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Logistics and Transport Awards Name Current Stars of the Industry

Centenary Celebrations See Princess Royal Present the Honours

UK – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has continued to celebrate its centenary year by hosting its prestigious Annual Awards for Excellence. Professionals, organisations and operators from across the worlds of logistics and transport came together at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Thursday 17th October, to celebrate exceptional contributions that have been made to the profession throughout the year at the prestigious CILT Annual Awards for Excellence 2018.

Monday, October 21, 2019
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Sad Tidings to start the Weeks Staff News in Shipping and Logistics

Personnel Update for the Industry

UK – WORLDWIDE – The world of shipping lost one of its leading voices this week with the sudden passing of Jonathan Sam Ignarski, universally known as Sam (when not hiding behind one of several pseudonyms). Sam wrote a myriad pieces on subjects he knew backwards for several online sources, including the Maritime Advocate which commented authoritatively on law and the sea.

Friday, October 18, 2019
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New Cargo System on Container Vessels Reduces Emissions for Every TEU

Six of MSC Fleet to be Retrofitted for Intelligent Load Stowage

FINLAND – SWITZERLAND – CHINA – MacGregor, a part of the giant materials handling empire of Helsinki headquartered Cargotec, which also includes subsidiaries like port handling and fork lift truck specialists Kalmar, has been awarded a contract by container shipping line MSC to upgrade six of its 16,000 TEU box vessels.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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European Sea Port Pledges More Investment in Subcontinent

Memoranda of Understanding Signed to Boost Trade

NETHERLANDS – INDIA – The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to intensify its activities in India. The MoU's see the Port appoint a Representative Office in India and support the establishment of a maritime university in collaboration with educational institutions in Rotterdam. Rene van der Plas, Director of Port of Rotterdam International, commented:

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Autonomous Ship Set to Re-enact Crossing of Mayflower on Fourth Centenary

Partners Join Up to Send Unpiloted Full Size Vessel Across Atlantic

UK – US – The global consortium of partners, led by marine research organization ProMare, which is building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage in September 2020, has been joined by computer giant IBM, which will supply AI, cloud and edge computing technologies to enable the ship to navigate the treacherous voyage autonomously.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Global Piracy Incidents Down Thanks to Naval Intervention and Best Management Practices

Quarterly Report Shows Decline in Maritime Crime

WORLDWIDE – Regular readers will remember that, not so long ago before Brexit became the be all and end all of headlines, piracy off the coasts of Somalia was the dominant issue of the day. Thanks to the unstinting efforts of the combined naval task forces and the Best Management Practices undertaken by vessels and their crews, the third quarter report from the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau (IMB) records no incidents in the region.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Port Group Undertakes Another Successful Annual Disaster Scenario Exercise

Oil Spill Drill Essential to Cope if the Worst Happens

UK – There are two linked cardinal facts of which we are all doubtless aware. Firstly oil and water don't mix, and secondly accidents happen. Logically, given the almost infinite amount of movements involved, the supply chain is one of the areas they occur most and any stakeholder, particularly when there is a possibility of an oil spill or similar in a maritime environment, takes precautions against the worst happening.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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