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image: UK IMHX logistics materials handling NEC United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA)Host of Logistics Industry Speakers Lined Up for Materials Handling Exhibition
Pre-Registration Recommended for September Event

Monday, June 24, 2019
UK – IMHX the UK's longest running materials handling exhibition, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 24 - 27 September 2019. This year, more than 400 companies will be presenting the latest developments in intralogistics and supply chain technology, which the organisers claim makes IMHX 2019 the largest international logistics solutions exhibition the UK has ever seen.
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image: Hutchison ports logistics optimisation container lines transport management truck rail barge freightAnother Major Container Shipping Line Chooses Logistics Optimisation Software
Full Load Box Management System Adopted

Monday, June 24, 2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – As with many of the global port groups Hutchison Ports, operator of the Port of Felixstowe, has been branching out into other areas of logistics, and one venture, PARIS Optimal Transport Planning, which offers an enterprise and API solution for optimising full load transport via truck, rail and barge freight by using algorithms to reduce the number of empty miles, has apparently now been adopted by four of the six largest ocean container lines, all now using the PARIS Enterprise system.
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image: UK Containerships multimodal supply chain rail freight road haulageNew Multimodal Rail Freight Service Will Relieve Northern Route of Road Haulage Pressure
Supply Change Switch to Twice Daily Trains Will Cut Emissions

Monday, June 24, 2019
UK – With the switch from road haulage to rail freight in mind PD Ports and multimodal specialist Containerships now have a new, dedicated service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight. As the Northern UK gateway of Teesport sees tonnages grow annually, this twice-daily rail service will remove 120 daily road movements from the heavily congested UK road network, a journey of 90 miles each way per vehicle.
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image: Hapag Lloyd Evergreen container ship giant box vessels shipping line alliances TEUDespite the Gloom New Container Ship Orders Will be for More Giant Vessels
Sulphur Cap and the Demands of Cooperation Will Spur Newbuilds

Friday, June 21, 2019
WORLDWIDE – When Danish group Maersk Line announced in 2011 it had ordered the first of the mega box vessels with the building of the Triple E series, it marked a watershed in containership design. At circa 18,000 TEU news of these giants was received with a variety of reactions, culminating in a host of maritime rivals following suit.
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image: UK sad death Handy Shipping Guide shipping logistics staff news Ian Martin JonesSad Death Starts the Weekly Shipping and Logistics Staff News
Ex Editor of Handy Shipping Guide Passes Away

Friday, June 21, 2019
UK – This week's round-up of staff changes in the shipping and logistics world starts with the sad news of the death of Ian Martin Jones, a former Editor of the Handy Shipping Guide, who passed away after a short illness in the early hours of June 17, at the age of 72. Jones had been in the editorial business for almost 50 years, including a 10-year period in Fleet Street and nearly 30 years editing publications covering air, sea and multimodal freight logistics.
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image: UK London International shipping week River Thames emissions PLA commercial vesselsCommercial and Passenger Vessels on River Thames Receive Grant to Clean Up Emissions
Half a Million Pounds to Help Cut Particulates and Nitrogen Oxides

Friday, June 21, 2019
UK – There was a financial boost for those who live by, travel or work on or close to the tidal River Thames this week as the city's drive to clean the air continued with news of a grant worth half a million pounds was announced. The money, from the Mayor of London's Air Quality Fund to be supported by the Port of London Authority (PLA) and co-ordinated by the Cross River Partnership (CRP) will see up to a dozen commercial freight and passenger vessels adapted to cut emissions, including particulates and nitrogen oxides.
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image: US UK Germany home and abroad freight logistics news free trade road haulage MexicoFreight and Logistics Round-Up Starts with US Road Haulage Trade News
What Has Been Happening This Week at Home and Abroad

Friday, June 21, 2019

US – This week's run-down of some of the general global freight and logistics stories starts with the news that American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear has urged Congress to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement after its recent acceptance by the Mexican government saying free and fair trade was critical to the road haulage sector.
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image: UK forklift truck DVLA licence freight cargo materials handling FLTAForklift Trucks - Some of the Most Common Questions Addressed by the Professionals
Materials Handling Equipment Can be Dangerous for Driver and Employer Alike

Friday, June 21, 2019
UK – The use of forklift trucks has always been a bit of a grey area for many of the companies which use them. Despite the fact that these incredible workhorses have the power to cause enormous damage in the wrong, or inexperienced hands, often users, including many in the freight and cargo handling community, have little or no idea with regards to legislation and their legal obligations.
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image: Maersk Denmark container shipping freight carbon emission reductions biofuel trialNew Biofuel to Cut Carbon Emissions in Container Freight Shipping Trial
Large Pollution Reductions Claimed from Oil Mixture

Friday, June 21, 2019
DENMARK – Shipping behemoth, Maersk is piloting a new carbon neutral product, which it claims to be the first of its kind in the industry, with select container freight customers which are engaged in employing sustainable solutions along their supply chain. Clothing-retail company, H&M Group, is the first company to trial the new fuel employed as part of the shift towards carbon-neutral transportation.
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image: China Beluga whales Iceland Cargolux freight only airline cargo Changfeng Ocean World to Shanghai Pu Dong airportFreight Only Airline Relocates a Very Special Cargo to a New Home
Beluga Whales Move to More Suitable Environment

Thursday, June 20, 2019
CHINA – ICELAND – Freight only airline Cargolux has successfully completed the 6,000 mile relocation flight of two previously captive Beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White from Shanghai, China to Keflavik, Iceland. The pair now face the final stage of their journey by truck and ferry to the world's first open water sanctuary for Beluga whales. The pair have been an attraction at their current home since being captured 12 years ago but the British owners of the Chinese park have come under pressure to release them to a more suitable environment.
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