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Contractors Appointed for Next Stage of New Deep Water Terminal at Container Port

Cranes to Facilitate Box Handling and Multiple Reefer Points in Scheme

UK – Building and civil Engineering firm, McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of development at Peel Port's Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. The multi-million project will significantly increase the footprint of the site and see the addition of ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS).

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Giving New Life to Commercial Waterborne Freight Traffic on the River Thames

Another Historic Wharf Comes Alive

UK – Peruvian Wharf on the River Thames gives an allegorical insight into the recent history of freight on the river. Having fallen out of use the wharf, one of fifty strategically located wharves on the Thames which have been safeguarded for cargo handling, has now been rejuvinated, ensuring the life of waterborne traffic both locally and beyond.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Maritime Subsidies Need an Overhaul According to New Report

European Commission Failing Workers and Environment

EUROPE – A new study released by the OECD and the International Transport Forum (ITF-OECD) on the current effect of direct and indirect maritime subsidies on the European shipping industry has found that the current system is failing European taxpayers and workers.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Another Antitrust Case Sees US Freight Forwarder Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

Shipping Prices Fixed in Cartel Scandal

US – Louisiana-based freight forwarder, Dip Shipping has agreed to plead guilty to an antitrust charge for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of freight forwarding services sold to customers in the United States and elsewhere. Under the terms of its plea agreement, Dip Shipping agreed to pay a $488,250 criminal fine.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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French Fresh Fruit Firm Favours Flourishing Freight Facility for Future Flows

London Gateway Logistics Park to Gain Another Customer

UK – Compagnie Fruitière UK, a supplier and ripener of bananas in the UK market place will open a brand-new ripening centre at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park. The build of the new site will get underway through 2020, with the goal of being fully operational by 2021.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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New Maritime Simulator Officially Gets Under Way

Branson Tests Out New Technology

UK – Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, officially opened the Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) Solent's new Simulator Centre on Sunday 15 September, along with Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin. During the visit, the famed entrepreneur tested the simulators for himself and met some of the Crew who will be sailing and training at the centre for Virgin Voyages.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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International Marine Insurers Urge for Steps to be Taken to Mitigate Cargo Crime

Theft of Freight Rises Despite Advancing Technologies

WORLDWIDE – The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has published a revision of its position paper containing recommendations aimed at improving the prevention of cargo theft and countering this growing issue. Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated as the technology used to protect goods in transit evolves.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Air Cargo Digital Booking Platform Opens for Business

Freight System Goes Live

WORLDWIDE – After the announcement that airlines AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) have become the first air freight only carriers to join the air cargo booking platform, the airlines are now live with the first bookings via the digital platform, opening numerous opportunities for its existing and potential customers.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Freight Ferry Company Gears Up New Service as Brexit Approaches

Unaccompanied Trailers Shipping Closer to the Capital

UK – FRANCE – There is to be a new daily freight ferry service launched by P&O which will run between Tilbury and Calais designed to give road haulage companies and shippers using unaccompanied trailers a route which terminates just 25 miles from Central London. Janette Bell, Chief Executive of P&O Ferries, said:

Monday, September 16, 2019
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