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US Senator Honoured for Support of American Marine Industry
Jack Reed Receives Maritime Guardian Award

19/05/2017
US – The Daniel K. Inouye Institute honoured US Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island on Wednesday, May 17 for his long-standing support of the Amer...
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Union Picks European Maritime Day to Target Pay Inequality in Merchant and RoRo Ferry Ships
RMT Campaign Argues for Equality of Employment Practices for All Seafarers

19/05/2017
UK – Whilst most are flocking to Dorset this week to celebrate at the various events being held during the Poole Maritime Festival and the Poole...
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Chinese Aviation Group Plans to Make Xi'an a Global Air Freight Hub
New Routes Aimed at Creating a Centre of World Trade City

19/05/2017
CHINA – The attention being paid to China's 'One Belt, One Road' policy has generally focussed on the aspects of how the governme...
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Lobby with Road Haulage at its Heart Publishes its Own Manifesto
FairFuel UK Scathing About All Election Candidates Lack of Policy

19/05/2017
UK – FairFuelUK is an organisation which was conceived from road haulage roots but which quickly evolved to represent the views of many both pri...
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EU Green Zones - Climate Change Countermeasures or Cash Cows?
New App Helps Plan a Route Across Europe for Road Haulage and Freight Groups

18/05/2017
GERMANY – EUROPE – This month's transport logistic 2017 trade fair held in Munich saw new technology and the digital revolution as th...
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From Shipping Line to Financial Expertise - Bibby Name Continues to Maintain Supply Chain Links
New Deal Will Release Capital for Client Expansion

18/05/2017
UK – The name Bibby is one which will be familiar to most working in the freight transport industry with the Bibby Line Group having developed f...
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Pharma Giant Awards Logistics Contract to K+N
GlaxoSmithKline Assigns New UK Distribution Contract

18/05/2017
UK – GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel the contract to manage the domest...
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Canadians Aim for Rail Freight Safety and Service Improvements with Update of Transport Legislation
Better Deal for Air Passengers Whilst Track Borne Cargo Gets Investment

17/05/2017
CANADA – The Canadian Government is amending the Canada Transportation Act in an effort to improve and modernise both the country's air tra...
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Logistics and Freight Increases Employment Opportunities at Greater Rate than Other UK Sectors
Analysis Shows 7% Average Jobs Rise with Parcel Distributors for On Line Retail Driving the Trend

17/05/2017
UK – Statistics gathered by job search engine Joblift on the UK's logistics employment market over the past year has shown that overall the...
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Freight Organisation Condemns French Government Charge on Foreign Truck Drivers
FTA Accuses Authorities of Protectionism - Again

17/05/2017
FRANCE – UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has fiercely criticised the French government's decision to charge a €40 f...
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Maritime Festival and Boat Show Has Everything This Week for Conservationists and Marine Enthusiasts
Unique Poole Hosts Celebration of the Sea and Looks to Protect Sensitive Environments

16/05/2017
UK – Not all harbours are deep water anchorages for the largest of the world's seagoing vessels, many of course are no more than tidal rest...
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Qatar Shipping Line Launches Door to Door Logistics Service for Gulf States
Aims to Capitalise on Growing SME Freight Segment

16/05/2017
QATAR – UAE – Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime freight and logistics conglomerate, has launched a door-to-door shipping service between Qata...
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Finalists Announced for Prestigious Supply Chain and Logistics Awards - Ladies Only
FTA and everywoman Link Up Again for 10th Anniversary Celebration

16/05/2017
UK – The finalists for the 2017 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been announced, a celebration which this year will be hosted...
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From Container Ships and Tankers to Cruise Liners - Fire at Sea is a Killer
Insurance Club Describes Many a Crews Worst Fear and How to Avoid it

15/05/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – When it comes to safety at sea there is nothing like a mixture of common sense and experience to help avoid potential tra...
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Freight Forwarding Giant Secures Supply Chain Renewal from Major Supermarket
Logistics Relationship Assures Continuity

15/05/2017
FRANCE – WORLD WIDE – DHL Global Forwarding has secured a contract renewal for continued management of Auchan's inbound supply chain ...
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The Friday Freight and Logistics News Round Up
Our Weekly Collection of Stories from the Industry

12/05/2017
SPAIN – PORTUGAL – Dachser has integrated its Iberian subsidiary Azkar Group into its European road haulage network. The overland freight ...
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New Independent Air Freight GSA Launched
Marketing to be Key Point for New Logistics Network

12/05/2017
WORLDWIDE – A new network for independent air cargo general sales and service agents (GSSAs) has been launched. Branded 1GSA, the new network ai...
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Weekly Appointments in the Global Freight and Logistics Industry
New Jobs and Sad Losses

12/05/2017

UK – A sad start to our round-up of staff changes in the global freight and logistics industry with the unexpected death of Giles Noakes, Hea...
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War Child Charity Receives Support from Freight Airline and Customers
Cargo Carrier and Air Charter Group Chip In With Every Booking

12/05/2017
UK – YEMEN – Children in war-torn Yemen, where an estimated 3.1 million people have been displaced, are receiving life-saving support from...
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New Multimodal Rail Freight Route Proposed for the Far East
From Japan to Europe by Box Feeder and Train Services

11/05/2017
JAPAN – EUROPE – At a seminar held last month in Tokyo, Japan, about 150 delegates representing various vested industry interests gathered...
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UK Port Achieves AEO Status
Important Milestone for Historic Freight Centre

11/05/2017
UK – The Port of Tilbury has been granted full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) statues, the internationally recognised quality mark issued by...
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DP World Freight Terminal to Welcome Biggest Container Ship to Ever Dock in UK
New Services at Southampton and London Gateway Take Off

11/05/2017
UK – This weekend, DP World's UK two major freight terminals will welcome the first services from the Far East following a global shake-up ...
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K+N Wins Four Year Contract to Manage Toy Giant Chinese Freight and Logistics
Now Responsible for Whole Country

11/05/2017
CHINA – Toys'R'Us, the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a four-year contract to ...
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New All Electric and Autonomous Container Freight Vessel Proposed to Cut Road Haulage Journeys
Joint Agreement Signed to Build Cargo Ship of the Future

10/05/2017
NORWAY – Chemical company Yara International, and technology group Konsberg Maritime, have entered into an agreement to build what the two Norwe...
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UK Port Narrowly Avoids Explosion as Toppling Harbour Hoist Strikes Acetylene Cylinders
You Wait for One Crane to Collapse - Then Two Come Along at Once

10/05/2017
UK – Following on from the collapse of a crane in the Dubai last Thursday after a freight vessel crashed into the quay, comes news that the Port...
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Australian Government Invests 8.4 Billion Dollars in New Rail Freight Line
Biggest Infrastructure in Decades Given Green Light

10/05/2017
AUSTRALIA – In what could be a real boost to multimodal freight down under, the Australian government has committed to investing A$20 billio...
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British Freight Forwarding and Warehouse Groups Gather for Brexit Logistics Update
Discussion on Current Topics in Meeting for in UK Supply Chain Stakeholders Next Week

10/05/2017
UK – Next week will see a gathering of logistics professionals at an event devised to investigate and update those in the supply chain on a numb...
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Air Freight Market to See New Cooperation as Airline and Cargo Specialist Sign Agreement
First of Kind as Cargolux and Emirates Agree MoU

09/05/2017
LUXEMBOURG – UAE – WORLDWIDE – Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strateg...
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UK Logistics Body Asks for Input on Standards for Proposed Forwarders Apprenticeship
BIFA Suggestions Open to Review by Wider Industry before Approval

09/05/2017
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has been conducting a working group composed of several major entities in the UK freig...
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Heavy Lift Freight Experts Move Giant Ship Unloaders
Tilbury to Netherlands Shipment Proceeds Smoothly

09/05/2017
UK – NETHERLANDS – Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) has successfully transported two giant ship unloaders, each weighing 870 metric tonnes and measu...
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Asian Freight Giant Expands Italian Capacity with Share Acquisition
Kerry Buys Out Tuvia

09/05/2017
ITALY – Kerry Logistics has acquired the majority stake of Tuvia Italia as part of its ongoing expansion in Europe. Milan based Tuvia manages ov...
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From Road Haulage Freight Group to London Mayor - No-one Happy with Government Anti-Pollution Plans
Criticism from Every Side as Consultation Gets Under Way

08/05/2017
UK – Everyone in the country has the chance to comment on the government's plan to improve air quality by responding to the consultation &#...
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The Environment Aboard a Cargo Ship Can Create Psychological Problems for a Crew Far From Home
In Mental Awareness Week Help is Available On Line and In Person

08/05/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – In this, Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-14), the Mission to Seafarers is pointing out that depression and psychologi...
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A Freight News Roundup in Brief with Some Items from the World of Logistics
A Collection of Smaller Stories from the Past Week

08/05/2017
UK – Beginning our brief round-up of the smaller items in freight and logistics this week comes news that CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery...
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Incident at Container Port Jebel Ali Leaves Ten Injured as Cargo Ship Strikes Quay
Giant French Box Vessel Knocks Crane Over in Accidental Collision

08/05/2017
DUBAI – DP World has confirmed that ten workers have suffered injuries after a CMA CGM container vessel collided with the harbour wall at the Po...
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Changes at Top of Container Shipping Giant Leads Freight and Logistics Global Staff News
Takeover of Rival Cargo Carrier Prompts Job Swaps

05/05/2017
DENMARK – GERMANY – Following container shipping giant Maersk Line’s planned acquisition of Hamburg Süd from the Oetker Group, ...
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US Rail Freight Giant Completes Acquisition of Pentalver from Maersk Subsidiary
Container Specialist Will Expand Service Capabilities in UK Intermodal Logistics

04/05/2017
UK – US – Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), owner of rail freight group Freightliner, announced today that its subsidiary, GWI UK Acquisition ...
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DP World Announces Developments in India and London Gateway
Port and Infrastructure Operator and Investment Fund to Back Projects Together

04/05/2017
INDIA – UK – Global port and freight facility operator DP World has announced today some new developments it is going to be undertaking to...
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As Sea Freight Trade Goes Up So Does Piracy
The Old Problem is Still With Us

04/05/2017
WORLDWIDE – According to the latest International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau (ICC IMB) piracy report, pirates and armed r...
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UK Warehouse Operators Offered Improved Training for Staff
UKWA and Flexi Announce New Programmes and Facilities

04/05/2017
UK – In collaboration with Logistics Learning Alliance, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has developed a Warehouse Supervisor C...
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Air Freight Figures Benefit From Increased World Trade
Fastest Growth in Market Since 2010

04/05/2017
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the air market demand figure for the month of March, showing a 14% g...
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Dubai Drydock Teams Up With British Experts to Solve Oil Pollution Issue
Vessels Switching to Seawater Lubrication Can Avoid Fines and Punishments

04/05/2017
DUBAI – UK – Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World-Dubai (DDW-D) have signed an agreement under which the UAE-based shipyard will work toget...
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US Maritime Commission Clarifies Rejection of Freight Container Coordination
'Merger without Merger' Not Acceptable

04/05/2017
US – After the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) unanimously rejected the 'Tripartite Agreement' between Japan's big three container shipping li...
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Swiss Freight Forwarder Expands Global Reach with Danish and Kenyan Purchases
Further Expansion into Specialist Logistics Markets

04/05/2017
SWITZERLAND – DENMARK – KENYA – Swiss logistics company Panalpina has this week announced that they have continued their global expa...
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New Intermodal Freight Ramp Service for Baltimore
Schneider Boosts Links in Mid Atlantic Region

04/05/2017
US – Schneider Intermodal has boosted its capability in the mid-Atlantic region by introducing a ramp service in Baltimore. The new facility all...
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Cargo Insurance Scheme Expanded to Protect Freight and Logistics Customers
Forwarding Group Extends Cover into African Countries

04/05/2017
GERMANY – AFRICA – DHL Global Forwarding recently expanded its 'all-risks' Cargo Insurance service to Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and ...
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Best UK Road Haulage Drivers Compete for HGV Titles
Telematics Group Sponsors Annual Awards

03/05/2017
UK – Having whittled down over 120,000 of the UK's most talented HGV drivers, the shortlists for this year's Microlise Driver of the Y...
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Specialist Freight and Logistics Insurer Warns of Dangers Beyond the Industry
Modern Claims Extend Far Beyond Simple Goods in Transit Matters

03/05/2017
UK – Everyone involved in the movement of freight along the supply chain will be familiar with the standard insurance policies which are so esse...
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Employment Practices at Freight Courier under Scrutiny after Uber Ruling
Legal Action Launched by Union against Logistics Company

03/05/2017
UK – Following on from the landmark ruling against taxi booking giant Uber over the rights of the company's workers the GMB union is launch...
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London Clean Air Scheme Acceleration Presents Major Issue for Road Freight Industry
ULEZ Anti-Pollution Plans Could See Small Haulage Operators Banned From Capital

03/05/2017
UK – We have written in the past about the freight industry's concerns over the proposed tightening of emission standards for road haulage ...
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National Freight and Passenger Airline Enters Bankruptcy Proceedings - Again
Workers Reject Deal Following Job Cut Proposals

03/05/2017
ITALY – For the second time in a decade, Italy's national airline Alitalia has entered into bankruptcy proceedings, after workers rejected ...
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New Freight Alliance Stymied as Container Shipping Lines Cooperation Blocked by US Authorities
Japanese Box Carriers May Well See Themselves Victims of 'America First'

03/05/2017
US – JAPAN – The latest attempt to form an alliance between freight carriers has fallen at one of the first hurdles as the US Federal Mari...
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Biggest Freight Container Ship in the World Enters Service
Madrid Maersk Calls into Tianjin

02/05/2017
DENMARK – Maersk Line has once again reclaimed the title of the world's largest container vessel after the Madrid Maersk, a 20,568 TEU co...
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Iconic Ferry Gets Eco Refurbishment to Continue Service
First Electric Passenger Boat in Finland Also One of its Oldest

02/05/2017
FINLAND – The oldest operating ferry in Finland is starting its new lease of life after the vessel underwent a comprehensive refurbishment to ch...
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Road Haulage Group Appeals to Political Leaders to Attend to UK Freight Deficiencies
Pre-Election Manifesto Set Out

01/05/2017
UK – It would seem that, with election fever building both at home and amongst near neighbours, the fashion is for all and sundry to set out the...
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Shipping and Logistics Specialist Analyses Turkish Trade Prospects
Economy May Develop Despite Multiple Problems

31/05/2016
TURKEY – Whilst it can at times be difficult to see past the headlines of a country at the centre of a major crisis with a surge of refugees and...
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World's Two Largest Container Shipping Lines Revise Freight Routes
MSC Comments on Changes to Asia/European Service Schedules

31/05/2016
ASIA – NORTHERN EUROPE – Once again there are changes being made by the world’s two largest container ship operators with revisions ...
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Multi-Billion Dollar Freight and Logistics Deal Given Final All Clear
Acquisition but No Name Changes - As Yet

31/05/2016
US – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Having received all the requisite antitrust approvals from regulators around the world, American parcel gi...
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This Weeks Staff Moves Cover the Whole Logistics Spectrum from Trucking to Intermodal Freight
Who is Going to Work Where in the Global Shipping Sector

27/05/2016
US – CSX, which as a freight transport company incorporates rail cargo, trucking and intermodal logistics in its portfolio, has announced a seri...
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FTA Everywoman Awards Celebrate All That's Good About Women in Logistics
Freight Transport Association Has Supported the Cause Since Inception

26/05/2016
UK – The prestigious Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane was the venue for the FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2016 cere...
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Another Container Freight Shipping Line Acquisition Gets the Go Ahead
Chinese Authorities OK Latest Deal

26/05/2016
CHINA – FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – The world’s third largest container shipping line, CMA CGM, has received regulatory approval from...
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UK Road Haulage Firms Must Check Driver Status to Satisfy the Authorities
Self-Employment, Tachograph Cards and Licences Are All Issues to Watch

26/05/2016
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has expressed concern at the number of drivers believed to be claiming self-employment status when they ...
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Acknowledged Timber and Paper Shipping Port Increases Throughput with Intelligent Fork Lift Order
Another Home Run for Finnish Materials Handling Specialist

25/05/2016
FINLAND – Another local order for materials handling group Konecranes which recently took instructions for the supply of four 16 tonne and one 1...
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British Ports Group Helps Unemployed Youngsters with Electric Car Project
Scheme Designed to Engage Young People in STEM Subjects

25/05/2016
UK – Kingston upon Hull may well be the place to be for electric car enthusiasts in Summer 2017 when teams from the regions unemployed youngster...
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Giant Grain Shiploader Moved by Multipurpose Heavy Lift Operator
Team of Logistics Companies Handle Freight Forwarding Project

25/05/2016
CHINA – CANADA – Our picture shows one section of the enormous ‘mobile’ grain shiploader recently delivered to Port Metro Vanc...
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Independent Freight Forwarding Group Has the Experience to Guide Shippers to Iran
With Sanctions Lifting More Companies Are Seeking Logistics Solutions

24/05/2016
IRAN – With companies possibly contemplating the Iranian market now that sanctions are being removed, finding logistics providers with practical...
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Shipping Group Invests Half a Billion Dollars in Freight and Logistics Terminal and Cargo Services
Finance for Development of Existing Site and Purchase of New Jones Act Vessels

24/05/2016
US – Last month we illustrated the levels of investment that Crowley Maritime is putting into its Puerto Rico logistics operations and now more ...
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John Good Wins IATA Accreditation and the Advantages it Brings to Airfreight Agents
Financial and Professional Approval as Historic Ocean Freight Agency Continues to Grow in a New Sector

23/05/2016
UK – John Good Shipping is of course a name which has been associated with shipping in general and ocean freight and liner agencies in particula...
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MSC Launches New Freight Routing for Container, Reefer and Project Cargo Customers
South America, US and European Loop Opens Next Month

23/05/2016
SOUTH AMERICA – US – EUROPE – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has launched a new ‘premium’ service to commence 14 J...
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Spanish Container Terminal Sets Container Handling Record
Crane Rate Increases as Vessel Sizes Grow

23/05/2016
SPAIN - Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) subsidiary Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) achieved a new record last week in which 7,760 TEUs we...
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Multi Billion Dollar US Air Freight Antitrust Prosecution Finally Settled
Last of the Guilty Settles Before Class Action Federal Court Date

22/05/2016
US – WORLDWIDE – And then there was none. Air India, the last defendant remaining among nearly three dozen air cargo carriers prosecuted i...
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Channel Tunnel Firm Expands Beyond Freight and Passenger Carriage
Subterranean Passage Carries More Than Le Shuttle

22/05/2016
FRANCE – UK – Groupe Eurotunnel has been active this month demonstrating that the Channel Tunnel carries more than freight and passenger v...
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SOLAS - A Guide to the Current Export Freight Container Weighing and VGM Status in the UK
How Britain's Ports are Preparing to Cope with Method One Verified Gross Mass Calculations

20/05/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – The incoming Safety at Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements have caused all manner of consternation and confusion amongst shi...
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New Road Haulage Scheme to Help UK Heroes Become Professional HGV Drivers
Initiative Aimed at Ex Forces Personnel Who Hit Hard Times

20/05/2016
UK – We often hear how the US deals with its war veterans and over the past couple of years we have seen similar schemes in the UK such as Help ...
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DP World Opens New Turkish Container Freight Terminal
Country's Central Position Encouraged Investment

20/05/2016

TURKEY – DP World Yarimca has been officially opened for business by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in th...
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Tricky Logistics In Moving Delicate Animals Around the World as Air Cargo
Arctic Foxes and a Star Fur Seal On the Move

19/05/2016
RUSSIA – HONG KONG – CANADA – This week two very different stories about animal transport, a type of shipment which always requires ...
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Staff Changes in Global Freight Forwarding and Logistics Related Companies This Week
Announcements of Who is Headed Where and When

19/05/2016
GERMANY – CAMBODIA – Deutsche Post has appointed Tim Scharwath to the Board of Management, responsible for DHL Global Forwarding, Freight....
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Air Freight Alliance Reminiscent of Container Shipping Agreements
Plane Sharing Deal Agreed with Network Cooperation

19/05/2016
ASIA – EUROPE – Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have entered into a joint business agreement which will see the two airlines cooperatin...
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Scottish Freight and Passenger Ferry Service Contract Awarded to CalMac
Incumbent Operator Beats Off Serco Bid

19/05/2016
UK – One of the British government’s favourite contractors, Serco, has failed in its bid to wrest control of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferrie...
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Five Yearly Merchant Shipping Report Shows Changes in Staff Levels of Seafarers
BIMCO and ICS Release Notes Latest Geographic and Numerical Manning Statistics

18/05/2016
WORLDWIDE – The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have released their latest fi...
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Worries Over New Mayor's Road Haulage Emission Plans Prompts Action from Freight and Logistics Lobby
Incoming London HGV Banning Schemes are 'Simplistic' and May Cause Business Failures

18/05/2016
UK – The recent election of a new London Mayor saw Labour’s Sadiq Khan elected to the post formerly held by Tory Boris Johnson and such a ...
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International Freight Forwarders Group Focuses on Logistics in Africa
Ethiopia Hosts FIATA Meeting to Unite Continent

18/05/2016
AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, has focused this month on what it considers p...
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First Reefer Vessel Refits to Comply with Mandatory Refrigerant Gas Laws
European Flagged Ships Banned from Using Out of Date R22

17/05/2016
UK – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – British headquartered Oceanic Technical Solutions (OTS) has completed what it believes to be the first com...
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US Freight Forwarders and Ocean Shipping Lines Hit with Huge Fines for Rate Cutting Deals
Yet More Cash for the FMC's Coffers

17/05/2016
US – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has recovered a total of $840,000 in civil penalties after completing several compromise agreements w...
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Government Truck Helps Promote Northern Irish Export Freight Push
Campaign to Persuade Shippers to Send More Goods Abroad

17/05/2016
NORTHERN IRELAND – It’s good to see the UK government’s latest UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) initiative to promote export freight p...
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Major UK Export and Import News at Container and Bulk Freight Port Facilities This Month
As One Major Tenant Commits Another Box Terminal Management Changes Hands

17/05/2016
UK – Much happening in the world of British ports of late besides the rush to comply with the incoming SOLAS regulations which take effect from ...
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Cargo Crime Up With Theft of Freight Shipped Using Road Haulage the Principal Target
Q1 Shows Another Sharp Rise in Incidents as Under Reporting Continues

16/05/2016
EUROPE – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA – One of the ongoing problems with regard to crimes committed in the logistics sector is the reluctanc...
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Container Ship Designer Aims to Beat Shallow Draughts and Slow Steaming Problems
Three New Feeder Types to Challenge Modern Operational Circumstances

16/05/2016
DENMARK – THAILAND – WORLDWIDE – Whilst the world’s container shipping lines have been obsessing of late over ever larger vess...
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Essex Freight Forwarding Group Snaps Up General Road Haulage and Courier Outfit
Part of Expansion Plans for Chelmsford Based Logistics Outfit

16/05/2016
UK – Freight forwarding outfit Woodland Logistics has acquired Peterborough based Courier Elite, a same day and general road haulage operator wi...
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Ultimately Utilitarian Fork Lift Trucks May Suit Freight and Logistics Warehouses
Materials Handling Technology Moves On with Combination Reach, Counterbalance and Sideways Drive Units

16/05/2016
US – SWEDEN – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Nowadays sensational and innovative new fork trucks are available which, if widely adopted,...
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Once Again the Container Shipping Alliances Throw Freight Interests Into a Flat Spin
It's All Change as Confusion Rules the Waves

13/05/2016
WORLDWIDE – In the wake of the recent major tie-ups in the container shipping industry, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, K-Line, MOL, a...
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Staff Appointments and Departures in Freight Haulage and Logistics This Week
Personnel Movements in the Industry

13/05/2016
UK – We start this week’s announcements of staff moves in the logistics sector with the news that, after 12 years with the British Interna...
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Case of Oil Tanker Which Grounded in US Waters Settled by Arbitration
Multi-Million Dollar Agreement Between Vessel Owner and Customer

13/05/2016
US – The legal dispute which followed the grounding of the oil tanker Stena Primorsk in the Hudson River estuary some 10 miles south of...
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Uniquely Designed Shipping Container Extends its Range of Functions
ISO Sized Boxes Now Provide Double Height Facilities

12/05/2016
US – UK – WORLDWIDE – CakeBoxx Technologies, creators of innovative door-less shipping container, has now developed the two-storey &...
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Multimodal Sees Freight and Logistics Stakeholders Step Up for Good Causes
Cash Raised Whilst Executives Agree to a Forbidding Challenge

12/05/2016
UK – AFRICA – Once more the freight and logistics community showed its appreciation for the good works of international transport developm...
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Freight Forwarding Agent Moves to New Premises Alongside Merseyside Port Development
Liverpool2 Attracts More Businesses to the Area

11/05/2016
UK – FS Mackenzie (FSM), the UK member of the FPS Group network of independent freight forwarding agents and cargo consolidators, has relocated ...
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Migrants Target UK Bound Road Haulage Trucks from a Variety of European Ports
As Brexit Vote Looms Concerns Voiced Over Possible Entry Points

11/05/2016
UK – EUROPE – As the referendum as to Britain’s status in Europe approaches, and arguments for and against ‘Brexit’ beco...
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Multimodal Awards Sponsored by Freight Transport Association a Success
TV Personality Hands Out the Trophies at Annual Event

11/05/2016
UK – The VOX Centre overlooking the lake at Birmingham’s NEC was the scene for last night’s Multimodal 2016 Awards sponsored by the ...
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Another Messy Freight Cartel and Antitrust Case Draws to a Close
Only One Air Cargo Carrier Holding Out

10/05/2016
US – NEW ZEALAND – And then there was one. Air New Zealand has entered into a settlement agreement in the large multidistrict antitrust cl...
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SOLAS Regulations Continue to Dominate Export Freight Discussions Worldwide
Regulations for Verified Gross Mass of Containers Gradually Falling Into Place

10/05/2016
BELGIUM – WORLDWIDE – All around the world and just 6 weeks ahead its mandatory inception, all talk amongst shippers is about the Internat...
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Freight and Logistics Report Spurs Ports and Supply Chain Group to Initiate Education Programme
DP World Launches Scheme After MENA Survey Reveals Widespread Ignorance

09/05/2016
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – One of the big problems faced by the logistics industry is one of image, despite the fact the delivery of all goods re...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Invests to Prove Drone Technology Fits Some Logistics Needs
Specific Circumstances Dictate Bespoke Solutions

09/05/2016
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Regular readers will be aware we have been fairly cynical regarding the uptake of drones as a practical cargo delive...
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Road Haulage Operators Can Control Freight Container Traffic with New Mobile App
Box Terminal Claims First for Fully Integrated Vehicle Booking System

09/05/2016
UK – A claim this week from the London Container Terminal (LCT) based at the Port of Tilbury that the company has this week launched the UK&rsqu...
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Supply Chain and Logistics Hotspot for Freight Groups Now the Site for Fork Lift Truck Centre
New Materials Handling Outlet Adjacent to M25

09/05/2016
UK – Fork lift truck and materials handling specialist Jungheinrich is to open its first new additional regional sales centre in almost 20 years...
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Freight Forwarding Group and Road Haulage Operator Agree on Mutual Branding
Old and the New Tie Up After Successful Initial Cooperation

09/05/2016
UK – Eclipse Container Logistics, based in Grantham, Lincolnshire has been working closely with international freight forwarding outfit Röh...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Interests Back Heathrow Airport Commons Committee Report
Message is Make the Decision and Sort Out the Environmental Problems As Work Proceeds

09/05/2016
UK – In its report on airport expansion in the South East, the House of Commons Transport Committee, has criticised the UK Government for squand...
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Transport and Logistics Charity Gains a New Sponsor
Financial Lift From Materials Handling Conglomerate

08/05/2016
UK – AFRICA – Materials handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers has become the latest member of the transport and logistics industry t...
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Multimodal 2016 has Something for Everyone in the Freight and Logistics Sector
New Exhibitors Join Seasoned Campaigners at UK's Most Popular Trade Show

06/05/2016
UK – The freight industry is gearing up for the annual big exhibition at the NEC Birmingham between 10 - 12 May which has become the l...
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Speeding and Phone Use Controlled by 'Frankenbarrel'
Monster Figures Educate Texas Drivers

05/05/2016
US – Tired of seeing drivers flashing past them at unreasonable speeds, some even on phones when driving, construction workers at a North Texas ...
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Logistics Group Opens First UK Aerospace and Aviation Centre of Excellence
Historic Site for New Facility

05/05/2016
UK – Logistics group SEKO has opened its first UK Aerospace and Aviation ‘Centre of Excellence’ and where better suited than at hist...
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Port Staff All At Sea on an Original Tall Ship as Seafaring Charity Says Thank You
A Day on the Estuary to Mark Company's Support

05/05/2016
UK – Staff at ABP’s Humber ports had the chance to ‘go before the mast’ recently with a day’s sail out onto the Humber E...
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Sad Death of Container Shipping Line Boss Leads Personnel News This Week
Latest Appointments and Departures in Logistics Sectors Around the World

05/05/2016
TAIWAN – A sad start to our round-up of staff changes in the global freight and logistics industry with the news that Hermann Yu, President of c...
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Major Port Group Appoints Materials Handling Contractor for Freight and Container Terminal Works
Ten Sites Included In Seven Year Deal

05/05/2016
UK – A coup for Staffordshire based handling group Briggs Equipment this week as it signs a contract with the Peel Ports Group to fulfil full se...
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SOLAS Latest How and Where Export Freight Containers Are Being Dealt With Under VGM Scheme
With New Safety Regulations Coming In Globally Different Approaches Around The World

04/05/2016
WORLDWIDE – With the SOLAS launch date approaching rapidly, ports all around the globe are either rushing out their charges and solutions for we...
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Express Freight and Parcel Carrier Merger Agreed by Chinese Authorities
FedEx TNT Deal Gets the Nod

04/05/2016
US – EUROPE – CHINA – The Ministry of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) has given its unconditional approval...
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As Panama Canal Prepares to Fully Open for Business Container Vessel Wins Draw for First Transit
Waterway Gears Up for Traffic

04/05/2016
PANAMA – Newly formed China COSCO Shipping has won the draw which we publicised last month, for the first transit through the Expanded Panama Ca...
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As Multimodal Freight and Logistics Event Prepares for Launch Why Not Visit the Local?
Pentalver's Popular Pub Back for Second Year

02/05/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – With Mulitimodal 2016, Britain and Ireland’s favourite freight and logistics show rapidly approaching, one firm'...
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Freight and Multimodal Logistics Teams Keep Up Good Work from Ecuador to Teesside
Little Publicity but Industry Stalwarts Maintain the Effort to Help Others

02/05/2016
ECUADOR – UK – A couple of weeks ago we ran a short piece on some of the good work being done by logistics and multimodal groups around th...
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One of the Largest RoRo Car Carrying Ships Appears in Home Waters
Latest Vessel Benefits from Technically Advanced Fuel Saving Design

01/05/2016
NETHERLANDS – One of the world’s largest RoRo vessels designed for the transport of cars arrived this week at the Port of Amsterdam. The <...
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Port Throughput of Freight Tonnage and TEUs Up but Cargo Handling Speeds Declined
Government Figures Show Second Half of 2014 for Labour, Cranes and Ships

29/05/2015
AUSTRALIA – The Australian government’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) provides economic analysis, res...
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New Air Freight Service with Daily Cargo Flights between London and Detroit
Virgin Atlantic Opens Eleventh US Routing

29/05/2015
UK – US – The start of June will see Detroit become Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s eleventh destination in North America when the airline c...
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Swiss Freight Forwarder and Third Party Logistics Supplier Acquires Long Term Partner
Egyptian Forwarding and Customs Group Snapped Up by Panalpina

29/05/2015
SWITZERLAND – EGYPT – Panalpina the Swiss based freight forwarding and logistics company, is to acquire family owned partner Afifi, its pa...
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New Freight and Logistics HQ Gets a Royal Launch
After Just Nine Months Terminal Expansion is Needed

29/05/2015
DENMARK – Both Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her Prince Consort, Prince Henrik, are known to be artistic and therefore freight and logistics...
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Freight Delays at Ports are not Just Caused by Container Lines Shipping Alliances and Bigger Ships
WSC Speaks Out on Complexities of Congestion

29/05/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – Concerned that some within the logistics industry are expressing the view that the rising size of container ships, couple...
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Cross Channel RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Service Courts More Controversy
Eurotunnel Pulls Out of MyFerryLink Lease Deal - Who Will Step In Next?

28/05/2015
FRANCE – UK – At first sight it would appear that the persistence of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has at last sapped the...
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Road Haulage Industry Wages Under the European Spotlight
Pressure on German Government Over Minimum Wage Legislation

28/05/2015
EUROPE – GERMANY – The European Commission has decided to launch an infringement procedure against Germany concerning the application of t...
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Transport Unions Rail at Treatment of Postal Staff by Freight and Logistics Giant
Deutsche Post DHL Labour Practices Under Attack at AGM - Again

27/05/2015
GERMANY – It seems that once again the Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Post-DHL will be the scene of dissent by unions over the treatment of ...
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Eircode - As New System Introduced so Freight and Transport Groups Consider the Consequences
Precise Postcode Format Has Potential for Good and Bad

27/05/2015
IRELAND – The last two weeks of June will see the country’s own controversial postcode system, Eircode, rolled out across the nation, with...
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UN Chief Urges Ministers to Reduce Environmental Impact of Passenger and Freight Transport
Ban Ki-moon Speaks Out Before Leipzig Conference

27/05/2015
WORLDWIDE – Once more climate change has been brought sharply into focus with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking directly to the world&rs...
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As EU Studies Migrant Crisis the UK Freight Community Has Concerns on Supply Chain Delays
Build Up of Refugees in Calais Means Slower Truck Borne Cargo Checks

27/05/2015
EUROPE – On the day the EU hears a proposal to move up to 40,000 fleeing migrants expected to arrive in Greece and Italy, principally from Syria...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Associated Staff Moves for the Week
From Ship Building to Container Lines - Who is Going Where

26/05/2015
TURKEY – This week’s round up of freight and logistics staff moves begins with DHL Global Forwarding naming CFO and Deputy Managing Direct...
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RoRo Passenger and Freight Ferry Sea Battle Not Over Yet
CMA Appeal Turned Down but Other Legal Avenues Still Open

26/05/2015
UK – FRANCE – After the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) saw a victory for the ex SeaFrance workers of the Société...
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Rail Freight Group Boss Blasts Monopolies at Sea Borne Logistics Forum
Two Day Trip Exposes Again How Anti-Competitive Track Carried Cargo is Becoming

26/05/2015
EUROPE – Last week saw a most unusual setting for an international meeting as interested parties debated and discussed aboard a DFDS ferry trave...
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Union Ratifies West Coast Deal as Container Freight Returns to Normal
Temporary End to the Dock Labour Contract Merry Go Round

23/05/2015
US – This week saw the ratification of a new dock labour contract for the West Coast ports which were recently choked with vessels and container...
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New Automated Container Terminal Smooth's the Flow of Freight in the Far East
Indonesia Formally Opens its Latest Ocean Gateway

22/05/2015
INDONESIA – Along with its fellow ASEAN states, development of the infrastructure necessary to promote trade via logistics in the country is adv...
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New Award for Fork Lift Truck Favoured by Freight Handling Companies
More Industry Recognition for Leading Materials Handling Group Product

22/05/2015
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – The medium sized standard counterbalance truck with its variety of fuel types remains the versatile favourite of the...
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Another Fudge as the US Puts Off Proper Political Action to Fund Transport Infrastructure
Lack of Will to Resolve a Most Serious Situation as Highway Trust Fund Continues to Fail

21/05/2015
US – With the Highway Trust Fund, the gasoline tax part of which funds roads infrastructure upkeep and development, about to expire at the end o...
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Coast Guard Service Also Provides Logistics - But Only for Rarest of Cargo
Life Saving Mission as Endangered Species Gets into Trouble

21/05/2015
US – If questioned, most members of the public would say they knew exactly what the duties of the Coast Guard consisted of, and it would be true...
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Two Freight Conferences Reinforce the Need for Safer, Cleaner Road Haulage Trucks
Police and Industry Work in Harmony to Educate and Regulate

20/05/2015
UK – London roads are a main focus for the upcoming Freight Transport Association’s Fleet Engineer Conference, despite the venue, when it ...
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Austrian Freight Forwarding Outfit to Open New Logistics Warehouse
German Site Chosen for Expansion This Year

20/05/2015
AUSTRIA – GERMANY – Freight forwarding and logistics group Gebrüder Weiss is optimising the cargo handling operations at its Esslinge...
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Fancy a Job Aboard a Container Ship, a RoRo Ferry or a Destroyer?
Seafarers Awareness Week May be For You

20/05/2015
UK – 20 to 28 June 2015 has been designated Seafarers Awareness Week and this year the theme is to be ‘Opportunities to Work at Sea’...
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Channel RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Legal Case Sails Seemingly Endlessly On
'Once More Unto the Breach Dear Friends'

20/05/2015
UK – FRANCE – Apologies to Wm. Shakespeare but the story of Eurotunnel’s MyFerryLink RoRo freight and passenger ferry service just w...
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Commercial Vehicle Hire Firm Expands Fleet for Road Haulage Customers
Scottish Company Has Trebled in Size in Past Few Years

19/05/2015
UK – A company which prides itself on service, TOM Vehicle Rental has announced that it plans to add over 2,500 light commercial vehicles, 700 r...
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Freight Container Specialists Open New Port Facility for Road Haulage and Logistics Needs
Pentalver and Forth Ports Invest in Automated Box Depot

19/05/2015
UK – The Port of Tilbury, owned by Forth Ports, and Pentalver, a company rapidly gaining ground as the go to place for anything to do with shipp...
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Not Guilty - Shipping Executive Accused of Antitrust Freight Rate Fixing Acquitted
(but Three Lines Already Fined $46 Million for US - Puerto Rico Cartel)

19/05/2015
US – Thomas Farmer, former Vice President of Price and Yield Management at Crowley Liner Services, has been acquitted of a conspiracy to fix fre...
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New 2017 Seafarers Standards Demand Secure Global Database for Certifications
Gibraltar Register Ties Up With Software Supplier

19/05/2015
GIBRALTAR – WORLDWIDE – The ‘Manila Amendments’ to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Wa...
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Another Shipping Line Charged Over Pollution in US Waters - Potential for 20 Year Prison Sentences
160 Year Old Group Protests Its Innocence of Oil Contamination at Sea and Witness Tampering

19/05/2015
US – In a case similar to several reported recently involving the illegal discharge of oil contaminated water from tankers and cargo vessels, No...
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Those Freight and Logistics Outfits Just Keep on Giving Aid Where It's Needed
Cyclone, Earthquake or Just Injured Children - the Shipping Industry Stands Up As Usual

19/05/2015
VANUATU – NEPAL – PARAGUAY – It can be a continuing source of pride to the shipping industry that so many companies associated with ...
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Container Shipping Lines in Latest Vessel Sharing Agreement for Asia/South America Freight
Three Box Carriers Sign Up to Yet Another VSA

19/05/2015
SWITZERLAND – DENMARK – JAPAN – ASIA – SOUTH AMERICA – Three of the world’s leading container shipping lines have ...
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Emission Scrubbers a Popular Choice for RoRo and Cruise Ships, Container Vessels and Gas Carriers
IMO Policy Prompts Decisions on Fuel Change or Cleaning Up Ones Act

18/05/2015
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations which came into effect on January 1 restricting the permiss...
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Spanish Air Carrier to Aid Parent Group with Freight Services and Increase Cargo Capacity
Low Cost Airline Takes a Share of World Wide Network

18/05/2015
SPAIN – WORLDWIDE – Under a deal negotiated through its subsidiary, Iberia, this month sees the International Consolidated Airlines Group ...
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Renewable Energy Development Launches Another Chapter for Historic Port
Walkers and Cyclists Can Watch the Latest Progress Amongst Art and Nature Trail

15/05/2015
UK – Ports come in two types, brand new multi million pound investments such as DP World’s London Gateway container port development, and ...
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Bored on Board? New Competition Open to All Seafarers with $ Thousands to be Won
Marine Insurers and Shipping Body Strive to Improve Safety Standards with Fun to Enter Idea

15/05/2015
WORLDWIDE – In an initiative to raise awareness of potential hazards at sea, mutual insurance association The Standard Club, and the organisatio...
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'Momentous' RoRo Ferry Decision Sees French Sailors Win Appeal
Just When You Thought it Was Safe They Wouldn't Go Back on the Water.......

15/05/2015
UK – FRANCE – The last time a France versus England conflict ran this long it might well have been the Hundred Year’s War. The conti...
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Clever Solution to Handling Ever Bigger Container Ships
Simply Supersize Your Cranes!

14/05/2015
SPAIN – The ever increasing size of container ships over the past few years has left more than one port manager scratching heads or possibly eve...
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RoRo Ferry and Container Shipping Group Wins New Terminal Contract
Belfast Box Facilities to Consolidate in One Place

14/05/2015
IRELAND – UK – Figures out this week for the Irish Continental Group (ICG) reveal, not only, financial details for the first four months o...
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Logistics Growth as Cuba and US Cuddle Up While Freight and Passenger Ferry and Air Services Move In
Freeing Up of Relations Leads to Several Licence to Trade Applications

14/05/2015
US – CUBA – After the US Government's recent decision to ease the sanctions of the 1960 trade embargo on Cuba, a number of passenger a...
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New Less than Container Load Ocean Freight Service from Established NVOCC's
Established Partnership Open New Route

14/05/2015
CANADA – FRANCE – NVOCC outfit CaroTrans which provides FCL and cargo consolidation services, has announced it is commencing a new LCL ser...
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Freight and Logistics Groups Man Up to Aid Stricken Nepal After Two Earthquakes
Outpouring of Sympathy - and Practical Assistance

14/05/2015
NEPAL – Once again, in the face of horrendous natural disaster, many in the freight and logistics community have been quick to stand up and be c...
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Changes of Staff at Freight Forwarders, Logistics Suppliers and Related Industries Worldwide
Announcements of Who Goes Where This Month

13/05/2015
WORLDWIDE – Sanjiv Edward, Head of Cargo Business at Delhi International Airport has been named as the next Chairman of The International Air Ca...
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New Offices for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group
GAC Opens Two Netherlands Branches

12/05/2015
NETHERLANDS – Freight forwarding and logistics group GAC is expanding its range of services from its operations in the Netherlands with the open...
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Free Tea and Sandwiches for Freight Forwarding and Shipping Visitors
Project Cargo Outfit Serves Refreshments at Break Bulk Europe Expo

12/05/2015
BELGIUM – WORLDWIDE – As the great and the good of the freight forwarding and shipping communities gather for the annual trip to the Break...
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Busy Freight Warehouses Get Relief from Fork Lift Truck Damage
Damaged Racking Can Now Be Repaired in Situ

12/05/2015
UK – Anyone who has worked for any time in a racked out warehouse, particularly a freight operation with high volumes constantly on the move, wi...
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Lots on the Union Agenda with Oil Tanker Crews, LNG Port of Convenience and HIV/AIDS
Troubles in the Southern Hemisphere in the Sights for the ITF this Month

12/05/2015
WORLDWIDE – AUSTRALIA – NEW ZEALAND – The work never stops for those at the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) ...
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Dry Bulk Freight Operator and Ship Management Group Partner Up
New 50/50 Joint Venture Will Control Vessels

12/05/2015
CYPRUS – Greek based dry bulk freight specialist Diana Shipping and Malaysian headquartered Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) have established a ...
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Freight Forwarding Representatives Give Support to Department of Transport Secretary
Continuity is Essential Says BIFA Boss

12/05/2015
UK – With the appointment of the newly elected government’s cabinet this week every sector of industry has kept a watching brief on how th...
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Freight Forwarders Gather for Annual Conference
Bangkok Hosts This Year's Event

12/05/2015
THAILAND – WORLDWIDE – Bangkok played host this year to the 4th annual meeting of the Conqueror Freight Network, a global alliance of frei...
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New Intra Asia Container Freight Feeder Service Commences
First Myanmar Call for Chinese Port Loop Rotation

12/05/2015
MYANMAR – ASIA – A milestone this week for the Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT) with the arrival of the MV Frisia Alster...
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Videos Show Wind Farms Need Logistics Too - Cooperation with Project Freight Forwarding Outfit
Fascinating Animation Demonstrates How Technology Enables Fitting of Giant Pieces

12/05/2015
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – The Dutch firm of Conquest Offshore which has assisted recently in such projects as the salvage of the Costa Con...
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Container Shipping Line Opens Freight and Logistics Platform in Cuba
As Tensions Lessen International Companies Move into the Island

11/05/2015
CUBA – FRANCE – No lesser person than Msieu. François Hollande, the President of the French Republic, was present at the signing on...
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Expansion for Bulk Freight and Project Cargo Company DAN Shipping and Chartering
South West Location Enables Increase to Port Services Portfolio

11/05/2015
UK – Things are moving fast for bulk freight and project cargo specialist DAN Shipping & Chartering, the independent ships agent which throu...
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Logistics Demands to New Government from Road Haulage and Freight Transport Representatives
RHA and FTA Press on with their Manifestos

11/05/2015
UK – Hardly had the polling booths been packed away for another lustrum when the UK’s two leading logistics associations announced their r...
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Intermodal Freight Trade Battle Sees New Cranes for Busiest Container Port
Rail Borne Cargo Increasingly Important

11/05/2015
UK – With the growing influence of DP World’s Thames side container port London Gateway, the Port of Felixstowe took another step last wee...
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Road Haulage Firms Swindled in Goods in Transit Freight Insurance Fraud
Cargo Policies Never Taken Out as Fraudster Pocketed Premiums

08/05/2015
US – A former Insurance Broker has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to defraud nearly 800 road haulage operators. John Paul Kill, who owned the in...
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Container Line Launches New South East Asia Freight Service
Buoyant Local Market Spurs Investment

08/05/2015
SOUTHEAST ASIA – In light of the increasing capacity demand, Taiwan’s largest container shipping firm, Evergreen Line will launch a new se...
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New Drone Trials Have Some Ramifications for Freight and Logistics Industry
Cargo Carriage Unlikely but US Sees a Potentially Valuable Monitoring Tool

08/05/2015
US – We have written before regarding the pros and cons of associating drones with cargo operations, with fairly uncomplimentary assessments of ...
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Logistics Group to Build New Freight Handling Terminal Opening Trade Lane for Air Cargo
St Louis Airport Sees Multimodal Cargo Development

08/05/2015
US – MEXICO – A new venture is to construct a major cargo handling facility at Lambert St. Louis International Airport with the initial in...
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For Specific Freight and Logistics Situations Metal Can Win Over Traditional Wood
Correct Choice of the Humble Pallet is Often More Hygienic and Less Costly

07/05/2015
UK – One of the best aspects of freight and logistics exhibitions such as Multimodal is that they provide an opportunity for those in the indust...
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India Beckons to Freight Forwarding and Shipping Groups Like John Good
Long Awaited Infrastructure Development Boost hope for Future Trade

07/05/2015
INDIA – UK – The subcontinent has often proved to be a place of broken dreams when it comes to the development of transport infrastructure...
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5,000 TEU Container Ship May be Released by Iranians Shortly
Detention Linked to Mistaken Identity Due to Name

06/05/2015
IRAN – The Maersk Tigris, the Marshall Islands flagged container ship seized by Iranian authorities on April 28 should be released with...
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Who Has Come and Gone in the Freight and Logistics Sector
Appointments and Departures of Shipping and Forwarding and Associated Trades Personnel

06/05/2015
GERMANY – Roger Crook has resigned from his position of Chief Executive Officer of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, and as a Member of the Manage...
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Road Haulage and Rail Freight Carriers Will be Excited by Undersea Tunnel
If Project Approved Cargo Transit Times Could be Cut from Copenhagen to Hamburg

06/05/2015
DENMARK – GERMANY – The Danish Parliament has adopted the proposed Construction Act for a direct road and rail link between Scandinavia an...
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Freight Truck Maker Trials Autonomous Road Haulage Rig on Public Highway
Driverless Vehicle Permitted on US Open Roads for First Time

06/05/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – For some time we have seen the testing of various forms of driverless transport but a move in the US this month has seen ...
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Express Logistics Company Goes into Top Gear to Freight Vital Replacement Parts
Recall of Vehicles Prompts Emergency Replacement Plan

05/05/2015
UK – JAPAN – As with project freight forwarding, time critical logistics can be one of the most stressful, yet rewarding, sides of the tra...
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Time for the Best Women in Freight and Logistics to be Counted Again
Annual Transport Awards Try to Encourage More Female Staff to Enter the Industry

05/05/2015
UK – The finalists for the 2015 FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards have been announced, and with the freight and logistics industr...
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Multimodal Remains Freight and Logistics Event of the Year
More Visitors Result in Early Bookings for 2016

05/05/2015
UK – IRELAND – As the dust settles on Multimodal 2015 comes time to review what has become the number one show for the freight and logisti...
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R2 - D2 Takes to the Skies with Freight and Passengers Aboard
May the Fourth Be With You

04/05/2015
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – Looks like R2-D2 got a huge new upgrade ahead of the new series of movies, after All Ni...
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US Outfit Buys Norbert Dentressangle in Deal Which Changes Freight Forwarding and Logistics Identity
New Rebrand Seen as a Mistake by Many in Europe

04/05/2015
US – FRANCE – Freight brokerage firm XPO Logistics, is set to acquire a majority stake in French headquartered road haulage, forwarding an...
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Eurotunnel Sees Increased Freight Revenues from Road and Rail Freight in Q1
Group Records Growth Across the Board but RoRo Ferry Traffic Will End Shortly

01/05/2015
FRANCE – UK – Overall the consolidated revenues for the Eurotunnel Group for both passenger and freight related traffic grew for the firs...
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Final Gate for Panama Canal but Largest Container, Tankers and Bulk Freight Vessels Still Too Big
Video Gives an Idea of the Immense Project as Last Pacific Gate Goes In

01/05/2015
PANAMA – The Panama Canal Expansion project has literally reached a huge, key milestone in its aim to meet the expected demand in traffic growth...
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As One Ship Explodes In Comes a Verdict on the Previous Death of Freight Carrier
Terrible End for Two Vessels on Opposite Sides of the Planet

31/05/2014
UK – JAPAN – An inquest jury has returned a verdict of ‘misadventure’ in the case of the sunken freight vessel Swanlandread this news article >>
Piracy News as Ill Fated Tanker Vanishes Whilst Previous Incident of Cargo Theft Explored
Singapore Straits Proving the New Hot Spot for Hijacks

31/05/2014
ANGOLA – GHANA – NIGERIA – INDONESIA – Two major pieces of piracy related news this week as the Liberian Registry (LISCR) has ...
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New Ships to Enhance Freight Services for Container Shipping Group
Naming Ceremony Sees First Vessel Ready to Join Fleet

31/05/2014
CHINA – NETHERLANDS – WEST AFRICA – Established container shipping line NileDutch which for over 30 years has been providing liner ...
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Still Time to Assist Freight Forwarder with 'Logistics in Lycra'
Gruelling Cross Channel Cycling Event to Help Disabled Kids and Accident Victims

30/05/2014
UK – FRANCE – During the recent Bank Holiday Weekend, a 21 strong team of cyclists from Essex based freight forwarder, the Woodland Group,...
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Latest Staff Moves in the Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Sectors
Who has Gone Where in the Supply Chain

29/05/2014
FRANCE – Starting this week’s staff movements in the freight forwarding and shipping industry with the announcement that CMA CGM has appoi...
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Russian Rail Group Aims to Develop Magnetic Container Freight Train
Partnership with Power Giant to Construct Test Track in Port

29/05/2014
RUSSIA – State owned nuclear power company Rosatom and Russian Railways (RZD) have signed an agreement to research and develop magnetic levitati...
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Speculation Surrounds Death of Three Seafarers Aboard General Cargo Ship
Police Hand Over Investigation After Tragedy with No Suspicious Circumstances

29/05/2014
UK – The mystery surrounding the illness and subsequent death of three men employed upon a general cargo ship whilst moored in the East Yorkshir...
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News for and from Security Companies Regarding Pirate Raids on Freight and Passenger Vessels
New Charges and Regulations for On Board Armed Guards as One Major Intelligence and Personnel Provider Expands Operations

29/05/2014
YEMEN – ASIA – THE AMERICAS – UK – In future the Yemeni Director of Operations and the National Center for Fighting Piracy mus...
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Road Freight Group Buys Big with Huge Truck Order to Update Haulage Fleet
Automatics Favoured for Reduced Fuel Consumption and Ease of Operation

28/05/2014
US – Here at the Handy Shipping Guide we receive dozens of e mails every week telling of how road haulage outfits in numerous countries are inve...
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Another Logistics Scam Aimed at Freight and Shipping Community
Beware Germans Offering Gifts and Always Read the Small Print

28/05/2014
UK – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Another classic scam is doing the rounds, this one barely legal and a rehash of the old ‘telex dire...
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Ocean Freight Interests and Others in Supply Chain are Ignorant of Port Engineering Requirements
New Course Designed to Optimise Maintenance of Maritime Assets

28/05/2014
US – All those in a supply chain which includes an element of shipping by water, particularly ocean freight, blithely assume that standards at d...
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Air Freight Carrier Shifts Much Needed Disaster Relief Cargo for Free
Virgin Atlantic Steps Up to Help with Aid for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

27/05/2014
PHILIPPINES – UK – The problem always faced by those responding to disaster is the short term memory which is a symptom of how the press t...
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'Black Sea of Shame' Prompts Union Action Over Appalling (and Illegal) Merchant Shipping Conditions
Crews Abused and Unseaworthy Ships are an Insult to Maritime Transport Industry

27/05/2014
EUROPE – BLACK SEA – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on Monday launched a week of action from ports on the Bla...
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Ocean Freight Carriers Seek Best Emission Reduction Technologies as Container Line Tests EGR System
Two Types of Pollution Scrubber Under the Spotlight to Maintain MARPOL Standards

27/05/2014
WORLDWIDE – The recent 66th session of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at IMO Hea...
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Freight and Supply Chain Stakeholders to Gather For Women in Logistics Celebration
Buy a Ticket, Have a Good Time and Support Transport Charity - What's Not to Like?

27/05/2014
UK – The Women in Logistics (WiL) Awards, whose finalists have just been announced, this year will serve two useful purposes, not only serving t...
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As Operation Safeway Bites Road Haulage and Freight Groups Should Welcome Cyclist Safety Campaigns
As Police Ramp Up City Biking Programme There is an Alternative 'Good Cop' Policy Still Running for Those Bike Riders Who Care to Use It

27/05/2014
UK – Many road haulage operators will welcome the news that the Metropolitan Police and Greater London Authority (GLA) have instituted...
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Innovative Competition to Design Truck of the Future Open to All
Volvo Seek to See How the Future Pans Out for HGVs

25/05/2014
UK – For the big kid in us all, Volvo Trucks has announced a very special design competition to attract budding truck designers and engineers of...
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Recent Freight and Shipping Appointments and Departures Across the Transport Modes
Changes at the Top for Cargo Only Airline Heads the List

25/05/2014
LUXEMBOURG – We start this week’s appointment and management changes in the world of freight and shipping with the announcement that after...
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Authorisation of IMO 'Polar Code' Will Enhance Safety for Freight and Passenger Shipping
Danish Maritime Lobby Praises Forthcoming Regulation Adoption

25/05/2014
WORLDWIDE – According to the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has ...
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When Precious and Rare Livestock is the Freight the Logistics of Air Cargo Forwarding Gets Tricky
(and the Editor Accepts No Responsibility for the Lamentable Excess of Poor Puns in this Story....for once)

25/05/2014
BELGIUM – ISRAEL – CHINA – MALAYSIA – The transport of animals, whether as land, sea or air cargo is usually a pain in the nec...
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Freight Transport Association Releases Logistics Carbon Emissions Report
Industry On Target to Achieve Proposed Savings

23/05/2014
UK – The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) is the body representing a multitude of stakeholders which form the freight supply chain and w...
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Port Terminal Operators Plump for Container and Bulk Freight Handling Equipment
Crane Manufacturers Announce Current Orders

22/05/2014
GERMANY – FRANCE – FINLAND – US – Liebherr Maritime Cranes, the division of the Liebherr Group which specialises in bespoke ca...
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News from the Bunker - Fuel Supply Changes for Merchant Shipping
Excise Rate Change and Additional Barges as Quality Claims Reduced

22/05/2014
SRI LANKA – AUSTRALIA – PANAMA – WORLDWIDE – Various happenings in the world of merchant shipping fuel supply this week as GAC...
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Changing Supply Chains Have Relevance for Freight and Logistics
Leipzig Ministerial Summit Looks to the Future and Expresses Concerns Over Accident Statistics

22/05/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Ministers from the 54 countries which make up the membership of the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the Organ...
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Anti-Tamper Seals Protect Reefer Freight Shipping Containers from Refrigerant Contamination
Manufacturer Recommends Simple Solution to Serious Problem

21/05/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – The world of temperature controlled transport, whether it be via road or rail haulage or shipping ocean freight in a reef...
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UK Freight Forwarding Lobby Praises New EU - China Import/Export Deal
Agreement Will Ease Trade and Customs Restrictions on Future Shipments

21/05/2014
EUROPE – CHINA – With over €1 billion a day in bilateral trade any variance in agreements between the two affecting the import and ex...
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P3 Alliance Now Aims to be Shipping Freight Containers by the Autumn
Delay Whilst More Regulatory Approvals Awaited as Maersk Q1 Figures Released

21/05/2014
WORLDWIDE – On the same day that Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping group, releases its first quarter results, the members of ...
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European Rail Freight Decision 'Takes Sector Back Twenty Years'
New UK Report and Austrian Resignation Head the Weeks Track News

21/05/2014
UK – AUSTRIA – EUROPE – Rail freight news this week includes comment on a recently released report claiming UK industry savings curr...
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Ocean Livestock Freight Shipping Group Fined Half a Million Dollars and Banned from US
Yet Another Operator Discharging Pollutants and Falsifying Oily Water Records

21/05/2014
US – Another successful prosecution of an ocean freight carrier after Jordan-based Arab Ship Management pleaded guilty in federal court in Wilmi...
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Shipping Industry Supports Historic Charity Event
Mission to Seafarers Branch Celebrates 90th Anniversary

21/05/2014
SINGAPORE – In the year which sees the Singapore branch of the Mission to Seafarers (MtS) celebrate its 90th anniversary this historic occasion ...
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Freight Group Releases Essential Guide for Any Road Haulage Operator Travelling to Europe
Nineteenth Edition of FTA Publication Now Available

21/05/2014
UK – EUROPE – For the 19th year the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published its annual edition of its always useful and ever pop...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Row Reaches the Final Rounds
Last Chance to Have a Say in the Future of Seaborne Cross Channel Trade

20/05/2014
UK – FRANCE – It seems the end may be in sight for the long running saga which began with the demise of cross channel freight and passenge...
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First Maritime Training Centre In Gulf Region Certified
Abu Dhabi Port Site for Lloyd's Approved Facility

20/05/2014
UAE – Abu Dhabi Ports Company’s (ADPC) Maritime Training Centre has been officially certified by Lloyd’s Register (LR) as an Approve...
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Deep Water Port Announces Good News for Freight Forwarding Agents but Tempers with Bad News
Two Major Distribution Centres for Forthcoming Logistics Park Despite Setback

20/05/2014
UK – Good and bad news for DP World’s London Gateway deep water container port project this week with the news that as the contract to bui...
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Global Cold Chain Sees New LCL Services from Freight Forwarding Group and Indian Agency Established
Netherlands Features Heavily in Latest Advances

20/05/2014
NETHERLANDS – CZECH REPUBLIC – UAE – JAPAN – INDIA – Cold chain news this week sees new services launched plus an appoin...
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Road Haulage Firms Should Lead the Fight Against Drunk Driving
Why Do We Still Wait for Alcolock Legislation which Could Save Thousands of Lives?

19/05/2014
UK – US – Road safety charity Brake is urging employers to implement zero-tolerance policies on at-work drink- and drug-driving as a Brake...
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Freight Forwarding Network Meeting Celebrates Further Expansion
Three Years of Uninterrupted Growth

19/05/2014
MALAYSIA – WORLDWIDE – The third annual meeting of the Conqueror Freight Network in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month saw 117 members from 6...
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Freight Forwarding Group Supplies Logistics for New All Electric Motor Sport Race Formula
Supply Chain Provider is Founding Partner for FIA Races

19/05/2014
FRANCE – UK – WORLDWIDE – The recent contract undertaken by freight forwarding outfit DHL suits the logistics company’s aspira...
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New Rail Freight Route to Join Continents Mooted
Could a Cargo Link Containing the World's Longest Undersea Tunnel Survive Economic and Political Pressures?

16/05/2014
CHINA – RUSSIA – CANADA – US – According to Chinese state run media, discussions are being held on a possible 13,000 kilometre...
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CeMAT Logistics Event Gives Freight and Supply Chain Clients First Look at New Forklift Truck Models
Specialist Narrow Aisle Technology Reduces Warehouse Footprint

16/05/2014
GERMANY – UK – As CeMAT 2014 gets under way in Hannover one specialist materials handling company will be revealing its latest generation ...
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New Build Dry Bulk Freight Vessel Detained By US Coast Guard After Defects Found at Troubled Port
Maiden Voyage Suspended After Safety Concerns

16/05/2014
US – In a strong showing that it’s not just older vessels that get arrested for safety violations, the 3 week old 39,700 dwt bulk freight ...
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Forklift Truck Training Group Says Safety Costs 'A Dangerous Lie'
Supply Chain Executives Should Reassess the Cost and Value of Investment in Staff Education

16/05/2014
UK – A Director at Mentor Performance Risk Management, part of Mentor Training, which claims to be the country’s biggest forklift truck tr...
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Road Haulage Retirement Heads Freight and Logistics Staff News
Who is on the Move in Shipping and Forwarding and Supply Chain Sectors

15/05/2014
UK – Leading this week’s staff movements for the shipping and forwarding/supply chain sectors is the news that Chief Executive of the Road...
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The Dangers of Freight and Container Handling Illustrated by Port Prosecution
The Nature of Box Shipping Means Extreme Care is Needed at All Times to Avoid Injuries and Even Death

15/05/2014
UK – A stern warning to anyone involved in the container shipping industry this week to ensure bad practice, only too common when working on fre...
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Road Haulage and European Freight Groupage Operator Invests in the Future
Logistics Company Aims to Boost FORS Rating as it Improves Vehicles and Warehouse Services

14/05/2014
UK – Letchworth Garden City based Aztek Logistics takes its commitment to the Transport for London Fleet Operators’ Recognition Scheme (FO...
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Free Tickets for a Freight and Logistics Exhibition Not to be Missed
Leading European Event Covers Ports, Transport, Retail Services and Education and So Much More

14/05/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Next week will see the start of CeMat 2014, the Hannover based freight and logistics expo, part of a series of globa...
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Logistics Group Offers New Same Day Evening Freight Delivery Service
Rapid Response Time Designed to Attract High Street Retail Customers

14/05/2014
UK – Toward the end of last year Rico Logistics, a subsidiary of India’s TVS Group, acquired DHL’s UK Same Day courier business whic...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Builds Pedigree Supplying Logistics to Sporting Events
Ice Hockey World Championship Adds to Games Portfolio

14/05/2014
GERMANY – BELARUS – UK – After being named as the official logistics provider for the forthcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games fr...
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The Best Women in Logistics Celebrated at the 2014 Freight Transport Association everywoman Awards
Roundtable Discussion Plots to Inject More Diverse Fresh Blood into the Supply Chain

14/05/2014
UK – The glass ceiling may not yet be shattered but may be suffering from a few more cracks this morning after leading figures from business gat...
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Rail and Road Haulage Freight Group Advice Heeded by Minister
Report on Modal Shift and the Future of Commercial Transport Praised

13/05/2014
UK – The published report of the Wales Freight Task and Finish Group, the cross industry working group established last year to advise the Minis...
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EU Takes the Fight Against Freight and Passenger Piracy off Somalia to Another Level
Only Organised and Well Financed Political Intervention Can Win This Battle

13/05/2014
EAST AFRICA – Following on from our article last week detailing the cost of piracy off the coast of Africa, the European Union has signed an agr...
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Container Line Orders LNG Powered Ships for European Freight Feeder Trade
Vessels 'Set the Benchmark' for Lower Sulphur Pollution Levels as Emission Controls Loom Closer

13/05/2014
EUROPE – Finnish box freight line Containerships, in collaboration with German shipper Arkon Shipping and GNS Shipping along with its parent com...
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Another Container Vessel Comes off the Blocks for Taiwanese Shipping Line
Nineteenth Ship in a Series of Twenty Launched

12/05/2014
SOUTH KOREA – The latest container ship constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries on behalf of Evergreen Line, another 8,452 TEU ‘L-type&rsq...
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From RoRo Ferry to Container Ship All Need Fenders and Buoys
New Manufacturing and Sales Facility for Global Producer of Maritime Aids

12/05/2014
US – Trelleborg, a name familiar to many a RoRo ferry or container ship skipper, and the global group which designs and manufactures all manner ...
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Air Cargo Carrier and Freight Forwarders Work Successfully on Logistics of International Motorsport
18 Flights, 24 Hours Transits and Specialist Packing - All Required to Keep in Contention for World Rally Title

12/05/2014
UK – ARGENTINA – Rally cars may be the tough guys of motorsport but shipping them between races for international events still requires ca...
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Escalating Tension Over Energy Recovery Worries Ocean Freight Shipping Community
Age Old Territorial Disputes Ramped Up as Fuel Resources Dwindle

11/05/2014
SOUTH CHINA SEA – ASIA – EUROPE – UK –  Two years ago or more we expressed concern over the unstable relations betwe...
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Pirate Hijack Thwarted as Report of Cost to Merchant Shipping Released
Misery of Long Term Captives Revealed as Situation on both African Coasts Compared

11/05/2014
AFRICA – Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a project of Marcel Arsenault’s One Earth Future Foundation, has released its annual report detailing...
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Billion Dollar Lawsuits for Air Freight Carriers in Cargo Shipping Cartel
Yes, the Tawdry Tales Go On and On and.......

09/05/2014
US – The long, on-going multi-district class action lawsuit against air cargo carriers shows no sign of stopping as China Airlines has agreed to...
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Old Established Multimodal Logistics Name Picks Up Air Freight Forwarder Title
London Celebration for Cargo Awards which Cover the Globe

09/05/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – The name of Schenker is one associated with the logistics industry since 1872, the year of the first FA Cup (Wanderers be...
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New Air Freight Services for Middle Eastern Cargo Carrier
Indian and UK Routes Opened Up

09/05/2014
QATAR – INDIA – UK – Two new services from Doha based Qatar Airways Cargo this week with the commencement of a weekly A330 freighter...
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Chinese Container Shipping Lines Sign Freight Agreements
State Owned Outfits Commence Joint Operations

08/05/2014
CHINA – JAPAN – In an effort to remain competitive on Sino-Japan ocean freight trade routes, Chinese shipping lines have reached two separ...
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Ports and Multimodal Terminals Place Crane and Reach Stacker Orders
Manufacturers Receive Repeat Orders for Cutting Edge Equipment

08/05/2014
AUSTRALIA – SWEDEN – US – Crane maker Liebherr has sold another mobile harbour crane to Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS), the ste...
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Hydrogen Fuel Cells Set to Power More Than Just Commercial Vehicles
Scheme to Roll Out Better, Cheaper Filling Stations

08/05/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Amongst all the talk of bio-gas and dual fuel technologies, not to mention the use of commercial electrically powered veh...
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Warehouse Cargo Handling Equipment Company Looks to Supply More Northern Freight Customers
New Facility to Back Up Heathrow Head Office

08/05/2014
UK – Langley headquartered warehouse supplies company Armkor has announced it is to expand its presence northward with the news that it is to op...
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Horrific Freight Train Disaster Produces Change in Legislation
Advisory Notices May Not Satisfy Those at Risk

08/05/2014
US – CANADA – This week the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an Emergency Order regarding the transport of crude oil by rail t...
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Shipping Container Suppliers Open New European Depots
Continued Expansion for Danish Based Group

07/05/2014
DENMARK – IRELAND – HUNGARY – ITALY – It has been a busy time of late for Danish headquartered container supply group TITAN. H...
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Milestone Event for Maritime Charity Receives Royal Approval
175 Years of Aiding Victims of the Sea

07/05/2014
UK – Fresh from her appearance at Multimodal last week, HRH The Princess Royal unveiled a special plaque commemorating a major milestone of one ...
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Project Freight Forwarding Contract Looks Better on Video
Moving Pictures Help Gauge the Scale of Cased Contract

07/05/2014
UK – MEXICO – They say a picture is worth a thousand words so what value can we put on a video, particularly one which brings to life one ...
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New Container Shipping Service to Commence Next Month
Three Box Line Launch Sailings to Improve Coverage

07/05/2014
ASIA – AFRICA – Three container shipping lines jointly announced the commencement of a weekly direct service between Asia and West Africa ...
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Ocean Shipping Remains an Essential Part of the Freight and Logistics Supply Chain
One Women's Group Highlights Maritime Role Whilst Another Celebrates its Finest Exponents

06/05/2014
UK – The voices of women seeking equality in the freight and logistics supply chain sector are gradually being heard, at least in Britain where ...
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All Cargo Airline Credits Increased Freight Operations for Financial Recovery
Troubled Year Sees Better Results Than Anticipated

06/05/2014
LUXEMBOURG – Freight only airline Cargolux has seen any amount of changes this past year including both senior personnel and shareholders but th...
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Freight and Logistics Staff Moves Begin with Container Shipping Line Boss Stepping Down
World Holidays See Fewer Appointments and Departures than Usual

06/05/2014
JAPAN – CANADA – This week’s round up of staff movements in the freight and logistics sector, somewhat foreshortened by a swathe of ...
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New Container Freight Station and Logistics Terminal Opens for Freight Forwarding Outfit
Influx of Manufacturers Causes Need for Investment in State of the Art Facility

06/05/2014
CAMBODIA – Sitting as it does on a key South East Asian logistics route bordered by both Vietnam and Thailand with Laos to the North, Cambodia i...
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Freight Interests Understand the Need for Quiet Logistics - But Do Their Principals?
Latest DfT Reports Identify Points Regarding Out of Hours Deliveries with which Road Haulage Contractors are Well Familiar

02/05/2014
UK – The Department for Transport has just released an online set of four new papers under its ‘Quiet deliveries: good practice, principle...
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After Appeal to Freight and Logistics Interests Comes News of a Commercial Recycling Opportunity
Viability of New Tyre Retread Plant in Nigeria Postulated by Local Company

02/05/2014
NIGERIA – US – UK – Following yesterday’s story in which we highlighted the request to the freight and logistics sector by tra...
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Two Container Shipping Lines Fined in Pollution Incidents from Cargo Ships
Penalties for Transgressors on Both Sides of the Atlantic as Whistle-blowers Collect Half Million Dollar Windfall

01/05/2014
UK – EUROPE – US – The operator of a UK registered container ship has been fined £17,311 by the UK’s Maritime and Coastg...
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Freight and Logistics Operation Treats a National Treasure as Carefully as if it Were Alive
Taking the Remains of a Creature Which Walked Faster than a Man can Run Right Across the US

01/05/2014
US – Historically the old fossils on the News Desk here at the Handy Shipping Guide have always been inundated by emails of the latest and great...
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Princess Royal Praises Road Haulage, Freight Forwarding and Logistics Sponsors
Transport Charity Transaid Very Publicly Gains a New Supporter at Multimodal

01/05/2014
UK – AFRICA – The list of road haulage, freight forwarding and logistics companies willing to back the fundraising of transport charity Tr...
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Logistics Group to Speak Out on Rail Freight and Environmental Matters
Munich Trade Fair Will See Company Big Guns Rolled Out to Promote and Acquire Home Talent (whilst elsewhere it picks up a New Storage and Distribution Contract)

31/05/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE -The 2013 Transport Logistic Trade Fair being held in Munich between the 4th and 7th June will see some senior staff from fr...
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Independent Freight Forwarders Conference Provides Networking Opportunities
Logistics Professionals Gather in Turkey for Annual Meet

31/05/2013
TURKEY – US – WORLDWIDE - Last month saw members of IFLN, the Texas-headquartered worldwide network of 210 independent freight forwarders ...
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Future of Romanian Rail Freight Scheduled for Decision This Month
IMF and EU Demand Hard Management Decisions or Funding Stops

31/05/2013
ROMANIA – After years of prevarication the sale of the country’s freight rail system to private interests is seemingly on track to be appr...
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Outgoing Executive Feted by Road Haulage and Freight Community and Respected by All
Goodbye to a Great Secretary of Transport - Ray LaHood's Final Broadcast

31/05/2013
US – Whether dealing with road haulage or rail freight, inland waterways or mass passenger transport, Ray LaHood has left his own mark on the co...
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Calais Aims High With the Environment, Rail Freight, Ferry and Eurotunnel Cargo in Multimodal Plans
A Combination of Factors Make a Possible Game Changer for the Future of Trailer and Container Haulage and the Cross Channel Trade

30/05/2013
FRANCE – UK – EUROPE – The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region has had a significance in British and French affairs which far exceeds its size...
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Numerous Moves in the Freight and Logistics, Supply Chain and Container and Bulk Shipping Fields
Staff Changes at Senior Level Galore This Month

30/05/2013
WORLDWIDE – Multiple positional changes throughout the world announced this month with freight and logistics personnel swapping positions in the...
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Major Shipping Line's Container Freight Terminal Handling Sale Finalised
Global Ports Witness Ownership Adjustment as MSC Sells to Infrastructure Investment Specialist

30/05/2013
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – When a company as substantial as MSC, otherwise known as Mediterranean Shipping Company, builds up a fleet of ov...
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Disgraced Road Haulage Director Due for a Spell of Gardening Leave after Financial Trickery
Hey Presto - Tax Money Vanishes as Magic Transport Firm Disappears

29/05/2013
UK – Following an investigation by the Insolvency Service, Harley Wenman, the director of Ipswich based road haulage company Magic Transport Lim...
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Latest Figures Show a Stagnating Air Freight Market
Cargo Shipments Disappointing Worldwide - with Two Notable Exceptions

29/05/2013
WORLDWIDE – Latest air freight figures released by IATA (International Air Transport Association) which represents some 240 airlines comprising ...
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Shipping Valuable Cargo and Freight Such as Automobiles by Container Just Got Safer
Specifically Designed Platform Systems Can Make Damage in Transit a Thing of the Past

29/05/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – One of the stand out features at this year’s Multimodal exhibition was the display by Guernsey based Levaton Platfo...
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Sparks to Fly at Freight and Logistics Giant’s AGM as Unions Mass Ranks
Deutsche Post DHL Still Have Not Answered Two Year Old Questions About Their Employment Practices Overseas

28/05/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Sparks are expected to fly at the Deutsche Post DHL annual general meeting in Frankfurt tomorrow (29 May 2013) as un...
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Poor Loading of Freight Damages Entire Container Shipping Industry
New Online Training Tool Designed to Professionalise Procedures

28/05/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – Once again possibly the most serious threat to cargo, and even to personal safety, is being highlighted by insurance and ...
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Home Grown Vessels Only for Domestic General Cargo and Container Shipping Lines
Applications for Shipyard Grants Now Closed

28/05/2013
US – Protectionism it seems has its costs, those familiar with the short sea general cargo or container feeder trades around the North American ...
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Logistics in Iraq Modernises with New Freight Truck Location and Cargo Management System
Main Seaport Will Commence Countrywide GPS Controlled Project Which Mirrors Neighbour Jordan

25/05/2013
IRAQ – JORDAN – Returning to any sort of normality after years of bloody conflict is never easy but as Iraq emerges from the shadows of tw...
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Baltic Exchange and Other Sponsors of London Shipping Week will Aid Four Maritime Charities
Conference, Gala Dinner and Golf Day All to Provide Funds

25/05/2013
UK – Four leading charities supporting seafarers and their families are set to benefit from the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LI...
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New EU Port Regulation Will Not Affect Cargo Handlers but Unions Have Freight Supply Chain Concerns
ETF Has Worries Over Status of 'Technical - Nautical' Staff Such as Pilots and Tug Workers

24/05/2013
EUROPE – A ruling by the European Commission when it adopted a recent regulation has been met with a degree of concern by transport workers repr...
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Supply Chain Event Draws Logistics and Manufacturing Professionals from 24 Countries
Savings of 1.43 Billion Euros Are Worth Hearing About

24/05/2013
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) throws its net wide amongst the manufacturing and l...
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Tawdry Record of a Road Haulage and 'Environmental' Outfit Blackens Name of Honest Freight Groups
Massive Fine Follows History of Abuse and Offences Disgusting in Every Sense

24/05/2013
UK – In recent years professional road haulage outfits have done much to clean up the image of the road freight industry. The imposition of toug...
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Freight Forwarder Global Backs the Blade Rider Again
Two Wheeled Sponsorship Deal Sees Partnership Continue

23/05/2013
UK – World-class motorcycle racing champion Michael Rutter has clinched a sponsorship deal with an award-winning freight forwarder as he sets ou...
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Lloyd's Certification Awarded to Korean LNG Tanker Training Centre
Hyundai Subsidiary Formally Qualified to Educate Seafarers

23/05/2013
SOUTH KOREA – Lloyd's Register (LR) has recently awarded Approved Training Provider Certification to Hae Young Maritime Services Co. Ltd. (H...
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New Technologies May Result in Cleaner, Greener Freight and Logistics Supply Chain in the Future
Report Draws on Multiple Sources - Some of Which are Science Fiction Turned Reality

23/05/2013
WORLDWIDE – The ceaseless search for cleaner modes of transport right through the logistics supply chain throws up a seemingly never ending set ...
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Dispute Worsens at Freight Only Air Carrier as Cargo Unions Reject Compromise
Industrial Action May Follow Conciliation Talks as Two Sides Become Entrenched

23/05/2013
LUXEMBOURG – Deteriorating relations with unions could hardly come at a worse time for Europe’s largest freight only air carrier Cargolux ...
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Time Critical Freight and Logistics Outfit on the Ball with Sponsorship
Little Known Sports Can Blossom Into Major Events and Reap Dividends for Financial Support

23/05/2013
UK – One of the time honoured ways for a company to ensure it raises its public profile (besides an advert in a prestigious trade publication) i...
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Freight Forwarders Advised of New Conformity Assessment and Pre-Export Requirements
Listed Products Must Comply with Government Standards or Risk Delays and Costs

23/05/2013
UGANDA – Freight forwarders and shippers should be advised that the Ugandan National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has reinstated the new product c...
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Less than Truckload Road Haulage Specialist to Open New Freight Hub
Con-way Expands into Larger Facility

22/05/2013
US – Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking division of Con-way Inc., this week announced a major investment in the Fond du Lac...
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Ministers Gather to Discuss Funding for Vital Freight and Logistics Infrastructure
Undercapacity Looms Large as Huge Traffic Volume Increases Predicted by OECD

22/05/2013
WORLDWIDE – GERMANY - Today sees the opening of the three day International Transport Forum at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and De...
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Another Logistics Outfit Rolls Out A Greener Freight Fleet
Hong Kong the Latest City Looking to Clean Up

22/05/2013
CHINA – HONG KONG - Following on from our recent article on the City of Bonn’s initiative to install all electric freight vehicles in Germ...
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Freight Thefts Continue as US Road Haulage Operators Get Extra Truck Security
Gold Vanishes in Air Cargo Heist Whilst Technology Aids Enforcement

22/05/2013
US – With another massive air cargo crime this week comes good news for road haulage freight truck operators as Heavy Vehicle Electronic License...
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Port Levy Should be Universal to Support Passenger and Freight Shipping Seafarers Welfare
Best Practice Report Published to Encourage Global Equivalence

21/05/2013
WORLDWIDE – The standard of support offered to seafarers who are in difficulties varies tremendously according to where they are when the proble...
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Express Freight and Home Shopping Boosts Electric Vehicle Delivery Sector
Major Logistics Group Supports 'Carbon Free' City

21/05/2013
GERMANY – Today’s announcement from Deutsche Post DHL that it is to exchange all its conventionally fuelled delivery vehicles for electric...
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Road Haulage and Warehouse Operators Beware HMRC Penalties for Duty Scams on Freight
TT Club and UKWA Warn Innocent Parties of Hidden Liabilities

20/05/2013
UK – The TT Club has commented on recent problems in which the Customs authorities have acted against freight, road haulage and warehouse intere...
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Freight Group Praises everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards Winners
Progress for the Employment of Women in the Shipping Sector is Still Too Slow - But Where Does the Fault Lie?

20/05/2013
UK – Last week saw the winners of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards announced at a ceremony...
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New Law Targets Cargo Theft from Freight Trucks and Beyond
Punitive Fines Aimed at Deterring Would Be Criminals

20/05/2013
US – The New Jersey General Assembly approved legislation earlier this month aimed at cracking down on cargo theft in the area where the crime h...
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Free Online Tool to Aid Road Haulage Operators Save Money and Reduce Pollution
EST Launches Site Aimed at Calculating Fleet Carbon Footprint and Cutting Costs

17/05/2013
UK – The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has developed and released a new online service to help road haulage operators reduce their fleet emissions w...
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Everyone from Road Haulage to Container Shipping is Going Green - Now Air Freight Enlists
New Noise Road Map Welcomed by Head of All Party Parliamentary Group

17/05/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – We hear much these days about carriers of all types reducing the environmental impact of their everyday activities, from ...
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Port of Poole Solves Freight Handling Dilemma with New Fork Lift Truck Technology
New Smaller Machines Can Carry More Weight on Less Chassis

17/05/2013
UK – Any experienced fork lift truck driver will know the problems associated with trying to negotiate in tight spaces and although sometimes th...
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A Golden Future for Those Students of Freight Lucky Enough to Attend Logistics University
New Symbol for KLU as German Millionaire Sponsors Relocation

16/05/2013
GERMANY – That haven of specialist transport knowledge which it seeks to impart to the next generation of freight professionals, the Kühne ...
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Successful Recovery of Freight Business for Air Cargo Carrier
Mumbai Works Caused Problems but Now it's Business as Usual

16/05/2013
INDIA – UK – Nothing is more frustrating to a transporter, whether road haulage outfit, shipping line or air freight carrier, than losing ...
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The Crane in Spain Stays Mainly on the Grain
After Two Years Spanish Group Reviews How Their Big Investment Has Paid Off

16/05/2013
SPAIN - In 2011, Liebherr delivered an LHM 550 mobile harbour crane to Galigrain S.A., in the port of Marín, located on the west coast of Spain...
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More Air Freight Services As African Airline Gains IATA Certification for Dangerous Goods
First Dedicated Cargo Plane Converted as KQ Also Attains Accreditation to Train Forwarders

16/05/2013
AFRICA – Kenya Airways (KQ) Pride Centre, a training facility run by the national carrier, has been granted a new global certification by the In...
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Project Freight and Logistics Contract in Energy Sector Goes to a Home Team
Kuwait Oil Giant Selects Company with Worldwide Reach but Based Locally

15/05/2013
KUWAIT – Global logistics provider Agility, announced this week that it has won a new contract with the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)...
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Forwarder Continues Building Freight Facilities Whilst Winning Logistics Contracts
Food and Automotive Supply Chain Deals as Another New Depot Announced

15/05/2013
WORLDWIDE – Much happening again this month within the DB Schenker group as plans for yet another new freight terminal are announced plus news o...
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Another Container Drayage Facility for Multimodal Freight Group
ODFL Continues with Countrywide Expansion Plans

15/05/2013
US – Having just opened a new container drayage facility to service the requirements of rail heads, container yards and ports in the Birmingham,...
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Netherlands Freight Forwarding and Air Cargo Handling Groups Active This Month
Schiphol to Stimulate Debate in Germany as U Ocean Division Relocates

14/05/2013
NETHERLANDS – GERMANY – News from two Netherlands based outfits this week as Schiphol Cargo announces it will be employing its tried and t...
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Pirates Still Active in Indian Ocean as Anniversary of Last Major Bulk Freight Capture Passes
Naval Force Says Stay Vigilant as Private Security Group Gains Formal Credentials

14/05/2013
SOMALIA – UK - SRI LANKA – NORWAY – MALTA – WORLDWIDE – With the threat of piracy much diminished of late comes news of ...
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Logistics Giant Reports Freight Forwarding Falls Whilst Online and Express Services Profit
DHL Releases First Quarter 2013 Figures

14/05/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Deutsche Post DHL released first quarter figures yesterday showing a 5.9% fall in consolidated net profits as some s...
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Logistics Group Officially Opens New Pharmaceutical Freight Distribution Centre
Latest European Hub Dedicated to Single Market

14/05/2013
ITALY – Yesterday Ceva Logistics officially opened its ‘City of Pharma’ storage and distribution hub dedicated to serving the health...
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Road Freight Unions Lobby European Commission over Haulage Cabotage Regulations
ETF says No to Further Market Liberalisation as Standards Fall

14/05/2013
EUROPE – The ongoing debate regarding the liberalisation of the road haulage market takes a new turn today as transport unions say they will &ls...
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Freight and Road Haulage Groups Question Transport Ministry's CPC Directive Instructions
United Front as to the Definition of Professional Driver

13/05/2013
UK – Senior representatives from the logistics sector have expressed their deep concerns over advice issued recently by the Department for Trans...
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Independent Freight Forwarders Find Network Links with Other Logistics Groups Pays Off
Global Connections with Credibility Can Enable Smaller Agents to Compete with the Big Boys

13/05/2013
THAILAND – SRI LANKA - WORLDWIDE – Considering our recent piece regarding the way shipping and logistics conferences are returning to fash...
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The Hidden Cost of Freight and Logistics Development in Myanmar
NGO's warn that high profile projects are responsible for diaspora and deaths

13/05/2013
BURMA/MYANMAR – The widely hailed opening up of Myanmar – generally known as Burma by the rest of the world – has got Western politi...
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Two Heavy Lift Project Freight Forwarding Jobs Use Every Inter Modal Freight Method
Road, Rail, Ocean, Air and Rocket all Involved in Recent Transport Movements

10/05/2013
INDIA - SRI LANKA – FRANCE – RUSSIA – OUTER SPACE – News of many project freight forwarding movements this month with two par...
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Road Haulage Trucks Close Border to Freight Traffic
Allegations of Permit Cheating and Discrimination Come to a Head

10/05/2013
EASTERN EUROPE – Road haulage operators throughout Western Europe have grown used to the ease with which borders can be transited with the devel...
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Freight Forwarders and Logistics Personnel Value the New Breed of Trade Show
Serious Business Undertaken at the Big Events

10/05/2013
UK – BELGIUM – SPAIN – CHINA - WORLDWIDE - Following the undoubted success of this year’s Multimodal Exhibition held in Birmin...
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Curses! Road Transport Charity Benefits from UK Warehousing (and Handy Shipping Guide)
UKWA Funding Will Assist Good Causes (as will the HSG Swear Box)

09/05/2013
UK – AFRICA – With 2013 marking the 15th year anniversary of officially becoming an independent organisation and charity, Transaid is...
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Road Haulage Operators and Truck Drivers May Benefit from Safety Advice
RoSPA Sets Out Its Stand Against Traffic Accidents

09/05/2013
UK – It seems incredible that in just four years the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) will celebrate its centenary, but to ...
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RoRo Container Vessel Accident Causes Freight and Passenger Activities to Cease
Death Toll Rises as Mystery Surrounds 'Routine Manoeuvre'

09/05/2013
ITALY – Terminals at one of the country’s busiest ports came to a halt following the accident which has left seven dead with two still mis...
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Air Freight Forwarders and Shippers Will Like GPS and Sensor Based Tracking Innovation
Temperature, Pressure, Poor Handling all Monitored as well as Location

08/05/2013
US – Air freight reliability and security took another step forward with the news released this week that American Airlines Cargo will begin off...
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As Offshore Energy Production Techniques Develop So Too Do the Regulations Which Cover Them
Lloyd's Register Rules Maintain Standards at Sea

08/05/2013
SINGAPORE – UK – WORLDWIDE – The raison d’être of Lloyd’s Register is the provision of independent assurance to co...
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Rules to Protect Container and Bulk Shipping Against Pirates Set Out Acceptable Levels of Force
Although not Mandatory at Last Masters Have a Blueprint to Defend their Vessels

08/05/2013
WORLDWIDE – One of the most difficult and traumatic things which can happen to any individual or group is to be subjected to a physical assault....
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Rail Freight Group Outlines Requirements for Fair Cargo Competition throughout Europe
European Committee Hears Evidence on What is Needed to Switch from Road Haulage

08/05/2013
UK – EUROPE – If European governments are to achieve their aims and aspirations in which rail freight, which they believe to be a cleaner ...
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Ferry Dispute Upsets Freight and Passenger Schedules
Industrial Action Halts Island Service

07/05/2013
UK – Industrial action over the Bank Holiday weekend brought misery to the Orkney Isles when disaffected ferry crew refused to take on extra dut...
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Norwegian Interests Retain Position Within Tanker Shipping Whilst Air Freight Sector Develops
New Economical Ships Will Prove a Good Investment if Over Capacity Continues

07/05/2013
NORWAY – BERMUDA – UK – WORLDWIDE – Historically Norway has always had a position in terms of global shipping status belied by...
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Logistics Business As Usual Whilst Non Asset Based Freight Group Releases Audited Results
Recapitalisation Sees Reduced Interest Debts as Revenue Increases

07/05/2013
WORLDWIDE – Unlike so many of their competitors the Ceva group has been extremely candid when revealing its financial report for 2012. Without r...
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Some Very Major Changes in Transport Sector as Freight and Logistics Personnel Move On
Recruitment and Dismissals This Month

07/05/2013
US – Firstly the biggest staff change to affect the global freight and logistics sector will certainly be the news that President Barack Obama ...
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New Logistics Hub and Industry Award for Freight Forwarding Group
Switzerland is Latest Site for Green Distribution Hub

07/05/2013
UK – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – DB Schenker Logistics has been busy of late with the extension of its portfolio in France and Ukraine...
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Piracy of Freight and Passenger Shipping is Finally Bringing Changes at Government Level
Somalia Conference is One Event in a Series Aiming at the Reform of Economy and Social Structure

06/05/2013
UK – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – With everybody in the international community agreed that the secret to solving the economic and cultural...
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Freight and Logistics Drive Continues as 3PL Outfit Expands at STL
New Facility to Boost Distribution

06/05/2013
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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Shipping and Forwarding Sectors Maintain the Importance of Freight Security Chain
Cargo Protection Exhibition Thrives in Times of Worsening Economy

05/05/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – As one of the subjects uppermost in the mind of shipping and forwarding executives the security of freight in its widest ...
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Whistle Blowers Demand Greater Safety on Freight and Passenger Trains
Unions Increase Pressure on Company to Install and Maintain Essential Equipment

03/05/2013
THAILAND – The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is coming under increasing pressure from unions for its attitude to whistle blowers and labour le...
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Freight and Passenger Ferry Breakdown Means Replacement Compromise
NorthLink Ship Should be Back in Service This Month

02/05/2013
UK – Ships, like trucks and, even occasionally aeroplanes, break down but when the vessel is a ferry and the lifeline for a system of scattered ...
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Freight Transport Scheme and Other Evidence Suits DfT, Road Haulage and Shipping Interests Alike
Latest Carbon Review Avoids Compulsory Eco Training for Drivers

02/05/2013
UK – Yesterday the Department for Transport published its Freight Carbon Review, a study launched in October 2010 as a response to an earlier co...
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Fuel and Pollution Reduction for Road Haulage Outfits Prompt Atlantic Wide Action
Current Truck and Trailer Trend is for 'Ready to Wear' Retrofitting of Cost Saving Measures

01/05/2013
UK – US – With fuel consumption and pollution reduction being the main aspirations of all road haulage operators wherever in the world the...
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Road Haulage Outfits Warned After Freight Trucking ‘Gang of Four’ Banned by FMCSA
DoT Safety Chief Tells Rogue Operators to Cease and Desist

01/05/2013
US – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered four Olathe, Kansas-based truck...
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Pirates Finally Release Crew Seized from Freighter MV Leopard Over Two Years Ago
Seamen Have Endured Horrific Ordeal

01/05/2013
SOMALIA – INDIAN OCEAN – DENMARK – News has come in that the unfortunate crew of a Danish vessel hijacked at the height of the epide...
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Road Haulage Operators Invited to Charity Safety Seminar
Blind Spots and Manoeuvres Will Be Addressed During Brake Meeting

01/05/2013
UK - Brake, the road safety charity is urging road haulage operators with transport fleets to sign up for a seminar on blind spots and manoeuvring: pr...
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Turkish Government in Major Row with Transport Unions as Freight and Passenger Flights Cancelled
Airlines on Collision Course with Staff

31/05/2012
TURKEY –With the country having aspirations to becoming a member of the European Union the latest row which the Government finds itself embroile...
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Busy Warehouses and Freight Terminals Get Another Hard Wearing Option
New Clear Protective Tape from Stop-painting.com

31/05/2012
US – Following the recent release of their new product range of vinyl tape floor marking products containing the unique combination of bevelled ...
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Aussie Shipping Bills Scrape Through to Mixed Reception from Freight Community
Balanced Legislation or Protectionist Half Measures?

31/05/2012
AUSTRALIA – There was a decidedly mixed reception today as the lower house defeated an attempt to refer a bundle of shipping reform bills to the...
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New 'Friction Free' Tugboat Point Lessens Dangers of Towlines for Salvage Interests
Netherlands Consortium Cooperate to Produce Device

31/05/2012
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – Anyone who has witnessed a cable part under tension, particularly a steel hawser whilst recovering a fishing net...
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Major Step Taken in LNG Bulk Cargo Storage and Shipping
World's Largest Independent Insulated Gas Tanks Approved

30/05/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE - Giant prismatic tanks which will reduce ‘sloshing’ and are suitable for widespread use as LNG (Liquified Natural Ga...
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Road Haulage Led Fuel Price Campaign Wins Prestigious Award
FairFuel UK Beats Off the Very Best Opposition

30/05/2012
UK – FairFuelUK, the organisation supported by over a quarter of a million members of the public, and created by road hauliers and motoring orga...
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March North American Surface Freight Statistics Hit Record High
Trade with Canada and Mexico Exceeds $85 Billion for the First Time

30/05/2012
NORTH AMERICA - Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and ...
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Air Freight Numbers Down as Cargo Capacity Increases
IATA Releases Figures for April

30/05/2012
WORLDWIDE – Figures out today from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) were talked up after revealing a downturn in the freight m...
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Road Haulage and Private Motoring Made Safer by Volvo
New Swedish facility to Test Modern Active Technology

30/05/2012
SWEDEN – You have to hand it to the truck and car manufacturer, when it comes to safety Volvo takes the subject very seriously and the group has...
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Global Trade Report Studies Freight and Logistics Supply Chain
Importance of Emerging Markets Highlighted

29/05/2012
WORLDWIDE - Last week saw the publication of ‘Global Enabling Trade Report’ by the World Economic Forum (WEF) which looks at factors such ...
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Freight, Logistics and Marine Support Group Present New Weapon Against Pirate Threat
Fleetweb Now Ties Together Weather and Security Systems

29/05/2012
WORLDWIDE – In response to the continuing interest in up to date information with regard to pirate attacks GAC and SMHI Weather Solutions, the a...
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Freight and Logistics Group Barloworld Acquire Chemical Hauliers
South African Deal to Buy Ecosse Tankers

29/05/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – Working to their principal that says 70% of potential savings and service enhancements in a supply chain come from the re-enginee...
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Freight Forwarding Group in the Middle of a Chain Reaction
Tuscor Lloyds Link Up China to the North Sea

28/05/2012
CHINA – EUROPE – International freight and logistics group Tuscor Lloyds includes project forwarding in its arsenal and has just completed...
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Rail Freight Operators Gird Their Loins for a Fight with Government
RFG Answers ORR Consultation in Diplomatic Fashion

28/05/2012
UK – Last week the Freight Transport Association (FTA) was fast out of the blocks to broadly support the consultation document launched by the O...
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Independent Freight and Logistics Operators Meet at First 'Virtual Forwarders' Conference
Conqueror Network Aims at 200 Member Cities

28/05/2012
THAILAND – WORLDWIDE – Freight and logistics is of course by definition the ultimate multinational business and as technology advances exe...
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Morning Miracle Car Carrier Dispute Resolved After Five Years
Merchant Navy Union Fire Safety at Sea Case Ends at Tribunal

28/05/2012
UK – A case which has rumbled on for over five years seems to have finally come to an end this week with both sides claiming victory. In 2007 th...
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Bulk Freight and Container Vessels Take up Arms Against the Pirates
But are IMO Guidelines on Private Security Enforceable?

26/05/2012
UK – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – The 90th session of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) ende...
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Salvage Team for Costa Concordia Appointed
Familiar Names Collaborate to Recover Stricken Vessels Hull

25/05/2012
ITALY – US – The tragedy of the sunken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the coast of the Isle of Giglio is beyond our normal coverage invo...
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US Environmental Awards to Container, Bulk and Inland Waterway Freight Groups
APL and Maersk Amongst Select Few

25/05/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – In common with so many of the world’s other big bulk cargo and shipping container groups APL, seventh largest box c...
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TT Races Prompt Extra RoRo Freight Ferry Capacity
Isle of Man Short Term Charter for Fortnight

25/05/2012
UK – In December we wrote of the problems which the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company suffered when unable to charter a replacement ferry after p...
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Ladies of Freight and Logistics Honoured by Their Industry Peers
2012 MAN everywoman Award Results and New Womens Academy Announced

25/05/2012
UK – Last week saw the winners of the fifth annual MAN everywoman in transport and logistics awards celebrated by their peers and other leading ...
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Auto Freight Forwarding Group Opens Logistics Facility in Bulgaria
GEFCO Expands its Traditional Client Base Abroad

24/05/2012
BULGARIA – French headquartered freight forwarding and automotive logistics specialist GEFCO founded an office in the country last year which qu...
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Freight Group Welcomes Rail Track Debate on Charges
Cargo Carriers Consulted on Five Year Plan for Potential Costs

24/05/2012
UK – Despite its undoubted limitations rail freight continues to be seen by many as the future for cargo carriage offering as it does possible r...
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Supply Chain Specialist Gains Exhibition Logistics Contract Again
15,000 Wine Buffs Need Constant Replenishment

24/05/2012
HONG KONG – Supply chain provider Barloworld Logistics has been awarded the contract for Hong Kong’s largest bi-annual wine exhibition, Vi...
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Volvo Trucks Step on the Gas with New Options for Haulage Companies
R & D is the Name of the Game for Trucking Giant

24/05/2012
US – CANADA – Last week Volvo Trucks announced plans to launch its own 13-litre liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America in 20...
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Logistics Providers Praise Supply Chain Management System
ATMS Report New Business and Satisfied 3PL Customers

24/05/2012
UK – ATMS plc which produces stock management solutions for third party logistics and supply chain customers is celebrating two recent successes...
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Only One Way to Avoid Tolls at M25 Dartford Crossing for Road Freight Haulage and Others
FTA 'Disappointed' So Sign Petition NOW

23/05/2012
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced disappointment on behalf of its members at the news of the rise in charges to users of t...
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The Logistics of Chemical and Hazardous Shipments Requires Rigorous Standards
Once Again DSV Road Achieves SQAS Certification

23/05/2012
UK - Transport and logistics company DSV Road Limited’s Purfleet, Essex terminal which handles a wide range of chemicals and hazardous shipments...
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IATA Encourages China's Air Freight Growth but Criticises EU Emissions Trading Policy
'Nobody Wants a Trade War' says CEO

23/05/2012
CHINA – EUROPE – As a footnote to their latest press release the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken the opportunity ...
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Bulk Shippers Concerned as New Board Face Strike Which Halts All Rail Freight Movement
Shippers Eyes Watching to See How Canadian Pacific Resolves Stoppage

23/05/2012
CANADA – USA – Freight services have been suspended on all Canadian Pacific services after talks broke down between management and the Tea...
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Freight Terminal and Warehouse Floors Need Durable Markings
US Group uses Technology to Re-Invent an Everyday Product

22/05/2012
US – Mundane though it may seem the small things are essential to any logistics business and the durability of floor markings in a busy warehous...
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Bulk Freight Giant Announces Strategy for Dry and Product Tanker Sector
Norden Q1 Figures Prompt Comment from CEO

22/05/2012
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Bulk freight specialist Norden A/S fully expects rates to fall for the next few months according to CEO Carsten Mort...
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Transport Infrastructure - the Big Stumbling Block for the Freight and Logistics Industry
If the USA Struggles to Stay Ahead of the Game What Hope for the Rest?

21/05/2012
US – Those outside the country often view the USA as a hotbed of activity where the go ahead attitude means that problems are tackled head on an...
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Rail and Road Haulage Group Acquires Pallet Networking and Warehousing Company
Potter Group Takes Over Near Neighbour Logistics Outfit

21/05/2012
UK – Potter Group Logistics, the privately owned group which started life as a small road haulage outfit and was one of the first independent Br...
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Brewery Gets Tanked Up Courtesy of Project Freight Forwarding Group
Giant Shipment Will Please Island's Drinkers

21/05/2012
SRI LANKA – DENMARK - Projects FPS, the recently established project freight forwarding and third-party logistics arm of Famous Pacific Shipping...
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No Matter the Cargo Even the Most Sophisticated Freight Delivery Vehicles Can Break Down
With Nine Engines to Rely On there is Simply More to Go Wrong

21/05/2012
US - OUT OF THIS WORLD – Every road haulage and express logistics operator knows the frustration of missing an ‘on time’ delivery du...
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Questions Posed Over Biometric Freight and Transport Systems
Doubts Raised Over Efficacy of Security Procedures

21/05/2012
WORLDWIDE – Biometrics has been one of the buzzwords of the last few years with the technology espoused as the last word in personal security wh...
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Logistics Awards Nominations Open With Road Freight Charity the Winners
Woman and Company of the Year to be Named at Summer Ball

21/05/2012
UK - Nominations are now open for Women in Logistics UK’s new Awards Scheme, the Jean Haslam Awards, with 2 categories: Woman of the Year and Co...
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IMO Pirate Conference Discusses Armed Guards on Container Shipping and Bulk Freight Vessels
Hijack Threat Leads to Controversy as Fight Spreads Landward

18/05/2012
UK – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – At the 90th session at IMO Headquarters this week a senior segment of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committ...
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Container and Bulk Freight Group Subsidiary Retrofits Ballast Water Systems
Forest Product Specialist Saga Opts for Optimarin

18/05/2012
NORWAY – JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – One of the subsidiaries of bulk freight and container shipping line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has opted...
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New Air Freight Service to Brazil by All Cargo Air Carrier
Cargolux Launches Manaus Route

18/05/2012
LUXEMBOURG – BRAZIL – Today sees the launch of the inaugural flight of another air freight service from cargo only carrier Cargolux. The i...
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Huge LNG and Container Vessels Require Sturdier Port Furniture
Growth in Supertankers Means Investment Necessary

16/05/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – Every sector of ocean freight has seen an explosion in larger vessels over the past few years with container vessels like...
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Intermodal Terminal Development Requires Input from Freight Forwarding and Logistics Groups
Moorebank Development Needs Private Sector Input

16/05/2012
AUSTRALIA – Following confirmation that the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal (IMT) should be receiving freight by 2017 market briefings are to be h...
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From Container and Bulk Shipping to RoRo New IT Process Proves Essential for Dunkirk
Similar Traffic Profile Encourages Switch of Management System

16/05/2012
FRANCE – The Port of Dunkirk has elected to set up a community system by the first quarter of 2013 and has chosen to replace the current Gemini ...
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Road Haulage Operators Can Benefit From Smartphone Fleet Management System
Truckcom Offers Inclusive Package

16/05/2012
UK – Essex based Truckcom produces a single fleet management IT product based upon the use of smartphones which enables road haulage operators t...
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Anti Piracy Purge Continues at London Conference to Protect Shipping
South Africa Joins Other Regional Nations to Stamp Out Hijackings

16/05/2012
LONDON – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – The constant battle against the scourge of piracy requires true international cooperation and as the ...
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New Bunker and Port Congestion Service from Freight and Logistics Giants
GAC Open Dedicated Fuel Access Website

16/05/2012
WORLDWIDE – With its Middle Eastern pedigree few freight and logistics groups are better placed to speak authoritatively on the subject of bunke...
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EU Force Hits Pirate Bases from the Air
Helicopters Strafe Vessels on the Beaches

15/05/2012
SOMALIA – Pirates woke to the chopping sound of rotor blades this morning as a task force from the EU Naval Force attacked vessels pulled up ont...
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No More Container Port Strikes Following Road Haulage Dispute Says Minister
Malaysian Government Forecasts 21 Million + TEU's This Year

15/05/2012
MALAYSIA – Following the ending of the strike by hundreds of road haulage drivers responsible for the throughput of shipping containers at Port...
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New Logistics Facility for Air Freight in Brussels
DHL to Open Cargo Terminal at Brucargo

14/05/2012
BELGIUM – Brussels Airport is the scene for the latest logistics warehouse development by German freight giant DHL Global Forwarding in a projec...
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Asian Logistics Group Opens Indian ISO Tank Cleaning and Repair Depot
New Portcentric Facility for Kerry plus Chinese Foundry Development

14/05/2012
INDIA - CHINA - Asian based Kerry Logistics is once again to be seen expanding operations in its traditional trading grounds in China but the latest...
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Bulk Carrier Trial as Freight Vessels Revert to Wind Power
Potential to Generate Energy Prompts High Profile Scheme

14/05/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – The drive and desire of the shipping industry to find cleaner alternatives to the corrosive environmental damage caused ...
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Road Haulage Plans Inadequate for Shipping Container Terminal Say Residents
Doubling of TEU Throughput Will Cause Chaos

14/05/2012
AUSTRALIA – The rapid expansion of two of the country’s major container terminal facilities to accommodate an increase in general shipping...
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New Zealand Port Just Keeps Buying More Container Ship to Shore Cranes
Longevity and Reliability the Secret to Repeat Orders says Liebherr

11/05/2012
NEW ZEALAND – Liebherr Container Cranes are celebrating a recent repeat order for two of the company’s super post panamax cranes. The cust...
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Road Haulage Groups Breathe More Easily As Fuel Strike Threat Lifts
Government and Unions Both Criticised for Poor Attitudes

11/05/2012
UK – Road haulage interests gave a sigh of relief today at the news that Britain’s tanker drivers have voted by the narrowest of margins n...
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New US Rules Will Benefit Rail Freight Carriage
Government Shifts the Points on PTC Boosting Cargo Carriers

11/05/2012
US - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced regulation changes governing the installation of positive train control (PTC) equipment that he sai...
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Freight Only Airline to Launch Chongqing Service from Monday
Cargolux Will Operate Twice Weekly

11/05/2012
LUXEMBOURG – CHINA – News of another Southern Chinese service, this time for air freight, as Cargolux, Europe’s largest all cargo ca...
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New Asian to US East Coast Freight Route from Major Container Shipping Groups
MOL and Evergreen Cooperate on Vietnam - China - Singapore Service

11/05/2012
VIETNAM – CHINA – US – Two of the world’s largest container shipping groups are to introduce to transport cargo from major Asi...
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Hundreds of Road Haulage Operators Can Benefit From Green Truck Scheme
North East Operators Will be Paid to Sign Up

10/05/2012
UK – A Government green truck project is set to pay to road haulage operators to ensure hundreds of low carbon vehicles take to the roads of the...
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Logistics Groups Take Staff Recruitment and Training Seriously
PD Ports and DSV Encouraged by Apprenticeship Schemes

10/05/2012
UK – Each week we hear of more freight organisations signing up to apprenticeship schemes and the news is particularly welcome when the company ...
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Intermodal and Container Terminal Software Upgraded for Better Freight Control
Fargo Extends Management Offerings for Rail Cargo

10/05/2012
UK – The move to intermodal poses new problems even for established freight companies and the management of cargo throughput reaches a new level...
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3PL Group Demonstrates the Need for Specialist Logistics Services from Freight Forwarders
Panalpina First to Attain GDP Certification at Schiphol

10/05/2012
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – As the shipping world feels the pinch more freight forwarders are employing specialist techniques to expand in s...
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New Trucks for Somerset Road Haulage Outfit
Hope That Mercedes Can Reduce Fuel Bills

10/05/2012
UK – Established in 1969 with a single truck by Chairman Ray family run road haulage outfit R T Keedwell has been growing steadily ever since, b...
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Freight Warehouses May Be Grateful for Pallet Damage Saver
New Product Helps Avoid Crushed Shipments

09/05/2012
UK –Every freight warehouse manager or fork lift driver knows the hazards associated with stacking pallets loaded with bagged goods, delicate ca...
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Intermodal Union as Rail Freight and Trucking and Logistics Group Renew Agreement
Schneider and BNSF Sign Another Multiyear Contract

09/05/2012
US - Schneider National Incorporated, one of the oldest and most respected of the US trucking groups, has announced the renewal of its long term agree...
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Fuel And Freight Rates Must Rise Says Sixth Largest Container Shipping Group
NOL Publish Gloomy Q1 Figures with an Honest Appreciation of the Situation

09/05/2012
SINGAPORE – WORLDWIDE – It is rare for us to see a financial statement which not only shows a parlous situation but indicates that, unless...
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More Truck Stops Following Pressure from Road Haulage Group
Good and Bad News for Aussie Truck Operators

08/05/2012
AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE – Following our piece last month criticising the amount of deaths caused to and by truck drivers suffering from fati...
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Stranded Tanker Sees Welcome Relief Thanks To Unions
Wages and Food Arrive at Anchorage off Hull At Last

08/05/2012
UK – Last week saw the resolution, hopefully a permanent one, to a problem that seems to become more widespread as difficult economic conditions...
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Siemens Sign First New Global Logistics Warehousing Agreement
Schenker Appointed by Industry Leaders

08/05/2012
WORLDWIDE – A frame agreement has been signed between Siemens and DB Schenker regarding the warehousing of products following the decision by Si...
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Multimodal Event Manages to Succeed Despite Freight Market Concerns
Many Logistics Companies Determined to Avoid the Doldrums

08/05/2012
UK – Last week saw the 2012 Multimodal exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC and once again showed itself as the UK’s premier freight and l...
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New Thames Deep Sea Container Port Places Intermodal Link and Logistics Contracts
London Gateway Freight Park Set to be the Biggest in Europe

08/05/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE - Despite the economic woes besetting the world’s trade at large, and container shipping perhaps more than most, the projec...
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EU Wants Freight Industry to Vote on Container and Other Shipping Cartels
After Abolishing Conference Lines Now an Anti Trust Option Examination

07/05/2012
EUROPE – This week the EU Anti Trust Commission threw open the question of cartel behaviour with the launch of an online link enabling stakehold...
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Truck Drivers Need Assistance From Freight and Logistics Industry
Plea for Help to Companies and Individuals Alike

07/05/2012
UK – The truck driving industry in Britain has never had the basis of a cohesive structure ensuring a safety net in what can be a very hazardous...
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Freight Forwarder Advances Improved Logistics Support at London's Heathrow
K + N Tailor 'Aircraft on Ground' Delivery System

05/05/2012
UK – Specialised logistics movements require bespoke solutions and Kuehne + Nagel say their new airside service at Heathrow airport is tailored ...
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Swiss Freight Forwarding Group to Appeal Against Massive Fine
Panalpina Says Penalty Has Resulted in Loss

05/05/2012
SWITZERLAND - EUROPE – The massive fines levied on numerous freight forwarding groups by the EU Anti Trust Commission in March have had a devas...
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YRC Concentrates On Home LTL Road Haulage Freight Market
Q1 Figures in as Welch Continues to Dodge Bullets

05/05/2012
US – At a time when virtually everyone in the trucking industry is looking nervously about it seems bad news becomes good news when things aren&...
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Express Freight and Road Haulage Firm Sinks as Container Port Plan Emerges
1000 Australian Drivers and Warehousemen Laid Off Whilst Expansion Plans for Sydney Forge Ahead

04/05/2012
AUSTRALIA – Staff were left stunned this week as 1st Fleet, a major express freight and warehousing company based in New South Wales shut its do...
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Liebherr See First Major Delivery to Brazilian Container Terminal Group
New Cranes Installed to Boost Productivity

03/05/2012
BRAZIL - In these strained economic times many companies are turning to the BRICS economies for a new and enhanced source of income and one such is L...
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Global Freight Forwarding Group Team Off To A Flying Start
Rutter Has a Cracker on his Kwacker

03/05/2012
UK – For the second year running Midlands-based Global Freight has assisted MSS Bathams Kawasaki with its 2012 sponsorship of the leading Britis...
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Materials Handling Equipment No Longer Has To Be Brand New For Logistics Buyers
'Previously Enjoyed' Fork Trucks Are Now Acceptable

03/05/2012
UK – EUROPE - According to Neil Warren, the Used Equipment and Short Term Rental Director at Fork Truck manufacturer Jungheinrich the profile of...
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Logistics University Tests Shipping Staff of the Future
KLU Prepares Youngsters for Real World Situations

03/05/2012
GERMANY – We have written before on the excellent Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and how it prepares young people looking to make freight...
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International Freight Forwarding and Logistics Cooperative Gains ISO Status
Austro - German Cooperation Forges Ahead in Taiwan

03/05/2012
TAIWAN – Weiss Röhlig, the cooperation between Austrian freight forwarding group Gebrüder Weiss and German based Röhlig Logistics...
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Freight Forwarding Group Settle On Their Future Logistics Partner
Panalpina Team Up with Supply Chain Efficiency Specialists

03/05/2012
WORLDWIDE – Swiss freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has entered into a strategic partnership with Red Prairie, a US headquartered...
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Pirate Update Tanker With Gasoline Cargo Reported Hijacked
Meanwhile Eleven Hijackers Get Their Just Desserts

02/05/2012
SOMALIA – GULF OF GUINEA - Harsh sentences have been handed down on eleven pirates captured three years ago who have been awaiting justice in K...
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Freight Handling Concerns as Jersey Cargo Crisis Demonstrates Problems of Ending VAT Scheme
Doubts Over Future of Stevedoring Contract

02/05/2012
UK – Doubt remains over the future of cargo handling on the island of Jersey following the liquidation of stevedores George Troy and Sons. Econo...
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US Surface Freight Figures show Rise in Truck, Rail Cargo etc.
17.4% Jump in Land Borne Totals

02/05/2012
US – MEXICO – CANADA - Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbours, Canada and Mexico, ...
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New World Headquarters for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Partnership
IJS Global Opens Schiphol Airport Base

02/05/2012
NETHERLANDS – IJS Global, having grown from its 2 U.S. based offices in 2004 to a worldwide partnership network operating in seventy seven count...
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Freight and Logistics Group Commence Apprenticeship Programme
UK Slowly Adopts a More Professional Approach

02/05/2012
UK – One of the anomalies of the UK logistics industry is the lack of formal qualifications needed to enter the freight forwarding sector as com...
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Freight Group Publishes New Guide for European Road Haulage
FTA Releases 17th Annual Offering to Assist Transport Operators

02/05/2012
UK – EUROPE – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published the 17th edition of its annual European Road Transport Guide for UK-ba...
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IMO To Build Centre To Defeat Piracy As Bulk Freight Carrier Released
New Initiative to Repress and Deter Hijacks at Sea

31/05/2011
DJIBOUTI – SOMALIA – HORN OF AFRICA – Another step forward yesterday in the constant fight to defeat the pirate forces which are pro...
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Dubai Freight and Trade Organisations Discuss Alliance
Intentions That Cooperation Will Strengthen Logistics Industries

31/05/2011
DUBAI – In discussions recently two of Dubai’s foremost trade bodies have indicated their intention to form an alliance that will see both...
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GEFCO Launch Daily Overland Freight Services In Europe
Company also increases Chinese Airfreight Capacity

31/05/2011
EUROPE – CHINA – GEFCO, the automotive freight forwarding specialist, has completed the acquisition of a 70% stake in Gruppo Mercurio, a m...
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Seasonal Reefer Container Freight Route Back For Another Year
Safmarine Commence Increased Fruit Operations Again

31/05/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – Container shipping line Safmarine and the other Southern Africa Europe Container Service (SAECS) member lines have reintroduced t...
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DSV Finland Buys Out Wasa Logistics
Outright Purchase Expands Share of Finnish Freight Market

31/05/2011
FINLAND – Danish head-quartered logistics operator DSV has continued its expansion by just announcing that it has acquired a 100% of the shares ...
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Volvo Green Freight Trucks Go On Sale
Gas Diesel Hybrids Now Offered

31/05/2011
EUROPE – Volvo trucks has announced it has just launched their new Volvo FM MethaneDiesel truck. The new vehicle is powered by a combination of ...
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Kuehne and Nagel Does a Beautiful Logistics Job For Colomer
Cosmetics Group Award European Supply Chain Contract

31/05/2011
Europe - Spanish cosmetics company The Colomer Group has awarded Kuehne + Nagel the warehousing, picking & packing and distribution activities for...
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Freight Tolls For Trucks Take Up New And Varied Technologies
Tunnels, Bridges and Pay Roads Paint a Confused Picture

29/05/2011
US – EUROPE – With the news this week that American Roads Investments (ARI) is extending the use of an application for smartphones to simp...
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New Freight Alliance Takes On Logistics Challenges Of Global Yacht Shipping
Three Companies Join to Provide Service

28/05/2011
WORLDWIDE – The sight of an expensive boat being loaded aboard the deck of a container ship or stowed in the belly of an aircraft always stirs t...
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Freight Transport Association Claims Potholes Increase Haulage Costs
Councils Need to Spend More to Reduce Accidents and Trucking Expenses

27/05/2011
UK – Yesterday the Labour Party estimated that the bill for repairing Britain’s roads was as high as £13.4 billion and that 92% of th...
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Freight Forwarding, Haulage, Shipping And Logistics Appointments
Latest Hirings and Firings Across the Globe During the Past Few Weeks

27/05/2011
UK – Both the leading road freight transport associations had announcements at board level in the past month. Stewart Oades has been elected to ...
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Express Freight Carrier Deutsche Post DHL Criticised For Employment Practices
Company's Social Responsibility Report Called 'A Fairy Tale' by Unions

27/05/2011
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – There were demonstrations at express freight group DHL’s AGM in Frankfurt this week by unions against what the...
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Haulage Firms Have To Take Safety Seriously
Compensation Claims Stimulate Action - But is it Practical?

26/05/2011
UK – One morning in September 2008 Anatolij Kuzmenok claims he was using a zebra crossing in his home town of Wisbech when a truck operated by W...
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Polythene UK Offers Supply Chains Three Times the Wrapping
Boss Confident at Beating the Opposition

26/05/2011
UK - Freight and logistics companies who incorporate a warehouse element in their supply chain service package are always on the lookout for ways to e...
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US State Department Sanctions Shipping Companies Over Iran
Ofer Brothers Denies Deliberately Selling Tanker to Rogue State

26/05/2011
USA / IRAN / UK / UAE / SINGAPORE / ISRAEL / VENEVUELA / MONACO – The announcement by the US State Department that it has imposed sanctions upon...
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Obituary - Bulk Freight Shipping Mourns The Loss Of A Legend Of The IMO
Mr. Yoshio Sasamura - Remembered Particularly for his Contribution to Tanker Safety

25/05/2011
JAPAN - One of the stalwarts responsible for the safety of freight shipping, particularly tankers has died. Mr. Yoshio Sasamura of Japan, a veteran of...
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Freight Forwarder Wins Extended Supply Chain Contract With Continental
K + N Gets Further Mileage from Tyre Giant

25/05/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – German freight forwarding group Kuehne + Nagel has taken over the management of the plant warehouse operation for Continental Tyr...
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New Freight Ship And Extra Port Call For Container Shipping Giant
CMA CGM Name New Box Vessel and Add Extra Greek Stop

25/05/2011
FRANCE – GREECE – French ocean container line CMA CGM announced the christening of their latest addition, the Maltese flagged vessel was d...
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More On The Anti Trust Investigation Of Container Ocean Freight Carriers
Industry Resentful of EU Interference after Conference Agreements Banned

24/05/2011
EUROPE – Following last weeks story regarding raids by the EU Competition Commission on several major container carriers it seems the investigat...
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Ocean Freight Vessels May Have Armed Escorts Through Pirate Waters
Wheels of Power Slowly Turn Toward Private Security Option

24/05/2011
SOMALIA – UK – WORLDWIDE – The scourge of piracy, particularly in the Gulf of Aden and the waters beyond, would seem to be facing a ...
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Container Freight Companies Move Toward Shipping Greener Boxes
Maersk Line the Latest to Reduce Hardwood Demand

23/05/2011
WORLDWIDE – After our article last November in which French container shipping giant CMA CGM indicated they were looking for a way to eliminate ...
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Fuel Cost Sparks Truck Crime As Haulier Attacked
Motorway Service Areas Need Upgrade Says RHA

23/05/2011
UK – As the price of fuel has increased apparently the latter day spectre of theft from parked vehicles is returning to haunt road haulage outfi...
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Smuggling Migrants In Freight Trucks Hits A New Low (or High)
Illegal Alien Trade is a Global Problem

20/05/2011
MEXICO – US – Those in Europe who are concerned about the illegal entry of immigrants will be staggered by the scale the problem sometime ...
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Global Container Shipping Lines Hit By EU Freight Price Investigation
Ocean Cargo Under the Spotlight as Offices Raided by Officials

20/05/2011
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – The European Competition Commission has confirmed that on Tuesday it commenced a series of unannounced raids on the o...
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No Seizures From Freight Containers Alarms Inspector
UKBA Under the Microscope as Officers Concentrate on Passport Control

20/05/2011
UK – Having come under heavy criticism for exercising poor control over the number of migrant workers entering the country just three days ago, ...
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New Heavy Haulage Plant Proposed By Scania
India Again the Site for Expansion by Truck Manufacturer

19/05/2011
INDIA – Last year saw a spate of announcements from freight truck manufacturers who had intentions of expanding their manufacturing interests in...
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RoRo, Container And Break Bulk Freight Specialist Chooses Amsterdam
Grimaldi Lines Open Second Service

19/05/2011
NETHERLANDS – The Italian shipping company Grimaldi Lines which utilises a range of types in its freight fleet including RoRo multipurpose vesse...
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Container Shipping Line Switches After Major Freight Liner Agency Enters Administration
Johnson Stevens Fold Days After New Route Agreements and Unifeeder Act Immediately

19/05/2011
UK – One of the oldest and most respectable freight liner agencies in the country has entered administration apparently blaming the European Uni...
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Container Vessel Breaks Records For Freight Ship In The Baltic
Rickmers Claim Largest Box Carrier Ever in the Region

18/05/2011
BALTIC - The arrival from China of the Rickmers owned containership Maersk Elba at the DCT Gdansk terminal on 11th May marked a new era in Baltic ship...
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Freight And Passenger Award To Irish RoRo Ferry Group
Irish Ferries Scoop Another Prize

18/05/2011
IRELAND - Irish Ferries has added to its tally of top awards by winning the prestigious International Marketing Award at the Irish Marketing Institute...
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Logistics Group Help Moonwalkers Breast The Tape
CEVA Support Cancer Charity

18/05/2011
UK – Supply chain and logistics specialists CEVA once again ensured the sleepless participants in this year’s London Moonwalk in aid of th...
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Objections To Flags Of Convenience Increase After Deepwater Horizon Report
Pressure Builds as Flag States Shun Responsibilities

17/05/2011
WORLDWIDE – It is a regular occurrence for countries offering flags of convenience (FOC)to be roundly criticised, primarily in the case of bulk ...
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Pirates Dead And Hostages Freed As More Freight Vessels Attacked
Update on Somali Situation

17/05/2011
SOMALIA – GULF OF ADEN – Since our last report on the 6th May when EU Navfor announced the introduction of their new integrated maritime m...
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Freight Agency Announces New Spain - UK Container Shipping Route
Netherlands Based Line Continues Expansion

16/05/2011
UK – SPAIN – NETHERLANDS – Since coming into being as recently as January 2009 when formed from three independent freight companies,...
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Poole Harbour Invests in New Handling Equipment
Custom Fork Truck for Port

16/05/2011
UK – Poole Harbour has taken delivery of a custom-built multi-purpose forklift truck from Cooper SH that will allow the port to now handle some ...
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Bulk Freight Group Continue To Acquire Vessels
US Group Continue Expansion

13/05/2011
US – WORLDWIDE – Despite the comparative lowly status of the Baltic Dry Index, one group trading in the bulk freight sector seems intent o...
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Bubbly Shipment for Logistics Specialist
JF Hillebrand Brings Old and New to London Wine Fair

13/05/2011
UK - Renowned wines and spirits logistics expert JF Hillebrand, which has been entrusted with shipping the world’s oldest bottle of Champagne to...
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MOL Shipping Employees and Partners Raise Money for Tsunami Victims
Sum On Top Of Company Donation

13/05/2011
JAPAN - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines today reported that it has donated a total of about ¥55 million (US$680,000) to the Japan Red Cross Society and Centr...
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Panalpina Adds Second China to Alabama Air Freight Flight to Dragon Wings
Swiss Forwarders Relations With Huntsville Continue to Strengthen

12/05/2011
USA / CHINA - Forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has strengthened its own controlled air freight network with the addition of a second direct we...
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Safety on the Roads Is the Name of the Game
Road Freight Associations Hail Developments and Call for More

12/05/2011
WORLDWIDE – Every six seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world's roads. Nine in ten casualties occur in developing countries,...
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CEVA Logistics Awarded Contract to Handle Chrysler Supply Chain in Iberia
Extends Agreement with Fiat Group

12/05/2011
SPAIN / PORTUGAL - CEVA Logistics has extended its agreement with Fiat Group with the signing of a contract extension which will include the supply ch...
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New Europe to Asia Rail Freight Link Begins Operation
Antwerp to Chongqing Service First Run Commences

11/05/2011
BELGIUM / CHINA – A new trans-continental rail freight route began operations on Monday when the first train left the Port of Antwerp in Belgium...
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DHL Freight Offers Green Options for Road Logistics
Reports and Offsetting Now Offered

11/05/2011
EUROPE / MIDDLE EAST / NORTH AFRICA - DHL Freight is now offering two new environmentally-friendly products. Customers commissioning groupage (LTL), p...
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Klaus-Michael Kuehne Stands Down As Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel Logistics Group
Karl Gernandt Named as New Boss

11/05/2011
SWITZERLAND – A legendary figure of the freight industry, Klaus-Michael Kuehne, announced yesterday that he is to relinquish his role as Chairma...
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Maersk Reports Q1 Profits And Container Shipping Up
Danish Giant Continues To Do Well

11/05/2011
DENMARK – Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, has reported that the group’s net profit for the January-April, 2011 ...
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Crowley Maritime Leads the Way with Safer Petroleum Freight
New Barges Expressly Designed to Protect Alaskan Environment

11/05/2011
ALASKA, USA - Crowley Maritime Corporation, who specialise in providing logistics and marine services throughout Alaska and in some of the world’...
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DHL and Manchester Utd Partner to Teach Kids About Business
Logistics Giant Offer Expertise for New Education Project

10/05/2011
UK — DHL Express is partnering with the Manchester United Foundation, the football team’s official charity, to participate in a groundbrea...
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OfficeTeam select ATMS System for Supply Chain Management
Fourth New Client in Month for Management Solutions Experts

10/05/2011
UK - OfficeTeam, one of the UK's leading office products and services company has selected the ATMS StockTrack PLUS warehouse management system for th...
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Fairmount Marine Deliver Monster Platform
Dutch Firm Manages Korea to Angola Tow Without Hitch

09/05/2011
ANGOLA / NETHERLANDS - A specialized team lead by Netherlands-based Fairmount Marine has successfully completed the tow, mooring and positioning hook-...
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Freight Forwarder And Logistics Provider Reports Profits
DSV Expands Presence in Energy Sector

09/05/2011
DENMARK / UK – Danish based DSV has seen first quarter profits rise in line with those of other freight forwarders and logistics specialists and...
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Martin Bencher Expands Freight Forwarding Operation Into Brazil
New Sao Paulo Office Latest in Old Hands Expansion

09/05/2011
DENMARK / BRAZIL – Long established freight forwarders Martin Bencher have announced that they have taken the next step in their expansion into ...
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Allseas Global Logistics and Synergy Cargo Team up to Handle Major Factory Relocation
UK and Bangladesh Companies Cooperation Success

09/05/2011
UK / BANGLADESH - The relocation of an entire paper processing plant from the UK to Bangladesh has given heavy lift specialist Allseas Global Logistic...
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DB Schenker Wins Another Aircraft Parts Logistics Contract
Signs Three Year Contract With Marshall Aerospace

09/05/2011
UK - Following on from their extension of a major contract with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to handle the company’s part distribution network S...
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Swift Freight Rebrands to Barloworld Logistics
Consolidation for International Brand

09/05/2011
DUBAI – South African-based Barloworld Logistics has announced that it plans to rebrand Dubai-based Swift Freight International LLC as Barloworl...
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Cape Town Container Terminal Expansion Proceeding Well
Second Berth Now Renovated

06/05/2011
SOUTH AFRICA - State-owned freight, transport and logistics giant Transnet Limited today celebrated a significant milestone in its 5.4 billion Rand ($...
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More Freight Vessels And Pirates Both Captured Or Released This Month
Where is a Consistent Policy on Piracy? At Least EU Naval Force Has A New Tool to Fight Back

06/05/2011
WORLDWIDE – The past month has seen the usual assortment of pirate stories relevant to those with an interest in freight matters and ocean cargo...
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MAN Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards Winners Announced
Industry Recognises Its Most Inspirational Women

06/05/2011
UK – Now a regular feature for the UK’s logistic industry, the MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards has announced it’s...
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DHL Latest Logistics Operator to Assist With Japanese Earthquake Relief
Provides Pro-Bono Domestic Delivery of Relief Supplies

06/05/2011
JAPAN – DHL has announced themselves as the latest logistics company to offer their assistance to the Japanese government following the tragic e...
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CMA CGM to Launch New Africa Asia Ocean Freight Service
Shaka Express Will Cater For Growing Market

06/05/2011
INDIAN OCEAN / ASIA – French-based CMA CGM have announced that from the 8th of May they will be launching a new service linking Asia, Indian Oce...
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Double Delight For Freight And Logistics Group
K + N Collect Plaudits and Business in a Good Week

06/05/2011
EUROPE – Whilst it has been a comparatively quiet period for the freight and logistics world due to the plethora of holidays in the past few day...
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Rail Freight Service Challenges Road Haulage
Cross Border Traffic Targeted by Schenker

06/05/2011
ROMANIA – In a continuation of their corporate strategy DB Schenker Rail have formally integrated Logistic Services Danubius SRL into their rail...
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Freight Association Holding Conference for Logistics During Olympic Games
How Supply Chain Can Avoid London Disruption

05/05/2011
UK – With over a million people expected to descend on London during next summer’s Olympic Games the UK’s Freight Transport Associat...
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Swiss Freight Forwarding And Logistics Group Publish Results
Panalpina Announce Q1 figures

04/05/2011
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina have reported a strong double digit growth in profitability com...
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Shipping Companies In Front Line of Gulf Cold War
Arms Smuggling Warning as War of Words Intensifies

04/05/2011
MIDDLE EAST – Though many in the West have hailed the wave of discontent that has swept the Arab world, the ‘Arab Spring’, as most l...
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Pilot Strike Affects Air Freight Cargo
Domestic Flights Appear Hardest Hit

04/05/2011
INDIA – There is no end in sight to the conflict between striking air crew and Air India (AI) management as the situation deteriorated further y...
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Air Freight Cargo Conspirators Face Million Dollar Charges
Anti Trust Cases Rumble On

03/05/2011
US – Whilst much of the English speaking world enjoyed an extended Easter break and sat back to watch the Royal Wedding the air cargo cartel sca...
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Logistics Boss Latest Dragons Den Member
Pall-Ex Founders Entrepreneurship Further Recognised

03/05/2011
UK – Hilary Devey, founder of the Pall-Ex pallet distribution network, has once again had her business acumen recognised by being chosen to be t...
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Air Freight Bucks Trend In March
IATA Publish Transport Statistics

03/05/2011
WORLDWIDE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced scheduled international traffic results for March 2011 compiled from sta...
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Rail Freight Carriers Agree Provisional Terms With Transport Union
Five Year Terms of Employment Await Confirmation

03/05/2011
US – One third of all rail workers are represented by the United Transportation Union whose leaders have just agreed terms on wages, working con...
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Bin Ladens Death Raises Alerts for Freight Industry
Vigilance Needs to be Heightened for Global Logistics

02/05/2011
WORLDWIDE – The news that American special forces have succeeded in killing Osama Bin Laden has caused members of the global logistics industry ...
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Vitronic Technology Keeps Express Parcel Consignments Shipping Smoothly
Interlink Express Invest in Laser Powered Cargo Volume Sensors

31/05/2010
UK – If you ever wondered how a company like Interlink Express manage to calculate the cube for all those little packages and parcels, in their ...
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Freight And Logistics Group Join Crime Bureau
AFN are first Transport Company to Sign Up

29/05/2010
US - AFN formerly known as Advantage Freight Network, providers of freight brokerage, third party logistics, and transportation management services is...
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New Beijing Air Freight Service For AA Cargo
American Airlines Launches First Direct Link From Chicago

29/05/2010
US – CHINA – American Airlines Cargo this week launched its first ever direct services between Chicago and the Chinese Capital, Beijing. ...
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Algae May Carry Your Air Freight In The Future
Jet Fuel From Chinese Plants to Power First Test Flight

29/05/2010
CHINA - A press release this week from the Boeing Corporation and PetroChina announcing their joint programme to evaluate establishing a sustainable a...
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Russian Rail Freight Update
V International Rail Business Forum Produces Results

29/05/2010
RUSSIA - This week saw the V International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership” take place in Sochi. The two day event was ope...
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DB Schenker Continue Bulgarian Rail Freight Consolidation
Traction License Means Expansion of Services

28/05/2010
BULGARIA - DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria EOOD, founded at the start of this year, celebrated its grand opening yesterday in Pirdop, Bulgaria. DB Schenker ...
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Confusion Over Container Shipping Lines Reported Ban On Unsustainable Cargo
Maersk Take a Stand on Fishy Business - or does it?

28/05/2010
NEW ZEALAND – Mystery surrounds press reports last night that after prolonged appeals from Green interests Maersk, the largest container shippin...
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Transnet Port Strike Ends - To the Relief Of the Shipping World
Second Union Agree to Terms for Return to Work

27/05/2010
SOUTH AFRICA - Robert Mashego, Deputy President of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu ) confirmed today that his members wou...
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Rail Freight Interests Put The Case For Transport Infrastructure Cash
Please Sir, Can We Have Some More?

27/05/2010
UK – As detailed in our recent articles the professional associations responsible for the country’s shipping and freight transport interes...
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IMO Increase Their Control On Oil Tankers And Bulk Freight Carriers
New Safety of Life at Sea Standards will be Enforced

27/05/2010
WORLDWIDE – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) have announced some details of the new standards they will demand for the construction...
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US Authorities Use Technology To Pinpoint Freight Congestion For Truckers
Highway and Interstate Problems can be Identified by Users

27/05/2010
US – By measuring operating speeds for trucks at any given place and point in time along 25 interstate highways that are considered significant ...
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US 3PL Group Pick Con-way As LTL Carrier Of The Year
GlobalTranz Award Winner Announced

27/05/2010
US – The best people to judge the performance of a less than truckload(LTL) carrier like Con-way Freight are third party logistics providers who...
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Government Changes May Cause Problems For Freight Transport
Decentralization could prove a Pothole for Truck Industry

27/05/2010
UK – Generally the promises of the new coalition government to disburse more power to the regions and decentralize control giving local bodies m...
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DB Schenker Up Their Intermodal Freight Services Throughout Europe
Swiss Multi Modal Centre will act as Hub

26/05/2010
EUROPE – DB Schenker are reviving the name of Hangartner, their wholly owned Swiss subsidiary to promote their intermodal European services. The...
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Shipping Strike Damages South Africa's Industry (and Credibility)
Union Holds out as Exporters Turn to Air Freight

26/05/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – The strike at logistics giant Transnet, the parastatal charged with managing the country’s port and rail freight operations...
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US Less Than Truckload Freight Haulier Sees Union Offer Rejected
ABFS Face an Uncertain Future as Teamsters Members Turn Them Down

26/05/2010
US - The spectre of over supply in the less than truckload (LTL) market still hangs above a sector of the freight industry as evidenced by the refusal...
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Container Line Hapag Lloyd Receive Shipping Council Award
Supply Chain Data Portal GT Nexus Users Honour Carrier

26/05/2010
US – Container carrier Hapag Lloyd received the 2009 partner data quality award at the annual conference of GT Nexus ‘Bridges 2010’ ...
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Vision Hydrogen Powered Trucks Take A Leap of Faith
Company sees Hydrnol as the Fuel of the Future for Freight Vehicles

26/05/2010
US – The Vision Industries Corporation have signed a revolutionary agreement with Asemblon Incorporated, of Redmond, Washington State to gain an...
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Russian Blackberry Supply Chain Contract Goes To K and N
MTS Select Logistics Supplier

26/05/2010
RUSSIA - Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS), the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS and one of the two official distributors of Blackberry...
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World Shipping Council Strengthens Legal Team
Top Lawyer Appointed as Counsel

25/05/2010
US – The World Shipping Council (WSC) which represents companies responsible for transporting around 90% of global sea freight, some 130 million...
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Shipping Companies Double Japan - Russian Container Sailings
Weekly Call for Direct Route plus new Busan Transhipment Service

25/05/2010
JAPAN – RUSSIA – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) one of the worlds leading multi modal company’s, have announced a further strengthening of t...
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Heavy Lift Japanese Engines Advance Into Europe
Specialist Moves Power Units for New Build Vessels

25/05/2010
JAPAN – BULGARIA - Heavy lift and project forwarding specialist Advance International Transport is half way to completing the 4,000 tonne moveme...
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Air Freight Wholesaler Continues Expansion
AMI South African HQ relocates

25/05/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – AMI, who took over the operations of MMA in 2008 is relocating its Johannesburg headquarters to new, larger premises in early Jun...
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Roymar Commit To Better Conditions For Seafarers
Lloyds Register to Assist with Certification

25/05/2010
US - Roymar Ship Management Incorporated, a New York based wholly owned subsidiary of the TBS Group, has enlisted the help of Lloyds Register North Am...
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Coalition To Cut Training Places For Transport And Logistics Trainees
Australian Trucking Association Weigh up the Options

25/05/2010
AUSTRALIA – With the UK election done and dusted and the public, and politicians, starting to get used to the first coalition government in over...
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Barloworld Logistics Gain Zambian Supply Chain Contract
Agency Cooperation Produces Results

25/05/2010
ZAMBIA – Barloworld Logistics have been signed up by joint developers BLB Project Development Consultants and Hightower Properties for the logis...
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Plane Stupid Protest Against Air Freight Is Just That
Figures Don't Bear Out Protestors Claims

24/05/2010
UK – Today saw a protest by six members of the ‘Plane Stupid’ group who cut through the perimeter fence at Manchester Airport before...
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Safmarine Now Introduce Direct Container Ship Call At Sharjah
Addition to Gulf to East Africa Service plus Nigerian and Benin Changes

24/05/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – EAST AFRICA - WEST AFRICA - UAE - Container shipping line Safmarine has announced an enhancement to its Masiika Express service ...
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President Obama Moves On Fuel Standards For Freight Trucks
New Memo Follows Last Years Order for Smaller Vehicles

24/05/2010
US – Much lobbying from freight trucking interests culminated in a White House meeting on Friday when President Obama signed a presidential memo...
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UK Trucking Associations Welcome Tax On Foreign Freight Hauliers
Coalition Governments Revue Viewed Favourably

22/05/2010
UK – Both of the leading associations representing the interests of British freight hauliers have greeted the new coalition government’s i...
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New Zealand Push For Rail Freight Improvements
Broad Opposition Support but Labour Say Trucks are Better Served

21/05/2010
NEW ZEALAND – Many financial pundits say much could be learned by European and US governments about controlling their debt crises by observing t...
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Trucking And Shipping Group Confirm Details Of Stock Offer
Con - way Incorporated to Raise $140 million

21/05/2010
US – Con – way Inc., which owns numerous trucking, freight, shipping and logistics interests, announced yesterday the completion of its pr...
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CMA CGM Launch Container Shipping Rate Increases And Surcharge Programme
1st June Sees Increases Across the Board

21/05/2010
WORLD WIDE – French container shipping giant CMA CGM, who have spoken recently on the strength of their recovery in the light of a disastrous re...
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Thailand Air And Sea Freight Situation Update
No Major Disruption Reported Despite Rioting

20/05/2010
THAILAND – During the recent troubles which have been so widely reported in the national press our office in Suphan Buri have kept us apprised o...
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US Move To Enhance Central Asian Export Import Freight Trade
Recent Meeting Aims to Promote Growth in All Areas

20/05/2010
UZBEKISTAN - KAZAKHSTAN - TURKMENISTAN - KYRGYSTAN – TAJIKISTAN – A forum designed to promote growth in the Central Asian region, the T...
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Warren's BNSF Finally Get Kansas Logistics And Rail Freight Park Approval
Sales Tax will pay for Development Grant

20/05/2010
US – Controversy always surrounds the development of large scale intermodal transit projects wherever in the world they are proposed as many of ...
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Panalpina Receive Brazilian Logistics Sweetener
Cargill Extend Sugar Crop Contract

20/05/2010
BRAZIL – Swiss based shipping group Panalpina received a fillip this week with the news that Cargill, international agricultural suppliers, were...
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SIGN ANTI PIRATE PETITION HERE ! Shipping Interests Declare War On Piracy
All Sides and Groups Unite Against a Common Enemy

20/05/2010
WORLD WIDE – No one in the shipping industry can be unaware of the growth area over the past few years. Piracy, particularly in the Gulf of Aden...
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Shipping And Trucking Tax Rises Cause Concern
Government Urged to Confer Before Changes Initiated

20/05/2010
UK – The new coalition government have made clear the necessity and intention to reduce the country’s deficit by all means available ̵...
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Australian Rail Freight News Update
Grain Rates Down While War Breaks Out in Queensland

19/05/2010
AUSTRALIA – Some good news as GrainCorp, the privately owned agricultural supply chain provider, announce that rail rates for this seasons harve...
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Damco Join Container And Cargo Freight Tracking Alliance
DASH7 Viewed as the Technology of Future Shipping

19/05/2010
US – Damco, the logistics arm of shipping giant A.P. Moller – Maersk, last week committed to join the DASH7 Alliance™, to work with ...
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Electric - Hydrogen Hybrid Truck Manufacturer Goes To War
Vision Intend to Infiltrate Military Market

19/05/2010
US – This week saw the California based Vision Industries Corporation, established producers of zero emission electric/hydrogen hybrid trucks an...
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New Office For Shipping Classification Company
Singapore to Act as Regional Centre

19/05/2010
SINGAPORE – This week saw the opening of a new office for vessel classification society the International Register of Shipping (IRS) which will ...
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Port Rates Reversal Comes Too Late For Some Shipping And Logistics Companies
Lord Bates Praised for 'An Outbreak of Common Sense' by BIFA

18/05/2010
UK – The news comes that Lord Bates, formerly Shadow Minister for Communities and opposition spokesman has confirmed in the media that he intend...
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TITAN Salvage Divers Detoxify Sunken Container Ship In Caribbean
230 Tonnes of Fuel Extracted from Wreck

18/05/2010
WEST INDIES – TITAN Salvage, a Crowley logistics group company operating out of the US, UK and Singapore, have successfully removed 230 tons of ...
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New York Hosts United Nations Conference on Distracted Drivers
Meeting of International Panel to Discuss Texting and Cell Phone Problem

18/05/2010
US – There will be a meeting at the North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters, New York tomorrow the 19th May to investigate the problems posed by in...
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US Truckers Win Supply Chain And Logistics Security Awards
ATA Recognise Police and Freight Hauliers Achievements

18/05/2010
US – The Supply Chain Security & Loss Prevention Council (SCS&LPC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have presented their 2010...
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VOSA To Enforce Regulations For Foreign Freight Drivers
Cabotage To Be Strictly Monitored in Future

18/05/2010
UK – It is a widely held belief in the British haulage community that foreign drivers engage in many illegal operations whilst working in the UK...
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Safety Crack Down On Rail Carriers As Well As Freight Truck Drivers
La Hood Pursues Train Crews Over Distractions

18/05/2010
US - Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has expanded his campaign to eliminate distracted driving to include those responsible for frei...
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Volvo Truck Safety Award Deadline Looms
US Trucking Firms Only Have a Few Days Left to Apply

18/05/2010
US – CANADA - Volvo trucks remind all companies that entries for their prestigious Safety Award must be lodged by the 30th May. The high-profile...
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CargoGulf Open New Logistics Link In Malaysia
Port Klang is NVOCC's Seventh Office

17/05/2010
MALAYSIA – CargoGulf, the cargo consolidator and NVOCC, have opened a branch in Port Klang intended to enhance the carriers shipping services in...
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Energy Saving Group Appoint TTC As Delivery Driver Trainers
Safety and Economy are the Targets for the Mark Group

17/05/2010
UK - TTC Automotive, a national driver training agency, have been awarded the contract to instruct the employees of the Mark Group, energy saving spec...
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FPS Expand LCL and FCL Freight Services Into The Pacific Islands
US Military Presence Promotes Growth of Shipping Routes

17/05/2010
NEW ZEALAND – PACIFIC ISLANDS – Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS), a grouping of seventy or so freight agencies based in fifty four countries ...
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Ash Misery May Disrupt UK Freight Shipping For Days
Volcanic Cloud Returns to British Skies Once Again

15/05/2010
UK – Another few days, or possibly weeks, of misery face UK shipping interests as warnings were issued today that the high altitude cloud of fin...
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Eurotunnel And Eurostar Services Suspended As Channel Tunnel Freight And Passenger Services Halted
Train in Tunnel Causes Disruption

15/05/2010
UK – FRANCE – A train is reported as stranded in one of the Channel Tunnels causing emergency procedures to be activated. At this time the...
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Kestrel Expand Their Freight And Shipping Brand Into Belgium
Essex Based Logistics Group Continues Growth

14/05/2010
UK – Belgium – The Kestrel Group of freight companies has opened Kestrel Liner Agencies (Belgium) BVBA in Antwerp where the company will r...
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Jupiter Shipping and Logistics Name Change
Company Becomes Interliner Logistics with Immediate Effect

14/05/2010
UK - Europe - Escombe Lambert Holdings, who manage all the groups subsidiary affairs, have announced that Jupiter Shipping & Logistics Limited wil...
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CMA CGM Continue Revision Of Container Shipping Routes
French Asia Line and Asia - Mexican Gulf Services Affected

14/05/2010
GLOBAL – French container shipping giant CMA CGM have announced two route changes to their regular container shipping services this week. The FA...
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Volcanic Ash Worries Continue For Air Freight Traffic
Rates May be Affected if Problems Continue

14/05/2010
EUROPE – With a continuation of the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and advice from the Icelandic Meteorological Office that no en...
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New Aircraft Will Service Milan - Shanghai Air Freight Route For Cargoitalia
Third MD11 extends Italian Routes

14/05/2010
ITALY – All cargo Italian specialist airline Cargoitalia will take delivery of its third MD11 freighter aircraft in June having leased the new f...
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Lloyd's Register of Shipping Granted Recognition By Japan
UK Group Honoured by Award of Official Status

14/05/2010
JAPAN – In a ceremony held yesterday representatives from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, celebrating their 250th anniversary this year as a...
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Homeland Security Grants For Freight And Shipping Infrastructure Criticised
$ 790 Million Additional Funds Slated

14/05/2010
US – As we predicted in December the ambitious plans which the Department of Homeland Security had for screening every freight consignment and s...
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New Bahamas Container Shipping Port Gets The Go Ahead
Government Moves to Commence Construction in Nassau

14/05/2010
BAHAMAS – In what appears to be a local power struggle Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has seemingly ensured that his plans to create a new conta...
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US Truckers Scared Of Retreads Told To Reconsider
Tire Retread and Repair Bureau Make an Offer to Hauliers

13/05/2010
US – CANADA – The Tire (Tyre to UK readers) Retread and Repair Bureau are an organisation devoted entirely to improving the somewhat dubio...
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GAC Continue Expansion With New Norway Office
Twelfth Regional Office for Dubai Group

13/05/2010
NORWAY – GAC tell us today that they have opened their newest logistics office at Oslo International Airport viewing this as an ideal location t...
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Freight Truck Drivers Accused Of Cheating Tachograph Regulations
Stronger Penalties Required to Prevent Abuse

13/05/2010
UK – Two simple facts of life. Firstly most people are resistant to change and secondly, bring in new protection or surveillance technology and ...
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Warehousing Update For US And UK Customers
New Systems Improve Location and Distribution of Shipments

13/05/2010
UK - US – News this week, from both sides of the Atlantic, of developments in the world of stock control, which may be of interest to any supply...
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New US - Europe Freight Service Announced by Con-way and TNT
Air Link between California, Florida and Liege for Heavier Shipments

13/05/2010
US - EUROPE – Two giants of the shipping industry have confirmed the inception of a new cooperative service between the South East and South Wes...
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Gold Environmental Award For Hong Kong Cargo Container Terminal
Hutchison Port Group Company wins Accolade from HKAEE

13/05/2010
CHINA – Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT), the largest shipping container handling terminal in the region, has won one of the nine sector ...
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All Freight And Transport Groups Concerned For The Future
Governments Under Fire on Both Sides of the Atlantic

13/05/2010
US – UK – It is the responsibility of those associations who represent the interests of the shipping industry to pressure Governments when...
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Davies Turner Opens New UK - German Freight Groupage Service
Deal signed with Deutsche Transport-Compagnie

12/05/2010
UK – GERMANY - Davies Turner & Co Ltd, freight forwarder and multimodal transport provider have signed a cooperation agreement with Deutsche...
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Menlo Worldwide Logistics Appoint Senior Director In China
Con-Way Subsidiary Focus on the Orient

12/05/2010
CHINA - Menlo Worldwide Logistics (China) Ltd., the Eastern branch of the US based freight transport and logistics giant Con-Way Incorporated, has ann...
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K and N Grab Eastern European Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Contract
Temperature Controlled Services for Major Supplier

12/05/2010
EASTERN EUROPE - Kuehne + Nagel have been awarded the management of temperature-controlled road transportation shipping thermolabile medical products ...
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Container And Bulk Shipping Lines Start The Long Voyage Back To Profits
Miserable 2009 Haunts Major Shippers whilst New Southern Europe - Asia Service Starts

11/05/2010
WORLDWIDE – A brief look at statements this week from two of the world’s largest shipping lines reveals much about the state of the freigh...
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US Truck Giant Orders Volvo Units For Commercial Vehicle Fleet
Penske go for Green Option to meet Emission Criteria

11/05/2010
US – Pennsylvania based Penske Truck Leasing, a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric, has chosen Vo...
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Wincanton Wins Two Important Defence Logistics Contracts
BAE and AgustaWestland Both Appoint Supply Chain Specialist

10/05/2010
UK – Wincanton has secured two five-year contracts to provide logistics services to armoured vehicle builder BAE Systems Global Combat Systems V...
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Freight Associations Call For Political Parties To Not Forget Their Industry
Concerns That Importance of Freight Not Be Overlooked

10/05/2010
UK – The news that the UK election has resulted in a hung parliament, where no party has a clear mandate to govern and an extremely rare occurre...
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MASkargo Signs Agreement For Freight Aircraft With Southern Air
More Asian Success For Cargo Airline

10/05/2010
USA / MALAYSIA – Southern Air and Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) have announced that they have entered into a multi-year, multi-aircraft wet...
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FedEx To Purchase Six More Boeing 777 Freight Aircraft
Additional Aircraft Will Expand Capacity to Asia and Europe

09/05/2010
USA - FedEx Express has announced agreements to purchase six additional B777F air freighters for its fleet. The largest all-cargo airline in the world...
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GAC-SMHI Unveil New Fleet Performance System For Shipping Lines
Web-based Monitoring For Improved Efficiency

07/05/2010
GLOBAL - GAC Solutions, part of the GAC logistics and maritime service group, and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) have re...
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MOL Bulk Shipping Vessel Sinks Off China After Collision
All Crew Safe

07/05/2010
CHINA - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announce that one of the bulk vessels, the 178,739 DWT Bright Century, has sunk after colliding with another shi...
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New Study Highlights How Logistics Companies Can Assist With Global Health Issues
Research Highlights Global Healthcare Supply Chain Improvements

07/05/2010
GLOBAL – A leading supply chain consultancy firm, Bisham, has recently completed a major research project to address some of the problems increa...
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Woodland Group Achieves C-TPAT Shipping Status
Company Looks Forward to Faster US Customs Clearance

07/05/2010
UK / USA - Woodland International Transport Co Inc, whose operations are headquartered at Lake Success, New York, has completed a year-long process to...
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Australian Trucking Association Calls For Support On Trailer Apprenticeships
Wants Industry's Help to Get Dedicated Training

07/05/2010
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has thrown its support behind a proposal to establish a national trailer and chassis maintenance...
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Aramex Expands Wholesale Road Freight Services To Scandinavia
Neutrality Designed to Reassure Forwarders

07/05/2010
UK / IRELAND / SCANDINAVIA - Global logistics and transportation provider Aramex have launched a specialist road freight service to and from Scandinav...
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American Airlines Now Offers Air Freight Option Between Madrid and JFK
New Route Begins With Discount Rates

06/05/2010
SPAIN / USA - American Airlines (AA) has introduced direct services between New York’s JFK and Madrid’s Barajas airport. AA states that t...
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Crowley Maritime Donates $80,000 To Haiti Relief Efforts
Caribbean Specialist Continues Aid Drive

06/05/2010
USA – Jacksonville-based liner shipping and logistics service provider Crowley Maritime Corporation and its employees have this week donated $80...
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Schneider National Joins New Towing Group
First Major Carrier to Join Network

06/05/2010
USA – Schneider National has joined a new, national towing group aimed at bringing greater collaboration and fairer pricing to the towing servic...
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Blackfriars Rail Redevelopment To Use Thames Barges For Freight
Another Major Construction Project Goes Up The River

06/05/2010
UK – The Blackfriars Station Project is the latest major London development to grasp the potential of using barge traffic on the Thames for mate...
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Tanker Seized By Somali Pirates Liberated By Russian Destroyer
Marines Storm Captured Vessel

06/05/2010
SOMALIA – Russian marines have stormed an oil tanker that was seized by Somali pirates yesterday some 350 miles east of the Gulf of Aden. Accord...
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Irish Ferries Report Surge In Bookings
300 Percent Increase in Information Requests

05/05/2010
IRELAND – The recent resurgence in problems for air travel to and from the Emerald Isle has seen ferry operator Irish Ferries experience a drama...
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Ash Halts Flights From Scottish And Irish Airports Again
Further Update Expected Tonight

05/05/2010
SCOTLAND / IRELAND – Airports across Ireland and Scotland have once again had to be closed as the danger of volcanic ash ingestion in aircraft e...
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New DB Schenker Bulgarian Intermodal Freight Terminal Starts Operations
State-of-the-Art Facility Opens

05/05/2010
BULGARIA – Intermodal logistics specialist DB Schenker has begun full operations at its brand new freight facility in Bulgaria. One of the most ...
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GAC Sets Up Specialist Energy Logistics Division In Houston
New Arm for Global Shipping Firm

05/05/2010
HOUSTON / USA – Dubai-headquartered GAC, who provide a range of shipping, logistics and marine services around the world, has launched its lates...
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Indian Rail Freight Company Looks To Invest In More Container Terminals
Ambitious Plans for Expansion Announced

05/05/2010
INDIA – The Managing Director of India’s state-owned rail freight operator, Container Corp. of India (Concor), has revealed plans to inves...
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Con-Way Freight Wins Military Veteran Employment Award
Recognition for Efforts Made in Employing Former Soldiers

05/05/2010
USA – Freight and logistics service provider Con-way Freight has won an award as one of the ‘2010 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Milita...
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Damco Wins AEO Accreditation And Fresh Produce Freight Award
Busy Week for Logistics Arm

04/05/2010
UK – Damco, the logistics arm of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, has had a flurry of success this week with the awarding of full Authorised Econ...
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Kuehne + Nagel Expands South American Logistics Operations
New Facilities and Contracts For Swiss Giant

04/05/2010
Colombia / Chile – Kuehne + Nagel has recently expanded its logistics operations in South America with the opening of new, state-of-the-art faci...
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Irish Flights To Resume
Ash Levels Not Risk To Aircraft

04/05/2010
IRELAND – Irish airports are to resume operations at 1300 local time, the Irish Aviation Authority has confirmed....
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CMA CGM Expect Return To Profit This Year
Shipping Line Very Positive on First Quarter Results

04/05/2010
FRANCE – Marseille-based shipping line CMA CGM has stated that the improvement in its first quarter results over last year means that the group ...
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Irish Air Traffic Faces Fresh Ash Cloud Restrictions
New Cloud Threatens More Problems

03/05/2010
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has informed Irish-based airlines that it is imposing restrictions on airports in Ireland from 0700 tomorrow until ...
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UK Shipping And Logistics Expo Multimodal 2010 A Great Success !
Exhibitors and Visitors Positive On Future of Industry

03/05/2010
UK – Once again this year’s Multimodal expo, held at the NEC in Birmingham last week, has proven a great success with both those attending...
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Grounded Bulk Carrier Moored In Australian World Heritage Site
Stricken Coal Ship to be Discharged in Queensland's Great Sandy Marine Park

02/05/2010
AUSTRALIA – The unfortunate case of the Shen Neng 1, grounded on the Great Barrier Reef a month ago, continues with yet a further twist. Somehow...
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US Freight Transport Study Into Multi Modal Rural Freight Movements Released
Agricultural and Bulk Transport Methods Under the Microscope

02/05/2010
US - The findings of a study released last week make interesting reading for anyone concerned with supply chain efficiency in the field of bulk carri...
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Transport And Shipping Workers Group On Line In 3 More languages
Crew Assistance Website now in Chinese, Russian and Spanish

02/05/2010
UK – WORLDWIDE – The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF),which represents over four and a half million workers in the transp...
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UPS looks to save $40m via pilot concessions
Company aims to save a staggering $130m over three years

30/05/2009
USA - UPS, the world’s largest shipping carrier, is looking to save $40 million this year in cost savings from pilots who are looking for altern...
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Increase in freight rates by NOL
New rates for Asia-Europe routes starting beginning June

29/05/2009
ASIA / EUROPE - The world's seventh largest shipping company, Neptune Orient Lines (NEPS.SI) has confirmed that its container arm will raise freig...
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Air freight 'bottoms out'
Air cargo tumbled 21.7% in April, but are we at the end of the decline?

29/05/2009
WORLDWIDE - Air cargo tumbled 21.7% in April, the fifth straight month where the drop has exceeded over 20%, but according to the Air Transport Associ...
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North Korean Shipping Ban Causes Concern
130 kilometre 'no-go zone'

23/05/2009
North Korea has imposed a daytime ban of all shipping activity within a 130 kilmetre 'no-go zone' off it's north-eastern coastal waters. Analysts ...
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Pirates head for Maersk Virginia
Somali pirates still operating in the Gulf of Aden

23/05/2009
SOMALIA - Yesterday it was reported that Somali pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden attempted to approach US vessel Maersk Virginia....
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Asian shipping stocks rebounding in 2009
One of China's top shippers of dry bulk fleet hit an eight-month high on 20th May

22/05/2009
Worldwide shipping has been hit hard by the global economic recession, but could Asian shipping stocks be experiencing a rebound? The Baltic Exchan...
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More Cuts in Air Freight Capacity Expected
Demand Outstripped by Cargo Fleets.

22/05/2009
WORLDWIDE - Cuts made to the international air cargo fleet in recent months are not sufficient, according to heads of the industry. Major operator...
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MEP's lobbied by rail companies over 'mega trucks'
Campaign group Freight on Rail argues against introduction of 'mega trucks' to UK roads.

22/05/2009
EUROPE - Campaign group Freight on Rail claims to have uncovered "fundamental mathematical errors in the European Commission-sponsored mega truck...
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Baltic Dry Index reaches 8 month high
Freight rates are back on the up.

22/05/2009
UK - The Baltic Dry Index, the benchmark for freight costs for dry bulk commodities like iron ore, has reached a new high in 2009 rising to just over ...
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MV Patriot Released by Pirates
German foreign ministry spokeswomen confirms the safe release of crew.

22/05/2009
SOMALIA - Germany's Foreign Ministry confirmed Tuesday that the captured German vessel MV Patriot had been released. Pirates captured the Maltese-...
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Paragon Shipping shares rebound
Greek shipping company add another $1.05 after surging 21% this week.

22/05/2009
GREECE - Paragon Shipping shares have shot higher for a second day following improved earnings. The company's shares tacked on another $1.05, up 20...
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Mariner of the Year 2009 for hijacked skipper
Captain who spared his crew accepts MMA Award

22/05/2009
USA - The captain of the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama, who surrendered himself to Somali pirates to spare his crew, has been recognized as the 2009 ...
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