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image: Sweden Wallenius Lines SOL forestry products shipping company infrastructureSwedish Shipping Groups Log On Together for Scandinavian Forestry Product Shipments
New Joint Company Dedicated to Local Trade and Infrastructure Expansion

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SWEDEN – EUROPE – Wallenius Lines and Swedish Orient Lines (SOL), have formed a joint shipping company, Wallenius SOL, which will transport forestry products and other goods in a network covering the Gulf of Bothnia, the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The two Swedish shipping companies say that it is an investment to strengthen the transport infrastructure for the needs of Finnish and Swedish industry. Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director Wallenius SOL, said:
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image: EU Navfor mother ship Somali pirates More Somali Pirate Attacks Lead to Capture of Mother Ship
Fishermen Fight of Would Be Hijackers

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
INDIAN OCEAN – EU Navfor has confirmed that on April 21, two fishing vessels, the FV Adria and the FV Txori Argi were attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean, 280 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. News of the attack came after the new leadership of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta co-chaired the 44th Shared Awareness and De-confliction (SHADE) conference, warning all stakeholders to remain vigilant across the high risk area.
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image: Greenland Iceland Icelandic Competition Authority Royal Arctic Line Eimskip ships container vessels TEU New Container Carriers Ordered as Vessel Sharing Agreement Approved
Larger Environmentally Friendly Ships Can Boost International Trade

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SWEDEN – EUROPE – Wallenius Lines and Swedish Orient Lines (SOL), have formed a joint shipping company, Wallenius SOL, which will transport forestry products and other goods in a network covering the Gulf of Bothnia, the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The two Swedish shipping companies say that it is an investment to strengthen the infrastructure for the needs of Finnish and Swedish industry. Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director Wallenius SOL, said:
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image: US Italian polluting shipping company d’Amico Shipping Italia million dollar fines marine pollution Newark BayYet Another Polluting Shipping Company Fined Millions of Dollars
Italian Vessel Owner Lied to Cover Oily Waste Discharges

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
US – Italian shipping company, d'Amico Shipping Italia, has pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by discharging oily waste and other pollutants in US waters and then lying about it. Under terms of the plea agreement, d'Amico will pay a $4 million penalty, of which $1 million will go to projects that support clean-up of marine pollution, preservation of aquatic life, and restoration of shorelines around Newark Bay
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image: UK Shoreham Port environmental impact cargo commodity PERS Accreditation Dry DockCargo and Commodity Port is Again Recognised as Environmentally Friendly
Hard Work Minimises Harmful Impact

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
UK – Shoreham Port, which has both general cargo and commodity handling facilities, as well as a 50 metre long dry dock, has been re-certified as an EcoPort this month, six years after its initial Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification was awarded in 2013. Presented by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) the PERS accreditation means that Shoreham Port continues to be a member of the EcoPorts network, the main environmental initiative of the European port sector.
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image: Netherlands Rotterdam Port container freight bulk LNG Q1 tonnes cargoLargest European Port Sees Rise in Container and Bulk Freight in Q1
Meanwhile Gas Sector shows Biggest Hike Again

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
NETHERLANDS – Figures released by the Port of Rotterdam, and Europe's largest such facility, handling over 460 million tonnes of cargo per annum, show an increase in freight throughput for the first three months of 2019 with 123.9 million tonnes handled, as against 2018 which saw 117.8 million tonnes, a jump of 5.1%.
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image: UK Brexit freight storage United Kingdom Warehousing Association MarketSpaceAs Brexit Doubts Continue Those in Britain Seeking to Stockpile Freight Get a Lifeline
UK Warehousing Association Helps Find and Offer Storage Space Countrywide

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
UK – One of the key matters to come under scrutiny during the Brexit debacle has been that of the storage requirements and the available, suitable warehouse space across the country, as more companies envisage the need to stockpile items coming in as freight from Europe with potential problems to future supplies.
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image: UK Scotland transport minister Freight transport logistics billion pound investment road rail Transport Minister Reveals Billion Pound Plans to Support Logistics Welcomed by Freight Lobby Group
Money Available to Improve Scottish Road and Rail Sectors

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
UK – The logistics sector is set to benefit after the announcement last week of a £5 billion investment package by the Scottish government. £1.7 billion of the cash has been promised for spending on transport infrastructure, including £93 million to dual the A9 and £207 million on a major rail electrification programme. The news, revealed by Michael Matheson MPS, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity for the Scottish Government, was welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
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image: Switzerland freight forwarding logistics agency DSV Panalpina Q1 figures tonnes cargoSwiss Freight Forwarding and Logistics Agency Turns in the Figures Which Mean Little
Boss Mentions the Elephant in the Room as Takeover Deadline Approaches

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Panalpina released its figures for the first three months of 2019 last week, but nobody with an interest in the freight forwarding and logistics operator will have probably taken a lot of notice, for obvious reasons.
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image: UK freight logistics appointments shipping staffVacancies Filled and Available Throughout the Freight and Logistics Sector
Who is Off Where This Week in the Appointments Report

Thursday, April 18, 2019
UK – Independent freight forwarding and logistics provider Davies Turner, has announced John Adams to its Ocean Management Team as Head of Trade for Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent, South Africa, and emerging Markets. Adams rejoins the group following seven years at container shipping giant, Mediterranean shipping Company (MSC) and is replacing Todd Moore, who retires this month. Previously, Adams spent five years at Davies Turner in a sales development role.
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