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image: US sad departure death freight logistics shipping staff news Overnite transportation truckingTwo Sad Departures Head Up Staff News in Freight and Logistics This Week
Trucking and Ocean Shipping Figures Take a Final Bow

28 July 2016
US – A sad start to our round-up to staff changes in the global freight and logistics sector with the news that J. Harwood Cochrane, founder of Overnite Transportation Company and Highway Express died on Monday 25 July at the age of 103. His demise was preceded in December by the death of his wife of 81 years, Louise, who died at the age of 99.
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image: FIATA TT Club young freight forwarder of the year forwarding winnersRegional Winners of Young International Freight Forwarders of the Year Announced
Now a Nervous Wait to See Who Will Prove Top Dog and Net the Main Prize

28 July 2016
WORLDWIDE – FIATA has announced the four Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2016 Regional Winners, sponsored by FIATA and the TT Club. Now in its eighteenth year, this annual training and development awards and the associated entry process is crucial in identifying, recognising and encouraging young talent throughout the freight forwarding community around the world. The four regional finalists, selected this year from among a record 27 entries representing national forwarding associations are:
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image: Taiwan International Ports Corporation Dubai DP World container terminal box infrastructureDP World Signs Container Port Development Agreement in Taiwan
State Run Corporation Cooperates with Dubai Box Terminal Specialists

27 July 2016
TAIWAN – Global marine container terminal operator DP World and the state run Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan. The agreement marks the beginning of a joint effort to seek future business opportunities and to steer growth in Taiwan’s port infrastructure, while enhancing the country’s trade potential by establishing seamless cargo movement across its supply chain. DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said:
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image: Transport Focus UK freight road haulage truck stop lorry parking drivers hoursNew Truck Stop Report Backed by Road Haulage and Freight Transport Associations
Dearth of Facilities is Impinging on Lorry Drivers Hours and Road Safety

27 July 2016
UK – A new report from Transport Focus, an organisation which has evolved from the Central Transport Consultative Committee (CTCC) set up in response to the 1947 Transport Act, focuses on the plight of lorry drivers who are being let down by the paucity of suitable truck stops around the roads of Britain, and it has brought a rapid response from the country’s road haulage community. Whilst the report comments that car drivers are generally well served it notes the dissatisfaction amongst freight drivers who are often struggling to find space to park at the locations and times they need to stop, and facing serious sanctions if this means not complying with driving hours regulations.
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image: France freight transport RoRo cross Channel ferry ferries Dover delay security truck park Rouen murder Operation StackFreight Representatives and RoRo Cross Channel Ferry Groups Consider Dover Delays
Alternative to Operation Stack and Pressure on French Government Discussed

26 July 2016
UK – FRANCE – News of the latest murder in Rouen, the ninth such atrocity in the past few days, will undoubtedly only heighten the security which so affected the cross Channel traffic last weekend. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has commented on the delays caused by a shortage of French security staff, just at the time when checks on vehicles and passengers were at their most stringent. Delays of up to 14 hours have induced the FTA to call for the newly agreed truck park at Stanford Kent to be opened immediately for tourist traffic bound for Dover. FTA Head of Policy South East England, Natalie Chapman said:
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image: GAC Russia freight logistics Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Middle EastFreight and Logistics Group Expands Eastward
Russian Operations Extended by Middle East Based Outfit

26 July 2016
RUSSIA – Global freight and logistics group GAC Russia is expanding eastwards with the opening of new branches at Nakhodka and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, as the Russian Federation focuses on developing political and economic relations with the Asia-Pacific region leading to the country’s Far East moving to the top of the agenda. Arkady Podkopaev, GAC Russia’s General Manager, said:
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image: Scania Swedish truck maker European Commission cartel antitrustDespite Recent Record Fines for Truck Makers in Cartel One Denies Antitrust Activity
Difference in Viewpoint with European Commission May Still Cost Manufacturer Dearly

26 July 2016
EUROPE – Following last week’s announcement of a record price fixing fine on several well-known truck manufacturers levied by the European Commission (EC) for antitrust activity, Swedish firm Scania has remained defiant against the EC ruling, contesting the accusation that it colluded in a cartel with competitors to fix the prices of its vehicles. Scania has however made a provision of SEK 3.8 billion (around €400 million) in order to cover possible fines.
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image: Germany Indonesia UK freight heavy lift project cargo K Line SAL out of gaugeHeavy Lift Freight Vessel Sets Speed Record Shipping Giant Project Cargo
Fast Run from Indonesia to Scotland Makes Delivery on Time

26 July 2016
GERMANY – INDONESIA – UK – SAL Heavy Lift, which began life in Hamburg as Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH in 1980 before becoming a subsidiary of the K Line group in 2011, recently entered the record books, not for the scale of the project undertaken, but for a change for the speed of a freight operation. One of the company’s fourteen strong fleet of specialist out of gauge cargo vessels completed a 20 day transit between Batum in Indonesia and the Firth of Forth in Scotland at an average speed of 19.3 knots.
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image: International Maritime Bureau vessels piracy attacks cargo kidnapping shipping armed robberyPiracy Attacks on Shipping Continue to Fall Despite Surge of Kidnappings from Vessels
No Time for Complacency However with Violent Assaults Continuing

26 July 2016
WORLDWIDE – According to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB), piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa. Pottengal Mukundan, Director of IMB, whose global Piracy Reporting Centre has supported the shipping industry, authorities and navies for 25 years, spoke of the report’s findings, saying:
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image: Switzerland France box tracking container shipping companies MCS CMA CGM freight fleet TRAXENSTwo of the Largest Container Freight Companies Back New Box Tracking System
Remote Global Position and Detailed Status Report Available

25 July 2016
FRANCE – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – French start-up company, TRAXENS, has pulled off a coup by signing up both MSC and CMA CGM, respectively second and third largest container shipping companies in the world, to its container fleet monitoring system. With a combined fleet of 4.5 million units these two world leaders transport approximately 25% of the world’s freight containers and the agreement sees CMA CGM and MSC invest capital in TRAXENS, with each Group also represented on the Board of Directors.
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