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image: UK shipping logistics staff appointments UKWA Shipping and Logistics Staff Appointments Announcements
HR News from Around the Industry

Friday, August 23, 2019
UK – Appointments announced recently in the shipping and logistics sector start with the news that the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has appointed Nicola Ridges-Jones, Managing Director of MS Holdings (South), as the association's new Chair. She succeeds Stobart Aviation's Graeme Undy, who has served in the role since 2016.
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image: UK freight logistics stories shipping sector Geest Line bananas cargo handling break bulk containerSome of the Smaller Freight and Logistics Stories This Week from Around the Globe
What You May Have Missed in the Shipping Sector

Friday, August 23, 2019
UK – The week's round up of snippets of freight and logistics news you may have missed begins with the relocation of Eastern Caribbean shipping firm Geest Line which is returning to Portsmouth just two years after relocating to Dover. The company says it moved its cargo handling operation to the Kent port due to scheduling difficulties at Portsmouth, which have now been resolved.
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image: UK Rhenus logistics freight forwarding Brexit no deal AEO EORI Transitional Simplified Procedure: TSP T forms customs broker Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Gives Useful Advice on Preparing for Brexit
What Import and Export Shippers Should be Doing in Case of a No Deal

Friday, August 23, 2019
UK – EUROPE – With the likelihood of the UK departing the European Union without a formal deal on trade, advice continues to pour in from all quarters, some good, some misplaced. One freight forwarding outfit which has come out with some sensible points is international operator Rhenus Logistics, which has produced a handy checklist for international shippers of goods to help them manage their requirements in the run-up to Britain's exit.
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image: UK Britannia Maritime Aid disaster relief ship training vessel LISW 2019 London shipping week RMT Nautilus union Lord West Nigel EssenhighGrand Plans for Training and Disaster Relief Ship to Launch at London International Shipping Week
Charity Has Big Ideas for One of a Kind Vessel

Friday, August 23, 2019
UK – A comprehensive group of British stakeholders and supporters are to get behind an ambitious initiative from Britannia Maritime Aid (BMA), a registered charity which aims to build a futuristic, £150 million training and disaster relief vessel in the UK. The official plans will be launched at the UK Chamber of Shipping on Monday September 9 during London International Shipping Week (LISW2019) but a foretaste of what is scheduled has been released.
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image: Douala Cameroon Luanda Angola multi-purpose ship onboard cranes tonnes MarMalaita  M C Schiffahrt pirate hijacked abducted crewNo News of Eight Crew Abducted by Pirates from 679 TEU Multipurpose Cargo Ship
Hijackers Sneaked Aboard During the Night

Friday, August 23, 2019
CAMEROON – Eight members of the crew of the MarMalaita, the 679 TEU multi-purpose cargo vessel operated by the Hamburg based company MC Schiffahrt and attacked by pirates during the night of August 14, are still being held by their captors. Four of the crew remained on board after the criminal gang sneaked aboard just before midnight and hijacked the crew whilst she was at anchorage in Douala. The company issued a statement saying:
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image: US Autonomous Self Driving Tractor Trailers UPS freight forwarding self driving parcel logisticsAutonomous Self Driving Tractor Trailers Tested by Parcel and Logistics Group
Computer Controlled Semi's on US Freight Forwarding Route

Thursday, August 22, 2019
US – The venture capital arm of parcel and logistics giant UPS, UPS Ventures, has made a minority investment in San Diego-based autonomous driving company TuSimple. Together, both companies are testing self-driving tractor trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles can improve service and efficiency in the UPS network. This is an extension of the ongoing commercial relationship between UPS and TuSimple in which UPS has purchased transportation services from TuSimple.
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image: European Union Brexiteers wild elephants barbaric trade CITES shipments wild animals Born FreeShame of the European Union as Wildlife Charity Lambasts It Over Elephant Protection
EU Will Hand Ammunition to Brexiteers if it Fails to Stop Animal Shipments

Thursday, August 22, 2019
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation has lashed out at the European Union over its reported intention to vote against wild animal protection. This week, in a landmark decision, 46 governments voted in committee to end the barbaric practice of capturing live wild baby and juvenile elephants, mainly in Zimbabwe, for trade to zoos and circuses around the world, at the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
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image: Georgia APM Terminals Poti container handling vessel handling Container Handling Facility Adopts 24/7 Working
Terminal Working to be Made More Flexible

Thursday, August 22, 2019
GEORGIA – The container handling facility of APM Terminals Poti has commenced the implementation of uninterrupted 24/7 operations to maximise berth utilisation, increase efficiency and speed up vessel handling. The introduction of a flexible workforce management solution will take place in two phases. Phase one will apply to single berth occupancy. The workforce currently allocated to the free berth will be assigned to the operational berth to cover break times and support a smooth and uninterrupted workflow.
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image: International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) low sulphur fuel IMO Cap Free Guide to Ensure Safety and Complicity of Low Sulphur Marine Fuel
Shipping and Refining Interests Produce Helpful Advice

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
WORLDWIDE – With the imposition of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Sulphur Cap just months away a number of shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organisations have worked together with the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) to produce a free to download Joint Industry Guide on the supply and use of 0.50% sulphur marine fuel.
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image: Australia Hamburg Sud container shipping line Malaysia Port Kelang TEU New Oceania Services for Container Line Announced
October Schedules Published

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
AUSTRALIA – SOUTH EAST ASIA – The advent of containerisation was a revolution for many shipping lines, not least one with a history stretching back almost 150 years. Australia and New Zealand were trial markets for the new system and Hamburg Süd was one of the first to adapt to it, since when trade in Oceania has become a key element in the company's service portfolio.
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