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Beware a Global Pandemic of Post Viral Supply Chain Crime as Cargo Thefts Mount

Not Just the Honest Getting Back to Work

WORLDWIDE – Manufacturers and logistics service providers must be prepared to protect their supply chains from a projected significant spike in cargo thefts as coronavirus lockdowns begin to be lifted across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has warned.

Monday, June 1, 2020
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Impact of Port Emissions from Shipping in the UK Needs Rapid Attention to Meet Zero Targets

Carbon and Sulphur Dioxides, Nitrogen Oxides and Noise All Pollute Docksides

UK – If anything the virus situation has brought the need to clean up the environment into sharper focus. In the UK the much lower traffic levels have made people realise just how much emissions are affecting air quality and, in a timely move, the British Ports Association issued a new report, 'Reducing Emissions from Shipping in Ports: Examining the Barriers to Shore Power', calling for the UK government to boost its support for shore power connections as a viable tool for meeting its Net Zero Carbon emissions targets.

Monday, June 1, 2020
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With Brexit in Mind a Freight Forwarder's View on Authorised Economic Status

So What Can AEO Actually Mean for Me?

UK – Authorised Economic Operator Status (AEO) is a term much bandied about at the moment as the Brexit negotiations get under way again, but what does it actually mean for a shipper, particularly one who has little experience with the complexities of international trade and specifically, Customs procedures?

Monday, June 1, 2020
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Mixed Bag of Shipping and Logistics News in This Week's Round Up

Some Global Freight Sector Stories You May Have Missed

UK – We start the weekly review of some of the smaller logistics related items with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) response to the government's announcement that it will move forward with dualling the remaining sections of the A66 between Scotch Corner and Penrith. The middle 50 mile section forms one of the key trans-Pennines trunk routes and has one of the worst road-safety records in the UK.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Dismal Figures Show Britain's Rail Freight in Decline Despite Government Promises

If Goods Are Supposed to Shift from Road Transport There is Little Sign Of It

UK – As we pointed out just yesterday there are those who would say the government is not taking its promises to shift more freight traffic from road to rail as seriously as it might. The just published data from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) certainly show a worrying downward trend as the statistics indicate the lowest totals carried since 1996-97.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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British Engineering Firm Revolutionises LGV Bodies with Recycled Bottle Products

Formula 1 Technology Gives Extra Capacity Whilst Remaining Green

UK – So Formula 1 has finally come to the commercial delivery sector. Penso is a company formed in the best British engineering tradition and has been directing its efforts to produce innovative products since 2000, mostly in the automotive sector with companies like Mercedes Benz. Now, focusing on a glaring gap in the LGV market the Coventry headquartered outfit has come up with an obvious way to increase the payload of last mile delivery vehicles.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Ballast Water Alien Organism Cleansing Technology Transfers to Fighting the Human Virus

Ultra Violet Light Device Approved to Kill Covid-19

FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – It seems the technology used to wipe out the invasive species found in the ballast water tanks of ocean going vessels has found a place in the fight against the current viral pandemic. BIO-SCAN, the UV-C-based surface disinfectant system announced last month by BIO-UV Group has now received certification from two independent testing laboratories.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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French Ports Align and One Signs Up to Community Systems Association

Old Competitors Become Ever Closer

FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – As three of the country's major ports continue on their mission to become one company as from 1 January 2021, the largest of the trio, Le Havre, has signed up as a member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA).

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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New White Paper Predicts a Shift in Emphasis on Warehouse Space Post Covid-19

Logistics Businesses Should Prepare for a New Way of Thinking

UK – Bis Henderson Space, a specialist in the field of warehouse organisation, has just published a new, free to download, white paper 'Warehouse Space: A New Strategy For A New Reality' which suggests that logistics professionals will be seeking to create supply chains that are far more flexible, resilient and better suited to the situation as it will be after it emerges from the Coronavirus crisis.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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