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Transport and Logistics Charity Deserves Our Interest and Continued Support as the Game Changes

Time to Reflect on Those to Whom Disease is an Ever Present Enemy

WORLDWIDE – Times like these will write an indelible chapter in the book of life of any who live through them. Sometimes it's natural to think only of one's own immediate circumstances, facing up to new challenges, worrying about one's own, and one's family's future. It does some good however to put this into perspective on occasion and realise fighting nature's demons is something others face up to every single day.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Maritime Unions and Charities Step Up to Help Seafarers Through the Crisis

As the Virus Takes its Toll on Sailors Key to Supply Chain Help is at Hand

WORLDWIDE – As the world faces up to the pandemic the very people upon who we all depend for our essential supplies, those working at sea to keep society fed, are often to be found in dire straits themselves. Now unions and charities are striving to support seafarers and their families.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Specialist Logistics Insurer Advises Clients to Check All Aspects of Their Cover During the Crisis

Unoccupied Offices and Terminals Pose a Different Level of Risk

UK – Normally whenever we publish a comment from what is seen as a specialist insurer working in the logistics field it refers to goods in transit, cyber security or, as in the current situation, force majeure where ports and shippers are reacting to a hitherto unprecedented threat and turning to the measure.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Freight Forwarding Agents Should Take the Chance to Train Furloughed Staff Online Ready for Brexit

With Government Grants Extended Now is the Time to Prepare for a No Deal EU Exit

UK – In a world of uncertainty freight forwarders are being reminded that there is still a train coming down the track they need to pay heed to. With all thoughts on the virus, the spectre that is Brexit is very real, negotiations may be currently delayed but those organisations that need to be ready for the potentially career changing Customs regulations, particularly those who have furloughed staff, now have the perfect chance to regroup and make use of an online tool to guide them through it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Analysts Predict the Future of Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

Huge Growth Anticipated for Private and Commercial Sectors

US – WORLDWIDE – There will be few involved in the transport industry who doubt that the autonomous vehicle sector will grow substantially in the coming years. Trials for both private vehicles and commercial truck right up the heaviest range are being conducted by all major manufacturers, and some new players, all around the globe.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Road Haulage and Freight Lobby Get Official Recognition for Logistics Workers from UK Government

Department for Transport Sanctions Lifting Travel Restrictions for Essential Staff

UK – Official confirmation of the importance of logistics in this stressful time was given today in a letter from the Department for Transport clarifying that the essential roles played by road haulage drivers and others in the freight supply chain will not be interfered by officialdom who may otherwise misinterpret government guidelines about travel and work.

Monday, March 30, 2020
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Europe's Largest Freight and Passenger Ferry Company Maintains Services Despite the Virus

Controversial Decision to Continue Most Operations During Covid-19 Outbreak

EUROPE – Whilst we have seen the likes of P&O Ferries suspend passenger ferry services to concentrate on freight carriage during the current crisis, Stena Line has opted for different tactics and is maintaining some passenger routes. Now it is reassuring customers that it is taking every precaution possible to help ensure the safety of customers and employees, whilst maintaining the supply lines for vital medical goods and food supplies.

Monday, March 30, 2020
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New Post-Panamax Container Cranes are Largest at Any Baltic Port

Swedish Terminal Ready for the Biggest Visiting Box Vessels

SWEDEN – CHINA – The development of the container facilities at the new Stockholm Norvik Port, to be run by Hutchison Ports, are certainly proving lucrative for materials handling supplier Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC). In February we saw two of the state run Chinese company's straddle carriers arrive, preceded by two new super-post-Panamax cranes the previous month.

Monday, March 30, 2020
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US Maritime Unions Step Up to the Plate to Fight Coronavirus

Efforts to Maintain Supply Chain as Hospital Ships Arrive

US – With the US now having more cases than any other in the world, the country's supply chain is coming under ever greater pressure as the Covid-19 virus spreads across the states. This inevitably means the US maritime unions are finding themselves on the frontlines to aid the government's efforts to combat the spread of the virus.

Monday, March 30, 2020
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Maritime Union Boss Asks Employers to Help Protect Public Health

Stevedores Need the Attitude Taken by Logistics and Intermodal

AUSTRALIA – The scourge of the virus has, so far, been seen less in the country than many places elsewhere, but the curve is heading steeply upward very fast and now the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has written to major businesses in Australia's marine supply chain seeking the urgent implementation of a consistent, industry-wide framework aimed at preventing viral transmission on worksites.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
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