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Largest Food Packaging Group Gets Smart Digital Logistics Warehouse from Supply Chain Company
Safer Faster Facility to Handle Materials

7/16/2019
SINGAPORE – Tetra Pak, the company behind the iconic, tetrahedron-shaped plastic-coated paper carton which has led the business to be the larges...
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Port Gets Permission for Freight and Logistics Building Development
Fifty Two Million Dollar Project Gets Go Ahead

7/16/2019
US – The Commissioners of the Port of Oakland have approved the final permit associated with one of the most anticipated industrial developments...
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Five Century Old Port Sees Revival with Added LCL Freight Offering as Tonnages Rise
Less than Container Load Cargoes Consolidated to Good Effect

7/16/2019
COLOMBIA – Last year saw Swiss logistics group Panalpina set up what it claimed as the first ocean freight hub in Cartagena for Central and Sout...
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Cargo Sales and Handling Services Contracts Disbursed for New Israeli Air Freight Service
Twenty Tonnes of Space Available Daily on New Flights

7/15/2019
UK – ISRAEL – US – Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded contracts to WTA Aviation and Swissport in Israel to support the launch and gro...
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Multimodal Container Moves Prompt Container Feeder Line to Commence New Services
Eight Weekly Sailings For Swedish - European Routes

7/15/2019
EUROPE – SWEDEN – The multimodal division of container shipping outfit Unifeeder has upgraded its services to better connect the Swedish m...
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That Time of Year for the Young Freight Forwarders Nominations Has Come Again
Chance for a Youngster to Collect the Most Prestigious World Logistics Award

7/15/2019
WORLDWIDE – As the collaboration between, leading international insurer, the TT Club and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Asso...
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Cyber Continuity and Incident Response Plan is Essential Read for Logistics and Shipping Companies
Insurance Group Offer Free Online Guide to Spare Both Blushes and Cash

7/15/2019
UK Cyber Crime A phrase that sends a shudder down the spine of any executive charged with running a company, and for those in the shipping and log...
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Glittering Award Ceremony from Road Haulage Group Had All the Elements
Even Gender Imbalance is Changing in the Most Unlikely Places

7/13/2019
UK – This week saw the annual Road Haulage Association (RHA) Awards, held in this its 75th Anniversary year, and the celebrations at the London ...
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Wind Powered Merchant Ships on the Agenda - Again
Oldest Technology Making a Comeback

7/12/2019
US – NETHERLANDS – The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Netherlands based research institute, MARIN have launched a Joint Industry Pr...
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Battery Saver Designed to Preserve Life in Cold Chain and Temperature Sensitive Trucks
Hardy Unit Aims to Prevent Discharge and Maintenance Problems

7/12/2019
US – Never has the humble battery been elevated to the status it now has as a variety of cell types control aircraft, power cars and trucks and ...
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From Kids Introduction to Shipping to the Panama Canal - This Week's Snippets
Little Bits of Freight and Logistics News You May Have Missed

7/12/2019
UK – The weekly round-up of smaller freight and logistics stories starts with the announcement that the Port of Tyne has partnered with Greggs F...
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Logistics Outfit Agrees Long Term Lease Extension with Port Authority
Island facilities Secured for a Further Term

7/11/2019
AUSTRALIA – The Port of Brisbane and Australian logistics operator, Qube Logistics, have agreed to a 33-year extension of Qube's existing le...
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Air Freight Pharma Traffic Attracts Another Multi Million Euro Project
New Cargo Facility to Handle Ambient and Cool Traffic

7/11/2019
BELGIUM – Swissport is investing in a state-of-the-art air cargo facility at Brussels Airport. While Brussels Airport Company is constructing th...
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UK Government Plans for School Children in Maritime Careers
Minister Launches New Incentive

7/11/2019
UK – Thousands of children across the UK could be inspired to take up a career in maritime thanks to lessons being rolled out across the country...
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More Brexit Controversy as Road Haulage Representatives Criticise Minister
Meanwhile Commons Select Committee Tells Chris Grayling to 'Learn'

7/11/2019
UK – Just as the British International Freight Association (BIFA) criticises it, so another government faux pas gets the same treatment, ...
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Container Freight, Bulk Cargoes and Passengers Get Thirty Year Plan from Deep Water Port
US Facilities Look Forward with a Nod to the Past

7/11/2019
US – As container cargoes hit record highs there, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled its Port Master Plan 2050, a compre...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Representatives Criticise No Deal Brexit VAT Scheme
Too Few Sign Up After Government Ignored Advice

7/11/2019
UK – In August 2018 the British government issued a notice, and subsequently launched a scheme intended to protect VAT revenues on the two milli...
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Intermodal Business Sees New Locomotive Unveiled at Site of Deep Water Port
Five Day a Week Container Service from London Gateway for Yorkshire

7/10/2019
UK – DP World's Thames side deep water port of London Gateway was the scene this week for the naming of the new Class 66 locomotive Mad...
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Mystery of Who is Responsible as Container Ship Impounded after Huge Narcotics Find
Billion Dollar Drugs Smuggling Prompts US Authorities to Hold Vessel and Some Crew

7/10/2019
US – News that the American authorities have seized the MSC Gayane which was found to have a consignment of narcotics aboard when she cal...
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At Last! Some Common Sense Smart Traffic Signs for Foreign Lorry Drivers
Technology to Aid Overseas Truckers is Long Overdue

7/9/2019
UK – In a move which many will consider well overdue, the country has just seen the first multi-lingual advisory highway signs installed. The si...
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Live Animals Require Dedicated Specialist Care When Carried as Air Freight
Every Aspect of a Shipment Needs to be Right

7/9/2019
US – THAILAND – AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has been consistently developing its dedicated 'abc care' product to cater to the ...
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Lone Sailor Left Holding the Baby as Government Officials Flee Corruption Charges Over Arms
Offshore Weapon Stash Has Echoes in Past Case

7/9/2019
SRI LANKA – In a case which bears echoes of the infamous Seaman Guard Ohio incident, the International Transport Workers' Federation...
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Piracy Update as West Africa Retains the Unwanted Crown as Most Dangerous to Merchant Shipping
Gulf of Guinea Now the Most Dangerous Place at Sea

7/9/2019
WORLDWIDE – Following our story last month detailing both the current state of piracy against merchant ships off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, ...
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Striking Dock Workers - Luddites or Tolpuddle Martyrs? You Decide
Wharfies Down Tools Over Automation and Outsourcing

7/8/2019
AUSTRALIA – Dock workers, or 'wharfies' as they are referred to locally, are striking for 48 hours at DP World's Brisbane, Sydney...
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Environmentally Aware Shipping Group Knows Which Way the Conservationist Wind Blows
New Kite Sail Technology Fitted to RoRo Vessel Following Successful Trials

7/8/2019
FRANCE – The level of interest in using wind-assist and primary wind propulsion solutions in shipping is gaining momentum. The need to reduce fu...
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Zero Emission Agenda Prompts Parcel Logistics Group to Settle On 'Water Free' Vehicle Cleaning
Cleaner Air and Now Cleaner Cars, Vans and Trucks!

7/8/2019
UK – Parcel delivery company DPD has appointed eco-friendly car wash company Dropless, in an innovative, new partnership. 'Water-free'...
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Incoterms Explained Courtesy of a Professional Freight Forwarder
The World of Shipping Acronyms is About to Evolve Again

7/5/2019
WORLDWIDE – Incoterms, the shorthand of shipping, the acronyms which, to the initiated, graphically sum up a picture of the status of a consignm...
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Staff News This Week in Shipping and Logistics
Who is Heading Where

7/5/2019
OMAN – KUWAIT – Emirates SkyCargo has announced the appointment of Alyazeya Saeed and Fatma Ahli to the key positions of Cargo Managers of...
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Weekly Look at Some Random Freight and Logistics Stories You May Have Missed
A Quick Walk Along What Is Happening Down the Global Supply Chain

7/5/2019
UK – We begin the weekly look at some smaller shipping and logistics stories in Britain where the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is to hold...
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New Artwork Celebrates 25 Years of the Channel Tunnel
Iconic Project Celebrates Anniversary of Eurotunnel

7/5/2019
UK – FRANCE – Celebrations are under way with the 25th Anniversary of Eurotunnel, now Getlink, and to mark the occasion two monumental art...
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Flag of Convenience Tanker Stormed by UK Troops Amid Accusations of Sanction Breaking
US and EU Support Gibraltar Operation to Seize Iranian - Syrian Cargo of Oil

7/4/2019
GIBRALTAR – SYRIA – UK – The government of Gibraltar has confirmed that in the early hours of July 4, Gibraltar Port and Law Enforce...
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Container Shipping Line Tightens Relations with Alliance Introducing New Services
Deal with MSC and Maersk Extended by ZIM

7/4/2019
ISRAEL – WORLDWIDE – Israeli container shipping line, ZIM, is launching two direct services between Asia and the US Gulf, further expandin...
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As Court Decides Fate of Company, Transport Union Objects Again to Freight and Passenger Ferry Bid
Once Again Scottish Transport is Involved in a Major Dispute

7/4/2019
UK – Today (4 July) a subsidiary of the Serco group, Serco Geografix Ltd (SGL), will appear in Court with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), in a b...
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Logistics Group Uses Technology to Ensure the Sobriety of Truck Drivers
Alcohol Barrier Aims to Cut Road Haulage Drink Drive Incidents

7/3/2019
SWEDEN – Ten years ago we first wrote extolling the benefits to the road haulage industry of alcolocks, the breath testing devices which can be ...
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New LNG Powered Bulk Carrier Unveiled as Liquefied Biogas Project Gets Under Way
Emission Reduction at the Heart of Road, Rail and Ocean Shipping Advances

7/3/2019
NORWAY – FINLAND – JAPAN – Technology group Wärtsilä, Japanese ship builder Oshima Shipbuilding, and the classification so...
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UK Freight Forwarders and Logistics Companies and Personnel Invited to Enter Awards
Let the World Know Just How Good You Are!

7/3/2019
UK – Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association (BIFA) annual Freight Service Awards competition. Now in its 31st ye...
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Warehousing Boss Warns Space Tightening as Importers Stockpile European Goods Pre-Brexit
CEO on Television to Explain Potential Problems of No-Deal Planning

7/3/2019
UK – This week Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), Peter Ward, had the chance to spread that organisation'...
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International Port Group Continues Expansion Into Logistics Sector
Energy Support Company Purchased for Over a Billion Dollars

7/3/2019
DUBAI – DP World has announced the acquisition of 100% of locally run company Topaz Energy and Marine, an 'international critical logistics...
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Retail Delivery Specialist Takes Up Digital Gauntlet to Speed Parcel Services
Third Party Couriers are an 'Extension of Brands'

7/3/2019
UK – Parcel delivery courier outfit Hermes UK has taken a major step towards achieving its digital transformation goal by implementing mobile ba...
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Blockchain Technology Influence Grows as Container Shipping Lines Adopt Cooperative Digital Platform
Another Two Major Box Carriers Sign Up to System

7/3/2019
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – The adoption of TradeLens across the global shipping supply chain continues as Hapag-Lloyd and Singapore-based Ocean...
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Shipping by Deck and Lid Freight Containers Can Deter Supply Chain Crime
For Absolute Cargo Security Nothing Beats a Physical Barrier

7/2/2019
WORLDWIDE – Although not always suitable for every variety of cargo there is much to be said for the unique shipping container types available f...
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Another Container Shipping Line Holds Hands with the Opposition
Three Become Four as Box Carrier Signs up to THE Alliance

7/2/2019
SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Members of the THE Alliance, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd, and Yang Ming have announced a fourth mem...
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Huge Rail Freight Deal Sees Logistics Services on Three Continents Change Hands
Multimodal and Container Specialists Included in Sale as Union Concerned

7/1/2019
US – EUROPE – AUSTRALIA – In a huge deal which will come as little surprise to many, a consortium led by Canadian financiers Brookfi...
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New Container Cargo Transhipment Terminal Ready for Increase in Freight Throughput
Multimillion Dollar Investment to Secure Future in Africa

7/1/2019
MOROCCO – Mention Morocco to the average person and it will doubtless conjure up a vision of Casablanca, tagines and bustling souks, but the cou...
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Freight and Container Handling Orders Mean Expanded Service Offering From Lift Truck Agency
Port and Terminal Sector Drives Demand

7/1/2019
UK – Finnish materials handling provider Konecranes has been doing well of late, with recent reports of orders for a mobile harbour crane for co...
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Road Freight Interests See Progress in Class Action by Road Haulage Group Against Truck Cartel
Claim is Now Before Competition Appeal Tribunal

7/31/2018
UK – EUROPE – Regular readers with an eye on the road freight industry will be aware of the accusations of cartel activity aimed squarely ...
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Brexit Means Anti-Piracy HQ Moves from UK
France and Spain to Control Operations

7/31/2018
EUROPE – GULF OF ADEN – The Council of the European Union has extended the mandate of EU Navfor Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 Decemb...
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Offshore Wind Farms May Pose Threat to Shipping
UK Chamber Has Concerns Over Vessel Routes

7/31/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – The proliferation of wind farms to maximise renewable energy resources can bring associated problems and, with the govern...
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Road Haulage Body Poses the Supply Chain Questions on Brexit as the Clock Runs Down
Truck Permits, Border Controls, Customs Clearance Points - All Need Answers

7/30/2018
UK – As anyone in the country knows now, there is nothing simple about leaving the European Union. Whether you believe that EU representatives a...
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Shipping Container Market Analysis Says Big is Beautiful for Future of Box Freight
Trade Wars and Fuel Prices May Mean Alliances and Larger Lines Will Do Best

7/30/2018
WORLDWIDE – Whilst Brexit preoccupies the freight shipping sector in the UK, the broader scope of world trade is of more import to the global in...
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Freight Group Plans Own Tour de France as Logistics Staff Cycle to Paris
Charity Ride for BBC Children in Need Appeal

7/30/2018
UK – A team from logistics provider GEFCO UK is raising money for BBC Children in Need by cycling 300 miles from the company's UK headquarte...
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Federal Maritime Commission at it Again as NVOCCs Penalised
Another Tranche of Penalties for US Carriers

7/26/2018
US – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) completed compromise agreements with eight non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs), recovering ...
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Snippets of Freight and Logistics News This Week
Some of the Things You May Have Missed

7/26/2018
UAE – WORLDWIDE – Figures released this week from port and logistics group DP World shows the operation increased the number of containers...
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Japanese Container Line Wins Damages from Logistics Rival After False Claims
Court Case Ends with Settlement

7/26/2018
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Back in October 2016 we published an article in which we revealed that, in the preceding month, false rumours regardin...
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Untimely Death of CEO Opens Freight and Logistics Staff News for the Week
Vehicle Maker Loses the Man Who Saved the Brand

7/26/2018
WORLDWIDE – Freight and logistics staff news this week opens with the sad demise of the head of car and commercial vehicle maker Fiat Chrysler A...
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Another Container Shipping Giant Falls Foul of Cyber Attack
After NotPetya Maersk Case US Operations for Chinese Line Affected

7/26/2018
CHINA – US – Chinese container shipping giant Cosco has reportedly been hit by a cyber-attack affecting the company's operations in th...
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Trucks Banned in Low Emission Zones Due to Hot Weather
More Disruption Likely as Heatwave Continues

7/26/2018
FRANCE – Commercial drivers (and indeed private motorists) should be aware that the excessively hot conditions in Paris this week caused a two d...
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Bunkering of Ocean Freight Transport Makes a Perfect Early Model for Blockchain
Partners Gather to Revolutionise Purchase and Traceability of Marine Fuel

7/26/2018
WORLDWIDE – Whilst blockchain remains a mystery still to many involved in freight and logistics, multimodal or otherwise, some of the leaders in...
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International Freight Group Agrees to Talks With Transport Unions
After Years of Acrimony Two Sides Sit at the Table

7/25/2018
TURKEY – GERMANY – It seems after an age of promises DHL may finally be taking some of the accusations against the Deutsche Post owned ope...
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Another Multimodal Logistics Terminal to Handle Bulk and Container Freight in Africa
New Agreement to Site 1000 Hectare Facility

7/25/2018
REPUBLIC OF MALI – Continuing its policy of extending its interests Africa (despite current setbacks in Djibouti) Dubai based DP World has signe...
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Fork Lift Truck Awards are Open to All
A Chance to Win an Archie

7/25/2018
UK – Everyone involved in the freight game is familiar with the ubiquitous fork lift truck. One might well wonder how quickly cargo worldwide co...
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Public Satisfaction with Motorway Services Doesn’t Impress Road Freight Lobby
New Report Fails to Tell Full Story for Commercial Vehicle Drivers

7/25/2018
UK – Truck stops and lorry parking generally are always contentious issues, and the paucity of reasonable facilities in Britain, and indeed in o...
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2018 Finalists for CILT UK Logistics and Transport Awards Announced
Competition This Year Hotter Than Ever

7/24/2018
UK – The finalists for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) 2018 Annual Awards for Excellence have been announced. The c...
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German Logistics Group Extends UK International Parcel Services
Rebrand Will Follow Acquisition

7/24/2018
UK – Following the acquisition of UK Mail by Deutsche Post DHL Group in December 2016, the company will begin rebranding to DHL Parcel UK. The r...
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Road Haulage Operators Need to Ensure Their Drivers Eye Health
DVLA Calls for More Self Testing

7/24/2018
UK – For a road haulage driver particularly, eyesight is something which needs checking regularly and the DVLA's latest call for all motoris...
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Global Oil and Gas Contract Awarded to Freight and Logistics Outfit
State Owned Corporation Grants Integrated Supply Chain Duties

7/24/2018
MALAYSIA – After a competitive tendering process Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a three year logistics and supply chain contract with the gover...
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Port Problems Continue After Two Major Container Lines Banned
As Two Week Suspension Ends the Threat of More Delays Appear

7/23/2018
NIGERIA – The problems within the country's ports which we reported on in June and earlier this month seem set to continue in yet another f...
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Maritime Awards Don't Get More Prestigious Than These
Safety at Sea Heroes Honoured

7/23/2018
WORLDWIDE – There can be few awards on the seafaring calendar more prestigious than those from the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMR...
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Move Into Indian Logistics Market Starts the Week's Freight News Round Up
Some Items You May Otherwise Miss from Across the Transport Spectrum

7/20/2018
INDIA – The deal between Dubai based DP World and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) via the pair's joint venture, Hind...
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Freight Association Appointment Leads Logistics Job News This Week
Recruitments Around the Globe

7/20/2018
UK – The British International Freight Association has announced that Susanne Oud has joined its Board of Directors, replacing Roy Baker who has...
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Report Studies Automated Systems and Autonomous Logistics Technology in the Airport Sector
New Protocols and Equipment will be Built Into Future Plans

7/20/2018
UK – A new report commissioned by Aberdeen Standard Investment's fund Airport Industrial and Property Unit Trust (AIPUT ) has highlighted t...
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Transport Industry Gradually Gaining Recognition as Employer for Skilled Trainees
Apprenticeship Numbers in Overall Sector Rise but Road Freight Lags Behind

7/20/2018
UK – According to the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce's (STAT) 'Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy: Two Years On...
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2M Container Shipping Alliance Partners Join Services with Another Freight Carrier
Rationalising of Capacity as Big Two Share and Extend Popular Cargo Loops

7/19/2018
ASIA – US – In a continuation of the recent policy of rationalising container shipping services and forming strategic co-operations, Medit...
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Traders Market Set Up by Port and Logistics Group
Another Notch in the Belt and Road Initiative

7/19/2018
UAE – With China as Dubai's main trading partner last year, and in the light of the Asian country's Belt and Road initiative which the...
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HGV Facts - Some Reasons the Road Haulage Industry Has a Good Environmental Case
As Low Emission Zones Target Commercial Vehicles Perhaps the Truth Should Come Out

7/19/2018
UK – The current debate on airborne pollution, particularly in urban areas, is clearly getting to be a contentious affair. Lorries are seen as a...
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Safety Analysis of Global Shipping Industry Shows Cargo Vessels are Biggest Loss Risk
As Situation Improves So New Threats Like Cyber Crime Present Themselves

7/18/2018
WORLDWIDE – According to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE's (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018, large shipping losses have decline...
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Olympian Kelly Will Host Major UK Freight Forwarding Awards Ceremony
Logistics Event Again Sees a Gold Medal Winner in Charge

7/18/2018
UK – Entries to the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Freight Service Awards are now open and BIFA Director General, Robert...
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Asian Piracy Figures Down but Threat to Vessels Under Way Remains
Improvements in Crimes Against Anchored Ships

7/18/2018
ASIA – The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) ha...
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Farnborough Air Show Sees Major Freight Orders for Boeing
Huge Rise in Global Aircraft Foreseen by Manufacturer

7/18/2018
UK – As usual the Farnborough International Airshow has this week drawn the big hitters of the aerospace and aviation sectors and Brexit was of ...
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Shipping Minister Names Container Vessel at London Gateway Port with Brexit Never Far Away
German Owned Box Line Christens Ship in the UK for First Time in Two Decades

7/17/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – DP World's port London Gateway saw the Christening of one of container line Hapag-Lloyd's latest vessels this w...
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Confusion Suspends Transits in the Suez Canal as Vessels Collide and Others Grounded
Seemingly the Silly Season for the Southbound Shipping

7/17/2018
SUEZ CANAL – Several reports coming in regarding problems this week as vessels transited the Canal. Tugs had to be deployed to clear the channel...
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Government Sets Out Brexit Plan for Trade and the Devolved Administrations
Individuals Sought for Strategic Group and Public Consulted

7/17/2018
UK – This week International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, set out major new proposals ensuring that MPs, the Devolved Administrations, business...
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Rail Freight Carrier Commits to Renewable Energy Off the Track
Sites and Offices to Use Only Environmentally Favourable Sources

7/17/2018
UK – DB Cargo, the rail freight operator which is a subsidiary of German state owned group Deutsche Bahn, and which claims the title of Britain&...
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New Giant Electric Container Cranes are Environmentally Friendly
Investment Was Needed to Stay Ahead of Ever Bigger Box Ships

7/16/2018
UK – The DP World container terminal at Southampton recently saw the final installation of their latest handling equipment, two giant electric ...
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River Thames Sees Another Logistics Development as Ports and Wharves Continue to Grow
London Waterway Revival as Construction Boosts Traffic

7/16/2018
UK – Despite all talk of the Northern Powerhouse and areas such a Salford seeing massive regeneration projects, it seem the thirst for property,...
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Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Mash Up of the Week
Some Stories from the World of Freight and Beyond

7/13/2018
WORLDWIDE – We travel beyond the usual mix of multimodal logistics stories this week which you may have missed and start with a look at a schem...
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Boardroom Shenanigans Continue at Iconic Haulage, Logistics and Freight Group
Staff News in the Supply Chain This Week Start with Ongoing Row

7/13/2018
UK – In a story which runs and runs, the staff news in freight and logistics this week continues an ongoing tale after the situation at Stobart ...
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UK Warehousing and Freight Forwarding Bosses Comment on Brexit White Paper
How the Industry Reviews That Chequers Meeting

7/13/2018
UK – US – EUROPE – As the giant inflatable orange baby proceeds through the capital protesting his policies, it seems the mainstream...
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Logistics Executives Gather for 70 Year Celebration of Road Haulage Group
Organisation Built in Wartime to Ensure Vital Transport Services Operated

7/13/2018
UK – A special celebration this week for one of the oldest established institutions of what might be termed the modern logistics era. During the...
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New Smart Glasses Solution Designed to Increase Efficiency for Logistics Warehouse Operators
Product Information Gathered, Recorded and Streamed via a PC

7/13/2018
EUROPE – The latest in a line of products designed to speed up and augment supply chain efficiency within a warehouse environment comes with the...
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West Coast US Container Ports Report on Freight Volumes and Hydrogen vs Electric Handling Tests
Zero Emissions the Target of Environmental Demo as Import Cargo Booms for Fear of Trade War

7/13/2018
US – News in from two of the key North American west coast container ports this week of a very different nature. Whilst import freight volumes h...
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Many Global Freight and Passenger Aviation Trainees Get a Boost from IATA
Air Transport Body Drops Price of Training for Developing Nations

7/12/2018
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that, to support the UN Sustainable Development...
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Tow of Epic Proportions as Semi-Submersible Switches Oceans
Drilling Rig Towed Half Way Around the Globe

7/12/2018
WORLDWIDE – AP Møller Maersk subsidiary Maersk Supply Service (MSS), which provides a range of services to the energy sector including de...
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Freight and Road Haulage Lobby Want a New Look at Clean Air City Zones
Quartet of Industry Interests Speak Out

7/11/2018
UK – After DEFRA and the Department of Transport (DoT) recently released their supplement to the UK plan for tackling roadside NOx, adding a fur...
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Specialist Freight Insurer and International Forwarding Association Pay Homage to Youth
Awards Offer Support and Praise for Next Generation of Logistics Professionals

7/11/2018
WORLDWIDE – In the year that international freight insurer TT Club celebrates its 50th anniversary, FIATA's Young International Freight For...
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Tracking Solution Could be Useful to Warehouse Operators and Logistics Groups
Two Companies Collaborate to Spread the Internet of Things

7/11/2018
UK – Hampshire based Onecom has signed a UK partnership agreement with Sony Mobile Communications to sell, support and develop its Internet of T...
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Once Again Intermodal Logistics is the Secret Hidden Behind the FIFA World Cup
(Well You Wouldn't Want to Eat Your Prawn Sandwich Standing Up)

7/11/2018
RUSSIA – With all eyes on the FIFA World Cup this month once again the intermodal talents of the 'forgotten industry' helped make it a...
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Of All the Mooted New Transport Modes to Shift Freight in the Future This One May Actually Work
Forget the Niche Markets of Airships and Drones the Hyperloop Has Real Potential for Wider Use

7/10/2018
INDIA – US – WORLDWIDE – There are always those random modes of transport which every now and again are suggested as a panacea for s...
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New Warehouse and Distribution Centre Could Use New Technologies to Manufacture for Clients
Freight Forwarding Group Paints a Vision of Future Logistics Services

7/10/2018
SINGAPORE – Panalpina, the Swiss based freight forwarding and logistics company, has opened a new, purpose-built logistics centre in Singapore. ...
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Another Contract Logistics and Warehousing Company Acquired by Freight Forwarding Group
Fourth Purchase Since Joining AIM in August 2017

7/10/2018
UK – As we reported last month, logistics group Xpediator has been positively avaricious when it comes to acquiring freight forwarding outfits, ...
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Giant Freighter Carries Next Generation Power Unit as Cargo
GE9X Engine Aims to Transform Air Travel

7/9/2018
US – WORLDWIDE – All industries have a Holy Grail, for many the target is efficiency, with computer technology it's often making thin...
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Multimodal Logistics Game Goes Global to Educate the Next Generation of Supply Chain Professionals
Business on the Move Launches Latest International Version

7/9/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – Seven years after first getting the idea to start a not-for-profit social enterprise to inspire 9 to 19 year olds about b...
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New Largest US Container Ship Build Hides Facts about Vessels, Cranes and Those Trump Tariffs
Launch of 3,600 TEU Vessel Celebrated - but America Still Imports Major Engineering Stock

7/9/2018
US – Much has been made in the American trade press lately about the christening of the Daniel K Inouye, the largest container ship ever...
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Sad Accidental Demise of Logistics and Air Freight and Passenger Group Boss Leads Staff News
Tragic Death of Modern Aviation Pioneer as Elsewhere Others Continue Careers

7/6/2018
CHINA – This week’s round-up of staff changes in the freight and logistics sector begins with the sudden death of HNA Group’s co-Fou...
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Charity News from Port Group Starts the Weeks Freight and Logistics Round-Up
Some of the Stories You May Have Overlooked in the Past 7 Days

7/6/2018
UAE – AFRICA – DP World led the spirit of Ramadan with the organisation of a range of food donation drives during the Holy month. The port...
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Rational Purchase of UK Maritime Specialist by Energy, Aerospace and Defence Group
Rolls-Royce Sells Off Marine Subsidiary

7/6/2018
NORWAY – UK – Norwegian headquartered Kongsberg, which offers technology solutions across a range of sectors from oil & gas to fisheri...
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UK Warehousing Boss Speaks Out on Brexit and the Way Forward for Freight and Logistics
Political and Societal Changes Must Prompt Industry Evolution

7/6/2018
UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Awards, which we reported on at some length earlier this week, gave Peter Ward the CEO an...
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Short Sea and Logistics Group Moves Container Operations Up the Road
Relocation from South to North Side of Humber Estuary

7/6/2018
UK – ICELAND – Short sea specialist Samskip Iceland has announced that it is changing ports in the UK on July 16, moving just a few miles ...
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Global Group Extends Security and Compliance Reach for Ocean Freight Shipping Interests
Two New Companies Formed to Help Battle Everything from Disasters to Brexit

7/6/2018
WORLDWIDE – The Maritime Group, Inc. (TMG), first formed in 1990 in the US, has since expanded globally to incorporate, as its name suggests, a ...
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Container Facility Now Has Floating Bulk Terminal Which Can Transfer from Ship to Shore
Novel Process Will See Trucks Loaded Direct from the Water

7/5/2018
UK – Eureka Shipping, a pneumatic cement vessel firm part of SMT Shipping and the CSL Group, has based its multipurpose floating bulk terminal <...
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Concerns Over Import Duty Tariffs as Trade Wars Impact Shipping Industry
Quarterly Analysis Reveals Potential for Escalation of Problems

7/5/2018
US – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – According to shipping consultancy, Drewry, the risk to container freight from US led trade wars after impor...
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Another Shipping Cartel Scandal as Freight Forwarding Executives Arrested in Antitrust Move
It Seems the Desire to Cheat is Endemic in the Air Cargo and Ocean Supply Chain

7/4/2018
US – In yet another set of cartel accusations to hit the shipping industry, the US Department of Justice has announced the arrest of two executi...
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Independence Day Warehousing Awards Attract More Than the Usual Supply Chain and Logistics Crowd
Andrew Marr Answers the Questions as an Unusual Character Makes a Guest Appearance

7/4/2018
UK – The Dorchester Hotel in London's Park Lane was once again the venue for the annual United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Awar...
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Another Antitrust Case Fine for Logistics Group Over Shipping Line Improprieties
Cargo and Ro/Pax Ferry Deals Deemed Illegal

7/4/2018
PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has nullified the acquisition by Chelsea Logistics Holdings of Trans-Asia Shipping Lin...
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New Contract for Rail Freight Operator to Ensure Trains Stay on Track
A First for UK Company and Change of Roles for 'Hook and Haul' Firm

7/4/2018
UK – GB Railfreight (GBRf) has been awarded the operating and maintenance contract for three custom built engineering trains on the newly-built ...
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Freight Forwarding and Software Groups Join HMRC in Explanations Whilst Road Haulage Body Worries
Like a Penalty Shoot Out Some in Logistics Can Hardly Bear the Nervous Wait for Brexit

7/4/2018
UK – Like a nation facing a penalty shoot-out, British businesses are beginning to get ever more nervous as Brexit approaches. There is a distin...
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Another Weapon in the War against Alien Pollution at Sea
Sound Technology Used to Fight Bio-fouling

7/3/2018
WORLDWIDE – Bio-fouling is one of the main problems faced by every type of vessel at sea, with bio-film forming the base for marine growths such...
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Container Shipping Line Orders Refrigeration Units for 3,000 Replacement Boxes
Half a Century of Service for both Ocean Carrier and System that Cools Sea Freight

7/3/2018
TAIWAN – SINGAPORE – A Carrier Transicold customer since 2002, Evergreen Line, the Taoyuan City headquartered container carrier, has opted...
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UK Foreign Secretary Unveils All Inclusive Strategy for the Oceans
Plan Looks to Environmental and Maritime Trade Future

7/2/2018
UK – Before disappearing ahead of Parliamentary vote on the Heathrow Expansion in the House of Commons recently, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson...
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Freight Forwarding Interests Disappointed by Container Port Refusal to Compensate for Delays
New IT System at Felixstowe Costs Supply Chain Users Dearly

7/2/2018
UK – Whilst the Port of Felixstowe is keen to point out the improvement in performance after the recent delays to services caused by the unsucce...
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German Shipping Lines and South Pacific Sailor School Celebrates Fifty Years
Maritime Rescue Half Century Ago Inspired Creation of Training Centre

7/31/2017
TARAWA – GERMANY – Around 200 guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Marine Training Centre (MTC) on the Kiribati island of Tarawa ...
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Death of a Freighter and Her Crew Remembered One Hundred Years On
Heinous Murders in Wartime at the Birth of the Sailors' Society

7/31/2017
NORTHERN IRELAND – The great fear of going to sea is the ever present risk of drowning, but when this fate is avoidable yet perpetuated as an ac...
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American AirlinesCargo Boosts European Road Haulage Options to Increase Heathrow Hub Air Freight
New Routes Aimed to Encourage More Continental Customers to Choose AA

7/31/2017
UK – US – EUROPE – American Airlines Cargo has expanded and extended its European freight trucking network this summer to better se...
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Electric Freight Truck Goes into Production for European and American Markets
Daimler Hopes its New Offering Will be a Quiet Success (Whilst Cynical About the Opposition)

7/31/2017
EUROPE – AMERICAS – ASIA – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), a brand of Daimler Trucks Asia, has celebrated the sta...
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The Friday Logistics and Freight Industry News Round Up
All the Pieces You May have Missed This Week

7/28/2017
WORLDWIDE – This week's look at some smaller topical items in the world of freight and logistics begins with the news that, following their...
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Supply Chain Staff News - Who is Heading Where in Shipping, Freight and Logistics
Appointments and Departures for the Week

7/28/2017
US – The week's staff announcements in the realms of freight transport start with the news that shipping group Crowley Maritime has named D...
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Project Freight Forwarding Agency Allseas Global Logistics Runs Daily Services to the Awkward Places
Complex Planning Required to Move Multimodal Cargo to Certain Destinations

7/28/2017
UK – MIDDLE EAST – Although best known for its exploits in the world of project freight forwarding the recent expansion of Allseas Global ...
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Counter Piracy Company Says It Has Cost Effective Answer to Threat of Attacks at Sea
Maritime Security Manufacturer Has Completed Installation on 150 Ships

7/28/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – Anti-piracy and maritime security product manufacturer Easi-Chock says it has now completed the fit out of a landmark 150...
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German Logistics Company Expands Austrian Freight Facilities
Dachser Building Custom Designed Depot for Central Europe

7/28/2017
AUSTRIA – Bavarian headquartered freight group Dachser has held a ground breaking ceremony for a new terminal the company is building in Stans, ...
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Modern Warehouse Management System and Materials Handling Plan Suits Food Group
KP Goes Nuts for Narrow Aisle Fork Lift Trucks

7/28/2017
UK – There will be hardly a consumer in the country who is not familiar with KP Snacks as a brand, it manufactures and distributes such iconic s...
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Freight and Logistics Favourite Charity Starts New HGV and LGV Truck Training Scheme
Better Standards Ensured for Thousands of Drivers Aims to Bring Down Death Toll

7/27/2017
UGANDA – International development organisation and favourite charity of the road freight industry, Transaid, has commenced a major project to b...
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Contested Multi Billion Dollar US Military Freight Contract Awarded to Crowley Logistics
Original Tender for Defense Department Supply Chain Works Upheld

7/27/2017
US – Following a series of protests from freight trade competitors and subsequent legal challenges, the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), a ...
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DEFRA Air Quality Plans Will Have Massive Impact on Road Haulage Freight and Logistics
...................but are we clear on how that will happen?

7/26/2017
UK – The long awaited results of the government's consultation regarding the reduction of pollution in the atmosphere caused by road vehicl...
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German Heavy Lift Freight Specialist Bought Out
SAL Shipping Sold to Near Neighbours

7/26/2017
GERMANY – Bremen-based ship management company Harren & Partner (H&P) and Japanese shipping group K Line, have reached an agreement for the Germ...
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Major Expansion of Logistics Interests as Samskip Buys Shipping Group
Subject to Approval Vessel Charters and Staff Transfer in New Deal

7/26/2017
NETHERLANDS – NORWAY – Samskip has signed an agreement with the DSD group to acquire Nor Lines, in a major expansion of its shipping, tran...
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Logistic Giant Calls on Industry to do more about Shortages in Recruitment
DHL Concerned that Demand for Supply Chain Professionals Exceeds Supply by Six to One

7/25/2017
US – WORLDWIDE – DHL has called upon industry leaders to recognise the growing talent gap crisis in the supply chain sector, saying that...
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New Partnership between Oil Companies and Counter Piracy Body Agreed
Intends to Combat Crime Against Asian Sea Freight

7/25/2017
ASIA – The safety of navigation is vital to the safety, security and economic activities of all stakeholders traversing sea routes in Asia &ndas...
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Lorry Driver Seriously Injured Outside Calais in Migrant Hijacking
Victim Hit in Head with Brick

7/25/2017
FRANCE – A lorry driver has been seriously injured by migrants who hijacked his lorry in a vain attempt to cross the Channel into the UK. Accord...
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DP World Reports 10.7% Gross Volume Growth in Freight Handled for 2Q 2017
Recovery of World Trade Sees Port Operator Boost Loads

7/25/2017
WORLDWIDE – DP World handled 34 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half ...
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Fuel Lobby Decries Air Pollution Figures and Demands Better Solutions
Private Motorist and Road Haulage Lobby Group Switches Issues

7/25/2017
UK – 'tis a brave man who speaks up against the proposition of any anti-pollution measures these days but FairFuel UK, which organisation h...
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Improved Free App for Seafarers to Help Combat Mental Health and Physical Illness Goes Online
New Statistics Reveal that Cardiovascular and Depression Major Causes of Medical Failures for Sailors

7/24/2017
WORLDWIDE – The latest version of the Sailors' Society's Wellness at Sea app for seafarers hopes to further combat high rates of cardi...
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Independent Freight Forwarder and Logistics Specialist Doubles Distribution Capacity
Warehouse Expansion Reinforces Davies Turner Scottish Presence

7/24/2017
SCOTLAND – Davies Turner, one of the leading independent freight forwarders, has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre at ...
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Port of Felixstowe to Get New Container Cranes and Improve Capacity of Existing Infrastructure
Newest Terminal Gets Materials Handling Refurbishment

7/24/2017
UK – The deep water Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8&9, and work has started to raise the height ten of...
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River Thames Emissions Clean Up Mirrors Incoming Road Haulage Pollution Measures
Port of London Getting Waterborne into Line Over Air Quality

7/24/2017
UK – When the horrifying statistic was published recently that around 40,000 people die every year as a direct result of the air quality in Brit...
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Horrors of Crewing a Flag of Convenience Merchant Vessel Revealed in UK Port Seizures
Crew Reported as Drinking Seawater with Stale Food in Modern Day Slavery Scenario

7/22/2017
UK – TURKEY – Following our recent piece on the M/V Seccadi, a freighter registered under a flag of convenience and held by the Bri...
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Poole Boat Show Has Hidden Benefits as Royal Navy Mixes with Yacht Buyers
Trade Show and Festival Prompts the Most Worthy of Charity Donations

7/22/2017
UK – Trade shows are one thing whilst public festivals quite another yet the Poole Boat Show manages each year to combine the two, with serious ...
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Specialist Freight Forwarding and Logistics Operation to Concentrate on Beverage Sector
Experienced Team Open New German Backed Project in the UK

7/22/2017
UK – There is to be a new entrant in the British logistics industry with the news that leading European freight forwarding outfit Robert Kukla G...
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The Friday Freight and Logistic Roundup
All the Pieces that Did Not Make the Headlines

7/21/2017
UK – County Antrim-based Woodside Motorfreight, part of the Woodside Group, has taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz Actros 1836. Supplied by ...
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Sharks and Whales Could Help Save Freight Industry Millions by Combating Hull Fouling
Research into Organic Cleaning Methods Could be Revolutionary

7/21/2017
WORLDWIDE – Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves are some of the creatures that might hold the secret to saving the shipping industry mi...
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This Weeks Appointments in the International Freight and Logistics Industry
A Summary of Who Has Moved Where

7/21/2017
UK – Mark Bromley has taken up his new role as the National Chairman of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), for a two year per...
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Ferry Company to Deploy Bigger Ships to Cater to Increased Freight Demand
Stena Line to Boost UK &ndash; Netherlands Service

7/21/2017
UK – NETHERLANDS – In response to demand on their route from Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich, Stena Line is to increase capacity by cha...
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UK Government to Scrap Toll Charges for Severn Bridge Crossing
Move Welcomed by Freight and Road Haulage Reps

7/21/2017
UK – The British Government today announced that they would be scrapping tolls on the Severn River Crossing, which is the primary road link betw...
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Indian Export Interests Complain New Tax Regime is Detrimental to Shipping Economy
Latest Range of GST Charges Rationalise Contributions but has detractors

7/20/2017
INDIA – As Europe puzzles over how segregation from Britain will work after Brexit, particularly the question of border controls in a divided Ir...
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Shipping Advised to Avoid Sulu-Celebes Sea Due to Piracy and Militant Fears
Murder of Vietnamese Crewmen Sparks Concerns and Warning

7/20/2017
ASIA – The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) ha...
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Logistics Company Bringing Iconic Warbird Back to Life
Walker Logistics Paying for C-47 Restoration

7/20/2017
UK – Walker Logistics is undertaking a unique project to commemorate the role of the Berkshire village of where the freight forwarder is now bas...
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Think Tank Issues Report on Key Issues for Transport Industry Brexit Talks Must Address
ITC Wants Priority for Concerns from Negotiations

7/20/2017
UK – The Independent Transport Commission (ITC), a think tank that addresses long-term strategic issues in the fields of transport and land use...
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Government Sternly Criticised Over Flag of Convenience Regulation after Three Suspicious Deaths
Tales of Gun Running, Murder and Mayhem Bring Finger Pointing Report

7/19/2017
AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE – There are few subjects in the field of labour relations that are more contentious than the use by ship owners and ...
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Tribunal Finds against Russia in Seizure of Greenpeace Vessel
Seizure Violated UN Convention and Ordered to Pay Compensation

7/19/2017
RUSSIA – NETHERLANDS – The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has ordered Russia to pay upwards of 5.5 million Euros in damages fo...
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Logistic Specialist Completes Complex Multi Origin Shipment for Russian Oil Field
GAC Handle Giant Shipment

7/19/2017
UK – NETHERLAND – GERMANY – RUSSIA – GAC has completed delivery of an urgent multi-origin shipment for pile driving and swag...
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French and Saudi Freight Firms Form JV for New GCC Logistics Operation
Bahri and Bollore Partner Up

7/19/2017
SAUDI ARABIA – The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed an agreement with the French transport and logistics firm Group...
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Look Out Captain - There are Aliens on the Hull!
Threat to Ecosystem Can Lurk Below the Waterline

7/19/2017
WORLDWIDE – These pages have often told in the past of the horrors which inadvertent biological pollution can cause when the ballast tanks of a ...
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The Threat of Cyber Attack Looms Over Freight and Logistics Groups Worldwide
....so what can those in the supply chain do about it?

7/18/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – Two points which come up time and again at logistics related trade and industry events are firstly, the continuing gender...
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Piracy Report Shows Attacks Down First Half This Year
Drop in Incidents in Gulf of Guinea and Philippines Largely Responsible

7/18/2017
WORLDWIDE – According to a report by the independent, global risk consultancy, Control Risks, there has been a 15% decrease in global maritime s...
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Freight Line Halves Emissions in Seven Years
APL Smashes Intended Target and Plans for More

7/18/2017
WORLDWIDE – Container shipping line APL, has recorded its highest reduction of fleet carbon dioxide emissions, down 48% in 2016 compared to its ...
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US Online Freight Trucking Networks Combine to Drive Efficiency in Drayage Market
Doft and PostEverywhere Partner Up

7/18/2017
US – Doft, the Silicon Valley-based truck-sharing app company, has announced it is integrating with online load-posting platform PostEverywhere....
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Ferry and Logistics Group Reports Big Jump in European Rail Freight Volumes
Europoort and Zeebrugge See Growth in Track Traffic

7/18/2017
UK – EUROPE – In what it describes as a further sign that trade flows to and from Britain remain robust, P&O Ferries has reported a leap i...
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DB Renews Deal to Support German Olympic and Paralympic Teams
Providing Logistical Support to National Teams

7/18/2017
GERMANY – Deutsche Bahn has extended its partnership with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the National Paralympic Committee G...
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Swiss Freight Forwarder Expands Perishable Market Share with US and Kenyan Acquisitions
K+N Buys Up CFI and Trillvane

7/18/2017
SWITZERLAND – US – KENYA – Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its share of the perishable commodities market by acquiring Commodity Forward...
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DP World and Indonesian Government Sign Agreement to Develop Port and Trade Infrastructure
Expansion on Existing Operations in Region for Logistics Group

7/17/2017
INDONESIA – DP World and the Indonesian government and port officials have signed an agreement on the development of the Kuala Tanjung greenfiel...
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North Western Deep Water Port to Get Further Infrastructure Investment and Development
Liverpool2 Expansion Continues with Hopes of Taking Trade from Southern Rivals

7/17/2017
UK – Peel Ports Group, owner of the Port of Liverpool, has authorised the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool2. The company is ...
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Logistics Group Splits into Freight and Express Divisions and Drops Boss
Shareholders Happy with Changes at the Top as Latest Finances Revealed

7/17/2017
UK – It would appear peace may be breaking out over the future of the DX Logistics Group following last month's merger news and the announc...
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More Fines for NVOCCs as Federal Regulator Gets Tough on Rate Cheats
Near Million Dollar Penalties Hit Unlicensed and Conniving Carriers

7/14/2017
US – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has recovered a total of $950,000 in civil penalties after completing several compromise agreements w...
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Appointments and Staff Changes in Shipping and Logistics
Who Is Going Where in the World of Freight Transport

7/14/2017
JAPAN – SINGAPORE – Ocean Network Express (ONE), the proposed container shipping joint venture between K Line, MOL and NYK has formally an...
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The Handy Shipping Guide Worldwide Weekly Freight and Logistics Round Up
Industry Snippets from Around the Globe in the Past Few Days

7/14/2017
UK – Container logistics specialist Pentalver informs us that its Tilbury terminal is now operating a dual lane entry into its facility at the p...
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International Articulated Fork Lift Truck Sales Expected to Rise
UK Manufacturer Has Success in Middle East

7/14/2017
UK – SAUDIA ARABIA – Narrow Aisle, the UK producer of the Flexi fork lift truck range, maintains a presence in the Middle East and John Ma...
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New Driving Licence Assurance for Transport Fleet Operators
FORS Adds New Service to Support Road Hauliers

7/14/2017
UK – The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has launched a Driver Licence Checking Service in partnership with Licence Bureau, the first F...
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Air Cargo Airline Sponsors Aspiring Aero Engineers Competition
Encouraging the Next Generation at an Early Age

7/13/2017
UK – British all-cargo airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA) has joined forces with the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) to support this year's Payl...
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Free Road Haulage Compliance Training Event to be Held by Logistics Institute
CILT Offering Places at One Day Course for UK Industry Stakeholders

7/13/2017
UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is preparing to host its first ever Road Transport Training Event on 16th August ...
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Road Haulage and Rail Freight Interests Look at Transport Apprenticeships
Future Proofing Labour for the Logistics Sector is a Major Task

7/13/2017
UK – According to a report by the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT), up to 35,000 apprenticeship opportunities are set to be c...
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Bunker Firms the Latest Accused of Cartel Action as Authority Undertakes Raids on Premises
Companies Operating in Three European Ports Under Antitrust Investigation

7/13/2017
EUROPE – The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has launched an antitrust investigation into a possible cartel in the bunker ...
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Container Ship Rescues Crew of Burning Fishing Vessel Drifting in Indian Ocean
Authorities Issue Warning of Hulk Presenting Hazard to Shipping

7/13/2017
MADAGASCAR – The officers and crew of Evergreen Line's containership Ever Diadem, a 4,211 TEU box vessel deployed on the carrier...
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Potentially Revolutionary Hyperloop Freight Transportation System Conducts First Test Run
New Electro-Magnetic Powered Vacuum Carried Test Vehicle Also Revealed

7/13/2017
US – Hyperloop One, the potentially revolutionary (and somewhat controversial) new transportation system has taken an important step in it'...
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Number of Freight Shipping Containers Lost at Sea Down
New Report from WSC Shows Substantial Decrease

7/12/2017
WORLDWIDE – The World Shipping Council (WSC) has released the latest update to its survey and estimate of containers lost at sea, which found a ...
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Charities and Children Benefit from Shipping Lines Philanthropy
CMA CGM Try and Make a Difference on top of their Usual Business

7/12/2017
FRANCE – LEBANON – The CMA CGM Corporate Foundation has announced the winning associations from its 2017 call for proposals Improving the ...
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DP World Celebrates Major Australian Contract and Education Program Recognition
Trade Enabler Continues to Gather Plaudits

7/12/2017
AUSTRALIA – CHINA – UK – DP World, the global port and infrastructure operator, is celebrating two developments today. In Austral...
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Delays to Trade Talks During Brexit Negotiations Concern Road Haulage Freight Interests
Speed of the Essence for Logistics Industry

7/12/2017
UK – EUROPE – With the commencement of talks beginning last Friday to negotiate Britain's exit from the EU, concerns over the real ef...
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Specialist Model 15.65 Metre Temperature Controlled Double Deck Trailer Gets Royal Viewing
60th Anniversary Sees Prince Charles Visit Mark Special Occasion

7/12/2017
UK – Trailer builder Gray & Adams launched its 60th anniversary celebrations in style by hosting a visit from HRH Prince Charles and announc...
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Ocean Shipping Required to Verify and Report Emissions from 2018
Outsourced Data Group Has Over 1,000 Vessels Signed Up

7/11/2017
WORLDWIDE – With pollution avoidance high on everyone's agenda (except perhaps Mr Trump's) all the major shipping group's have be...
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Flag of Convenience Cargo Ship Detained by UK Authorities
Unions Describe Appalling Conditions Aboard Turkish Vessel

7/11/2017
UK – TURKEY – Maritime unions are up in arms over the pay and conditions allegedly being endured aboard the general cargo ship Seccadi<...
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Warehousing Body Opens to Retailers and Manufacturers Not Just 3PLs and Logistics Suppliers
UKWA Welcomes Household Names to the Association

7/11/2017
UK – Originally established as a trade body for the third party warehousing and logistics sector, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UK...
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Compliance Not Cost the Driver Toward Cleaner Ocean Freight and Passenger Shipping
LNG Study Shows Potential for Gas as a Practical and Available Marine Fuel

7/11/2017
SPAIN – PORTUGAL – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – The change in anti-pollution regulations which come into force under the revised MARPO...
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British Police Ask For Public to Provide Dash Cam Footage to Identify Car and Truck Drivers on Phone
Week Long Operation Aims at Hitting Dangerous Distraction

7/11/2017
UK – The Handy Shipping Guide has reported in the past on British police officers calling for truck drivers to be sacked if using their phones ...
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Container Shipping Lines Announce Full Merger Plans
Ocean Network Expresses its Structure and Strategy

7/10/2017
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – So what's the difference between a vessel sharing agreement, a container freight alliance and an integrated box s...
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Supply Chain Giant Wins Five Year Contract from Scandinavian Home Retailer
Around 55,000 TEU a Year to be Managed

7/10/2017
WORLDWIDE – DHL International Supply Chain, the specialist supply chain management team of DHL Global Forwarding, has signed an exclusive five-...
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Deaths of Vietnamese Sailors Serve as Tragic Reminder to Ship Operators to Review Security Measures
Philippine Militants Demonstrate Ruthless Brutality with Decapitation of Innocents

7/10/2017
PHILIPPINES – Though much attention over the last few years has been paid to the threat that Somali pirates have presented to shipping around th...
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COSCO and OOCL Container Shipping Lines Plan to Amalgamate in Latest Freight Carrier Consolidation
Chinese Interests Look for Approval from Shareholders and Regulators

7/10/2017
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL), the Hong Kong headquartered holding company which owns Orient Overseas...
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Friday Freight and Logistic Industry Round Up
News Pieces that Did Not Make this Weeks Headlines

7/7/2017
LUXEMBOURG – ECUADOR – Cargolux Airlines inaugurated scheduled all-cargo services to Quito on 2 July 2017. All four weekly Cargolux flig...
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Appointments This Week in the Supply Chain Industries
New Jobs and Retirements and Sad Departures

7/7/2017
ASIA – We open this week’s staff changes in the freight and logistics sector with some sad news, particularly for those who represent the ...
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Air Freight Quantities Continue to Grow in Strongest Year Start Since Global Crash
African Carriers Report Largest Growth

7/6/2017
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in fr...
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Freight Forwarder and Express Logistics Operator Signs Deal to Expand Ethiopian Offerings
MFA Signed between Aramex and Logix Express

7/6/2017
ETHIOPIA – UAE-based freight forwarding and express delivery outfit, Aramex has announced the expansion of its operations across Ethiopia throu...
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Swiss Multimodal Freight Service Expands to Port of Antwerp
Success of Rotterdam Link Pushes Increase

7/6/2017
NETHERLANDS – SWITZERLAND – BELGIUM – Schweizerzug, a multimodal offering by Frenkendorf-based container terminal operator Swisste...
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Warehousing Awards See the Great and Good of Logistics Industry Well Entertained
Two Important Launches Announced - One Home and One Very Much Abroad

7/5/2017
UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Annual Awards luncheon was held today in the prestigious setting of the Dorchester Hotel ...
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CORE Develops New Low Cost Digital Seal for Freight Shipment
European and African Trials Demonstrate Success

7/5/2017
WORLDWIDE – A European Commission sponsored project designed to create and implement new security measures to protect the European supply chain...
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ABC Delivers Cutting Edge Mass Transit Prototypes
Singapore GRT Prototype Entrusted to Heavy Air Freight Specialist

7/5/2017
NETHERLANDS – SINGAPORE – All-cargo operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines' (ABC) has successfully delivered the newly-developed Group Rapid...
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Sailors Charity Celebrates Centenary
Seafarers UK Have Helped Countless Mariners and Families in One Hundred Years

7/5/2017
UK – Celebrating its centenary today is Seafarers UK, a charity set up in the midst of World War One to assist families of seafarers lost or inj...
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Ferry Company Reports Channel Freight Volumes Highest in Modern History
P&O Records Continued Growth in Traffic

7/5/2017
UK – P&O Ferries say that the company carried more freight across the English Channel in the first six months of 2017 than in any first half of ...
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Maritime Piracy Down but Caution and Prompt Reporting Required to Protect Merchant Shipping
Numbers Encouraging Despite Pockets of Hijacks, Violence and Kidnapping

7/4/2017
WORLDWIDE – A continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships has been revealed in the...
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BT and Trade Body Implement System to Protect UK Air Freight from Computer Failure
New Back Up Will Allow Customs Clearance Unhindered in Event of Crash

7/4/2017
UK – The recent hacking attacks that paralysed parts of the ocean freight community, notably Maersk, have all too clearly illustrated the danger...
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Port Looks to Upscale Intermodal Freight Traffic with New Rail Services
Addition of New Bulk Cargo Terminal as Deep Water Facility Develops

7/4/2017
UK – The Port of Tilbury unveiled its plans to reinvigorate its intermodal cargo offering at the latest Rail Freight Group conference hosted at ...
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New IMO Environmental Alliance to Combat Emissions from the Ocean Shipping Sector
Thirteen Companies from Across the Maritime Industry Sectors Sign Up to Initiative

7/4/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – The headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) were the scene for the launch of a new public-private i...
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Greek Coastguard Fires on Turkish Freighter with Allegations of Drug Smuggling
Tensions Continue to Escalate as Cargo Ship Fails to Stop

7/4/2017
TURKEY – GREECE – The seemingly perpetual row between Greece and Turkey has once again taken a turn for the worse as a Turkish freighter h...
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Road Haulage Group and Asset Finance Company Work Together to Fund Freight Drivers
New Apprenticeship Partnership Aimed at Transport Sector Staff Problem

7/3/2017
UK – After questioning last month how employers could approach the problem of filling the increasing numbers of vacancies for commercial vehicle...
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IEA Report Calls for Improved Efficiency and International Standards in Road Haulage
Freight Trucks Using Increasing Amounts of World Oil Supply

7/3/2017
WORLDWIDE – A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has concluded that improving the efficiency of road freight transport is criti...
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Four Major Players Cooperate on Digital Ship Design Programme
Platform to Enable Virtual Testing of All Aspects

7/3/2017
EUROPE – Four major players in the modern maritime market have joined together to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of creat...
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Freight Forwarder and Road Haulier Unveils New Branded Trucks
Woodland Rebrand Refreshes Colour Scheme

7/3/2017
UK – Following its recent rebrand and the introduction of its newly refreshed website, forwarding agent and road freight specialist the Woodland...
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Bulk Carrier and Fuel Tanker Collide in Dover Strait and a Disaster is Avoided
Integrity of Hull Containing 40,000 Tonnes of Petrol Maintained

7/3/2017
UK – FRANCE – The Dover Strait, the 'neck' of the English Channel, is known as the busiest waterway in the world, and with good ...
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Two Sad Departures Head Up Staff News in Freight and Logistics This Week
Trucking and Ocean Shipping Figures Take a Final Bow

7/28/2016
US – A sad start to our round-up to staff changes in the global freight and logistics sector with the news that J. Harwood Cochrane, founder of ...
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Regional Winners of Young International Freight Forwarders of the Year Announced
Now a Nervous Wait to See Who Will Prove Top Dog and Net the Main Prize

7/28/2016
WORLDWIDE – FIATA has announced the four Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2016 Regional Winners, sponsored by FIATA and t...
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DP World Signs Container Port Development Agreement in Taiwan
State Run Corporation Cooperates with Dubai Box Terminal Specialists

7/27/2016
TAIWAN – Global marine container terminal operator DP World and the state run Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), have signed a Memor...
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New Truck Stop Report Backed by Road Haulage and Freight Transport Associations
Dearth of Facilities is Impinging on Lorry Drivers Hours and Road Safety

7/27/2016
UK – A new report from Transport Focus, an organisation which has evolved from the Central Transport Consultative Committee (CTCC) set up in res...
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Freight Representatives and RoRo Cross Channel Ferry Groups Consider Dover Delays
Alternative to Operation Stack and Pressure on French Government Discussed

7/26/2016
UK – FRANCE – News of the latest murder in Rouen, the ninth such atrocity in the past few days, will undoubtedly only heighten the securit...
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Freight and Logistics Group Expands Eastward
Russian Operations Extended by Middle East Based Outfit

7/26/2016
RUSSIA – Global freight and logistics group GAC Russia is expanding eastwards with the opening of new branches at Nakhodka and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk...
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Despite Recent Record Fines for Truck Makers in Cartel One Denies Antitrust Activity
Difference in Viewpoint with European Commission May Still Cost Manufacturer Dearly

7/26/2016
EUROPE – Following last week’s announcement of a record price fixing fine on several well-known truck manufacturers levied by the European...
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Heavy Lift Freight Vessel Sets Speed Record Shipping Giant Project Cargo
Fast Run from Indonesia to Scotland Makes Delivery on Time

7/26/2016
GERMANY – INDONESIA – UK – SAL Heavy Lift, which began life in Hamburg as Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH in 1980 before becoming ...
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Piracy Attacks on Shipping Continue to Fall Despite Surge of Kidnappings from Vessels
No Time for Complacency However with Violent Assaults Continuing

7/26/2016
WORLDWIDE – According to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB), piracy and armed rob...
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Two of the Largest Container Freight Companies Back New Box Tracking System
Remote Global Position and Detailed Status Report Available

7/25/2016
FRANCE – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – French start-up company, TRAXENS, has pulled off a coup by signing up both MSC and CMA CGM, respe...
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Port Operation Refurbishes Historic Listed Dock Structures
Steam Crane and Lock Equipment Get a Facelift

7/25/2016
UK – Anyone who has been familiar with Hull docklands over the years will know how the area has evolved into a vibrant community as the old wate...
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Express Parcel Delivery Problem Solution from Leading Logistics Group
Absent Consignees Get Packages Locked Into Their Smart Cars

7/25/2016
GERMANY – Not satisfied with broadening the possibilities regarding the deliveries of small items using drones, logistics giant DHL has come up ...
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Fourteen Hour Delays for Cross Channel Travellers
Tourists and Freight Drivers Warned of Continuing Chaos

7/24/2016
UK – FRANCE – The horrendous delays being suffered by those transiting from the Port of Dover for France via RoRo cross Channel ferry serv...
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Appointments in Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Logistics Related Businesses This Week
Who is Now Working Where

7/21/2016
FRANCE – Freight forwarding and automotive logistics provider Gefco has announced Anne Lambusson as its new Executive Vice President in charge o...
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UK's Newest Deep Water Container Port Wins Accolade for Carbon Emission Reduction
London Gateway Gains Accreditation from Eden Project Linked Adjudicator

7/21/2016
UK – DP World's London Gateway Port, the UK’s latest deep-sea container terminal, has been awarded The Planet Mark™ for demonstr...
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Multimodal Transport Report Shows Variety Around the Globe
Arm of OECD Publishes First Quarter Figures

7/21/2016
WORLDWIDE – The latest report from the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows a mixed picture as regards traffic volumes of global multimodal...
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Freight Forwarders and Air Transport Group Implement Cargo Programme
Relationship with Airfreight Carriers Modernised

7/21/2016
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) have ...
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All Cargo Airline Gets Permit for US Cuba Freight Flights
Things Loosening Up as Relationship Develops

7/20/2016
US – CUBA – American parcel giant FedEx, has become the first all-cargo airline approved by the US Department of Transportation to provide...
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Final Chance to Voyage Aboard an Iconic Merchant Vessel
Stay of Execution for One of the Last Royal Mail Ships

7/20/2016
ST HELENA – ASCENSION ISLAND – SOUTH AFRICA – Having written up full details of the sale of the RMS St Helena in April as s...
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Freight Forwarding Customers Advertising Bonus from Cargo Only Airline
Free Publicity is Not Pie in the Sky

7/20/2016
LUXEMBOURG – As we are always telling our own clients, it pays to advertise, but this week Europe’s largest freight only airline, Cargolux...
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Billions in Antitrust Fines for European Truck Makers Who Cheated Road Haulage Operators
Collusion on Prices of Lorries in Cartel Which Operated for 14 Years

7/19/2016
EUROPE – The European Commission (EC) has found that several well-known truck manufacturers broke EU antitrust rules having colluded for around ...
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Yet Another RoRo Freight Cartel Member Fined Millions for Antitrust Cargo Activity
Japanese Firm is No Stranger to Commission Punishment

7/19/2016
AUSTRALIA – Following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Japanese RoRo cargo carrier Nippon Yusen Ka...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Giant Releases Profit Figures
First Six Months of 2016 Looks Healthy for Swiss Group

7/19/2016
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – As one of the largest and most influential freight forwarding and logistics groups in the world Kuehne + Nagel r...
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Subsea and Offshore Energy Specialist Buys Underwater Imaging Company
Deal for Singaporean Group Finalised

7/18/2016
UAE – SINGAPORE – WORLDWIDE – The Unique Group, which provides a wide portfolio of integrated subsea and offshore services via six d...
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Not Just the PM Changing the Staff as Shipping and Logistics Appointments Announced
Who is Going to Work Where This Week

7/15/2016
UK – Who goes where this week in shipping and logistics but first new Prime Minister Theresa May is busy forming her first government, and some ...
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Freight and Logistics Group Gets Multi-Million Dollar Fine for RoRo Shipping Antitrust Conspiracy
Cartel Activity Yet Again Reaps the Whirlwind from US Court

7/15/2016
US – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has become the fourth shipping line to resolve allegations that it violated the Sherman Act by conspir...
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Container Freight and Logistics Park Help Regenerate the River Thames
Port of London Plans Have Environmental Considerations as a Priority

7/15/2016
UK – For those who have resided on, or close to, the River Thames, there is much to celebrate of late. After decades of misuse and a plunge in f...
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Shipping Groups Quite Literally Stump Up for Seafarers in Need
Logistics Stakeholders Scale the Heights to Raise Funds

7/14/2016
UK – At the beginning of the month, twenty-five teams from shipping companies and others across the UK's maritime and logistics sector took ...
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Container Lines Accept New Member Into 2M Vessel Sharing Agreement
Financial Hurdles Successfully Vaulted by Korean Freight Carrier

7/14/2016
SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has fulfilled its commitments to its restructuring terms following the South Korea...
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Hybrid Truck Technology to be Tested by Logistics Outfit on London Road Haulage Operations
Fuel and Emission Savings of 15 to 30% Predicted

7/14/2016
UK – FRANCE – As more and more companies endeavour to improve their environmental credentials another logistics group will test the advant...
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New Coalition to Help Merchant Shipping Adapt to LNG
Container Carrier and Classification Groups Sign Up

7/13/2016
WORLDWIDE – With the new restrictions on the use of heavy oil as a fuel source for merchant vessels, ferries etc. likely only to become ever mor...
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Heavy Lift and Project Cargo Airline Orders More Freight Aircraft
Rain, not Brexit, Slows Things at Farnborough Air Show

7/13/2016
UK – US – RUSSIA – WORLDWIDE – Despite preliminary gloom after the Brexit referendum the naysayers appear to have been proved ...
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Tensions Increase in South China Sea and Piracy Levels Rise in Asian Waters
UN Arbitration Meets Cold Reception from Chinese Authorities

7/12/2016
ASIA – It is over four years since we first wrote of the escalating tensions in the South China Sea as no less than five independent states clai...
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Warning to US Maritime Communities as Hurricane Season Approaches
Coast Guard Plans Should be Heeded and Put into Practice

7/12/2016
US – A timely hurricane preparedness warning from the Captain of the Port (COTP) of New York should also be heeded by other coastal communities ...
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Potential Changes in Alcohol Excise Duty Procedures are Welcomed by Warehousing Body
Long Awaited Rationalisation by HMRC Finally in Sight

7/11/2016
UK – An area where the country has always been regarded as a little ‘quirky’, particularly by our continental cousins, concerns the ...
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Fork Lift Association Finds Safety is the Key to an Interesting Logistics Conference
True Tale of Horrific Accident Concentrates the Minds of Delegates

7/11/2016
UK – Anyone involved with logistics knows that trade conferences can be at times, shall we say, a little uninteresting. Not so for the fourteent...
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Intermodal Container Freight Sees Entry of New Daily Rail Service
Deep Sea Port Gets Another Track Borne Option

7/11/2016
UK – Even hard bitten devotees of Britain’s largest container port would be hard put to deny that the road links into Suffolk are not all ...
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Freight Forwarding Outfits Face More Multi-Million Dollar Pay-outs Over Cartel and Antitrust Allegat
Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave...........

7/11/2016
US - CHINA – HONG KONG – JAPAN – TAIWAN – INDIA – GERMANY – UK – EUROPE – The spectre of more multi-mi...
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Autonomous Ships Become a Reality as Logistics Goes Automatic - But Safety Remains Essential
Driverless Trucks, Pilotless Planes Now Vessels Set to Sail Uncontrolled by Human Hand

7/8/2016
WORLDWIDE – Autonomy is the new buzzword of logistics technology buffs and after recent European driverless truck convoys and commonplace contro...
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No Fault Crashes Will No Longer Count Against US Road Haulage Drivers
Truckers to Get Better Deal Thanks to Industry Association

7/8/2016
US – The country’s road haulage industry body, the American Trucking Associations (ATA), has expressed its gratitude to the Federal Motor ...
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Once Again the IMO Recognises the Bravery of Those Heroes at Sea
This Year First Woman Merchant Captain Wins the Most Prestigious Award

7/8/2016
WORLDWIDE – INDIA – Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya, is to receive the 2016 Internatio...
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Sad Start to the Weeks Shipping Staff News With the Suicide of an Energy Logistics Veteran
Numerous Appointments and Departures in the Sector

7/7/2016
GREECE – A sad start to this week's staff changes in the world of freight and logistics with the death of the founder, co-owner, and Chairma...
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Freight Ferry Service Sets New Record for Last Quarter
Highest Ever Total Recorded for Three Month Period

7/7/2016
UK – BELGIUM – Having just last month recorded record levels of cross channel freight using its services between Dover and Calais, P&O...
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Container Freight Shipping Lines Now Bound to Rules Regarding Price Hikes to Avoid Antitrust Breach
European Commission Extracts Promises on Future Cargo Tariffs

7/7/2016
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – The European Commission has accepted commitments by fourteen of the world's largest container shipping companies ...
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Analysts Predict Modest Rise in Container Freight Rates After Major Slump
Losses Likely This Year Despite Alliances and Slow Steaming Cost Reductions

7/7/2016
WORLDWIDE – According to the latest Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry, container freight rates are for...
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As Sorry Tale of Anti Pirate Crew Held in Indian Prison Drags On Families Launch Parliamentary Lobby
Guards Sent to Protect Merchant Shipping Remain Incarcerated after 1000 Days

7/7/2016
UK – INDIA – The Mission to Seafarers and families of the British guards of the anti-piracy vessel the Seaman Guard Ohio, who cla...
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Government Plan for Giant Freight Truck Park Welcomed by Road Haulage Community
However Local Animosity Will Draw Legal Challenge to Operation Stack Solution

7/6/2016
UK – The spectre of Operation Stack still looms large over the County of Kent today after the government announced it will solve the problems of...
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Air Freight and Passenger Figures Released Showing Increase in Cargo Capacity
Latest IATA Yearbook Now Available

7/6/2016
WORLDWIDE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced industry performance statistics for 2015 for both passenger and air freig...
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Freight Forwarding Award Nominations Open Once Again for Annual Shipping Event
2016 Likely to See More Fiercely Fought Contests at Popular Occasion

7/5/2016
UK – The most prestigious event for the UK's shipping and forwarding community, the 2016 British International Freight Association (BIFA) Fr...
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Supply Chain and Warehouse Automation Specialist Snapped Up by Technology Group
US Giant Acquires Logistics Workflow Solutions Provider

7/5/2016
US – Diversified technology and manufacturing group Honeywell has signed an agreement to acquire privately held, supply chain and warehouse auto...
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Port Orders Multi-Function Fork Lift Trucks to Handle Diverse Freight Types
New Equipment Reflects the Diversity of West Country Trade

7/5/2016
UK – Following an original order dating back 8 years the Bristol Port Company were happy to offer a contract to Cooper Specialised Handling, the...
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Rail Group Demonstrates the Way to Protect Nature Whilst Saving Money and Boosting Logistics
Overhead Gantry Scheme Tailored to Protect Badgers

7/4/2016
UK – The freight and logistics industry has often caused immense environmental problems when acting to try and serve the needs of a world with a...
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Air Cargo Carrier Invests in Temperature Controlled Containers as Pharma Freight Shipments Grow
UK and North American Pharmaceutical Traffic a Priority for Airline

7/4/2016
UK – NORTH AMERICA – For the air freight carriers pharmaceuticals are a commodity which marries perfectly with their systems, generally li...
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Latest Technology May Aid Air Freight Utilise a New, Yet Old, Mode of Transport
2D Graphene Helps to Power European Airship

7/4/2016
EUROPE – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – It must be said that we have in the past sometimes poured scorn on the idea of the airship as a viable ...
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Freight Group Warns International Road Haulage Drivers of New Mandatory French Regulations
Minimum Wage Rules Mean With Immediate Effect Two Vital Documents Must be Carried in Cabs

7/1/2016
FRANCE – EUROPE – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has released an update to the enforcement of France’s minimum...
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Container Specialist Opens New Box Handling, Storage and Maintenance Facility at Deep Water Port
Pentalver Pushes on with Another Development

7/31/2015
UK – Following the announcement in January that it would be opening a new container facility within London Gateway, the Thames side deep water p...
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More Antitrust Fines for RoRo Vehicle Shipping Giant Which Colluded with Competitors in Cartel
Competition Commission Doles Out Multi-Million Dollar Penalty

7/31/2015
SOUTH AFRICA – NORWAY – Norwegian headquartered shipping line Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has reached a settlement agreement with...
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Airport Management and Logistics Group Buys Swiss Cargo Handling Outfit
Equity Firm Sells Up to Chinese Conglomerate

7/31/2015
SWITZERLAND – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – European private equity firm PAI Partners, has signed an agreement to sell ground handling and car...
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US Transport Infrastructure Debacle Continues as Global Road Haulage and Freight Interests Look On
Seemingly Never Ending Lack of Political Will and a Paucity of Funds for Highways

7/31/2015
US – American politicians have for generations often been accused of being self-absorbed and ignoring the world at large, but currently the majo...
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Cold Supply Chain Technology Leader Promotes New Environmental Publication with Profits to Charity
Stunning Facts Behind the Obscenity of Wasted Food Revealed in Climate Change Book

7/31/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – As a leader in the field of cold chain transport technology the Carrier organisation knows better than most the importanc...
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Staggering Migrant Figures as Road Haulage Freight Drivers Continue to Suffer at Calais
From France to Kent HGV Professionals Receive Little Support from the Authorities

7/30/2015
FRANCE – UK – As the chronic delays for road haulage operators continue, and as the migrant situation in and around Calais shows no sign o...
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As Global Shipping Gathers Vessel Registers Host Charity Event in London's Special Week
Biennial Event Has a Host of Attractions This Year Including Seafarers Reception

7/30/2015
UK – The biennial London International Shipping Week will take place this year between 7 – 11 September and 2015 will see the usual host o...
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Horrendous Freight Train Incident Prompts Dangerous Rail Cargo Rule Change
After Forty Seven Die Safety Authorities Act to Prevent Repetition of Lac-Megantic

7/30/2015
US – In the wake of Canada's calamitous 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail freight disaster, the US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has iss...
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Another Huge TEU Increase for Arabian Container Port with New Freight Terminal Development
Billion Dollar Construction Begins

7/29/2015
DUBAI – Port operator DP World, has announced the start of construction work on a brand new $1.6 billion container terminal at Jebel Ali Port, D...
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Freight and Logistics Group Offers Free Gifts for New Customers Using New Routes
Part Load and Groupage Services Open Between Poland and the UK

7/29/2015
POLAND – UK – Freight and logistics group DSV, which now claims to be the world’s fifth largest freight service provider, has extend...
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Strikes and Storms Blamed by National Multimodal Freight and Logistics Group for Problems
Deutsche Bahn to Undertake Major Restructuring

7/29/2015
GERMANY – Deutsche Bahn (DB), the multimodal freight organisation with the German Federal Republic as its majority shareholder, is launching an ...
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Another Big Payout by RoRo Cargo Shipping Line in Antitrust Class Action Settlement
But Will All the End Users Get the Benefit?

7/28/2015
US – JAPAN – Attorneys representing a group of plaintiffs including freight forwarding groups involved in antitrust claims against more th...
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US Authorities Stamp Down on Illicit Shipping Interests Which Supply North Korea
You Can Run - But You Can't Hide - Even Aliases Don't Protect Criminals

7/28/2015
US – SINGAPORE – NORTH KOREA – The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has blacklisted Sin...
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Container Ships Carry First Ocean Freight Through New Suez Canal
Ships Worldwide Asked to Join Celebrations on Official Opening Day

7/28/2015
EGYPT – For the past year or so whenever a canal project is mentioned thoughts turn to the redevelopment of the Panama route and its incredibly ...
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New LNG Articulated Tug-Barge Can Fuel Two Bulk Freight or Container Ships
Bunker Craft Doubles as a Fire Fighting Vessel and is Approved by American Bureau of Shipping

7/27/2015
US – A Jensen Maritime designed liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering articulated tug-barge (ATB) has been granted ‘approval in principle&...
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Deep Water Container Port Begins Logistics Operations for Real
Official Opening of Terminal Moves Thames Side Operation to Next Phase

7/27/2015
UK – The UK’s latest deep water container port, London Gateway, saw Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transpo...
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European Freight Only Air Cargo Carrier Settles with Staff
Questions Over Safety Remain However According to Some

7/27/2015
LUXEMBOURG – After a protracted series of discussions between freight only airline Cargolux and Luxembourg’s OGBL union, which represents ...
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Staff Moves in the Freight and Logistics Fields Begins with a Resignation Error with Repercussions
Who is Going Where Around the Globe

7/27/2015
CANADA – Staff changes in the freight and logistics industry starts this week with an announcement from Canadian Pacific Railway with the appoin...
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Industries Peripheral to Road Haulage and Freight Transport Must Watch Health and Safety
Accident Highlights the Dangers of Unsecured Loads

7/24/2015
UK – A recent case serves as a reminder to those on the periphery of the road haulage business that all must be constantly aware of the need to ...
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EC Approval for Road Freight and Rail Cargo Fixed Link
Funding Available for Fehmarn Belt Project

7/24/2015
GERMANY – DENMARK – The European Commission has approved the public financing model of the Fehmarn Belt fixed rail-road link between Denma...
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Another Smaller UK Airport Seeks Increased Air Freight Revenue and Appoints Cargo Handler
Ties Between Logistics Company BDA and Coventry Extended

7/23/2015
UK – The depressed state of many of Britain’s smaller airports is gradually being reversed, usually due to the proliferation of economy ai...
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Ports and Freight Terminal Business the Target for Fork Lift Truck Firm's New Facility
Building Under Construction to Facilitate Expansion

7/23/2015
UK – Briggs Equipment UK is the national distributor of Hyster and Yale Europe materials handling equipment, fork lift trucks and associated pro...
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2,100 TEU Container Ship is First in Series of Three Bound for Caribbean
CMA CGM Invests in New Fleet for NEFGUI Service

7/23/2015
FRANCE – SOUTH AMERICA – CARIBBEAN – Having taken possession of its latest vessel, the 2,100 TEU container ship CMA CGM Cayenne, the...
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Pirate Attacks Down but Container and Other Merchant Ships Urged to Remain Vigilant
Tankers Are the Target of Choice for the New-Wave of Hijackers

7/23/2015
SOUTH EAST ASIA – WEST AFRICA – Gone, thankfully, are the recent times when every single day seemed to bring news of another pirate attack...
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Extra RoRo Freight Ferry on Dover - Calais Route as Troubles Continue
P&O Ship Re-enters Service Early - in Time for Holiday Rush and an Uncertain Summer

7/22/2015
UK – FRANCE – P&O Ferries has announced that it now has a sixth ship carrying freight on the Dover – Calais route, with the ...
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Northwest Seaport Port Alliance Designed to Promote Intermodal Freight Receives Federal Approval
Seattle and Tacoma Given Green Light to Work Together as Country's Third Largest Cargo Gateway

7/22/2015
US – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has completed its competitive review and analysis of an alliance between the Ports of Seattle and Tac...
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Major Freight and Logistics Groups in Cartel Hit with Multi Million Euro Antitrust Fines (Again)
Leading Players Seen as Transgressors Once More

7/22/2015
EUROPE – The European Commission (EC) has imposed fines totalling €49.1 million on two rail freight operators, Express Interfracht and Sche...
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Freight Group Sells CO2 Migrant Detector to Aid Road Haulage Drivers
Portable Device Has Global Tracking and Warns of Intruders

7/22/2015
UK – EUROPE – Since the start of the crackdown on migrants being smuggled into Britain aboard trucks bearing imports into the country man...
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With Vulnerable Road Users Under the Spotlight of the Freight Haulage Sector What of London’s River?
New Programme to Make the Waterway Safer for the Smallest of Craft

7/22/2015
UK – There has been much talk of vulnerable road users of late and, in London particularly, great strides are being made to protect pedestrians ...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Service Resumes - But All Far From Well in Calais
Fires on the Tracks as Workers Signal Disapproval Again

7/21/2015
FRANCE – In yet another ironic twist the situation in the Port of Calais has worsened, just as we are being told the ‘situation has been r...
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Ship Management Company Benefits from Comprehensive Safety Service Contract on Vessels
Two Companies with Scandinavian Roots Sign Agreement

7/21/2015
SINGAPORE – Safety is paramount in all industries but aboard ship it takes on an importance rarely matched by on shore activities. Singapore-bas...
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Cargo Carrier Confirms Order for Five New Freighter Aircraft
Paris Air Show Success for Boeing

7/21/2015
US – TAIWAN – Boeing, which claims over 90% of total global air freighter capacity, has confirmed another successful order which we report...
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Young BIFA Freight and Logistics Award Winner Takes European Title
Today Europe - Tomorrow the World

7/21/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – In January we had the pleasure to announce Jenifer Taylor from Santova Logistics had won the coveted title of Young Freig...
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Fuel Economy and Pollution in Freight Sector to be Tackled by New Truck Standards
Presidential Demands Being Faced by Industry

7/21/2015
US – In May 2010 President Obama instructed both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s Natio...
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How Will Budget Wages Policy Affect Road Haulage, Freight and Logistics Outfits?
One Man Says Younger Trainees Need to be Schooled to Increase Productivity

7/20/2015
UK – With the Budget still fresh in people’s minds we have already published the views of those in the road haulage, freight and logistics...
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Freight by Water Survives as Another Wind Powered Project Gets Under Way
Another Seminal Route Opens for Green Enthusiasts

7/17/2015
US – This weekend sees the arrival of the Tall Ships in Portland, Maine, with a host of celebratory events to suit all tastes, and additionally,...
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New Port Terminal Deal Immediately Sees First Major Export Consignment Shipped
Strategic Alliance Looks to Future Success

7/17/2015
UK – With Britain being a net importer of goods these days any news about export success is good news and now, following the signing of a strate...
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Free Entry to Marine Artists Exhibition in London for all our Readers
Special Offer and a Chance to See Some Truly Evocative Works of Art

7/16/2015
UK – It is rare to get something for nothing but now readers of the Handy Shipping Guide will be able to view a truly interesting display of mar...
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New ISO Standard for Ports and Marine Operations Involved in Wind Farm Energy Production
Certification Covers Component Design and Correct Operational Procedures

7/16/2015
WORLDWIDE – According to the Global Wind Energy Council offshore wind farms have the potential to meet Europe’s energy requirements seven ...
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Container Shipping Line Revises Freight Offering and Christens Largest Vessel
CMA CGM Changes African Rotation and Celebrates Addition of Another Mega Ship

7/16/2015
FRANCE – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – French container shipping line CMA CGM has announced a revision of the company’s West African f...
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Global Shippers' Forum Reflects on Cooperation Within the Logistics Supply Chain Hierarchy
Year Has Seen Meaningful Progress on Multimodal Cargo Safety and Shipping Contracts

7/16/2015
WORLDWIDE – In its Annual Report for 2015 the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) reflects on the achievements of the past 12 months including pa...
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Bunker Group Expands Shipping Supply Operations as Emission Control Regulations Initiated
Extra Capacity for German Based Company

7/16/2015
GERMANY – Ostsee Mineralöl-Bunker GmbH (OMB), a subsidiary of the Bomin Group which is one of the world’s leading independent supplie...
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New Scheme for Road Haulage Operators to Increase HGV Freight Driver Pool
'Driving Britain's Future' Brings Positive Action to Address Chronic Skills Shortage

7/16/2015
UK – There has been much talk of late with regard to the chronic shortage of skilled HGV drivers available to British freight operators, and the...
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Shippers Chill Out as New Temperature Controlled Logistics Centre Gets Under Way
Construction Begins on Dockside Cargo Facility

7/15/2015
UK – Over 150 key figures representing 75 companies were on hand to see the ‘spade in the ground’ launch of NFT’s new dockside...
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Largest Ever Freight Shipment of Renewable Fuel Biomass Arrives in UK
Panamax Vessel Brings Huge Cargo of Wood Pellets

7/15/2015
UK – CANADA – What is said to be the largest ever single shipment of biomass docked and discharged this week at Associated British Ports&r...
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Three Major Freight and Logistics Players Speak on Calais Truck Drivers vs Migrants Situation
UK Government Announces Measures but Are They Sufficient?

7/14/2015
FRANCE – UK – The situation in Calais, which we reported on recently, is still giving cause for concern with migrants, determined to steal...
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Air Freight Carrier AA Cargo Expands on Home Turf
Brand New Facility for Hartsfield-Jackson

7/14/2015
US – American Airlines Cargo has expanded its operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) with a brand-new, 12,000 squa...
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Over One Million Dollars in Fines Proposed for Air Freight and Passenger Carrier
Safety Went West says FAA

7/14/2015
US – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a total fine of $1.23 million as a civil pen...
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Staff Movements in Freight and Logistics This Week
Major Changes at International Air Cargo Body

7/14/2015
WORLDWIDE – The weekly roundup of staff changes and movements from across the freight and logistics industry start with the announcement of five...
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Ladies! How to Prosper in the Transport and Logistics Fields - the everywoman Academy
For Women Serious About Advancing in a Competitive Industry Sector

7/13/2015
UK – Once again the date for this year’s everywoman Academy, themed ‘Advancing Women in Transport & Logistics’, is rapidly...
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40 Tonne Electric Truck on Public Roads for BMW Urban Logistics
Green Machine Exclusively Uses Renewable Energy

7/13/2015
GERMANY – NETHERLANDS – The SCHERM group, which specialises in logistics solutions for those in the automotive industry, has joined forces...
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New Maersk Container Vessels to be Classified by US Group
Triple-E Ships Being Delivered by 2018

7/13/2015
US – DENMARK – Maritime shipping and offshore classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected to class Mae...
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The Big Name in UK Shipping and Freight Forwarding Awards Opens for Nominations
Annual BIFA Event is a Must for Many Involved with Logistics in Britain

7/13/2015
UK – Undoubtedly one of the big occasions in the year for the shipping and forwarding community are the annual British International Freight Ass...
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Project Freight Forwarding Agency Develops Speciality Supply Chain Service Offering
Stand Alone Company has 'Taste and Try' Option for Clients Seeking Support Without Commitment

7/12/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – The past couple of decades has seen an enormous growth in specialist services offered by what once were merely considered...
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Marine Freight and Logistics Suppliers Told Cargo Company Acquisition is Anti-Competitive
Toll - Sea Swift Deal Knocked Back by Authorities

7/10/2015
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided to oppose the proposed acquisition of the Northern Territory a...
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Road Haulage Freight Groups React to Budget's Frozen Fuel Duty
Meanwhile FairFuel UK Has a New Target

7/10/2015
UK – A generally favourable reaction to the Chancellors budget this week from Britain’s freight carriers, with a particular interest of co...
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New Rail Freight Offering Claims to be a First for the UK Intermodal Sector
Direct Daily Service to Commence Next Month

7/9/2015
UK – DB Schenker Rail UK has collaborated with PD Ports in what they say is a completely new offering for the market, in which the two claim is ...
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Freight and Logistics Staff News Starts with a Sad Loss
Well Known MD Passes Away

7/9/2015
EUROPE – This week’s staff changes in the freight and shipping industry starts with news from Kerry Logistics which has sadly announced th...
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Freight and Logistics Pro's Raise Record Sum for Transaid Charity
Battling Heat and Exhaustion All in a Good Cause

7/9/2015
UK – AFRICA – Thirty professionals from the freight and logistics industry battled stifling heat, rugged terrain and unforgiving altitudes...
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International Freight Forwarding Body Speaks Out on Sustainability and Logistics
UN Forum to Set Development Goals

7/8/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – At the recent United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) held in New York the views of freight forwarding organisat...
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New Asian Deal, New Container Ship Order and More for Maersk This Week
Largest Shipping Line Changes Tactics from Mega Box Carriers

7/8/2015
DENMARK – HONG KONG – SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Lots of news from Maersk this week as the largest container shipping line in t...
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Warehousing Awards for Logistics and Supply Chain Professionals Come Round Again
'Train the Kids' is the Message at UKWA Presentations and Annual Luncheon

7/8/2015
UK – Coming as driven by clockwork, the first week of July once again hosted one of the highlights in the warehousing and logistics industry&rsq...
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Multi Million Investment in Freight Route by Port and RoRo Ferry Groups Goes Ahead
Meeting with Top Scottish Minister Confirms Deal

7/8/2015
UK – BELGIUM – A meeting between Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, and the CEO’s of DFDS and Forth Ports has resulted in ...
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Cargo Handling Group Buys Majority Stake in German Air Freight Competitor
Continuation of Expansion for WFS

7/8/2015
FRANCE – GERMANY – French headquartered Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has announced its intention to acquire a 51% shareholding in Frapo...
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Logistics Group Exchanges RoRo for Container Freight in Million Tonne Contract
New Deal Sees Switch of Terminals for Old Partners

7/8/2015
SWEDEN – GERMANY – EUROPE – A cooperation which dates back 20 years between SCA Logistics and Iggesund Paperboard will see an expans...
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Container Shipping Giant Finalises Acquisition of Short Sea Freight and Logistics Specialist
OPDR Joins MacAndrews in CMA CGM Portfolio

7/7/2015
FRANCE – GERMANY – EUROPE – The European Commission has given its approval, without any conditions, for French container freight lin...
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Shipping Group Maersk Disposes of Another Non-Core Business
ESVAGT Safety at Sea Sold On for Over 600 Million Dollars

7/7/2015
DENMARK – Shipping conglomerate, the Maersk Group and Danish investor, ESE-Holding A/S, have announced the sale of offshore ‘safety and su...
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G6 Container Freight Alliance Changes Schedules for Faster Transit Times
Enhancement of Route Means Extra Call

7/7/2015
NORTH AMERICA – ASIA – The members of the G6 Alliance, the container lines which make up one of the largest groupings carrying box freight...
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Shipping Isn't All Freight Containers and Dry Cargo - We Also Have Culture!
Italian Shipping Group (Naturally) Encourages the Arts

7/6/2015
ITALY – URUGUAY – WORLDWIDE – Although the business of lashing cargo into a hold or securing containers of freight aboard a box vess...
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London Heathrow Expansion Has Ramifications for Air Freight and Logistics Groups
Polar Opposite Forces Join in Praising Sir Howard Davies' Report

7/6/2015
UK – The report published last week by the Airport Commission chaired by Sir Howard Davies, whilst not approved by many, seems to have a broad s...
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Armed Protectors of Container Ships and Other Cargo Vessels from Piracy Still Face Jail
21 Months Pass and Crew Still Waits in Limbo as Indian Authorities Ignore International Law

7/6/2015
INDIA – Last week a spokesman for the maritime professional’s union Nautilus summed up the case of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio conci...
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Freight by Water and Intermodal Road and Rail Cargo will Benefit from EC Cash
Huge Injection of Money for Transport Infrastructure Announced

7/3/2015
EUROPE – The European Commission has unveiled a record €13.1 billion investment plan to fund 276 transport projects, selected under the Con...
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The Trauma of Pirate Attacks Continues for Ships Crews
New Seafarers Crisis Response Centre Launched

7/2/2015
SOUTH AFRICA – International seafarers support charity, the Sailors’ Society has launched a Crisis Response Centre to support seafarers in...
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New Multimodal Possibilities as Indian Rail Freight Corridor Develops
Further Funding to Boost Cargo Options

7/2/2015
INDIA – The World Bank board has approved its third loan for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) which aims to increase the speed and ...
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A Host of Honours for Logistics and Freight Professionals, Supply Chain Groups and Shipping Lines
It's the Time of Year for Awards and Plaudits

7/2/2015
WORLDWIDE – The usual slough of awards and commendations this past couple of weeks in the freight and logistics sector starting with supply chai...
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All Cargo Airline Opens Up New Air Freight Market in Central Asia
Repressive Regime May Slow the Pace of Internationalisation

7/2/2015
LUXEMBOURG – TURKMENISTAN – CHINA – As Europe’s largest all freight airline it obviously falls to Cargolux to serve many fledg...
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MIllions in Fines for Antitrust Actions Hit Japanese Container and RoRo Automotive Shipping Line
Vehicle Carrier Conspired to Fix Ocean Freight Rates - More Penalties to Come

7/1/2015
SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Japanese container and automotive shipping line, Nippon Yusen ...
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The Week's Appointments in Shipping and Logistics
Who is on Their Way and Where To

7/1/2015
WORLDWIDE – We start current appointments in the world of freight and logistics with a major change with the International Maritime Organization...
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Eurotunnel and DFDS Take Swipe at Ex SeaFrance Staff Representatives as RoRo Ferry Freight Piles Up
Delays at Calais Continue - Now MyFerryLink Owner and Purchaser Tell it Like it is.

7/1/2015
FRANCE – UK – Groupe Eurotunnel, which subcontracted staff from SCOP SeaFrance to man the ships and offices of its subsidiary MyFerryLink ...
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New Monthly Break Bulk Freight Service to Arabian Gulf Launched
Two Long Established Companies Continue Cooperation

7/1/2015
EUROPE – ARABIAN GULF - Despite all its current woes, one of the mainstays of the Greek economy has always been the shipping sector. Whilst the ...
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Time Critical Logistics Proves Vital for F1 Freight
Adjacent Airport Solves Austrian Grand Prix Problem

7/1/2015
UK – AUSTRIA – A recent shipment undertaken by time critical logistics experts Bespoke Distribution Aviation (BDA) illustrates both the pr...
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New Feeder Service Links Container Ports Across North Sea Shipping Lanes
SCS Expands Options Between UK and the Continent

7/31/2014
UK – BENELUX – As from this weekend SCS Multiport will add a brand new route to their current feeder service between Amsterdam and Tilbury...
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Freight Transport Group Urges Cleaner London Trucks Sooner Rather Than Later
Incentives to Switch Modern HGV Fleets to Urban Cycle

7/31/2014
UK – Since Euro Standards were introduced in the early 1990’s to control the noxious emissions from diesel-engined HGVs we have witnessed ...
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Air Freight Security a Major and Evolving Issue for the Cargo Community
Stakeholders Encouraged to Attend Forthcoming Forum

7/30/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Members of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) are being encouraged to attend the advance data workshop at Ai...
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Logistics Group Seeking Patents for Double Deck System to Stack Freight in Shipping Containers
Aim is to Reduce Damages, Costs and CO2 Production

7/30/2014
WORLDWIDE – Yusen Logistics has launched an innovative ocean transportation service which enables double stacking of products inside shipping co...
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Passenger and Cargo Aircraft Were Not Safe Despite Assurances
Air Authorities Act in Unison Over War Zone Flights

7/30/2014
UKRAINE – ISRAEL – WORLDWIDE – It has transpired that the relevant global aviation authorities were completely mislead over the safe...
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Long Established Freight Forwarding and Shipping Agency Group Plans a Greener Future
Expansion Prompts a New Move for John Good

7/29/2014
UK – The secret to longevity in business is to move with the times and now the John Good Group, which can trace its history back over 180 years ...
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Cross Channel RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Service Battle Goes to the Wire
Last Chance Saloon for MyFerryLink as Competition Authority Prepares Final Order to Close

7/29/2014
FRANCE – UK – The controversy surrounding the cross channel RoRo freight and passenger service MyFerryLink, looks to be entering the final...
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Project Freight Forwarding and Dangerous Animals Make Uneasy Bedfellows
Having a Pair of Giant Saltwater Crocodiles as a Consignment Makes for an Interesting Shipment

7/28/2014
AUSTRALIA – UAE – Two of the areas of logistics which can hold the most potential for problems are the worlds of project freight forwardin...
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Project Freight Forwarding Outfit Changes Ownership and Launches Air Cargo Service
Allseas Global Logistics Ventures Deeper into the Supply Chain

7/27/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Allseas Global Logistics is starting an exciting new chapter in its development, following a change in ownership structur...
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Another Milestone as Freight Community Awaits Opening of Canal to Larger Shipping
(But Could Panama's Aspirations be Diluted by the Plans of Others?)

7/24/2014
PANAMA – The ongoing Panama Canal Expansion project has reached another important milestone in its aim to meet the expected demand in traffic gr...
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Road Haulage Operators Welcome Change in Speed Limits to Assist Freight Interests
Faster Lorries Mean Less Frustration Hopefully Leading to Fewer Accidents

7/24/2014
UK – Players in the UK’s road haulage industry are celebrating this week as the Department for Transport has announced that the HGV nation...
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Staff Changes in the Freight and Logistics Sector Begin on a Sombre Note
Personnel News Worldwide This Week

7/24/2014
UK – We begin this week’s staff changes in the world of freight, shipping, and logistics on a more sombre note with the death of the Port ...
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Truck Popular with Freight and Logistics Outfits Wins Another Award
Fork Lift Manufacturer Celebrates Success

7/24/2014
EUROPE – UK – For the second year in succession a model from the Jungheinrich range has picked up the prestigious International Forklift T...
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Training for a Logistics Career Available for Unemployed Benefit Claimants
Supply Chain Skills to be Gained for those 18+ Job Seekers

7/22/2014
UK – Skills for Logistics (SfL), the government licensed Council for the industry, has developed a Pre-Employment Training (PET) programme in co...
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Shipping Cartels and Ocean Container Line Freight Agreements Get More Confusing Every Year
With Alliances Forged and Foundered Australia Reviews Anti-Trust Regulation

7/21/2014
AUSTRALIA – UK – WORLDWIDE – The London based International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted comments on behalf of the global...
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Unique London Sculptures Decorated by Artists Will Benefit HGV Training Transport Charity
Transaid Benefits from TfL Celebration of Iconic Designs

7/21/2014

UK – Not strictly freight or shipping related, but international transport charity Transaid which trains professional HGV drivers in Africa a...
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From Container Ships to Ferries LNG Is Growing as Power for Freight and Passenger Vessels
Lloyd's Register Called Upon to Classify All Manner of Shipping Using New Greener Fuel

7/21/2014
UK – CANADA – WORLDWIDE – Lloyd’s Register (LR) might be the oldest known operation of its type but one doesn’t continue...
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What is the Most Important Anniversary This Year? Some Might Say Not 1914 After All
Ships, Clocks and Stars - The Quest for Longitude Exhibition is for All Maritime Interests

7/17/2014
UK – To most people this year’s big anniversary is, quite rightly, the centenary of the commencement of hostilities in the Great War. To m...
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Bulk Freight Carriers Again Come to the Aid of Vessel Crews as Typhoon Glenda and Accidents Strike
Maritime Rescues are a Regular Feature of Merchant Shipping Life

7/17/2014
PHILIPPINES – INDIAN OCEAN – A regular feature of freight and logistics news, and one that all too often gets bypassed as a result, is the...
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Road Haulage Rest Break Changes are Protectionist Measure Against Foreign Freight Drivers
Uproar at 'Unjustified Penalties' Including EUR 30,000 Fines and Imprisonment by French Authorities

7/17/2014
EU – BELGIUM – FRANCE – The new reinforcement of regulations, ostensibly to ensure French drivers take their weekend breaks out of t...
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Modern Road Haulage Trucks Gain Cost Benefits from Cloud Based Telematics
Volvo Teams with Telogis for Fleet Management Application Software Solutions

7/16/2014
US – Volvo Trucks has turned to the clouds with the latest innovation for its range of freight and heavy haulage vehicles introducing fleet mana...
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The Rail Freight Controversy at Radlett Emits a Death Rattle - or is that Just Another Cough?
The 'Final Decision' is to Proceed with Development

7/16/2014
UK – The long, ongoing dispute over the controversial rail freight terminal in St Albans once again seems to be over, with the Communities Secre...
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Graduate Students Guaranteed a Job in Supply Chain and Logistics Sectors
Places Available as University of the Year Trains Industry Players of the Future

7/16/2014
UK – As time passes so more and more we hear of the importance of logistics, and the supply chain, to the British economy and we have pointed ou...
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Convertible Aircraft Add the Ability to Switch between Freight and Passengers
Boeing Order Adds Full Load Cargo Capability to Fleet

7/16/2014
UK – ALGERIA – US – With the world’s air carriers focused on Farnborough this week most of the activity centres on military an...
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Logistics Group Books Another Freight and e commerce Contract
Switch from In House Recharges Magazine Business

7/15/2014
UK – After extending its offering to another similar client last month Keswick Enterprises Group subsidiary Spatial Global has entered into an a...
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Freight Facility Begins Construction at New Container Port's Logistic Park
Ground Breaking Ceremony Launches Multi Million Square Foot Development

7/15/2014
UK – Following on neatly from our last story comes the news that a ground breaking ceremony, held on the proposed site for the logistics park wh...
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Cloud Based Multimodal Specialist Broker Teams with Deep Water Container Port
London Gateway now Served by FreightArranger System

7/15/2014
UK – Online cloud based multimodal broker FreightArranger which last month announced new routes between Southampton and Leeds and Manchester res...
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Young Freight Forwarder Must Know the Complexities of the Multimodal Supply Chain
TT Club Once Again Backs the FIATA Award

7/15/2014
WORLDWIDE – TURKEY – Winning the FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award must be about the most prestigious accolade...
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Honest Road Haulage Operators Lost Freight Contracts Due to Million Pound Fuel Scam
Seven Year Sentence for Gang Boss Who Swindled HMRC with Complex Red Diesel Offences

7/14/2014
UK – Anyone familiar with the British road haulage sector will be aware that there is a certain underground, criminal element who view crimes su...
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Military Logistics Hit the Water as Marines Hone Skills in Busy Port
Grimsby Sees Commando Squadron Exercise for Four Days

7/14/2014
UK – This year with a century since the commencement of the Great War and more particularly the seventieth anniversary of the Normandy landings ...
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Another Huge Project Freight Forwarding Multimodal Shipment on the World's Largest Cargo Aircraft
No Other Aeroplane Can Come Close to the Mighty AN-225

7/14/2014
GERMANY – ICELAND – CANADA – Most articles in the trade press are by their very nature, pretty boring, notwithstanding informative f...
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Latest Staff Movements in the Freight Transport and Logistics Supply Chain
Current Industry Transfers, Appointments and Departures

7/11/2014
UK – The British Shippers’ Council (BSC), administered by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), has confirmed its new Chairman and Vice...
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EU - US Free Trade Agreement Could See Cheaper Exports and Imports with no Customs Duty
UK Government Responds to Latest House of Lords Committee Report on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

7/11/2014
UK – EUROPE – US – Today the British government published its response to the House of Lords report on the proposed Transatlantic Tr...
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Good News for Maritime Security Team in Custody on Arms Charges after Protecting Merchant Ships
As Things Have Slowed off Somalia However We Give a Dubious Welcome to the New Piracy Hotspot

7/10/2014
INDIA – SOUTH EAST ASIA – The protracted saga of the anti-piracy protection vessel, the Seaman Guard Ohio, belonging to private m...
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Investment in British Multimodal Freight and Logistics Developments as Trade Brightens
Shipping and Supply Chain Industries Look Toward the Future as Opportunities Arise

7/10/2014
UK – In a generally brighter climate various freight and shipping interests around the country have made acquisitions or announced plans to inve...
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New Mobile Harbour Crane Copes with All Manner of Cargo Besides Container Freight
Port Doubles its Box Handling Capacity with New Order

7/10/2014
NORWAY – In one fell swoop last month the Port of Drammen doubled its container handling capacity with the delivery of a second LHM 550 Liebherr...
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With P3 Freight Network Dead in the Water Big Two Container Shipping Lines Settle for Vessel Sharing
New 10 Year Arrangement Will Replace All Previous Deals with No Central Management

7/10/2014
SWITZERLAND – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – The two big hitters in container shipping, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Maersk Line ...
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Cryogenic Services are a Specialised Branch of Freight and Logistics
Especially with Multimodal Solutions for a Frozen Cargo to an Icy Destination

7/9/2014
RUSSIA – As if parts of the country didn’t get cold enough our picture shows a truck borne delivery of liquid medical oxygen bound for the...
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Freight and Car Carriers Team Up to Reduce Sulphur Pollution in Merchant Shipping
European Rules Will Bite Shortly and Need Concerted Efforts to Ensure a Level Playing Field

7/9/2014
WORLDWIDE – Freight and passenger ocean shipping has long been criticised by some for producing unacceptable amounts of air and water borne poll...
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Merchant Vessels Warned to Beware Hire of Armed Guards Against Pirates
Serious Flaws in Security as Nigerian Factions Squabble Over Primacy

7/9/2014
NIGERIA – The situation with regard to piracy, hijackings and theft of all types from freight and passenger vessels and particularly those conce...
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Class Standards for Maritime Simulators to be Drawn Up
Professional Education with Approved Equipment is the Key to Safety and Efficiency at Sea

7/9/2014
JAPAN – SWEDEN – WORLDWIDE – Classification society ClassNK, and global specialist in maritime simulation, navigation and surveillan...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Service Picks up the Slack from Channel Tunnel Incident
Eurotunnel puts a Positive Spin on Breakdown and Cites it as Evidence UK Competition Body is Wrong

7/9/2014
FRANCE – UK – The secret of a good campaign, military or otherwise, is the ability to turn adversity into advantage, very much the thinkin...
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Selling Project Freight Forwarding Skills Calls for a Bespoke Approach
Allseas Global Head of Sales Explains His Approach to a Successful Pitch

7/8/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – No argument known to nature rages like that between the operational staff of a freight forwarding or ocean carrier with t...
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Ship as Art - One Man’s Message Borne Aboard 13,900 TEU Container Vessel
Freight Boxes Used as Pixels in Collage Hundreds of Metres Long

7/8/2014
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – More on last month’s piece about the French container ship transformed into high art by artist JR, who has use...
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Wanted! Decent Freight Forwarding Companies - Able to Handle Projects, Air and Ocean Cargo etc.
Reliable Staff with Good Youth Training and an Eye for the Supply Chain Environment an Advantage.

7/7/2014
UK – Yes, it’s that time again to start the search for the ideal freight forwarding group which can boast all the usual attributes require...
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Problems With Cross Channel Tunnel Link as New Freight Truck Facility Development Begins
Broken Down Train, Evacuation and Major Delays Take the Shine Off New Infrastructure Investment

7/7/2014
UK – FRANCE – Good and bad news today for Groupe Eurotunnel with an early morning service of ‘Le Shuttle’ being incapacitated ...
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Port Service and RoRo Automobile Specialists Stand up Against Corruption in Shipping
Another Stakeholder Joins Global Campaign for Fairer Business

7/7/2014
WORLDWIDE – Alongside its parent Wilh. Wilhelmsen group which specialises in RoRo automobile shipping and port service requirements worldwide, W...
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Freight and Logistics Group Expands Non Food Import Portfolio with New Facility
Import Development for Existing Retail Client Warrants Opening of Another Storage and Distribution Terminal

7/7/2014
ROMANIA – Tibbett Logistics, a subsidiary of the Keswick Enterprises Group, has further extended its interest its storage and distribu...
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Computer Software Development Key to Fork Lift Truck Systems in Warehouse and Parking
Manufacturer Acquires IT Firm as Airport Trials Revolutionary System

7/7/2014
GERMANY – UK – Jungheinrich, which did such a good job sponsoring last week’s UKWA bash, has finally announced it has fully acquired...
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Air Freight Carrier Invests in New Unit Load Devices to Accommodate More Cargo
Advanced Systems Weigh Less and Stow More than Traditional Pallet Products

7/4/2014
LUXEMBOURG – US – WORLDWIDE – Cargo only air carrier Cargolux, has become the first airline to carry the full line of CAEROe® (...
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Project Freight Forwarding Outfit Allseas Keeps Expanding with New Location
An Interview with Branch Manager Caroline Goodricke Reveals the Secrets of Success

7/4/2014
UK – Allseas Global Logistics has built a prize winning reputation for project freight forwarding, a market which as anyone in the industry know...
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Freight Transport and Logistics Professionals Honoured at Annual Warehouse Association Get Together
UKWA Awards Turn In Another Excellent Performance

7/3/2014
UK – The first week of July always sees the Annual General Meeting of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) followed by the yearly a...
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Appointments and Departures in Freight, Logistics and Shipping This Week
Who is Turning Up Where (and Who Isn't Any More)

7/3/2014
US – We start this week’s movements of shipping, freight and logistics staff with a Presidential appointment as Barack Obama has nominated...
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New Container Ship Design Has Expanded Space for Reefer Freight
French Purchase Offers More Environmental Advances

7/3/2014
FRANCE – ASIA – Last week saw the maiden voyage of the CMA CGM Danube, the first of a series of 28 container ships with capacities ranging...
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Disruption for Some Road Haulage and Freight Interests as Tour de France Gets Under Way
Support Teams Arrive as Congestion and Diversion Warnings Go Out

7/3/2014
UK – As the UK gears up to host the first three stages of the Tour de France this weekend, British freight operators are also saddling up to kee...
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Successful Launch of Logistics Supply Chain Game Sees Blue Chip Sponsors Lined Up to Proceed
Autumn Term Training Days Give an Opportunity for Industry Leaders to Connect with Next Generation of Freight Forwarders, Warehouse and Transport Managers and Retail Staff

7/3/2014
UK – We recently covered the introduction of the innovative board game from Business on the Move designed to excite and inform young people abou...
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International Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Logistics Companies Chance to Save Lives and Win
GOSH! A Monkey Gets You a Place On OSCAR's Dragon!

7/3/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – An appeal to the international shipping, freight forwarding and logistics community to sign up for a dramatic, yet fun, e...
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News Updates - West Coast Port Negotiations and Eurotunnel's RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Ban
Latest Statements Confirm Positions of Participants

7/2/2014
US – UK – FRANCE – Following two recent stories we have received updates on the US West Coast labour negotiations from the parties i...
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Charity Brings Safer Truck Driving Standards to Another African Nation
Third Country's HGV Sector to Benefit from Hands On Instruction

7/1/2014
UGANDA – International transport development charity Transaid is expanding its successful Professional Driver Training Project (PDTP) into its t...
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Estimates of Shipping Containers Lost At Sea are Easy to Conjure Up - but what are the Facts?
Study Attempts to Reveal Accurate Statistics for Boxes Overboard

7/1/2014
WORLDWIDE – Proper packing, stowage and securing of shipping containers is of course of prime importance to the safety of a container ship, its ...
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UK's Newest Deep Water Container Port Adds Another Shipping Service
Central Location Gradually Makes Inroads into Available Routings

7/1/2014
UK – WEST AFRICA – London’s new deep water container port, DP World’s London Gateway is gradually picking up business thanks t...
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Shipping Groups on Alert as Import and Export Freight Numbers Under Threat from Labour Negotiations
As Usual Nobody Really Knows the Damage a West Coast Dock Dispute Could Cause the American Economy

7/1/2014
US – So, here we go again, the analysts and experts speaking volumes and saying little as the spectre of a West Coast port strike looms, or does...
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Military Personnel Helped into the Freight Transport and Supply Chain Sector by Logistics Group
British Company Steps Up to Assist ex Service Staff Made Redundant

7/31/2013
UK – Whilst we are used to some of the major US transport corporations, particularly the big trucking companies and freight rail carriers, takin...
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Short Term Articulated Fork Lift Rental Suits Many Freight and Supply Chain Customers
Whether Looking to Buy and Testing Products or Simply Filling a Gap in Capacity - Flexi Investment Offers Multiple Options

7/31/2013
UK – Enthusiasts of articulated fork lift trucks, which enable access to freight and other stock in narrow aisles, may be persuaded as to their ...
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Freight Truck Drivers can save Cash on Fuel with New App
Another Technological Product to Keep Costs Down

7/31/2013
US – With the abundance of traffic, travel and freight related apps now available it can be confusing to say the least to know those that will b...
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Hidden Pollution from Shipping May Present Dangers to the Environment
Besides Emissions and Ballast Water Parasites there Lurks Another Ever Present Factor

7/31/2013
UK – CANADA – WORLDWIDE – Those associated in any way with ocean shipping in any form, be it sea freight by containers, passenger cr...
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New Ice Class LNG Vessels Delivered to Specialist Shipping Operator
Gas Ships Can Handle the Cold - Inside and Out

7/30/2013
KOREA – GREECE – WORLDWIDE – Once again Korea has reinforced its position as the leading constructor of liquefied natural gas (LNG) ...
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Container Shipping Set for a Boost as US Customs Regulations Change on Perishable Freight
Cargo at Port Could Soon Reach Record Levels as Rules Change and Panama Opening Looms Closer

7/30/2013
US – PERU – The Port of Miami is better known for its cruise line facilities than its cargo shipping and container handling but last month...
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Mayor Boris Johnson Welcomes New London Deep Sea Container Shipping Port Investment
Politicians Just Love the Big Freight and Logistics Development

7/30/2013
UK – Today Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, was the latest politician to hitch his wagon to the ever expanding facilities at the South East&r...
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Automated Warehousing Systems - Your Supply Chain and Freight Capacity Questions Answered
How Can You Calculate the Trade-Off Between Initial Cost and Future Savings?

7/30/2013
UK – Automated storage sys...
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No Ocean Container Shipping Route, a RoRo Freight Ferry Row & an Expensive Intermodal Logistics Hub
Life it seems is Never Dull in Tasmania

7/30/2013
AUSTRALIA – Once again a RoRo freight and passenger ferry dispute makes the news as a row develops over services across the Bass Strait which li...
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Air Freight Figures Rise Slightly Overall as Cargo Totals Released
Shipping through Europe's Third Largest Airport Continues to Increase

7/29/2013
NETHERLANDS – As the third largest cargo airport in Europe the air freight figures for Amsterdam’s Schiphol hub are always interesting as ...
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Another Intermodal Project Freight Forwarding Consignment Delivered on Schedule
Austrian Logistics Group Manages Combined International Road/Air Heavy Lift Movement

7/29/2013
ITALY – SWITZERLAND – US – The past week witnessed an impressive international project freight forwarding movement underta...
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Road Haulage Freight Theft Brings together Cargo IT, Police and Trucking Interests
Billions of Dollars Lost to Highway Criminals

7/29/2013
CANADA – With cargo thefts costing the country’s road haulage industry in excess of an estimated CA$5 billion a year, the Canadian Truckin...
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Giant Logistics Group Falls Foul of Freight Forwarding Ownership Law
FedEx Proposes to Continue Operations Despite Being Ruled Out of Public Utility Contract

7/26/2013
PHILIPPINES – When the judiciary comes up against state in virtually any country, casual observers can often sit back and enjoy the ensuing row....
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One Air Freight Dispute Settles Whilst Another Cargo and Passenger Labour Scenario Worsens
Case Against Government and National Carrier Prosecuted by International Unions

7/26/2013
LUXEMBOURG - TURKEY – As one labour dispute at an air freight carrier seems to be heading for a resolution, another simply sees the relationship...
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Intermodal Brokerage and Tracking System Ready for Multimodal Logistics Trial by Freight Forwarders
Cloud Based System Ready for Final Appraisal After Two Years Work

7/25/2013
UK – Having secured £1.3 million in funding from government's Technology Strategy Board and from private investors, FreightArranger&re...
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Project Freight Forwarding Logistics Simpler with Modern Technology
CAD and Predictive Software Makes Designs for Tricky Cargo Movements Easier

7/25/2013
WORLDWIDE – According to Per Thornblom, the planning of difficult freight movements using modern technology is allowing logistics providers to s...
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Shippers and Forwarding Agents Can Now Take Their Drinks with ICE
New Customs Processing System Rolled Out for Dutiable Items

7/25/2013
UK – Those shippers of wines and spirits, and freight forwarding agents who specialise in this sector, can now handle all their REDS (Registered...
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Freight Forwarding Agent Shows Growth in Logistics Market is Possible in Hard Times
Manchester Based Group Achieves Record Year

7/25/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – Times have been tough enough for freight forwarders over the past few years, when companies lose vital employees things c...
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World's Largest Container Vessel Makes First Call at Chinese Shipping Terminal
Maersk Triple E Series Continues Ever Larger Trend for Box Boats

7/25/2013
CHINA – Yesterday saw the inaugural visit of the world’s largest container vessel, the 18,000 TEU Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller,...
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Road Haulage Support for Life Saving Scheme linked to CPC Training for HGV Truck Drivers
Industry and Authorities Sign Up to First on Scene at Road Accidents Project

7/24/2013
UK – Occasionally someone comes up with an idea so simple, so obvious and so important that it would be ridiculous for anyone it may affect not ...
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Freight Forwarding Group Highlights Container Shipping Problems if Suez Closes
New Report Updates How Faster Steaming and Glut of Ships Can Accommodate Problems - but at a Cost

7/24/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – The latest newsletter from freight forwarding group the British International Freight Association (BIFA) draws attention ...
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Retail Customers Demand Improved Supply Chain Logistics says UK Freight Forwarder
All Options Must be Available to Suit Different Clients Needs

7/24/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE - Davies Turner, part of System Alliance Europe (SAE), the grouping of independent freight forwarders which has similar expertise...
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Freight Forwarding Group Implements New Global Logistics Agency Agreements
East Yorkshire Based Company Still Expanding after almost a Century

7/24/2013
UK – East Yorkshire headquartered freight forwarding group Neill & Brown Global Logistics has added to its list of overseas partners with th...
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Freight and Logistics Group Ties Up With Financiers to Offer European Life Science Services
Short Term Project Converted into Global Commercial Operation

7/24/2013
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – BioPortEurope, the organisation originally set up in 2010 by the Amsterdamse Innovatie Motor (AIM) to facilitate...
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Staff Movements in the Freight, Shipping and Logistics Sectors
Who's Gone Where, When (and sometimes even Why)

7/22/2013
WORLDWIDE – Starting this week’s staff movements in the freight shipping sector is Max Sauberschwarz, Global Head of Carrier and Gateway A...
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Customs Union Agrees to Simplified Procedures for Road Haulage Freight Trucks
Vehicle Registration Certificate Will be Only Essential Paperwork

7/22/2013
BELARUS – RUSSIA – KAZAKHSTAN – The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has decided to amend certain resolutions of the Customs Union...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Services Will Continue to Go Slow Says Shipping Union
As Usual Inter Island Links Prove as Troublesome as Ever

7/22/2013
UK – Last Thursday (18 July) the shipping union RMT announced that the work to rule strategy which its members had employed in tandem with those...
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Containers Not the Only Product Moved as Cranes Dedicated to Bulk Freight Handling Installed
Liebherr Adds to a Burgeoning Portfolio in Regional Cargo Ports

7/22/2013
POLAND – We often have cause to feature Liebherr container cranes as global sales build up, but the materials handling group has a wide portfoli...
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Road Haulage Operators Targeted by Tax Authorities as Combined Logistics Taskforce Swoops
Crackdown Catches Numerous Rogue Drivers and Illegal Vehicles

7/22/2013
UK – A task force comprising elements of the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), West Midlands Police, Central Motorway Patrol Group and the Vehicle ...
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New Grinding Wheel Technology Ideal for Shipbuilding
Self-Sharpening Structure Leads to Cleaner Cuts with Less Applied Pressure

7/18/2013
EUROPE – Diversified technology company, 3M has introduced a range of bonded abrasive grinding wheels into the European market which are set to ...
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New Alliance to Strengthen Union Position with regard to Supply Chain, Freight and Logistics Groups
ITF Signs Up Independent Pilots Association

7/18/2013
US – The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) which represents over four and a half million workers in one hundred and fifty countri...
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Parcel Express Carriers and Road Haulage Operators Warned of 'Cat' Thefts
New Scheme to Deter Catalytic Converter Thieves Can be Utilised Retrospectively Free of Charge

7/17/2013
UK – Road haulage operators, particularly parcel express carriers, are warned that with organised gangs nationwide targeting catalytic converte...
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Road Haulage and Freight Interests Welcome Government Investment in Infrastructure
Minister Releases 'Action for Roads' Plan and Favours Electric Vehicles

7/17/2013
UK – Yesterday the government released its blueprint for ‘Roads for the 21st Century’ stating it will implement reforms to tackle wh...
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More Intermodal Freight Traffic through Container Shipping Terminals Means Crane Orders Increase
Another Rail Mounted Gantry Order for Finnish Firm

7/17/2013
AUSTRALIA – FINLAND – Intermodal business development continues to grow in Oceania and are proving of benefit to crane manufacturers in Eu...
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Logistics and Supply Chain Group Move to New Airport Freight Distribution Centre
New Facility Triple Available Dock Doors

7/17/2013
US – Despite complaints that worldwide air freight is suffering of late, some seem to be surviving better than others using a combination of sup...
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Container Shipping Lines Announce Seasonal Changes
More Sailings on Some Routes - and Less on Others

7/16/2013
WEST AFRICA – SPAIN – CHINA – EUROPE – Three container shipping lines have joined together to launch a second West Africa Serv...
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Pacific NorthWest Grain Dock Workers Lock Out Dispute Escalates as Coast Guard Restricts Protests
Change of Rules Elicits Strong Reaction from Longshore Union

7/16/2013
US – The dispute in the Pacific NorthWest ports which we featured in January and predicted a possible lock out of workers by the grain processor...
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Heavy Lift Freight Airline Launches New SMS Advice to Charter Flight Cargo Customers
Volga-Dnepr Airlines Uses Mobile Phone Updates

7/15/2013
RUSSIA – WORLDWIDE – The type of customer associated with the heavy lift cargo industry can, unsurprisingly, be the most nervous of types....
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Swiss Based Freight Forwarding and Logistics Provider Releases Half Year Results
'Efficiency Measurements are Effective'

7/15/2013
SWITZERLAND – Once again comes the time of the year when we delve into the half-way point for financial results of companies in the freight and ...
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Asian Freight Forwarding Service Buys Brazilian Customs and Logistics Supply Chain Business
Kerry Acquires Controlling Interest in South American Network

7/15/2013
BRAZIL – HONG KONG - Kerry Logistics, Hong Kong based freight forwarding group has cemented ties with its long term partner in Brazil, Braservic...
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Container Shipping Line Offers Weekly Round the World Scheduled Service
CMA CGM Upgrades 'Panama Direct' Offering

7/15/2013
EUROPE – US – WEST INDIES – SOUTH AMERICA –SOUTH PACIFIC – AUSTRALIA – NEW ZEALAND – PANAMA - CMA CGM, third...
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Albedo Pirate Victims' Families Invoke the Name of Allah
Appeal to People of Somalia

7/15/2013
SOMALIA – Having exhausted all other avenues the families’ of the crew of the Albedo, the vessel hijacked by pirates in November ...
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Third London Airport Boosts Cargo Services with Air Freight to Moscow
Russian Airline Begins Weekly Services

7/12/2013
UK – RUSSIA – London Stansted Airport has boosted its cargo network this week with the launch of weekly flights between the UK&r...
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Speed of the Utmost as Six Narrow Aisle Forklift Trucks Travel Air Freight to India
Very Narrow Aisle Technology Brings More Repeat Orders to Maintain Food Supply Chain

7/12/2013
UK – INDIA – Very narrow aisle (VNA) forklift trucks can assist in boosting production by utilising a racking system which cuts down ...
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Air Freight Carrier Goes for Two Big Boeing Cargo Aircraft
Azerbaijan Airline Purchases 747-8 Freighters

7/12/2013
AZERBAIJAN - US - Silk Way Airlines, a cargo carrier based in Baku, Azerbaijan, yesterday announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 freighters valued at...
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RoRo Ferries Not the Only Group Activity as Super Tug Completes 3,400 Mile Trip
Giant Rig Successfully Taken from Brazil to African Coast

7/12/2013
NETHERLANDS – BRAZIL – CONGO –Louis Dreyfus Armateurs is probably best known to many freight operators as a company which operates R...
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Logistics for British Sailing Team Remains with Former Official Shipping Supplier
Peters & May Retained Until 2017

7/12/2013
UK – Southampton-based boat transportation specialists Peters & May, has been re-appointed as Official Shipping Supplier of The British Sail...
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Freight Forwarding Group Offers Logistics Apprenticeships and Opens New Supply Chain Facility
Fourth Year of UK Youth Training Scheme Whilst Korea Sees Healthcare Market Continue to Grow

7/11/2013
UK - SOUTH KOREA - LAOS - News from Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Schenker this week, as the freight forwarding company announces the fourth annual inta...
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New Report Suggests Spending on Multi Modal Freight Infrastructure Sacrificed for Budget Concerns
OECD International Transport Forum Data Gives Insight on Investment Levels

7/11/2013
WORLDWIDE – Freight and other transport lobbies are pressing for more multi modal facilities and the latest report from the OECD, Spending on Tr...
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One Container Ship Sinks, Another Re-Launches and Pirated Cargo Vessel Crew Vanish
Whilst the MOL Comfort and Albedo Disappear Beneath the Waves the Emma Maersk is set to Sail Again

7/11/2013
WORLDWIDE – The fore part of the MOL Comfort finally sank in the high seas near 19'56"N 65'25"E, where the water dept...
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Cryogenic Technology Grows in Importance as the Use of LNG as Marine Fuel Spreads
UK Group Producing Valves for an Assortment of New Generation Vessels

7/11/2013
UK - GERMANY - JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – As the use of gas as opposed to traditional marine fuels, spreads, the need for specialised techno...
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Materials Handling Specialist Opens the Logistics Door for Disabled
Adapting Pallet and Stacker Trucks Could Encourage More Employers to Offer Jobs

7/11/2013
UK - WORLDWIDE – The stigma which has traditionally been attached to disabled in the workforce has finally started to evaporate, particularly in...
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Shipping Lines, Freight Forwarders and Multi Modal Outfits Can Now Count on Top Insurance in India
TT Club Appoints Subcontinental Network Partner

7/11/2013
INDIA – In a move designed to further enhance its service to its members, insurance and logistics risk management specialists TT Club, has appoi...
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Freight Forwarders Often Shy Away from Hazardous Goods But Logistics Group Adapts to Needs
Hub Sees Specially Kitted Out Facility to Deal with Every Contingency

7/10/2013
SPAIN – ITALY – Hazardous goods can be a profitable area for freight forwarders but always demand strict disciplines to ensure safety. Thi...
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Freight and Logistics Bodies Criticised By UK Warehousing Boss
Specific Skills Lacking and Problems Exacerbated by Non Cooperation

7/10/2013
UK – We wrote last week of the very successful United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) lunch and Awards ceremony and detailed the var...
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Middle Eastern Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Relocates from Egypt
Cape Town will now take Responsibility for Vast Business Area

7/10/2013
DUBAI - EGYPT - SOUTH AFRICA - Dubai headquartered international freight forwarding and logistics group GAC has relocated its Regional Office for Afri...
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With Doubts Over Container Shipping Lloyd's Register Turns Toward Chinese Natural Gas Tankers
Chinese Contract Marks Out the Future for Asian Yards

7/9/2013
CHINA – Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is in many ways the 'Great White Hope' of the shipping industry, with a market which is expected to ...
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Outstanding Ladies from Road Haulage, Freight Forwarding or other Logistics Branches Wanted
Your Chance to Recognise Those of the Fairer Sex Who Excel within Our Industry

7/8/2013
UK – The deadline for nominations for the Women in Logistics Charity Ball and Awards Night has been extended to July 15, giving you an extra wee...
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Pirate Captive Freighter Sinks - Whereabouts of Fifteen Missing Crew Unknown
After Almost Three Years of Captivity Cargo Vessel Capsizes in Rough Seas

7/8/2013
SOMALIA – After almost three years in the hands of pirates at an anchorage close to the Somali Coast, the Malaysian flagged freighter, MV Albedo...
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Freight Forwarders Lobby Wins Less Customs Red Tape Whilst Safe Truck Parks Step Closer
EU Commission Proposes Huge Fines and Rushes through Action on Short Sea Delays

7/8/2013
EU – BELGIUM - Europe imports and exports 4,221 tonnes worth €6.3 million, utilising 534 Customs declarations whilst 219 counterfeit items ...
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Shipping Line Names Latest Heavy Lift Ship after Buying Five 2,200 TEU Container Vessels
Multi-Purpose Rickmers Chennai Christened as Insolvent Companies Box Feeders Join Fleet

7/8/2013
GERMANY - MIDDLE EAST - INDIA – WORLDWIDE - Rickmers-Linie has christened one of the group’s multi-purpose vessels, the Rickmers Chenn...
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New Port Rotation for Asia - Australia Container Shipping Trade
NEAX Service Partners Advise of Improved Options

7/8/2013
ASIA – AUSTRALIA – Evergreen, one of the five container shipping line partners which make up the North East Asia Australia service (NEAX),...
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UK Employers - from Freight Forwarders to Road Haulage Operators All Must Enrol in a Pension Scheme
New Rules Explained as Compulsory Registration Date Looms with 92% of Our Industry's Staff Affected

7/8/2013
UK – Amongst the host of changes that tends to come along in partnership with a change of government there have been major changes in the way pe...
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Road Haulage Parcel Specialist Opts for New Van Technology to Improve Next Day Delivery Services
APC Partner Installs Road Monkey to Boost Production

7/6/2013
UK – One of the best known names on the British parcel delivery circuit will benefit from new technology now installed into the vans of one of i...
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As Container Shipping Vessels Grow Bigger so New Zealand Provides Rich Market for Crane Manufacturer
Liebherr Extends its Presence throughout Oceania

7/6/2013
IRELAND – NEW ZEALAND – Last November we pointed out that the ports of New Zealand simply couldn’t get enough of container equipment...
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Freight Forwarding and Road Haulage Outfits Expand Groupage and Logistics Cooperation
Panalpina Cements Further Relations with Arcese Espana

7/6/2013
SWITZERLAND - SPAIN – GERMANY - EUROPE – Third party logistics and freight forwarding group Panalpina is to extend the cooperation it curr...
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Sea Freight Interests Anxiously Watch Container Shipping Updates on Major Incidents and Overcapacity
MOL Comfort and Emma Maersk Situations Managed in Different Styles as Insurers and Shipbuilders Watch Developments

7/5/2013
JAPAN – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – In the past few months we have witnessed two major incidents involving recently built container vessel...
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Kenyan Shipping Container Inspection Reveals Cargo to be Haul of Elephant Ivory
Illegal Consignment Intercepted en route to Malaysia as More Endangered Species Found in Philippines

7/5/2013
KENYA – UGANDA – MALAYSIA – PHILIPPINES – Kenyan officials intercepted a shipping container at the Port of Mombasa containing ...
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Air Charter Group Launches New Scheduled Freight Services for African Cargo
Chapman Freeborn Extends Services Across the Continent

7/5/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – CONGO – Air cargo charter broker, Chapman Freeborn, has launched a number of scheduled air cargo services from Johannesburg...
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Supply Chain Infrastructure Group Sign Up Qatar Agent for Racking and Mezzanine Distribution
RediGroup Push Product into Middle East

7/5/2013
UK – QATAR – Pallet racking specialists RediRack has signed a distribution agreement with Qatar-based Darwish Trading Company. The agreeme...
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New Transportation Secretary Leads Shipping, Road Haulage & other Freight and Logistics Appointments
Anthony Foxx Officially Sworn In together with other High Profile Hirings (don't mention the Firings)

7/4/2013
US – This month’s logistics industry appointments began with one of the most heavyweight, and is of particular relevance to those in the N...
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UK Warehousing Awards Attract the Great and the Good of the Logistics Community
Transaid Charity Benefits as UKWA Lunch Celebrates the Best of the Best

7/3/2013
UK – A brass quintet in the auspicious surroundings of the Dorchester Hotel in London’s Park Lane set the mood for the annual United Kingd...
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Planning of Project Freight Forwarding Consignments Means Cargo Arrives Undamaged - and in Budget
Container Alternative to Classic Out of Gauge Shipping Saves Time, Money and Distress

7/3/2013
UK – UAE – The trick to any project freight forwarding job is to ensure all the planning is done prior to shipment in order to avoid those...
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Bulk Freight and Container Cargo Demand Sees New Crane for Irish Deep Water Port
Panamax Vessels and Perceived Traffic Upswing Prompt Investment and Planning Proposals

7/3/2013
IRELAND – The Port of Cork has announced an investment of €3 million in new plant equipment following an agreement with crane manufacturer,...
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New Rail Freight Schemes Can Solve Logistics Problems Facing Bulk Ore Producers
Brockman Investigating All Possibilities to See the Export Goods Come to Market

7/3/2013
AUSTRALIA – If the quantities of freight are large enough no development can faze the giant mining corporations when it comes to getting their p...
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Ports Order More Giant Cargo Cranes for Container Terminals
Konecranes to Build their Biggest Ship to Shore Units Yet

7/2/2013
FINLAND – US – BRAZIL – Materials handling equipment manufacturer, Konecranes recently announced that it has received an order worth...
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Port and Container Shipping Line Launch New Indian Freight Terminal
Mundra Gets Third Box Facility

7/2/2013
INDIA – SWITZERLAND – Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Ltd, part of the Adani Group, and the world’s second largest conta...
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Exporters to Gabon May Now Need Certificates of Conformity before Shipping Goods
Intertek Appointed as Conformity Assessment Contractors

7/2/2013
GABON – The Central African government will launch the country’s new Conformity Assessment Programme on the 5th July and the Agence Gabonn...
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Road Haulage Interests Welcome UK Transport Investment and Call for More Stringent Driver CPC Tests
Slightly Sceptical Note at Treasury Chiefs Announcement as Better and More Regular Training Advised

7/1/2013
UK – The news that the government is to invest over £28 billion between 2014 and 2020 to maintain and enhance Britain’s road network...
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Honeycomb Panels Ideal for Commercial Vehicle Truck Bodies and Shipbuilding Applications
Polypropylene Material Offers Strength and Chemical Resistance

7/1/2013
UK - Panel Systems, suppliers of bespoke sandwich panels, says it has seen a huge surge in demand for ThermHex, an innovative polypropylene honeycomb ...
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European Food Logistics Group Launched by Twelve Independent Freight Operators
Distribution Will Span Twenty One Countries from October

7/1/2013
EUROPE – Food distribution can prove a tricky market, especially when time and temperature sensitive groupage quantities are involved. Earlier t...
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Road Haulage Freight Pair Sentenced for Flagrant Disregard of Hours of Service Regulations
Eleven Years for Manslaughter Which Judge ruled as 'Utterly Foreseeable'

7/1/2013
UK – After yet another serious prosecution of a freight company, a father and son who ran AJ Haulage, a Daventry, Northamptonshire-based road ha...
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Road Haulage Operators Can Now Protect Freight, Fuel and Drivers Using Live Mobile CCTV
Vehicle Tracking and Accident Recording Also Both Possible Using Established Technology

7/1/2013
UK – Freight and fuel theft always increase when the economy is in comparatively poor health whilst accidents, although much reduced over recent...
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US Ocean Freight Shipping Line Plans to Convert Cargo Vessels to LNG to Reduce Emissions & Fuel Use
Tender Process Will Source from both American and Foreign Suppliers

7/1/2013
US – Ocean shipping company, Horizon Lines, has announced that it plans to convert the power plants on two of its steam turbine cargo vessels to...
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New Brazilian Port Schedules from Container Shipping Group
More Realignment of South American Services for CMA CGM

7/31/2012
SOUTH AMERICA – BRAZIL - Following the end of its cooperation with Maersk Line on the South America East Coast, Caribbean Trade, French containe...
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Midland Freight Forwarder Opens New Container and Trailer Groupage Warehouse
Operations Commence from Davies Turner's New Depot

7/31/2012
UK – Freight forwarder Davies Turner has started operations this month from the new facility the company recently purchased from a pension fund....
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Global Forwarding and Logistics Outfit Negotiates Ocean Freight Contracts
K + N Continue Asia Pacific Development

7/31/2012
HONG KONG – WORLDWIDE – As with many freight forwarding groups which developed in Europe Kuehne + Nagel’s parentage often has them s...
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Spanish Container Terminal and New Freight Forwarding Offices Open for Business
Successful Start for Muelle Prat whilst Country's Third Largest Forwarder Opens Offices

7/31/2012
SPAIN – CANARY ISLANDS - Earlier this month, Terminal Catalunya (TERCAT), a member of the Hutchinson Port Holdings (HPH) group, subsidiary of Hu...
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Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminal Partnership for Freight Forwarders
DB Schenker Sign Up with Hacis

7/31/2012
HONG KONG – Air cargo terminal operators Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited (Hacis), the road haulage and added value logistics subsi...
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US Stumps Up for Multimodal Logistics, Port and Road Transport Schemes
Series of Plans to Stimulate Jobs Announced

7/31/2012
US – Ray LaHood, US Secretary of Transport recently announced potential loans for up to $17 billion to fund infrastructure projects as a result ...
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Waste Paper Container Freight Will Cut Road Haulage Emissions Using Britain's Newest Port
London Gateway Secures Chinese Multimodal Traffic

7/30/2012
UK – China – UAE - Exporter of used paper for recycling, Cycle Link UK has selected DP World’s London Gateway new deep-water contain...
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Essential for Ocean Freight and Logistics Operators to Back Latest Pollution Threat
Simple Practical Help Wanted from the Shipping Community

7/28/2012
WORLDWIDE – Sometimes the normal stories which one associates with a freight publication such as the Handy Shipping Guide shrink into insignific...
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Another Tricky Project Freight Forwarding Job for Manchester Logistics Team
Heavy Lift Vessel Waits Out the Storm

7/28/2012
CHINA – NETHERLANDS – UK – The project freight forwarding team from Manchester based logistics group Tuscor Lloyds faced another big...
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Labour Troubles Hit Turkish Airlines and Freight and Logistics Interests
Olympic Protests Against National Carrier and Problems Reported at DHL

7/27/2012
UK – TURKEY - Today in London the planned protest against the dismissal of 305 Turkish Airlines workers went ahead when around 50 trade unionist...
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Road Haulage Representatives Persist in Demand for Fuel Rebate for Freight Carriers
Government Sponsors State Passenger Carrier and Enrages IRHA as Businesses Fold

7/27/2012
IRELAND – The sore subject of illegal fuel is still top of the freight carriers agenda this month following a detailed presentation by the Irish...
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Supply Chain Demand Results in Expansion for Pallet Wrap Suppliers
Future is Golden for Gloucestershire Company

7/27/2012
UK - To meet the growing demand from its freight and supply chain customers for its range of products, Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists Ltd (GVPS...
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A Novices Guide to Freight Forwarding and Shipping Anything Overseas
10 Things to Consider When First Exporting

7/27/2012
UK - WORLDWIDE - Most readers of the Handy Shipping Guide are familiar with the general rules and regulations regarding freight forwarding and the pro...
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Japanese Air Cargo Carrier To Undertake Biofuel Flights With New Freighter
Nippon Buy Boeing Again Quoting Environmental and Economic Advantages

7/26/2012
JAPAN - US -Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced that it has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based air cargo transporters, Nippon Cargo Ai...
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Project Freight Forwarder and Air Cargo Group Rally Round
Race Cars Delivered Safely Across the World

7/26/2012
UK – NEW ZEALAND – Airfreight providers Air New Zealand Cargo shipped six rally cars from London to Auckland for the Brother Rally New Zea...
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As Fuel for Container and Bulk Freight Vessels it Should be a Gas!
Bunkering Problems of LNG Addressed by Industry Association

7/26/2012
UK - WORLDWIDE - Just as the use of gas as a fuel for private cars has not caught on in many areas of the western world, primarily due to the shift re...
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Shipping and Logistics Distance Learning Course Continues to be Successful
Students Quick to Praise Masters of Business Administration

7/25/2012
UK – The first graduates have celebrated the completion of their Masters of Business Administration (MBA) course in Shipping and Logistics at Mi...
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Port Company Invests in Bulk Cargo Handling Assets - and the Lives of Children
More to South African Group than Bulk Freight and Logistics

7/25/2012
SOUTH AFRICA - Port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), a division of freight and logistics chain Transnet, has reserved R12.1 billion of its R33 ...
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Express Distribution Company Organise Supply Chain for Ramadan
Speciality Foodstuffs Contract Agreed

7/25/2012
INDIA – Express distribution and supply chain solutions provider in India, Gati Limited have started a new partnership with GI certified haleem ...
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Road Haulage Outfit Banned for Five Years After Numerous Safety Breaches
Haulier's Behaviour Could Have Had 'Catastrophic' Consequences

7/25/2012
UK– Scrap metal merchants and part time road haulage contractors, Highland Car Crushers has had its national goods vehicle operator licence revo...
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Freight and Logistics Specialists Try to Understand the Chinese Urban Supply Chain
DHL Undertake Study as a Model for Future Growth

7/25/2012
CHINA – Freight and Logistics specialist DHL’s cross-divisional department, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation, will now start a compre...
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A Successful Road Haulage Training Day as Potential Freight Truckers Literally Learn the Ropes
PDF Continues to Raise Driving and Maintenance Standards

7/24/2012
UK – Learning the intricacies of driving a road haulage truck involves many different skills and the Professional Drivers Foundation (PDF) held ...
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Freight Group Bibby Distribution Helps Truck Drivers To Save Lives
Transaid Scheme Aims to Cut Death Toll

7/24/2012
AFRICA – TANZANIA – UK – Once again a British freight company has stepped in to try and improve the horrific death toll seen annuall...
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Air Freight Handling Group Retains Virgin Atlantic Cargo Contract
200,000 Tonnes Moved Annually via dnata

7/24/2012
UK - Virgin Atlantic Cargo has signed a new multi-year contract with dnata for air cargo handling in the UK, extending the partnership between the two...
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Forklift Truck Deal Ticks All The Logistics and Environmental Boxes
Jungheinrich Meets Sainsbury's Criteria - Again

7/24/2012
UK – GERMANY - Back in 2005 materials handling and logistics solutions specialist Jungheinrich supplied over 140 forklift trucks to retail giant...
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Fashionable Amsterdam Shipping Beer Containers to Olympic Venue
Port is Central to Games Refreshment and Chinese Style

7/23/2012
NETHERLANDS – Fifty containers loaded with beer and equipment for the Holland Heineken House during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London left earl...
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Battle Continues Between Environmentalist and Commercial Freight and Shipping Interests
Waters off Sri Lanka and India Produce Fresh Conflict between Ecological and Economic Lobbyists

7/23/2012
SRI LANKA – The waters off the island are a battleground as opposing forces face off once again with the suggestion from environmentalists that ...
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Supply Chain Logistics, Materials Handling and Freight Forwarding Just Part of 110 Year History
Multi National Group Barloworld Celebrates an Anniversary

7/23/2012
SOUTH AFRICA - For most of our freight and logistics readers, Barloworld is predominantly a materials handling supplier or a supply chain consulting a...
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Rail Freight Haulage Group Taken to Court by Unions
Bulk Cargo Outfit QR National Restructure Plan Hits Opposition

7/23/2012
AUSTRALIA – Rail freight haulier QR National faces court action after a continuing dispute over the restructuring plans it recently announced. J...
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Schiphol Cargo, IATA and Chinese Authorities to Celebrate First e-freight Air Shipments
October Will See Chinese Customs Adopted - In Every Sense of the Word

7/22/2012
NETHERLANDS – CHINA – The cultural differences between East and West can be a cause of celebration as well as consternation and the Chines...
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Shipping Company Which Turns Ocean Freight Containers to Good Use Celebrates Mandela Day
Safmarine Staff Volunteer to Support their Communities

7/20/2012
SOUTH AFRICA - Container shipping company Safmarine’s South African contingent were among thousands of volunteers around the world who supported...
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Passenger to Freight Conversion for Evergreen Air Cargo
Boeing Supply Yet Another Refurbished 747

7/20/2012
CHINA – Plane manufacturers Boeing, global air cargo transportation company Evergreen International Airlines and Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Com...
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Ceva Logistics Scoops Lenovo Supply Chain Award Again
Freight Group Honoured Two Years Running

7/20/2012
US – For the second year running supply chain provider Ceva Logistics has been awarded Lenovo’s Innovation and Operations Excellence award...
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Project Freight Forwarder Undertakes Desert Supply Chain Contract
Geodis Supports Natural Gas Project

7/20/2012
ABU DHABI – UAE – Freight forwarder and supply chain project management company Geodis Wilson Italia, a division of global logistics provi...
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Freight Association Launches Olympic App to Aid Road Haulage Operators
Full Details of Routes, Traffic, Expected Congestions All Easily Available

7/20/2012
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) announced the launch of a new app to keep the logistics industry informed regarding the London 2012...
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Logistics Giant Launches New Twice Weekly Air Freight Service
DHL Expands US - Australia Service Options

7/19/2012
US – AUSTRALIA – Freight and logistics behemoth DHL announced today that its partner airline, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, has strengthened ...
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Aussie Road Haulage Operators Welcome Tax Relief on New Trailers
Menu of Assistance Measures for NSW Rural Hauliers Announced

7/19/2012
AUSTRALIA – Rural truckers in NSW were welcoming the news that, when the measure is passed by the New South Wales parliament, they will no longe...
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Ocean Freight and Passenger Interests Support Disabled Veteran Charities
Bomb Disposal Expert Fails in Brave Attempt to Cross the Globe in Rowing Boat

7/19/2012
JAPAN – US – UK - WORLDWIDE - Three years ago, Charlie Martell started planning an arduous journey from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco. Th...
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Flexitank Container Standard Vital for Shipping Bulk Liquid Freight
Trans Ocean the First to Comply with Industry Code of Practice

7/19/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE - Trans Ocean, the bulk liquid freight division of specialist logistics operators Hillebrand, has become the first company to ful...
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Forwarder Opens New Freight Consolidation to Paradise
Weekly Groupage to Key Island Ports

7/18/2012
MALDIVES- SRI LANKA – Freight forwarders Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Lanka, a member of the FPS global network, has launched a weekly ocean co...
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New Shipping Route Announced By Container Giant CMA CGM
REX 2 Service Deploys Vessel on Revised Rotation

7/18/2012
FRANCE- ASIA- MIDDLE EAST - French container giant have announced a new service, named REX 2, which will be on the Asia - Red Sea route. It will be re...
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Container Ship Pirated Off the Coast of Guinea
Attack on Box Carrier Causes Maritime Security Alert

7/18/2012
WEST AFRICA – With rougher weather of late and increased vigilance and upgraded defences on behalf of merchantmen the number if pirate attacks i...
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Family Freight and Logistics Firm Scoops Two European Awards
Gebruder Weiss Wins Individual and Company Accolades

7/18/2012
AUSTRIA - Global freight and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss now belongs to the top five family businesses in Europe, according to business maga...
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Shetland Road Haulage and Freight Forwarding Group Warm To Gray and Adams Reefer Trailers
Reinforced Designs Survive in North Sea Tempests

7/18/2012
UK – EUROPE - When your business entails sending refrigerated trailers across the North Sea, year-round and in all weathers, you need to know th...
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M25 Management Scheme Welcomed by Freight and Road Haulage Interests
Motorway set for renovation in 2013 as M1 system goes live and CLEAR traffic project gets under way

7/18/2012
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the announcement made last week that the hard shoulder on the M25 between Kent and Sur...
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Container Freight Terminal and Ferry Dispute Leads to Hunger Strike
Union Tempers Simmer at 'Fantastical' Criminal Charges

7/18/2012
MOROCCO – According to the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) cases dating back to last year when protests at a container f...
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All Cargo Air Carrier Wins Prestigious Freight Forwarding Award
ANAMA Honours Cargolux Again

7/18/2012
ITALY – Cargolux Group, the freight only airline scooped the prestigious Best Cargo Airline prize this month at the annual Associazione Nazional...
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Rail Freight Investment Boosts Container Shipping Ports
Government Announcement Receives Universal Praise from Industry

7/17/2012
UK – Freight organisations across the country were unanimous in their support for the latest Government plans to invest in the rail freight sect...
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Ocean Freight Safer as Pirates Fight Amongst Themselves
Reports of Deaths as Hostages Remain in Captivity

7/17/2012
SOMALIA – With the news this week that there have been no recent major piracy incidents in or around the Gulf of Aden many in the ocean freight ...
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New Technology May Encourage Container Shipping on St Lawrence Seaway
Safety margins Improved by Draft Information System

7/17/2012
US – One of the principal barriers to opening up the St Lawrence Seaway, that complex system of canals, locks and channels which links the Atlan...
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Kitten's Survival After Shipping Container Ordeal Not the First Unusual Box Freight
Three Week Voyage from China Brings Out Native Humour

7/17/2012
US – CHINA – The three month old kitten found last week in a shipping container having survived three weeks without food and water joins a...
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Giant Container Shipping and Logistics Companies Both Open New Freight Hubs
Hong Kong is Home to International Transport Developments

7/16/2012
CHINA – This past week has witnessed two of the major players in both the container shipping and freight and logistics fields open new Hong Kong...
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Essex Freight Forwarder Achieves National League Listing
Improved Sales Gain Woodland Group Prestigious Placing

7/14/2012
UK – Staff at Essex based freight forwarder The Woodland Group have been preening themselves this week after the company entered the Sunday Time...
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Logistics and Shipping and Forwarding Interests Invited to Free Freight by Water Conference
September Meeting Will Illustrate Benefits to North East Industry Professionals

7/14/2012
UK – With every freight and logistics professional aware of the need to be more environmentally aware than hitherto inland and short sea water b...
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Conundrum of Container Shipping Rates as Freight Tariffs Rise - Again
Transpacific Increases Announced for Next Month

7/12/2012
US – ASIA – It is one of the curious facets of the ocean container shipping trade that even the most hardened and experienced industry exe...
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Rail Freight Accident Illustrates the Dangers of Hazardous Cargo by Any Method
Norfolk Southern Route Suffers Huge Explosion

7/12/2012
US – Generally rail carried cargo is considered to be one of the safest ways to move large amounts of hazardous chemicals, certainly, when compa...
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US Military Seen As A Reservoir Of Talent By Freight And Passenger Rail Groups
5,000 Vacancies for Veterans Announced

7/12/2012
US – UK –Nothing illustrates the attitude toward the fighting men of the two countries better than a recent blog by the US Secretary of Tr...
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US Freight Trucking Logistics Offshoot Collects Dutch Wine Contract
Menlo Becomes Internet Supply Chain Provider

7/11/2012
NETHERLANDS – Menlo Worldwide Logistics, a subsidiary of Con-way Incorporated, the US freight trucking outfit, has acquired the order to supply ...
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German Freight Forwarder Offers Specialist Logistics Services to Pepsi
Polish Supply Chain Contract Goes to K+N

7/11/2012
POLAND - PepsiCo, an iconic brand which needs no introduction, having decided to outsource its warehousing and distribution activities in Poland to a ...
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Standard to Regulate Freight and Passenger Aircraft Emissions Praised
Boeing Welcomes ICAO Progress on Global Carbon Standard

7/11/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – The Boeing Company came out today four square behind the agreement reached by the International Civil Aviation Organizati...
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Parker Hannifin Extends its Reach to European Merchant Vessels
Bilge Water Systems Approved by EU and Key Fluid Technology Acquisition

7/11/2012
US – UK – EUROPE – Following the successful completion of its acquisition of the Olaer Group headquartered in Deeside, United Kingdo...
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New Container Cranes Will Help South African Terminals Achieve Freight Targets
Liebherr Continue to Supply Transnet Ship to Shore Needs

7/10/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – The promised expansion of the giant Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT), which lies to the north east of Port Elizabeth, continues wi...
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Freight Forwarder and 3PL Group Launches New LCL Services
Further Asian Direct Service Expansion for Panalpina

7/10/2012
SWITZERLAND – JAPAN – SINGAPORE – Freight forwarder and third party logistics provider Panalpina today announced the launch of three...
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Trelleborg Wins Biggest Ever Global Container Terminal Contract in Qatar
Five Year Negotiations Culminate in Massive Order

7/10/2012
SWEDEN – QATAR – Swedish headquartered Trelleborg Marine Systems, part of Trelleborg Engineered Systems, has been awarded the contract to ...
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New Design Refrigerated Shipping Containers Will Assist US Military Logistics Supply Chain
Klinge Corporation Produce Innovative Solution to Temperature Control Problem

7/10/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – One of the hardest things to achieve when deploying troops in a foreign field of operations is the logistics process nece...
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Nautilus Maritime Union Wins Battle For UK Shipping Standards
Government Promises Level Playing Field for Employees

7/9/2012
UK – The disparity in wages which exists between workers of different nationalities can be a bone of contention in various industries but none m...
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Global Logistics and Freight Groups Expand Supply Chain Operations
Developments in Hungary and Thailand for Agility and Kerry

7/9/2012
HUNGARY – THAILAND – Two of the worlds’ most notable freight and supply chain support groups have announced new expanded facilities ...
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Container and Road Freight Down as Eurozone Crisis Hits UK Logistic Companies Export Trade
Spain, Greece and Ireland All Suffer Import Slump

7/9/2012
EUROPE – With the Eurozone crisis in full swing freight traffic for logistics operatives reliant on import and export trade with the worst affec...
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Unions, Freight and Road Haulage Groups Criticise DVLA Decision
All Thirty Nine Offices Affected by Efficiency Measures

7/6/2012
UK – Whilst officials and government figures are insistent that the swingeing cuts to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will lead t...
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Road Haulage and Logistics Group Expands Freight Forwarding Activities
French Group Achieves Strategic Growth

7/6/2012
SRI LANKA – INDIA - FRANCE – French road haulage and logistics group Norbert Dentressangle has confirmed the expansion of its freight forw...
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New Container Port Development on Key Freight Route Attracts Shipping Conglomerates
Confusion Over Previous Reports of Potential Bidders

7/6/2012
IVORY COAST – The possibility of being involved in the development of a completely new container port has attracted the interest of many of the ...
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Help Wanted! Is There a Freight Forwarder or Container Shipping Line That Can Solve This?
UK Company Needs Specialist Help with Temperature Sensitive Box Loads

7/5/2012
UK – US – Here’s a challenge for our readers in the ocean container shipping market, one for all you project freight forwarders who ...
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Container Shipping to LNG Bulk Carriers - Everyone Needs to be Pumped Up
Old Maintenance Techniques Cost Money Says Colfax

7/5/2012
WORLDWIDE – When it comes to vessel maintenance the phrase ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ was long the watchword for e...
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Volvo Helps Road Haulage Clean Up Its Act
New Euro 6 Engine to Beat 2014 Regulations

7/5/2012
EUROPE – Volv o has announced details of its new 13 litre engine designed specifically tailored for the tough Euro 6 environmental standards. Ni...
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Freight and Logistics Giant Sells Refrigerated Road Haulage Business
Toll Group Sells Australian Trucking and Warehouse Operation

7/5/2012
AUSTRALIA – The country’s largest logistics and transportation outlet, the Toll Group, has announced the sale of the Australian interstate...
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Kiwi Freight Forwarding Group Aid One Man's Dream
Tiny Wooden Aircraft to Conquer the Rockies

7/4/2012
FPS New Zealand – a member of the growing FPS freight forwarding network - has helped a plucky Kiwi pilot to fulfill his long-held ambition of f...
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Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Group Launches New Logistics Support Vehicles
Centres of Excellence to Support Teams in the Field

7/4/2012
SWITZERLAND – CZECH REPUBLIC – SINGAPORE – ARGENTINA – US – GERMANY -With an eye to the future freight forwarding and th...
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Fuel Cost Presents an Investment Conundrum for Shipping and Road Haulage Groups Alike
World Prices Fluctuate at Source and the Pumps

7/4/2012
WORLDWIDE – If anyone out there understands the complexities of the current oil market can they please comment appropriately? Whilst road haulag...
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Larger Port Facilities Encourage More Freight and Bigger Container Shipping Vessels
When a Giant Arrives and Size Matters Durban Brings on the Girls

7/4/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – The past few years have seen the construction and use of ever larger container ships fuelled by the shipping boom a few years ago...
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African and Middle Eastern Freight Forwarders Come Together at Logistics Meeting
FIATA Annual Regional Field Meet in South Africa This Year

7/3/2012
AFRICA – MIDDLE EAST - The Field Meeting of The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) Region Africa and Middle Eas...
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Container Freight Market Quells Old Rivalries as Cargo Tonnages Rise
Joined Again by the Trade Which Fostered Enmity

7/3/2012
UK – In Britain there are traditional intercity rivalries which have developed over decades, often over centuries, some as in Glasgow and Edinbu...
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Carbon Taxes Upset Global Freight and Passenger Interests Alike
From India to Tasmania Nobody Likes to Pay Higher Environmental Costs

7/2/2012
EUROPE – TASMANIA – WORLDWIDE – The problems associated with reducing carbon emissions to achieve the various targets agreed or aspi...
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New Training Initiative From Container Freight and Marine Supply Giant
Angolan Law Means Trainees Will Travel Thousands of Miles for Schooling

7/2/2012
ANGOLA – INDIA – DENMARK - WORLDWIDE – A release this week from freight and transport giant AP Moller Maersk gives an idea as to why...
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Road Haulage Association on Website, Fuel and Northern Irish Freight Standards
Good Week for the RHA - Bad Week for Irish Industry Cheats

7/2/2012
UK – Seemingly it’s all good news coming from the Road Haulage Association (RHA) this past week with three separate issues at the very top...
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Antarctic Fuel Oil Prohibition For Power Or As Bulk Cargo Comes Into Force
New Environmental Protection Controls from Next Week

7/29/2011
ANTARCTICA -US – CARIBBEAN – BALTIC - A new MARPOL regulation aimed at protecting the vulnerable Antarctic regions from pollution by shipp...
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DSV Solutions to Operate Medical Logistics Warehouse for Danone Division
New Contract for Hospital Nutrition.

7/29/2011
NETHERLANDS – DSV Solutions in the Netherlands has won a five year contract to operate a global distribution hub for Nutricia Advanced Medical N...
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Schiphol Air Freight Continues to Grow
Good Results for Dutch Hub

7/29/2011
NETHERLANDS - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has continued to show healthy cargo growth throughout the first six months of 2011. Overall cargo tonnage han...
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Toll Group Logistics Expands European Freight Forwarding Business
Acquires German Company to Reinforce Position

7/29/2011
AUSTRALIA / GERMANY – Toll Group, Australia’s biggest logistics company, has expanded its European freight forwarding operation by acquiri...
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Vehicle Telematics Scheduled To Save Freight Haulage Fleet Thousands Of Tonnes Of CO2
Technology Can Cut Emissions and Save Fuel

7/28/2011
UK – Across the developed world ‘Vehicle Telematics’ has been a buzzword over the past couple of years amongst some in the freight h...
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Environmental And Financial Problems Hit Air Freight Bottom Line
Cargo Levels Fall Off Due To Disasters and Economic Downturn

7/28/2011
WORLDWIDE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published its findings on air freight traffic for June based on results gleaned fro...
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Cargo Ship Captains Amazed By Black Women Drivers
First Black Female Open Licence Marine Pilots Take to African Waters

7/28/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – A natural progression following the lifting of apartheid was bound to be the integration of more black staff into hitherto proscr...
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Asiana Air Freighter Crash Raises Questions Again On Lithium Battery Transportation
Crew Missing at Sea

7/28/2011
KOREA - News that a Boeing 747 freighter operated by Asiana Airlines has crashed in the sea off Jeju Island has raised concerns yet again about the sa...
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Pilot Strike Produces Result In Dispute With National Passenger And Freight Carrier
Garuda Staff Return to Work After Indonesian Airline Backs Down

7/28/2011
INDONESIA – It has been a year of mixed fortunes for Garuda, the national air carrier which was informed in April this year that all charges con...
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Norbert Dentressangle to Buy Chinese Freight Forwarder
Figures Posted Show Large Increase in Revenue

7/28/2011
FRANCE / CHINA – French logistics operator Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has announced that they are to acquire freight forwarder APC Beijing Inter...
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Freight Association Warns Road Haulage Operators to Lock Up
BIFA Supports UKBA and SOCA Campaign

7/27/2011
UK – The British International Freight Association is calling on members of the UK’s road haulage to pay close attention to a campaign bei...
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GAC Logistics Strengthens Marketing Presence in Europe
New Appointments Made

7/27/2011
GERMANY / SCANDANAVIA – GAC Logistics has expanded its European shipping marketing team with the appointment of Niko Steindamm. As Marketing Man...
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Southern Air Lease 747 Freighter to Saudi Cargo
ACMI Agreement Signed

7/27/2011
AMERICA / SAUDI ARABIA – Freight airline Southern Air has signed a deal with Saudi Airlines Cargo to operate one of their Boeing 747 freighter o...
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Road Toll Congestion Handled Differently Both Sides of the Pond
Dartford and I-95 - A Tale of Two Toll Booths

7/26/2011
UK / USA – Although Newark and Dartford are thousands of miles apart they share one common factor which has for many motorists over the years ca...
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Shipping And Multi Modal Freight Carrier Paints A Greener Picture
MOL Continue Their Mission to Clean Up the Seas

7/26/2011
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – It was only earlier this month that we reported yet another initiative by Mitsui OSK (MOL), one of the world’s l...
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Hamburg Sud Christen Latest Addition to Container Shipping Fleet
MV Santa Cruz christened in Shanghai

7/26/2011
GERMANY/ CHINA – At a ceremony in Shanghai on Saturday the 23rd of July shipping line Hamburg Süd christened the latest addition to their f...
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Klinge Unveils New Refrigerated Container for Hazardous Freight Shipping
Redundant Back Ups for Unstable Loads

7/26/2011
USA – Refrigerated shipping container (reefer) builders Klinge Corp has unveiled their latest solution to the problem of shipping hazardous mate...
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Lloyds Register Develops New Ice Fatigue Tool for Shipping Lines and Owners
'ShipRight FDA ICE' Standard to Help Manage Risks

7/26/2011
ARCTIC – In response to anticipated demand for ships for use in the Arctic region in the near future, Lloyd's Register has given ship owners and...
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Shipping Logistics And Freight Supply Chain Job News This Month
Industry Professional Appointments Around the Globe

7/26/2011
SPAIN - At the end of last month supply chain management company CEVA Logistics announced the appointment of Miguel Salas as Freight Management Proje...
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Ruslan International Pulls Off another Overload Air Freight Success
An-124 Continues To Do the Jobs Others Cannot

7/26/2011
GERMANY / AUSTRALIA – Heavy airlift specialists Ruslan International and Volga Dnepr have just conducted another unique equipment lift with the ...
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Hapag Lloyd Offers New Sea Freight Shipping Services for Singapore and Halifax
New Offering For East Coast Clients

7/26/2011
SINGAPORE / INDONESIA / CANADA / USA – Hapag-Lloyd have announced the start of two new freight shipping services - a new weekly Singapore - Indo...
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Lack of Internal Communication Drives Up Logistics Costs Warns Consultancy
Virtualized Logistics Warns Companies to Talk Better

7/22/2011
UK - Companies are accruing unnecessarily high costs within their supply chains because different departments do not communicate across functions, say...
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Freight Booms on Euro Tunnel This Year
Group Returns to Profit

7/22/2011
UK – Cross channel rail operator Euro Tunnel has reported a return to profitability in its first half of year trading with much of this attribut...
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Freight Transport Association Concerned over Trailer Height Limit Proposals
Calls for Operators to Add Their Voices

7/22/2011
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has expressed concerns over European Commission proposals to limit the height of UK trailers. Accor...
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Global Project Logistics Network Offer Training Seminar to Oil and Gas Industry
SPE Offshore Europe to Host Event

7/22/2011
ABERDEEN, UK - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) will offer their Heavy Transport & Lifting course to professionals involved in logistic...
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Australian Freight Truck Fatalities Down Significantly says ATA
Truck Safety Improves Dramatically According to Study

7/22/2011
AUSTRALIA - The fatal crash rate for articulated freight trucks like semitrailers has improved more than 60 per cent since 1982, the Australia Truckin...
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Move One Logistics Completes Pakistan Development Freight Lift for US Government
Massive Aid Project Success

7/22/2011
USA / PAKISTAN - Move One Logistics has completed the latest in a series of high-value logistics projects that are part of a program of cooperation be...
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Latest Battery Technology Reaches Freight Handling With Tesco Trial Of Pallet Truck
Jungheinrich Built Model Now Available in Attempt to Cut Emissions

7/21/2011
UK – Tesco, which currently operates a large fleet of Jungheinrich powered pallet trucks in the UK and an extensive fleet of that company’...
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New Stats put Intermodal Freight as Biggest User of UK Rail Logistics
Continued Growth for Containers by Rail

7/21/2011
UK – According to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) the growth of the intermodal rail freight market remaine...
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Murdered British Shipping Worker Identified
Foreign Office Minister Issues Statement

7/21/2011
UK / YEMEN – The British shipping surveyor murdered in Aden by a car bomb yesterday has been identified as Plymouth Resident David Mockett....
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Freight Truckers May Approve Of An Augmented Reality GPS
Smartphone App Might Provide Safer Navigation System

7/21/2011
US – CANADA – MEXICO – Truckers hauling freight are particularly vulnerable to faults inherent in the reliance on GPS, witness the n...
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NYK Line Enhance African Freight Shipping Service
Changes to Consortium

7/21/2011
AFRICA – Shipping Line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has announced an upgrade and new service consortium for their South Africa and West Africa Expr...
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Dry Bulk Freight Shipping Line Takes Delivery Of New Build Vessel
Genco Buy Another Handysize Ship

7/21/2011
WORLDWIDE – With the Baltic Dry Index bumbling along at the 1300 to 1450 mark over the past month comes the news that dry bulk freight carrier G...
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Kuehne and Nagel to Further Expand its Perishables Logistics Operations
Looks to Acquire Dutch Specialist

7/21/2011
NETHERLANDS - Kuehne + Nagel announced today that it has entered into an agreement to take over Amsterdam-based J. van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling. Th...
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AirBridgeCargo and Garuda Recognise Freight Cargo Agents
New Contracts and Awards for Handler and GSA

7/21/2011
FRANKFURT / UAE – Russian freight airline AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has extended its agreement with Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) for cargo h...
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British Shipping Worker Killed in Aden
Car Bomb May Have Been Targeted Assassination

7/20/2011
YEMEN – A British man who reportedly works for the Arab Company for Inspection and Marine Consulting has been killed by a car bomb in Aden, the ...
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Maersk Line Shipping Containers Transformed into Freight Warehouses for Refugees
Container Line Assists Ivory Coast Displaced

7/20/2011
LIBERIA - While Maersk Line’s containers are generally used to transport freight, they can be also deployed to serve many other important needs....
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SG Logistics Resumes Shipping Freight Containers by Rail to Colombo
Four Decades since Last Shipment

7/20/2011
SRI LANKA – SG Logistics, part of the Expolanka Group, has recently run its first shipping containers along the Colombo to Trincomalee railway, ...
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FedEx Expands Sea Freight Options
Express Carriers Increase Service Portfolio

7/20/2011
USA – Though more famous for their express services FedEx has recently expanded on their sea freight shipping services. FedEx Trade Networks, th...
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Freight And Passenger Vessel Regulations Revised At London Meeting
IMO Environmental Session Covers Wide Range of Problems

7/20/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – Regular readers will know that we expressed a note of concern in our article of the 9th July regarding the considerable a...
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Shipping Giant Wins US Military Freight Ship Contract
Maersk Operates More MSC Vessels

7/19/2011
USA – Maersk Line has been awarded a $126 million contract to operate five ro-ro and container vessels on behalf of the U.S. Navy’s Milita...
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Kenyan Rail Freight Link Receives Loan
Lunatic Line to be Reborn

7/19/2011
KENYA – Following on from our earlier article concerning the redevelopment of Lome Port, Togo, comes news that the Board of Directors of the Afr...
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Togo Gets Funding for New Shipping Container Terminal
Lome Port to Get Redeveloped

7/19/2011
TOGO - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a £52 million ($84 million) loan for the construction of a new container terminal at the ...
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Air Carriers Threatened By Union Intervention
Oneworld Alliance Receives Notice They Are Viewed as One Employer

7/18/2011
WORLDWIDE – Air freight and passenger services have seen major disruptions to services in the past few years caused by bad feelings between the ...
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Schenker Signs Contract for New UK Air Freight HQ
Environmentally State of the Art Facility to be Ready for Use in mid 2012

7/18/2011
UK - Schenker Limited, the UK freight division of the DB Schenker logistics group, has signed the largest pre-let new building deal at a London Heathr...
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Ground Broken on Port of Miami Intermodal Freight Link
Ray LaHood Attends Ceremony

7/18/2011
USA – On Friday U.S. Secretary of Transport Ray LaHood joined Senator Bill Nelson and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez in a ceremony to break gro...
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Santeramo Trading Expands Thanks to Innovative Freight Container Liner
New Offices to Cope with Demand

7/18/2011
UK – Freight forwarders and specialist supplier Santeramo Trading Ltd have moved to new facilities in London to accommodate new staff required t...
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Union of Comoros Islands appoints Shipping Expert to IMO
First Permanent Representative for Island States

7/18/2011
The Union of Comoros Islands, located off the coast of Africa, has this week appointed Sarosh Zaiwalla as their Permanent Representative to the Intern...
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Somali Pirates Raid Shipping with Hijack of another Tanker
MV Jubba XX Taken

7/18/2011
SOMALIA – EUNAVFOR, the EU naval taskforce assigned to protect shipping around the Horn of Africa, has reported that another tanker has been sei...
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Damco Win Marks and Spencer Logistics Contract for China
Shift in Line With New Policy

7/18/2011
CHINA – Damco, the logistics subsidiary of shipping giant Maersk, has won the tender from supermarket Marks & Spencers to operate the retail...
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GEFCO Opens New Logistics Company in Kazakhstan
Central Asian Expansion for French Operator

7/18/2011
KAZAKHSTAN – French freight and logistics group GEFCO has announced the opening of a new subsidiary company in Kazakhstan. The new company is b...
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Kuehne and Nagel Expand Road Freight and Logistics Operation in Brazil
Group purchase Grupo Eichenberg

7/18/2011
BRAZIL – Logistics group Kuehne + Nagel is to take over the Grupo Eichenberg freight group. The move will allow K+N to provide integrated door-t...
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Mandatory Emission Regulations For Ocean Freight And Passenger Vessels Agreed
Major Part of IMO Marine Environment Protection Plans Implemented

7/16/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – As reported in our earlier piece, the 62nd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Enviro...
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Somali Pirates Demand Compensation for Fellows Deaths
Also Want Captives Released

7/15/2011
SOUTH KOREA / SOMALIA – Following on from our report earlier today concerning the rise in attacks this year by Somali pirates comes the news tha...
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Pirate Attacks on Freight Shipping and Tankers Become More Aggressive
Thwarting Attacks Leads to Heavier Firepower

7/15/2011
WORLDWIDE – The latest report from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMBPRC) reports that not only have attacks...
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Google Offers Real Help To Freight Truck Drivers Travelling Abroad
Now Live Traffic Information Available In Thirteen More Countries From This Week

7/15/2011
EUROPE – ISRAEL - On Wednesday Google revealed that it had expanded its live traffic information service to twelve more European countries plus ...
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Freight Groups Aim To Find Another Solution To Clean Up Ocean Shipping Supply Chain
Bunker Levy Dismissed as Avoidance of the Real Pollution Issues

7/15/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – Four times a year the British Shippers Council (BSC) meets to discuss current matters of import to the country’s fr...
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Japanese Bulk And Container Freight Giant Reveals Environmental Car Carrier
MOL Continue to Lead the Way in Emission Initiatives

7/15/2011
JAPAN – The country's engineering and shipping interests continue to forge ahead in an effort to reduce the pollution traditionally associated w...
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Freight and Logistics Operator Calls on UK Industry To Get Accredited
Davies Turner says UK Shippers are Missing Trick in Failing to Gain AEO Status

7/14/2011
UK - Three years after becoming one of the first multimodal forwarders in Europe to gain AEO accreditation, Davis Turner, one of Britain’s leadi...
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Volvo Trucks Offers Road Freight Factory Installed Natural Gas Option for VNM Daycab
Cleaner and Greener Option for US Trucks

7/14/2011
NORTH AMERICA - Volvo Trucks says it is expanding its commitment to environmental care and energy security through the introduction of a natural gas-p...
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Century Logistics Wins UKWA Awards
Best Warehouse Manager and Employee Success

7/14/2011
UK - Recognised for their strength in developing innovative solutions for customers, Century Logistics has won two industry awards for key staff durin...
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Etihad Cargo Extends Freight Aircraft Lease with World Airways
Cargo Division Continues to Thrive

7/14/2011
USA – Peachtree City, Georgia-based World Airways has extended to December 2012 an agreement with Etihad Crystal Cargo to provide two MD-11 carg...
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Trucking Body Asks Congress and Homeland Security to Work with Freight Industry
Enough Legislation says ATA

7/14/2011
USA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has called on the American Congress and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the D...
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US Road Haulage Drops but Rail Freight Looks Confident
CSX Increase Investment on Rolling Stock

7/14/2011
USA – According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Service...
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Freight Truck Drivers Know There Are No Universal Standards
(And Not Likely There Ever Will Be)

7/14/2011
WORLDWIDE – One of the oft repeated conversations when visiting any overseas state is the condition of the roads and, in particular, the standar...
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Menlo Worldwide Logistics Expands Warehouse and Distribution Capacity in Singapore
Strengthens Support for Asia Customers with Advanced New Facility

7/13/2011
SINGAPORE - Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of American freight operator Con-way, is expanding its presence in Singapore. A...
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Safmarine New Shipping Service Links India with Middle East and South America
Move to Exploit Emerging Markets

7/13/2011
INDIA / MIDDLE EAST / SOUTH AMERICA - Safmarine Container Lines will be introducing a direct, weekly service between the Indian Subcontinent, the Midd...
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Agility Logistics Establish Air Freight Service between China and Lithuania
Offers Range of Subsidiary Services to Customers

7/13/2011
CHINA / BALTIC – Agility Logistics has introduced a new air freighter service between Shanghai to Kaunas in Lithuania. With few freight options ...
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GAC Russia Strengthens Project Logistics and Marine Capabilities
Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Energy Industry Fuels Success

7/13/2011
RUSSIA – Dubai-headquartered logistics group GAC has marked ten years in Russia with its announcement of plans to develop enhanced marine servic...
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Transport Charity Calls For Daredevils from the Logistics Community
Make a Difference with a Sponsored Event

7/13/2011
UK – International charity Transaid is calling on daring members of the international freight and logistics community to undertake challenges to...
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Southern Air Open German Office to Service European Air Freight Market
Demand in Region Increasing

7/13/2011
COLOGNE, GERMANY – Cargo Airline Southern Air announced yesterday that it has opened a new office in Cologne, Germany to serve the German and We...
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GEFCO Commits to Development of North France Freight Hub
Survilliers to Expand Offerings

7/12/2011
France – Freight and specialist logistics provider GEFCO has announced that they plan to expand on their operation in the northern French town o...
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Iraq and Kuwait Row Brews Over Shipping Access
Mubarak Port Project Causes Friction

7/12/2011
MIDDLE EAST – The Iraqi Transportation Minister Hadi al-Amari has today called on the Kuwaiti government to halt work on the Mubarak Al-Kabeer p...
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FIATA Announces Regional Winners of Young International Freight Forwarder
Winner to be Announced in October

7/12/2011
WORLDWIDE - Four regional finalists representing the future of the freight forwarding industry are preparing to travel to Cairo, Egypt for the FIATA W...
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DHL Freight Now Offers App Tracking for Clients Shipping
iPhone and Android Compatible

7/12/2011
EUROPE - DHL Freight is now offering its customers an upgraded and uniform way to track shipments across Europe. Their new Active Tracing system makes...
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Panalpina Expands Logistics Offerings in the US
Value-Added Logistics Services at Huntsville Hub

7/12/2011
ALABAMA - USA – Swiss-based logistics operator Panalpina is expanding its logistics offerings to US customers by commissioning their new Huntsvi...
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Heavy Flooding Disrupts Haulage and Logistics Infrastructure in Lagos
Delays to Shipping Expected

7/12/2011
LAGOS / NIGERIA – Heavy rainfall and flooding has caused major disruption to the Nigerian capital and cost the lives of at least 25 people. Lago...
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SDV Renews Satellite Logistics Contract with Thales Alenia
Skies Not the Limit for French Group

7/11/2011
FRANCE / WORLDWIDE – France-based SDV have had their contract to provide logistics and specialist freight support for Thales Alenia Space satell...
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Strike action by Southampton Port Workers May Affect Freight Movements
Five Day Strike Starts Today

7/11/2011
UK - DP World Southampton report that some employees of Southampton City Council’s Port Health Authority are taking strike action for five days ...
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French Freight Train Targeted in Hold Up
Southern France Goes Wild West

7/11/2011
FRANCE – French police are investigating the robbery of a Euro Cargo Rail (ECR) freight train in what is being described as a "modern-day s...
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Move One Logistics Completes Movement of War Dogs to Afghanistan
Specialists Perform Yet Again

7/11/2011
USA / GERMANY / DUBAI / AFGHANISTAN – We have reported before on the complexities faced by freight operators on the movement of supplies and log...
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Australian Haulage Industry Gets Exemption from Carbon Tax
Two Years Grace Period for Truckers

7/11/2011
AUSTRALIA – Hard lobbying on behalf of the Australian haulage industry by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has seen a partial victory w...
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International Ocean Freight Lines Container Shipping Service Suspended
New World Alliance ceases Pacific Southwest Service Route

7/11/2011
KOREA – JAPAN – SINGAPORE – US – The three members of the New World Alliance (TNWA) – Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), Mit...
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Rising Tolls Hold Freight And Logistics Sector To Ransom As Haulage Operators Hit
Government Claim to Hold Consultation Appears Laughable

7/10/2011
UK – In October last year when we got the first whiff of a massive increase in toll charges at the Dartford River Crossing, the only practical a...
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Good And Bad Logistics News For UK Freight Haulage Operators
Government Decisions Will Impact on All Truckers

7/9/2011
UK – The news this week that the Government has finally scraped up the money to fund the National Skills Academy for Logistics will go some way ...
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Environmental Clock Is Ticking For Maritime Freight Nations
So Many Important Matters So Little Time for IMO to Impose Reality

7/9/2011
WORLDWIDE – The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) the United Nations agency with s...
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Cargoshell Looks to Revolutionise the Humble Freight Shipping Container
New Concept Applies for ISO Certification

7/8/2011
THE NETHERLANDS – A new concept that is looking to revolutionise the ubiquitous freight container is to apply for its ISO certification in Septe...
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Road Haulage And Commercial Vehicle Event Builds On Success
Date Set for Next Years CV Show

7/8/2011
UK – After a successful CV 2011 which saw over 16,000 people pass through the doors, the Commercial Vehicle Show LLP consisting of the Road Haul...
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Ocean Freight Container Terminal Just Keeps Expanding
Cleaner Technology and Greater Cargo Capacity in Hong Kong

7/8/2011
CHINA – Facilities available at the HPH Trust Hong Kong International ocean freight container terminal are continuing to expand with the news th...
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Serco Group Awarded Logistics Contract by Australian Defence Force
Company Builds on Military Support Works

7/7/2011
AUSTRALIA / UAE - Serco Australia Pty Ltd has won a new contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide logistics and base support service...
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British Airways Expands Logistics Contract with Kuehne and Nagel to Include Sea Freight and Haulage
Extensive Network Brings in More Work

7/7/2011
UK – British Airways has renewed and expanded its contract with logistics operator Kuehne + Nagel on the import of in-flight wines and shipping ...
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Cargoitalia to Fly Freight to Africa
Cargo Airline Wins African West Feeder Contract

7/7/2011
ITALY / AFRICA - Lome (Togo)-based Africa West Cargo has awarded Cargoitalia – the Italian all-cargo flag carrier – with a weekly ACMI (Ai...
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Freight Shipping Alert Heightened as Tanker Set on Fire by Pirates
Gulf of Aden Warnings

7/7/2011
GULF OF ADEN – Following on from warnings yesterday that pirate activity around the Horn of Africa was shifting towards the Arabian coast due to...
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US and Mexico Announce Cross Border Freight Truck Program
Agreements Will Lift Tariffs and End Dispute

7/6/2011
USA/MEXICO - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes Dionisio Arturo Pèrez-Jàcome Frisc...
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Alaskan Light Freight Charter Pilots Get New Practice Runways
Moves by FAA to Further Improve Safety for Bush Pilots

7/6/2011
ALASKA, USA – As most people are probably aware, Alaska can be somewhat troublesome to get around overland. As the largest state in the USA - an...
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Rail Freight Group Supports Climate Committee Condemnation of UK Government
RFG Wants More Support for Trains

7/6/2011
UK - The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has joined the chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), Lord Turner, in condemning the Government’s ...
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CMA CGM Shipping to Launch Asia to New Zealand Freight Container Service
ANZEX Line Will Link Pacific Nations Better with Broader Network

7/6/2011
ASIA / FIJI / NEW ZEALAND – Shipping line CMA CGM has announced that they are launching a new freight container service connecting Asia, the Fij...
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Piracy Alert Issued to Freight and Tanker Shipping off Arabian Peninsula
Monsoon Forces Change of Hunting Ground

7/6/2011
OMAN /RED SEA – GAC Protective Solutions, part of the GAC Logistics group, has issued a warning to mariners transiting the coast of Oman and the...
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Container Freight Shipping Giant Turns Again To Energy Sector
Maersk Puts Up Billions for Targeted New Builds

7/5/2011
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE - Following on from our recent story telling of A.P. Moller Maersk’s ever expanding portfolio of ocean freight contain...
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Campaign To Standardise Air Cargo And Passenger Employment Conditions
Unions Move to Win Comparable Terms for Skyteam Members

7/5/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – Tomorrow will see the start of a campaign by trade unions to achieve minimum standards for flight concessions for all wor...
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FTA to Host Scottish Freight by Water Event
Chance for Logistics Industry to Examine Options

7/4/2011
SCOTLAND – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced that they are to hold a ‘Freight by Water’ industry event designed ...
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Courageous Tanker Captain Wins IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Piracy Survivor Recognised

7/4/2011
WORLDWIDE - The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - the United Nations agency with responsibility for the safety and security o...
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Sweet Smell of Success as SDV Chosen as Freight and Logistics Provider
CLARINS Appoints Chinese Partner

7/4/2011
CHINA - SDV Hong Kong has signed a three year contract with CLARINS, a well-known French cosmetics company specializing in skincare products and perfu...
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Drink Logistics Specialists Win Waitrose Supplier Award for Supply Chain Efficiency
Supermarket Recognises Logistics Provider

7/4/2011
UK – Drink logistics specialists JF Hillebrand has won an award from the supermarket chain Waitrose. The logistics provider was presented with W...
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APL Logistics Boost Indian Rail Freight with Double Stacked Containers
Big Boost to Taxed Services

7/4/2011
INDIA – APL Logistics Indian subsidiary, APL IndiaLinx, has run double-stacked containers on its rail freight service for the first time, the co...
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Stena Line Cleared to Take Over Two Irish Freight Routes From DFDS
Company "Delighted" by News

7/4/2011
UK / IRELAND – Ferry operator Stena Line has expressed “delight” at the decision of the UK’s Competition Commission to approve...
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Samskip Expands Freight Shipping Capacity for Iberian Service
Increases Sailing Frequency on Portugal and North Spain Service

7/4/2011
NETHERLANDS/IBERIAN PENISULA – Netherlands-based Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics has announced that they are expanding their Portugal / N...
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Freight Truckers Beware Logistics Firms Are Targets
Be Extra Vigilant This Weekend

7/1/2011
US – The Independence Day weekend has the second highest rate of cargo theft for any weekend of the year – second only to Thanksgiving acc...
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More Air Freight Carriers In The Dock On Price Fixing
South Africa Levies Charges Against Eight Cargo Carriers

7/31/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – The litany of misery facing many of the world’s leading air freight carriers continues as charges are readied against eight...
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Drybulk Shipping Line Buy Another Supramax
Genco Continue Investment Policy

7/30/2010
US - Genco Shipping & Trading Limited have announced that it has taken delivery of the Genco Lorraine, a 2009-built Supramax vessel and the first ...
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Wind Farms Prompt Port Development
Hartlepool the Latest to Benefit from New Technology Boom

7/30/2010
UK - PD Ports has welcomed the decision by a major supplier to the offshore energy sector to more than double its facility at Hartlepool dock. This ne...
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Canadian Dock Lockout Terminated
Port of Montreal Back to Work Protocol Agreed

7/29/2010
CANADA – After harsh words had been exchanged over what the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) called last week “a ne...
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Third Party Logistics Firm Name Truckers Of The Year
Greatwide Announce Driver Award Winners

7/29/2010
US – Any aspiring truck drivers and owner operators couldn’t do any better than to take notice of the latest winners of 3PL specialists Gr...
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Shipping Containers Provide Housing For Stricken Haiti
Crowley Maritime Assist After The Devastation

7/29/2010
HAITI – In June we told how converted ISO shipping containers were being used to provide medical facilities in the stricken country and now stan...
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Giant Supertanker Suffers Mystery Explosion
'External Attack' on MOL Vessel off Omani Coast

7/28/2010
UAE - OMAN – Reports just in that the 160,000 tonne MV M.Star, a Very Large Crude carrier (VLCC) tanker belonging to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)suffe...
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Air Freight Figures Continue To Recover
IATA Statistics for June Released

7/28/2010
SWITZERLAND – A statement today from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) show that international scheduled traffic statistics for...
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UK Freight Award Nominations Required
BIFA Opens Web Link for This Years Entries

7/28/2010
UK – The twenty second annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards competition has now opened for entries and...
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Transnet Container Shipping Back On Track
Post Strike Recovery Continues after Restructuring

7/28/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – With the end of the damaging port strike which we reported in May, Transnet, the parastatal responsible for the country’s r...
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Another UK Freight Forwarder Achieves AEO Status
SBS Worldwide Receives Customs Approval

7/28/2010
UK - SBS Worldwide is the latest British freight forwarder to achieve Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status since the scheme was introduced in Jan...
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African Logistics Summit Details Announced
Nigeria to Host Major Shipping Event

7/28/2010
AFRICA - The dates for the annual African Logistics Summit, the biggest event of its kind in Africa, to be held next year have been released this week...
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Heavy Lift And Project Shipping Specialist Set To Expand
Beluga Expand Offshore Sector

7/23/2010
GERMANY – Beluga Shipping GmbH, the dynamic heavy lift specialists, have featured previously on our pages as a company which never does things b...
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Freight Group Lobby Government Over Freight Tolls Into Wales
FTA Meet Minister to Request Review

7/23/2010
UK – Devolution can have some strange effects when two British authorities are involved in one decision process with one half of the partnership...
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Indonesian Container Terminal Orders New Cranes
Konecranes Snap Up Belawan Contract

7/22/2010
INDONESIA- Konecranes have received an order for five RTG (rubber tyred gantry) cranes from the Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT. Pelabuhan...
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Afghan Conference May Mean More Shipping Delays
Today Sees Start of Largest Ever Afghan Political Gathering

7/20/2010
AFGHANISTAN – Shippers should note that the 'The International Conference on Afghanistan' which starts today may mean even bigger delays for exp...
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Chinese Port Closed To Shipping After Oil Explosion
Dalian Shut Down as Slick Spreads

7/19/2010
CHINA – The North Eastern port of Dalian has been closed to freight traffic after a huge explosion and fire left the oil terminal there in flame...
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China Air Freight Numbers Up
39% Growth Reported Year on Year

7/19/2010
CHINA – According to internal reports for the first half of this year Chinese carriage by air has seen an overall jump of 32% which includes an ...
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All Change For European Ferry Groups
Norfolk Line join DFDS in Consolidation Deal

7/18/2010
EUROPE – As was widely predicted the deal between the parent group of RoRo ferry company Norfolkline and DFDS was completed last week. The DFDS ...
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Korean Container Shipping Line Targets New Markets
Hanjin Aim to Grab West African and South American Share

7/18/2010
SOUTH KOREA – In an interview with the Financial Times CEO of Hanjin Shipping, Kim Young Min, has stated the company’s intention to make a...
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Intermodal Equipment Rules affecting Container Shipping Lines
More Changes as Regulation Red Tape Deters Chassis Owners

7/18/2010
US – The new Requirements for Intermodal Equipment Providers and for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating Intermodal Equipment legislation intro...
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Full Truck Load Carrier Maximises Cargo Possibilities With Specialist Freight Trailers
Con-way Invests in New Trade Marked Double Stacking System

7/15/2010
US – Fitting a system of racking within a box or tilt trailer isn’t new but, as usual, they do things big in America, and they don’t...
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Freight Association Warn Coalition Of Need To Maintain Infrastructure
FTA Tells Minister to Plan Ahead for Logistics Development

7/15/2010
UK – The CEO of the Freight Transport Association, Theo de Pencier, has written to Transport Secretary Philip Hammond expressing the position of...
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Inaugural Low Carbon Awards For Greener Transport Winners Announced
Contributions to Cleaner Products and Systems Honoured

7/15/2010
UK – Yesterday the most innovative solutions to greener transport across a range of sectors were honoured at a new awards ceremony. The competit...
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Container Shipping Line Select Supplier For European Customs Filings
MOL pick Descartes as EU Automated Security Systems Introduced

7/14/2010
EUROPE - As of January 1, 2011, the EU Customs Union Security Filing program is scheduled to go live in all 27 member states of the EU. The EU Customs...
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Britain Does Still Scrap Cargo Ships After All
Able UK Invest in New Equipment

7/14/2010
UK – We have often commented on the appalling conditions endured by workers in some countries involved in the scrapping of ships and our piece l...
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St Albans Multi Modal Link Developers Ponder Future of Rail Freight Depot
Council Lick Their Wounds and Look Forward whilst Helioslough Ponder

7/14/2010
UK – After our recent article on the strategic rail freight interchange (SRFI)proposed for Radlett Aerodrome near St Albans the developers, Heli...
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DB Schenker Reorganise Transport And Logistics Locations
Frankfurt to be Major Office for Shipping Giant

7/14/2010
GERMANY – DB Schenker issued news today that they are to concentrate more of their management functions in Frankfurt am Main. The management tea...
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US Truck Safety Check Figures Announced
CVSA Provide Comprehensive Data on Commercial Vehicles and Drivers

7/14/2010
US – CANADA – MEXICO - Results from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck 2010 are a reliable indicator as to th...
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St Albans Multi Modal Rail Terminal Enquiry Saga Continues
Possible Judicial Review into Governments Decision

7/13/2010
UK – The row over development of a three and a half million square metre intermodal rail terminal on the site of Radlett Airfield (Handley Page ...
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Container Shipping Group Anticipate Profit Turnaround
China Shipping's Box Arm Report Rise in Revenue

7/13/2010
CHINA - China Shipping Container Lines Co. (CSCL) reported today that they expect a return to net profit based on preliminary figures. As the country&...
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Shell Sponsor Chinese Crews For Vessels Of The Future
Collaboration with Specialist Marine University

7/13/2010
CHINA - Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), a faculty dedicated to producing marine specialists of all levels for the country’s shipping industr...
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Road Transport Awards For Greenest Companies Tomorrow
Annual LowCVP and WhatCar? Environmental Prizes at Annual Conference

7/13/2010
UK - Companies at the forefront of cutting carbon emissions from road transport will be honoured at a new awards ceremony tomorrow (14th July). The Lo...
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Freight Forwarder Celebrates 20 Years Of Air Cargo
Davies Turner Still Moving Forward

7/13/2010
UK – Having been established in 1870 it took another eighty years for Davies Turner to officially form Davies Turner Air Cargo Ltd (DTAC) but no...
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Seasonal Changes Bring New Dangers To Shipping
Forget Speed Humps and Cameras Look Out for Whales!

7/12/2010
US – The world of shipping can be a mundane place when one is confined to one’s own narrow area of operation. The problems of a transport ...
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Shipping Container Collection Tax Brings Criticism
Bidders Sign Up to Collect Victorian Port Tolls

7/12/2010
AUSTRALIA – It seems the poor old Aussie trucker is set to be hit again as the Victorian Government announce the names of companies they are sho...
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Dry Bulk Charters Continue As Index Slumps Further
Outlook in the Short Term Looks Bleak

7/12/2010
UK – GLOBAL - Those who look to the Baltic Dry Index rather than casting the bones or reading the tea bags to predict the success of global trad...
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'New Model' For German - Italian Rail And Intermodal Freight
Cost Cutting Results in Creation of New Swiss Company

7/12/2010
SWITZERLAND – After deciding in February that measures needed to be taken to realign the business in the face of a fierce freight rate battle, r...
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Container Build Up At Ports As Truck Licence Crackdown Hits Vietnam
Drivers Reluctant to Register for Formal Scheme

7/12/2010
VIETNAM – Reports come in of delays to containers shipping into the country because of a new registration scheme for trucking firms. A law passe...
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New Zealand Rail Freight At A Crossroads
Confusion Reigns Over the Future for National Cargo System

7/9/2010
NEW ZEALAND – To an observer the arguments raging over rail versus trucks will have a familiar ring. In a country like New Zealand however probl...
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Australian Logistics Group Snaps Up Two UK Freight Forwarders
Toll Continue to Invest in Expansion

7/9/2010
AUSTRALIA – UK - Toll Holdings seem intent to continue their drive to be recognised as one of the top players in the global logistics field with...
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Freight Transport Association Issues Seminar Itinerary
Transport Manager 2010 Dates Announced

7/8/2010
UK – Any Transport Manager worth his salt may want to take note that in order to stay abreast of changes in legislation and the current state of...
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Freight Box Trailers Rockin' All Over The World
Specialist Equipment for Chart Topping Bands

7/8/2010
UK – When a top rock band goes on tour the days of the cramped and smoky Transit van are probably remembered with the warm fondness that only ti...
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President Obama Visits Electric Delivery Truck Factory
Smith's Honoured by Special Trip

7/8/2010
US – Regular readers will know that we are always pleased to publish stories about the new generation of environmentally sound freight delivery ...
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Shipping Companies Take Legal Route After Freight Rate Fraud Result
Class Action Being Prepared Against 19 Airlines

7/8/2010
SOUTH KOREA – After the country’s anti trust watchdog, the Fair Trade Commission levied their first ever fine, close to $100 million, on a...
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Truck Parking Facilities Need Improving For Freight Vehicles
Horrendous Cases Illustrate the Need for Extra Security

7/7/2010
UK – US – In March we highlighted the tragic case of Jason Rivenburg, murdered in the cab of his rig whilst parked overnight in South Caro...
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IATA Electronic Freight System Popular With Air Freight Shippers
eFreight Spreads Across the Globe

7/7/2010
WORLDWIDE – Years ago we were told that the future would consist of paperless offices, since when printer sales have soared as more and more inf...
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More Piracy Increases Calls For Action In Somalia
Another Attack Increases Hostage Levels Again

7/7/2010
RED SEA – Once again a ship transiting the waters off the Somali coast has been boarded and captured by pirates. The crew of eighteen and all Fi...
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Road Tolls Need Revision To Support Freight Movement
Bridge and Tunnel Fees - Vital Income versus Tax on Haulage

7/7/2010
UK – Much debate currently on the subject of road tolls, an ever increasingly controversial subject. Most British trucking firms have to use ...
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A Cargo Shipping Story For The 21st Century
Consignments Can Go Astray - Even in Space

7/6/2010
SOMEWHERE IN THE COSMOS – The freight delivery business just doesn’t get any easier. You can guarantee that somewhere a transport manager ...
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Trans European Container Train Pronounced A Success
German - Russian Link is Logical Long Distance Solution

7/6/2010
GERMANY – RUSSIA – There is, as usual, much hype and hot air about the ecological and environmental benefits of using rail freight as oppo...
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Air Freight Cargo Capacity From China On The Up For Logistics Group
But it's Not THAT TNT Out Scooping Oil in the BP Gulf Oil Disaster

7/6/2010
CHINA – EUROPE - This week Dutch logistics specialists TNT have cited a near 50% year on year rise in shipments into Europe from China as the re...
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Shipping Representatives To Attack Alien Invaders
New Training Programme to Educate Against Unseen Enemy

7/5/2010
EASTERN EUROPE – Regular readers may remember the piece we published in March about the insidious menace of alien species being transported in t...
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Queensland Rail Transformation Hots Up Freight War
Huge Tonnages Promote Competition

7/5/2010
AUSTRALIA – Few industries illustrate the enormous quantities of freight which shipping groups are required to move in a year better than the co...
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Upgrade To Container Carrier's Asian - South American Sailings
Safmarine to Run Two Strings up to December

7/5/2010
ASIA – SOUTH AMERICA - Safmarine, the container shipping company and slot charterer operated by Maersk Line and reefer specialists Hamburg S...
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Two New Container Ships For CMA CGM
More Korean New Builds for French Giant

7/5/2010
SOUTH KOREA – FRANCE – Shipping line CMA CGM have announced the delivery into service of two container vessels after their completion by t...
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All Sectors Of British Shipping Will Be Affected By Equal Pay Move
Even More Vessels Will Flag Abroad if New Rules Come In

7/5/2010
UK – Major shipping groups across the entire spectrum of British flagged carriers have continued to make their position clear regarding proposal...
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Shots Fired As Freight Parcels Service Unrest Continues
Dispute with Union Turns Ugly in Turkey Whilst Bahrain Simmers

7/5/2010
TURKEY – A dispute which has rumbled on at depots in Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul since April is still in deadlock according to transport union as...
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Rickmers Look To The Future Of Shipping With New Container Vessels
Ship Naming As German Group Looks for Recovery

7/4/2010
SOUTH KOREA – GERMANY –SINGAPORE - Less than a month since Rickmers Maritime reportedly received a five year extension from their lenders...
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DP World Choose Liebherr Speciality Crane For Antwerp Multi Modal Port Operations
Portal Slewing Crane Fulfils Tricky Cargo Handling Requirements

7/2/2010
BELGIUM – Liebherr have just released details of the speciality harbour crane commissioned from them by DP World in March to service the particu...
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New Container Service From Several Shipping Lines
NYK - MOL - K Line - CSL - Hapag Lloyd Link to Serve Growing Markets

7/2/2010
JAPAN – HAWAII – MEXICO - SOUTH AMERICA – WEST AFRICA Three of the major Japanese container shipping lines, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), ...
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New Director For World Shipping Council
Maersk Line CEO Takes up Seat on the Board

7/2/2010
US – BELGIUM – The World Shipping Council (WSC), based in Washington and Brussels whose members are responsible for around 90 percent of t...
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Your Shipping And Transport Knowledge Can Save A Childs Life
Transaid Need Quizmasters - NOW

7/1/2010
WORLDWIDE - Transaid the international development agency founded by founded by Save The Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transpo...
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Bulk Shipping Group In Switch To Container Vessels
Kamsarmax Carrier Out - Two 3,400 TEU Vessels In

7/1/2010
GREECE – Paragon Shipping, traditionally a bulk carrier who only ordered a new Panamax vessel in April following their end of year figures in Fe...
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Container Shipping Line Announce More Route Changes
CMA CGM Revisions to Services

7/1/2010
EUROPE – US – ASIA – Just two days after our story on CMA CGM subsidiary CNC expanding their Asian services comes news of yet more a...
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Corrupt South African Transnet Rail Freight Boss Finally Sacked
Gama Goes - but Kicking and Screaming

7/1/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – This week the corrupt boss of Transnet Freight Rail, the country’s commercial goods lifeline was finally and unceremoniousl...
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US Less Than Truckload Company Turns To Technology In A Big Way
'Out of the Lab and Into the Cab' for Con-way Freight

7/1/2010
US – Last month we mentioned several trials underway in the States by bodies like the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) directly...
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Freight Transport Association Opens In Ireland
New Multi Modal Group to Promote Responsible Transport

7/1/2010
IRELAND – A branch of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has been launched in Ireland in response to requests from numerous businesses to h...
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Humber Bridge Tolls - No Increase This Year
Transport Minister confirms charges will remain, but static.

7/31/2009
A statement by Transport Minister Sadiq Khan today confirmed that, after March’s public inquiry, there would be no rise in toll charges for the ...
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Swindon Dumps Speed Cameras
Other measures to be implemented

7/31/2009
WILTSHIRE - Swindon council has today deactivated the five fixed speed cameras that operate in the borough. Temporary vehicle-activated warning signs ...
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US Sales for British Green Truck
Smith Electric breaks into the States

7/31/2009
USA - Four major US corporations and two utility companies this week took delivery of the Smith Newton, the largest road-going electric truck in North...
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Boeing Announces Good Progress on HLV
Radical transport aircraft developing well

7/31/2009
USA / CANADA - The Boeing Company and SkyHook International Inc. announced on Tuesday that the design of the SkyHook Heavy Lift Vehicle (HLV), which h...
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A V Dawson Continues Expansion
New rail freight facility envisaged

7/31/2009
UK – AV Dawson has announced the acquisition of the former base of biofuels company D1 Oils at Riverside Park in Middlesborough. The multi-modal...
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Upsurge in Migrant Arrests at Calais
Many released to try again

7/31/2009
FRANCE - The number of migrants arrested in the back of lorries attempting to illegally enter Britain from Calais has shot up by 76 per cent this year...
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BA Next to Report Loss
Air freight revenues down 28.1%

7/31/2009
British Airways has suffered a pre-tax loss of £148 million in the three months to the end of June. In the same period last year the company made...
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MIAB Chief Warns of Short Crews
‘Hazard to themselves and to others’

7/31/2009
UK - The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has warned that too many merchant vessels are sailing around Britain's coast with too ...
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Qatar defies economic downturn
New Airport, Rail & Bahrain Causeway plans intact

7/31/2009
QATAR - Despite all the financial trials and tribulations elsewhere Qatar continues to buck the world’s economy and forges ahead with a transpor...
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IATA statements offer mixed messages
Air Association calls for Government action on emissions & warns of downturn in revenues

7/31/2009
COPENHAGEN - Giovanni Bisignani, CEO and Director General of IATA (International Air Transport Association) spoke this week on the need for control of...
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C.H. Robinson Acquires European Freight Forwarder
US Forwarder expands into Europe

7/30/2009
US / EUROPE - C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., one of the largest non-asset based third party logistics companies in the world, has acquired Walker Logis...
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More Electric Commercial Vehicle Exports from UK
Modec appoint new French Distributor

7/30/2009
UK / FRANCE - Modec Commercial Electric Vehicles, the Coventry based manufacturer, have announced the appointment of ElecTruckCity, a new Paris based ...
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Volvo Developing New Safety Sensors
Part of Europe-wide research

7/30/2009
EUROPE – Revolutionary new safety features could become standard on European trucks in the near future. A research study into technologies to wa...
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New GM Commercial Vehicle service plan announced
Vauxhall UK announce cheaper service deal to cut MOT failures

7/30/2009
UK - The commercial vehicle division of Vauxhall UK have laid out their plans to assist British hauliers reduce the growing number of MOT failures cau...
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Qantas Freight To Serve Dallas
Oz airline will add fourth US destination

7/30/2009
SYDNEY - Qantas Freight is to add Dallas, Texas to its freighter network from the 6th of August, providing air freight services between the southern U...
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American Parcels Volumes Down Again
US delivery services report continuing trade slump

7/30/2009
USA - The United States Parcel Service have made a formal statement on the recent report issued by the US Government Accountability Office on the cont...
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Freight Train Vandals strike in UK
Summer break highlights continued dangers

7/29/2009
Once again the start of the annual school summer holidays seems to have ushered in the old spectre of railway vandalism. Aside from the ongoing g...
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A120 Road Development Abandoned
Local MP Scathing

7/29/2009
ESSEX – Plans to upgrade the A120 between Braintree and the A12 have been scrapped by the East of England Regional Assembly (EERA). A spokes...
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Cosco Next To Announce Bad Results
Container market still suffering

7/29/2009
Cosco is the latest of the shipping giants to warn of bad results for the first half of the year. The Chinese state-controlled company issued a statem...
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Shipping Mogul May Go Norwegian
New regs could mean boost for NIS

7/29/2009
OSLO – According to the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv, shipping tycoon John Fredriksen is considering moving several ships into t...
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Potential Rescue for Hapag-Lloyd
Giant shipper may receive emergency cash

7/29/2009
HAMBURG – Discussions are under way for Hapag-Lloyd AG, Germany’s largest container-shipping line, to get an emergency credit of €30...
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Dublin Port Performs Well for 2008
Figures indicate greater efficiency

7/29/2009
DUBLIN - Dublin Port figures released on Tuesday show that the port handled a throughput of 12.9 million tones, just 16 percent down from the same per...
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Aberdeen Considers Banning Trucks
New study launched

7/28/2009
ABERDEEN – The Granite City is carrying out a study to consider the possibility of banning lorries from the city centre....
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Maersk Logistics to Become Damco
Complete consolidation of groups

7/28/2009
COPENHAGEN – On 7 September 2009, the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group will merge its supply chain management activities branded as Maersk Logis...
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TNT Opens Expanded Freight Facility In Vietnam
Hub will link current road and air network

7/28/2009
VIETNAM - TNT officially opened its newly expanded operations centre in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday. Located next to Tan Son Nhat Airport, the 3,000...
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Port of Southampton Launches Future Consultation
Public invited to make contribution

7/28/2009
UK - Associated British Ports (ABP) is launching a consultation which invites the public to have its say on the future development at the C. The c...
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Turkish Airlines Orders More 777s
Order for new aircraft finalised

7/28/2009
SEATTLE - Turkish Airlines have finalised an order for seven Boeing 777-300ER aircraft valued at $1.9 billion, according to a Boeing press release....
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Spate Of Thefts on A1
Police warn drivers to be vigilant

7/28/2009
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – Police are warning truckers to be extra vigilant and to use lorry parks not lay bys after a spate of thefts on the A1. To ...
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Gradual Upturn For Asian Air Cargo
Recovery on Horizon

7/27/2009
Figures released on Friday by the Association of Asian Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show that air cargo traffic carried by this sector are showing signs of...
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New Airfreight Operator Doing Well
Aerologic management “quite happy”

7/27/2009
LEIPZEIG – Air cargo operator Aerologic reports that its first month of operations has been surprisingly successful. A joint venture between...
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Dick Turban rides again !
More tales of modern piracy

7/27/2009
MUMBAI - Seven caught in Indian "Highwaymen" case. Seven arrests were made on Friday by the Narpoli police. The gang of armed thieves wer...
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Pet Airways Off to Good Start
New service hits the mark

7/27/2009
USA - Pet Airways, an American airline that caters for animal travellers, has had an excellent response since it began flying at the beginning of the ...
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New Ro-Ro Service For New Zealand
Vessel Makes Maiden Visit

7/27/2009
NEW ZEALAND - Vroon’s brand new vessel, the Silverstone Express, made its first visit to Auckland on Friday. The vessel is part of a new ro-...
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Japans Shipping Lines Suffering
Big three all post losses

7/27/2009
TOKYO - Japan's top three shipping companies have all reported losses for the April-June quarter, caused by weak shipping rates due to the downturn. ...
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Finance Available for Ugandan Importers
Freight Forwarder “mortgages” goods

7/27/2009
UGANDA - Coronet Group has entered into partnerships with several banks to enable local business access to loans to cover their tax and freight costs....
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New Management at BA World Cargo
Shake up for carrier

7/27/2009
UK - British Airways World Cargo announced last week several changes to its management team following a restructure. The appointments are effective im...
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European Truck Sales Down Over 40%
Recession bites hard

7/27/2009
BRUSSELS - European new commercial vehicle registrations fell by 37.2 percent in the first six months of this year, according to European Automobile M...
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Drop in Panama Traffic
Chief Exec Remains Upbeat

7/24/2009
PANAMA - The Panama Canal has seen a 5 percent drop in shipping traffic this year according to the head of the Panama Canal Authority....
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Major New Rail Upgrade for UK
Electrification “greener, cleaner, faster, more reliable”

7/23/2009
UK – The British Government today announced its intention to invest £1.1 billion to electrify the main rail route between London and Swanse...
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Russia Proposes Anti-Piracy Cooperation with NATO
Hopes for improved security off Aden

7/23/2009
BRUSSELS - The Russian Ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, proposed at Wednesday's NATO-Russia Council (NRC) meeting that the alliance and Russia cond...
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Free Safety Mirrors for London Trucks
TfL scheme to cut cyclist deaths

7/23/2009
LONDON - Transport for London (TfL) are to hand out a thousand free safety mirrors to lorry drivers in the City of London in an attempt to halt the ri...
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Stobart and Tescos Still Going Strong
New £25 million contract awarded

7/22/2009
UK - The Stobart Group this morning announced it had been awarded a new £25million-a-year contract by Tesco’s. Both companies have enjoyed ...
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FedEx Expands Hybrid-Electric Fleet
Now operate North America’s largest hybrid fleet

7/22/2009
USA - FedEx Corp. yesterday announced that they were adding a further 92 hybrid-electric trucks to their delivery fleet, increasing the vehicles of th...
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Highwaymen re-appear on the streets of France
Stand & Deliver ! Vehicle Pirates strike at freight vehicles

7/22/2009
CALAIS - A report today from a professional security site states that bandits are now attacking vehicles en route to the French port of Calais using t...
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New Northern Irish Road Development Proposed
Preferred Route declared by Minister

7/22/2009
NORTHERN IRELAND - In an announcement on Tuesday the Northern Irish Regional Development Minister, Conor Murphy, has identified the preferred route fo...
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DB Schenker Frankfurt Hub Revealed
“Ribbon-Cutting” for New Facility

7/22/2009
FRANKFURT - DB Schenker this week unveiled its new European air freight hub at Frankfurt Airport. The € 50 million facility is due to start ...
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Stobart Hopes to Increase Rail Freight Share
Negotiations underway though “…very early days”

7/21/2009
UK – According to a report by the Liverpool Daily Post the Eddie Stobart Group is negotiating with Network Rail over access to surplus or redund...
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Multimodal scheme gets go ahead
Salford container berths win Council approval

7/21/2009
LANCASHIRE - At a meeting of the Council plans for “Port Salford”, the £400 million pound scheme proposed to reinvigorate multimodal ...
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IMO prevaricates over fuel increase
Environmentalists rage at group’s inaction

7/21/2009
WORLDWIDE - Despite mounting pressure from environmental groups including the WWF, the International Maritime Organisation has failed to agree on a de...
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Nissan Sunderland Plant to produce Batteries
Japanese giant retains its North East interest

7/20/2009
SUNDERLAND - In an announcement this morning Lord Mandelson confirmed that Nissan UK would invest over £200 million to reinvigorate its main UK b...
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Fish Halts Motorway Scheme
M4 plan suspended due to environmental issue

7/20/2009
WALES - The controversy over the M4 relief road seems finally to have ended due to the increase in costs of the scheme and…………...
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Shipping Set to Increase in Vietnam
New Vietnamese Port set to assist in expansion of trade

7/20/2009
VIETNAM - A recently issued report detailing the potential for an increase in Vietnamese shipping traffic has just been released. The report, publishe...
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Negligent Pilot jailed by Californian Court
Environmental law used to convict in Cosco Busan collision

7/19/2009
CALIFORNIA - John Joseph Cota, the licensed Californian bar pilot, who steered the Cosco Busan into the San Francisco bridge in November 2007, has bee...
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German cargo ship MV Victoria released
Ship captured in early May is freed by Pirates

7/19/2009
SOMALIA - News that the German registered MV Victoria has finally been released by its Somali captors was obtained from an anonymous source within the...
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New Low-Carbon for Transport Initiative Launched
Mixed Reaction from the Freight Industry

7/18/2009
UK - The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched its Low Carbon Supply Chain Steering Group which aims to get freight transport providers to reduc...
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Strong Asian Recoveries Helped by Shipping Stocks
Optimism on markets

7/18/2009
ASIA –Asian share markets ended Friday's trading strongly, with commodity and shipping stocks broadly advancing on hopes of a global economic re...
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The United Nations Shipping Agency Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions
“Not Enough” say Environmental Groups

7/18/2009
LONDON - The United Nations Shipping Agency has agreed to proposals aimed to reduce freight and shipping cutting carbon emissions. Currently, ship...
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World Piracy Doubles
ICC Report Highlights Hotspots

7/16/2009
KUALA LUMPUR – A study released yesterday by the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB) reports that piracy att...
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Sunday Ferry Service to Run to Lewis
Caledonian MacBrayne Will Operate Despite Objections

7/14/2009
UK - Caledonian MacBrayne has announced that it is to introduce Sunday ferry services from the mainland to Stornoway on Lewis in the Western Isles fro...
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Istanbul to Islamabad Rail Freight Service
Operations to Start on 14th August.

7/14/2009
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Railways is planning to launch an Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul international freight train service from August 14th, according to th...
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FTA to Host Series of Seminars
Twelve talks for transport managers

7/14/2009
UK - The transport industry is facing fundamental changes to the way vehicle testing is delivered and how transport legislation is enforced at the roa...
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Freight Tonnage Up on Indian Rail
Quarterly Figures Up 5 Percent from Last Year

7/13/2009
NEW DEHLI - Indian Railways carried 213 million tonnes of freight during April-June 2009, according to the country’s Ministry of Railways....
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Low Carbon Vehicle Program Winners Announced
Major Subsidies Possible for Manufacturers from UK Government

7/13/2009
UK - Winners of the first stage of the British governments Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Program (LCVPP), being run by the Department for Transport (...
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Kuehne + Nagel Australia Win New Contract
Will Provide Supply Chain Support to Graco

7/13/2009
AUSTRALIA - Kuehne + Nagel have won a five-year contract to provide Graco Inc. with integrated logistics services in Australia....
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Major Contract for Kuwaiti Subsidiary
Agility to Provide Support to US Army in Afghanistan

7/13/2009
KUWAIT - Logistics company Agility, in combination with DynCorp International Inc., has won a contract to provide logistical support to the U.S. Army ...
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Major Boost to Thai Logistic Plans
Chinese Investment Considered

7/12/2009
THAILAND - Two of China's state enterprises are considering taking a major stake in Thailand's future logistics development plan. China Railway Constr...
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'Stacking' targets to be needed at London Heathrow
Commons Transport Committee Report out Today

7/10/2009
Today saw the publication of the report into possible advantages and problems posed by the construction of a third runway at London’s Heathrow A...
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Bad Year For Lufthansa Cargo
Freight Movements down a Fifth

7/10/2009
GERMANY – Figures recently released by Lufthansa show that the operator is still suffering from a slump in demand. Cargo shipments fell by 14.3 ...
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State Aid for Korean Shipping Groups
Government moves to assist struggling vessel owners

7/8/2009
In a new initiative the state controlled Korea Asset Management Company said on Tuesday it would buy 62 vessels from shipping companies in South Korea...
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Toyota introduces first cargo ship powered by solar
The Auriga Leader partially powered by 328 solar panels

7/8/2009
JAPAN / USA - Cargo ship, The Auriga Leader, currently docked at the Port of Long Beach, California, is part of a joint project between the Port of Lo...
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US Trucking to Recover in 2010 ?
New US survey proves optimistic for local trucking firms

7/8/2009
A survey of 150 fleets conducted by Nashville consulting firm Transport Capital Partners (TCP) has found a groundswell of optimism amongst those who r...
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Cross Channel Ferry Routinely Ran with Doors Open
Echo’s of Herald of Free Enterprise Disaster

7/7/2009
EUROPE - An investigation by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has revealed that the roll-on, roll-off ferry Eurovoyager routinely opera...
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Freight Conference Record Booking
‘Extremely Encouraging’ – PPG Manager

7/7/2009
The Project Professionals Group (PPG) conference, hosted this year by the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, has attracted a record number of sponsors and...
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Militants Seize Oil Tanker
Nigerian Separatists ‘Arrest’ Crew

7/7/2009
NIGERIA - The Sichem Peace, a Singapore-flagged chemical / oil tanker, has been boarded and crew members seized by members a Nigerian guerrilla moveme...
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New Rail Operator Working in NSW
Freightliner Australia Runs New Contract

7/6/2009
AUSTRALIA - Freightliner Australia commenced operations on June 30, with a contract from Namoi Cotton Cooperative to haul containerised processed cott...
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New Record for Cardiff Container Terminal
Largest Container Vessel to Date Handled

7/6/2009
CARDIFF - The Port of Cardiff has docked the largest ever container ship to call at Queen Alexandra Dock. Arriving in the early hours of the 30th of J...
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The Rail Freight Handbook 2009
Annual Directory of Rail operators

7/6/2009
UK - Every year the Rail Freight Group publishes a handbook of companies and organisations connected with the UK rail freight industry. The annual dir...
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Baltic Exchange aims to boost trading
Aims to boost investor interest in index

7/6/2009
LONDON - The Baltic Exchange has announced last week that it has changed the way its main sea freight index was calculated, in a shift aimed at increa...
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Protester risks life trying to stop coal ship
Greenpeace campaigner swims ahead of coal ship; shows no remorse

7/6/2009
UK - A vessel sailing up the River Medway to deliver coal to the Kent port of Kingsnorth was targeted on Sunday evening by Greenpeace campaigners. Ten...
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Jobs at risk as Virgin cuts back flight schedule
Virgin Atlantic to reduce winter services and may cut jobs

7/4/2009
Virgin Atlantic has recently announced that it would suspend one of two daily London to Hong Kong flights, and that its daily Heathrow to Chicago serv...
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Aramex announces cargo agreement with Air Arabia
Deal to allow access to cargo facility at Sharjah International Airport

7/4/2009
MIDDLE EAST - Aramex, a global logistics solutions provider based in Dubai, has signed a regional agreement with Air Arabia, the regions leading low c...
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Amerijet partners with Avialeasing
Busy month for US transportation and logistics provider

7/4/2009
US - Amerijet International, providers of global cargo transportation services by land, sea, and air have purchased SRX Transcontinental, an American ...
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Rail Crash Firm Banned
Safety Questions to be Answered

7/3/2009
ITALY - GATX Corp. has been suspended from carry freight by Italy’s state rail authority following an accident on the night of the 29th of June ...
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