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image: Switzerland UK freight forwarding shipping logistics staff moves appointments departures supply chainWho Has Gone Where in This Weeks Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Staff Moves
Appointments and Departures Along the Supply Chain

24 November 2017
SWITZERLAND – Panalpina’s Chief Operating Officer, Andy Weber, has decided to leave the freight forwarding and logistics group, citing personal reasons. Weber joined the company in 2015. He has successfully led many turnaround projects and made the business segment Energy and Project Solutions fit for competition in the challenging energy and capital projects sector. Weber will leave the company at the end of the year. The COO position will not be replaced.
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image: UK freight logistics shipping cornucopia Ro-Ro vessels, bulk carriers ships tankersOur Weekly Review of Some Freight and Logistics News from Around the Globe
A Cornucopia of Current Shipping Stories

24 November 2017
REPUBLIC OF PALAU – The Palau International Ship Registry has become the fastest growing flag in the shipping world with an impressive 43.2% growth in the number of vessels joining the registry since 2013 according to Fairplay magazine. Recording strong growth that puts it ahead of other expanding registries such as Portugal, Saudi Arabia and the Cook Islands, Palau has attracted significant numbers of tankers into its fleet along with Ro-Ro vessels, bulk carriers and offshore ships. Tankers currently comprise just under half of Palau's fleet.
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image: Israel Zim integrated shipping services container TEU freight rate rise ocean carrierOcean Container Shipping Line Sees Spectacular Turnaround in Profits
Freight Rate Rises Help Struggling Carrier

23 November 2017
ISRAEL – WORLDWIDE – The latest results from ocean carrier Zim Line are enough to cheer up any shipping executives who may sometimes doubt their wisdom when choosing a career. Spectacular hardly describes the phenomena of turning a $151.3 million loss for the first nine months of 2016, into a $51.3 million profit in the equivalent period this year. There are several factors which produced such a turnaround, not least the average freight rise chargeable on a container from $898 to $1,008, a 12% jump in the comparable January to September figures.
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image: UK Budget Autumn freight logistics warehousing shipping road haulage Chancellor Philip HammondUK Freight and Logistics Stakeholders React to the Autumn Budget
Mixed Reaction From Warehousing and Road Haulage Sectors

23 November 2017
UK – So, as the dust settles on Chancellor Philip Hammond's latest Budget so the various interests from across the logistics sector pass comment on some of the fiscal measures announced. Here we publish comments from leading lobbyists in the warehousing, road haulage and general freight sectors on a budget which engendered a variety of reactions. Technology was a winner with the Research and Development tax credit up to 12% and doubling of Enterprise Investment Scheme investment limits for 'knowledge-intensive' companies.
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image: Belgium road haulage freight ULEZ LEZ Green Zones ultra low emission zone HGV Tourists and Road Haulage Freight Drivers Beware the March of the Low Emission Schemes
Green Zones Spread Across Europe - But Why so Many Different Rules?

23 November 2017
BELGIUM – EUROPE – Despite EU membership individual countries are taking some very different decisions regarding pollution from cars, road haulage and passenger service vehicles. The introduction of 'Green Zones' in cities across the continent can mean confusion for all drivers, from tourists to HGVs carrying essential freight. Whilst London has introduced a range of charges and penalties incorporated in a Congestion Zone, a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and soon an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), Belgium has now made it mandatory to register a vehicle before accessing any LEZ.
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image: Denmark Maersk emissions container freight ocean shipping maritime environment IMO Container Shipping Giants Speak Out on Vessel Emissions as COP23 Closes
Ocean Freight Industry Needs to Step Up

22 November 2017
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Transport and logistics behemoth, Maersk has taken a stance against the current actions the global maritime industry are taking to tackle the detrimental affect the shipping sector has on the environment, as the ocean freight container giant's Chief Advisor on Climate Change, John Kornerup Bang, argued that shipping must show more ambition to reduce pollution attributed to the industry, and called upon the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to do more to address the issues of vessel emissions.
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image: UK operation stack road haulage freight lorry park Kent BrexitRoad Haulage Industry Incensed at Withdrawal of Parking Plans for Export and Import Freight Vehicles
Operation Axed not Operation Stack as Government Fails to Manage Environmental Assessment

22 November 2017
UK – The government has withdrawn its decision to site a lorry park in Kent as a permanent alternative to Operation Stack, news that has disappointed UK freight and road haulage industry interests, which argue that, with the current uncertainty of just how Brexit will affect trade on either side of the tunnel, a suitable solution must be in place as a substitute for Operation Stack, otherwise the UK could once again see a repeat of the situation in 2015 when lorries blocked the motorway hard shoulders for mile upon mile.
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image: US Tesla Elon Musk Semi truck road haulage freightDoes Electric Powered Semi Truck Unveiling Reveal the Future of Road Freight Haulage
Latest Elon Musk Tesla Project Will Engender Huge Interest

22 November 2017
US – WORLDWIDE – Tesla has unveiled its first electric-drive semi-truck in an attempt to challenge the use of diesel in the road haulage industry, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk making huge promises over performance, safety, and reliability. In unveiling the new vehicle, Musk outlined the ways in which the Tesla Semi, officially the name, surpasses the HGVs currently in use, and in the 30 minute long presentation, touted some truly impressive figures. Speaking at the event, Musk said:
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image: UK Airlander 10 airship blimp freight passenger crashSecond Incident Casts Doubts Over Airship as Viable Freight and Passenger Carrier
Another Crash for the Great White Hope

22 November 2017
UK – Following the start of Airlander 10's next phase of flight testing, the part-blimp, part-plane hybrid aircraft broke free from its moorings and, once again, crashed into a field. This follows on from an incident in August last year when the airship ran into a telegraph pole causing severe damage to its cockpit. This time, the incident caused the aircraft to trigger its safety system, ripping open its hull to deflate the £25 million aircraft. In a statement, HAV explained:
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image: Pirates navy Somalia EU Naval Forces Detains Suspected Somali Pirates
Two attacks in 24 hours leads to arrests

21 November 2017
SOMALIA – EU NAVFOR Somalia's Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels; a motor whaler acting as mother ship, and a skiff, following attacks on the 4,211 TEU container ship Ever Dynamic and a fishing vessel, the Galerna III. These events reportedly took place over a 24 hour period on 17th and 18th November in the Southern Somali Basin, in an area known for piracy incidents.
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