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image: Hong Kong eCommerce start up freight logistics forwarder e Commerce Start Ups Can Look to Freight Forwarder for Complete Logistics Package
New Support Option for Order Fulfilment, Tracking of Goods etc.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
HONG KONG – With the seemingly unstoppable growth in e-commerce no logistics agency can afford to ignore developments, and one well known forwarder, U-Freight, points out that this explosion of trade has had a side effect of significantly increasing the number of small start-up operations as the global market develops apace.
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image: South Africa Transnet National Ports Authority TNPA Durban container freight bulk cargoes TEUFrom Container Freight to Bulk Cargoes and Beyond the Situation is Sunny in South Africa
Growth All Round Last Year for Key Port

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
SOUTH AFRICA – It seems it was growth all round last year for the Port of Durban with figures just published for 2018 by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) showing a jump in container freight and both dry and liquid bulk cargoes.
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image: UK Drax power station Port of Hull import ABP cargo wood pellets tonnes dry bulk terminalDry Bulk Cargo Import Terminal Feeds Northern Port's Success
Largest Single Shipment Ever Arrives for Main Client

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
UK – The Port of Hull has recently celebrated a milestone, completing the largest shipment of wood pellets ever handled at Associated British Port's (ABP) Dry Bulks Terminal. The ABP operations team discharged nearly 30,000 tonnes from the 200 metre bulk carrier, Isadora, destined for the Drax Power Station in Selby. The shipment will generate enough sustainable electricity for almost 18,000 homes for a year.
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image: Hong Kong billion dollar project freight vessels aircraft drilling barges cutter suction dredgers spreader pontoons sand pumping international airport South China SeaAirport Runway Development Will Cause Disruption at Sea
Multi-Billion Dollar Project Gets Under Way

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
HONG KONG – The $18 billion (HK$142 billion) project to expand the international airport which projects off Chep Lak Kok island into the South China Sea, is now getting under way with the release this week by the Government's SAR Marine Department of an update to last year's notice 38. The Master Plan is to reclaim more land and have three working runways for freight and passenger aircraft by 2024 and extensive marine works are about to begin. Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.
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image: UKWA warehouse keeper forged in war Transaid Malaria United Kingdom Warehousing Association death freight logisticsUKWA Backs Transaid the Freight and Logistics Sectors Favourite Charity in this its 75th Year
Warehouse Keepers Association Forged in War Fights the Scourge of Malaria in Africa

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UK – AFRICA – During the recent Annual Conference of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), the logistics industry body announced that it intends to mark this year, its 75th anniversary, and which it is celebrating throughout 2019, by attempting to raise a total of £75,000 for transport charity Transaid. An Association forged in the heat of war now intends to wage war itself on a very different enemy.
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image: Perth harbour port cargoes freight CalMac ferries CalPort fishmealScottish Port Looking to Grow as Largest Freight Vessels for Years Dock
Ferry Group Take Over Management and Develop Trade

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UK – You wait years for a big delivery then two come along at once. That was the situation last week when two of the largest vessels to visit the Perth Port in recent years docked within 24 hours of each other. Two companies, CalPort whose cargoes these were, and CalMac Ferries, have been working together of late to develop business opportunities and attract different freight types to the Harbour.
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image: UAE Maersk Largest Container Shipping Line Extends Emirates Global Aluminium Transport ContractLargest Container Shipping Line Extends Aluminium Transport Contract
Established Partnership to Continue

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
UAE – Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside the oil and gas industry, has signed a volume commitment extension agreement for 2019 with the world's largest container shipping line AP Moller-Maersk for transporting its aluminium to customers around the world.
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image: P&O Ferrymasters freight containers multimodal Europe Asia pallet wide high-cube swap body unitsAdditional Large Cube Freight Containers Supplement Multimodal Fleet
New Equipment to Boost European and Asian Services

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
EUROPE – P&O Ferrymasters is purchasing 600 new 45 foot, pallet wide high-cube freight containers to add to its already growing fleet. The multi-million euro investment ties in with the multimodal operator and logistics solutions provider's plans to continue to add more routes and services across Europe and Asia to its portfolio.
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image: Switzerland France CMA CGM third largest ocean container shipping 3PL freight forwarding acquisition CEVA logistics squeeze out share take overContainer Shipping Group Poised to Control Major Logistics Group
Shareholders Threatened with 'Cancellation or Squeeze Out'

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
FRANCE – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – French container shipping giant CMA CGM has updated its position regarding the acquisition of freight forwarding and logistics group CEVA telling remaining shareholders they should sell their shares at the offer rate of CHF 30 each or witness a 'squeeze out', the process by which shares can be acquired in a take-over by the company purchaser at a rate 'considered fair'.
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image: South Korea Netherlands ocean heavy lift vessels COSCO Busan ships BigLIft Chung YangPressure on Heavy Lift Sector Sees Intercontinental Cooperation Between Ocean Carriers
After Demise of Hansa so Two Former Rivals Join Up

Monday, March 18, 2019
NETHERLANDS – SOUTH KOREA – The pressure on operators in the ocean heavy lift industry sector can be gauged by the recent insolvency of one of the industry's best known names, Hansa, and now BigLift Shipping, a part of the Dutch Spliethoff group, and Busan based Chung Yang Shipping, have agreed to cooperate, pooling their four heavy transport vessels under the BigLift brand.
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