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image: UK freight logistics appointments departure air cargo DVLA sales transportAir Cargo Job Starts the List of Freight and Logistics Appointments This Week
Transport Related Recruitment (and Departure) News

25 May 2018
SWITZERLAND – Logistics appointments start in the air transport sector this week with the news that Emirates SkyCargo has appointed David Harman to the role of Cargo Manager for Switzerland. Based in Zurich, Harman will be responsible for overseeing all operational and commercial aspects for the freight division of Emirates in the country. He has previously worked as Vice President for dnata Ground and Cargo Handling in Zurich, and succeeds Nathalie Picaud, who has taken responsibility for Pharma Sales in Europe for Emirates SkyCargo.
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image: UK London Gateway DP World Solent stevedores freight forwarding logistics port container terminalA Look at Some Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Other Logistics News You May Have Missed
From Prosecutions to Wage Negotiations - Something for Everyone This Week

25 May 2018
UK – We begin this week's round up of some of the less obvious news stories in freight and logistics on the banks of the River Thames, or more precisely at London's newest deep water port, DP World's London Gateway, where Solent Stevedores formally opened its new empty container depot this week. The stevedoring company's five-acre off-dock yard is situated on Berth 7, outside the terminal's ISPS perimeter and adjacent to the port's main gate, and will offer a broad range of next-generation empty container handling and storage services. Fiona Robson, Managing Director, Solent Stevedores said:
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image: China Suning logistics freight road haulage autonomous truck AI warehouse fleet Strolling DragonChinese Logistics Group Takes to the Highway in Autonomous Road Haulage Truck
Latest Weapon in Automated Supply Chain Passes Shanghai Driving Test

25 May 2018
CHINA – Suning Logistics, the retail logistics subsidiary of Chinese commercial giant Suning Holdings Group, says it has completed road testing for its inscrutably named 'Strolling Dragon' autonomous heavy-duty truck. The company together with its subsidiary TTK Express Company, which it bought last year, possesses 6.28 million m2 of warehouse space with a delivery network covering 2,810 districts and counties in China with its vast road haulage fleet, and this foray into autonomy follows previous ventures designed to automate the supply chain.
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image: Finland Norway autonomous electric container vessel Yara Kalmar materials handling fertiliserZero Emission Autonomous Electric Container Vessel to Carry Fertiliser on Inland Route
Delivery to Sea Ports in Environmentally Friendly Ship to Cut 40,000 Road Haulage Trips

24 May 2018
FINLAND – NORWAY – Materials handling group Kalmar and crop nutrition giant Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara's Porsgrunn facility in Norway. The deal is intended to ensure all the necessary operations related to the operations of the autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland will themselves be conducted in a fully automated and cost efficient manner, producing zero emissions. Tove Andersen, EVP Production, Yara, said:
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image: Russia South Korea Fesco intermodal 40 foot high cube container logistics group Commercial Port of Vladivostok Intermodal Service from Logistics Group Offers to Cut Asia to Russia Transit Times by 6 to 8 Days
New Service Opens Next Week Linking Major Commercial Centres

24 May 2018
RUSSIA – SOUTH KOREA – Moscow based transportation and logistics group, Fesco has launched an initiative aimed at reducing the delivery time from Asia to Russia via the Far East. Dubbed 'From Pusan to Moscow in 15 days', the self-explanatory project successfully completed a test shipment in April which saw a 40' high-cube container with electronic goods on behalf of the Samsung Group delivered from Busan to Moscow in 15 days, cutting the current average of 21-23 days transit time on this route.
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image: Belgium Ghent I-Motion Shipping UK short sea container service ABP Port of Hull New Short Sea Container Shipping Service Will Operate Three Times Each Week
Ghent to Hull Option Boosts Humber Port Traffic

24 May 2018
BELGIUM – UK – Ghent based I-Motion Shipping has launched a new thrice weekly container service between the Belgian city and Associated British Ports' (ABP) Hull Terminal, to commence operations on May 28. Arriving on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at the Hull Container Terminal. The company estimates that the new service will bring around 30,000 containers through the UK Port annually. Filip Slock, Managing Director of I-Motion Shipping, said:
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image: UK freight logistics transport FTA driver CPC DVSA pre Brexit EU mandated changesFreight Transport Group Urges Pre-Brexit Amendment Study on Driver CPC Training
Logistics Industry Needs DVSA to Review Legislation Now

24 May 2018
UK – Despite the uncertainty, Brexit may offer a chance to rationalise certain items before the major changes come into force. Nowhere is this going to have a more fundamental effect than in the logistics industry and now the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued a plea to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVSA) to use this unique opportunity in its revision of the Driver CPC training programme, necessary as part of the EU-mandated changes to the legislation covering the qualification.
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image: UK freight forwarding Davies Turner logistics park Bristol VNA forklift pallets warehousingFreight Forwarding Group Adds Another Distribution Facility on Major Logistics Park
Room to Expand Included in Plans for the Future

23 May 2018
UK – Independent freight forwarding group Davies Turner has added to the six regional distribution centres it already has dotted around the country, supported by more than a dozen smaller branches, with the expansion of its services in Bristol, already a key multimodal freight hub, with satellite branches in Bridgend, Plymouth and Southampton, via a new multi-user distribution centre, the company's largest to date, situated at the 600 acre Central Park logistics park near Avonmouth.
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image: Denmark InfuserApS ozone biocidal gas University of Copenhagen at sea cruise ships shipping industry offshore facilities air pollutionRobotic Disinfectant System to Fight Norovirus Outbreaks at Sea
Biocidal Gas Ensures Complete Sterilisation

23 May 2018
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Although aimed primarily at the luxury cruise market the latest product from InfuserApS, based at the University of Copenhagen, may prove of interest to other sectors of the shipping industry, particularly those where large groups of disparate people are confined, such as offshore energy facilities. Infuser, in close cooperation with the University, is developing technologies to combat social ills such as air pollution and pathogen contamination.
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image: Europe blockchain logistics drones artificial intelligence digital data Team Kryha Fulfilment House due diligenceThe Future of Logistics May Well Depend on Blockchain Technology
European Competition Promotes Thinking Way Out of the Box

23 May 2018
EUROPE – Like it or not there are new influences coming on stream which will impact every facet of modern life, most of which the man in the street has no concept of at the moment. Whilst most may have heard of blockchain, and many may have a basic knowledge of what the word means, hardly anyone can conceive how this storage of digital blocks of data, invented to bring the infamous bitcoin to reality, will affect industries like logistics in both the short and long term.
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