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Bulk Freight Carriers Body Extremely Concerned Over Cargo Liquidity Tests
'Can and Splash' Tests Simply Not Good Enough - ABTO

26/06/2017
WORLDWIDE – The Handy Shipping Guide has covered in the past the concerns over the stability of large ore cargoes carried by Very Large Ore Carr...
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Appointments in the Freight and Shipping World This Week
Who has Moved and to Where

23/06/2017
WORLDWIDE – Another busy week for the HR departments of freight and logistics associated practitioners this week as we list the top staff moves ...
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Friday Freight and Logistics News Round
Our Weekly Roundup of Items from the Industry

23/06/2017
GERMANY – KUWAIT – Volga-Dnepr Airlines completed the urgent delivery of a 57-tonne generator rotor from its manufacturing site in Germany...
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DP World Explores Clean Energy Solutions at Freight Ports and Logistics Zones
Berbera First to Be Targeted for New Technology

23/06/2017
MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA – Global trade enabler DP World and Masdar, Abu Dhabis renewable energy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understa...
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New Business Centre for Finance Group with its Roots in Shipping Sector
Bibby Financial Office Relocates to Aid SME's in Time for Brexit

23/06/2017
UK – This month saw Bibby Financial Services (BFS) take up residence in a suite of new offices in Brentwood, Essex as part of its expansion plan...
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Project Freight Forwarding Group Allseas Tightens Ties with India
New Joint Venture Company Launched

23/06/2017
INDIA – UK – With the Indian Government taking every possible step to simplify business processes and focusing on the country's manuf...
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South Africa Rejects ONE Shipping Merger
Prior Offences Return to Haunt Asian Freight Carriers

22/06/2017
SOUTH AFRICA – JAPAN – The South African Competition Commission has rejected the proposed intermediate merger of Japans three biggest cont...
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UK Politics and Brexit Continues to Dominate the Concerns of Freight and Road Haulage Experts
Queen's Speech Met With Disappointment, but Proposed London Road Charges Prompt Cautious Optimism

22/06/2017
UK – With the continued uncertainty following the election it is hardly a surprise that politics, particularly the shadow of Brexit, continues t...
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Swedish Port Completes Renovation and New Construction
Future Proofing for a Hundred Years

22/06/2017
SWEDEN – The Port of Kapellskär, located 90 kilometres (60 miles) north of Stockholm, has just completed a major three year refurbishment. ...
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Transport and Logistics Awards Celebrate Freight and Passenger Heroines
FTA everywoman Festivities Crown Those Who Lead Gender Equality

21/06/2017
UK – Today saw the presentation of the FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards at the Marriot Hotel in London's Grosvenor Square. T...
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DP World Receives Recognition for Sustainability and Education Programs
Recipients of CSR Excellence Award

21/06/2017
UK – Global port and freight facility operator DP World's commitment to sustainability and endeavouring to explain the importance of logisti...
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ETC and Thome Fined for Dumping Oil Bilge and Garbage in US Waters
Also Issued Four Year Probation

21/06/2017
US – Two international shipping companies have pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution fr...
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DHL to Manage Etihad Aircraft Parts Logistics
New Deal Between Biggest Mid East MRO and Freight Giant

21/06/2017
GERMANY – UAE – Etihad Airways Engineering, the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) division of Abu Dhabi airline, has signed ...
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UK Government Warns Foreign Freight Trucks to Check Their Road Levy is Up to Date
On the Spot Fines and Towing for Those Who Owe

21/06/2017
UK – With the summer well and truly here, the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a reminder to foreign registered heavy good veh...
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Lockheed Martin Signs Deal for Freight Airship with French Operator
Balloon Refuses to Burst

20/06/2017
FRANCE – US – The Handy Shipping Guide has covered many times in the past the development of air ships designed to carry and deliver heavy...
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First Autonomous Commercial Vessel Performs Well in Initial Tests
Copenhagen Harbour Sees Tug Successfully Manoeuvre and Dock Itself

20/06/2017
DENMARK – Rolls-Royce has been making some serious waves in the world of autonomous shipping having recently collaborated with global towage ope...
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Logistics Outfit Says AEO Status Essential for Freight Forwarders and Shippers Alike
Brexit Means Authorised Economic Status More Important Than Ever

20/06/2017
UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is encouraging all companies involved in the supply chain, including both shipper...
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Freight Body Awards Aims to Have a Little Spice this Year
Celebrity Guest Host Announced for Ceremony

20/06/2017
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has added a culinary touch to its annual Freight Service Awards event as this year's ...
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Road Haulage Driver Killed Through Migrant Action in Calais
Polish Man Crashes Due to Blocked Highway

20/06/2017
FRANCE – The news everyone has been dreading finally came true at 03.45 today when the Polish driver of a van was killed after it collided with ...
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New Air Freighter Conversions Announced for Logistic Giants
UPS and DHL Do Deals with Plane Makers

19/06/2017
US – GERMANY – The start of the Paris Air Show means that all the major aircraft manufacturers are demonstrating their wares and looking t...
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Security Consultants Warn Container and Cargo Ships of Increased Pirate Activity off Somalia
More Raids Expected as Weather Improves

19/06/2017
WORLDWIDE – Security analysts and consultants group Control Risks has reported that 17 incidents of piracy and armed robbery attempts off the Ho...
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US Navy Fatalities in NYK Container Ship Collision Identified
Seven Dead and Three Wounded in Saturday's Incident

19/06/2017
JAPAN – In the early hours of the morning of Saturday, 17 June the US Navy destroyer USS Fitgerald (DDG 62) and the APX Crystal, a...
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UK Freight and Logistics This Week is All About the Women
Two Stand Out Events Promoting the Cause of Equality

19/06/2017
UK – It would be no exaggeration, as anyone who has visited such venues with any regularity knows, that a trip to the average shipping dinner, a...
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Freight Ferry Company Again Orders Biggest RoRo Ships in its History
DFDS Doubles Purchase of New and Cleaner Vessels

19/06/2017
DENMARK – NORTHERN EUROPE – CHINA –Ferry operator DFDS has placed an order in China for a further two new energy efficient RoRo frei...
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Weekly Round Up of Freight and Logistics News From Around the Globe
A Selection of Stories of Interest to Those in the Shipping Industry

16/06/2017
UK – With Brexit negotiations about to enter full flow, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) aims to beef-up its training servic...
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Infographic Reveals the Meaning of Mutual Insurance to Forwarding Agents and Shippers
Shipowners Club Sheds a Light for Uninitiated Ocean Freight Interests

16/06/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – To those on the perimeters of the ocean freight shipping community, and that can include anyone be they forwarding agents...
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US Supply Chain Summit Disrupted by Freight and Logistics Workers Protest
Teamsters Continue to Bait XPO Boss

16/06/2017
US – Once again the Teamsters Union has disrupted a public event featuring XPO Logistics billionaire boss, Bradley Jacobs. This week's 3PL ...
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Demise of a Tug Captain Leads Freight and Logistics Staff News This Week
Our Latest Update on Changes for Personnel in the Shipping Sector

16/06/2017
UK – Sad news leads our weekly round-up of staff changes in the freight and logistics industry with the crew and staff of marine support company...
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Air Freight Cartel Members Found Guilty After Eight Years of Indecision
Cargo Carriers Original Offences Date back to 2002

15/06/2017
AUSTRALIA – Yet another cartel scandal in the world of air freight has been concluded after the High Court of Australia ruled in favour of a dec...
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Global Port Group Signs Up Memoranda for Freight and Logistics System on Silk Road Route
DP World Expands Interests in Kazakhstan

15/06/2017
DUBAI – KAZAKHSTAN – Two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU's) have been signed between global port group DP World and the Kazakhstan go...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Help Primary School Children
Holiday Sparks Move to Aid Under Equipped Kids

15/06/2017
UK – SENEGAL – Leicester based freight forwarding and logistics based CML has aided the parents of one of the company's employees by ...
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Intermodal and Road Haulage Specialist Expands Fleet for Ocean Container Freight Customer
Maritime Keeps Growing to Serve MSC

15/06/2017
UK – The relationship between ocean freight carrying giant Mediterranean Shipping Company UK (MSC) and Maritime Transport Limited, the country&#...
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New Freight Container Scanning Technology Initiative to Detect Every Rogue Cargo from Drugs to Bombs
European Supply Chain Initiative Teams up with Detection Specialist

14/06/2017
EUROPE — New state of the art container scanning equipment is being developed for the CORE (Consistently Optimised REsilient Secure Global Suppl...
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Ocean Freight Container Lines Praised for Watching Out for Right Whales
Box Shippers Cut Speeds in the Name of Preservation

14/06/2017
NORTH AMERICA –Two of the world's largest ocean freight companies have been recognised for their efforts to protect the one of the most end...
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Maersk Sells Domestic Feeder Container Shipping Line to CMA CGM
Purchase Simplifies Cabotage for French Box Carrier

14/06/2017
FRANCE – DENMARK – BRAZIL – French shipping group, CMA CGM has entered into a binding agreement with Danish container giant Maersk L...
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Logistics Giant and Vehicle Manufacturer Combine to Put Electric Freight Vehicle on the Road
Deutsche Post and Ford Collaborate to Push Concept Van Into Service

14/06/2017
GERMANY — A subsidiary of Deutsche Post, StreetScooter GmbH, which we have written on often in the past, and the Ford Motor Company are entering...
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European Truck Cartel to be Hit with Multi Billion Pound Class Action by Road Haulage Group
All Hauliers Affected Can Join Court Case Against Major Makers Free of Charge

14/06/2017
UK – EUROPE – The antitrust case against European truck makers which formed a cartel to keep prices high and collude on emissions technolo...
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Marine Insurance Giant Illustrates Ten Year Decline in Vessel Losses and Assesses Current Risks
Enhanced Safety Regulation and Decline in Piracy Saves Ships and Lives

13/06/2017
WORLDWIDE — Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, mostly driven by the development of a more robust safety environmen...
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Ship Registry Produces Benchmarked Marine Systems Code for Autonomous Vessels
Procedure Designed to Grow as More and Larger Unmanned Carriers Evolve

13/06/2017
WORLDWIDE – Lloyd's Register (LR) has launched the LR Unmanned Marine Systems Code, a goal-based code that takes a structured approach to t...
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Supply Chain Specialist Points the Way to Improved Urban Freight Deliveries
A Host of Solutions Required to Effect Last Mile Services Effectively

13/06/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – Regular readers will be aware of the rapidly changing face of urban logistics, the last mile challenge which faces all ro...
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Container Shipping Giant Now Allows Energy Tracking on Reefer Consignments
Maersk Latest to Keep Customers Informed on Power Consumption

13/06/2017
WORLDWIDE — Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, is introducing an energy meter feature integrated into all of the co...
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Qatar Blockade Forces Sea Freight to Introduce Feeder Services
Continued Dispute between Gulf States Looks Set to Last

12/06/2017
QATAR – Following the decision earlier this month by Arab countries to cut ties with the state of Qatar, several shipping lines around the world...
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Mexico Fines Shipping Lines for RoRo Freight Collusion
32 Million Dollar Punishment Handed Out

12/06/2017
MEXICO – The Mexican antitrust commission COFECE, has fined 7 international shipping lines a total of nearly 582 million pesos (approximately &#...
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Freight Industry Representatives Give Reactions to Political Uncertainty after UK Election
FTA and UKWA Want to be Included in Brexit Talks

12/06/2017
UK – With uncertainty still pervading the British political establishment after last week's election results and the continued speculation ab...
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The Friday Round Up - A Few Freight and Logistics Stories from the Past Week
Your Chance to Look at a Global Supply Chain Snapshot

09/06/2017
US – Crowley Fuels has formally announced a new trucking fleet maintenance facility that the company recently constructed in Palmer, Alaska. The...
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Ninety Three Million Dollar Crane Orders to Manage Ultra Large Container Ships in US Ports
China to Supply Giant Quayside Equipment

08/06/2017
US – CHINA – Both the Northwest Seaport Alliance and Port Everglades have announced multi-million dollar crane orders from Shanghai Zhenhu...
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DP World Continues Expansion of Maritime Services with Purchase of Spanish Company
Over 150 Vessels Added to Group Portfolio

08/06/2017
SPAIN – DUBAI – With its latest acquisition the DP World group continues its expansion after fully owned subsidiary P&O Maritime announced...
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New Ocean Freight Tracking Software to Reinforce Supply Chain Options
Customers Can Get Constant Updates on their Shipping

08/06/2017
WORLDWIDE – DHL Global Forwarding has launched Ocean View, a new online platform that allows shippers to track their ocean freight shipments wit...
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Logistics Conference to Tell Freight Operators How to Stop Vehicles Being Used in Terrorist Attacks
Item Just Part of a Broad Spectrum of Seminars that are Free to Attend

08/06/2017
UK – After Islamic terrorists launched multiple attacks across Europe using vehicles as weapons some of the UK's largest HGV fleet operato...
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Shipping Groups Lambast US Climate Change Pull Out as China and EU Cooperate
Patchwork Solutions Will Not Resolve Global Problems

08/06/2017
EUROPE – CHINA – Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowne...
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US Freight Forwarding Agent Offers Advice on Choosing Shipping Lines and Defining Carriage Modes
American Shippers Need to Understand the Logistics Vagaries of Their Own Markets

08/06/2017
US – WORLDWIDE – As a website published in the UK but read internationally by hundreds of thousands of people, it is good for us to keep o...
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Who Should Road Haulage Sector Vote For in UK Election?
Analysis of Which Party Offers Most to Freight Carriers

07/06/2017
UK – Never backward in coming forward FairFuelUK says it has been the only Motorists Campaign Group to ask all the General Election Candidates w...
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Air Freight Wholesaler Provides Logistical Support to Canadian Football Team
AMI Makes Tour Run Without a Hitch

07/06/2017
CANADA – EUROPE – Air freight and express wholesaler AMI has proven itself capable of handling cargo in multiple fields when it took on th...
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Freight Line Reduces Emissions on Each Container It Ships
Much Better Still to Come According to Plans

07/06/2017
FRANCE – French Container shipping line CMA CGM seems to be on track to achieve its target of cutting carbon emissions by 30% between 2015 and 2...
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Australia Ratifies Ballast Water Convention
Vessel Owners Need to Upgrade Systems or Face Stiff Penalties

07/06/2017
AUSTRALIA – The Australian government has decided to ratify the International Ballast Water Convention in a worthwhile attempt to protect the c...
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Largest Freight Container Vessel Yet Calls at UK Port
Felixstowe Takes Record from Southampton

07/06/2017
UK – The growth in the new generation of container ocean freight carriers that are just entering service means that of late there have been a ho...
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Major Logistics Effort Completed for Egyptian Power Project
AAL Shipping Provide Heavy Freight Services for Huge Plant

06/06/2017
SINGAPORE – EGYPT – Singapore based breakbulk, project cargo, and heavy-lift carrier, AAL Shipping has completed an intense nine-month p...
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Hyperloop One Proposes New European Freight and Passenger Routes at Conference
New Technology Company Pushing Hard for Acceptance of Concept

06/06/2017
EUROPE – Following on from their recent identifying of key proposed routes within the US that they believe could substantially improve the trans...
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Parcel Delivery and Logistics Companies Merger Goes Ahead After Revised Offer
DX and Menzies Distribution Tie Up as Gatemore Agrees One Third Cut in Price

05/06/2017
UK – The wrangling over the future of John Menzies Distribution appears to have reached a settlement with investor Gatemore Capital agreeing to ...
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Qatar Air, Land and Sea Links Closure by Gulf States for 'Terrorism' Links Will Hit Supply Chain
Tough New Punishment Measures as Rift Ensues Amongst Arab Countries

05/06/2017
MIDDLE EAST – In a move that could devastate trade and stop vital imports into the country, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and the UAE hav...
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Shipyards Claim 400 Per Cent Increase in Orders So Far This Year
Korean Yards Build Over Half the World's Merchant Vessels

02/06/2017
SOUTH KOREA – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group has reported a 400% increase in ship orders for the year so far as, despite existing clou...
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More Shock Waves in Shipping and Logistics as Rickmers Files for Receivership
After Almost Two Centuries End Looms for German Group

02/06/2017
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Moving on from our story in April following the demise of the Rickmers organisation, a name associated with shipping...
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Appointments This Week Headed by Freight Forwarders and Road Haulage News
Who Has Gone Where in the Logistics Sector

02/06/2017
WORLDWIDE – Hans Gunther Kersten has been named Deputy Director General of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA...
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Our Review of Some of the Freight and Logistics News This Week
Items You May Have Missed

02/06/2017
CHILE – This week's review of some of freight and logistics lesser read items from around the world starts with the welcome news that the s...
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Women in Logistics Workshop to Precede Annual Awards and Charity Ball
Events Offer a Chance to Network and Celebrate Gender Opportunities

02/06/2017
UK – It's time again for the annual Women in Logistics (WiL) Award nominations to be announced and the original long list of contenders, bu...
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Old Established Shipping Agency and Logistics Group Appoints New Boss
John Good Continues Its Established Succession Plan

02/06/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – Whilst our weekly appointments and departures item covers staff movements within the industry, when a major change happen...
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Logistics Giant Responsible for Managing Critical Transportation During Future Crises
Transport Group Retains New York Emergency Response Contract

01/06/2017
US – XPO Logistics has announced that New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) has renewed the contract for the company to act as manager for ...
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So Do Autonomous Freight Trucks Mean More or Fewer Haulage Drivers on Our Roads?
New Think Tank Report Addresses Free Delivery Myth and Other Issues of Increasing Congestion in Cities

01/06/2017
UK – In the past few days we have published two articles with conflicting views on the future of employment in the British road haulage sector. ...
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Five Billion Dollar Collaboration to Build New Saudi Arabian Maritime Shipbuilding Yard
Shipping Line Invests in Facility Intended to be Largest in Middle East

01/06/2017
SAUDI ARABIA – The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), state-owned oil group Saudi Aramco, UAE energy firm Lamprell, and South Ko...
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New Container Vessel and Cargo Ship Designs and Green Corridor Details Revealed
Environmental Ocean Freight Matters Top Agenda at Shipping Trade Fair

01/06/2017
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – The Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo today has given vessel classification and shipping expert advisory group DNV GL ...
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Road Haulage Training Guide and Better Image Could Help Logistics Sector Fill Vacancies
LGV and HGV Driver Shortage Could Be Resolved by Trailblazer Apprenticeships Says RHA

01/06/2017
UK – One of the hot topics at the recent Road Haulage Association (RHA) Luncheon in London was the subject of how to fill the thousands of vacan...
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Change at the Top of Europe's Largest Freight Only Air Cargo Carrier Leads This Weeks HR Report
Staff Changes in the World of Logistics Start with High Flyer

30/06/2016
LUXEMBOURG – Cargolux President and Chief Executive Officer, Dirk Reich will be stepping down from his position from the end of July, citing per...
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Another Delayed Heathrow Decision Offends Air Freight and Logistics Community
More Dallying as Expected from a Government in Transition

30/06/2016
UK – Following up on our story earlier this week on the future of the airport expansion in the South East, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughli...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Giant Ships Another Endangered Animal
Eastern European Bred Black Rhino Returns to the Land of Her Ancestors

30/06/2016
CZECH REPUBLIC – TANZANIA – Freight forwarding and logistics giant DHL says it has completed another landmark transportation project with ...
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More Container Freight Shipping Line Mergers and Acquisitions
Consolidation is the Name of the Current Game

29/06/2016
GERMANY – MIDDLE EAST – FRANCE – SINGAPORE – WORLDWIDE – As consolidation and collaboration in the container shipping in...
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Project Air Freight Forwarding Shipments Don't Come Much Bigger
Single Piece Weighs in at 85 Tonnes

29/06/2016
RUSSIA – As project air freight forwarding consignments go they don’t come much bigger than the turbine runner with tooling weighing 115 ...
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Heathrow Expansion - Air Freight Forwarding Community Speaks Out
However History and Politics Decree More Delays are Likely

28/06/2016
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has it expressed its concerns over the impact of lasts week’s news that the UK w...
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Ocean Freight Carrier Introduces Container Service to the South Pacific
US Shippers Promised a Faster Route to and from the Exotic Islands

28/06/2016
US – SOUTH PACIFIC – Ocean shipping line and multimodal carrier, Matson has announced the introduction of a fast containership service bet...
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New Container Freight Terminal at Liverpool2 Sees MSC Container Vessels the First to Dock
Berthing and Marine Trials Under Way - Now on to Cargo Handling Tests

28/06/2016
UK – We have for two years been following the progress of the Liverpool2 development, the new deep water container terminal along the banks of t...
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Export Shippers Final Questions Answered Before SOLAS VGMs Required on Shipping Containers
Deadline Draws Close but Knowledge Pooled by Freight Industry Big Guns in Further FAQ Release

28/06/2016
WORLDWIDE – Following up from last week’s report on how ports around the globe are handling the situation, and with just days to go before...
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Dangers to Freight and Passenger Flights In North Korea Airspace
Worries Over GPS Jamming Prompts Response from ICAO

28/06/2016
NORTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Once again the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has complained to North Korea regarding the jamm...
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First Freight Containers Transit Newly Expanded Panama Canal
Initial Official Voyage Witnesses Scenes of Celebration

27/06/2016
PANAMA – The long awaited expansion of the Panama Canal has officially opened with the passage of the COSCO Shipping Panama through the...
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Container Logistics Group Further Invests in Reefer Technology
Pentalver Adds to Existing Cold Chain Portfolio

27/06/2016
UK – Pentalver, the ‘do anything with containers’ group has further invested in its reefer sector with the purchase of new generator...
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Staff Appointments and Departures in the Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Sectors
Slightly Less Important Personnel Changes Than Those Pending in the World of Politics

24/06/2016
DENMARK – Major changes at the top of the Danish conglomerate Maersk with Søren Skou, current Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Line, set...
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BREXIT - How Will it Affect Shipping and Logistics? Is it to be a Freight Forwarders Nightmare?
After All the Hype, Uncertainty Remains for the Foreseeable Future

24/06/2016
UK – EUROPE – So there we have it, the votes are cast and Britain is to leave the EU after 41 years of ever increasing cooperation. Whilst...
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Investment Group Backs Container Vessels in Move Away from Tankers and Car Carriers
Norwegian Company Expands Diversified Portfolio of Ship Types

23/06/2016
NORWAY – SOUTH KOREA – EUROPE – Ocean Yield, a Norwegian shipowner with investments in numerous vessels on long-term charters, has a...
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Piracy Update - How to Prevent Attacks and You Can Help Imprisoned Crewmates
New eLearning Course to Keep Seafarers Safer Whilst Anti-Hijack Crew Languish in Jail

23/06/2016
UK – INDIA – WORLDWIDE – Ahead of this year’s Day of the Seafarer on June 25, Marlins, suppliers of training solutions for the...
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Pressure is on for Global Container Shipping Line to Switch Freight Alliances
Box Carrier is Told to Find New Partners by Bankers

23/06/2016
SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – In a surprise move, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has entered into talks with the world’s two largest ship...
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Logistics Group Expands Contract Packing Capability
New Ground Floor and Mezzanine Facilities

22/06/2016
DUBAI – GAC, a freight specialist which transferred headquarters from Kuwait to Dubai with the development of the logistics business has prosper...
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Freight and Logistics Charity Expands Driver Training in Malawi
Transaid Benefits from the Kindness of a Private Donor

22/06/2016
UK – MALAWI – International development charity and favourite amongst many in the freight and logistics industry, Transaid has expanded it...
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Container Exports, SOLAS and VGMs What Each Port Is Doing for July the First
Information for Shippers is Still Patchy Even at This Late Stage

22/06/2016
WORLDWIDE – With just a few days to go before the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations kick in it is a good time to see where we are as...
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Major Marine Engine Producer Sees Share Sell Off
Control Switches from Finland to China

21/06/2016
CHINA – SWITZERLAND – FINLAND – Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), which has been developing low-speed two-stroke marine engines s...
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Dry Bulk Shipping Specialist Expands Into Europe
New German Office for US Group

21/06/2016
US – GERMANY – Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut and with an office in Singapore, has extended the scope of...
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Heavy Haul Rail Freight Group Shows a Green Profile
New Wagons from Recycled Materials

20/06/2016
UK – Freightliner, which claims the title of the largest transporter and inland terminal operator for ocean shipping containers in the country, ...
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Women in Logistics Announces Year's Transport Heroines
Successful Conference, Awards and Charity Ball Combined

20/06/2016
UK – Another successful night on the 17th June when the annual Women in Logistics Awards were presented, an event held in conjunction with the o...
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DP World Looks at Transport and Logistics Investment on the Silk Road
Port Specialist Meets with Kazakhstan President

20/06/2016
KAZAKHSTAN – Despite concerns over human rights and a lamentable record regarding corruption, the country seems to be on a publicity high at the...
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Liverpool Exhibition Honours the Pilot Service Which Guides Merchant Shipping in its Waters
Two and a Half Centuries of History on Show Until Next Year

17/06/2016
UK – It is many years since the Port of Liverpool echoed with the sounds of men unloading bales of silk and chests of tea from the East from the...
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Panama and Suez Canal News for VLCCs and Other Merchant Vessels
Changes to Charges and New Charts Available Whilst Drones are Banned

17/06/2016
PANAMA – SUEZ – News from the world’s two main merchant shipping canals this week as Suez publishes a circular confirming changes to...
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New Road Haulage Transport Sanctions Generate European Commission Legal Action
France and Germany in Trouble with Commission on Minimum Wages

16/06/2016
FRANCE – GERMANY – UK – The European Commission has decided to take legal action against France and Germany over the possible conseq...
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Port and Logistics Group to Invest Heavily in New Facility for Containers and Other Cargo
New One Billion Dollar South American Development on Greenfield Site

15/06/2016
ECUADOR – Global marine terminal operator DP World, has won a 50 year concession for the development of a greenfield multi-purpose port project ...
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Container Shipping Line and Box Terminal Handling Operator Begin Joint Venture
European Giant Expands Asian Operations

15/06/2016
FRANCE – SINGAPORE – Following the recent acquisition of Southeast Asian box freight line, Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), French container gi...
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Latest Tranche of Quay Cranes Arrive at Britain's Newest Deep Water Container Port
London Gateway Third Berth Opening Will Mean Greatest Capacity in UK for Ultra Large Box Vessels

15/06/2016
UK – Under lowering skies our photo shows the Zhen Hua 10 positioned by her accompanying tugs alongside Berth 3 at London’s newe...
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Worldwide Staff Movement and Birthday Honours in the Freight and Logistics Sector
Appointment Changes Affect Some Major Names This Week Whilst UK Celebrates the Great and the Good

15/06/2016
WORLDWIDE – Plenty of staff movements in our round-up of the global freight and logistics industry appointments, starting with the International...
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Expansion to Spanish Operations for Freight Forwarding and Express Parcel Carrier
Continuation of Iconic Industry Name Despite Changes in Ownership

15/06/2016
SPAIN – Freight forwarding and parcel delivery service TNT is expanding the coverage area of its international express delivery service in Spain...
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World's Fourth Largest Logistics Supply Chain Provider Expands in Netherlands
Acquisition Policy Has Worked Well for Freight Forwarding and Road Haulage Cooperative

14/06/2016
NETHERLANDS – DENMARK – DSV is a company which is one of the success stories in the field of modern logistics. Three years after Denmark, ...
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Established Logistics Player Opens Two New US Supply Chain Facilities
Additional Warehousing Almost Doubles Existing Foothold in America

14/06/2016
US – Founded in New Zealand in 1978 to serve the ocean and air freight and road haulage sectors, Mainfreight moved into the same US markets in 2...
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US and European Transport and Logistics Expos Cooperate to Launch a 'Super Show'
Supply Chain Conferences and Exhibitions Align for 2018

14/06/2016
US – EUROPE – In an interesting move MHI, ITE and Messe München have collaborated to plan the newly spawned Transportation & Logi...
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Road Haulage Industry Expresses its Views on Brexit
Hauliers Speak Out and Demonstrate Sharp Divisions

13/06/2016
UK – Some months ago Jack Semple, the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) Director of Policy, put together an informative document giving a v...
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Ferry Company Carries Record Number of Freight Vehicles - Despite Migrant Crisis
100,000+ Units Every Month for Over a Year

13/06/2016
UK – FRANCE – In January we reported the record levels of cross channel freight achieved by P&O Ferries between Dover and Calais, and ...
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More Women Road Haulage Drivers Sought as Annual Logistics Awards Nominees Announced
Event Supports Charity and Promotes Further Gender Diversity in the Transport Industry

12/06/2016
UK – Women in Logistics has revealed the final shortlist of the most influential individuals and businesses vying for recognition at this year&r...
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Another Shipping Executive Charged as Cartel and Antitrust Ocean Freight Scandal Continues
This Time it's the RoRo Sector in the Americas

12/06/2016
US – CHILE – Antitrust and cartel activity has been a blight on air and sea shipping in the past decade and now another ocean freight exec...
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Freight and Passenger Ferry Outfit Secures Three Transport Award Nominations
From Wedding Rescues to Environmental Considerations All Help Improve the Industry

10/06/2016
UK – Next week will see the celebrations which mark the Scottish Transport Awards, symbols of the exceptional endeavour and commitment across th...
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Piracy Information Sharing Centre to Close
Plans in Place to Centralise Security in West African Waters

10/06/2016
WEST AFRICA – The Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) will close before the end of this month, followin...
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Major Freight and Container Terminal to be Constructed at Dover as Expansion Plans Take Shape
New Facilities to Include Cranage and Reefer Points with Dedicated Refrigeration Store

10/06/2016
UK – In our round up last month of how British ports were coping with the new SOLAS regulations which insist on the verified gross mass (VGM) of...
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New Dedicated Fork Lift Engineer Training Centre to Open
Change of Name for Materials Handling Apprenticeship Outfit

10/06/2016
UK – Next month will see the opening of the UK’s first dedicated lift truck engineer training centre and the move coincides with a change ...
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Another Acquisition for Asian Based Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group
Expansion Programme Continuing

09/06/2016

US – ASIA – Hong Kong headquartered Kerry Logistics has comp...
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Established Shipping Agency Offers New Conventional and Containerised Cargo Routes
John Good to Serve UK and Europe to South America, Caribbean and Africa

09/06/2016
UK – GERMANY – EUROPE – SOUTH AMERICA – JAMAICA – AFRICA – As part of its liner agency agreement with Hamburg head...
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Cargo Airline Salutes Fallen US Heroes with Practical Help
10,000 Flags Shipped for Memorial Event

09/06/2016
US – This week American Airlines Cargo partnered with the nonprofit organisation Operation Honor our Heroes to respectfully transport 10,000 Ame...
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Air Freight Joint Venture Moves Cargo Handling Under One Roof
Virgin and Delta Co-Locate UK Operations

08/06/2016
UK – US – We are used to the various alliances made between the ocean container freight carriers but this week saw two of the world’...
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Ocean Shipping Line Achieves Reduction of Emission Levels Ahead of Target
Cutting Gas Pollution is Almost Mandatory in Modern Freight and Logistics Groups

07/06/2016
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Virtually every freight and logistics linked company in the world of any substance spends time these days on explainin...
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Niger Delta Sees Piracy Attacks Against Oilfield and Tanker Vessels Rise Alarmingly
Pirates Prosper Whilst Terrorist/Freedom Fighter (take your pick) Activity Increases

06/06/2016
NIGERIA – The complex political situation in the Niger Delta has taken another twist lately as piracy, principally directed at oil tankers and s...
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Another New Workboat Sale for Portsmouth Based Company
Sixth Vessel Constructed Since Takeover

06/06/2016
UK – Dover headquartered Burgess Marine acquired Meercat Workboats in September 2014 and has subsequently built six specialist vessels at its Po...
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Major Crude Oil Tanker Shipping Groups Form Joint Venture
43 Suezmax Vessels Under One Chartering Banner

06/06/2016
BELGIUM – US – WORLDWIDE – Last week saw Euronav NV, the independent crude oil tanker group join forces with US based ship managemen...
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Major Maritime Salvage Group Celebrates First Birthday
New Company Aims at Offshore Decommissioning

06/06/2016
US – NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – Just over a year ago we reported how two major players, Svitzer Salvage and a part of the Maersk Grou...
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UK Road Haulage Transport Event a Success
Celebrity Speakers Brighten Networking Event

03/06/2016
UK – This week saw the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane host the annual Road Haulage Association Lunch, a chance for a host of operators...
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Shipping Lines Warned That Piracy Remains a Threat in the Indian Ocean
As Military Land Actions Escalate in Somalia the Risk of Hijack Still Concerns

03/06/2016
INDIAN OCEAN – Six months since the High Risk Area (HRA) in the Indian Ocean was reduced in size, international maritime security company, Marit...
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This Week's Staff Movements in Freight and Logistics Related Trades
Some Senior Changes Around the Globe

03/06/2016
WORLDWIDE – The week’s round up of staff movements in the freight and logistics business begins with the news that the International Chamb...
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Another Logistics Group Opens Consolidated Freight Link to Iran
Trucks Flowing Freely from Europe as Sanctions Lifted

03/06/2016
EUROPE – IRAN – As we pointed out in a recent article the lifting of sanctions is reinvigorating commerce in Iran and now another global f...
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Freight and Logistics Group Continues to Expand in Africa
Oil and Gas Demand Prompts Further Investment

03/06/2016
NAMIBIA – Global logistics group GAC, has launched its own operation in Namibia in response to growing demand from its oil & gas customers a...
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Road Haulage Sector Concerned Over Delay to Operation Stack Freight Truck Park Decision
Transport Committee says Government has Abandoned Best Practice

02/06/2016
UK – The government has come under fire from the Commons Select Committee on Transport over plans to build a giant lorry park in Kent to allevia...
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Pessimistic Report on Dry Bulk Shipping Market as Ocean Freight Carriers Suffer
Steps to Balance Overall Fleet Tonnage Required to Reinvigorate Trade

02/06/2016
WORLDWIDE – BIMCO has released its latest market analysis on what the dry bulk sector must do to return to profitability, suggesting that the ma...
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Longest and Deepest Rail Freight Tunnel Officially Open with Testing Underway
Legendary Gotthard Route to Carry Traffic from December

01/06/2016
SWITZERLAND – After nearly two decades of construction, the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland. ...
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UK Freight Forwarding and Logistics Personnel Required to Detail Professional Qualification
BIFA Needs Your Input!

01/06/2016
UK – In advance of the potential development of a professional qualification, the trade association for the UK freight forwarding and logistics ...
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Multimodal 2016 to Have a New Look with Extended Freight Transport Association Alliance
New Award Categories and Seminars at NEC Event

30/06/2015
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Multimodal joined forces to launch new awards categories and a fresh series of seminars at next...
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More Delays as MyFerryLink Former Staff Disrupt Freight Ferry Services from Calais
Union Seems to be Intent on Persecuting Innocent Passengers Whilst French Police Impotent

30/06/2015
FRANCE – UK – As the British ‘popular’ press concentrates on the ever swelling number of migrants at the Port of Calais, once ...
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New Extended Contract for Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics Specialist
Established Packaging Client Re-signs Following Expansion

30/06/2015
UK – The Essex based freight forwarding and logistics specialist Woodland Group has signed a new, multi-year agreement with Cepac, a Rotherham-b...
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How Do I Choose a Freight Forwarder? Advice from One Who Knows
This Month's Guest Blog Points Out Some Realities of International Supply Chain Costs

29/06/2015
UK – The current economic climate in the UK, with fluctuating fuel prices and plummeting freight rates, will doubtless be welcomed by some and...
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Women in Logistics Awards Illustrate What Many in the World of Freight Know
Military Achieves Double Triumph at Annual Event

29/06/2015
UK – This year’s annual Women in Logistics (WiL) Awards took place at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on June 26 and confirmed...
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RoRo Ferry and Cross Channel Tunnel Problems Continue to Confound Freight Interests
Threats, Promises and Insults in a Violent Week of a Long Running Dispute

28/06/2015
FRANCE – UK – For our sins the situation we predicted earlier this month regarding the uncertainty surrounding the future for the disenfra...
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Road Tax Prosecution of Haulage Operator has Implications for Other Freight Firms
Trade Association Backs Firm to Beat the Authorities

26/06/2015
IRELAND – Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) is backing an appeal in the Supreme Court against prosecutions for motor tax offences rel...
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Transportation Bill Passed - But Where Does the Money Come From?
Highway Trust Fund Puzzle Continues

26/06/2015
US – The US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has unanimously passed a six year surface transportation reauthorisation bill in an at...
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Dubai Freight and Logistics Group Signs Up for Sustainable Shipping
New Member for World Ocean Council

26/06/2015
UAE – As part of its commitment to sustainability, freight and logistics outfit the GAC Group has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WO...
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Logistics Group Tempts Staff with Road Haulage Driver Qualification
Scheme Designed to Assist with HGV Driver Shortage

23/06/2015
UK – At a time when the road freight industry faces a major crisis with the chronic truck driver shortage, Meachers Global Logistics has found a...
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RoRo Lifeline Freight and Passenger Crew Honoured for Relief Efforts
Scottish Transport Award for CalMac Staff

23/06/2015
UK – Relief efforts undertaken by the crew of MV Finlaggan on Harris this year, which we highlighted in a story at the time, have been ...
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PLA Shows a Modern Face with Diversion from Shipping and Freight Forwarding Matters
Now it's Wildlife Conservation and Recycling on the Agenda

22/06/2015
UK – To many of us old timers involved in the shipping and freight forwarding game, the Port of London Authority has always stood for a very tra...
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UK Firm Ships Specialist Life Saving Kit to Save the Lives of Migrants in Mediterranean
State of the Art Equipment Intended to Help Drowning Refugees

22/06/2015
UK – MEDITERRANEAN – Hampshire based Land and Marine Products Ltd, manufacturers of safety equipment for rescue at sea, have donated four ...
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Antitrust Agencies Meet After More Container Shipping Lines Fined for Freight Rate Abuses
Chinese Authorities Penalise Box Carriers then Discuss Situation with EU and US Counterparts

20/06/2015
CHINA – The Chinese Ministry of Transport has fined 21 shipping lines a total of 4.25 million yuan (around $684,000) over allegations that they ...
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More Prosecutions of Shipping Lines for Dumping Waste Illegally in US Waters
Perpetrators Could Face 20 Year Jail Terms Plus Million Dollar Fines

19/06/2015
US – The UK based operator of the refrigerated cargo ship, the Murcia Carrier has pleaded guilty to failing to maintain an accurate oil record b...
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Raising the Gas Tax May Actually be Backed by the Freight and Road Haulage Lobby
US Must Decide on How to Fund Much Needed Improvements to Transport Infrastructure

19/06/2015
US – The Highway Trust Fund is a subject that tends to make everyone in the Handy Shipping Guide’s office bang their head against a hard s...
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Cargo Carrier Threatened with Fine for Flying Freighter with Inefficient Equipment
Aircraft Must Comply with Minimum Equipment List

19/06/2015
US – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $66,000 civil penalty against Centurion Ai...
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Minimum Wage for HGV Truck Drivers Should Avoid EU Scrutiny
Road Haulage Wage Regulations Come into Force Next Month

18/06/2015
NORWAY – EUROPE – Following Germany’s not so successful attempt to implement a minimum wage in its road haulage sector after the Eur...
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Carry On Bags as Freight to Continue as IATA Pauses Innovative Scheme
US Resistance Causes Reassessment of Initiative

18/06/2015
WORLDWIDE – As any seasoned traveller knows there are many occasions when, due to the quantity and size of fellow air passengers’ carry-on...
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New Boss for Freight Forwarding Representatives Organisation Amongst Appointments
Recent Staff Changes in the World of Logistics - and an Honour for Long Serving Director

17/06/2015
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Fred Osborn to succeed Carson McMullan as the new National Chairman, with Ma...
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New Monitors for Undersea Cross Channel Rail Freight and Passenger Access
Le Shuttle Excluded as Regulators Strive to Avoid More Legal Complexities

17/06/2015
FRANCE – UK – As of June 16, French rail regulator, Autorité de Régulation des Activités Ferroviaires (Araf) and its ...
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Every Facet of the Safety of Freight Container Supply Chain Needs Constant Scrutiny
Insurance Body Boss Reiterates Shippers Individual Responsibility

17/06/2015
WORLDWIDE – As a global provider of liability, property and cargo insurance to the international freight and shipping industry, the TT Club has ...
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Ultra Large Container Vessel Shows Manoeuvrability in Towing Exercise
Giant French Cargo Carrier Examined by Maritime Emergency Group

17/06/2015
FRANCE – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – As the world’s container shipping lines build ever larger vessels, so comes the problems of man...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Staff Instructed to Strike Whilst Uncertainty Over Services Persist
RMT Union Instructs Members Not to Turn Up for Work

17/06/2015
UK – Once again there are labour problems brewing centring on the key lifeline services provided by Ro/Ro freight and passenger ferries which pl...
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Road Haulage Drivers Look Out - Another Trailer Stolen - This Time a Step Frame in Battersea
Lightning Strikes Twice for Trailer Hire Firm

15/06/2015
NORTHERN IRELAND – ENGLAND – Earlier this year we had cause to spread the happy news that a skeletal trailer stolen a whole year previousl...
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Another Giant Heavy Lift Air Freight Project Completed to Supply Suez
Russian Group Transports Canal Power Upgrade

15/06/2015
US – EGYPT – Of late all talk of canal works has tended to be the extensive works currently under way to upgrade the Panama Canal but rece...
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Container and Cargo Port Group Order More New Cranes
Egyptian Freight Handlers Source Once Again from Finland

15/06/2015
FINLAND – EGYPT – Finnish crane group Konecranes has recently received an order for four Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from the Branch ...
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Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Group Scoops Trio of Success at Family Business Awards
Annual Event Sees a Clean Sweep for Century Old Outfit

15/06/2015
UK – Freight forwarding and supply chain management group World Transport Agency (WTA) has been named as ‘Family Business of the Year as w...
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Freight Supply Chain Infrastructure to Benefit from Anti-Terrorist Training
Virtual Reality Programme Funded by EU

15/06/2015
EUROPE – It is an unfortunate fact of life that terrorism is having to be considered ever more seriously as the 21st century passes and with par...
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New Freighters Sold at Paris Air Show as Cargo Traffic Predicted to Grow
Boeing Maintains its Control of Much of the Airfreight Market

15/06/2015
FRANCE – US – TAIWAN – With the beginning of the Paris Air Show this week it seems Boeing has started with a bang, besides various p...
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Container Shipping Lines Aren't the Only Ones to Form Alliances
Major Ports on Opposite Sides of the Globe Unite in the Name of Trade

12/06/2015
US – NEW ZEALAND – CHINA – It seems the big container shipping lines forming new alliances has set a trend with now the Ports of Los...
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New Less Container Load Service Introduced by Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group
Guaranteed Weekly Offering Antwerp - New York

12/06/2015
US – BELGIUM – Freight forwarding and third party logistics operator Ceva Logistics, has launched a new guaranteed weekly Less-than-Contai...
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M25 Drivers be Warned - New Dartford Tunnel Rules May Affect Road Haulage Freight Vehicles
Licences Could be Endorsed and Fines Incurred by Those Who Fail to Follow Procedure

12/06/2015
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is telling road haulage operators to be aware of changes to the M25 Dartford Tunnel approach that c...
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Don't Start Up the Fat Lady’s Music on the Cross Channel RoRo Freight Ferry Court Case Just Yet
The MyFerryLink - Eurotunnel - SeaFrance - DFDS Legal Conundrum Show Keeps Getting Encores!

12/06/2015
FRANCE – UK – Hard to credit we know for anyone who has followed the story, but the MyFerryLink saga in which the company arose from the a...
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NVOCCs and Ocean Freight Forwarding and Logistics Companies Fined Heavily for Bribery and Corruption
(They All Agreed to Pay Up - Although of Course Denying All Charges)

11/06/2015
US – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has recovered a total of $430,000 in civil penalties after completing...
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Express Freight Group Senior Staff Departures Continue
Latest Appointments and Resignations in the Logistics Industry

11/06/2015
US – Another one bites the dust at DHL Global Forwarding, with Christoph Remund, resigning from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the US re...
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Freight by Rail Report Recommends Sweeping Changes to Defend Against High Haulage Rates
Federal Regulation Fails to Keep Pace and Compete with Road Trucks

11/06/2015
US – According to a congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board, while a 1980 refor...
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ISWAN Awards Honour All That's Best About Merchant Shipping
International Maritime Organization HQ is Scene for 2015 Announcements

11/06/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – The headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was the scene for this weeks 2015 International Seafare...
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Air Freight Handling Group Wins Seven Year Cargo and Passenger Contract
WFS to Control Throughput at Five Spanish Airports

11/06/2015
SPAIN – Worldwide Freight Services (WFS), which claims the title of the world’s largest air cargo handler, has won new seven-year full gro...
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Air Freight Carriers Must Adhere to Guidelines to Reduce Illicit Endangered Wildlife Trade
Agreement Signed on Behalf of Airlines to Tighten Up on Smuggling Rare Species and Their Products

10/06/2015
WORLDWIDE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of W...
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Le Mans Highlights the Talents of Shrewd Freight and Logistics Group Without Sponsorship
Kudos from Customers Which Recognise Ability of Air Cargo Carrier's Consistent Service

10/06/2015
US – UK – FRANCE – There are very few of the major players in the freight and logistics community which can resist the lure of havin...
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Oil Rig to Freight Laden Container Ship - Large Speciality Motors are an Expensive Essential Item
But What Happens When They Go Wrong?

09/06/2015
MEXICO – WORLDWIDE – When large speciality motors catastrophically fail at sea, finding a suitable replacement within days, not months, is...
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Delays to Freight and Passenger Traffic due to Transport Infrastructure Problems Unacceptable
Politicians Head in the Sand Tactics Over Gas Prices Need to be Addressed

09/06/2015
US – With the Highway Trust Fund budget, which is meant to ensure the free flow of freight and passenger traffic, extended until the end of July...
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New Eco Friendly Product Tankers on Order for Italian Group
LR1 Type Vessels Exceed Forthcoming IMO Construction Guidelines

09/06/2015
ITALY – IRELAND – KOREA – VIETNAM – Product tanker specialist d’Amico International Shipping S.A, headquartered in Rome ...
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Iconic Road Haulage Trucks Rebranded as Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Sale Finalised
New Liveries for French Transport Company as US Group takes Majority Share

09/06/2015
FRANCE – US – Further to our story last month details of the sale of French freight forwarding, road haulage and logistics group Norbert D...
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Eurotunnel Agrees Sale of RoRo Ferry Assets to Freight and Passenger Group
Doubt Over MyFerryLink Service as SeaFrance Vessels Sold Off

08/06/2015
UK – FRANCE – The end it seems has finally come for MyFerryLink, the cross channel waterborne link owned by Groupe Eurotunnel. A formal an...
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Emirate Aims for Top Five Position for Freight Throughput by 2020 as Logistics Group Expands
New Report Predicts Further Rise for Dubai

08/06/2015
DUBAI – According to a report from Menon, taken from a poll amongst about 1,600 shipping professionals and logistics experts from 33 countries, ...
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Break Bulk, Project Freight and Heavy Lift Shipping Lines Form New Alliance
Cargo Cooperation Agreed by Asian - German Pair as with Container Carriers

08/06/2015
MIDDLE EAST – INDIA – OCEANIA – In the spirit of the many and varied container alliances we have seen being announced in the past fe...
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Department of Transport Makes Electronic Stability Control Mandatory on Freight Trucks and Buses
Technology Can Save Up To Fifty Lives Every Year

05/06/2015
US – The Department of Transport's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its final rule requiring electronic sta...
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Express Freight Carrier Shows Skill with a Skull
66 Million Year Old T Rex Head - Now That's a Special Project Shipment!

05/06/2015
NETHERLANDS – US – GERMANY – Historically the old fossils on the News Desk here at the Handy Shipping Guide have always been inundat...
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Shipbuilders New Concept to Increase Freight Carrying Capacity on Container Vessels Approved
Korean Group Gets the Go Ahead to Build Vessels Designed to Load More TEU

05/06/2015
SOUTH KOREA – NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received Approval in Principle for its innovative sliding brid...
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Women in Logistics Event Will Promote Female Roles – from Freight Clerks to Road Haulage Drivers
Conference on Risk in the Supply Chain then Award Ceremony Celebrates the Best of the Best

05/06/2015
UK – After the recent successful FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics awards luncheon, it is now the time for Women in Logistics (WiL) to s...
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Transport and Logistics Awards Promote the Roles of Women in Freight and Passenger Sectors
Annual FTA everywoman Ceremony Encourages More Female Participation

04/06/2015
UK – The 8th Annual FTA everywoman Awards for Transport and Logistics was its usual well managed self this week, with a list of nominees for the...
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UK Register Will Ensure Vessels from Small Freighters up to Mega Container Carriers are Legal in US
Ballast Water Treatment Testing Approved by US Coast Guard

04/06/2015
UK – US – Following our recent piece regarding the acceptance by the US Coast Guard (USCG) of Alfa Laval’s latest ballast water trea...
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Who Is Going Where and When in Freight and Logistics Appointments
Weekly Round Up of Staff Movements

03/06/2015
WORLDWIDE – Our weekly round-up of staff changes in the freight and logistics sector starts with the international shipping association, the Bal...
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Freight Group Opens New Balkans Logistics Hub for Road Haulage and Air and Sea Transport
Ten Million Euro Investment Sees Fifty Percent Staff Increase

03/06/2015
BULGARIA – International freight and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss, officially opened its new distribution centre for the Balkans and Ce...
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Iconic Boss Remembered by Shipping Workers
Concrete Memorial to Head of Family Firm

03/06/2015
US – In any industry with a bit of history, and shipping can certainly claim that, there are from time to time personalities thrown up whose ver...
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Project Freight Forwarding Outfit Shows Why It's On the Export Track List
Rapid Growth is the Key to Recognition for SME's

03/06/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – MALTA – According to HMRC UK Trade Info, Exports for March 2015 were £11.8 billion, an increase of £0.8...
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Another Mega Container Ship Order as Construction of Latest Triple-E Vessels Confirmed
Maersk Line Continues to Pursue Larger Box Carrier Policy

02/06/2015
DENMARK – KOREA – The world’s largest container shipping line in terms of capacity Maersk Line, has signed a new building contract w...
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Once Again a Freight Associated Company Comes to the Rescue
Fork Lift Truck Outfit Supplies Free Help to Charity

02/06/2015
UK – ROMANIA – Once again a member of the freight community has stepped up to help a charity, this time through unforeseen circumstances w...
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Express Air Freight Carrier Expands US Logistics Hub
More Investment in Cargo Facility with Controversial History

02/06/2015
US – DHL has announced a further expansion at its Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky airport (CVG) air freight hub with a statement saying it will i...
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Freight and Logistics Outfit Want Your Shots of Africa
Cash for the Winning Photographs in New Competition

02/06/2015
AFRICA – Kuwait headquartered freight and logistics group Agility has launched a photographic competition, open to amateurs and professionals al...
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Ballast Water Treatment System is Armour Plated
Explosion Proof Technology Approved by US Coast Guard

01/06/2015
US – The advancement of water treatment systems aboard all manner of merchant vessels has been rapid as the threat of pollution from chemicals a...
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Logistics Group Teams With Ocean Freight Container Carrier to Cut Emissions
Seventeen Percent Reduction in Six Years Promised

01/06/2015
GERMANY – KOREA – Two giants of the industry, DB Schenker Logistics and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), have signed a six-year strategic ag...
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New Salvage Operation Expands into Africa
Joint Venture Builds on Previous Cooperation

01/06/2015
AFRICA – Ardent, the salvage company formed by the merger of Titan Salvage and Svitzer Salvage, subsidiaries of the Crowley Maritime Corporation...
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Auto Maker Sells Excess Rail Cargo Space to Logistics Supplier for Multimodal Contracts
Near Empty Train Can Now Backload via Regular Agents

30/06/2014
SWEDEN – BELGIUM – Automotive group Volvo is as keen as any modern company to improve its green credentials and has made a significant mov...
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Largest European Deep Water Port Plans to Remain So with Container and Bulk Cargo Project
More Box Handling Equipment Ordered as Rivals Improve Environmental Credentials

30/06/2014
NETHERLANDS – AUSTRIA – SWEDEN – UK – CHINA – Whilst much is spoken about the expansion of deep water facilities for con...
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Women in Logistics Honour Female Talent in the Supply Chain
Freight Sector the Winner as Attitudes Change Toward Gender Imbalance

30/06/2014
UK – Women in Logistics (WiL), the organisation formed in 2008 specifically to address the gender imbalance in the worlds of shipping, road and ...
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Cross Channel RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Row Takes Yet Another Turn
UK Authorities Demand Cessation of Service but This One Could (continue to) Run and Run

29/06/2014
UK – FRANCE – A ruling this week from the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is supposed to sound the death knell for Groupe Eurot...
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New Game Launched to Educate School Pupils about Freight and Logistics Supply Chain
For So Long an Anonymous Industry it's Time to Show How Important the Shipping of Goods is to the Modern World

27/06/2014
UK – Today saw the launch of the much awaited Business on the Move board game, designed specifically to give children in education an idea of ho...
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Cycle Volunteers Wanted for Trip of a Lifetime as Multimodal Freight and Logistics Staff Sign Up
Your Chance to Experience Something Truly Unique - and Achieve Something Worthwhile

27/06/2014
UK – TANZANIA – Less than a year to go until a selection of members from the land freight and ocean shipping industries experience the rid...
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Reducing the Carnage Caused by Mechanical Handling in the Freight and Logistics Supply Chain
Fork Truck Death and Injury Can be Avoided Just by Talking

27/06/2014
UK – Everybody in the freight and logistics environment knows the dangers of working using mechanical handling equipment and the University of W...
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Recognition and Achievements for Multi Modal Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Providers
June Sees a Host of Accolades for the Best in the Industry

26/06/2014
WORLDWIDE – News of various commendations and achievements this week for multimodal freight associated companies in the supply chain starting wi...
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Road Haulage Training Outfit Gives Sensible Safety Advice to Cyclists and HGV Freight Drivers
Every Trucker and Cyclist Should Watch This Common Sense Video

26/06/2014
UK – A lot has been made lately regarding the adoption and enforcement of safety measures appertaining to the relationship between cyclists and ...
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As Logistics Group Opens Up Facility - is Myanmar Secure Enough for Investment by Freight Community?
Future Can Only Be Bright if Countrywide Conflicts Cease for Good

25/06/2014
MYANMAR – Since international sanctions were lifted in 2012, Myanmar has established itself as a new frontier market, with potential to become a...
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Appointments and Departures in the Logistics, Shipping and Freight Forwarding Related Sectors
A Whole Bunch of Job Swaps This Week

25/06/2014
WORLDWIDE – We start this week’s round up of appointments and departures amongst the logistics, freight forwarding and shipping sectors wi...
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Prototype Attack Helicopter Provides Two Way Freight Move for Air Cargo Carrier
Successful Transit Opens Up International Market

25/06/2014
RUSSIA – GERMANY – TURKEY – Our picture shows the unloading of a prototype of the Turkish T129 attack helicopter recently entrusted ...
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Express Delivery and Freight Forwarding Firm Opens Yet Another New Logistics Facility
Despite Past Troubles Egypt Sees One Group Which Just Keeps Expanding its Portfolio

25/06/2014
EGYPT – UAE – As the country continues to emerge from internal strife one global transport provider has showed continued confidence in Egy...
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Snippets from Freight Forwarding and Logistics Supply Chain Industry Players This Week
Contract Expansions for Ceva and GAC whilst Trelleborg Upgrades Port Cooperation

24/06/2014
US – SWEDEN – UAE – Several companies in the international supply chain have announced new interests this week staring with freight ...
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Container Shipping Line Promotes Vessel Decorated by Famous Artist
Ship to Sail from Le Havre with Starboard Side Boxes Bearing Images by Avant-Garde Photo Collage Specialist

24/06/2014
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – To most English speakers the initials JR have something to do with Texan oil millionaires, but to natives of France t...
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Seafarers Union Appeal for Freight Industry Wide Support to Establish One Agreed Shipping Standard
Annual IMO Event Used to Request Help in Developing a Fair Transport Mark

23/06/2014
WORLDWIDE – June 25 marks the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer, an annual opportunity for the public to rem...
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Better Gas Infrastructure Can Reduce Road Haulage Freight Costs Say Low Carbon Report
HGV Dual Fuel and Alternative Power Trial Results Out This Month

23/06/2014
UK – This month sees the first annual report to the Department for Transport (DfT) on the trial evaluation of Low Carbon Truck and Refuelling In...
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UK and Pakistani Freight Forwarding and Logistics Groups Sign Up to Secure Afghani Cargo Routes
It is Essential That Well Forged Military Supply Chain Links Remain Open for Commercial Traffic After Cessation of Hostilities

23/06/2014
UK – PAKISTAN – AFGHANISTAN – Few outside the international supply chain realise the importance of logistics when it comes to assist...
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New Computer Game Aims to Improve Safety in the Shipping Environment
Salvage Group Views a Safer Workplace for All as Essential

21/06/2014
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – As time moves on and the internet generation ages it has become more widely accepted that game playing can make a se...
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Container Freight and Bulk Cargo Developments at Thames Side Port
New Cranes and Increased Feeder Traffic Bode Well for Tilbury

20/06/2014
UK – When the deep water port development which is the DP World London Gateway container project was announced many in the shipping world must h...
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A Decent Project Freight Forwarding Operation is Reely Effective
Cable Drums as Cargo Can be Tricky - Especially at 58 Tonnes

20/06/2014
UK – SOUTH KOREA – PHILIPPINES – Anyone who has experience of handling cable reels as cargo knows just how tricky they can be &ndash...
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Cargo Only Airline Wins Freight Award as Parent Company Again Delivers Spaced Out Service
Asian Logistics Prize for Russian Group Whilst Satellites Develop Further as a Mainstream Business

20/06/2014
RUSSIA – ASIA – WORLDWIDE – AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Russia’s largest scheduled cargo airline and part of Volga-Dnepr Group, b...
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Review of Freight and Logistics Leads to Stringent Supply Chain Security Regime
Asset Protection Group Upgrades its Standards

19/06/2014
WORLDWIDE – In an effort to combat the increasingly sophisticated cargo thefts by organised criminal gangs across the globe and prevent substant...
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The Row Persists Over Asset Light Management Structures in the Freight and Logistics Supply Chain
Is There a Real Need for 4PL's or is it Simply Poor 3PL Management

18/06/2014
FRANCE – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – There are those in the freight community who would take exception to some of the views expressed recen...
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Foreign Road Haulage Drivers May be Subject to Historic Prosecution for Hours Offences
Proposal for On the Spot Fines Sought to Level the Playing Field with UK Hauliers Welcomed by Freight Representatives

18/06/2014
UK – The Department for Transport has released plans for foreign hauliers, who put other drivers’ lives at risk, to be given an on-the-spo...
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The Good Ship P3 Sinks - Container Shipping Line Freight Accord Descends Into the Depths
Chinese Authority Torpedo Destroys Planned European Box Alliance

18/06/2014
ASIA – EUROPE – US – So, the good ship P3, the shiny new container vessel built in Europe and designed to give a new look to East We...
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As Trouble Rages in Iraq One Logistics Outfit Analyses Current Possibilities for Shipping Freight
Breakdown of Law and Order but Consignments Can Still Get Through

17/06/2014
IRAQ – With the current chaos in the region we felt readers would be interested in this, the latest bulletin issued by Move One, the logistics o...
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Logistics and Freight Supply Chain Staff News Leads with an Honourable Mention
Who is Doing What and Going Where This Week

17/06/2014
UK – Appointment and staff changes in the freight and shipping sector starts a bit differently this week, with the announcement that Sue Terpilo...
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Essex Freight Forwarding Outfit Brings Chinese Office onto the Books
Expansion into Asian Market for Published Media Specialist

17/06/2014
HONG KONG – UK – Essex headquartered freight forwarding outfit the Woodland Group has a twenty year pedigree when it comes to serving the ...
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Multimodal Project Freight Forwarding Doesn’t Get Much Longer Than This for Logistics Group
Five Linked Rail Platforms Required for Test Materials

17/06/2014
RUSSIA – GERMANY – Project freight forwarding tasks don’t come much trickier when the cargo has to travel tens of thousands of kilom...
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Air Freight News as May US Cargo Figures and New Asia - Europe Forwarding Service Announced
Rising Traffic Levels Bring Good Tidings for Carriers and Agents

16/06/2014
HONG KONG – FRANCE – US – A couple of air freight news snippets as Norbert Dentressangle Freight Forwarding Air & Sea announces ...
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Innovative Hull Cleaning Solution from Global Logistics and Marine Services Group
Remotely Operated Vehicle Dispenses with the Need for Divers and Chemicals

16/06/2014
UAE – SWEDEN – Having offered its innovative HullWiper service in Fujairah last month, GAC EnvironHull, a subsidiary of the global shippin...
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Freight Industry Representatives Share Trucking Industry Awards and Celebrate One Man's Heroism
Hamilton Island Sees Celebration of Safety and Service Whilst Inaugural Highway Guardian Accolade Goes to Lifesaver

16/06/2014
AUSTRALIA – A big week for truckers Down Under with the announcement by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) of the winners of the 2014 Nat...
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Multimodal Routing Specialist Announces New Road and Rail Haulage Freight Options
Carriage of High Cube Containers and Wide Loads Possible

16/06/2014
UK – Multimodal planning specialist FreightArranger, which offers online services enabling the efficient combining of road and rail haulage opti...
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Express Courier Acquired by Logistics and Freight Forwarding Group
Purchase Intended to Reinforce Asia Pacific Presence

15/06/2014
UAE – AUSTRALIA – Aramex, the Dubai headquartered logistics group has extended its services in Australia with the acquisition of urban exp...
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Joint Effort by Cargo Tracking and Loss Detention Groups to Prevent Freight Theft
New Technology Aims to Improve Supply Chain Risk

13/06/2014
US – Covert cargo and vehicle theft detection, recovery, and loss prevention company, SC-integrity (LoJack SCI) and perishable and high value sh...
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Book and Magazine Logistics Needs Complicated Supply Chain Services from Freight Forwarding Outfits
Warehousing and Express Delivery Firm Extends Pick and Pack Facilities to Sports Publisher

12/06/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Any freight forwarding operator worthy of the term knows that the book and magazine trade can be a convoluted business, a...
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Road Haulage Freight Drivers Can Benefit from Free Safety Training
Fleet Transport Managers Encouraged to Try Out Online Course

12/06/2014
UK – With targeted training becoming ever more integral to the role of the professional freight driver as the years pass, just look to the level...
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New Air Freight Services from US Cargo Carrier
Daily Round Trips Instituted This Week

12/06/2014
US – CHINA – This week sees the commencement of two new air freight services for American Airlines Cargo which is scheduling daily import ...
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Container Shipping and Bulk Cargo Contributes to 'Fastest Growing Port'
Broad Spectrum of Business Results in Jump in Turnover

12/06/2014
UK – Whilst the battle rages in the south of the country over the future of container shipping with the new deep water Thames port at London Gat...
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Data Mining Leads to Intelligent Handling of Bulk Freight by Maritime Cranes
New Technology Results in Optimisation of Port Equipment

11/06/2014
WORLDWIDE – CHINA – Following on from our last article demonstrating an ‘intelligent’ hook for safer lifting comes news from o...
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Freight and Construction Yards Will Welcome Crane Hook Safety Improvement
Witty Video Shows Faster and Safer Way to Lift Suitable Loads

11/06/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – The age old adage ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ was never more true than when speaking about a product ...
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Freight Trains Commence Trial London Service with a Glance Back at Past History
Low Carbon Emissions are the Target for Reinvigorating Services

11/06/2014
UK – Freight trains, carrying critical business supplies into major cities in the UK, may start rolling again for the first time in over 20 year...
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Life a Little Easier for Bridge Officers on Freight and Passenger Shipping Vessels
New Technology Simplifies Updating Chart Data

11/06/2014
WORLDWIDE – Life just got a little simpler for those bridge officers aboard merchant vessels employing TECDIS branded Electronic Chart Display &...
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Road Haulage Outfits Asked to Advise on How Freight and Logistics Fleets Use London Roads
Meanwhile Black Cab Protest Expected to Cause Disruption in the Capital

10/06/2014
UK – Traffic news this week from Transport for London contains a couple of items of interest to the freight and logistics community. Firstly the...
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Freight and Passenger Ferry Improvement Funds Released
Secretary of Transportation Says Longer Term Investment Required

10/06/2014
US – Few people realise the scope and importance of both passenger and freight ferry services which form essential routes across the country. Fo...
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Freight and Logistics Body Proposes to Raise Maths Standards for Students
Made in China Scheme Backed by Industry Heavyweights

10/06/2014
UK – Skills for Logistics (SfL), the skills sector council for the freight and supply chain industry, a sector employing 8% of the Bri...
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Hostages from Freighter Hijacked by Pirates Finally Released after Years of Captivity
Misery of Merchant Ship Captured, Abandoned and Sunk Leaving Six Dead

09/06/2014
KENYA – SOMALIA – When we first heard and wrote of the capture of the m/v Albedo, the Malaysian freighter hijacked by pirates back in 2010...
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Another Air Freight Cartel Case Settled With Multi Million Dollar Settlement by Cargo Airlines
Australian Class Action Results in Windfall for Shippers

08/06/2014
AUSTRALIA – So, the misery continues for several international airfreight companies with the announcement on D Day that the latest class action ...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Allseas Global Logistics Offers You a Chance to Win During the World Cup
Predict the Results and Win a Great Prize from Project Forwarder

06/06/2014
UK – You have until 23.59 on the 11th June to enter a competition that any football fan will really appreciate. As every supporter out there fan...
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Neopanamax Vessel Chartered for Training as Freight and Passenger Vessels Await Canal Opening
Panama Authority Moves to 'Real Life' Training Schedule for Pilots and Tugboat Crews

06/06/2014
PANAMA – As the world of bulk and container shipping awaits the opening of the new, wider Panama Canal one can only imagine the amount of traini...
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The Queen Recognises How Much Channel Tunnel has Achieved for Passengers and Freight
Her Majesty Breaks Journey to Commemorate D Day to Unveil Tribute to Ground Breaking Feat of Engineering

06/06/2014
UK – FRANCE – When troops landed on the beaches in Normandy seventy years ago the idea of a tunnel under the sea was no more real to the m...
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Freight and Logistics Staff Moves This Week
Changes at the Top of IATA and Major Shipping Line

05/06/2014
US – This week’s appointments and staff movements in the freight and logistics industry start with the announcement that Calin Rovinescu, ...
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RoRo Ferry Port Looks to Improve Freight and General Logistics Infrastructure
New Powers Sought to Ring the Changes at Dover

05/06/2014
UK – Virtually any intercontinental trucker who has ever worked in the Southern half of England will be familiar with the Eastern and Western Do...
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Container Shipping Alliances Get Tacit Approval from Legislators and Freight Forwarding Groups
Not So Much an Innocent Verdict as a Probationary Sentence from European Commission

04/06/2014
US – EUROPE – ASIA – With the host of anti-trust prosecutions and disgraced cartel activities which have plagued the freight industr...
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Massive Crane Order to Service Container Freight and General and Bulk Cargo
Versatility Required at Different Shipping Ports in North African Market

04/06/2014
ALGERIA – Although crane and materials handling group Liebherr have a long tradition in the country dating back 35 years, a commitment reinforce...
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Newly Designed Bulk Cargo Vessel Able to Carry a Variety of Freight
Advances Made to Improve Economy and Ease of Operation

04/06/2014
CHINA – JAPAN – Hiroshima headquartered Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company recently launched a newly designed vessel constructed by its Chines...
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Pirated Oil Tanker Found as Mystery Disappearance Explained
Meanwhile Body Recovered from Exploded Vessel

03/06/2014
THAILAND – JAPAN – The missing oil tanker Orapin 4 has been found, with her crew unharmed, after she was hijacked by pirates on her way to...
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New Generation Container Vessels Demand Up To Date Ship to Shore Cranes
Liebherr Sell Largest Ever Box Movers in South America

03/06/2014
SOUTH AMERICA – Crane maker Liebherr has sold the largest container cranes it has ever manufactured for the west coast of South America with the...
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CeMAT Freight and Logistics Exhibition is Truly International
Visitor Numbers Up as Plans Afoot for 2016 Event

02/06/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – When a freight and logistics exhibition can boast an attendance with well over half the exhibitors and visitors eman...
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Express European Logistics Group Talks to MP about Road Haulage and Air Freight Disruption
Knock On Effect as Night Time Works Impact Supply Chain

02/06/2014
UK – Only too often we see road haulage and other freight groups penalised by works intended to improve the country’s infrastructure, as w...
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Port Quayside to be Adapted for Timber Sea Freight Imports
New Development Will See Major Manufacturing Facility Developed

02/06/2014
UK – The natural harbour which has become the Port of Burntisland in Fife has been used as such for around 2,000 years since the Romans arrived ...
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Reefer Shipping Container Argument at Port Leads to Freight Slowdown and Truck and Trailer Delays
Ongoing Labour Dispute 'Will Go On For Years'

02/06/2014
US – The protracted, and ever more acrimonious, disputes at the Port of Portland took another turn recently when an Administrative Law Judge for...
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Incoming Transport Secretary with Freight & Logistics Experience Welcomed by Road Haulage Interests
Foxx has a Hard Act to Follow and Safety Will Continue to be the Watchword

28/06/2013
US – 42 year old, Anthony Foxx, was confirmed as Secretary of Transportation yesterday by a unanimous 100 – nil Senate vote. Foxx succeeds...
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Two Major Air Cargo Carriers Sign up to Long Term Freight Handling Agreement
As EU Commission Clears Virgin and Delta Merger Things Move Swiftly

28/06/2013
US – UK – With the news last week that the proposed joint acquisition of Virgin Atlantic by Delta and Virgin Group had been ratified by th...
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Hague Spells Out Necessity for Transatlantic Trade Agreement between US and EU
Foreign Secretary Tells Californians Restrictions Must Go if Traditional Markets are to Flourish

27/06/2013
US – EUROPE – Yesterday in Southern California the Foreign Secretary, William Hague gave a speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council...
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The Freight Handling and Road Haulage Games Breed for the Long Term
Two Examples of Longevity in Man and Machinery

27/06/2013
UK - US – Life for the driver of a big rig out on the road is something that demands both intelligence and stamina if one wishes to survive in t...
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Aft Part of Container Vessel Finally Sinks Beneath the Waves Leaving Problem for Shipping Insurers
MOL Ship Sinking by Instalments

27/06/2013
INDIAN OCEAN – A full ten days after she split in two whilst in transit the aft part of the container vessel MOL Comfort finally sank t...
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Volunteers from Freight Terminal Outfit Work Outside the Confines of Container Ports and Logistics
Global Operator Supports Care of the Less Fortunate with Social Programme

27/06/2013
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Global marine terminal operator DP World has launched ‘DP World in the Community’, a Corporate Responsibility...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Sets Up Multimodal Chinese - European Cargo Links
Alternative to Air Freight Proposed by Geodis Wilson

27/06/2013
EUROPE – ASIA – Geodis Wilson, the freight forwarding and heavy lift division of the Geodis Group, has announced the expansion of its Asia...
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Restriction of Freight Trade Accusation as EU Refers Spain to Court over Port Cargo Handlers
Spanish Face the Inquisition for Infringing Treaty's Labour Competition Regulations

27/06/2013
SPAIN – EUROPE - As the financial noose tightens across the continent so we are seeing more cases of state intervention and assistance coupled w...
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Ceva Logistics Boss Speaks Out on Global Freight Industry at US 3PL Shipping Event
CEO Schlanger Shares his View of a Business which is New to Him

27/06/2013
US - WORLDWIDE - Anyone checking out Marvin O Schlanger’s career will note that shipping freight is not something which features heavi...
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US Truck Group Fights Proposed Road Haulage Drivers Hours of Service Changes
Appeal Court Decision Awaited After ATA Speaks Out at House Committee Hearing

26/06/2013
US - In a direct attack on the judgement of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA), Steve Williams, Chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, a truc...
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Freight and Customs Software Package Now Up in the Cloud
Web Browser Based Management System Stays Ahead of the Game

26/06/2013
UK - NetFreight’s web-based freight management and Customs processing package is now available ‘in the cloud’ following an extension...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Relocates Offshore Energy and Tanker Hub
GAC Shifts its Scottish Operations Facility to Shetland Capital

26/06/2013
UK – Dubai headquartered international freight forwarding and logistics group GAC has, unsurprisingly given its Middle Eastern pedigree, long be...
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Innovation Will Save Freight Consolidators and Steel Drum Users Space and Money
Logical Invention Makes 220 Litre Units Stackable

26/06/2013
UK – Sometimes there comes along an innovation which simply makes one scratch one’s head and wonder why nobody ever thought of it sooner. ...
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Container Terminal and International Sea Ports Order New Cranes from Liebherr
New Unit Dwarfs Angel of the North

26/06/2013
UK - GERMANY - IRELAND – Yesterday saw the latest Liebherr gantry crane arrive at the Port of Tyne’s container terminal at Tyne Dock, Sout...
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Study of Shipping Container Terminals Compares Safety of Moving Freight Worldwide
Unions and Operators Compile a Report of Use to Anyone in a Materials Handling Environment

25/06/2013
WORLDWIDE – Earlier this month the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) released a ninety six page report which takes a look at the ...
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Maritime and Seafarers Organisations Ask Supply Chain Partners for Support
Day of the Seafarer and Sea Sunday both Celebrate and Remember Those Who Work on the Ocean

25/06/2013
WORLDWIDE – Today marks the third international Day of the Seafarer, an official United Nations observance day, whilst the 14th July will see ch...
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East African Road Haulage and Freight Forwarding Sectors See Major Changes
Rwanda Losing Out on the Road as Tanzania Takes Steps to Curb Illegalities at the Ports

25/06/2013
RWANDA – TANZANIA – EAST AFRICA – According to a recent study, Rwandan road haulage firms have steadily lost market share against it...
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Future of Rail Freight under the Microscope throughout Europe and Beyond
Competition Commissions have their Work Cut Out this Year

25/06/2013
ROMANIA – BULGARIA –LITHUANIA – CHINA – The EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas will not have to be concerned that his workl...
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Latest Guide for Shipping and Ship Building and New Rules for Safe LNG Vessels and Handling Revealed
Lloyd's Register Unveils Two More Crucial Guides This Month

24/06/2013
UK - SOUTH ASIA - WORLDWIDE – Lloyd’s Register can always be trusted to produce information relevant to all parts of the shipping and ship...
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Teeside Multimodal Specialist Moves from Road Haulage into More Freight and Logistics Fields
As AV Dawson Sees off the First Seventy Five Years it Continues to Plan for the Future

24/06/2013
UK – A profile of multimodal outfit AV Dawson provides a microcosm of the way many successful freight and logistics businesses are changing to e...
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Multimodal Logistics Provider Sought as Freight and Shipping Interests Launch Games
Latest Way to Explain and Educate the Industry

24/06/2013
DENMARK - UK - WORLDWIDE - Games are increasingly seen as opportunities to get a message across, particularly to the younger members of the freight an...
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Channel Tunnel Rail Freight Fees Criticised as Eurotunnel Continues Ro/Ro Ferry Services
EU Slams Governments and Regulator

23/06/2013
UK – FRANCE – GERMANY – EUROPE – Prior to its eventual inception in 1984 the Channel Tunnel was the subject of controversy lit...
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Rail Freight Interchange Dispute Goes On (and On, and On………)
Permission for Yet Another Judicial Review Sought by Local Authority

21/06/2013
UK – After a High Court judge last week refused St Albans City and District Council permission to apply for Judicial Review in the matter of the...
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Canadian Competition Commissioner Cites Cargo Carrier Cathay Concerning Criminal Conspiracy Cartel
Yet Another Air Freight Scandal Continues After Bureau's Judgement

21/06/2013
CANADA – INDIA – WORLDWIDE – As a further investigation in India into unfair competition begins, the Canadian Competition Bureau ha...
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New Air Freight Services Announced by Cargo Carriers
Extra Capacity for Flights Into Philippines and Oman from Two Leading Airlines

20/06/2013
UAE – PHILIPPINES – LUXEMBOURG – OMAN - From 1st October 2013, Emirates SkyCargo is to increase its cargo capacity to the Philippine...
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ISO Standard for Hull and Propeller Performance Would Generate Better Shipping Designs
Norwegian Triumvirate Presses Case for Collaboration from Industry Stakeholders

20/06/2013
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Any regular reader will know of the recent, intensive efforts made by ships designers and builders around the globe t...
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Government Road Transport Rulings Broadly Welcomed by Freight and Haulage Interests
Open Consultation on Definition of Driver for CPC's Whilst DSA and VOSA Merge

20/06/2013
UK – Road haulage and freight transport interests welcomed the news this week that their views are being taken into consideration with regard to...
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LTL Road Haulage and Forwarding Outfit Old Dominion Freight Line Introduces Domestic Rate Increase
80 Year Old Company Continues to Expand - but at a Cost

20/06/2013
US – Less than truck load (LTL) carrier Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) which provides nationwide cargo services as well as international forwa...
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Container Shipping Line Launches New Feeder Assisted Black Sea Route
Taiwanese Group Penetrates Further into Europe

19/06/2013
GREECE – TURKEY - BLACK SEA – CASPIAN SEA – Utilising the services of feeder facilities in the region is essential given the complex...
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Container Line's New Ro/Ro Shipping Service Ideal for Ocean Freight and Out of Gauge Cargo
Twice Monthly Transatlantic Service Will Suit Oil and Gas Sector

19/06/2013
UK – US – Regular long distance Ro/Ro ocean freight services are one of those peculiar branches of the shipping world that tend to fill, w...
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Free Web Tool Calculates Advantages to Staff and Employers in Freight and Logistics Sector
Advantages of Apprenticeships Evaluated for Job Providers and Would Be Employees

19/06/2013
UK – In March Skills for Logistics launched a website dedicated to helping would be professionals in the freight and logistics sector evaluate t...
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Appointments US Freight Body has Road Haulage, Rail, Port & Air Cargo, Shipping and Union Interests
All the Global Logistics Staff Movements this Month Starting with North American Advisory Committee Team

19/06/2013
US – Firstly a record number of appointees as outgoing  Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently announced the members of the National ...
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First International Fork Lift Truck Winners Announced at Logistics Exhibition
IFOY Awards Set to Become a Calendar Fixture

18/06/2013
GERMANY – The recent Transport Logistics 2013 exhibition in Munich was host to the inaugural International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) awa...
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Special Cargo Helps the Aspirations of Underprivileged Children
Boeing and Thai Airways Work Together Supplying Precious Educational Items

18/06/2013
THAILAND – US – Since Boeing introduced the 777 model in 1990, Thai Airways International has operated nearly every subsequent model produ...
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Jobs for the Boys (and Girls) as Freight Forwarding Group Renews Multimodal Logistic Apprenticeships
UK Based Company Again Seeks Applicants to Train for the Industry

18/06/2013
UK – Freight forwarding group Davies Turner is again seeking applicants for its National Apprenticeship programme following the success of the s...
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Container Ship Founders in Indian Ocean - MOL Vessel Split in Two - Fate of Freight in Doubt
Two Halves of Hull Drift Apart as Crew in Dramatic Rescue by Other Box Carriers

18/06/2013
INDIAN OCEAN – The crew of the MOL Comfort which broke in half yesterday whilst under way after loading in Saudi Arabia, were en route ...
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Less than Truckload Road Haulage Freight Operator Honoured for National Guard Employment Commitment
LTL Carrier Gets Highest Accolade and Creates Jobs with New Service Centre

18/06/2013
US – Con-way Freight, a less than truckload (LTL) road haulage operator and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has been honoured with the prestigious P...
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Irish Shipping Group's Multipurpose Freight and Container Vessels Get Navigation Upgrade
Twelve Vessels Will Meet IMO Paperless Standards

18/06/2013
UK – IRELAND – County Wicklow based container operator Arklow Shipping, has selected Sperry Marine, a unit of Northrop Grumman’s Nav...
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Big 3 Box Freight Carriers Join in Largest Ever Container Shipping Alliance and Central Control
Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM Agree Full East - West Trade Cooperation

18/06/2013
WORLDWIDE – In a move which many in the freight and supply chain, not to say regulatory agencies, will view with some surprise, if not perhaps s...
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Air Freight Only Company Announces New Cargo Route for Giant Freighter
747-8F Cleared for South American Service

17/06/2013
LUXEMBOURG – BRAZIL – Yesterday marked a landmark both for the Boeing Company and Europe’s largest freight only carrier, Cargolux Ai...
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New Supply Vessel for Bulk Freight and Shipping Crew Supply Outfit after a Decade of Development
Black Empowerment Project Continues to Grow

17/06/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – Ten years ago, when the political and economic world in the country was learning to cope with a new situation two experienced loc...
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Applications Open Now as UK Freight Forwarding and Logistics Groups Vie for a BIFA Award Again
All Category Sponsors Retained after Last Year's Record Breaking Event

16/06/2013
UK – Once again the annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) Awards will be held at the Brewery in London and nominations for the...
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Freighter Tragedy Prompts Unions to Call for Review of Cargo Shipping Safety
Meanwhile another Bulk Carrier Sinking Shines a Spotlight on Older Vessels

14/06/2013
UK – INDIA – WORLDWIDE - Whilst compiling our recent story on the sinking of the Swanland off the Welsh coast in 2011 we asked for an opin...
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Container Shipping Terminals and Road Haulage Group get Supreme Court Ruling on LA Freight Agreement
Los Angeles Port Decision will have Ramifications for Drayage Operators and Cargo Hubs beyond California

14/06/2013
US – For some years now we have tracked the simmering row between road haulage and drayage interests and the Port of Los Angeles as to the exten...
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Freight Forwarding Group Assist All Cargo Airline with Setting Up New Service
Fashion Goods will be Top Priority on New 747-8 Freighter Route

14/06/2013
US – HONG KONG - LUXEMBOURG – Despite its slough of labour problems, for air freight carrier Cargolux it’s business as usual. This w...
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Another Container Shipping Line Looks Toward Larger Vessels of 18,000+ TEU
Signs Are That UASC will join the Ranks of the Mega Box Carriers

13/06/2013
KOREA – GULF STATES – According to our sources in Seoul negotiations between the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Hyundai Heavy Ind...
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Air Freight Cartel Affair Finally Settled as Last Cargo Carrier Fined Millions
Eleventh Airline Has Financial Penalty Approved by High Court

13/06/2013
NEW ZEALAND – WORLDWIDE - The New Zealand High Court has approved a settlement under which Air New Zealand will pay a NZ$7.5 million penalty for...
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Any Road Haulage Operator Can Benefit from Compliancy Instruction (but not free M6 Tolls)
Non-Members of RHA Can Attend Instructional Conference but Complimentary Motorway Passes are now All Issued

13/06/2013
UK – Anyone operating in the road haulage sector will know just how hard it is to stay abreast of all the regulation changes that can occur and ...
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Reefer Shipping Container Specialist Joins UN SAVE FOOD Initiative
One Third of the World's Produce is Ruined or Discarded Whilst Almost a Billion People Go Hungry

13/06/2013
WORLDWIDE – Often the contrasts which are most noticeable between public and private bodies are timing, efficiency and verbosity. We hear platit...
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Another Space Age Cargo for Air Freight Carrier
The Outer Limits Represent a Valuable Source of Revenue for Russian Airline

12/06/2013
CANADA – RUSSIA – UKRAINE – OUTER SPACE – The start of the month saw another shipment forming part of the continuing role whic...
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Improper Stowage of Cargo Contributed to Tragic Death of Freighter and Crew
Maritime Investigation Reveals a Litany of Errors and Neglect Resulting in Six Fatalities

12/06/2013
UK – COOK ISLANDS – RUSSIA –The Maritime Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report on the sinking of the freight ...
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Shipping and Freight Forwarding Groups Will Want to Know What Future the EU Referendum Holds
PM Promises Clear Guidelines as First Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee is Published

12/06/2013
UK – EUROPE – This week whilst visiting the new deep water port, London Gateway, currently under construction alongside the River Thames, ...
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Global Freight and Logistics Outfit Roll Out Android App
New Service Joins Last Year's Successful Launch of iPhone Application

12/06/2013
WORLDWIDE – Having introduced a mobile directory application for the iPhone in 2012 international freight and logistics support group GAC has no...
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Road Haulage Group Will Track Freight Deliveries and Collections Using New System
'Best in Breed' Solution to be Deployed across Vehicle Network

11/06/2013
FRANCE – UK – Following a successful pilot, French road haulage and logistics group Norbert Dentressangle is investing an undisclosed six-...
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Another Deep Water Container Shipping Port Officially Opens Latest Rail Freight Facilities
East Coast Sees More Capacity as Sixtieth Daily Track Service Announced

11/06/2013
UK – The Port of Felixstowe has officially opened the new rail terminal which doubles rail capacity at the container port. The £40 million...
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Freight Forwarding Group Opens Three More Logistics Distribution Centres
Hong Kong Headquartered Company Keeps expanding Further into China

11/06/2013
CHINA – Hong Kong based freight forwarding group Kerry Logistics keeps using the natural advantages of having a long pedigree in the region by c...
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More Criticism of HMRC as Road Haulage and Freight Interests Unfairly Targeted
UKWA Convinced Current System Weighted Against Honest Third Party Logistics Operators

10/06/2013
UK – After our story last month with the TT Club warning freight and road haulage interests of the draconian steps being taken by HMRC to penali...
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Pirate Sights Aim Lower as Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Remains Vigilant
Another Success for the Forces of Law and Order

10/06/2013
SOMALIA – GULF OF ADEN – WORLDWIDE – Attacks on bulk freight and container shipping remain way down on previous years thanks to the ...
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New Deep Water Container Shipping Port Announces First Tenant for Logistics Park
Prime Minister on Hand to Greet the Announcement

10/06/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – Today at London’s rapidly developing London Gateway deep water container port, which continues literally growing ou...
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Freight Handling Company Wins Preferred Status with Major Air Cargo Carrier
Abu Dhabi Group Selects Worldwide Flight Services Group

09/06/2013
ABU DHABI – UK – BELGIUM – FRANCE- THAILAND – US – Etihad Cargo, the state of Abu Dhabi’s national cargo carrier, ...
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Common Market Opened the Door to Irish RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferries
Tourists and Commercial Cargo Began to Flow Forty Years Ago This Month

09/06/2013
IRELAND –FRANCE – In January 1973 both the UK and Ireland joined the common market heralding in a new age of ferry travel, particularly as...
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Air Cargo Dispute Worsens as Freight Carrier Unions Seek Mediation
Troubles for Part State Owned Airline Continue

09/06/2013
LUXEMBOURG – As predicted in our previous story in May, unions have rejected what the management of Cargolux, the freight only airline, describe...
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One Freight Supplier Maintains Output to Suit Continued Air Cargo Requirements
Envirotainer Produce 1000th Unit as Demand Persists

09/06/2013
SWEDEN – UK – WORLDWIDE – One of the few steady growth areas for the freight industry in the recent past has been the shipping of te...
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Warehousing Awards Toast the Cream of Freight and Logistics, Storage and Distribution
Annual Ceremony Draws Closer as Finalists Are Announced

07/06/2013
UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association has announced the finalists for each category in this year’s UKWA Awards for Warehousing. ...
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Heavy Air Freight Carrier Wins Social Accolade and Agrees to Deploy New Cargo Aircraft
Another Good Month for Russian Based Airline

07/06/2013
RUSSIA – FRANCE – GERMANY - At the 2013 Air Cargo Europe Conference and Exhibition, which took place in Munich (June 4-7), specialist heav...
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New Virtual Reality Programme Can Influence Multimodal Freight Designs
Jaguar Land Rover Partnerships Aim at Putting UK in the Forefront of Conceptual Vehicle Production

07/06/2013
UK – Jaguar Land Rover and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), along with four of the UK’s leading universitie...
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International Freight Forwarding Outfit Ventures Out to Sea in Round the Island Race
Key Personnel Amongst Those on the Ocean Waves

06/06/2013
UK – Freight Forwarding group Bellville Rodair International (BRI) sent two vital members of staff on a maritime challenge when the BRI sponsore...
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Freight Interests Concerned as RoRo Ferry and Channel Tunnel Row Brews
UK Competition Commission Decision will Overrule Any EU Finding!

06/06/2013
UK – FRANCE – The UK’s Competition Commission (CC) has decided to bar passenger and rail freight service provider Groupe Eurotunnel ...
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Fruit and Veg Feeds the Container Shipping News This Month
Record Cucumber Exports and another Worthwhile Social Project both Involve the World of the Costermonger

06/06/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – MEXICO - A fruitful partnership between major fruit exporter, Dole South Africa, and shipping line Safmarine, has culminated in t...
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Time Critical Air Freight and Logistics Specialist Acquires Partner Whilst at Munich Trade Show
Air Bridge and Tailored Shipping Group Extends Presence in Mainland Europe

05/06/2013
GERMANY – IRELAND – WORLDWIDE – Time critical logistics specialist Bespoke Distribution Aviation (BDA) which, whilst domiciled in Ir...
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Freight and Logistics Giant Still Being Criticised Over Labour Situation Despite Green Credentials
Unions Persist in Campaign to Obtain Answers with Demonstration and Questions at DP DHL AGM

05/06/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Despite some laudable efforts to demonstrate its green credentials Deutsche Post DHL is still making headlines for a...
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Freight Interests Warned of New Items Requiring Conformity Certificates for Qatar
Several Major Products now need Ratification Prior to Importation

04/06/2013
QATAR – Intertek, the company specialising in conformity for goods being imported into world markets which demand evidence of national standards...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Art Logistics Opens New Air Cargo Service to Central Asia
Modern Turkic States Targeted with High Value Consignments as Economy Expected to Boom

04/06/2013
CENTRAL ASIA – FRANCE – ITALY – No matter the glamour of project freight forwarding consignments which draw attention to the air fre...
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French Container Shipping Celebration as One of the World's Three Biggest Box Vessels Inaugurated
Marseille Hosts President Hollande as Giant Ship Sails Home

04/06/2013
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – One of the three largest container ships in the world was officially inaugurated today by French President Fran&ccedi...
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Freight Forwarding Client Helps Prompt New Scheduled Air Cargo Service
Munich Joins Regular Destination List for Europe's Only All Cargo Air Carrier

04/06/2013
LUXEMBOURG- US – GERMANY – Yesterday saw all freight airline Cargolux, commence a new, regular air cargo service between Atlanta and Munic...
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Freight and Logistics Outfit Continues Czech Expansion in Trailer Market
GW Opens New Facility in Northern Bohemia

04/06/2013
CZECH REPUBLIC – AUSTRIA - Austrian freight and logistics operator Gebrüder Weiss (GW) has continued its expansion in the region with the o...
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Bid to Relocate Air Industry Freight and Passenger Security and Safety Authority Resolved
Canada Secures Another 20 Year Lease Extension on ICAO after Middle Eastern Bid Withdrawn

04/06/2013
CANADA – QATAR – WORLDWIDE – News of a mysterious change of heart comes in following our story in April in which we outlined details...
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New Container Shipping Lock System has Inbuilt GRPS Tracking to Negate Cargo Theft
Unveiling Tomorrow with Preview Video Here

03/06/2013
UK- WORLDWIDE - Birmingham based company, Guardfreight International has agreed a deal with the Midlands Assembly Network, a group of ten companies of...
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Bulk Freight and Dry Cargo Shipping Interests Asked to Listen to Sounds of the Sea
Baltic Exchange Launches a Novel Way to Raise Cash for Maritime Good Causes

03/06/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – The Baltic Exchange, whose members make up a large proportion of bulk dry cargo vessel owners and operators and vari...
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Freight by Water Host Short Sea Shipping Conference Whilst Logistics Safety Event Shifts Venue
Southampton Event Will Study Multi Modal Possibilities

03/06/2013
UK – Freight by Water, under the management of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), have announced that they are to stage a free, one-day co...
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Decade of Pets as Import - Export Freight Has Given a Boost to Cargo Airline
Now Faithful Owners are to receive a Little Something Back

03/06/2013
UK - WORLDWIDE – Britain is of course a nation of animal lovers, one only has to look at the strength of opinion in the country currently regard...
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Container Shipping Crane Supplier Invests for the Future and Continues to Win Orders
New Production Hall Fights as Irish Plant Fights off Eastern Competitors

01/06/2013
IRELAND – PERU - WORLDWIDE – In recent years many Western companies have suffered the twin blows from a dawdling economy coupled with chea...
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World Shipping Council Speaks Out On Container Freight Rate Controversy
WSC Rejects Federal Maritime Commission Interference

30/06/2012
US – Following the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) solicitation of views appertaining to the publication of an index of shipping conta...
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UK Management Software Moves Beyond Freight Container Shipping to Bulk Road Haulage
Fargo's TOPS System Extended to Include Tankers and Waste Transport

29/06/2012
UK – Having announced last month the addition of a rail freight transport element to its TOPS multi modal shipping management software, Fargo Sy...
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Multi Modal Project Freight Forwarding Jobs Are Rarely Simple
Tuscor Lloyds Overcome a Rash of Problems to Complete Another Environmental Success

29/06/2012
US – EUROPE - There are often factors which influence the movement of oversize pieces of cargo which simply cannot be foreseen and often, when a...
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Asian Freight and Logistics Group Expands its Thai Automotive Capacity
Kerry Continues to Develop Specialist Facility at Laem Chabang

28/06/2012
THAILAND - Global freight and supply chain service provider Kerry Logistics has completed the expansion of its automotive Complete Built Units (CBU) f...
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Get On Your Bike and Say Au Revoir as Freight and Road Haulage Groups Seek Pedal Power
Fancy a Short Sprint from London to Paris? Sign Up Now!

28/06/2012
UK – FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – Transaid, the transport and logistics charity which strives to make life easier for those who suffer hards...
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Air Freight Specialists Rent Out Cargo Explosives Sniffer as Security Conference Develops
Innovative Security for Hire Whilst Transec Announces Live Debates

28/06/2012
GERMANY – US – UK – WORLDWIDE – Following the successful trial of an original order First Class Zollservice und Transportvermi...
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Road Haulage Operators Can Save Money Using New Truck 'Autopilot'
Volvo Says Latest Innovation Will Trim 5% Off Fuel Bills

27/06/2012
WORLDWIDE – In an attempt to find ever more ingenious ways to reduce the fuel consumption of their trucks Volvo have come up with a new innovati...
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Neglect Can Cost Road Haulage and Freight and Logistics Outfits
New Video Aims to Simplify Fork Truck Maintenance

27/06/2012
UK – There is no doubt that as the economy tightens up one of the first things to suffer in the average road haulage or freight and logistics ou...
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Trucking Group YRC Freight Joins Rivals in Road Haulage Rate Hike
Big Four Have Now Announced Identical Tariff Rises This Month

27/06/2012
US – Trucking group YRC Freight joined its main road haulage competitors when it confirmed officially yesterday that it was instituting a genera...
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Bulk Rail Freight Transport for Europe's Biggest Construction Project
New Track Officially Opens to Support Crossrail

26/06/2012
UK – So what’s the best way to tackle the huge bulk transport job involved when you are clearing the spoil from the tunnels of Europe̵...
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Another Container Freight Line Fights Ocean Shipping Pollution
Hamburg Sud Reveals its Green Credentials

26/06/2012
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – The question of protection of the environment is uppermost in the minds of all branches of the ocean freight trade t...
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New LCL Container Shipping Consolidation Service Shanghai to Santos
Weiss-Rohlig Start Weekly Groupage

26/06/2012
CHINA – BRAZIL - Weiss-Röhlig is now offering a direct container shipping groupage service from Shanghai to Santos and says that the routin...
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Offshore Energy Logistics Fleet Installs New Software
SIS System Handles Management and Maintenance of Fifty Vessels

25/06/2012
NORWAY - Star Information Systems (SIS), supplier of software and services for technical ship and rig management, has successfully completed the insta...
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Container Shipping and Intermodal Rail Freight Orders for Crane Maker
Three Major Coups for Finnish Materials Handling Manufacturer

25/06/2012
US – FINLAND – It has been a triumphant month or two for Konecranes the Finnish headquartered manufacturer of materials handling equipment...
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Container Shipping Company Dubbed 'The Friendly Line' by Freight Forwarders
Safmarine Take Inaugural Award

25/06/2012
PAKISTAN- Container shipping line Safmarine tells us it has always believed that being accessible, friendly and flexible is a winning formula and a re...
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Road Haulage Operators and Freight Carriers Can Plan Olympic Logistics Routes says PIE
Update of London Lorry Route Approver Tool Helps Avoid Penalties

25/06/2012
UK – Digital mapping and routing specialist PIE has updated its London Lorry Route Approver tool, designed in association with the London Counci...
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Freight Forwarding Formula 1 Crisis Averted by Abnormal Load Permit Specialists
Appeal to Bernie Ecclestone Helps Overcome Bureaucracy

25/06/2012
FRANCE – Anyone experienced in freight forwarding will have come up against the problems which are inherent when dealing with government offices...
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Freight Forwarders and Logistics Suppliers Must Inform Shippers of Risks
Insurers Point Out Lack of Clarity When Damage or Loss of Cargo Occurs in the Supply Chain

24/06/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – Once again the brains at the TT Club, the mutual insurance operation which has been providing liability cover to freight ...
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London Expo Workshops Will Impact Every Aspect of Freight and Logistics Security
From Pirates to Petty Theft Industry Looks at Global Problems Facing the Supply Chain

24/06/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – Certain subjects remain at the top of the agenda for all companies which operate in the freight and logistics sector, env...
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Dutch Cargo GSSA Agent Extends its Reach to Hungarian Air Freight
FlyUs Opens New Key Office in Budapest

21/06/2012
HUNGARY – NETHERLANDS – Schiphol based airline cargo General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) FlyUs, has opened a new branch office in the H...
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Unions Meet Over Air Carrier Alliances Whilst Dutch Dockers Serve up a Protest
Eastbourne Tennis Tournament and Argentina are Contrasting Scenes for Workers Action

21/06/2012
ARGENTINA – UK – WORLDWIDE - Unions representing workers from the major airline alliances are meeting this week in Argentina to share info...
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Road Haulage Groups and Freight Forwarders All Consulted by EU on Cabotage
'High Level Group' Report to Commission Will Impact on Transport Industry

21/06/2012
EUROPE – Next year the European Commission is scheduled to publish a comprehensive report on the road haulage market and the implications for Eu...
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Last Chance to Apply for Global Logistics Students
Scholarships Available for Those with 'Personality, Commitment, Guts, and Passion'

21/06/2012
GERMANY – Interested parties have only a few days left to apply for a scholarship to study at the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) with app...
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Merchant Vessels From Bulk Carrier to Passenger Ferry Can Use New Guide to Emission Control
Lloyds Register Publish Overview of 'Scrubbers'

20/06/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE - Lloyd’s Register’s has published a new guide, Understanding Exhaust Gas Treatment Systems, to give ship owners and ...
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Rail Freight Group Welcomes EU Decision
Compromise Reached on 'Single European Railway Area'

20/06/2012
UK – EUROPE – Unsurprisingly the Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed wholeheartedly the agreement which has been reached between the EU ...
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Museum Gees Up an Interesting Project Freight Forwarding Cargo
UK Removals Group Saddled With Trans Atlantic Contract

19/06/2012
US – UK – Project freight forwarding tends to conjure up images of huge weighty pieces borne by vast multi wheeled trailers but even when ...
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Pirate Threat to Freight and Logistics Operations May Not Need Armed Response
Intelligence Can Ensure Violence is Not the Industry Norm

19/06/2012
WORLDWIDE – Following the release of the latest defence against piracy tool which we wrote about last month, international logistics specialist ...
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Freight Forwarders Must Clarify Terms of Logistics Movements
Insurance Body Reviews Lien in Detail

19/06/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – Two excellent articles by the TT Club this week will help clarify the position of freight forwarders with regard to a lie...
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IMO Cargo Group to Discuss Weighing Shipping Containers Laden with Freight
Overweight Boxes are a Safety and Security Problem

19/06/2012
WORLDWIDE – In January last year we told how the World Shipping Council (WSC) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) amongst others had...
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US Container Shipping Group Expands Freight Presence Into Europe
New Jersey LCL and FCL Specialist NVOCC Opens French Office

18/06/2012
US – FRANCE – CaroTrans, an NVOCC and container shipping consolidator has today announced it is opening a hub office in Le Havre to add to...
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More Confusion Over Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal
Delay Again for Multi Modal Solution

18/06/2012
UK – The hope that we expressed in February that the matter of the intermodal rail freight terminal development at St Albans would be resolved b...
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Another Green Freight and Logistics Centre for Forwarding Group
SDV Constructs New Environmental Terminal

18/06/2012
SINGAPORE – Freight forwarding and supply chain group SDV is about to complete an impressive project in the western part of Singapore, by constr...
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Academy to Promote Opportunities for Women in Logistics and Freight Transport Sector
Boost Needed to Showcase Industry to a Female Audience

17/06/2012
UK – A Roundtable discussion on the morning of this years MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards made it clear that certain misconce...
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Freight Forwarding and Trucking Group Issue Withering Condemnation of Teamsters Union
Toll Global Statement on 'Host of False Accusations'

14/06/2012
US - Toll Global Forwarding – America, part of Toll Group has issued a detailed statement on the cases brought by the International Brotherhood ...
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New Cargo Net Set to 'Revolutionise Racking Design'
Safety Increased and Damages Reduced by Product Now Available in UK

14/06/2012
UK – Storage and materials handling equipment supplier Warehouse Partners Ltd has introduced Rack Nets back of rack netting to the UK market for...
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Truck Maker Ups Shares in Engine Group and Shows the Future of Transport
New Website To Show Off Current Research and Development Whilst Volvo Takes 25% of Deutz

14/06/2012
SWEDEN – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Volvo has launched a new website to show off its latest concepts and research whilst, assuming the co...
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Freight Forwarder Offers Out of This World Supply Chain Hub
New Singapore Solution Serves Aerospace Customers

14/06/2012
SINGAPORE – Freight forwarder and supply chain provider Kuehne + Nagel has introduced a new regional hub solution in Singapore to enhance its de...
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US Road Haulage Operators Class 8 Truck Orders Drop Not Due to Paucity of Freight
Research Firm ACT Report Blames Credit Situation

13/06/2012
US - Research firm ACT Research says new Class 8 truck orders are down 23 percent compared to last year with road haulage operators unwilling to inves...
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Air Freight Situation in China Finally Sinks Jade Cargo
German - Chinese Joint Venture Folds

13/06/2012
CHINA – If one looks for evidence that the increased competition in the country’s air freight market has grown ever keener the news this w...
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European Road Haulage Outfits Embroiled in Another Freight and Logistics Fraud
Permit Rows and Truck Toll Swindles Times Get Harder for Many

13/06/2012
EUROPE – As times get harder for international road haulage outfits there are signs of a hardening of attitudes between various countries. Russi...
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FedEx Freight Increases LTL Cargo Rates
Drive for Profit Continues as Environmental Policies Maintained

13/06/2012
US – FedEx Freight, the less than truckload (LTL) segment of the international logistic corporation’s operation, has announced a 6.9% rate...
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Freight and Logistics Help Wanted to Boost Truck Safety with Transaid
Now is the Time to Transport Something Back to Your Industry

12/06/2012
UK – AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – The good name of the freight and logistics community is at stake and international transport development c...
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Truck and Rail Freight Giants Broaden Intermodal Logistics Services
Schneider Increases Ties with CSX

12/06/2012
US – Truckload specialist Schneider National Incorporated has expanded its intermodal services in North Western Ohio after reaching an agreemen...
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Problems in Air Cargo Contrast with Those of Container Freight
Capacity the Key to Maintain Profitability

12/06/2012
WORLDWIDE – Along with the ‘State of IATA’ speech given by Tony Tyler, the International Air Transport Association’s Director ...
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Container Shipping Giant Reveals Multimodal Freight Solution
CMA CGM Consolidates Subsidiary Companies

08/06/2012
FRANCE – Having released less than auspicious trading figures for the first quarter just two days ago container shipping giant CMA CGM has revea...
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US Export Import Bank Reauthorized to Support Native Flagged Freight Carriers
LaHood Praises an Institution as Overseas Ocean Carriers Go Native

08/06/2012
US – One of the criticisms regularly levelled at the country’s authorities is that of perceived double standards with regard to protection...
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Cabotage and Piracy to Dominate Asia-Pacific Transport Union Meeting
ITF Committee Meets Next Week in Jakarta

08/06/2012
INDONESIA – WORLDWIDE - Piracy will be high on the agenda of the ITF’s (International Transport Workers’ Federation) 2012 Asia Pacif...
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Logistics - UK Warehousing Awards Finalists Announced
2012 Winners to be Announced at July Ceremony

08/06/2012
UK – This year’s finalists in the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) awards have just been announced with several companies app...
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Air Freight Option Saves the Day and the Budget for Project Cargo Shipment
Neo Air Charter Cements a Cut Price Solution

07/06/2012
GERMANY – PAKISTAN – The capital city of Islamabad is the fastest growing urban region in Pakistan and one of the few places in the world ...
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New Cargo Screening and Security Procedures Can Lower Cost of Air Freight
US and EU Come to Accord on Security Matters

07/06/2012
US – EUROPE – The agreement between America’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the European Commission to recognise ...
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Container Shipping Market Still Struggles as Freight Rate Increases Stagger
CMA CGM First Quarter Figures Sum Up the Market

06/06/2012
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE - CMA CGM today released their first quarter figures for 2012 showing a 13.4% volume jump to 2.6 million TEU’s but the ...
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Two New Carriers for German Bulk Freight Shipping Group
Chinese Built Kamsarmax Ships for German Fleet

06/06/2012
CHINA – GERMANY – Later this month the second of two new Kamsarmax bulk carriers built on behalf of A.O. Schiffahrt at the yard of Taizhou...
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Supply Chain Group CEVA Logistics Maintains Automotive Freight Development
New Vehicle Logistics Centre for Philippines

06/06/2012
PHILIPPINES – Even during the downturn seen across various sectors of the freight community worldwide it has been noticeable that the shipping o...
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Irish Container Shipping and Bulk Freight Cargo Levels Down Again
First Quarter Figures Show Exports Up - Imports Down

06/06/2012
IRELAND – Last month saw the publication of a report from the Irish Marine Development Office (IMDO), the body responsible for the promotion and...
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US Senator Presses Again for Multimodal Freight Coordination
Collaboration by Stakeholders Required Says Cantwell

04/06/2012
US – Once again one of the biggest supporters of the freight industry is at work lobbying for a new initiative to support the country's exporter...
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Pirates Switch Attack Policy on Cargo and Container Shipping
Past Few Days See Triple First for Somali Situation and Escalation of Ground Warfare

02/06/2012
SOMALIA – GULF OF OMAN – UK – Several firsts in the past few days as the ongoing conflict with Somali hijackers continues. They incl...
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Norway Security Strike to Disrupt Air Freight and Passenger Flights
North Sea Oil and Gas Services Affected

02/06/2012
NORWAY – A breakdown in talks between the security workers unions and their Norwegian employers yesterday means that the strike, which so far ha...
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Management Buyout for Freight Forwarder and Supply Chain Logistics Group
Company Looks to Asia and the US for High Value Expansion

01/06/2012
UK – Manchester based independent freight forwarder and supply chain provider Maltacourt Global Logistics has completed a management buy-out led...
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Giant Oil Tankers Repel Alien Boarders with Ballast Water Treatment
VLCC's Fitted With OceanSaver Technology

01/06/2012
GREECE – KOREA – NORWAY - With the drive against pollution now mandatory under the IMO’s regulations, ballast water treatment system...
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Bulk Freight and General Cargo Begins to Move After Rail Strike
CP Rail and Teamsters Have 90 Days to Resolve Situation

01/06/2012
CANADA –As rail workers return to work today both sides in the CP Rail dispute seem to be ready to make a deal during the ninety days allowable ...
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Woodland Logistics Delivers for the Panathlon Challenge
Sponsors Event for Next Two Years

30/06/2011
UK - Proving it delivers much more than logistics solutions, the Essex-based Woodland Group has become corporate sponsor of the national disability sp...
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SDV and Eurocopter Plan to Clean Up Aerospace and Defence Logistics
Joint Commitment to Twenty Percent CO2 Reduction

30/06/2011
FRANCE / GERMANY - Helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter and global logistics operator SDV have announced their joint commitment to reducing the amount o...
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MOL to Expand Asia to South America Freight Container Shipping Services
New Vessels Coming Online from Next Month

30/06/2011
JAPAN / SOUTH AMERICA – Following on from their announcement earlier this week that they were ordering two new 8,600 TEU container ships, shippi...
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US Scheme Links Freight Truck Drivers To Childrens Education
Innovative Haulage Program Has No Visible Down Side

30/06/2011
US – Mark Silva is a commercial freight driver for Wal-Mart who is known to hundreds of kids growing up thousands of miles from his normal route...
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Perishable Freight Shippers Like Pallet Pools To Know Their Onions
CHEP Renew Contract with Major Producer

29/06/2011
US – Hatch, New Mexico, which styles itself the chile capital of the world (chilli to many of us Europeans) doesn’t only produce a variety...
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Joint Solution To Freight Forwarders CASS Concerns After IATA Fraud
Plan is Workable But Not Ideal Says FIATA

29/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – We wrote earlier this month about the concerns of British freight forwarders regarding the ever higher deposits to be required under...
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Container Freight And Tanker Shipping Line Help Develop New Ballast Water Treatment
MOL Assist in Introduction of an Environmentally Friendly System

29/06/2011
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Anyone who has read some of the horror stories we have written regarding the devastating effects of alien species inva...
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Transport Unions Boss Calls For Unity Of International Freight And Passenger Logistics Workers
ITF Boss Waxes Lyrical to the Teamsters in an Animated Speech

28/06/2011
US – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 28th convention was addressed today by Australian Padraig (Paddy) Crumlin, the President of the ...
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Government Asked Freight Transport Association To Represent Logistics Sector
FTA Join Fight Against Cost of Red Tape and Fuel

28/06/2011
UK – News from the Freight Transport Association this week centres on the ever rising costs for the typical British haulage outfit. The governme...
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Small Firms Rule The World Says Freight And Logistics Boss
Sail to the East for Shipping Trade (but Watch for Clouds Over China)

28/06/2011
UK – CHINA – One of the young guns of the British freight forwarding industry makes some valid points this week regarding the future of tr...
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New Container Shipping Line Order Make A Bumper Week For Freight Shipbuilders
Maersk Confirmation Reinforces Optimism for Box Market

28/06/2011
DENMARK – SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Following on from previous stories it seems this is the season for announcing fleet expansion fo...
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UK and US Road Developments to Ease Freight Congestion
Glasgow and Memphis Get New Roads

28/06/2011
SCOTLAND / TENNESSEE – Two new road developments - one about to open, the other just breaking ground – look to alleviate the problems of t...
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Government Slated By Port Group Over Renewable Energy Policy
'Major Reluctance to Invest' Whilst Politicians Prevaricate

27/06/2011
UK – Representative’s of the PD Ports Group used the opportunity of a ministerial visit today to highlight delays in Government policies o...
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Container Lines Eye Ocean Freight Trade Increase
MOL Latest to Confirm New Purchases

27/06/2011
JAPAN – NETHERLANDS - WORLDWIDE – After our report earlier this month that Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) intended to purchase ten new 14,000 ...
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Freight And Logistics Giant Launches Blackberry App
Schenkers Now Have Multilingual Tracking and a New Spirit

27/06/2011
GERMANY – UK – DB Schenker Logistics has launched an app to make tracking on the move more convenient. Customers can now track their freig...
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Appointments And Staff Movements Within The Freight And Logistics Supply Chain
Who is Working Where and for Whom This Month

26/06/2011
Appointments Worldwide UAE -Move One Logistics, the relocation, fine art and general freight forwarders have appointed Curt Sharp as Director of Ente...
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The Russians Are Coming - To Learn About e-Freight
Delegation Visit Schiphol Airport

25/06/2011
THE NETHERLANDS / RUSSIA - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s Cargo Department recently hosted a two-day visit by a Russian delegation with the aim of...
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Freight And Logistics Giant Deutsche Post DHL Responds To Criticism
German Group says it will answer Allegations of Unfair Employment Practices

24/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – Acting on our story earlier today a Deutsche Post DHL spokesman has issued a statement in response to accusations from major labour ...
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Diana Shipping and Rickmers Take Delivery of New Freight Container Ships
To Begin Charters for Maersk Immediately

24/06/2011
GREECE / GERMANY / DENMARK – Freight vessel owners Diana Containerships and Rickmers Group have both announced this week the delivery of several...
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International Freight Shipping and Logistics Industries Called to Assist Great Ormond Street Appeal
OSCAR Campaign Wants to Raise Five Hundred Thousand Pounds

24/06/2011
UK /WORLDWIDE – The world famous children’s hospital Great Ormond Street has launched a new appeal for donations from the international sh...
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Freight And Logistics Giant Deutsche Post - DHL Slated By Unions
Catalogue of Allegations Against World Cup Sponsors

24/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – After being accused of numerous cases of unfair treatment by present and former employees today two global unions say they will be l...
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Dedicated Truck Stops Will Improve The Lives Of Freight Haulage Drivers
UK Minister Shows Commitment to Hauliers

24/06/2011
UK – US - Mike Penning, the roads minister, has confirmed the UK Governments plans to permit dedicated truck stops on Britain’s major moto...
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Australian Trucking Wants Nominations for Top Grease Monkeys
Do You Know a Slippery Joe Who Excels?

24/06/2011
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is calling for the nation’s freight and logistics operators to nominate the best of ...
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Used Pallets Exchange Offers Freight Shippers Cheaper Material Costs
Reuse Site Makes for Financial and Environmental Savings

24/06/2011
USA – A new website has gone online that should help American shippers cut freight and logistics costs as well as helping them boost their ̵...
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Air Freight Operators Turn to Boeing for New Cargo Carriers
Etihad and Cargolux Display Latest Aircraft

24/06/2011
USA / ABU DHABI / LUXEMBOURG – Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has been displaying two of their newest additions to its air freighter offerings wit...
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Rail Freight and Logistics Institute Hail Success of Course
CILT and RFG Demystify Rail Freight

23/06/2011
UK – The Rail Freight Group (RFG) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have hailed the completion of their new joint co...
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CHEP Wins Another Pallet Logistics Contract
Blue Pallets for Eagle Eye

23/06/2011
USA – Arizona-based Eagle Eye Produce, a top grower and shipper of potatoes, onions, watermelons and vegetables has signed a new multi-year cont...
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Jayline Protectors Ensure Smooth Logistics for Delicate Loads
Problem of Product Damage Removed for Brewery

23/06/2011
UK – Following on from their selection by Bargain Booze last year, Jayline Products report that another drinks company has selected them to supp...
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Rail Freight Carriers and Shippers Launch War of Words at STB Hearing
Fierce Arguments Over Regulation

23/06/2011
USA – A two-day hearing launched yesterday by the Surface Transportation Board, the federal agency that regulates the American rail freight indu...
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Con-Way Truckload Launches Subsidised Freight Truck Driver Training Program
Detroit Students Can Save Fifty Percent

23/06/2011
DETROIT / USA – The number of amalgamations and company closures due to the recession has meant that the US road freight market now faces a prob...
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Freight Transport Association Launches Cycling Code for Truck Operators
Initiative to Cut Cycling Deaths

23/06/2011
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched its latest initiative to combat the numbers of fatalities and injuries caused to cycli...
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Offshore Renewable Sector May Have A Comfortable Future
On Site Crew Accommodation May be Preferable for both Staff and Management

22/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – One of the major drawbacks for the crews who service the offshore sector has always been the cramped and inadequate living accommoda...
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UK Freight Forwarding Terms Cited In Logistics Court Case
BIFA Terms of Trading are Justified and Legal

22/06/2011
UK – The TT Club, ever a source of common sense applicable to shipping industry matters, make a point this week about terms and conditions of tr...
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Freight And Logistics Spans Every Sector Of Industry
The Energy Market Demands Services at All Levels

22/06/2011
US – WORLDWIDE – Many of the worlds shipping groups, whose reputations and business empires have been built on a base of freight movements...
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New US Truck Report Confirms Freight Haulage Groups Plans Stable
Past Year Shows no Desire to Expand

22/06/2011
US - Started in 2nd Quarter of 2008, the Transport Capital Partners’ (TCP) quarterly Business Expectation Survey acts as an indicator of the sta...
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Port Survey Studies Freight And Container Management Systems
IAPH Looks at Standard Benchmark Requirements

22/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – At last months 27th World Ports Conference in Busan, Korea the results of a study commissioned by the International Association of P...
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Even Off Planet Haulage And Freight Shipments Can Be Mundane
European Space Freighter Takes Out the Trash

22/06/2011
EARTH ATMOSPHERE – Yesterday a ship named the Johannes Kepler was scuttled, an unusual act for any vessel, but this time, far from sinking in so...
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Freight Giant Deutsche Bahn Denies Plans to Close DB Schenker Logistics in USA
Will Continue Growth Strategy in the Americas and US

21/06/2011
GERMANY / USA – Following on from reports in the Financial Times Deutschland earlier today that Deutsche Bahn was planning to close down its DB ...
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International Air Freight Not Badly Affected by Chilean Ash Cloud Disruption
UPS Flies Despite Southern Hemisphere Being Encircled by Fumes

21/06/2011
SOUTH AMERICA / AUSTRALIA / – The eruption of Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano may have disrupted air passenger services across the Souther...
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More Front Companies for Iranian Shipping Line Targeted
US Treasury Sanctions for 13 Businesses and Individuals

21/06/2011
USA / IRAN / UAE/ CHINA / UK / SINGAPORE – After last months imposition of sanctions on companies accused of colluding with Islamic Republic of...
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Freight And Logistics Owes A Debt To Merchant Seamen
Organisations Illustrate the Hardships for Crewmen

21/06/2011
WORLDWIDE- No matter what else happens in the world of logistics one constant has always been the hardship often endured by the crews of every nationa...
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Steve Porter Haulage Acquires Red Funnel Freight Service
Ferry Company Sells Groupage Arm

21/06/2011
UK – Red Funnel Ferries, the 'Original Isle of Wight ferry operator', have sold their freight distribution division - Red Funnel Distribution Lt...
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Deutsche Bahn May Shed US Freight and Logistics Operation
Report in German FT Raises Questions

21/06/2011
USA / GERMANY – German freight and logistics giant Deutsche Bahn has been reported by the Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) to be considering cl...
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DHL Offers Smooth Logistics to Fashion Businesses with Export Hopes
Face Maze of Export Regulations in Battle for Foreign Markets

21/06/2011
UK — As smaller UK fashion brands attempt to rebuild momentum in foreign export markets, global shipping experts DHL Express say that new growin...
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Driverless Technology Is No Threat To Freight Truck Drivers - Yet
Schemes to Negate Human Error Proceed Apace

19/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – The dream of a car or truck which happily transports passengers and freight without the assistance of a man or woman at the wheel ha...
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Problems Around the Horn of Africa Represent Mixed Fortunes for Freight Shipping
Developments in the Struggle against Somali Piracy

19/06/2011
SOMALIA – The struggle against the problem of piracy around the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean has experienced mixed fortunes this week wit...
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New Technology Can Produce Hidden Problems For Ocean Freight Carriers
Innovations Save Lives - But Can Also Endanger Them

19/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – The past twenty years have seen an ever accelerating race to use developing technologies for a myriad of purposes never previously e...
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Freight Forwarding And Logistics Giant Launches Own App
New Damco Addition Will Work on all Major Mobile Platforms

18/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – Damco, the freight forwarding and logistics arm of ocean shipping giant A P Moller Maersk, has announced this week that it has relea...
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UPS Statement on UK Air Freight Screening Ban
Expects Service to be Back to Normal Next Week

17/06/2011
UK – UPS has issued the following statement regarding the ban by the UK government on some of the company’s air freight screening faciliti...
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Safmarine Sponsor Logistics Training for Ghanaian Cocoa Workers
Part of World Cocoa Foundation Initiative

17/06/2011
GHANA - Young Ghanaian students with ambitions to join the agricultural industry will now benefit from the World Cocoa Foundation’s (WCF) Agricu...
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UPS Banned From Screening Air Freight in UK Due to Security Concerns
Undisclosed Security Issue a Problem

17/06/2011
UK – The British government has announced that they are banning logistics operator UPS from screening air freight in the country due to an unspe...
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Jungheinrich Supplies Order Pickers to Bunzl
Vast Improvement on Previous Handling Equipment

17/06/2011
UK - Following a review of the materials handling operation at its Leicester distribution centre, healthcare supplies specialist Bunzl has replaced it...
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Explosion at Falmouth Docks
No One Hurt

17/06/2011
UK – Falmouth Docks in Cornwall is reported to have experienced explosions caused by a large fire setting light to thirty and forty gas cylinder...
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Now Boeing Demonstrates the Future of Air Freight
New 747-8 Freighter to Show at Paris Air Show Will Fly on Eco fuel

17/06/2011
USA / FRANCE – Following on from yesterdays report on Boeing’s predictions concerning the future of the air freighter fleet, the aircraft ...
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Volvo Truck Group Reports Big Increase in Deliveries on Freight Vehicles
Up By Nearly Fifty Percent from Last Year

17/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – Volvo Groups truck operations (involving Volvo Trucks, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Eicher ) has reported that during May to...
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Nominate an Outstanding Member of the Freight Forwarding Industry
BIFA Freight Awards Call For Entries

17/06/2011
UK – Now marking its twenty-third year, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling members of the British freight and logis...
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Boeing Gives Predictions on Future Air Freight Fleet
Project Increase in Traffic Over Next Twenty Years

16/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has issued projections on the next twenty years for the aircraft fleets of the world. In total, they be...
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Tradeteam Wins New Drinks Logistics Contract
Bibendum Switches to DHL Subsidiary

16/06/2011
UK – Drinks logistics specialists Tradeteam, part of the DHL group, have won a major distribution deal with one of the UK’s leading wine w...
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NOL Signs Letters of Intent on Twelve New Freight Container Shipping Vessels
Ten on Order Already to be Expanded

16/06/2011
SINGAPORE – Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has announced that they have signed letters of intent for ten new container vessels with yards in South K...
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Stobarts Diversification at Southend Airport Looks to Pay Off
Intermodal Groups Airport Gets New Customer

16/06/2011
UK – The Stobart Group’s move into airport operations raised eyebrows in some quarters of the freight community when it was announced in 2...
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US Business Logistics Costs Rise Substantially
Lack of Capacity Could be Problem in Future

16/06/2011
USA – In their annual ‘State of Logistics’ paper on the condition of the US freight market the Council of Supply Chain Management Pr...
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Crowley Ships Honoured by US Coast Guard for Rescues at Sea
AMVER Awards at National Maritime Day Seminar

15/06/2011
USA - Sixteen Crowley-managed vessels were recently honoured with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) awa...
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Port of Lyttelton Expects Container and Freight Operations to Restart This Week
Earthquake Brings Yet Another Use for Shipping Containers

15/06/2011
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND – Following the two earthquakes that struck the city of Christchurch on Monday the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch(LPC)...
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Kuwaiti Freight And Logistics Firm Assist With African Relief Aid Supply Chain
Agility Join Partners in Emergency Program

15/06/2011
AFRICA – One of the factors in providing emergency relief aid is the distances involved in supplying essential supplies coupled with the fact th...
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Win a Ticket for the Everywoman Transport and Logistics Leadership Academy
Specialist Training and Networking Opportunity for Women in Logistics

15/06/2011
UK – The Handy Shipping Guide is offering women in the UK freight and logistics industries the chance to win a free ticket to the Everywoman Tra...
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New Zealand Court Fines Freight Forwarders
Judgement Follows Last Years American Ruling

15/06/2011
NEW ZEALAND – The High Court in Auckland, New Zealand has ordered three international freight forwarding companies to pay penalties totalling NZ...
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Freight Associations Aid UK Forwarders In Credibility Fight
IATA Decision Threatened Honest Brokers

15/06/2011
EUROPE – The global financial crisis produced a tightening up of procedures, not least in the world of shipping and a decision by the Internatio...
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EU Force Launches Attack On Pirates Threatening Freight Vessels
Skiffs Sunk After Arms Sighted

14/06/2011
SOMALIA – News has now been officially released giving details of an incident between suspected pirates and EU Navfor, the European force charge...
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Rail Freight Group Reacts with Outrage at MEPs Proposals for Eurotunnel
"Conspiracy or Cock Up?" They Ask

14/06/2011
UK / FRANCE – Attempts by three French Members of the European Parliament (MEP’s) to gain exemption for rail services using the Tunnel fro...
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RoRo Freight Ferry Service Under Threat Again Say Haulage Firms
Service Cuts on Scotland's Only Direct Trailer Route to Europe Bode ill

13/06/2011
SCOTLAND – BELGIUM – The news that DFDS Seaways had withdrawn the RoRo freight ferry Cimbria Seaways from the Rosyth – Zeebrugge rou...
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Bibby Distribution Reports Another Years Profit Growth On Logistics Activities
Third Year for Supply Chain Specialists

13/06/2011
UK – Liverpool-based Bibby Distribution has reported a third consecutive record trading year following the release of its latest company figures...
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AUAM Unveil Uranium Shipping Flatrack to Solve Logistics Problem
New Transformer Flatrack Will Cut Down on Shipment Costs

13/06/2011
UK – The world’s largest transporter of natural and depleted Uranium hexafluoride (Hex), the substance which is used to create fuel for nu...
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Freight Haulage Boss Arrested for Drug Connection
Linked to Biggest French Seizure of Cocaine

13/06/2011
UK – The boss of a Glaswegian-based haulage company was arrested last week after be connected to the biggest cocaine seizure ever made in France...
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UK Rail Freight to Get Boost from Second Southampton Link
Freight Tonnages Rise Last Quarter

13/06/2011
UK – The UK’s rail infrastructure provider, Network Rail, has announced that they are to upgrade a second rail route out of Southampton do...
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Freight And Logistics Transport Managers May Like Device Which Slows Haulage Drivers
New Technology on the Way to Curb Persistent Speeders

11/06/2011
EUROPE – ERTICO – ITS Europe, a Brussels based conglomeration of organisations all with vested interests in promoting Intelligent Transpor...
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Move One Logistics Describe How to Manage Freight in Afghanistan
Think You've Got Problems?

10/06/2011
AFGHANISTAN – Everyone who works in the freight industry has their fair share of stories and tales about the job. From incompetent forklift driv...
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Siddhi Vinayak Logistics Buys Over a Thousand Freight Trucks from Tata
Largest Indian Order Ever from a Single Fleet Operator

10/06/2011
INDIA- Surat-based Siddhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd. (SVLL) has made the largest order for medium and heavy trucks by any single operator in India by purc...
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New Truck and Trailer Purchases for Two UK Haulage Operators
Schmitz Cargobull and Mercedes Make Sales

10/06/2011
UK – Two family run UK road freight operators have announced that despite tough conditions in the haulage industry they are continuing to expand...
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TT Club Warns Shipping and Logistics Operators of Above Average Hurricane Season
Be Prepared is the Advice

10/06/2011
AMERICAS / CARIBBEAN – The world’s leading provider of insurance and risk management services to the international transport and logistics...
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Freight Truck Drivers Welcome Fuel Filling Assistance
New Gadget Provides an Inexpensive Solution to Perennial Problem

10/06/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE - All drivers are familiar with the tedium of filling up since the automatic fuel locks were removed for safety reasons. A drive...
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Manchester Port Freight Shipping Scheme Details Revealed
Salford to be Inland Port Again - Literally

10/06/2011
UK – Following on from last weeks report on the plan to build an ‘inland port’ at Doncaster, Peel Ports - Britain’s second lar...
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Noka Shipping Fined For Pollution Offence in Texas
$900,000 Penalty for Greek Company

09/06/2011
USA – Noka Shipping, a Greek-based shipping management company, has been fined $900,000 by a federal court in Corpus Christi for deliberately co...
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Road Haulage Association Issues Warnings over Future Costs to Industry
Concern at Eurovignette Decision and Rising Fuel Costs

09/06/2011
UK – The British Road Haulage Association (RHA) has issued warnings of its concerns for the future of the U.K.’s road freight industry aft...
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Ryder Europe Buys Hill Hire for 154 Million Pounds
Substantial Increase to Hire Fleet and Facilities

09/06/2011
UK – Freight fleet hire specialists Ryder Europe have taken over Bradford-based rival Hill Hire, purchasing 100% of the equity in the company fr...
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American Trucking Groups Call for Research on Freight Truck Crash Safety
ATA and OOIDA Combine on Call for Improved Standards

09/06/2011
USA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have together called for the U.S. ...
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Qatar Airways Takes Stake in Cargolux to Boost Air Freight Share
New Cooperation Agreement Signed

09/06/2011
LUXEMBOURG / QATAR - Qatar Airways is to acquire a 35% stake in Europe’s largest air freight-only carrier, Luxembourg based Cargolux, for an und...
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MOL Becomes First Shipping Company to Win DBJ Environment Rating
Receives Favourable Loan for Safety and Emissions Success

09/06/2011
JAPAN – Shipping line Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has become the first company in the ocean freight industry to win a “DBJ Environmental Rating...
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Papua New Guinea Road Freight Gets Lift From Funding Boost
World Bank Money to Refurbish Infrastructure

09/06/2011
PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PNG) - The World Bank has approved a US$43 million credit for the Papua New Guinea Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project II (R...
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Win an iPad 2 with Language of Logistics Challenge
Dedola Logistics Run Competition for Communication Buffs

09/06/2011
USA – To mark their 35th anniversary California-based Dedola Global Logistics (DGL)have announced that they are to hold a video contest on the 1...
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Freight Transport And Logistics News And Appointments
Including Major Changes at the Top of UK Freight Associations this Month

08/06/2011
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) concluded their 67th AGM in Singapore with a slough of leadership changes, includ...
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Lower High Street Spending Offers Opportunities to Logistics Operators
Bad News for Shops Can Mean Good News for 3PL

08/06/2011
UK – Much is made in the British press about how reduced spending on the U.K.’s high streets impacts upon the welfare of towns throughout ...
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British Airways Agrees to Pay Compensation for Air Freight Price Fixing Cartel
Settles in US - UK Case Still Ongoing

08/06/2011
USA – In the ongoing saga that is the air freight price fixing scandal involving most of world’s major carriers, British Airways has becom...
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European Freight Trucks to Pay Pollution and Congestion Charges
New Rules Passed by European Parliament

07/06/2011
EUROPE – Following on from our report today on the row brewing over the EU’s plans to charge the aviation industry for its carbon emission...
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New International Road Haulage Guide Released by Freight Transport Association
New Sections for This Years Addition

07/06/2011
UK - The 16th edition of the Freight Transport Association’s guide for international road transport operators is now available. The annual guide...
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Shipping Line Launches iPhone Freight Tracking App
Safmarine Adds to e-Business Tools

07/06/2011
SOUTH AFRICA / WORLDWIDE – Shipping line Safmarine have created a new application software (app) that will allow customers with iPhone or iPad d...
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IATA Expresses Concerns Over EU Emission Trading Scheme
Airline Profits Already Hit by Disaster and Political Turmoil

07/06/2011
EUROPE / WORLDWIDE – The war of words between the EU and much of the rest of the world, which has seen the dreaded term “trade war” ...
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Upturn Encourages Con-Way to Reopen Truck Driver Recruitment Site
Arizona Orientation Back After Two Years

07/06/2011
USA - Con-way Truckload, the U.S. road freight subsidiary of international logistics operator Con-Way Inc., has announced that due to expanding demand...
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BMT Group Latest Research Partner for Low Carbon Shipping Study
More Experts Added to EPSRC Program

06/06/2011
UK – Leading maritime design and engineering consultancy the BMT Group has announced that they are the latest industrial partner to join in the ...
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DHL to Train Bangladesh Personnel in Disaster Logistics Management
Third Country to Benefit From GARD Program

06/06/2011
BANGLADESH - Deutsche Post DHL has announced that it will conduct its "Get Airports Ready for Disaster" (GARD) training at Dhaka and Chittag...
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New UK Logistics Hub Agreed for Doncaster
Doncaster-by-Sea Not a Product of Global Warming

06/06/2011
UK – A major new inland port development for the UK has received the green light after three major developers agreed the funding and development...
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Tschudi Logistics Expands Capacity on North Sea and Baltic Freight Offerings
New Ships for Routes

06/06/2011
NORWAY / NORTH SEA – Norwegian-based Tschudi Logistics Holding AS has increased capacity on their services in both the North and Baltic Seas wit...
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Shipping and Road Freight Update From the Hot Spots
State-of-Play for Yemen and Libya

04/06/2011
LIBYA / YEMEN – According to logistics operator GAC the situation in both countries is unsurprisingly complex and liable to change....
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Program to Educate Young Adults of Hazards Around Freight Trucks Begins
Hopes to Reduce Thousands of Deaths a Year

03/06/2011
USA - Those who read the Handy Shipping Guide regularly will know that we often feature articles on the hazards that big freight vehicles, particular...
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Rail Freight Company Wins US Defence Employer Award
Recognition for CSX Support for Employees in Uniform

03/06/2011
USA – Rail freight and multi-modal operator CSX Transportation has been honoured with the award of the Employer Support Freedom Award. Given to ...
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Klinge Corp Offers New Technology Reefer Containers for Seafood Transportation
Blast Freezing for Ultra-Low Temperature Storage

03/06/2011
USA – Having acquired the Danish refrigerated transport equipment manufacturer Norfrig Equipment in February of this year Pennsylvania-based Kli...
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Logistics Giant Continues to Have Problems with Workers Dissent
DHL in Hot Water with Employees Again

03/06/2011
UK - Following on from previous stories of problems between management at DHL and their employees in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world, this wee...
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Toll Group Eye Chinese Automotive Supply Chain Markets
Proposed Acquisition Would Give Them Firm Footing

03/06/2011
AUSTRALIA / CHINA – The Toll Group, one of the Asian region's leading provider of integrated logistics services, has announced its intention to ...
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Australian Trucking Recognises Outstanding Members of Freight Industry
Winners of ATA Awards Announced

03/06/2011
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Trucking Association has honoured the country’s top truck driver and other leading industry figures at its 2011 Natio...
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Peters and May Provide Logistics for China Americas Cup Team
Boat Specialists Support Wild Card

02/06/2011
UK / CHINA / SPAIN / – Southampton-based boat transportation specialists, Peters & May, have been contracted to transport the China Team's ...
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GPLN Welcomes Two New Members to Logistics Network
Project Specialist Organisation Continues to Grow

02/06/2011
KOREA / PORTUGAL – The Global Project Logistics Network - a network for independent companies specializing in international and specialist proje...
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Concrete Support for Freight Grants in Scotland
LaFarge Latest Recipient of Rail Transport Money

02/06/2011
SCOTLAND - Following on from the successful campaign to protect the Freight Facilities Grant (FFG) in Scotland - as reported in February - the devolve...
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India Rail Freight Corridor Secures World Bank Funding
$975 Million Loan for Eastern DFC

02/06/2011
INDIA – Following problems with alleged corruption which we reported on last August the massive Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India ...
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New Traffic Assessment System Can Help Freight Truck Drivers And Private Motorists Alike
Disaster Prompts Action to Avoid Gridlock

01/06/2011
US – Sometimes the best things happen in the face of adversity, wars lead to scientific breakthroughs and disasters to better systems for helpin...
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DB Schenker and Russian Railways Discuss Logistic Cooperation
Plan to Target Russian Automotive Industry Needs

01/06/2011
RUSSIA – At a conference taking place in Sochi today representatives of DB Schenker Rail and TransContainer, a subsidiary of Russian Railways (R...
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North American Road and Rail Freight Figures Break Record
US Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Tops $80 Billion for First Time

01/06/2011
USA / MEXICO / CANADA – According to figures released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’ Bureau of Transportation Statist...
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Freight And Shipping Groups Warned About Fakes And Corruption
TT Club Illustrates Dangers to Carriers

01/06/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE -The TT Club, which provides an extensive range of services to the freight transport and logistics industry, point out two items ...
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MEP and FSB Condemn Freight Trailer Changes
Proposals Cause Concern For UK Hauliers

01/06/2011
UK/EUROPE – The UK’s Federation of Small Business (FSB) and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East Midlands, Derek Clark, ar...
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NFI Expands Warehousing and Logistics Presence in the Inland Empire
Improves Connections with West Coast Ports

01/06/2011
CALIFORNIA/USA – New Jersey-based NFI has acquired the Californian operations of The Gilbert Company, expanding it’s presence in the River...
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World Shipping Pollution Being Tackled
MARPOL Rules to Ensure Cleaner Fuels are Used

30/06/2010
WORLDWIDE – When one gets past the claims and counterclaims of the pollution levels produced by comparative forms of shipping one gets down to t...
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Felixstowe Container Handling Depends On Chinese And German Technology
Latest Equipment Arrives at Hutchison Ports Facility

30/06/2010
UK – Nothing illustrates the reversal of world trade over the past century than the arrival over past months of Chinese built handling equipment...
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IATA Report Freight Traffic Bounced Back Last Month
Year on Year Increase Encouraging

30/06/2010
WORLDWIDE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced international scheduled traffic statistics for May which showed a 34.3% jump ...
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US Air Cargo Screening Means Shipping Delays
New Technology Needed By Department of Homeland Security

30/06/2010
US – Many US shippers have seemingly chosen to ignore the new regulations which come into force on the 1st August for domestic freight carried w...
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Ports Operator Fails To Convert Promises Into Cash After Shipping Slide
DP World Shelve Plans for Dual Stock Exchange Listing

29/06/2010
DUBAI – UK – DP World the global ports business that vowed to go ahead with London Gateway just a few months ago has suspended plans to se...
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Container Shipping Line CNC Expands Intra Asia Routes
CMA CGM Subsidiary Sets New Agenda with Three New Services

29/06/2010
ASIA – The Cheng Lie Navigation Co (CNC Line) partially owned subsidiary of the giant French CMA CGM group have announced three new intra Asia s...
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Dry Bulk Shipping Line Increases Fleet 30% With Another 16 New Vessels
Genco Agree to Buy Yet More Ships This Month

29/06/2010
US - Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, the drybulk specialists and owners of Baltic Trading Ltd., have agreed to purchase a further sixteen ships,...
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Road Haulage Association Causes Home Office Brochure Ban
Literature Highlighted Double Standards for Truck Drivers

28/06/2010
UK - A booklet advising international operators, supposedly produced in collaboration with the UK Border Agency, has been withdrawn following question...
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Freight Forwarder Toasts Desert Logistics Contract With Champagne
Kuehne and Nagel Report New Contracts

28/06/2010
ALGERIA – CANADA – SPAIN – The two latest freight and logistics contracts won by world wide forwarding group Kuehne and Nagel could ...
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Queensland Rail Incurs The Wrath Of Australian Court
Disregard for Workers Rights Reaps a Maximum Fine

28/06/2010
AUSTRALIA – Five trades unions who pursued legal action against Queensland Rail have won their claim for maximum penalties of A$660,000 for fail...
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Asian Container Shipping Giants Look For Profits
Forecasts Up as Freight Carriers Stick With Rates Policy

28/06/2010
ASIA – US – Despite meeting much opposition the members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have seemingly resolved to stick by th...
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Peel Sell Off Regional Airport Assets
Canadian Interests Buy into Liverpool, Durham and Doncaster/Sheffield

28/06/2010
UK – After our article in February on the demise of the freight traffic from Britain’s regional airports come the news that The Peel Group...
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ATA Remind Truck Owners Of Tax Hikes And Call For Safety
Registration and Fuel Tax Up - Level Crossings Need Work

25/06/2010
AUSTRALIA – The ATA, that’s the Aussie Trucking Association, not their US cousins known by the same acronym, have issued a timely reminder...
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IMO Seafaring Conference Ends With All Shipping Safety And Security Measures Approved
New Conditions Agreed for Crews from 2012

25/06/2010
PHILIPPINES – Today saw the end if the International Maritime Organization (IMO) conference in Manila supported by the government of the Philipp...
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Baltic Dry Index Reflects More Immediate Shipping Needs These Days
New Factors Influence One of the Freight Markets More Reliable Indicators

25/06/2010
UK – WORLDWIDE – The slump in the Baltic Dry Index, down to 2502 yesterday, continues from its most recent high almost exactly a month ago...
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Freight Transport Association Warns White Van Man Of Overloading Freight Dangers
Most Common Offence Committed by Drivers of Small Commercial Vehicles

24/06/2010
UK –This week the Freight Transport Association (FTA) offered a timely reminder to the owners and operators of vans about the problems and dange...
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Scotland Welcomes New Container Shipping Service
Inaugural Call for European Box Feeder Vessel

24/06/2010
UK – Following our announcement in April that Unifeeder were to expand their box line services to Eastern British ports comes the news that the ...
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Shipping Groups Demand End To Marine Pirate Hijacks
Anti Piracy Petition Continues to Enrol Support

24/06/2010
WORLDWIDE – The anti piracy petition we featured here last month has already gathered over 53,000 signatures and has now garnered support from a...
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Menlo Logistics Score Triumph As They Bust Into The Lingerie Business
Con-way Subsidiary Expands to Fill Swindon Facility

24/06/2010
UK – Menlo Worldwide Logistics have been awarded the contract to handle the warehouse operations of Swindon based lingerie giant Triumph Interna...
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Container Vessels And Freight Aircraft For Sale As Recession Hits Shipping
Bargains to be had by Shrewd Investors

23/06/2010
WORLDWIDE – Despite the fact that companies like Maersk Line tell us that they have container ships coming out of mothballs as the call for empt...
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Australian Freight Truck Law (FIRS) Amended
Interstate Road Transport Charge Act change levels playing field

23/06/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Senate acted this week to right an obvious wrong which was due to cost some truck companies thousands of dollars in unwarranted ...
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Indian Rail Freight Profits Encouraging
Tonnages Up but Revenues Even Higher

23/06/2010
INDIA – Deciphering the complexities of the state owned Indian Railways is always a daunting task for any analyst; the company is the country...
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Port Of Amsterdam Expands Rail Freight Connection Into Europe
Betuweroute Provides Direct Link to Germany and Beyond

22/06/2010
NETHERLANDS - Keyrail, the Dutch commercial operator of the Betuweroute, the dedicated freight rail line that runs from the port of Rotterdam to the ...
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Damco And GFS TieUp Bulk Liquid Logistics Contract
Continuation of Partnership to Serve Spanish Exporters

22/06/2010
SPAIN – Damco, the wholly owned AP Moller- Maersk shipping group's logistics subsidiary, has obtained the contract to handle the countrywide rig...
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UK Budget Holds No Surprises For Freight Trucks And Shipping
Fuel Duty Rises Stay - Port Rate Reductions as Expected

22/06/2010
UK – Chancellor George Osborne had no real news for the freight and shipping industry, other than the expected. While there is no new rise in fu...
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Israel Undertakes To 'Normalise' Shipping Cargo Into Gaza
Signs That Diplomatic Pressures May Have Had Some Influence

22/06/2010
ISRAEL – GAZA – Few people in the world can be unaware of the bloody stalemate which exists between the two Governments of these Middle Ea...
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Shipping Line Releases Encouraging Asian Container Figures
NOL Report Signs of Recovery - but is it Sustainable ?

21/06/2010
ASIA - Singapore based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), owners of the APL Container Line and APL Logistics brands, released their four week figures to the ...
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DB Schenker Land Welsh Multi Modal Shipping And Forwarding Contract
Milford Haven LNG Terminal Signs Up for Three Years

21/06/2010
WALES –South Hook at Milford Haven, the largest Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Europe and a key component of the UK’s energy supply cha...
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Siemens Update Their Supply Chain Software
Barloworld CAST System to be Implemented Globally

21/06/2010
WORLDWIDE - Siemens AG, a household name globally and the worlds biggest supplier of eco friendly technology with revenues which exceed $75 billion we...
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Truck Facts Of Interest To Any Transport Professional
US Site Worth a Look Particularly for Fleet Owners

21/06/2010
US – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) which evolved from the ATA Foundation is, like its predecessor a not for profit divis...
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UN Secretary Opens International Maritime Organization Shipping Conference
Thanks to Those Who Keep Trade Lanes Open

21/06/2010
PHILIPPINES – As we reported last week today is the first day of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) conference on the Standar...
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DHL Report Vietnam Shipping Consignment Rise Continues
30% Jump in Parcel Movements

21/06/2010
VIETNAM – After DHL's triumph a week or so ago at the Annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) 2010, the company won in five categ...
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Freight Ferry Companies Rage At Dover Harbour Board
Extra Charges to Fund Terminal were 'Duplicitous'

21/06/2010
UK – The plans to privatise the Dover Harbour Board which we detailed in February have run into more criticism after it was revealed that monies...
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Russian Rail Freight Conference Covers All The Bases
Saint Petersburg is Venue for Major Event

21/06/2010
RUSSIA - Russian Railways and the International Union of Railways (UIC)have organised a rail freight conference to include many senior contributors to...
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Maersk Move Empty Shipping Containers In Light Of Box Shortfall
'Situation is Unique' as Vessels Redeployed to Counter Shortage

20/06/2010
WORLDWIDE – The problem inherent in the shipping industry of trade imbalances has been highlighted this week by the world’s largest contai...
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Will Shipping Attacks Increase After Pirates Gaoled In Europe ?
Sentences Could Possibly Encourage Rather than Deter

20/06/2010
NETHERLANDS – The gaoling of five Somali pirates this week in Rotterdam has been met with varying degrees of enthusiasm by parties to whom it is...
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New Cool Chain Shipping And Logistics Centre For Africa Takes Shape
Innovative Handling Process and Modern Technology For Perishables Introduced

19/06/2010
KENYA – The recent woes over the ash cloud covering Europe highlighted the vulnerability of African countries dependent on the export of fruit, ...
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Potter Logistics Favour Tall Skinny Racks
(they've upped their Pallet capacity by 12,000)

19/06/2010
UK - The Potter Group, multimodal logistics and rail freight specialists and with over 1.6 million square feet of warehousing under their management, ...
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Lloyds Register Conduct An Unusual Ships Survey
Russian Connection to Restore a British Icon

18/06/2010
UK – When Russian Shipping Company Sovcomflot and the Government of the Russian Federation decided they wished to mark the 65th anniversary of V...
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Trucking And Freight Forwarding Bill Causing Concern
New Legislation Sets Tougher Regulations and Penalties for Carriers and Agents

18/06/2010
US – The Motor Carrier Protection Act just put forward by two Senators is causing ripples amongst the trucking and shipping industries. The bill...
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Freight Transport Association Puts The Case For Trucks To Minister
FTA Seeks Only a Level Playing Field

17/06/2010
UK – Having sounded off earlier today to promote the use of rail freight wherever possible , the Freight Transport Association (FTA) promptly ch...
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UK Freight Association Announce Import Control Seminar Dates
HM Customs and BIFA to Advise on ICS Implementation

17/06/2010
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) are to partner HM Revenue and Customs in hosting a series of country wide events aimed...
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New Greek Distributor For Shipping Navigation Aid Group
Kelvin Hughes Appoint Aegean Electronics in Piraeus

17/06/2010
GREECE – Still considered by many as the very heart of the shipping world, UK based Kelvin Hughes, the world’s largest supplier of nautica...
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Ships Spares Logistics Specialists Come To The UK
GAC Appoint New Marketing Manager

17/06/2010
UK – GAC Marine Logistics (GML), a division of the Dubai based shipping group, have appointed a dedicated marketing and sales manager for the Eu...
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Freight Transport Association Promote Rail Cargo Alternatives
Free Service to Assess Practicality to Shippers

17/06/2010
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) tends to be associated with road haulage possibly more than other forms of shipping but today the o...
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EU Parliament Imposes Freight Truck Drivers Working Hours
Self Employed to be Regulated Despite Intense Opposition

16/06/2010
UK – EUROPE – Not for the first time legislation before the European Parliament has come in for severe criticism from representatives of t...
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Port And Rail Freight Authority Must Survive Corruption Scandal
Transnet Need to Clear Out Dead Wood

16/06/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – The row over the suspension of the former Transnet Chief Executive rumbles on after a Court found him guilty last week in the mat...
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Rail Freight News In Australia
Queensland Takes Centre Stage Again

16/06/2010
AUSTRALIA – After detailing last month how Asciano were querying the possible monopoly and therefore commercial advantage which a privatised QR ...
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Booking System For Freight Trucks A Success At Port Of Southampton
DP World Celebrate Five Years of VBS

16/06/2010
UK – As the Britain’s second largest shipping container terminal, at times handling over 4,000 TEU per day by road and rail, a steady thro...
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Manila Conference To Herald Changes For Shipping
Training and Certification of Crews to be Upgraded

16/06/2010
PHILIPPINES – There will be a Diplomatic Conference held in Manila between the 21st and 25th June which is set to change the way seafarers are t...
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Shipping Containers Transformed Into Haiti Medical Facility
Logistics Group Damco Provide Free Services for Earthquake Relief

15/06/2010
HAITI – We have covered in the past some of the amazing uses to which the ubiquitous standard TEU shipping container has been put and also comme...
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Pakistan to Iran Rail Freight Service 'A Route For Terror'
Shipping by Rail Could Save on Ocean Freight However

15/06/2010
The Iran – Pakistan – Turkish rail freight service we reported on last August has been dubbed “a clear route for terrorists” b...
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New Asian Truck Route Faster Than Sea Freight
Damco Introduce Thai - Vietnam - Cambodia Service

15/06/2010
THAILAND – VIETNAM - CAMBODIA – Damco, the logistics arm of bulk and container shipping giant AP Moller Maersk, have introduced a new cro...
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Shipping Insurance Group Stump Up To Aid Africa's Sick
Malawi Medical Trust Get Half Million Pound Boost from Thomas Miller

15/06/2010
AFRICA – UK – The ghost of the ‘African Queen’ comes to mind when one hears of the project undertaken by London based speciali...
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Maritime Day To Target Piracy Of International Shipping
IMO Unanimously Approve Proposal

15/06/2010
WORLDWIDE - Following a proposal by International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, the IMO Council has unanimou...
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Bureau Offers Free Tyre Safety Pack To Truckers
But Senator Disgusts Retread Industry

15/06/2010
US – CANADA - The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau are so concerned by the casual attitude of many freight and delivery drivers to t...
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Good News For Shipping As Materials Handling Recovers Strongly
Jungheinrich Figures Make Encouraging Reading

15/06/2010
WORLDWIDE – There is an undeniable link between the global requirement for materials handling products and services and the health of the freigh...
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DHL, Maersk And FedEx Sweep Awards At Asian Freight And Supply Chain Awards
Victories in Shanghai for International Carriers

14/06/2010
CHINA – DHL and FedEx may be two of the world’s largest express transportation and logistics companies, but they can still delight in rece...
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IMO Dishes Out Shipping Awards For Bravery, Safety And Education
Exceptional Performances Warrant Recognition

14/06/2010
WORLDWIDE – The 104th meeting of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to endorse the decision of a Panel of ...
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Oman Container Terminal Opens to Shipping
First Inland Clearance Depot for Region

14/06/2010
OMAN - The Muscat Container Depot, which opened for business at the weekend, is Oman’s first ICD complete with customs facilities. As a “d...
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Shipping Groups Support Philippine Party For Charity
'Party in the Park' Dates Set

14/06/2010
PHILIPPINES – Saturday 26th June is the date for a ‘Party in the Park’ to be held in Luneta Park, Manila which has been organised by...
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Volvo Truck Engines To Be Produced In India
Commercial Vehicle Cooperation to be "Most Advanced Manufacturer"

12/06/2010
INDIA – VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), the joint venture between Volvo and Eicher Motors, is set to produce a new medium duty truck engine at i...
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Container Shipping Lines Launch Asian - Indian Subcontinent Service
CIMEX 2 is Direct Link from China to India and Pakistan

12/06/2010
ASIA – INDIA – PAKISTAN – Maersk Line and CMA CGM are to operate a new service, CIMEX 2 linking Chinese and other Asian ports to the...
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Libyan Rail Freight And Passenger System To Modernise
Russian Rail Company Project Under Way

12/06/2010
LIBYA – RUSSIA – Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin is currently visiting Libya for the opening in Tripoli of Libya’s first...
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US Trucking Concerned By Wal-Mart Shipping Policy
Change of Direction May Roll Back More Carriers

12/06/2010
US – Reports in the press this week indicate that the giant Wal-mart chain may be changing its policy with regard to deliveries from its hundred...
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New Brazil Shipping And Logistics Office for GAC
Port Agency Operation in Rio

11/06/2010
BRAZIL – Dubai headquartered GAC, global logistics and shipping group have opened establish its latest port agency operation, with its coordinat...
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Road Freight Representatives Slate Dangerous Haulage Practices
Irish Tractors Dice With Death On The Motorways

11/06/2010
IRELAND – There is no doubt that one of the national characteristics, for which the country is much admired, include a sometimes ‘off beat...
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Supply Chain Annual Logistics Report Examines Shipping Across The US
Costs and Tonnages Down and Recovery May Hold its Own Problems

11/06/2010
US - The 21st Annual “State of Logistics Report®”, released by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and prese...
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Ceva Logistics Continue Their Green Supply Chain Policies
Expansion of Eco Friendly European Hub

11/06/2010
ITALY – When expanding their trucking and distribution hub at Novara, west of Milan, Ceva Logistics have followed a continuing policy of eco fav...
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Italian Air Cargo Specialists Have The Most Style
Cargoitalia Campaign wins Media Plaudits

11/06/2010
ITALY - Cargoitalia, the scheduled airfreight specialist carrier re-launched last year, always vowed to take a new approach to pursuing a market share...
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Shipping Interests Should Suitably Prepare For Hurricane Season
Coast Guard Sets Out Sensible Precautions for Forthcoming Storms

11/06/2010
US – CARIBBEAN - With the start of the hurricane season now officially upon us lives will doubtless be lost at sea, some unnecessarily, and the ...
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Panalpina Open Dubai Multimodal Logistics Hub
Key Location for New Cargo Handling Facility

10/06/2010
UAE – Shipping and logistics group Panalpina has begun operating from its new 450,000 square feet state-of-the art multimodal transit and logist...
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Qantas Reviews Its Air Freight And Cargo Trucking Operations
Plan Seems to be Divest the Airline of Extraneous Services

10/06/2010
AUSTRALIA – The news on Monday that Toll had acquired the Asian assets of DPex, express parcels arm of Qantas may only be the first tranche of c...
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UK Drivers Training And Awareness Day Set For July
Annual Professional Drivers Association Event For Cambridgeshire

10/06/2010
UK - Once again, the Professional Drivers Association (PDA)will be holding their annual Training & Awareness day from 10 am on Saturday July 31st....
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Construction Of 1.5 Million TEU Container Terminal To Commence
TERCAT Announce Spanish Port Operations Will Begin Shortly

10/06/2010
SPAIN- Terminal Catalunya S.A. (TERCAT), a subsidiary of Hutchison Port Holdings, say they will shortly take over responsibility of the site for the ...
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Freight Transport Conference Will Concentrate On Van Safety
Utility Companies Need to Remain Up to Date

10/06/2010
UK – Although not strictly a shipping or freight related matter, Handy Shipping Guide’s normal sphere of operations, the forthcoming Utili...
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New Container Feeder Service From East Coast By Danish Shipping Line
PD Ports Greet Unifeeder Launch

10/06/2010
UK – GERMANY – NETHERLANDS – By way of confirmation of our story of 28th April, PD Ports have formally announced that Unifeeder, one...
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Genco Shipping Buy Five New Bulk Carriers
More Investment for Ship Charter Group

10/06/2010
US - Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, the dry bulk shipping specialists, are to increase their fleet of 35 specialist vessels with the purchase o...
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All Freight Airline Reveals First New Rebranded Boeing Cargo Carrier
Largest All Air Freight Carrier Chooses Livery for 747-8 Freighter

09/06/2010
US – LUXEMBOURG – Cargolux, with Europe’s largest dedicated fleet of all cargo aircraft, has shown off the first B747-8 from Boeing ...
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DB Schenker Commence Logistics Contract Into Scandinavia
Rail Containers to Supply Apartment Components

09/06/2010
SWEDEN – GERMANY – With immediate effect DB Schenker will commence transport of approximately 12,500 tons of prefabricated concrete walls ...
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Dubai Group Recognised For Express Logistics And 3PL Services
Aramex Pick up SCATA Awards for 2010

09/06/2010
UAE – At the third annual Supply Chain & Transport Awards 2010 in Dubai last week Aramex,the logistics management and express freight carrie...
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UK Sees First Electric Vehicle Apprenticeship Scheme Launched
Mechanics of the Future Get a Chance to Train with Smiths

08/06/2010
UK – Smith Electric Vehicles, leading producers of electric commercial vehicles, have launched the first ever apprentice scheme aimed specifical...
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US Rail Software Will Optimise Freight And Passenger Movements
Norfolk Southern and GE Transportation Get the Edge

08/06/2010
US – The use of new technology, rail computer software which analyses traffic flow information and planned schedules and then optimizing the rou...
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Qantas Express Air Freight Sold To Toll Logistics
Expansion Continues Despite Recession

08/06/2010
AUSTRALIA – It is reported today that the Toll Group have purchased DPEX, the Asian express air freight arm of national airline Qantas. The move...
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Titan Join Local Experts To Salvage Stranded Bulk Carrier
Vessel Left High and Dry After Tsunami

08/06/2010
CHILE – Titan Salvage, a subsidiary of Crowley, the US marine services and logistics group, have joined with Santiago based local experts Remol...
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Indian Rail Freight Encourages Private Investment
New Draft Terminal and Rail Truck Schemes Published

07/06/2010
INDIA – The Traffic Commercial Directorate of state run Indian Railways announced their plans last week to allow more commercialisation of the i...
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David Brooksbank (1942-2010) An Obituary
Popular Air Freight Figure Dies

07/06/2010
UK - We are deeply saddened to report the death of David Brooksbank MBE, on 5th April following a long battle with emphysema....
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New Durban Container Shipping Service From CMA CGM
Asia to West Africa(WAX) Route Revision

07/06/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – ASIA - CMA CGM have announced they will add Durban to the port rotation of their West Africa container service (WAX), appropriate...
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New Break Bulk Shipping Service For Rickmers-Linie
Route Links North Asia with South America and the US East Coast

07/06/2010
ASIA – US – SOUTH AMERICA - Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has launched ...
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Supply Vessel Loan For Global Logistics Supplier
IFC Stump Up $35 Million to Support GAC's Oil Supply Ships

07/06/2010
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, who last year provided $14.5 billion in funding for the private sector to foster sustainable economic growth in...
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Project Forwarder And Specialist Shipping Line Continues To Innovate
Beluga Continue to Push the Barriers

07/06/2010
GERMANY – Few companies in the shipping industry demonstrate the innovation and willingness to research develop and undertake new methods and te...
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New Port Rate Policy Favours Shipping Warehouse Operations
Coalition Wins Friends By Delivering Policy

05/06/2010
UK – Following our story last month outlining the new coalition government’s intention to suspend the previous administration’s Port...
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Truck Association Support Post Office Diesel Price Findings
But As Usual It's Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

05/06/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) which represents a large proportion of British freight trucking companies, say they are pleased at the f...
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Shipping Lines And Freight Agencies Asked To Aid Maritime Charity
Next Week Is Seafarers Awareness Week

05/06/2010
UK - Seafarers Awareness Week will take place from Monday the 7th to the 13th June this year and Seafarers UK, the country’s leading charity for...
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Canadian Trucking Boss Spotlights Oversupply Problems
More North American Hauliers Should Have Failed This Year

05/06/2010
CANADA – US – Last week at the 45th annual Canadian Transport Research Forum in Toronto, President and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Allian...
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Freight Comparison Sites Now Listed In Handy Shipping Guide
New Free Category Open for Advertisers

05/06/2010
UK – WORLDWIDE – Today Freightoption becomes the first company listed a new category in the Guide Directory. Up until now Handy Shipping G...
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US Truck Safety Event Scheduled For Next Week
Annual Commercial Vehicle Check Comes Around Again

04/06/2010
US - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual Roadcheck event, June 8-10, at more than 1,500 locations across the United ...
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TDG Spend To Save On Cold Store Energy Consumption
Logistics Providers Update Systems to Cut Costs

03/06/2010
UK – TDG, since October 2008 a wholly owned DouglasBay Capital plc company, is striving to achieve energy savings of 12% within its temperature ...
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Logistics Group Rush To Volcano Disaster Site
DHL Disaster Response Team Answer Guatemala's Call

03/06/2010
GUATEMALA – The problems faced in Europe by the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland, with the resultant ash clouds disrupting air traffic, pale...
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Asia Shipping Move Their Logistics Services Into Europe
Expansion of South American Export and Import Network

03/06/2010
EUROPE – SOUTH AMERICA - Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais, a multinational company which was founded in Brazil over 14 years ago, has ju...
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Piracy Continues Unabated As Bulk Carriers And Container Ships Targeted
But What About the Mystery of MV Rim ?

03/06/2010
SOMALIA – GULF OF ADEN – Just because pirate attacks don’t make daily headlines any more, they have become so common they are no lon...
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New Container Ports Planned For Africa's New Economy
Progress in Angola Despite Years of Strife and Continuing Problems

03/06/2010
ANGOLA – The country’s National Demining Institute, formed in 2004 to clear the thousands of munitions left scattered around the country a...
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Kelvin Hughes Free Upgrade For Shipping Charts Management Service
Vessel Owners Can Ensure Navigational Data is Updated

03/06/2010
WORLDWIDE – Shipping groups concerned that their vessels always have correct navigational data aboard can take advantage of a new addition to th...
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NAFTA Freight Shipping Revenues Record Highest Ever Jump
Year on Year Figure Leaps 37%

02/06/2010
US – CANADA – MEXICO – Trade figures released this week by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) make interesting reading. T...
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South African Truck Freight Row Brews
Road Tolls Slammed by Hauliers Association

02/06/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – An argument familiar to hauliers and their representatives is heating up after new road toll tariffs were introduced in March, wi...
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Container Shipping Line Celebrates 'Environment Day'
CMA CGM Look to Strengthen Corporate Environmental Policies

02/06/2010
FRANCE – At the group’s headquarters in Marseille CMA CGM is holding conferences today and tomorrow in support of ‘World Environment...
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Caterpillar Demonstrates Belief In The Future Of Rail Freight
More Investment for Machinery Giant

02/06/2010
US – Like Warren Buffett before it the Caterpillar Corporation clearly wish to ensure they are at the forefront of any expansion of rail freight...
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New Contract Announcements for Global Supply Chain Shipping Groups
CEVA and K & N to Handle DIY and Agricultural Machine Stocks

02/06/2010
SPAIN - ITALY -CHINA - CEVA Logistics last week signed a five year agreement, worth a total of €50 million, with AKI, leading DIY outfit which h...
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Eurotunnel Company Buys First GBRf Rail Freight Operation
Natural Partner for Veolia Cargo Acquisition

01/06/2010
UK - FRANCE – Europorte, a wholly owned subsidiary of Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel, have purchased First GBRf, formerly GB Railfreight and...
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IATA Launch Electronic Data Supply Chain Programme In China
Time and Documentation Savings Predicted with e - freight System

01/06/2010
CHINA – International Air Transport Association (IATA) describe their e – freight ‘Simplifying the Business’ standard as a pro...
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Saddle Up Now To Join Shipping And Transport Charity Ride
Transaid Event Helping Transport Infrastructure in Third World

01/06/2010
AFRICA - WORLD WIDE - This November, the great and good of the transport industry will abandon the swish interior of their company cars for a hard sad...
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Korean Shipping Line Uses Revised Container Rates - And Other Devices
Hanjin Strive for Profitability on All Fronts

01/06/2010
SOUTH KOREA - No one could accuse Hanjin Shipping, the country’s largest container shipping line, of sitting on their hands after the record los...
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Should Rail Freight Compromise Safety To Accommodate HSR ?
US Situation Illustrates Potential Problems

01/06/2010
US – The situation which has arisen around the planned High Speed Rail (HSR) links between Buffalo and New York City highlight a problem which i...
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In Crisis Air France May Surrender Air Freight Division
Continuing Sea of Troubles for Flag Carrier

01/06/2010
FRANCE – The woes for Air France continue to pile up relentlessly as today’s anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 447 from Rio de Ja...
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US Truck Freight Figures Rise Again
ATA Guide Shows 'Sustainable' Growth

01/06/2010
US – Once again the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased for the ...
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Serious Train Explosion in Italy
Lethal LPG Tank Accident Causes Fatalities

30/06/2009
ITALY - At least 19 people were killed and some 50 others injured after a freight train carrying Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) derailed in northern Italy...
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Speed Camera Blunder
Essex Police may have to cancel convictions

25/06/2009
UK - Potentially hundreds of thousands of speeding penalties could be overturned due to an error made by Essex Police. A member of staff used by the f...
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Vienna to Beijing Railway Proposed
Single gauge line to run from Austria

22/06/2009
EUROPE / ASIA: Plans have been announced to investigate the construction of a Russian gauge line between Vienna and Kosice, Slovakia. The Russian, Aus...
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Baltic dry freight index rises
Index gains over 18 percent over the last week

19/06/2009
LONDON - The Baltic dry freight index, BADI, has risen a further 1.17 percent it was reported yesterday.The index, which tracks the cost of ship dry c...
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Korean Air still number one according to IATA
Korean Air flies nearly 9 billion freight tonne-kilometres last year to take top spot

18/06/2009
The ‘Annual World Air Transport Statistics,’ compiled by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have for the second year runni...
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U.S. Military trial Electric Trucks
ZAP commence supply of utility vans

17/06/2009
USA - Electric vehicle manufacturer ZAP confirmed today they have begun shipping their Zaptruck XLs, a versatile 100% plug-in electric LSV (low speed ...
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Early Breakthrough for NRLA
Progress Going Well with Trans-Alps Tunnel

17/06/2009
SWITZERLAND - Construction is proceeding well on the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA) according to the program managers, AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd....
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Confusion over Electric Commercial Vehicles
London plans need refinement.

10/06/2009
LONDON - A report by the Market Research analysts Frost & Sullivan released last month has cast doubts over the viability of the Greater London Au...
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Sadiq Khan made Transport Minister
Senior Muslim gets Government Promotion

09/06/2009
UK - Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, has been promoted to Minister of State for Transport in the Government reshuffle. This follows on from the appointmen...
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Port of Tilbury Defies Recession
'Tilbury is a thriving port' - Director

09/06/2009
UK - The Port of Tilbury is weathering the recession surprisingly well, according to the ports director, Perry Glading. He states that: “We are ...
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European Rail Freight Stifled by Operators
Existing system not effective

09/06/2009
EUROPE - A report published by the UK’s House of Lords accuses the existing European rail freight operators of squeezing out potential competiti...
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Asian Ship Owners Face Tough Future
Vessel Purchase Policy Will Cause Glut of Capacity.

09/06/2009
HONG KONG - Over-investment in container and bulk vessels in the last three years could mean a prolonged downturn in the Asian shipping market, accord...
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Deepening of shipping channel at South Texan Port
Project to allow vessels up to 160 feet wide

09/06/2009
USA - The Port of Corpus Christi, a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S, has confirmed that a project to deepen an old shipping channel ...
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French Groups in Travel And Transport Talks
Veolia & Keolis in talks with Transdev

09/06/2009
FRANCE - French utility group Veolia today announced it was seeking ways to combine its Veolia Transport arm with French transport group Transdev to ...
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Wine Shipping Firm back from the brink?
New Vine Logistics finds backer

09/06/2009
USA - One of California’s largest wine shipping companies abruptly closed on Friday 29th May, stating that the company was facing bankruptcy. ...
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Spending on tracks to continue during downturn, states CSX CEO
CSX CEO speaks optimistically at local business lunch

09/06/2009
USA - Michael Ward, CEO of CSX, a Fortune 500 company and international transportation company based in Jacksonville, Florida, stated at a business lu...
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PlanGraphics Merge With Integrated Freight Systems
IFS acquires 401.5 million shares of PlanGraphics' common stock

09/06/2009
USA - Integrated Freight, a short to medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities based in Sarasota, and PlanGraphics (OTCBB: PGRA), a holding...
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Train derails East of Toronto
Residents evacuated

06/06/2009
CANADA - Residents of Oshawa, Ontario, were told to leave their homes on Friday after 27 rail cars and two locomotives came off the tracks north of Hi...
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