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image: Iran shippers freight forwarding logistics sanctions Davies TurnerIndependent Freight Forwarding Group Has the Experience to Guide Shippers to Iran
With Sanctions Lifting More Companies Are Seeking Logistics Solutions

24 May 2016
IRAN – With companies possibly contemplating the Iranian market now that sanctions are being removed, finding logistics providers with practical experience of operating in the Middle Eastern country will be a priority for many businesses. Independent freight forwarding group Davies Turner, believes that its recent shipment of over 95 tonnes of publishing material to the 29th Tehran International Book Fair and its well-established office in Tehran is proof of its extensive logistics experience in the region.
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image: US Jones Act Crowley Maritime cargo vessels freight terminal logistics services Shipping Group Invests Half a Billion Dollars in Freight and Logistics Terminal and Cargo Services
Finance for Development of Existing Site and Purchase of New Jones Act Vessels

24 May 2016
US – Last month we illustrated the levels of investment that Crowley Maritime is putting into its Puerto Rico logistics operations and now more details have emerged of the latest tranche of cash it is making available to reinforce its position as the No. 1 ocean carrier between the island commonwealth and the US mainland where it has served the local market via its 75-acre Isla Grande freight terminal since 1954, longer than any other Jones Act carrier in the trade.
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image: UK John Good Shipping airfreight dangerous goods cargo ocean liner freightJohn Good Wins IATA Accreditation and the Advantages it Brings to Airfreight Agents
Financial and Professional Approval as Historic Ocean Freight Agency Continues to Grow in a New Sector

23 May 2016
UK – John Good Shipping is of course a name which has been associated with shipping in general and ocean freight and liner agencies in particular for well over a century and now, through its specialist department, John Good Air, the company has again demonstrated that it keeps moving with the times with the news this week that the company has now received its IATA licence, recognising the company for its financial and professional competence as an IATA cargo agent in the airfreight industry.
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image: MSC South America US and European Loop container freight reefer project cargo MSC Launches New Freight Routing for Container, Reefer and Project Cargo Customers
South America, US and European Loop Opens Next Month

23 May 2016
SOUTH AMERICA – US – EUROPE – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has launched a new ‘premium’ service to commence 14 June 2016 with a southbound voyage of the MSC Brunella from Rotterdam. The new route replaces the replaces the USA East Coast to SAWC and North Europe to SAWC services, creating one competitive consolidation which the company has assured customers will continue to provide favourable transit times, in particular for reefer and project cargo customers.
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image: Spain Barcelona BEST container freight terminal TEU HPH Hutchison portSpanish Container Terminal Sets Container Handling Record
Crane Rate Increases as Vessel Sizes Grow

23 May 2016
SPAIN - Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) subsidiary Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) achieved a new record last week in which 7,760 TEUs were moved on the call of the MSC Beatrice. The freight terminal has an average gross crane rate (GCR) of 40 moves per hour, one of the highest productivity ratios in the world and with eight ship-to-shore gantry cranes deployed simultaneously for the operation, a peak Vessel Operating Rate of 221.3 moves per hour was achieved.
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image: US Air India antitrust class action air cargo carriers freight litigation New York Federal Court New ZealandMulti Billion Dollar US Air Freight Antitrust Prosecution Finally Settled
Last of the Guilty Settles Before Class Action Federal Court Date

22 May 2016
US – WORLDWIDE – And then there was none. Air India, the last defendant remaining among nearly three dozen air cargo carriers prosecuted in 2006 over a global conspiracy to artificially inflate the price of air freight services, has entered into a settlement agreement of $12.5 million, bringing the decade-long antitrust litigation to a conclusion. Just the plaintiffs’ cumulative recoveries alone in the multidistrict antitrust class action against air freight carriers now surpass $1.2 billion.
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image: France UK Channel Tunnel Le Shuttle Freight passenger ElecLink Channel Tunnel Firm Expands Beyond Freight and Passenger Carriage
Subterranean Passage Carries More Than Le Shuttle

22 May 2016
FRANCE – UK – Groupe Eurotunnel has been active this month demonstrating that the Channel Tunnel carries more than freight and passenger vehicles between the two countries with the announcement that the company has this week signed a conditional agreement with STAR Capital to acquire that company’s 51% share of ElecLink.
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image: SOLAS UK VGM IMO export freight container weighing verified gross mass SOLAS - A Guide to the Current Export Freight Container Weighing and VGM Status in the UK
How Britain's Ports are Preparing to Cope with Method One Verified Gross Mass Calculations

20 May 2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – The incoming Safety at Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements have caused all manner of consternation and confusion amongst shippers, ports and container freight carriers alike. With a start date set in stone as 1 July 2016 it is not an exaggeration to say the mandatory rules, agreed by the members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and subsequently ratified in January, has produced panic in some quarters, and a studious attempt to ignore their responsibilities in others. The new rules require shippers to produce a Verified Gross Mass for every loaded export container worldwide and, as the deadline approaches, we look at the current situation in the UK.
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image: UK ex forces personnel road haulage HGV drivers scheme US help for heroes road to logisticsNew Road Haulage Scheme to Help UK Heroes Become Professional HGV Drivers
Initiative Aimed at Ex Forces Personnel Who Hit Hard Times

20 May 2016
UK – We often hear how the US deals with its war veterans and over the past couple of years we have seen similar schemes in the UK such as Help for Heroes and the rise of the Invictus Games. Now Britain's hauliers have joined with partners in a practical move to help ex-service veterans who have hit hard times by training them up to drive trucks. Backed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) Road to Logistics will create and maintain a national training programme to encourage new talent into the transport and logistics industry from sections of society where individuals need help and support to regain their self-confidence and independence.
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image: DP World Turkey freight container terminal Erdogan YarimcaDP World Opens New Turkish Container Freight Terminal
Country's Central Position Encouraged Investment

20 May 2016

TURKEY – DP World Yarimca has been officially opened for business by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the presence of senior government officials and executives of DP World. As one of the biggest in the country, the new terminal can handle up to 1.3 million containers covering 460,000 square metres, enhancing Turkey’s connectivity with Europe and Asia and enabling trade from the heartland of the country's most industrialised region, Izmit Bay.


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