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image: Tilbury Zeebrugge Amsterdam SCS port container shipping feederNew Feeder Service Links Container Ports Across North Sea Shipping Lanes
SCS Expands Options Between UK and the Continent

31 July 2014
UK – BENELUX – As from this weekend SCS Multiport will add a brand new route to their current feeder service between Amsterdam and Tilbury to deliver Far East deep sea transhipment and continental loads between the container ports of Tilbury, Amsterdam and Zeebrugge. The new regular service, which begins on August 3, will run twice weekly directly between Zeebrugge and Tilbury, connecting East / West shipping lanes with the main trade route for London and the South East bringing a new option for both imports and exports to reach the Far East or London and its surrounding areas.
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image: UK freight transport association FTA truck cleaner HGV Euro Vl ultra low emissionFreight Transport Group Urges Cleaner London Trucks Sooner Rather Than Later
Incentives to Switch Modern HGV Fleets to Urban Cycle

31 July 2014
UK – Since Euro Standards were introduced in the early 1990’s to control the noxious emissions from diesel-engined HGVs we have witnessed a vast improvement in air quality in urban environments where their use is mandatory rather than using older trucks for day to day work. For new vehicles particulate emissions have dived 95% and NOx by 98% in just two decades. Now the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is pressing Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, to increase incentives for fleets which have invested in the new technology.
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image: TIACA air freight forwarder cargo security BIFA customs brokers Transportation Security Administration (TSA)Air Freight Security a Major and Evolving Issue for the Cargo Community
Stakeholders Encouraged to Attend Forthcoming Forum

30 July 2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Members of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) are being encouraged to attend the advance data workshop at Air Cargo Forum 2014 to be held in South Korea in early October. The request has been reinforced by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and principally concerns one of the current topics key to the air freight industry, that of cargo security.
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image: Yusen Logistics stacking freight shipping container CO2 double deckLogistics Group Seeking Patents for Double Deck System to Stack Freight in Shipping Containers
Aim is to Reduce Damages, Costs and CO2 Production

30 July 2014
WORLDWIDE – Yusen Logistics has launched an innovative ocean transportation service which enables double stacking of products inside shipping containers, through the installation of specialised decks, which are designed to be suspended from the roof of the container, as demonstrated by our picture. This is of course not the first time such a technique has been utilised in a container or a trailer adapted to carry more freight securely whilst minimising damage, but is still worthy of mention.
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image: Ukraine Israel cargo aircraft MH17 freight flight path transportPassenger and Cargo Aircraft Were Not Safe Despite Assurances
Air Authorities Act in Unison Over War Zone Flights

30 July 2014
UKRAINE – ISRAEL – WORLDWIDE – It has transpired that the relevant global aviation authorities were completely mislead over the safety of flight paths for cargo and passenger aircraft above conflict zones, which led to the tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17. Now, following a meeting called by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has joined with the Airports Council International (ACI) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) in a declaration committing the four parties to review processes regarding future policy for freight and passenger flights.
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image: John Good freight forwarding shipping agency Bridgehead Wykeland

Long Established Freight Forwarding and Shipping Agency Group Plans a Greener Future
Expansion Prompts a New Move for John Good

29 July 2014
UK – The secret to longevity in business is to move with the times and now the John Good Group, which can trace its history back over 180 years of shipping agency management and freight forwarding, is to relocate from its home of twelve years at Maritime House, Kingston Street, Hull, to a bespoke 8,600 square foot office complex on the new Bridgehead business park and, in doing so, fulfil a very modern commitment to extend its green credentials.
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image: Eurotunnel RoRo freight ferry MyFerryLink Cross Channel RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Service Battle Goes to the Wire
Last Chance Saloon for MyFerryLink as Competition Authority Prepares Final Order to Close

29 July 2014
FRANCE – UK – The controversy surrounding the cross channel RoRo freight and passenger service MyFerryLink, looks to be entering the final stages as the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a draft Order which will ban the parent company, Groupe Eurotunnel, from operating vessels under the MyFerryLink brand from Dover. This really is the last chance saloon for Eurotunnel, should the appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) fail, the final version of the Order awaits like the sword of Damocles and will come into effect immediately giving MyFerryLink that final six months and no more.
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image: UAE Australia project freight forwarding international pet animal transport logisticsProject Freight Forwarding and Dangerous Animals Make Uneasy Bedfellows
Having a Pair of Giant Saltwater Crocodiles as a Consignment Makes for an Interesting Shipment

28 July 2014
AUSTRALIA – UAE – Two of the areas of logistics which can hold the most potential for problems are the worlds of project freight forwarding and international pet and animal transport. When the pair combine and include one of the world’s most deadly species, and additionally a natural water dweller, everybody involved has to be at the top of their game to ensure a satisfactory result.
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image: Allseas Global Logistics project freight forwarding air cargo supply chainProject Freight Forwarding Outfit Changes Ownership and Launches Air Cargo Service
Allseas Global Logistics Ventures Deeper into the Supply Chain

27 July 2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Allseas Global Logistics is starting an exciting new chapter in its development, following a change in ownership structure which sees Managing Director Darren Wright wholly owning the project freight forwarding outfit after having co-founded the company 11 years ago as the majority shareholder. As part of the new chapter, Allseas has also launched a dedicated air cargo service, Allair, following approval from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
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image: Panama Nicaragua canal freight shipping lock gate Another Milestone as Freight Community Awaits Opening of Canal to Larger Shipping
(But Could Panama's Aspirations be Diluted by the Plans of Others?)

24 July 2014
PANAMA – The ongoing Panama Canal Expansion project has reached another important milestone in its aim to meet the expected demand in traffic growth and keep up with the requirements of the international freight and shipping community, by transferring the first of the huge lock gates to the new complex on the Atlantic side of the project. The latest achievement comes nearly five years after work started on an expansion fraught with problems from labour disputes and cost overruns which has led the Panama Canal Authority to push back its provisional completion date from October of this year to Late 2015/early 2016.
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