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Appointments and Departures in the Shipping and Logistics Sectors

Staff Announcements Made This Week

GERMANY – Hamburg Süd has announced that Frank Smet, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) will be going into retirement at the end of March after roughly 27 years with the company. Smet, who has been working in the shipping industry for over 40 years, including in Brazil, Chile, Australia and Hong Kong, has been a member of Hamburg Süd’s Management Board since 2012.

Friday, January 24, 2020
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Weekly Run Down of Smaller Items Starts with the Need for More Women in Shipping

Some of the Logistics Items You May Have Missed

DENMARK – Like most maritime nations, and indeed the logistics industry worldwide, female representation is sadly lacking throughout. Now Danish Shipping, the trade and employer organisation for more than 90 ship owners and offshore companies which control 95% of the country's home flagged merchant fleet, want to introduce more women to the maritime sector.

Friday, January 24, 2020
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UAE Looks to Take Central Position in Regional Freight with World Logistics Passport Scheme

Dubai Takes the Initiative with Own Silk Road Strategy

UAE – At this year's World Economic Forum, Dubai took the opportunity to launch its World Logistics Passport, a major Dubai initiative to boost 'South-South' trade. The initiative links Customs World, DP World, and the Emirates Group to enhance connectivity through Dubai and, through expertise sharing and process development directly between partner countries. A pilot project operational since July 2019 has, it is claimed, increased trade by participants by 10%.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Gulf of Guinea Bucks the Piracy Trend and Remains Dangerous

Kidnappings for Ransom Are a Favourite Source of Cash

WORLDWIDE – Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual piracy report.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Moves to Improve London Air Quality Include Amendments to Van (and soon HGV) Scrappage Scheme

Double Payments to Boost Cleaner Vehicle Sales and Larger Firms and Road Haulage Trucks Eligible

UK – In a move which will please road haulage interests and, as part of the Mayor of London's action to tackle dirty air across the capital, Sadiq Khan has announced a series of measures that will accelerate the move to cleaner vehicles across the capital, which include plans to double payments for his van scrappage scheme to £7,000, with £9,500 also now available to those switching to electric vans.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Transport and Logistics Gets a Place in UK Female Talent Awards

The Forgotten Industry is Starting to Get Noticed

UK – WeAreTheCity, an organisation that helps promote female talent in the UK, have announced a new category for its annual Top 100 Rising Star Awards. With the help of industry advocate Anna Delvecchio of Amey and CILT UK, WeAreTheCity have introduced a category for Transport and Logistics to this year's proceedings, joining 20 other industry sectors and professions as part of the annual awards.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Breakthrough in Tyre Technology Leaves the Door Open to Complete Recycling

Canadian Scientists Say This Could Solve an Old Problem

CANADA – WORLDWIDE – Whilst the UK government still considers a formal ban on tyres over 10 years old, and has advised against the use of these on the front axles of commercial vehicles in its latest guide to roadworthiness, the problem of recycling them remains.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Container Terminal and Port Operators Link Up

European and Middle East Freight Partnership

SWITZERLAND – DUBAI – EUROPE – DP World and container terminal operator Swissterminal Holding have entered a strategic partnership, which will see the Dubai based port group take a 44% stake in Swissterminal from this week. The Mayer family, who founded the business, remaining the majority shareholder.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Road Lobby Demands HS2 is Scrapped and Cash Made Available to Spread the Benefits

Survey Reveals 2 out of 3 Drivers Agree

UK – When the plans for the high speed rail project HS2 was first mooted it is doubtful that the government of the day realised just how controversial the route might prove. What it certainly should have been aware of however was that, like so many such schemes in the past, costs would run up to levels far higher than the original figures put forward.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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