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image: Denmark UK Appointments Departures Staff Shipping Freight LogisticsAppointments and Departures in Shipping, Freight and Logistics This Week
Announcements of Staff Moves in the Industry

Friday, December 7, 2018
DENMARK – We open this week's shipping and logistics staff update with the news that Maersk Supply Service has announced the appointment of Karl Thorngren as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective April 29, 2019. Currently CFO of Svitzer Australia, Thorngren will report to CEO Steen Karstensen and will be a member of the senior management team in Maersk Supply Service.
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image: US UK DUBAI Denmark Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket freight logistics port shipping short sea feeder container cargoA Very Quick Look at Some of the Freight and Logistics Stories You May Have Missed
Theoretical Lifeboats to Crashing Space Rocket Videos Make for an Interesting Round Up

Friday, December 7, 2018
FINLAND – WORLDWIDE – This week's look at some of the stories you may have missed from the shipping, freight and logistic sectors begins with the news that technology group Wärtsilä has put a novel spin of awakening the world to the threat of climate change by designing a hypothetical lifeboat for use in flooded buildings.
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image: US antitrust ocean container freight carrier alliances Shipping Act amendments marine service terminal ports Is Revised US Shipping Act a Common Sense Antitrust Measure - or a Licence to Steal?
Container Alliances Will Fear Retro Prosecutions Despite Multilateral Authority Acceptance

Friday, December 7, 2018
US – Following the recent shipping industry trend of consolidation and ocean container carrier alliances, the US has signed into law amendments to the Shipping Act primarily designed to address issues related to antitrust matters. According to an analysis by law firm Holland & Knight Partners (H&K), the changes are intended to help protect marine terminal service providers as well as other US marine equipment and services providers, and to preserve investment in domestic shore-side maritime infrastructure.
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image: UK Brexit withdrawal agreement Downing Street Grayling logistics supply chain freight road haulage RHA FSDFLogistics Bosses Back Brexit Withdrawal Agreement to Ensure Supply Chain Freight Flows Unhindered
Bosses from Road Haulage to Food Storage Agree Deal - With Some Reservations

Friday, December 7, 2018
UK – Downing Street somewhat resembled the M25 in the past week or so as a steady stream of visitors were summoned to meetings to hear the government's take on why the Brexit deal on the table is a good option for Britain. Callers included the great and the good from a range of industries, financial services, advanced manufacturing, food and drink and retail, alongside business lobby organisations and trade associations, and the freight, logistics and road haulage sectors were there to represent the entire international supply chain.
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image: UK Brexit ULEZ London road haulage operators HGV lorries TfL Guide VansIncoming ULEZ Will Hit London Road Haulage Operators Hard as TfL Issues Stark Reminder
Beware - Along with Christmas and Brexit Another Unavoidable Event Approaches

Thursday, December 6, 2018
UK – For private motorists and commercial vehicle drivers in London alike, as with Christmas and Brexit the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is rapidly approaching. To remind drivers of vans, cars and lorries of their upcoming responsibilities Transport for London (TfL) has issued a Guide to the new regulations which come into force from 8 April 2019 (it was to be a week earlier but that was ditched for obvious reasons). Road haulage operators are warned to ensure they are familiar with the details.
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image: UK BIFA international freight forwarders logistics customs brokers PwC Knowledge Pool New Grants Available from This Week to Assist in Customs Procedures Staff Training and IT Needs
Freight Associations and Logistics Interests Have Guided Government Policy

Thursday, December 6, 2018
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has pointed out that from this week, after the government recognised one of the key post Brexit challenges for the industry, namely the potential for a huge increase in demand on customs intermediaries and traders required to complete customs declarations after March 2019, help is at hand to try and mitigate this particular problem.
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image: Panama Canal Authority ITF safety tug captain fatigue container ships tankers vessel passageNew Report Has Concerns Over Passage of Container Ships and Tankers Due to Tug Captains Fatigue
Panama Canal Safety Culture Increases the Risk of Accidents Says Union

Thursday, December 6, 2018
PANAMA – The last time we reported that the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) was not satisfied with safety regulations regarding the tugs required to assist the container ships and tankers through the passage the claims were immediately repudiated by the Panama Canal Authority (PCA). Now comes a report from the union organisation which takes the PCA to task with tiredness, rather than the protocols in place for the physical transfer of vessels as was the case previously.
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image: Panalpina South Sudan Switzerland freight forwarder medical aid UNICEF Customers Christmas GiftsFreight Forwarder Flies in Medical Relief to Combat Staggering Scale of Suffering
Sixth Mercy Flight in Place of Gifts for Customers and Staff

Thursday, December 6, 2018
SOUTH SUDAN – SWITZERLAND – Swiss headquartered freight forwarder, Panalpina has once again assisted global children's charity, UNICEF, by flying relief aid to Africa to help children in war-torn South Sudan, where the humanitarian needs after years of conflict remain massive. Relief flights at the end of the year have become a tradition for Panalpina, supporting UNICEF much needed work across Africa. Panalpina's CEO, Stefan Karlen, said:
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image: CMA CGM ocean container carrier freight cargo tariffs bookings FreightosFirst Ocean Container Carrier Signs Up With Online Cargo Management Agency
Freight Bookings, Tariff Prices and Secure Spaces Available Instantly

Thursday, December 6, 2018
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – The CMA CGM Group has announced that it has signed an ambitious pilot agreement with Freightos, the global online freight marketplace, which we gave details of in August. The move sees the French shipping giant become the first ocean carrier listed on the site. Online bookings, guaranteed pricing, and secured capacity on CMA CGM China-US trade lanes are available on the platform, with further extension to additional lanes planned in the near future.
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image: Denmark container ships tankers vessels emissions CO2 carbon neutral fuels AP Moller - MaerskFrom Container Ships to Tankers Global Vessel Operators Must Face Emissions Crisis
Shipping Giant Has Spent a Billion Dollars So Far to Help Cut Pollution

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
DENMARK – Shipping behemoth AP Moller - Maersk, which under the group brand runs a diverse fleet of vessels, from container ships to tankers and supply craft, has announced plans to reach net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050 as it looks to accelerating the transition to carbon neutral shipping. To achieve this goal, Maersk says that carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.
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