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image: UK freight logistics Syrian aid convoy charityIn the Face of Horror how the Freight and Logistics Sector Continues to Support the Vulnerable
Despite the Syrian Aid Convoy Murders the Industry Keeps Giving

23 September 2016
UK – WORLDWIDE –Nothing can express the horror of seeing the aid convoy destroyed in Syria this week with trucks of stores burnt out, their drivers coldly murdered. Once again those trying to help their fellow man have been killed for a political end and one can only hope that the long arm of justice one day reaches out to claim the guilty. As usual through all this mayhem the freight and logistics community continues to punch above its weight when it comes to supporting those who are less fortunate. Three lighter stories this week stood out as, a world away from such inhumanity, people in the world of transport once again stepped up.
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image: Venezuela freight passenger airlines antitrust prosecution immunity $ billion US Department of TransportationIATA Requests Immunity from Antitrust Prosecutions for Freight and Passenger Airlines
Cooperation Between Carriers Essential to Maintain Country's Services

23 September 2016
US – VENEZUELA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has filed a request for antitrust immunity with the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to allow freight and passenger airlines to discuss options to maintain connectivity to Venezuela in light of the Venezuelan government’s continuing refusal to release US$3.8 billion in airline funds. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO observed:
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image: Russia Volga-Dnepr Airlines project freight forwarding boatmen Mangust patrol boats Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk maritime logistics An-124-100 RuslanProject Freight Forwarding Contract Involved Extra Maritime Logistics for Russian Airline
Carriers Really Do Prove to be the Volga Boatmen

22 September 2016
RUSSIA – Every freight forwarder worth their salt knows that project forwarding contracts always demand that bit extra, and when Volga-Dnepr Airlines was asked to deliver four Mangust patrol boats to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the Far East of Russia the job didn’t stop when the consignment rolled out of the bellies of the two An-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft upon landing; additional logistics services included the launching of the boats at the port of Korsakov!
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image: Hanjin South Korea Scottish students container shipping line pirate infested South China Sea bankruptcy Young Scottish Students Trapped On Hanjin Vessel in Pirate Infested South China Sea
Mission to Seafarers Offers Help Wherever Possible

22 September 2016
SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Following its application to the Court to file for bankruptcy most attention which the Hanjin container line saga has drawn has been for the fate of the cargoes and the situation for shippers and consignees which are being asked to pay, at least in part, for the debacle. Our article on September 13 listed some of the fees being asked for release of goods and naturally companies are concerned about the fate of their shipments. Now however, amongst others, global maritime welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers, has pointed out the potential for human tragedy which the situation brings.
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image: Denmark AP Møller Maersk container shipping line fleet oil transport logistics energy Michael Pram Rasmussen acquisitionWorld's Largest Container Shipping Line Separates Off Energy and Logistics Businesses
AP Moller Maersk Announces Differing Policies and Growth by Acquisition Intention

22 September 2016
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Danish maritime behemoth AP Møller Maersk, owner of the world’s largest container fleet, has announced one of the biggest changes to its operations in its 112 year history, with plans to split its businesses into two separate divisions: Transport & Logistics and Energy. AP Møller Maersk will focus on becoming an integrated transport and logistics company at its core, and the Energy related business will be spun off into its own division. Explaining the decision to split the group, Chairman of the Board, Michael Pram Rasmussen said:
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image: Shipping logistics UK US Germany Filipino seafarers crew management ship maritime training tug freight forwarding container transhipmentAn Assortment of Items from the World of Shipping, Freight and Logistics
A Quick Look at Some Other Global News Items This Week

21 September 2016
GERMANY – ITALY – PHILIPPINES – Hamburg based shipping company Peter Döhle Schiffahrts KG and Genoa headquartered crew management group Sirius Ship Management have formed an alliance for the recruitment, training and career development of Filipino seafarers in Manila. The partnership evolved from the long relationship between Roy Machart, General Manager of Döhle Group and Filippo Guadagna, CEO of Sirius Ship Management and who say they will use one facility to recruit and train several thousands of Filipino crewmembers.
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image: UK Brizebox home delivery express courier’s driver ecommerce goods robots Europe US CanadaNew Solution for Home Delivery Service will Please Express Couriers
Simple Idea for Customers Not in Attendance

21 September 2016
UK – EUROPE – US – CANADA – The rise of ecommerce has meant that the problems which express parcel carriers face when dealing with home deliveries are manifold and so therefore are the solutions. Earlier this month it was robots tasked with bringing the goods to the door and now a start-up company based in Winchester, Hampshire has arrived at an ingenious but much lower tech idea for customers who are away when the courier’s driver calls which avoids the need for the annoyingly omnipresent ‘Sorry We Missed You’ card.
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image: UK Southampton terminal DP World London Gateway straddle carrier post panamax crane Ultra large container vessel carrier logistics handling equipment acres River ThamesDP World Continues to Invest in Land and Handling Equipment at Deep Water Freight Container Terminal
Expansion at Southampton Facility with More Space Plus New Cranes and Straddle Carriers

21 September 2016
UK – Of the two container freight facilities run by DP World in Britain, London Gateway, the new deep water port and logistics park which is currently under development along the Essex bank of the River Thames naturally gets most of the headlines. The importance however of the group’s Southampton terminal should not be underestimated, it currently serves 34 ports globally, and the site is under development all the better to cope with the new generation of ultra large box vessels with more land, container handling equipment and quayside cranes being made available.
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image: US Department of Transport automated vehicles autonomous freight truck logistics sectors airships drones power trains road haulageAutomated Freight and Passenger Vehicles All Covered by New US Department of Transport Policy
Autonomous and Other Advanced Technologies are Relevant to Road Haulage and Logistics

20 September 2016
US – As time passes so the speed of change instigated by evolving technologies intrinsically linked to the freight and logistics sectors seems to move ever faster. In a world where drones and airships are mooted as the next big thing the reality is that the changing nature of power trains and the growth of the self driving vehicle are the real stories. We have covered in some detail the coming of autonomous trucks and their future in the road haulage industry and now the US Department of Transportation is issuing Federal policy for automated vehicles, intending to lay a path for the safe testing and deployment of new auto technologies, in vehicles both large and small, and which have enormous potential for improving safety and mobility for American citizens on the road.
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image: Germany DHL StreetScooter lithium freight logistics Work an electrified bicycleFreight and Logistics Giant Backs Electrically Powered Delivery Vehicles
Now the StreetScooter Concept Stretches to Larger Vans

20 September 2016
GERMANY – Having started with the concept of an electrified bicycle capable of carrying loads up to 50 kilogrammes around a town or city, StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of freight and logistics giant DHL, has progressed through electric tricycles to its ‘Work’ series which are basically small delivery vans, still reliant on electrical power rather than conventional road fuels.
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