 November 2017
US – WORLDWIDE – Tesla has unveiled its first electric-drive semi-truck in an attempt to challenge the use of diesel in the road haulage industry, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk making huge promises over performance, safety, and reliability. In unveiling the new vehicle, Musk outlined the ways in which the Tesla Semi, officially the name, surpasses the HGVs currently in use, and in the 30 minute long presentation, touted some truly impressive figures. Speaking at the event, Musk said:
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image: UK Airlander 10 airship blimp freight passenger crashSecond Incident Casts Doubts Over Airship as Viable Freight and Passenger Carrier
Another Crash for the Great White Hope

22 November 2017
UK – Following the start of Airlander 10's next phase of flight testing, the part-blimp, part-plane hybrid aircraft broke free from its moorings and, once again, crashed into a field. This follows on from an incident in August last year when the airship ran into a telegraph pole causing severe damage to its cockpit. This time, the incident caused the aircraft to trigger its safety system, ripping open its hull to deflate the £25 million aircraft. In a statement, HAV explained:
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image: Pirates navy Somalia EU Naval Forces Detains Suspected Somali Pirates
Two attacks in 24 hours leads to arrests

21 November 2017
SOMALIA – EU NAVFOR Somalia's Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels; a motor whaler acting as mother ship, and a skiff, following attacks on the 4,211 TEU container ship Ever Dynamic and a fishing vessel, the Galerna III. These events reportedly took place over a 24 hour period on 17th and 18th November in the Southern Somali Basin, in an area known for piracy incidents.
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image: Viking Line Wärtsilä 31DF Finland China Dual fuel LNG freight ferry Baltic Sweden Freight and Passenger Ferry Group Choose Neighbours to Power New Dual Fuel Ship
LNG Offers Operating and Environmental Benefits

21 November 2017
FINLAND – When freight and passenger group Viking line laid down plans to build a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China, it turned to neighbouring engine and vessel technology specialist Wärtsilä to provide both the dual-fuel engines, which will run primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG), and much of the other equipment necessary to ensure the ship enjoys both low operating costs, and a minimal environmental footprint.
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image: Eurotunnel france UK freight truck New Name for Channel Tunnel Firm as it Looks to Rebrand
Groupe Eurotunnel becomes Getlink

20 November 2017
FRANCE – UK – The Cross Channel link operator, Groupe Eurotunnel has officially changed its name to Getlink, with the new brand attempting to 'reflect the dynamism of connection and exchange'. Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, explains:
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image: Egypt Dubai economic suez canal freight logistics portPort and Infrastructure Giant to Develop Economic Zone in Egypt
DP World and Suez Canal Authority reveal details of Sokhna World Zone

20 November 2017
EGYPT – Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, and Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), have presented further details of the recent agreement to develop an integrated industrial and residential zone at Sokhna in Egypt.
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image: Qatar Myanmar freight cargo airbusMiddle Eastern Airline to Launch Dedicated Cargo Service to Yangon
Freighters Will Provide a Boost to Growing Garment Exports

20 November 2017
QATAR – MYANMAR – Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar. The Doha-Yangon-Doha route is served once-a-week with the Airbus A330 freighter, providing more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way. Qatar Airways' Acting Chief Officer Cargo, Guillaume Halleux, said:
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image: UK Guernsey air freight cargo passenger Waves RMT taxiGuernsey Air and Ferry Freight and Passenger Routes in the News This Week
Aircraft Taxi Service Starts and Inter Island Sea Link Controversy

17 November 2017
UK – CHANNEL ISLES – Stories concerning transport to and from islands occupy a special place in freight and logistics news because, despite the headlines mainly concerning passenger movement, the ferry and air services which connect these outlying places to mainland and other islands, these are the essential link in the supply chain, ensuring local communities do not run out of vital supplies.
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