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image: UK tail lift cantilever slider DEL ZEPROTail Lift Specialist Ups Its Game with Move to Heavier Products
Swedish Equipment Will be Marketed in UK by Corporate Sibling

27 March 2015
UK – IRELAND – SWEDEN – Oxford based DEL Equipment (UK), which claims to be Britain’s number one manufacturer of column, tuckaway and bin lifts, has literally raised its game after acquiring the rights to supply, build and support the Swedish manufactured ZEPRO range of cantilever lifts and sliders. Previously DEL has specialised in own lifts, all of which open and close manually whereas the new products are designed for heavy-duty trucks and semi-trailers, and incorporate powered deployment as well as lifting systems.
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image: US RoRo freight cartel anti trust jail cargo K Line NYKMore RoRo Freight Executives Jailed for Cartel Scandal
Another Shipping Based Antitrust Case Lumbers Onward

27 March 2015
US – March has so far seen two ocean shipping executives jailed for their roles in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers and rig bids of international ocean freight services for RoRo cargo, such as cars and trucks, to and from the United States and elsewhere, bringing up the total number prosecuted as part of this antitrust case to four. Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Baltimore field office, Steve Vogt, said:
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image: Scotland UK whisky Finlaggan commercial freight vehicle RoRo cargo ferry Caledonian MacBrayne CalMac Islay Uist JuraWhisky Galore! Precious Cargo Helps RoRo Freight Ferry Group to International Safety Award
Risks of Fire and Pollution are Ever Present

27 March 2015
UK – Caledonian MacBrayne’s MV Finlaggan ferry has won an International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council, and the huge percentage of Scotland’s most famous export carried on commercial freight vehicles by the RoRo ferry played a large part in achieving the award. The safety and handling considerations given to this most precious and revered of cargoes were among many criteria explored in a submission by CalMac to the British Safety Council for its annual awards.
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image: Denmark Maersk container line short sea freight TEU COSCONew Ice Class Container Ships Aimed at European Short Sea Freight Market
First Order for World's Biggest Box Line Since Triple E Series

26 March 2015
DENMARK – CHINA – Maersk Line has signed a new building order with COSCO Shipyard in Zhoushan, China, for seven 3,600 TEU ice class container vessels measuring 200 metres long by 35.2 metres wide, with a 10 metre draft. This order, aiming at the European short sea freight sector, marks the first step in Maersk’s recently announced investment programme, which will see the world’s biggest container shipping line in terms of capacity, try and maintain its global ranking and fend off competition from its 2M partner, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
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image: Germany staff movements container shipping lines out of gauge freight Staff Moves at Container Shipping Lines, Freight and Logistics Groups
Who Has Left or Arrived This Month

26 March 2015
GERMANY – Firstly a major staff change at one of the world’s largest container shipping lines as Chief Financial Officer at Hapag Lloyd, Peter Ganz, has announced his resignation from the company effective April 1. Hapag Lloyd’s largest shareholder CSAV has elected its CFO, Nicholas Burr as Ganz’s successor effective the same day. Hapag Lloyd, which agreed a merger with CSAV last year, has a fleet of around 200 box ships and specialises also in oversize and out of gauge freight movements.
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image: Tuscor Lloyds project freight forwarding logistics out of gauge tonnes metres flat rack containersLogistics Group Completes Another Project Freight Forwarding Shipment
Rio Grande to Aberdeen Presents Specific Problems for Out of Gauge Goods

26 March 2015
BRAZIL – UK – The special projects team at freight forwarding and logistics group Tuscor Lloyds recently had to face another awkward multimodal challenge when asked to move 4 giant steel reels, each weighing almost 31 tonnes and standing over 5 metres high, from Rio Grande, Brazil to Aberdeen, Scotland.
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image: Switzerland freight forwarding logistics FIATA TT club Freight Forwarding Organisation Honours Outstanding Logistics Personalities
First 'FIATA Fellow' for Longstanding Supporter

25 March 2015
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – The Members of the Presidency of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, have decided to honour outstanding members of the logistics industry by awarding eminent personalities who have been significantly beneficial for FIATA with the title of ‘FIATA Fellow’. The object of this title is to enable the Presidency to express appreciation for outstanding contributions to the freight forwarding and logistics industry, esteem deserving individuals, and at the same time, use this award as a means to motivate others to contribute their talents and efforts.
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image: US road haulage freight operators thieves truck trailer cargo federal prison million dollarRoad Haulage Operators Jailed for Thefts of Trucks and Freight
Thieves Sentenced to Million Dollar Penalties and Decades of Imprisonment

25 March 2015
US – A father and son pair who owned several road haulage businesses have been sentenced to a combined total of more than 24 years in federal prison for their roles in a 14-year-long conspiracy to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo. Jon ‘Dirk’ Dickerson, of Raytown, Missouri, was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole, and his son, Kyle Wayne Dickerson, of Holden, Missouri, was sentenced to nine years and two months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered the Dickersons to pay $995,129 in restitution and a forfeiture money judgment of $1,270,089.
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image: UKWA multimodal 2015 logistics freight supply chain United Kingdom Warehousing AssociationLogistics and Freight Professionals Challenged by Supply Chain Game at Multimodal Event
Your Chance to Win a Trophy, Lunch and Prestige!

24 March 2015
UK – Last year we wrote a couple of articles about a board game, ‘Business on the Move’, designed to instruct youngsters on the realities of the supply chain and teach them how freight and logistics were vital to their everyday lives. Now the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is inviting visitors to this year’s Multimodal 2015 event in Birmingham in April to try a specially adapted ‘speed version’ of the game for themselves.
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image: India Qatar container freight feeder service Milaha Maritime & Logistics Jawaharlal Nehru Port logisticsNew Container Feeder Service from Logistics Group to Benefit Perishable Freight Customers
Weekly Shipments Intended to Cut Costs and Transit Times

24 March 2015
INDIA – QATAR – Milaha Maritime & Logistics, a subsidiary of the Qatar based Milaha Group which delivers integrated transport and supply chain solutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, has announced the launch of the first direct container service between Qatar and India. The non-stop service will connect Qatar’s Doha port with India’s largest port Nhava Sheva, also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Port, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The move aims to further facilitate the thriving trade activities between the two countries that Milaha says have witnessed a phenomenal growth in the recent years.
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