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Bits and Pieces of Logistics News from Around the Freight Industry

Some Items You May Have Missed This Week

UK – This week's smaller freight and logistics items start as Narrow Aisle, which makes the popular range of Flexi articulated fork lift trucks, announces the launch of a dedicated online spare parts store. Flexi customers around the world will find all the original parts and accessories they need to ensure that their Flexi lift trucks operate at optimum efficiency.

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Weekly Update of Appointments and Departures in Shipping and Logistics

Who is Off to Which Job this Month

UK – Hull-based shipping and logistics company, John Good Shipping has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Barry Clarkson as Head of IT. Clarkson will be responsible for leading John Good Shipping's IT Strategy and will provide technology leadership and vision for all areas of the business, as the company moves into a new phase of development and growth.

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Multimodal 2020 Will Now Have a Freight Forwarders Village Courtesy of BIFA

Logistics Interests Get a New Chance to Network and Advertise Their Wares

UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reached an agreement with the event' organisers of Multimodal 2020, to expand its existing presence by creating a freight forwarders village in a prominent part of the exhibition hall.

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Political Bun Fight Over Floating Armouries Strands Captain Away from Home for Over Three Years

Unions Support Seaman Who Has Been Held Without Charge

SRI LANKA – There has been a wave of solidarity from hundreds of trade unionists from maritime unions affiliated with the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) for the plight of Captain Gennadiy Gavrylov who has been prevented from leaving Sri Lanka since his arrest on 23 June 2016 in connection with an ongoing police investigation relating to the Sri Lankan flagged vessel Avant Garde (IMO 8107036).

Friday, September 20, 2019
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Contractors Appointed for Next Stage of New Deep Water Terminal at Container Port

Cranes to Facilitate Box Handling and Multiple Reefer Points in Scheme

UK – Building and civil Engineering firm, McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of development at Peel Port's Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will significantly increase the footprint of the site and see the addition of ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS).

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Giving New Life to Commercial Waterborne Freight Traffic on the River Thames

Another Historic Wharf Comes Alive

UK – Peruvian Wharf on the River Thames gives an allegorical insight into the recent history of freight on the river. Having fallen out of use the wharf, one of fifty strategically located wharves on the Thames which have been safeguarded for cargo handling, has now been rejuvinated, ensuring the life of waterborne traffic both locally and beyond.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Maritime Subsidies Need an Overhaul According to New Report

European Commission Failing Workers and Environment

EUROPE – A new study released by the OECD and the International Transport Forum (ITF-OECD) on the current effect of direct and indirect maritime subsidies on the European shipping industry has found that the current system is failing European taxpayers and workers.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Another Antitrust Case Sees US Freight Forwarder Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

Shipping Prices Fixed in Cartel Scandal

US – Louisiana-based freight forwarder, Dip Shipping has agreed to plead guilty to an antitrust charge for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of freight forwarding services sold to customers in the United States and elsewhere. Under the terms of its plea agreement, Dip Shipping agreed to pay a $488,250 criminal fine.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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French Fresh Fruit Firm Favours Flourishing Freight Facility for Future Flows

London Gateway Logistics Park to Gain Another Customer

UK – Compagnie Fruitière UK, a supplier and ripener of bananas in the UK market place will open a brand-new ripening centre at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park. The build of the new site will get underway through 2020, with the goal of being fully operational by 2021.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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New Maritime Simulator Officially Gets Under Way

Branson Tests Out New Technology

UK – Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, officially opened the Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) Solent's new Simulator Centre on Sunday 15 September, along with Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin. During the visit, the famed entrepreneur tested the simulators for himself and met some of the Crew who will be sailing and training at the centre for Virgin Voyages.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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