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image: UK Rail freight GB charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research class 47 20 locomotives logistics Rail Freight Group Stands Up (or Sits Down) for Cancer Charity
Leukaemia Research Benefits from Record Money Raising Effort

28 August 2015
UK – It is always a pleasure to hear how the freight and logistics community stands up year after year for good causes and GB Railfreight today (28 August) said a big thank you to all the staff and customers who together contributed to make up a record amount for blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Not so much stand up as sit down however as this time the money came from the receipts for the second of two Charity Railtours run this year, making it the most successful single charity event in the company’s history.
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image: Russia Sweden Gothenburg marine lubricant LUKOIL MSC Mediterranean Shipping TEU Gas Oil SiberiaMarine Lubricants Company Expands into Scandinavia
Siberian Pedigree Outfit Offers Extended Options

28 August 2015
SWEDEN – RUSSIA – LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, which has a pedigree formed in western Siberia, has expanded its network into Scandinavia with a new warehouse the company has just opened in Gothenburg. The stand-alone subsidiary of its similarly named parent, which claims the title of the largest privately owned Gas and Oil company in the world by proven reserves of crude oil (the company was formed by the merger of three competitors from the cities of Langepas, Urai and Kogalym – hence LUK oil) says it feels the reduction in lead time and increased flexibility will win it more market share in the region.
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image: UK Seafarers Merchant Navy Day Handy Shipping Guide war vessel SS Athenia Britain's Ports Will Fly the Flag on Merchant Navy Day
Red Duster to be Seen All Round the UK

28 August 2015
UK – The Handy Shipping Guide has a special duty to celebrate the 3rd of September each year, since 2000 this has been Merchant Navy Day, and it was the Merchant Navy that first launched the Handy Shipping Guide in its original printed form way back in 1887. What is less well known is that the day marks not only the day that war was declared in 1939, but also marks the first major British maritime casualty, the merchant vessel SS Athenia, torpedoed just a few hours after hostilities were declared with the loss of 128 passengers and crew.
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image: Hilti Liechtenstein Gebrüder Weiss Austria freight forwarding logistics transport supply chainBig Name Brands Demand Bespoke Logistics Systems from Freight Forwarding and Transport Suppliers
Universally Recognised Customers Need Individual Supply Chain Solutions

27 August 2015
AUSTRIA – LIECHTENSTEIN – When a brand name is universally recognised it is a tempting target for any international freight and logistics group worth its salt. With scale however come problems and when a customer ships around 650,000 consignments in over 50 countries each year it takes a great deal of meticulous planning to keep things on track. Austrian based Gebrüder Weiss is fortunate enough to be the forwarding agent and transporter for just such a brand, Hilti, a name familiar to any professional construction worker.
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image: Sweden Japan Russia laser air freight carrier Volga Dnepr shipping heavy lift martiniGiant Laser Technology Required Extra Care by Project Freight and Heavy Lift Air Carrier
Q) What Weighs 21 Tonnes, is Over 3 Metres Wide and Must Be Kept Cool? A) (Not the World's Largest Martini)

27 August 2015
SWEDEN – JAPAN – RUSSIA – Ultra delicate yet oversize cargoes are always nerve wracking for any shipping group and, after six months of planning and preparation by heavy lift and project air freight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines, delicate laser technology from Orebro, Sweden has finally arrived safely in Japan. The high value industrial laser equipment required a non-standard engineering solution and a controlled temperature environment to complete its journey on board one of Volga-Dnepr’s IL-76TD-90VD freighters. Alexey Stepanov, Leading Engineer at Volga-Dnepr Airlines, said:
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image: John Good Shipping freight RoRo U.N. RO-RO port agency London Gateway HullOld Established Freight Group Appointed as Port Agents for RoRo Shipping Company
Another Sign Up for John Good

27 August 2015
UK – TURKEY – When it comes to ships agencies very few freight companies anywhere in the world can quote a pedigree to match that of the John Good Group, and now John Good Shipping continues to expand its Port Agency business with the company’s latest appointment as Owner’s Agent for Turkish RoRo Operator, U.N. RO-RO, based in Istanbul. U.N. RO-RO was established in 1994 and today operates 12 owned RoRo vessels within its core markets, all under Turkish registry. Vessel capacity ranges between 200 - 240 trailers and the mv Cemil Bayulgen is a third generation building (FSG) with an operation speed of 21.5 knots and a LOA of 193metres.
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image: Deutsche Post DHL CEO express freight forwarding logistics Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria South Logistics and Express Freight Forwarding Group Invests in Africa
CEO Tours the Region to View Facilities Personally

27 August 2015
AFRICA – GERMANY – In line with its group ‘Strategy 2020: Focus Connect Grow’, a programme designed to mould the company fortunes over the next few years, Deutsche Post DHL has emphasised the importance of emerging markets with a whistle stop tour by CEO Frank Appel to appraise the situation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The express freight forwarding and postal group boss visited South Africa and Nigeria meeting with employees and customers, and visiting several logistics facilities.
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image: US UK Jason Rivenburg Hope road haulage operators freight trucking truckers parking murdered truck driverScandal of Truck Parking for US Freight Companies Remains but One Woman's Persistence is Paying Off
Department of Transport Recognise the Need for 'Jason's Law'

27 August 2015
US – UK – In 2010 we wrote a piece illustrating the work being done by Hope Rivenburg to persuade US politicians to provide more safe overnight truck parking for drivers waiting to deliver or collect freight. Hope’s husband Jason had been brutally murdered a year earlier for a paltry $7, when he was forced to stop in an unlit abandoned gas station for lack of proper facilities. The problem of course is not limited to the US and a later story told of a UK trucker almost burnt alive in his cab whilst sleeping after an arson attack.
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image: UK international transport freight and logistics appointments staff changesAnother Weeks Staff Appointments News in Freight and Logistics Starts on a Low Note
Who is Moving Where in the World of International Transport

26 August 2015
US – This week’s round-up of staff changes and appointments in the world of freight and logistics begins with the sad news of the death of John Correnti, a member of Navistar Board of Directors, who passed away on August 18, at the age of 68. Correnti had a long and highly successful career in the steel industry, serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Big River Steel. He died in his Chicago while he was visiting the city to attend a Navistar board meeting.
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image: UK everywoman transport freight logistics career womenWomen - Transport Yourselves up the Ladder in Freight and Logistics
Time is Running Out to Register for Life Changing Event

26 August 2015
UK – For women keen to have a career, as opposed to just a ‘job’ in the freight sector there is still time to join with other fellow professionals at this year’s everywoman Academy: Advancing Women in Transport and Logistics, described as a ‘must-attend event’ for those who wish to compete on an even playing field and make their mark on an industry crying out for people with the right attitude.
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