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image: Europe container alliances multimodal supply chain Container Alliances Mirrored by New Multimodal Logistics Tie Up
Members Will Lobby European Authorities on Industry Matters

09 December 2016
EUROPE – As consolidation and cooperation in the container shipping sector becomes the normal state of things, 21 associations representing the various industries across the global supply chain different have agreed to strengthen their cooperation to form the Industry Alliance for Multimodal (IAM) Connectivity and Logistics for Growth.
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image: UK freight transport logistics charity TransaidFreight Transport Association Members Put Their Money into Charity
Another Big Donation for Transaid from the Logistics Sector

09 December 2016
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has presented transport charity Transaid with a cheque for £70,000, representing the funds raised by its members over the past three years through the annual membership renewal scheme. Transaid, an international development organisation and a favourite among many in the transport and logistics industry, aims to improve people’s quality of life in the developing world by making transport more available and affordable. It works by sharing skills and knowledge with local people to enable them to put in place and manage efficient transport systems. FTA Deputy Chief Executive, James Hookham said:
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image: Germany freight logistics supply chain heavy lift materials handlingWhat's Happened This Week in the Global Freight and Logistics Industry Supply Chain
A Collection of Developments from Ocean Containers to Materials Handling

09 December 2016
GERMANY – This week’s snippets of some of the smaller announcements in the freight and logistics supply chain opens with the news that out of gauge specialist Hansa Heavy Lift has been awarded the ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification for best practice in energy management by society body DNV GL. Dirk Lange, Key Account Manager at DNV GL – Maritime said:
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image: UK The Maritime Group International State 21 border security All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maritime and Ports terrorism organised crimeSecurity Experts Advise UK Maritime and Ports Parliamentary Group
Threat from Terrorism and Organised Crime Highlighted in Meeting

09 December 2016
UK – Global consultancy The Maritime Group International (TMG) gave a joint presentation with maritime security experts State 21 to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Maritime and Ports at the Houses of Parliament on Monday December 5. The presentation, titled ‘How secure is our coastline?’ brought to the groups attention issues that are undermining the UK’s coastal security amid increased threats from organised and serious crime, terrorism and people traffickers.
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image: Seegrid US autonomous vehicle LIDAR road haulage trucks freightAutonomous Road Haulage Freight Trucks May Benefit From New Player in the Market
Robot Forklift Manufacturer Looks to Offer Established Technology to the Sector

09 December 2016
US – Regular readers of the Handy Shipping Guide will know that we have long covered the saga that is the development of autonomous road vehicles, both cars and road haulage trucks. After all, if and when autonomous freight transport become readily available and accepted this will represent one of the most significant technological changes that the industry has seen in a generation. The story of the development of the autonomous road vehicle is one of remarkable, arguably overambitious, technological development to try and make this goal, not so long ago simply science fiction, a reality. Now another company has thrown its hat into the ring but, unlike a lot of the competition, this one has an established background in building practical autonomous vehicles that have been in successful use for over a decade.
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image: Crowley US Indonesia rescue heavy lift vessel Crew of Heavy Lift Freight Vessel Honoured for Rescue of Fisherman
Award Made for August Rescue

08 December 2016
US – INDONESIA – Officers and crewmembers of the Crowley Maritime-managed M/V Ocean Glory were recently honoured for demonstrating heroism at sea during the United Seamen’s Service’s (USS) annual AOTOS awards ceremony in New York. The crew were recognised with an Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for rescuing an Indonesian fisherman in the vicinity of the Bali Strait while enroute to Banyuwangi, Indonesia on the 14 August, 2016. The award was accepted on behalf of the participants by Capt. Christopher Hill, master of the Ocean Glory.
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image: London Thames River jobs appointments freight logistics staffFreight and Logistics Appointments Start With Those Who Find Jobs for Others on the River Thames
A Look at the Week's Staff Movements Around the World

08 December 2016
UK – The Thames Skills Academy (TSA), the organisation devoted to employment on the River Thames and which is supported by the Port of London Authority (PLA), the Company of Watermen and LIghtermen, Tideway and Tfl, has appointed five employer representatives to its board. Kyle Haughton - City Cruises Managing Director, Sean Collins - Managing Director MBNA Thames Clippers, Chris Livett - Livett’s Group Managing Director, Andy Pike - Cory Environmental Director of Riverside Resource Recovery and Scott Neicho - Capital Pleasure Boats co-Founder, have been named to represent fellow employee members across the passenger and freight industries operating on the river.
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image: Kenya South Africa AFS cargo air freight handler forwardersAfrican Air Freight Handling Group Goes from Strength to Strength
Largest Cargo Handler in Nairobi Now Voted Best in Johannesburg

07 December 2016
SOUTH AFRICA – KENYA – Africa Flight Services (AFS), part of Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) global airport services group, has been voted ‘Best Cargo Handler of the Year’ for 2016 at Johannesburg’s O. R. Tambo International Airport in the annual ‘Feather Awards’ for service excellence, with a vote from the most important people in the supply chain, the customers.
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image: UK everywoman freight logistics awards nominationsNominations Now Open for the Everywoman Freight and Logistics Awards
You Have Until February to Name your Industry Heroines

07 December 2016
UK – Now in its tenth year the FTA everywoman Awards are seeking nominations for women in the freight and logistics industry who have excelled in their fields and driven change in the sector. Previous winners have hailed from a breadth of organisations within transport and logistics and whether excelling in their role as a driver, or implementing innovative operational solutions, they are hardworking, ambitious, innovative, driven and passionate about the industry.
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image: UK Plymouth Naval base Devonport Royal Dockyard forklift trucks Babcock BriggsPlymouth Naval Base Automates Control of its Forklift Fleet
Custom Telematics System Implemented to Maximise Efficiency

07 December 2016
UK – The Babcock International Group has automated the control of its materials handling operation in the Devonport Royal Dockyard and Naval Base site in Plymouth using the Hyster Tracker system. The fleet management system helps manage eighty forklifts and other trucks deployed in various roles across the base.
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