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Partnership to Carry Rail Freight Extended for Another Five Years

Power Station Relies on Delivery of Biomass - Come What May

UK – In the decade since GB Railfreight (GBRf) and the Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire started working together the technology has shifted from the original wagons, coal carriers converted with lids to haul the biomass, to new purpose-built trucks to carry the pellet fuel.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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UK Government Publishes Latest Plans to Avoid Post-Brexit Congestion for Road Haulage Drivers

Fines, Banishment from Kent for Wrong Documents, Proposed Systems and a Consultation

UK – EUROPE – Earlier this week the Department for Transport (DfT) published its latest information regarding proposals to adapt the infamous 'Operation Brock', the plan to control traffic on the link roads between the Channel Strait ports and the rest of the country. Having had to withdraw its plan for a lorry park at Stanford West due to its own failings, the back-up is to use the Kentish motorways as a truck park in busy times.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Huge Explosion Has Changed the Face of Beirut Forever as the Calls for a Full Enquiry Begin

Port Workers Feared to Have Suffered Biggest Losses as Stored Fertiliser Ignites

LEBANON – The huge explosion, estimated to have had a force equivalent to 10% of the blast that devastated Hiroshima 75 years ago, has stunned the country, and even the world at large, as the recriminations begin. The fact that such a vast quantity of deadly cargo was left in storage within the Beirut port area will doubtless engender the full enquiry being called for by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch amongst others.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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New Greenhouse Gas Emissions Study Reveals Good and Bad News

Comprehensive Report Looks Back at the Past and to the Future

WORLDWIDE – The long awaited fourth International Maritime Organization (IMO) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Study was published this week and the outlook is not particularly what the shipping industry, and indeed the world at large, would have hoped for.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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From Locomotives to Trout Ova - Young Freight Forwarders Have it All Covered as Usual

Award Applications Show the Global Strength of the Industry Even as Virus Spreads

WORLDWIDE – As with so many events this year the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Awards (YIFFYs) will have to rely on video links, but now we know the identities of the four regional finalists who go forward to decide this year's ultimate winner of the much sought after trophy sponsored by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and international freight transport insurer TT Club.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Electric Motor Racing Returns Driven by a Logistics Industry Giant

Motorsport Back Despite Virus for A Grandstand Season Finish

WORLDWIDE – OK, the link between racing cars and logistics can be viewed as fairly tenuous, however when it involves electrically powered vehicles and major sponsorship from a leading player in the industry that is just about sufficient grounds for us to use a decent image that isn't a ship, plane or truck.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Global Airports Need to Adopt Open Architecture in the Fight Against Terrorism

International Push to Standardise and Communicate

WORLDWIDE – Whereas national governments squabble over security sharing arrangements in the light of such things as Brexit, the Huawei controversy and the like, it seems the world's major airports have realised that such pettifogging cannot be endured when it comes to facing up to terrorism at the coal face.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Yet Another International Shipping Company Falls Foul of US Environmental Awareness

Whistle Blower Reports Vessel for Dumping Oily Water Offshore

US – Florida was the latest state successfully prosecute one of the 'fly tippers of the ocean' when the federal court before US District Court Judge Paul G. Byron in Orlando sentenced a Japanese-based company engaged in international shipping, Misuga Kaiun Co. Ltd, to pay a fine of $1.5 million.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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