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image: UK Port of Felixstowe Problems MSC Maersk CSCL empty containers delays road haulage rates freight forwardersPort of Felixstowe Problems Continue as Empty Containers Stack Up Elsewhere and Haulage Rates Rocket
Freight Forwarders and Hauliers Alike Continue to Complain

Monday, October 15, 2018
UK – It is now over four months since Hutchison Ports installed its nGen terminal operating system (TOS) at the Port of Felixstowe, a system which it had already fitted in 25 of its managed ports worldwide. The ongoing delays and problems ever since have been well documented, vessels diverted to other ports, road haulage drivers facing long waits to collect or deliver containers, sometimes without the benefit of basic facilities.
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image: Liebherr container cranes Konecranes port terminal Cast Racine Montreal Gateway Terminal Abu DhabiEuropean Container Crane Makers Announce Major Box Port Terminal Orders
Rubber Tyred and Automated Rail Mounted Gantry Purchases

Monday, October 15, 2018
IRELAND – CANADA – FINLAND – UAE – Two major orders for European port crane manufacturers reported as Liebherr Container Cranes in Ireland announces it has secured an order for the supply of 10 electric rubber tyre gantry cranes (ERTGs) to Montreal Gateway Terminal Partnerships (MGTP), meanwhile Finnish rival Konecranes is to supply 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes to Abu Dhabi Terminals.
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image: Transaid UK France charity freight logistics air cargo supply chain Samwortn supply chain Freight and Logistics Sector Steps Up with Global Charity Support on the Road and in the Air
Once Again the Transport Industry Shows Its Worth

Monday, October 15, 2018
UK – UGANDA – FRANCE – INDONESIA – News on the charity front this month as, once again the freight and logistics sector steps up to help those in need overseas. The disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi Island at the end of September 2018 has elicited a response from someone in the air cargo community, but we start with news from the transport industry's best supported charity, Transaid.
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image: UK SMEs Brexit KTF Stone no deal global logistics consultantsAdvice for SMEs on Brexit and What They Can Do to Prepare for It
Logistics Consultant Takes a Hard Look at Leaving the EU

Friday, October 12, 2018
UK – As part of our series of articles on Brexit we have been looking at the opinions of those involved in negotiations with government in an effort to ensure that solutions to a raft of problems pass initially through the hands of those best equipped to understand them. This week we are grateful to Andrew Thorne from specialist global logistic consultants KTF Stone for his personal analysis of the current situation as it faces small and medium sized enterprises.
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image: Hapag Lloyd ONE Alliance container feeder services shipping cooperation shipping linesAnother Container Shipping Cooperation Agreement as Feeder Services Link Up
Bilateral Commitment to Share Space on Maritime Routes Extended

Friday, October 12, 2018
WORLDWIDE – Container shipping lines Hapag-Lloyd and the Ocean Network Express (ONE) have concluded a Bilateral Strategic Feeder Network Cooperation Agreement, which has already started on the first trade. The collaboration is looking to combine the strengths and competitive advantages of both companies and aims to provide the market with a superior feeder network.
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image: Sweden UK shipping industry freight logistics news round-up RoRo ferryThe Round-Up Some Pieces of News from the Freight and Logistics Sector You May Have Overlooked
Shipping Industry Insights This Week

Friday, October 12, 2018
SWEDEN – POLAND – This week the round-up of some of shipping and logistics smaller news items begins with the announcement that freight and passenger RoRo ferry company Stena Line has introduced a new RoPax vessel on the route between Karlskrona and Gdynia making this the fourth such craft on the service. The Stena Nordica has capacity for 450 passengers with 1,950 metres of vehicle lanes and will make the trip between Sweden and Poland in ten and a half hours.
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image: Singapore Poland UK staff moves appointments shipping logisticsAppointments (and Departures) in the World of Shipping and Logistics
Staff Moves Announced This Week

Friday, October 12, 2018
SINGAPORE – The World Shipping Council (WSC) has announced Tim Wickmann as its new Managing Director, Asia. Wickmann served most recently as CEO of MCC Transport, the intra-Asia arm of Maersk Line, and has worked in various leadership positions in international liner shipping for the last three decades. He will be based at the WSC Asian office which will be located in Singapore.
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image: DP World Somaliland Port of Berbera logistics quay freight facilitiesPort and Logistics Group Begin Construction of New African Deep Water Freight Facilities
DP World Cocks a Snook at Somalia and Djibouti

Friday, October 12, 2018
SOMALILAND – Global port management group and provider of freight and logistics facilities DP World, has begun construction work on the development of the multi-purpose Berbera port in the Republic of Somaliland, with a special ground-breaking ceremony to mark the occasion.
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image: UKWA House of Lords reception warehousing logistics Karen Wheeler HMRC National Infrastructure Commission Brexit Baroness McIntosh Cross Government Border Delivery GroupBrexit Dominates Discussions as Warehousing and Logistics Bosses Face Government Advisors
UKWA House of Lords Reception Offers Opportunities for Comprehensive Update

Thursday, October 11, 2018
UK – As London basked in Autumn sunshine, the House of Lords was a fitting setting for a reception held by the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) on October 11, as it brought together some of the great and the good of the logistics industry, including many whose roles are inextricably linked with the current Brexit negotiations. The meeting demonstrated perfectly both the state of the talks, and the diverse opinions held even in this industry environment, with incoming President Baroness McIntosh admitting to have been on the opposite side to the incumbent Lord Brabazon (who actually stood down in July) in the matter of Britain's exit from the EU.
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image: Belgium air cargo freight Liege airport ABC Volga DneprCargo Group and Airport Sign Long Term Deal to Boost Freight Throughput
Belgian Hub Aims for Top Five Spot Within Two Years

Thursday, October 11, 2018
BELGIUM – Liege Airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) have signed an historic 10-year lease agreement which will aim to bring the scale of cooperation between two companies to the next level of development, boosting the air freight volumes of ABC to and from the airport and with the hopes of placing Liege Airport among the top 5 cargo airports in Europe by 2020.
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