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MP Calls for Road Haulage Interests to Speak Up on Skills and Staff Shortage in Logistics
You Have Until 30 April to Directly Tell All Party Parliamentary Committee Your Views

4/16/2019
UK – Back in October last year, at a parliamentary reception held in the House of Commons by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), former transpor...
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Any Freight and Logistics Personnel Now Have the Chance to Cycle Across Africa
Transport Charity Ride Offers Adventure on a Bike

4/16/2019
MALAWI – UK – International development agency Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up f...
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As Technology Develops Simulators are Flavour of the Month in Logistics Scenarios
Derailed Locomotive Provides Base for Latest New Training Aids

4/16/2019
UK – Wherever we look in the logistics industry, when staff are required to operate machinery of any type, simulators are springing up all over....
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Electric Freefall Lifeboat is a World First in Cleaner Saving of Life at Sea
New Craft Designed to Travel Through Burning Oil

4/16/2019
NETHERLANDS – GERMANY – NORWAY – Safety at sea took a cleaner step forward this month as Dutch headquartered Verhoef, which pioneere...
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New RoPax Vessels Will Set New Standards for Freight and Passengers Says Ferry Group
Longer and More Luxurious and Blessed by Tradition

4/15/2019
SWEDEN – CHINA – EUROPE – Ferry group Stena Line has seen the latest edition to its growing fleet of RoPax vessels 'float off&#...
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Multimodal Remains the Must Attend Event for British Freight and Logistics Interests
Birmingham Show Gives a Chance to View What's New, Network and Learn - for Free

4/15/2019
UK – The days are getting longer, Brexit draws closer (possibly) and, in just a couple of months, the biggest show in the country's freight...
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International Transport Union Continues the Battle with Flag of Convenience Ship Operator
Stream of Crew Abuses by German Vessel Owner Becomes Too Much for ITF

4/15/2019
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – After criticising the company over past month for its treatment of staff, the International Transport Workers' ...
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From Heavy Lift Air Freight to Wearable Technology, Road Haulage and LNG Fuel for Cargo Ships
Some of the Shipping and Logistics Items You May Have Missed This Week

4/12/2019
GERMANY – SINGAPORE – Heavy lift air cargo specialist AirBridgeCargo Airlines has transported a record breaking 40 tonne freight shipment ...
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Appointments and Departures from Ocean Freight to Road Haulage and Logistics
Hi and Goodbye to Boardroom and Other Positions Announced This Week

4/12/2019
SWITZERLAND – Ahead of its pending merger with Danish freight giant DSV, the Swiss headquartered forwarding and logistics group, Panalpina, has...
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New Technology Aids Development of New Freight Forwarding and Logistics Distribution Hub
Warehouse Development Aims at Scandinavian Market

4/12/2019
DENMARK – It seems a hectic time for Danish haulier and forwarder DSV which, besides currently attempting the major tie up with Swiss freight gr...
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Report Claims Advantages of LNG as Marine Fuel as Against Traditional Heavy Oils
Less Emissions from Gas as Power Source for Ocean Vessels

4/11/2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – It is wise to view any 'independent study' with an air of scepticism when it is commissioned by vested interest...
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Container Freight Port Operator Opens New Terminal Abroad Whilst Praising Home Authorities
South American Terminal Comes on Stream as Manila Unblocks Box Log Jam

4/11/2019
ARGENTINA – PHILIPPINES – The Philippine-based port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), has announced the off...
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Seized Container Terminal Saga Sees a Raising of the Stakes after Court Fines Levied
Government Must Pay Hundreds of Millions of Dollars - but Will They Ever?

4/10/2019
DJIBOUTI – DUBAI – The row over the seizure of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in Djibouti from port and logistics operator DP World ...
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If You Wondered What Happened to the Hansa Heavy Lift Ships Look No Further
Dutch Group Acquires Multipurpose Vessels and More

4/10/2019
NETHERLANDS – As the ocean heavy lift sector rebalances after the demise of Hansa last December we recently saw an agreement between the Dutch S...
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Bikes Ride to US Success with Bespoke Freight and Logistics Solution
Online Manufacturer Chose Custom Made Option for Distribution

4/10/2019
US – German-engineered road, mountain, triathlon, and commuter bicycles made by Canyon Bicycles follow a modern trend and are exclusively sold o...
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Container Shipping Line Achieves Acquisition of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group
New Operating Centre Will Consolidate Management Functions

4/9/2019
FRANCE – SWITZERLAND – With outstanding shares and voting rights of freight forwarding and logistics group CEVA due for settlement as sche...
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Freight and Logistics Group Keeps Expanding in Home Continent as it Agrees Dry Port Development
Laos is Latest Target for Extending Portfolio of Asian Outfit

4/9/2019
LAOS – Road haulage and overall freight provider Kerry Logistics has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding between its subsidia...
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Swedish Show the Way to a Cleaner Future Tackling Plastic Pollution by Practical Education
Marine Environment Needs Saving and Tanker Shipping Group Steps Up

4/9/2019
SWEDEN – One year ago international tanker transport group Concordia Maritime initiated a partnership with Keep Sweden Tidy and organised the fi...
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New Orders for Tugboat Design Boosts Engineering and Shipbuilding Groups
US Constructed Workhorses for Connecticut Towing Company

4/9/2019
US – Jensen Maritime Consultants, the Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp., has been awa...
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3D Printing to Produce Maritime Spare Parts and Cut Out Supply Chain and Logistics Costs
New Venture to Investigate Feasibility of Increased Technology for Ships Spares

4/9/2019
SINGAPORE – Norwegian classification society DNV GL and all round industry group has been appointed as the lead researcher of the first phase of...
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Piracy Incidents Against Merchant Vessels Down but Rise in Kidnapping in Gulf of Guinea
Global Report on First Quarter Sees No Hijacks Despite Attempts

4/9/2019
WORLDWIDE – Echoing our article last month the latest statistics from the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau's...
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Chaos, Confusion and Costs - Road Haulage Freight and Fuel Lobbies Not Impressed by London ULEZ
High Court Actions and Doubts About Air Quality Evidence as London Mayor and TfL Accused

4/8/2019
UK – The introduction of London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) today (8 April 2019) has produced a wave of objections to a measure that m...
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European Authorities Accused of Protectionism as Ship Breaking Remains a Contentious Issue
Recycling Issues Can Lead to Unscrupulous Vessel Reflagging

4/8/2019
WORLDWIDE – In 2015 NGO Shipbreaking Platform published a notice 'What a difference a Flag Makes' pointing out the duplicitous methods...
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Animal Transport Post No Deal Brexit More Complicated both for Freight Shipments and Pet Passports
DEFRA Issues Guidelines for Endangered Species and their Products but What about Rover?

4/8/2019
UK – EUROPE – Of the many contentious subjects which await the outcome of Brexit negotiations is the status of animals coming into and lea...
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French Channel Tunnel Operators Prepare for Brexit with New Customs Facilities
Phytosanitary Control Centre Handed Over to the Authorities

4/5/2019
FRANCE – In January we heard from the Port of Dunkirk how the northern French ports were readying themselves for the seemingly never ending appr...
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From Heavy Lift Freight to Cyber Crime in Logistics - Some Items You May Have Missed
Smaller Snippets of Industry News this Week

4/5/2019
UK – The weekly update of some of the snippets of freight and logistics news you may have missed (but need to read), starts with the recent tie ...
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Appointments and Departures Start With Largest Container Shipping Company Shift in Emphasis
Changes at the Top for Danish Giant

4/5/2019
DENMARK – AP Møller - Mærsk has announced Claus Hemmingsen will step down as Vice CEO of AP Moller - Maersk and CEO of the Energy d...
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New Freight and Logistics Hub Adjacent to London Gateway Container Port
Asian Headquartered Group Move to Thurrock

4/4/2019
UK – Freight and logistics outfit Tigers has opened a new facility in Thurrock, near the deep water Thames side port of London Gateway, to conti...
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Road Haulage and Logistics Pairing Launch New Intermodal Freight Services Using Rail Options
Two Locomotives Named with More on the Way

4/4/2019
UK – Following the recent agreement between freight and logistics group DB Cargo UK and road haulage outfit, Maritime Transport to increase rail...
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European Road Death Figures Released but Little Annual Change
UK Exemplary Compared to Other States

4/4/2019
EUROPE – The UK may currently be getting some heavy criticism from its (current) European partners over the Brexit debacle, but figures released...
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Freight Forwarder Extends Road Haulage Logistics Link with China
First Truck Arrives in Europe

4/4/2019
CHINA – EUROPE – CEVA Logistics has further extended its highway to the west road haulage service between China and Europe, with the freig...
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Container Freight Surge Boosts Confidence in New Deep Water Baltic Port
Twenty Five Percent Hike in Traffic Comes at a Good Time

4/4/2019
SWEDEN – Management at the Ports of Stockholm say the future is bright after reporting a 25% jump in container volumes in the first quarter ...
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Technology and Ship Building Groups Agree Cooperation on LNG Efficiency Project
Two Major International Companies to Work Together

4/4/2019
FINLAND – SOUTH KOREA – Technology group Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a Joint Development Project (JD...
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Another of the Big Five Container Shipping Lines Opts for Liverpool
COSCO Takes Slots at North Western Port

4/3/2019
UK – Peel Ports can claim a Royal Flush this week having received confirmation that Chinese giant COSCO Shipping is to ship via the Port of Live...
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London Gateway Logistics Park Collects Another Retail Customer with New Distribution Centre
DP World Decision to Invest in River Thames Deep Water Container Port Paying Off

4/3/2019
UK – Staff at DP World's deep water container port London Gateway must be 'made up' having heard that the leading European design...
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Another First for Norwegian Maritime Industry as OSV Design Wins Approval
Classification Society Awards Offshore Supply Vessel Approval in Principle

4/3/2019
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Classification society DNV GL has presented ShipInox with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new small-scale LNG ...
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Iconic Port Maintains Deep Water Access for Mega Vessels Whilst Planning to Fight Drought
Maritime Facilities Need Both Maintenance and Technological Advances

4/3/2019
SOUTH AFRICA – Deep water ports are now an important facility considering the new generation of mega container and other vessels, but they need ...
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Trucking Associations Launch Attack on Politicians Over State of Transport Infrastructure
Parlous State of US Roads Spotlighted in Six Figure, Eight Week Advertising Campaign

4/2/2019
US – Year after year the row over the lack of money to repair and reinvigorate transport infrastructure in the country goes on, seemingly withou...
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Road Schemes for North of England and South Wales Welcomed by Freight Group
Infrastructure Studies All Very Well - But When Will the Work Start?

4/2/2019
UK – For an organisation whose members embrace every tranche of the commercial supply chain it would seem that the Freight Transport Association...
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Freight Forwarder and Logistics Outfit Embraces Digital Revolution
Algorithm Enables Instant Cargo Quotes

4/2/2019
HONG KONG – US – Tigers International Logistics is the launch customer for a new instant freight rate quote engine developed by tech start...
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Prestigious Name Added to Maritime Technology Group as Rolls Royce Commercial Marine Sold
Norwegian Deal Meets European Commission Approval

4/1/2019
NORWAY – The sale of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM) to Norwegian group Kongsberg as proposed last July, has now gone through with a value ...
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Ocean Container Freight Services from Asia to Northern Europe in a State of Flux - As Ever
John Good Shipping Points Out Some Significant Changes to Box Rotations

4/1/2019
ASIA – EUROPE – The container freight sector has seen some enormous changes in the past few years, not least the growth of the 'mega ...
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If Bid is Successful Two Freight Forwarding and Logistics Groups Will Become One
Offer Put to Shareholders to Form Giant International Supply Chain Outfit

4/1/2019
SWITZERLAND – DENMARK – It seems that flurry of activity at the end of February as the Ernst Göhner Foundation (EGF) sorted out the v...
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Another Heavy Lift Maritime Freight Cooperation as German Group Moves Into Spanish Market
Two International Partners Launch New Venture from Madrid Base

4/1/2019
SPAIN – Just a few days after we heard of a tie up between two ocean heavy lift freight operators, and just three months after the insolvency of...
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Freight via Hyperloop Transport System Comes Nearer Reality as New Cargo Company Launches
We May Need to Add Another Mode to Intermodal

4/30/2018
UAE – Regular readers will know we have tracked the progress of the potential for a working Hyperloop transport system since port and logistics ...
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UK Government Ask Freight and Logistics Stakeholders for Requirements from Brexit
Industry Wide Consultation to Advise on Infrastructure, Policy and Regulation

4/30/2018
UK – Last week saw the British government launch an inquiry to examine the potential effects of Brexit on UK freight operations and assess the p...
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Rail Freight Services for Shipping Containers to and from Port of Liverpool
Northern City Takes the Biscuit Via New Scottish Track Link

4/30/2018
UK – Peel Ports has partnered with DB Cargo UK to provide a new rail freight service for shipping containers via the Port of Liverpool for the f...
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Autonomous Shipping Leads the Week's Freight and Logistics Staff Changes
Career Moves Within Transport and Associated Industries

4/27/2018
NORWAY – We begin this week's staff changes in the freight, shipping and general logistics sectors with something from what is very much on...
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A Selection of Stories from the Shipping, Freight Transport and General Logistics Sectors
Some of the Industry News You May have Missed This Week

4/27/2018
UK – CHINA – Independent freight forwarding company Davies Turner has joined the growing list of logistics providers to open an export LCL...
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Major Shipping Group Assists in Deep Sea Research Into Valuable Ore Recovery
Companies Aim for a Sustainable, Zero Waste, Mining Programme

4/27/2018
US – PACIFIC OCEAN – On April 26 Maersk Supply Service, a specialist projects in the ocean depths, began its joint project with Canadian o...
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Port of Amsterdam Release Annual Report as Ground Broken on New Supply Chain Training Facility
Sustainability a Key Component as Quayside Community Develops

4/27/2018
NETHERLANDS – Lots happening at the Port of Amsterdam in the past few days with the start of a new carbon neutral project and the release of the...
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Artificial Intelligence Will Help Guide New Generation of Feeder Container Ice Class Vessels
Practical Test Programme Begins with New Cooperation to Move Toward Autonomous Ships

4/26/2018
US – DENMARK – EUROPE – Boston-based developer of autonomous vessel technology, Sea Machines Robotics has signed a contract for the ...
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'Spearphishing' Attacks Aimed Specifically at the Freight Forwarding and Global Shipping Community
Latest Scam from Nigeria Has No Mention of Fake Generals or Illicit Bank Funds

4/26/2018
NIGERIA – WORLDWIDE – The Handy Shipping Guide Offices are bombarded daily by emails proffering fraud in every hue, from Tax rebates to th...
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AI Boffins Liaise with Container Shipping Line to Improve Freight Network Operations
Box Carrier and Microsoft Collaborate

4/25/2018
HONG KONG – Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), Microsoft's research arm, and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) are collaborating in...
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English Ports Need Better Connections to Boost Post Brexit Freight Trade
Government Connectivity Study Welcomed by Industry Lobbyists

4/25/2018
UK – Following a plea from US port operators earlier this week for a light government touch on sanctions to ensure a better transport infrastruc...
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Freight Transport Association Launches Service to Support Road Haulage Firms in DVSA Scheme
Earned Recognition Data to be Collected by FTA Hub but Not for Commercial Gain

4/25/2018
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is launching a pioneering new service aimed at supporting operators who want to join the Driver and...
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Transport Unions Criticise Port Operator After Another Quayside Accident
Meanwhile Peace Breaks Out Further North

4/25/2018
AUSTRALIA – HONG KONG – PAPUA NEW GUINEA – PHILIPPINES – Good and bad news from the maritime union sector this week with the I...
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British Ports Look to Government for Money and Assurance on Post Brexit Infrastructure
Supply Chain Industry Concerned That Facilities May Not be Prepared

4/24/2018
UK – EUROPE – The British Ports Association (BPA) has written to the Prime Minister calling for funding guarantees for any new border faci...
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Largest New Vessel for Freight and Passenger Channel Crossing as Ro-Pax Ferry Ordered
As One Route Closes So Another Sees Increased Capacity from 2021

4/24/2018
UK – FRANCE – In the week which DFDS abandoned its Rosyth to Zeebrugge route, the European freight and passenger ferry operator has entere...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Announces Strong Start to 2018
Percentage Growth for Leading Global Industry Player

4/24/2018
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – The Kuehne + Nagel Group reports it recorded a successful start into 2018 with considerable increases in EBIT a...
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US Seaports Point Out Value of Import and Export Trade as Government Sanctions Loom
Billions in Infrastructure Investment Under Threat from Government Policy

4/24/2018
US – As fears of a full blown trade war looms between China and the US so the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has written to the...
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UK Freight Forwarding Finally Gets Apprenticeship Scheme for a Career in Logistics
Official Approval for Qualification After Much Work from Industry Stakeholders

4/24/2018
UK – At long last Britain has its own the International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship following recognition from the Institute fo...
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Rastatt Rail Tunnel Report Highlights Intermodal Freight Losses and Calls for Change
Damage to Trade from Tunnel Collapse Estimated at Two Billion Euros

4/23/2018
GERMANY – EUROPE – The damage to a mere 150 metres of rail track in the Rastatt Tunnel last August led to unprecedented delays and confus...
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UK Government Moves on the Horrors of Plastic Polluting the Oceans
Consultation Precedes Ban on Disposable Items

4/23/2018
WORLDWIDE – Having harped on for years in these pages about the needless pollution and slaughter caused by plastic waste which infects the seas ...
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RoRo Ferry Freight Service Ceases Permanently Following Fire Aboard Ship
DFDS Abandons Loss Making Rosyth - Zeebrugge Route

4/23/2018
UK – BELGIUM – DFDS has permanently abandoned its RoRo freight ferry services between Rosyth and Zeebrugge following the fire aboard the f...
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Container Shipping Line Acquires Stake in Major Logistics and Freight Forwarding Outfit
French Group Grabs a Quarter of Troubled Multinational Operation

4/23/2018
FRANCE – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – CMA CGM has reached an agreement to acquire an equity stake of nearly 25% of Ceva Logistics, whic...
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World's Largest Shipping Container Carrier Looks to Tackle Food Losses in Supply Chain
Companies Partner Up to Examine Start Up Solutions to Billion Tonne Waste Problem

4/23/2018
EUROPE – DENMARK – AP Moller Maersk is using its position as one of the largest shipping groups in the world to look at tackling global fo...
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Road Safety Conference to Look At Electric Trucks and Road Haulage 'Last Mile' Freight Deliveries
Birmingham Event is About Transport Fleets Facing the Future

4/23/2018
UK – Brake, the national road safety charity dedicated to stopping carnage on the roads and care for families which have relatives bereaved and ...
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Sale of Historic Mail Vessel Launches This Week's Freight and Logistics Round Up
Smaller News Stories From Around the Globe

4/20/2018
ST HELENA – GULF OF OMAN – Having ended her service in February as one of Britain's last surviving Royal Mail ships, the RMS St He...
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Fight Against ISIS Needs Skills in Logistics and the Ubiquitous Shipping Container
Ocean Freight Boxes Take on Yet Another Role

4/20/2018
IRAQ – Once again the ubiquitous shipping container is proving its versatility, this time in a security role fighting against ISIS, or Daesh, if...
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Hydrogen Powered Trucks to Carry Container Freight from Californian Ports
Grant for Refuelling Station Awaits Approval

4/20/2018
US – A year ago we revealed details of a programme being undertaken by Toyota to refuel the trucks which work in the ports of Long Beach and Los...
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DFS Truck Fuel and Maintenance Costs Now Quantifiable by Latest Technology
Furniture Group Fits Full Telematic Suite to its Fleet

4/19/2018
UK – DFS, the country's largest upholstered furniture retailer, is aiming to improve the performance and safety of its fleet of trucks with...
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Staff Changes in the Logistics, Supply Chain and Air, Road, Rail and Ocean Freight Sectors
Who is Moving Where This Week

4/19/2018
US – Staff changes in the logistics, supply chain and air, road, rail and ocean freight sectors begin this week with the news that Michael Ducke...
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New Cold Chain Warehouse is First in Region for Supply Chain and Logistics Group
South India to Benefit from Danish Container Terminal Subsidiary

4/19/2018
INDIA – Container and general cargo handling firm APM Terminals, part of the Maersk group transport and logistics empire, has inaugurated its fi...
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Engineering and Cyber Security for Container Ships and Short Sea Ferries Recognised with Awards
Raft of Companies Credited for Technological Advances

4/19/2018
NETHERLANDS – One of the factors in ocean shipping that often goes unrecognised are the constantly evolving and improving technologies that powe...
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More Controversy Over HS2 as Rail Freight Boss Just Keeps Asking the Right Questions
Somebody's Sums Are Going to Be Wrong So Why Doesn't Parliament Have the Final Say?

4/18/2018
UK – There exists, in both public and corporate minds, some serious doubts about the viability of the entire HS2 project. What may prove to be a...
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Tanker Utilised to Assess Plastic Pollution in the Marine Environment
Oceanic Study to Calculate Microplastic Levels

4/18/2018
SWEDEN – WORLDWIDE – The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment together with Concordia Maritime have initiated a preliminary study ...
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Another Major Road Haulage and Warehouse Operation Targeted by Logistics Finance Group
Gatemore Looks to Make Sweeping Changes at Wincanton Transport

4/18/2018
UK – News was broken by Reuters this week that, despite only having a holding of 2% of the shares in the logistics company, Gatemore Capital Man...
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New Report Studies Alternative Marine Fuels and Greener Shipping Technologies
Classification Society Investigates New Technologies as Sulphur Cap Looms

4/17/2018
WORLDWIDE – Classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a range of alternative fuels and technologies for use in t...
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Another Huge Container Vessel Order Sees Major Engine Purchase Confirmed
Second Largest Box Carrier MSC Books Power Plants for 23,000 TEU Ships

4/17/2018
WORLDWIDE – MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order from Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to supply the main engine, in addition to the auxiliar...
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New Money for US Shipyards to Support Jobs and Industry
Jones Act Continues to Deliver for American Merchant Vessels

4/17/2018
US – The US Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the availability of $19.6 million in fe...
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As UK Multimodal Exhibition Approaches So British International Freight Association Gears Up
With Brexit, Heathrow and Apprenticeships There Is Even More Than Usual to Discuss This Year

4/16/2018
UK – Once again the UK logistics sector is gearing up for what many consider the year's premier industry event, Multimodal 2018, once again...
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Union Unrest at Major Freight and Logistics Outfit Goes Global
Paris the Scene for European Protest After US Employment Problems

4/16/2018
US – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – It seems that the business of running a global freight business is fraught with potential conflict. In try...
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policy Gets Varied Response from Environmental and Ocean Freight Shipping
Guidelines for Change Still Controversial - Too Little or Too Much?

4/16/2018
WORLDWIDE – Nobody could accuse the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of rushing into a decision regarding its avowed intent to cut poll...
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Snippets of Smaller Freight and Logistics News This Week
Some if the Stuff You May Have Blinked and Missed

4/13/2018
GERMANY – It seems that Deutsche Post DHL, not satisfied with currently being the largest logistics company in the world, is also now trying to ...
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UK Government Aims to Upscale Biofuel Use in Road Haulage and Air Freight and Passenger Movements
New Targets Come Into Force This Week

4/13/2018
UK – New biofuel targets coming into force on April 15 aims to see the use of renewable fuels in the UK's transport industry double within 1...
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The Weeks Appointment's in the World of Freight and Logistics
Staff Comings and Goings along the Global Supply Chain

4/13/2018
UK – The week's staff moves in freight and logistics begin with the news that Jerry Kane has been appointed as Commercial Director at the F...
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New Giant Three Storey Logistics Facility for the Heart of London
Freight Terminal Development Aimed at Last Mile Deliveries

4/13/2018
UK – European logistics real estate developer and manager Gazeley, has acquired a six-acre plot of land in the heart of London to speculatively ...
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Container Road Haulage, Handling and Storage Specialist Expands at Thames Side Deep Water Port
Pentalver Extends Facilities at London Gateway

4/13/2018
UK – Pentalver, a company that is seemingly capable of doing just about anything with a shipping container, has officially opened its expanded c...
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Truly Sustainable Logistics in the Port of Amsterdam Supply Chain
One Company Takes the Zero Emissions Target to a New Level

4/13/2018
NETHERLANDS – Everyone connected to the logistics industry is currently working to ensure that their supply chain is as environmentally friendly...
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UK Track Infrastructure Manager Revamps Standards and Encourages Input
Network Rail Intends to Operate a Public Business Like a Private Company

4/12/2018
UK – Now in public ownership after assuming outstanding debts of £30+ billion, Network Rail has an agenda to transform the tax-payer funde...
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Shipping and Logistics Group Buys RoRo Ferry and Intermodal Freight Operator
Two Port Terminals and Twelve Ships Acquired in Near Billion Euro Deal

4/12/2018
DENMARK – TURKEY – Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has signed an agreement to acquire 98.8% of the shares in the RoRo freight fi...
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Freight Trucks and Merchant Ships to Benefit from LNG Refuelling Capability at Antwerp Quayside
Investment in Infrastructure as Road Haulage and Ocean Cargo Sectors Move to Gas

4/12/2018
BELGIUM – Ocean shipping lines and road haulage freight operators look set to benefit as Fluxys, a company specialising in the transfer of gases...
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Aerial Drone System To Be Deployed in Freight Warehouses By The End Of This Year
(But Don't Get Too Excited - They Can Check Stock - Not Move Cargo)

4/11/2018
FRANCE – After almost two years of development, a project by supply chain and logistics group Geodis, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufact...
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Middle East Airline Increases Air Cargo Capacity with New Freighter Order
Despite Turbulent Times It's Business As Usual for Freight Carrier

4/11/2018
QATAR – US – Despite the fact it has been under a blockade by neighbouring Arab countries for almost a year now, it seems Qatar is managin...
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South Korea Aims to Restore Shipping Fleet with Mega Container Vessel Order
Intent is to Carry One Million TEU and Leapfrog Chinese Rivals

4/11/2018
SOUTH KOREA – Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), seemingly basking in the fact that it is now South Korea's main global container carrier follow...
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Machiavellian Turn as Container Shipping Companies Line up Against Port and Logistics Group
Tales of Deceit, Legal Wrangles and Cross Accusations with a Military Aspect Thrown In

4/11/2018
DJIBOUTI – DUBAI – EAST AFRICA – It seems the row over the seizure in February of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) from UAE base...
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Two Governments Call for Opinions on the Shipment of Live Animal Exports
Abhorrence of Cruel Trade Continues as Shocking Images Revealed

4/10/2018
UK – AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE – The subject of live animal exports will always be a contentious issue as long as the trade continues. A...
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Pirate Attacks on VLCCs and Other Merchant Vessels Increase
New Areas Become Hotspots for Maritime Hijacks

4/10/2018
WORLDWIDE – The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned that a surge in armed attacks against shi...
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Truck Training Scheme in Africa Launched by Major Manufacturer
Volvo Extends Practical Education Programme

4/10/2018
MOROCCO – SWEDEN – Normally any truck driver training pieces regarding Africa we write refer to the endless efforts of the Transaid Charit...
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New Customs System Marks a Sea Change for British Shippers as UK Prepares to Leave EU
CDS Seminars on EU Customs Code to Inform and Educate Freight Industry Ahead of Brexit

4/10/2018
UK – Agency Sector Management (ASM), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be running a s...
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New Container Company Needs to Shed Old Brands and Seek Own Identity for Shippers of Freight
ONE Must Build A Unique Image for Itself

4/10/2018
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – The inception of the Ocean Network Express, otherwise known as the ONE container freight alliance between the three ma...
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Autonomous Warehouse Vision Guided Trucks Move Freight a Million Miles
Self-Driving Materials Handling Firm Reaches a Milestone

4/10/2018
US – Driving a million miles in a semi-truck or a van is something of an achievement, albeit one which is becoming ever more common. This week h...
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More Aid for Maritime Rescue Operations as Drowning Death Toll Reaches Horrendous Levels
Insurance Club Money Needed to Educate in a Bid to Reduce Litany of Horror

4/9/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – The UK P&I Club is the latest organisation to make a significant donation to the International Maritime Rescue Federa...
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After Seizure of Container Terminal Logistics Group Issues Legal Notice Over Future Port Development
Djibouti Government Faces Further Arbitration Proceedings

4/9/2018
DJIBOUTI – UAE – The row between Dubai based logistics outfit DP World and the government of Djibouti has taken another turn for the worse...
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The Weekly Look at Freight and Logistics News Snippets Starts with Container Line Expansion
Some Smaller Articles You May Have Missed Since Easter

4/6/2018
CAMBODIA – This end of the week look at some smaller items of freight and logistics news you may have missed begins with the announcement that T...
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Global Air Cargo Demand and Supply Both Rose in February According to IATA Freight Analysis
Effects of Chinese American Trade Rows May Slow Growth in Future

4/6/2018
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released figures that, once again, show demand growth results for global air ...
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Another Sad Loss Starts Appointments and Departures in Logistics, Shipping and Air Freight
The Weekly Look at People Movements in the Transport Industry

4/6/2018
HONG KONG – Our weekly look at staff moves in shipping and logistics begins with the air freight sector as Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited...
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Reorganised Rail Freight Cooperative Aims to Promote Intermodal Chinese European Container Links
Three National Railway Companies Push for Market Share

4/6/2018
RUSSIA – KAZAKHSTAN – BELARUS – In December last year an extraordinary meeting of the three shareholders of the United Transport and...
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US Rail Freight Ownership Reinforces Safety Standards of UK Container Road Haulage Outfit
Already High Standards Increased When Pentalver Purchased a New Fleet of Trucks

4/6/2018
UK – A fundamental principal behind the operations of versatile container specialist outfit Pentalver is safety, and thus this commitment to the...
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Oil Tanker Entering Red Sea Hit by Missile Strike as Yemeni Conflict Escalates
Condemnation by US Government and Houthi Forces Alike

4/6/2018
YEMEN – Pots continued to call kettles black this week as a missile strike by Houthi forces damaged a VLCC as she passed northward through the B...
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Electric Trucks and Vans Are the Future - but Who is to Pay the Infrastructure Bill?
Motorways Need Charging Points but Union Suspects the Cost to Fall on Homeowners

4/5/2018
UK – Whilst just about everyone, except perhaps the most avaricious oil executive or speculator, is keen to see cleaner energy powered vehicles ...
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Ships and Port Cranes Can Benefit from Low Emission Solutions via Hybrid Technology
Rotterdam Fund Invests in Energy Storage Specialists with Maritime Interests

4/5/2018
NETHERLANDS – Investment organ the Rotterdam Port Fund (RPF) has taken an interest in EST‐Floattech, a Dutch technology company that devel...
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Another Guilty Plea from RoRo Shipping Line for Antitrust Cartel Activities
Once Again a Hand (Very Slowly) Goes Up

4/5/2018
AUSTRALIA – Japanese shipping firm Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), has entered a guilty plea in the Federal Court of Australia to criminal carte...
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From Ocean Freight to Urban Logistics the Trend is for Night Time Working
The Vampire Economy Begins to Bite

4/5/2018
US – UK – It seems the world is becoming ever more aware that very often the best time to conduct logistics operations is during the hours...
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German Container Shipping Line Makes a Start on Cutting Pollution in Latin America
Ships in Port Will Operate on Cleaner Fuel

4/4/2018
GERMANY – LATIN AMERICA – With emissions from cargo ships a big health concern for people living close to ports, Hamburg Süd and its ...
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International Maritime Organization Under Fire from Anti-Corruption Group
Flags of Convenience Exert Undue Influence is the Claim

4/4/2018
WORLDWIDE – The non-government organisation, Transparency International, has heavily criticised the International Maritime Organization (IMO) an...
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Saudi Arabia Extends Ballast Water Testing to All Commercial Ports
Merchant Vessels Must Comply with IMO Guidelines

4/4/2018
SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Administration has decided to widen the scope of ballast water sampling to all commercial ports in Saudi Arabia. Previo...
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World's First Autonomous Shipping Company Established by Norwegian Groups
Supply Chain Initiative to Control from Design to Logistics and Ship Operations

4/3/2018
NORWAY – Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg say the two established maritime group's are joining forces to take the next step in autonomous shipping ...
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Japanese Shipping Lines Fight Overcapacity in the Ocean Freight Container Market
ONE Alliance Sets Sail This Month

4/3/2018
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Ocean Network Express (ONE), the result of an integration of the container freight operation of three Japanese shippin...
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Freight Forwarding and Warehousing Businesses Must Wake Up to Fulfilment House Regulations
Register by June or Face Penalties

4/3/2018
UK – With the inception of HMRC's Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme the government has announced a comprehensive package of measures t...
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New Reports Will Study Bunker Supplies in Key World Ports
New Partnership to Reflect on Marine Fuel Availability

4/30/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – Marine fuel events, training and publishing company Petrospot has formed a partnership with 20|20 Marine Energy, a mariti...
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A Round-Up of Smaller Items This Week
Other News Linked to the Supply Chain

4/30/2017
PHILIPPINES – This week some snippets of news from the world of shipping and logistics starts with the fact that Ventis and OSM have signed a jo...
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Global Freight and Logistics Appointments Start with London Heathrow Controversy
This Week's Supply Chain Recruitment Update

4/28/2017
UK – We begin the week's recruitment and staff departure news in the freight and logistics supply chain with an extremely controversial app...
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UK Freight Driver Shortage Attracts Apprenticeship Levy on Road Haulage Operators
Ministers Writes to Transport Managers with Details of Schemes

4/27/2017
UK – For many years now we, along with many other professionals from across the UK's supply chain, have been calling on the government to a...
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Talent in Logistics Awards Announces Sponsors
Event Recognising Members of the Industry

4/27/2017
UK – Only one day left to enter the 2017 Talent in Logistics awards, aimed at recognising and celebrating the skills and hard work of people fr...
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Russian Navy Intelligence Ship Sinks after Collision with Freight Vessel
All Crew Reported Safe

4/27/2017
BLACK SEA – A Russian Navy ship has sunk in the Black Sea after a collision with a freight vessel at around 11.45 local time, due to poor visibi...
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Freight Organisation and AA Continue Breakdown Agreement
New Five Year Cover Deal Signed

4/27/2017
UK – The AA has signed a five year contract extension with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to continue providing breakdown and recovery ...
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Trade Bodies Warn Against Modifications to Fork Lift Trucks
Users Face Danger if Using Unauthorised Changes

4/26/2017
UK – The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) have warned that unauthorised modifications to ...
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UK Rail Freight Operator Reaches Successful Agreement with Trade Union Partners
Cuts on the Cards for Work Force

4/26/2017
UK – DB Cargo UK, the largest rail freight operator in Britain, has reached successful agreements with the four trade unions representing a majo...
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Cargo Crime Project Launched to Help Freight Industry with Security Issues
Highlights Threats that Road Haulage Industry Need to Know

4/26/2017
UK – A collaborative project identifying the often misunderstood and taboo topic of cargo crime within the road transport sector has officially ...
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IATA CEO Calls for Greater Safety Practices in Air Transport
Alexandre de Juniac Wants Better Standards

4/25/2017
WORLDWIDE – Speaking at the IATA Safety and Flight Operations Conference in Seoul, South Korea, the International Air Transport Associations (IA...
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Port of Calais Reports Record High in Freight Truck Traffic
Figures Up Substantially from Last Year

4/25/2017
FRANCE – UK – One of the busiest ports linking France and the UK has reported a large upswing in freight vehicles passing through on its c...
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German Family Freight Forwarding Concern Buys Up Irish Logistics Partner
Company Makes Dublin Based Operation a Subsidiary

4/25/2017
IRELAND – Independent German freight forwarding concern Dachser has become the majority shareholder of its partner in Ireland, Johnston Logistic...
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Banks Shoulder the Risk to Ship Operators when Retrofitting Carbon Reducing Technology in Vessels
European Scheme to Invest Millions in Greening the Fleet

4/25/2017
EUROPE – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch bank ABN Amro have signed an agreement to unlock €150 million in financing, to suppor...
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Specialist Maritime Gas Supplier Launches World Wide Delivery Service for Merchant Vessels
Management System Ensures Timely and Low Cost Orders

4/25/2017
WORLDWIDE – To most people mention of gas brings to mind turning on the oven, powering up a fork lift or filling a lighter but to the ships engi...
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Port Discount Scheme for Green Vessels a Boost for Car Carriers, Container Ships and Tankers
Operators Rewarded for Reduced Emissions

4/24/2017
UK – The Port of London is the second biggest port in the UK with some seventy terminals, handling supplies of life's essentials, from food...
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Panama Canal to Enforce New Clean Fuel Regulations for Freight and Passenger Vessels
Authority Issues Modification Notice in Passageway

4/24/2017
PANAMA – The Panama Canal Authority has issued a Notice to Shipping that any freight or passenger vessel intending to transit the canal must swi...
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Friday Freight News Round Up
The Weekly Snippets Collation

4/21/2017
UK – Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has opened a new branch in Aberdeen, specialised in services for the Oil & Gas industry. The 11,000 ...
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Another Truck Maker Throws their Hat in the Ring on the Future of the Industry
Toyota Reveals Secret Project that Has Been Under Development

4/21/2017
US – If the recent tweet by Elon Musk about Tesla's intention to soon field an all-electric semi-truck caused disruption amongst the share ...
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Logistics Group Acquires US Freight Forwarding Partner to Boost Reefer Traffic
20 Year Cooperation Results in Takeover

4/21/2017
US – Samskip is to expand its global refrigerated foods transportation interests once more, announcing plans for its US arm to acquire the activ...
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Port Labour Dispute Takes a New Turn as Unions Target Export Shippers
Brands Have Improved Working Conditions but Stand Accused over Supply Chain Methods

4/21/2017
MADAGASCAR – In a fairly lengthy (for us) article in February we highlighted the dispute at the Port of Toamasina (Tamatave) and the plight of t...
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Van Manufacturer Donates Vehicles to Hospice Charity
Mercedes Benz Provides New Van to Specialist Medical Care Facility

4/21/2017
UK – Mercedes-Benz Vans have donated a new Vito van to the Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes. The vehicle has been assigned to the hospice's Facil...
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This Week's Appointments Start With Changes at the Top of Giant Container Shipping Line
Who is Going Where This Week in the Freight and Logistics Sectors

4/20/2017
UK – The world's second largest container freight carrier, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced two appointments to its U...
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Boatbuilding Apprentices Donate Their Latest Work to Worthwhile Charity
A Chance to Win Your Very Own Boat in Falmouth Raffle

4/20/2017
UK – In a generous move some of those involved in the maritime industry have decided to donate the fruits of their latest labours to a local cha...
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Cargo Ship Sinks Off Crimean Coast
Two Crew Dead Several Missing

4/20/2017
BLACK SEA – Panama flagged cargo vessel, the Geroi Arsenala has reportedly split in two and sunk during harsh weather conditions in the K...
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Fork Lift Truck Cage Proves a Success as Health and Safety Standards Become More Stringent
A Good Design Can Prove its Worth for Decades

4/20/2017
UK – A good idea remains a good idea, often despite the passing of the decades and this is very much the case with a product introduced at a tim...
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DP World Wins Prestigious Indian Award for Leadership and Innovation
Golden Peacock Awards Recognise Freight Trade Facilitator

4/20/2017
INDIA – UAE – DP World has won three of the categories at the prestigious Golden Peacock Awards 2017, the annual business event organised...
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Container Shipping Line Provides Free Ocean Freight for Emergency Response Vehicles
Donated Fire Engine and Ambulances Delivered from Japan to El Salvador

4/20/2017
JAPAN – EL SALVADOR – Container shipping line Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K Line) is once again providing free ocean freight transporting a...
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Industry Lobby Calls for IMO to Investigate Antifouling Coating Accusations
High Levels of Banned Chemicals May Still Be Present in Some Products

4/20/2017
WORLDWIDE – In the past few years worries over chemical biocidal antifouling coatings have largely subsided with the advent of robot hull cleani...
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Could Elon Musk Concept Possibly Drive Traditional Freight Truck Marques out of Business?
Might New Tesla Semi in Advanced Development Render Fossil Fuel Dinosaur Rigs Extinct

4/19/2017
US –WORLDWIDE – An enigmatic tweet by entrepreneur Elon Musk has thrown the US semi-truck market into some confusion. On 13 April the CEO ...
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Initially Preferred Routes for Revolutionary Freight and Passenger Transport System Revealed
Hyperloop One Completes Best Ideas for Infrastructure Roll Out Competition

4/19/2017
US – Hyperloop One, the potentially revolutionary new transportation mode now under development, has completed a year-long consultation to exami...
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Management of Container Freight Terminal Transfers to Port Authority
Twelve Year Agreement Concluded

4/19/2017
UAE – Dubai based port operator DP World has reached an agreement with the Port of Fujairah to end the deal to operate the Fujairah Port concess...
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Reefer Monitoring System Introduced at Container Cargo Terminal
New Technology for Multi-Purpose Freight Facility

4/19/2017
GERMANY – A fully-automatic system for monitoring reefer containers has been introduced at the C. Steinweg (Sud-West Terminal) multi-purpose car...
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Ferry Group Reports Enhanced Container Freight Links to and from the Continent
New Charter Offers Lift On Lift Off Service Between the UK and Belgium

4/18/2017
UK – BELGIUM – P&O Ferries will launch a new freight service next month between the ports of Hull and Zeebrugge. The ferry and logisti...
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Major Logistics Company Looks to Buy Specialist Brazilian Road Haulage Outfit
European Freight Giant Seeks Expansion in South America

4/18/2017
GERMANY – BRAZIL – DHL Supply Chain has announced that it intends to acquire control of the Brazilian road haulage carrier Polar Transport...
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This Week's Staff Movements in Freight and Logistics
Appointments From Road Haulage to Air Cargo

4/15/2017
UK – Ahead of its float on London's Alternative Investment Market, several Directors have vacated their roles at Eddie Stobart, including Willia...
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Weekly Freight and Logistics News Roundup
Yes, It Is a Day Early This Week

4/13/2017
WORLDWIDE – In a break from the norm our usual Friday freight round up is moved to today as it is Good Friday tomorrow. So here is the weekly r...
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Crew Seized by Somali Pirates Reported Released In Rescue Operation
Ten Members of the Al Kausar Safe

4/13/2017
SOMALIA – Just days after recovering the Indian commercial vessel the Al Kausar Somali security forces have successfully rescued the rema...
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Heavy Freight Experts Deliver the Goods for Offshore Oil Development
HHL Supporting Jangkrik Field with Specialist Logistics

4/13/2017
INDONESIA – Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) has successfully transported two dozen reels, as well as a range of subsea equipment for the Jangkrik Complex...
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Demise of a Famous Name as Container Shipping Line Goes to the Wall
Another One Bites the Dust as Expected

4/12/2017
SINGAPORE – In November 2016 one of the oldest established names in the global shipping industry which can date its origins back to the 1830...
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Road Haulage and Wildlife Interests Respond as Preferred Route for Future Thames Crossing Confirmed
Anticipated Tunnel Scheme Keenly Awaited by Some Aims to Relieve Congestion from Key Freight Bottleneck

4/12/2017
UK – The Department for Transport (DoT) has announced its preferred route for a new multi-billion pound road link across the River Thames betwe...
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Major Logistics Company Expands Electric Freight Vehicle Production
DHL Now Plans to Sell to Other Users

4/12/2017
GERMANY – EUROPE – Catching up to previous reports we hear that, due to the success of their StreetScooter electric vehicles, the Deutsche...
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UK Road Haulage Group's Class Action Against European Truck Makers Cartel Strengthened
Release of EC Non-Confidential Decision Shows Depth of Corruption

4/11/2017
UK – EUROPE – The ongoing case of the European truck cartel which has seen many of the manufacturers collude and conspire with regard to v...
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Another Huge Project Freight Forwarding Air Cargo for Heavy Lift Specialist
Custom Built Crates Enable Safe Stowage Aboard Aircraft

4/11/2017
UK – SOUTH KOREA – News comes of yet another huge project freight forwarding consignment undertaken by specialist heavy lift air carrier A...
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World's Largest Container Shipping Line Has Purchase of Competitor Approved
European Commission Allows Acquisition Subject to Restrictions

4/11/2017
DENMARK – GERMANY – The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of German container line Hamburg Süd by the Danish c...
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Pirate Attacks off Somali and Yemen Coasts See More Cargo Ships Targeted
Ransom Fears for Abducted Crew Members Taken From Hijacked Vessel

4/11/2017
SOMALIA – YEMEN – With reports of Somali forces recovering the Indian-owned commercial vessel, the Al Kausar and two of her crew fo...
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Freight Forwarding Agents Praise Possible Advantages of New UK China Rail Cargo Route
First Container Train Heads East - Faster than Sea Cheaper than Air

4/10/2017
UK – China – The first freight train from the UK to China has departed today from DP World's London Gateway rail freight terminal, as...
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New North European to Turkey Freight Service Starts
Port of Felixstowe welcomes new NET Service

4/10/2017
EUROPE – TURKEY – The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed the first call of a new service connecting North Europe and Turkey. Known as the �...
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Personnel Changes to the Line Ups at Freight and Logistics Associated Companies
Staff Moves Announced This Week

4/7/2017
NORWAY – SWEDEN – Norwegian maritime firm Wilhelmsen and Swedish shipping line Wallenius have received all the necessary approvals from co...
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The Friday Freight News Round Up
Items of Logistics and Shipping Industry News that did not hit the Headlines

4/7/2017
WORLDWIDE – The Woodland Group has been signed by the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) as their official logistics partner. The...
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Air Freight Specialist Helps Restock Zoo Hit by Tragedy
Tbilisi has New Residents Thanks to Donation

4/6/2017
NETHERLANDS – GEORGIA – Coyne Airways gave Tbilisi Zoo a helping hand by safely delivering its latest residents this week. A tiger, seven ...
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14,000 TEU Container Ship on Fire Saved by Combined Forces Efforts
Sri Lankan and Indian Authorities Rescue Crew and Extinguish Major Blaze

4/6/2017
SRI LANKA – INDIA – The Sri Lankan Navy received a distress call on April 4 at approximately 1030hrs from the 14,000 TEU container ship, <...
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Virtual Digital Start Up Freight Forwarding Outfit Commences Operations
China to UK System Goes Live This Month

4/6/2017
NETHERLANDS – UK – A new start-up company, Twill Logistics, has been launched by Damco, the freight forwarding and supply chain managemen...
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XPO Claims Ranking as the Largest Logistics Company in North America
Group Celebrates Drivers Safety Achievements as Record Mileages Reached

4/6/2017
US – In a week it has offered thanks to the extraordinary achievements of some of its truck drivers XPO Logistics tells us it has been ranked th...
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APM Looks at Ending Tacoma Container Operations
Loss of Main Client Likely Spells End of Service

4/5/2017
US – APM Terminals has said that it will likely end its operations at its Tacoma container terminal after its main customer, Matson, announced t...
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Another Freight Vessel Alleged Seized by Somali Pirates
Fourth Ship in Three Weeks Taken

4/5/2017
SOMALIA – As the EU Naval Force urges ships to remain vigilant when transiting the Indian Ocean, reports coming out of Somalia suggest that a se...
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New Antonov Freight Aircraft Takes to the Skies
Long Tradition of STOL Aircraft Continues On

4/5/2017
UKRAINE – SAUDI ARABIA – Aircraft manufacturer Antonov has demonstrated their new multipurpose aircraft, the AN-132D, as the aircraft took...
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UK Ferry Company Reports Record Amount of Freight Carried in Q1 This Year
Levels Up 11% From Last Year

4/5/2017
UK – P&O Ferries reports that it has carried more freight across the English Channel in the first three months of the year than in any first...
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Freight Forwarders and Shippers Flood to Multimodal Exhibition and Celebration Awards Dinner
Logistics Bash First Day Ends on a High Note

4/5/2017
UK – For many of the country's freight forwarders and shippers the Multimodal Exhibition at Birminghams's NEC is the high point of the...
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Shipbuilder to Spend Billions on Research and New Facilities
Green Vessels and Smart Shipyards on the Agenda

4/4/2017
SOUTH KOREA – As Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) splits into 4 independent companies, the group has announced plans to invest a total of US$3...
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UK Rail Freight Timetable Adjustment Frees up Thousands of New Slots
Analysis of Usage Allows for More Efficiency to Passenger and Freight Services

4/4/2017
UK – A massive timetable shakeup is being implemented after Britains rail freight industry collaborated over a two-year, industry-wide review i...
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Mystery of Sinking Ore Carriers Raises Concerns on Freight Vessel Design and Cargoes
Is Size of Vessels to Blame, or Anomalies in Cargo?

4/4/2017
SOUTH ATLANTIC – WORLDWIDE – The sinking of the 266,000 tonne Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy on Friday has once again ...
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British Government Green Light Freight Forwarder Apprenticeship Scheme
Move Welcomed by Industry Representatives

4/4/2017
UK – A group of employers from within the UK's freight and logistics industry has been given the green light by the UK Department for Education ...
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Thai Freight Trucks Asked to Stop Running for Songkran
Government Makes Request over Safety Concerns

4/4/2017
THAILAND – Road freight hauliers in the Kingdom of Thailand have been asked by the Department of Land Transport (DLT) to stop operations during ...
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Worries of Escalation as Somali Pirates Seize Another Ship
Five Year Attack Moratorium Seems to be Over

4/3/2017
SOMALIA – It appears, after a five year hiatus, it seems that the scourge of piracy off of Somalia might well be returning. After the seizure of...
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Logistics Volunteers Cycle across South Africa to Raise Money for Transport Charity
220,000 Pounds Raised so far for Critical Training and Infrastructure Projects

4/3/2017
UK – SOUTH AFRICA – In a footnote to our previous report outlining their efforts in the recent Transaid Cycle South Africa Challenge, the ...
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New Freight in Motion Automatic Measuring System Introduced at Chicago Event
Cube Calculation Device Goes on Show

4/3/2017
US – Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary, Adaptive Optics Associates (AOX) will introduce its new DynaDim PF1000 In-Motion Dimensional Palle...
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Overcapacity and Falling Freight Rates See More Confusion in Container Shipping Market
European Commission Accepts Takeover of Singaporean NOL by French Rival CMA CGM

4/29/2016
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Neptune Oriental Lines (NOL) of Singapore by rival Fr...
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Logistics Representatives Ask for Response from Supply Chain Stakeholders to Online VAT Clampdown
UK Warehousing Authority Offers Chance for Freight Forwarders and Others to Make Representations

4/29/2016
UK – After our recent coverage of the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) warning that HMRC are about to increase pressure ...
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Panama Canal Insists Safety is Paramount for All Vessels in Transit Through Expanded Waterway
Authority Firmly Rebuts Union Claims

4/29/2016
PANAMA – The claims made by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) that the training given and the techniques used in the o...
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Maritime Security Alliance Boosts Capability of International Group to Protect Freight Interests
Two UK Based Agencies Join International Network

4/28/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – An international maritime consultancy says it has significantly bolstered its specialist services by joining forces with ...
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Every Ship from Container Vessel to Bulk Freight Carrier Needs a Clean Bottom
Now New Fuel Savings Calculator Compares the Benefits Against the Costs Incurred

4/28/2016
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – We have written before of GAC EnvironHull’s HullWiper technology which scrubs the hull of any sizeable vessel re...
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UK Freight Forwarders Warned of More Vigilance by HMRC as VAT and Other Logistics Fraud Increases
An Astonishing 168 Billion Euro Shortfall Prompts Action

4/28/2016
UK – One organisation which can always be trusted to give sage advice when it comes to ‘touchy’ subjects concerning the logistics in...
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Small Commercial Vehicles Remain Vital Factor in Delivery of Freight and Logistics in the UK
White Van Man Continues to Rule!

4/28/2016
UK – The importance of small commercial vehicles to the logistics industry has been emphasised this week with the release of figures which demon...
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New Study Questions Safety of New Panama Canal Locks
International Unions Warn of Potential Dangers to Merchant Shipping

4/28/2016
PANAMA – Just as the new, larger Panama Canal is set to open there have been queries raised as to the safety of operation of the huge new locks ...
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Another Container Freight Shipping Alliance Revises Services
Asia to East Coast of US Affected

4/27/2016
ASIA – US – Following our recent coverage of the changes to the recently formed cargo alliances, yet another container vessel sharing sche...
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Panama Canal Holds Maritime Lottery for First Transit Through New Channel
As Historic Day Dawns One Vessels Name Gets the Chance of Immortality (Well Pub Quiz Answer)

4/27/2016
PANAMA – WORLDWIDE – The Panama Canal will hold a draw on April 29, to select the first vessel which will transit through the Expanded Can...
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Freight and Logistics Staff Appointments This Week
UK Figures Prominently as Top Personnel Switch Jobs

4/27/2016
UK – Lots of staff changes in the field of logistics this week to report, particularly in Britain starting with Ian Veitch who handed over the P...
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Giant Artwork Needed Project Freight Forwarding Specialist Attention to Beat Deadline
Swimming Pool Based on Van Gogh's Ear Lugged All the Way to the Big Apple

4/27/2016
EUROPE – US – Project freight forwarding movements come in all shapes and sizes but few will have been transported more out of the ordinar...
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IMO Mandates Fuel Use Recording in All Merchant Ships Over 5000 Gross Tonnes
As Scramble to Apply SOLAS VGM Regulations Continue Environmental Data Collection Introduced

4/27/2016
WORLDWIDE – In an effort to send a clear and positive signal of its continuing commitment to climate change mitigation, the Marine Environment P...
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New Study on the Enforcement of Minimum Standards of Seafarers Working and Living Conditions
International Union Body Checks Up on Convention Which Protects Workers

4/26/2016
WORLDWIDE – It is now two and a half years since the implementation of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Conve...
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Once Again in Belfast HGV Truck Drivers Take to the Road on Two Wheels
Understanding the Complexities of Urban Cycling Saves Lives

4/26/2016
UK – As was evidenced in London last year there has proved to be nothing more which alerts an urban cyclist to the dangers of flirting with heav...
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Freight Truck Driver Releases Free App to Speed Container Street Turns at Port
Drayage Contractor Comes up with the Goods in More Ways Than One

4/26/2016
US – An HGV driver from a previous age would scratch his or her head in amazement at the changes in the freight industry which have occurred in ...
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Women Contenders for Annual Transport and Logistics Awards Announced
Breadth of Talent from HGV Drivers to Inspirational Leaders Fight Gender Imbalance

4/26/2016
UK – 22 of the most inspirational role models within the transport and logistics industry have been announced as finalists in the 2016 FTA every...
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Road Haulage Community Celebrates Abolishment of Government Tribunal
Truck Rallies and Convoys Precede Repeal of Road Safety Act

4/25/2016
AUSTRALIA – This week there were celebrations for members of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) when the Australian Parliament voting to ...
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New Intercontinental Vessel Space Charter Agreement for Freight from US to Arabia
German and Saudi Fleets Cooperate

4/25/2016
GERMANY – SAUDI ARABIA – WORLDWIDE – The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) and Hamburg based specialist for project ...
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Devolution of UK Rail Routes Welcomed by Freight Stakeholders
Annual RFG Conference Discusses the Way Forward

4/25/2016
UK – Last month we published full details of the report on the state of Network Rail by the CEO of HS1, Nicola Shaw, and it was much discussed a...
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Road Haulage Professionals Get New Route to Transport Management Certification
Freight Transport Association Launches City and Guilds Approved Courses

4/25/2016
UK – For those of us who gained Transport Management Certificate of Professional Competence status back when dinosaurs walked the earth, the cha...
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€35 Million Shipyard Investment Triples Lifting Capacity to 1800 Tonnes
If You Need a Giant Crane it Makes Sense to Buy Local

4/25/2016
FINLAND – It makes sense when you are running a shipyard that is investing €35 million in development, that you source a key component from...
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Ships Agency and logistics Specialist Changes Management
Buy Out Sees Separation from Marine Services Affiliate

4/25/2016
WEST AFRICA – The independent ship agency and logistics provider OMA has completed an amicable management buy-out process and announcing its int...
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Freight Forwarder and Logistics Group Doubles Capacity in Scotland
Independent Agency Invests for the Future

4/23/2016
UK – Yet another name due to appear at the Multimodal Exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC next month will be the independent freight forwarder ...
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Navigators of Merchant Vessels in Australian Waters Advised of New Software Changes
ECDIS Installation to be Completed by 2018

4/22/2016
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has advised that the phased carriage requirement of Electronic Chart Display and Inf...
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Sale of One of the Last RMS Freight and Passenger Ships Stirs Memories of St Helena
Commemorative Poster Available to Celebrate the End of an Era

4/22/2016
UK – ST. HELENA – WORLDWIDE – It is a fact of life that some stories spark the imagination more than the usual freight trade related...
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As Freight Rates Fall Another Potential Merger for Two Container Shipping Giants on the Cards
Potential to Form World's Fifth Largest Box Carrier

4/22/2016
GERMANY – QATAR – WORLDWIDE – Following the recent news of another giant collaboration between four of the world’s largest con...
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Defeat of Somali Pirates Means the End for Merchant Vessel Security Representatives
Armed Guards Have Mostly Eliminated Major Threat

4/21/2016
UK – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – After 5 years of representing the private maritime security industry the Directors of the Security Associ...
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Another Intermodal Freight Forwarder Enters the Logistics Sector in the Newly Christened Czechia
Czech Republic Sees Turkish Supply Chain Group Open First Facility

4/21/2016
CZECH REPUBLIC (CZECHIA) – TURKEY – Another supply chain player has announced its entry into the Czech Republic (or perhaps more properly ...
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Air Cargo and Freight Forwarding Warehouse Support Firm Wins Safety Accreditation
Boss Says Achievement Shows Commitment to Customers

4/21/2016
UK – Based in Langley, Berkshire, warehouse facilities management and maintenance company Armkor has been assisting clients in the air cargo, fr...
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Pilots Responsible for UPS Air Freight Contract Prepare for Industrial Action
Strike Centre Opened in Louisville

4/21/2016
US – You know things are not going well in the field of industrial relations when one side opens a ‘Strike Centre’ designed with the...
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Ocean Freight Alliances Ready for Major Overhaul as Container Shipping Lines Rationalise
You May Wish to Clear Your Head Before Reading This One

4/20/2016
WORLDWIDE – Ever since China’s two largest shipping groups merged to form one giant state-owned entity, rumours have abounded as to which ...
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US Dithers over SOLAS Export Freight Container Weighing System as the World Moves On
Logistically America Starts to Look Like a Third World Country

4/20/2016
US – UK – WORLDWIDE – As sectors of US industry rail against the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s (IM...
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Global Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Opens Up New LCL Services
Expansion of Network Continues for Swiss Based Group

4/19/2016
WORLDWIDE – Swiss based freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has expanded its LCL offerings, increasing the frequency of sailings fr...
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The Freight and Logistics Industry Steps Up Again (and Again and Again...)
Tales of Good Deeds from Around the Globe This Month

4/19/2016
WORLDWIDE – The logistics industry has a big heart, a fact which has been proven time and time again. In the light of last week’s two deva...
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New Customs Badge Enables John Good to Extend Airfreight Options
Import and Export Clearances Now Possible Throughout Northern England

4/18/2016
UK – No company survives in the logistics business for over 180 years, as John Good Shipping has, without staying abreast of current markets and...
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Articulated Fork Lifts Ideal for Cold Store Supply Chain and Logistics Functions
As Manufacturer Gears Up for Multimodal Freight Show Comes Sales Success

4/18/2016
UK – MALAYSIA – As Multimodal 2016, the UK’s premier freight and logistics exhibition draws closer, shipping lines, forwarding agent...
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Freight Forwarding Agents and Shippers Make SOLAS Case to US as First VGM Charges by Ports Announced
House of Representatives Hearing on American Coast Guard U Turn Whilst Container Weighing Tariff Released

4/17/2016
US – CANADA – WORLDWIDE – As July1, the deadline for the mandatory weighing of loaded export containers under revised Safety of Life...
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International Airlines Fined Over Failure to Act on Disability Complaints
European Carriers Receive Half a Million Dollar Fines

4/15/2016
US – A recent BBC Radio programme illustrated how attitudes to disability have radically altered over the past 30 years. Whereas many disabled p...
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This Week's Look at Who Logistics and Freight Related Companies Have Hired, Promoted or Seen Depart
Staff Movements in the Sector

4/14/2016
US – Freight forwarding and logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Bob Mihok as President of its North American Region, succeeding John He...
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Piracy Incidents Down but Kidnap and Ransom Cases on the Rise
Security Situation for Vessels off Nigeria Remains Worrying

4/14/2016
ASIA – GULF OF GUINEA – WORLDWIDE – Just as a report from maritime intelligence and operations firm, Dryad Maritime, shows some posi...
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SOLAS Container Mass Deadline Draws Closer as Freight Forwarders and Shippers Wait
As US Argues Ports Start to Gear Up for Regulation Change - But What is the Cost?

4/14/2016
UK – US – WORLDWIDE – As shippers around the globe wake up to the fact that they will be responsible for certifying the Verified Gro...
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Plans to Expand Freight Handling Operations at Another US Container Terminal
New Operation Capable of Handling Two 18,000 TEU Vessels Simultaneously

4/13/2016
US – Despite the doubts being expressed currently regarding the viability of the new ultra large container ships, work goes on at ports around t...
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Asian Freight Forwarding Leader Extends Logistics Services with Further Investment in India
New Branding for Established Supply Chain Group

4/13/2016
ASIA – Kerry Logistics, one of the primary freight forwarding outfits in the region, has further extended its influence and supply chain network...
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Bulk and Break Bulk Port Celebrates 40 Years of Freight Handling
Growth from a Small Harbour to Major Deep Water Cargo Facility

4/13/2016
SOUTH AFRICA – The Port of Richards Bay, which claims the title of the country’s premier port for bulk cargoes, commemorates 40 Years of s...
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More Investment by US Cargo Group in Caribbean Logistics Services
Puerto Rico Benefits from Busiest Regional Carrier

4/12/2016
PUERTO RICO – CARIBBEAN – US – Crowley Maritime Corp is to consolidate its Caribbean logistics services into a single new facility i...
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Intermodal Bid by Rail Freight Group Fails to Impress Regulators
Collapse of Major Merger Once Again

4/12/2016
CANADA – US – After five months of negotiations, three failed bids, and a rejection from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Canadian Pacific...
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All Cargo Outfit Ships Cutting Edge Technology for Logistics and Freight Forwarding Customer
Export to China Needed Particular Care

4/12/2016
NETHERLANDS – CHINA – AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the Russian based freight only carrier, has completed the transport of a consignment...
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Twitter Users Get a Chance to Talk to a Leading Transport and Logistics Figure
CILT Chairman Open to Questions on European Supply Chain Day

4/12/2016
UK – Transport and logistics is not only a useful barometer for the economics of a country but also a sector that tends to take the lead in new ...
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Largest Container Shipping Line Agrees Flag of Convenience Crew Deal on Charters
Major Logistics Player Once Again Shows Responsibility Toward Staff

4/12/2016
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Maersk, owners of the largest container shipping line in the world and with a host of subsidiary companies in severa...
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For Sale: An Iconic Passenger, Container and General Cargo Vessel
One of the Last Four Remaining RMS Ships to Move On

4/11/2016
ST HELENA – WORLDWIDE – For over a quarter of a century the remote UK Overseas Territory located 1200 miles off the West coast of Africa i...
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Warehouse Danger in Moving Freight with a Fork Lift Can Be Eliminated
Aftermarket Product Can Warn Drivers of Excess Mass and Unsafe Positioning

4/11/2016
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Anyone who has trained as a fork lift truck driver will know that the little diagram, usually mounted somewhere withi...
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Mail and Parcel Carrier Competing in UK Freight Market Again Reforms Identity
New Website, Logo and 'We Deliver' Strapline

4/11/2016
UK – The UK Mail Group plc, known formerly as Business Post, has once again changed its corporate identity and today has unveiled its new logo, ...
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Container Shipping Line Sees Its Largest TEU Carrier Ever to Enter Port
Fortieth Anniversary Year and Ships Continue to Grow

4/11/2016
UAE – Container shipping line United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Gulftainer, the privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UA...
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EU Truck Platoon Challenge Sees HGVs Connected by WiFi Cross Europe
Six Truck Makers Extend Autonomous Vehicle Trials

4/8/2016
EUROPE – An idea hatched in the Netherlands, this week saw the conclusion of the most extensive trial yet of ‘Truck Platooning’ wher...
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Logistics and Transport Education Programme Launched to Change Freight Job Perceptions
Partners Produce Suite of Resources for Schools

4/8/2016
UK – It seems everyone in the freight and logistics sector has woken up recently to the fact that the industry fails to present itself as a viab...
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Help Save an Ocean Freight Relic From When British Import and Export Cargo Relied on Steam Power
Sea Going Steamship Needs Support to Sail Again

4/8/2016
UK – Time was when steamships routinely travelled around the ports of Britain and ventured ever farther afield as the country built its fortune,...
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Road Haulage Trucks Require Good Maintenance but Ignore What Handles Freight at Your Peril
The Humble Fork Lift Needs Some TLC Too

4/7/2016
UK – We live at a time when every facet of road haulage and the logistics industry seems to elicit more legislation and health and safety requir...
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Road Haulage Takes a Step Forward with Introduction of the Mega Truck
Another European Country Trials Larger Freight Vehicles

4/7/2016
SPAIN – A 25.25 metre long mega truck with a maximum road haulage gross mass of 60 tonnes, has successfully made its first Spanish road and moto...
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Transport Workers Group Points Out Shipping Flags of Convenience Parallel Tax Evasion
Panama Papers Reveal Overseas Registries Sited in Many Financial Havens

4/7/2016
WORLDWIDE – The repercussions from the exposure of millions of documents known as ‘The Panama Papers’ which reveal the details of bi...
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Changes at the Top of Freight and Logistics Associated Organisations
Who is Headed Where and When

4/6/2016
WORLDWIDE – Freight and logistics staff news starts with the announcement that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Gover...
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ULEZ Means Freight Trucks Over Four Years Old Banned from London After September 2020
Ultra Low Emission Zone Will Please Many But Cost Small Road Haulage Groups Dear

4/6/2016
UK – When back in 2014 we wrote about the forthcoming Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) which will take effect in London from September 2020, we to...
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London Conference Will Discuss the Future of Cars and Road Freight Vehicles
Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Trucks Will Change Things Completely

4/6/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE - Frost & Sullivan, the international consultancy which advises on trends in technology to influence the development strategi...
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Road Haulage Drivers Have a Chance to Win One of Three Freight Transport Excellence Trophies
HGV Truck and Van Operators Must Enter Contest by April 30

4/6/2016
UK – At a time when concern is growing for the number of HGV drivers available to road haulage firms in future years comes a chance for the best...
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Controversial Wreck of Container Ship Now Declared Safe
Four and Half Years of Salvage Finally Ends

4/5/2016
NEW ZEALAND – The remains of the ill-fated container vessel MV Rena wreck in place on Otaiti/Astrolabe Reef, is no longer classed as a ...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Braid Logistics Turns Itself In for Bribery
(Which Results in a Two Million plus Pounds Penalty)

4/5/2016
UK – Glasgow-based Braid Logistics, has agreed to hand over £2.2 million penalty to the Civil Recovery Unit after self-reporting that it h...
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New Cloud Logistics Solution Gives Freight and Road Haulage Group More Control
Telematics Data Integrated into Transport Management System

4/5/2016
DENMARK – UK – EUROPE – P&O Ferrymasters, best known for road haulage services but with a portfolio covering most aspects of the...
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As Road Haulage Freight Drivers Face Fresh Migrant Attacks Minister Reviews Calais Personally
After More Violence Stakeholders Give Their Views Directly to Government

4/4/2016
UK – FRANCE – Last week we gave details of the current government consultation requesting the views of the logistics community on the migr...
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Marine Electronics are Susceptible to More Than Salt Water
Modern Testing Can Produce Better Protected Electrical Equipment

4/4/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – One of the unseen dangers which affects all modern types of marine craft, from racing yachts to the latest container ship...
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Freight and Logistics Group Expands Operations
US Based Company Grows Further in Europe

4/4/2016
SPAIN – Third party logistic specialist OIA has announced the opening of an office in Barcelona, the twentieth European facility for the US head...
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New Container Transhipment Terminal Destined to Shift Millions of TEUs of Freight
Multiple Trades to be Served by Expansion of Facilities

4/1/2016
MOROCCO – Port operator APM Terminals is to develop a new container transhipment terminal in at the Tanger Med 2 port complex to complement the ...
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MSC Announces New Container Freight Options Between Asia and US
Amberjack and Lone Star Express Routes Open Next Month

4/1/2016
US – ASIA – Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced two new services to supplement its existing ‘Amer...
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Automatic Boom Deploys to Contain Oil Spills at Energy Port
New Technology Cuts Response time in Case of Accidents

4/30/2015
SWEDEN – An autonomous vessel tasked with solely with the purpose of deploying containment booms in the event of an oil spill has been introduce...
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US Air Freight Cartel Scandal Continues Ever Onward with 99 Million Dollar Payout
Another Antitrust Settlement in a Case Seemingly Without End

4/30/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – Eva Airways Corporation (EVA) has entered in to a settlement agreement in the multidistrict class actions (Air Cargo Ship...
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Road Haulage Groups Join to Form High Cube Trailer Logistics Network
Software System Designed to Optimise Loads

4/30/2015
UK – IRELAND – Timed to coincide with this week’s Multimodal exhibition, eight prominent road haulage companies, together responsibl...
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Multimodal Hosts Intermodal Seminar on Switching from Road Haulage to Rail Carriage
A Greener Supply Chain Requires More Effort and Investment

4/30/2015
UK – This week saw the start of another successful Multimodal exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC and one of the hot topics was, as ever, the s...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Celebrates Three Decades of Service
Forwarders Network Played a Significant Part in Company's Success

4/30/2015
NIGERIA – With the result of the recent election seeming to have been welcomed generally, the future for the country looks bright. One group cer...
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Shippers Fret as Container Shipping Alliances Launch Ever Larger Vessels
Review of Services Whilst Insurers Consider Ramifications

4/29/2015
WORLDWIDE – With sixteen of the world's biggest shipping company’s tied up in the four mega-alliances, the European Shippers’ Co...
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For Sale by Government Transport Group - Fifty Ports, One Careful Owner
Sell Off to Include Some Exotic - but Remote, Harbours

4/29/2015
CANADA – The Canadian Ministry of Transport has announced plans to facilitate the transfer of 50 government owned port facilities to local inter...
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Middle East Container Freight, Transport and Logistics Group Turns in Figures
Q1 Profits Up for First Qatari Company

4/27/2015
QATAR – The name Milaha will be unfamiliar to many readers but the group encapsulates many subsidiaries relevant to the world of freight transpo...
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Product Tanker Group Buys Larger Ships to Carry More Freight
Italian Company Selects Bigger and More Environmentally Friendly Vessels

4/27/2015
ITALY – KOREA  – VIETNAM  – Product tanker specialist d’Amico International Shipping S.A. (DIS) has announced the p...
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Volvo Invests in Convoy Technology for the Road Haulage Truck Industry
Platooning System Links Vehicles in Tandem to Avoid Collisions and Save Fuel

4/27/2015
US – Volvo has announced that one of its subsidiaries, Volvo Group Venture Capital, has invested in Peloton Technology, a developer of vehicle t...
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Third Party Logistics Group Adds Another Air Freight Destination
Azerbaijan Capital Now Has Two Rotations Weekly

4/27/2015
SWITZERLAND – LUXEMBOURG – CHINA – AZERBAIJAN – Swiss third party logistics group Panalpina has added calls to its scheduled c...
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Free Informative Nationwide Safety Campaign for All Fork Lift Truck Users
FLTA Initiative Uses Online Self Help Programme to Save Lives

4/25/2015
UK – Fork lifts, no matter how well maintained they are, will always have the potential to cause injuries and even deaths, something which all u...
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Container Handling Facility Plans for 6 Million TEU Following Significant Investment
Middle Eastern Ocean Freight Options to be Expanded

4/25/2015
OMAN – Speaking at the GCC Supply Chain & Logistics Conference 2015 held in Muscat earlier this month, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH)...
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Container Shipping Line Names Latest Fleet Addition for West Africa - Far East Trade
Against the Trend for Ever Larger Vessels Come Four New 3,500 + Box Ships

4/25/2015
NETHERLANDS – WEST AFRICA – Rotterdam headquartered NileDutch, a container shipping line specialising in West African traffic has just nam...
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Driving Licence Changes to be Noted by Road Haulage Operators
Paper Counterparts to be Made Redundant

4/25/2015
UK – As the country approaches a General Election there has been one policy of the current government which has stayed fairly low profile, but w...
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Air Freight Carrier Targets Massive Fuel Savings Via a Simple Paint Job
New Livery Gives Huge Economic Advantages

4/24/2015
RUSSIA – WORLDWIDE – In the past few years we have seen strenuous efforts by the ocean shipping community to reduce pollution, principally...
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Port's Freight Transhipment Made Easier and Safer with Automated Mooring
Vacuum Technology Eliminates the Need for Mooring Lines

4/24/2015
SOUTH AFRICA – Having received the last of twenty six mooring units during March the automated mooring system (AMS) at the Port of Ngqura on Sou...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Giant Announces New East European Groupage Link
Regular Weekly Schedule with Targeted Timescale to Service Local Industry

4/24/2015
POLAND – BELARUS – Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is a commercially important centre, being both the country’s largest city and the ...
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Freight Forwarder and Logistics Boss Leaves After Less Than a Year in Charge
All the Industry Appointments and Departures This Week

4/23/2015
NETHERLANDS – Freight forwarder and third party logistics operator Ceva has confirmed that Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive B...
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Chinese Rail Deal for Freight Forwarding Agent Opens Door for Intermodal Expansion
State Group Owns Specialist Cargo and Container Transport Subsidiaries

4/23/2015
CHINA – Far East headquartered freight forwarding group, Kerry Logistics has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Chinese state own...
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Tankers and Freight Vessels Targeted as Piracy and Associated Kidnappings Increase Again
Somalian Pirates Quiet But Other Countries Now Breed Their Own Hijackers

4/22/2015
WORLDWIDE – After a steady drop in global piracy over the last few years, attacks rose 10% in the first quarter of 2015 against the same period ...
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Container Shipping Contract for Global General Use Introduced
GSF and BIMCO Publish Standard Box Freight Document

4/22/2015
WORLDWIDE – The Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the NGO inaugurated in the UK four years ago but which represents international shipping organisati...
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Supply Chain Clients Can Buy or Hire a Fork Lift Truck or Find Training from 3 New Websites
Online Materials Handling Customers Can Directly Search for Services from Narrow Aisle Group

4/22/2015
UK – It seems one website was simply insufficient for articulated fork lift truck manufacturer Flexi Narrow Aisle which has launched three separ...
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Earth Day is Time to Note Emission Targets for Road Haulage Trucks
45 Year Anniversary of Global Environmental Event

4/22/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – When the extravagantly named Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin called for a national day of education about threats to ...
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Whilst Container Road Haulage Operator Crashes Neighbouring Logistics Group Honoured
Queen's Award for Suffolk Firm as Haulier Collapses

4/21/2015
UK – Good and bad news for companies in Suffolk this month with Felixstowe based Seafast Logistics collecting a highly prestigious Queen’s...
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Two Salvage Giants Combine to Form Wreck Removal and Marine Towage Operation
Partnership of Pair Set To Dominate the Industry

4/21/2015
WORLDWIDE – Two of the giants of the salvage industry are to join forces next month after the US group Crowley Maritime Corporation and Danish h...
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Sea Crossing on All Electric Power with New Design Freight and Passenger RoPax Ferry
Innovative Design and New Technologies Render a Feasible Alternative

4/21/2015
DENMARK – FAROE ISLES – The marine engineering group Knud E Hansen A/S specialises in innovative design, attempting to combine cutting edg...
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New Home for Project Freight Forwarding Specialist
A Short Move but With Big Plans for Manchester Based Logistics Group

4/21/2015
UK – Project freight forwarding specialist Tuscor Lloyds has spent over 20 years perfecting shipping methods across the globe, but this week saw...
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New Service for Container Terminal as Basque Port Commences Freight Shipments This Month
Multimodal Group Links Up With Tilbury

4/20/2015
UK – SPAIN – The Port of Pasaia (Pasajes) is little known in the UK but is in fact the second most important such facility in the Basque c...
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Freight Underground? A New Concept Tested to Decongest Roads with Subterranean Haulage
Stick That in Your Pipe

4/20/2015
UK – Mole Solutions has been awarded a £98,496 grant by the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, for an urban freight tra...
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New Groupage Service from Freight Forwarding and Logistics Partners
After a Change of Livery and Uniform Comes a New Service

4/20/2015
UK – MALTA –Sheldon Clayton has opened a new door to door road haulage service between the UK and Malta as from this month. It has been a ...
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Container Shipping Line Kicks Off Multiple Freight and Logistics Appointments This Week
Many Personnel Changes in the Global Shipping Community

4/17/2015
WORLDWIDE – The weekly round-up of staff changes in the freight and logistics world starts with an announcement of several senior management mov...
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Another Repeat Crane Order for Port's Container Handling Terminal
Latest Tranche Brings Number of RTGs to Twenty

4/17/2015
FINLAND – SPAIN – With most companies repeat business, rather than new, is often the lifeblood of a successful firm and when dealing with ...
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Road Haulage Outfits Can Pay for HGV Highway Tolls Electronically at the Filling Station
New Scheme from Fuel Card Provider to Simplify European Road Charging

4/17/2015
EUROPE – International Diesel Service (IDS), a Kuwait Petroleum subsidiary, has teamed up with Italian headquartered Plose, itself a part of 360...
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Supply Chain Report Indicates Container Shipping Emissions Down - As Are Freight Rates
Ocean Cargo Environmental Footprint is Smaller but Elsewhere All is Not Well

4/17/2015
WORLDWIDE – As one of the most respected names in the field of transport analysis, a sector where many strive, often unsuccessfully, to analyse ...
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Solar Power Solutions for Freight and Passenger Vessels Approved by Classification Society
Renewable Energy Installation can Control a Variety of On Board Systems

4/16/2015
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Maritime technology company, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced that it has received acceptance from classification ...
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Freight and Passenger Fleets Must Insure Against Sinkings and Groundings
Wreck Owners Now Responsible for Clean Up by Law

4/16/2015
WORLDWIDE – The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks entered into force on 14 April 2015 having been adopted by an Internat...
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Domestic Waterborne Freight Under Discussion with Little Chance of Opening Cargo to Competition
US Speakers Show a Protectionist Attitude Envisioning War at Any Time

4/16/2015
US – Nothing more clearly illustrates the conflicting views which Americans hold on the subject of the Jones Act, or more properly the Merchant ...
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3PL Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Group Narrow Interests by Sale of Non-Core Groupage Business
Tank Logistics Firm Snaps Up Established Cargo Consolidator

4/16/2015
ITALY – Ceva Logistics, the freight forwarding and 3PL supply chain provider, has sold its interest in international groupage subsidiary Spedizi...
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Rail Freight and Road Haulage and Contract Logistics Show Different Trends
Two Sets of Figures from US Groups Make Interesting Contrast

4/15/2015
US – Two sets of first quarter figures from prominent US based freight carriers this week demonstrate different trends. CSX, which operates inte...
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New Warehouse Facility for Freight Forwarder Specialising in Niche Logistics
Book Trade Has Provided Rich Pickings in New York for Essex Based Agency

4/15/2015
US – UK – The Essex headquartered Woodland Group is firmly established in the American book shipping trade, and in fact claims to export m...
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With Zero Hours in the Spotlight 100 Jobs on RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferries Switch to Full Time
Union and Shipping Group Negotiate Another Hundred Staff Off Controversial Contracts

4/14/2015
UK – As it made very clear with a submission to the BIS Consultation on Zero-Hours Employment Contracts in March last year the RMT Union is unsu...
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EU Investment in Freight and Passenger Rail Systems to Boost Safety and Timekeeping
Aim is to Simplify and Unify Train Controls

4/14/2015
EUROPE – Several European countries will benefit from the latest tranche of investments announced by the EU as part of the TEN-T Programme which...
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Freight Group Rewards Road Haulage Outfits for Exemplary Performance
FTA Honours those Firms with Outstanding Roadworthiness Records

4/14/2015
UK – Any company with a road haulage operator’s licence will know that the demands of keeping control of truck servicing and safety checks...
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New LCL Service from Freight Consolidator and Logistics Partner
New York to Helsinki Opens Gateway to Russia

4/14/2015
US – FINLAND – Ocean freight consolidator and NVOCC CaroTrans has announced a new LCL service between New York and Helsinki this week with...
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In London it's Trucks Whilst in France Authorities Fear Upsurge of Level Crossing Cycling Fatalities
Impatience Blamed for Latest Incident as TGV Near Miss Televised

4/14/2015
FRANCE – UK – Following the recent death of royal designer Moira Gemmill in London, killed by a tipper truck whilst cycling to work, it se...
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Materials Handling News as Fork Lift Contract Extended and Long Association with Professional Body
Repeat Business for One Supplier Whilst Another Clocks Up 35 Years of Cooperation

4/13/2015
UK – Materials handling news this week includes a major milestone for a well known Scottish plant hire group whilst, south of the border, a majo...
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Container Shipping Line Fine Tunes US - Caribbean Freight Operations
Changes to Island Services and Improved Reefer Options

4/13/2015
US – CARIBBEAN – Container shipping line CMA CGM has upgraded two of its freight services between the US and the Caribbean region with cha...
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Container Shipping Line Chooses New Management Software for All Chartered Box Vessels
Tender Process Sees Finnish/Japanese Cooperation Win Contract

4/13/2015
TAIWAN – FINLAND – JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – As container ships grow ever larger, seemingly month by month, so the demands on the pl...
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New US Rail Freight Corridor Gets the Go Ahead from the Authorities
Approval for Indianapolis to Louisville Link

4/11/2015
US – Short line railroad holding company Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) and intermodal freight group CSX have announced that the US Surface Trans...
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Illegal Import of Off Road Vehicles Leads to Huge Civil Penalty Settlement
Environmental Protection Agency Check Turns Up Poor Quality Machines

4/10/2015
US – The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a settlement with four Texas-based recreational vehicle importers and an affilia...
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Shipowners Opinions on Outlook Vary with Freight Shipping Sector More Optimistic than Offshore
Norwegian Report Looks Into the Future

4/10/2015
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – As owners of the worlds sixth largest shipping fleet measured by market value, the aspirations and opinions of Norweg...
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This Weeks Appointments in the Freight and Logistics Sector
Worldwide Staff Changes Concerning the Shipping Industry

4/9/2015
WORLDWIDE – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has named the six nominee for the position of Secretary General, to succeed Koji Sekim...
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Ukraine Continues to Arrest Cargo Vessels It Deems Have Entered Disputed Territory Illegally
At Least Three Ships Detained by Authorities

4/9/2015
UKRAINE – TURKEY – CRIMEA – There has been no further news about the Tuvalu flagged general cargo vessel, the Kanton, or her captain...
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West Coast Dispute Sees Casualties as Container Lines Cease Freight Services
Two Major Box Carriers End Calls at Portland

4/9/2015
US – As cargo operations appear to return to normal on America's West Coast following the recent dock workers dispute, the International Lon...
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Merchant Vessel Owners and Unions Unite Against Preventable Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean
Warning Given to EU Leaders to Prioritise Maritime Disaster Scenario

4/8/2015
EUROPE – European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member States to take immedi...
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Repeat Order for Ship to Shore Cranes as Part of Bid to Reduce Logistics Costs
'Pendulum of the Archipelago' Scheme to Form One Freight Corridor

4/8/2015
INDONESIA – Finnish manufacturer Konecranes has recently received an order from PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) in Surabaya for three Ship-...
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30 Year Container Handling Deal Signed to Access Freight from Panama Canal
Jamaica to Become Box Line's Main Caribbean Cargo Hub

4/8/2015
WEST INDIES – The world’s third largest box carrier, French group CMA CGM has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Jamaica grant...
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Express Carrier Sold for Billions as Competition in the Logistics Sector Reduces
FedEx Takes Over TNT Despite EU Ruling that Former UPS Bid was Non Competitive

4/7/2015
EUROPE – US – FedEx has announced plans to expand its European presence by purchasing 100% of the shares in TNT Express for €4.4 bill...
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Bulk Freight and General Cargo Vessels Put Crews at Risk of Death
Another Fatal Accident Causes Union to Ask Minister to Address the Problem

4/7/2015
UK – WEST AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – The hold of a cargo ship is not the place to be for anyone suffering claustrophobia but a warning com...
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Road Haulage Group Drives Toward Higher Profile with Racing Sponsorship
RHA Looks to Promote Itself and Lack of HGV Drivers

4/7/2015
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has decided to raise its profile, both within the freight and logistics industry and with the general pu...
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Container Freight Moving More Freely as Union Looks to Ratify Dock Contract
Vote to be Held on New Labour Terms as Shipping Levels Return to Normal

4/6/2015
US – Despite some congestion this week as several container handling terminals saw closures in honour of the Memorial Day for the late labour ac...
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Safety Charity Disagrees with Government and Road Haulage Community Over Speed Limits
Brake Criticises Changes so Warmly Welcomed by Freight Sector

4/3/2015
UK – The changes to Britain’s speed limits for HGV’s, which become law on 6 April, and which have been warmly welcomed by the road h...
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Busy Time as US Coast Guard Attends to Oil and Bulk Freight Tankers Running Aground
Two Separate Incidents This Week Alone

4/2/2015
US – The usual busy week for the Coast Guard with both oil and bulk freight tankers running aground in US waters. Most worrying was an incident ...
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New Import Freight Regulations now Require Certificate of Conformity
Change in Documentation for Niger will Affect Many Shippers

4/2/2015
NIGER – Changes to import regulations mean that from 1 April most freight entering the land locked Republic will require a Certificate of Confo...
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More TEU is Order of the Day as Container Shipping Giants Proliferate
Main Box Lines All Select the Supersize Option

4/1/2015
HONG KONG – SOUTH KOREA – FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – News just seems to be pouring in recently of the ever larger containership new ...
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New Freight Train Service Replaces Road Haulage and Short Sea Cargo Options
Successful Trial Leads to Regular Track Option

4/1/2015
UK – EUROPE – Glasgow based multimodal logistics provider John G Russell (Transport) is literally ‘in the van’ as regards the ...
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Double Triumph for London Gateway as Container Shipping Port Reveals New Deal at Motor Cycle Museum
Joint Venture Development Contract Agreed Hours Before Multimodal Celebration

4/30/2014
UK – DP World’s London Gateway chose its sponsored Multimodal VIP dinner held at the National Motorcycle Museum to announce a deal done ju...
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From Limo to Urban Road Haulage Freight Vehicle the e-Tuk hits the US Streets
Designability, Look and Green Credentials are Bound to Appeal to Stateside Consumers

4/30/2014
NETHERLANDS – US – Someone once said that you can tell a great road vehicle from the run of the mill if it makes you smile when you drive ...
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Freight Forwarding Group Offers New Packing Logistics Solution to Automotive Manufacturers
Supply of Better Designed Re-useable Containers Gives Operational Advantages

4/30/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Gefco, a group which includes both re-useable packaging and finished vehicle logistics amongst its skills, has signed a n...
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Freight Group Welcomes Biomethane Benefits for Road Haulage Sector
Government Aid to Those Operators Willing to Invest in New Low Emission Technology

4/30/2014
UK – One of the main complaints from the road haulage sector against government policy to press forward with the reduction of carbon emissions i...
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End of an Era as RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry to Cease This Summer
Long Standing Route Abandoned Due to Increase in Sulphur Emission Costs

4/30/2014
UK – DENMARK – Passenger and freight ferry operator DFDS has announced that it is to end its Harwich, UK to Esbjerg, Denmark route on Sept...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Announces New Job Opportunities
Fifth Year of Training Scheme as Quality of Services Certified

4/29/2014
UK – GERMANY – EUROPE – Logistics and freight forwarding group DB Schenker will once attend this year’s Multimodal Exhibition ...
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Rail Freight Interests Delighted as Channel Tunnel Rates Fall
EU Investigation Prompts Eurotunnel to Reduce Charges

4/29/2014
UK – FRANCE – The latest announcement from Eurotunnel that it was committed to reduce the current level of freight train track access char...
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Swiss 3PL Supply chain and Freight Forwarding Specialist Announces Q1 Figures
Ocean and Air Cargo Profits Rise on Increased Turnover but Rates per Tonne and TEU Fall Slightly Overall

4/29/2014
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Swiss based third party logistics (3PL) supply chain group Panalpina says it has grown ‘head of the market...
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Freight Forwarders Invited to Try Shipping Cars at Six to a Container
Racking System Enables Secure Stacking and Space and Time Saving Solution

4/29/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Over time we have covered the shipping of cars by various means, including aids to loading containers and trailers, and e...
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Japanese Relations with China Tense with Longshoremen and Shipping Line Caught in the Middle
Ancient Court Cases and Even Older Real Estate Disputes Spring Up to Create International Problems

4/27/2014
CHINA – JAPAN – ASIA – US – Chinese Customs officials have arrested three female employees from the Chinese arm of Japanese co...
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Latest UK Deep Water Container Shipping Port Butchers the Opposition
New Import Contract and Box Repair and Road Haulage Facility Both Sign On to London Gateway

4/27/2014
UK – London Gateway, Britain’s latest deep water container port, made two announcements this week regarding the steadily growing portfoli...
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New Container Feeder Loop as Shipping Line Institutes Peak Season Service Changes
Port Rotation Changes as New Call and Feeder Service Announced

4/24/2014
TAIWAN – FAR EAST – RED SEA – Container shipping group Evergreen Line has announced service changes in preparation for the coming pe...
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Road Haulage Operators Will See Extra Tough Asset Tracker Launch at Commercial Vehicle Show
With Armoured Protection and Ten Year Power Supply Aptly Named Product Hits the Market

4/24/2014
UK – The up and coming Commercial Vehicle Show being held at the NEC in Birmingham gives manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to show ...
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Another Successful Project Freight Forwarding Move for Out of Gauge Cargo
Manchester Group Draws on Experience for Latest Shipment

4/24/2014
UK – RUSSIA – Only anyone who has personally experienced the unique conditions which exist in the Sakhalin Region, the only region in the ...
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Freight Forwarders and Shipping Lines Welcome Growth of US Biomass Exports
Wood Pellet Shipments Rise Inexorably as Search for Alternative Fuels Continues

4/24/2014
NORTH AMERICA – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – One of the drivers of the logistics industry is the development of new techniques and technolog...
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Appointments and Staff Moves in Freight Forwarding, Logistics, Shipping and Supply Chain Sectors
Who is Going (or Gone) Where and When This Week

4/23/2014
SWITZERLAND – This week’s appointments and staff moves begins in the freight forwarding and logistics sector with the news that, as of 1 J...
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A Partial Solution to the Problems of a Filthy and Dangerous Freighter
Arrest Postponed as ITF Steps in to Assist Crew

4/23/2014
UK – Further to our recent story regarding the stranded crew of the MV Munzur, the Panamanian flagged, Turkish owned freighter which ha...
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Multimodal Exhibition Has Repeat Appeal for Freight and Logistics Groups
Seminars, Games and Demonstrations Make This a Must Visit Event

4/23/2014
UK – The relevance of the Multimodal Exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC next week to the freight and logistics sector is reinforced by the num...
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Some Freight Forwarders and Abnormal Load Haulage Operators Get All the Glamour
Specialist Transport is Where One Sees the Exotic Side of Shipping - and the Risk

4/23/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – There are certain aspects of the logistics market that appeal so much more than the general run of the mill, bread and bu...
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Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Road Haulage - All Now Demand Certified Security Audits
Two Decades in Russian Market Aid Sustainable and Quantifiable Standards for One Operator

4/23/2014
RUSSIA – As anyone involved in freight forwarding or road haulage knows, standards these days are often determined by certification and audits w...
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French Airline Criticised for Carrying Live Monkeys for Experimentation
TV Presenter Joins Anti-Vivisection Campaign

4/22/2014
FRANCE – MAURITIUS – UK – WORLDWIDE – Air France has come under renewed attack from the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAV...
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Freight Vessel Faces Arrest for Disgusting Conditions and Unpaid Wages
Disgrace of Foreign Ships Held in UK Ports as Maritime Labour Convention Bites

4/22/2014
UK – Tonight at 17:00 hours the Turkish owned, Panamanian flagged merchant vessel Munzur faces arrest tonight after being detained by B...
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Pirates Show Both Themselves to Merchant Ship and the Value of Armed Security Teams
Miscreants Again Shy Away When Faced with Armed Response

4/22/2014
GULF OF ADEN – Following our report of pirate activity in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb in late March it seems that caution and observation are th...
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Air Cargo Group Supplies Free Logistics to Big Annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt
Virgin Lays on Freight to Assist Two Worthwhile Causes

4/22/2014
UK – US – ASIA – The world’s largest Easter egg hunt first made it into the Guinness Book of Records after it raised over &pou...
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Supply Chain Computer Technology Group Wins Queen's Enterprise Award
Offline Testing Results in Time and Cost Savings

4/22/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – With the recent announcement of this year’s winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, consider...
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Russian Logistics Group Shows Off Its New Freight Offerings at Multimodal Moscow Event
TransRussia 2014 Gives Stakeholders Opportunities to Explore Alternative Transport Solutions

4/22/2014
RUSSIA – Today sees the opening of the 19th Moscow International Transport & Logistics Exhibition where the Russian Railways Logistics group...
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Balance of Ocean Freight Shifts with Container Shipping Alliance and Fourth Largest Box Carrier Deal
German and Chilean Lines Form Another Big Hitter to Battle P3

4/22/2014
GERMANY – CHILE – WORLDWIDE – Back in January we speculated that the long expected convergence of two second division container carr...
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Container Shipping Line Introduces New Asia - Africa Express Service
Transit Time for Previously Transhipped Freight Reduced

4/17/2014
ASIA – WEST AFRICA – The world’s second largest container shipping group, Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (M...
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Shipping Container Terminal Operator Penalised for Health and Safety Issues
Ongoing Labour Unrest with Company Affects Ports on Two Continents

4/17/2014
US – HONDURAS – The longstanding dispute between the longshoremen who work in the Port of Portland and employers simmers on, and the lates...
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Freight Forwarding and Ocean Shipping Export/Import Charges Under the Spotlight
With Cartel and Antitrust Action Rife It's Time to Examine Those Unwarranted Extras says GSF

4/16/2014
UK – US – WORLDWIDE – Few involved in the export/import supply chain can fail to have noticed the proliferation of successful prosec...
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Data Capture Expert and Supply Chain System Provider Expands into Turkey
From a Small Electronics Business to 1,000 Patents in Four Decades

4/16/2014
TURKEY – WORLDWIDE – Having started as a small electronics operation in Bologna, Italy over forty years ago, Datalogic, now boasts a verit...
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Fork Lift Trucks Favoured by Freight and Logistics Staff Gain Vision Guided Automation
Hyster Adds More Technology to its Rugged Image

4/16/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Hyster, producer of fork lift trucks much favoured by many in the freight and logistics sector, principally for their dur...
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Joint Venture as Freight Forwarder and Logistics Supplier Steps Into the Nuclear Age
Traditional Shipping Industry Name Continues to Expand Branches of Logistics it Can Service

4/16/2014
UK – Cory Brothers is a name which has been associated with British merchant shipping from its inception in the 1800’s and which has const...
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Conveyor Systems Must be Adaptable to Suit Modern Supply Chain and Logistics Requirements
From Nuclear Waste to Frozen Chickens - Today's Handling Equipment Must Move It All

4/16/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – The conveyor belt is of course one of the essential elements in the supply chain for many manufacturers and express mail ...
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Multimodal and Commercial Vehicle Events Attract Road Haulage, Freight and Logistics Visitors
Exhibitors Demonstrate Greatest Ever Gathering of Industry Related Products

4/15/2014
UK – Just two weeks to go until two of the biggest shows in the country’s logistics calendar with the Commercial Vehicle and Multimodal ex...
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Logistics versus Environment as Treasury Fuel Report Pleases Freight and Road Haulage Lobby
Government Satisfies Motorists but Alienates Green Interests

4/15/2014
UK – The Treasury Report issued this week which concludes that a reduction in fuel duty can benefit the economy has met with two very different ...
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The Best of the Best Women in Transport and Logistics Revealed
Sector Celebrates Success as Everywoman Finalists Announced

4/15/2014
UK – As so many people in the freight and transport industries are always keen to point out, logistics is one of the UK’s fastest growing ...
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Essex Group Helps with SOS Kit Aid Charity Freight and Logistics Challenges
Donations Helping Youngsters Achieve Through Sport Continue to Grow

4/15/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – The Essex based Woodland Group has entered into a partnership with SOS Kit Aid, handling all aspects of the charity's...
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Freight Group Says Learn New 'Smart Motorway' Rules Before Driving M25 Twenty Mile Section
Accidents and Prosecutions Will Result for Improper Use of 'Open' Hard Shoulder

4/11/2014
UK – A comment by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) on the new ‘Smart Motorway’ stretch of the busy M25, due to open on 14 Apr...
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With Fate of 159 Abandoned Merchant Ships in Limbo Fairer Deal Hammered Out with MLC Amendments
Geneva Vote Means Crucial Support for Seafarers Deserted by Their Employers

4/11/2014
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Two key proposals for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (2006) (MLC) were passed with overwhelming su...
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ISO Shipping Container Literally Gold Standard as Sir Ben Ainslie Opens New Berth
Olympic Champion Launches 100 Million Pound Terminal Extension

4/10/2014
UK – As described in our story last month four times Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie was on hand to open the Port of Southampton’s new &p...
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Giant Truck and Automotive Manufacturer Takes Supply Chain Training to a New Level
Launch of University for Over 100,000 Employees

4/10/2014
SWEDEN – WORLDWIDE – Running right through the supply chain is one component that seems to grow in importance every passing year and affec...
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Road Haulage Firms Are Not the Only Market for Retread Tyres
Commercial Aircraft Utilise Cheaper, Cleaner Option

4/10/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – The News Desk at the Handy Shipping Guide receives hundreds of emails every day, most of which we choose not to print as ...
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Road Haulage Outfits Advised to Ensure Petroleum Tanker Certification in Order
PDP Scheme Managers Change the Rules on Drivers Certificates

4/10/2014
UK – Every lorry driver on British roads in charge of a tanker carrying flammable fuel will need to gain a Petroleum Drive Passport (PDP) in 201...
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Freight Forwarding Groups Celebrate New Contracts and the Inception of a Logistics Air Cargo Hub
Two Agents Make Announcements of Success

4/9/2014
UK – BRAZIL – EUROPE – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA – CHINA – Several gains for logistics groups announced this week with ...
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Air Cargo Screening Costs for Freight Agents Come Under New Management
Security Oversight Transfers from DfT to CAA

4/9/2014
UK – Following several months of testing the new arrangements, last week saw the responsibility for certain aspects of air cargo security transf...
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'Gardening Club' Air Freight Forwarding Cartel Finally Buried by High Court
Shipping Agents Piled High on the Compost Heap After Punishments Doled Out for Infamous Antitrust Scandal

4/8/2014
NEW ZEALAND – The High Court in Auckland has wrapped up its case into what it describes as ‘hard core cartel behaviour’ in the air c...
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Single Window Reporting Requirements Will Soon Impact Freight and Shipping Interests Beyond Europe
Member States and All Companies Must Have Workable Systems Up and Running Shortly

4/8/2014
EUROPE – Much of what the European Union has to involve itself in is ‘tidying up’ and aligning the regulations for all manner of tra...
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Union Spells Out the Case for Pensions in the Maritime Labour Convention
Representatives Say Workers at Sea Deserve the Same Rights as Shore Based Staff

4/8/2014
UK – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – With major changes being made to pension provision for all employees being made in the UK and some ot...
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Project Freight Forwarding and Logistics Outfit Celebrates Two Successful Decades
Management Praises Staff as Tuscor Lloyd's Hits Twenty

4/8/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – The logistics industry has always had its share of tenacious performers when it comes to establishing a business, and for...
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Spanish Container Shipping Terminal Part Acquired by Japanese Giant and Logistics Group
Part of Valencia Stevedoring Company Sold to Add Group Credibility and Assist Further Expansion

4/7/2014
SPAIN – JAPAN – The Mitsubishi Corporation which has a penchant for acquiring and developing assets in a plethora of industries with a por...
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Deep Sea Shipping Will Rely on Ports Bunkering Facilities to Supply Vessels with LNG
Lloyd's Register Takes a Good Look at the Future of Liquefied Natural Gas Availability

4/7/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Much of what Lloyd’s Register concerns itself with these days, as do many others, is the drive toward cleaner shipp...
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Container Freight Carrier Extends a Long Pedigree in Ocean Shipping of New Car Exports
Japanese Line Continues to Expand its NAFTA Trade Portfolio

4/7/2014
US – MEXICO – JAPAN – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced the commencement of new car carrier services for shipping vehicles being ...
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Giant Freight Forwarding and Express Logistics Group Sets Out to Reform its Image
It Seems Serious Criticisms of Human Relations Has Led to Latest PR Campaign

4/7/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Say what you like about DHL, the Deutsche Post group subsidiary, despite quite a lot of bad publicity over the past ...
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Island RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Link to Cease for Repairs in June
Vessel to Have Long Standing Damage Rectified

4/7/2014
UK – Damage which occurred to the RoRo freight and passenger ferry Ben my Chree, which plies between the Isle of Man and the mainland will now n...
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Container Shipping Line Announces Changes to European - South American Freight Services
Trading Conditions Result in Restructure of MSC Portfolio

4/7/2014
EUROPE – SOUTH AMERICA – In view of the current trading conditions, container shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. says i...
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Container Shipping Alliance Gets the Go Ahead to Start Work Immediately
G6 Grouping Gets Ratification from US Authorities

4/3/2014
US – The G6 Alliance has received the go-ahead from the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to expand its current geographic scope to allow its...
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Freight Truck and Intermodal Design Changes in the Name of Safety
EU to Vote on Mandatory Measures to Preserve Lives and Reduce Pollution

4/3/2014
EUROPE – UK – The vote by the European Parliament scheduled for April 15 may well herald a new era of truck design following last month&rs...
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Big Freight Forwarding Names Under Threat in Yet Another Shipping Antitrust Investigation
Ten Companies and Subsidiaries Facing Potential Cartel Prosecution - As Once Again Somebody Turns States Evidence

4/3/2014
SINGAPORE – GERMANY – JAPAN – In yet another potential antitrust shipping scandal the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has ...
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Merchant Shipping Chalks Up Yet Another Rescue as Tanker Saves Crew of Yacht
Crew of Three Plucked from the Atlantic

4/3/2014
PANAMA – US – Once again comes the tale of a dramatic rescue by a merchant vessel which had to search for the proverbial needle in a hayst...
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Future of UK Highways Agency to be Discussed with Freight and Road Haulage Interests
July Sees London Seminar to Examine Strategic Road Investment and what's in Store for Infrastructure Management

4/3/2014
UK – Westminster Forum Projects (WFP), the private conglomeration of cross party forums which evolved from the original 1996 meeting of the West...
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Freight and Logistics Staff Moves This Week
IATA Cargo Boss Retirement Announcement Leads Appointments and Departures

4/2/2014
WORLDWIDE – Freight and logistics staff moves start this week with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announcing that their Glob...
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Cold Chain Specialists in Freight and Shipping Support Services Introduce Better Management
New Protocols will Insure Customers against Counterfeit and Contaminated Products

4/2/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Carrier Transicold, a name synonymous with cold chain support services to the freight industry has launched its new CareM...
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Project Freight Forwarding History Provides a Base for Logistic Group’s Aid and Humanitarian Future
Allseas Global Wins UN Approval

4/2/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Project freight forwarding specialist Allseas Global Logistics’ commitment to expertise in the humanitarian aid/rel...
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Law Firm Reappointed as Crown Estate Advisers with Responsibility for Ports and Maritime Interests
Competitive Tender Process Sees Newcastle Based LLP Win Through

4/2/2014
UK – Unbeknown to most people the Crown Estate is not the monarch’s private pension fund but in fact an organisation governed by Act of Pa...
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Insurers Remain the Experts on Shipping Container Stowage
Hidden Dangers Lurk in the Corners of Waterborne Boxes

4/1/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – If you want to know about shipping containers, ask an insurer. That is the message which comes when one follows up a rece...
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First European 5PL Linked to Fluvial Freight Forwarding and Drone Transport Technology
Your Chance to See the Future of Virtual Logistics as 4PL Concept Expanded

4/1/2014
EUROPE – Today sees the launch of the world’s first truly 5PL group superseding the nature of 4PL operations with a simplified concept whi...
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Road Haulage and Freight Interests Welcome Inception of New HGV Levy
From Now On Overseas Hauliers Pay to Go on British Roads

4/1/2014
UK – Today sees the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy which will be imposed on ALL heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) of 12 tonnes or more, for UK...
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Tie Up Between European Rail Cargo Specialist and Freight Forwarder Means More Intermodal Options
Deal Awaits Sanction from Anti Trust Authorities

4/30/2013
EUROPE – German based wagon hire and rail logistics company VTG Aktiengesellschaft and Swiss headquartered freight forwarder, Kuehne + Nagel, ar...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Acquires Both Logistics Contract and New Subsidiary
North and Central American Developments for DB Schenker

4/30/2013
US – PANAMA - Spirit AeroSystems, which designs and manufactures non-OEM (not original equipment manufacturer) parts for aero structures used in...
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Express Air Freight Carrier Threatened with Multi Million Dollar Fine Over Safety
FAA Accusations of Improper Maintenance

4/30/2013
US – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week proposed a $4 million civil penalty against exp...
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Dangerous Road Haulage Trade Prompts New Award
Tank Truckers Recognised by US Association

4/30/2013
US – Of all the dangerous operations which one may come across in a career in freight and logistics one of the most in demand, and consistently ...
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Automatic Hook May Prove a Boon to Handling Bulk Cargo and General Freight
Electronic Technology Removes Risk of Clambering Atop Goods to Sling Loads

4/30/2013
UK – SPAIN - WORLDWIDE – The dangers of clambering around at height engaging and detaching cargo hooks swinging from crane arms hardly nee...
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Row Brews Over Bid to Move UN Air Freight and Passenger Authority
Qatar Offer to Host and Finance ICAO Meets with Hostility

4/30/2013
QATAR - CANADA – WORLDWIDE – Following representations made last week by the Qatari government to have the headquarters of the ICAO (Inter...
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Road Haulage and Freight and Forwarding Experts Back Logistics Employment Incentive
SfL Events Aimed at Schools and Colleges to Promote the Industry

4/30/2013
UK – Skills for Logistics (SfL), the skills council for the freight logistics and wholesaling sector, has invited schools, colleges and universi...
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Freight and Logistics Giant Increases Wages (but not for all)
Deutsche Post DHL Announces Agreed Pay Rises for Those Workers Within Collective Bargaining Agreement

4/29/2013
GERMANY – The news that Deutsche Post AG is to increase pay by 3.1% on August 1, 2013, followed by a further 2.6% on October 1, 2014 for the app...
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Two Dead in Shipping Accident Between Dry Cargo Carrier and Container Vessel
Investigation Into How Freighters Collided Whilst Search for Missing Proceeds

4/29/2013
GREECE – An investigation is under way by local shipping authorities to discover the cause of an accident between two freighters in the Aegean S...
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Porsche Supply Chain and Logistics Quality Maintained During Distribution Centre Move
Hundreds of Thousands of Parts Make for a Complex Operation

4/29/2013
GERMANY – Any company which can boast a 168 year history has to be doing something right, especially when involved in the diversities of providi...
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New Container Cranes Support Shipping of Freight Right Across the Globe
Liebherr Confirms Latest Set of Orders

4/26/2013
IRELAND – ARGENTINA – UKRAINE – Whilst many in the ocean freight shipping community are struggling to make a profit the container cr...
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New Intermodal Freight Brokerage Promotes Shift of Cargo from Road Haulage Sector
Consortium Hires Logistics PR Experts as Internet Based Project Takes Off

4/26/2013
UK – As the attempt to improve the rate of freight transfer from the road haulage sector to rail continues a new player is due to enter the fiel...
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Whilst Container Shipping Sails Securely By Naval Forces Maintain Anti Piracy Training
From Efficient Arrest Techniques to Medical Emergencies Complacency is not an Issue

4/26/2013
INDIAN OCEAN – HORN OF AFRICA – With much backslapping amongst the bulk and container freight and passenger shipping sectors of late, heav...
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Maritime Professionals Union Returns General Secretary for Further Four Years
Nautilus Boss Claims 60% of the Vote

4/26/2013
UK – NETHERLANDS - WORLDWIDE – Following a fairly contentious campaign members of the Nautilus International trade union have voted to re-...
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Freight and Logistics Clients Can Choose Latest Electric Reach Truck
Jungheinrich Have New Model Available in Time for Multimodal Show

4/25/2013
UK – Appearing at the Multimodal logistics exhibition in Birmingham this week fork lift and materials handling supplier Jungheinrich had yet ano...
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Freight Forwarding Group Announces Quarterly Figures and Appoints RediRack for Warehousing Conformit
K+N Confirm Rise in Air Cargo Trends Whilst Rationalising and Extending Global Facilities

4/25/2013
SWITZERLAND – UK – US – Swiss headquartered freight forwarding and logistics group Kuehne + Nagel announced a positive first quarter...
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Another Successful Project Freight Move by Heavy Lift Air Carriers
34 tonne Pieces Flown to Site Using Giant Aircraft - Again

4/25/2013
RUSSIA – MALAYSIA – TURKMENISTAN – Heavy lift and project freight specialist Ruslan International, the company which manages and mar...
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Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Interests see Piracy and Cargo Theft in West Africa Spiral
Only a Political Revolution Can Settle the Regions Long Term Problems

4/25/2013
WEST AFRICA – As the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean continues we have witnessed a drastic reduction in attacks on merchant shipping in...
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Japanese Container Shipping and Tanker Group Performs both Environmental and Social Works
From Ballast Water Management Retrofit to Contributing to African Education - MOL Steps Up Again

4/24/2013
JAPAN – SOUTH AFRICA – Japanese container shipping and liner group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) recently announced completion of work to inst...
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More Air Freight Carriers Fined for Cargo Cartel Offences
Seemingly Never Ending Series of Cases Against Industry Leaders Continues

4/23/2013
NEW ZEALAND – The New Zealand high Court has ordered three further airlines to pay a combined total of NZ$9.6 million in penalties for their rol...
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Multimodal Event Supports Freight and Logistics Once Again
From Intermodal Integration to Security Enhancement There is Always Something for Everyone

4/23/2013
UK – Today sees the opening of Multimodal 2013 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) where the cream of freight and logistics p...
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Electric Trucks Limitations Worry Road Haulage Operators When Buying New Freight Vehicles
Advances Seem to Have Slowed Whilst Fleets are Assessed Over Time

4/23/2013
UK - WORLDWIDE – How efficient are electric trucks? With the threat of conventional fuel prices spiralling ever upward and growing pressures to ...
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Road Haulage and Freight Interests Approve Cyclist Safety Sat Nav Technology
Truck Drivers Warned of Potential Dangers via GPS

4/22/2013
UK – Satellite navigation specialist, Navevo, has developed a sat nav based HGV Cyclist Alert feature, designed to notify drivers of high HGV/Cy...
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Two Industry Giants Cooperate on Cargo Safety and Air Freight Security
New Declaration of Intent from Leading Trade Bodies

4/22/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) have signed a De...
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Road Haulage Group Announces Free Road tolls for Freight Trucks!
Busy M6 MIdland Expressway Link Open Without Charge in July to Registered Hauliers

4/18/2013
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has announced that negotiations with M6 Toll road operator Midland Expressway have resulted in an exclus...
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Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Logistics HR Changes Across the Globe
The Latest Update of Staff Movements in the Supply Chain

4/18/2013
WORLDWIDE – This week’s update of staff movements and appointments within the shipping and forwarding, freight and logistics sectors began...
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US State Launches Freight Infrastructure Planning App for Logistics Professionals
New Resource Available Showing Ports plus Road and Rail Links

4/18/2013
US – The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the official metropolitan planning organisation for the Greater Philadelphia Regi...
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New Container Shipping Port Faces Union Dilemma
Site Was Once the Scene of Drawn Out Dock Labour Disputes

4/18/2013
UK- For those old enough to remember, there is a certain sense of irony about the labour situation developing at the new deep water container port und...
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Both Bulk and Container Freight and Passenger Shipping Need Ballast Water Treatment Approval
List of Acceptable Systems Granted Temporary Status by US Coast Guard

4/18/2013
US – One of the complexities associated with any form of regulation for container and other pan ocean freight and passenger vessels is that, eve...
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Air Freight Maintenance Specialist Spreads Its Wings Across the Gulf
Giant Aircraft Able to Be Serviced in New Purpose Designed Facility

4/17/2013
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Volga-Dnepr Technics which supplies a network of approved Maintenance and Repair Organizations (MROs) providing services for th...
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Annual Logistics Awards Champion the Cause of Women in the Freight Transport Sector
Ministerial Presence Illustrates the Importance of Smashing the Glass Ceiling

4/17/2013
UK – The finalists in the sixth annual everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, now sponsored by the Freight Transport Association (FTA),...
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Air Freight Cargo Handling Joint Venture Takes Off
Newly Refurbished Facilities Attract Prestigious Launch Customer

4/17/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – A new joint venture between a major cargo handling outfit and a native airline has been christened Africa Flight Services (South ...
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Road Haulage and Container Shipping Freight Interests take 'America’s Port' to Supreme Court
Los Angeles in the Dock this Week

4/17/2013
US – In the fight to reduce pollution the State of California has been the flag bearer for many years. Whilst many have supported and admired th...
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New Air Freight Service Launched for German US Import/Export Cargo
Route Will Cater for Ambient and Temperature Controlled Goods

4/16/2013
US – GERMANY – Following the recent ‘New American’ tie up between their parent group and US Airways, American Airlines Cargo h...
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Container Shipping Line and Freight Forwarders Group Launch Safety Campaigns
Cargo Movement Always Presents Risks and the Drive to Eliminate Accidents Goes on Worldwide

4/16/2013
UK – JAPAN - WORLDWIDE – Two major safety campaigns have just been launched, one from an international body representing freight forwarder...
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Freight Forwarders and Logistics Providers Must Inform Themselves of Proscribed Exports
New Government List of Goods Requiring a Licence is More Comprehensive Than Ever

4/15/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – Once upon a time any proscribed exports of a military nature must have comprised a very short list. Unfortunately we now ...
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Further Development to Warehouse and Distribution by Freight and Logistics Provider
15,000 Additional Square Metres Completes Indonesian Facility

4/15/2013
INDONESIA – One of the country’s largest global freight and 3PL providers, PT GAC Samudera Logistics (GSL), has added a further 15,000 sq...
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Container Freight Shipping Group Negotiates a Deal with Longshoremen - at a Price
Wage Rises and Box Royalty Payments Agreed to Keep Shipments Flowing

4/12/2013
US – The accord between dock workers unions responsible for handling container freight and their shipping industry port employers on the Atlanti...
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Another Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Opens for Business in Emerging Market
Whether Asian or European - Transport Groups Are Always First on the Scene

4/12/2013
MYANMAR – Our report last month on the development of logistics within the ASEAN group of countries mentioned the conflict those states face bet...
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Shipping Lines Must Accept Older LNG Vessels Have to Stand Scrutiny as They Age
Safety is the Watchword for what is a New Set of Problems Posed by Gas Transport

4/11/2013
SOUTH KOREA – With the new demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and for suitable vessels to transport it, it is essential that ships, eve...
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Freight Forwarding Group Plan New HQ for LHR Cargo Village Site
International Logistics Company Aim for All Round Sustainability

4/11/2013
UK – Toll Global Forwarding will move to a brand new UK headquarters building at London Heathrow Airport in October. The new facility, located o...
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Freight and Passenger Services Under Threat as RoRo Ferry Dispute Continues
Three Unions at Odds with Council Management Over Pay

4/10/2013
UK – Island ferry services which are often the only way to maintain a civilised lifestyle on some hard to reach outposts are inevitably the sour...
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Shipping, Logistics and Freight Forwarding Appointments This Month
Several Top Executives to Change Companies and Jobs

4/10/2013
GERMANY – Monika Ribar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Panalpina will step down at the end of May 2013. Her successor will be former Kuehne + ...
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Used Fork Lift Trucks Can Save Case for Freight and Warehouse Companies
Two Sales Announced of Warrantied Rebuilt Equipment

4/10/2013
UK – Anyone operating a freight or general warehouse on a budget (that’s just about everybody with a storage or distribution unit) might b...
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Road Haulage Representatives Get to Discuss Freight Options with Minister
Commercial Vehicle Show Hosted Roundtable Discussion Today

4/9/2013
UK – There is nothing members of the road haulage community like better than to air their views, and grievances, to a Member of Parliament and t...
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Logistics Group Manages Vital Cruise Line Freight Forwarding Contract
Meanwhile Middle Eastern Expansion Continues

4/9/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – OMAN - As anyone in the ocean freight industry knows the precise timing and accurate ordering and delivery of ships store...
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Shipping Containers Can Hold Knowledge as Well as Freight
Another Successful Social Venture by Box Line

4/9/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – We have often featured in the past the multifarious uses people have found for shipping containers as opposed to their original p...
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Supply Chain Centre of US Road Haulage Subsidiary Wins Major EU Logistics Contract
Motocross and Outdoor Sport Clothing Specialist Chooses New Distribution Hub

4/8/2013
US – NETHERLANDS – EUROPE – Con-way Incorporated’s logistics subsidiary Menlo continues to enlarge its European operations oft...
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Short Sea Container Shipping Line Sold On as Multi Modal Freight Prospects Rise
Money Men Invest in What Looks to be a Developing Logistics Sector

4/8/2013
DENMARK – EUROPE – Hot on the heels of last weeks story regarding the expansion of container feeder and short sea shipping group Unifeeder...
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Freight and Logistics Customers Misled over Import Export Certificates of Conformity Rumour
Bad Publicity Can Be Damaging - Even When Untrue

4/8/2013
WORLDWIDE - SAUDI ARABIA -– For any company involved in the freight and logistics business, misleading publicity can be extremely damaging....
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Logistics Group Intends to Set New Freight Forwarding Standards with Latest Warehouse Facility
Rapid Expansion in South East Asia for Shipping Line Subsidiary

4/5/2013
CAMBODIA – Maersk logistics subsidiary Damco has continued its rapid development of freight facilities in South East Asia with its second major ...
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HGV Lift Company Restructures Response to Logistics Customers
Midlands Firm Separates Maintenance from Emergencies to React More Quickly

4/5/2013
UK – One of the country’s leading suppliers of vehicle lifting equipment is restructuring its engineering team to lessen down time for its...
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Major Container Lines Adjust Freight Shipping Schedules (and Box Rates)
Changes to Korean and Turkish Routes Whilst Tariffs Rise

4/5/2013
SOUTH KOREA – TURKEY – ASIA – EUROPE – Several changes to shipping schedules have been announced recently with the news that t...
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Road Haulage Group Lobbies Successfully for Truck Drivers Overnight Allowance Increase
HMRC Raise Tax Threshold for Nights on (and Knights of) the Road

4/5/2013
UK – Amidst the doom and gloom of government cutbacks some good news for truck drivers as the intense lobbying by the Road Haulage Association (...
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Offshore Supply Contract Goes to Logistics and Marine Services Group
Dubai Company Will Support UK Underwater Development

4/4/2013
UK – Aberdeen based Bibby Offshore UK Ltd, a subsidiary of the shipping group Bibby Line, is about to embark on a five-year growth plan which it...
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Container Feeder and Multimodal Logistics Operator Opens New Shipping Office
Germany Sees Latest Expansion for Danish Group

4/4/2013
GERMANY – DENMARK – Following its purchase of the Irish Continental Group subsidiary Feederlink Shipping & Transport * b.v in December...
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'Bomb' on Fork Lift Leads to Conviction After Shipping Terminal Evacuation
Restitution Hearing Date Set to Recover Costs from Ex Employee

4/3/2013
US – John Edward Bearden, a mechanic formerly employed at the Port of Los Angeles Tugboat facility on Terminal Island, entered a plea of no cont...
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Road Haulage and Bus Driving Tuition Takes a More Peaceful Path to CPC Enlightenment
Angry Drivers are Dangerous Drivers

4/3/2013
UK – To say one has never been guilty of, or subjected to, a bout of ‘road rage’ probably means one has never driven professionally ...
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Container Shipping Group Sells Slice Of Freight Terminal Handling Interests
Capital Will Fund More Growth for TIL

4/3/2013
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – The world’s second largest container shipping group, Geneva - based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) h...
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Illegal Drugs Shipments Costs Giant Freight Forwarder $40 Million
Steps Taken to Stem the Flow of Counterfeit Medicines

4/2/2013
US – Freight forwarder and logistics giant United Parcel Service (UPS) has entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement with the United States Attor...
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Air Freight Supply Chain Process Simplified by New System for Forwarders and Cargo Carriers
Electronic Air Waybill Means One Document for All Parties

4/2/2013
WORLDWIDE – The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have ...
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Million Pound Tachograph Crime Doesn't Pay for Road Haulage Operators
Longer Jail Terms if Fines Remain Unpaid is Message to Corrupt Hauliers and Truck Drivers

4/2/2013
UK – Two former Directors of road haulage firm Boyle Transport Ltd have been ordered to pay a total of £1,835,793 following a Proceeds of ...
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US Airport Boosts Freight and Logistics Capacity with 3PL Investment
Consolidation and Expansion Results in State of the Art Facilities

4/2/2013
US – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) has received a welcome boost to its drive to increase freight and logistics activity, with th...
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Freight Association Warns of IATA e mail Scam
The Blight of Electronic Age Targets Logistics Industry

4/30/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – An alert this week from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) warns of fake emails targeting the trade ass...
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Freight Forwarder Sees Another Marathon Effort Succeed
Medals Arrive In Time and Intact Again

4/30/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – UK - Once again, Davies Turner had the responsibility for delivering the medals for this year's London Marathon and the freight f...
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Shipping and Energy Assurance Specialists Swoop to Acquire Subsea Experts
US Group Will Reinforce Lloyd's Register's Offshore Drilling Expertise

4/30/2012
US - Lloyd's Register Group whose members provide independent assurance to companies operating high-risk, capital-intensive assets primarily in the en...
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Multimodal Logistics Operator Buys Two New 909 TEU Container Ships
Favourable Market Conditions for Box Vessel Acquisitions says Samskip

4/30/2012
ICELAND - EUROPE – Samskip, which operates a large multimodal logistics and feeder vessel system linking over thirty countries with over 13,000 ...
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Maersk Happy with Daily Container Shipping Service as Freight Rates Rise
97% Reliability but Overall Costs will Rise

4/29/2012
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Whilst declaring an unmitigated success for their Daily Maersk service, whereby the container shipping line guarant...
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Deal Assures Rail Freight Giant of More Cargo
Globaltrans to Add Substantially to Fleet

4/29/2012
RUSSIA – London listed Globaltrans Investment has used its subsidiary company OJSC New Forwarding Company to acquire the freight interests of Me...
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Air Cargo Carrier Extends Freight Fleet
Southern Air Adds Fourth 777

4/29/2012
US - NORWALK, Conn., April 26, 2012 -- Southern Air Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has taken ownership of its fourth 777F, considered the world'...
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Freight and Logistics News for the Women in the Shipping Industry
Ladies at the Forefront This Month - and a Money Saving Offer

4/29/2012
UK – NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Much happening at the moment for those who aspire to break the glass ceiling in the shipping industry star...
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Myanmar Open to Heavy Lift Cargo and Project Freight Shipping
Rickmers-Linie Extends Indian Service

4/28/2012
GERMANY – MYANMAR – Heavy lift cargo and project freight shipping specialist Hamburg based Rickmers-Linie has wasted no time in exploitin...
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Container Handling and Shipping Traffic Cannot Outweigh Slump in Bulk Cargoes
Chinese Giant Suffers from Fall in Volumes

4/27/2012
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – No matter how much the bulk and container shipping lines change tack, diversify and cut costs there is no disguising t...
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US Oil Shipping Row Continues
American Vessel Owners Criticise Energy Information Administration

4/27/2012
US – Following our report last month telling how the Jones Act was cited by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) as costing parts of the ...
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Pallet and Container Group Put Supply Chain Professionals to the Test
CHEP and CSCMP Link Up to Improve Standards

4/27/2012
US - CHEP, the industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, has joined with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)...
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World Shipping Council Testimony on Container and Freight Pollution Problems
Committee Hear Evidence on Ballast Water, Air Pollution and Overloading

4/26/2012
US – Today at the request of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Chris Koch, President and CEO of The World Shipp...
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Freight and Logistics Supplier Golden Valley Wrap Up Accreditation
BRC Approval for Products and Processes

4/26/2012
UK – At the age of three performance expectations are obviously limited, and this applies to companies as well as individuals so it is particula...
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Road Haulage Groups Say Fuel Issues 'Will Not Disappear'
Irish and UK Associations Take Different Lines of Attack

4/26/2012
UK – IRELAND – The Road Haulage Associations of both countries yesterday commented on the desperate situation which their members find the...
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Freight Group Invest in Multi Million Euro Logistics Centre
Ilsfield Selected to Increase Network Coverage

4/25/2012
GERMANY – DB Schenker has announced it is to invest around €27 million to construct and man a new logistics centre in vicinity of Heilbron...
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Less Than Truckload Freight Company Scoops Customer Award for Cargo Services
Label and Supply Chain Solution Group Honours carrier

4/25/2012
US – Con-Way Freight the less-than-truckload (LTL) cargo carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. told us today it has received an award from cust...
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Giant Air Freight Carrier Services UN Peacekeepers
Ruslan organises An-124 flights to Uganda

4/25/2012
JAPAN - UGANDA – SUDAN – Heavy lift and project freight specialist Ruslan International, the company which markets and manages the combine...
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Container and Bulk Freight Ocean Shipping Capacity Spells Gloom for Investors
Too Many Ships with Too Little Cargo

4/25/2012
WORLDWIDE – Reports filtering out over the past few days emphasise that times for fleet owners and investors, particularly with regard to contai...
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Salutary Lesson as Bulk Freighter Offloads Cargo Following Stranding
Tale of an Expensive Mistake is Warning for Ships Captains

4/25/2012
MOZAMBIQUE – SOUTH AFRICA – On the 3rd March the MV Akiba, a 57,200 dwt bulk freighter suffered a fate every Master dreads and, complete w...
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Japanese Group Choose US Software to Manage Freight Risk and Vessel Chartering
Connecticut Group to Supply Marubeni Corporation

4/24/2012
JAPAN – US – WORLDWIDE - Triple Point Technology® (TPT) the Connecticut based software provider has revealed that Tokyo headquartered...
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FTA Out of the Blocks with Olympic and Paralympic Freight and Logistics Programme
Association Provides Guidance for London and Beyond

4/24/2012
UK – Members of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) attending the Commercial Vehicle Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to...
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Container and Bulk Shipping Under Threat as Hijackers Freed - Again
Pirates Release Tanker Whilst EU Releases Pirates

4/24/2012
SOMALIA – TANZANIA - In the tenth such incident this year last week saw EU forces disrupt a pirate gang on the high seas, yet again however by ...
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Panama Canal Works Produces Freight and Shipping Container Terminal Order
Extra Tonnage Means Modernisation of Handling Equipment

4/23/2012
FINLAND - US – With larger vessels scheduled to begin passing through the modernised locks of the Panama Canal by 2014 many of the world’s...
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Intermodal Freight Terminal Approved as Cargo Switches from Trucks to Rail
Greens Concerned Despite Claims of Environmental Advantages

4/23/2012
AUSTRALIA – A joint press release from the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport and the Ministry for Finance and Deregulation today confirm...
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Ocean Freight Carriers, NVOCC's and Logistics Groups Rush to Sign Up to Financial Forum
INTTRA's Advisory Board Proving Successful

4/23/2012
WORLDWIDE – It may be totally unacceptable to operate a cartel when it comes to container shipping or freight forwarding but with ever increasin...
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Potential Russian Rail Cargo Interest in National Cargo Carrier
Rzd Move for BDZ?

4/22/2012
RUSSIA – BULGARIA – After rumours last week in the press of both countries it seems likely that Russian Railways (RzD) is looking at takin...
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Time to Execute the Three Truck Driver Killers That Haunt the Road Haulage Industry
Scourge of the Highways Must be Stopped Now

4/22/2012
WORLDWIDE – Anyone reading this attracted by the salacious headline might be disappointed but there are three killers stalking the road haulage ...
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Road Haulage Services Group Celebrates Thirty Years with a Legend
Novadata Takes Sinclair C5 to Commercial Vehicle Show

4/20/2012
UK – Next weeks Commercial Vehicle show will witness at least one vehicle other than the normal road haulage trucks. Novadata, the Essex based t...
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Russian Container Shipping and Bulk Freight Group Appoint Logistics Group as New Agent
Mundo wins FESCO Approval

4/20/2012
UK – RUSSIA – CIS - Mundo International Logistics UK has been appointed as North West Europe’s UK agent for the Far-Eastern Shipping...
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Shipping Register Issues New Rules On Stern First Ice Class Vessels
Lloyds Set Rules as Northern Trade Increases

4/20/2012
UK – ASIA - NORTHERN SHIPPING WATERS - The first ever dedicated set of rules for stern-first ice-class ships has just been published by Lloyd&#...
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Eastern European Rail Freight - and Logistics Group - Benefit From Spanish Technology
Track Gauges are not a Problem for Talgo

4/18/2012
SPAIN – EASTERN EUROPE – One group who seem to be making a success of the continuing inclusion of the Eastern bloc into a wider commercial...
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Air Cargo Handlers Train for Safer Freight Whilst Tonnages Improve
HACTL Praised by IATA as New Facility Opens

4/18/2012
HONG KONG – The carriage of air freight can be a complicated affair and to increase the level of competency and the qualification of air cargo p...
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Routing and Rate Changes for Container Shipping Giants
CMA CGM and Maersk Both Increase Tariffs

4/18/2012
WORLDWIDE – Container Shipping Group CMA CGM is continuing with what it terms its rate restoration and surcharge programme whilst meanwhile stre...
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Rail Freight and Intermodal Cargo Group Releases Q1 figures
CSX Demonstrates Year on Year Growth

4/18/2012
US – Rail freight and intermodal group CSX released encouraging first quarter figures yesterday showing net earnings of $449 million, or $0.43 p...
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Freight and Road Haulage Interests Will Miss Truck Crime Unit
TruckPol Closes Despite Support of Industry

4/18/2012
UK – Despite the best efforts of industry bodies such as the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Freight Transport Association (FTA), TruckPol, t...
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Freight Forwarding Group Still Stinging From Anti Trust Penalties
Annual Report and First Quarter Figures From Kuehne + Nagel

4/17/2012
SWITZERLAND – Today freight forwarding and logistics group Kuehne + Nagel officially published its annual report after what has been a turbulent...
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Biofuel Test Flight Has Implications for Air Freight Emissions
Boeings Dreamliner is Cooking on Gas (well Oil)

4/17/2012
US – JAPAN – Following our article in November announcing the successful testing of biofuels in a Boeing 737 operated by United Airlines c...
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Rail Freight Carrier Floats Next Month as Cargo Profits Rise
Georgian Rail Follows in Russian Tracks

4/17/2012
UK- GEORGIA – RUSSIA – Following a lift in their credit rating by Standard & Poor’s the Georgian Railway LLC has decided to floa...
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Charter Consortium Created to Benefit Air Freight Forwarders
New Alliance Will Utilise Economy of Scale

4/16/2012
WORLDWIDE - Three cargo charter brokers have joined forces to launch the Global Charter Alliance, which they claim is the world’s first consorti...
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Road Haulage Persuaded to Take the Green Route
More Work Needed to Produce Biofuel Locally

4/16/2012
UK – Tomorrow (Tuesday) will see the start of a drive to clean up road haulage in the capital with the launch of Transport for London’s (...
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Container and Bulk Freight Shipping World Loses an Establishment Giant
Obituary - Arnold Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller 13th July 1913 - 16th April 2012

4/16/2012
DENMARK – One of the true giants of the shipping industry has gone with the death today of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller the son of Arnold Pe...
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Pirate Attacks on Bulk Freight, General Cargo and Container Shipping Vessels
Security Precautions Continue to be Effective Against Raiders

4/14/2012
SOMALIA – GULF OF ADEN – INDIAN OCEAN - Although attacks continue against all types of shipping transiting the waters of the Somali coast ...
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New Role for London Based Freight and Logistics Group
IJS Strengthens Ocean Freight Team

4/14/2012
UK - Logistics service provider IJS Global, has expanded the senior management team of its ocean freight division with the announcement of the appoint...
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New Website for Bulk and Container Freight Carriers Gives Cargo Advice
Free to Use Service for Dealing with Unfamiliar Goods

4/13/2012
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – One of the leading marine survey companies has collaborated with other industry partners to launch what it claim...
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Australian Authority Rebel Over Road Haulage Registration Increases
Northern Territory Refuses to Implement Government Rises

4/13/2012
AUSTRALIA – Subsequent to our piece yesterday regarding a streamlining of procedures for heavy road haulage projects in Western Australia comes ...
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Hands In Pockets For the Backbone of the Freight and Road Haulage Industry
PDF Auction Helps Commercial Drivers - but More is Needed

4/13/2012
Anyone can have an accident or illness, but who are the people of last resort for the lone heavy goods vehicle driver?...
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Menlo Worldwide Logistics Lean Supply Chain Management Centre Attains ISO 14001 Certification
Company Adopts International Standard for Environmental Management System

4/13/2012
“Menlo employs extensive Lean practices for waste reduction and continuous improvement,” said Tony Oliverio, VP of Supply Chain Services....
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Portrait of A Project Freight Forwarding Movement
How EAF Helped Move the Biggest Stone since Stonehenge

4/12/2012
This time last year European Abnormal Freight Ltd (EAF) was asked in April 2011 to help move the 117 tonne, 4 metre square granite Tsunami Memorial fr...
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Supply Chain Group Appoints New UK General Manager of Sales
Richard Perriman To Expand SBS Growth

4/12/2012
SBS Worldwide appoint Richard Perriman as SBS Worldwide continues with its global growth strategy to expand in new and existing industry verticals....
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Bulk and Container Shipping Companies Should Watch Troubles in South China Sea
Tensions Over Sovereignty Continue to Gather

4/12/2012
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Recent events in the South Sea mean that tensions slowly mount in the region as China and its neighbours continue to eye each others...
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Air Freight Industry Protests Night Ban on Cargo Carriers
German Court Maintains Frankfurt Prohibition

4/12/2012
GERMANY - The decision by a judge at the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig to uphold a night-time flight ban at Frankfurt Airport has been criti...
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Aussie Road Haulage Industry Begins to Make Sense of Freight Carriage
Oversize Load Problem Addressed by Local Authorities

4/12/2012
AUSTRALIA – Following our article in February focusing on the search for an executive to head up the new office of Independent National Heavy Ve...
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Road Haulage Group Say Communication is the Key to Avoid Truck Freight Thefts
Schneider Buck the Crime Trend for Fifth Consecutive Year

4/12/2012
US – Cargo theft is the bête noir of the freight trucking industry and a problem which becomes ever more prevalent as the economy declines....
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Road Haulage, Freight and Logistics Groups Fear Olympic Drought
Routes Planned but Locals Live in Fear of Siege and Loss of Business

4/11/2012
UK – With around 100 days before the start of the London Olympics not everyone is looking fondly toward the prospect of so much happening in the...
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European Road Freight Group Amongst Those Which Target Multimodal Exhibition Again
Part and Full Load Carriers, Materials Handlers and Reefer Specialists Head for Birmingham

4/11/2012
UK – With those that matter in the world of freight girding their loins again for the fifth Multimodal exhibition at the NEC Birmingham, the lis...
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How Green is your Trucking Company?
Con-way Freight Retrofits Lighting to Reduce Energy Use

4/11/2012
Con-way Inc., first piloted a lighting retrofit program before it began implementing the initiative within its network of operating locations across N...
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State Freight and Logistics Carrier Plans Massive Jobs Increase
Improved Rail and Port Infrastructure Can Clear Bottlenecks Says Transnet

4/10/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – The country’s state owned freight and logistics carrier Transnet, has today announced bold plans to boost its rail sector t...
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Freight Forwarder Lowers Road Haulage Emissions Shipping Containers by Rail
DHL Targets Reduced CO2 from Logistics Movements

4/10/2012
EUROPE – Together with most freight and logistics providers DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL G...
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From Supercars to Road Haulage Trucks, Electric Vehicles Need to Make a Noise
Trials Under Way in the Name of Safety

4/10/2012
WORLDWIDE – Any regular reader knows the Handy Shipping Guide likes to keep abreast of any developments in the field of electric vehicles pertai...
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Faulty Tachograph Cards Can be Costly for Road Freight Haulage Operators
Apply for Replacements Now to Avoid Costly Fines

4/10/2012
UK – Novadata, the tachograph supply specialist, tells us that the DVLA are aware of problems on some Digital Tachograph Driver Cards which resu...
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Road Haulage Ban on Freight Trucks to Be Introduced
Extension of European Driving Laws at Peak Times

4/10/2012
BULGARIA – In a bid to unclog the state road system during the busy holiday period the Government's Infrastructure Road Agency has announced roa...
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IATA Conference Will Target Air Freight Safety and Security
Brazil Meeting Will Also Discuss Hong Kong and Haiti Situations

4/10/2012
BRAZIL – WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is to hold its 2012 Ops Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 16...
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Indian Freight and Logistics Group Sign Up With Amsterdam
Specific Cargoes Targeted for Future Development

4/9/2012
NETHERLANDS – Freight levels having been depressed in certain trades and geographical areas many of the leading players in the logistics industr...
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Staff Changes in Freight Forwarding, Shipping, Road Haulage and Logistics Groups
A Round Up of Who's Gone or Going Where and Why

4/8/2012
WORLDWIDE – The past month or so has seen more staff changes and reassignments than we have witnessed of late due to various factors. Many freig...
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Freight and Logistics Specialist Reconfigures Aerospace Segment
DSV Unifies Global Operations

4/5/2012
WORLDWIDE – Danish headquartered freight and logistics specialists DSV which operates in over sixty countries has announced the unification of i...
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RoRo Freight Ferry Changes on North Sea Routes
DFDS Announce Reduced Sailing Schedules

4/5/2012
EUROPE – NORTH SEA – Following the boost to its services after reaching agreement with LD Lines in the aftermath of the SeaFrance collapse...
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Food and Drink Supply Chain Stakeholders Can Benefit from Warehouse Logistics Update
A Chance to Ensure You Are Aware of Current Techniques and Technologies

4/4/2012
UK – Warehouse and logistics management specialists ATMS have got together with the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) to plan a te...
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New LCL Freight Groupage Forwarding Service Set Up
FPS Member Starts Hong Kong - Hawaii Consolidation Link

4/3/2012
HONG KONG – HAWAII - FPS Hong Kong, one of the founder members of the Famous Pacific Shipping Group forwarding and logistics cooperative network...
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Dubai Based Shipyard Files for Protection
Tribunal Asked to Rule on Restructuring

4/3/2012
DUBAI – The news that Drydocks World, motto ‘The World’s Shipyard’, has turned to the Court for assistance is a watershed in t...
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Too Many Container and Dry Bulk Vessels But What of Oil Tanker Futures?
Higher Rates May Only be Temporary Respite

4/3/2012
WORLDWIDE- With the news that Drydocks World has filed for bankruptcy protection all eyes turn to the market trying to guess what the future holds. Th...
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Volvo Truck Will Attempt Land Speed Records This Month
See The World's Fastest Hybrid Powered Truck in Action

4/2/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – Volvo trucks, having recently unveiled a new natural gas-powered Volvo VNL daycab at the Mid-America Trucking Show have m...
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Worthwhile US Security or Inflated Freight Costs? - You Decide
Is Jones Outdated Protectionism or Essential Defence Mechanism?

4/2/2012
US – The growing wave of objections to the Jones Act which we mentioned in our article last month has brought a retort from the Navy League of t...
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New Freight Agents for German Break Bulk and Heavy Lift Specialists
Aircraft Contract and Increased Cargo Prompts Appointments

4/2/2012
GERMANY – FRANCE – BANGLADESH – SRI LANKA – Hamburg based Rickmers-Linie used their specialist abilities in the carriage of br...
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Leaking Gas Rig Now Less of a Threat to Shipping
Shipping Exclusion Zone Imposed but Explosion Risk Reduced

4/1/2012
NORTH SEA – Gas continues to leak from the TOTAL gas rig and a two mile exclusion zone has been imposed to protect shipping in the area. Misinfo...
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DB Schenker and Boeing Sign New Logistics Agreement
Ten Year Extension on 3PL Distribution

4/28/2011
UK - US aircraft manufacturer Boeing and Schenker Limited, the UK arm of German logistics provider DB Schenker, have signed a ten-year contract extens...
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Belfast to Invest 92m Pounds on Harbour Developments
Expansion Planned Into Renewable Energy Support

4/28/2011
N.IRELAND – Belfast Harbour has published its new Corporate Plan for 2011-2013, detailing plans to invest £92m in projects to improve Belfa...
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Freight Truck Drivers And Haulage Operators Should Listen To LaHood
Transport Secretary Tirelessly Campaigns for Safer Driving

4/28/2011
US – The Handy Shipping Guide mailboxes are jammed every day with the unfortunate accidents which are one of the penalties of working in a freig...
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Konecranes Reports Increase in Profits for Q1
Smaller Than Expected Rise Still Sign for Optimism

4/28/2011
FINLAND/ SOUTH AFRICA – Crane and container handling equipment manufacturer Konecranes has posted slightly smaller than anticipated profits for ...
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YRC Makes Progress on Financial Restructuring
Ray of Hope for Troubled Giant

4/27/2011
USA – American freight and logistics giant YRC Worldwide has stated that they have made significant progress in talks concerning the financial r...
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Logistics and Transport Body Calls for Scottish Political Parties to Address Infrastructure Concerns
Members Call For Greater Clarity on Manifesto Commitments

4/27/2011
SCOTLAND – Ahead of the Thursday elections for the Scottish Parliament the UK’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT) h...
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Logistics Profit Jumps For US Market Leader As Freight Numbers Rise
Last Quarter Improvement as 3PL's Pass on Increased Fuel Costs

4/27/2011
US – Latest figures for C.H. Robinson, one of the largest third party logistics providers in the country show a marked improvement in the freigh...
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Heavy Airlift Success For Agility Logistics
Seventeen Ton Steel Plant Machinery Delivered Without Hitch

4/27/2011
Germany/Brazil - Agility, has successfully delivered an over-dimensional, 17.8-ton gas holder diaphragm from Germany to Brazil to a newly established ...
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Chinese Truck Drivers End Shipping Disruption
Shanghai Back In Business

4/25/2011
CHINA –Strikes undertaken by Chinese truck drivers in Shanghai are reported to have been wound down on Sunday after the local government ordered...
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Container Freight Stopped As Freight Drivers Strike
Government Measures May Prove Too Little Too Late to Prevent Spread

4/23/2011
CHINA – For the first time today the official Chinese media have mentioned the fact that there has been serious unrest in Shanghai as truck driv...
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Plan To Evolve Better Batteries For Electric Cars And Trucks
European Consortium Get EU Funding

4/23/2011
EUROPE – A group of nine partners have formed a consortium and, with the aid of research funds from the EU, intend to improve every aspect of th...
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Road Haulage Group Separates Off Freight Division In Share Sale
Stobart Splits Up and Sells Off

4/23/2011
UK – The Stobart Group, who saw the funeral of ex boss Eddie last week, are best known for road haulage operations and their iconic green and re...
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Freight Shipbuilding Giant Addresses Problem Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Maximum Attention to be Paid to Emissions and Fuel Consumption

4/21/2011
UK – SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – The past few decades have seen a huge readjustment of industry as the heavy engineering sector has be...
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Charges Dropped Against Air Cargo Carrier Whilst Other Freight Airlines Await Actions
Garuda Optimistic After Ruling but Many More Still Up for Prosecution

4/21/2011
INDONESIA – UAE – NEW ZEALAND – News from Garuda Indonesia this week is all good, the national carrier was informed yesterday by the...
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Logistics Apprenticeships Welcomed By Freight And Road Haulage Interests Alike
Full Details of Scheme Now Available

4/20/2011
UK - Leading trade bodies and the professional institute in the logistics sector have joined with the sector skills council to welcome the launch of g...
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New European Wide Daily Freight Delivery Service Launched
Transit Times Reduced to Sixteen Countries

4/20/2011
EUROPE – Freight and logistics group GEFCO UK has launched a new daily departure and delivery service from the UK to fifteen countries across Eu...
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Customs Take Steps To Stop Freight Forwarders Import Container Scam
Counterfeiters Also Hit in Drive Against Corruption

4/20/2011
PHILIPPINES – This month has seen the Bureau of Customs tighten controls after discovering numerous freight forwarding agents and importers are ...
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Japanese Fight Back Against Disaster With Aid And A New Bulk Freight Venture
MOL Group Provide Help and Investment

4/20/2011
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Container Line and multimodal freight operator Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) tell us how their ocean cruise ship, the Fuji Ma...
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New Express Overland Freight Service Europe to Iraq
Expanding Market Leads to Bi Weekly Trailer Runs

4/20/2011
WESTERN EUROPE – IRAQ – After extensive trialling UK freight forwarder has launched guaranteed twice-weekly express road trailer services ...
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Freight Forwarder Gives Drugs A Cool Reception
Global Coverage of Temperature Sensitive Cargo

4/19/2011
WORLDWIDE – Swiss freight forwarders and supply chain suppliers Panalpina have got together with Swedish cool-chain logistics specialist Envirot...
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Military Logistics Is Lifted By Boeing
War Machine Also Provides Humanitarian Relief

4/19/2011
US – AUSTRALIA – JAPAN – The world of freight and logistics is a broad church which encompasses many chapters but military carriers ...
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US Trucking Analysis Now Available Online
ATA Publish Annual Statistical Report

4/18/2011
US – The latest edition of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) statistical compendium is now available for purchase. The publication “...
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Marathon Logistics Job For CEVA
'Running the Marathon' can have Different Contexts

4/18/2011
UK – Anyone who witnessed the Virgin London Marathon yesterday will understand that a bobbing sea of humanity consisting of 35,000 souls dressed...
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Ocean Freight Heads Gather In UAE To Prevent Piracy As Emirates Stump Up $1.4 Million
Meanwhile However Attacks Continue Unabated

4/18/2011
UAE – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – The United Arab Emirates has revealed the amount of funds they are to make available to the United Natio...
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Major Customs Fraud By Freight Forwarders May Impact Container Imports
Twenty Seven Agents Under Investigation

4/16/2011
NIGERIA – With the eyes of the world are fixed on a country in the grip of election fever, according to local press reports a major investigatio...
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Freight And Container Handling Equipment Added To UK Hire Fleet
Warwickshire Firm Invests Three Quarters of a Million Pounds

4/15/2011
UK – A leading distributor of port and terminal equipment for Finnish manufacturer Konecranes has expanded its short-term rental fleet with a &#...
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Freight Forwarder Extends Footprint And Opens New Logistics Project Section
Asia Shipping Group Opens Two New South American Offices

4/15/2011
BRAZIL – It seems its all happening in South America today, headquartered in São Paulo and already with eight other countrywide offices, pl...
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New Logistics Agreement For South American Energy Sector
Two Big Names Tighten Ties Further

4/15/2011
SOUTH AMERICA – DUBAI – A mutual collaboration between Dubai based freight forwarder GAC and Buenos Aires port service and trucking compan...
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Danes Show The Way On Compensation For Pollution From Shipping Hazardous Freight
Denmark First to Ratify IMO Convention

4/15/2011
UK – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Denmark is the first country to step forward and sign, subject to ratification, the Protocol of 2010 to t...
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Freight Delivery Firms Have Hybrid And Electric Vans And Trucks In Their Sights
CV Show Gives Manufacturers a Chance to Shine

4/14/2011
UK – Two companies which appeared at this weeks Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham offer differing solutions to the same problem. ...
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Jungheinrich Show Off Freight Handling Equipment At CeMat
Materials Handling Firm to Present New Items at German Exhibition

4/14/2011
GERMANY – Materials handling specialist Jungheinrich intend to present a number of innovative products, services and system solutions at the for...
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Container Carrier Gets Three Pats On The Back From Major Customer
French Box Shippers Win Plaudits from Supermarket Group

4/14/2011
UK – Marseille based CMA CGM say they are delighted after being awarded three separate accolades by ASDA, the supermarket chain which since 1999...
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Heavy Snow Halts Freight Trucks In Bulgaria
Commercial Drivers Warned Motorway Also Affected

4/14/2011
BULGARIA – Heavy snow across parts of the country has caused several road closures and, with more bad weather forecast, the Agency for Road Infr...
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Scandinavian Freight Group Acquire UK Haulage Partner
Swedish Operator Seals the Deal with PTS

4/13/2011
UK – SWEDEN – Back in September 2009 GreenCarrier International announced they were moving into a new phase of the company’s develop...
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New Global Logistics Platform To Integrate Medical Freight And Haulage Requirements
Medline now have their Head in the Cloud

4/13/2011
US – This week Medline Industries Inc, which manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals and other healthcare related f...
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Singapore Shipping Initiative Witnesses A Cleaner Greener Container Freight Carrier
Danish Group Continue to Clean Up Their Act

4/13/2011
SINGAPORE – WORLDWIDE – The morass of shipping events and discussions under way in Singapore this week which we mentioned in our article y...
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North East Port Continues To Gain Container Freight Traffic
European Links Extended by Box Carrier

4/13/2011
UK- BELGIUM – NETHERLANDS – Tomorrow will see the first arrival at Teesport of a BG Freight Line vessel on that company’s extended s...
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Transport And Logistics Awards Aim To Smash The Glass Ceiling
Nominations Announced for the 2011 MAN Everywoman Prizes

4/13/2011
UK – The shortlist for the 2011 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been announced and with disparate categories from truck ...
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Superport Gets Cash To Assist The Shift From Road Haulage to Rail Freight
Merseyside a Winner in the great Government Lottery

4/12/2011
UK – On a day when Business Secretary Vince Cable explained the purpose behind the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, the Mersey Multimoda...
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TDG On Fire With Contract Haulage For Over A Decade
Electrical Manufacturer Signs New Three Year Deal

4/12/2011
UK – Yesterday in an article we mentioned how Rene Falch Olesen, Managing Director of DSV Road said he felt 13 – 14% of customers would in...
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From Containers To Freight Finance - It's All In Singapore This Month
Sea Asia Event Opens Today

4/12/2011
SINGAPORE – With a suitable fanfare for such a spectacular setting the 3rd biennial Sea Trade Asia event started off this morning and was seen t...
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Freight Prices Threatened As European Haulage Groups Fear New Fuel Regulations
Commission Proposes Tax Charges on Energy and Emissions

4/12/2011
EUROPE – Those who believe that there are powers within the European Commission who crave a ‘super state’ will claim to have more ev...
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Freight And Logistics Becomes Fashionable
Support for Major Events From DHL

4/11/2011
WORLDWIDE – It might seem that we are seeing a surprising new queen of the catwalk as freight group DHL announced this week it would be both sup...
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Global Freight And Logistics Provider Sees Many Changes
DSV Boss Offers a Recipe for the Future of the Industry

4/11/2011
WORLDWIDE – Lots of news from global freight and logistics provider DSV this week who spoke at length to the Handy Shipping Guide at the Multimo...
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New Training For Mariners, Ship Owners And Freight and Liner Agents
BIMCO Diploma is Child of Today's Technology

4/11/2011
WORLDWIDE – The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) which represents 65% of the world’s merchant ocean freight and passenger...
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Haulage Strike Action Threatens Freight Movement
IRHA set Deadline for Government

4/11/2011
IRELAND – Following their meeting on Saturday members of the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) have issued a threat to the Department of Tra...
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Giant Freight Carrier Flies To The Rescue - Again
The An-225 Carries Vital Equipment to Japanese Disaster Scene

4/10/2011
US - JAPAN - GERMANY – Surely never can the sole An-225 operated by Antonov Airlines of Russia have been as busy as it is this month. The large...
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Global Freight And Logistics Appointments This Month
Whose Been Hired and Who Retired

4/9/2011
US - Frank Larkin has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation at their Jacksonville, Florida headquarters as vice president of sales and customer care f...
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Container Ship Told To Clean Off Radiation Before Unloading Freight Cargo
Hong Kong Now Allows Entry for Vessel which Exceeded Maximum Levels

4/9/2011
JAPAN - CHINA – At around 1800 hours on the 16th March, some four days after the Japanese earthquake, the Mitsui OSK (MOL) line vessel MOL Prese...
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US Survey Says Freight And Trucking Companies Are Optimistic
Increased Fuel and Other Costs are an Unknown However

4/9/2011
US - A national survey of freight carriers undertaken by transportation analysts Transport Capital Partners, LLC (TCP)which has offices in Florida, I...
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Flexible Fork Lift Trucks Are Flavour Of The Month With Freight Interests
Narrow Aisle Flexi Reach Record Sales

4/9/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – Speaking to the Handy Shipping Guide at the Multimodal freight and logistics exhibition in Birmingham this week Flexi Nar...
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Strikes And Tax Boycott Likely In Haulage Industry As Truckers Threaten Militancy
Irish Hauliers to Vote Tomorrow

4/8/2011
IRELAND - The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) which takes place tomorrow will see the trucker’s represe...
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Two More Freight Aircraft Sold To Qatar
Boeing delighted by Further Orders from the Middle East

4/8/2011
US – QATAR – Boeing confirm they have received an order for three of their 777 freighters which have been sold to Qatar Airways. The cargo...
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Container Freight Group Awarded EU Customs Certification
CMA CGM Achieve AEO Status throughout Europe

4/8/2011
EUROPE – Ocean container freight specialists CMA CGM Group has announced that all its UK-based agencies have now received the Authorized Economi...
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More Heavy Lift Problems As Ferry Crashes Into Harbour Injuring Three
Curse of the Clann Na nOilean continues

4/8/2011
IRELAND – A week ago we wrote of the unfortunate case of the MV Pantanal, the heavy lift vessel which grounded in Cashla Bay, Connemara, County ...
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Long Awaited Canal To Open Paris Freight To The Sea
Sarkozy Finally Gives the Go Ahead to Seine-Nord Waterway

4/8/2011
FRANCE – Battle lines are being drawn up by those in the rail freight sector after this week’s announcement that the much mooted plan for ...
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Freight And Shipping Students Should Consider University Of Logistics
No Tuition Fees for Talented Prospective Students

4/8/2011
GERMANY – Anyone who wishes to undertake a formal route into a management position in freight forwarding or logistics will be interested in the...
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Biggest British Multimodal Terminal Takes Shape As Tesco Opt For Rail Freight
Milton Keynes Loss is Daventry's Gain

4/7/2011
UK – As we predicted in our article last month Tesco have confirmed they will commence operations in the second phase of the Daventry Internatio...
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Ukrainian Logistics Hub For DHL Freight Whilst Group Trial Electric Vans In Germany
New Cargo Centre Opens Up The East and Parcels Division Continues to Offer Green Credentials

4/7/2011
UKRAINE – GERMANY - DHL Freight today commenced operations using 20,000 square metres of the newly constructed logistics centre and freight term...
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Logistics, Port And Rail Freight Groups Join Forces To Open New European Container Gateway
Cumbria and Teeside to Witness Significant Developments

4/7/2011
UK – Ports are flavour of the month at the moment for the freight investment community, with news of DP World’s development in the Thames ...
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Air Freight News - More Penalties For Cargo Carriers Who Broke Anti Trust Legislation
BA and Cargolux Fined whilst American Airlines Cargo Open New Route

4/6/2011
NEW ZEALAND – US – HUNGARY – The fines levied on British Airways Cargo and Cargolux for their part in the New Zealand air freight ca...
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Container Shipping Line Boldly Go.........
Maersk Join Virgin in Undersea Adventure

4/6/2011
WORLDWIDE – Container shipping giant Maersk Line has stepped up to sponsor the Virgin Oceanic Expedition (VOE) designated to explore the deepest...
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PD Ports Order New Cranes To Handle Container Freight Upturn
First UK Order for Konecranes RTG's as Port Group Push on with Environmental Agenda

4/5/2011
UK –FINLAND – PD Ports has placed an order with Konecranes for four RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes, the first Konecranes handling equipm...
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IMO Elections At A Vital Time For Shipping Worldwide
New Boss Will face a Difficult Time

4/5/2011
WORLDWIDE – With the current problems facing the world of maritime trade the election of a new Secretary-General of the International Maritime O...
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New Software Available To Test Bulk Freight Carriers and Oil Tankers
British and American Joint Project to Assess Vessel Design

4/5/2011
US – UK – Houston based international marine classification society ABS has joined forces with independent assurance experts Lloyds Regist...
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Crowley Restructure Freight Services And Test Container Scanning
Post Earthquake Repairs Permit Revived Timetable

4/5/2011
US – HAITI- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – PUERTO RICO – Florida based Crowley Maritime Corp announced this week that it is to reinstate the t...
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New Cleaner Shrink Covers Wrap Freight Pallets Securely
Better Technology Means 20% Savings in Cost and Emissions

4/4/2011
UK – When first introduced polythene shrink covers, used to both secure a freight consignment to a pallet and protect it from the elements and a...
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US Freight Truckers Finally Turning The Corner On Tacho Technology
E Logs are Becoming Accepted at Last

4/4/2011
US – The country’s truckers pride themselves on being amongst the most professional in the world and yet, synonymous with any industry as ...
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New Tachograph Reader Technology For UK Haulage Outfits
Novodata to Launch Card Reading Solution

4/4/2011
UK - Essex based Novadata which provides training and support services for commercial vehicle drivers plus products for hauliers, is to launch a new s...
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Freight Drivers Should Take The P**s (Home) Says Road Haulage Group
'Don't be a Tosser' Campaign Aimed at Slovenly Habits

4/2/2011
UK – According to the BBC the Road Haulage Association (RHA) is conducting a campaign against freight hauliers who throw bottles of urine from t...
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Freight And Container Handling Halted By Extreme Weather
Sometimes Nature Sends us a Reminder

4/2/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – 2011 may well be the year the world remembers as the one when everything stopped due to natural disasters as so far we have seen ...
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Freight And Logistics Interests Evolve As Peace Reigns In Sri Lanka
Famous Pacific Develop Project Cargo Arm

4/2/2011
SRI LANKA – The mood in the country has changed vastly over the past few months and the ending of Sri Lanka's 30-year ethnic war in May 2009 has...
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South African Logistics Group Find A New Freight Partner In Europe
Barloworld and Ship-Log Tie Up

4/1/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – DENMARK – WOIRLDWIDE – Barloworld Logistics, the South African supply chain specialist says it has enhanced its perfo...
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New French Office For International Freight Forwarder
Ex CMA CGM Executive Heads up New Venture

4/1/2011
FRANCE – The long established freight forwarding group, Martin Bencher, whose pedigree dates back to the UK in 1881before becoming a force in th...
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Multimodal North American Report Out On The Future Of Environmental Cross Border Freight
CEC Says More Cooperation Needed

4/1/2011
US – CANADA – MEXICO – A new report by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), a multimodal organization established by ...
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American Airlines Boosts Summer Air Freight Capacity To Ireland
Extra Flights and Bigger Aircraft Offers Better Cargo Options to Customers

4/30/2010
IRELAND / USA - American Airlines (AA) is to increase flights from Dublin to Chicago from four times per week to daily for its summer schedule this ye...
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Win A Volvo FMX Truck At Truckfest!
Don't get too excited, it's a toy

4/30/2010
UK – Volvo’s newest addition to its fleet, the FMX junior, will be on display at Truckfest, alongside some of its more grown up siblings. ...
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Davies Turner Expands German Road Haulage Operation
New Agreement with Deutsche Transport Signed

4/30/2010
UK/ GERMANY – Freight forwarder and road transport provider Davis Turner is to expand on its current routes into Germany and central Europe with...
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Air Freight Recovers Well Throughout March - IATA
Expect Slight Dip For April From Volcano

4/30/2010
WORLDWIDE – The March report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates that recovery in the air freight industry worldwi...
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Road Haulage Association To Toughen Application Rules
Directors To Be Scrutinised For Proper Conduct

4/30/2010
UK – The UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) has announced that they now intend to enforce much more rigorous checks on transport companie...
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Linfox Founder Calls For Tachographs In Australian Trucks
Great Safety Improvements Made, But More to be Done

4/30/2010
AUSTRALIA – Speaking at the 2010 Australian Trucking Convention earlier in the month, road freight legend and founder of one of Australia’...
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DFDS Line Match Trailer Speed With Container Shipping
New Reefer Sea Service Quick And Green

4/30/2010
UK / SPAIN – DFDS Suardiaz Line, part of the DFDS shipping group, are now offering a new door-to-door reefer service between the UK and Spain wh...
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Freight Trucking Association Slates QinetiQ
Changing Terms of Payment is Unacceptable and Unaffordable

4/29/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA)has come out to openly criticise the defence technology suppliers QinetiQ for drastically altering its te...
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DB Schenker Extend Russian Rail Freight And Logistics Links
Company Develops New Facilities

4/29/2010
RUSSIA – GERMANY – POLAND - DB Schenker have extended their already formidable presence in the Russian logistics market in the past few w...
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Logistics Giant Dachser Acquires Another Transport Company
Rochdale Based J A Leach Transport Become Part of the German Group

4/28/2010
UK – Dachser have expanded their service network with the acquisition of Rochdale based J.A.Leach Transport, a North West-based regional and nat...
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American Trucking Association Boss Backs Tachos For Safety Offenders
Tells Senate Subcommittee Hearings of Improvements That Could Still be Made

4/28/2010
US – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) went to Washington this week and spared no punches when detailing their views on the ways to posit...
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Unifeeder Expands Feeder Shipping Services Into The UK
Eastern Britain To Get New European Link

4/28/2010
BALTIC - UK – Danish shipping line Unifeeder has announced that they are to expand their northern European services to include three new calls i...
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World Biggest Aircraft Used To Clear Air Freight Backlog From Ash Cloud
Heavy Specialist Gets New Role

4/28/2010
EUROPE – The backlog in world air freight caused by the volcanic ash cloud has caused one specialist aircraft to be drafted into a new role to h...
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Freight Transport Association Update
Annual Guide Released as Veteran Manager Retires

4/28/2010
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced the 15th edition of their guide for international road transport operators is now ava...
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TDG Opens New Manchester International Freight Office
Enhanced Facility Marks Start Of Expansion

4/28/2010
UK – TDG International Services officially opened their new office in Manchester on Monday. The international freight forwarding arm of the logi...
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MOL Announce Financial Position And Management Changes
Illustration of Market Patterns for Major Carrier

4/28/2010
JAPAN – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have issued their ‘Financial Highlights’ for their fiscal year 2009 with figures to 31st March 2010, ...
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GAC Win Shipping Award At Asian Freight Event
'Sea TradeAsia' Award Goes to International Group

4/28/2010
SINGAPORE – DUBAI - GAC once again won the title of Best Ship Agent at the annual Sea Trade Asia Awards at the Shangri La Hotel. The Dubai based...
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Shipping Container Security Goes To A New Level
Internal Activated Mesh System Provides Tamper Proof Protection

4/27/2010
UK – WORLDWIDE – A new innovation from Tamper Proof Container Systems (TPCS) is said to offer, as near as is possible, complete protection...
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A Cleaner Way To Ship Your Freight
Use Water, You Dirty Boys !

4/27/2010
UK – All too often we mean well when it comes to doing our bit for the environment. On a personal level the whole thing is comparatively simple,...
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Fallow International Freight Launch On Line Quotation Service
Established Forwarders Update and Accelerate Quotation System

4/27/2010
UK – Gone are the days when one had to sit at the end of a telephone listening to electronic musak whilst waiting for the right booking clerk to...
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News From MultiModal 2010 Transport And Shipping Show Under Way
Birmingham NEC Hosts Freight Event Once Again

4/27/2010
UK – Hall 4 at the NEC saw the start of Multimodal 2010, an event actively considered as a barometer of the international freight scene and it w...
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Kuehne + Nagel Open Two New Russian Offices
Further strengthening of Oil and Gas Network

4/26/2010
RUSSIA – To reinforce their position as a logistics provider to the oil and gas industry Kuehne and Nagel (K+N) have just opened two new offices...
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CEVA Logistics Expands Relationship With Proctor And Gamble
Three New Italian Contracts Signed

4/26/2010
ITALY – Global supply chain management company, CEVA Logistics, has just signed three contracts with consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble (...
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DB Schenker Ship Bogies To China As They Face Criticism For Noisy Rail Freight Service
700 Rail Car Loads Cut Emissions as Company is Accused of Noise Pollution

4/26/2010
UK – GERMANY – CHINA - The row over ‘noisy’ trains on the 13-mile stretch of rail track between Stirling and Longannet power s...
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US Show Gives Software Companies A Supply Chain Opportunity
Producers and Shippers Get a Chance to See What is Possible

4/26/2010
US – NA2010, the North American Materials Handling Show, which runs until the 29th April at the I-X Center in Cleveland has around 400 companies...
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Commercial Vehicle Show Is A Success
Organisers and Exhibitors Delighted by Response in Hard Times

4/26/2010
UK – There was a collective sigh of relief from organisers and exhibitors alike after the success of the recent Commercial Vehicle Operators Sho...
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New Sailing On Bilbao To Tilbury RoRo Ferry Service
Transfennica Add Extra Call for Unaccompanied Vehicles

4/26/2010
SPAIN – UK - Dutch Owned Transfennica, unaccompanied and out of gauge specialist ferry carriers, have extended their RoRo trailer and container ...
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Shipping Container Missile Delivery System For Sale
A New and Deadly Development in the World of International Transport

4/26/2010
RUSSIA – ASIA – WORLDWIDE -Using the most advanced computer graphics a new video from the Concern Morinformsystem-Agat Joint Stock Company...
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Volvo Name Top Truck Dealers And Publish Some Fascinating Logistics Facts
International Group Activities Affects Billions of Peoples Lives

4/23/2010
US – WORLDWIDE – In a week when Volvo Trucks named its US and Canadian dealers of 2009 using selection criteria including outstanding perf...
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Truck Driver Fatigue - ATA Wants Action Now To Reduce Accidents
Association Demands Action from Federal Motors Safety Officials

4/23/2010
US – This week the American Trucking Associations (ATA) relayed the concerns of the majority of their members about truck related accidents and ...
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AMI Reports Air Freight Schedule Returning To Normal
Able to Accept New Consignments

4/23/2010
UK - One of the UK’s largest movers of export airfreight shipments, Air Menzies International (AMI), has reported that they are getting shipment...
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Somali Pirates' Attacks On Shipping Down From Last Year
Naval Presence Having Success

4/23/2010
SOMALIA / INDIAN OCEAN – The latest report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) indicates that attacks by Somali pirates on shipping...
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Australian Trucking Group Objects To Tax Increases
Proposed Increases 'Biased' Against Operators

4/23/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has submitted a request to the National Transport Commission, the body that make recommend...
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Eliminate Tonnage Worries When Loading Freight Into Shipping Containers
London Conference and Product Launch Concerned with the Same Problem

4/23/2010
UK – US – Cube cutting was (and sometimes still is) the scourge of the shipping world. By reducing declared dimensions of lighter cargoes ...
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Kuehne Logistics University Offers New MSc Course
Advanced Qualification For Future Leaders of the Industry

4/22/2010
HAMBURG / GERMANY - The new Kühne Logistics University (KLU), founded by freight mogul Klaus-Michael Kühne, has announced details on the Mas...
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Kestrel Win Queens' Award For International Enterprise
Recognition for Liner Agency

4/22/2010
UK – Basildon-based Kestrel Liner Agencies has been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade in recognition for their succ...
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Truck Driver Training Reveals Ignorance Of Drug And Alcohol Effects
Results Stress the Importance of Educating Staff

4/22/2010
UK – In common with most companies Allied Mills, the flour distribution group, were unaware of how many of their drivers were not conversant wit...
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DHL Expands Secure Road Haulage Service
High Value Goods Protection To Extend Throughout Europe

4/22/2010
EUROPE – DHL have announced that with immediate effect they are offering shippers of high-value products and other valuable goods a secure trans...
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Concerns Over Shipping Lithium Batteries By Air Freight
TIACA Calls for a Review of New Carriage Proposals

4/22/2010
US – WORLDWIDE – Proposals by the US Department of Transport’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) togeth...
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Poor Container And Bulk Shipping Company Results Dribble In
CSCL and Tianjin Marine Shipping Report Losses for 2009

4/22/2010
CHINA – Unsurprisingly the state of container and bulk shipping for last year is once again illustrated by the latest results from shipping grou...
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DB Schenker Open New Freight Forwarding Hub
26 million Euro Terminal for Austria

4/21/2010
AUSTRIA – Freight forwarder DB Schenker released full details today of their most modern European freight terminal to date. The €26 millio...
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Cargolux Release Annual Report As Air Freight Shipping Struggles
Europe's Largest All Cargo Airline now part State Owned

4/21/2010
LUXEMBOURG – After what they are calling the most difficult year in the history of air freight, Cargolux, based in the Grand Duchy and the bigge...
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Aramex Logistics' Road Haulage Helps Keep Hospitals Stocked Through Ash Cloud
Leaves Air Freight To Eat Their Dust

4/21/2010
IRELAND / UK – Global logistics provider Aramex have stepped up to the mark during the recent crisis caused by the ban on air freight by helpin...
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MAN Use Axxom Software To Optimize Vehicle Delivery Network
Advanced Computer Modelling to be Applied to Truck Distribution

4/21/2010
GERMANY / EUROPE – Truck and commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN are to use a state-of-the-art software system to find potential improvements th...
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Air Freight Providers Start To Get Back On Track
Road Networks Filled The Vacuum Well

4/21/2010
EUROPE – The news that much of Europe is opening up its air space, after being closed due to ash since the 15th of April, has got companies that...
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A$ 100 Million Freight Rolling Stock Order For UGL Rail
Sydney Based Group Announce Successful Tender

4/21/2010
AUSTRALIA – After the positive reports in February regarding the trading position of UGL, the infrastructure group, their rail division have ann...
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US Truck And Shipping Companies Welcome Wall Street Bill
Interested Parties Praise Proposed Derivatives Legislation

4/21/2010
US – This week has seen a suspicious eye cast on Goldman Sachs as details of yet more underhand dealings in the world of banking emerge and accu...
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ALL BRITISH AIRPORTS ARE NOW OPEN!
Authorities Rescind Restrictions

4/20/2010
UK - The restrictions on flights from and to British airports have now been rescinded. The UK authorities have decided that the danger from ash is now...
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Freight Transport Association Calls For Relaxation On Weekend Lorry Bans
European Policies Impede Measures To Deal With Ash Problems

4/20/2010
UK / EUROPE – The UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for those European countries that employ bans on road haulage at wee...
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Transport For London Announce Multi Million Tender For Electric Commercial Vehicles
Mayor's 67 Million Pound Promise To Electrify the City Begins to Come to Fruition

4/20/2010
UK - Following our story last July on how Transport for London (TfL) were taking advantage of the British Governments Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement P...
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Russian Railways Expand European Services To Cope With Air Travel Problems
More Capacity Planned if Required

4/20/2010
EUROPE / RUSSIA – Russian Railways (RZD) have set up emergency operations centres and laid on additional carriages on passenger trains travellin...
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Davies Turner Expand Indian Links With PL Shipping And Logistics
Latest Move In Busy Year For Forwarder

4/20/2010
UK / INDIA – UK Freight Forwarder Davies Turner has expanded its capabilities for shipping between UK and India by partnering up with PL Shippin...
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Ash Proliferation Equals Volcanic Rise In Road And Rail Freight Shipping Enquiries
It's Not Only Passengers Seeking Alternative Transport Methods

4/20/2010
EUROPE – WORLD WIDE - With the situation showing little signs of improvement as the Icelandic volcano continues to spew its corrosive particles ...
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Logistics Giant DB Schenker Offers Shipping - For Free !
Customers Offered New Route Trials - Gratis

4/20/2010
GERMANY – DB Schenker have vowed to increase both the number of routes and services which the logistics group currently offer to shippers. In a ...
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FedEx Resumes Freight Flights To Charles De Gaulle
Parcel Giant Uncertain For How Long Operations Can Be Maintained

4/20/2010
USA / FRANCE - FedEx Express has restarted its operations at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris. According to the company’s website one fl...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE 0700 TUESDAY 20TH APRIL: Scottish Airports Reopen
But New Cloud Threatens Further Disruption

4/20/2010
EUROPE – At 0700 this morning airports in Scotland were finally able to open to flights after five days of disruption. However, the National Air...
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ASH UPDATE 1600 19th APRIL: Plans Announced To Reopen UK Airspace Tomorrow
At Current State British Travel Will Be Possible

4/19/2010
UK – The latest release from NATS indicates that the ash cloud has receded somewhat due to less emissions coming from the Eyjafjallajokull volca...
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Irish Ferries Says 'Don't Panic - There's Room For Everyone'
Ferry Operator Takes Crisis In Its Stride

4/19/2010
UK / IRELAND – Irish Ferries has called for calm from commuters who are trying to get between the UK and Ireland. The ferry operator states that...
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Container Ships Offer Alternative Way Home For Stranded Air Passengers
But Places Filling Fast

4/19/2010
WORLDWIDE – With disruption continuing in the airspace above Europe people are increasingly looking for ways to get to their destinations. And o...
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CEVA Becomes Interspor's Logistics Handler For Turkey
Five Year Contract With Sporting Goods Company

4/19/2010
TURKEY - CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a five year agreement worth €1.5 million per year w...
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AV Dawson Signs Modus As Tenant
Subsea Construction Company Praise Teeside Facility

4/19/2010
UK - Modular Underwater Systems (Modus),a specialist subsea construction company with global contracts in the oil and gas industry, has signed a ten-y...
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ASH UPDATE MONDAY 19TH: KLM Flights Land Safely; No Damage
Pressure Mounts as Airlines Question Ban

4/19/2010
EUROPE / USA – Though NATS has once again delayed the earliest possible time for resumption of UK flights to 1900 BST today, pressure is gradual...
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KLM Dispatches Three Freight Flights To Test Safety
Carrier Looks to Check Flying Conditions Over Europe

4/18/2010
NETHERLANDS – Dutch carrier KLM has dispatched three cargo flights, two to Sharjah and one to Bangkok. The intention is to test on an actual rou...
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SUNDAY 18th APRIL: European Flight Disruption To Last For Days
No Let Up In Eruption Or Weather

4/18/2010
UK – Though the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) has once again put back its earliest possible flights from the UK at 1900 BST today, it is c...
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US Truck Group Get Recognition Of Excellence
Werner Acclaimed in Forbes Trustworthy Listings

4/18/2010
US – Werner Enterprises Inc. , the Omaha, Nebraska shipping and logistics group, were delighted to announce this week that they received the acc...
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Jungheinrich Safety Reminder To All Freight Handlers
Reporting Procedures are Essential for All

4/17/2010
UK – Fork lift maker Jungheinrich have been closely studying accidents and ‘near misses’ involving freight handling equipment in shi...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE : 17/4 0900; UK TO BE CLOSED UNTIL TOMORROW
0100 At Earliest For Flight Resumption

4/17/2010
UK-NATS has announced that the earliest that UK airspace will be open for operations will be 0100 tomorrow (Sunday). This applies to all UK airspace w...
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European Air Freight Disrupted But RoRo Ferry Services Running Fine
Foot Passengers At Capacity; Freight Services OK

4/16/2010
UK - While almost all press coverage given to the volcanic ash cloud covering much of northern Europe has been on the effect on passenger transport, f...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE 1445 16/4 : Small Ray Of Light Through The Cloud
Ash Looks To Cause Problems Till Monday

4/16/2010
EUROPE – The latest update from the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) indicates that flights within England and Wales will be stopped until 07...
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TDG Logistics Announces HSE 'Oscar' Winners
Recognition for Workers Efforts

4/16/2010
UK – Logistics and freight transport provider TDG has held its annual awards to recognise the efforts of its workers to improve safety standards...
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No End In Site As Truck Drivers Strike In Ivory Coast Continues
Fuel Blockade may be Lifted However

4/16/2010
IVORY COAST (COTE D’IVOIRE) - The truck drivers’ strike, which started on 12th April, is set to continue but is not having the widespread...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE 0900 16/4 : UK Airspace Will Be Closed Until At Least One AM Tomorrow
NATS Announce Ash Still Too Dangerous For Flights

4/16/2010
UK – The UK air traffic control centre, NATS, have extended the ban on flights in British airspace until 0100 BST Saturday 17th of April. There ...
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Virginia Governor Praised By Trucking Groups
Rest Areas Reopen As Promised - Ahead Of Schedule

4/16/2010
US – In January we told of the promise by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to reopen nineteen safety rest areas for commercial freight truckers w...
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Leaders Debate Sparks Criticism From Freight Transport Association
Infrastructure Questions Unanswered

4/16/2010
UK - While many talking heads in the UK media are currently discussing the performance of the leaders of the three main parties in the television deba...
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Volcanic Ash Causes Switch From Air To Road Freight For Shipping
'Act of God' May Mean No Compensation for Shippers and Passengers

4/16/2010
UK – NORTHERN EUROPE – With British airspace closed to all commercial traffic for the first time in history the ash still spewing from the...
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US Defense Logistics Agency Confirm Identity Of Shipping Group To Replace Agility
Anham Win Six Year $2 Billion Contract

4/15/2010
US – IRAQ – KUWAIT – After discarding the services of Kuwait based freight forwarder Agility following the controversial accusations...
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Genco Trading Show Positive Signs For Bulk Shipping Lines
Final 2009 Profit Analysis Released

4/15/2010
US – New York based Genco Shipping & Trading Limited have today released their final figures for 2009. In a year which has been little short...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE: Latest Reports On Air Space Closures
Disruption Spreads

4/15/2010
EUROPE – Air traffic across Northern Europe has ground to a halt as the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland continues to move...
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Air Europa Expands US To Iberian Peninsula Freight Services
Cargo Holds Filled From Start

4/15/2010
SPAIN / PORTUGAL / USA - Air Europa, Spain’s second largest carrier, has started four-times-weekly flights from Madrid to Miami, with connection...
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Ash Cloud Update From Irish Ferries
No Problems Reported

4/15/2010
UK / IRELAND - Not ones to miss a trick Irish Ferries has asked us to print the following statement:...
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Greece Faces EU Court Over State Aid To Ship Builders
Long Running Dispute Continues as Brussels Runs Out of Patience

4/15/2010
EU – GREECE – After the report published by the European Union last August on the matter, the Competition Commissioner seems to have final...
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Obama's Pirate Executive Order Sparks Concerns With Shipping Lines
Possibility of Ransom Payments Violating US Law

4/15/2010
USA / SOMALIA – Late last night President Barak Obama signed an executive order that forbids American corporations and their overseas subsidiari...
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US Defence Logistics Agency Change Shipping Contractors
Agility Lose Out on US Military Supply Shipments

4/15/2010
KUWAIT – US – IRAQ – Agility, the Kuwait based company threatened with a major penalty for alleged impropriety over shipping supplie...
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European Air Freight Likely To Be Hit Throughout the Day By Ash Cloud
Projections See Much of Northern Europe And Russia Affected

4/15/2010
EUROPE – The volcanic ash cloud that has closed the UK airspace to traffic is projected to gradually sweep south throughout today, causing disru...
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Air Freight Shipping Suspended Across The UK
Icelandic Eruption Causes Flight Chaos

4/15/2010
UK – Air freight traffic, along with many passenger services, has been brought to a standstill today by the cloud of volcanic ash which is curre...
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Police Arrest Barrier Reef Crash Officers
Appearance in Court Scheduled for Tomorrow

4/14/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have arrested two men in connection with the grounding of the Chinese bulk carrier Shen Neng I ,...
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Scandinavian Freight Forwarder Expands German Operation
Martin Bencher Germany Moves To Bigger Facilities

4/14/2010
GERMANY – Shipping and forwarding service provider the Martin Bencher Group has moved their German subsidiary into new facilities to cope with i...
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Dachser Endows Chair for Sustainability in Logistics And Supply Chain Management
Professor Julia Wolf First Incumbent

4/14/2010
GERMANY – Freight and logistics service provider Dachser has pledged to endow a Professorial Chair in Sustainability in Logistics & Supply C...
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Project Freight Forwarders Annual Conference Confirmed For Antwerp
3rd Meeting of Project Professionals Group Attracts Attention

4/14/2010
BELGIUM – WORLDWIDE – The dates for the third annual conference of the Project Professionals Group (PPG) have been confirmed as 30th June ...
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All Ends Well As US Freight Truck Driver Resuscitates Girl
A Lesson For All as St Johns Ambulance Launch Life Saving Campaign

4/14/2010
US – UK – In a week when the St. Johns Ambulance organisation launch a campaign in Britain to try to persuade everyone to have at least a ...
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Diana Shipping Next Bulk Carrier To Buy New Ships
Orders Two Massive Freighters

4/13/2010
GREECE – Following on from yesterday’s news that Paragon Shipping was to purchase a new freighter comes an announcement from dry bulk carg...
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Freight Transport Association Calls For Code Of Conduct For Van Drivers
The End of White Van Man?

4/13/2010
UK – He may be an infamous icon, but now it appears that the legendary bad-tempered and foul-mouthed White Van Man is under threat as the UKR...
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Shipping Container Seized After Examination In Hong Kong
Eight and a Half Million Contraband Cigarettes Impounded

4/13/2010
CHINA – Reports from Hong Kong state that a standard X-Ray inspection of a forty foot container supposedly containing ovens, revealed a stash of...
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Evergreen Container Shipping Freight Rates To Be Restored
Another Increase Scheduled From 1st May

4/13/2010
TAIWAN - Evergreen Line, operators of the fourth largest container fleet in the world, with over 180 ships by capacity of approximately 650,000 TEU, t...
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Road Haulage Group Want Clarity On Fuel Duty Levels Before UK Election
Truck Representatives Join Call For Clear Political Parties Manifesto Pledges

4/13/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) are demanding clarification of the main political parties policies for fuel prices should they be electe...
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Agency Sector Management To Debut New Freight Management Software
First Demonstrations At Intermodal 2010

4/13/2010
UK - Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), who develop custom software packages for the freight and logistics industry, will be exhibiting at the M...
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UK Packaging Regulations Mean Changes In Freight Handling For Those In Shipping
Legal Penalties Prompt Companies to Evolve New Processes to Recycle and Protect Cargo

4/13/2010
UK – The changes to packaging regulations which came about in 2005 have, in a large part, been ignored by companies in every sector. The necessi...
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Atchison Topeka Wins Cadbury's Logistics Contract
Will Handle Chocolate Giant's Nuts

4/13/2010
UK - Atchison Topeka, a third-party food logistics specialist, has signed a 3 year contract with chocolate manufacturer Cadbury’s to set up a de...
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DNV Unveil Container Shipping Concept Vessel
Quantum Project Examines the Future of Industry

4/13/2010
NORWAY - Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the Norwegian ship classification foundation, is the latest organisation to reveal the results of their studies in...
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Paragon Shipping Buy New Panamax Bulk Carrier
Start of Purchase Policy For Operator

4/12/2010
GREECE - Bulk vessel operator Paragon Shipping has announced that they are to acquire another Panamax-class bulk carrier. The ship, to be named Dream ...
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Panalpina Deliver Monster Laser Freight Load With An-225
Biggest Airplane In World Used

4/12/2010
CHINA / GERMANY - Global freight forwarding and logistics service provider Panalpina has successfully delivered two laser welding machine weighing a t...
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Somali Pirates Receive Warm Welcome From The US Navy
Six Raiders Captured

4/12/2010
INDIAN OCEAN – Somali pirates have once again made the mistake of attacking a naval vessel, part of the international fleet set to protect merch...
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Coal Ship Grounded On Barrier Reef Refloated
No Additional Oil Spilt

4/12/2010
AUSTRALIA - Salvage experts have successfully refloated the coal carrier Shen Neng 1, according to Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ). The vessel had ru...
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B and G Adopts Zoomsafer To Protect Drivers
New Technology Aims To Combat Distracted Driving

4/12/2010
USA – The campaign by the US government to combat the problem of drivers using cell phones has created a great deal of attention both with the p...
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QRF Wins Karara Iron Ore Rail Freight Contract
Appointed Exclusive Rail Haulier For Two Billion Dollar Project

4/12/2010
AUSTRALIA – QR Freight (QRF) and Perth-based Gindalbie Metals have agreed a deal that will see QRF become the exclusive provider of bulk rail ha...
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Smiths Launch Telemetry System For Their Electric Commercial Truck Range
Emission Free Delivery Fleets now have Tracking and Performance Options

4/12/2010
UK - US - WORLDWIDE - Smiths Electric Vehicles have launched a new telemetry system today at the opening of the 2010 Commercial Vehicle Operator show....
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European Container Shipping Line To Add Zeebruge To Teesport Service
Samskip Continue Expansion

4/12/2010
UK / BELGIUM – Samskip, the multimodal freight container shipper, are to start a new weekly service between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Teesport in...
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Atchison Topeka Takes The Biscuit
Wins McVities Logistic Deal

4/12/2010
UK - Droitwich-based food ingredients logistics company, Atchison Topeka, announced they have secured a significant contract with the UK’s leadi...
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Agility Releases 2009 Results After Delay
Talks Still Ongoing On Legal Issue with US Government

4/12/2010
KUWAIT – Logistics and freight forwarding giant Agility, the largest such company in the Middle-East, has released its end of year figures for 2...
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Road Haulage Association Slates Government Over Truck Fuel Price
Anger Pervades the Freight Transport Sector

4/9/2010
UK – Once again the Road Haulage Association(RHA) have made their members views abundantly clear to the British Government as truck fuel costs c...
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Rugby Logistics Group Solve A Terminal Illness
Solutions for a Congested Warehouse

4/9/2010
UK - Anyone who runs a pick and pack operation or any sort of warehouse or freight terminal where goods turnover quickly yet in large quantities, know...
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Shipping Lines Open New US - Asia Container Route In May
MOL and 'K' Line Announce Change to Vietnamese Route

4/9/2010
US – ASIA – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and ‘K’ Line have agreed to cooperate on a container loop serving the US East Coast from As...
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Agility Reported To Be Paying $600 Million To US Government
Paper Reports That Fraud Case to be Settled

4/9/2010
KUWAIT – The Al-Jarida, an Arabic language newspaper, today reported that logistics group Agility are to pay the US government a $600 million se...
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New Boss At Damco Logistics Panama
International Experience will Strengthen South American Operation

4/9/2010
PANAMA – After announcing their new Thailand development last month, Damco, the independently managed logistics subsidiary of shipping giant AP ...
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High Cube Rail Freight Container Shipping Link Draws Closer
Britain's Northern East Coast Ports to have Upgraded Lines

4/9/2010
UK – The Northern Way, an initiative by three northern Regional Development Agencies (Yorkshire Forward, Northwest Regional Development Agency a...
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Singapore Office Move For Shipping Navigation Aid Leaders Kelvin Hughes
Long Established Chart and Radar Company Expand

4/9/2010
SINGAPORE – UK – Long established marine navigation system company Kelvin Hughes say they have had to move to larger premises in Singapore...
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New Sales Boss For Commercial Vehicle Telematics Specialist
Growing Technology Sector of Daimler Aims to Save Fleet Owners Money

4/8/2010
UK – Daimler Fleetboard have appointed Mr Steve Lovatt as Head of Sales to promote growth in the distribution of their telematics systems which...
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Lucky US Truck Driver Update As Arrow Celebrate 60 Years
Truck Sales Group Release 'Back on the Road' Winner's Videos

4/8/2010
US – Back in October we announced the third annual “Back on the Road” campaign to find the freight truck driver most deserving of a ...
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First US Crackdown For Driving On The Phone Launched
Pilot Projects Start In Connecticut and New York State

4/8/2010
USA – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is today launching its first federally funded pilot programs to see if increased law enforce...
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64 Million Euros Available For European Inter Modal Shipping Projects
Applications for Marco Polo Funding Close Next Month

4/8/2010
EUROPE – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) have pointed out to us that the European Commission for Energy and Transport are o...
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MOL Reveal Latest Bulk Shipping Concept
Latest of ISHIN Developments Announced

4/8/2010
JAPAN – Shipping line and fleet operator Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL) has revealed details on the third and latest of it ISHIN next-generation ship devel...
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Freight Forwarders OK To Continue Use Of Treated Wooden Packing Materials
Use the Pallet with the Poison or the Wood that is Good (Apologies to Danny Kaye)

4/8/2010
UK – EUROPE – Not for the first time there has been considerable confusion lately over changing regulations with regard to the permissible...
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Commercial Vehicle Bodybuilder Launches Graphic Division
Bevan Group Signs Up New Graphics Team

4/8/2010
UK - Fast-growing commercial vehicle bodybuilder Bevan Group has added another string to its bow by launching its own graphics division. Bevan can now...
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Europe - Asia Freight Rail Link Takes Step Forward
Agreement Signed for Investment Study

4/8/2010
RUSSIA / UKRAINE / SLOVAKIA / AUSTRIA – Ambitious plans by the rail administrations and transport authorities in these countries to build a broa...
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US Government To Support 'Marine Highways'
New Initiative Launched

4/7/2010
USA – The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has today announced a new initiative to encourage the movement of more cargo on the rivers an...
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DHL Wins Five-Year Logistics Contract With Volkswagen
Will Handle Supply Chain for Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and VW Touareg

4/7/2010
SLOVAKIA - DHL Supply Chain - the specialist division for contract logistics within the Deutsche Post DHL Group - and the automobile manufacturer Volk...
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CEVA Achieves Chinese Supply Chain Security Accreditation
First for Industry

4/7/2010
CHINA – Global supply chain and freight management company CEVA Logistics has had its Chinese road haulage division awarded the Transported Asse...
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Container Shippers Safmarine Appoint New Boss
Eric Herman to Head Commercial Activities

4/7/2010
BELGIUM - Container shipping line Safmarine, a subsidiary of AP Moller-Maersk, has announced the appointment of Eric Herman as its Chief Commercial ...
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DB Schenker Expand Italian Freight Terminal Capacity
Milan Area Transport Hub Grows in Peschiera

4/7/2010
ITALY – DB Schenker tell us they have expanded their “Land Transport Gateway” hub in Peschiera Borromeo having moved ‘just dow...
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Shipping Line Vow To Eliminate Marine Accidents And Unveil New Research Centre
MOL Begin Safety Campaign Whilst They Invest in Future Transport Technology

4/7/2010
WORLDWIDE – Having announced in March that they were launching their "Challenge to Create New Growth" Mitsui OSK lines (MOL) have pron...
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Panalpina Achieves ISO 14001:2004 Certification
Recognition For Company's Environmental Policy

4/6/2010
SWITZERLAND - Global forwarding and logistics service provider Panalpina has achieved Global Environmental Certification to the standard ISO 14001:200...
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Supertanker Shadowed By Destroyer As Shipping World Watches
Korean Navy Catches up with Seized Vessel off Somalia

4/6/2010
SOMALIA – The “Samho Dream”, a 300,000 tonne VLCC captured 1500 kilometres off the Somali coast on Saturday was being shadowed today...
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Three New Oil Tankers For Indian Bulk Shipping Group
GE ' Supersize ' their South Korean Order Book

4/6/2010
INDIA – Great Eastern Shipping, the nations largest private sector shipping group, have modified their current order with Hyundai Heavy Industri...
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Chinese Shipping Company Faces Sanctions After Great Barrier Reef Pollution Incident
Pilots May Become Mandatory in 'Coal Alley'

4/6/2010
AUSTRALIA – Saturday’s incident off the Great Barrier Reef have caused the Green party, amongst others, to call for a review of transit pr...
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SmartWay Anti Pollution Scheme Attracts More Shipping And Logistics Groups
EPA Incentive Pushes for Cleaner Air by 2012

4/6/2010
US – The SmartWay Partnership, a scheme devised and promoted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), keeps on attracting freight associ...
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Cross Channel Ferry Strike Set To End
French Action Targeted Holiday Trade

4/5/2010
FRANCE – UK – The strike by staff of Sea France, the cross channel RoRo ferry company is due to end “very shortly” according t...
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US Release Freight Truck Fuel Reduction Report
Instructions Show How to Cut Fleet Consumption Costs

4/5/2010
US – The National Research Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published their eagerly awaited report “...
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Crowley Shipping Collect Toyota Logistics Excellence Award (Again)
8th Year of Recognition for Outstanding Quality Services

4/4/2010
US – Jacksonville based Crowley Maritime Corporation announced this week their Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services group has been awa...
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Electric Freight Truck Firm Confirms $32 Million Government Payment
Smiths US Offshoot Negotiates Buy Out

4/4/2010
US – Tanfield owned electric truck division Smiths Electric Vehicles UK tell us this week that the American Government have confirmed the second...
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Study Finds CHEP Pallets Green Option For Shipping
Launches Website to 'Know the Facts'

4/4/2010
WORLDWIDE – Global pallet and container management company CHEP, whose distinctive blue pallets can be found everywhere from Manchester to Timbu...
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CEVA Logistics Sign Supply Chain Contract With Proctor And Gamble
Will Handle Arabian Freight

4/1/2010
UAE – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, signed an agreement with Procter & Gamble (P&G), the largest con...
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Police Warn Haulage Companies And Lorry Drivers of Scam
Trucks Targeted in Crash Con

4/1/2010
UK – Truckpol, the national police intelligence unit that combats freight theft and crimes aimed at the road haulage industry, has warned truck ...
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Another Speculative Shipping Venture Starts Slowly
Scorpio Tankers Fail to Reach IPO

4/1/2010
USA – The floating of Scorpio Tankers Inc this week went pretty much the same way as the two previous March launches of shipping companies seeki...
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Massive Fuel Savings Possible For Container, Bulk And Ferry Shipping
New Technique Makes 15% Fuel Oil Reduction A Reality

4/1/2010
UK – IRELAND – After extensive trials of biodiesel, reduced sulphur fuels and a host of engine management techniques a small Irish ferry c...
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