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Weekly LCL Route from Turkey by Sea is Likely to Make Inroads on Road Borne Logistics
Containers May Rival Trailers No Matter the Brexit Outcome

2/19/2019
TURKEY – UK – One man's meat is another man's poison as the saying goes and, as we approach the cliff edge or otherwise of Brexi...
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New Joint Venture Aims to Link Supply Chain to Technology Platform
Company Targets Online Marketplace

2/18/2019
ASIA – Kerry Logistics has announced a new joint venture with E-Services Group (ESG), an international e-commerce company in Asia, to strengthen...
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Major Shipping Line and Logistics Partners Agree on Closer Collaboration
New Cooperation on Port Infrastructure and Transport Projects

2/18/2019
CHINA – FRANCE – AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – Cosco Shipping Lines and Bolloré Transport & Logistics have signed a strategi...
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Appointments in Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Businesses Worldwide
Who is In and Who is Out Around the Global Jobs Market

2/15/2019
WORLDWIDE – The week's shipping staff news starts as GEFCO announces the appointment of five new leaders to strengthen the company’s ...
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Mystery Surrounds Future of Major Freight Forwarding and Logistics Giant
Who and When Will Control Shift to if Panalpina Opts for Change?

2/15/2019
SWITZERLAND – Freight forwarding and logistics giant Panalpina is certainly the hub of interest at the moment. Having been hit with a €23.6...
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The Weekly Global Round-Up of News from Freight, Logistics and Shipping Sectors
Bits and Pieces You May Have Missed (but Would Like to Know)

2/15/2019
UK – We begin the weekly update of the freight and shipping industry's smaller items with the news that the need to accommodate the latest ...
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Robbery of Toll Monies Raises Questions for Expressway Fee Collectors
Accusations That Raid Took Too Much Cash

2/15/2019
VIETNAM – A robbery from the offices of the highway toll collectors at the busy Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway in southern Viet...
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Freight and Logistics and Automotive Giants Work to Advance Cleaner Transport Systems
Motor Racing Event Will Travel the World

2/15/2019
WORLDWIDE – Global freight and logistics outfit DHL first started work with Jaguar Land Rover collaborating in the production and transport of i...
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Multimodal Heavy Lift Freight Forwarding Operation Handled by German Port
RoRo Ferry and Oversize Truck Transport Complete Difficult Move

2/14/2019
GERMANY – Cuxport, the deep water port that lies between its better known rivals of Hamburg and Bremerhaven is a joint venture between Rhenus SE...
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Consultation Now Under Way to Develop Plans for Largest Deep Water Port in Bangladesh
Multi Million Euro Facility Intended to Cut Out Transhipment and Feeder Vessel Traffic

2/14/2019
BANGLADESH – NETHERLANDS – Royal HaskoningDHV, in partnership with the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, has been selected ...
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Larger Crane to Allow Bigger Bulk Cargoes and Unitised Freight
Offshore Energy Helps Drive for Expansion

2/14/2019
UK – Liebherr were the chosen suppliers when the Port of Great Yarmouth had a need to upgrade its lifting stock to cope with the ever larger car...
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Double Acquisition Sees Ship Management and Travel Options Consolidated
Two Companies Exchange Global Service Offerings

2/14/2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the port agency and marine services firm, has acquired V.Ship's global port agency...
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Container Shipping Giant Expands with US Customs Broker Acquisition
Integrated Logistics is the Name of the Game for the Big Players

2/14/2019
US – AP Moller-Maersk has announced the acquisition of Vandegrift, a US-based Customs House Broker, representing the first acquisition of the ye...
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Channel Tunnel Fits New Tech and Threatens to Sue Government After Rail Freight Promise Derailed
Company Says UK Welching on Cargo Deal but Investing in Big Brother Face ID Software

2/13/2019
FRANCE – UK – A busy week for Getlink aka Eurotunnel which came out all guns blazing against the UK government over alleged broken pre-Bre...
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Ocean Freight Shipping Association Criticises IMO Proposed Programme on Emission Reduction
March Meeting Must Adjust Parameters to Meet OECD Projections

2/13/2019
WORLDWIDE – With the next phase of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) strategy to deal with emissions from ships about to occu...
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Cargo Options to See Enhanced Scope Says New Triumvirate Which Controls Virgin Atlantic
Freight and Passenger Outfit Deal Gets Approval from European Commission

2/13/2019
EUROPE – The European Commission (EC) has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlant...
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Crew Conditions on Bulk Carrier Heightens Continuing Row Over Flag of Convenience Vessels
Union Claims Obstruction by Mining Group, Ship Owners and Government

2/13/2019
AUSTRALIA – The simmering feud between the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and mining giant BHP continues unabated with t...
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Caribbean Shipping Services from Hull Open with 300 Tonnes Heavy Lift Cargo
Break Bulk and Project Freight Routes Change Port

2/12/2019
UK – CARIBBEAN – An international Caribbean ocean shipping service has recently unlocked multiple routes to the Port of Hull, handling tho...
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RoRo Ferry Deal Hits the Rocks as Shipping Company Backers Pull Out and Government Backpedals
Transport Secretary Under Fire After Brexit Debacle - That Arklow Shipping Letter in Full

2/12/2019
UK – With ever louder calls for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to fall on his sword after yet another debacle it seems the government is try...
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New Service to Israel Provides More Air Freight Opportunities for Cargo Customers
Daily Flights Commencing This Summer

2/12/2019
UK – US – ISRAEL – Virgin Atlantic has announced new daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, which the airline says will...
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Five Year 70 Million Pound Deal to Provide Logistics Supporting UK Customs Inspections
Big HMRC Win for Wincanton

2/12/2019
UK – Wincanton, a company traditionally associated more with the road haulage element of the trade, has been selected by HMRC to provide logisti...
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John Good Collects Prestigious Sunday Times Company Rating as Premier Performer in the Industry
Private Freight and Logistics Firm Highest in Top 20 Sales Growth League

2/12/2019
UK – Hull-based freight and logistics provider, John Good Group, has been recognised as one of Britain's top 200 companies with the fastest-...
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Largest LNG Bunker Supply Vessel Christened in Hamburg
Ice Class Ship Makes Gas Refuelling Available in Baltic Sea

2/11/2019
GERMANY – Last week Hamburg saw the launching of the world's largest LNG bunker supply vessel as the ice class ship Kairos was chris...
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Partners Claim Electric Hybrid Cargo Ship is a First for Short Sea Shipping of Freight
Scandinavian Cooperation Looks to the Future

2/11/2019
NORWAY – FINLAND – Finnish technology group Wärtsilä and Hagland Shipping AS are to retrofit a hybrid propulsion solution on one...
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Two Scottish Road Haulage Outfits Change Hands to Encompass Broader Logistics Field
Management Buy Out Precedes Takeover Announcement

2/11/2019
UK – One of the country's best known road haulage operators has changed hands after a management buy-out. Currie Solutions, having rebrande...
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From Parcel Groups to Air Freight Couriers and Anti-Piracy - Who is Changing Jobs in Logistics
Our Weekly Look at Shipping Industry Appointments and Departures

2/8/2019
WORLDWIDE – This week the list of appointments and departures throughout the freight and logistics supply chain begins with the news that Tigers...
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This Round Up of Freight and Logistics News Starts with a Swipe from Road Haulage Lobby
From Customs Procedures to Robotic Warehouses in the Week's Bits and Pieces

2/8/2019
UK – Our snippets of freight and logistics news this week starts with a pretty much expected response to the new Transitional Simplified Procedu...
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Mystery of Aframax Oil Tanker Seized by Armed Men and Now Released
26 Crew Left Unharmed as Refinery Ceases Production

2/8/2019
CAMEROON – There is an air of mystery about the seizure and subsequent release of the bulk tanker Barents Sea one of around 100 container...
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New Upgraded Robot Technology Storage System Means Faster Supply Chain Throughput
Latest Version Will Mesh with Existing Item Retrieval Offering

2/8/2019
US – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Atlanta based Dematic, a member of the German industrial truck and supply chain KION Group, is to offer Au...
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Freight Forwarding Association Boss Thinks HMRC Has Skewed TSP to Suit Newcomers to Trade
Experienced Forwarders Left Out and Are Untried Systems Effective and in Time for Brexit?

2/8/2019
UK – The freight forwarding community has been buzzing this week after the release by HMRC of the details of the Transitional Simplified Procedu...
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Hero Driver Wins Big at Freight Transport Van Driver Excellence Awards
Feats Include Rescue from Motorway Crashes

2/8/2019
UK – This week saw the Freight Transport Association's (FTA) 2018 Van Excellence Honours celebrated with 14 of the UK's finest van ope...
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Flags of Convenience Facilitate Exploitation as Bulk Ore Tankers Crew Fight for Wages
Union Says Inspectors are Blocked and Pay Regulations Broken

2/7/2019
AUSTRALIA – Maritime unions around the globe have flags of convenience, and the crews of nationals foreign to the ports they call at, firmly in ...
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Global Air Freight Tonnage Grew in 2018 but Trade Tensions Make for an Uncertain Future
IATA Full Year Figures Released and Also Show Growth in Capacity

2/7/2019
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its full-year 2018 data for global air freight markets which showed ...
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New Cooperation to Introduce Fleet Performance Panorama for Different Vessel Classes
Route Advisory, Navigation and Planning Services Join Weather Under One Banner

2/7/2019
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Weather intelligence and ship routing services firm StormGeo, and classification society DNV GL, have signed an agree...
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Pirates, Drugs and People Smuggling - Maritime Crime is Getting More Sophisticated
First Debate on International Criminal Activity as Sea Focuses on Links with Terrorism

2/7/2019
ERITREA – WORLDWIDE – International maritime crime is becoming 'increasingly sophisticated' as criminal groups exploit jurisdict...
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Port and Logistics Executive Murdered in Puntland Region of Somalia by al-Shabaab
Manager Working for DP World Subsidiary Killed by Militant

2/6/2019
SOMALIA – A senior representative of Dubai-based port and logistics operator DP World, has been killed in the port town of Bosaso in Somalia'...
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Newest UK Deep Water Container Port Helps to Provide Support for Sailors Far From Home
London Gateway and QVSR Make Life Away More Bearable with Rest and Recreation Centre

2/5/2019
UK – Only this week we pointed out the importance of looking after the physical and mental health of seafarers', many of whom are thousands...
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Public Nominations Now Open for Freight Transport Awards at Major Logistics Event
Multimodal Show Dinner to be Hosted by Snooker Legend Steve Davis OBE

2/5/2019
UK – The Multimodal show held annually at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) remains the pre-eminent British event for those in ...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Training Gets a New Apprenticeship Microsite
Technological Boost from BIFA is for Employers and Potential Recruits Alike

2/5/2019
UK – There are few in the industry who will be unaware of the current crisis of staffing many branches of the logistics sector with suitable can...
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DP World Container Terminals Increased TEU Throughput in 2018
Figures Show Growth Despite Contentious Issues

2/5/2019
UAE – WORLDWIDE – 2018 proved a turbulent year for many in the container shipping industry and port operator DP World certainly saw its sh...
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HMRC Writes to 145,000 Businesses Deferring Customs Clearance and Duty Payments After Brexit
New TSP Customs Procedures Announced in the Event of No Deal with the EU

2/4/2019
UK – EUROPE – There will be a major change in UK policy should the Brexit negotiations end in the 'no-deal' scenario so hated by...
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Global Leader in Container Shipping Pulls Out of UK Shipping Before Brexit
Maersk Re-Flags and Declines to Train British Cadets in Future

2/4/2019
UK – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – There is an horrific dose of irony in that, just as the British government has sworn to reinvigorate its ...
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Problems of Seafarers Can be Relieved by Assistance in Ports Worldwide
Global Directory of Help Available Published

2/4/2019
WORLDWIDE – The problems which can affect members of a ship's crew at sea can be manifold. Mental health issues can spring unbidden from a ...
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Maritime Union Steps Up Campaign Against RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Operators
Details of Next Proposed Dockside Protest Announced

2/4/2019
UK – The maritime union RMT is continuing its programme of objections to ferry and other shipping operators who sail under flags of convenience ...
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Battle for Control of Major Freight Forwarder and Logistics Provider Hots Up
3PL Principal Shareholder Turns Down Initial Offer

2/4/2019
SWITZERLAND – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – DSV, having withdrawn it's bid for fellow freight forwarding and logistics giant CEVA in Oc...
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The Weekly Round Up of News Items Involving the Transport, Shipping and Logistics Sectors
A Variety of Stories from Logistics Awards Nominations to Liquid Hydrogen Bunker Ships

2/1/2019
UK – Our freight and shipping round up starts this week to remind readers that, with just 10 days left to nominate for the 2019 everywoman in Tr...
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Appointments and Departures in Shipping and Logistics This Week as New Jobs Announced
Who is Heading Where Around the Globe

2/1/2019
FRANCE – Our look at who is heading where this week in the shipping and logistics industry sees CMA CGM announce the appointment of Christine Ca...
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Korean Shipbuilders Aim at Consolidation to Fight Off Chinese Yards
Daewoo and Hyundai Look Set to Merge - but Unions Object

2/1/2019
SOUTH KOREA – Shipbuilding, once in the van of the country's drive to industrial expansion, is now in a parlous state with China taking an ...
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Cycle Your Way to Save Lives with the LEJOG Ride for Freight and Logistics Professionals
2020 Transaid UK Challenge Will Suit Riders of Every Calibre - Sign Up and Help

2/1/2019
UK – It has been a really good few weeks for Transaid, the freight and logistics sector's favourite charity and now details of the next pro...
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Make A Smart Foreign Currency Choice For Shipping And Freight Forwarding Operations
Always Check Out How You Can Use Your Money Better

2/28/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – As a business that is involved with shipping and forwarding, it follows that you must have some dealings in foreign curre...
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Road Haulage and Logistics Outfits and Any Company with at Least a Van Should Join Carbon Scheme
Members of the Freight Transport Association Reduction Initiative Continue to Cut Pollution

2/28/2018
UK – All road haulage operators, or indeed any company, logistics provider or not, which runs at least one commercial vehicle, from a van up to ...
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Ports Collaborate to Stimulate Cocoa Supply Chain Logistics and Coffee Bean Exports and Imports
'Food of the Gods' to Get a Boost and Sustainable Initiative and New Port Facilities in the UK

2/28/2018
NETHERLANDS – IVORY COAST – UK – Chocolate has always been pivotal in matters that would seemingly be far too important to depend on...
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New Hoist Tucks Away into a Van Yet Can Move Freight up to 1,100 lbs
Truck Turns into Mobile Crane

2/28/2018
US – After we published details last month that the ArtLift (Art of Lifting) system produced by Actuall in the Netherlands was now available in ...
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Ship Management Group Targets More Female Seafarers for the Shipping Sector
UN Global Compact Prompts Investment in Nautical School

2/28/2018
MOZAMBIQUE – The OSM Maritime Group is aiming to make the shipping industry accessible to all in the country as part of its pioneering involveme...
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Transport Charity Works with Others to Improve Road Safety of Motorcycles in Africa
(and you logistics specialists still have time to get on your push bikes)

2/28/2018
UK – AFRICA – The charity Transaid is taking a good look at the viability of motorcycle and three wheeler transport in four African countr...
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A Case of the Biter Bit as Freight Group Sues European Commission Over Antitrust Ruling
Parcel and Logistics Outfit Takes on the EU

2/27/2018
US – EUROPE – Freight and logistics outfit United Parcel Service (UPS) is suing the European Commission (EC) for €1.74 billion (appr...
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Port Capacity to Increase as Suez Canal and Freight and Logistics Executives Sign for First Phase
New Facility Development Includes Industrial and Residential Zones

2/27/2018
EGYPT – Despite the country still being viewed as a continuing target for terrorist attacks, in Egypt nothing gets in the way of business and, w...
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New Tool to Analyse and Diagnose Engine Conditions Aboard Ship and Elsewhere
Shipping Line Produces Technology Based on Traditional Method of Fault Finding

2/27/2018
JAPAN – Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and its maritime technology subsidiary Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) have jointly developed a diagnost...
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European Rail Freight Interests Demand Better Deal Against Road Haulage After French Report
State Run SNCF Needs Reform According to Industry Stakeholders

2/27/2018
FRANCE – Following the appointment of Air France KLM holding company chairman Jean-Cyril Spinetta in October 2016 by the country's prime mi...
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Bulk Tanker Shipping Lines Join World Council to Guard the Seas
Ocean Preservation Group Adds More Maritime Members

2/27/2018
WORLDWIDE – Concordia Maritime has joined the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global organisation consisting of shipping-related industries and sta...
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Freight and Logistics Group DHL Comes in for Another Attack After ChickenGate
More Trade Union Accusations as Staff Laid Off

2/27/2018
UK – Nothing seems to be going right this month for logistics outfit DHL. Having suffered the 'ChickenGate' fiasco in which the compan...
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Freight and Transport Insurance Groups Speak of Safety in Colder Weather
As an Icy Blast Hits Britain Experts Tell Commercial Drivers to Act Accordingly

2/26/2018
UK – Whilst our US contacts in Florida tell us today they are just fixing the last of their hurricane shutters in preparation for the coming sea...
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UK Warehousing Association Launches New Survey to Benchmark Logistics
Intent is to Establish Best Practice 3PL Industry Guidelines

2/26/2018
UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has devised a survey to benchmark logistics in partnership with the United States-based W...
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Ship Registry Upgrades Sanctions Compliance and Risk Management
Island Flag Adopts New Technology for its Fleet

2/26/2018
PALAU – The Palau International Ship Registry (PISR), which claims to be the world's fastest growing maritime flag, has linked with technology g...
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New RoRo Ferry Terminal Will Boost Freight Capacity from River Thames Port
600,000 Units per Year from Planned Berth is Aim of Vessel and Logistics Group

2/26/2018
UK – EUROPE – P&O Ferries, which last month reported that it carried more freight between Zeebrugge and Tilbury in 2017 than in any ot...
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Freight Forwarding Agents, Marine Insurers and the Like Must Read Up on North Korean Sanctions
New US Advisory Notice Guides on Proscribed Cargo and Defeating Evasion

2/26/2018
NORTH KOREA – One assumes that there is not a single freight forwarding agent or logistics outfit in the western world that remains unaware that...
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BIMCO Re-Launches Shipping Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Tool
Anonymous Data Means Users Can Track Similar Fleets Securely

2/23/2018
WORLDWIDE – BIMCO is re-launching its Shipping Key Performance Indicator (KPI) after two years of redesign, intended to better help shipowners a...
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Some Stories from the Multimodal Freight and Logistics Press This Week You May Have Missed
A Variety of Trade International News Pieces

2/23/2018
SINGAPORE – It has been a good year for aerospace logistics company B&H Worldwide so far. Firstly last month the UK headquartered group pick...
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Staff Movements in the World of Cargo Around the Globe
Professional Appointments and Departures

2/23/2018
SWITZERLAND – SBB Cargo International has announced the appointment of Sven Flore as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective ...
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Another Major Container Shipping Line Moves Into Thames Riverside Deep Water Port
DP World's London Gateway Gets Another Freight Forwarding and Logistics Tenant

2/23/2018
UK – CMA CGM, the world's third biggest container shipping line, has announced that it is to take a long-term lease and invest in a build-t...
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New Entrant in the Fork Lift Truck Attachment Sector Will Interest Freight and Logistics Operators
Product Range Revealed to International Materials Handling Market

2/23/2018
UK – US – CANADA – AUSTRALIA – With office in all four countries SumoSafe Global is a new company offering a range of products...
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Government Seize Freight Container Terminal from Port and Logistics Group
Amid Cross Accusations Assets Appropriated Despite Court Decision

2/23/2018
DJIBOUTI – In an astonishing move by the government of Djibouti, the Doraleh Container Terminal S.A. has been 'seized' according to a ...
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Freight Customers Will See Separate Identities for Container Shipping Lines Despite Merger
New Batch of Boxes Shows Individual Carriers Remain Together Yet Apart

2/23/2018
DENMARK – GERMANY – CHINA – When the purchase of rival container shipping line Hamburg Süd by world number one in the market Ma...
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Logistics Group Takes Delivery of World's First LNG Fuelled Bulk Carrier
Revolutionary Cargo Vessel Design Paves the Way for a New Generation of Ships

2/22/2018
SOUTH KOREA – Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has delivered the world's first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier to South Korea's Ilshin Logistics. Un...
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Proposed Stansted Airport Expansion Will Benefit Air Freight Community
Big Jump in Passenger Numbers Cap Would Mean Extra Cargo Space

2/22/2018
UK – London Stansted has announced plans to expand the Airport's operations, raising the current cap on the number of passengers it is perm...
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Freight and Logistics Training Game Looking for Updates from Shipping Industry Stakeholders
You Can Win a Prize for Upgrading Popular Training Tool

2/22/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – Four years ago we covered the announcement of a unique tool for the freight and logistics sector with the unveiling of a ...
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Freight and Logistics Firms Should Consider Technology Available to Comply with GDPR
In May EU Data Protection Gets a Lot More Important

2/22/2018
UK – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – As most European businesses are aware, the existing data collection and retention regulations are to be be...
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Union Spitting Feathers Over Freight Firms Continuing Logistics Problems Delivering Chicken to KFC
The Fast in Food Can Have Two Definitions (think about it...)

2/21/2018
UK – As the KFC - DHL (fowl up, cock up, insert pun here) continues, the humorous notes have fallen from the scale to be replaced by anger at th...
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RoRo Shipping Cartel Hit with Yet More Fines for Anti-Competitive Practices
EU Imposes Hundreds of Millions of Euros in Penalties on Collaborating Carriers

2/21/2018
EUROPE – We return yet again to one of the ongoing scandals of the industry with the news that the European Commission has imposed total fines o...
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Rail Supply Chain Partners Join Academics to Develop UK Infrastructure of the Future
Ninety Million Pound Investment in Four Centres of Excellence

2/21/2018
UK – As a result of a report from the Rail Supply Group (RSG) published in February 2016 'Fast Track to the Future', which recommended...
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Exchange for International Container Freight Launches Member Council
Box Line Shipping Talent Added to Board of Directors

2/20/2018
US – WORLDWIDE – It has long been the vision of many, both in the supply and carriage of cargo, to introduce a container freight shipping ...
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New Helicopters to Provide Unique Pilotage Service for Visiting Ships
Order for Fleet Replacements Signed

2/20/2018
SOUTH AFRICA – The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has concluded negotiations and signed an agreement for the manufacture, supply and d...
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Three Hundred Million Euro Funding Initiative for a Green European Shipping Market
Financial Giants to Support Environmentally Friendly Maritime Transport

2/20/2018
EUROPE – The European Investment Bank (EIB), and global financial institution ING, have signed an agreement to support green investments for the...
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New European Safety Report Insists Alcohol Locks Must be Fitted to All Road Haulage Freight Trucks
How Long Will Brussels Wait to Ensure HGV Drivers Comply?

2/20/2018
EUROPE – For almost a decade we have been writing about the possibility of ensuring road haulage operators prevent their truck drivers from taki...
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Logistics Group DHL Left with Egg on Face After Chicken Distribution Contract Called Bird Brained
Hundreds of KFC Restaurants Close as Supplies Fly the Coop

2/19/2018
UK – When logistics outfit DHL took over the contract to distribute supplies of chicken to the hundreds of restaurants run by Kentucky Fried Chi...
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New Multimodal Logistics Terminal to Aid UK Recycling Concerns
Waste to be Exported as Fuel

2/19/2018
UK – NORWAY – With the headlines in the UK full of stories regarding China's refusal to accept any more of the UK's recycled rub...
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One Week to Find the Women in Freight and Logistics Who Are Making a Difference
Nominate Your Choice for the FTA everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards

2/19/2018
UK – You have only a week left to vote for your chosen heroine as nominations for this year's 2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics ...
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Cargo Vessel Fights Off Pirates in a Scene Reminiscent of Middle Age Siege Situation
Boiling Water and Oil Still Effective Tactics Against Would Be Hijackers

2/19/2018
PHILIPPINES – In a scene reminiscent of the siege of a castle from the Middle Ages crewmen of the cargo vessel MV Kudos 1 repelled boarde...
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Road Haulage Freight Operators Face Licence Revocation - or Even Prison, for Transgression
Two Tales of Woe on Mirrors and AdBlue Are a Salutary Lesson for All HGV Drivers

2/19/2018
UK – It is an unfortunate reality that the world of road haulage abounds with stories of neglect and deception. Companies fail, yet spring up ag...
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Snippets of The Week's Logistics News Starts with Major Air Freight Event
Some Smaller Items You May Have Missed

2/16/2018
US – WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is to hold its 12th World Cargo Sympo...
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Freight and Logistics Appointments Starts with Container Shipping Line Giant
Who Is Moving Jobs Throughout the Profession

2/16/2018
SWITZERLAND – We begin the week's round-up of appointments in the freight and logistics sector with news that container giant Mediterranean...
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Potential for Innovation in the Port Sector Recognised and Encouraged
Programme Identifies Young Companies Ripe for Progression

2/16/2018
NETHERLANDS – PortXL, a mentorship-driven open-innovation programme focusing on port related industries with the aim of helping the businesses t...
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Report States Global Piracy Against Cargo and Other Vessels Decreased Last Year
Risks Remain However - Sometimes in Unexpected Regions

2/16/2018
WORLDWIDE – Control Risks, has recorded a 5% decrease in global maritime security incidents in 2017, compared to results from 2016, according to...
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Deep Water Container Port Sees New Temperature Controlled Logistics Facility Take Shape
Construction Starts for Thames Side Fresh Food Distribution Centre

2/16/2018
UK – After revealing in August last year that it was to develop a 108,000 square foot multi-temperature product handling facility at DP World Lo...
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New Digest Can Aid All in the Supply Chain to Improve Safety in Logistics
Global Maritime Insurance Group Praises NGO for Competition That Saves Lives

2/16/2018
WORLDWIDE – Safety in the supply chain is at the top of the agenda for any group offering insurance services to all areas of the logistics secto...
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End of an Era as One of the Last Royal Mail Ships Ends Her Service
Vessel Still Up for Sale as She Makes Her Emotional Farewell

2/15/2018
ST. HELENA – For many people a ship can hold a special place in their lives and probably few more than the RMS St Helena, one of the last...
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Road Haulage Freight Interests Welcome Minister's Slap in the Face for Mayor
Penalties for London Traffic Offences Not Set to Rise

2/15/2018
UK – Chris Grayling delivered a metaphorical slap in the face this month to London Mayor Sadiq Khan when he refused to sanction Transport for Lo...
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More Autonomous Truck Platooning Involves Freight and Logistics Trials
Self-Driving HGVs Take Another Step Forward for Pan European Transport

2/15/2018
GERMANY – Following on from Pan European trials which saw convoys of semi-autonomous HGVs transiting the continent, MAN Truck & Bus and Hoch...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Takes on More Electric Trucks for Urban Deliveries
Three More Battery Only Vehicles to Operate in Berlin

2/14/2018
GERMANY – Domestic product logistics specialist Rhenus Home Delivery has just received three new FUSO eCanter electric trucks to be deployed on ...
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RoRo Shipping Line Uncovers More Corruption as Another Scandal is Set to Rock Sector Yet Again
Will the Ocean Transport Sector Ever Clean Up its Act as Japanese Carrier Investigates In House?

2/14/2018
JAPAN – CHINA – EUROPE – Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) is investigating the possibility that former, locally-hired management ...
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Johnson Environmental Speech Wins Guarded Plaudits from Rail Freight Industry
However Move Away from Diesel Still Criticised in Some Quarters

2/14/2018
UK – In a speech earlier this week, the recently appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport, Jo Johnson, announced his intentio...
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US Shipping Group Negotiates Another Liquid Natural Gas Contract
Provision of Vital Energy Supplies to Pharmaceutical Company Continues

2/13/2018
US – PUERTO RICO – Crowley Fuels, a division of Florida based group Crowley Maritime, has signed another multi-year supply contract with P...
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Heavy Lift and Project Freight Groups Pool Resources for Break Bulk Cargo Operations
Pair Form Roll-On/Roll-Off and Float-In/Float-Out Consortium

2/13/2018
GERMANY – NETHERLANDS – From April 1, two specialist companies in the field of out of gauge and project freight transport, Hamburg headqua...
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New Container Freight Terminal to Expand at Iraqi Port
However BGT Faces City Centre Competition

2/13/2018
IRAQ – Global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is continuing its developments of Iraq's port sector wit...
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European Commission and Chinese Ocean Container Supply Chain Security Pilot Extended to Air Freight
First SSTL Import and Export Flights Completed

2/13/2018
EUROPE – CHINA – Security is an essential component along every section of the supply chain these days yet also one of the toughest things...
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Under the Spotlight - How Brexit and Data Laws Will Affect Logistics and the Supply Chain
UKWA Conference Aims at Studying Crucial Targets for Freight and Warehousing Industry

2/12/2018
UK – The one certainty which will always remain when it comes to the supply chain is that, whilst one can digitise and automate many facets of i...
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London Mayor Under Fire From Road Haulage Freight Lobby As Consultation Draws Criticism
All Want Cleaner Air but Uncoordinated Approach Engenders Adverse Comments

2/12/2018
UK – London Mayor, Sadiq Kahn, is now proposing to extend the already swingeing changes to air quality controls as set under his Toxicity Charge...
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Container Line Eschews Ultra Large Box Ships with New Order for 11,000 TEU Vessels
Twelve Newbuilds for Taiwanese Carrier

2/12/2018
TAIWAN – JAPAN – The Evergreen Marine Corporation, headquartered in Taiwan has entered into a new agreement with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, a sub...
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Air Freight Carrier Copes with Valentine's Day Cargo Shipping Variations
US Airline Shifts Flowers by the Tonne

2/12/2018
US – WORLDWIDE – One of the perennial problems which faces the shipping industry is the seasonal and ever elastic shifting of high and low...
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Freight and Shipping News Items You May Have Missed in a Logistics Round Up
Our Weekly Global Review with Something for Everyone in the Profession

2/9/2018
GERMANY – A new report, which puts the cost of the seemingly ever growing problem of cargo theft at €1.3 billion, has prompted a range of b...
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Yet Again Weekly Shipping and Logistics Staff News Update Begins Sadly
Demise of Air Cargo Boss Announced

2/9/2018
UK – Yet another week when we start the appointments and departures in the shipping and logistics world with sad news. Doncaster Sheffield Airpo...
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UK Hydrographic Office Produces New Navigational Aid for Safer Cargo Vessel Passages
Contours of One Metre Ensure Depth Alarms Can Remain Active

2/9/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has released details of a new Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) which cou...
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New Intermodal Cargo Terminal Will See Road and Rail Freight Reduce Urban Pollution
Official Opening of Facility That Takes Trucks Out of the City

2/8/2018
SWEDEN – This week saw the official opening of the country's latest intermodal facility as the Arken Combi Terminal in the Port of Gothenbu...
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Reefer Container Shipping Line Claims it Has Liquid Freight in the Bag
New Technique to Transport Fluids Gives Box Alternative to Break Bulk Cargo

2/8/2018
FRANCE – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – CMA CGM has launched an alternative to break bulk for the transportation of liquids which it says opt...
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Road Haulage and Freight Groups React as Minister Discusses Multiple Modal Transport Options
Air, Rail and International Trucking On Chris Grayling's Desk This Week

2/8/2018
UK – Transport secretary Chris Grayling is much in the news this week and one presumes he knows his way around the media having formerly worked ...
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Another Huge Heavy Lift Freight Project Consignment Forwarded Successfully
Giant Shiploader Transported Without Incident

2/7/2018
BELGIUM – ANGOLA – As usual nothing gets a freight forwarder more excited than a big project cargo job and once again, Hamburg headquarter...
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Road Haulage Drivers Be Aware - On The Spot Fines Are Here!
DVSA to Charge for Hours Offences and Foreign Drivers Must Pay Immediately

2/7/2018
UK – From March 1, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will start issuing on-the-spot fines for any drivers' hours offences commi...
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Autonomous Fire Fighting Vessel Can Save Lives Whilst Not Risking Others
Remotely Controlled Systems Will Battle Blazes in Ports and Marinas

2/7/2018
WORLDWIDE – To address the evolving safety and security needs of modern ports, Vancouver based naval architects and marine engineers Robert Alla...
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New Technologies Achieve Record Throughput at Different Ends of the Supply Chain
From Autonomous Trucks to RFID Tags - Logistics Embraces the Future

2/7/2018
AUSTRALIA – US – Two companies, each occupying widely differing niches in the world of logistics, have reported record numbers this week, ...
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Freight and Logistics Can Help End the Disgrace of Burmese Disenfranchised Peoples
Whilst Forwarding Agencies Move in so Persecution of Minorities Continues

2/7/2018
BURMA – In the past few years we have seen a flood of international companies, including some of the world's largest freight forwarding age...
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Major Shipping Event Pronounces Maritime Charity as its Chosen Partner for 2019
Fortieth Anniversary of Truly Nautical Medical Charity

2/7/2018
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Oslo in 2019 might seem a long way away when it comes to announcements, but already the Nor-Shipping event planned fo...
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Never Underestimate the Risk of Explosion in a Freight and Logistics Warehouse
Mandatory Safety Changes Which Fork Lift Truck Operators Should Know

2/7/2018
UK – EUROPE – One of the greatest fears in a freight warehouse is that of an accident but for the average cargo handler the risk of an exp...
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DP World Container Freight Terminals 2017 Throughput Beats Industry TEU Estimate
Ten Percent Global Growth Exceeds Expectations

2/6/2018
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – Global ports operator DP World reports that it handled 70.1 million TEU across its global portfolio of container frei...
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Collaboration Brings New Break Bulk, Project Heavy Lift Freight and General Cargo Services
Shipping Lines Cooperate on Multipurpose Vessel Bimonthly Middle East - Asian Services

2/6/2018
SINGAPORE – SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Long-standing collaborators Austral Asia Line (AAL) and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) are expa...
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Fed Up With Failed Amazon Weekend Deliveries? Worry No More Thanks to e-commerce Group
Firms Can Adjust Parameters Themselves to Ensure Parcels Arrive Only on Working Days

2/6/2018
UK – Our thanks goes out to e-commerce specialist ParcelCompare for illustrating a simple way to ensure the courier with your Amazon purchased p...
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Air Cargo Lobbyists Reform Policy for Members from Freight Forwarders to Customs Brokers
TIACA Boss Says as Logistics Evolves So Must His Operation

2/5/2018
US – WORLDWIDE – The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), whose members number many major airlines as well as charter companies, f...
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RoPax Vessel Gets Ready for Freight and Passenger Trade with Complete Refit
Original Isle of Wight Ferry Group Prepares Ship for the Summer

2/5/2018
UK – The £3 million refurbishment of the Red Funnel RoPax ferry Red Eagle which we first reported in September last year, is now we...
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Stern Tube Leaks on Cargo Vessels Need Urgent Attention
Underwater Repairs Can be Effected Without Dry Docking

2/5/2018
BELGIUM – WORLDWIDE – Much has been made of the necessity to ensure waste water emanating from modern cargo ships has been treated as dema...
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Sad Loss to Container Shipping Starts the Staff News in Freight and Logistics Businesses
Box Cargo Boss Regrettably Passes On as Elsewhere Careers Continue Apace

2/2/2018
CHINA – China Ocean Shipping Group has announced the death of the former President of the China Shipping Group, Li Kelin, at the age of 76. Know...
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A Glimpse at Current Multimodal Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Logistics Around the Globe
A Quick Look at the Rest of What is Happening in the Industry This Week

2/2/2018
US – We begin this week's look at some of the general trade news with an upcoming event of particular interest to investors in the sector. ...
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UK Government Supported by Freight and Passenger Shipping Lines in New Training Initiative
Funding Doubled to Bring More Young People into the Maritime Industry

2/2/2018
UK – The government announcement today (February 2) that a £15 million funding package will ensure more than 400 extra cadets will be trai...
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Major US Air Freight Carrier Upgrades its Cargo Management System
Global Market Demands Latest Technology

2/2/2018
US – WORLDWIDE – For an industry known for bringing the future to reality today, the air freight profession is seeing some of the fastest ...
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Global Air Freight Growth Doubles as Cargo Capacity Dwindles
IATA Figures for 2017 Published

2/1/2018
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that dema...
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Growth of Freight and Passenger Autonomous Vessel Technology Prompts Port Into Action
Cloud Based System to Automate Smart Ship Movements

2/1/2018
NETHERLANDS – With the Port of Rotterdam aiming to host both freight and passenger autonomous vessels by 2025, the Port of Rotterdam Authority h...
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Air Freight Forwarders Caned in Court as European Court of Justice Denies Appeal
Multi Million Euro Fines Will Stay for Cartel Participants

2/1/2018
EUROPE – The European Court of Justice has upheld a decision by the European Commission to impose fines totalling €169 million on several i...
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Use of Trucks and Vans in Terrorist Incidents Prompts New London Based On Line Training Resource
Metropolitan Police Counter Terror Focus Desk Aids with Extended FORS Scheme

2/1/2018
UK – The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has launched a new 'Security and Counter Terrorism' online training resource, a new eL...
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Transport Representatives Angered by Actions of Port Management
Dock Workers Treatment Prompts Union Demonstrations Around the Globe

2/28/2017
MADAGASCAR – The seemingly eternal struggle between employers and workers will doubtless continue well into the foreseeable future and there are...
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Livestream CCTV Touted as Answer to Illegal Stowaways as Road Haulage Operators Fined
Heavy Penalties for Hauliers Could Mean Specialist Feed May Be the Solution

2/28/2017
UK – EUROPE – Even though the closing of 'the Jungle' migrant camp outside of Calais in France has helped improve security for f...
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Hybrid Long Haul Freight Truck Concept Continues to Develop
Volvo Says Trial Vehicle Offers Even Better Economies

2/28/2017
SWEDEN – Volvo Trucks has announced that continued developments on their first long haul hybrid freight vehicle mean that it is showing even gre...
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Airline Gives Air Freight Customers Another Route Between US and UK
Virgin Atlantic Cargo Starting Heathrow to Seattle Service

2/28/2017
UK – US – Virgin Atlantic Cargo is giving customers in the UK a wider choice of services in 2017 with the launch of a new daily service fr...
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Road Haulage Body Seeks Lorry Drivers and Managers from Oil and Gas Industry
Transition Training Fund Looks to Recruit Truckers and Ancillary Staff

2/28/2017
UK - Last year the Scottish Government announced a 12 million pound Transition Training Fund (TTF) via Skills Development Scotland (SDS), to help indi...
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Freight Train Derailed in Turkey by Rebel Bomb
Security Forces Accuse PKK of Attack

2/27/2017
TURKEY - A freight train has been derailed in the south eastern province of Diyarbakir by what Turkish security forces say was a bomb planted by Kurdi...
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Road Haulage Body’s App Aims to Keep Freight Drivers Legal
Technology Complements Tachograph Software

2/27/2017
UK - THE Road Haulage Association (RHA), which represents the interests of the British road freight drayage industry, has launched a new app for truck...
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Two More Convictions for Flag of Convenience Merchant Ship Officers on Pollution Charges
Oily Waste Water Pipes are Magic of the Literally Black Variety

2/24/2017
US – A federal jury in Charleston, South Carolina, convicted two chief engineers of the chemical tanker, Green Sky, sailing under a flag ...
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Free Gift for Freight Drivers Starts Smaller Snippets of Shipping and Logistics Industry News
Round Up of Smaller Items in the Sectors

2/24/2017
AUSTRALIA - Authorities in New South Wales are launching an app which they hope will encourage freight truck drivers to take a break. The 'Free Cuppa ...
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Appointments News Starts with Road and Rail Intermodal Freight Giant Staff Moves
Who Goes Where in the Logistics Sector This Week

2/24/2017
US - CSX, the corporation which includes rail, container shipping, intermodal, trucking and contract logistics services within its operations, has ann...
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Airline Extends Air Cargo Contract with Freight Handler
WFS to Manage China Airlines Chicago to Taipei Services

2/24/2017
US - China Airlines has extended its 19-year working relationship with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in North America with a new cargo handling cont...
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Cars and Vans to be Hit by Extra Emission Charges in London from October
Freight Transport Group Supports Move to Spread the Load

2/24/2017
UK – This month London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the intention of expanding the emissions charges, currently only levied on larger commercial v...
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Happy Ending for Crew of Indian Offshore Supply Vessel Stranded in UK
Indian Sailors Homeward Bound

2/24/2017
UK - INDIA - We are informed by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) that justice has finally been served in the case of the Malaviya...
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More Death Sentences for Embezzling Freight Shipping Bosses in Vietnam
Ultimate Punishments Handed Out by Hanoi Court

2/23/2017
VIETNAM - The Hanoi People Court has, once again, sentenced two former senior official from the bankrupt state-owned shipping line, Vinashin Ocean Shi...
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WTO Trade Deal Greeted Enthusiastically by Freight Trade Bodies
Predictions of Great Boosts to Economy Once Implemented

2/23/2017
WORLDWIDE – The ratification by 110 member states of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO TFA) has been met with praise by trade bodies rep...
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East Coast Container Terminal Investment Almost Trebled by Operator
ULCS Will Operate from Port Elizabeth

2/23/2017
US – APM Terminals has significantly increased its previously announced $70 million investment plans for the APM Terminals Port Elizabeth facili...
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Freight Forwarder Offers New Rail Cargo Service between China and Europe
KN Eurasia Express Offers Container Shippers New Options

2/23/2017
EUROPE – ASIA – Following the hullabaloo concerning the first freight train to pull into London one forwarder has been swift to act in off...
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Thunderbirds Are Go! New Thames Pilot Boat Provides Space Age Update
Rivers See Another Futuristic Vessel with ORC's Less Lord of the Rings More Tracy Island

2/22/2017
UK - Estuary Services Limited (ESL), a joint venture between the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Peel Ports London Medway, is continuing its fleet ...
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DP World Cleared of Misconduct in London Court
Government of Djibouti Must Pay Costs of Failed Prosecution

2/22/2017
UK – DUBAI – DJIBOUTI – The London Court of Arbitration has cleared global port operator DP World of charges of misconduct in connec...
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New Container Freight and Mobile Harbour Cranes Ordered for Paraguay and Danish Ports
Konecranes and Liebherr Sign New Deals

2/22/2017
PARAGUAY – DENMARK – Konecranes has signed an agreement with Terport S.A. in Paraguay, South America, for the delivery of two Boxhunter Ru...
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Van Drivers Beware or Reap the Road Rage Revenge of the Single Cyclist
Misogynists Learn Sexist Behaviour Has Consequences

2/22/2017
UK – We’ve covered on many occasions, tragically, the issue of cyclist’s being killed in London by freight vehicles, emphasising the...
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New Cloud Based Freight Shipping Tracker Goes Live to Follow Containers on Ships at Sea
GateHouse Demonstrates New Service for Maritime Logistics

2/22/2017
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – GateHouse Logistics, who have made their name from developing freight vehicle and shipment tracking systems, has lau...
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Authorities Fine More Container Shipping Lines in Anti-Competitive Prosecution
China Adopts Western Methods of Discouragement

2/21/2017
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – China's Ministry of Transport has fined 14 container shipping lines a total of 239 million RMB (approx. $347,000) ...
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Rail Freight Body Hails Approval for New London Interchange as Great for City Air Quality
Long Delayed Plan Given Go Ahead

2/21/2017
UK The decision by planning authorities to give permission to the development of the Howbury Park rail freight interchange in Dartford, South East L...
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Big Brother Has Arrived (and He Could Be You)
Police App to Have Public Catch Offenders Thrives

2/21/2017
UAE – WORLDWIDE – Policing traffic offences in the United Arab Emirates took a singular step in early 2001 when the ‘We Are All Poli...
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UK Ferry Freight Rises to All Points for Fifth Consecutive Year as Migrant Situation Eases
Recovering Economy and Cheap Pound Boosts Trade

2/21/2017
UK – Freight carried on UK ferries rose by 3.5% in 2016 as an indicator of a recovering economy in the UK and Ireland according to a survey cond...
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Road Haulage Body Defends Freight Truck Operators
Criticises Local Authorities for Failing in Responsibilities

2/21/2017
UK – The body that represents the interests of road hauliers has fiercely criticised local government authorities for failing to maintain Britis...
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Seafaring Trades Unions Row Over Minimum Crew Wages Aboard Vessels
Fight Breaks Out in Race to the Bottom

2/20/2017
UKRAINE – It seems that the country’s troubles are not only caused by exterior forces, with the revelation that a small coalition of Ukrai...
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Heavy Lift Air Freight Specialists Prosper Post Divorce
Ex Partners Are Now Cargo Rivals

2/20/2017
UK – UKRAINE – SOUTH EAST ASIA – RUSSIA – Having successfully divorced each other following the difficult political situation ...
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UK Freight Port Hosts Housing Minister to Discuss Contribution to Plans and Further Developments
Growth of South East Impacts Construction and Container Cargo

2/20/2017
UK – The Port of Tilbury hosted the Minister of State for Housing, Gavin Barwell MP, at the port last week to discuss the impacts of the signifi...
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HR News from Freight and Logistics Sector Starts with a Departure
Tales of Who is Going Where This Week

2/17/2017
SINGAPORE – The week’s appointments and departures include a cross section from the human resources departments of the freight and logisti...
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Friday Freight and Logistics News Round Up
Bits and Pieces About the Industry That Never Made the Major Headlines

2/17/2017
SOUTH AFRICA – This week’s snippets of smaller freight and logistics stories begins with the news that the Transnet National Ports Authori...
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Final Demise of World’s Seventh Largest Container Shipping Line Today
Hanjin Liquidation Instructed by Seoul Court

2/17/2017
SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Today the final bubbles will rise from the wreck of the Hanjin Shipping Company after the Court finalised plans ...
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Fire aboard APL Austria Container Vessel Extinguished at Ngqura
Prompt Action by Disaster Team Save Vessel

2/17/2017
SOUTH AFRICA – A fire on the vessel APL Austria has been extinguished with minimal disruption to operations at the Port of Ngqura, acco...
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All Electric Heavy Duty Freight Truck to Go On Trial with European Road Haulage Operators
25 Tonne Vehicle Series Production Expected for 2020

2/17/2017
GERMANY – EUROPE – Mercedes-Benz, part of the Daimler Truck group, says it is to produce the world’s first all-electric heavy-duty f...
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LNG Coalition Finds 3 New Members to Support the Fuel as Suitable Power for the Future of Shipping
Whether Container Freight Vessel or Cruise Liner, Move Toward Gas Propulsion Builds

2/16/2017
WORLDWIDE – Following on from our recent piece about a new ISO standard for bunkering Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) comes news that the not for pr...
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World's Largest Container Shipping Line Due for Shake Up as Part of Port and Logistics Group Revamp
Maersk Boss Hints at Changes to Come After Troubled Year

2/16/2017
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Having this month reported a financially difficult 2016 and the departure of its longstanding Chairman, AP Moller M...
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Union Wins Battle Over Maritime Cabotage and Flags of Convenience Crews
Government Caves In and Accepts It Has Broken Its Own Rules

2/15/2017
CANADA – Commencing next week, the Federal Court had been set to hear arguments in dozens of lawsuits filed by the Seafarers’ Internation...
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Merchant Shipping to be Included in European Emissions Trading Scheme
IMO Must Act Swiftly to Avoid Political Legislation

2/15/2017
EUROPE – Members of the European Parliament voted to include the shipping sector in the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as part of the...
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Liquefied Natural Gas Fuels Ever More Freight and Passenger Vessels
Latest News on LNG includes a New ISO Standard and Specialist Exhibition

2/14/2017
WORLDWIDE – JAPAN – Lots happening regarding Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for merchant shipping with the news that bunkering such...
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DP World Chairman and Tesla Boss Talk of Technology Implementation in Port Freight Operations
Pair Discuss Developments at Summit in Dubai

2/14/2017
DUBAI – Chairman and CEO of port logistics group DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, and Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk have recently discussed ...
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Freight and Passenger Ferry Company Commits to Long Term Assistance for Medical NGO
Mercy Ships Enrols a Major New Sponsor

2/13/2017
WORLDWIDE – The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships has joined with Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned passenger and freight ferry c...
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UK Freight Forwarding and Fashion Logistics Group Acquisition Expands Ecommerce in Baltic States
Pair Say They Will Control 5 Per Cent of Target Market in the Region

2/13/2017
UK – BALTIC – Freight forwarding and specialist fashion logistics services group Delamode has expanded its integrated online delivery serv...
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Horses for Hong Kong Event in Good Hands via Usual Air Cargo Terminal Facilities
Prize Steeds Arrive in Prime Order for Longines Masters

2/13/2017
HONG KONG – Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has once again handled 60 horses competing in this year’s Longines Masters of Hong K...
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Freight Delivery Drone is Only Logistics Linked Project in Finals for Prestigious Award
Successful Swiss Trials Provide Proof of Concept

2/13/2017
DUBAI – US – SWITZERLAND – There has been considerable interest over the last few years into the potential use of autonomous drones,...
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Freight and Logistics Catch Up - News Snippets for a Monday Morning
A Few Stories That Didn't Quite Make the Headlines Last Week

2/13/2017
UAE – Hamburg Süd has opened its first proprietary agency in the Middle East. The company-owned agency coordinates Hamburg Süd’s...
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Global Staff News Starts with Senior Resignation from Major Container Freight and Logistics Group
Who is Going Where in the Sector This Week

2/10/2017
DENMARK – The opening staff announcement this week is that, in a major development for the shipping sector, Michael Pram Rasmussen has informed ...
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Historic Dock Reopens to Freight Traffic in Heart of the North
Old Dry Dock Refurbed for Bulk Shipping

2/10/2017
UK – In the wake of the successful reestablishment of the historic Manchester Ship Canal as a freight carrying artery into the heart of the city...
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New Traffic Figures of Concern to Road Haulage Operators and Safety Advocates
Freight Vehicles Show Major Increase in Mileage Travelled

2/10/2017
UK – Figures from the UK’s Department of Transport have shown that traffic on the country’s roads reached record highs, something wh...
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Investment in Welsh Ports Paying Off in Increased Freight Volumes Says Operator
ABP Sees Growth Bulk and Project Cargoes

2/9/2017
UK – Associated British Ports (ABPs) network of five ports in South Wales handled more than 12 million tonnes of freight in 2016 as ABP continue...
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Supermarket Paves the Way to Replacing Diesel in Truck Haulage in its Operations
Waitrose and CNG Fuel Introduce Biomethane Fuelled Lorries to the Roads

2/9/2017
UK – The Handy Shipping Guide has covered before the efforts that supermarket chain Waitrose has made to reduce its carbon and emissions from it...
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Canadian Courts Distribute Settlements in Air Freight Cartel Cases
Cases Ongoing Against BA and Air Canada

2/9/2017
CANADA – Courts in Canada have approved of a protocol for the distribution of settlement funds in the Canadian Air Cargo Shipping Services Class...
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Crane Manufacturer Pleased with Sales to Italian Ports
Record Deliveries in 2016

2/9/2017
ITALY – Last year Liebherr Maritime Cranes celebrated the delivery of nine mobile harbour cranes, four reachstackers, three rail mounted gantry ...
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New LCL Sea Freight Service Starts Between Milan and Miami
Direct Fourteen Day Service Offered by Consolidator

2/9/2017
ITALY – US – Non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) CaroTrans has announced they are instituting a new, direct weekly LCL service fro...
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Russian Container Freight Rate Anomaly Catches Out Maersk
Fine for Box Line for Following Usual Practice on Tariff Hikes

2/9/2017
RUSSIA – DENMARK – Maersk Line has reached an agreement with the Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) to settle allegations that it...
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Container Handling and Transport Specialist Pentalver Gains Reefer Accolade
Cool Chain Felixstowe Branch is First Centre in UK with High Standards Award

2/8/2017
UK – Pentalver, the shipping container specialist which deals in all aspects of the box trade, from handling and transport to bespoke conversion...
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DP World Reports Freight Volumes Handled Last Year Up as TEU Numbers Rise Globally
Expected to Increase Further in 2017 as New Facilities Come Up to Speed

2/8/2017
WORLDWIDE – Global port operator DP World has released figures for freight handled in their facilities in 2016 that show that the company has en...
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Record Levels of Panama Canal Transits for Container Vessels and other Gas Carriers and Cargo Ships
New Locks Make an Impact on World Trade

2/8/2017
PANAMA – Driven by the increased cargo capacity offered by the new locks, the Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record in January 2017, hav...
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Container Shipping Lines Announce Further Freight Slot Agreement
Box Companies Seek Continuing Viability

2/7/2017
DENMARK – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have announced a slot purchase agreement for Hamburg Süd&rsquo...
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Asian Logistic Outfits Report New Freight Developments and Saving the Whales
Contracts, Facilities and Kudos for Environmental Works for Local Operators

2/7/2017
INDIA – CHINA – TAIWAN – US – Global logistics provider Agility has opened the first temperature-controlled life sciences stor...
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Women's Transport and Logistics Awards Deadline Extended
Extra Week to Nominate Female Talent

2/7/2017
UK – The deadline for this year’s FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards nomination deadline has been extended until Monday 13...
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Alleged Missile Attack on Riyadh Should Concern Shipping Lines in Gulf Region
Military Tensions Rising Rapidly with Strike on Riyadh

2/7/2017
SAUDI ARABIA – IRAN – YEMEN – The ongoing conflict between the Gulf Arabs and Iran via the latter’s Yemeni Houthi tribesmen pr...
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Road Haulage Association Warns of Food Import Problems Post Brexit
(cos Lettuce Shortage May Just be Tip of the Iceberg)

2/6/2017
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has sounded a warning note saying that the government needs to be on good form in the forthcoming Brexit...
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600 Million Dollars to be Invested in New Infrastructure for West Coast Port
More Container and Temperature Controlled Freight Planned For Future

2/6/2017
US – The Port of Oakland has highlighted some of its plans to continue the Port’s growth with increased investment in cool storage facilit...
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Ground Broken on New Inland Rail Freight Interchange
Predicted to create 7000 Jobs Once Complete

2/6/2017
UK – Builders have started construction on a new rail freight interchange near East Midlands Airport that will, according to developer Roxhill, ...
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Port of London Sees Increased Container Freight and Oil Trade
All Sectors Moving More Tonnage as Deep Water Port Expands

2/6/2017
UK – It has been many a long day since the Port of London was the world’s premier trading centre, with ranks of ships queuing in the Thame...
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The Week's Changes in Staff in the Freight, Logistics and Shipping Industry
Who has Moved and Where

2/3/2017
US – Beginning the staff changes this week in those positions which have a direct effect on the supply chain and those working in the freight an...
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Milestone for Asian Maritime Engineering Group as it Turns Out 5,000th Propeller
Huge Prop Built for 300,000 Tonne Greek Owned VLCC

2/3/2017
SOUTH KOREA – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has achieved a major milestone with the production of the 5,000th propeller at its Ulsan factory. M...
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Friday Freight and Logistic News Snippets
A Round Up of Industry Events This Week

2/3/2017

US – Amazon is to invest $1.5 billion in building its own air hub in Kentucky. The investment will see Amazon growing its fleet of Prime Air ...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Jobs are a Global Opportunity
As the World Grows, So Must the Supply Chain

2/3/2017
AUSTRIA – WORLDWIDE – As the world’s population continues to grow it is inevitable that the global logistics industry must also expa...
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First Freight and Logistics Group Obtains Global IATA Pharma Certification
Ever Increasing Demands on Carriers Prompts New Standards

2/2/2017
WORLDWIDE – Kuehne + Nagel says it has become the first logistics provider to achieve full the International Air Transport Association's (IA...
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Hybrid Electric Retrofit Shows the Future for Passenger and Freight Ferries
Finnish Group Powers Taiwanese Vessel

2/2/2017
TAIWAN – FINLAND – WORLDWIDE – It would seem that, as from this moment, diesel and similar heavy oils have their days as a source of...
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Survey Regarding Apprentice Freight Forwarding Scheme Needs Your Help
Logistics Professionals Asked to Comment Very Urgently

2/2/2017
UK – Time is fast running out for those who wish to express an opinion regarding the idea that a specific Apprenticeship Standard for an Interna...
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Yet Another Logistics Acquisition for US Freight and Supply Chain Transport Group
Portland Company Continues to Expand Through Purchases

2/1/2017
US – News out this week that OIA Global, the supply chain management company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, has acquired New Jersey based lo...
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Good News on Global Air Freight Tonnages
IATA Releases News of Upturn

2/1/2017
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that 2016 ended on a mor...
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Annual Fork Lift Truck Awards Winners Announced in Industry's Own Oscar Week
Materials Handling Sector Comes Together to Celebrate

2/29/2016
UK – All eyes this week were firmly fixed on that most glittering of award ceremonies. No, not the Oscars but the Fork Lift Truck Association (F...
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London Bound Road Haulage Operators Should Respond to Vision Consultation NOW!
Change in Legislation Could Prove Expensive for Road Freight Hauliers

2/29/2016
UK – Road freight operators who work in London have very little time left to respond to a Transport for London (TfL) consultation which consider...
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Container Shipping Line Signs New Agency and Environmental Agreement
These Days Freight and Logistics are Not the Only Concern

2/29/2016
NORWAY – These days signing a ships agency agreement involves more than the mundane matters of freight and logistics as illustrated by the new c...
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Deep Water Ports and Container Line Staff Moves Lead Freight and Logistics Changes
What is Happening and Who To This Week in the Appointments Field

2/26/2016
UK – DUBAI – Major changes at the top of DP World’s UK container ports leads this week's round-up of staff movements in the frei...
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Logistics Group Sees Another Project Freight Forwarding Consignment Safely On Its Way
Underwater Restaurant Heads for the Maldives

2/25/2016
NEW ZEALAND – MALDIVES – As usual possibly the weeks most interesting trade story tells of another project freight forwarding movement con...
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Bathymetric Forum to Study Ocean Floor and How it Affects Critical Issues
From Pollution to Tsunamis - Keys Can Lie Under the Waves

2/25/2016
MONACO – A conference to be held in Monaco in June, on the future of ocean floor mapping, will examine the ever-increasing pressures on the ocea...
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Giant 'Greenest' 18,800 TEU Container Ship Makes Maiden Call into Jeddah
Celebrations as Box Terminal Greets UASC Vessel

2/25/2016
SAUDI ARABIA – Celebrations today as what container shipping line the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) described as ‘the world’s ...
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New Life Saving App Available for Merchant Ship Crews
Lloyd's Register and UK P&I Club Release 6th in Series

2/25/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE - Lloyd's Register (LR) and the UK P&I Club have released a Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app to help ensure th...
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Problems with Lithium Batteries Persist as Air Freight Ban Introduced
New ICAO Safety Measure Sees Prohibition as Cargo on Passenger Flights

2/24/2016
WORLDWIDE – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Governing Council has adopted a new aviation safety measure prohibiting, on an ...
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New Holding Areas to Ease Road Freight Traffic Woes Around the Shard
Iconic London Building Development Was Proving a Problem for Vehicles

2/24/2016
UK – Transport for London (TfL) has introduced long-term, congestion easing measures to relieve traffic obstructions and illegal stopping around...
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Road Haulage Association Launches its Women Only Project to the Logistics Industry
Plans to Develop the Single Sex Sector

2/24/2016
UK – It might almost be un-PC to establish a single sex division within an organisation these days but, given the prevalence of men which still ...
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Freight Conversion Changes Passenger Jets into Chinese Air Cargo Carriers
And Business is Booming for Boeing

2/24/2016
CHINA – When a car outlives its usefulness one cannot change it into a van, however when a passenger jet becomes a little ‘tired’ th...
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Published Future Container Freight Rate Prices Spark European Commission Antitrust Inquiry
EC to Study Box Carriers Traditional Practices as Lines Commit to Change (or else.....)

2/23/2016
EUROPE – The European Commission is inviting comments from interested parties on commitments offered by fifteen container line shipping companie...
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Robot Port Cranes in Container Terminals Would See Stevedore Job Cuts
Consultations Continue as Auckland Discusses Options

2/23/2016
NEW ZEALAND – Following a proposal last year to partially automate its container terminal operations, the Ports of Auckland (POAL) has now moved...
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Road Haulage Driver Ban Indicates Seriousness of Flouting the Law
Tachograph Offences Can Strip Offenders of Livelihood

2/22/2016
UK – Despite the constant revision of the rules there are still road haulage operators, and their staff, who fail to recognise the seriousness o...
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Ballast Water Treatment Systems Essential in Vessels Other than Container Ships and Tankers
After a Fishing Fleet Order Heavy Duty Tugs are Also in the Order Book

2/22/2016
NORWAY – CHINA – UAE – Tugs are the pit ponies of the maritime trade and Norwegian based Optimarin continues to diversify in its ran...
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Another Half Million Dollar Penalty for Ocean Container and RoRo Carriers and Freight Forwarders
More Shipping Groups Roll Over After Federal Maritime Commission Investigations

2/21/2016
US – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has recovered a total of $520,000 in civil penalties after completing several compromise agreements w...
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This Weeks Staff Moves in Freight, Logistics and Shipping
Drama Surrounds Container Shipping Line and EVA Airways Change

2/19/2016
TAIWAN – Drama at the top of one of the world’s largest shipping companies leads this week's freight and logistics staff changes with ...
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UPS (Allegedly) Fights Back at FedEx TNT Express Freight Merger
Someone Is Unhappy After Antitrust Decision Favours Takeover

2/19/2016
BRAZIL – EUROPE – FedEx and TNT have received the first major setback to their planned merger after an ‘unnamed third party’, ...
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A Freight Forwarders 'Nightmare' Cargo Can Prove a Most Satisfying Exercise
No Jetlag for the Thoroughbred Herd

2/19/2016
HONG KONG – We have stressed before the delicate nature of shipping livestock which, for an average freight forwarder or cargo handler can be a ...
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Forth Road Bridge to Reopen for Freight Traffic says Road Haulage Association
Transport Scotland Announcement Clears the Way for HGV's

2/19/2016
UK – The essential repair works to the Forth Road Bridge are apparently now completed and, according to sources at the Road Haulage Association ...
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Road Haulage Driver Licence Checks Are Both Simple and Essential
DVLA System Suits Harassed Freight Transport Managers

2/19/2016
UK – Last month saw the DVLA’s system to enable driving licence checks online take a further step forward as it moved into the ‘beta...
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European Freight Operators Will Watch London Based Security and Migrant Conference with Interest
Key Stakeholders to Speak on What is to be Done

2/18/2016
UK – FRANCE – A forthcoming London conference will hear first-hand from some of the key French stakeholders in the migrant troubles curren...
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Pallet Stacking Risks Reduced for Freight and Supply Chain Staff
New Device Cuts Dangers and Increases Efficiency

2/18/2016
US – With the influential Modex exhibition, which concentrates upon innovations in the supply chain, looming up in April one company which belie...
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8 Year RoRo Freight and Ferry Service Contract Gets the Go Ahead
Fate of the Clyde and Hebrides Lifeline Service to be Decided by May

2/18/2016
UK – Decision day draws closer for the choice of which company will run the Clyde and Hebridean Islands RoRo freight and passenger ferry service...
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New US Flight Schedules to Cuba May Signal Increased Air Freight Shipments in Future
As Relationship Softens America Must Open Up to Imports

2/17/2016
US – CUBA – After decades of hostility between the two it seems the possibility of air freight travelling more regularly between the US an...
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New Port Security Will Protect Freight, Customers, Staff and Assets
Integrated CCTV System Introduced Across Nine Separate Sites

2/16/2016
SOUTH AFRICA – In a recent piece we told how the increased threat from terrorists had placed certain mandatory responsibilities on ports across ...
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New Access Lanes and Shuttles for Freight Trucks at Channel Tunnel
Eurotunnel Plans a Departure Every Seven and a Half Minutes

2/16/2016
UK – FRANCE – In a bid to speed more freight vehicles through Eurotunnel has added five new access lanes and a new check-in facility for t...
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More UK Deep Water Ports Declare Availability of Services to Weigh Freight Containers
Help for Unprepared Shippers to Comply with New SOLAS Regulations

2/16/2016
UK – Further to our detailed analysis of the new Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) Regulations which come into force on the 1st July, mor...
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New Air Freight Tie Up Sees Twice Weekly African Cargo Flights
Regular Round Trip Started This Week

2/16/2016
UK – GERMANY – GABON – SOUTH AFRICA – KENYA – This week saw AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia’s largest cargo ...
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Road Haulage Operators and Private Individuals All Get a Say on New Thames Crossing
Freight Community Should Sign Up to Consultation Which Closes in March

2/16/2016
UK – In a recent story we gave full details of the proposals for the Thames Lower Crossing, a major development in the life of the river as, of ...
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Panama Canal Moves Closer to Completion of Expansion
Leaky Lock Scare Said to be a Thing of the Past

2/15/2016
PANAMA – The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) has successfully completed testing on the reinforcements of a section of the third set of locks where ...
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Russian Ukrainian Relations Cause Disruption of Road Haulage Freight
Trucks Turned Back at Borders

2/15/2016
UKRAINE – RUSSIA – The Ukrainian Government has temporarily blocked Russian road freight transport from entering its territory, in respons...
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Rumours of Freight Forwarding Giant Sell Off as More Fines Proposed
DHL Accused of Hazardous Goods Infringements as Global Sale Postulated

2/14/2016
US – GERMANY – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed seven civil penalties totalling $455,000 against DHL Express (USA) o...
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Help Wanted! Call for Senior Staff Amongst the Freight and Logistics Appointments This Week
Who has Moved Where Within the Industry

2/12/2016
WORLDWIDE – UK – Starting things off a little differently in this week’s staff changes in the freight and logistics industry with th...
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DVSA Warns Drivers and Road Haulage Operators of Penalty Notice Scam
Log In and Say Goodbye to Your Bank Details!

2/12/2016
UK – The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is warning the public of scam emails asking to find attached a receipt from the Fixed Penalt...
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Flag of Convenience Merchant Vessels May Carry Terrorist Supplies
Report Says Strange Behaviour Needs Investigation

2/11/2016
EUROPE – NORTH AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – With the terrible events across North Africa and the Middle East proving an ongoing headache the...
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A Favourite Truck With North American Road Haulage Operators Sells in Record Numbers
Volvo Announces Increases Sales and Trials New Overtaking Safety System

2/11/2016
NORTH AMERICA – Having only last month announced that its truck division was to split into four separate named units including Mack and Renault,...
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Air Freight Cartel Antitrust Penalties on Cargo Carriers Now Close to Two Billion Dollars
Punishment in This Case Keeps Rolling on Even After a Decade of Litigation

2/10/2016
US – WORLDWIDE – Air China has entered in to a settlement agreement in the large multidistrict antitrust class action against air freight ...
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SOLAS Changes to Cargo and Container Weights Need to be Addressed by Freight Forwarders and Shippers
Exporters and Agents - This Means You - and This Means NOW

2/10/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – There are only five months to go before the mandatory changes instituted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...
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Express Freight and Parcels Merger Sees Cargo Airlines Sold Off
TNT Sheds Carriers to Comply with EU Regulations

2/9/2016
NETHERLANDS – IRELAND – SPAIN – BELGIUM – Express freight and parcel carrier TNT Express, has signed an agreement to sell its ...
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Misdeclared Dangerous Goods are a Threat to Freight and Container Ships, Cargo, Crews and Stevedores
German Shipping Line Report Highlights Increasing Risks

2/9/2016
GERMANY – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – Freight carrying giant Hapag-Lloyd has registered a 65% increase in the number of incorrectly declared...
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Freight Lobby Says Cycle Plans for London Need to Consider Road Haulage Community
'Superhighway' Safety for Cyclists May Come at a Cost for HGVs

2/8/2016
UK – Road haulage operators which have any cause to ever have any of their fleet move through London should seriously think about responding to ...
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French Container Group Increases Port Calls and TEU Capacity on Import and Export Freight Line
Changes to Service Schedule Mean Added Opportunities for Transhipment Cargo

2/8/2016
EUROPE – FRENCH WEST INDIES – French container line CMA CGM has announced imminent changes to its PCRF line service which links Northern E...
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Proposed Freight Delivery System Hits Another Barrier - Drones vs Eagles!
Police Take Natural Selection Into the Robot World

2/8/2016
NETHERLANDS – UK – WORLDWIDE – Although as an unbiased news source we try to keep things as objective as possible sometimes a person...
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Container Freight Terminal Group Posts TEU Growth in 2015
New CEO Announces Port Handing Figures

2/8/2016
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – Just a few weeks since the departure of long term CEO Mohammed Sharaf, DP World has both installed Group Chairman His ...
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Polar Code Cargo Vessels and Gas Powered Ships on Dual Classification Agenda
Two Class Registers Cooperate

2/5/2016
RUSSIA – NORWAY – Polar Code class cargo vessels and ships utilising LNG or other gas powered fuel systems were on the agenda when DNV GL&...
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Key Staff Moves in Container Shipping, Road Transport and the Rest of the Logistics Sector
This Week Sees Departures and Arrivals Throughout the Supply Chain

2/5/2016
ISRAEL – Changes of staff in the world of logistics start this week with the news that ocean container group Zim integrated Shipping Services ha...
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Cargo Handler and Freight and Logistics Group Join Forces with Memorandum of Understanding
Working Party to Explore Opportunities in Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta

2/4/2016
HONG KONG – CHINA – Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (HACTL) the largest air freight handling group in the territory, has entered into a Memo...
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Express Freight and Parcel Carrier Acquisition Gets a Nod from South America
Brazilian Authorities Give Services Merger the Go Ahead

2/4/2016
BRAZIL – EUROPE – Brazilian anti-competition authority Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) has given an unconditional...
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Ongoing Delays to Forth Road Bridge Repairs Stir Up Freight and Road Haulage Stakeholders
Revised Opening Schedule Causes Call for Compensation and Further Revision of HGV Drivers Hours

2/4/2016
UK – Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) will be given limited access to the Forth Road Bridge starting the night of February 4. Currently, the crossing...
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Multiple Container Crane Orders Close Out Year for Freight and Materials Handling Supplier
Gantry and Ship to Shore Units Booked by Diverse Operators

2/3/2016
FINLAND – US – CANADA – MEXICO – SPAIN – Now the dust has settled, a flurry of orders from freight operations received t...
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Road Haulage Group Encourages Tougher Line on Calais Migrant Violence as Truck Attacks Continue
Church and Mosque Destroyed Whilst Incident Report Line Goes Multilingual

2/3/2016
FRANCE – UK – With moves by the French police to create a ‘neutral zone’ between the Jungle migrant camp at Calais and the mot...
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Last Chance for Women in Supply Chain to be Recognised by Their Peers in Logistics
FTA everywoman Awards Nominations Close Soon

2/2/2016
UK – The chance for those of the fairer sex to grab one of this year’s FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards is still on the ca...
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Cargo Ship Finally Under Tow After a Week Adrift
Listing Vessel Headed for Port

2/2/2016
FRANCE – A stricken cargo ship that has for the past week been slowly drifting towards the French coast, is now successfully under tow, followin...
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London Opts for Radical Road Haulage Changes as Freight Vehicles Go Electric
Drive to Electrify the City's Cargo Infrastructure and Increase Safety for Cyclists

2/2/2016
UK – Transport for London has launched a new industry-led initiative to reduce the emissions from freight and fleet operators’ vehicles in...
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New All Cargo Airline to Offer Scheduled and Charter European Freight Flights
British Carrier Awarded Air Operator Certificate

2/1/2016
UK – EUROPE – A new player in the European air cargo market has been announced with the news that a British freight only carrier, CargoLog...
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Logistics Group Helps Revive Fortunes of Neglected RoRo Port
New Licence and Investment Sees Auto Contract Agreed

2/1/2016
UK – EUROPE – In a tangible effort to revive the fortunes of the Kentish Port of Ramsgate both Thanet District Council and logistics group...
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Freight and Logistics Giant Cuts Staff at US LTL and Multimodal Acquisition
Rationalisation Will Affect Forwarding and Trucking Employees Alike

2/1/2016
US – Almost inevitably the takeover of major player in the fields of Less than Trailer Load (LTL) and road freight, the giant Con-way Inc, by XP...
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Pirate Hostages Free After Almost Five Years in Captivity in Somalia
Dead Colleagues However Will Never Return

2/27/2015
SOMALIA – THAILAND – After almost five years in captivity in the hands of Somali pirates the four Thai crew of the fishing vessel Prantala...
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Swedish Group Switches from Shipping Fenders and Port Protection to Preserve History
Giant Rubber Seals to Save Venice from the Waves

2/27/2015
ITALY – The name Trelleborg is synonymous around the globe with the fender systems normally part of or suspended from the quays of major shippin...
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Ro-Pax Ferry Will Become First Ship Powered by Methanol Next Month
Imposition of New Sulphur Emission Rules Drives Shipping Line to Seek an Alternative Fuel Source

2/27/2015
SWEDEN – POLAND – WORLDWIDE – There will be many interested onlookers amongst the ship owning community when the Stena Germanica...
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Road Freight Interests Can Win Safety Award Together with Cash
Seventh Year for Volvo Recognition of Safer Truck Fleets

2/26/2015
US – The American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in October 2015 in Philadelphia will feature the seventh s...
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HGV Speed Limit Changes - Road Haulage and Freight Transport Operators - The Facts
Revised Limits from April - but Not in Scotland or Northern Ireland

2/26/2015
UK – Many people are still unaware that there are to be two important changes to the speed limit for HGVs above 7.5 tonnes in England and Wales ...
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Heavy Lift and Outsize Cargo Outfit Expands Into China
New Shanghai Office Will Strengthen Special Projects Group Position

2/26/2015
CHINA – The outsize and special projects cargo carrier Hansa Heavy Lift has extended its reach with the opening of a new representative office i...
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Staff Appointments and Departures for the Week in the Freight Forwarding and Logistics Sector
HR Movements Within the Global Supply Chain

2/25/2015
GERMANY – Freight forwarding and logistics group Geodis Wilson has announced the appointment of Matthias Hansen as the new Regional Vice Preside...
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Freight Transport Group Backs Two State Report on Avoiding Duty by Fuel Laundering
More Stringent Prosecution Measures to be Applied and a New Indelible Marker Added This Year

2/25/2015
IRELAND – UK – Any road haulage operator or freight forwarder with experience of Irish cross border trade will know something of the fuel ...
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Handling Toxic Waste Provides a Difficult Logistics Scenario
One US Company Solves the Problem with a Bespoke Automated Solution

2/25/2015
US – The logistics involved in processing toxic waste is, and always will be, a delicate matter and the less human involvement in handling it th...
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UK Rail Freight and Intermodal Specialist Bought by US Railroad Group
Freightliner Changes Hands for Almost Half a Billion Pounds

2/25/2015
US – UK – Britain’s second largest rail freight operator and intermodal specialist, Freightliner, is to be bought by US based Genese...
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Smartphone Group Awards New Logistics and Distribution Contract
Direct Selling Has Pushed Xiaomi to Third Largest in the World

2/25/2015
MALAYSIA – Xiaomi may be a name unfamiliar to many but the company, founded in 2010, has grown rapidly, mainly by direct selling techniques, to ...
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Maritime Fair Will See Global Shipping Interests Congregate in Copenhagen
Week Long Event Has Something for Everyone in the Sector

2/24/2015
DENMARK – Coming off the back of 2014’s successful inaugural event, the Danish Maritime Fair has announced that it will return for a secon...
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Container Shipping Group Inaugurates Latest Vessel and Expands Freight and Logistics Services
New Facility to Attract Local Trade as 7th Ship in Class Gets Under Way

2/24/2015
FRANCE – CAMEROON – News from shipping line CMA CGM this week as the container giant launches a logistics platform in Africa as well as an...
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Road Haulage and Freight Transport Representatives Seek Help on Driver Crisis
Government Meeting Targets Funding for Assistance

2/24/2015
UK – The meeting arranged between Treasury officials and representatives of Britain’s logistics industry took place as scheduled last Frid...
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Shipping Containers and Bulk Freight are all Standard Fare to New Mobile Harbour Crane
Another First as Liebherr Delivers to Netherlands

2/24/2015
NETHERLANDS – Crane maker Liebherr has reported another first with sale of one of the company’s LHM 420 mobile harbour cranes to Pacorini ...
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Container Freight Starts to Move Again as US West Coast Port Dispute Appears Over
At Last - My Truck Has Come Along (apologies to Etta James)

2/23/2015
US – Tentative, that was the word used by both sides to explain the agreement reached on Friday to end the port labour dispute that has crippled...
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Military and Civilian Maritime Security Interests Host Workshops This Month
South East Asia Sees Three Pirate Conferences

2/23/2015
UK – SINGAPORE – HONG KONG – SHANGHAI – There are few organisations with a greater interest in maritime security than the Balt...
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Container Ship Disaster Accelerates Stress Failure Investigation as Freight Vessels Continue to Grow
New Steel Standard Failed the Only Real Test - Now Classification Society Studies the Problem

2/20/2015
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Classification society ClassNK is to carry out a joint research project aimed at improving safety standards for ultra-...
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UK Warehousing Boss Makes Himself Busy on Sprinklers, Logistics and Entertaining
Newly Installed CEO has a Crowded Schedule

2/20/2015
UK – It’s a busy time of year for the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) and its newly installed CEO Peter Ward. The Midlands s...
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Road Haulage and Freight Transport Groups Press Government for Action on HGV Driver Shortage
Meeting Today will Pressure Minister to Act Decisively as Germany Defends its Industry Professionals

2/20/2015
UK – With representatives of the industry meeting Treasury officials today hopes are high that the alarming statistics which demonstrate a deart...
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Container Freight at a Standstill Again as West Coast Port Dispute Crawls Onward
Veiled Threats from Presidential Negotiator May Finally Have Some Effect

2/20/2015
US – Pressure is mounting on both sides in the West Coast dock labour dispute as the talks to end the crisis closed last night after a third str...
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Logistics and the Supply Chain Remains a Secret Industry Sector says New Report
Skills Shortage Affecting Irish Republic as Well as UK

2/19/2015
IRELAND – Whilst UK road haulage interests and industry associations meet with government officials over the ever increasing worry of skill shor...
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Another Major Container Shipping Line Opts for Environmentally Beneficial Hull Treatment
MSC Chooses Process After Rigorous Testing

2/19/2015
NORWAY – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Proving things often takes time, particularly when one is trying out a new system of hull coating...
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Crude Oil Move by Product Tanker Operator Whilst Major Charter Group Save Money
Scandinavian Shipping Groups Go For Switch of Emphasis and Pay Now Discount

2/19/2015
SWEDEN – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Concordia Maritime, by tradition a product carrier, is transferring some of its interest into crude o...
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Another Freight Container Line Sold to Competitors
Deal Announced Last Year Reaches Fruition

2/18/2015
GERMANY – CHILE – Hamburg Süd has finally signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire the container liner activities of Compa&nti...
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British Shipping and Freight Forwarding Interests Need More Details of TTIP
Public Concerns Over US - EU Trade Deal Secrecy Merit Investigation

2/18/2015
EUROPE – UK – US – The publically expressed resentment in the UK to the secrecy surrounding TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Invest...
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Household Australian Name in Freight and Logistics Sold to Japanese
Postal Group Decides to Ring the Bell on Over 200 Years of Native Ownership

2/18/2015
JAPAN – AUSTRALIA – Government owned Japan Post is set to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares in Australia’s largest f...
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Who Is Going Where and When in the Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Sectors
Once Again We Start with Sad News

2/17/2015
NORWAY – Our weekly round-up of staff changes in the shipping and logistics sectors starts with the death of veteran shipowner Jacob Stolt Niels...
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What is More Nerve Wracking than Freight Forwarding or Handling a Cargo Like This?
Even Having Three Years Experience of the Event Doesn't Make Life Easier for Hactl

2/17/2015
HONG KONG – Nothing, but nothing, puts butterflies in the stomach of a conscientious shipping and forwarding agent or a cargo handler more than ...
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Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Management Group Sold Off
NOL Parts with APLL in Billion Dollar Deal

2/17/2015
SINGAPORE – JAPAN – Tokyo headquartered freight carrier, Kintetsu World Express (KWE) has reached an agreement with Singapore based contai...
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Pharmaceutical Goods Need a Certified Freight Forwarding and Distribution System
European Standard Helps Logistics Group to a New Contract

2/17/2015
UK – INDIA – CANADA – UAE – Gefco is a company known by many in the freight industry principally for the French based group&rs...
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Two More Giant Container Ships Enter Service Whilst Asian Box Freight Cooperative Announces Routes
French Line Sees Vessels Start Work as CKYHE Alliance Details Rotations

2/17/2015
WORLDWIDE – With all the various vessel sharing agreements, box line alliances and newbuild container ships news at the moment, the day hardly p...
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Family Owned Freight Forwarding and Logistics Company Changes Legal Status
Move to Become a 'European Company' May Become the Vogue

2/17/2015
EUROPE – The family owned Dachser organisation, headquartered in Germany and dedicated to logistics, has made a significant move which may becom...
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Mediterranean Shipping Company Vessel Helps Container Freight Terminal to New Record
Largest TEU Capacity and a High in Terms of Box Turnaround

2/17/2015
SPAIN – With the ever larger breed of container ships coming on stream at the moment, records for cargo handling are tumbling at the ports and f...
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Another Container Shipping Line Ocean Freight Tie Up Agreed
Yet More Alliance Details Released as French, German and Middle Eastern Groups Sign Transatlantic Deal

2/16/2015
EUROPE – US – Confirmation of another container shipping line alliance announced as the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has formally a...
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Road Haulage Group to Meet Treasury Officials Over HGV Freight Driver Shortage
Track Record of Support However Indicates Government Incompetence When it Comes to Training Schemes

2/16/2015
UK – Following a meeting earlier this month between executives from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secret...
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Intermodal Logistics Software Solution Offered as In House Option to Multimodal Freight Clients
Booking System Designed to Optimise Rail Cargo thus Saving Money

2/16/2015
UK – FreightArranger, the group dedicated to optimising multimodal transport for shippers looking to utilise a larger percentage of rail freight...
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Liebherr Subsea Cranes Have General Offshore and Heavy Lift and Depth Capability
Repeat Far Eastern Orders for German Plant

2/15/2015
GERMANY – SOUTH KOREA – Despite all the maritime associated large scale engineering which occurs these days in the Far East it was to the ...
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'Go Compare' Facility Available for Freight and Passenger Lines to Book Shipping Security Details
Choice of Options Site is Free to Use for Ship Managers Fearing Piracy

2/15/2015
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – It surely had to happen, in a world of meerkats and talking robots the latest thing in comparison sites enables pote...
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Sad Demise of a Road Haulage and Air Freight Legend
News of the Death of Roy Bowles Leads This Weeks Personnel Changes in Shipping, Forwarding and Logistics

2/13/2015
UK – We start this week’s staff changes in the freight and shipping world on a sombre note with the passing of Roy Bowles OBE, the founder...
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Pressure from Shipping Industry and Jewish Groups Leads to Change of Vessel Name
Offshore Crane Ship to be Rechristened After Condemnation from All Sides

2/13/2015
SWITZERLAND – Following our story earlier this month it appears that Swiss offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction group, Allsea...
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Giant Pipes Present a Project Freight Forwarding Challenge Against the Clock
Speed is of the Essence in Oilwell Equipment Deliveries

2/13/2015
UK – TURKEY – As anyone who has had to handle them will know large pipe sections can be most awkward to handle, even the sturdiest of stee...
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Express Freight Group Invests in New Cargo Distribution Hub
Expansion at Airport Needed to Keep Pace with Traffic Growth

2/13/2015
BELGIUM – Express freight carrier DHL is expanding its Belgian operations with the planned construction of a new cargo distribution hub at Bruss...
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West Coast Port Employers Suspend Vessel Operations and Hit Longshoremen in the Pocket
No Working Over Holiday Weekend Saves Paying All Round Fifty Percent Wage Hikes

2/13/2015
US – So it seems the two sides of the West Coast ports labour dispute are no closer to a deal after the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), repr...
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New Deal for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group with Aircraft Operators
Five Year Contract to Expand Cargo Operations Worldwide

2/12/2015
SWITZERLAND – US – WORLDWIDE – Freight forwarding and third party logistics operator Panalpina has strengthened its long standing ai...
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Port and Container Terminal Safety Needs Improvement Says Freight Sector Insurance Leader
TT Club Analysis Shows Lessons Need to be Learnt

2/12/2015
WORLDWIDE – The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry's leading provider of insurance and related risk management se...
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Good News as Stolen Trailer Eventually Surfaces
A Year On Comes Successful Recovery of the Vehicle Everyone in Northern Ireland Was Asked to Look For

2/12/2015
NORTHERN IRELAND – It is almost a year to the day since we published an article about a Dennison tri-axle skeletal trailer carrying an empty Mae...
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Materials Handling Group Invests in New Fork Lift Manufacturing Plant
Irish Supply Chain Company with US Links Looks to Expand

2/12/2015
IRELAND – Combilift, the materials handling group headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina since 2005, has announced a major investment putti...
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New Documentation System for Ghana Import and Transit Cargo
Delays to Customs Clearance and Fines if Paperwork Not Lodged in Advance

2/12/2015
GHANA – The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) will soon require an Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) document, validated at the loading po...
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Another K Line Executive Jailed in RoRo Freight Rate Fixing Cartel Scandal
Second Guilty Plea in Antitrust Case Sees General Manager Incarcerated

2/12/2015
US – A second shipping Executive has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy stretching over fourteen years to fix rates, allocate customers, and rig bid...
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Port Services and Logistics Group Invests in Giant Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes
Substantial Increase in Lifting Capacity Will Mean Faster Vessel Turnaround Times

2/12/2015
BELGIUM – FRANCE – Port services supplier Katoen Natie has increased its lifting capacity at the Port of Antwerp with an investment in thr...
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More Security Teams Accompanying Freight Vessels are Liable to Detention
As Elections Loom Nigeria Looks to Take Control of Ships Carrying Munitions - Even Those with a Legitimate Purpose

2/9/2015
NIGERIA – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has apparently warned the international shipping community, that it wi...
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Road Haulage and Freight Representatives Discuss Fuel Costs and Difficult Logistics with Minister
Government Invitation to Outline Effect of Oil Prices and Current Driver Shortage

2/9/2015
UK – Last week Chief Executive Theo de Pencier and Director of Policy James Hookham from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) met by invitati...
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Thames Side Container Shipping Port Collects Another Freight Service
Cargo from West Africa Will Enter UK via Essex

2/9/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – Having confirmed Southampton as the UK port of choice for the Oceans Three container alliance cargo services FAL1 and FAL...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Epic Continues with Yet Another Appeal
French Workers Still Fighting for Their Future in the British Courts

2/8/2015
UK – FRANCE – Dead but simply won’t lie down, that’d probably the best description of Eurotunnel’s cross Channel ferry s...
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Safety Regulations for Trucks will be Even More Draconian from September
Cyclists and Pedestrians Need Protection says Boris

2/6/2015
UK – The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils have given the go-ahead for a London-wide ban on any tru...
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Significant Day Deep Water Container Freight Port as Work on Logistics Distribution Hub Starts
Ground Breaking Ceremony Ushers in Start of Major Multimodal Accessible Development

2/6/2015
UK – As foretold in our story earlier this week a ground-breaking ceremony has been held at DP World’s London Gateway Logistics Park to ma...
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Dangers Posed When Handling Freight with an Apparently Innocuous Piece of Equipment
Less Than Half of Senior Supply Chain Staff Surveyed Know How to Safely Manage a Load with a Hand Pallet Truck!

2/5/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – Compared to the obvious dangers of moving freight with a fork lift the innocuous hand pallet truck seems a comparatively ...
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Super Sized Alliance Vessels Set New Container Freight Shipping Schedules into UK
Southampton the Port of Choice for Revamped Services

2/5/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – The Ocean Three shipping alliance which we gave details of when it was first announced back in September 2014, will make ...
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US Trucking and Logistics Group Turns in Full Year Figures
Outlook Generally Favourable After Strong Q4 Results

2/5/2015
US – The Con-way Group, which includes both freight trucking subsidiaries and logistics company Menlo, has published Q4 and full 2014 accounts w...
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Two Freight Container Shipping Giants Announce Further Cooperation
With Alliances the Fashion, Extension of Agreement Seems Natural Development

2/5/2015
FRANCE – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Two of the world’s leading container shipping lines have agreed to further enhance their existi...
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Supply Chain Factions Gather for Fork Lift Truck Awards
Impressive List of Technical Innovations Vie for Acknowledgement

2/5/2015
UK – The end of this month will once again see the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) hosting its annual Awards for Excellence which it describe...
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West Coast Dock Dispute Sees Freight and Shipping in Parlous State as 'Final Offer' Made
Port Operators Issue Details of Longshoremens Wages and Attitude to Mediation to Gain Public Sympathy

2/5/2015
US – The west coast port dispute continues despite the presence of federal mediation and the two sides have issued the usual contradictive state...
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Week's Freight and Logistics Staff Appointments Begin with Big Name Move
Who is Heading Where in the World of Shipping and the Extended Supply Chain

2/4/2015
SINGAPORE – Staff changes in the freight and logistics industry this week, starts with Rickmers Maritime, which has named former Maersk man and ...
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Twin Pronged Attack on Skilled HGV and Logistics Staff Shortage by Freight Transport Group
FTA Demands Formal Qualifications Whilst Holding a Summit open to All to Review Lack of Capable Drivers

2/4/2015
UK – With the skills shortage in the haulage and logistics sector an ever increasing concern across the supply chain, the Freight Transport Asso...
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Air Freight Volumes Grow Significantly Despite Static Revenue says IATA
Many Complex Factors Affect Cargo Figures in What Eventually Proved a Reasonable Year

2/4/2015
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its full-year air cargo data for 2014 which shows a 4.5% growth in g...
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Millions in Fines, Another Jail Sentence - the Ocean Freight and RoRo Sector Disgraced Again
Antitrust Activity, Cartels, Rate Rigging - Scandals Go On and On

2/3/2015
US – CHILE – As the US jails a shipping executive for his involvement in a conspiracy stretching over fourteen years to fix rates on certa...
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Storm Over World's Largest Ship as Horrors of War Are Relived
What's in a Name? Quite a Lot as it Turns Out

2/3/2015
UK – NETHERLANDS – SWITZERLAND – The storm of protest raised by Jewish groups across Europe has been echoed by British maritime and ...
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London Road Haulage Fleet Operator Scheme Will Roll Out to Freight Truckers Across the Country
However There is a Price to Pay for Success of What Started as a Local Project

2/3/2015
UK – Big news for all reputable road haulage operators carrying freight in the capital and beyond as the FORS Community Project (FCP) has relea...
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Two Thames Side Ports Extend Freight and Logistics Capability
Whilst Shadow Chancellor Visits Tilbury, London Gateway Development Steps Up a Gear

2/3/2015
UK – It is a busy time for London’s two major Thames side ports with a visit this week from Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Ed ...
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Women - You Have Little Time to Prove Your Logistics Credentials
Transport Nominations About to Close - Why Not Tell the World Just How Good You Are (or Get a Colleague to Do It)

2/3/2015
UK – With the 2015 FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards nominations now closing at midnight (GMT) on Monday 9th February, those who ...
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Huge Trailer Order from European Road Haulage and Freight Forwarding Outfit
All Units Have Multimodal and Adjustable Height Capability

2/2/2015
GERMANY – DENMARK – EUROPE – Horstmar, Germany headquartered trailer maker Schmitz Cargobull last week delivered the first unit from...
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Shipping Container Deal Will Produce One of the World's Biggest Box Lease Groups
Amalgamation of Two Companies Leaves 2,179 Million TEU under Single Management

2/2/2015
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – Steady as she goes is the message given out to customers after the news Bohai Leasing has purchased Cronos Limited, th...
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Liebherr Continues to Break Records and Gain Ground in Australian Container Freight Handling Market
Two More Units Arrive to Boost Cargo Turn Around Times as Manufacturer Sets a Personal Record

2/1/2015
AUSTRALIA – This month saw the arrival of two new ship to shore Post-Panamax cranes at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal from materials handl...
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New Container Ships Have Largest TEU Reefer Capacity
Fourth Vessel in Class Named This Week

2/28/2014
GERMANY – ARGENTINA – WORLDWIDE – With all the talk of 18,000+ TEU ultra large container ships the naming yesterday of the Cap San L...
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Another Massive Fine as Container Shipping Giant Hit With RoRo Automobile Freight Conspiracy Penalty
Yet One More Example That Secret Anti-Trust Agreements Have a Habit of Being Uncovered

2/28/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV), the Chilean ocean freight company, which will become the world&rs...
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As International Women's Day Approaches is Logistics the Most Underrated Career Choice?
Push to Promote the Freight Industry While the Converted Study Pirates and Other Relevant Issues

2/28/2014
UK – With International Women's Day coming up (March 8) and next week being National Careers Week (March 3 – 7), the UK organisation, ...
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Staff News in the Freight and Logistics Sector This Week
More Sad News Leads the Way for the Third Consecutive Time

2/27/2014
AUSTRALIA – For the third consecutive week we have the sad task of leading staff news in the freight and logistics sector with the loss of an in...
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Netherlands Bulk Freight and Container Handling Proves Rich Pickings for Liebherr Cranes
Mobile Harbour Equipment and Straddle Carriers both Popular with Dutch Customers

2/27/2014
IRELAND – GERMANY – THE NETHERLANDS – Crane manufacturer Liebherr has seen success recently in the Dutch market with the commissioni...
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Launch Air Freight Customer for Heathrow’s New Cargo Handling Centre Announced
Flag Carrier to Move Operations After Seventeen Years

2/27/2014
UK – Air New Zealand Cargo has become the launch customer for dnata’s purpose-built cargo logistics centre at London’s Heathrow airp...
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Project Freight Forwarding Team Deliver on Time - Despite the Weather
Machinery Movement Not Delayed Despite Port Closures

2/27/2014
UK – NIGERIA – Over the past few years the export trade of plant and machinery from Britain has flourished, both in new as well as second ...
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Financial and Sustainability Reports from Largest Container Shipping Line, Logistics and Oil Group
Maersk Releases Simultaneous Information on Results and Targets for Past and Future

2/27/2014
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – When a group such as AP Moller-Maersk undertakes to commit to more sustainable operations, one is talking about doin...
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Supply Chain and Freight Consolidation Outfits May Appreciate Slideable Storage Systems
New Product Operates 'Like a Sliding Wardrobe' Maximising Space

2/27/2014
UK – One of the perennial bugbears of storing and locating smaller items is employing a system which facilitates easy location and satisfies saf...
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Both Earth and Outer Space Research Cargo Figures Large in Russian Group’s Freight Portfolio
Heavy Lift Transport of Oil and Gas plus Satellite Traffic This Month for Moscow Based Group

2/26/2014
RUSSIA – ITALY – US – UK – BRAZIL – The oversize freighter aircraft of Volga-Dnepr Airlines have had a busy month with y...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Director Swindled $1.3 Million
Possibility of Twenty Years Incarceration Looms for Former Toll Executive

2/26/2014
US – The former Director of Finance of the international freight and logistics group Toll Global Forwarding has admitted stealing more than $1.3...
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Supply Chain Study Amongst Logistics and Manufacturing Firms Identifies IT Weaknesses
All Suppliers Seek the Balance Between Production, Demand and Stock Held

2/26/2014
UK – Business software specialist the Access Group which designs and develops practical solutions in a range of fields, recently commissioned Re...
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Air Cargo Arm of Emirates Aims High as Dubai Terminal Aims at a Million Tonnes of Freight Annually
Move to New Base Means Amplifying Road Haulage Links

2/25/2014
DUBAI – Emirates SkyCargo is gearing up for the move of its freighter fleet to Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) by signing a five year trucking contract...
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Road Haulage Test Outlines Dangers to Cyclists from HGVs
Mutual Respect is the Key to Less Accidents

2/25/2014
UK – According to a recent survey undertaken by Crossrail, 99% of cyclists intend to change their cycling habits after getting behind the wheel ...
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Road Haulage and Logistics Group Trials New Dual Fuel Technology
System Minimises the Use of LPG to Enhance Diesel Engine Performance

2/25/2014
UK – French headquartered road haulage and logistics group Norbert Dentressangle is one of six companies taking part in a field trial of a pione...
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The Logistics Involved When Shipping Livestock as Freight Can Sometimes be Extra Difficult
Panda's Transported as Intercontinental Cargo

2/24/2014
CHINA – BELGIUM – The chance to ship two giant pandas over 8,000 kilometres was too good to miss for logistics giant DHL when an enquiry a...
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Giant Liebherr Crane Will En-Able Project Freight and Vast Environmental Dismantling Contracts
Recycling Specialist Employs Country's Largest Ever Mobile Harbour Unit

2/24/2014
UK – Liebherr has set another bar higher recently when one of its giant LHM600SHL mobile harbour cranes arrived at Hartlepool’s Able Seato...
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Berth Extension Will Allow More Container Shipping Traffic as TEU Handling Capability Doubles
Permission Granted for Further Construction at Suffolk Port

2/23/2014
UK – The battle to handle the bulk of Britain’s container borne freight hotted up this week with the announcement by the Port of Felixstow...
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Panama Canal Works Restart as the World of Shipping Awaits Increased Freight Capacity
Dispute over Cost Overruns Settled - at Least for a While

2/23/2014
PANAMA – Work has resumed on the much awaited Panama Canal expansion project this week after the recent stoppages caused by a dispute over cost ...
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Airbus Farms Out Polish Logistics Responsibilities to Swiss Freight Forwarding Group
K + N Collect Blue Chip Customer Contract

2/21/2014
POLAND –The newly formed aerospace and defence unit of the Airbus group, named simply as Airbus Defence and Space, has selected Swiss based frei...
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Two More Cargo Carriers Fined After Colluding on Air Freight Contract
Both Companies Seem to Have Serious Problems

2/21/2014
BRAZIL – Earlier this week, Brazil’s competition authority the Administrative Council of Economic Defence (Cade) fined two air freight car...
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New Deep Water Port and Logistics Park Sees New Services Begin as it Welcomes Another VIP
Lord Mayor Shows Interest as Box Lines Increase Trade

2/21/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – The steady growth of the UK’s latest deep water container shipping port and logistics park continues with DP World&...
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Freight Association Calls for Road Haulage Assistance and Better Police Support
Lower Fuel Duty and Safer Roads are Priorities says FTA

2/21/2014
UK – IRELAND – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has been outspoken this week on both sides of the Irish Sea. In mainland Britain th...
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Lost Shipping Container Count Grows After Incident at Sea but Better News for Maersk Elsewhere
Myanmar New Target for World's Largest Box Group

2/21/2014
DENMARK – SRI LANKA – MYANMAR – News this week from the world’s largest container shipping line with an update on the Svendbor...
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Container Shipping Lines Combine in Latest Freight Alliance
Five Asian Box Carriers Join Forces

2/20/2014
ASIA – EUROPE – It seems the fashion begun by the three giant container shipping companies in creating the P3 Alliance last year may have ...
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Double Death Blow Starts the Week’s Freight and Logistics Staff News
Comparatively Young Heads of Two Major Companies Pass Away

2/20/2014
US – GERMANY – Sadly we start the week’s logistics staff news telling of the deaths of two relatively young men who headed up truly ...
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More Scandal Over Air Freight and Shipping Groups Brews After Prior Cartel Corruption
Raids in Europe and the Far East on Two Major Logistics Related Companies

2/19/2014
GERMANY – SOUTH KOREA – Prosecutors around the world have been busy this week after German investigators raided the offices of air freight...
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Supply Chain Management Specialist Expands Logistics Capability
New Warehouse Facility Will Provide Extra Capacity

2/19/2014
PANAMA – Supply chain management group Ceva Logistics has announced that it is expanding its Panama City operation to one of the newest logistic...
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New App Enables Shipping Groups Worldwide Fleet Control
Oldest Class Register Brings Data Up to Date

2/19/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – For a name that in the world of shipping is bordering on the prehistoric, Lloyds Register always tries to stay ahead of t...
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Road and Rail Freight Possibilities Open Up Between Africa and Europe for Logistics Group
New Standards to Implement European Quality Forwarding into the Dark Continent

2/19/2014
MOROCCO – EUROPE – For some time DB Schenker has concentrated in combining its overland freight services to present the optimum blend of i...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Invest Close to Home
Group Strengthens Local Presence with Help from Enterprise Partnership

2/18/2014
UK – Neill & Brown Global Logistics is sticking to home territory with its latest venture as the East Yorkshire based freight forwardin...
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Freight and Logistics Warehouse Interests May not be Served by Mandatory Sprinkler Law
Warehouse Association Calls for a Light Hand on Regulation

2/18/2014
UK – The lobbying of a vested interest group has engendered a strong reaction from one of the freight and logistics industry’s generally m...
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Freight Lost In Transit as Shipping Containers Go Overboard
Storms Account for Another Victim as Vessel Hit in Bay of Biscay

2/18/2014
BAY OF BISCAY – The notorious weather in the region has been responsible for a major incident concerning freight in transit when the 8,160 TEU c...
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Another Giant Project Air Freight Shipment for Heavy Lift Specialists
Urgent Power Station Spares Need Instant Response

2/17/2014
UK – RUSSIA – UKRAINE – KUWAIT – SINGAPORE – Always worth a mention, if only for the scale of the shipments involved, Ru...
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Maritime Labour Convention Seemingly Fails to Protect Domestic British RoRo Ferries
Unions Accuse Channel Isles Shipping Group of 'Massive Scandal' over Wages

2/17/2014
UK – The RMT union, which regularly uses the most colourful language to criticise anything its executives deem unfair, is to hold its latest dem...
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'Airshipping' - Perhaps the Logistics of Freight by Blimp aren't Just Hot Air
After 140 Years is a Niche Market Opening for the Airship Concept?

2/17/2014
RUSSIA – US – UK – WORLDWIDE – We have in the past dismissed the notion of reintroducing airships as a viable mode of transpor...
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Oceania - US Container Shipping Services Revised
French Box Specialist Upgrades to Weekly Rotation

2/17/2014
US – OCEANIA – THE AMERICAS – French container shipping line CMA CGM says it will now be able to provide weekly services to and from...
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Chance to Win a Logistics Masters Scholarship Once Again
KLU Holds Free to Enter Event in April

2/17/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – For the fourth year Hamburg’s Kühne Logistics University is holding an English-language case competition ...
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The Best Freight Handling Equipment is Essential for Optimum Container Shipping Performance
New RTG and STS Order Emphasises Confidence in Liebherr Port Cranes

2/16/2014
SOUTH AFRICA – The development of any of the modern deep water port is something which requires several key elements to ensure the optimum perfo...
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Container Freight and other Cargo Security Can be Verified with Intelligent Padlocks
GPS and SIM Technology Makes both Routes and Breaks in Security Visible

2/14/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – OK, so that’s not the most exciting photograph we’ve ever published, but behind that plain façade lies...
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All Freight Air Carrier Signs Up for Another Giant Cargo Plane
New Boeing Ordered by Luxembourg Outfit

2/14/2014
LUXEMBOURG – US – HUNGARY – Lots of news from Cargolux, Europe’s largest freight only airline this month as the recently troub...
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Road Haulage Operators Must Advise Foreign Partners of New Truck Levy says Freight Association
From April Foreign Lorries Must Pay in Advance Whilst Using British Roads

2/14/2014
UK – The new road levy on all lorries weighing above 12 tonnes which comes into force on 1 April 2014 is causing many road haulage operators con...
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Container Shipping Unaffected but Break Bulk Freight Worries as Cargo Handlers Dispute Continues
Longshoremen Continue to Work Without a Contract After National Union Body Intervenes

2/14/2014
US – It seems the bitter dispute at the Port of Baltimore is set to continue after the unionised longshoremen there who handle all manner of bre...
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Women in Logistics! You Have Only a Few Days to be Recognised for your Skills!
Awards Nominations Close Very Soon for Freight Transport Association (FTA) Sponsored Event

2/13/2014
UK – The deadline has been extended for nominations in the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards until Monday 17 February. In it...
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Troubled State Rail Freight Carrier Merges with Intermodal Arm and Makes Swingeing Cuts to Survive
Redundancies and Talks of Privatisation Amidst Restructuring and Corruption Allegations

2/13/2014
CROATIA – ROMANIA – After failing to sell a 75% stake in its struggling rail freight line HZ Cargo, the Croatian Government has signed an ...
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Another $1 Million Antitrust Settlement Over RoRo Ocean Freight Shipments
US Authorities Again Stamp On Japanese Shipping Lines

2/13/2014
US – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has reached a compromise agreement with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and its corporate affiliate Nissan Mot...
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Project Freight Forwarders and Road Haulage Groups Under Represented in Top 1000 List
Recognition for Some in Telegraph - Stock Exchange List (even if they've gone under!)

2/13/2014
UK – The Daily Telegraph joined forces with the London Stock Exchange recently to compile a list of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain&rsq...
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Southampton Deep Water Port Invests before Giant Container Vessels Arrive
Meanwhile Away with the Birds Hope Should Triumph Over Expectations

2/13/2014
UK – The happenings at Southampton’s container port last month illustrated just how varied the scope of the freight handling business can ...
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Maritime Labour Convention Prompts Healthcare Insurance Scheme for Shipping Company Staff
Lines Can Protect Seafarers with Comprehensive Cover Which Addresses Legal Requirements

2/13/2014
WORLDWIDE – Global health insurer Allianz Worldwide Care has launched a new plan which offers a compliant solution for onshore healthcare to shi...
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Another Air Freight Carrier Hit by Huge Cash Penalty for Cargo Antitrust Collusion
Class Action Suits Claim One More Scalp as Hong Kong Flag Outfit Rolls Over

2/12/2014
US – The air freight arm of Cathay Pacific has entered into a settlement agreement in the multidistrict class actions against cargo carriers und...
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Sad Start to Weeks Freight and Logistics Staff News as Ex Container Shipping Boss Passes Away
Industry Appointments and Departures

2/12/2014
GERMANY – We start this week’s freight, logistics and other transport related staff movements with the sad news that former Chairman of th...
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Supply Chain Professionals Assess the Threat to Global Logistics
Singapore Conference Warns that All Risks Should be Anticipated

2/11/2014
SINGAPORE – WORLDWIDE – The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) held its 2014 conference, entitled ‘Effective S...
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Taxis Fare Well With Specialist Logistics Solution
Bespoke Loading/Unloading Design Solves Double Handling Problem

2/11/2014
UK – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – In the field of logistics time, quite simply, is money and sometimes a little thought can provide a logical...
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Low Carbon Emission Road Haulage HGV Trial Working for Logistics Group at Half Way Stage
New Dual Fuel Technology Test Appears to be Successful

2/11/2014
UK – In November 2012 thirteen companies heavily involved in the logistics field were selected by the Government’s Technology Strategy Boa...
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Freight Forwarding Groups Partner Up for Logistics and Supply Chain Import/Export Operations
New Agency Arrangement for Hong Kong Multinational

2/11/2014
CHINA – SRI LANKA – UK – Since the settlement of the civil war in 2009, the Sri Lankan government has had the goal of a minimum grow...
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Logistics Event Hears the Way to Move Freight Operations into the Chinese Supply Chain
Expert Speaker Stresses the Difference between East and West

2/11/2014
UK – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – To many readers the name Unipart will forever be associated with the everyday spares which they purchased f...
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Break Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Lines Join Forces to Extend US and Caribbean Services
American Arm of Traditional European Group to Work with Puerto Rican Specialist Carrier

2/10/2014
US – PUERTO RICO – Rickmers-Linie (America) has joined up with National Shipping of America (NSA) to extend break bulk freight services to...
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Freight Forwarding Group Aims to Change Cargo Logistics Methods throughout Asia
German Company Substitutes Road Haulage system for Short Sea Shipping

2/10/2014
ASIA – GERMANY – A good supply chain professional is always seeking to optimise traditional routes by integrating new logistics methods, a...
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The Myth of the Articulated Fork Lift Truck - Narrow Aisles Means More Freight Stored but...
...Space Saving Genius or Awkward Compromise?

2/10/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – There is something about an articulated fork lift truck that arouses the ‘Marmite’ factor in those in the sup...
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Spanish Freighter Founders After Engine Failure - Apparently With No Cargo Aboard
Emergency and Environmental Services Alerted

2/10/2014
FRANCE – SPAIN – Our photographs show the death throes of the Spanish freighter Luno which split in half last week after her engi...
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Russian Multimodal Freight Groups 'Snowed Under' with Sochi Logistics
By Road, Rail and Air - Traffic Builds Up at Winter Olympics

2/7/2014
RUSSIA – The logistics involved in the Sochi Winter Games are coming to a head this week and two major players involved are at different stages ...
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Another Outsize Project Cargo Sent Via the Shipping Container Route by Forwarding Agent
Faster and Cheaper than Traditional Alternatives for Out of Gauge Traffic

2/7/2014
GERMANY – MEXICO – Our photograph gives an indication of potential shipping problems when one is given the task of loading pieces up to fo...
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Multi-Million Dollar Legal Claim as Container Shipping Lines Sues over Lost Vessel
Worries Over New Materials Used in Construction

2/7/2014
JAPAN – Container shipping line Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has initiated legal proceedings against Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI), seeking compensa...
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Maersk Freight Container and Trailer Theft May Be Latest in String of Road Haulage Offences
Distinctive Unit Should be Easily Identifiable

2/7/2014
NORTHERN IRELAND – The photograph accompanying this article is of an artic unit used in the theft of a trailer from the Antrim Business Park. Th...
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Air Cargo Sees a Rise in Tonnage as Annual Freight Figures Released
IATA Records Show Gradual Growth in Sector - With Some Reservations

2/6/2014
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released figures showing continued growth in the air freight market despite a...
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Green Freight and Road Haulage Companies Can Win Plaudits at Cutting Conference
FTA to Honour Those Operators Which Value the Environment

2/6/2014
UK – There is still time for cargo carriers and road haulage outfits to enter this year’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics C...
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Reefer Design Specialist Celebrates Anniversary Supplying Equipment to Container Shipping Industry
Thirty Year Landmark for Household Name Temperature Controlled Logistics Leader

2/5/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – In the global supply chain, as with many industries, some names become synonymous with their sector of a trade, and so it...
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Domestic Logistics or International Freight Forwarding Job - Choose Your Professional Carefully
The Difference Between Good and Bad Can be Frustrating, Time Consuming and Expensive

2/5/2014
WORLDWIDE – Logistics professionals reading this really need go no further, any industry stakeholder worth his or her salt knows that the wrong ...
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Cool Supply Chain Logistics Exhibitions Cover Freight from Fruit to Pharmaceuticals
Two European Events Examine Different Branches of the Non Ambient Tree

2/5/2014
LUXEMBOURG – GERMANY – EUROPE – With the inception of the revised European ‘GDP’ guidelines for the ‘Good Distribu...
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A Sandy Conundrum for Project Freight Forwarder Allseas Global
International Ocean Yacht Movement Provides Some Interesting Problems

2/4/2014
THAILAND – UK – Part of the fun of being a project freight forwarder is facing up to the completely unexpected challenge, the sort of job ...
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Container Shipping Group Changes Lead the Weeks Freight and Logistics Staff Movements
K Line and CMA CGM Both See Reorganisations

2/4/2014
JAPAN – Container shipping group K Line has announced a series of changes to its senior staff with Vice President Executive Officer Takashi Saek...
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Cargo Carriers and Rail Freight Group Urge European Parliament to Adopt 4th Railway Package
Meanwhile RFG Signs Up a Dozen Sponsors for 2014

2/4/2014
EUROPE – Representatives of the cargo rail carrying companies will be present in Strasbourg this week for the plenary session of the European Pa...
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Road Haulage and Logistics Veteran Achieves Silver Freight Operator Recognition Status
FORS Move from Bronze to Silver is a Big Step

2/4/2014
UK – Any road haulage outfit worth its salt will have considered trying to gain Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) status, the subsidised ...
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Shipping Badly Packed or Stowed Freight Accounts for Most Container Cargo Claims
New e-learning Tool to Focus Attention on Faults and Instruct on Better Practice

2/3/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Last October the TT Club held a seminar in London dedicated to improving the standards employed when loading shipping con...
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Automotive Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Open UAE Headquarters
Russian Money Funds Expansion in Dubai

2/28/2013
UAE – French headquartered freight forwarding and automotive logistics specialist GEFCO has established its new subsidiary, GEFCO Middle East Fz...
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UK Road Haulage Operators and Freight Groups Get Cheaper Fuel Option
Two Leading Industry Groups Join Up with Card Provider

2/28/2013
UK – Following yesterday’s article on how a deteriorating exchange rate was adversely affecting the country’s truckers by pushing up...
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Truck Logistics Contract with Freight Forwarding Group Renewed
K + N Secure Extension to Iveco Agreement

2/28/2013
EUROPE – Fiat’s truck division Iveco, has extended its service contract with freight forwarding group Kuehne + Nagel for another three yea...
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Security from Pirate Scourge Moves Closer For Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Community
New Centre Will Target the Bosses behind a Criminal Industry and Amnesty Announced

2/28/2013
UK- SOMALIA – SEYCHELLES - INDIAN OCEAN- One of the great fears which troubles the commanders of the naval forces currently dealing with the sec...
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Project Air Freight Expert Draws on 'Flying Boat' Experience
Giant Aircraft Again Solves Transport Conundrum

2/27/2013
JORDAN – TANZANIA – Specialist out of gauge and project air freight group Volga Dnepr brought new meaning to the term ‘Flying B...
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Road Haulage Operators Give Chancellor a Nudge on Diesel Prices
Exchange Rates are Hitting Industry Regardless of Other Factors

2/27/2013
UK – Road haulage operators have picked up on the latest figures showing the continued rise in fuel prices, despite Government postponements of ...
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More Pirate Suspects Await Trial After Freighter Alert Led to Capture
Twenty One Accused Now Incarcerated Following Capture by Naval Forces

2/27/2013
SOMALIA – SEYCHELLES – The nine men accused of attempted piracy who were captured by the Dutch EU Naval Force frigate HNLMS De Ruyter on t...
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New Contract Gives Freight Forwarder a Lift
Another Warehouse Development in China for German Group

2/27/2013
CHINA - KONE is a name recognisable to most people, although many may not remember why, the name plate on the escalator or lift often doesn’t im...
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Project Freight Forwarding Group Passes Wembley Gates to Chile
(and Doesn't Drop the Ball)

2/26/2013
UK – CHILE – When the royal tunnel gates from the original Wembley Stadium went up for auction in November 2011, few would have predicted ...
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Air Freight Representatives from Forwarding to Cargo Carriers Demand Trade Barriers Lowered
WTO Must Push Through with Negotiations to Avoid Doha Debacle

2/26/2013
DOHA – WORLDWIDE – The latest communication from the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG), a body which packs in all the heavy hitters ...
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Bilateral Commission Increases Road Haulage Permits and Discusses Intermodal Freight
Increased Cargo Levels Mean Adjustments for Belarus and Italy

2/26/2013
BELARUS – ITALY – Last week, representatives from the Belarusian and Italian Commission on International Road Transport (passengers and ca...
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In Freight or Passenger Transport? Are You Good Enough to Win a Logistics Award?
2013 Regional Nominations Sought by CILT

2/25/2013
UK – This year, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) North West Awards supported by recruitment agency CAST UK, an event ...
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News from Maersk Group on Project Freight Forwarding and Logistics Development This Week
Danish Giant Looks to the Future in All Areas as Changes Made and Some 2012 Figures Published

2/25/2013
DENMARK – SOUTH AFRICA – NETHERLANDS – AP Moller Maersk Group companies range far and wide, both geographically and in terms of what...
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Tanker Drivers Strike Prompts Action from DfT and Comment from Road Haulage Association
Emergency Action to Maintain Fuel Supplies Whilst Elsewhere Freight Crime Remains an Issue

2/25/2013
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed the Department for Transport’s (DfT) agreement to a temporary, and limited, emergency...
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Plane maker Suffers Double Whammy as Possible Strike Follows Groundings
As Boeing Reels from Dreamliner Problem - Bad News on the Labour Front

2/23/2013
US – It has not been a good month for Boeing, following the grounding of the new 787 Dreamliner fleet whilst a fix for the lithium ion battery p...
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We Have Seen the Future (and it’s Aboard a Cargo Freighter landing at NASA)
Cargolux Ships Solar Impulse Craft as Sun Also Shines on Schenker

2/23/2013
LUXEMBOURG – SWITZERLAND – US – NETHERLANDS – Mores news recently from Cargolux, as Europe’s largest freight only airlin...
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New Container Shipping Port Unloads First Giant Vessel - A Bulk Carrier!
London's Latest Logistics Facility Ships In Its Own Gateway

2/23/2013
UK – London Gateway, DP World’s development of the new container port in the Thames Estuary, shipped in its own gateway this week with the...
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Logistics Group Offers More Multimodal Freight Options with Refurbished Terminal
DB Schenker Expand Intermodal Capacity in Midlands

2/22/2013
UK – DB Schenker says it has significantly increased multimodal freight options for its customers in the region with the completion of a major r...
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Twinning of Devices for Road Haulage Operators Produces Safer Freight and Logistics
Those Who Invest in Technology Can Avoid Legal Infringements, Accidents and Quantify Driver Problems

2/22/2013
US – UK – The Vishay Precision Group (VPG), a producer of numerous sensor devices of use in the freight and logistics field has announced ...
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Innovative Container Crane Design Aids Shipping Throughput but Box Freight is a Dangerous Business
Liebherr Solves a Long Standing Problem Whilst Elsewhere there are Timely Reminders that Safety is Always Paramount when Handling Containerised Cargo

2/22/2013
TURKEY – WORLDWIDE – A ‘finger pier’ where a thin and long, hard standing jetty juts out into the water can make life difficul...
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New Road Freight App from German Logistics Giant
DHL Launches Another New Product

2/22/2013
GERMANY – EUROPE – Ever keen to stay ahead of the game German logistics group DHL Freight has announced the introduction of another comple...
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Return to the Posh Life for Container Shipping Line
French Giant Opens Largest Box Vessel to the Ordinary Traveller

2/22/2013
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – It’s a return to the posh* society this month as French shipping line CMA CGM, the world’s third largest ...
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Air Freight Wholesaling Expands in India, New Service and Cargo Agents Named, Conference News
Old Sponsor for Logistics Conference but New Agents and Services Announced

2/22/2013
LUXEMBOURG – NIGERIA – INDIA – HONG KONG – FRANCE - WORLDWIDE – Freight only airline Cargolux, recently announced t...
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Rail Freight Protest Steps Up a Gear as Petition Signatures Near 8,000
Active Campaign Following Ministers U Turn

2/21/2013
UK – The ongoing protests against a new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) continue as the number of people who have signed the petition ...
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Shipping Community Shocked as Port Union Leader Jailed Following Ferry Controversy
Court Decision Which Follows Company Closure Protest is 'Unjust and Idiotic'

2/21/2013
MOROCCO – Stakeholders throughout and beyond the shipping community today expressed shock at the totally unexpected decision by a court in Moroc...
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MP's Show Enthusiasm for Freight, Logistics and Container Shipping Jobs and Facilities
Ministers Out and About and Impressed by Infrastructure Development and Ex Military Employment Scheme

2/21/2013
UK – Say what you like about the current crop of British politicians those representing the transport sector certainly seem to be putting themse...
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Road Haulage Trucks Appear Less Dangerous in Latest US Survey
Blame for Accidents Allocated in New ATA Report

2/20/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – Traffic accidents of course happen everywhere across the globe but when they involve a road haulage asset, particularly a...
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Free Trial for Freight and Logistics Groups to Track a Truck - But Hurry
Demonstration On Line Shows the Value of Information

2/20/2013
WEST AFRICA – UK - Xpert Technologies International is a software house that specialises in helping owners and operators of vehicle fleets to re...
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Materials Handling Specialist Says Over Height Freight Fork Trucks Leave Driver Grounded
Man-Up Technology a Thing of the Past According to Flexi Boss

2/20/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – One of the country’s most innovative materials handling suppliers has expressed a view that predicts the demise of ...
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Observant Freighters Crew Spells Downfall for Would Be Pirates
Nine Suspects Captured After Attempting to Flee

2/20/2013
SOMALIA – INDIAN OCEAN – Another success for the men and women of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia, Operation Atalanta y...
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Uncertainty of Baltic Dry Index Prompts Long Term Shipping Contracts
MOL Cape Signs Two Decade Deal with Rio Tinto

2/19/2013
WORLDWIDE – Five years ago this week, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) started its rapid ascent from 7000+ (heady beyond belief by today’s stand...
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Air Freight Crimes Bear Uncanny Similarities - But it's All Rosy at Schiphol
From Ram Raids to Florists Shops It's Not Just Pirates That Scavenge for Treasure

2/19/2013
BELGIUM – FRANCE – NETHERLANDS – UK – The latest audacious raid by thieves on a Swiss bound aircraft whilst it sat on the tarm...
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Hat Trick for Commercial Vehicle Dealers at Mercedes Benz Awards
Ciceley Collect Three Prizes as Top Franchisees

2/19/2013
UK – Mercedes-Benz’s agent for Lancashire, Cumbria and the south-west of Scotland, Ciceley Commercials, picked up a hat-trick of awards at...
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Energy Contract for Ship Management Company in New Territory
Turkey Dips Its Toe in Oily Waters

2/19/2013
TURKEY – UAE – Ship management company, V Ships Turkey recently announced that it has agreed an offshore crewing contract with Polarcus, a...
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Another Logistics Takeover by Road Haulage and Freight Forwarding Group
DSV Continues Its Expansion Policy

2/18/2013
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – The DSV road haulage and logistics group announced last week that it had signed an agreement to acquire the entire s...
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Road Haulage and Other Freight Related Activities Under the Spotlight in Safety Campaign
New RoSPA Award Announced

2/18/2013
UK - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has long argued that accidents on the roads should be considered alongside other work r...
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Appointment Updates at Freight, Logistics and Shipping Groups Announced
Who's Gone Where in the Recent Past

2/18/2013
CANADA – Starting the latest update regarding appointments in the freight, logistics and shipping sectors this week is the news that the Interna...
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Air Carrier Merger May Have Some Ramifications for Freight Industry
US Airways and American Airlines Merger Blessed by Unions

2/18/2013
US – Although primarily a passenger story, and therefore outside the normal remit of the Handy Shipping Guide, the merger between American Airli...
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Lithium Linked Accidents Stops Cargo on Passenger Planes but Air Freight Continues
Dreamliner Scares Wake Up Authorities to Long Standing Concerns

2/15/2013
US – JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Suddenly the news of the recent incidents which grounded the Japanese Boeing Dreamliner fleet has initiated...
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Air Cargo Event Will Show Logistics and Freight Stakeholders How to Face the Future
TIACA Summit and AGM Has Heavy Hitters in Line Up

2/15/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – Anyone who views an air freight conference as a chance for a few days away from their working responsibilities might need...
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Transatlantic Shipping Trade Negotiations Annoy UK Freight Forwarding Sector
Whilst Discussions Continue on a Free Trade Agreement British Agents See Themselves Sold Short

2/15/2013
EUROPE – US – As talks are announced regarding a potential Free Trade Agreement between the two continental powers which could simplify an...
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Materials Handling Equipment for Freight and Logistics Sector Can Be Seen Next Month
(and you could win a Kindle Fire HD into the bargain)

2/15/2013
UK – Nobody it seems is taking next months IMHX 2013 exhibition at the NEC Birmingham more seriously than Briggs Equipment. The materials handli...
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Dry Bulk Freight Shipping Line Both Spends and Earns This Month
New Vessel for Diana and Two More Charters Agreed

2/14/2013
GREECE – FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – Specialist dry bulk freight operator Diana Shipping Inc. successfully bid for the 2009-built Kamsarmax...
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Road Haulage Group Praises Boris for Excluding HGV’s from Emission Zone Changes
Freight and Logistics Sector Pleased but Critics Cynical

2/14/2013
UK – The decisions by the Mayor of London over the future of pollution control in the metropolis have been met with varying levels of support an...
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Freight and Logistics Giant Has Good and Bad Employment News
Deutsche Post DHL Offer Apprenticeships Whilst Global Unions Launch Street Protest Against Company's Employment Practices

2/14/2013
GERMANY – UK – WORLDWIDE – Deutsche Post DHL, one of the world’s largest employers with around 470,000 employees across the gl...
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Big Money Prize for Safest Road Haulage Fleets
Volvo Annual Awards Announced as Company Set to Become World's Largest Truck Producer

2/13/2013
US –CANADA – Volvo Trucks is searching for the safest road haulage fleets in North America and grant them with due recognition by way of t...
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More Guaranteed Cargo Space for Air Freight Operation
Turkish Agency Commits to London Flights

2/13/2013
TURKEY – UK – Regular shortages of first sector air cargo capacity from Istanbul should be a thing of the past for leading Turkish General...
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New Road Groupage Freight Service for Logistics Company
Georgia Opening Up to European Trade

2/13/2013
GERMANY – GEORGIA – EUROPE – Global freight and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is now offering a new, direct groupage freight...
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US Investment in Intermodal Rail Freight Infrastructure Continues
Lobby Group for the Industry Extols the Virtues of Track Transported Cargo

2/12/2013
US – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently announced the nation’s major freight railroads plan to invest an estimated $24.5...
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TOWIE for Air Freight Only Carrier Cargolux
Hong Kong Service from Essex Base for Luxembourg Based Airline

2/12/2013
LUXEMBOURG – UK – HONG KONG – After recently announcing that Cargolux has started offering new destinations to its 747-8 air cargo n...
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Container Shipping Line Says It Is Getting Its (Financial) House In Order
French Giant Finalises Restructuring Plan

2/12/2013
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – CMA CGM, third largest of the world’s container shipping lines, has issued a statement saying that the major fi...
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Freight Forwarding Group Finances New Logistics Centres
Czech and Singapore Developments for Schenker

2/11/2013
CZECH REPUBLIC – SINGAPORE – News from freight forwarding group DB Schenker Logistics over the past week gives details of two new logistic...
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Container Shipping Lines Fight Somali Pirates by Supporting Social Reforms
Initiative to Create Jobs for the Young in Traditional Industries

2/11/2013
SOMALIA – Since the rise of the modern pirate scourge in the waters off the East African coastline some years hence the concerted message from e...
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Freight and Logistics Awards Still Seeking Women in Transport
Outstanding Talent Has One More Week to be Recognised

2/11/2013
UK – You now have an extra week to nominate and outstanding woman working as a link in the supply chain as the deadline has been extended for no...
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Get On Your Bike and Join the Shipping Industry on a Mission
Have a Great Day out on the Flying Angel Ride Along

2/11/2013
UK – On Sunday 28 April 2013 The Mission to Seafarers’ annual Flying Angel Ride returns, with a choice of either a 35 mile or 75 mile bike...
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Security Standards in the Air Freight Supply Chain Must Be Standardised
Collaborators Insist ICAO Must Coordinate Practices

2/8/2013
WORLDWIDE – Warning – if you are allergic to acronyms this piece may contain them to dangerous levels. In its latest press release the Glo...
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UK Road Haulage and Logistics Operators Can Chill Out with Reefers At Commercial Vehicle Show
Specialist Temperature Controlled Pavilion Returns to NEC

2/8/2013
UK - This year’s Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show from 9-11 April at the NEC will see the return of the Cool Pavilion - an area dedicated to chilled...
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Study Shows Enormous Supply Chain Emission Savings as Juice Producer Cuts Freight Costs
MIT Transport and Logistics Reveal Key to Success

2/8/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – It is of course fashionable for every freight forwarder, shipping line and logistics company to try to impress the world ...
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From Road Haulage Truck to Ocean Shipping Line EU Fuel Plans Affect All Logistics Groups
New Playing Field for Alternative Power Vehicles and Vessels in Europe Right Through the Supply Chain

2/8/2013
EUROPE – With emission controls being an essential consideration in any supply chain these days and energy policy, price and supply as a major c...
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Freight Group Has Something for Road Haulage, Environment, Drivers and Women in Logistics !
Lots of News this Month from the FTA - Some of it Urgent !

2/8/2013
UK – IRELAND - The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has been especially proactive this month with many subjects important to road haulage ope...
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Training Given in Project Freight Forwarding and Heavy Lift Cargo Shipping
Courses Now Available in China and Europe

2/8/2013
CHINA – EUROPE - The Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management short course offered by the Australian headquartered Project Profess...
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US Road Haulage Representatives Say Truck Operators Unfairly Treated by FMCSA
Accidents Where Fault Can Be Attributed Should Not Count Against Innocent Truckers

2/7/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – There has been growing dissatisfaction in many Western countries in the past few years about the way the statistics of ro...
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Freight Only Air Carrier Cargolux Sets Out Future Plans
Boss Speaks at Length to Employees and Investors Alike

2/7/2013
LUXEMBOURG – Speculation has been rife in air freight circles regarding the future of Cargolux Airlines International S.A., the only European al...
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Container and Bulk Freight Shipping Stands by as the Panama Canal Grows in Capacity
A Century on New Panamax Vessels will shortly be a Reality

2/7/2013
PANAMA – With its 100th anniversary fast approaching (2014) the Panama Canal Expansion is moving forward to reach its goal of bolstering the wat...
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Freight Forwarding Group Makes Logistics a Fine Art
Dedicated Division for Singapore Based Shipping Company

2/7/2013
SINGAPORE – Shipping and forwarding outfit U-Freight Singapore has entered the specialised world of fine art using a new division based at its l...
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Freight Resupply Can Be Tricky in Space - Latest Cargo Shipping to ISS Live on Screen
International Space Station Event Can be Viewed by All

2/6/2013
US – KAZAKHSTAN - PLANET EARTH (and beyond) – For anyone who likes to see their cargo depart on an international trailer or a container lo...
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Container Shipping Alliance Ups Freight Rates Again
(but can TSA Members Hold Their Nerve)

2/6/2013
ASIA – US – WORLDWIDE - Here we go again seems to be the stock reaction to news this week that the members of the Transpacific Stabilizati...
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Clipper Ships Win ISO Status for Fuel and Energy Standards on Bulk and Project Cargo Vessels
(Yes, it's the Company not the Tea carriers)

2/6/2013
DENMARK – INDIA - With a name like Clipper Fleet Management one is entitled to expect environmental efficiency and now the department responsibl...
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Training Essential to the Future of the Shipping Sector Still Available Across the Globe
Two Different Operations with a Common Purpose

2/5/2013
TAIWAN – UK – Two very different organisations announced enhanced training programmes this week, both with a maritime bent. Located in Tao...
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Freight Forwarding Groups Praise Mediation as Container Shipping Strike Threat Lifted
Tentative Agreement Suspends Union Action at US East Coast and Gulf Ports

2/5/2013
US – Just two days before the employment contract between the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) and the International Longshoremen's Association (...
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Container Shipping and Bulk Freight Carriers May Now Choose Anti Pirate Convoy Option
New Service designed to Eliminate Risk of Attack - but is it Legal?

2/5/2013
UK – SOMALIA – GULF OF ADEN – WORLDWIDE- Recently, Typhon, a company, apparently with as prestigious bunch of directors as ever toil...
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Freight Only Air Carrier Breaks Barriers Moving Cargo to New Destinations for 747
South America and China Open Up to Larger Aircraft

2/5/2013
LUXEMBOURG – CHINA – SOUTH AMERICA – All freight airline Cargolux has begun this month to offer four new destinations to its 747-8 c...
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Road Haulage Operators May Not be the Only Ones to Evade Fuel Duty
Scams to Cheat the Authorities Can Have an International Flavour

2/4/2013
UK – US – CANADA – Fuel is a hot topic these days, particularly when the subjects of tax and duty come up at the same time, and thos...
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Multimodal Freight Options Like Rail and RoRo Can Allow Logistics Groups Green Turkish Delight
Overland Road Trailer Services Giving Way to Alternatives

2/4/2013
UK – TURKEY – Talk to anyone regarding trade with Turkey, from logistics groups to politicians, and you are liable to receive qualified an...
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New Packing Product for Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Develops from Olympic Logistics
Green Replacement for Traditional Packing Materials

2/4/2013
UK – Many companies involved in the 2012 Olympic Games obviously hoped to profit from the success of the event but whilst most would simply have...
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Container Shipping Dispute Continues but Both Sides Seem Ready to Accept Arbitration
Facilitator's Recommendations May Resolve Long Running Conflict

2/3/2013
NEW ZEALAND – Well over a year ago we were writing of industrial relations breaking down between management and unions at the Port of Auckland (...
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Road Haulage and Freight Representatives say Fuel Report a Whitewash and a Side Show
Anger as OFT Report Sidesteps the Subject of Duty and Taxes

2/2/2013
UK – The report from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to investigate competition in the pump price of fuel which came out this week has received...
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Container Shipping Giant Parts With Half of Terminal Handling Facility
Chinese Snap Up CMA CGM Subsidiary Share

2/1/2013
FRANCE – CHINA – Container shipping group CMA CGM has agreed to sell 49% of its container terminal subsidiary, Terminal Link, for €40...
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Appointments, Promotions and Honours for Freight Forwarders, Logistics and in Container Shipping
Who's Going, Who's Gone, Where To and (occasionally) Why

2/1/2013
UK – John Stubbings, Group Director and Company Secretary at the Essex-based Woodland Group has been appointed Chairman of the British Internati...
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Demand Prompts Freight Forwarder to Open New Agricultural Machinery Department
Another Driver Accompanied Trailer Service from Morrison

2/1/2013
UK – EUROPE – Morrison Freight, the Suffolk based forwarder has long had an association with agricultural machinery movements through its ...
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Container Shipping Profits Down, Freight Route Capacity Cut
Clock Is Ticking as Maersk Faces its Competition

2/29/2012
WORLDWIDE – DENMARK – There is a war of attrition developing in the container shipping market and, as detailed in our article earlier this...
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International Air Freight Figures Down as Cargo Levels Drop
January Market Weaker This Year

2/29/2012
WORLDWIDE – Figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for January show an 8% drop in air freight levels against the same m...
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Freight and Road Haulage Groups Lobby Over Fuel Again
Day of Action in London Next Week

2/28/2012
UK – Freight haulage campaigners will meet the Government this week to once again appeal against the proposed rise in duty on road fuel. The Fai...
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Investment Promised for Container Port After Freight Throughput Disrupted
South African Government Pledges to Improve Transport Infrastructure

2/27/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – Following reports of disruptions to the throughput of freight in January due to industrial action at the Durban Container Termina...
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When is a Container Shipping Rate Agreement a Freight Cartel?
How Things Have Changed Over Decades

2/27/2012
WORLDWIDE – For those of you with long memories time was when a free market economy in terms of international container shipping meant using a c...
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British Freight Forwarder Loses Fight Against Extradition in Arms Case
Logistics Director Arrives in US

2/25/2012
US – UK – Following our coverage of the arrest and detention of British freight forwarder Christopher Tappin back in August 2010, it was p...
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Revised Sale Document For Second Hand Ocean Vessels
SALEFORM 2012 Introduced

2/23/2012
UK – NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – The standard document used as a contract for the transfer of ownership of second hand ocean vessels whethe...
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Road Haulage and Express Freight Delivery Firms Can Get 8,000 Pounds Van Bonus
DfT Sparks Up Smith Edison Vehicle Sales Campaign

2/23/2012
UK – The new Plug-In Van Grant from the Department for Transport (DfT) will now be available to purchasers of all electric light commercial vehi...
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Expansion Continues to Increase Containers Shipping Through Teesport
Terminal Capacity Growing for PD Ports

2/23/2012
UK – Following works toward the end of last year to reconfigure its Hull port terminal PD Ports has started the next stage required toward doubl...
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Greenhouse Gases, Oil Pollution and Alien Invasions Subjects for Shipping Environment Meeting
All Forms of Pollution under Discussion at IMO Session Next Week

2/23/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will meet in London f...
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Haulage Operators Truck Purchases Can Be An Indicator Of The Road Freight Market
Volvo Brands Report Overall Growth in January

2/22/2012
WORLDWIDE – The Volvo Group’s truck sales are rated a valid freight trade indicator by some, covering as they do all geographical areas an...
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Dry Bulk Freight Carrier Suffers in Slump
Figures Demonstrate Fragility of the Market

2/22/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – Anyone who believes the parlous state of the Baltic Dry Index (dredging the ocean floor at 706 yesterday) is a passing ph...
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New Technology Has Long Term Implications for Road Haulage
GPS Systems May be Outmoded in a Generation

2/22/2012
AUSTRALIA – US – Studying rats and mice finding their way around might seem an unlikely topic for someone whose discoveries could revoluti...
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New Container Ships Mean Faster Direct Freight Services
Safmarine take delivery of WAFMAX vessel

2/21/2012
FAR EAST – AFRICA – The latest ship to sport the distinctive white hull of the Safmarine shipping company is the Safmarine Chilka, a 4,500...
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Freight Movement Recommences After Ten Day Egyptian Port Strike Concluded Gracefully
All Parties Praised as Agreement Reached

2/21/2012
EGYPT – Both union representatives and employers were praised yesterday after the strike at the Port of Ain Sokhna ended on Sunday following a s...
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Asian Container Shipping Event Brings Freight Providers and Suppliers Together
Itinerary for Supply Chain Asia Event Announced

2/21/2012
HONG KONG – WORLDWIDE – Speakers for the forthcoming TOC Container Supply Chain Asia conference have now been announced, full details of w...
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Freight Forwarding Group Takes Control of Logistics Partner
Asian Specialist Strengthens Spanish Presence

2/21/2012
SPAIN – HONG KONG – News of another consolidation this week with the Hong Kong headquartered freight forwarding group Kerry Logistics comp...
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Container and Bulk Freight Carrier Captures Down as International Forces Battle Pirates
EU NAVFOR Briefing Illustrates How Hijacking War is Proceeding off Somalia

2/21/2012
GULF OF ADEN – INDIAN OCEAN – SOMALI BASIN – UK - A briefing yesterday at European Union Operational HQ showed how combined internat...
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For One Day Only! Name Your Star Transport and Logistics Winning Woman
Last Day for You to Nominate MAN everywoman Finalists

2/20/2012
UK – Today (20th February) is your last chance to nominate the lady you feel is worthy of representing their company in the annual MAN everywoma...
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There's A Lot More To Building A Freight Railroad Than You Might Imagine
Modern Techniques Demonstrate How Far Things Have Moved On

2/18/2012
BELGIUM – WORLDWIDE – To most of us involved in the freight industry new rail tracks are simply part of the transport infrastructure but b...
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Fuel Prices Continue to Aggravate Road Haulage Freight Groups
Potential for Strike Action Next Week as Operators Fume

2/18/2012
UK – IRELAND – The cost of fuel continues to be a cause of annoyance to freight groups in both countries but whereas UK agencies are still...
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Cargo Carriers Get an Edge on the Air Freight Competition
Boeing Initiative to Assist Airline Efficiency

2/18/2012
WORLDWIDE – One of the anomalies which affect the world air freight market is the degree to which air cargo carriers maintain their fleets. Many...
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More Cash Requested to Develop Freight and Commuter Transport Infrastructure
Secretary of Transport Speaks of Job Creation

2/16/2012
US – Everyone knows the American Government loves an acronym and sometimes one gets lost in the confusion of letters but something is very clear...
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The Evolution of the Road Freight Industry
A Guest Article by Adam Veitch a representative of Freight Forwarding Group First European Logistics Ltd.

2/16/2012
UK - With the onset of the recession in the UK and the need for businesses to consolidate their outgoings, it was no surprise to see that the freight ...
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New Guide to Assist Training Freight Forwarding and Logistics Staff
Time and Expense Savings with In House Instruction

2/16/2012
UK - British International Freight Association (BIFA) members can now learn how to behave with a series of .pdf guides designed to illustrate what pas...
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Road Haulage and Logistics Giant Has Mixed Fortunes
Potential Strike Just as Stobart Takes on Another Major Site

2/16/2012
UK – IRELAND – There’s Good News and Bad News seems to be the story for the Stobart organisation this week with the road and rail ha...
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Container Shipping Group Says IT Collaboration Will Suit Freight Customers
French Box Line Form New Company with IBM

2/15/2012
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – We have heard much recently from all sectors of the freight industry how all logistics groups have been trying to cut...
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Freight Body Welcomes Investment in Road, Rail and Water Haulage
Safety Issues Also a Priority

2/15/2012
UK – IRELAND - The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has recently praised the latest announcements from the UK and Scottish Governments regard...
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New Road Haulage Cooperative Harlequin Logistics Start the Day Right
Kellogg's Freight Requirements Fulfilled by New Kid on the Block

2/14/2012
UK – As times get tougher in all sectors of freight and logistics, road haulage operators are traditionally the barometer of the state of the in...
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Road Haulage Groups Receive Bonus on RoRo Freight Ferry Rates
New Government Aid for Distant Regions

2/14/2012
SCOTLAND – Transport Minister Keith Brown has gone further with the subsidisation of Scottish freight ferry services and announced a further ...
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DHL Brings Freight and Logistics Into Fashion
Winners of Competition Design Package (or Package Design) Announced

2/14/2012
US – Once again DHL is celebrating on its appointment for the eleventh straight season as the Official Logistics Provider of Mercedes-Benz Fashi...
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Container Freight Vessel's Crew Honoured For Ferry Rescue
183 Souls Still Missing After Sinking

2/14/2012
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – The search continues for bodies twelve days after the sinking of the Rabaul Queen which foundered in the region off the mainl...
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Another Tanker and Cargo Vessel Software Supplier Targets Energy Sector
SIS Concentrates on Expanding Brazilian Market

2/14/2012
BRAZIL – NORWAY – Star Information Systems (SIS), headquartered in Trondheim, has been providing fleet management software aboard ships in...
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RoRo Ferries Profit from Freight Trucks as Council's Costs Stack Up
Call For Eurovignette Fees to be Distributed Fairly

2/13/2012
UK – As the long discussed proposal of a Eurovignette system to reap revenue from overseas hauliers be introduced onto Britain’s roads ste...
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Legal Problems For Security Guards On Container and Bulk Freight Vessels
Pirates Are Not the Only Risk to Seafarers Liberty as Another Ship Hijacked

2/12/2012
SOMALIA – KENYA - With the recent release of yet another maritime alert as one more bulk freight vessel goes missing, and armed guards aboard a ...
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Rail Freight Figures Up in Russia as RZD President Presses for Development
Overseas Investment Also Needed at Home

2/11/2012
RUSSIA - Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways (RZD), has been speaking out this week about his company’s recent performance and the w...
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Freight Sped Through the System by Anti Sway Fork Truck Technology
Jungheinrich Demonstrates Versatility This Month

2/10/2012
UK – One of the major problems faced by fork truck drivers operating at height is mast sway, the greater the distance from the ground, the more ...
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Road Haulage Body Criticises Proposals by Freight Trucking Authorities
ATA Says Change in Registration Fees Will Cost Lives

2/10/2012
AUSTRALIA – Earlier this week we wrote of the global search authorities are embarking on to find a suitable candidate for the role of Chief Exec...
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Cargo Screening Offences Mean Record Fine in Further Freight and Logistics Crimes
Security Offences Will Reap Particularly Huge Penalties

2/9/2012
US Sadly some of our best read stories concern the criminal activities of the few freight forwarding executives who are prepared to break the law in...
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Freight Forwarding and Customs Software Provider Changes Name
Concentration on the Logistics Sector Prompts Reinvention

2/9/2012
UK – Impatex, the IT provider which has specialised in Customs and freight forwarding software supplies for over thirty years has decided to cha...
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Talks on Biometrics to Freight Ferries as IMO Boss visits the Philippines
Safety and Security are the Watchwords for Seafarers Future

2/9/2012
PHILIPPINES – Just two weeks after we told how United Nations Convention No. 185 has finally been ratified by the Republic of the Philippines, m...
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Freight and Logistics Group Provide Cleaner, Greener EU Services
EU Presidency Must Be Seen As Carbon Neutral

2/9/2012
EUROPE – Following extensive work undertaken by DHL Express with the Danish Government during the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference ...
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New Film Shows More Than Just Another Container Shipping and Freight Forwarding Company
Maersk Unveil Their New Sales and Promotion Tool for the Decade

2/9/2012
WORLDWIDE – Last night in London AP Moller Maersk unveiled their latest project, and it had nothing yet everything to do with shipping. Owners o...
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European Maritime and Other Freight and Logistics Sector Jobs Subject to 'Social Dumping'
Unions Protest and EU Admits Legislation Required

2/8/2012
EUROPE – The men who served the merchant marine in time of war were remembered yesterday in a touching memorial service in the harbour at Aberde...
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St Albans Intermodal Strategic Rail Freight Exchange Awaits Final Day of Reckoning
A Potted History of a Contentious Matter Which May be Drawing to a Close at Last

2/7/2012
UK – There is real hope for all concerned that the ongoing dispute over the future of the former Radlett aerodrome will be decided for once and ...
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Amsterdam Plots its Future as a Freight and Logistics Hub
Port and Airport Make it a Premier Multimodal Choice

2/7/2012
NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam is often seen as the ‘nearly man’ of European freight but taken overall the City’s cargo facilities pr...
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Rail Freight May Be More Environmentally Friendly But Still Poses Problems
Recent Accidents on the Tracks Cause Major Disruptions

2/7/2012
WORLDWIDE – Freight associated news for the first few days of February this year would seem to be all about derailments as stories abound of car...
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Freight and Road Haulage Interests Must Support UK Truck Crime Unit
TruckPol Needs Cash Fast to Survive

2/6/2012
Over the past year we have often written about the activities of TruckPol, the national Police Intelligence Unit which forms part of the national ACPO...
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LNG Upswing Means Expansion for Another Freight and Logistics Group
Singapore Development for UAE Company

2/6/2012
SINGAPORE – As with so many traditionally based freight forwarding organisations GAC has concentrated much effort over the past few years on the...
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Appointments This Month In Shipping, Freight and Logistics
Who's Gone Where and When This Month

2/3/2012
WORLDWIDE – A quick round up of who’s been transferred where in the world of shipping, freight, logistics and associated sectors in the pa...
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Wanted - Top Executive To Shape The Future of Road Haulage Freight Truckers
Global Search for a Big Hitter Needed Down Under to Unify Australian Truck Regulations

2/3/2012
AUSTRALIA – A real challenge awaits someone as the Australian Government today announced they were to launch an international search for a Chief...
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Container Shipping Lines and Freight Terminals Targeted by Unions Next Week
Week of Action by International Labour Associations

2/3/2012
EAST ASIA – Despite the fact that Japan is home to many of the major container shipping lines and some of the most efficient freight terminals i...
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Container Shipping Giant Imposes Swingeing Surcharges on Asia Europe Freight Rates
CMA CGM Move to Stem the Flow of Blood

2/2/2012
FRANCE – ASIA – EUROPE – In a bid to steady the current trend of downward spiralling freight rates (see previous story) French conta...
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Dry Bulk Freight Index Drops and Container Shipping Line Forecasts and Profits Slump
With No Rate Controls Big Box Carriers Face an Uncertain Future

2/2/2012
WORLDWIDE – This is probably not a good time to have all your investments in global shipping. Everyone is currently raving about the plummeting ...
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Pharmaceutical Logistics Goes for a Cleaner Freight Option in Greece
Swiss Groups Clean up their Act

2/2/2012
GREECE – SWITZERLAND – All companies these days have the need to demonstrate their environmental credentials and no industry is more in th...
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LTL and Express Road Haulage Group Revitalises Itself As Long Haul US Freight Company
No TLC for YRC as it Rebrands and Reshapes

2/1/2012
US – Like a big 16 wheel rig, less than truckload (LTL) road haulage outfit YRC continues to roll on despite all manner of financial setbacks st...
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Fatigue Issues for Freight and Passenger Shipping Should Be Addressed Now
EU Horizon Research Project Results Published

2/1/2012
EUROPE - WORLDWIDE – European road haulage operators are of course well used to a tachograph system designed primarily to ensure that drivers ar...
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Intermodal and Bulk Freight Rail Carrier Gets Industry Recognition
Freightliner Scoops Best Operator Award

2/1/2012
UK – The record of the Freightliner Group as a whole speaks for itself with steady growth in freight haulage in the past fifteen years meaning a...
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Weather Closes Oil And Container Port As Wind Farm Proposals Considered
Alaska Oil Exports Cease in High Winds

2/28/2011
US – The irony is lost on observers that on the day the Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) convene to endorse plans for Alaska’s bi...
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Another Container Shipper Reports Record Profits
French Group Position Now Much Stronger

2/27/2011
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – It is a year since our article on CMA CGM pointed out the perils facing the container shipping giant as it negotiated...
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Port Aims To Increase Freight Turnover As Environmental Vehicle Export Tonnages Rise
Alternative Energy Vehicles can Drive Growth

2/27/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – Figures released by the combi and RoRo facilities operated by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) this week demonstrate the increasing ...
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Freight And Logistics Specialist Expands Into Asia Generating Love And Hate In Equal Measure
Investment in Advertising as Well as Infrastructure

2/27/2011
ASIA – US – UK – This week saw UPS extend its Preferred LCL consolidation services across much of Asia after seeing the parallel les...
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LTL Freight Haulier Nail A Terrorist Bomb Plotter
Con-way's Security Protocols Catch a Criminal

2/26/2011
US – Con-way Freight, the less than truckload (LTL) division of the logistics giant have issued details of their involvement in foiling a bomb p...
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How Will Middle East Uncertainty Affect International Freight Shipments?
Speculation on Fuel Prices Unsettling the Industry

2/26/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – In the past few weeks Britain has witnessed concerted pressure on the Government to find a method of reducing the impact ...
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Full Training For Logistics And Supply Chain Professionals
Summer School Offers Comprehensive Instruction

2/24/2011
GERMANY – Anything which bears the name of entrepreneur Klaus-Michael Kühne is bound to be taken seriously by freight professionals. Now th...
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Logistics Operator Records 'Significant' Profit
Damco Share in Maersk Success

2/24/2011
DENMARK – After the release of A.P. Moller Maersk’s trading figures yesterday the logistics arm of the supermarket to container shipping l...
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Less Than Truckload Carrier Streamlines Customs Procedures For Freight Shipments
Con-way Achieve Early Adoption of New Procedures

2/24/2011
US – CANADA - Con-way Freight, the less than truck load (LTL) subsidiary of logistics giant Con-way Incorporated, today announced it is fully op...
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Transport Charity Leader Recognised By Royalty As Freight Warehouse Opens
Transaid Boss Retires After Seven Years

2/24/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – Transaid, the charitable development agency founded by the Save the Children Fund and the Chartered Institute of Logistic...
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Divided Opinions On New Rail Freight And Truck Infrastructure
Opinions Polarised as Australia Moves Forward

2/23/2011
AUSTRALIA – The current government policy here is to plan for the growth in road and rail freight which most industry observers feel is a certai...
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Eastern Courier Company Buys Western Freight Forwarder And Liner Agency
Expansion Continues for Dubai Based Aramex

2/23/2011
DUBAI – IRELAND – One of the largest of the Middle East logistics specialists, Aramex, have continued their policy of expansion through ac...
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Danish Container Shippers Bring Home The Bacon
Maersk Report Profits for 2010

2/23/2011
WORLDWIDE – A.P. Moller Maersk have released their full year figures for 2010 and they are very much in line with the anticipated levels forecas...
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Road Haulage - Freight Trucks Need To See And Be Seen
Reflections on the Need For Night Time Visibility

2/23/2011
UK – US – Two stories today about improving road safety through increased visibility, one on trucks and one on the roadway itself. In the ...
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New Freight Operation For Bahamas
GAC Join Up with Local Shipping Agency

2/22/2011
BAHAMAS – Middle East based logistics specialist GAC has formed an alliance with Bahamian agency Elnet Maritime Co. Ltd., which will commence op...
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Four Murdered As Pirate Seizures Include Iranian Bulk Freight Vessel On Nuclear Weapons List
The Worst Possible Outcome for Captured US Yacht Crew

2/22/2011
SOMALIA – It has been twelve days since our last update on the situation regarding the pirating of freight, fishing and private vessels in the I...
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Truck Strike Ends As Freight Groups Unite In New Logistics Venture
Settlement with Drivers Should Bring Reconciliation - but with Concerns

2/22/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – After a bloody week which saw petrol bombs seriously injure two and at least fourteen more non striking freight truck drivers wer...
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Container Shipping Lines See Profits Rise As Freight Revenues Recover
NOL Witness $1.2 Billion Upswing and Maersk Invest in Newbuilds

2/21/2011
WORLDWIDE – As bankers hide behind their profit reports in the face of widespread criticism the container shipping industry seems to be breathin...
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Low Cost Airline Announces Freight Carrying Intentions
Jetstar Asia and Valuair Look for Service Expansion

2/21/2011
AUSTRALIA – ASIA – Qantas subsidiary Jetstar and its own offshoot Valuair are seeking approval from the authorities to expand their activ...
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Air Freight Price Rise As VAT Comes Under Spotlight
Channel Islands Look for Extra Revenue

2/20/2011
CHANNEL ISLANDS – UK - As expected Guernsey plans to introduce a raft of cost increases to raise revenue including an air freight charge of 3.4 ...
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Truck Strikes Follow Different Paths As Freight Deliveries Suspended
Drivers Attitudes A World Apart

2/18/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – COLOMBIA – As vehicles burned after petrol bomb attacks in Durban, peace reigned across the world in Bogota when union offi...
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Higher Road Tolls Will Hit Freight Haulage Companies
Europe's Motorway Costs Continue to Rise

2/18/2011
FRANCE – In January we highlighted the discontent which freight hauliers in the UK felt as road, tunnel and bridge tolls seemed destined to rise...
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New Freight Container Service Between Europe And Indian Subcontinent
Safmarine and Maersk Announce Route Expansion

2/17/2011
EUROPE – INDIAN SUBCONTINENT – MIDDLE EAST – Safmarine Container Lines are to expand the box services they operate in conjunction wi...
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Container Lines And Bulk Freight Carriers Collaborate On Safety Software
Systems Aboard Ship Just Got a Technology Boost

2/16/2011
EUROPE – Just a month ago we told how Flagship, the programme designed to bring safety and competitiveness to European maritime services had pro...
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Appointments In The Shipping, Freight Forwarding And Logistics Industries This Week
Who's Moved To and From Where and When

2/15/2011
US – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have assigned sales managers for their three sales regions after restructuring their refrigerated container cargo se...
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Vessel Charterer Issues Statement Regarding Dry Bulk Freight Carrier In Receivership
Eagle Reveal Details of Korea Lines Debt

2/15/2011
US – KOREA – Following our recent report that bulk freight carrier Korea Line (KLC) had filed for protective receivership, one of the ship...
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Cross Border Truck Freight Looks For Improvement
New Relationship For US - Mexican Neighbours

2/15/2011
US – MEXICO – An historic agreement signed this month ties even tighter bonds between economic communities from either side of the border....
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Port And Harbour Development Group Sold
BMT Acquires Western Australian Asset

2/14/2011
AUSTRALIA - JFA Consultants Pty, specialists in managing and inputting technical know how to port and harbour projects in its home country and the As...
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Volvo Launch Haulage Internet Community For Truckers Worldwide
Latest Technology makes Worldtrucker Open to All

2/14/2011
WORLDWIDE – Today Swedish truck manufacturers Volvo officially revealed their new Worldtrucker idea, with the aim of making it the largest and m...
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Marine Transport Experts Study The Human Factor
Further Improvements in Health and Safety Possible

2/14/2011
UK – One of the intangible elements in arranging a totally safe working environment has always been human fallibility, a problem addressed by a ...
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BMW Continue To Develop Freight And Logistics Contracts
Second Announcement in a Week from German Car Makers

2/13/2011
GERMANY – After announcing the appointment of Kuehne and Nagel as their chosen partner for distribution of their products in Canada, BMW have aw...
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Maersk Group Announce Expansion Of Break Bulk And Container Freight Carrier Fleet
Safmarine to get Six more MPV's this year

2/13/2011
DENMARK-– ASIA – AFRICA – Danish shipping group A.P. Moller Maersk has released details of the direction being taken by subsidiary S...
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UK Agent Will Concentrate On Port And Freight Terminal Equipment
Cooper Ends Distribution of Baumann Products

2/13/2011
UK – Warwickshire based Cooper Specialised Handling (Cooper SH) has announced it is ending its contract with Baumann, the Italian company which ...
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Johnston Stevens Sell Shipping And Multimodal Stake
Change of Name Due for Agency Veterans

2/11/2011
UK – Johnson Stevens Agencies have sold their interest in China Shipping (UK) Agency and Multimodal Logistics Ltd. to China Shipping Holdings Gm...
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Forum On Dangers Posed By Badly Loaded Freight in Shipping Containers
Safety Considerations Under Review

2/11/2011
EUROPE - WORLD WIDE – The 21st and 22nd February will see a forum on the subject of overloaded and badly stowed cargo in shipping containers hel...
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Baltic Dry Index Sees Freight Rates Rise - At Last
First Real Hike Since December

2/11/2011
UK - WORLD WIDE - The Baltic Dry Index took its first tentative steps upward this week when it closed yesterday at 1136 points, up from the dismal 104...
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Logistics Institute Launch New Courses To Improve Company Performance
CILT and CWD Link to Create New Process Management Data Forum

2/11/2011
UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) says it has added a new dimension to its activities by launching a new professional...
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Container Terminal Issues TEU Performance Figures
GPS Aids Locating Boxes Within Port

2/10/2011
SOUTH AFRICA - Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) have released figures for Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) which opened in October 2009 and have described...
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Container Freight Service Abandoned For Lack Of Cargo
Much Heralded Island Box Carrier Project Founders

2/10/2011
ISLE OF MAN - UK - The container service launched by Mezeron between Liverpool and the Island which we announced in October and which by November was ...
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Scottish U Turn On Rail Freight Grant
Extra Money Found for Environmental Reasons

2/10/2011
UK – After intense lobbying by industry groups including the Freight Transport Association (FTA)and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) the decision to...
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Express Delivery Group To Invest $40 Million In New US Air Freight Hub
DHL Increases Handling Capacity at CVG

2/10/2011
US – In the second phase of their investment in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport DHL announced today it is investing a further $22.5 million...
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RoRo Freight Ferry Deal Subject To Investigation
Stena and DFDS Deal Referred to Competition Commission

2/9/2011
UK – IRELAND – Authorities in both Britain and Ireland are investigating the recent agreements between DFDS and Stena Line on the Irish Se...
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Yet Another Vessel Seized By Pirates
Supertanker Hijacked in the Arabian Sea

2/9/2011
SOMALIA – Just one day after our report mentioning the hijacking of an oil tanker there has been another major incident when pirates today seize...
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RoRo Ferry Unaccompanied Trailer Fees To Rise - By Order!
Review Reveals BCFS Services are Unfairly Subsidised

2/9/2011
CANADA – Rarely do fares come down but it is even more unusual for a business watchdog to demand that freight rates go up – yet that is pr...
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US Freight Truck News This Week
Stories from the Highway - Step up Ladies - and get Physical + New Infrastructure Praised

2/9/2011
US – Our photograph shows the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel in 2010 the annual event when ladies of the road have the chance to meet up with ...
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Logistics Agent Appointed For BMW Supply Chain
Joy for K + N in Canada*

2/8/2011
CANADA - Kuehne + Nagel tell us today the group has been awarded a three-year contract to manage the BMW Regional Distribution Centre in Vancouver ser...
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Pirates Attacks On Freight Vessels Continue But Indians Strike Back
Another Oil Tanker Taken But 43 Pirates Reported Captured - What Happens Next?

2/8/2011
SOMALIA – INDIA – Another vessel was seized today approximately 670 nautical miles East of Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean. The MV Savi...
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US Ocean Freight Subject To Government Enquiry On Slow Steaming
FMC Want Comments from Shippers and Forwarders

2/8/2011
US – Regulatory bodies in America are amongst the toughest in the world and now, like the eye of Sauron, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (F...
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Latest Appointments In Freight, Logistics And Haulage
News on the Moves and Changes at the Top

2/7/2011
AUSTRALIA – After apparently wishing to move away from coal haulage to fresh logistics markets rail freight and ports group Asciano have parted ...
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Stobart Freight Group Spreads Its Wings
Good News For New Business Sector and Modernisation of Existing Equipment

2/7/2011
UK – Cumbria headquartered Eddie Stobart made a conscious decision some time ago to expand its traditional road freight haulage operations and e...
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Freight And Logistics News From Around The Globe
Snippets from the World of Haulage, Shipping and Forwarding

2/7/2011
US – Thursday saw Boeing conducting yet another test flight for the 747-8 Freighter (coded RC523) from Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The a...
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Freight Train Crash Causes Huge Fireball
Homes Evacuated after Derailment

2/7/2011
US - A freight train carrying hundreds of thousands of gallons of flammable chemicals derailed yesterday morning in a rural area south of Toledo, Ohi...
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Logistics Charity Plans To Improve Transport Infrastructure
Freight Representatives Hit the Road to Help Others

2/6/2011
AFRICA – Transaid, the international development agency founded by Save The Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)...
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US And Canadian Truckers Chance For Safety Pay Day
Volvo and Michelin Sponsor Awards

2/6/2011
US - CANADA - $50,000 is on offer for fleet owners who can demonstrate their effort to field safer trucks, for the third consecutive year Volvo Trucks...
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Women Wanted - Freight And Logistics Awards Nominations Closing
Only a Few Days Left to Promote Your Industry

2/6/2011
UK – You still have time (just about) to nominate any woman (or indeed women) who you feel deserves recognition for their outstanding contributi...
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Freight Train Robbery Leaves Two Dead
Shoot Out with Police Kills Two Teenagers and Another Seriously Injured

2/6/2011
ARGENTINA – For most involved in the logistics industry the closest one comes to criminality is pilfering from a truck load or on a more serious...
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Port Strike Turns Ugly As Freight Trucks Attacked
History Repeats Itself After Only Eight Months

2/5/2011
PERU – Less than a year after a state of emergency was declared after eight days of strikes by the stevedores employed at the Port of Callao, we...
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Egypt - Latest Bulletin For Freight And Shipping Interests
Suez Canal Operating As Normal - Labour Shortage Hinders Ports

2/5/2011
EGYPT – As the world watches the dramatic events unfold, the situation in the country as regards import freight continues to improve but with di...
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After Freight And Haulage Groups Now Coalition Faces MP's On Monday Over Fuel Price
Scots and Welsh Will Accuse Government of Breach of Promise

2/5/2011
UK – Just once a year do the parties who represent their respective assemblies in Scotland and Wales get to put an unequivocal point to the gove...
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Continental Hauliers Face Road Pricing Scheme
Ministers to Examine Road Tolls

2/4/2011
UK – The talk this week in the world of freight haulage centres around the excise duty levels on diesel and a possible fuel stabilisation scheme...
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Another Freight Operator Joins WFP Logistics Effort
Maersk is Latest partner to Sign Up

2/4/2011
WORLD WIDE – Bulk and container shipping giant A.P. Moller – Maersk has become the latest member of the Logistics Emergency Team (LET) whi...
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Rate Hikes Help Less Than Truckload Freight Carrier In Bad Times
ABF Posts Losses - But Heads In the Right Direction

2/3/2011
US – Arkansas best subsidiary ABF Freight System have posted full year figures which are a marked improvement on the near $100 million loss they...
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IATA Report Air Freight Cargo Levels Rising
Oil Price and Bad Weather Are Limiting Factors

2/3/2011
WORLD WIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported full-year 2010 demand statistics for international scheduled air traffi...
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Organisers And Haulage Groups Welcome Back Manufacturers To UK Truck Show
April Opportunity to See What's on Offer

2/3/2011
UK – After a period of austerity caused by declining freight levels hauliers are anticipating the return of the major manufacturers to what is a...
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Export Containers Still Delayed By Rhine Barge Accident
Trial Shipments Yesterday to Assess Safety

2/3/2011
GERMANY – The accident on 13th January when the 360 foot tanker Waldhof capsized near Wiesbaden with her cargo of 2,400 tonnes of sulphuric acid...
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DVLA Scam Targets UK Truck And Car Drivers
Don't Get Caught by 'Phishing' e mail

2/2/2011
UK – We’ve all seen them, the Government Treasury official in Nigeria who’s squirreled away $20 million and wants to put it through ...
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Murder On The High Seas - Heavy Lift Freight Ship Crewman Murdered By Pirates
Authorities Criticised After One Dead Two Missing as they Flee Captured Vessel

2/2/2011
SOMALIA – GERMANY – Before our weekly overview of pirate activity comes the full story of an innocent crewman murdered whilst trying to es...
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Some Good News For US Truck Companies As Freight Haulier Profits
Others However Still Give Cause for Concern

2/2/2011
US – In the past year or so we have seen extreme disquiet amongst those involved in haulage in general and less than truck load (LTL) operators ...
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Freight And Logistics Firms Sign Up To Fair Fuel Demand For Haulage
More Demonstrations of Depth of Industry Feeling Next Week

2/2/2011
UK - The FairFuel UK campaign to restrict the price of duty charged by the government to commercial truck operators continues to gather momentum. With...
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Freight Still Flowing Through Suez Canal And Egyptian Ports
Shipping Continues Despite the Turmoil on the Streets

2/1/2011
EGYPT – The country is winning plaudits from far and wide as the so far ‘quiet revolution’ continues and the people demand the remov...
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New Headquarters For Freight And Logistics Group
Swiss Facility Launches Cargo Operations

2/1/2011
SWITZERLAND – In their new Pratteln country headquarters freight and logistics specialists DHL say they have one of the most modern facilities o...
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Pallet Leader Develops Simulator For Freight Unit Loads
CHEP Able to Evaluate New Shipping Platforms

2/1/2011
US – The name of CHEP is familiar to anyone operating in an intermodal or freight depot as a world leader in pallet supplies with over 300 milli...
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Freight Hauliers Must Clean Up Their Act As US Trucks Come Under Fire Again
Battle To Remove Pollution from US Ports Moves Northward

2/27/2010
US – Despite much wrangling the pollution statistics around the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles speak for themselves. Even critics of the wa...
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London Freight Drivers Urged To Look Out For Poison Pick Up Truck
Deadly Cargo Missing in South East London

2/27/2010
UK – Police have appealed for all drivers to keep an eye out for a blue D21 Nissan truck, registration number R363 PJO which was stolen late on ...
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New Irish - Welsh RoRo Freight And Passenger Service Due To Set Sail Friday
Fastnet Line Inaugural Sailing Delayed

2/27/2010
IRELAND – UK – The initial sailing of Fastnet Lines new service between Cork and Swansea is now scheduled for Friday 5th March. The sailin...
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French Shipping Hit As Dock Strike Hits Freight Movements
Several Ports Affected By Strikes

2/27/2010
FRANCE – After port workers went on strike on Wednesday at Saint Nazaire to protest changes in reforms to workers conditions, the country was hi...
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New Dry Bulk Shipping Company Launches In New York
Genco Subsidiary to Commence Trading

2/26/2010
US - Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, owners of 35 dry bulk carriers carrying freight world wide have announced the launch of their wholly owned ...
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Tongan Shipping Boss Arrested
Ferry Sinking Enquiry Drama

2/26/2010
TONGA – The secretary of the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia Ltd., Lord Ramsey Dalgety, has been arrested after given evidence to a public enq...
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More North Korean Arms Seized Hidden In Freight Containers
Report Details Circumstances of Find

2/26/2010
SOUTH AFRICA / NORTH KOREA / CONGO – Details are emerging on the seizure by South African authorities last November of two containers carrying e...
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Alleged Shipping Scam Deprives Export Owners Of Freight
Pakistan Bills of Lading " False "

2/26/2010
PAKISTAN – Local media report that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) are looking into cases put forward by several exporters that they are ...
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Fujifilm Poland Appoints Kuehne + Nagel For Its Contract Logistics
New Hi-Tech Client In Eastern Europe

2/25/2010
POLAND – Fujifilm, the Japanese manufacturer of high-tech goods such as cameras, photographic processing, medical and printing equipment as well...
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Warehouses To Get Green Make Over
UKWA working with the Carbon Trust on 'emissions toolkit' for the warehousing industry

2/25/2010
UK - The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is working in partnership with the Carbon Trust to develop an ‘emissions toolkit’ t...
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DB Schenker Wins Accreditation As Envirotainer Shipping Provider In Europe And Asia
Acknowledgement of Successful Handling Processes

2/25/2010
EUROPE / ASIA - DB Schenker has gained accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) at several stations in Europe and Asia by Envirotainer...
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US Freight Truck Figures Released
ATA Economist Conservatively Confident

2/25/2010
US – As mentioned earlier today the American Trucking Associations (ATA) for hire truck tonnage index figures have just been released. The growt...
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Lufthansa and Austrian Air To Combine Air Freight Ops
Lufthansa To Take Over Global Services

2/25/2010
GERMANY / AUSTRIA – Lufthansa Cargo and their subsidiary Austrian Airlines have announced that they are to integrate their air freight services....
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Confidence Growing Slowly In Freight And Shipping Circles
Global Signs are Hopeful as Numbers Rise

2/25/2010
WORLD WIDE – The shipping industry has been depressed for so long now that the only hopeful mantra heard lately has been that freight levels mus...
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Indian Rail Budget Offers Little Help To Freight Groups
100 Days to Examine Privatisation and Most Rates Held Stable

2/25/2010
INDIA – The announcement of the Indian Rail Budget, as discussed here recently, was never going to please everybody but reactions are fairly mut...
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Freight Ships Arriving Safe As Anti Pirate Policy Supports Shipping And Defence
Long Slow Road to Recovery for Somalia under the Wing of the World

2/24/2010
SOMALIA– The master of the Masar Trade looked happy for once as his cargo was offloaded at the Berbera quayside. “This is the very first t...
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Antonov Giant's Join Air Freight Relief Efforts To Haiti
Biggest Aircraft In The World Committed To Japanese Program

2/24/2010
HAITI – In order to rapidly deploy heavy earth moving equipment to assist in the clearance and rebuilding works taking place in the earthquake s...
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Freight Transport Association Celebrates Links With Transaid
Charity Support Recognised by Royalty at New Office Opening

2/24/2010
UK – It is no surprise to learn that the person opening the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) new Leeds office yesterday would be a tr...
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Logistics Group Appoint Air Freight Chief
Damco to Strengthen Aviation Sector

2/23/2010
DENMARK – Damco, the independent logistics arm of shipping giants AP Moller-Maersk, have outlined their intentions to advance their airfreight c...
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Indian Truck Makers Deflated By Pressure On Tyre Market
Local Manufacturers Depressed by Anti Dumping Legislation

2/23/2010
INDIA – The country’s recent decision to increase duty on imported Chinese and Thai truck tyres, adding up to $40 per casing, has disturbe...
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Shipping In The Dock This Month - Literally Unfortunately
Staff Arrested in Diverse Criminal Cases

2/23/2010
TONGA – PHILIPPINES – There are two cases this week involving shipping company executives who are charged with criminal activity. Police i...
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Japanese Shipping Lines Bulk Carriers In Rescue Drama
MOL vessels Answer Government Appeal and Race to Rescue

2/23/2010
BRAZIL – Two of Mitsui OSK (MOL) Lines woodchip carriers Hokuetsu Delight and Crystal Pioneer diverted to the site where the Canadian 57-meter s...
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Government Port Development Plans Heavily Criticised
RTPI Slam Westminster Report as " Not Fit for Purpose "

2/23/2010
UK – The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) a charity devoted to advancing the art and science of developing town plans to the benefit of the ...
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Milford Haven Pilot Strike Called Off
Management and Unions Agree to 28 Days for Further Discussions

2/23/2010
UK – The strike scheduled today by pilots at the port of Milford Haven, one of the UK’s largest gas and petroleum handling facilities, has...
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A V Dawson Invest In Teeside Expansion
New Crane Start of Expansion Aimed At New Markets

2/23/2010
UK – Logistics provider and port operator A V Dawson have hailed the delivery of a new €2 million harbour crane as the start of a program ...
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Kuehne + Nagel Expands Logistics Contract With Wine Importer
Concha Y Toro Reaffirms Faith in K + N For UK Business

2/23/2010
UK – Concha Y Toro, Latin America’s leading wine producer and exporter and one of the ten largest wine companies in the world, has expande...
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Dry Bulk Shipping Group Posts Results
Paragon Figures for Year End Published

2/23/2010
GREECE – Paragon Shipping, who currently operate eleven Panamax, Handymax and Supramax dry bulk carriers, posted full year figures today showing...
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Australian Rail and Infrastructure Group Posts Encouraging Figures
UGL Orders Booked Past 2011

2/23/2010
AUSTRALIA – United Group Limited, which became UGL in November, yesterday posted encouraging figures for their half year (to 31st December 2009)...
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Southern Air Increase Thai Air Cargo Freight Fleet
Two New Boeing 777 's Running for Thai Airways from March

2/22/2010
US – THAILAND – Southern Air Holdings Incorporated, part of the Oak Hill Capital Partners Group, have added two new Boeing 777 wide body ...
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Smiths Supply Electric Vans For German Government Truck Assessment
Ten Edison Transits en route to Cologne

2/22/2010
UK – GERMANY – Smiths Electric Vehicles, part of the Tanfield Group are to send a fleet of their Edison vans, based on the Ford Transit, t...
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Rail Freight Update for February
Snippets of Some of the Things Happening on Tracks World Wide

2/22/2010
AUSTRALIA – BALTIC STATES - UK – The transfer of state rail freight and coal transport assets to private hands, details of which we repo...
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Saga Of Toxic Waste Ship Continues
Platinum ll Case may Change Indian Vessel Scrapping Rules

2/22/2010
INDIA – The continuing row over the Platinum ll, a ship which arrived with the most tenuous of cover stories when it arrived on the beaches at A...
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Indian Rail Freight Under The Microscope This Week
All Eyes on Bengali Minister's Future Financial Plans

2/22/2010
INDIA - Mamata Banerjee, the controversial Minister for Railways will announce her budget plans for rail freight on Wednesday and there will be many i...
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Any Freight, Shipping Or Logistics Executives Want To Buy A Car For Haiti ?
Well Now is Your Chance to Bid for a " Naomi for Haiti " Lotus Evora

2/21/2010
UK –HAITI - In the course of our normal freight and shipping stories we have covered the assistance given by the logistics community to the deva...
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New Truck Driving Simulator Lets You Build A Virtual UK Road Freight Empire
A Chance to Try and Make it in the Haulage Game - Without the Risk

2/20/2010
UK – This week’s release of UK Truck Simulator is a light hearted way to try to learn some of the basics of the road freight world –...
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Shipping Line Fined Millions For Pollution and Conspiracy
Cost of Worst California Oil Spill in 20 Years Continues - and More to Come

2/20/2010
US - In July we reported on the imprisonment of John Joseph Cota, the negligent California pilot who steered the container ship MV Cosco Busan into th...
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Levy On Shipping Lines Will Pay Australians Maritime Disaster Compensation
Repercussions for Oil Spill Last Year

2/19/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Federal Government will increase the levy on cargo ships by a further 3 cents a tonne, taking the charge over 14cents a tonne ov...
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Container Shipping Line MOL Train For Philippine Disaster
Biannual Tests Keep Staff on their Toes

2/19/2010
PHILIPPINES – In a week we have seen the country's smaller ship owners squabble about introducing the most basic safety measures it is encourag...
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Transport Forum Head Responds To Rail Freight Group Chief's Criticism
Baroness Greengross Answers To Lord Berkeley's Comments

2/19/2010
UK – On the 26th of January, 2010, we published an article in which the report on rail privatisation by a transport forum headed by Baroness Sal...
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3PL Provider Greatwide Logistics Announce Safety Improvement
Tougher Measures and Safety Training Produces Results

2/19/2010
US – CANADA – The third party logistics provider, Greatwide Logistics, has announced the results of its comprehensive measures to reduce t...
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US Truck Lobby Group Say Food Miles - Fact or Myth ?
ATA Conference Hear the Arguments for Supermarket Style Deliveries

2/19/2010
US – Everyone it seems is taking up the challenge of seeking out locally sourced foodstuffs. It is politically correct and “green” t...
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Irish Ferries Wins Logistics And Transport Awards
Company Praised for Commitment to Quality

2/18/2010
IRELAND – Last weeks Irish Logistics and Transport Awards sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport saw Irish Ferries walk...
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Panalpina Launches Two New Ocean Freight Services
Swiss Logistics Group Look To Improve LCL Options

2/18/2010
SWITZERLAND – Swiss-based logistics group Panalpina is now offering two new LCL (less than container load) services to its ocean freight custome...
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Kelvin Hughes Updates Digital Chart Compatibility For Shipping
Reminds That Out of Date Charts Cause Accidents

2/18/2010
UK – A report by the London P&I Club, one of the world’s leading Protection and Indemnity Associations, which concludes that a major c...
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Logistics And Supply Chain Specialists Damco Extend African Operation
New Djibouti Office Opens This Month

2/18/2010
DJIBOUTI – Damco, the logistics arm of shipping giants Moller – Maersk have announced they are to open an office in the country this month...
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Long Running Dublin Dock Dispute Ends Amicably At Last
As Predicted Mutual Agreement Reached

2/18/2010
IRELAND – As we envisaged yesterday the long and acrimonious dispute at the port of Dublin was resolved today with the three parties involved in...
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Ferry Company Respond To Court Verdict On Their Breach Of EU Directive
European and British Law not Compatible on Issue of Super Ferries

2/18/2010
UK – Tuesdays verdict in the High Court that Wightlink, the passenger and freight RoRo ferry operators had acted unlawfully with their introduct...
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Milford Haven Dock Strike Averted - But Perhaps Not For Long
UNITE Castigate Court Decision

2/18/2010
WALES – The decision by a court to ban strike action scheduled for today by pilots and launch crews at Milford Haven, Wales biggest port has bro...
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Truck Driver Robbed at Gunpoint For England Strips
Police Ask For Help With Terrifying Ordeal

2/18/2010
DEESIDE / LANCASHIRE, UK – Greater Manchester Police are requesting help from the public after an armed gang stole a lorry loaded with 50,000 En...
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Philippine Shipping Companies Must Modernise Or Be Disqualified
"Holiday" is a Strike by Any Other Name

2/18/2010
PHILIPPINES – For one of the most traditional of seafaring nations the Filipinos have the least enviable safety record amongst the world’s...
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US Freight To Benefit Significantly From TIGER Grants
Winning Projects for Grants Announced

2/18/2010
USA – The Department of Transport (DOT) has finalized which projects are to receive funding out of the Transportation Investment Generating Econ...
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Alderney Service Starts Next Week For Sea Freight And Haulage Group
Huelin - Renouf add Twice a Week Service from Southampton

2/18/2010
UK – Things continue to move fast for Jersey based freight shippers Huelin – Renouf Shipping with the news that from the 23rd February the...
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Extra Road Tolls For Trucks Riles Freight Transport Group
M6 Charges Set to Increase

2/18/2010
UK – At a time when shipping is at its lowest ebb the cost of using the M6 toll section is about to increase. On 1st March there will be a rise ...
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Dublin Port Dispute End in Sight As Milford Haven Plans Stoppage for Oil and Gas Tankers
As One Door Opens Another Appears to Close for Dock Labour Relations

2/17/2010
IRELAND / UK - Further to our story last August revealing the parlous state of labour relations in the Port of Dublin we have received word today that...
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New Shipping Law Firm Sets Up In Preston
Legal Eagle Swoops Home

2/17/2010
PRESTON / UK - Lancashire born solicitor Janci Karri has arrested ships, handled multi-million dollar cases, and practised at one of the world’s...
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Improved Indian Emission Standards Blamed For Commercial Truck Price Increases
Cleaning up the Asian Atmosphere Blamed for Inflated Costs

2/17/2010
INDIA – CHINA – Truck manufacturers have never had to struggle to explain the rising costs of a new rig. One must have some sympathy now h...
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Shipping For Falklands Under New Restrictions
Argentina Imposes New Controls

2/17/2010
ARGENTINA / FALKLANDS - In a new move to ratchet up pressure on British oil exploration works being conducted in the Falkland Islands the Argentine go...
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Freight Transport Association Slates Government Fuel Policy
"Own Goal" with Tax Hikes Causing Inflation

2/17/2010
UK – Anyone running a freight truck in the country is well aware of the way diesel prices have soared in the past couple of years. Shipping anyt...
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Container Shipping Lines Reorganise Staff In UK Shake Up
NYK and Maersk both Restructure Office Operations

2/16/2010
UK – This week there is good news and bad news as the saying goes for staff employed by two of the world’s largest shipping lines. Nippon ...
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Safmarine To Launch New East African Shipping Service
New Mashariki Express to commence beginning of March

2/16/2010
AFRICA / ASIA - African shipping specialist Safmarine is to implement a new container shipping service that is intended to improve the quality of the ...
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Broken Arrow Injures The Wrong US Truck Company
Rumour Mongers Speak with Forked Tongue

2/16/2010
US – The disastrous demise of Arrow Trucking , Tulsa, Oklahoma which caused hundreds of employees to be stranded across the country, fuel bills ...
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CEVA Logistics Win Multiyork Contract
CEVA Home to Manage Over 16,000 Deliveries Per Annum

2/16/2010
UK – CEVA Logistics has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a white glove two-person home delivery service to Multiyork, manufacturer ...
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Diana Shipping To Confirm New Container Shipping Line Investment
Bulk Shipper to Invest US$50 Million

2/16/2010
GREECE – Bulk ship operator Diana Shipping has confirmed that they have agreed to invest US$50 million in the previously announced new project i...
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PD Logistics Win Tsingtao Beer Import Contract
Validation for Portcentric Concept

2/16/2010
UK – Halewood International, one of the UK’s biggest drink distributors, has appointed PD Logistics to manage all imports of that firm fav...
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Freight Truck Efficiency Body Plan The Future Of Haulage
NACFE Begins its Mammoth Assessment Task

2/16/2010
US – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency, the body formed last year with the intention of standardising and improving the accuracy...
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Kuehne + Nagel Awarded Logistics Contract For Marina Bay Project
Giant Hotel Complex Latest Client For K+N

2/15/2010
SINGAPORE – Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded an exclusive logistics contract to manage the warehousing, delivery-to-site and installation activit...
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Haiti Container Shipping Services Start To Run Again
Lines Work Toward Service as Usual

2/15/2010
HAITI – Shades of normality are gradually creeping back to the stricken country with the news that sea freight shipping services from the USA ha...
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Container Shipping Lines To Cooperate On Asian - African - South American Route
New Trade Agreement to Rationalise Deep Sea Service

2/15/2010
ASIA – SOUTH AFRICA – SOUTH AMERICA – Zim Integrated Shipping Services issued a press release on Friday stating they had reached agr...
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RHA Call For Better Parking Facilities For Freight Truck Drivers At UK Ports
Good but Can Do Better say Hauliers Association

2/15/2010
UK - Following our article last month regarding the reinstatement of truck parking at some US locations Britain’s own facilities have come under...
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RFG Support Government Report To Upgrade Rail Freight Infrastructure
Group Press for Continuing Investment

2/15/2010
The Rail Freight Group (RFG), who lobby for the case for increased investment in the development of rail carriage over truck borne and short sea freig...
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Hydrogen Generator Wins Nautical Innovation Award
Acta Scoop First Place At Italian Seatec Exhibition

2/15/2010
ITALY – A potentially revolutionary micro hydrogen generator has won the prestigious Qualitec Technology Award 2010 at the international Seatec ...
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New Irish Based Marine Logistics Course For Tanker Shipping And Terminal Staff
GAC Join Forces with Maritime College in Training Venture

2/15/2010
IRELAND – GAC, the Dubai based shipping, logistics and marine service company, have announced a joint venture with the National Maritime College...
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Australian Review Of Rail And Truck Freight Under Discussion
Local Producers to Discuss Plans with Government Representatives

2/15/2010
AUSTRALIA - Grain prices at the point of delivery, along with all bulk products, are constantly under pressure from the price in the market for other ...
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Air Freight In The UK - A Review Of Regional Cargo Airports
Growing Casualty List Indicates the Demise of a Cottage Industry

2/14/2010
UK – Researching the background for a piece on the development of small, local air traffic centres can prove to be a depressing task. A list of ...
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Waste Export Shipping Scandal Gets A Result From Court
Registered Waste Broker Slapped with Huge Costs - and More to Follow

2/13/2010
UK – BRAZIL – The scandal of waste matter emanating from the UK and being shipped to Brazil which we revealed last August has produced the...
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Argentines Seize Alleged Falklands Shipping
Oil Exploration Supplies Embargoed

2/12/2010
ARGENTINA / FALKLANDS ISLANDS – Argentine authorities have prevented a vessel from leaving the port of Campana on the grounds that they believe ...
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EGSAC GSSA Network Appoints SNTTA As Sharjah Air Freight Agent
Membership Expected to Boost UAE Potential

2/12/2010
UAE - The world’s largest independent cargo General Sales and Service Agents (GSSA) network – EGSAC - has appointed SNTTA Cargo as its exc...
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Transport Ministers Agree On Fast Tracking New Truck Technology
Australian Meeting Prompts Agreement

2/12/2010
AUSTRALASIA / ASIA – Transport ministers from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, who met this week in Melbourne, have agr...
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Shipping Tanker Company Develop Oil Export Technology
Cleaner, Safer, Faster System for Export from Smaller Fields

2/12/2010
BERMUDA – NORWAY – This week saw an agreement signed between the Teekay Corporation, a midstream company who transport in excess of ten pe...
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NOL Posts Massive Losses For Last Year
Container Operations Cause of Loss

2/11/2010
SINGAPORE – Shipping line Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) is the latest, though surely not the last, of the major freight groups to post a net financ...
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Greek Customs To Strike Again Next Week
Freight Shipments Expected to be Further Delayed

2/11/2010
GREECE – Following on from this week’s widespread industrial actions by civil servants and government employees across Greece against gove...
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Danish Government Assists Forlorn Crew Of Abandoned Freight Vessel
Seafarers Union Body Successfully Negotiates Release of Three Crewmen

2/11/2010
DENMARK – The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), who represent over 750 unions with in excess of four and a half million members...
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Transaid And Dentressangle Team Up To Give Forklift Training In Africa
Instruction Course To Improve Standards and Safety

2/11/2010
UK / ZAMBIA – Haulage company Norbert Dentressangle and logistics training charity Transaid have cooperated to give forklift training to a team ...
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Penzance to Scilly Isles Freight And Passenger Ferry Shipping Service Row Rumbles On
Accusations Fly as Revised Local Route Evolves for Islanders

2/11/2010
UK - In the world of freight and logistics there is nothing as contentious as the development of a new intermodal depot, airport or dock complex. The ...
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CEVA Wins Mazda Italy Supply Chain Contract
Three-Year Deal on Distribution

2/11/2010
ITALY – CEVA Logistics has signed a three-year agreement with Mazda for the management of the distribution of spare parts for the automotive gia...
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Yet More Freight Forwarders Caught Up In EU Probe
DSV, UPS and Expeditors International Now Investigated

2/11/2010
EUROPE – Yesterday’s reports that some of the giants of the freight forwarding industry such as DHL, Panalpina and Kuehne+Nagel had receiv...
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Handy Shipping Guide Launches New Facility For Freight and Logistics Readers
Another Free Service for the Worlds Cargo Transport Community

2/11/2010
UK – THAILAND – Today sees a further improvement in our day to day freight and shipping news service with readers now having the ability t...
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Australian Air Freight Security To Increase
Irony as Government Shows it Cannot Protect Itself

2/11/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Federal Government has announced the launch of a major review and upgrade to aviation security in the country following a White ...
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As Freight Investigations Rumble On New EU Competition Commissioner Steps In
Commissioner Designate Finally Succeeds Neelie Kroes

2/10/2010
EUROPE – At a time when many amongst the EU’s freight and shipping community are looking anxiously over their shoulders ( see today’...
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DHL Also Receives EU Opprobrium For Freight Forwarding Surcharges
Company Fully Cooperating With Investigation

2/10/2010
GERMANY – DHL Global Forwarding, the freight forwarding division of Deutsche Post, has confirmed that have also received a Statement of Objectio...
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New Ferry Terminal At Dover Will Need Funds So Bids For Port Invited
400 Million Pound Development Prompts Search for Finance

2/10/2010
UK – Despite sensational headlines in various tabloids the Port of Dover has not been sold to the French – yet. A statement issued by the ...
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Eagle Bulk Shipping Takes Delivery Of Two New Vessels
Bulker Fleet Continues to Expand

2/10/2010
USA – New York-based Eagle Bulk Shipping, a major global owner/operator of Supramax vessels to the bulk commodity market, has taken delivery of ...
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Mexican Freight Trucks May Be Permitted To Cross The US Border
Obama Regime to Examine Transit Programme

2/10/2010
US – MEXICO - On a day when all talk seems to be of anti trust legislation and Competition Commission enquiries it seems apt to mention the word...
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Another European Freight Forwarder Summoned By Anti Trust Commission
Kuehne & Nagel Join Panalpina in List of Accused

2/10/2010
SWITZERLAND – After our story this morning confirming Panalpina’s possible involvement in alleged anti competitive practices relating to i...
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Panalpina Receives Freight Anti Competition Objections From European Commission
Practices Investigation Issues Preliminary Findings

2/10/2010
EUROPE – Swiss-based logistics operator Panalpina has confirmed that following on from reports that they are subject to an international investi...
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Shipping And Logistics Group GAC Sign Up Freddie Flintoff
First Cricket Sponsorship Deal for Dubai Based Forwarder

2/10/2010
SINGAPORE – GAC, the Dubai based group which employs over 9000 people in 300 global offices have a new staff member. Yesterday the freight and l...
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PD Ports Container Feeder Shipping Service Cuts ASDA Mileages
“Logical Link” means over a Million Road Miles Saved

2/10/2010
UK – PD Ports, bought in November by Canadian owned Brookfield Asset Management claim to have saved ASDA, the supermarket giant, a very precise ...
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Freight Forwarder Davies Turner Awarded AEO Status
Company Gains Authorised Economic Operator Certification

2/10/2010
UK – Davies Turner & Co have achieved full certification for all their services including ocean sea freight, overland trailer movements, Cus...
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Con-way Freight Enlists YRC Experience
Revamped Sales Teams For Expansion

2/9/2010
USA - Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of logistics giant Con-way Inc., have announced that they have made a numb...
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RZD President Reaffirms Europe To Asia Rail Freight Plans
Development to Continue Despite Recession

2/9/2010
RUSSIA – Speaking at the opening ceremony of the International Regional Rail Business forum in Tallinn today, the President of Russian Railways ...
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Vietnam Customs Find Cash In Shipping Container
Authorities Want Tape Shipment Mystery Wrapped Up

2/9/2010
VIETNAM – Most of those involved in freight forwarding and logistics have had to handle some unusual shipments. Over years varied and interestin...
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New Indian Port Receives First Freight Handling Cargo
Unloading Rigs Landed Despite Opposition from Environmentalists

2/9/2010
INDIA – Yesterday saw the arrival of the MV ‘Zhen Hua 11’ at the new port of Dhamra on the east coast of the country. The ship, whic...
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Smith Electric Trucks Continue To Innovate
Approved for Sale to US Government and Hybrid Developments in Pipeline

2/9/2010
UK / USA /GERMANY – Smiths Electric, producers of one of the world’s best-selling electric trucks, are now targeting the billion-dollar bu...
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Monster Air Freighter Takes Flight
Boeing’s 747-8 Conducts First Tests in the Air

2/9/2010
USA – Boeing’s new 747-8 freighter successfully conducted its first test flight yesterday at the start of the new models test program. Boe...
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LD Take On Ramsgate To Ostend Freight And Passenger Ferry Route
Association Formed with Transeuropa

2/9/2010
UK – BELGIUM - LD Lines, who already have TransManche Ferries under their wing, have formed a partnership with Ramsgate based Transeuropa Ferrie...
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Con-way Freight Launch New Website For Truck Race Fans
US Haulier Will Sponsor Braun Again This Year

2/9/2010
US – Whilst not exactly a freight news story many readers will be pleased to know that Con-way Freight, the less than truck load (LTL) logistics...
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Volvo Trucks North America Introduce On Line Service Tool
MVASIST will ensure all Dealers Kept in the Maintenance Loop

2/9/2010
US – Volvo Trucks North America have instituted a new on line service tool to ensure consistency of service to owners no matter where they have ...
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UK Freight Haulier Goes Under
Gunns Transport falls to Economic Pressure

2/9/2010
UK – Established Kent haulier Gunns Transport has been placed into administration. The axe finally fell last week after the Handy Shipping Guide...
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BIMCO Endorse New Quality Standard For Shipping Agents And Brokers
Concerns at Credibility of Sector Encourages Self-Regulation

2/8/2010
WORLDWIDE - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), the world’s largest ship owners association, has endorsed the Federation of N...
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Container Shipping Boss To Speak At Conference After Record Company Loss
Hanjin Figures much as Expected but Some Good News

2/8/2010
SOUTH KOREA – Hanjin Shipping, ninth largest container shipping line in the world, have posted the disastrous figures that were anticipated last...
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Finnish Container Ship Sheds Hazardous Goods Into Baltic Sea
Marine Search Continues for Poisonous Chemicals

2/8/2010
SWEDEN – In a catastrophic accident on Saturday three steel shipping containers fell from the decks of the MV “Linda”, an 11,000 ton...
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Australian Sea Freight Container Firm Acquires Rival
ACFS buys Port Botany Neighbour

2/8/2010
AUSTRALIA - Australian Container Freight Services (ACFS), a freight container handling, transport and storage company formed in 2005 and with operatin...
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Asian Shipping Investment Set To Grow As Air Freight And Banks Declare An Interest
Asia – Pacific Region is seen as the place to be whilst Europe economises

2/6/2010
ASIA – PACIFIC – After the announcement that HSBC were moving their CEO’s office to Hong Kong and considering a listing on the Shang...
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Special Forces Thwart Pirate Attack On Slovenian Shipping Lines Bulk Carrier
Crew Secure After Raiders Flee

2/6/2010
GULF OF ADEN – A gang of Pirates was interrupted and fled yesterday after the Antiguan and Barbudan flagged ship MV Ariella, a bulk and containe...
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British Rail Freight Modernisation Plans Take Step Forward
Network Rail Awards Design Contract for New Link

2/5/2010
UK – Plans on upgrading the British rail freight network have taken a step forward after infrastructure operator Network Rail announced that the...
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Japanese Shipping Line Lock Horns With Union
Dowa Lines Sue Japanese Seaman’s Union

2/5/2010
JAPAN – Tomorrow will see a rally of dockworkers and seafarers outside the offices of Dowa Line who operate a non union policy, unlike the major...
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Major Logistics Operators Make New Appointments
CEVA and Panalpina Recruit New Management

2/5/2010
EUROPE / CANADA – Both CEVA Logistics and Panalpina have announced new appointments to expand on their current market shares and improve their p...
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US Truck And Logistics Giant Report Fourth Quarter Loss
Con-wayTo Hold Investor Conference Call Today

2/5/2010
US – Con-way, the freight trucking and logistics carrier have announced a group loss for the last quarter of 4 cents per share to investors, thi...
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Not Small Beer For Coyote Logistics
“Thrilled” at Heineken Contract

2/4/2010
USA – Coyote Logistics has been selected by Heineken USA as its national freight forwarder. The contract will see Coyote responsible for outboun...
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Finland Port Strikes May Continue To Beset Shipping
More Set for the 19th if Negotiations Fail

2/4/2010
FINLAND – The wildcat strikes that afflicted seven Finnish ports on Tuesday could bode the start of a period of major disruption to the Nordic c...
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US Freight Truck Companies Aid Search For Missing Children
Vehicle Poster Campaign Aids Police in Search

2/4/2010
US – A campaign to locate missing children organised by the Washington State patrol is targeted at finding waifs and strays in the Pacific North...
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Schneider Appoint New Intermodal Freight Expert
New Director For Division

2/3/2010
USA – Wisconsin-headquartered Schneider National has appointed Derrel E. Chappell as their new Director, Wholesale Business Development, Intermo...
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Greek Farmers Blockade Continues To Handicap Freight Movements
Worst Expected to Follow

2/3/2010
GREECE – Blockade actions by Greece’s farmers against freight vehicles have entered their third week and continue to greatly hamper truck ...
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US Freight Truck Group Join Protest Against Anti Pollution Body
ATA to back Court Case Against Californian Pollution Watchdog

2/3/2010
US - Once again the battle lines are drawn up between the environmentally sound principles of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the equall...
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Change At The Top For Greatwide Logistics US 3PL Company
CEO Greer Quits after Four Years

2/2/2010
US – Greatwide Logistics, the non asset based third party logistics and truck management outfit, have replaced Raymond B Greer with Leo Suggs as...
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Turkish Based Logistics Firm Complete Syrian Shipping Contract
Company Reports Fastest Ever Turnaround

2/2/2010
SYRIA - Advance International Transport the Turkish based international logistics group who moved their headquarters out of the UK in 1992, have annou...
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Container Carriers Join With Sea Air And Rail Freight Shipping Groups To Help Haiti And Mongolia
Industry Operations are the Experts When it Comes to Disaster Aid Relief

2/2/2010
HAITI – MONGOLIA -We have already reported extensively on the assistance rendered by shipping industry groups such as FedEx and UPS in the curre...
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Air India To Separate Freight Operations By April
Troubled Carrier to split Passenger and Cargo Sectors

2/2/2010
INDIA – In October we reported on the problems of national carrier Air India which lost several hundred million dollars last year and was plague...
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Signs Of Recovery Bode Well For Global Freight And Logistics Shippers
Industry Indicators Show Improvements in Different Sectors

2/2/2010
WORLD WIDE – It would take a brave man or a fool to predict that the crisis which has crippled shipping in the past two years was over. A look a...
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Freight Giant Kuehne And Nagel Open Logistics Subsidiary In Belarus
New Minsk Office will Embed Swiss Group Further into Eastern Europe

2/2/2010
BELARUS – Kuehne & Nagel have founded an operating centre in Minsk under their own company name having had agencies there since 1996. The ne...
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Tax And Business Consultants To Hold Global Supply Chain Seminar
Conference to Give Advice on International Operations

2/1/2010
USA – Houston-headquartered tax and business advisors Verse Consulting LLC have announced the first in a series of conferences aimed at providin...
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Move One Expand Afghan Logistics Operations
New Kandahar Facility Now Open

2/1/2010
AFGHANISTAN – Move One, a global logistics and relocation specialist, has recently completed work on its new one million dollar support facility...
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Freight Forwarder Latest To Sign For Processing System
Kingscote Rojay joins NetFreight community

2/1/2010
UK – Aldershot-based freight forwarder Kingscote Rojay (KRL) is the latest in a growing list of operators to switch to NetFreight, the web-based...
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