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image: UK GEFCO freight forwarding logistics shipping jobs appointments staff Appointments in Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Businesses Worldwide
Who is In and Who is Out Around the Global Jobs Market

Friday, February 15, 2019
WORLDWIDE – The week's shipping staff news starts as GEFCO announces the appointment of five new leaders to strengthen the company’s Freight Forwarding business line worldwide. Valentin Elistratov has been named as the Global Commercial Director. Elistratov bring 25 years of experience in the logistics and freight forwarding industry, and has previously worked for DHL and APL Logistics.
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image: Switzerland Panalpina DSV Agility freight forwarding logistics cartel fine Danish bidMystery Surrounds Future of Major Freight Forwarding and Logistics Giant
Who and When Will Control Shift to if Panalpina Opts for Change?

Friday, February 15, 2019
SWITZERLAND – Freight forwarding and logistics giant Panalpina is certainly the hub of interest at the moment. Having been hit with a €23.6 million fine from the European Court of Justice just a year ago for cartel activities which also cost similar firms dear, the company was the target for an unsolicited bid from Danish group DSV of 1.58 DSV shares and CHF 55 in cash, equating to CHF 170 per share.
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image: UK US Panama weekly news round-up freight logistics shipping 50 foot containers trailersThe Weekly Global Round-Up of News from Freight, Logistics and Shipping Sectors
Bits and Pieces You May Have Missed (but Would Like to Know)

Friday, February 15, 2019
UK – We begin the weekly update of the freight and shipping industry's smaller items with the news that the need to accommodate the latest 'big box' 50 foot containers has prompted Malcolm Logistics to collaborate with trailer builder SDC and produce a skeletal unit able to carry fit two 20 foot containers as well as 40, 45 and the 50 foot long boxes. Malcolm has taken 28 of the units so far which are fitted with a rear self-steering axle and a soft docking facility to ensure no damage when positioning.
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image: Vietnam road tolls expressway Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay robbery corruption thievesRobbery of Toll Monies Raises Questions for Expressway Fee Collectors
Accusations That Raid Took Too Much Cash

Friday, February 15, 2019
VIETNAM – A robbery from the offices of the highway toll collectors at the busy Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway in southern Vietnam last week has sparked a corruption investigation according to local press sources. The thieves pounced on the Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) tolling station and reportedly left with $94,500 in cash. This rang alarm bells as this was allegedly just the morning's takings, yet the whole previous day had only yielded around $43,000.
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image: DHL Jaguar Land Rover delivery vans trucks HGVs -PACE eTROPHY multimodal logistics freightFreight and Logistics and Automotive Giants Work to Advance Cleaner Transport Systems
Motor Racing Event Will Travel the World

Friday, February 15, 2019
WORLDWIDE – Global freight and logistics outfit DHL first started work with Jaguar Land Rover collaborating in the production and transport of its vehicles from manufacturing plants to customers around the world some 23 years ago. Since then technology has moved on and electric and hybrid vehicles are being introduced right across the transport spectrum, from delivery vans and cars to ever larger trucks and HGVs. DHL has now been tasked to support the new Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY after working for over five years helping to promote cleaner transport, as Antonio Arranz, DHL Express Mexico Country Manager, explained:
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image: Cuxhaven Germany Cuxport Rhenus logistics LD Seaplane heavy lift multimodal freight forwarding projectMultimodal Heavy Lift Freight Forwarding Operation Handled by German Port
RoRo Ferry and Oversize Truck Transport Complete Difficult Move

Thursday, February 14, 2019
GERMANY – Cuxport, the deep water port that lies between its better known rivals of Hamburg and Bremerhaven is a joint venture between Rhenus SE & Co. KG and HHLA Container Terminals GmbH and demonstrated its versatility recently managing a heavy-lift project involving multimodal transport and handling operations on behalf of freight forwarder, Bohnet. A machine frame weighing 95 tonnes was first transported from Plochingen to Cuxhaven on board an inland waterway vessel, before being moved on to a truck at the Cuxport Terminal and finally shipped from there to Saint-Nazaire in France by RoRo ferry.
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image: Largest Deep Water Port in Bangladesh feeder traffic freight container Consultation Now Under Way to Develop Plans for Largest Deep Water Port in Bangladesh
Multi Million Euro Facility Intended to Cut Out Transhipment and Feeder Vessel Traffic

Thursday, February 14, 2019
BANGLADESH – NETHERLANDS – Royal HaskoningDHV, in partnership with the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, has been selected as master plan consultant for the Payra Deep Sea Port Development Project in Bangladesh. The first phase of the green field port development comprises capital dredging works, which will be carried out by Belgium's Jan de Nul under a PPP framework agreement, and the creation of two new port terminals with the presumption that container freight will account for much of the throughput.
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image: UK Port of Great Yarmouth Peel Ports bulk cargoes new crane Liebherr LHM280 unitised freightLarger Crane to Allow Bigger Bulk Cargoes and Unitised Freight
Offshore Energy Helps Drive for Expansion

Thursday, February 14, 2019
UK – Liebherr were the chosen suppliers when the Port of Great Yarmouth had a need to upgrade its lifting stock to cope with the ever larger cargoes that came with a plethora of markets. The port, owned by the Peel Port group, chose a new crane with an 84 tonne lifting capacity which will allow customers to further utilise the 24-hour deep-water facility which is able to handle larger volumes of bulk freight and unitised cargo.
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image: UK Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) port agency marine services V. Ship Management and TravelDouble Acquisition Sees Ship Management and Travel Options Consolidated
Two Companies Exchange Global Service Offerings

Thursday, February 14, 2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the port agency and marine services firm, has acquired V.Ship's global port agency business, in an agreement which also sees V. Group acquire Inchcape's Global Marine Travel (GMT). The V.Group has expanded its vessel management operations of late snapping up a couple of well-known such businesses itself in the past couple of years, taking over Bibby Ship Management in 2016, and last year acquiring the ship management arm of Norddeutsche Reederei.
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image: US Maersk container shipping integrated logistics Customs Broker Acquisition VandergriftContainer Shipping Giant Expands with US Customs Broker Acquisition
Integrated Logistics is the Name of the Game for the Big Players

Thursday, February 14, 2019
US – AP Moller-Maersk has announced the acquisition of Vandegrift, a US-based Customs House Broker, representing the first acquisition of the year in what is proving to be a fast-growing diversification in the logistics sector. The Danish shipping and maritime services group said that Customs House Brokerage is a key component in its strategy to become an integrated container logistics company, providing end-to-end solutions to customers. The acquisition will look to enhance Maersk's commercial solutions pipeline and strengthen the logistics presence in the North America market.
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