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image: Estonia Tallink Silja Cargo freight passenger RoRo smart deck solutions Freight and Passenger RoRo Ferry Group Partners Up to Make Vessel Loading Faster
Smart Car Decks Are the Objective of Scientific Collaboration

Thursday, January 17, 2019
ESTONIA – RoRo Ferry line Tallink Grupp and the Tallin University of Technology's (TalTech) Estonian Maritime Academy have announced a scientific collaboration with the aim of developing various innovative solutions for Tallink Grupp's vessels over the next two years. The group carries both passenger and freight traffic with Tallink Silja Cargo operating between Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Latvia.
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image: CMA CGM container shipping alliance box vessels COSCO Shipping, Evergreen and OOCLNext Tranche of Service Offerings from Container Shipping Alliance
Four Companies Put a Combined 330 Box Vessels on the Water

Thursday, January 17, 2019
WORLDWIDE – Beginning in April 2019 the Ocean Alliance, the container line services provided jointly by CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping, Evergreen Line and OOCL, will launch what the partners have termed its Day 3 Product. The quartet claim that their alliance is the largest operational agreement between shipping companies in the world.
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image: US European Court of Justice Commission freight logistics TNT UPS parcel carrier Appeal Says Freight and Logistics Group Should Have Been Allowed to Acquire Parcel Carrier
European Commission Decision Annulled by European Court of Justice

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
US – EUROPE – The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that the European Commission's (EC) decision to deny the proposed takeover of Dutch parcel carrier TNT, by US freight and logistics giant UPS, must be annulled due to 'procedural irregularity', agreeing with the General Court in finding that the EC infringed UPS's right of the defence.
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image: Denmark cyber security global shipping attacks Maersk AIS Navtex softwareShipping Industry Cyber Attacks Prompt Government Action
Security Upgrade Following Spate of Crimes

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DENMARK – The Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has launched a new strategy for the shipping industry aimed at reinforcing and improving cyber and information security activities within the sector. In recent years, the global shipping industry has faced increasing vulnerability to cyber-attacks, as evidenced by the massive breach that affected shipping giant, AP Moller Maersk in 2017, the scale of which was unprecedented, costing as it did hundreds of millions of dollars.
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image: MSC UK Maersk 2M Liverpool port Felixstowe freight container shipping allianceContainer Alliance Shifts Transatlantic Freight Further North in Port Swap
MSC and Maersk Opt for 2M Move

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
UK – Container shipping alliance 2M has confirmed that the Port of Liverpool will become a permanent call on its TA4 service connecting Europe with several US ports. Apparently the move by members MSC and Maersk move follows the introduction of a temporary call in July 2018 resulting from continued disruption at the Port of Felixstowe.
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image: Asia pirate attack ships oil ReCAAP Malaysia Indonesia Sulu Sea SabahAsian Pirate Attacks on Ships Down to Lowest on Recent Record Following Arrests
Annual Report Shows Decline but Concern Over Hotspots

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
ASIA – The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has released its annual report which shows a total of 76 reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia in 2018, representing a 25% decrease year-on-year, the lowest number since ReCAAP began keeping records in 2007.
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image: Switzerland freight forwarding agency Panalpina global logistics forwarder road haulage ocean Denmark DSVAcquisition of Swiss Freight Forwarding Agency Could Create Third Largest Global Logistics Group
DSV Bids Unbidden for Panalpina

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DENMARK – SWITZERLAND – From comparatively humble beginnings DSV has evolved in forty years from a collective of ten local road haulage operators to a proclaimed top five global freight forwarding outfit, and now comes the news that the group has made an unsolicited bid for Swiss headquartered Panalpina. Currently Panalpina ranks as the fifth largest ocean freight forwarder with DSV one place back with slightly less share of that market.
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image: France Eniram Ro/Pax ferry operator Piana La Méridionale Wärtsilä energy management technology digitalisationDigitalisation of Ro/Pax Ferry Systems Produces Cut is Costs for French Operator
Year Long Trial Finds Energy Savings

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
FRANCE – Eniram, a subsidiary company of the Finnish Wärtsilä group, is dedicated to finding energy savings for the maritime sector and has now utilised its latest in energy management technology to assist French ferry operator La Méridionale maximise savings on one of its fleet, the Ro/Pax ferry Piana, which travels between Marseille and Corsica.
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image: UK Airlander 10 freight passenger blimp aircraft airship prototype HAV304Lighter Than Air Craft Will Pursue Passenger not Freight Traffic
Airlander 10 Aims for Production Despite Early Setbacks

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
UK – Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), creators of the Airlander 10, a part-blimp, part-plane hybrid aircraft, have been awarded Production Organisation Approval (POA) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), as the company looks to set to focus on flying passengers, not freight, following the formal retirement of the prototype Airlander 10 after successful testing. The 92 metre craft stands 26 metres high with a lifting capacity of 10 tonnes and derives from the US Army's original prototype HAV304 airship.
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image: Taiwan Colombia Chile Evergreen Line shipping container ship Sulphur cap Container Shipping Line Extends Latin American Reach with New Offices
Taiwan Based Carrier Having a Busy Time as Sulphur Cap Approaches

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
LATIN AMERICA – TAIWAN – SINGAPORE – Evergreen Line has been busy of late in terms of the Latin American trade for which it sees real potential for growth. Having established offices in Peru, Chile and Mexico over the past few months the Taipei headquartered shipping group which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, has now opened its latest agency in Colombia.
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