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image: South Africa deep water container general cargo port Ngqura Transnet National Ports Authority berths green status owls gully sharks environment freightDeep Water Container and General Cargo Port Needed Innovative Plans to Establish Green Status
From Owls to Gully Sharks - Building an Acceptable Modern Freight Facility Takes Initiative

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
SOUTH AFRICA – To ensure the country's newest seaport tipped all the boxes with regard to its environmental aspirations the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) had to come up with some unusual initiatives when laying down the blueprint for the deep water container Port of Ngqura, the only port with a green status in the South African port system and the twin sister to the older and well established Port Elizabeth.
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image: Mozambique cyclone Idai supply chain shipping logistics EU aid Red Cross Denmark DSV Logistics Sector Steps Up with Supply Chain for Cyclone Idai Victims
Danish Shipping Group Aids Red Cross Efforts as EU Chip In Cash

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
SOUTHERN AFRICA – DENMARK – Shortly after the EU granted €3.5 million in aid to the victims of cyclone Idai, which devastated much of Southern Africa recently, with €2 million provided in Mozambique, €1 million in Malawi, and €0.5 million in Zimbabwe, so the logistics sector started stepping up by providing an essential supply chain route for aid to the region.
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image: UK DP World COSCO container feeder services port call freight portfolioNew Container Feeder Services Boost DP World Intercontinental Freight Portfolio
Chinese Group Introduces Weekly Port Call

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
EUROPE – Chinese container shipping group, COSCO, is to introduce a new weekly call at DP World Southampton, as part of a rotation on one of its Europe Feeder & Trans-Atlantic routes, which includes St Petersburg, Russia; Kotka, Finland; Southampton, UK; and Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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image: Spain Hyster Yale fork lift trucks container reachstacker Port of Valencia hydrogen fuel cell technology H2ports MSCHydrogen Cell Powered Container Reachstacker Truck Designed for Sea Port
First in Europe for Revolutionary Fuel from Fork Lift Group

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
SPAIN – Fork lift and materials handling group Hyster Europe has announced it is developing a zero-emission container reachstacker featuring a hydrogen fuel cell for the Port of Valencia, as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme and H2Ports project. The port will be the first in Europe to incorporate hydrogen energy in its operations.
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image: Norway Finland China Multipurpose Transport Vessel Antarctic Aker BioMarine environment ship Polar CodeNewly Designed Ship to Meet Polar Code Required Environmental Considerations at Every Turn
Technology Group to Equip Multipurpose Transport Vessel Facing Antarctic Conditions

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
FINLAND – CHINA – NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Having received an order in December to design a state-of-the-art multipurpose transport vessel that will operate in Antarctic waters, technology group Wärtsilä has now been asked to also provide the ship with a comprehensive package of integrated propulsion and hybrid solutions to ensure highly efficient and environmentally sustainable operations.
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image: UK Artemis ocean yacht racing autonomous vessel electric wind hybrid catamaran UKRI decarbonise maritime transportationOcean Yacht Racing Shows the Way for Decarbonisation of Maritime Transportation
Funding Secured to Develop Next Stage of Wind/Electric Hybrid Vessels

Monday, March 25, 2019
UK – Belfast based Artemis Technologies, a spin-off from America's Cup team Artemis Racing, has received funding from a major seed corn programme that could see tens of millions of pounds pumped into its plans to decarbonise maritime transportation. The project which was launched in Belfast last October also intends to return commercial shipbuilding to the city.
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image: UK Davies Turner ocean freight forwarder logistics intermodal rail LCL service air cargo ratesStorms Suit UK Freight Forwarder as LCL Intermodal Rail Service Avoids Delays to Ocean Cargo
Revamped Davies Turner Consolidations Achieve Record Transit Times

Monday, March 25, 2019
CHINA – UK – Last December we detailed how independent UK freight forwarder Davies Turner was upgrading its fixed-day, weekly rail import service for LCL cargoes from China in a bid to challenge both ocean shipping times and air cargo rates.
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image: Stena Line Sweden Germany RoRo freight ferry group Japanese sleeping podsRoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Group Introduces Japanese Style Sleep Pods
Innovative Idea to Cut Costs

Monday, March 25, 2019
GERMANY – SWEDEN – In a novel move Stena Line, which operates RoRo services for both freight and passengers, has installed Japanese sleeping pods on its Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Skåne vessels, operating between Rostock in Germany and Trelleborg in Sweden.
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image: UK BIFA British International Freight Association RoRo ports freight forwarding European Union Brexit HMRC Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP)Freight Forwarding Association Praises HMRC Rethink on No Deal Brexit Arrangements
Revision of Transitional Simplified Procedures Pleases BIFA

Monday, March 25, 2019
UK – As the country lurches into an uncertain future, dragged by a generation of politicians of all hues and nationalities seemingly unfit for purpose, so individual facets working within the supply chain try to make some sense of what may lay ahead with plans to prepare as best one can for Britain's exit from the European Union. Now the latest move by UK Customs authorities has received praise from the British International Freight Association (BIFA).
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image: UK Australia Panalpina Babcock helicopters freight forwarder heavy air cargo Volga DneprExchange of Helicopters to the Other Side of the World Needed Heavy Air Freight Specialist Care
Another Unusual Cargo for Giant Aircraft

Friday, March 22, 2019
UK – AUSTRALIA – Once again the expertise of heavy and outsize air cargo delivery specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines was called upon by its longstanding logistics partner, freight forwarder Panalpina, when the call came for another, most unusual shipment, the exchange of two different helicopter types between companies located on the opposite sides of the globe.
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