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image: Dubai port container TEU freight terminal construction Jebel Ali T4 quay reclaimed land islandAnother Huge TEU Increase for Arabian Container Port with New Freight Terminal Development
Billion Dollar Construction Begins

29 July 2015
DUBAI – Port operator DP World, has announced the start of construction work on a brand new $1.6 billion container terminal at Jebel Ali Port, Dubai. Located on an island of reclaimed land north of the existing Terminal 2, phase 1 of the Container Terminal 4 (T4) project will deliver new capacity of 3.1 million TEU by 2018, taking Jebel Ali Port’s total freight capacity to an astounding 22.1 million TEU, this for a port which didn’t start operations until 1979. The port complex will be equipped with at least 110 cranes with a total quay length of around 11,000 metres.
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image: DSV road haulage part load groupage Poland UK freight logistics Freight and Logistics Group Offers Free Gifts for New Customers Using New Routes
Part Load and Groupage Services Open Between Poland and the UK

29 July 2015
POLAND – UK – Freight and logistics group DSV, which now claims to be the world’s fifth largest freight service provider, has extended its road haulage services between the UK and Poland, from its existing routes at the company’s terminals in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Łódź, DSV has now added facilities at Gdansk and Poznan to enable coverage of all of the country’s industrial areas. Part load and groupage services to the UK have developed as Poland’s industry has taken off since EU membership, and DSV is celebrating the inauguration of the new routes by offering ‘Goody Bags’ to all new customers using them until August 31.
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image: Deutsche Bahn Germany rail transport multimodal freight logistics DB SchenkerStrikes and Storms Blamed by National Multimodal Freight and Logistics Group for Problems
Deutsche Bahn to Undertake Major Restructuring

29 July 2015
GERMANY – Deutsche Bahn (DB), the multimodal freight organisation with the German Federal Republic as its majority shareholder, is launching an extensive restructuring programme in an attempt to make the Group ‘fit for the future’. Starting August 1, the company will begin the process of six major cost cutting procedures which the company hopes will save over €700 million by 2020 and could see the partial privatisation of its logistics arm, this at a time when industrial action negatively impacted the group’s financial results for the first half of 2015. Speaking at DB’s interim results presentation, DB CEO Dr. Rüdiger Grube, said:
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image: US Japan freight forwarders RoRo cargo shipping line K antitrust cartelAnother Big Payout by RoRo Cargo Shipping Line in Antitrust Class Action Settlement
But Will All the End Users Get the Benefit?

28 July 2015
US – JAPAN – Attorneys representing a group of plaintiffs including freight forwarding groups involved in antitrust claims against more than a dozen international shipping firms have reached a settlement with Japanese RoRo cargo carrier, K Line which had already been fined over $67 million. The plaintiffs, which include the indirect purchasers of millions of vehicles transported to the United States as well as car, truck and equipment dealerships, claimed that Tokyo-based K-Line and other maritime carriers unlawfully conspired in a cartel to rig bids, fix prices and overcharge for their services. Now it will be interesting to see if, and how, the victors will pass on the cash to some of the end users who actually bought the vehicles at presumably inflated prices.
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image: North Korea Singapore shipping illicit arms US OFAC Chong Chon GangUS Authorities Stamp Down on Illicit Shipping Interests Which Supply North Korea
You Can Run - But You Can't Hide - Even Aliases Don't Protect Criminals

28 July 2015
US – SINGAPORE – NORTH KOREA – The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has blacklisted Singapore based ocean freight company, Senat Shipping, along with its President, and blocked a vessel in which the company has an interest, over suspected ties to a previously sanctioned North Korean shipping company involved in illicit arms transfers, most notably the freighter Chong Chon Gang which was seized by Panamanian authorities in 2013.
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image: Suez Canal Maersk ocean freight APL container line logistics Panama EgyptContainer Ships Carry First Ocean Freight Through New Suez Canal
Ships Worldwide Asked to Join Celebrations on Official Opening Day

28 July 2015
EGYPT – For the past year or so whenever a canal project is mentioned thoughts turn to the redevelopment of the Panama route and its incredibly impressive feats of engineering. The Suez authorities however have not been idle and on August 6 there will be the official opening of the New Suez Canal by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Already this month we have seen ocean borne freight on the waterway when several container ships successfully navigated the new 44 mile route.
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image: US Jensen Maritime articulated tug barge LNG bulk freight container ships shippingNew LNG Articulated Tug-Barge Can Fuel Two Bulk Freight or Container Ships
Bunker Craft Doubles as a Fire Fighting Vessel and is Approved by American Bureau of Shipping

27 July 2015
US – A Jensen Maritime designed liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering articulated tug-barge (ATB) has been granted ‘approval in principle’ by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Ideal for mobile bunkering, the Jensen ATB is also ocean rated, meaning that it is not limited to the intra-coastal waterways, like many other similar types of LNG ATBs. This flexible design feature allows the vessel to facilitate the transfer and use of small-scale LNG in places with limited infrastructure, including offshore locations, and the vessel has the capability to fuel a large container or other freight vessel twice over.
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image: UK London Gateway DP World BREEAM deep water Thames container port logistics centreDeep Water Container Port Begins Logistics Operations for Real
Official Opening of Terminal Moves Thames Side Operation to Next Phase

27 July 2015
UK – The UK’s latest deep water container port, London Gateway, saw Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport visit the Thames side site recently to witness the official opening of the first phase of the new logistics centre, a 16,800 square metre unit constructed for port owners DP World to the latest BREEAM ‘very good’ standard and having an additional 2,400 square metres of office space. The unit is the first stage in constructing a 36,000 square metre facility as anticipated demand develops.
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image: Luxembourg union LCGB OGBL air freight cargo carrier Cargolux European Freight Only Air Cargo Carrier Settles with Staff
Questions Over Safety Remain However According to Some

27 July 2015
LUXEMBOURG – After a protracted series of discussions between freight only airline Cargolux and Luxembourg’s OGBL union, which represents some of the company’s pilots amongst others, it seems a partial peace may have broken out. The pair have apparently reached an agreement on the main points of a new collective work agreement, covering a period of three years, effective October 2015.
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image: Canada freight logistics staff moves Staff Moves in the Freight and Logistics Fields Begins with a Resignation Error with Repercussions
Who is Going Where Around the Globe

27 July 2015
CANADA – Staff changes in the freight and logistics industry starts this week with an announcement from Canadian Pacific Railway with the appointment of Andrew Reardon as the newly elected Chairman of the Board, replacing Gary Colter who resigned along with the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee Krystyna Hoeg, after a recent mishandling regarding the resignation of one of the company’s Directors.
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