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image: UAE COSCO container shipping line terminal deep water port belt and road initiativeNew Container Terminal Set to Become Hub for Shipping Company Global Network
Middle Eastern Port Aims for Key Position in Belt and Road Initiative

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
UAE – COSCO Shipping Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports have officially opened the new container terminal at Khalifa Port, the CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, positioning Abu Dhabi as the regional hub for COSCO's global network of 36 ports and further connecting the Emirate to the major trade hubs along the Belt and Road Initiative, as the port looks to almost double its current capacity over the next five years.
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image: Panama Canal tug boat ships captain ITF UCOC safety Union de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC)Panama Canal Row Continues as Safety of Tug Boat Crews Claimed to be in Jeopardy
Authority Reaction Inflames Union Anger

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
PANAMA – The simmering row between the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and its native affiliate, the Union de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC), which represents the Canal's tug captains, continues unabated after the ACP reacted in the press to the report issued last week in which it was claimed that fatigue amongst the tug captains, who marshal some of the world's biggest ships through the waterway, was presenting a serious risk.
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image: EU ship dismantling recycling seagoing vessels Disgrace of Ship Dismantling Must End as EU Regulation Comes into Force and New Platform Launched
Sustainable Shipping Initiative Gives Credit to Responsible Vessel Owners

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
WORLDWIDE – Five years ago the EU proposed that vessels registered in the European Union would have to be dismantled using suitable ecologically friendly and safe certified facilities. As from 31 December 2018, large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in sites included in the European List of ship recycling facilities. However alternatively flagged vessels can be dismantled anywhere and we have often described the appalling conditions that workers, including children, toil under, particularly in south east Asia.
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image: Somalia EU Navfor container ships pirate attack tanker merchant vessels security razor wire citadels Indian Ocean hijacks EU NAVFOR Celebrates a Decade Protecting Container Ships and Tankers from Pirate Attacks
Military Presence Has Dramatically Reduced Hijackings of Merchant Vessels

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
SOMALIA – UK – INDIAN OCEAN – Over the weekend, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), which protects merchant vessels carrying food aid and deters pirate attacks against container ships, tankers and fishing fleets, celebrated ten years of maritime operations. Commanded from its military headquarters in Northwood, London, the European Union Naval Force was officially launched on 8 December 2008. Codenamed 'Operation ATALANTA', after the mythological Greek huntress, it is a naval force generated by EU Member States working collectively, in support of UN Security Council Resolutions agreed from 2008 onwards, to tackle the Somali piracy crisis at source.
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image: UK China International Maritime Organization bravery at sea awards merchant ship sunkBravery at Sea heroes Honoured by International Maritime Organization Awards
Every Year We Witness a Catalogue of Heroism

Monday, December 10, 2018
UK – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – Every year we have the pleasure of announcing the recipients of the International Maritime Organization's Bravery Awards and, during this year's ceremony at the IMO's London headquarters last week the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea went to Mr Zhong Haifeng, who showed incredible courage in a series of underwater dives which resulted in the safe recovery of three people trapped within the hull of a sunken cargo ship.
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image: EU UK Freight international transport road haulage lorries trucks customs clearance no deal BrexitAs Brexit Vote Delayed Freight and Road Haulage Interests Speculate on What Lies Ahead
All to Play for as Several Scenarios Now Possible from No Deal to New Referendum

Monday, December 10, 2018
UK – EUROPE – In a week in which Voyager 2 has 'left the solar system', so the Brexit negotiations also enter uncharted territory. With the clock ticking so the European Court of Justice has ruled today that Britain can revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit without recourse to the other 27 EU member nations. This on the same day that Prime Minister Theresa May has backed down on having a vote to commend her leaving deal which looked increasingly as if she would lose support and suffer a humiliating defeat.
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image: Denmark UK Appointments Departures Staff Shipping Freight LogisticsAppointments and Departures in Shipping, Freight and Logistics This Week
Announcements of Staff Moves in the Industry

Friday, December 7, 2018
DENMARK – We open this week's shipping and logistics staff update with the news that Maersk Supply Service has announced the appointment of Karl Thorngren as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective April 29, 2019. Currently CFO of Svitzer Australia, Thorngren will report to CEO Steen Karstensen and will be a member of the senior management team in Maersk Supply Service.
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image: US UK DUBAI Denmark Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket freight logistics port shipping short sea feeder container cargoA Very Quick Look at Some of the Freight and Logistics Stories You May Have Missed
Theoretical Lifeboats to Crashing Space Rocket Videos Make for an Interesting Round Up

Friday, December 7, 2018
FINLAND – WORLDWIDE – This week's look at some of the stories you may have missed from the shipping, freight and logistic sectors begins with the news that technology group Wärtsilä has put a novel spin of awakening the world to the threat of climate change by designing a hypothetical lifeboat for use in flooded buildings.
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image: US antitrust ocean container freight carrier alliances Shipping Act amendments marine service terminal ports Is Revised US Shipping Act a Common Sense Antitrust Measure - or a Licence to Steal?
Container Alliances Will Fear Retro Prosecutions Despite Multilateral Authority Acceptance

Friday, December 7, 2018
US – Following the recent shipping industry trend of consolidation and ocean container carrier alliances, the US has signed into law amendments to the Shipping Act primarily designed to address issues related to antitrust matters. According to an analysis by law firm Holland & Knight Partners (H&K), the changes are intended to help protect marine terminal service providers as well as other US marine equipment and services providers, and to preserve investment in domestic shore-side maritime infrastructure.
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image: UK Brexit withdrawal agreement Downing Street Grayling logistics supply chain freight road haulage RHA FSDFLogistics Bosses Back Brexit Withdrawal Agreement to Ensure Supply Chain Freight Flows Unhindered
Bosses from Road Haulage to Food Storage Agree Deal - With Some Reservations

Friday, December 7, 2018
UK – Downing Street somewhat resembled the M25 in the past week or so as a steady stream of visitors were summoned to meetings to hear the government's take on why the Brexit deal on the table is a good option for Britain. Callers included the great and the good from a range of industries, financial services, advanced manufacturing, food and drink and retail, alongside business lobby organisations and trade associations, and the freight, logistics and road haulage sectors were there to represent the entire international supply chain.
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