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image: freight logistics appointment staff job logistics cargoAppointments in the Freight and Shipping World This Week
Who has Moved and to Where

23 June 2017
WORLDWIDE – Another busy week for the HR departments of freight and logistics associated practitioners this week as we list the top staff moves in the industry.


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image: shippingFriday Freight and Logistics News Round
Our Weekly Roundup of Items from the Industry

23 June 2017
GERMANY – KUWAIT – Volga-Dnepr Airlines completed the urgent delivery of a 57-tonne generator rotor from its manufacturing site in Germany to Kuwait on behalf of Siemens using one of their An-124-100 freighters to ensure the 11-metre long cargo reached its destination on-time. Steve Downing, Head of Logistics UK, at Volga-Dnepr, said:
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image: freightDP World Explores Clean Energy Solutions at Freight Ports and Logistics Zones
Berbera First to Be Targeted for New Technology

23 June 2017
MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA – Global trade enabler DP World and Masdar, Abu Dhabis renewable energy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore areas of collaboration on clean energy solutions for DP Worlds portfolio of ports and free zones in the Middle East and Africa. The two companies will work to address challenges related to the delivery of sustainable, reliable and cost effective power generation, with a particular focus on areas that are remote or off-grid.
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image: UK shipping Bibby financial services Brentwood Essex New Business Centre for Finance Group with its Roots in Shipping Sector
Bibby Financial Office Relocates to Aid SME's in Time for Brexit

23 June 2017
UK – This month saw Bibby Financial Services (BFS) take up residence in a suite of new offices in Brentwood, Essex as part of its expansion plans which now see more than 850 people employed throughout the UK. With its roots so firmly in the shipping sector the new offices house funding and foreign exchange specialists, tasked with helping SMEs to grow through both domestic and overseas trade, particularly relevant with Brexit negotiations in full swing.
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image: INDIA UK Project Freight Forwarding Group Allseas global logistics Project Freight Forwarding Group Allseas Tightens Ties with India
New Joint Venture Company Launched

23 June 2017
INDIA – UK – With the Indian Government taking every possible step to simplify business processes and focusing on the country's manufacturing sector under the 'Make in India' programme, India is on the fast track in terms of growth, consumer demand and cargo flows. In response to the growing demand for expert support and logistics services, project freight forwarding group, Allseas Global Logistics has announced a partnership deal with Mumbai-based Seamless Projects to create a new joint venture company, Allseas Project Solutions.
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image: freight logisticsSouth Africa Rejects ONE Shipping Merger
Prior Offences Return to Haunt Asian Freight Carriers

22 June 2017
SOUTH AFRICA – JAPAN – The South African Competition Commission has rejected the proposed intermediate merger of Japans three biggest container shipping lines Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line). The ONE, as the shippers have decided to name the merged entity, aimed to address the industry-wide problem of overcapacity currently plaguing the ocean freight market, which has seen several shippers enter collaboration agreements in order to survive, else face the same fate as Hanjin Shipping or Rickmers.
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image: UK Politics Brexit BIFA freight association road haulage Sadiq Khan Mayor London road haulage Queen’s speech Black RodUK Politics and Brexit Continues to Dominate the Concerns of Freight and Road Haulage Experts
Queen's Speech Met With Disappointment, but Proposed London Road Charges Prompt Cautious Optimism

22 June 2017
UK – With the continued uncertainty following the election it is hardly a surprise that politics, particularly the shadow of Brexit, continues to dominate the attention of the bodies responsible for representing the British freight, logistics and road haulage sectors. The Queen's speech on Wednesday, when the Government set out its future plans, has caused more than a little concern. British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen said:
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image: freight logisticsSwedish Port Completes Renovation and New Construction
Future Proofing for a Hundred Years

22 June 2017
SWEDEN – The Port of Kapellskär, located 90 kilometres (60 miles) north of Stockholm, has just completed a major three year refurbishment. One of Swedens most important freight ports and crucial for trade with Finland, Åland and the Baltic States, the port now boasts a new pier, larger logistics area and modernised port facilities. Stefan Hansson, Chair of the Board at Port of Stockholm, said:
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image: UK FTA everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards freightTransport and Logistics Awards Celebrate Freight and Passenger Heroines
FTA everywoman Festivities Crown Those Who Lead Gender Equality

21 June 2017
UK – Today saw the presentation of the FTA everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards at the Marriot Hotel in London's Grosvenor Square. The rise of everywoman has been phenomenal after it's foundation by Maxine Benson and Karen Gill fifteen years ago to promote the role of women in British companies, a career move which resulted in MBE's for the popular pair. Five years later the logistics sector came under their gaze seeing the inception of the first awards for the industry, making this a tenth anniversary event.
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image: logistics freightDP World Receives Recognition for Sustainability and Education Programs
Recipients of CSR Excellence Award

21 June 2017
UK – Global port and freight facility operator DP World's commitment to sustainability and endeavouring to explain the importance of logistics to the next generation was recognised at the International CSR Excellence Awards in London recently, with the company winning Gold for Employee Engagement in recognition of its Global Education initiative and also named Sustainability Champion for its 'Our World, Our Future' global sustainability programme. The International CSR Excellence awards were presented in the Houses of Parliament in London on 9 June.
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