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A Variety of Key Logistics News from Around the Globe This Week

Bits and Pieces You Might Have Missed

UK – The cancellation of the Multimodal exhibition and conference 2020 last week has left a big hole in the diary for many of the thousands of freight forwarders, shippers etc. who use the event as a highlight of their networking year. Many also attend to stay abreast of current and pending affairs in logistics, and the organisers have found a way to bridge that gap between now and the 2021 event in Birmingham next March.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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UK Travel Restrictions Lifted From Major Holiday Destinations from Next Week

No Self Isolation for Visitors and Returning Passengers

UK – Passengers returning or visiting from certain destinations which pose a reduced risk to the public health of UK citizens, including Spain and Italy, will no longer need to self-isolate when arriving in England, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will set out today (Friday 3 July).

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Eighth Annual Maritime Themed Photographic Competition Open to All in UK Aged Over 16

As Virus Stops So Many Events Fish and Ships Contest Continues Uninfected

UK – National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society which supports fishermen, merchant mariners and their dependants who are suffering financial hardship, is once again on the lookout for photographers to submit their favourite images of the sea, for its eighth annual competition honouring Britain's proud maritime heritage.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Air Cargo Analysts Say Volumes Are Rising as PPE Shipments Fade Away

Life After Medical Supplies for the Airfreight Sector

WORLDWIDE – During the course of the pandemic, for many airlines the carriage of the vast quantities of personal protective equipment has been the only bright spot. Now, as PPE volumes faded, global air cargo volumes in June provided the first real indicators of structural recovery. According to air cargo market analysts CLIVE Data Services the industry seems to be 'slowly getting back up on its feet' as volumes in the first four weeks climbed 6% versus the full four weeks of May.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Heavy Lift Trade Continues to Carry Project Freight Orders Despite Difficult Times

Energy Market Cannot Afford to be Halted

US – EUROPE – IRAQ – The project forwarding market is alive and well in difficult times, with major logistics shipments seemingly impervious to viral attacks. When energy production is involved it has to be business as normal as possible and heavy lift specialist fleet operator AAL has just completed such an essential movement.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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New High Bay Storage System Set to Revolutionise Efficiency of Container Freight Terminals

New Technology Will Speed Up Box Movements, Reduce Accidents and Cut Yard Footprint

DUBAI – The world's first container High Bay Store system (HBS) at Jebel Ali Port which we revealed in December was being constructed for port and logistics group DP World, hes finished assembling and set to start real life tests before September. BoxBay is a joint venture by the UAE outfit and the German industrial engineering specialist SMS group who say the technology is set to dramatically change the way containers are handled in ports in the future.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Changing Vessel Call Patterns Due to Covid-19 Create a Paradox in Environmental and Monetary Terms

Bigger Ships and Fewer Visits Can be Beneficial if Handled Correctly by Container Terminals

SPAIN – The recent changes in the patterns of cargo passing through the world's ports, so deeply affected by the conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic has caused those at the BEST container terminal in the Port of Barcelona to review the way freight is handled, and the performance levels required to keep the customers satisfied.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Report Considers the Possibility That Pandemic Will Cause Rise in Pirate Attacks on Shipping

Container Vessels and Tankers May Be Under Threat Again Off East African Coastline

EAST AFRICA – This week saw the publication of an interesting report linking the current pandemic to the possibility of the return to high levels of piracy off the coasts of East Africa. The viral statistics and spread prevention techniques in each are compared with the growth or otherwise in pirate attacks on merchant and other shipping in countries including Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Yemen.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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Unique Shipping Container Format Now Allows for Online 3D Design by Customer

Plan Your Own Box Configurator for Extra Security and Safety

WORLDWIDE – Always looking to innovate, manufacturer of their unique 'deck and lid' shipping containers CakeBoxx Technologies has made it even easier for customers to ensure they can order a bespoke unit with all the features they need in pursuit of their business.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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