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New Oceania Services for Container Line Announced
October Schedules Published

8/21/2019
AUSTRALIA – SOUTH EAST ASIA – The advent of containerisation was a revolution for many shipping lines, not least one with a history stretc...
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Business As Usual Post Brexit Says UK Port Boss After Certification of Quality Confirmed
AEO Status Achieved by Five Dock Operations

8/21/2019
UK – One of the few certainties regarding the country's post Brexit status upon which most people in the logistics profession are agreed is...
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Rail Freight Group Points to Relaxed State View of Anticompetitive Behaviour
Sluggish Reaction of National Authorities Angers Association

8/21/2019
SLOVAKIA – EUROPEAN UNION – The European rail cargo sector has been involved in controversy for years, with accusations, including the exc...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Firm Experimenting with Gas Powered Road Haulage Vehicles
New Units Save on Emissions as Against Euro VI Trucks

8/20/2019
AUSTRIA – EUROPE – Freight forwarding firm Gebrüder Weiss has taken delivery of its third gas powered truck as the company continues ...
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World First for South Korean Technology as Maritime Digital Security Component Gets Type Approval
Information and Operational Technology Systems Attempt to Negate Cyber Crime

8/20/2019
SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – More used to applying for standards affecting some of the world's heaviest engineering such as new ship des...
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Direct Vision Standard Could Catch Out Unwary Road Haulage Operators Coming Into London
Lorry Drivers Must Watch Out for Visibility Regulations

8/20/2019
UK – Whether or not he leaves office in May 2020 having completed the mandatory period of service, or survives like his only pair of predecessor...
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Support for Transport and Logistics Charity Extends Beyond Supply of Equipment
Training for Mechanics to Support the Saving of Lives in Africa

8/20/2019
ZAMBIA – UK – Go-Ahead, the local bus operator which has evolved into one of the UK's major passenger carriers tells us that one of i...
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MSCs New Breed of Giant Container Ships Starts to Clean Up Ocean Shipping Sector
Logistics Company Sees Largest Ever Box Vessel Make Historic Voyage

8/20/2019
EUROPE – CHINA – Earlier this month the MSC Gülsün transited the Suez Canal en route from Northern China to Europe before...
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Two Freight Forwarding, Haulage and Logistics Groups Merge as Agreed
Share Swap Completed to Amalgamate Two Transport Giants

8/19/2019
DENMARK – SWITZERLAND – As expected the final stage of DSV's acquisition of Panalpina went through today (August 19) with the complet...
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UN Convention Designed to Mediate International Disputes May Assist Shipping and Logistics Groups
Specialist Transport Lawyer Recommends UK Signs Up - But Will All Governments Honour It?

8/19/2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – The law, as it relates to the shipping industry, can be a complicated and expensive beast. Now specialist shipping and lo...
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Official Launch of E-commerce Centre for Supply Chain Solutions Specialist Group
Next Step as Global Online Retail Market Expansion Continues

8/19/2019
SOUTH AFRICA – Tigers South Africa, part of the global e-commerce fulfilment, transportation, and supply chain solutions specialist group headqu...
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Growth of E-commerce Affects Logistics Supply Chain Processes and Challenges Security
Anti-Counterfeit Crime Fighting Tool Welcomed by Hong Kong Group

8/19/2019
WORLDWIDE – Few companies in the history of logistics can claim to have had such a wide reaching influence on the industry as Amazon. The e-comm...
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Scottish Government Nationalises Shipyard to Ensure Lifeline Freight and Passenger Ferries Completed
Port Glasgow Group Deal Delights Transport Unions

8/16/2019
UK – The troubled Ferguson Marine Engineering shipyard in Port Glasgow has been taken into public ownership after the Scottish Government agreed...
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Cargo Boost for Air Freight Customers as Two Major Carriers Expand Services
Trans-Atlantic Tie Up Moves to Next Level

8/16/2019
UK – US – Two of the world's major airlines have announced a routes tie up which the pair say will see cargo customers their best-eve...
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Recently Announced Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Appointments and Departures
Staff Moves Within the Transport Industry

8/16/2019
UK – For the third year in a row, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Li...
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HGV Truck Sales Figures Up as EU Smart Tachometer Regulations Introduced
It Seems Road Haulage Companies Wish to Avoid the New Technology

8/16/2019
UK – EUROPEAN UNION – The figures released recently by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show a jump in new HGV regist...
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US Drops Tariff Hike on Chinese 53 Foot Domestic Intermodal Shipping Containers
Win for Trucking Lobby After Threats of Price Increases

8/16/2019
US – CHINA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced that it is pleased to have won the argument against increased US tarif...
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More Freight, Logistics, Haulage and General Shipping News Released Over the Past Few Days
Weekly Update of Some Less Well Publicised items from Around the Industry

8/16/2019

UK – US – We start the regular update of some lesser known news from around the world of freight and logistics with the announcement th...
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Government Department Steps Up Preparations for Pharma Imports Post Brexit
New Money Available for Express Freight Service

8/15/2019
UK – EUROPE – The Department of Health and Social Care is strengthening its Brexit preparations with a £25 million contract to set u...
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US Navy Updates Warnings and Advice to Commercial Shipping Passing Iranian Waters
Series of Communications and Physical Attacks Spawn Latest Advice

8/15/2019
US – IRAN – The US Maritime Administration has issued its latest advisory notice, 2019-012, superseding any previous documents, regarding ...
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European Grouping Sees Data Sharing as the Way Forward for Logistics Projects
Freight Stakeholders Investigate How to Work Collectively in the Supply Chain

8/15/2019
EUROPE – After three years of research and development the Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space (SELIS) will be brought to a ...
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Road Haulage Group Cultivates New Relationship with Incoming Government Department Head
Things Not So Amicable with Anglophile French Port Boss Over Brexit Speech

8/14/2019
UK – As the saying goes, a week is a long time in politics, it follows therefore that five of them is more like an aeon, and it is that long sin...
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Bonus for Healthcare Logistics Centre as Company Takeover Day Approaches
Multimodal Distribution Options Available from New Facility

8/14/2019
GERMANY – SWITZERLAND – DENMARK – Panalpina's newly opened Healthcare Logistics Centre in Weiterstadt near Frankfurt/Main has ob...
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Digital Twin 3D Technology Will Permit Fleet Operator to Control Hull Inspections
Massive Crane and Pipe Laying Vessels Get the Digital Observation Treatment

8/14/2019
NORWAY – ITALY – DNV GL's maritime software portfolio includes its ShipManager Hull technology, now installed on more than five hundr...
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Road Haulage Freight Interests Unhappy With New Think Tank Report
Big Brother Proposal for Citizens to Report Idling HGVs

8/14/2019
UK – The recent report on air pollution from the Liberal Conservative outfit Bright Blue, 'Emission Impossible', has been roundly dism...
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Huge Seizure of Heroin Found in Import Shipping Container at UK Port Bound for Netherlands
International Gang Fixing to Sell Drugs Transhipped in Antwerp Throughout Europe

8/13/2019
UK – BELGIUM – NETHERLANDS – An international law enforcement investigation has resulted in one of the largest ever seizures of hero...
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Alien Invasion! Japanese Pests Found Aboard US Bound Car Carriers and LNG Tanker
Ships Made to Leave Port for Treatment

8/13/2019
US – The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has recently intercepted several vessels, including car carriers and an LNG tanker, each ...
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Transport Union Accuses Parcel Carrier of Poor Staff Management Practices
Self-Employed Drivers Allegedly Forced to Accept Terms

8/13/2019
UK – The transport union GMB has slammed parcel group Yodel's tactics in signing up its self-employed drivers for 28 days or, according to ...
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Controversy as Road Haulage Lobby Express Concerns Over Hands Free Phone Proposals
England and Wales May See Technology Banned

8/13/2019
UK – The controversy regarding the use of mobile phones when behind the wheel has entered a new phase with a report published today by the Commo...
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Info Logistics Company Helps Remote Mountain School Pupils Living in Poverty
Kids Studying Far from Home Had No Beds to Sleep On

8/12/2019
AUSTRIA – CHINA – Fischamend headquartered cargo-partner, which offers a full suite of logistics optimisation services to supply chain cus...
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Freight and Passenger Air Carriage Must Work to Reduce Impact on Climate
German Industry Initiatives to Cut Emissions

8/12/2019
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – One of the biggest things in the minds of freight and passenger air carriers alike is undoubtedly climate change, an...
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US Port Sees Containerised Import and Export Totals Rise in July as Tariff Increases Loom
Record Ever Month for TEU Traffic in 92 Years of Trading

8/12/2019
US – Amongst all the talk of trade wars one place which certainly seems to be receiving a boost due to projected rising import tariffs, however ...
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Appointments and Departures in Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Related Roles This Week
Industry Staff News from Around the Globe

8/9/2019
SWITZERLAND – At its extraordinary general meeting earlier this week, freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has elected Kurt Larsen a...
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From Humpback Whales to Cowes Week - Some Shipping and Related Stories You Might Have Missed
A Few of the Smaller Items Relevant to the Logistics Sector This Week

8/9/2019
PANAMA – We begin our weekly global look at some of the smaller freight and logistics news items with evidence that slow steaming isn't onl...
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UK Government Looks to Free Ports to Boost Trade - but Does It Understand the Pitfalls?
Where Are the Advantages and How Does One Keep Out the Criminal Elements?

8/9/2019
UK – It seems that the new Conservative administration is prepared to happily talk its way through uncharted territory as it charges toward a v...
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Belgian Shipping and Logistics Group Sets the Tone for a Hydrogen Powered Maritime Future
From Ferries to Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels 120 Year Old Group Looks Forward

8/9/2019
BELGIUM – EUROPE – JAPAN – The Antwerp headquartered diversified shipping and logistics group CMB has released a plethora of informa...
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Shipping App Prompts Launch of New Company to Optimise Port Calls Worldwide
Major Freight Interests Join in Partnership

8/8/2019
NETHERLANDS – The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched its new company, PortXchange Products, which will focus on offering the digital ship...
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Container Ship Fires Prompt Penalties for Misdeclared Hazardous Cargoes
Hefty Fines for Those Shippers Who Transgress

8/8/2019
WORLDWIDE – The fire aboard the Yantian Express fire earlier this year, shipping line Hapag Lloyd has announced it will levy a penalty ch...
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Major Investment in UK Road Haulage Fleet by International Freight and Logistics Group
Driver Shortage and Brexit Fears Not On the Agenda

8/8/2019
UK – International freight and logistics Group DHL Supply Chain has announced a significant fleet investment in the UK. The investment, worth &p...
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More Union Protests as Reflagging and Selling UK Ships Means Loss of British Jobs
Further Demonstrations to Take Place This Month

8/7/2019
UK – There will be more protests this month by the maritime union RMT against crewing with non-union labour aboard ferry services from the UK. T...
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Global Air Freight Declines as Poor Trade Relations Affect Business
Africa the Only Bright Spot on International Carriers' Cargo Record

8/7/2019
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand for services...
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Pirate Attacks Continue Worldwide Despite Efforts to Control Them
Ships at Sea or Anchorage Will Always Prove a Target for Criminals

8/7/2019
ASIA – AFRICA – Although the rash of serious pirate attacks off the Somalian coast which we reported on almost a daily basis in the years ...
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Japanese Groups Set to Work on Electric Marine Vessel Project Using New Technologies
Four Major Companies Say Their New Venture Will Have a lot of Leverage

8/6/2019
JAPAN – Asahi Tanker, Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), and the Mitsubishi Corporation have announced their agreement to creat...
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New Report Tells Sad Tale of Third Party Logistics Company Failures to Deliver
3PLs Bad at Innovation with an Inflated Self Image. It's Not Pretty

8/6/2019
UK – In a report which will give pause for thought to many in the logistics profession, consultancy firm SCALA has outlined some findings we all...
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Logistics Sector Wants Full Details of How Government Support is to be Spent
Warehouse Experts Concerned for Food Imports and Xmas Rush at Brexit Time

8/6/2019
UK – The head of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has made some pertinent points regarding the HM government's promise to release a &p...
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New Design of LNG Powered Class of Ore Carrier Approved as Sulphur Cap Approaches
Japanese Groups Strive for More Efficiency and Lower Emissions

8/5/2019
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – With the International Maritime Organization's mandatory sulphur cap fast approaching, liquefied natural gas (LNG...
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New Bridge Creates Demand for Air Freight - Road Haulage Intermodal Links
Shipping Services Expansion Continues Despite Unrest in Hong Kong

8/5/2019
HONG KONG – With a general strike under way in the 'special administrative region' of China, things must be particularly stressed ther...
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Another Shameful Day for Japanese RoRo Shipping Interests as Cartel Fined for Price Fixing
Record Penalty Imposed Even After Mitigation for Guilty Plea

8/5/2019
AUSTRALIA – The Federal Court of Australia has convicted Japanese shipping line Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line) of criminal cartel conduct and or...
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Ministerial Changes Lead the Transport and Logistics Staff News This Week
New UK Brexit Team Starts the Appointments and Departures

8/2/2019
UK – After last week's change in Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has named several new appointees to the top jobs affecting the freight and l...
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A Rove Around Some of the Smaller Freight, Shipping and Logistics Stories of the Week
A Look at Some Supply Chain Tales You Might Have Missed

8/2/2019
UK – The first item in this week's look at some smaller stories in the world of shipping and freight related matters will doubtless divide ...
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Maritime Search and Rescue Awards Will Star at London International Shipping Week 2019
Winners of Safety at Sea to be Honoured as Finalists Announced

8/2/2019
WORLDWIDE – UK – There is little as fascinating in the world of international shipping as reading the stories of those who have put their ...
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Final Line Up Revealed for Annual Awards for Excellence in Logistics, Transport and Beyond
London Ceremony in October will See CILT Winners Crowned

8/2/2019
UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced the finalists for its prestigious CILT Annual Awards for Excellence...
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Silk Road Attracts Investment as Logistics Group Expands its Interest
Growth in Trade Prompts New Office Opening

8/2/2019
UZBEKISTAN – Tashkent has assumed a greater significance with the expansion of trade along the Silk Road and now Austrian headquartered transpor...
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Multipurpose Port Terminal Agreement to Last Forty Nine Years
First Such Facility in Italy for Turkish Group Aiming for Top Ten

8/1/2019
ITALY – Yilport Holding signed a concession agreement with the Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS), the managing institution of the...
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Mixed Future for Ocean Vessel Asset Values According to the Analysts
Market for Container Ships, Tankers and Gas Carriers Studied

8/1/2019
WORLDWIDE – VesselsValue has partnered with Oslo based shipping consultancy firm ViaMar to provide Forecasted Market values for each individual ...
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Another Materials Handling and Packaging Supplier Offers Free Plastic Recycling
Customers Get a Guarantee They Can Reinforce Their Own Green Credentials

8/1/2019
UK – Another UK based packaging and materials handling supplier has set up a free recycling scheme for customers which have bought any of their ...
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Industrial Dispute in Docks Expands as International Unions Protest
Automation and Subcontract Labour at the Heart of Dispute

8/1/2019
AUSTRALIA – It seems industrial action is in vogue in the transport industry at the moment, with British Airways pilots winning the right to str...
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Staff Moves in Freight and Logistics This Week
Post-Holiday Job Changes Galore

8/31/2018
UK – Freight and logistics announcements of staff moves start this week with the news that, after more than 17 years at the helm, Nick Lowe is t...
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Some Smaller, but Important, Items of Shipping and Logistics News This Week
Catch Up with Those Pieces You May Have Missed

8/31/2018
UK – This week's look at the smaller items of news affecting the shipping and logistics sector begins with news of the 2nd international co...
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Air Lubrication for New RoRo Vessels as Merchant Shipping Again Drives Technology Forward
Bubble Reduce Friction and Improve Fuel Consumption and Emissions

8/30/2018
ITALY – UK – There is no doubt that, as with the space race and the demands of wartime, the merchant shipping industry drives technology a...
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Air Cargo Figures Released as July Freight Demand Slower than Desirable
Beware the Trade Wars Says Aviation Boss

8/30/2018
WORLDWIDE – In its monthly review of the world's air cargo traffic the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that for glob...
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Two Major Freight Forwarding and ecommerce Logistics Providers Combine
Hermes Opts to Take Over Seko Offices on Home Territory

8/30/2018
GERMANY – In what represents a major shift in the parcel delivery and ecommerce market, Hamburg headquartered Hermes is to take over the offices...
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Water Borne Equipment Tour a Success for Fork Lift Truck Maker and Partners
Rhine Tour was a Trade Show with a Unique Style Hitting Four Countries

8/29/2018
EUROPE – The grand trip which saw forklift truck maker Hyster, accompanied by specialist container producer CakeBoxx Technologies hit the road, ...
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Transport and Logistics Favourite Charity Takes a Swat at Malaria and Saves a Host of Lives
Transaid Cooperative Trial Cuts Ninety Seven Per Cent of Deaths from the Disease

8/29/2018
ZAMBIA – Many in shipping and logistics are used to putting their hands in their pockets for transport charity Transaid and can take satisfacti...
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The Face of Retail is Changing and Causing Ripples in the Logistics Supply Chain
Throw in Brexit and Consolidation Seems to be the Keyword

8/29/2018
UK – A new study by supply chain and logistics consultancy Scala has found that traditional major retailers' share of product volumes has d...
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Maritime and Aviation Verification Group Reminds Ship Owners of IMO Requirements
Vessel Reports on Fuel Consumed and Distance Sailed Due Very Shortly

8/29/2018
WORLDWIDE – Shipping and aviation emissions verification company Verifavia is urging ship owners and operators to submit their data collection p...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Extends Aviation Support Logistics Services
Repairing an Aircraft? You Need a Mobile Hangar to Store It

8/29/2018
WORLDWIDE – U Freight, the freight forwarding group celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary this year after being established in Hong Kong in 1...
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Freight Forwarding Group Approved to Handle Colombian Drug Traffic
(and no, that's not like it sounds)

8/28/2018
COLOMBIA – The Colombian headquarters of Swiss freight forwarding and logistics group, Panalpina has been certified according to WHO Good Distri...
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The Garden of England to be Turned into a Toilet Block
So This is What the Government Thinks of HGV Drivers

8/28/2018
UK – We have written before of the mish-mash of government proposals to deal with delays to the Port of Dover, particularly in the case of a fai...
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Freight Forwarding Boss Says Multimodal Business as Usual in Turkey Despite Crashing Currency
However Many Unhappy to Deal with the Present Administration

8/28/2018
TURKEY –UK – Following up on our earlier piece regarding the latest rounds of tariff hikes and sanctions imposed, it is left to Davies Tur...
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Arctic Routing of Container Ship Raises Environmental Questions - and Hackles
Northern Sea Route Gets more Traffic Every Year

8/28/2018
ARCTIC – When Maersk announced recently it was to embark on a trial crossing using the Northern Sea Route (NSR) it seemed a fairly innocuous eve...
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Import Tariffs Should Worry All Freight and Logistics Players as Tit for Tat Moves Continue
So How is the Trade War Going for You?

8/28/2018
US – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – So by now just about everybody who works in freight and logistics knows there is a 'situation' wi...
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Port of Tilbury Goes Bananas for Enhanced Logistics Supply Chain
Perishables Spend Less Time in the Warehouse - More on the Shelf

8/28/2018
UK – Having opened its new flagship 230,000 square foot temperature controlled facility in the Port of Tilbury earlier this year fresh produce l...
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European Freight Forwarding Group Ties Up with Chinese Automotive Logistics Specialist
Globalisation Produces Another Joint Venture

8/25/2018
CHINA – Swiss freight forwarding and logistics firm, Kuehne + Nagel has announced a partnership with Sincero, a Chinese automotive logistics gro...
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Bits and Pieces of the Freight and Logistics News You May Have Missed
Some of the Items Which Came Up This Week Including a Maritime Tragedy

8/24/2018
UK – Starting the week's round up of bits and pieces of news from the freight and logistics sector is what the Fork Lift Truck Association ...
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BBC Children in Need Appeal Gets Support from Multimodal Logistics Group
Your Chance to Sponsor Intrepid Riders Heading for Paris

8/24/2018
UK – FRANCE – Automotive and multimodal logistics group GEFCO has organised a support team for this year's BBC Children in Need appea...
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Government Criticised by Road Haulage and Freight Bodies as it Publishes No Deal Brexit Plans
Potential Disaster Requires More than Damage Control or Kent Will Be a Lorry Park

8/23/2018
UK – Despite the government expressing confidence that a positive deal for Britain's exit from the European Union can be achieved, it today...
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How is the Silk Road - the Intermodal and Rail Freight Route from China - Shaping Up?
Conference to Answer those Questions About the One Belt, One Road Concept

8/23/2018
NETHERLANDS – CHINA – There has been much talk in recent times of the initiative 'One Belt, One Road' and of the Silk Road itsel...
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Shipping and Logistics Appointments Start with New Boss at Air Freight Specialists
Personnel Moves Around the Industry This Week

8/23/2018
UK – Appointments and departures across the freight, shipping and logistics sectors this week start with the news that, as part of its air chart...
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RoRo Ports Like Dover Not Fit for Purpose for Foodstuffs Post Brexit says UK Warehousing Chief
Government Must Change Customs Clearance to Inland Depots to Avoid Catastrophe

8/22/2018
UK – 18 months ago the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) produced a report on the problems facing the future supply of food to the C...
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Mediterranean Shipping Company Praised in Save the Whales Campaign
Sanctuary Programme Aiming to Cut Mortalities Congratulates MSC

8/22/2018
US – Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones national marine sanctuari...
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New World Record Number of TEU on a Single Voyage as Container Numbers Mount
Most Ever Boxes Carried on One Ship Claimed as Company Shows Resilience

8/22/2018
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – With a load of 19,038 TEU, the world's largest container shipping company Maersk Line claims that its 2nd genera...
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Star Wars Arrives In Port for Container Shipping Industry
Laser Technology to Scrub the Decks of the Future

8/22/2018
JAPAN – Nippon Yusen Kaisha, best known as container shipping line NYK, has signed a memorandum of understanding with technology company Toyokoh...
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Container Shipping Giant Opts for Environmentally Improved Reefers
Enhanced Technology Means Carbon Dioxide Can Be So Cool

8/22/2018
WORLDWIDE – The world's second largest container shipping company, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has contracted to lease 2,000 40-fo...
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Fork Lift Truck Group Adds Power to Rental Fleet
New Battery Contract as Short Term Hire Grows

8/22/2018
UK – Energy management specialist Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has won a major contract valued at £1 million from leading forklift truck ...
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Union Attacks Retail Magnate as Freight and Logistics Outfit Faces More Problems
Add Debt to the Woes of Troubled XPO

8/21/2018
UK – It seems 2018 is not a good year for US owned global freight and warehousing outfit XPO Logistics, a company that has of late been mired in...
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Compliant Fuel Causes Problems as IMO Sulphur Cap Approaches but One Shipping Line Acts
New Partnership to Ensure Consistent Quantity and Quality of Bunker Stock

8/21/2018
NETHERLANDS – Shipping behemoth AP Moller - Maersk and an independent tank storage operator active in the heart of Rotterdam's bunker envir...
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Scandal of Stowaway Migrants Needs Firm Action by French Police Says Road Haulage Group
As the Problem Escalates Steps Must be Taken to Avoid Another Calais Jungle Camp

8/21/2018
FRANCE – UK – A few weeks ago one of our reporting staff travelled through the port of Ouistreham to embark on the Brittany Ferries servic...
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Largest Global Ocean Freight Container Carrier Moves to Digital Rate Distribution
Maersk Line Adopts Electronic Smart Upload and Diagnostics Platform

8/21/2018
US – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – CargoSphere, which launched its platform for ocean rate and tariff distribution in January 2017, has now ...
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CBI Report Highlights Concerns Over Unbalanced Transport Infrastructure Investment
Despite Record Levels of Government Cash Regional Anomalies are a Worry

8/21/2018
UK – The horrific events in Genoa last week has meant transport infrastructure investment has once again temporarily lifted the subject to the t...
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Logistics Group Reconfigures Warehouse and Reduces Fork Lift Truck Requirement
Revision of Facilities and Equipment Doubles Available Storage Space

8/20/2018
UK – As with any modern freight and logistics provider, a major concern for Cheshire based H2Ecommerce (H2E), is the cost of space in operating ...
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New Chinese Container Port Order for Materials Handling Group
Finnish Equipment Supports World's Largest Box Port

8/20/2018
FINLAND – CHINA – Materials handling group Kalmar, which produces everything from automatic stacking cranes to fork lift trucks and bulk s...
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Prestigious Engineering Name Produces Own Electrical Storage System for Marine Use
Support Vessels to Ferries Can Reduce Costs with Battery Power

8/20/2018
NORWAY – Rolls-Royce is launching a lithium-ion based energy storage system for ships, which aims to provide ship owners a clean, safe and cost-...
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Training Academy for Logistics and Transport Industry Encouraged by Positive Ofsted Report
Apprenticeship Provider Making Significant Progress in Quest for Quality New Industry Talent

8/20/2018
UK – Ofsted recently conducted a monitoring visit to The National Logistics Academy as part of a series of such investigations to a sample of th...
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Container Line MSC to Breathe Life Into National Shipping Company
Swiss Group Eyes East African Development

8/17/2018
KENYA – Just as rival box line Hapag Lloyd has revealed it is developing services to and from East Africa, another container giant, Mediterranea...
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Appointments and Departures in Shipping, Freight and Logistics Related Sectors
Who is Heading Where Across the Industry

8/17/2018
UK – Appointments and departures of staff in the freight and logistics sector starts with news that the Port of Tyne has announced Mike Comerfor...
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From Ferries to Rail Freight, Trucks and Motorways to Air Cargo, Some Stories You May Have Missed
A Quick Look at Snippets of News You Might Wish to Read

8/17/2018
UK – We start the week's round up of some of the smaller shipping and logistics news releases in Northern Ireland with the Freight Transpor...
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German Container Shipping Line Orders Reefers as East African Trade Grows
Investment in Technologically Advanced Cold Boxes Paying Off

8/17/2018
GERMANY – EAST AFRICA – It is a busy month for shipping line Hapag-Lloyd which is investing in its container fleet and has ordered 11,100 ...
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War on Ocean Plastic Starts as Shipping Giant Backs Clearance Efforts
First Salvoes Fired in What May be a Long War on Pollution

8/16/2018
WORLDWIDE – Cleaning the world's oceans of plastic detritus is a subject we have returned to many times and the Netherlands is emerging as ...
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Deaths Involving Two Oil Tankers Make it a Bad Week for National Shipping Line
Multiple Fishing Crew Fatalities Blamed on Hit and Run Whilst Explosion Kills Two

8/16/2018
INDIA – Not, it would appear, a good week for the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) fleet with two major incidents in the past few days involv...
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Container Terminal Deaths and Murder Colour Scathing Attack on Port Management Group
Unions Demand Inquiry Into Granting of Dock Handling Contract

8/16/2018
AUSTRALIA – It would be an understatement to say that relations between global union outfit the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)...
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Container Port and Logistics Group Publish Half Year Results After Recent Acquisitions
Respectable Results Despite Box Terminal Woes

8/16/2018
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – Despite the problems port and logistics giant DP World has suffered recently with the seizure of its Doraleh container...
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Multi-Million Pound Fine for Anti-Competitive Behaviour Levied on Royal Mail
Watchdog Punishes Postal Giant Whilst Appeal Expected

8/16/2018
UK – The UK's regulator for communications services, Ofcom, has fined Royal Mail £50 million for a serious breach of competition law, ...
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World Maritime Day Themes Differ Whilst Retaining Importance for the Ocean Shipping Community
2018 Celebrates 70 Years of the IMO whilst Women are the Focus Next Year

8/15/2018
WORLDWIDE – With World Maritime Day 2018 not yet upon us, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has already announced the theme for next...
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Logistics Group Aids Battle Against Devastating Wildfires Sweeping California
State and Federal Agencies Call on Shipping and Transport Operation

8/15/2018
US – Earlier this year, Crowley Logistics began executing a $2.3 billion Defense Freight Transportation Services contract that calls for the...
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September is Chosen Month for Safety in the Fork Lift Truck Sector
Refresher Courses are Central to Accident Avoidance

8/15/2018
UK – This year's 'Safetember' which is sponsored by Windsor Materials Handling, runs nationwide throughout the whole of September...
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Merchant Shipping Event Will Feature Blue Economy to Supply Chain Professionals
Subjects Range from IT to Shipbuilding

8/15/2018
NORWAY – In a country which has always been at the very heart of the ocean merchant freight industry, the recent rebranding of Nor-Shipping, the...
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Air Freight of Live Animals Gets More Professional
Competency Now Proved with New Cargo Certification

8/14/2018
CANADA – SOUTH AFRICA – CHINA – Air Canada Cargo says that it has become the first airline to receive a new global certification for...
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Tripartite Group Looks to Advance Maritime Technologies Through Digitisation and Ship Intelligence
Trio Sign Memorandum of Association

8/14/2018
UK – Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with port operator Associated British Ports (ABP), and global towage operator Svitzer, to develop the n...
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Celebrity Host to Preside at Freight Transport Logistics Awards Ceremony
Another Comedic Choice for Prestigious Event

8/13/2018
UK – Following a tremendously successful inaugural event last year the 2018 Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics Awards are set to retu...
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Blockchain Solution for Shipping has Ports, Container Lines, Forwarding Agents and Customs On Board
However Not All Are So Enthusiastic About Who Handles Their Data

8/13/2018
DENMARK – US – WORLDWIDE – Having initially announced their collaboration on a blockchain technology project two year's ago, pa...
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From Exploding Trucks to Air Taxi Drones - Some News Snippets from Shipping and Logistics
This Weeks Round Up of Smaller Items

8/10/2018
UK – We start this week's look at some of the general news stories and updates from shipping and logistics in Manchester, where supply chai...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Contributes to Greener Global Supply Chain
Solar Panels to Supply Sustainable Energy to Port Locations

8/9/2018
NETHERLANDS – In an era when environmental responsibility and green issues are the watchword for any company involved in the global supply chain...
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So What Exactly Does the Customs Declaration Service Mean for Shippers and Importers?
Freight Forwarding Agency Explains the Details

8/9/2018
UK – Regular shippers, both importers and exporters, are now well used to the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) sys...
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Container Port Continues to Suffer Delays as Problems with Terminal Management System Persist
Shippers Outraged by Intransigence of Felixstowe Management

8/9/2018
UK – Following up the disastrous introduction of a new Terminal Operating System (TOS) at the Port of Felixstowe in June it seems all is still n...
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US Trade Sanctions Bite on Three Fronts as New Measures Announced
(and More Threatened in the Near Future)

8/9/2018
US – CHINA – IRAN – RUSSIA – It seems US President Donald Trump is intent on punishing any and all who he feels are a problem ...
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Air Freight Growth Slows As US Blamed for Global Trade Tensions
Cargo Capacity Continues to Outstrip Demand

8/8/2018
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released figures for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured...
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While Road Hauliers Sweat Over Brexit Rail Freight Group Proposes Solutions
Track Borne Cargo May See Viable Protocols Accepted to Avoid Jams

8/8/2018
UK – Uncertainty for businesses, worried about delays and lost revenue from customs checks after Brexit, could be relieved if new proposals from...
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Contradictions Surrounding Horrific Freight and Passenger Disaster Continue Four Years On
Enquiry Result is an Inconclusive Fudge

8/8/2018
SOUTH KOREA – The horrific tale of the Sewol, the freight and passenger ferry which foundered in April 2014 with the loss of over 300 liv...
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What Modes and Technology Will We Use to Travel and Ship Goods in the Future?
Logistics Trade Fair Looks to the Future of the Supply Chain

8/7/2018
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – To say logistics is changing would be, to say the least, a little naïve. Logistics and the methods and technolo...
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Even Larger Road Trains on European Roads as Duo Trailer Tested by Auto and Logistics Groups
Two 13.6 Metre Curtainsides in Tandem on Spanish Highways

8/7/2018
SPAIN – Spanish automotive group SEAT and logistics outfit Grupo Sesé have carried out a pilot test to analyse the performance of the duo...
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Container Feeder Line Acquired by Port and Logistics Group
Shortsea Operator Changes Hands - Again

8/7/2018
DUBAI – DENMARK – Global ports operator DP World is expanding its European logistics network with the acquisition of Danish container feed...
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Government Refuses to Accept Court Ruling Over Management of Container Freight Terminal
Despite Initiating Legal Action in London it Seems Negative Result Unpalatable to Djibouti

8/6/2018
DJIBOUTI – DUBAI – UK –The government of the east African state which lies on the Gulf of Aden seems to have painted itself into a c...
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Heat Wave Not a Problem for Freight and Passenger Ferry Group
Best July Figures for Three Years as Temperature Causes Cross Channel Problems

8/6/2018
UK – EUROPE – Whilst newscasts may have shown scenes of misery over the past few days as a heat wave swept the UK, with huge queues of tra...
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Air Quality Bans Affect Road Haulage Freight and Tourists Alike
Temporary Restrictions Apply to European Routes

8/6/2018
FRANCE – ITALY – SWITZERLAND – Just as half the continent sees families heading out on holiday so the problem of poor air quality is...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Outfit Bears Animals to New Home
Four Special Passengers Relocate to UK

8/6/2018
JAPAN – UK – Shipping wildlife, or indeed any animal, is a very, specialised business requiring the utmost care at every stage. When the c...
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Maritime Union Wins Rights of Crew in Superyacht Divorce Case
Passports Returned to Seafarers After 10 Months

8/6/2018
DUBAI – Nautilus International, the UK headquartered maritime union which represents a range of professional seafarers including masters, harbou...
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Staff Appointments and Departures in Shipping and Logistics This Week
A Global Review of Who Is Heading Where

8/3/2018
GERMANY – Shipping group Panalpina has announced Christian Wurst as its new Regional Chief Executive Officer for Europe. He will join the compan...
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From Road Haulage to Ocean Shipping - Some Smaller Items from Around the Globe
Freight and Logistics News Pieces You May Have Missed This Week

8/3/2018
NETHERLANDS – We begin this weekly round-up with a couple of statistics stories illustrating the current strengths of freight flows by sea and a...
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Container Terminal Seizure Takes Another Turn as Port and Logistics Group Win Court Victory
Alleged Government Offers of Compensation Branded Untrue

8/2/2018
DJIBOUTI – DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – The situation regarding the seizure of the Doraleh Container Terminal by the authorities has taken ye...
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African Piracy Rises as Attacks on Merchant Ships and Fishing Vessels Continue
Pirates Persist in Hijacks in Coastal Waters

8/2/2018
NIGERIA – According to a report by security firm EOS Risk, Nigerian pirates have kidnapped 35 seafarers from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea in th...
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House of Fraser Problems Illustrate Changes in UK Logistics Sector
On Line Marketing Must Bring Rent and Rate Cuts in High Street

8/2/2018
UK – The latest crisis in the high street centred around retail group House of Fraser (HoF) is a tangible indicator of the state of the market, ...
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More Incentives for Shipping Lines Prepared to Get Greener as LNG Use Rewarded
International Port Steps Up to the Environmental Plate Once Again

8/1/2018
NETHERLANDS – For some years Port of Amsterdam has been giving discounts on port dues to vessels listed in the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) th...
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Cyber Security Incident Which Hit Shipping Group Lost Personal Information
Three Major Crimes Now Against Container and Ocean Freight Community

8/1/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – After discovering that it was subject to a cyber security incident in November last year, Clarksons, which offers a pleth...
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Road Freight Group Looks at All Electric Truck Tests in its Haulage Fleet
US Vehicles May Come to Europe

8/1/2018
HUNGARY – US – EUROPE – Waberer's, the Hungarian headquartered road haulage outfit which runs over 4,000 of its own trucks, has...
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Road Haulage Legislation Update for Freight Truckers at 2018 Supply Chain Logistics Event
Co-Hosts Will Outline Codes of Practice and Electronic Driver Records

8/1/2018
AUSTRALIA – No matter where in the world they operate freight trucking companies are finding ever changing laws and regulations make the road ha...
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Heavy Lift Operator Orders First Giant Semi-Submersible Vessel for Offshore Operations
Multi-Purpose Craft has Unique Abilities

8/1/2018
NORWAY – NETHERLANDS – GERMANY – Norwegian heavy transport vessel operator, Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) is set to enter the offsh...
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For the Shipping Industry Risk Can Come in Many Guises
Survey Reveals How the Sector Assesses its Vulnerability

8/31/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – Shipping is a risky business. There are many complex parts to an industry which can be physically dangerous for those at ...
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Historic Freight Shipping Line Slips into the Past
Rickmers Wind Up Completes

8/31/2017
SINGAPORE – WORLDWIDE – Rickmers Trust Management has completed the process of winding up its container vessel owning arm, Rickmers Mariti...
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Heavy Rains and Flooding Disrupting Freight Operations across the Sub Continent
Weather Has Now Lifted but Backlog to be Cleared

8/31/2017
INDIA – While much media attention has been paid to the terrible situation in Texas and the southern United States, on the other side of the wo...
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For On Time Logistics Firms a Suitable Fork Truck to Handle the Freight is Essential
Flexi Supplies Handling Equipment for Express Consignment Group

8/31/2017
UK – Everyone in the freight industry knows that certain parameters are critical to success. Time and space are what it is all about, consignmen...
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Plastic Clean Up Campaign Extends to Round Britain Investigation
All Women Team Raise Awareness of Everyday Marine Pollution

8/31/2017
UK – An all women team which is sailing around the British coastline has arrived in the River Thames and is kicking off local awareness-raising ...
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Your Chance to Have a Say on Women in Transport and Logistics
Lack of Female Role Models Investigated by everywoman

8/31/2017
UK – The transport and logistics industry continues to be heavily gender weighted with many more men than women in key roles and now you have a ...
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Blockchain not Block Train May be the Way Forward for Shipping and Logistics
White Paper Studies New Technology

8/31/2017
UK – DENMARK – US – WORLDWIDE – It is around a year since logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) sa...
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Norway Clears Shipping Lines Acquisition
Nor Line Buy Out by Samskip to Proceed

8/30/2017
NETHERLANDS – NORWAY – The Norwegian Competition Authority has cleared the proposed acquisition of Norwegian freight shipping firm, Nor Li...
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Airbus and Security Alliance Partner on New Network to Monitor Maritime and Cyber Threats
Evolving Threats to the Industry Requires Evolving Response

8/30/2017
WORLDWIDE – With the threat from cyber-attacks and the heavy cost they can incur on shipping lines still all too fresh in the industrys minds A...
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Gothenberg Reports Crash in Freight Containers Handled this Year
Blames Continued Problems between Operator and Union

8/30/2017
SWEDEN – The Port of Gothenburg has reported an unprecedented fall in container volumes for the first six months of the year, recording a 22% fa...
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Chinese Port Operator takes over Management of Iraqi Freight Terminal
Hutchinson to Oversee Running Port of Basra

8/30/2017
IRAQ – Hong Kong based port operator Hutchison Ports has agreed to partner with North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH) Port Management (N...
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DP World Completes Prince Rupert Fairview Freight Container Terminal Expansion
Can Now Handle Biggest Ships Afloat

8/30/2017
CANADA – DP World has completed the Phase 2 North expansion project designed to increase container throughput of Prince Rupert's Fairview Co...
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New Logistics Company Established Between Chinese e-commerce Rivals
What a Tangled Web We Weave (When Cooperation Makes Sense)

8/30/2017
CHINA – Whilst in Europe Amazon plans to manage all its own deliveries, the tentacles of Eastern giant Alibaba stretch even further when it come...
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Container Freight Carrier Collapse and Poor State of Shipbuilders Prompts Government Intervention
(although they won't see it like that)

8/29/2017
SOUTH KOREA – The country's authorities were seriously stung when Hanjin Shipping collapsed earlier this year, the container giant fell uns...
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Freight and Road Haulage Interests Continuing Concern Over HGV and LGV Driver Shortage
Survey Shows Staff Problems Continue Whilst Transport Manager Training Courses Announced

8/29/2017
UK – The two organisations most responsible for looking after the interests of the British trucking community, the Freight Transport Association...
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Crew Rescued After Mongolian Flagged Vessel Splits in Two
Ship Heading for Repairs When Disaster Struck

8/29/2017
TURKEY – The eleven crewmembers of the 144 metre long general cargo vessel, Leonardo have been rescued after the vessel started buckli...
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Ferry Company Lays Down Four New Vessels for Irish Sea Routes
Also Reports Additional Ship Put onto South Baltic Route due to Demand

8/29/2017
CHINA – SWEDEN – A ceremony has been held at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China to mark the start of the construction of the first of four...
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North Sea Oil and Gas Offshore Decommissioning Hub Planned for Port of Dundee
Norwegian Scottish Cooperation Signs Heads of Agreement

8/29/2017
UK – Forth Ports Limited and AF Offshore Decom UK have signed Heads of Agreement intending to establish a new joint venture, AF Dundee, which it...
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Port of Houston Remains Closed as Hurricane Harvey Lashes the City
Freight and Logistics Facilities at a Standstill with Many Homeless as Death Toll Rises

8/29/2017
US – With the Port of Houston, along with many other freight and logistics facilities, remaining closed to all traffic at the time of writing Hu...
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LNG Tanker Voyage May Open Northern Ocean Freight Route for Arctic Vessels
Trip Without Icebreakers Raises Concerns with Environmentalists

8/29/2017
RUSSIA – ARCTIC – NORWAY – SOUTH KOREA – We have written many times with regard to the many attempts to sail the Northern Rout...
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Future Fuels for Flight and Freight - Planes and Trucks Get a Rubbish Scheme
Government Pledges 22 Million Pounds for Biofuels - but is it Enough?

8/27/2017
UK – There have been various stories regarding the powering of planes and trucks with fuels extracted from waste materials of all sorts over the...
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The Friday Freight and Logistics News Round Up
The Stories that did not make the Front Page

8/25/2017
WORLDWIDE – AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a 16% increase in volumes in the first half of 2017 to 335,000 tonnes, boosted by partic...
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German Logistics Giant Investing Heavily in South East Asia
DHL Expands Facilities and Fleets in Region for Future Growth

8/25/2017
ASIA – DHL Supply Chain will invest more than €70 million in growing its regional footprint in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar by 2...
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Details Released on New Electric Freight Vehicles under Development
Tesla and VW both Looking at Zero Emission Market

8/25/2017
US – GERMANY – We have covered on multiple occasions the competition between the manufacturers of freight vehicles for their concepts to r...
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London Shipping Week 2017 Has Packed Programme for Freight Transport and Logistics Interests
Major Conferences Bring Heavy Hitters to the Stage to Discuss the Big Issues

8/25/2017
UK – It can be more than a little confusing when one is faced with how to approach an industry event as comprehensive as the forthcoming London ...
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Funding for Truck Platoons Brings Mixed Reaction from Freight Transport and Road Haulage Bodies
New Government Trial to Test Out New Technology

8/25/2017
UK – Regular readers will remember the major exercise last year which saw 6 independent truck manufacturers carry out a successful trial of plat...
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New Freight Container Port Begins Operation in UAE
Fujairah Terminal Receives First Vessel

8/24/2017
UAE – The newly established Fujairah Terminals, under the management of Abu Dhabi Ports, has welcomed its first container feeder vessel, the 319...
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First Vessel Bunkered with LNG in the UK
Move to New Fuel Expected to Accelerate in Next Few Years

8/24/2017
UK – Flogas Britain, the UKs leading LNG provider, has partnered with Associated British Ports (ABP) to bunker a ship with liquefied natural gas...
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Road Haulage Lobby Demands Action as Violence in Calais Toward Freight Drivers Continues
Arrests and Injuries as Migrants and Police Clash But No End in Sight

8/24/2017
FRANCE – UK – No matter which statistics you believe as the press reports the situation it is impossible to ignore the parlous state of mi...
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Web Developments and Online Technology Looking to Revolutionise Freight Shipping
Logistics and the Supply Chain May be About to Get a Lot More Efficient

8/24/2017
ISRAEL – WORLDWIDE – With increasing integration in the supply chain thanks to the internet and cloud based technologies, a new start-up i...
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Forklift Maker Looks to Make Smart Vehicles Safer and More Efficient
Hyster Using New Technology to Interconnect Port Loads and Machinery

8/23/2017
WORLDWIDE – Materials handling equipment and forklifts manufacturer, Hyster has started fielding the results of their development programme to ...
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South Africa Port Operator Implements New Ecommerce System and Fuel Facility
Part of Continuing Investment Scheme

8/23/2017
SOUTH AFRICA – Transnet National Ports Authority's (TNPA), which operates the major ports in South Africa, has reported a number of new devel...
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Another Ship Owner Indicted for Falsifying Bilge Discharge Records
USCG Inspections Allow No Room for Cheats

8/23/2017
US – A federal grand jury in Portland, Maine, has returned a nine-count indictment charging ship management firm, MST Mineralien Schiffarht Spe...
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Road Haulage Body Calls for Proper Enforcement on Foreign Drivers Evading Dartford Tolls
Over 80 Million Pounds in Fines Outstanding

8/23/2017
UK – A report by Highways England has revealed that since the tolls booths were removed at the Dartford Crossing east of London and replaced wit...
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New Website Aims to Marry Warehouses with Space to Those Needing Capacity
Complements Creators Back Load Service

8/22/2017
UK – Returnloads.net, a web-based service that helps road freight operators find loads for empty returning trucks, has launched a new service to...
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Closed Rhine Rail Freight Corridor Continues to Cause Logistics Chaos
Operators Seeking New Routings Urgently

8/22/2017
GERMANY – SWITZERLAND – ITALY – BELGIUM – NETHERLANDS – On the 12th of August, a land slip at the construction site of t...
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Transport Charity Asks for Donation of Second Hand Freight Truck
Vehicle Needed for Ugandan Training Program

8/22/2017
UK – UGANDA – International development organisation Transaid has launched a nationwide appeal to find a second-hand tractor unit and trai...
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South Korea Hands Out Fines to Freight Shipping Lines
Guilty of Colluding on RoRo Rates

8/22/2017
SOUTH KOREA – The South Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has imposed a total fine of 43 billion won (around US$37.8 million) on nine internati...
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International Freight Operator Expands Irish Medical Logistics Capability
Ceva Opens New Controlled Environment Facility in Dublin

8/22/2017
IRELAND – Ceva Logistics has enhanced its capabilities in Ireland with the introduction of a 15,000 square foot temperature-controlled facility ...
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Another Collision between US Destroyer and Freight Vessel Occurs
Ten Sailors Reported Missing after Collision near Singapore

8/22/2017
SINGAPORE – Two months after the USS Fitzgerald collided with an NYK container ship, comes the news that the US Navy destroyer, the US...
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Conference at London Shipping Week Will Focus on Working in Logistics and Supply Chain Today
Automation of Processes Requires Adaptations of Attitude Says Women's Group

8/21/2017
UK – With the build up to London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW) (11-15 September) well under way, so the main attractions begin to anno...
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The Weekly Round Up of Some Freight and Logistics Industry News
Supply Chain Items from Around the Globe

8/18/2017
UK – The weekly round'up of freight and logistics news starts with the announcement that AtZ Marine Technologies will feature at the London Inte...
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A Sad Start to Appointments and Departures in the World of Shipping and Logistics
Industry Loses a Female Stalwart to Cancer

8/18/2017
US – We begin this week's appointments and departures in the shipping and logistics sector with the sad news that Dame Helen Alexander, DBE...
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Damaging Catalytic Fines Need to be Extracted from Vessel Fuels
Pre-Treatment of Heavy Fuel Oil Can Reduce Engine Wear

8/18/2017
WORLDWIDE – Earlier this year the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published its usual 5 year standard revised edition of it...
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US Truckers Must be Ready for Electronic Data Logging in Cabs by December
Finally Technology Takes its Place Following Federal Mandate

8/18/2017
US – The truck driving community is about to witness a revolution with the compulsory advent of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to monitor the...
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Deep Water Container Port Sees More Development in Logistics Park
Work Commences on Phase Two of Pentalver Facility

8/17/2017
UK – Not exactly like London buses, but you wait all week for one DP World London Gateway story then two come along at once! Having just heard t...
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New Container Freight Service Shipping between Qatar and Kuwait to Beat Cargo Blockade
Despite Row between Gulf Arabs - Business is Business

8/17/2017
QATAR – KUWAIT – Though Qatar is being effectively blockaded by its neighbours, who have forbidden Qatar-based freight operations from usi...
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Another Road Haulage Operator Picks DP World London Gateway Logistics Park
Proximity to Quayside of Deep Water Port Proving Tempting

8/17/2017
UK – Logistics and well known road haulage operator, Wincanton, has announced plans to establish a 2.5 acre container haulage base at DP World L...
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Lloyds Register Joins Project to Build New Generation Sailing Freight Ship
Plans for 170 Metre Long Car Carrier Take Shape

8/16/2017
GERMANY – Lloyd's Register (LR) has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project, an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo which ai...
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Maersk Financial Results Reveal Costs of Cyber Security Lapse
But Freight Shipping Giant is Bouncing Back despite Heavy Hits

8/16/2017
DENMARK – As AP Moller-Maersk reports its financial results for the first half of the year, the Danish transportation and logistics conglomerate...
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Medway Port Receives First Rail Freight Steel Shipment
New Handling Facility Begins Operation

8/16/2017
UK – The first train has arrived at Hutchison Ports London Thamesport bringing steel coil for UK shipping agent and logistics company, The Armit...
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Freight Groups Session to Discuss Safe Stowage of Containers and Other Cargo Transport Units
Meeting at IMO Headquarters Will Also Honour a BIC Safety Champion

8/16/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – Anyone with an interest in the shipping of goods by container, trailer or any 'cargo transport unit' (CTU), whi...
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Road Haulage Freight Truckers are Warned Not to Tailgate or Face Losing Licences
Bans Handed Out to Both HGV Drivers and Offending Transport Manager

8/15/2017
UK – The Traffic Commissioner for Wales, Nick Jones, has warned road haulage operators that HGV drivers will face strong action if they are caug...
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Hybrid Freight Trucks to Power Up On Electrical Overhead Line
Son of Trolley Bus Makes a Reappearance

8/15/2017
GERMANY – Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead power line for electrified freight transport on a ten ...
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New High Efficiency Ballast Water Cleaner Receives US Coast Guard Standard Approval
Manufacturer Hopes for USCG Clearance Later This Year After Successful Tests

8/15/2017
US – UK – The SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), an electro chlorination based solution pioneered by Evoqua Water Technologie...
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Twenty Five Years After His Death a Shipping Magnate’s Charitable Work Lives On
Funding for Essential Rescue at Sea Technology and Training

8/15/2017
AFRICA – The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), global focal point for maritime search and rescue technology and operations, has b...
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Logistics Interests Ask Is a Trade War About to Start Between the US and China?
Trump's Announcement of Theft of Intellectual Property Investigation draws Communist Party Ire

8/14/2017
US – CHINA – Officials in the American government have announced that they are considering launching an investigation into possible Chines...
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Freight and Logistics Associations State Essentials for Government Position in Brexit Negotiations
Big Four Industry Voices Are Best Qualified to Guide Politicians

8/14/2017
UK – EUROPE – As Brexit negotiations begin slowly to take shape with the various factions jostling for an advantage the freight and logist...
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Another Local Logistics Win for Freight Forwarding Outfit
Cold Chain Services Included in 365 Day a Year Contract

8/14/2017
HONG KONG – Another home win for Kerry Logistics as the locally based group announced the securing of a long-term contract with Maxim's Cat...
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New European Research Project to Explore Making Artic Shipping Safer
EU Horizon Programme Will Utilise Virtual Reality and Penguin Technology to Aid Northern Transits

8/14/2017
EUROPE – ARCTIC – Recent years have seen a rapid increase in shipping operations in Arctic regions, as ice cover has reduced due to global...
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Independent Freight Forwarding Outfit Expands North American Offerings
New Agent and New Service for Third Party Logistics Group

8/13/2017
UK – NORTH AMERICA – With the predominance of international corporate logistics operations in the shipping business these days the indepen...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Buys Specialist Events and Commercial Removals Company
Expansion by Acquisition Policy Continues

8/11/2017
AUSTRIA – Freight forwarding and logistics outfit Gebrüder Weiss has continued its policy of expansion by acquisition with the takeover of ...
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The Friday Freight, Supply Chain and Logistics News Round Up
The Weekly Summary of Some Smaller Items you May Have Missed

8/11/2017
UK – Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has announced th...
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Revolving Door Operates in Shipping and Logistics Staff News This Week
Ex US Government Executives Amongst Appointments and Departures

8/11/2017
AUSTRALIA – We begin the shipping and logistics staff announcements this week with the news that Jarrod Paterson has joined Virgin Atlantic Carg...
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Driver Faces Charges after Freight Train hits Truck Full of Candy
The World's Biggest Pinata?

8/11/2017
US – A truck driver is facing a citation after he got his semi-truck stuck on a railroad crossing in the City of Locust Grove, Georgia yesterday...
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New Shipping Alliance Meets with Apathy from Container Carriers and Partners Alike
Cargo Sector Seemingly Unruffled by Largest Ever Grouping of Single Nationality Lines

8/11/2017
SOUTH KOREA – The agreement between fourteen of the country's leading shipping lines which came into effect this week has been more than a ...
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UK Freight Airline Adds Mexico to Destinations
Twice Weekly 747s from Stanstead to Mexico City

8/10/2017
UK – MEXICO – British all-cargo airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA) is to launch its first scheduled cargo route on August 19, 2017, providing ...
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Freight Container Movements Now Possible in Remote Locations thanks to New Jacks
BISON Launch New Lifting System

8/10/2017
NEW ZEALAND – Container tech company BISON this week launched the C-Lift P32, a new portable container lift system that equips shipping, logist...
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Over a Year On, How is the Weighing of Export Freight Containers Progressing?
The Global VGM Standards Should be Universal - but are they?

8/10/2017
WORLDWIDE – Over a year ago we saw the introduction of compulsory declarations of gross weight for export containers, a ruling which is truly gl...
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Latest US Analysis of Freight by Mode Statistics Published
Multimodal Growth Since Recession Revealed

8/9/2017
US – The US Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has shown that all but one of the major freight modes...
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New Contract is a Major Gas for Swiss 3PL Freight and Logistics Group
Air and Ocean Chartering Included in Biggest Ever Energy Order

8/9/2017
IRAQ – 3PL freight outfit Panalpina has gained its largest award with a specific oil and gas major to date, with the Swiss logistics company awa...
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All in Supply Chain from Shippers and Freight Forwarding Agents to Hauliers Must Consider Insurance
Be Aware of the Risks, Costs and Limits to Avoid Legal Problems

8/9/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – We return again to the thorny question of insurance, a subject which should always be uppermost in the minds of both ship...
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SH Pratt Moves Into London Gateway
To Build Bespoke Temperature Controlled Facility at UKs Newest Port

8/8/2017
UK – Luton-based fruit importers and ripeners, SH Pratt Group is to take a lease on a bespoke temperature-controlled distribution facility at DP...
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New Container Shipping Service to Begin between Florida and Central America
Crowley Offers New Weekly Sailings

8/8/2017
US – PANAMA – COSTA RICA – Crowley Liner Services will begin fixed-day, weekly sailings on Wednesday, August 9, directly between Flo...
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Freight Transport Conferences Aim to Sort Out Confusion for Road Haulage Operators
What Vehicles Will be Allowed on City Streets in Four Years Time?

8/8/2017
UK – The recent decision by the government to largely place the emphasis on local authorities when it comes to cutting emissions from road trans...
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Help for Road Haulage Operators Who Fear the Switch to Electric Trucks
How to Prove the Case for Amps over Diesel Will Work for You

8/7/2017
UK – Road haulage operators can be an innovative bunch, but not when there is a risk to business, and this, quite rightly, is exactly how the sw...
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Student Security Team Proves That Stickers on Road Signs Can Dangerously Disrupt Autonomous Vehicles
Simple Vandalism Could Present Challenge to Future Technology

8/7/2017
US – WORLDWIDE – Recent reports of major computer hacks and bitcoin ransomware has illustrated the vulnerability of modern technologies an...
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Royal Mail Selects Electric Vans for Urban Delivery Routes
French Vehicles Chosen to Deliver UK Post

8/7/2017
UK – Having decided to opt for electrically powered vans for its urban delivery routes the Royal Mail has signed an agreement with the French ma...
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New River Thames Port Construction to Handle Containers, RoRo Ferries, Bulk Freight and More
Formal Planning Consent Sought Later This Year

8/7/2017
UK – The consultation process undertaken by the Port of Tilbury we mentioned last month into the development of the new Tilbury2 port terminal h...
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Steam Powered Vessel Which Helped with D-Day Saluted by Royal Navy
River Thames Celebration for an Old Warhorse

8/7/2017
UK – Last week saw a celebration in the Pool of London with one of the last coal fired twin-screw steam tugs in the world saluted by the Royal N...
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Sad Start to News of Staff in the Freight and Logistics Sector this Week
Death of a Maritime Industry Stalwart

8/4/2017
DUBAI – UK – A sad start to our weekly roundup of staff changes in the freight and logistics sector with the death of Sir Anthony Colman, ...
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The Friday Freight and Logistics News Round Up
Some of the Stories that Didn't Headline this Week

8/4/2017

UK – CCS-UK User Group, the body which manages, and commissions enhancements to, the CCS-UK community system, is working on a new module that...
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Labour Unions Campaign to Pressure Madagascar Government on Docker Rights Gathers Support
More High Street Brands Join Campaign

8/4/2017
MADAGASCAR – A campaign by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) to put pressure on the Government of Madagascar has been b...
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As Brexit Gets Underway the Smaller Freight and Ferry Ports Prepare for Changes
Negotiations Will Impact on Whole Communities

8/4/2017
UK– Brexit is likely to remain the major topic in the country for the next few years and the outcome of negotiations will have a major impact on...
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Uber Freight Expands Full Load Road Haulage Booking Service Areas and App Options
New Technology for Drivers Looks to be Gaining a Foothold in the Logistics Market

8/4/2017
US – Three months after soft launching their to-order freight app in Texas, Uber Freight has announced that they are expanding the range that th...
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Top Rated Logistics and Transport Stakeholders Up for Awards
CILT Announces Finalists for 2017

8/4/2017
UK –The finalists for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) 2017 Annual Awards for Excellence have been announced. Hosted...
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Misery Continues for RoRo Cartel Participants as Another Multi-Million Dollar Fine Levied
Federal Court Imposes Second Biggest Antitrust Penalty in History

8/3/2017
AUSTRALIA – JAPAN – The Federal Court of Australia has convicted Japanese shipping line Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) of criminal ca...
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Supply Chain Specialists Plan to Expand Use of Smart Glasses in Freight Picking Operations
DHL Reports Trials Showed Substantial Improvement in Picker Productivity

8/3/2017
WORLDWIDE – Following on from an extensive global trial DHL Supply Chain has announced that it intends to expand its 'Vision Picking' ...
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Baltic Exchange Announces End of Baltex Future Freight Derivatives Report Venue
Operations to Cease This Year Subject to Financial Conduct Authority Permission

8/3/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – The Baltic Exchange, based in London but owned these days by the Singapore Exchange which bought it in November 2016 for ...
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Swiss Freight Forwarder Opens New Logistics Facility in Panama
Colon Free Zone is Hub for 1,000 Stores

8/2/2017
PANAMA – The Unicomer group, headquartered in San Salvador and which has witnessed phenomenal growth, particularly in Central and South America,...
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Global Air Freight Statistics Show Increased Demand for Cargo Carriage
Growth Rate Almost Triple Industry Average for Past Lustrum

8/2/2017
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in fre...
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Rail Freight Ups and Downs as Infrastructure Works Send Cargo Back to Road Haulage
Meanwhile Specialist Containers Hit the Tracks and Scottish Policy 'Encouraging'

8/2/2017
EUROPE – UK – In rail freight news there is concern that users of rail may be in for a summer and autumn of discontent with a vast amount ...
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Vehicle Transport Specialist Signs Deal with Major Logistic Operator
Major Boost for VisionDrive

8/1/2017
UK – Lincoln-based vehicle transportation specialists VisionDrive have signed a prime partner agreement with international logistics company GEF...
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West Coast Longshore Agreement Warmly Welcomed by Port Operators
Promises Five Years of Stability

8/1/2017
US – The decision by West Coast longshore workers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington have to extend their collective bargaining a...
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Houston Pilots Awarded IMO Valour Award for Saving Burning Ship
Captains McGee and Phillips Recognised

8/1/2017
WORLDWIDE – US – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has named two members of the Houston Pilots, Captains Michael McGee and Mic...
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A Shudder Passes Through the Ocean Container Freight Community as Hanjin Shipping Fails
Korean Carrier Files for Court Protection After Bank Turns it Down

8/31/2016
SOUTH KOREA – One of the world’s largest container shipping lines, South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, has filed for court protection havin...
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New Container Freight Service May Bear Fruit for US and Central American Shippers
Perishable Market Always Benefits from Faster Turnaround Times

8/31/2016
US – Earlier this month the Crowley Maritime Corporation announced it was launching a new, weekly, fixed-day container shipping service between ...
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Container Shipping Companies Must Adhere to US Instructions When Forming Freight Alliances
International Consortium of Lines Agreement Halted by Regulators Questions

8/30/2016
US – WORLDWIDE – After a year in which container shipping alliances between the major freight carrying lines have held the headlines, and ...
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T Rex Finally Makes its Longest Journey as Logistics and Air Freight Firms Ship a Box of Trix
66 Million Years to Travel from the US to the Netherlands

8/30/2016
NETHERLANDS – Historically the old fossils on the News Desk here at the Handy Shipping Guide have always been inundated by emails of the latest ...
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Britain Sees a New Safety Reporting System for Freight and Passenger Rail Stakeholders Alike
December Ushers in a Change from 20 Year Old Technology

8/25/2016
UK – The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the body set up following the tragic Paddington rail disaster of 1999 which cost 31 lives and i...
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Week's Staff Changes Open with Retirement of Freight and Logistics Industry Veteran
Air Cargo Chief to Quit by Year End

8/25/2016
WORLDWIDE – This week’s round up of staff changes in the logistics sector begin with the news of the stepping down of a freight industry v...
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In its Twelfth Year LiftEx 2016 Lifting and Safety Conference Heads for Scotland
Free Entry for Visitors and Conference Discount for HSG Readers

8/25/2016
UK – The exhibition and industry conference dedicated to overhead lifting and safe work at height, LiftEx is this year heading to Scotland for t...
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International Rail Freight Terminal Saga Continues Ever Onward in Battle for Intermodal Cargo
Not the First (or Probably the Last) Seemingly Never Ending Story of its Kind

8/25/2016
SCOTLAND – In yet another battle over such a development the Judges of the Scottish Court of Session have overturned a decision by Scottish Mini...
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Heavy Lift Specialist Completes Another Giant freight Transport Project
Carrier Overcomes a Host of Difficulties to Bring Contract Home

8/25/2016
CHINA – BRAZIL – Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL), one of the few specialist logistics groups capable of such a giant project freight undertaking, h...
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Nationwide Logistics Customer Books a New Road Haulage Fleet of Vans for Fuel Savings
Increased payload and Other Advances Meant Writing on the Wall for Older Vehicles

8/25/2016
UK – Following its acquisition in 2014 of the Charthire business and subsequent expansion plans, commercial vehicle hire company TOM Vehicle Ren...
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Road Haulage and Freight Transport Groups Back Changes to Fuel Duty
Lobby Group Requests Chancellor to Think on Prices and Cleaner Fuels

8/24/2016
UK – FairFuel UK, the lobby organisation co-founded by Peter Carroll, himself a road haulage transport veteran, has continued its high profile p...
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Airlander Crash Reinforces Stereotype of Unsuitability of Airships for Freight Carriage
However Lighter Than Air Craft Might Well Have a Place in the Future of Logistics

8/24/2016
UK – It gives little satisfaction when our cynicism over the future of airships is proved correct but the crash today when the £25 million...
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Some Smaller News Items from the Logistics, Road Haulage and Multimodal Freight Sectors
What's Happening Around the World - Starting for a Change with Taxis

8/24/2016

UK – US – We start this round up going slightly ‘off piste’ by moving a little away from the delights of multimodal freight...
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Thames Sailing Barge Parade Supported by Specialist Vessel Insurers
A Chance to See Historic Boats in Their Traditional Stamping Grounds

8/24/2016
UK – As well as the popular calendar of Thames barge races organised by the Sailing Barge Association which sees a regular sail off of the survi...
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How Will Autonomous Trucks Affect the Freight and Road Haulage Sectors?
What Are the Rules? What's the Best System? Camera vs Radar? Platoon vs Solo? Drivers' Hours?

8/24/2016
WORLDWIDE – To write an authoritative piece on the current stage of development and adoption of autonomous vehicles at this point would require ...
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Consortium Designs and Manufactures New Wind Efficient Road Freight Trailers
Concerted Efforts Lead to Fuel and Pollution Savings for Retailer Haulage Fleet

8/23/2016
UK – Trailer manufacturer Gray & Adams has won plaudits from major customer Waitrose in assisting the retailer in its search for ever more e...
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Relief for Road Haulage Truck and Car Drivers as Roadworks Finished or Lifted for Bank Holiday
Freight Association Welcomes Ninety Eight Percent of Roads Free of Works

8/23/2016
ENGLAND – In a welcome move that will affect car drivers more than the road haulage truck community, Highways England will lift or complete over...
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Container Shipping Giant Takes Freight for Free to Those In Need of a Ride
MSC Aids Bicycle Charity with Transport to Africa

8/22/2016
UK – GHANA – Time and again we have seen companies in the freight and logistics sector helping those communities around the world which ar...
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Port and Logistics Giant DP World Reports Revenue Up Despite Container Freight Climate
First Six Months of 2016 Appear Up to the Mark

8/22/2016
UAE – Strong trading figures from Dubai based port and logistics group DP World for the first half of the year has prompted it to reiterate that...
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Maritime Crane News from Around the World This Week
One Story Illustrates the Changing Fortunes of Shipside Engineering

8/22/2016
UK – JAPAN – FINLAND – VIETNAM – GERMANY – US – This week one story perfectly illustrates how fortunes have change...
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Miscellaneous News from the Global Freight, Maritime and Logistics Market
Some Smaller Items You Might Otherwise Miss

8/20/2016
NETHERLANDS – Freight and logistics group Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has opened its second office in the country, this one in the Port of ...
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A Free Offer to Readers Who Suffer Sea Fever and Appreciate Marine Art
(Apologies to John Masefield)

8/19/2016
UK – Free offers are in short supply but readers of the Handy Shipping Guide can gain save the £6 entrance fee to a major maritime exhibit...
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Cross Channel RoRo Ferry Truck Freight Trade is Booming Despite Migrant Difficulties
Operator Profits After Taking Control of Prohibited

8/19/2016
UK – FRANCE – Cross Channel RoRo and RoPax ferries seem to be the market to be in at the moment despite the ongoing problem with migrants ...
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Major Staff Changes At Road Haulage, Freight and Logistics Groups This Week
Moves at the Top for Some Major Players

8/19/2016
GERMANY – This week’s appointments in the freight sector start with the news that Jochen Müller has been named to take over from Thom...
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Amazon Signs Up for South East Fulfilment Centre as Logistics Battle for Distribution Space Continue
Port of Tilbury Gains Prime Home Delivery Tenant

8/18/2016
UK – Home delivery giant Amazon is to open at the Port of Tilbury what may possibly end up as the largest warehouse in the country, as a fulfilm...
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Union Upset as World’s Largest Container Shipping Company Sheds Vessels and Jobs
Offshore Supply Sector Sacrificed as Profits Tumble

8/18/2016
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – The news that Maersk, the largest container shipping group in the world, is to cut its Offshore Service Vessel (OSV)...
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Air Freight Danger of Lithium Batteries as Cargo Needs Stricter Regulation by Governments
Major Stakeholders Demand Stringent Penalties for Transgressors

8/18/2016
WORLDWIDE – Subsequent to moves made in February when the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Governing Council announced an ...
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Brexit - At Last a Balanced Appraisal from a Leading British Freight Industry Figure
Forget the Hype and Naysayers - Government Must Listen to More Experienced Voices

8/16/2016
UK – EUROPE – British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General Robert Keen has expanded this week on a subject which he f...
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New Intermodal Transport Technology Being Assessed by Major Container Port
DP World Testing Feasibility of Vacuum Tube Type System for Jebel Ali

8/16/2016
UAE – Port and logistics management group DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US based Hyperloop One to explore the rol...
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Major Freight and Road Haulage Outfit to Cut Emissions in Half by September
Introduction of HVO 100 Biofuel Will Have Major Effect on Logistics Supply Chain

8/16/2016
SWEDEN – NORWAY – FINLAND – In the Nordic countries a quiet revolution is taking place in the road haulage sector and statistics rel...
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Other News Snippets in Brief from the World of Shipping and Logistics
What Freight and Associated Sector Companies Have Announced of Late

8/16/2016
DENMARK – Danish Naval Architect firm Knud E Hansen which assisted in the restoration of the Danish Merchant fleet after the Second World War an...
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Bulk Rail Freight and Intermodal Operator to be Acquired by Competitor
US Group Picks Up Company Offering Port Delivery Services

8/15/2016
US – Rail group Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), which last year bought the UK’s second largest rail freight operator, Freightliner, has a...
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Drink Up to Support Merchant Fleet Sailors Charity with New Coffee Launch
Novel Way to Aid Crews from Container and Other Cargo Vessels

8/15/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – A maritime charity, the Sailors’ Society, has come up with an innovative way to both communicate what it does and r...
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New LNG Ready Jones Act Compliant Product Tanker Joins Sister Ships Delivering Fuel for US Group
Legislation Covering all Vessels from Container Carriers to General Cargo Remains Controversial However

8/15/2016
US – The Crowley Maritime Corporation is, quite understandably, one of the major supporters of the Jones (Merchant Shipping) Act which mandates ...
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Supply Chain Needs Alternative Multimodal Logistics Solutions in Different Geographical Regions
Rail Freight Challenges Traditional Ocean Route for Perishable Cargoes

8/12/2016
RUSSIA – CHINA – It is a fact that multimodal logistics change dependent on numerous factors, not the least of which is geography. When it...
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Freight and Logistics Group Extends Chinese Warehousing Portfolio
New Warehousing Capacity Aims at ecommerce Online Consumers

8/11/2016
HONG KONG - SEKO Logistics has now recently added 100,000 square feet of warehousing and fulfilment capacity in Hong Kong as the freight company seeks...
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Staff News in the Freight and Logistics Sector This Week Starts with Bad Tidings
Who Links Up Where in the Supply Chain as Two Fade from the Scene

8/11/2016
US – Leading the news about staff in the freight and logistics sector this week comes the sad news that former Chair of the Federal Maritime Com...
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Port of Calais Opens New Freight Truck Facilities to Increase Road Haulage Driver Security
Safe Parking Available for More Vehicles from This Week

8/10/2016
FRANCE – UK – With the recent surge in violence experienced by road haulage drivers in Calais as they make their way into Britain, the Por...
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Road Haulage Subsidiary of Shipping and Forwarding Group Expands Container Division
Another Ocean Port Home for Logistics and Warehousing Company

8/10/2016
UK – Trans European Port Services (TEPS), a road freight subsidiary of the well-established shipping, freight forwarding and logistics group Joh...
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Container Feeder Line Appoints Maritime Logistics Specialist
Cambodian Agency Awarded to International Group

8/9/2016
CAMBODIA – Container carrier Bengal Tiger Line (BTL) has appointed maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) to r...
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Deep Water Container Port London Gateway Signs up Chassis Hire and Trailer Maintenance Group
Thames Side Logistics Facility Adds Road Haulage String to its Bow

8/9/2016
UK – The expansion of services available at DP World’s Thames side port of London Gateway continues to expand with the news that Hireco, t...
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Irish Freight Transport Association Objects to French Road Haulage Truck Driving Law
Repeal or Match with Reciprocal Rules on Minimum Drivers Wages Says FTAI

8/8/2016
FRANCE – IRELAND – The joke of the ‘Loi Macron’, brainchild of French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, E...
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New Cargo Messaging Enables US Customs to Liaise with Air Freight Forwarders and Exporters
IATA Format Accepted by North American Authorities

8/8/2016
US – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its Cargo-XML messaging standard will be utilised by the US Customs a...
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Major Broadband Communications Suppliers to Merchant Shipping and RoRo Ferries Join Up
Acquisition of European Outfit by Australian Group

8/8/2016
MALTA – AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE – Maltese based maritime communications specialist WINS Limited (WINS) which supplies VSAT, L-Band, Ac...
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Classification for Largest Ever Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig
International Effort to Build Giant Success

8/8/2016
NORWAY – SOUTH KOREA – US – WORLDWIDE – Classification society DNV GL, founded in Norway but these days an international body,...
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Shortage of Naval Assets to Aid Border Patrols Lambasted by Committee
Maritime Union Offers Assistance

8/5/2016
UK – EUROPE – The report this week from the Home Affairs Select Committee on the migrant crisis in Europe has criticised the lack of resou...
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Road Haulage Representative Attacked in Latest Wave of Calais Violence
Assaults on Freight Vehicles Persist as Calls for More French Police Intensify

8/5/2016
FRANCE – For a member of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) who was investigating the worrying migrant situation in Calais this week, the confli...
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Freight Forwarding Boss Joins Call to End Unjustified Shipping Line Surcharges
Why Should Shippers Pay for Factors Such as Bad Weather and Shortage of Labour?

8/5/2016
UK- WORLDWIDE – One of the oldest gripes from shippers has always been the propensity for shipping lines to impose surcharges upon them as soon ...
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Change of Ownership for Company Extending Ocean Autonomous Craft Capabilities
Vessels Can Work Independently Using No Fuel On Long Range Ocean Surveys

8/3/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – Autonomous vehicles are one of the high interest developments in recent months with advances made in truck technology, pi...
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Ports See Cooperation as Advantageous for Freight Interests
Tie Up Extends Existing Collaboration

8/3/2016
NEW ZEALAND – In a week when the government confirmed that NZ$25 million of a NZ$245 million infrastructure investment in the Hawke’s Bay ...
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Small Island Road Haulage Deal Sees Dropped Trailer Freight Secured for Another Lustrum
Renewed Agreement Pleases Haulier and RoRo Ferry Operator

8/3/2016
UK – The small island ferry services which provide essential services to those living and working off the mainland are key in many regions of th...
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Truck Making Cartel Pursued by Road Haulage Interests After Latest Logistics Related Antitrust Case
Hauliers Overcharged for New Vehicles by Lorry Manufacturers are Seeking Compensation

8/3/2016
UK – Regular readers will be well aware of the propensity in the US to pursue those in logistics related industries who have engaged in antitrus...
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DP World Establishes Another Container Freight Terminal Agreement in Canada
Investment Will Bring Atlantic Gateway Up to Modern Standards

8/2/2016
CANADA – UAE – Port and logistics management group DP World has signed a long-term lease agreement for the expansion and operation of the ...
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Calais Sees New Wave of Violence as Freight and Road Haulage Groups Appeal for Action
One Dead Six Injured and Chainsaw Attack on Driver as Riots Rage

8/2/2016
FRANCE – UK – A week or so ago the Road Haulage Association (RHA) was welcoming the news that the new British Prime Minister supported Cal...
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New Venture to Build Sino - US Logistics Business
Import Trucking Deal on Warehousing and Distribution

8/1/2016
US – CHINA –Sino-Global Shipping America, an international shipping firm with a Chinese heritage, has signed a Strategic Cooperation Agree...
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Freight and Logistics Staff Saddle Up for Charity in Record Numbers
All Places Filled for 2017 Cycle South Africa Event

8/1/2016
SOUTH AFRICA – International development charity Transaid, has assembled its largest ever team of cyclists to take part in one of its fundraisin...
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Calais RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Row Flares as New Migrant Camp Announced
Double Trouble Persists in Northern France

8/31/2015
FRANCE – Problems escalated once again in Calais and surrounds over the August Bank Holiday weekend with a fairly low profile protest by the unh...
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Rail Freight Group Stands Up (or Sits Down) for Cancer Charity
Leukaemia Research Benefits from Record Money Raising Effort

8/28/2015
UK – It is always a pleasure to hear how the freight and logistics community stands up year after year for good causes and GB Railfreight today ...
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Marine Lubricants Company Expands into Scandinavia
Siberian Pedigree Outfit Offers Extended Options

8/28/2015
SWEDEN – RUSSIA – LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, which has a pedigree formed in western Siberia, has expanded its network into Scandinavia with...
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Britain's Ports Will Fly the Flag on Merchant Navy Day
Red Duster to be Seen All Round the UK

8/28/2015
UK – The Handy Shipping Guide has a special duty to celebrate the 3rd of September each year, since 2000 this has been Merchant Navy Day, and it...
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Big Name Brands Demand Bespoke Logistics Systems from Freight Forwarding and Transport Suppliers
Universally Recognised Customers Need Individual Supply Chain Solutions

8/27/2015
AUSTRIA – LIECHTENSTEIN – When a brand name is universally recognised it is a tempting target for any international freight and logistics ...
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Giant Laser Technology Required Extra Care by Project Freight and Heavy Lift Air Carrier
Q) What Weighs 21 Tonnes, is Over 3 Metres Wide and Must Be Kept Cool? A) (Not the World's Largest Martini)

8/27/2015
SWEDEN – JAPAN – RUSSIA – Ultra delicate yet oversize cargoes are always nerve wracking for any shipping group and, after six months...
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Old Established Freight Group Appointed as Port Agents for RoRo Shipping Company
Another Sign Up for John Good

8/27/2015
UK – TURKEY – When it comes to ships agencies very few freight companies anywhere in the world can quote a pedigree to match that of the J...
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Logistics and Express Freight Forwarding Group Invests in Africa
CEO Tours the Region to View Facilities Personally

8/27/2015
AFRICA – GERMANY – In line with its group ‘Strategy 2020: Focus Connect Grow’, a programme designed to mould the company fortu...
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Scandal of Truck Parking for US Freight Companies Remains but One Woman's Persistence is Paying Off
Department of Transport Recognise the Need for 'Jason's Law'

8/27/2015
US – UK – In 2010 we wrote a piece illustrating the work being done by Hope Rivenburg to persuade US politicians to provide more safe over...
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Another Weeks Staff Appointments News in Freight and Logistics Starts on a Low Note
Who is Moving Where in the World of International Transport

8/26/2015
US – This week’s round-up of staff changes and appointments in the world of freight and logistics begins with the sad news of the death of...
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Women - Transport Yourselves up the Ladder in Freight and Logistics
Time is Running Out to Register for Life Changing Event

8/26/2015
UK – For women keen to have a career, as opposed to just a ‘job’ in the freight sector there is still time to join with other fellow...
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Cargo Fleet of 747 Freighters Influences Latest Boeing Order
Korean Air Comfortable with Intercontinental Aircraft

8/26/2015
SOUTH KOREA – US – Korean Air is one of the world's top 20 airlines with a fleet of 161 aircraft, the cargo element of which is entire...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Outfit Extends French Activities
Supply Chain Group Expands Paris Presence

8/25/2015
FRANCE – One could hardly call freight forwarding and logistics group Dachser underrepresented in France, but the supply chain specialist has ad...
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Container Ships and Bulk Freighters Under Pirate Attacks
Six Incidents in Just Two Days

8/25/2015
ASIA – The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has reported six pirate attacks i...
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Freight Forwarders Can Avoid Haulage Queues at Airport with 'Milk Run' Logistics Concept
Airport Scheme Designed to Achieve Environmental Benefits

8/25/2015
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Latest Air Freight Figures from Cargo Carrier Confirm Middle East Growth
Virgin Outstrips Rest of the Market

8/24/2015
UK – DUBAI – Our recent article regarding the year’s air freight situation so far as reported by IATA showed the Middle East as the ...
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Freight and Logistics Sector Needs to Ensure Fork Lift Truck Training is Up to the Mark
With No Government Benchmarks Employers Must Aim for Their Own High Standards

8/24/2015
UK – It is one of the anomalies in the logistics sector that, in an age when Health and Safety issues are ever more high profile with the passin...
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Port Needs Weekend Working at Container Depots to Speed Freight Handling
West Coast Needs Faster Cargo Turnaround After Dispute

8/24/2015
US – It seems the recently resolved dock labour problems which once again crippled US ports on the West Coast may have engendered some action in...
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Portland Volunteers Needed to Help Load Boston Bound Schooner with Organic Freight Logistics Project
Maine Sail Shipping Programme Pushes Ahead with Timetable of Events

8/21/2015
US – Last month we featured a Freight by Water story which included a timetable of events for the schooner Harvey Gamage, due to load s...
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Gatwick Short Retort to Report Recommending Air Freight and Passenger Increase at Heathrow
Questions Posed as Verbal Battle Includes Cargo Sector

8/20/2015
UK – Gatwick Airport has given a scathing response to the Airports Commission’s long awaited Final Report into options for providing new a...
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Gas Bunkering Made Easy, Flexible and Affordable With Yet More LNG Barge Designs
Two More Ideas on How to Provide the 'Fuel of the Future' to the Merchant Fleet

8/20/2015
US – Crowley Maritime naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary Jensen Maritime, has announced the development of two new liquefied n...
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Ministers Meet Over Migrants at Calais as Road Haulage Freight Groups Call for Military Response
Pressure from HGV and Rail Cargo Interests to Resolve the Problem

8/20/2015
UK – FRANCE – The proposed meeting today (August 20) of UK Home Secretary Theresa May and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve in Ca...
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Freight and Logistics Staff News Starts with a Sad Departure
Well Known Shipping Executive Passes Whilst Others Just Move On

8/20/2015
US – A sad start to this week’s staff changes in the freight and logistics industry following the death of retired shipping Executive Niel...
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Freight Forwarding Agent Has Plan to Beat Rising Seasonally Adjusted Container Rates
Allseas Global Logistics Offers Customers Guaranteed Space

8/19/2015
UK – CHINA – As all shippers and forwarding agents are aware, container freight rates tend to jump a certain times of the year as peak sea...
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Huge Out of Gauge Heavy Lift Shiploader Conveyed to US by Project Cargo Specialist
Massive Piece Safely Delivered and Installed to Pacific North West Port

8/19/2015
CHINA – US – Out of gauge and project cargo specialist shipping line Hansa Heavy Lift Gmbh has successfully transported a giant shiploader...
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Break Bulk Group Signs Up New Logistics Partner for Project Cargo and Heavy Lift Operation
NVOCC Conglomeration Appoints Morocco Based Agent

8/19/2015
SINGAPORE – MOROCCO – Break Bulk Ocean Lines (BBOL), the network based NVOCC which groups together a global assortment of out of gauge fre...
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Danish Maritime Interests Consolidate Matters with Dozens of Events in October
Second Year Celebration for Conference Features Technology, Management and Blue Growth

8/18/2015
DENMARK – Coming off the back of 2014’s successful inaugural event, the Danish Maritime Fair has announced an impressive conference progra...
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Another Antitrust Settlement in Freight Forwarding Class Action on RoRo Vehicle Shipping
One More Cartel Member Puts Their Hands Up

8/18/2015
US – JAPAN – A settlement has been reached with Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in a major class-action antitrust lawsuit file...
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Otherwise Inconsequential Consignment Profoundly Affects Those Charged With the Shipment
From New York to Florida for Piece of 9/11 History

8/18/2015
US – Just occasionally a comparatively small shipment has a value or importance which transcends its actual size or value, a Picasso painting, p...
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Torque Gathers Hope as Freight and Logistics Group Picks Up New Fashion Label
Familiarity Breeds Success for Yorkshire Headquartered Supply Chain Group

8/18/2015
UK – The latest addition to the name of fashion has chosen Leeds headquartered logistics group Torque to handle its freight, warehouse and distr...
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Newly Approved Alarm System Suits Vessels from Bulk Carriers and Containers Ships to Leisure Craft
Lloyd's Register Grants Type Approval to Off the Shelf Monitoring and Control Product

8/18/2015
UK – Essex based Servowatch Systems is celebrating a ‘double whammy’ this month having just received type approval from classificati...
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Shipping Group Funds Transport Infrastructure Project for the Freight Community's Favourite Charity
Transaid Helps Out With a Low Tech Solution to Aids Thousands

8/18/2015
MADAGASCAR – In more developed regions one often talks casually of slums without ever really realising what living in conditions which often hav...
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All Freight and Logistics Warehouses Produce Waste - But Are Your Staff Safe Unloading It?
No Longer Can an Employee Clamber Up to Load a Waste Skip

8/17/2015
UK – Any company which has a warehouse presence is likely to produce copious quantities of waste, and freight and logistics operations are certa...
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Major European Supply Chain and Logistics Outfit Acquires Significant US 3 PL Supplier
French Group Expanding After Consolidating Business as One Brand

8/17/2015
FRANCE – US – WORLDWIDE – Geodis, the French based supply chain operator and 100% owned subsidiary of SNCF Logistics, has entered in...
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Investment Group with Freight Forwarding and Logistics Interests Bids for Palletforce
Owner of NFT Wants Pallet Distribution Company with Road Haulage Shareholders

8/17/2015
UK – CHINA – The owner of Britain’s leading chilled food logistics distributors, NFT, has made a £30 million bid for pallet di...
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New App to Help Calculate Carbon Emission Savings when Switching Freight from Road to Rail Cargo
Transnet Publishes Aid for Customers Prior to Carbon Tax Introduction

8/14/2015
SOUTH AFRICA – State-owned freight transport and logistics company, Transnet, has developed a new carbon calculator app to allow users to calcul...
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Giant Freighter Aircraft Match Flights to Ensure Speedy Delivery of Energy Industry Cargo
Why Take One Huge Plane When Two Will Do?

8/14/2015
RUSSIA – KUWAIT – Heavy lift and project air freight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines, has completed two simultaneous IL-76TD-90VD cargo fl...
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Wastewater Treatment Systems Vary from Ocean Going Freighters to Inland Waterway Energy Platforms
Caspian Sea Rig Demanded a Bespoke Solution

8/14/2015
CZECH REPUBLIC – DUBAI – CASPIAN SEA – ACO Marine, the Czech Republic headquartered subsidiary of the German based ACO group, has be...
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Fork Lift Truck Giant Announces Next Special Event
Two Day Autumn Events Offer Chance of Top Prizes

8/13/2015
UK – This Autumn forklift truck users in Scotland and South West England will have the chance to buy state-of-the-art new and refurbished materi...
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Road Haulage Operators Warned of Precise New Regulations in Force from September
Heavy Penalties for Transgressors Expected

8/13/2015
UK – Against a backdrop of resistance from freight interests the new Safer Lorry Scheme is to come into force in London on September 1, and road...
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Scottish Produce Assisted by Port Extension to Refrigerated Container Freight Capacity
Number of Extra Reefer Plugs More than Trebled

8/13/2015
UK – Forth Ports is to more than double its refrigerated container capacity at the Port of Grangemouth to support Scotland’s fresh produce...
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Some RoRo Freight Ferry Traffic Profits from Migrants and Vandalism in France
Shippers and HGV Road Haulage Drivers Choose Alternative Routes by Sea and Air

8/13/2015
UK – FRANCE – It seems the disastrous situation which has occurred at the crossing points in, or adjacent to, Dover and Calais may not hav...
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US Coast Guard Record Drug Seizures Demonstrate Smuggling Strategy is Working
New Programme in the Constant Battle Against Organised Crime

8/13/2015
US – Our photo shows the Coast Guard cutter Stratton with, inset, some of her crew after docking at San Diego, showing off the largest ...
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Sad Start to Freight and Logistics Appointments and Departures
Staff News in the Shipping Sector This Week

8/12/2015
US – A sad beginning to the weeks appointments and departures in the world of freight and logistics with the announcement by the Journal of Comm...
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Freight and Container Clients Watch as Crane and Fork Lift Truck and Materials Handling Makers Merge
Partnership Between American and Finnish Groups Will Cheat US Taxman

8/12/2015
FINLAND – US – Anyone who thinks the just announced merger of crane and materials handling manufacturers Konecranes and Terex is just abou...
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Classification Society and Finance Expert Partner Up to Power Merchant Fleet with LNG
Confidence in New Fuel is Growing as Bunkering Infrastructure Develops

8/12/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – A year or so ago Lloyd's Register North America pronounced an ongoing interest in the classification of vessels carry...
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Panama Canal Reduces Permissible Vessel Drafts as Drought Hits Central America
El Nino Causes Problems for Ships in Transit

8/11/2015
PANAMA – The Panama Canal Authority has announced a temporary restriction on the maximum draft of vessels transiting the waterway due to the eff...
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Express Freight Group Stakes a Claim in Deep Water Container Port Logistics Park
Parcel Giant UPS Looks to Thames Side Dock Hinterland as New MSC Box Service Starts

8/11/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – Global express freight giant United Parcel Service (UPS), has submitted plans to develop a massive distribution hub cover...
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Freight Transport and Road Haulage Lobby Helped Amend the Driving Licence Change
Many Operators Still Unaware That New System Has Been Amended

8/10/2015
UK – In April we forewarned readers of the upcoming changes to British driving licences and how it would affect everybody, as it meant the withd...
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Not Freight Related but Hey! Everybody Flies Right?
Expedia Tool Shows Airline Baggage Allowances at a Glance

8/10/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – OK, so it’s not something we would ordinarily cover as a freight industry publication but airline baggage allowance...
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Every Freight Forwarder or Logistics Supplier Knows the Advantages - and Dangers - of Racking
Storage Equipment Trade Association Looks to Raise Safety Standards

8/10/2015
UK – Any freight forwarder, or indeed other company in the supply chain, which runs a storage warehouse, will be familiar with both the advantag...
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HGV Driver Shortage Prompts Other Logistics Industry Outfits to Join Road Haulage Freight Interests
Four Transport Leaders Form Coalition to Boost Sector Profile

8/7/2015
UK – Four leading trade bodies that represent the UK logistics industry have pledged to work together to improve the industry’s public ima...
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Container Ships and Bulk Freight Vessels Queue to Pass Through 'New' Suez Canal
Lavish Ceremony Sees Egyptian Government Gamble Officially Opened

8/7/2015
EGYPT – WORLDWIDE – The official opening of the ‘new’ Suez Canal this week has not been greeted with the wave of global enthus...
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App Shows Freight Truck and Car Drivers Their Level of Impairment After Smoking Marijuana
Legalisation Leads to US Self-Test Kit Whilst UK Safety Group Pleads for Zero Alcohol Levels

8/7/2015
US – UK – In the US a small start-up company has produced an app suitably titled ‘Canary’ which is intended to help car and fr...
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Multimodal and International Rail Freight Terminal Given the Go Ahead
Major New Cargo Facility for Scotland

8/6/2015
UK – Proposals for a new international rail freight terminal at Mossend in Bellshill, Scotland have been given the go ahead by Scottish Minister...
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Another Freight Forwarding and Logistics Firm Gains Authorised Economic Operator Status
Dachser UK Joins the Ranks of the Trusted

8/6/2015
UK – EUROPE – Freight forwarding and logistics outfit, Dachser UK has been granted full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status by the H...
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TNT - FedEx Small Package Express Freight Deal Under Investigation by European Commission
Once Again EC Has Doubts About Competition Issues

8/5/2015
EUROPE – The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of TNT Express by FedEx Corpora...
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IATA Air Freight Figures Show Cargo Market Generally Lagging Back
Some Bright Spots but Trade Overall Slower Than it Has Been

8/5/2015
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global air freight market data for year to date and for the mont...
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Federal Maritime Commission Reaps Another Million+ Dollars from Ocean Freight and Logistics Groups
More Financial Penalties for Shipping Companies Which Deny Actions Were Improper

8/5/2015
US – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has recovered a total of $1,227,500 in civil penalties after completing several separate compromise a...
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Belgian Eurovignette Toll System for Freight Trucks to Change Next Year
Lorries to be Charged on Mileage, not Time as at Present

8/5/2015
BELGIUM – GERMANY – A new satellite based system of charging freight trucks over 3.5 tonnes for road use in the country is to be introduce...
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New Entry Level Articulated Fork Lift Truck Targeted at More Than Freight Customers
Ability to Work In or Out of Warehouse Yet Function in Tight Aisles

8/5/2015
UK – In a bid to appeal to a wider range of customers very narrow aisle (VNA) equipment manufacturers Flexi Narrow Aisle, which produces a range...
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Multimodal Freight Group Changes Head Up Logistics Appointments and Departures This Week
Staff Moves Throughout the Industry

8/4/2015
GERMANY – As we reported last week and as part of its major restructuring programme, Deutsche Bahn has announced several changes to its manageme...
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Electronic Air Waybills Permeate the South East Asian Freight Sector
Technology Take Up Just Keeps Growing

8/4/2015
THAILAND – WORLDWIDE – The August issue of BIFA link, the British International Freight Association’s magazine, carries an homage by...
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Freight Truck Driver CPC Course in Belfast Aims to Cut Cyclist Accidents in Urban Situations
New Belfast Scheme Targeted to Educate HGV Operators

8/4/2015
UK – The problems of a transport infrastructure which mixes HGVs with vulnerable road users, particularly cyclists, have been widely aired of la...
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Road Haulage Boss Seeks Talks with PM over Calais Migrant Situation as Freight Ferries Disrupted
Thousands Continue to Assault Both the Channel Tunnel Terminal and Truck Drivers

8/3/2015
FRANCE – UK – As road haulage drivers tell us the situation regarding the migrants massing in Calais and surrounds are becoming more milit...
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Break Bulk and Project Cargo Specialist Offers Alternative to RoRo Vehicle Shipping
Ocean Freight Carrier Successfully Transports Fourteen Long Metre Buses Overseas

8/3/2015
AUSTRALIA – CHINA – SINGAPORE – AAL, the break bulk and project cargo specialist headquartered in Singapore and a subsidiary of the ...
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Iconic Freight Forwarding and Shipping Agency Group Switch to London Gateway Logistics Centre
John Good Move London Operations to the New Deep Water Thames Container Port

8/3/2015
UK – In another coup for DP World’s new container port London Gateway, one of Britain’s oldest and most respected shipping agencies ...
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New Container Vessel Will Extend Shipping Line's Reefer Freight Offering
Second Ship in Class Named This Week

8/31/2014
KOREA – GERMANY – This week saw the latest vessel in the Hamburg Süd container fleet christened with a ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy ...
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Freight and RoRo Ferry Group Launch Maritime Centre of Excellence
Established African Links with Partners Leads to Training Cooperation

8/30/2014
ANGOLA – SWEDEN – Swedish maritime group Stena has reinforced ties with the Southern African Republic with the official launch on August 2...
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Air Freight Handling Shuffle for Specialist Provider
Two Significant Changes at Major Western European Airports

8/30/2014
DENMARK – ITALY – It has been a busy week for air freight handling specialist group Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), with the company sign...
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US Logistics Acquisition for French Road Haulage and Freight Group
Dentressangle Picks Up 3PL Provider to Boost Earnings from America to 14% of Group Revenue

8/30/2014
FRANCE – US – Road haulage and logistics group, Norbert Dentressangle has completed the acquisition of all the shares of privately held US...
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Problems and Promises in Burma Go Far Beyond Freight and Logistics Interests
New South East Asian Market Comes with Both History and Contemporary Difficulties - the Role of Geopolitics in Transport and Infrastructure Development

8/30/2014
BURMA – MYANMAR – Much is made currently about how Burma, otherwise known as Myanmar, is 'the last great investment frontier'. Eme...
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Another Scalp for Project Freight Forwarding Group
Specific Design Required RoRo Transport

8/30/2014
MEXICO – LIBYA – Despite all the woes of late in the North African country life, and business, goes on as a recent consignment shipped by ...
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Still Time for Road Haulage Outfits to Join Longer Freight Trailer Trial
New Tranche of Applications Available for One Month

8/28/2014
UK – More road haulage operators will be given the chance to join a trial to allow the use of longer trailers to transport goods on UK roads, in...
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Logistics Group Expands Warehouse Facilities for a Very Precious Cargo
Demand for Scotland's Whisky Results in Further Storage Requirements

8/28/2014
UK – Aside from the plastic strapping our photograph could represent a scene dating back literally hundreds of years and showing something inext...
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Cargo of the Future can Power the Ships that Transport It
Lloyd's Register Studies the Possibilities for an Under Used Gas

8/28/2014
UK – US – WORLDWIDE – Of late Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been devoting more resources to the carriage and use of liquefied gas ...
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Domestic Freight Operator Moves into Forwarding and International Logistics
Expansion of Services Down to Customer Demands

8/28/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – A sign of rising confidence can always be detected in the logistics sector before signs tend to be noticed in industry as...
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German Air Cargo Carrier Extends Nigerian Freight Service
New Lagos Call en route to South Africa

8/28/2014
GERMANY – NIGERIA – Air carrier Lufthansa Cargo is further integrating Lagos into its own network through twice-weekly freight flights. Fr...
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Container Vessel Banned From Australia
Repeated Offences Result in Three Month Sentence for Liberian Ship

8/27/2014
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a direction to the Liberian flagged container ship Vega Auriga t...
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Rail Freight Interchange Row Wheezes on Down the Track
Controversy Over Old Airport Development Sees Yet Another Court Battle

8/27/2014
UK – St Albans City and District Council’s protestations against the planned Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at the site of the ...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group May be Calling the Kettle Black
The Cartel Squabbles Go on and On

8/27/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Schenker, the freight forwarding and logistics subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has filed a complaint in New York federal co...
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Giant Cargo Required Specialist Air Freight Forwarding Team
Time of the Essence as Mine Capacity Reduced and New Part Needed

8/27/2014
CHILE – AUSTRALIA – No one with any commercial knowledge needs to be told how much money can be haemorrhaged when a vital part of a bulk p...
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Vietnam Air Freight and Passenger Speech Extends to Include Ebola Instructions
IATA Boss Says Industry is Prepared for Virus

8/27/2014
VIETNAM – As one of the potential commercial rising stars of South East Asia Vietnam is being taken seriously by cargo carriers and logistics gr...
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UK Freight Forwarding Group Acquired by Asian Logistics Outfit
Six Decade Pedigree to Add to Western European Portfolio

8/26/2014
SINGAPORE – UK – Singapore Post has, through its subsidiary Famous Holdings, purchased the entire issued and paid-up share capital of Basi...
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Port Group Marks Decades of Container and Freight Handling in Two Locations
Town and City Helped to Host Separate Celebrations

8/26/2014
UK – Any major port tends to be at the very heart of the local community, often generations have grown up with the docks as a background to a to...
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Container Shipping Witnesses Yet Another Freight Sharing Agreement
French Giant Jumps into Bed with Asian Rivals

8/22/2014
FRANCE – ASIA – AUSTRALIA – NEW ZEALAND – French container giant CMA CGM, one third of the recently ill-fated P3 route sharing...
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Express Freight Group Net Logistics Contract with Top Football Club
Extension of Existing Relationship Offers Advertising Opportunities Along with On Line Delivery Orders

8/22/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – With so much of the world now shopping online to the detriment of traditional methods many logistics groups are bene...
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Two Giants of Box Freight Set Date for Container Shipping Vessel Share Agreement
2M to Become Operational in Six Months

8/21/2014
WORLDWIDE – The vessel sharing agreement (VSA) between the world’s top two container freight operators, Maersk Line and the Mediterranean ...
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Arrest of Container Vessel Judged Illegal as Shipping Group Looks for Damages
Reversal of Lower Court Decision After Seizure Made Before Debt Became Due

8/21/2014
SINGAPORE – The High Court has upheld a previous judgement which struck out an action undertaken by Singapore based bunkering group Transocean O...
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Horrific Freight Train Tragedy Investigation Rules on Dangerous Cargo
Overseeing Authorities Must Audit Their Own Regulations More Rigorously Whilst Operators Must Raise Standards

8/20/2014
CANADA – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB) investigation into the horrifying Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) ...
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Freight and Logistics Appointments Announced
Changes at the Top Worldwide

8/20/2014
WORLDWIDE – This week’s round of staff changes in the freight and logistics industry kicks off with the Shipowners’ Club which has o...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferries Move with the Times and Award New Contract
Technology Update for Booking and Payments Systems

8/20/2014
UK – As time moves on and becomes ever more precious we have witnessed a host of new ways to ensure people can reserve, and pay for, services mo...
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Freight Container Company Literally Gets Into Top Gear
Specially Strengthened Boxes Show Off Automotive Royalty for Popular Media Production

8/19/2014
UK – Pentalver is, like any other container company which offers a full portfolio of services including supply, transport, storage and inland lo...
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Irish Freight Upturns Will Please Shipping and Forwarding Community
Latest Port Numbers Reflect Growing Confidence

8/19/2014
IRELAND – The latest figures published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) would seem to confirm the mood throughout the shipping an...
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Container Shipping Group Plans for Future Management by Opening College
Studies Can Build Networks and Promote Corporate Growth

8/19/2014
JAPAN – Any major corporate body, whether involved in logistics and freight forwarding or any other industry, takes the precaution of ensuring t...
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Extension of FMCG Supply Chain Logistics Contract for Freight Forwarding Group
Thirteen Years of Support Leads to Continued Support

8/19/2014
POLAND – Danone, a name familiar to many worldwide as one of the most successful fast moving consumer (FMCG) groups, has extended its existing s...
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International Freight and Logistics Group Under Fire Over Employment Practices - Again
Union Congress Criticises Conditions for Workers Outside Germany

8/19/2014
GERMANY – COLOMBIA – BULGARIA – Once again express freight and logistics group DHL finds itself accused of repressive tactics in its...
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Container Shipping Terminal Will Work Sunday’s to Enable Freight Importers to Maintain Supply Chain
Christmas Rush Demands Extended Hours of Opening

8/18/2014
UK – It may be Summer, but for those enmeshed in the supply chain Christmas looms larger on the horizon day by day. Recognising this DP World So...
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Freight and Logistics Interests Note the Latest Promise to Stop Severn Crossing Tolls
Political Shenanigans Begin Prior to Election as Lib Dems Offer Deal on Road Pricing

8/18/2014
UK – As the political parties scrabble around prior to the forthcoming election, searching for policies which will have almost universal appeal ...
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This Year's British Freight Industry Awards Host Announced
Still Time for Potential Winners to Register and Raise Their Profiles

8/18/2014
UK – Once again the great and the good of the country’s forwarding community will gather next January for the 2014 British International F...
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Container Shipping Group Aid Myanmar with Free Transport for Medical Cargo
Underlying Problems for Country Remain Off the Menu for Discussion However as Whispers of Ethnic Cleansing Persist

8/17/2014
MYANMAR – JAPAN – US – Shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), has supported the Japanese non-profit organisation working for hea...
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Asia Pacific Cargo Theft Down Says Freight Security Group
Poor Reporting Contributes to Lower Numbers

8/17/2014
ASIA PACIFIC– Supply chain security provider FreightWatch International has released its semi-annual report on cargo theft in the Asia Pacific r...
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Another Container Shipping Line Signs up to Anti-Corruption Network
Japanese Box Line Moves to Clean Up Image

8/17/2014
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has become a member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business n...
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Body Found in Shipping Container After Discharge from Freight Ferry
Thirty Four Survivors Rescued After Screaming for Help

8/17/2014
UK – A police investigation is under way after 34 people thought to be of Indian sub-continental origin were found early today (August 17) in an...
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Major Ships Agency and Maritime Logistics Company Allegedly Defrauded of $4 million by Executive
Charges Against ex Senior Employee of Shipping Group for On Going Fraud

8/15/2014
US – This month Kathleen Creel, a former employee of Wilhelmsen Ships Service, part of the Scandinavian headquartered WW group with shipping int...
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By Thunder - Thor Hammers Home Heavy Duty Shipping Cargoes
Swedish Freight Group Opens New Base and Extends Routes

8/15/2014
SWEDEN – UK – Thor has established its first UK base at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Hull. Obviously not the hammer-wield...
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Freight and Logistics Appointments Lead Off with Big Corporate Guns Heading for the United Nations
UN Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport Named

8/15/2014
WORLDWIDE – This week’s freight industry staff movements start with the announcement from the United Nations of the appointments of the 12...
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Deep Water Container Shipping Port Sees £100 Million Sino UK Port Deal Signed
Liverpool 2 a Step Closer With Huge Crane Order

8/11/2014
UK – CHINA – The Liverpool2 project, the new deep water port designed to accommodate the bulk of new generation container shipping being l...
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Freight Vessel Repair Leads to New Generation of Materials Handling Equipment
As Traditional Ocean Shipping Lines Expand Energy Operations Advances in Underwater Technology Makes for Faster, Safer Subsea Operations and Longer Lasting Equipment

8/11/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – More and more traditional ocean freight carriers are opening up specialised divisions and subsidiaries to become inv...
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Glass Ceiling Cracked (but not yet Broken) by the Fighting Ladies of Shipping
40th Anniversary for WISTA - But Still Work to be Done

8/10/2014
UK – Last week saw WISTA-UK, the founding body of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, celebrating its 40th anniv...
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Maritime Security Group Warns of Pirate Tactics Changing as Product Tanker Attacked
Night Time Attempt Mirrors Traditional Somali Hijacks

8/10/2014
NIGERIA – Problems pile up in the region as an Ebola infection was not the only ‘first’ for a form of attack this week as maritime s...
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Transport Union Congress Slates Human Costs of Improving Freight and Passenger Vessel Passage
ITF Takes Issue With Panamanian Government over Working Conditions as Canal Redevelopment Goes Ahead

8/10/2014
BULGARIA – PANAMA – WORLDWIDE – The largest ever world congress of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) began...
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Ship Building Moves in Next Century with Latest Technology for Constructing Freight Fleets
Iron Man or Aliens - Who Wouldn't Want a Robotic Suit?

8/10/2014
SOUTH KOREA – Many a little (and not so little) child dreams of possessing superpowers, and for most it remains just that, a ridiculous dream. E...
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Intermodal Freight Using a VTOL Drone to Transport Shipping Containers as Opposed to Road Haulage?
Can Thunderbird 2 Be Here At Last?

8/9/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – We, have it must be said, looked a little doubtfully at some of the claims made for drone technology as a suitable mode o...
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Freight Forwarding Group Expands Asian Logistics Activities
Acquisition of Outstanding Shares in Joint Venture for German Company

8/9/2014
VIETNAM – GERMANY – JAPAN – With many freight forwarding and logistics outfits looking to South East Asia as the place to expand, on...
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Logistics Group Plans Green Supply Chains for the Gardening Industry
Tree Planting Scheme Matches Aspirations of Freight Forwarding Group

8/7/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – German headquartered logistics group Dachser has made something of a speciality in running supply chains for the DIY...
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Entire Hospital Packed as 20 foot ISO Containers and Shipped as Air Freight
Giant Plane Once Again Proves its Value

8/7/2014
TURKEY – MIDDLE EAST – Once again the 17-strong fleet of giant Antonov An-124 aircraft managed and marketed by Ruslan International, has p...
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Half Year Global Air Freight Figures from IATA Show Growth in Tonnages
Improving Trade Figures Boost Statistics with Only Latin America in Decline

8/7/2014
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for the global air freight industry showing overall growth for ...
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Tobacco May Be Good For Your Air Freight (if not Your Health)
Sustainable Biofuel May Keep Planes in the Air and Farmers in Business

8/7/2014
SOUTH AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – Who says tobacco is bad for us (apart from the vast majority if not all of healthcare professionals)? A differe...
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Fork Lift Truck Firms Asked to Publicise the Skills Which Make Moving Freight Easier
FLTA Requests Nominations for 2015 Materials Handling Awards

8/7/2014
UK – Anyone who has worked in a busy freight warehouse, cargo terminal or wholesale facility will know there is often competition between staff ...
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Many Staff Moves in the Week’s Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Sectors
Busy Time for Some of the Big Industry Names

8/6/2014
WORLDWIDE – We begin this week’s freight forwarding, logistics and shipping appointments and departures with the announcement from John Fr...
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Deep Water Container Port Targets Women to Move Freight in Employment Drive
Traditional Roles for Dock Workers Relegated to History

8/6/2014
UK – Britain’s latest deep water port, DP World’s London Gateway project which sits on the River Thames at Stanford le Hope is looki...
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Air and Ocean Freight Carriers Warned of Ebola Virus Transmission by Shipping Groups
Trio of Industry Representative Bodies Warn of Dire Consequences if Steps Are Not Taken

8/5/2014
WORLDWIDE – Three global shipping organisations have issued a joint advisory note aimed at guiding its members on the risks posed to merchant sh...
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Reefer Container Design Aimed at Long Haul Intermodal Freight Market
Dual Power Defeats the Problem of Inadequate Electrical Supplies on Rail Routes

8/4/2014
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – A Rotterdam container manufacturing specialist appears to have solved a problem which often afflicts boxes which...
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Air Freight Containers Updated by Leading Cargo Carrier
Composite Construction Helps Reduce Fuel and Pollution

8/4/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – These days the attention to detail being paid by shipping companies and others in the logistics supply chain when it come...
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Freight Forwarding and Container Shipping Groups Appoint and Acquire
Several Leading Logistics Players Ring the Changes

8/4/2014
INDIA – US – GERMANY – CHILE – CHINA – Several moves by freight forwarding and logistics outfits in the past few days st...
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Freight Rail Review Covers Intermodal Cargo Growth and Road Haulage Comparisons
Recommended Reading for Industry Stakeholders and Interested Parties

8/4/2014
UK – Although rail accounts for only a small proportion of the freight carried throughout the country, around 7%, the recently published Rail De...
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Consultation on Safer Lorries Prompts Comment and Action from Freight and Road Haulage Interests
More Targeted Approach Required to Better Cyclist Safety

8/3/2014
UK – Despite widespread acceptance of the changes made in an attempt to improve the design of the London Safer Lorry Scheme (SLS), not everybody...
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Air Cargo Handling Group Achieves Freight Tonnage Improvement and Gains Pharma Accreditation
Good News Keeps Coming in from Hactl

8/1/2014
HONG KONG – It’s all good news for Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl), the territory’s largest cargo handler, which earlier this ...
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Yet More Air Freight Corruption Costs a Packet as Cargo Airlines Fined (Again)
Company Crashed as South America Joins in Punishment Campaign Against Conspirators

8/31/2013
BRAZIL – Earlier this week, Brazil’s competition authority the Administative Council of Economic Defence (Cade) fined four airlines, ABSA ...
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Super Tugs Offer the Sight of Glamorous but Dangerous Ocean Logistics
From Sinking Container Ships to Floating LNG Terminals the Workhorses of the Seas are On Call

8/30/2013
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WARNING - FedEx is Latest Scam as False e Mails from Express Freight and Parcel Carrier Arrives
Attempt to Dupe Innocents into Opening .zip File

8/29/2013
WORLDWIDE – The latest scam to be attempted at the Handy Shipping Guide’s UK office differed slightly from the 6 or 7 others we receive ev...
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On Your Bike to Raise Cash for Road Haulage Charity Once Again
Three Days on the Road to Amsterdam Will Bring Rich Rewards for Safety in Africa

8/29/2013
UK – THE NETHERLANDS – AFRICA – There are still places left for road haulage charity Transaid’s London to Amsterdam cycle ride...
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Freight and Logistics Group's Road Haulage Subsidiary Sees First Female Trucking Champion
A New Winner and a New Contract as Michigan Based Group Celebrates

8/29/2013
US – GERMANY – EUROPE – CHINA – News from trucking and logistics giant Con-way is plentiful this week as a female driver sales...
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Essential Freight Boost as Archipelago Gets Infrastructure Investment to Help Cargo and Passengers
Money Made Available to Improve Shipping and Tourist Connections

8/29/2013
NEW ZEALAND – VANUATU – With a population of about 240,000 spread over an archipelago of around 60 populated islands, Vanuatu is dependent...
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Yet Another Air Freight Cartel Conspirator Hit in the Pocket
A New Revenue Stream Continues as Anti-Trust Authorities Just Keep on Cashing In

8/28/2013
CANADA – The Competition Bureau announced last week that LATAM Airlines Group, the parent company of LAN Cargo, pleaded guilty to criminal consp...
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Air Cargo Charter Group Introduces Freighter to Libyan Shippers
Aircraft to Service Domestic and International Markets

8/28/2013
LIBYA – Air cargo charter broker Chapman Freeborn has formed an exclusive partnership with Benghazi headquartered Air Libya, to place and operat...
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Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Other Staff Movements in the Transport and Logistics Sector
Appointments and Departures - Who is Heading Where and When

8/28/2013
THE NETHERLANDS – Starting the shipping, logistics and other transport related staff movements this week, C.H. Robinson Worldwide has ...
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Freight and Logistics Outfit to Barge in Major Mine Supply Contract
Remote Locations Becoming a Speciality for Northline

8/28/2013
AUSTRALIA – Adelaide based freight and logistics outfit Northline, has won a major contract with international mining group Rio Tinto. The contr...
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Your Chance To Win (or Vote) as Air Freight Carrier Launches Third Photographic Competition
Open to All the Only Thing You Need is a Camera (and Sight of a Russian Giant)

8/27/2013
RUSSIA – WORLDWIDE – Specialist out of gauge and project air freight group Volga-Dnepr, has launched its 3rd international photographic co...
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Shipping Terminals Purchase Cranes for Container and Bulk Freight Movements
Outstanding Year for Materials Handling Specialist

8/27/2013
AUSTRIA – IRELAND – OCEANIA – Two crane divisions of materials handling supplier Liebherr are enjoying a successful sales period in ...
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Another Overseas Supply Chain Order for Articulated Fork Truck Manufacturer
Narrow Aisle Flexi Bends Over to Supply Automotive Parts Client

8/27/2013
UK – GERMANY – Narrow Aisle Flexi, the company which produces the range of articulated fork lifts which get round the problem of ultra-thi...
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Roll On! Even a Giant Cable Reel Can Freight Using Container Shipping!
Single Immensely Heavy Piece Still Fits on a Forty Foot Flatrack

8/27/2013
UK – EGYPT – Despite the troubles of the past few months’ business goes on across Egypt, as evidenced by the latest project freight ...
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German Container Shipping Line Names Latest 3,800 TEU Vessel in US
Two Companies with very Long Traditions Witness Christening of New Ship

8/26/2013
US – GERMANY – For the first time in its 142 year history, German shipping line Hamburg Süd, has celebrated the christening of a ship...
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Another Flag of Convenience Bulk Carrier Founders Weeks after Container Ship Sinking
No Casualties Again Despite Rough Weather

8/25/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – JAPAN – PHILIPPINES – In an accident with elements reminiscent both of the recent MOL Comfort incident,...
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Container and Bulk Shipping Lines Wait Expectantly as Panama Canal Expansion Proceeds
Massive Gates Arrive to Bring Post Panamax Era Closer

8/25/2013
PANAMA – The eyes of many executives who head up some of the world’s biggest container shipping lines, not to mention bulk ocean carriers ...
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Freight Forwarding Group Extends Food Logistics Services
Investment of 50 million Euros sees bespoke facilities on three sites

8/23/2013
GERMANY – Kempten headquartered freight forwarding group Dachser, has spent around €50 million in the past year or so investing at three si...
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Island RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Services Cause Problems for Shippers Globally
Overheads and Safety the Major Difficulties as Cost of Operation Sees another Old Company Sink

8/23/2013
UK – US – AUSTRALIA – We have written many times in the past of the difficulties of adequately servicing the islands that lay off th...
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Shipping Union Blasts RoRo Ferry Sinking after Collision with Container Cargo Vessel
Ship 'Would not be allowed to operate' says Nautilus as New Employment Standards for Crews Come into Force This Week

8/22/2013
UK – PHILIPPINES – WORLDWIDE – Yet another tragic accident with a likely death toll of over 100 struck the Philippines last Friday w...
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Chamber of Commerce Export Courses Provide Grounding in Freight and Logistics
Yorkshire Training Group Aims for Big Returns on Investment

8/22/2013
UK – Training, in all its forms, has seen a huge rise in importance in recent years and possibly no trade or profession has been affected as muc...
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Supply Chain and Logistics Group Reports Q2 and Goes for Paperless Airfreight
Recapitalisation Gives a Different Look to Balance Sheet

8/22/2013
WORLDWIDE – Following its recapitalisation in early May, which the company says both eliminated around half of its consolidated net debt and the...
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Personal Packing Health Check Could Save Supply Chain Costs
Gloucester Firm Pinpoints Three Weak Spots in Preparing Loads

8/21/2013
UK – Packaging specialists Golden Valley (GVPS) contend that many companies in the supply chain are wasting literally thousands of pounds per ye...
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Road Haulage Drivers Should Be Aware of New Penalties
Careless Driving Now a Fixed Penalty Offence as Fines Rise

8/21/2013
UK – Last Friday (August 16) saw the cost of careless or foolish driving rise, prompting the road safety charity, Brake, to issue a warning to a...
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Project Freight Forwarders Might Appreciate Free Standing Overhead Crane System
Modular Construction Means Easy Installation and Removal

8/21/2013
US – As a rule even project freight forwarders have little use for overhead crane systems, the need for fixing within a structurally sound build...
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Rail Freight Lawsuit Mirrors Previous Shipping and Forwarding Anti-Trust and Cartel Cases
Billions of Dollars Riding on Huge Class Action Proceedings

8/21/2013
US – As any regular reader of the Handy Shipping Guide news section will know there has been a succession of cartel scandals and anti-trust suit...
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New FCL and LCL Container Shipping Service Launched for US/ Brazil Freight
Long Time Partners Open New Route to Service Growing Market

8/21/2013
US – BRAZIL – Yesterday saw the initial launch of a new direct, weekly LCL and FCL export service from Houston to Rio de Janeiro by CaroTr...
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Intermodal Services Set to Improve as Rail Freight Link Reopens for Shipping Containers
Decades of Underinvestment are Slowly being Reversed

8/21/2013
NIGERIA – Every week it seems the traffic queues of trucks laden with shipping containers leading to the ports of Apapa and Tin Can Island get w...
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Serial Cereal Road Haulage and Logistics Partnership Leads to a Fruitful Relationship
No Variety for Kellogg's and Dentressangle as they Milk the best from New Continental Breakfast Deal

8/20/2013
UK – French road haulage and logistics group Norbert Dentressangle has cemented its fruitful relationship with Kellogg’s with the renewal ...
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Freight Vessel Still Held for Shipping Undeclared Containers of Arms Cargo via Panama Canal
Huge Fine Threatened whilst Ship and Crew Remain in Limbo

8/20/2013
PANAMA – CUBA – NORTH KOREA – Amidst the commencement of celebrations to mark the centenary of one of the world’s key freight...
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Road Haulage Group's Pallet Service in Romania Carries More than the Weight of Freight
Fund to Help Disabled Children Linked to Every Shipment

8/20/2013
ROMANIA – Pall-Ex Romania, the first palletised freight network to launch in the country and part of TV entrepreneur Hilary Devey’s road h...
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Freight Handling and Warehousing Company Fined £50,000 for Breaching Legislation
Forklift Striking Ignored Pothole Broke Man's Spine

8/20/2013
UK – A recent prosecution casts a light on a problem which is often present at road haulage depots where vehicles are loaded in open yards which...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Arm of Maersk Publishes Financial Results
Half Year Figures from Damco Issued

8/20/2013
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco has announced it half year financial results, whi...
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Ex Pirate Hostage Speaks Out at Women's Shipping Forum
Eight Month's Terror Detailed as Delegates Also Discuss Environmental Issues

8/19/2013
UK – As part of this year’s London International Shipping Week, which runs from 9-13 September 2013, the Women’s International Shipp...
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Small Freight by Pallet Delivery System Celebrates and Launches New Initiative
Sir Ranulph Fiennes Attends Summer Conference

8/19/2013
UK – EUROPE – Palletways, the delivery system for small, palletised consignments which has grown in less than two decades from a UK base i...
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US Anti-Piracy Company AdvanFort Appoints British Firearms Training Group
North East Firm Specialises in Live Fire Exercises (includes video)

8/16/2013
US – UK – Maritime security provider AdvanFort has appointed Cleveland, UK based Associated Risks Group (ARG) to train British guards in i...
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Appointments in Shipping, Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Associated Businesses
Who's Going or Gone Where This Month

8/16/2013
WORLDWIDE – Heading up this weeks list of staff movements in the shipping, freight forwarding and overall logistics fields comes the news that t...
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Delays to Freight as Customs Union Row Heightens while Truck Queues Build on Russian Border
Political Shenanigans Cause Delays as Vehicles Stripped of Import Cargo

8/16/2013
RUSSIA – UKRAINE – Despite local press reports earlier this week that the country’s Customs had decided to delay new procedures plan...
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Department of Justice Files Suit to Stop Airline Merger which Affects Both Passengers and Freight
American Airlines and US Airways Deal Halted on Non Competitive Grounds

8/15/2013
US – The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group a...
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Fastest Record Breaking LNG Powered RoRo Ferry Uses British Cryogenic Equipment
Technology Crucial to New Generation of Gas Vessels

8/15/2013
UK – CZECH REPUBLIC – Sheffield based Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has supplied valves to what has be...
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Forwarding and Logistics Group Bought by Former Owner of RH Freight
Europa Worldwide Acquired for Undisclosed Sum

8/15/2013
UK – Europa Worldwide, the freight forwarding and logistics company, has been acquired by Andrew Baxter, the former owner of RH Freight. Althoug...
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The Ultimate Multimodal Concept - The Future of Freight and Road Haulage as Seen 80 Years Ago
Tomorrow's World View of Where We Should Be Now

8/14/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – There is much to be said in favour of involving scientists when deciding how an industry is likely to develop and, as rec...
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Installed Base Forecasting Can Cut Downtime in the Freight and Logistics Industry
Reactive Inventory Management Increases Delays and Costs

8/14/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Institutions such as the Kuehne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg can play a valuable role in determining ways t...
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Definition of Road Haulage Driver Clarified as Freight Group Issues CPC Training Reminder
Ministry Makes Sensible Decision as Clock Winds Down for Others

8/14/2013
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has applauded the intervention of Transport Minister Stephen Hammond in confirming that he has overturne...
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Even Girl Guides Grow Older (as do their Fork Lifts)
Refurbished Models Can Give Offer a New Lease of Life (the Trucks that is)

8/14/2013
UK – GERMANY – Overheads are important for any business but especially so when charitable status is involved. Girlguiding is the operating...
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Another Environmentally Friendly Logistics Terminal for Freight Forwarding Group
Belgian Facility to Service Flanders and Hainault

8/14/2013
BELGIUM – It seems hardly a month goes by without freight forwarding group DB Schenker announcing the details of a new logistics centre to the w...
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Personal and Household Items Require a Specialist Freight Forwarder - not a Logistics Cowboy
Scandal of Underperforming Agents is a Global Problem

8/13/2013
US – PHILIPPINES – WORLDWIDE – Mention personal or household effects to any freight forwarder and one is likely to perceive a notice...
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US Trucking Group Wins a Little Ground for the Road Haulage Industry
Transport Secretary Cuts Red Tape Whilst Court Finally Rules on Hours of Service

8/13/2013
US – In this month’s trucking related news, authorities took a small step away from the current health and safety culture, which many beli...
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Air Freight Customers Get an Option for On Board Cargo Tracking
New Technology Allows Shippers to Get Real Time Information Direct from the Consignment Itself

8/13/2013
UK – US – Virgin Atlantic Cargo has become the first British airline to accept the new Sentry FlightSafe tracking device, developed by Tex...
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Road Haulage Groups May Benefit from Intelligent Safety Systems
Along with Other Motor Manufacturers Ford Tests New Technologies

8/12/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – It is 150 years almost to the day since Henry Ford was born and doubtless the grand old man of vehicle development w...
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Forwarding and Logistics Cooperation Offers Project Freight and Break Bulk from New Premises
Austrian and German Joint Venture Continues Asian Expansion

8/12/2013
VIETNAM – The unusual cooperation between multimodal transport and freight forwarding partners Gebrüder Weiss from Austria and German based...
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Good and Bad News for Makers of Cranes for Containers and Heavy Lift Shipping
Cost Cutting Exercise at One European Based Group Whilst Rivals Report a 'Remarkable' Order

8/12/2013
FINLAND – SWITZERLAND – GERMANY – CHINA – Good and bad news for two European manufacturers of the cranes and handling plant wh...
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Conspiracy Convictions for Diana Shipping after Bulk Freight Ship Pollution of Ocean Waters
Long Jail Sentences and $5.5 Million Fine Possible after Company and Staff Collude and Lie to Coast Guard to Avoid Detection

8/9/2013
GREECE – US – Panamanian shipping corporation Diana Shipping Services ...
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Another Outer Space Consignment Shipped as Freight with Russian Air Cargo Carriers
Aerospace Industry Provides Rich Pickings for ABC

8/9/2013
FRANCE – RUSSIA – Earlier this month, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) transported a 16-tonne satellite on one of its Boeing 747-400 freighte...
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Somali Container Shipping and Bulk Freight Pirate Attacks Fall but New Targets Take Their Place
Private Security Firm Gears Up to Protect Vulnerable Ocean Carriers in South East Asia

8/9/2013
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Industrial Action Affects Cargo Carriers, Longshoremen and Logistics and Freight Forwarding Group
Disturbances in Germany, New Zealand and the USA as Staff Strike whilst Others Locked Out

8/9/2013
GERMANY – NEW ZEALAND – US – There appears to be more unrest than usual this month with regard to relations between management and s...
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Labour Troubles Over, Cargo Airline Moves Freight of the Future
Shares Still Up For Sale as Solar Powered Aircraft Returns Home

8/9/2013
LUXEMBOURG – SWITZERLAND – US – It seems to be better times for Cargolux, Europe’s largest freight only airline, following wha...
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New Logistics Hub for Container Shipping Line and Freight Forwarding Joint Venture
Site Adjacent to Deep Sea Port Slated to Grow

8/8/2013
CHINA – JAPAN – Today sees the start of operations at a new terminal in Shanghai situated in the Logistics Park of Shanghai Lingang New To...
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Heavy Lift and Break Bulk Shipping Line Appoints Representative
Meanwhile Westbound Round the World Service for Project Cargo Remains Flexible

8/8/2013
GERMANY – BRAZIL – US – Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based line specialising in break-bulk, heavy-lift and project cargo launched its...
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A Century of Awards as Successful Shipping Seafarers Scholarship Announced
Maritime Post Graduate Student to Study Overseas Courtesy of Transport Unions Organisation

8/8/2013
UK – SWEDEN – PAKISTAN – The ITF Seafarers’ Trust, the charity arm of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (I...
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Piracy - An Appeal for Mercy Alongside an Analysis of Freight Shipping Security on the High Seas
Relatives of Pirate Captives Invoke the name of Allah Whilst Maritime Security Groups Worry About Viability

8/8/2013
SOMALIA – US – WORLDWIDE – Two drastically differing documents arrived at the Handy Shipping Guide offices in the UK today which cas...
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Ever Larger Container Ships Leads to More Heavy Duty Port Programmes
Post-Panamax Vessels Proving a Boon to Crane Manufacturers

8/8/2013
US – CHINA – The ever larger new generation of container vessels is causing a boom in the quayside equipment needed to handle the bigger s...
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China Opens More Rail Freight and Intermodal Links to the Outside World
New Service Commences Whilst an Old One Begins Again

8/7/2013
CHINA – GERMANY – RUSSIA – EUROPE – The chance to provide true intermodal services between China and Europe took a step forwar...
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Police Chief Calls for Road Haulage Drivers Dismissals for Phone Abuse
'Too Many Dying on Our Roads' says Chief Constable

8/7/2013
UK – You can often tell public figures who have been recently appointed by the amount of self-publicity they generate before the work load takes...
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Container Crane Order for French Freight and Logistics Group as Road Haulage Contract Criticised
Whilst Work Increases in Port Sector Rates Cut Hits Local Truckers

8/7/2013
CONGO – CAMEROON – SIERRA LEONE – Logistics group Bolloré feature in the news this week as details were released of a major A...
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Newly Designed Rail Freight Wagon Makes Logistics of Biomass Fuel More Viable (with video)
Lloyd's Register Design Team Relished the Challenges of a Completely New Concept Vehicle

8/7/2013
UK – Drax, the traditionally coal fired power station in North Yorkshire may well claim to be the largest and cleanest of its type in the countr...
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Changes For TIR Trucks May Delay Freight and Carry Costs for Road Haulage Operators
Russian Customs Move Breaches Convention says EU Commissioner

8/6/2013
RUSSIA – EUROPE – The decision taken by the Russian Customs officials to vary the terms of goods shipped employing TIR carnets as transit ...
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Police Enter RoRo Ferry Dispute as Freight Delayed by Protestors
Shippers of Perishable Goods the Principal Victims in a Row that is Not Their Responsibility

8/6/2013
AUSTRALIA – The Tasmanian RoRo ferry dispute took another turn yesterday after days of illegal action by workers angered by the dismissal of col...
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Freight Forwarders and Shippers Advised of Import Changes in Saudi Arabia
Certification Group Issues Details of Programme Alterations

8/6/2013
UK – SAUDI ARABIA – Intertek, the global conformity and certification group which acts on behalf of shippers and governments to ensure goo...
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First Shipping Service to Use London Gateway Deep Sea Container Port Signs Up
Multi Line South African Consortium to Call in Thames

8/6/2013
UK – SOUTH AFRICA – London Gateway, the UK’s newest deep sea container port which is still under construction on the north bank of t...
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Outsize Project Forwarding Task Successfully Handled by Rail Freight Carrier's Logistics Division
Holiday Season Meant Loading Entire Shipment on One Train

8/6/2013
RUSSIA – A recent project forwarding processing equipment from the Atomenergomash plant situated at Volgodonsk in the Rostov region to the Ryaza...
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Political Switch and Resources Decree a Growth Area for Logistics and Freight Interests
Ships Services Group Explain 'Why Now?' for their New Venture

8/5/2013
MYANMAR – NORWAY – With the opening up of the former Burma, numerous freight and logistics interests are scrambling to establish a presenc...
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Airport Tries Attracting Freight and Logistics Customers and Incentivising Cargo Charters
Space to Expand Means it's Special Offer Time for Prospective Customers

8/5/2013
US – How to drum up more business? The eternal question for all companies whether in the logistics industry or any other, but a question especia...
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Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Can Save Money on Basic Warehousing Supplies
Millions of Euros Saved Using New Technology Solutions

8/5/2013
FINLAND – WORLDWIDE – Everyone in the supply chain is trying to save both money and reduce their environmental impact and never more so th...
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Freight Only Airline Offers Extra Service as Shares Still Up for Grabs
Cargo Carrier Seems to have settled Labour problems - Now to find a serious bidder

8/2/2013
LUXEMBOURG – AUSTRIA – Whilst speculation continues over who will be the next major shareholder in freight only airline Cargolux, the comp...
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Coastal Radio System Upgrade Will Aid Safety of Cargo Ships and Private Sailors Alike
Initial Investment to be offset by Lower Costs

8/2/2013
SWEDEN – Safety is always at the forefront of any mariners mind and the lifeline provided around the coasts of first world nations have saved th...
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Container Shipping Lines May Profit From Rising Freight Levels of Timber Exports
Growth Area as Chinese Building Boom Takes Off

8/2/2013
CHINA – EUROPE – US – RUSSIA – NEW ZEALAND – Much is made of the amount of coal and ore of all types which China uses an...
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Freight and Logistics Software Provider Bought by Private Equity Investor
Cloud Firm Mandata Acquired by West London Based Firm

8/2/2013
UK – Mandata (Management & Data Services) Ltd, the Northumberland based supplier of cloud based, integrated real-time transport and logistic...
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Road Haulage Lobby Presses for Extension of Fuel Rebate for Freight and Private Interests
Government Proposals to Extend Reduced Duty Scheme for Remote Communities Falls Short for Logistics Industry

8/1/2013
UK – Today’s announcement by HM Treasury that it was proposing to extend the 5 pence per litre fuel rebate, currently only available to is...
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Freight Haulage Interests Criticise More Road Toll Increases
28% Rise in Charges is Unacceptable say Hauliers

8/1/2013
UK – Once again road tolls, in this case those charged for use of the Tyne tunnel, are the subject of controversy. We have written before about ...
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Electric Light Commercial Freight Vehicle Wanted? Design Your Own Tuk Tuk
New Website Facility Allows Customers to Customise Their Vehicle

8/1/2013
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – The Dutch are not the first nation one would think of in connection with the ubiquitous Tuk Tuk, those colourful...
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IATA's Global Cargo Carriers Report Declining Air Freight Market
Hactl However Gains Another Client Whilst Cargolux Resumes Normal Service to Ecuador

8/31/2012
WORLDWIDE – In air freight news this week IATA released global traffic results for air freight in July, which showed demand fall due to the lack...
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Logistics Group Has Ocean Freight Beanfeast with New Container Shipping Contract
Heinz Settles for Just One Variety

8/31/2012
WORLDWIDE - Supply chain group Ceva Logistics has pulled off something of a coup this week with the announcement that it has landed what it describes ...
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College Freight and Familiar Road Haulage Subsidiary Sink Under Inland Revenue Pressure
Target Express Closes with Loss of 400 Jobs

8/31/2012
IRELAND - UK - Earlier this week it was announced that almost 400 jobs at Irish haulage firm Target Express are to go, according to reports as a resul...
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US Freight Truckers Honoured as Logistics Groups Name Top Road Haulage Oufits and Drivers
Sometimes America Just Does Things That Much Bigger

8/31/2012
US – Occasionally a snippet of news reaches us which for a moment makes one consider just how big the freight industry actually is. This week...
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Safety at Sea the Watchword at Major Commercial Shipping Expo
SMM Hamburg Witnesses New Technology

8/30/2012
GERMANY - WORLDWIDE - Next week sees the opening of the 25th SMM trade fair, the opportunity for the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology sec...
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Only Way is Essex as Port Gets a Multimodal Boost with Short Sea Freight Grant
Anglo Spanish Logistics Trade Boost Means Less Truck Kilometres

8/30/2012
UK – Spain – The eyes of the ocean freight community are firmly on Essex at the moment with the ongoing development at DP World’s Lo...
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Road Haulage Representatives Reiterate Call for Fuel Cost Cut for Freight Interests
RHA and SNP in Harmony as France Cuts Diesel Cost

8/30/2012
UK - FRANCE - Yesterdays news that the French Government has struck a deal with fuel producers and distributors to cut the cost of fuel by 6 eurocents...
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RoRo Ferry and Cargo Handling Results as Container Shipping Company Sold
Irish Continental Sells off Subsidiary and Announce First Half Results

8/30/2012
IRELAND – EUROPE – Irish Continental Group (ICG), owners of Irish Ferries have released first half figures and they show mixed results. Th...
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Like Everything Energy Sector Freight and Logistics is Big in Texas
New Laredo Development for GAC

8/29/2012
US - GAC Energy and Marine Services LLC (GEMS) announced this month that it has opened its latest warehouse in Laredo, Texas, to meet the growing dem...
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Freight Forwarding Group Acquires Heathrow Facility
'Logical Strategic Move' for Priority

8/29/2012
UK - Just a day after our article warning of the dangers of transgressing the UK's Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE) legislatio...
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Private Motorists and Road Haulage Freight Drivers Must Carry Breathalysers
New French Law Explained and Kits Available On Line

8/29/2012
FRANCE – Under the new laws passed in March ALL road vehicles, including cars, motorcycles (excluding mopeds), freight trucks, engaged in intern...
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New Freight Policy Council to Improve Multimodal Cargo Throughput
LaHood Answers Critics with New Initiative

8/29/2012
US – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood last week announced the launch of the Freight Policy Council which will focus on improving the conditio...
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Painting a Freighter - Watch a Giant Cargo Carrier being born
Can You Guess Whose it is Yet?

8/29/2012
US – WORLDWIDE - Regular readers know that we at the Guide like stories involving big projects, from global freight forwarding movements to tra...
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Logistics Beware - Freight Forwarding and Bulk Cargo Chartering can be Legal Minefields
Several High Profile Cases Illustrate the Complexity of Transfer of Employment and Maritime Law

8/28/2012
UK – AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE - As with so many points of law interpretation is often the key to final resolution and, as an industry, logist...
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Container and Gantry Crane Exports Demonstrate Growth of BRICS Freight and Shipbuilding Levels
Major Orders for Liebherr and Konecranes

8/26/2012
RUSSIA – BRAZIL – SOUTH KOREA – IRELAND – FINLAND – SWITZERLAND – Two of the world’s leading suppliers of do...
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Network of Freight Forwarders Strikes Cargo Insurance Deal
Lloyds Brokers Offers IFLN Members 'Competitive' Rates

8/25/2012
US - UK - WORLDWIDE - Over the past couple of decades there has been a rise in the number of medium sized freight forwarders who have decided that str...
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Container Ship to Oil Rig - Standards for Life Saving Keep Improving
Vessel with Seven Tonne Complement Survives Sixty Metre Fall

8/24/2012
WORLDWIDE - One of the most obvious essentials on any vessel whether luxury liner or container ship, yet taken for granted by most seafarers, are the ...
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Trailer Hire and Sales Specialist Offers New Road Haulage Options
With a Redesigned Website and a Driver Friendly App TIP Upgrades its Services

8/24/2012
EUROPE – One of the most recognisable names on the European road haulage scene, trailer hire and sales specialist TIP Trailer Services, recently...
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RoRo Freight Ferry Service Axed as Container and Trailer Shipping Levels Contract
As Cobelfret Withdraw from One Route Stena Line Reduces Service on Another

8/23/2012
UK - NETHERLANDS - Last Friday saw the final freight ferry service between Ipswich and Rotterdam. The RoRo service operated by CLdN, part of the logis...
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Project Freight Forwarding, As With All Logistics, Can Be Subject to the Whims of Nature
Heavy Lift and Break Bulk Cargoes Rarely Run Exactly to Plan

8/23/2012
JAPAN - MEXICO - UK - For many project freight forwarding companies the shipping of materials supporting the energy sector is 'the new black' as the s...
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Freight Forwarders Warned to Keep an Eye on Israeli Developments (Literally)
War of Words Escalates as South Africa Acts

8/23/2012
ISRAEL - EUROPE - SOUTH AFRICA - Pressure is mounting on the state of Israel with further news of sanctions being imposed on goods emanating from disp...
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Road Haulage and Bank Holiday Chaos Averted as Toll Booth Strike Called Off
Agreement Details Being Thrashed Out

8/23/2012
UK - The proposed strike by toll booth operators at the Severn Bridges due to commence tomorrow and timed to cause maximum disruption coming at the st...
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Hurricane Warning to Merchant Shipping as Isaac Moves West
Early Alerts in Anticipation of Tropical Storm

8/22/2012
US - CARIBBEAN - With the Hurricane season at its mid point, the season is generally accepted to run between June and November, warnings to merchant s...
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Container Shipping at DP World Southampton Demonstrates Capacity for Freight
Two Giant Box Carriers Berth Simultaneously

8/22/2012
UK - Whilst many eyes are fixed on DP World's latest investment in a container port, the strategically placed London Gateway project emerging from the...
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Large or Small, Bulk Cargo, Freight Handling Equipment or Road Haulage - Invest Now
Austerity Doesn't Work in the Climb from a Bear Market Say Leaders in Different Logistics Sectors

8/22/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – At a time when the arguments over global government fiscal policies rage seemingly endlessly the decision to invest with ...
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Name Change for Council Which Represents Bulk Freight, Container and Tanker Interests
New Title Better Represents the Size of Ship Owners Lobby Group

8/21/2012
UK-PHILIPPINES - WORLDWIDE - The International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC) is a body which argues the employers points of view when negotiating...
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Freight and Logistics Group Win First Pet Passport Scheme Approval
EFL Pioneers New Instant Stress Reduced Access Scheme for Imported Animals

8/21/2012
IRELAND - EUROPE – WORLDWIDE - Following hard on the heels of our recent 'Mugly Dog' story it seems everybody is keen to promote their own pet s...
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Merchant Shipping Fleets See An Even Keel in Sight for Ocean Freight
Global Convention Intended to Standardise Shipping Working Practices

8/21/2012
WORLDWIDE - When ship owners and representatives of seafaring workers met in 2001 they unanimously agreed that shipping is the first truly global indu...
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First Class Air Cargo for Another British World Champion
Virgin Atlantic Goes to the Dogs - Again

8/21/2012
UK – US – The shipping of pets to a foreign land can be a stressful time for both animal and doting owner, even when either (or both) is f...
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Fatal Road Haulage Robbery Produces 1.3 Million Pound Windfall
Mystery Still Surrounds What Happened to Polish Truck Driver

8/20/2012
UK – Earlier this month, a court in Birmingham ordered the seizure of £1.33 million found hidden in the home of 56 year old Phillip Harthil...
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Chance to Buy Historic Items of Britain's Bulk Cargo Shipping Heritage as Freight Firm Founders
Fire Sale of Memorabilia and Domain Names of Company Formed in 1730

8/20/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE - It may seem somewhat ghoulish but the chance to purchase an item of memorabilia for what was reputedly Britain’s oldest s...
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Island Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Opts for Customised ADR Road Haulage Courses
On Site Hazardous Goods Training Supplied by Novadata

8/20/2012
UK – As road haulage and other logistics organisations find themselves subject to more and more regulations the importance of ensuring staff are...
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Rail Freight Tests New Diesel Emissions Technology in the Battle to Defeat Road Haulage
California Takes the Lead Again in Fight Against Pollution

8/19/2012
US –The battle cry of the rail lobby has always been the reduced levels of pollution for freight carried on the tracks when compared to the road...
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Cargo Figures Claimed as Success by Third Largest European Freight Airport
Schiphol Tonnages Down but Compare Well with Rest of Sector

8/19/2012
NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam’s Schiphol announced freight throughput figures this week and, despite an overall drop, management executives say ...
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Less Than Truckload (LTL) Con-way Freight Named Carrier of the Year
Toyota Honours Application of Lean Management

8/19/2012
US – Less than truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc, Con-way Freight announced this week that it has been named by Toyota Motor...
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Road Haulage Industry Honours Truck Drivers and Safety Inspectors
Twin Annual Events Promote Better Practices

8/19/2012
US – Sometimes the most light hearted of events can have a serious purpose and preceding the so called “Super Bowl of Safety”, a fou...
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Another New Build Dry Bulk Freighter for Diana Shipping Subsidiary
$6.45 Million Two Year Charter Started This Week

8/17/2012
GREECE – Shipping transport services providers Diana Shipping Inc., announced this week that one of its unnamed wholly owned subsidiary companie...
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Road Haulage Celebration Moves Into Top Gear
Quentin Willson to Speak for RHA

8/17/2012
UK – Motoring journalist Quentin Willson will be a keynote speaker at the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA’s) annual lunch, which wil...
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Photograph a Freight Aircraft and Have the Chance of More Work with All Cargo Airline
Two Weeks Left to Take That Special Picture

8/17/2012
WORLDWIDE –There are just two weeks left to photograph the giant Antonov 124 ‘Ruslan’ freighter aircraft to commemorate the 30th ann...
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Rail Freight Group Meeting Will Discuss Future Policies for Cargo and Rates
Association Hosts Awards Prior to In Depth Industry Analysis

8/16/2012
UK – The RFG AGM and Annual Policy Meeting will be held on 12th September 2012, at The Oxford Centre, Oxford. This meeting provides an opportuni...
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New Design Bulk Freighters Require Old School Knowledge
Lloyds Register Extended Beyond Traditional Classification Role

8/16/2012
UK – CHINA – EUROPE – With the evolving developments required to construct vessels of all types to comply with ever more stringent e...
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Chinese Chip In With Biofuel Recipes for Freight and Passenger Planes
Boeing Partnership Cooking Up a Full Fat Diet for the Future

8/16/2012
CHINA – Passenger aircraft manufacturers, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Boeing this week opened the Boeing-COMAC Aviation...
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Container Shipping Looks On As Two Bulk Freight Groups Founder
Baltic Dry Index Still in Doldrums

8/16/2012
UK- ITALY – WORLDWIDE- The brief respite we witnessed in May, when we were able to report the minor recovery for the Baltic Dry Index proved to ...
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Trelleborg Moves Away from Traditional Container and Bulk Freight Quay Projects
US Military Enlist Company's Help to Prevent Another New Orleans Disaster

8/15/2012
US - Trelleborg is a name more usually associated with the nuts and bolts of the shipping business, producing as it does items such as the fender syst...
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Air Freight Forwarder and Logistics Group Utilises RFID Technology for Reefer Movements
Panalpina Extend Cool Chain Facilities

8/15/2012
SWITZERLAND –WORLDWIDE - In the first half of 2012, 20% of freight forwarder and logistics group Panalpina’s air cargo, which was moved on...
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Freight Forwarder Backs the Bikers
Geodis Support V Ships Charity Cycle Event

8/15/2012
UK – Freight forwarder Geodis Wilson has responded to the heightened sporting spirit generated by the London 2012 Olympics with its move to back...
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New Zealand Freight Handling Boost For Supply Chain and Logistics Group
Official Opening of Auckland Cargo Hub

8/15/2012
NEW ZEALAND – Following the extension of its Australian LCL services in March, supply chain management company CEVA Logistics, today officially ...
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Freight Group Launch New Van Operator Courses for Cargo and Passenger Fleets
Light Commercial Vehicle Haulage and PSV Certification from the FTA

8/14/2012
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is offering two brand new training courses for van operators, the Certificate of Excellence for Van...
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European Full Trailer Load Exchange Site Implements New Freight Driver App
Freightex Upgrades Mobile Phone Service

8/14/2012
EUROPE – Full trailer load freight exchange provider Freightex has launched a new app that its registered hauliers can use to help them identify...
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Somali Pirates Captured and Sentenced as Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Warned to Stay Wary
Extremist Muslim Groups Attacked on Land Whilst International Navies Maintain Pressure at Sea

8/14/2012
SOMALIA – With the seizure of bulk freight and container shipping vessels much reduced in recent months due to the inclement weather, the adopti...
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Another Big Russian Rail Freight Deal as Bulk Cargo Wagons Sold On
Transoil Reinforces its Position with Freight One Purchase

8/14/2012
RUSSIA – Private rail freight operator, Freight One has approved the sale of 10,000 used tank wagons, for carrying crude oil and oil products, t...
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Central American Shipping Container Terminal Privatisation Sparks Union and Military Intervention
Thirty Day Cooling Off Period for Mediation

8/13/2012
GUATEMALA – As the country basks in the glory of its first ever Olympic medal win following Erick Barrondo’s silver in the twenty kilometr...
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Qantas Loses Interest in Express Freight Road Haulage
It's Worse Than That - We're Sold Captain

8/13/2012
AUSTRALIA – Excruciatingly named road haulage outfit Star Track Express are boldly going where they have never been before after Qantas announce...
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Project Freight Forwarding for the Ocean - by Air Cargo!
Giant Aircraft Flies in Patrol Boats for Security Support

8/13/2012
RUSSIA – To Volga-Dnepr Airlines it doesn’t seem at all ironic when a customer wishes to send large nautical craft by way of its heavy lif...
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Container Shipping and Bulk Freight Carrier Praised Again
MOL First Quarter Figures are However as Expected

8/12/2012
JAPAN - Following our story last December telling of the excellent assistance freely donated by container carrier and ocean bulk freight provider Mits...
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German Freight Group Expands BMW Logistics Centre
Kuehne + Nagel Maintains Its Long Term Relationship with Bavarian Group

8/10/2012
GERMANY – Earlier this month, logistics providers Kuehne + Nagel announced that it is expanding BMW logistics centre in Wörth, Bavaria, by ...
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Some Air Freight Stories ARE Exciting - Cargo Plane Robbed
Ram Raid Thieves Lower Their Sights in Failed Cash Robbery

8/10/2012
FRANCE – As anyone who studies the French News knows robberies feature heavily in the headlines most days of the week. The latest tale emerging ...
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Logistics Provider Joins Container Shipping Lines and Freight Groups in China Development
Logwin Latest to Expand into Fuzhou

8/10/2012
CHINA –Air and ocean freight and logistics company, Logwin, has opened a new sales office in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, to strengthen its market p...
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Ocean Freight Cannot Overcome Economic Conditions for Supply Chain Group Ceva Logistics
A Renewed Road Haulage, Customs Clearance and Warehousing Deal Helps However

8/10/2012
WORLDWIDE–UK - Non-asset based supply chain management company, CEVA Logistics, recently posted their first half and second quarter results whil...
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Northern Ireland Road to Be Made Safer for Freight Trucks and Their Convoys of Cars
Dualling of the A5 will Prevent More Tragedies

8/10/2012
UK - The Freight Transport Association (FTA) this week welcomed the £330 million go ahead for a dual carriageway project on two stretches of the ...
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Stand Up Ladies of Freight and Logistics and be Counted (and Praised)
Where are the Industry's Superwomen - and Why Aren't there More of Them?

8/9/2012
UK – Back in June attendees at this year’s everywoman in Transport and Logistics Leadership Academy, held in partnership with the Freight ...
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RoRo Freight and Walk on Passenger Ferry Disasters Could Be Averted with Usizame
Potential for 'Don't Drown' System to Save Lives Worldwide

8/9/2012
TANZANIA – US - WORLDWIDE - Regular readers will know that we at Handy Shipping Guide take the bête noir of ferry disasters very seriously,...
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Ford Enter Chinese Heavy Haulage Venture with Truck Firm Whilst Extending Driving Technology
Global Vehicle Group in Partnership Venture Whilst Testing Innovative Inter Vehicle Communications

8/9/2012
CHINA – The Ford Motor Co. announced yesterday it was to venture into the country’s heavy haulage market when its long term collaborator J...
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Trucking Operators Stand Up Now And Show The Merits Of The Road Haulage Industry !
TruckWeek Gives Hauliers the Chance to Demonstrate Their Value and Reward Their Staff

8/9/2012
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has launched the second ever TruckWeek in which the road haulage industry will strive to s...
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Passenger and Cargo Airlines Emissions Under the Spotlight
EU Trading Scheme Plans Dismissed by Other Governments

8/9/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – The plans for the future of aviation were discussed last week in Washington by seventeen of the world’s largest avi...
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Manchester United and FC Barcelona Caught Up In Passenger and Cargo Carrier Dispute
Union Organisation Appeals for Intervention in Turkish Airline Row

8/8/2012
UK - SPAIN - TURKEY - The ongoing dispute regarding 305 workers dismissed by Turkish Airlines and covered in our previous articles took a new turn tod...
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Container Shipping Group Up For Sustainability Award
Safmarine Box Provides Sports Facilities for 100 Children

8/8/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – We have extolled the virtues before of the ubiquitous shipping container, used variously over the years for things as diverse as ...
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Boat Transport Shows Off the Glamorous Side of the Freight and Logistics Market
Cannes Festival Prompts Dedicated Sailing from Southampton

8/8/2012
UK – FRANCE – Whilst we at the Handy Shipping Guide try to maintain our focus on news stories relevant to the freight and logistics indust...
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Controversy in Kansas as Freight 3PL Relocates and Trucking and Logistics Group Speak Out
State Competition for Business Whilst YRC Issue Q2 Figures (and a Wry Smile)

8/8/2012
US – With the current situation it is to be expected that protagonists in different sectors of logistics will battle for supremacy but it seems ...
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Freight Association Logistics Conference Details Confirmed
Freight by Water and Scottish Supply Chain Events in September

8/8/2012
UK - The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced details of two events which will be of interest to anyone involved in the supply chain. The...
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Container Crane Maker Delighted By Return to Australian Freight Port Market
Liebherr Back in Oz After 35 Year Absence

8/7/2012
AUSTRALIA – Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd recently secured an order from DP World Melbourne for the supply of one ship-to-shore container crane ...
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Asian Supply Chain Group Kerry Logistics Open New Freight Agency Offices
Myanmar and Sri Lanka Witness Development of Network

8/7/2012
HONG KONG - MYANMAR - SRI LANKA - Kerry Logistics, already a formidable presence on the Asian freight and supply chain scene, has announced it is to o...
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Virgin Cargo Hits New High Despite Some Global Freight Doldrums
Revenues Jump in Most Markets Despite Uncertainty

8/7/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE - Virgin Atlantic Cargo yesterday reported an increase in revenue for the 2011/12 financial year despite difficult trading condit...
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Freight Train With Unstable Cargo Explodes - Again
Second Major Rail Incident in a Month

8/7/2012
US - Less than a month after the last serious accident involving a freight train carrying chemicals, when wagons with a cargo including ethanol left t...
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Pirate Groups Attack Another Merchant Vessel off Nigeria
When Does Freedom Fighting Become Extortion and Murder?

8/6/2012
NIGERIA –It has been confirmed there has been another attack on merchant shipping in the Niger Delta, this time a vessel or vessels belonging to...
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Middle East Invests in Logistics Infrastructure as Freight Tonnages Rise
Commercial Battle of Sheik versus Sultan in a Modern Day Quest for Primacy

8/6/2012
MIDDLE EAST – Whilst much of the world peers anxiously out from beneath clouds of economic gloom the Middle East continues to modernise and nowh...
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New Freight and Logistics Terminal Opens With Heavyweight Support
(and with the Equipment to handle Heavy Weights)

8/6/2012
UK – Freight and Logistics specialists Redhead International recently announced formally opened its new depot in Mallusk, Northern Ireland. The ...
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Freight Trains Suffer Worst Cargo Disruption in Indian Power Crisis
Lessons Must be Learned Before Future Disruption

8/3/2012
INDIA – The three days of power outages across the country are feared by many to be a portent of things to come, and not only for India. The pow...
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Rail Freight Assets Might Swap for Debt if Loans by State Cargo Carrier Remain Unpaid
BDZ Suffering Under Weight of Credit Agreements

8/3/2012
BULGARIA - The parlous state of Bulgaria’s state railway system was illustrated yesterday with comments made by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko B...
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Austrian Logistics Group Becoming Stronger in the Romanian Cargo Market
Investment in New Logistics Facility is Paying Off Says Gebruder Weiss

8/2/2012
ROMANIA – Global freight and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss continues to be ‘on the rise’ in Romania despite what it sees as ...
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New Polished Logistics Service Gives Freight Customers the Edge
Dachser Invest and Increase Service Schedules

8/2/2012
UK - POLAND – Freight and logistics provider Dachser UK has added to its network of services with a regular direct pallet service to its Strykow...
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Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Terminals Up For Grabs to Highest Bidders
NSW Ready to Sell 99 Year Leases

8/2/2012
AUSTRALIA - Plans announced last month by the New South Wales State Government planning to privatise the bulk and container freight handling terminals...
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Growth, Court Cases, Pollution Control - This Weeks US Freight Shipping and Trucking News Has it All
Emission Controls Begin, Land Borne Shipments Up and Unions Win Lawsuit

8/2/2012
US – In a big week for the American freight trucking and shipping community there are several stories worthy of mention. Firstly the 1st August ...
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FB Literally Speed Freight and Container Handling with Links in the Supply Chain
Sometimes the Smallest Things Can Save Expense for Terminal Operators

8/1/2012
UK – Hertfordshire-based Industrial chain manufacturers and suppliers, FB Chain Ltd has announced the launch of a new brand of leaf chain, speci...
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Freight Forwarding Group Continues BRICS Automotive Supply Chain Development
Logistics Centres Dedicated to Growth in the Sector

8/1/2012
BRAZIL – DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within DHL has opened a new Automotive Competence Centre in São Paulo,...
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Stricken Container Vessel Protected Whilst Shipping Through Gulf of Aden
Box Carrier Suffers Engine Failure and Calls on the Royal Navy

8/1/2012
The latest pirate story to emerge from the Gulf of Aden has revealed a detailed picture of British Naval forces deployment in the region, despite the ...
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New Freight and Logistics Centre Opens in India
Kuehne + Nagel Specialist Market Drive in Two Different Fields

8/31/2011
INDIA – Pune (formerly known as Poona) in Central Western India, has been referred to as the ‘Detroit of the East’ on occasion given...
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Marine Services and Logistics Group Continue to Support the Community
More Scholarships Awarded by Crowley

8/31/2011
US – In June we wrote in some detail of the exploits of Crowley Maritime Corporation's involvement in supporting Alaska’s energy industry ...
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Change to Shipping Legal Documents Warrants Freight and Liner Industry Wide Consultation
Global Views of All Vessel Stakeholders Sought

8/30/2011
WORLDWIDE – Back in December of last year we told in some detail the history of one of the lesser known and used documents which form the bedroc...
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Hamburg Sud Offer Advanced Web Navigation for Freight Customers
German Lines Phone Tracking is 'Appless'

8/30/2011
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – This month sees an advance in track and trace technology for smartphone users normally expected to download an app f...
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Road Haulage Service Will Challenge Air and Ocean Freight
New Intra Asian Route from Panalpina

8/30/2011
ASIA – Just a few days after introducing extensions to its LCL (less than container load) services between Europe and Asia, Panalpina has now co...
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Complete Supply Chain Solution For Solar Power Suppliers
DHL Set Up Specialist Logistics Operation

8/30/2011
CHINA –NETHERLANDS – EUROPE – In yet another energy related story DHL has announced it has opened a dedicated European distribution ...
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RoRo Ferry and Container Shipping Group Report Half Year Figures
Mixed Results from Irish Ferries

8/30/2011
IRELAND – WORLDWIDE - In common with most of the other shipping groups reporting over the past month or so the half year figures from RoRo and c...
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Project Freight Forwarding Just Keeps Breaking Records
Another Major Logistics Contract Completed by Fairmont

8/30/2011
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Any one involved in freight forwarding knows the glamour attached to some of the logistics involved in moving a major...
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Maersk Invest in Container Freight - But Logistics Must Move With The Markets
Danish Company Cuts to the Core

8/27/2011
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – This week saw freight and energy giant AP Moller Maersk produce half year figures and the group are quick to point o...
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Container Shipping Giant Blames Poor Results On Freight Rate Fall
Fuel Costs Contribute to Six Month Drop

8/26/2011
CHINA – The owners of the country’s leading shipping conglomerate and container freight carrier has posted first half results this week an...
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African Air Cargo Carrier Extends Freight Capacity
New Destinations plus a New Aircraft for Togo Based Company

8/25/2011
WEST AFRICA - Togo-based Africa West Cargo recently reinforced its fleet with the leasing of a second DC9 Freighter, adding to the company’s lis...
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Container Shipping Lines Adjust Freight Rotations
Central American and Europe - West African Services Revised

8/25/2011
WORLDWIDE – Two of the world’s leading container shipping lines have made revisions to their freight routes this week and both tell us tha...
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Logistics Contract Renewal for Supply Chain Specialist
Suzuki Sign Up for Another Three Years

8/25/2011
UK – As any member of the sales team working in the supply chain industry knows obtaining a freight contract can be difficult, but without the r...
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Free Trade Area Ensures Road and Rail Freight Links Improve
Investment Continues to Open Asian Borders

8/24/2011
RUSSIA – NORTH KOREA - To many businesses in the West just the mention of North Korea is enough to ensure a deaf ear, the Communist state is co...
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Specialist Haulier Backs Modern Trailer Design
Teardrops Make Drinks That Much Greener

8/24/2011
UK – Tradeteam, the specialist drinks delivery arm of DHL’s freight related activities, says it is the first brewery logistics company to ...
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Major Ship Broker Interim Results Indicates State of the Freight Sector
Integrated Shipping Services Provider Releases Half Year Figures

8/24/2011
WORLDWIDE- UK - Clarkson plc, whose status has historically proved an accurate indicator of certain sectors of the industry, has produced unaudited in...
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Rail Freight Carriers Sue Government
Claim that Metrics and Standards Rules are Slanted Against Them

8/24/2011
US- An interesting case came before the District of Columbia Court last week when Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, found himself on the wrong ...
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Freight Forwarding Company Redefines Itself After Million Pound Fraud
Supply Chain Consultancy Launched After Bulk of Cash Recovered

8/23/2011
UK – Not many businesses could stand the theft of £1 million but Kent headquartered freight forwarder SBS Worldwide have recovered sufficie...
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Singapore The Freight Hub For New Australian Logistics Contract
Paper Giant Select Their Chosen Carrier

8/23/2011
AUSTRALIA – ASIA – The network of NVOCC, logistics and forwarding concerns that make up the Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) group announced ...
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Haulage Companies Face Up To London Truck Emission Regulations Say Freight Group
FTA Survey Shows Hauliers Will Avoid LEZ Where Possible

8/23/2011
UK – As part of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) quarterly survey it was revealed by respondents that haulage companies who have ...
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Freight and Logistic Group Aid the Starving
FedEx Step Up to (and with) the Plate Again

8/22/2011
AFRICA – US – Following our earlier story regarding the assistance sent by the air freight and logistics community in Luxembourg to the fa...
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Warning to Ports as Hurricane Irene Closes on US and Caribbean
Airports Closing Whilst Vessels Should Avoid the Area

8/22/2011
US – CARIBBEAN - Hurricane warnings are in place for parts of the Caribbean and the US as Hurricane Irene approaches. The storm is expected to h...
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Paper Chain Contract for Logistics Arm of Bibby Line
Northern Firm Takes on Spanish Based Packaging Deal

8/22/2011
EUROPE - Bibby Distribution, the supply chain and logistics arm of the Liverpool headquartered 200 year old Bibby Line Group, has expanded its interes...
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Air Freight Carrier Cartel Problems Continue For Cargo Carriers
Airlines Caught Between Authorities and Customers

8/22/2011
WORLDWIDE – With the news in the past week that Saudi Arabian Airlines are prepared to pay $14 million to freight purchasers in reparation for f...
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UK Toll Roads Need To Look Overseas Say Freight Haulage Groups
Petition Aims to Hold Government to Account

8/21/2011
UK – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE - Following the recent launch of an e petition to abolish charges for all users of the M25 Dartford Crossing, the...
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US Cargo Security Systems Come To UK
Agent Appointed to Distribute Products

8/21/2011
US – UK – The safety and security of cargo stowage when carrying freight is of the utmost importance with haulage drivers shortly to need ...
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Air Freight Carrier Fears Ban On Night Flights Will Impact Cargo Services
Proposed Court Ruling May Damage Business

8/19/2011
GERMANY – Lufthansa, the largest of the country’s air freight carriers, is currently celebrating 100 years of German air cargo services an...
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EU Regulation Applies to Freight Truck Haulage and Bus Drivers Alike
Book a CPC Course Now or You Stand Lose Your Job!

8/19/2011
UK – IRELAND – News today that FTA Ireland (FTAI), associate of the UK Freight Transport Association (FTA), has been officially approved b...
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New Container Handling Investment Will Increase Freight Throughput
PD Ports Install New Gantry Cranes

8/19/2011
UK – Despite a mood of austerity in many sectors of the freight and logistics market there are still signs of investment if one casts an eye abo...
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Truck Body Wants Fair Fuel Deal for Haulage Industry
RHA Annoyed by Inequalities

8/18/2011
UK – For the second time this week the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has spoken out at the iniquity of private shoppers receiving substantial d...
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All Female Award Shortlist for Prestigious Freight and Logistics Industry Accolade
Girls Shatter Shipping's Glass Ceiling

8/18/2011
UK – Regular readers will be aware that we like to promote the cause of women in the logistics industry making our small contribution to destroy...
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Danish Freight Group Train Logistics Sales Team of the Future
DSV Set Up UK Commercial Academy

8/18/2011
UK – Having already written this week about the efficiency of German freight and logistics providers training suitable staff in overseas markets...
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New Giant Cargo Plane Will Carry Freight Into The Future
Biggest Ever Freighter to be Re-launched

8/18/2011
UKRAINE – RUSSIA - The Antonov AN-124 ‘Ruslan’ is a legend amongst the project freight forwarding community and many have openly won...
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Extension of Container Freight Service From Panalpina
Logistics Specialist Introduces New Routes

8/18/2011
NETHERLANDS – ASIA – Swiss freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has announced a service extension this week of its LCL (Less t...
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Mixed Trading Figures From The World Number One Container Shipping Line
Freight Carriage Up but Rates Under Pressure

8/17/2011
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Whilst other container shipping companies produce figures which can best be described as OK and at worst gloomy the ...
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Rail Freight Traffic Grows As Infrastructure Investment Continues
Cargo Levels and Turnover Both Up for Russian Railways

8/17/2011
RUSSIA – Russian Railways (RzD) has released its latest freight statistics showing total traffic exceeding 105 million tonnes in July representi...
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Container Shipping Group Plans for Caribbean Future
French Freight Company Chooses Kingston

8/17/2011
JAMAICA – FRANCE – French container shipping group CMA CGM have announced their intentions regarding future development of their freight s...
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Freight Forwarding And Logistics Group Offers Training
Another German Forwarder Looks East to the Future

8/17/2011
TAIWAN – GERMANY – Once again a logistics company based in Germany has shown its commitment to ensuring continuity and excellence in its o...
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Freight Truck Driver Takes National Title
Con-way Make it a Hat Trick of Champions

8/17/2011
US – The results of the 2011 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships which we wrote of last week are in and, once again, a Con-way Freight d...
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Freight Carriers And Suppliers Have a Chance to Clean Up an Award
Annual Energy Saving Trust Competition for Those Who Have Made the Effort

8/16/2011
UK – Regular readers will know how keen we at the Handy Shipping Guide are when it comes to promoting cleaner, safer freight transport and one o...
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US Class 8 Truck Development Funding Aims to Reduce Freight Costs and Pollution
New Legislation Swings Into Action

8/16/2011
US – Following last weeks story regarding the 2014-2018 fuel efficiency standards for trucks which President Obama introduced, comes the news th...
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Mercedes Trucks Race Into Europe
Used Commercials Prove Ideal for JRM

8/15/2011
UK – EUROPE - Few would guess it given their immaculate appearance but four Mercedes-Benz Actros MegaSpace tractor units had all clocked-up mor...
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DHL Export Smart Truck Technology To Improve Freight Deliveries
India Selected as First Overseas Market to Receive German System

8/15/2011
INDIA – GERMANY - DHL Smart Truck is an "intelligent" pick-up and delivery vehicle that combines a number of innovative technologies i...
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RoRo Ferry Company Faces More Secure Future
OfT Report Dropped

8/15/2011
UK - ISLE OF MAN – Management at the Ro/Ro ferry operator, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, are looking forward to a more secure future aft...
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Bird Strikes And Debris Cost Freight And Civil Aviation Millions
Dubai Conference Will Address the Problems

8/15/2011
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – The risk posed by foreign object debris (FOD) and bird strikes represents one of the largest economic and cost-reducti...
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Ex Military Help Wanted As EU Anti Piracy Force Seeks Specialist Staff
EU Navfor Recruiting a Somali Cultural Adviser

8/15/2011
SOMALIA – EUROPE – Any regular readers will know the scale of the pirate problem affecting merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden as more an...
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US Container Feeder Service Expands to Carry Extra Freight Tonnages
US Container Feeder Service Expands to Carry Extra Freight Tonnages AFL Agrees to New Build Purchases

8/11/2011
US Container Feeder Service Expands to Carry Extra Freight Tonnages AFL Agrees to New Build Purchases....
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More Freighter Orders For Boeing Cargo Carrier
Cathay Spend a Cool $3 Billion

8/11/2011
Cathay Pacific announced this week it is to take delivery of a further eight Boeing 777 Freighters and four 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes....
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Somali Famine Prompts Action From Freight and Logistics Groups
Luxembourg Companies Unite to Help the Starving

8/10/2011
LUXEMBOURG - Recognizing the need for quick and efficient help for the famine and drought victims in the Horn of Africa, a group of Luxembourg-based c...
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Ocean Freights Big Guns Study the Menace of Shipping Containers Lost Overboard
At Last an Attempt to Assess and Cure the Problem

8/10/2011
WORLDWIDE – The loss of a shipping container whilst at sea always presents a problem. As losses do not tend to be generally in single figures th...
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Virgin Cargo Sees Big Growth in Freight Tonnage
Annual Figures Also Show Revenue Jumps in All Regions

8/10/2011
UK – SINGAPORE – WORLDWIDE - Virgin Atlantic Cargo, jointly owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group (51%) and Singapore Airlines (49...
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Container Freight Rates From China Up and Down Cargo Shipping Volumes Steady
Weekly Shanghai Indices Show Slight Increase

8/10/2011
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – Figures compiled from data supplied by some of the shipping industry’s largest container freight carriers show t...
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Obama Pleases LaHood and Road Freight Lobby with Emissions Controls
Measures to Cut Pollution and Lower Fuel Costs

8/9/2011
US – Over the past weeks we have had to listen to bickering between Republicans and Democrats which many, overseas observers at least, consider ...
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Freight and Logistics Operators Get to Play the Supply Chain Game
Novel Innovation to Educate Industry Users

8/9/2011
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – Finally hard pressed freight forwarding and logistics staff have a chance to play computer games at work –...
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US Freight Truck And Van Drivers Step Up
2011 Driving Championships Begin Today

8/9/2011
US - The 2011 National Truck Driving & National Step Van Driving Championships start today in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Flo...
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French Road Freight Operator Led From The Front
France Line Continues to Grow Despite a Difficult Market

8/9/2011
UK – FRANCE – There are many factors which are required of anybody aspiring to run a successful freight and logistics based operation in t...
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First UK Electric Truck with a Reefer Box Launched
FOODSERVICE distributor 3663 is operating the UK's first electric truck with a refrigerated body

8/9/2011
The 12-tonne Smith Newton all-electric truck is running out of 3663’s Battersea depot in South London, as part of its long-term commitment to re...
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Cargo Handling Group Offers Expanded Service to Freight Forwarders and Air Carriers
WFS Snap up Rival Group

8/9/2011
CANADA – Expansion through acquisition and economies of scale are the watchword of many industries these days and the freight and logistics sect...
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Freight and Logistics Specialists Form European Alliance
Agreement Means Expansion Into Russia and CIS

8/8/2011
RUSSIA – EUROPE – Logistics and supply chain specialists P&O Ferrymasters, these days part of the Dubai World Empire, say they are poi...
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US Freight Rate Increase For LTL and Express Cargo Customers
Major Carrier to Up Tariffs from Next Month

8/8/2011
US – Today FedEx Freight announced a 6.75% general freight rate increase for cargo carried under their FXF1000 and FXF501 series base rates and ...
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Export Freight Survey Shows Improvement But Lack Of Confidence
New Index Analyses Condition of UK Trade

8/8/2011
UK – Today saw the launch of a new measure of the export status of the country with the first quarterly issue of the DHL/BCC Trade Confidence In...
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Ezion Land Another Huge Logistics LNG Contract
$55 Million to Develop Curtis Island Facilities

8/8/2011
AUSTRALIA – SINGAPORE – The gigantic Gorgon project to extract and freight vast quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Northwe...
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Container Shipping Group Figures Follow the Trend for Freight and Logistics Sector
OOIL Interim Results Announced

8/8/2011
HONG KONG – As is usual at this time of year interim results continue to flood in and the latest figures from container shipping giants Orient O...
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More Quarterly Figures From Major US Bulk Shipping and Road Freight Haulage Groups
Two Substantial Carriers Offer Different Snapshots

8/6/2011
US – Further financial results were published this week and seem to illustrate differing fortunes in the logistics sectors. Bulk freight carrier...
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Extra US Port Call For RoRo Break Bulk and Project Cargo Service
Traffic Levels May Demand Regular Rotation

8/5/2011
US – CENTRAL AMERICA – CARIBBEAN - Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced plans to make its inaugural port call to Tampa, Florida next...
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Express Logistics Group Ships A Cultural Icon
Extraordinary Cargo Even for FedEx

8/5/2011
CHILE – US – CANADA - GERMANY – Every freight forwarder with a few years under their belt knows that just occasionally one is asked ...
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Truck Drivers Face Campaign Against Hours of Service Offences
Growing Use of Magnets Targeted by VOSA

8/5/2011
UK – In May we pointed out the growing problem of truck drivers, particularly those in charge visiting foreign freight delivery vehicles, cheati...
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Potential Rail Freight Link To China Shows A Profit
Cooperation is the Key to Successful Logistics

8/5/2011
MONGOLIA – RUSSIA – CHINA – The future of environmentally acceptable, sustainable and economically viable freight transport between ...
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Freight Haulage Campaign Petition Launched To Abolish M25 Dartford Crossing Tolls
Hauliers Say Time to Act on Broken Promises - You Can Vote NOW with Two Clicks

8/5/2011
UK – The growing anger amongst haulage operators and the public at the excessive rises in charges to use the Dartford crossing, despite successi...
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New Giant Air Freight Carrier Passes Every Safety Test
First Orders Scheduled for Delivery on Time

8/4/2011
US – The continuing story of the development of Boeing’s new 747-8 Freighter aircraft took a major step forward this week with the success...
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Freight Group Expands Activities by Buying Up Food Logistics Specialist
Old Established Shipping Outfit Extend Operations

8/4/2011
UK - Bibby Distribution, part of the 200 year old family owned Bibby Line Group which with its traditional freight and ocean shipping interests turns ...
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Belgian Base For New Automotive Logistics Enterprise
Two Major Industry Players Involved in Short Sea Car Carrier

8/4/2011
BELGIUM – JAPAN – NORWAY - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) (Tokyo) and Höegh Autoliners AS (Oslo) have set up a 50/50 joint venture in Euro...
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Another Container Shipping Company Reports Trading Figures
Losses Reduced at Diana Containerships

8/3/2011
GREECE – Marshall Islands registered Diana Containerships, 14.5% of which is owned by Diana Shipping Incorporated, has reported net loss of $0.6...
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North American Freight Figures Jump Year on Year
Surface Transportation Up Almost 16%

8/3/2011
US – The Department of Transportation advises us that surface freight transportation between the United States and its North American neighbours...
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Freight Association Rolls Out the Big Guns to Aid Transport Managers
Courses Over Three Months Should Suit Every Serious Company

8/3/2011
UK – The Freight Transport Association has announced details of this year’s sponsors for their ‘Transport Manager’ series of i...
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US Bar Code Experts Write the Book on Warehouse and Freight Tracking Systems
Guide to Stock Control for the Befuddled and Bewildered

8/3/2011
US – Anyone who has attempted to rationalise a warehouse stock control system will have run up against the bewildering array of possible options...
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Chance To Star For Professional US Freight Truck Drivers
Film Yourself and Appear on the ATA Website

8/3/2011
US – The American Trucking Associations advise us that, for the third year, it will sponsor a video contest designed to illustrate and celebrate...
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Multimodal Container Freight Group Commits Long Term
Logistics Operator Samskip Make Duisburg Their Hub

8/3/2011
EUROPE – Short sea and multimodal shipping specialist and subsidiary company Van Dieren have signed a long-term agreement with Duisport to make ...
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Freight Forwarding and Express Services Profitable for Deutsche Post DHL
Mixed Bag of Figures for German Giant Prompts Optimistic Outlook

8/2/2011
WORLDWIDE – Whilst some sectors of the freight industry, notably bulk and container shipping are cutting back profit forecasts Deutsche Post DHL...
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Freight Truckers and Private Motorists Can Benefit from New Online Guide
US State Laws and Regulations Now Visible to All

8/2/2011
US – Driving overseas can be a worrying experience, even for the most experienced freight truck driver, different laws and attitudes can produce...
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New Container Freight Route Between Far East and Africa
CSAV and CMA CGM Launch New Service

8/1/2011
FAR EAST – AFRICA - Shipping groups CMA CGM and CSAV have announced the launch of a new jointly operated direct freight container service linkin...
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UK Truck Drivers Hold Annual Training Day
Safety the Watchword at PDA Bash

8/1/2011
UK - The Professional Drivers Association held their annual PDA Training Day last Saturday at Brett’s Transport Ltd at Guyhirn. Once again memb...
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New Commander Takes Over EU Anti Piracy Team
Rear Admiral Potts Charged with Safe Passage of Aid

8/1/2011
SOMALIA – Today (1st August) Major General Buster Howes OBE handed over the responsibility of Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Fo...
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Logistics Firm Acquires Freight Forwarding Interests
Kerry Extends Its Empire in Both East and West

8/1/2011
CHINA – UK - WORLDWIDE – Having recently obtained a controlling interest in two groups of companies in China; Shanghai Wisdom Group and Sh...
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Japanese Container And Bulk Freight Carriers Predict Downturn
Forecasts Slashed as Profits Fall

8/1/2011
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Rates for all types of cargo are liable to be forced lower as competition mounts in a time of falling traffic levels a...
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RoRo Ferry Group Gears Up For New Port plus Freight And Passenger Routes
Sponsorship Deals Raise Stena Lines Profile

8/1/2011
UK – Stena Line have launched a campaign to raise awareness of their latest freight and passenger services with the announcement of deals in Liv...
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UPS Freight Staff Support Turkish Colleagues Over Union Dispute
Problems Continue at Parcel Carrier's Depots

8/31/2010
TURKEY – The union membership dispute we reported in July at express freight carrier UPS rumbles on despite the group's head office’s inte...
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Container Shipping Terminal Set For Scotland After Ferry Withdrawal
Babcock Marine Likely to Win Big at Both Ends of the UK

8/31/2010
UK – After announcing they were to withdraw from the passenger service provision between Rosyth and Zeebrugge last week, DFDS said they were con...
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Airfreight Movements Up At Schiphol Despite Volcanic Ash
Aviation Income Down But Overall Net Earnings Up

8/31/2010
NETHERLANDS – Time was when the only factors that affected the fiscal performance of an airport were aviation related. Nowadays there are other ...
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US Shipping Interests Consider The FREIGHT Act 2010
So Much Work - So Little Money

8/31/2010
US – The latest debate in American trucking circles concerns the so called FREIGHT Act 2010 proposed by Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg and tw...
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Freight Truck Statistics Make Interesting Reading
Numbers of Intercontinental Movements Continue to Rise

8/31/2010
UK – Department for Transport figures show that after a slight increase of 4% in the number of goods vehicles travelling from Britain to the con...
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Bulgaria Bans Freight Trucks In Heatwave
Record Temperatures Cause Chaos

8/28/2010
BULGARIA – Record temperatures were recorded today across the country meaning that trucks over 20 tonnes are banned from travelling on the count...
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Shipping Graveyards Should Be Shamed Into Safer Practices
Turkey Latest Signatory to IMO Convention

8/28/2010
TURKEY – WORLDWIDE – This week the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have confirmed that Turkey, one of the five major ship recycl...
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Heavy Lift Specialists Team Up For Haulage and Shipping Of Giant Oil Rig
4,000 Tonne Platforms Move North to Alaska

8/27/2010
US - Berard Transportation, project forwarding and heavy lift specialists have moved a vast array of large objects since the late Roy Berard Senior st...
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Another Express Freight Company Assists With Disaster Relief
DHL Start Supply Chain into Pakistan Flood Area

8/27/2010
PAKISTAN - After yesterday’s report of how FedEx were still assisting with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a full five years on from the dis...
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DB Schenker Rail Freight Kicks Off Euro 2012 By Shipping Stadium Parts
Giant Structural Concrete Components Carried into Poland

8/27/2010
GERMANY – POLAND – In an extraordinary demonstration of project forwarding, DB Schenker Rail will be transporting 72 concrete elements of ...
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Dry Bulk And Oil Tanker Shipping Rates Under Pressure As Containers Hold Up
Latest Financial Reports Good but Concerns on Overcapacity Continue

8/27/2010
WORLDWIDE – NORWAY – Concerns running through the industry regarding the future rates of dry bulk freight also extend to oil tanker field ...
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Haulage Representatives Concur On Commercial Vehicle Testing
Debate Continues on Who Should Deem a Truck Safe

8/27/2010
UK – The debate over who should be responsible for testing and assessing Britain’s trucks for roadworthiness continues with the news that ...
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Damco Look To Vietnam For Future Freight And Logistics Increase
$ 4 Million Dollar Investment in New Facility

8/26/2010
VIETNAM – It seems it is not only the Chinese who view the countries of the Greater Mekong region as the freight growth area of the future. This...
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IATA Air Freight Figures Look Promising - For Now
Association Sets out Plans for the Future Down Under

8/26/2010
WORLDWIDE - Giovanni Bisignani, Director General and CEO of IATA the international air transport association, has been visiting Australia this week an...
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Express Freight Carrier Still Helping With Hurricane Relief - 5 Years On
FedEx Sponsor New Orleans Summit

8/26/2010
US – This is a particularly poignant moment in history for those who have ever suffered at the hands of floodwater. The current disaster in Pak...
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Dry Bulk Shipping Group Continues Expanding
Genco Take Delivery of Five Ships in Two Weeks

8/26/2010
US – This week Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced that it has taken delivery of the Genco Bourgogne, a 2010-built Supramax vessel, a...
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The People Who Police The Worst Of The Shipping Industry
Border Agency Staff Always See the Dark Side

8/25/2010
UK – Whilst most involved in the freight industry beaver away in various specialised roles, from fork truck driver to stevedore and Bill of Ladi...
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Port Operation Suffers Losses - Rail Freight Brighter
Asciano - Stevedoring Write Downs Damage Bottom Line

8/25/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Asciano Group have published a net loss of close to a billion Australian dollars after devaluing assets of its Patrick port oper...
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Another Container Shipping Line Posts Profits
COSCO follow Maersk With First Half Gains

8/25/2010
CHINA – Just a week after Maersk announced their return to profitability another major force in container shipping has followed suit. COSCO Cont...
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Labrie No Longer Big Cheese At Con-way Freight
Change at the Top for LTL Haulage Firm

8/24/2010
US - CANADA - In a sudden move Con-way Freight, the less than truckload (LTL) arm of Con-way Incorporated, have announced that President John G Labrie...
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New Asia To South America Container Shipping Route
CMA CGM Launches New Direct Service

8/24/2010
FRANCE – ASIA – SOUTH AMERICA – French container shipping line CMA CGM have announced the launch of ACSA 2, a new direct service bet...
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Australian Freight And Shipping Interests Are Green Eyed
With Environmentalists Holding the Senate What of the Future ?

8/24/2010
AUSTRALIA -Even as negotiations continue between the trio of Independent outback MP’s and the two main parties the lower house may not be the cr...
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Titan On Watch For Great Barrier Reef Shipping Disasters
New Base For Marine Salvage Company

8/24/2010
AUSTRALIA - US - The waters of the coast of Cairns are a Mecca for divers who want to access the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Overwhelmed by the...
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Bills of Lading Container Shipping Fraud Revealed
IMB Find Dishonest Dealings - and Stupidity

8/23/2010
INDIA – A warning has gone out from the ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS), the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce, of ser...
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Second Ferry Service Becomes Freight Only
LD to Cease Passenger Carriage on Dover - Boulogne Route

8/23/2010
FRANCE – UK – French owned LD Lines are to cease passenger operations on their Dover – Boulogne service from September. In the secon...
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Mekong Region Ripe For Development As Rail Freight Link Proceeds
ASEAN Countries Plan their Future

8/23/2010
ASIA – Following our coverage of the recent regional freight conference it seems ministers in China and the ASEAN countries are determined to pr...
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Trucking Giant Continues Fight For Survival With Logistics Sale
YRC Sell to Texas Investment Group

8/23/2010
US- UK – WORLDWIDE - Having peered into the financial abyss last year YRC, the US less than truckload (LTL) haulier have continued their policy ...
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Armed Gang Steal Five Lorry Loads of Vodka
Guard Assaulted and Threatened with Knives

8/23/2010
WARRINGTON/ UK – Cheshire Police are asking that members of the public and freight community keep a watch out for five trailers that have been u...
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New Van Technology May Suit Express Delivery Companies
UK Firm Shows Off Latest Hybrid Technology

8/22/2010
UK – Devon based Ashwoods Automotive will be demonstrating their Ford Transit based panel vans at low carbon vehicle event LCV 2010, and simulta...
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Aussie Shipping And Trucking Waits For Post Election Deal
Green Party and Independents May Dictate Terms

8/22/2010
AUSTRALIA – The fact that Australia now faces a similar problem to that of Britain some months ago, with a hung Parliament reliant on political ...
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Rail Freight Trucks Banned From Russian Rail Tracks
Ukraine Impose Restrictions Due to Imbalance of Trade

8/21/2010
UKRAINE - A reported shortage of rail freight trucks in the country is causing a diplomatic hitch after the state rail authority, Ukrzaliznytsia, susp...
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DFDS RoRo Ferry Service At Centre Of Controversy
Good News for Freight Traffic - Not So for Passengers

8/21/2010
SCOTLAND – BELGIUM – After Norfolkline took over the running of ferry services from Rosyth to Zeebrugge in May last year the Scots Governm...
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Air Freight Cargo Screening Proceeds With Limited Success
TSA Trying to Cover All Eventualities

8/21/2010
US – Despite the almost audible sigh of relief emitted by those associated with the imposition of mandatory screening for all air freighted carg...
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New Bulk Carrier Design Reduces Freight Costs
Continuing Evolution to Reduce Fuel Consumption

8/20/2010
CHINA – DENMARK – UK - Regular readers will know that the Handy Shipping Guide takes a special interest in products and innovation which m...
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US Strategy For Future Exports - Details Announced
Presidential Advisory Group to be in Five Sections

8/20/2010
US – The Export Council, tasked with supplying the President with ways to increase and enhance the country’s competitiveness in the intern...
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Survey Shows Road Charging Favoured By Logistics Professionals
Coalition Government Should Target Transport Infrastructure

8/20/2010
UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have published the results of a survey of their members which makes interesting r...
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New All Electric Light Commercial Truck Now Available
Low Cost Delivery Vehicle Becomes Available

8/20/2010
UK - ePower Trucks,a division of LiftSafe Ltd., and based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, have announced the first of a range of four XT vehicles they...
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Japanese Container Line Foots The Shipping Bill For Kids Shoes
MOL Steps Up for African Children

8/19/2010
JAPAN – AFRICA - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL)today announced the company’s agreement to cooperate on a Japanese Organisation for Internationa...
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New Showcase For Supply Chain And Logistics Management
Atlanta to Host First Materials Handling Exposition

8/19/2010
US - Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) are to launch a new event, MODEXSM 2012, to be held from the 6th to the 9th of February 2012 at the ...
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US Anti Drug And Booze Strike Force Hits Truckers
Two Week Campaign Cleans the Streets

8/18/2010
US – We often refer to the work of the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration who can be seen to actively pursue their remit all year ro...
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Worlds Largest Container Shipping Line Reveals Profits
AP Moeller Maersk Announce Figures to 30th June

8/18/2010
DENMARK – Following on from our report on Norden A/S profits for the first six months comes news that a much bigger fellow countryman and player...
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US Military Logistics Contract 'On Track'
Switch from Agility to Anham Proceeding Smoothly

8/18/2010
US - IRAQ – DUBAI – KUWAIT – In response to our latest story about the withdrawal of the US defence force contract from Kuwaiti grou...
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Dry Freight And Tanker Shipping Line Release First Half Figures
Danish Group Announce Profits

8/18/2010
DENMARK – Norden A/S, which operates a fleet of 116 dry cargo vessels from Handysize under 25,000 dead weight tonnes up to Capesize ships excee...
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St Albans Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Appeal Proceeds
Multimodal Freight Depot Developers Go Up Against the Government

8/17/2010
UK – After the report last month that Eric Pickles, the Governments Community Secretary, had dismissed the development of an intermodal developm...
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Beluga Support Project Forwarding Skills Course
Go Ahead German Group Sponsor Cargo Management Certificate

8/17/2010
US - Always keen to promote innovation and education throughout the shipping industry, German heavy lift and oversize project freight specialists Bel...
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Agility Cling Onto US Logistics Defence Contract In Iraq And Kuwait
More Accusations as Shares Fall

8/17/2010
KUWAIT – News this week that, despite the dismissal of Agility as suppliers to the US military after accusations of impropriety the logistics an...
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Another Giant Container Vessel For French Group
CMA CGM collect Their Latest Ship

8/17/2010
SOUTH KOREA – As expected CMA CGM Group took delivery this week of the CMA CGM Corte Real built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Enginee...
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Congestion at Bulgarian Border - But No Friday Driving Concessions
Turkish Hauliers Face a Long Wait Over the Weekend

8/16/2010
BULGARIA – Long delays were reported over the weekend at the crossing point at Kapukule near the town of Edirne as Turkish freight trucks which ...
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Bomb Targets Freight Train - Again
Dagestan Militants Sabotage Track Used for LNG Carriage

8/16/2010
RUSSIA – Islamic militants are suspected to be the cause of a bomb attack on freight rail traffic last night in the Dagestan Republic, the large...
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Scottish Offshore Logistics Specialist Acquires Norwegian Freight Forwarder
ASCO Take Over Stavanger Oil Industry Supply Specialist

8/16/2010
UK – NORWAY – Aberdeen based oil and gas offshore logistics specialists ASCO Freight Management, who already maintain three offices in the...
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Trucking Organisation Asks Politicians About Future Of The Freight Industry
ATA Post Pre- Election Survey and Want Fuel Based Pricing Policy

8/16/2010
AUSTRALIA – As usual the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) are on the ball when it comes to the changing face of freight in the country. In ...
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UK Freight Forwarder Arrested For Extradition Over Arms Shipment
Allegations of Attempts to Beat Iran Embargo

8/16/2010
UK – US – A huge diplomatic row is brewing over the arrest, detention and possible extradition of Christopher Tappin, 63 year old director...
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Nigerian Rail Freight Set For Revival
Ambitious Plans to Rejuvenate Network

8/16/2010
NIGERIA - Works are underway to modernise much of the country’s rail system by the century old Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) who have a mon...
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Freight Transport Association Back Consolidation of Truck Stop Rules For UK Hauliers
Truckers in Scotland and N. Ireland to be Subject to UK Regulations

8/16/2010
UK – After our report in May that the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) were to take the problem of illegal foreign freight trucks on ...
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Free Land Offered To Develop Multimodal Freight Hubs
Indian Scheme to Promote Rail Development

8/13/2010
INDIA – There may be no such thing as a free lunch but according to the country’s East Central Railway their latest offer is the closest t...
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Logistics Firm Not Involved In Canadian Multimodal Hub Development
Windsor Airport Development Will Continue Regardless

8/13/2010
CANADA – Our story two days ago stated that Landstar Systems Inc. was planning to develop a multimodal freight hub on some 150 acres of land adj...
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Air Freight Cargo Levels Up For Korean Air
Record Figures for National Carrier

8/13/2010
SOUTH KOREA - Korean Air Lines saw air freight sales jump over 85% as US demand for electronic goods rebounded in the last quarter. The company, rated...
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Asian Freight Conference Closes Today In China
Pan-Beibu Forum Brings Closer Cooperation

8/13/2010
CHINA –The fifth Pan-Beibu Gulf forum closed today here in the ‘Green City’ of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi region in the South o...
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Truly Pollution Free Logistics As DB Rail Freight Ships First Audi's
Schenker Shows the Way to a Cleaner Shipping Industry Future

8/12/2010
EUROPE – German rail freight giant DB Schenker have launched the first CO2-free product on the continent with the introduction of their Eco Plus...
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Free CPC Information Seminar For UK Freight Haulage Companies
Essex Based Course Available for Transport Managers and Drivers

8/12/2010
UK – Novadata, based in the UK and Eire, has been providing haulage industry related training courses for over 18 years together with a full ran...
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Freight Forwarder Books IATA Rankings Jump Shipping Media By Airfreight
Publishing Sector Helps Woodland up the League Table

8/12/2010
UK – The Woodland Group tell us they have once again been named one of the highest climbers in the latest IATA league table (for 2009). This tim...
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Baltic Index Rally Brings Some Cheer To Bulk Shipping
But Can the Better Times Continue ?

8/12/2010
UK – Our piece last month highlighting the parlous state of the Baltic Dry Index, dropping for thirty one straight sessions and bottoming out be...
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Australian Port Operator Responds To Rail Freight Handling Rate Accusations
Patrick Defend their Position on Port Botany Terminal Tariff

8/12/2010
AUSTRALIA – After Tuesday’s article on the problems at the Port Botany container rail facility and the proposals by Asciano subsidiary Pat...
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Caribbean Truck Strike Cuts Freight Transport By 90%
Dominican Republic at Standstill Over Fuel Hike

8/11/2010
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – A 24 hour strike yesterday brought freight deliveries and collections to almost a dead stop as over 30,000 truck drivers pa...
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Italian Airfreight Carrier Reports Strong Performance
Cargoitalia Increases Traffic Levels Again

8/11/2010
ITALY – All cargo airfreight carrier Cargoitalia has reported a continuing improvement in performance for the first six months of operations in ...
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Chocolate Contract Is Sweet News To Third Party Logistics Company
Specialisation Pays Off for Atchison Topeka

8/11/2010
UK – Worcester based 3PL specialist food logistics company Atchison Topeka were delighted this month to secure a significant contract with food ...
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Con-way Freight Have Best Freight Drivers - It's Official
Company Driver Crowned National Truck Driving Champion - Again

8/11/2010
US – Less than truckload (LTL) specialists, Con-way Freight, certainly know how to pick a winner. For the second successive year a company drive...
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UK Freight Haulage Group Continues Expansion
Bibby Make Another Acquisition

8/11/2010
UK – Bibby Distribution has continued its policy of expansion through acquisitions with the takeover of key assets this week of the defunct haul...
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3PL Provider Plans Multimodal Hub For Ontario
Windsor Airport Set for Expansion

8/11/2010
CANADA – US – Landstar Systems Incorporated, based in Jacksonville , Florida have expressed their desire to create a multimodal hub at Win...
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Mexican Offshore Oil And Gas Sector Under Fire
Unions Force Government to Address Safety Issues

8/10/2010
MEXICO – As the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) quadrennial conference continues in Mexico City a delegation met yesterd...
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Problems For Port Botany Despite Container Terminal Approval
Rail Strike Suspended but Rates Threaten Harmony

8/10/2010
AUSTRALIA – Port Botany, set fair for a massive expansion after it’s half built A$1 billion container terminal development received anothe...
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Enquiries Into Indian Rail Freight Corridor
Anti Corruption Body Looks Into Contracts Awarded

8/10/2010
INDIA – The country’s anti corruption agency, the Central Vigilance Commission, have had a busy time of late what with investigating alleg...
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Port Specialist Survey Confirms Shipping Lines Put The Squeeze On
Negotiations Tougher for Customers and Suppliers After a Bad Year

8/10/2010
WORLDWIDE - Trelleborg Marine Systems, the international company dedicated to providing specialised berthing and mooring solutions for the port, ins...
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Container And Bulk Vessel Collision Closes Mumbai Port To Shipping
Pollution Clean Up Under Way but Danger Lurks Under Water

8/10/2010
INDIA – The collision between the38,500 tonne container ship MSC Chitra and the bulk carrier MV Khalizia –lll on Saturday has had repercus...
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Pirates Leave Captured General Cargo Vessel Off Somalia
Sweet Ending for Sugar Ship 'Syria Star'

8/8/2010
SOMALIA – After her seizure by armed men on Thursday the MV ‘Syria Star’, a 18,838 dwt general cargo vessel, was released by her cap...
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Rail Freight Update
News from around the Globe

8/7/2010
UK – US – INDIA - KAZAKHSTAN UK – The battle of Bearsted appears finally to be over this week after Eric Pickles, the Government&rsq...
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US Logistics Group Establish Scholarships On Home Ground
Meanwhile Crowley Gain Plaudits of Their Own

8/7/2010
US – This week sees the Crowley Maritime Corporation in the news again for all the right reasons. Last month we told of the company’s effo...
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California Ports Gain Some Container Shipping - And Lose Some
Good and Bad News for Long Beach

8/6/2010
US – Local press reports indicate that it has been a variable week for the Port of Long Beach. The Matson Navigation Company have apparently con...
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US Truck Group Supports New Freight Vehicle Legislation
Heavier Trucks Require Extra Axle for Safety

8/6/2010
US – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) have come out strongly in support of a new bill introduced on Wednesday by U.S. Senators Mike Crap...
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Port Group Multimodal And Container Expert To Head Humber CILT
Logistics and Transport Group Pick New Chairman

8/6/2010
UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) who have featured regularly in our pages, principally as sponsors of Transaid, ha...
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New Multimodal Terminal For DB Schenker Logistics
Airport at Klagenfurt Will Host Latest Expansion

8/5/2010
AUSTRIA – Just a month after announcing the relocation of their management to Frankfurt am Main DB Schenker Logistics have announced they are to...
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New Pallet Truck Means Peaceful Cargo Movements
Jungheinrich Introduce 'Silent Drive' System

8/5/2010
UK – Anyone connected with the shipping of goods is used to the electric whine of a powered pallet truck but for neighbouring businesses or resi...
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2009 Becoming A Bad Memory As Shipping Container Volumes Rise
OOCL Report TEU Totals up and Healthy Interim Figures

8/5/2010
HONG KONG - Orient Overseas (International) Limited and its subsidiaries including Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) today announced a profit attr...
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Kuehne And Nagel Appoint New Sea Freight VP
Management Change to North West Europe Regional Management Board

8/4/2010
UK – EUROPE – Kuehne & Nagel have announced a senior management change in their North West Europe Regional Management Board which is h...
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DHL Win Aircraft Spares Express Delivery Contract In USA
Southern Air Choice Based on Trial Shipments

8/4/2010
US - DHL Express will now provide express transportation of Southern Air aircraft-related parts to and from the U.S. in support of its global operatio...
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FTA Advise On Shipping Dangerous Goods
Two Conferences to Cover Regulation Changes Announced

8/4/2010
UK - The modal regulations for the transport and shipping of dangerous goods by land in Europe, globally and domestically by sea, and also by air, cha...
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New Container Shipping Service Into Norway
Samskip Announce Netherlands - Scandinavia Link

8/4/2010
NETHERLANDS – GERMANY – NORWAY - Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics are to introduce a new weekly service linking the Netherlands with...
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Shipping And Climate Change Top Of ITF Agenda
Union Transport Conference Proceeds in Mexico

8/4/2010
MEXICO – WORLDWIDE – The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), which represents over 4.6 million industry workers across the g...
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US Show How To Reduce Cargo Tank Truck Accidents
New Video Advice for Tanker Drivers

8/4/2010
US – There are few types of road accident as spectacular, or potentially as dangerous, than the ‘rollover’ of a road tanker. The veh...
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Low Cost Bar Code Technology Available For Logistics Use
ATMS gain distribution rights for Navista mobile devices

8/4/2010
ATMS plc, Birmingham based provider of system solutions and hardware for the logistics market and freight warehouse providers, has been appointed as t...
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Logistics Giant vs US Government Takes A New Twist
Agility Fight Back Against Contract Accusations

8/4/2010
US – KUWAIT – The case against freight and logistics giant Agility came under the spotlight again last week when, in a surprise turn of ev...
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DFDS Logistics Reinforce Reefer Fleet
New Venture Begins with Trailer Purchase

8/4/2010
UK – After the recent takeover of RoRo ferry specialists Norfolk Line by DFDS the new company formed post merger, DFDS Logistics, has commenced ...
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New Italy - Shanghai Air Freight Service Launches
September Take Off for Cargoitalia Expansion

8/2/2010
ITALY – CHINA – Cargoitalia, the Italian air freight cargo operator which re-launched under new ownership in April 2009, is to add Shangha...
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Possible Sale Of CMA CGM Stock As They Receive New Container Ships
Bid as French Shipping Group Take Delivery of Giant Eco Friendly Vessels

8/1/2010
FRANCE – SOUTH KOREA – CMA CGM announced a flurry of changes these past few days but no one was available for comment today after it appea...
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Etihad To Start New Aircargo Service to Baghdad
Minor delay will not stop launch

8/31/2009
MIDDLE EAST – Etihad Crystal Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, is to start a new freight service between its Abu Dhabi hub and Bagh...
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NATO Freight Trucks Targeted in Pakistan
Bomb destroys at least a dozen vehicles

8/31/2009
PAKISTAN – Trucks carrying supplies and fuel for the NATO forces in Afghanistan have been targeted in an attack at the Pakistani border city of ...
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Detained Freighter Held Our Cargo says Italian Freight Forwarder
North Korean Arms Weapons Smuggling Mystery Deepens as Analyst Queries Ultimate Destination

8/31/2009
ITALY :- Milan based International Freight OTIM spA have revealed it was cargo carried on their behalf which contained the munitions stash outlined in...
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Major Upgrade For Kent Roads Approved
Improvements should be of great benefit to UK – Europe haulage

8/31/2009
KENT, UK – Some £122.5 million of road improvements for Kent has been approved by Transport Minister Paul Clark. Amongst a number of projec...
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New Container Port Strategy for Australian State
Victoria to maximise freight potential of Ports of Hastings and Melbourne

8/31/2009
AUSTRALIA – The Road and Ports Ministry have revealed a new programme to develop and integrate Victoria’s major freight portals. The Po...
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China Crisis Could Cause Cosco Container Cutbacks
Chinese Giant Poised to Cancel New Container Orders

8/30/2009
CHINA – After posting its massive $632 million operating loss last week speculation grew that the giant China Cosco Holdings group would slash i...
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Overweight on One Axle? You Must be Joking Officer
Overloading Appears to be a Universal Problem

8/30/2009
SOUTH AFRICA – For all hauliers out there who have strayed over the legal line comes an extreme story of a freight driver captured by the Koster...
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Canberra Airport to be 24 hour Freight Hub
Controversy Surrounds Night Time Cargo Flights

8/30/2009
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – The plans to open Canberra airport to all night flights and to expand over a twenty year period have met with a mixed rece...
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Container Vessel Did Contain North Korean Weapons
UAE Authorities Finally Admit Cargo Seizure includes Armaments

8/30/2009
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The ANL Australia, seized here by the authorities on the 15th August has been found to be carrying North Korean-manufactu...
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D P World Reports Freight Port Profits Fall
Low Cargo Volumes Squeeze Container, General and Bulk Cargo Sectors Alike

8/29/2009
DUBAI, UAE – The state controlled corporation DP World, owner of DP Ports, has reported a slump in its nett profits of 34.5% compared to last ye...
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Indian Freight Container Movements on the Increase
Three month rise in trade spurs development

8/29/2009
INDIA – After falling trade figures for several consecutive months the mood in the country’s freight and transport industry lifted a littl...
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Toll has global ambition to Triple its Freight Traffic
Australian Group looks to grow despite recession

8/29/2009
AUSTRALIA – Toll Holdings, the transport and logistics group has declared its intention to triple it’s presence in the freight market in t...
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Strike Hit Freight Airline Will Continue To Operate
Amerijet management prepared

8/28/2009
US - Cargo airline Amerijet International says that industrial action by its pilots and flight engineers will not affect its flight operations. Man...
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IATA Forecast an Uncertain Future for Air Freight
Many Conflicting Factors Mean a Confused Outlook

8/28/2009
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced international scheduled traffic results for July showing freight de...
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Further New Freight and Logistics Park for India
Now Haryana District Announce Industry and Transport Plan for the Region

8/28/2009
INDIA – Following on from the HSG story of the 24th August regarding the freight project at Madhya Pradesh, comes news of a further development ...
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Fresh Warnings On Truck Crime
Managers and drivers urged to be aware

8/28/2009
UK – South Wales Police are urging truck drivers to be extra vigilant and not to take any unnecessary risks after a spate of thefts from vehicle...
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Liebherr Ahead in Offshore Lift Development
OSA Goliath the First in a New Generation of Essential Heavy Lift Vessels

8/28/2009
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – The OSA Goliath, equipped with an MTC78000 heavy lift offshore crane is currently lying in the port after returning fro...
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UK to Europe Freight Traffic Down
DfT’s figures show below average quarter

8/28/2009
UK – The Department for Transport (DfT) released figures today that show that freight traffic between the UK and Europe is significantly down in...
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Row Breaks Out over US and Canadian Customs Freight Checkpoints
Criticism of Funding for Border Controls

8/27/2009
US – CANADA – MEXICO A major row has broken out in Washington over the apparent inequalities surrounding financing for the new upgrades to...
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FTA Claims Parking Campaign Successful
Members less susceptible to fines

8/27/2009
LONDON – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) claims that businesses in the capital could save millions of pounds thanks to an initiative it ...
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US Rail Freight Boosts Capacity
Rolling stock being taken out of mothballs

8/27/2009
US – North American rail freight operator Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) has reintroduced nearly a third of its parked railroad fleet back into se...
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Airfreight Up At LAX
Third Monthly increase

8/27/2009
LOS ANGELES – Following on from London Heathrow’s announcement earlier this month that air freight seemed to be picking up slightly, Los A...
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Port Officials Seize Drugs from Import Container
£1.7 million Estimated Value of Cannabis Shipment

8/27/2009
FELIXSTOWE, UK – Officials from the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) have released details of a consignment of 600 x 1 kilogramme blocks of c...
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Somali Pirate Ship Attacks Look About to Restart
Reports of further trouble brewing for shipping in the Gulf of Aden

8/27/2009
SOMALIA – Reports have come in that Somali Pirates are readying themselves for fresh sorties into the Gulf of Aden. There has certainly been one...
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P D Ports wins Yorkshire Tea Container Business
Boost for Teesport Logistics Centre

8/27/2009
UK – Taylors of Harrogate, the beverage supplier, whose products include Yorkshire Tea, have moved the handling and storage of their 1000 plus i...
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Chinese Air Freight Carriers Hike Fuel Prices
Concern for domestic logistics companies

8/27/2009
CHINA – The three major Chinese airfreight carriers Air China, China Eastern and China Southern today raised their fuel price for domestic frei...
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Clarke Inc Logistics Sector Revenue Down and Imperial Holdings Follow
Shipping and Transport Figures Mirror Rest of Freight Industry

8/26/2009
CANADA – SOUTH AFRICA - Clarke Inc, the Halifax, Nova Scotia based group whose activities range from oil tank manufacture to ferries, announced ...
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Soft Loading of Bulk Vessels becomes a Reality
New Liebherr Technology Installed in Liverpool

8/26/2009
UK – A revolutionary new high rise industrial re-handler has been installed at Liverpool’s West Canada Dock to load furnace ready metal sc...
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Kuehne + Nagel Open New Russian Logistics Hub
Facility to assist in Winter Olympics

8/26/2009
RUSSIA - Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new facility in Sochi, Russia. The site will be directly involved in providing logistic...
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US Survey Predicts Further Drop in Imports
Import Container Throughput to be Lowest in Seven Years

8/26/2009
US – The monthly Port Tracker report, produced by the statistics analysts IHS Global Insight for the National Retail Federation, foresees an ove...
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Costa Rican President Praises New Logistics Centre
New Facility to Educate and Facilitate Country’s Exporters

8/26/2009
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – A new logistics centre was formally launched this week by the country’s President Oscar Arias, despite the fact he ...
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Cash Injection for Huron Freight Railway
An extra year for important link

8/26/2009
CANADA – Tony Clement, Canada’s Industry Minister, yesterday announced that the federal government is to inject $1.5 million into the Huro...
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Ship Anti-Fouling Robot Trialled
Promises significant savings for vessel-owners

8/25/2009
USA – The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research has begun initial trials with a new anti fouling robot. If the experiments prove successful t...
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The Cancer of Ivory Smuggling returns to Haunt World Trade
Oriental passion revives the spectre of an ancient trade in blood - An HSG Feature article by John van Dore

8/25/2009
CHINA – VIETNAM – AFRICA – THAILAND - The past few months have seen an upsurge in seizures of illegal shipments of ivory, particular...
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First Pakistan to Turkey Freight Train Arrives in Tehran
New routes maiden run

8/25/2009
TEHRAN – The first Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) freight train, which originated from Pakistan and is destined for Turkey, arrived in ...
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North Korean Freight Carrier Saga Continues
All cargo still being offloaded by Indian authorities

8/25/2009
INDIA – Following our story of the 10th August the vessel Mu San is still in port in Kakinda in the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh. The vesse...
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Swiss Road and Rail Freight Volumes Down
Alpine transit route reports drop in traffic

8/25/2009
SWITZERLAND – A report into freight movements crossing the Swiss Alps for the first six months of this year shows a drop in combined Road/Rail v...
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Just What Happened on the Arctic Sea?
Confusion increases over mystery hijacking

8/24/2009
RUSSIA – The hijacking of the ship Arctic Sea is rapidly beginning to look like something out of a James Bond script judging from the stories or...
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Indian Plans for Central Freight and Logistics Hub
Madhya Pradesh aspires to win new Warehousing and Transport business

8/24/2009
INDIA – The State Government of the Indian province of Madhya Pradesh has announced its plans to develop the first integrated logistics hub in t...
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RHA Campaigns for Rise in Transport Rates
Road Haulage Firms Under Pressure from Swingeing Cost Increases

8/24/2009
UK – In a statement issued on Friday the Road Haulage Association stepped up its campaign for an across the board rise in rates for British truc...
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Price Fixing Probe Extends to NZ Air
Deputy CEO implicated in Emirates scandal

8/24/2009
NEW ZEALAND / AUSTRALIA – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is to use emails from Air New Zealand’s deputy CEO, No...
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Unanimous Backing for VOSA Foreign Lorry Report
MP’s and Trade Organisations support fight against poor standards

8/24/2009
UK – The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) report into the appalling record of foreign vehicles on the country’s roads was publi...
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Australian Rail Freight upgrade switches Road Cargoes
A$73 million project completed on time

8/23/2009
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – The Mildura to Melbourne railway upgrade, first mooted last year was completed this month, in time for the annual grain ha...
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SMMT Conference targets Commercial Vehicle Sales Slump
Motor Manufacturers and Traders to discuss downturn

8/23/2009
UK – The second online conference of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders will focus on the lack of van and truck sales in the current...
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Logistics Deal Opens New Freight Network
Irish and UK firms forge fresh

8/23/2009
IRELAND / UK – Dublin-based freight forwarder Irish Global Logistics (IGL) has signed deals with S & J European Haulage and Keith Perry Inte...
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Air Freight Slump Could Force Merger
Demand for JAL Cargo collapsed

8/22/2009
JAPAN – Japan Airlines (JAL) and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) are conducting talks on the merging of their respective freight services due to a h...
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US Haulage Firms Foundered in 2008
Switch to Rail needed as Road Freight capacity down with dwindling economy

8/22/2009
US – A survey of American trucking companies showed that over 3000 US hauliers closed for business during 2008. This represents a reduction in c...
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Exported Toxic Waste Containers Dock Back in UK
Poisonous Cargo returns after allegations of Illegality

8/21/2009
FELIXSTOWE, UK – Following investigations by the Brazilian authorities over 70 containers of toxic waste have docked today after being expelled ...
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London to Singapore Rail Freight Hits Snag
Costs for Cambodian Link Threaten Project

8/21/2009
CAMBODIA - Plans for a rail network that could ultimately provide a link between London and Singapore have hit a finance problem in Cambodia that may ...
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Eddie is Ready for Increased Trade Share
Stobart Group Expects to Continue Growth

8/21/2009
UK – The Stobart group has announced that they were confident that development of their multimodal business would continue, despite the financia...
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Growth of Container Rail Freight in South Africa
Transnet Freight Rail makes inroads into haulage market

8/21/2009
SOUTH AFRICA – Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have announced their intention to spend 55 million Rand to modernise facilities at the City Deep cont...
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Laid-Off Hauliers Threaten River
Claim will dump toxin in Seine

8/21/2009
FRANCE – Disgruntled workers at a French haulage company are threatening to dump tonnes of toxic fuel additive into the River Seine unless their...
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First Home Grown Iranian Container Ship Launched
Initial Domestically Built Freight Vessel in Sea Trials

8/21/2009
IRAN – The MV Iran-Arak, the first container carrier to be built in the country was launched in the Persian Gulf this week. The ship, which ...
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Thai Customs Charges Waived to Assist Export and Import Trade
Government moves in bid to support Shippers

8/21/2009
THAILAND – The Thai Customs Service have introduced a scheme designed to help traders during the current economic difficulties. All Customs fees...
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Allport and First GBRf Sign New Freight Contract
Felixstowe to Midlands rail service daily

8/20/2009
UK - Rail freight haulier First GBRf has signed a new 12 month rolling contract with independent freight forwarder Allport, for the carriage of contai...
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Newspaper Cargo Volumes Drop but Menzies Shares Soar
Profits down but future looks rosy for John Menzies

8/20/2009
UK, LONDON – John Menzies shareholders were ebullient today after shares rose more than 24% despite falling half year profits, down 35% over the...
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New Railway Will Revolutionise African Logistics
Construction to start this year

8/20/2009
TANZANIA / RWANDA / BURUNDI - Plans to build a $3.5 billion railway linking Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are proceeding well, according to ministers f...
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Radiation Fears Halt Freight Traffic
Rail freight between Ukraine and Slovakia stopped

8/20/2009
UKRAINE / SLOVAKIA - Ukraine's national rail company, Ukrzaliznytsya, yesterday halted all freight train traffic to Slovakia claiming to be concerned ...
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Logistics and Transport News in Brief
A Smorgasbord of Announcements from around the World this week

8/20/2009
US, ILLINOIS – Menlo Worldwide Logistics, a subsidiary of Con-Way Incorporated, have announced the opening of their 350,000 square foot export l...
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Irish Rail Freight Container Service back on Track
Commercial Traffic makes a return to Dublin Port

8/20/2009
IRELAND – A new Iarnród Éireann service between County Mayo and the Port of Dublin commences this week offering freight customers the ...
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New Channel Island Ferry / Freight Service to Expand
Move to Southampton paying off for Huelin - Renouf

8/19/2009
SOUTHAMPTON / CHANNEL ISLANDS – Channel Island ferry and freight operator Huelin – Renouf are to increase their number of sailings from So...
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Kuehne + Nagel Awarded Chinese Distribution Contract
Gigaset reaffirms logistics relationship

8/19/2009
SHANGHAI - Gigaset Communications (Shanghai) Ltd. has appointed Kuehne + Nagel to manage its national distribution centre in Shanghai. In addition, th...
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Liebherr continues North East Expansion with New Depot
Earthmoving Equipment joins Crane and Cargo Handling Facility

8/19/2009
SUNDERLAND,UK – The earthmoving division of Liebherr, the major equipment supplier, have announced the development of a new depot to open this y...
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Indian Cold Store Capacity at Critical Levels
Up to 40% of Agricultural Produce Ruined for lack of facilities

8/19/2009
INDIA – A report prepared by KPMG together with the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) has highlighted a critical weakness i...
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Hong Kong Shipping Container Traffic up Mumbai Container Storage Prices Down
Encouraging signs in shipping levels and lower prices throughout Asia

8/19/2009
HONG KONG – MUMBAI – Traffic levels in Hong Kong rose in July against the previous month by 7.7% following a trend we have seen in other r...
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Panalpina Expands Logistics Services
New contract in Mexico and increase for Spanish operation

8/19/2009
MEXICO / SPAIN - Panalpina has been nominated by Thomson Premises Connected (TPC) as official logistics provider in Mexico. The scope of business incl...
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Busiest Month for Heathrow Airfreight This Year
Third increase in as many months

8/18/2009
UK - London Heathrow Airport has experienced its busiest month this year in terms of air freight. A total of 109,254 metric tons of freight was handle...
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How Green are Freight Transport Alternatives?
Are Road and Air Freight tools of the Devil, or just Dogs with Bad Names?

8/18/2009
LONDON – The July report, commissioned by the Government and prepared by international consultancy partnership Booz Allen Hamilton into CO2 emis...
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New Logistics Centre Opens in Tibet
Important development for freight on the Roof of the World

8/18/2009
CHINA – A new logistics facility opened for business in Nagqu County, Tibet yesterday. Based on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway the centre, located...
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NOL shipping container figures carry mixed message
Container volumes down but revenue starting to pick up.

8/18/2009
SINGAPORE – Once again the message from a major freight container line carries both good and bad news. Neptune Orient Lines, the world’s f...
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Emirates in Court for Price Fixing
Australian commission brings court action

8/18/2009
AUSTRALIA - As a result of its continued investigation into alleged price fixing in the air cargo industry, the Australian Competition and Consumer Co...
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Mystery Ship Recovered
Arctic Sea’s crew all safe

8/17/2009
ATLANTIC - The Russian government has reported that they have located the vessel MV Arctic Sea and have the all members of the 15-strong crew safely a...
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Slump in Container and Tanker Shipping hurts Maersk
Acquisitions seen as best way to ride out the storm

8/17/2009
DENMARK – AP Moeller-Maersk, who announced management changes on Friday, are set to record their first ever full year loss in 105 years of tradi...
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Concerns at Californian Electrification
Rail freight users believe unusable

8/17/2009
CALIFORNIA – Plans to convert California’s rail network between San Francisco and San Jose to an electric high-speed system have alarmed m...
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Australian Truck and Transport Industries Demand Pollution Legislation
Emissions Trading Scheme setback for freight industry

8/17/2009
AUSTRALIA – The Australian haulage industry’s lobby group, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), has spoken out strongly about the Go...
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Heaviest Air Cargo Ever Carried
New record set by Antonov

8/17/2009
GERMANY / ARMENIA - An Antonov An-225 made history last Tuesday when it carried the heaviest single-piece load ever, a power station generator that to...
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Shipping Safety Conference to be held in Cyprus
Marine Safety and Pollution Forum Scheduled for October

8/17/2009
CYPRUS - This years safety forum for merchant and other shipping will be held in Cyprus between the 11th and 16th October. The annual meeting of t...
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Merchant Vessel Pirate Mystery Continues
Allegations of ransom demands for missing freighter.

8/16/2009
FINLAND – The ongoing saga of the MV Arctic Sea took a new twist last night as unconfirmed reports of a ransom demand surfaced. The reported ...
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Californian Logistics Centre gets Green Light
Planning permission granted for established freight hub

8/15/2009
SAN FRANCISCO, US – Redevelopment of the SFO Logistics centre in South San Francisco can now go ahead after the city’s planners unanimousl...
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New Rail Freight Container Project Starts Today
Pakistan – Iran – Turkey shipping service commences

8/15/2009
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Today sees the first shipment of containers on the new international freight service between Islamabad (to be Lahore or Fa...
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Pirate Update, the Position of Shipping Today
An HSG Feature Article by John van Dore

8/15/2009
US – EUROPE – AFRICA 2009 has been, so far, the year of the Pirate. We have seen ever more frequent attacks on merchant shipping in areas ...
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Missing Ship Sighted
Arctic Sea off Cape Verde

8/14/2009
ATLANTIC - The vessel at the centre of an alleged piracy attack has been sighted some 400 miles from the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa. ...
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New UK Rail Freight Deal Announced
Stobart and DB Schenker move ever closer

8/14/2009
UK – The Warrington based Stobart Group have switched their domestic railfreight services from Direct Rail Services (DRS) to that of DB Schenker...
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Tanker prevented from leaving on final voyage
Government acts to stop vessel leaving port for dismantling

8/14/2009
UK, SOUTHAMPTON - The 50 thousand tonne Margaret Hill was issued the first ever stop notice by the UK Environment Agency yesterday after suspicions we...
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MTL Responds to Strikers Accusations
Further fury from dockers

8/14/2009
IRELAND - The war of words between Marine Terminal Ltd and its workers in Dublin has escalated. In response to strike action called at its facility...
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Upgrade Proposed for Port of Miami Rail Freight Links
Major potential improvement in efficiency

8/14/2009
FLORIDA - The Port of Miami (POM) and the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) have unveiled ambitious plans to renovate the rail link to the port to take...
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Truck Robbery Foiled
Man run down by accomplice

8/14/2009
WALES – One man was injured and three are on the run after trying to steal three lorries last night from a Flintshire haulage company....
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Swiss Hauliers and Greens at Loggerheads
New report stokes row

8/14/2009
SWITZERLAND - The argument between environmentalists and the freight industry in Switzerland has flared up once again....
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Multimodal Transport and Refining expansion in Rotterdam
GAC opens new centre and Shell extends existing plant

8/14/2009
ROTTERDAM – NETHERLANDS GAC Netherlands yesterday opened their new operating depot at Distriport Benelux in the Pernis District of the city. The...
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Container Shipping Line Saga Continues
TUI shares rise after further talks on Hapag-Lloyd refinancing

8/13/2009
HANNOVER, GERMANY – More activity at the talks over the funding options for Hapag-Lloyd resulted today in a share price jump for TUI who own 43%...
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Leggetts Haulage finds a buyer
Established Suffolk haulier sold by administrators

8/13/2009
UK – Following our piece on the 7th August, news in today that negotiations to buy all the assets of 91 year old Bury St. Edmunds transport firm...
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Logwins Deliver Giant Tank
Oversized load specialists pull off eight-country trip

8/13/2009
GERMANY / ROMANIA – The international logistics service provider Logwin has successfully delivered a 13-tonne tank to a power station in Cernavo...
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INTTRA reports growth in shipping container orders
Leading e commerce supplier is bucking the trend

8/13/2009
NEW JERSEY,US – Leading e commerce logistics supplier INTTRA have reported a 20% increase in container bookings for the first 6 months of 2009....
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P and O Trans Australia Win A$3 Billion Freight Contract
Haulage and handling agreement signed with Legend

8/13/2009
AUSTRALIA - Legend International Holdings and P&O Trans Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for haulage and handling services asso...
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New Intermodal Logistics Terminal for Pennsylvania
Important development in east coast freight plan

8/13/2009
USA - Norfolk Southern, the American rail operator, announced yesterday that it will construct a new intermodal terminal in Greencastle, Pennsylvania ...
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Greenpeace Marine Protests Continue Down Under
Vessels and Dock targeted in Ecological Protests

8/13/2009
NEW ZEALAND / AUSTRALIA – Greenpeace activists, always active in the Southern Hemisphere, have continued their demonstrations against selected t...
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Irish Dock Strike Could Spill to Other Ports
Subsidiary shipping line could suffer throughout Europe

8/12/2009
IRELAND - A dispute between dockers and management at Peel Ports facility in Dublin could result in a backlash against the Groups subsidiary shipping ...
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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cargo-Moving Tractor to be Tested at Port of Long Beach
12-month project to test performance in U.S. ports

8/12/2009
PALO ALTO, USA – A hybrid tractor unit used to move shipping containers and cargo within docks, is to be tested at a Port of Long Beach shipping...
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Pentalver Transport Having Disastrous Year
Aim to break even - MD

8/12/2009
UK - Southampton haulier Pentalver Transport has reported that its profits have slumped this year despite a rise in turnover....
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Celadon Trucking Group announce Profit Freefall
Major NAFTA haulier finding times tough

8/12/2009
US – Celadon Group Incorporated, the Indianapolis based US freight trucking group, have announced a massive drop in profits for their fourth fis...
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Negotiations continue on refunding of German Container Shippers
Hapag Lloyd seek financial lifeline to weather recession

8/12/2009
GERMANY - Discussions were ongoing at a meeting of shareholders and interested parties when Hapag Lloyd advised on the report by their financial consu...
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Russian and Finnish Railways Approve Freight Combine
New company to handle cross-border traffic

8/12/2009
RUSSIA / FINLAND - Russia’s First Freight Company and Finland’s VR Ltd. are planning to form a joint venture to handle rail freight shipme...
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Teesport Container Handling Expansion on Target
PD Ports completes phase one of pre Northern Gateway Scheme

8/12/2009
UK – PD Ports, the UK Port and Logistics management group, announced this week that they have completed the first stage of their Teesport develo...
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Pirate Mystery Deepens as Ships Position Unknown
Plot surrounding Arctic Sea thickens after earlier reports

8/12/2009
UK – The story reported here on the 1st August concerning the Arctic Sea, which was boarded by Pirates off Gotland on the 24th July has taken a ...
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New Technical Head for Road Haulage Association
Strategic move for former Public Affairs Manager.

8/11/2009
UK - The Road Haulage Association announced today that Ray Engley, who has been with the RHA for two years, was to become its new Head of Technical Se...
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Irish Haulage Legislation Expanded
Criminals WILL be penalised

8/11/2009
IRELAND - In response to reports over the weekend concerning the possibility of imposing strict punishments on criminals with road haulage licences Mi...
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Manx Freight Ferry Under Fire
High charges impede trade

8/11/2009
ISLE OF MAN - The Isle of Man’s ferry operator, The Steam Packet Company, is under fire for excessive fuel charges. The Manx government has anno...
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Possible Breakthrough in Trucking Dispute
Cross-border program may start again

8/11/2009
US / MEXICO – President Barak Obama is reported to be considering reinstituting the cross-border trucking program between the United States and ...
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Maersk to close Container Ship Construction Yard
Death knell for Lindoe shipyard as firm focuses on profits

8/11/2009
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – A P Moeller-Maersk A/S, owners of the worlds largest shipping line, are to close their loss making shipyard at Lindoe in 2...
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Finnish Rail Freight Down a Third
Transport boss quits

8/11/2009
FINLAND - The President of VR Ltd, which runs Finnish Railways' cargo division, unexpectedly resigned on Monday. Tapio Simos had been a member of ...
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Port of Brisbane Closed in Chemical Emergency
Chemical leak causes complete shutdown

8/11/2009
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - A state of emergency was declared earlier today when a container of isopropylamine, a highly flammable chemical used in the prod...
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US Truck Drivers amazing freighting record
Two million accident free miles

8/11/2009
US - Steve Ruesken, a Con-way Freight driver from Illinois has now achieved an amazing milestone. Not only has he completed over 2 million miles i...
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Global Ship Lease announces figures one year after merger
Deal to extend credit agreement anticipated by management

8/10/2009
LONDON – Global Ship Lease, the containership leasing group, whose administrative offices are in London, released unaudited figures for the thre...
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Major Freight and Transport Groups Realign
Panalpina and NYK in New Arrangement

8/10/2009
JAPAN - Panalpina and the NYK Group have agreed to realign the level of their current cooperation in Japan. Panalpina Japan will entirely in-source th...
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Modec and Navistar to Launch Joint Electric Truck Venture
Great news for the Coventry-based manufacturer

8/10/2009
UK / USA - Modec and Navistar International Corporation are finalising a ground breaking joint venture. President Barack Obama announced on Wednesd...
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Rail Freight Yard Tragedy
Fatality highlights flaws in security once again

8/10/2009
UK - A 13-year-old boy has died after being electrocuted at a rail freight depot in Allerton, Liverpool. A spokesman for the British Transport Pol...
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Irish Crackdown on Road Haulage Criminals
New rules to remove HGV licenses

8/10/2009
IRELAND – The Irish Department of Transport is to bring in new regulations to remove road haulage licences from convicted criminals. Truck d...
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North Korean ship detained by Indian Coastguard
US Navy tracking possible weapons shipments

8/10/2009
INDIA – A suspicious North Korean vessel, the MV Mu San, was being held by Indian authorities after it dropped anchor in Hut Bay in the Andaman ...
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Conflict Breaks Out In Pirate Lair
Clan fight might affect raids on vessels

8/9/2009
SOMALIA – Fighting has broken out at a main pirate stronghold in Somalia, according to Reuters. At least 17 people have been killed and 30 wound...
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Agility Opens New Dubai Hub
Facility promises greater efficiency

8/9/2009
DUBAI - Agility, a leading global provider of integrated logistics solutions, has today announced the launch of its new Container Freight Station (CFS...
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Essar Gets Finance for New Ships
Part of Major Investment Plans

8/9/2009
INDIA - Essar Shipping Ports and Logistics Ltd (ESPLL) has finalised details on four of six dry bulk carriers that the company is intending to acquire...
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China freight and transport trade indicators improving
Container traffic shows a rise at last

8/8/2009
SHANGHAI - The China Containerised Freight Index, movement figures compiled and published weekly by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange from statistics tak...
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Romanian rail freight moves toward complete privatisation
State losses induce a rethink and sales of holdings

8/8/2009
ROMANIA - 2010 will see the privatisation of Romanian rail freight company CFR Marfa following Thursdays announcement by Transport Minister Radu Berce...
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Synergex Expands Freight Forwarding Businesses Into Latin America
Group pushes into new territories despite the recession

8/7/2009
CANADA - Synergex Corporation announced that it has obtained freight forwarding operating licenses in Mexico and Colombia, and has commenced freight f...
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Leggetts Transport may be sold
Troubled road haulier viewed as possible purchase

8/7/2009
UK – Suffolk based road haulage operator Leggetts Transport, who went into administration last month, may have found a possible purchaser for th...
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Road Haulage - Truck theft rises as recession bites
Goods vehicles are proving soft targets for criminal gangs

8/7/2009
UK - The Road Haulage Association and drivers website Truckersworld have both commented on the reported increase in theft from parked vehicles which s...
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New Afghan Route for NAC
Military specialist to cover Kandahar

8/7/2009
USA / AFGHANISTAN - Air charter operator National Air Cargo (NAC), which specialises in dealing with military customers, has announced it is to instit...
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Troubled half year for Pacer freight and logistics group
US shipping conglomerate loses almost 20% off shares

8/7/2009
USA – After a troubled week, the value of shares in Pacer International Inc dropped almost a fifth at one stage yesterday. On the 27th July ...
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Freight Conference Cancelled Due To Swine Flu
Sino-Europe event to be rescheduled

8/6/2009
SPAIN - The WCA Family of Logistics Networks has cancelled its conference which was due to take place in Barcelona in October due to fears of the swin...
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New Australian Routing for ANL Shipping Service
Tie up with Toll to Change Tasmanian Schedules

8/6/2009
The new venture, 85% owned by Toll, will see ANL’s “TasFast” Bell Bay cargoes switched to Toll’s Monday-Saturday sailings acro...
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Upgrade for Missouri Railways
$200 million to improve infrastructure

8/6/2009
USA - The state of Missouri has given the green light to an investment plan of over $200 million as a ‘down-payment’ on 11 rail projects t...
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Mediterranean Shipping To Use Philadelphia
New World Wide Service for Port

8/6/2009
USA - Mediterranean Shipping Co. is to soon start using Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in its North American Service. Mediterr...
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LDA Takes Big Stake in ABG
New Indian venture formed

8/6/2009
INDIA - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA), the French shipping and logistics firm, and Mumbai-based ABG Infralogistics have formed a joint venture to offe...
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More Stringent Import freight regulations for Australia
Revised Packing & Treatment Regulations may catch out exporters

8/5/2009
AUSTRALIA / RUSSIA – Shippers with goods destined for Australia are reminded to ensure they comply with the raft of new declarations for goods l...
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Panalpina Positive Despite Profit Drop
Increase in traffic in last quarter

8/5/2009
SWITZERLAND – Despite a 15 percent drop in its gross profit in the first half of this year as compared to the same period 2008, Monika Ribar, CE...
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United Airfreight Sees Slight Increase
Traffic up from June

8/5/2009
USA - United Airlines has reported a slight increase in airfreight carried in July, with the carrier’s traffic up 5 percent from June. Thoug...
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Handy Shipping Guide freight directory appoints new director
Ben Kowtho promoted to lead Asian Operation

8/5/2009
THAILAND - Ben Kowtho, who has been with the Handy Shipping Guide online freight directory as a manager since its inception, has been promoted to Serv...
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Vale to Build New Ships
Iron giant hopes to further cut costs

8/5/2009
BRAZIL - Vale SA, the world’s largest iron-ore producer, is planning to build ships with 400,000 deadweight tons capacity to serve the growing C...
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Road Haulage Association update carriage conditions
Revised terms for members of RHA from September

8/5/2009
A press release yesterday from the RHA revealed their intention to make important changes to the standard terms under which their members operate. As ...
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Somali Pirates Release Vessel
$2.7 million ransom paid

8/4/2009
SOMALIA - The Hansa Stavanger, a German-flagged container ship that was seized by Somali pirates in April, has been released. According to Reuters...
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Linfox Wins Massive Contract
Worth A$2 billion over 10 years

8/4/2009
AUSTRALIA - Linfox Logistics has signed a huge logistics contract with National Foods Limited, one of Australia’s largest food and beverage comp...
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Stobarts And DB Schenker Launch Joint Rail Service
New Valencia Link Announced

8/4/2009
UK / SPAIN - Stobart Rail and DB Schenker Rail (UK) today announced the launch of temperature controlled intermodal services from Valencia to the UK v...
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Slight Increase in Chinese Rail Freight
Claimed as sign of economic improvement

8/4/2009
BEIJING - Chinese rail freight volumes increased by 0.3 percent in July from a year earlier, according to a report in the People's Daily on Tuesday. T...
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FTA announce new Seminars for Transport Managers
Iveco sponsored Ferrari trip for competition winners

8/4/2009
James Hookham, FTA, Freight Transport Association, UK, freight, haulage, logistics...
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Restart of AN-124 Production Still To Be Decided
UAC confirms no firm decision yet on air giant

8/3/2009
RUSSIA - Russian aircraft builder United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has stated that reports on the resumption of construction of the An-124 ‘Rus...
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BDP Acquires UK Freight Forwarder
US forwarder moves into Britain

8/3/2009
USA & UK - BDP International, a global logistics and transportation services company based in the U.S., has acquired U.K.-based Rostrum Forwarding...
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Cargo Overseas expands its Sri Lanka freight link
New Colombo branch a first for UK forwarding

8/3/2009
Despite the overall downturn in the freight industry, Manchester based forwarder Cargo Overseas has announced a major investment in their transport op...
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Details Released for Thai Logistics Fair
THAILAND - The Thai Ministry of Commerce has released details for its upcoming 6th International Logistics Fair 2009.

8/3/2009
THAILAND - The Thai Ministry of Commerce has released details for its upcoming 6th International Logistics Fair 2009....
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FTA Calls for Bridge Toll Rethink
“Cripplingly High” – Policy Manager

8/3/2009
UK - The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for the Government to reconsider its tolls policy on the Severn Bridge. The request came as mi...
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1,000th A330 Delivered
Landmark for manufacturer

8/3/2009
Airbus has delivered the 1000th aircraft from its A330/A340 family. The aircraft, an A330-300, was handed over to Thai Airways International (THAI) at...
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Mixed Message from Shipping and Transport Leader DSV
CEO Andersen admits profit drop but thinks transport rates are stable

8/2/2009
In a press conference on Friday Jens Bjorn Andersen, CEO of Danish run giant DSV, revealed a bigger drop in profits for their second quarter than anti...
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MDS Plan New Freight Hub
Nigerian logistics provider to develop new distribution centre

8/2/2009
NIGERIA - MDS Logistics, a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc, is to build a new Lagos hub to cope with the company’s continued expansion....
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RBS move to plug borrowing gap
Bank pushes for more small business loan take up

8/1/2009
UK - RBS, under the stewardship of CEO Stephen Hester, has launched a drive to attract more small businesses to borrow the balance of £9 billion ...
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Pirate Attack off the Swedish Coast
Return of the Vikings?

8/1/2009
It has been reported that in the early hours of Friday the 24th of July a freight vessel operated by a Finnish shipping line had been attacked by pira...
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New Regulations in Effect Soon
Driver CPC required from 10th September

8/1/2009
UK - The new drivers CPC standard will come into effect on the 10th of September. The qualification will be obligatory for any vocational drivers of v...
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