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image: UK London urban pollution NOx diesel Euro standard British Safety Council emissions New Report on Impact of Urban Pollution Criticises Government and Health and Safety Executive
New Euro Standard HGV Diesel Engines Deemed as Worse Polluters in Some Respects

Monday, May 20, 2019
UK – The British Safety Council (BSC), an organisation dedicated to protecting workers from accidents, hazards and unsafe conditions since 1957, has launched a report on the 'Impact of air pollution on the health of outdoor workers' which it says provides compelling evidence to recognise ambient air pollution as an occupational health hazard in Britain. The report is particularly relevant to the logistics sector given the amount of airborne pollution from vehicles, including HGVs and others involved in urban road haulage activities.
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image: Russia China Latvia air freight carrier cargo on line ecommerce Atran Cainiao Network logisticsOnline Business Sparks New Chinese Air Freight Route for Russian Cargo Carrier
Latvia Connected in Latest Expansion of Network

Monday, May 20, 2019
RUSSIA – CHINA – LATVIA – Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary Atran Airlines, the Russian air freight express carrier has been extending connections with China once again. Shortly after introducing a new service to Xi'an, Atran has announced a new route into its network between Hangzhou (China), an emerging technology hub, and home to the e-commerce industry in China, and Riga (Latvia).
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image: UK Multimodal 2019 rail freight group track borne cargo road haulage emissions As Road Haulage Emissions, and Costs, Need Cutting, Rail Freight Group Opens Discussions
Multimodal 2019 to Host Summer Meeting of Track Borne Cargo Interests

Monday, May 20, 2019
UK – The ever expanding drive to reduce emissions produced by the logistics industry has touched every sector, none more so than road haulage which has seen track borne cargo levels steadily rise with an increased number of trains double stacking containers, whilst bulk goods favour the method. Now, at next month's Multimodal Exhibition, the Rail Freight Group will hold its RFG Summer Meeting.
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image: Hamburg Süd Maersk Line container ocean freight services box TEU Caribbean Europe Germany Ocean Container Lines Cooperate on New Transcontinental Freight Services
Eight Reefer Box Vessels Deployed on New Route

Monday, May 20, 2019
EUROPE – CARIBBEAN – CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA & German container line Hamburg Süd says it has strengthened its ocean freight portfolio on the Europe-Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast trade with its latest collaboration with Maersk Line with the pair opening a joint, standalone set of service offerings.
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image: UK US freight transport logistics container shipping TEUSnippets of Transport and Logistics News You May Have Missed This Week
Some Miscellaneous Items from Around the World

Friday, May 17, 2019
GERMANY &ndash This week's round-up of freight and shipping news starts with Imperial Logistics which has formally opened the new Volkswagen Group Packaging Centre which it is managing and operating at JadeWeserPort, Wilhelmshaven. The 40,000 m2 facility took 9 months to complete. The new Centre comprises four halls which will receive around 7,000 different Audi, VW and VW Commercial Vehicles parts lines from plants throughout Europe; these will then be stored, picked, packed and containerised for shipment.
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image: UK freight forwarding logistics shipping Customs training deadline grant Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association Warns of Looming Deadline for Training Grants
Customs Funding Window Closes This Month

Thursday, May 16, 2019
UK – Even mentioning Brexit may have now become so irritating to anyone in the country that they might well 'switch off' when the word is mentioned, but today comes a timely reminder from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) that a deadline looms which many involved in the shipping of goods may need to be reminded of.
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image: UK London International shipping week IMRF Awards Maritime Rescue Federation searchNominations Open for Search and Rescue Bravery at Sea Awards
London International Shipping Week Will Hail Heroes of 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – Nominations have opened for the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards 2019 offering a chance to recognise incredible people, new innovations and technologies that make saving lives at sea possible, even in the most difficult and demanding circumstances.
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image: Persian Gulf Iran US USS carrier strike group commercial vessels ballistic missiles bomber group Concern for Commercial Vessels in Persian Gulf as Four Ships Attacked and Damaged
Threat of Ballistic Missiles Prompts Deployment of Carrier Strike Group

Thursday, May 16, 2019
PERSIAN GULF – US – IRAN – Tension had been escalating between the US and its traditional adversaries with an advisory notice last week to commercial shipping that there may imminently be attacks on vessels with a view to damage the oil production lines. The warning came just days after the US moved an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers into the area after intelligence reports said that Iran was moving short range ballistic missiles into the Gulf.
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image: Denmark APM Terminals Inland Services AP Moller-Maersk container freight logisticsContainer Shipping Group Integrates Freight Terminal Operations into Logistics Services
Restructuring at Danish Giant Continues

Thursday, May 16, 2019
DENMARK – APM Terminals Inland Services will be integrated into Maersk Logistics & Services from August 1, 2019, in the hope of providing customers with seamless access to a wider range of logistics and services offerings. This is the latest step in AP Moller-Maersk's restructuring plan to simplify its business operations and focus solely on the transport and logistics business where Maersk Line still holds the title of the world's largest container freight company.
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image: UK Brexit law firm HFW shipping maritime arbitration disputes Despite Brexit Fears the UK Continues to be the Arbitration Point of Choice for Global Shipping
New Report Confirms Little Has Changed When it Comes to Legal Disputes

Thursday, May 16, 2019
UK – A report 'The Maritime Arbitration Universe In Numbers One Year On', from global, sector-focused law firm HFW has found that London continues to dominate the market for maritime arbitration, despite suggestions that Brexit would see activity shift to emerging disputes hubs around the world. According to HFW London accounts for more than 80% of such global maritime activity, according to HFW's analysis of data from 13 major maritime institutions around the world.
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