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German Family Freight Forwarding Concern Buys Up Irish Logistics Partner
Company Makes Dublin Based Operation a Subsidiary

25/04/2017
IRELAND – Independent German freight forwarding concern Dachser has become the majority shareholder of its partner in Ireland, Johnston Logistic...
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Banks Shoulder the Risk to Ship Operators when Retrofitting Carbon Reducing Technology in Vessels
European Scheme to Invest Millions in Greening the Fleet

25/04/2017
EUROPE – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch bank ABN Amro have signed an agreement to unlock €150 million in financing, to suppor...
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Specialist Maritime Gas Supplier Launches World Wide Delivery Service for Merchant Vessels
Management System Ensures Timely and Low Cost Orders

25/04/2017
WORLDWIDE – To most people mention of gas brings to mind turning on the oven, powering up a fork lift or filling a lighter but to the ships engi...
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Port Discount Scheme for Green Vessels a Boost for Car Carriers, Container Ships and Tankers
Operators Rewarded for Reduced Emissions

24/04/2017
UK – The Port of London is the second biggest port in the UK with some seventy terminals, handling supplies of life's essentials, from food...
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Panama Canal to Enforce New Clean Fuel Regulations for Freight and Passenger Vessels
Authority Issues Modification Notice in Passageway

24/04/2017
PANAMA – The Panama Canal Authority has issued a Notice to Shipping that any freight or passenger vessel intending to transit the canal must swi...
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Friday Freight News Round Up
The Weekly Snippets Collation

21/04/2017
UK – Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has opened a new branch in Aberdeen, specialised in services for the Oil & Gas industry. The 11,000 ...
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Another Truck Maker Throws their Hat in the Ring on the Future of the Industry
Toyota Reveals Secret Project that Has Been Under Development

21/04/2017
US – If the recent tweet by Elon Musk about Tesla's intention to soon field an all-electric semi-truck caused disruption amongst the share ...
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Logistics Group Acquires US Freight Forwarding Partner to Boost Reefer Traffic
20 Year Cooperation Results in Takeover

21/04/2017
US – Samskip is to expand its global refrigerated foods transportation interests once more, announcing plans for its US arm to acquire the activ...
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Port Labour Dispute Takes a New Turn as Unions Target Export Shippers
Brands Have Improved Working Conditions but Stand Accused over Supply Chain Methods

21/04/2017
MADAGASCAR – In a fairly lengthy (for us) article in February we highlighted the dispute at the Port of Toamasina (Tamatave) and the plight of t...
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Van Manufacturer Donates Vehicles to Hospice Charity
Mercedes Benz Provides New Van to Specialist Medical Care Facility

21/04/2017
UK – Mercedes-Benz Vans have donated a new Vito van to the Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes. The vehicle has been assigned to the hospice's Facil...
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This Week's Appointments Start With Changes at the Top of Giant Container Shipping Line
Who is Going Where This Week in the Freight and Logistics Sectors

20/04/2017
UK – The world's second largest container freight carrier, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced two appointments to its U...
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Boatbuilding Apprentices Donate Their Latest Work to Worthwhile Charity
A Chance to Win Your Very Own Boat in Falmouth Raffle

20/04/2017
UK – In a generous move some of those involved in the maritime industry have decided to donate the fruits of their latest labours to a local cha...
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Cargo Ship Sinks Off Crimean Coast
Two Crew Dead Several Missing

20/04/2017
BLACK SEA – Panama flagged cargo vessel, the Geroi Arsenala has reportedly split in two and sunk during harsh weather conditions in the K...
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Fork Lift Truck Cage Proves a Success as Health and Safety Standards Become More Stringent
A Good Design Can Prove its Worth for Decades

20/04/2017
UK – A good idea remains a good idea, often despite the passing of the decades and this is very much the case with a product introduced at a tim...
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DP World Wins Prestigious Indian Award for Leadership and Innovation
Golden Peacock Awards Recognise Freight Trade Facilitator

20/04/2017
INDIA – UAE – DP World has won three of the categories at the prestigious Golden Peacock Awards 2017, the annual business event organised...
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Container Shipping Line Provides Free Ocean Freight for Emergency Response Vehicles
Donated Fire Engine and Ambulances Delivered from Japan to El Salvador

20/04/2017
JAPAN – EL SALVADOR – Container shipping line Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K Line) is once again providing free ocean freight transporting a...
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Industry Lobby Calls for IMO to Investigate Antifouling Coating Accusations
High Levels of Banned Chemicals May Still Be Present in Some Products

20/04/2017
WORLDWIDE – In the past few years worries over chemical biocidal antifouling coatings have largely subsided with the advent of robot hull cleani...
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Could Elon Musk Concept Possibly Drive Traditional Freight Truck Marques out of Business?
Might New Tesla Semi in Advanced Development Render Fossil Fuel Dinosaur Rigs Extinct

19/04/2017
US –WORLDWIDE – An enigmatic tweet by entrepreneur Elon Musk has thrown the US semi-truck market into some confusion. On 13 April the CEO ...
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Initially Preferred Routes for Revolutionary Freight and Passenger Transport System Revealed
Hyperloop One Completes Best Ideas for Infrastructure Roll Out Competition

19/04/2017
US – Hyperloop One, the potentially revolutionary new transportation mode now under development, has completed a year-long consultation to exami...
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Management of Container Freight Terminal Transfers to Port Authority
Twelve Year Agreement Concluded

19/04/2017
UAE – Dubai based port operator DP World has reached an agreement with the Port of Fujairah to end the deal to operate the Fujairah Port concess...
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Reefer Monitoring System Introduced at Container Cargo Terminal
New Technology for Multi-Purpose Freight Facility

19/04/2017
GERMANY – A fully-automatic system for monitoring reefer containers has been introduced at the C. Steinweg (Sud-West Terminal) multi-purpose car...
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Ferry Group Reports Enhanced Container Freight Links to and from the Continent
New Charter Offers Lift On Lift Off Service Between the UK and Belgium

18/04/2017
UK – BELGIUM – P&O Ferries will launch a new freight service next month between the ports of Hull and Zeebrugge. The ferry and logisti...
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Major Logistics Company Looks to Buy Specialist Brazilian Road Haulage Outfit
European Freight Giant Seeks Expansion in South America

18/04/2017
GERMANY – BRAZIL – DHL Supply Chain has announced that it intends to acquire control of the Brazilian road haulage carrier Polar Transport...
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This Week's Staff Movements in Freight and Logistics
Appointments From Road Haulage to Air Cargo

15/04/2017
UK – Ahead of its float on London's Alternative Investment Market, several Directors have vacated their roles at Eddie Stobart, including Willia...
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Weekly Freight and Logistics News Roundup
Yes, It Is a Day Early This Week

13/04/2017
WORLDWIDE – In a break from the norm our usual Friday freight round up is moved to today as it is Good Friday tomorrow. So here is the weekly r...
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Crew Seized by Somali Pirates Reported Released In Rescue Operation
Ten Members of the Al Kausar Safe

13/04/2017
SOMALIA – Just days after recovering the Indian commercial vessel the Al Kausar Somali security forces have successfully rescued the rema...
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Heavy Freight Experts Deliver the Goods for Offshore Oil Development
HHL Supporting Jangkrik Field with Specialist Logistics

13/04/2017
INDONESIA – Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) has successfully transported two dozen reels, as well as a range of subsea equipment for the Jangkrik Complex...
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Demise of a Famous Name as Container Shipping Line Goes to the Wall
Another One Bites the Dust as Expected

12/04/2017
SINGAPORE – In November 2016 one of the oldest established names in the global shipping industry which can date its origins back to the 1830...
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Road Haulage and Wildlife Interests Respond as Preferred Route for Future Thames Crossing Confirmed
Anticipated Tunnel Scheme Keenly Awaited by Some Aims to Relieve Congestion from Key Freight Bottleneck

12/04/2017
UK – The Department for Transport (DoT) has announced its preferred route for a new multi-billion pound road link across the River Thames betwe...
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Major Logistics Company Expands Electric Freight Vehicle Production
DHL Now Plans to Sell to Other Users

12/04/2017
GERMANY – EUROPE – Catching up to previous reports we hear that, due to the success of their StreetScooter electric vehicles, the Deutsche...
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UK Road Haulage Group's Class Action Against European Truck Makers Cartel Strengthened
Release of EC Non-Confidential Decision Shows Depth of Corruption

11/04/2017
UK – EUROPE – The ongoing case of the European truck cartel which has seen many of the manufacturers collude and conspire with regard to v...
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Another Huge Project Freight Forwarding Air Cargo for Heavy Lift Specialist
Custom Built Crates Enable Safe Stowage Aboard Aircraft

11/04/2017
UK – SOUTH KOREA – News comes of yet another huge project freight forwarding consignment undertaken by specialist heavy lift air carrier A...
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World's Largest Container Shipping Line Has Purchase of Competitor Approved
European Commission Allows Acquisition Subject to Restrictions

11/04/2017
DENMARK – GERMANY – The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of German container line Hamburg Süd by the Danish c...
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Pirate Attacks off Somali and Yemen Coasts See More Cargo Ships Targeted
Ransom Fears for Abducted Crew Members Taken From Hijacked Vessel

11/04/2017
SOMALIA – YEMEN – With reports of Somali forces recovering the Indian-owned commercial vessel, the Al Kausar and two of her crew fo...
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Freight Forwarding Agents Praise Possible Advantages of New UK China Rail Cargo Route
First Container Train Heads East - Faster than Sea Cheaper than Air

10/04/2017
UK – China – The first freight train from the UK to China has departed today from DP World's London Gateway rail freight terminal, as...
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New North European to Turkey Freight Service Starts
Port of Felixstowe welcomes new NET Service

10/04/2017
EUROPE – TURKEY – The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed the first call of a new service connecting North Europe and Turkey. Known as the �...
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Personnel Changes to the Line Ups at Freight and Logistics Associated Companies
Staff Moves Announced This Week

07/04/2017
NORWAY – SWEDEN – Norwegian maritime firm Wilhelmsen and Swedish shipping line Wallenius have received all the necessary approvals from co...
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The Friday Freight News Round Up
Items of Logistics and Shipping Industry News that did not hit the Headlines

07/04/2017
WORLDWIDE – The Woodland Group has been signed by the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) as their official logistics partner. The...
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Air Freight Specialist Helps Restock Zoo Hit by Tragedy
Tbilisi has New Residents Thanks to Donation

06/04/2017
NETHERLANDS – GEORGIA – Coyne Airways gave Tbilisi Zoo a helping hand by safely delivering its latest residents this week. A tiger, seven ...
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14,000 TEU Container Ship on Fire Saved by Combined Forces Efforts
Sri Lankan and Indian Authorities Rescue Crew and Extinguish Major Blaze

06/04/2017
SRI LANKA – INDIA – The Sri Lankan Navy received a distress call on April 4 at approximately 1030hrs from the 14,000 TEU container ship, <...
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Virtual Digital Start Up Freight Forwarding Outfit Commences Operations
China to UK System Goes Live This Month

06/04/2017
NETHERLANDS – UK – A new start-up company, Twill Logistics, has been launched by Damco, the freight forwarding and supply chain managemen...
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XPO Claims Ranking as the Largest Logistics Company in North America
Group Celebrates Drivers Safety Achievements as Record Mileages Reached

06/04/2017
US – In a week it has offered thanks to the extraordinary achievements of some of its truck drivers XPO Logistics tells us it has been ranked th...
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APM Looks at Ending Tacoma Container Operations
Loss of Main Client Likely Spells End of Service

05/04/2017
US – APM Terminals has said that it will likely end its operations at its Tacoma container terminal after its main customer, Matson, announced t...
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Another Freight Vessel Alleged Seized by Somali Pirates
Fourth Ship in Three Weeks Taken

05/04/2017
SOMALIA – As the EU Naval Force urges ships to remain vigilant when transiting the Indian Ocean, reports coming out of Somalia suggest that a se...
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New Antonov Freight Aircraft Takes to the Skies
Long Tradition of STOL Aircraft Continues On

05/04/2017
UKRAINE – SAUDI ARABIA – Aircraft manufacturer Antonov has demonstrated their new multipurpose aircraft, the AN-132D, as the aircraft took...
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UK Ferry Company Reports Record Amount of Freight Carried in Q1 This Year
Levels Up 11% From Last Year

05/04/2017
UK – P&O Ferries reports that it has carried more freight across the English Channel in the first three months of the year than in any first...
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Freight Forwarders and Shippers Flood to Multimodal Exhibition and Celebration Awards Dinner
Logistics Bash First Day Ends on a High Note

05/04/2017
UK – For many of the country's freight forwarders and shippers the Multimodal Exhibition at Birminghams's NEC is the high point of the...
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Shipbuilder to Spend Billions on Research and New Facilities
Green Vessels and Smart Shipyards on the Agenda

04/04/2017
SOUTH KOREA – As Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) splits into 4 independent companies, the group has announced plans to invest a total of US$3...
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UK Rail Freight Timetable Adjustment Frees up Thousands of New Slots
Analysis of Usage Allows for More Efficiency to Passenger and Freight Services

04/04/2017
UK – A massive timetable shakeup is being implemented after Britains rail freight industry collaborated over a two-year, industry-wide review i...
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Mystery of Sinking Ore Carriers Raises Concerns on Freight Vessel Design and Cargoes
Is Size of Vessels to Blame, or Anomalies in Cargo?

04/04/2017
SOUTH ATLANTIC – WORLDWIDE – The sinking of the 266,000 tonne Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Stellar Daisy on Friday has once again ...
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British Government Green Light Freight Forwarder Apprenticeship Scheme
Move Welcomed by Industry Representatives

04/04/2017
UK – A group of employers from within the UK's freight and logistics industry has been given the green light by the UK Department for Education ...
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Thai Freight Trucks Asked to Stop Running for Songkran
Government Makes Request over Safety Concerns

04/04/2017
THAILAND – Road freight hauliers in the Kingdom of Thailand have been asked by the Department of Land Transport (DLT) to stop operations during ...
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Worries of Escalation as Somali Pirates Seize Another Ship
Five Year Attack Moratorium Seems to be Over

03/04/2017
SOMALIA – It appears, after a five year hiatus, it seems that the scourge of piracy off of Somalia might well be returning. After the seizure of...
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Logistics Volunteers Cycle across South Africa to Raise Money for Transport Charity
220,000 Pounds Raised so far for Critical Training and Infrastructure Projects

03/04/2017
UK – SOUTH AFRICA – In a footnote to our previous report outlining their efforts in the recent Transaid Cycle South Africa Challenge, the ...
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New Freight in Motion Automatic Measuring System Introduced at Chicago Event
Cube Calculation Device Goes on Show

03/04/2017
US – Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary, Adaptive Optics Associates (AOX) will introduce its new DynaDim PF1000 In-Motion Dimensional Palle...
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Overcapacity and Falling Freight Rates See More Confusion in Container Shipping Market
European Commission Accepts Takeover of Singaporean NOL by French Rival CMA CGM

29/04/2016
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Neptune Oriental Lines (NOL) of Singapore by rival Fr...
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Logistics Representatives Ask for Response from Supply Chain Stakeholders to Online VAT Clampdown
UK Warehousing Authority Offers Chance for Freight Forwarders and Others to Make Representations

29/04/2016
UK – After our recent coverage of the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) warning that HMRC are about to increase pressure ...
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Panama Canal Insists Safety is Paramount for All Vessels in Transit Through Expanded Waterway
Authority Firmly Rebuts Union Claims

29/04/2016
PANAMA – The claims made by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) that the training given and the techniques used in the o...
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Maritime Security Alliance Boosts Capability of International Group to Protect Freight Interests
Two UK Based Agencies Join International Network

28/04/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – An international maritime consultancy says it has significantly bolstered its specialist services by joining forces with ...
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Every Ship from Container Vessel to Bulk Freight Carrier Needs a Clean Bottom
Now New Fuel Savings Calculator Compares the Benefits Against the Costs Incurred

28/04/2016
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – We have written before of GAC EnvironHull’s HullWiper technology which scrubs the hull of any sizeable vessel re...
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UK Freight Forwarders Warned of More Vigilance by HMRC as VAT and Other Logistics Fraud Increases
An Astonishing 168 Billion Euro Shortfall Prompts Action

28/04/2016
UK – One organisation which can always be trusted to give sage advice when it comes to ‘touchy’ subjects concerning the logistics in...
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Small Commercial Vehicles Remain Vital Factor in Delivery of Freight and Logistics in the UK
White Van Man Continues to Rule!

28/04/2016
UK – The importance of small commercial vehicles to the logistics industry has been emphasised this week with the release of figures which demon...
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New Study Questions Safety of New Panama Canal Locks
International Unions Warn of Potential Dangers to Merchant Shipping

28/04/2016
PANAMA – Just as the new, larger Panama Canal is set to open there have been queries raised as to the safety of operation of the huge new locks ...
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Another Container Freight Shipping Alliance Revises Services
Asia to East Coast of US Affected

27/04/2016
ASIA – US – Following our recent coverage of the changes to the recently formed cargo alliances, yet another container vessel sharing sche...
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Panama Canal Holds Maritime Lottery for First Transit Through New Channel
As Historic Day Dawns One Vessels Name Gets the Chance of Immortality (Well Pub Quiz Answer)

27/04/2016
PANAMA – WORLDWIDE – The Panama Canal will hold a draw on April 29, to select the first vessel which will transit through the Expanded Can...
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Freight and Logistics Staff Appointments This Week
UK Figures Prominently as Top Personnel Switch Jobs

27/04/2016
UK – Lots of staff changes in the field of logistics this week to report, particularly in Britain starting with Ian Veitch who handed over the P...
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Giant Artwork Needed Project Freight Forwarding Specialist Attention to Beat Deadline
Swimming Pool Based on Van Gogh's Ear Lugged All the Way to the Big Apple

27/04/2016
EUROPE – US – Project freight forwarding movements come in all shapes and sizes but few will have been transported more out of the ordinar...
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IMO Mandates Fuel Use Recording in All Merchant Ships Over 5000 Gross Tonnes
As Scramble to Apply SOLAS VGM Regulations Continue Environmental Data Collection Introduced

27/04/2016
WORLDWIDE – In an effort to send a clear and positive signal of its continuing commitment to climate change mitigation, the Marine Environment P...
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New Study on the Enforcement of Minimum Standards of Seafarers Working and Living Conditions
International Union Body Checks Up on Convention Which Protects Workers

26/04/2016
WORLDWIDE – It is now two and a half years since the implementation of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Conve...
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Once Again in Belfast HGV Truck Drivers Take to the Road on Two Wheels
Understanding the Complexities of Urban Cycling Saves Lives

26/04/2016
UK – As was evidenced in London last year there has proved to be nothing more which alerts an urban cyclist to the dangers of flirting with heav...
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Freight Truck Driver Releases Free App to Speed Container Street Turns at Port
Drayage Contractor Comes up with the Goods in More Ways Than One

26/04/2016
US – An HGV driver from a previous age would scratch his or her head in amazement at the changes in the freight industry which have occurred in ...
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Women Contenders for Annual Transport and Logistics Awards Announced
Breadth of Talent from HGV Drivers to Inspirational Leaders Fight Gender Imbalance

26/04/2016
UK – 22 of the most inspirational role models within the transport and logistics industry have been announced as finalists in the 2016 FTA every...
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Road Haulage Community Celebrates Abolishment of Government Tribunal
Truck Rallies and Convoys Precede Repeal of Road Safety Act

25/04/2016
AUSTRALIA – This week there were celebrations for members of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) when the Australian Parliament voting to ...
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New Intercontinental Vessel Space Charter Agreement for Freight from US to Arabia
German and Saudi Fleets Cooperate

25/04/2016
GERMANY – SAUDI ARABIA – WORLDWIDE – The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) and Hamburg based specialist for project ...
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Devolution of UK Rail Routes Welcomed by Freight Stakeholders
Annual RFG Conference Discusses the Way Forward

25/04/2016
UK – Last month we published full details of the report on the state of Network Rail by the CEO of HS1, Nicola Shaw, and it was much discussed a...
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Road Haulage Professionals Get New Route to Transport Management Certification
Freight Transport Association Launches City and Guilds Approved Courses

25/04/2016
UK – For those of us who gained Transport Management Certificate of Professional Competence status back when dinosaurs walked the earth, the cha...
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€35 Million Shipyard Investment Triples Lifting Capacity to 1800 Tonnes
If You Need a Giant Crane it Makes Sense to Buy Local

25/04/2016
FINLAND – It makes sense when you are running a shipyard that is investing €35 million in development, that you source a key component from...
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Ships Agency and logistics Specialist Changes Management
Buy Out Sees Separation from Marine Services Affiliate

25/04/2016
WEST AFRICA – The independent ship agency and logistics provider OMA has completed an amicable management buy-out process and announcing its int...
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Freight Forwarder and Logistics Group Doubles Capacity in Scotland
Independent Agency Invests for the Future

23/04/2016
UK – Yet another name due to appear at the Multimodal Exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC next month will be the independent freight forwarder ...
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Navigators of Merchant Vessels in Australian Waters Advised of New Software Changes
ECDIS Installation to be Completed by 2018

22/04/2016
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has advised that the phased carriage requirement of Electronic Chart Display and Inf...
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Sale of One of the Last RMS Freight and Passenger Ships Stirs Memories of St Helena
Commemorative Poster Available to Celebrate the End of an Era

22/04/2016
UK – ST. HELENA – WORLDWIDE – It is a fact of life that some stories spark the imagination more than the usual freight trade related...
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As Freight Rates Fall Another Potential Merger for Two Container Shipping Giants on the Cards
Potential to Form World's Fifth Largest Box Carrier

22/04/2016
GERMANY – QATAR – WORLDWIDE – Following the recent news of another giant collaboration between four of the world’s largest con...
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Defeat of Somali Pirates Means the End for Merchant Vessel Security Representatives
Armed Guards Have Mostly Eliminated Major Threat

21/04/2016
UK – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – After 5 years of representing the private maritime security industry the Directors of the Security Associ...
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Another Intermodal Freight Forwarder Enters the Logistics Sector in the Newly Christened Czechia
Czech Republic Sees Turkish Supply Chain Group Open First Facility

21/04/2016
CZECH REPUBLIC (CZECHIA) – TURKEY – Another supply chain player has announced its entry into the Czech Republic (or perhaps more properly ...
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Air Cargo and Freight Forwarding Warehouse Support Firm Wins Safety Accreditation
Boss Says Achievement Shows Commitment to Customers

21/04/2016
UK – Based in Langley, Berkshire, warehouse facilities management and maintenance company Armkor has been assisting clients in the air cargo, fr...
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Pilots Responsible for UPS Air Freight Contract Prepare for Industrial Action
Strike Centre Opened in Louisville

21/04/2016
US – You know things are not going well in the field of industrial relations when one side opens a ‘Strike Centre’ designed with the...
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Ocean Freight Alliances Ready for Major Overhaul as Container Shipping Lines Rationalise
You May Wish to Clear Your Head Before Reading This One

20/04/2016
WORLDWIDE – Ever since China’s two largest shipping groups merged to form one giant state-owned entity, rumours have abounded as to which ...
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US Dithers over SOLAS Export Freight Container Weighing System as the World Moves On
Logistically America Starts to Look Like a Third World Country

20/04/2016
US – UK – WORLDWIDE – As sectors of US industry rail against the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s (IM...
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Global Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Opens Up New LCL Services
Expansion of Network Continues for Swiss Based Group

19/04/2016
WORLDWIDE – Swiss based freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has expanded its LCL offerings, increasing the frequency of sailings fr...
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The Freight and Logistics Industry Steps Up Again (and Again and Again...)
Tales of Good Deeds from Around the Globe This Month

19/04/2016
WORLDWIDE – The logistics industry has a big heart, a fact which has been proven time and time again. In the light of last week’s two deva...
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New Customs Badge Enables John Good to Extend Airfreight Options
Import and Export Clearances Now Possible Throughout Northern England

18/04/2016
UK – No company survives in the logistics business for over 180 years, as John Good Shipping has, without staying abreast of current markets and...
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Articulated Fork Lifts Ideal for Cold Store Supply Chain and Logistics Functions
As Manufacturer Gears Up for Multimodal Freight Show Comes Sales Success

18/04/2016
UK – MALAYSIA – As Multimodal 2016, the UK’s premier freight and logistics exhibition draws closer, shipping lines, forwarding agent...
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Freight Forwarding Agents and Shippers Make SOLAS Case to US as First VGM Charges by Ports Announced
House of Representatives Hearing on American Coast Guard U Turn Whilst Container Weighing Tariff Released

17/04/2016
US – CANADA – WORLDWIDE – As July1, the deadline for the mandatory weighing of loaded export containers under revised Safety of Life...
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International Airlines Fined Over Failure to Act on Disability Complaints
European Carriers Receive Half a Million Dollar Fines

15/04/2016
US – A recent BBC Radio programme illustrated how attitudes to disability have radically altered over the past 30 years. Whereas many disabled p...
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This Week's Look at Who Logistics and Freight Related Companies Have Hired, Promoted or Seen Depart
Staff Movements in the Sector

14/04/2016
US – Freight forwarding and logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Bob Mihok as President of its North American Region, succeeding John He...
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Piracy Incidents Down but Kidnap and Ransom Cases on the Rise
Security Situation for Vessels off Nigeria Remains Worrying

14/04/2016
ASIA – GULF OF GUINEA – WORLDWIDE – Just as a report from maritime intelligence and operations firm, Dryad Maritime, shows some posi...
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SOLAS Container Mass Deadline Draws Closer as Freight Forwarders and Shippers Wait
As US Argues Ports Start to Gear Up for Regulation Change - But What is the Cost?

14/04/2016
UK – US – WORLDWIDE – As shippers around the globe wake up to the fact that they will be responsible for certifying the Verified Gro...
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Plans to Expand Freight Handling Operations at Another US Container Terminal
New Operation Capable of Handling Two 18,000 TEU Vessels Simultaneously

13/04/2016
US – Despite the doubts being expressed currently regarding the viability of the new ultra large container ships, work goes on at ports around t...
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Asian Freight Forwarding Leader Extends Logistics Services with Further Investment in India
New Branding for Established Supply Chain Group

13/04/2016
ASIA – Kerry Logistics, one of the primary freight forwarding outfits in the region, has further extended its influence and supply chain network...
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Bulk and Break Bulk Port Celebrates 40 Years of Freight Handling
Growth from a Small Harbour to Major Deep Water Cargo Facility

13/04/2016
SOUTH AFRICA – The Port of Richards Bay, which claims the title of the country’s premier port for bulk cargoes, commemorates 40 Years of s...
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More Investment by US Cargo Group in Caribbean Logistics Services
Puerto Rico Benefits from Busiest Regional Carrier

12/04/2016
PUERTO RICO – CARIBBEAN – US – Crowley Maritime Corp is to consolidate its Caribbean logistics services into a single new facility i...
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Intermodal Bid by Rail Freight Group Fails to Impress Regulators
Collapse of Major Merger Once Again

12/04/2016
CANADA – US – After five months of negotiations, three failed bids, and a rejection from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Canadian Pacific...
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All Cargo Outfit Ships Cutting Edge Technology for Logistics and Freight Forwarding Customer
Export to China Needed Particular Care

12/04/2016
NETHERLANDS – CHINA – AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the Russian based freight only carrier, has completed the transport of a consignment...
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Twitter Users Get a Chance to Talk to a Leading Transport and Logistics Figure
CILT Chairman Open to Questions on European Supply Chain Day

12/04/2016
UK – Transport and logistics is not only a useful barometer for the economics of a country but also a sector that tends to take the lead in new ...
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Largest Container Shipping Line Agrees Flag of Convenience Crew Deal on Charters
Major Logistics Player Once Again Shows Responsibility Toward Staff

12/04/2016
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Maersk, owners of the largest container shipping line in the world and with a host of subsidiary companies in severa...
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For Sale: An Iconic Passenger, Container and General Cargo Vessel
One of the Last Four Remaining RMS Ships to Move On

11/04/2016
ST HELENA – WORLDWIDE – For over a quarter of a century the remote UK Overseas Territory located 1200 miles off the West coast of Africa i...
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Warehouse Danger in Moving Freight with a Fork Lift Can Be Eliminated
Aftermarket Product Can Warn Drivers of Excess Mass and Unsafe Positioning

11/04/2016
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Anyone who has trained as a fork lift truck driver will know that the little diagram, usually mounted somewhere withi...
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Mail and Parcel Carrier Competing in UK Freight Market Again Reforms Identity
New Website, Logo and 'We Deliver' Strapline

11/04/2016
UK – The UK Mail Group plc, known formerly as Business Post, has once again changed its corporate identity and today has unveiled its new logo, ...
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Container Shipping Line Sees Its Largest TEU Carrier Ever to Enter Port
Fortieth Anniversary Year and Ships Continue to Grow

11/04/2016
UAE – Container shipping line United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Gulftainer, the privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UA...
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EU Truck Platoon Challenge Sees HGVs Connected by WiFi Cross Europe
Six Truck Makers Extend Autonomous Vehicle Trials

08/04/2016
EUROPE – An idea hatched in the Netherlands, this week saw the conclusion of the most extensive trial yet of ‘Truck Platooning’ wher...
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Logistics and Transport Education Programme Launched to Change Freight Job Perceptions
Partners Produce Suite of Resources for Schools

08/04/2016
UK – It seems everyone in the freight and logistics sector has woken up recently to the fact that the industry fails to present itself as a viab...
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Help Save an Ocean Freight Relic From When British Import and Export Cargo Relied on Steam Power
Sea Going Steamship Needs Support to Sail Again

08/04/2016
UK – Time was when steamships routinely travelled around the ports of Britain and ventured ever farther afield as the country built its fortune,...
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Road Haulage Trucks Require Good Maintenance but Ignore What Handles Freight at Your Peril
The Humble Fork Lift Needs Some TLC Too

07/04/2016
UK – We live at a time when every facet of road haulage and the logistics industry seems to elicit more legislation and health and safety requir...
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Road Haulage Takes a Step Forward with Introduction of the Mega Truck
Another European Country Trials Larger Freight Vehicles

07/04/2016
SPAIN – A 25.25 metre long mega truck with a maximum road haulage gross mass of 60 tonnes, has successfully made its first Spanish road and moto...
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Transport Workers Group Points Out Shipping Flags of Convenience Parallel Tax Evasion
Panama Papers Reveal Overseas Registries Sited in Many Financial Havens

07/04/2016
WORLDWIDE – The repercussions from the exposure of millions of documents known as ‘The Panama Papers’ which reveal the details of bi...
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Changes at the Top of Freight and Logistics Associated Organisations
Who is Headed Where and When

06/04/2016
WORLDWIDE – Freight and logistics staff news starts with the announcement that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Gover...
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ULEZ Means Freight Trucks Over Four Years Old Banned from London After September 2020
Ultra Low Emission Zone Will Please Many But Cost Small Road Haulage Groups Dear

06/04/2016
UK – When back in 2014 we wrote about the forthcoming Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) which will take effect in London from September 2020, we to...
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London Conference Will Discuss the Future of Cars and Road Freight Vehicles
Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Trucks Will Change Things Completely

06/04/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE - Frost & Sullivan, the international consultancy which advises on trends in technology to influence the development strategi...
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Road Haulage Drivers Have a Chance to Win One of Three Freight Transport Excellence Trophies
HGV Truck and Van Operators Must Enter Contest by April 30

06/04/2016
UK – At a time when concern is growing for the number of HGV drivers available to road haulage firms in future years comes a chance for the best...
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Controversial Wreck of Container Ship Now Declared Safe
Four and Half Years of Salvage Finally Ends

05/04/2016
NEW ZEALAND – The remains of the ill-fated container vessel MV Rena wreck in place on Otaiti/Astrolabe Reef, is no longer classed as a ...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Braid Logistics Turns Itself In for Bribery
(Which Results in a Two Million plus Pounds Penalty)

05/04/2016
UK – Glasgow-based Braid Logistics, has agreed to hand over £2.2 million penalty to the Civil Recovery Unit after self-reporting that it h...
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New Cloud Logistics Solution Gives Freight and Road Haulage Group More Control
Telematics Data Integrated into Transport Management System

05/04/2016
DENMARK – UK – EUROPE – P&O Ferrymasters, best known for road haulage services but with a portfolio covering most aspects of the...
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As Road Haulage Freight Drivers Face Fresh Migrant Attacks Minister Reviews Calais Personally
After More Violence Stakeholders Give Their Views Directly to Government

04/04/2016
UK – FRANCE – Last week we gave details of the current government consultation requesting the views of the logistics community on the migr...
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Marine Electronics are Susceptible to More Than Salt Water
Modern Testing Can Produce Better Protected Electrical Equipment

04/04/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – One of the unseen dangers which affects all modern types of marine craft, from racing yachts to the latest container ship...
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Freight and Logistics Group Expands Operations
US Based Company Grows Further in Europe

04/04/2016
SPAIN – Third party logistic specialist OIA has announced the opening of an office in Barcelona, the twentieth European facility for the US head...
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New Container Transhipment Terminal Destined to Shift Millions of TEUs of Freight
Multiple Trades to be Served by Expansion of Facilities

01/04/2016
MOROCCO – Port operator APM Terminals is to develop a new container transhipment terminal in at the Tanger Med 2 port complex to complement the ...
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MSC Announces New Container Freight Options Between Asia and US
Amberjack and Lone Star Express Routes Open Next Month

01/04/2016
US – ASIA – Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced two new services to supplement its existing ‘Amer...
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Automatic Boom Deploys to Contain Oil Spills at Energy Port
New Technology Cuts Response time in Case of Accidents

30/04/2015
SWEDEN – An autonomous vessel tasked with solely with the purpose of deploying containment booms in the event of an oil spill has been introduce...
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US Air Freight Cartel Scandal Continues Ever Onward with 99 Million Dollar Payout
Another Antitrust Settlement in a Case Seemingly Without End

30/04/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – Eva Airways Corporation (EVA) has entered in to a settlement agreement in the multidistrict class actions (Air Cargo Ship...
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Road Haulage Groups Join to Form High Cube Trailer Logistics Network
Software System Designed to Optimise Loads

30/04/2015
UK – IRELAND – Timed to coincide with this week’s Multimodal exhibition, eight prominent road haulage companies, together responsibl...
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Multimodal Hosts Intermodal Seminar on Switching from Road Haulage to Rail Carriage
A Greener Supply Chain Requires More Effort and Investment

30/04/2015
UK – This week saw the start of another successful Multimodal exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC and one of the hot topics was, as ever, the s...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Celebrates Three Decades of Service
Forwarders Network Played a Significant Part in Company's Success

30/04/2015
NIGERIA – With the result of the recent election seeming to have been welcomed generally, the future for the country looks bright. One group cer...
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Shippers Fret as Container Shipping Alliances Launch Ever Larger Vessels
Review of Services Whilst Insurers Consider Ramifications

29/04/2015
WORLDWIDE – With sixteen of the world's biggest shipping company’s tied up in the four mega-alliances, the European Shippers’ Co...
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For Sale by Government Transport Group - Fifty Ports, One Careful Owner
Sell Off to Include Some Exotic - but Remote, Harbours

29/04/2015
CANADA – The Canadian Ministry of Transport has announced plans to facilitate the transfer of 50 government owned port facilities to local inter...
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Middle East Container Freight, Transport and Logistics Group Turns in Figures
Q1 Profits Up for First Qatari Company

27/04/2015
QATAR – The name Milaha will be unfamiliar to many readers but the group encapsulates many subsidiaries relevant to the world of freight transpo...
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Product Tanker Group Buys Larger Ships to Carry More Freight
Italian Company Selects Bigger and More Environmentally Friendly Vessels

27/04/2015
ITALY – KOREA  – VIETNAM  – Product tanker specialist d’Amico International Shipping S.A. (DIS) has announced the p...
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Volvo Invests in Convoy Technology for the Road Haulage Truck Industry
Platooning System Links Vehicles in Tandem to Avoid Collisions and Save Fuel

27/04/2015
US – Volvo has announced that one of its subsidiaries, Volvo Group Venture Capital, has invested in Peloton Technology, a developer of vehicle t...
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Third Party Logistics Group Adds Another Air Freight Destination
Azerbaijan Capital Now Has Two Rotations Weekly

27/04/2015
SWITZERLAND – LUXEMBOURG – CHINA – AZERBAIJAN – Swiss third party logistics group Panalpina has added calls to its scheduled c...
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Free Informative Nationwide Safety Campaign for All Fork Lift Truck Users
FLTA Initiative Uses Online Self Help Programme to Save Lives

25/04/2015
UK – Fork lifts, no matter how well maintained they are, will always have the potential to cause injuries and even deaths, something which all u...
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Container Handling Facility Plans for 6 Million TEU Following Significant Investment
Middle Eastern Ocean Freight Options to be Expanded

25/04/2015
OMAN – Speaking at the GCC Supply Chain & Logistics Conference 2015 held in Muscat earlier this month, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH)...
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Container Shipping Line Names Latest Fleet Addition for West Africa - Far East Trade
Against the Trend for Ever Larger Vessels Come Four New 3,500 + Box Ships

25/04/2015
NETHERLANDS – WEST AFRICA – Rotterdam headquartered NileDutch, a container shipping line specialising in West African traffic has just nam...
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Driving Licence Changes to be Noted by Road Haulage Operators
Paper Counterparts to be Made Redundant

25/04/2015
UK – As the country approaches a General Election there has been one policy of the current government which has stayed fairly low profile, but w...
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Air Freight Carrier Targets Massive Fuel Savings Via a Simple Paint Job
New Livery Gives Huge Economic Advantages

24/04/2015
RUSSIA – WORLDWIDE – In the past few years we have seen strenuous efforts by the ocean shipping community to reduce pollution, principally...
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Port's Freight Transhipment Made Easier and Safer with Automated Mooring
Vacuum Technology Eliminates the Need for Mooring Lines

24/04/2015
SOUTH AFRICA – Having received the last of twenty six mooring units during March the automated mooring system (AMS) at the Port of Ngqura on Sou...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Giant Announces New East European Groupage Link
Regular Weekly Schedule with Targeted Timescale to Service Local Industry

24/04/2015
POLAND – BELARUS – Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is a commercially important centre, being both the country’s largest city and the ...
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Freight Forwarder and Logistics Boss Leaves After Less Than a Year in Charge
All the Industry Appointments and Departures This Week

23/04/2015
NETHERLANDS – Freight forwarder and third party logistics operator Ceva has confirmed that Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive B...
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Chinese Rail Deal for Freight Forwarding Agent Opens Door for Intermodal Expansion
State Group Owns Specialist Cargo and Container Transport Subsidiaries

23/04/2015
CHINA – Far East headquartered freight forwarding group, Kerry Logistics has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Chinese state own...
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Tankers and Freight Vessels Targeted as Piracy and Associated Kidnappings Increase Again
Somalian Pirates Quiet But Other Countries Now Breed Their Own Hijackers

22/04/2015
WORLDWIDE – After a steady drop in global piracy over the last few years, attacks rose 10% in the first quarter of 2015 against the same period ...
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Container Shipping Contract for Global General Use Introduced
GSF and BIMCO Publish Standard Box Freight Document

22/04/2015
WORLDWIDE – The Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the NGO inaugurated in the UK four years ago but which represents international shipping organisati...
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Supply Chain Clients Can Buy or Hire a Fork Lift Truck or Find Training from 3 New Websites
Online Materials Handling Customers Can Directly Search for Services from Narrow Aisle Group

22/04/2015
UK – It seems one website was simply insufficient for articulated fork lift truck manufacturer Flexi Narrow Aisle which has launched three separ...
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Earth Day is Time to Note Emission Targets for Road Haulage Trucks
45 Year Anniversary of Global Environmental Event

22/04/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – When the extravagantly named Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin called for a national day of education about threats to ...
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Whilst Container Road Haulage Operator Crashes Neighbouring Logistics Group Honoured
Queen's Award for Suffolk Firm as Haulier Collapses

21/04/2015
UK – Good and bad news for companies in Suffolk this month with Felixstowe based Seafast Logistics collecting a highly prestigious Queen’s...
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Two Salvage Giants Combine to Form Wreck Removal and Marine Towage Operation
Partnership of Pair Set To Dominate the Industry

21/04/2015
WORLDWIDE – Two of the giants of the salvage industry are to join forces next month after the US group Crowley Maritime Corporation and Danish h...
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Sea Crossing on All Electric Power with New Design Freight and Passenger RoPax Ferry
Innovative Design and New Technologies Render a Feasible Alternative

21/04/2015
DENMARK – FAROE ISLES – The marine engineering group Knud E Hansen A/S specialises in innovative design, attempting to combine cutting edg...
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New Home for Project Freight Forwarding Specialist
A Short Move but With Big Plans for Manchester Based Logistics Group

21/04/2015
UK – Project freight forwarding specialist Tuscor Lloyds has spent over 20 years perfecting shipping methods across the globe, but this week saw...
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New Service for Container Terminal as Basque Port Commences Freight Shipments This Month
Multimodal Group Links Up With Tilbury

20/04/2015
UK – SPAIN – The Port of Pasaia (Pasajes) is little known in the UK but is in fact the second most important such facility in the Basque c...
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Freight Underground? A New Concept Tested to Decongest Roads with Subterranean Haulage
Stick That in Your Pipe

20/04/2015
UK – Mole Solutions has been awarded a £98,496 grant by the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, for an urban freight tra...
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New Groupage Service from Freight Forwarding and Logistics Partners
After a Change of Livery and Uniform Comes a New Service

20/04/2015
UK – MALTA –Sheldon Clayton has opened a new door to door road haulage service between the UK and Malta as from this month. It has been a ...
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Container Shipping Line Kicks Off Multiple Freight and Logistics Appointments This Week
Many Personnel Changes in the Global Shipping Community

17/04/2015
WORLDWIDE – The weekly round-up of staff changes in the freight and logistics world starts with an announcement of several senior management mov...
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Another Repeat Crane Order for Port's Container Handling Terminal
Latest Tranche Brings Number of RTGs to Twenty

17/04/2015
FINLAND – SPAIN – With most companies repeat business, rather than new, is often the lifeblood of a successful firm and when dealing with ...
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Road Haulage Outfits Can Pay for HGV Highway Tolls Electronically at the Filling Station
New Scheme from Fuel Card Provider to Simplify European Road Charging

17/04/2015
EUROPE – International Diesel Service (IDS), a Kuwait Petroleum subsidiary, has teamed up with Italian headquartered Plose, itself a part of 360...
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Supply Chain Report Indicates Container Shipping Emissions Down - As Are Freight Rates
Ocean Cargo Environmental Footprint is Smaller but Elsewhere All is Not Well

17/04/2015
WORLDWIDE – As one of the most respected names in the field of transport analysis, a sector where many strive, often unsuccessfully, to analyse ...
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Solar Power Solutions for Freight and Passenger Vessels Approved by Classification Society
Renewable Energy Installation can Control a Variety of On Board Systems

16/04/2015
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Maritime technology company, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced that it has received acceptance from classification ...
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Freight and Passenger Fleets Must Insure Against Sinkings and Groundings
Wreck Owners Now Responsible for Clean Up by Law

16/04/2015
WORLDWIDE – The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks entered into force on 14 April 2015 having been adopted by an Internat...
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Domestic Waterborne Freight Under Discussion with Little Chance of Opening Cargo to Competition
US Speakers Show a Protectionist Attitude Envisioning War at Any Time

16/04/2015
US – Nothing more clearly illustrates the conflicting views which Americans hold on the subject of the Jones Act, or more properly the Merchant ...
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3PL Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Group Narrow Interests by Sale of Non-Core Groupage Business
Tank Logistics Firm Snaps Up Established Cargo Consolidator

16/04/2015
ITALY – Ceva Logistics, the freight forwarding and 3PL supply chain provider, has sold its interest in international groupage subsidiary Spedizi...
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Rail Freight and Road Haulage and Contract Logistics Show Different Trends
Two Sets of Figures from US Groups Make Interesting Contrast

15/04/2015
US – Two sets of first quarter figures from prominent US based freight carriers this week demonstrate different trends. CSX, which operates inte...
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New Warehouse Facility for Freight Forwarder Specialising in Niche Logistics
Book Trade Has Provided Rich Pickings in New York for Essex Based Agency

15/04/2015
US – UK – The Essex headquartered Woodland Group is firmly established in the American book shipping trade, and in fact claims to export m...
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With Zero Hours in the Spotlight 100 Jobs on RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferries Switch to Full Time
Union and Shipping Group Negotiate Another Hundred Staff Off Controversial Contracts

14/04/2015
UK – As it made very clear with a submission to the BIS Consultation on Zero-Hours Employment Contracts in March last year the RMT Union is unsu...
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EU Investment in Freight and Passenger Rail Systems to Boost Safety and Timekeeping
Aim is to Simplify and Unify Train Controls

14/04/2015
EUROPE – Several European countries will benefit from the latest tranche of investments announced by the EU as part of the TEN-T Programme which...
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Freight Group Rewards Road Haulage Outfits for Exemplary Performance
FTA Honours those Firms with Outstanding Roadworthiness Records

14/04/2015
UK – Any company with a road haulage operator’s licence will know that the demands of keeping control of truck servicing and safety checks...
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New LCL Service from Freight Consolidator and Logistics Partner
New York to Helsinki Opens Gateway to Russia

14/04/2015
US – FINLAND – Ocean freight consolidator and NVOCC CaroTrans has announced a new LCL service between New York and Helsinki this week with...
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In London it's Trucks Whilst in France Authorities Fear Upsurge of Level Crossing Cycling Fatalities
Impatience Blamed for Latest Incident as TGV Near Miss Televised

14/04/2015
FRANCE – UK – Following the recent death of royal designer Moira Gemmill in London, killed by a tipper truck whilst cycling to work, it se...
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Materials Handling News as Fork Lift Contract Extended and Long Association with Professional Body
Repeat Business for One Supplier Whilst Another Clocks Up 35 Years of Cooperation

13/04/2015
UK – Materials handling news this week includes a major milestone for a well known Scottish plant hire group whilst, south of the border, a majo...
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Container Shipping Line Fine Tunes US - Caribbean Freight Operations
Changes to Island Services and Improved Reefer Options

13/04/2015
US – CARIBBEAN – Container shipping line CMA CGM has upgraded two of its freight services between the US and the Caribbean region with cha...
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Container Shipping Line Chooses New Management Software for All Chartered Box Vessels
Tender Process Sees Finnish/Japanese Cooperation Win Contract

13/04/2015
TAIWAN – FINLAND – JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – As container ships grow ever larger, seemingly month by month, so the demands on the pl...
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New US Rail Freight Corridor Gets the Go Ahead from the Authorities
Approval for Indianapolis to Louisville Link

11/04/2015
US – Short line railroad holding company Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) and intermodal freight group CSX have announced that the US Surface Trans...
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Illegal Import of Off Road Vehicles Leads to Huge Civil Penalty Settlement
Environmental Protection Agency Check Turns Up Poor Quality Machines

10/04/2015
US – The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a settlement with four Texas-based recreational vehicle importers and an affilia...
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Shipowners Opinions on Outlook Vary with Freight Shipping Sector More Optimistic than Offshore
Norwegian Report Looks Into the Future

10/04/2015
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – As owners of the worlds sixth largest shipping fleet measured by market value, the aspirations and opinions of Norweg...
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This Weeks Appointments in the Freight and Logistics Sector
Worldwide Staff Changes Concerning the Shipping Industry

09/04/2015
WORLDWIDE – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has named the six nominee for the position of Secretary General, to succeed Koji Sekim...
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Ukraine Continues to Arrest Cargo Vessels It Deems Have Entered Disputed Territory Illegally
At Least Three Ships Detained by Authorities

09/04/2015
UKRAINE – TURKEY – CRIMEA – There has been no further news about the Tuvalu flagged general cargo vessel, the Kanton, or her captain...
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West Coast Dispute Sees Casualties as Container Lines Cease Freight Services
Two Major Box Carriers End Calls at Portland

09/04/2015
US – As cargo operations appear to return to normal on America's West Coast following the recent dock workers dispute, the International Lon...
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Merchant Vessel Owners and Unions Unite Against Preventable Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean
Warning Given to EU Leaders to Prioritise Maritime Disaster Scenario

08/04/2015
EUROPE – European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member States to take immedi...
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Repeat Order for Ship to Shore Cranes as Part of Bid to Reduce Logistics Costs
'Pendulum of the Archipelago' Scheme to Form One Freight Corridor

08/04/2015
INDONESIA – Finnish manufacturer Konecranes has recently received an order from PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) in Surabaya for three Ship-...
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30 Year Container Handling Deal Signed to Access Freight from Panama Canal
Jamaica to Become Box Line's Main Caribbean Cargo Hub

08/04/2015
WEST INDIES – The world’s third largest box carrier, French group CMA CGM has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Jamaica grant...
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Express Carrier Sold for Billions as Competition in the Logistics Sector Reduces
FedEx Takes Over TNT Despite EU Ruling that Former UPS Bid was Non Competitive

07/04/2015
EUROPE – US – FedEx has announced plans to expand its European presence by purchasing 100% of the shares in TNT Express for €4.4 bill...
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Bulk Freight and General Cargo Vessels Put Crews at Risk of Death
Another Fatal Accident Causes Union to Ask Minister to Address the Problem

07/04/2015
UK – WEST AFRICA – WORLDWIDE – The hold of a cargo ship is not the place to be for anyone suffering claustrophobia but a warning com...
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Road Haulage Group Drives Toward Higher Profile with Racing Sponsorship
RHA Looks to Promote Itself and Lack of HGV Drivers

07/04/2015
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has decided to raise its profile, both within the freight and logistics industry and with the general pu...
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Container Freight Moving More Freely as Union Looks to Ratify Dock Contract
Vote to be Held on New Labour Terms as Shipping Levels Return to Normal

06/04/2015
US – Despite some congestion this week as several container handling terminals saw closures in honour of the Memorial Day for the late labour ac...
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Safety Charity Disagrees with Government and Road Haulage Community Over Speed Limits
Brake Criticises Changes so Warmly Welcomed by Freight Sector

03/04/2015
UK – The changes to Britain’s speed limits for HGV’s, which become law on 6 April, and which have been warmly welcomed by the road h...
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Busy Time as US Coast Guard Attends to Oil and Bulk Freight Tankers Running Aground
Two Separate Incidents This Week Alone

02/04/2015
US – The usual busy week for the Coast Guard with both oil and bulk freight tankers running aground in US waters. Most worrying was an incident ...
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New Import Freight Regulations now Require Certificate of Conformity
Change in Documentation for Niger will Affect Many Shippers

02/04/2015
NIGER – Changes to import regulations mean that from 1 April most freight entering the land locked Republic will require a Certificate of Confo...
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More TEU is Order of the Day as Container Shipping Giants Proliferate
Main Box Lines All Select the Supersize Option

01/04/2015
HONG KONG – SOUTH KOREA – FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – News just seems to be pouring in recently of the ever larger containership new ...
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New Freight Train Service Replaces Road Haulage and Short Sea Cargo Options
Successful Trial Leads to Regular Track Option

01/04/2015
UK – EUROPE – Glasgow based multimodal logistics provider John G Russell (Transport) is literally ‘in the van’ as regards the ...
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Double Triumph for London Gateway as Container Shipping Port Reveals New Deal at Motor Cycle Museum
Joint Venture Development Contract Agreed Hours Before Multimodal Celebration

30/04/2014
UK – DP World’s London Gateway chose its sponsored Multimodal VIP dinner held at the National Motorcycle Museum to announce a deal done ju...
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From Limo to Urban Road Haulage Freight Vehicle the e-Tuk hits the US Streets
Designability, Look and Green Credentials are Bound to Appeal to Stateside Consumers

30/04/2014
NETHERLANDS – US – Someone once said that you can tell a great road vehicle from the run of the mill if it makes you smile when you drive ...
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Freight Forwarding Group Offers New Packing Logistics Solution to Automotive Manufacturers
Supply of Better Designed Re-useable Containers Gives Operational Advantages

30/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Gefco, a group which includes both re-useable packaging and finished vehicle logistics amongst its skills, has signed a n...
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Freight Group Welcomes Biomethane Benefits for Road Haulage Sector
Government Aid to Those Operators Willing to Invest in New Low Emission Technology

30/04/2014
UK – One of the main complaints from the road haulage sector against government policy to press forward with the reduction of carbon emissions i...
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End of an Era as RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry to Cease This Summer
Long Standing Route Abandoned Due to Increase in Sulphur Emission Costs

30/04/2014
UK – DENMARK – Passenger and freight ferry operator DFDS has announced that it is to end its Harwich, UK to Esbjerg, Denmark route on Sept...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Announces New Job Opportunities
Fifth Year of Training Scheme as Quality of Services Certified

29/04/2014
UK – GERMANY – EUROPE – Logistics and freight forwarding group DB Schenker will once attend this year’s Multimodal Exhibition ...
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Rail Freight Interests Delighted as Channel Tunnel Rates Fall
EU Investigation Prompts Eurotunnel to Reduce Charges

29/04/2014
UK – FRANCE – The latest announcement from Eurotunnel that it was committed to reduce the current level of freight train track access char...
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Swiss 3PL Supply chain and Freight Forwarding Specialist Announces Q1 Figures
Ocean and Air Cargo Profits Rise on Increased Turnover but Rates per Tonne and TEU Fall Slightly Overall

29/04/2014
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Swiss based third party logistics (3PL) supply chain group Panalpina says it has grown ‘head of the market...
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Freight Forwarders Invited to Try Shipping Cars at Six to a Container
Racking System Enables Secure Stacking and Space and Time Saving Solution

29/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Over time we have covered the shipping of cars by various means, including aids to loading containers and trailers, and e...
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Japanese Relations with China Tense with Longshoremen and Shipping Line Caught in the Middle
Ancient Court Cases and Even Older Real Estate Disputes Spring Up to Create International Problems

27/04/2014
CHINA – JAPAN – ASIA – US – Chinese Customs officials have arrested three female employees from the Chinese arm of Japanese co...
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Latest UK Deep Water Container Shipping Port Butchers the Opposition
New Import Contract and Box Repair and Road Haulage Facility Both Sign On to London Gateway

27/04/2014
UK – London Gateway, Britain’s latest deep water container port, made two announcements this week regarding the steadily growing portfoli...
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New Container Feeder Loop as Shipping Line Institutes Peak Season Service Changes
Port Rotation Changes as New Call and Feeder Service Announced

24/04/2014
TAIWAN – FAR EAST – RED SEA – Container shipping group Evergreen Line has announced service changes in preparation for the coming pe...
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Road Haulage Operators Will See Extra Tough Asset Tracker Launch at Commercial Vehicle Show
With Armoured Protection and Ten Year Power Supply Aptly Named Product Hits the Market

24/04/2014
UK – The up and coming Commercial Vehicle Show being held at the NEC in Birmingham gives manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to show ...
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Another Successful Project Freight Forwarding Move for Out of Gauge Cargo
Manchester Group Draws on Experience for Latest Shipment

24/04/2014
UK – RUSSIA – Only anyone who has personally experienced the unique conditions which exist in the Sakhalin Region, the only region in the ...
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Freight Forwarders and Shipping Lines Welcome Growth of US Biomass Exports
Wood Pellet Shipments Rise Inexorably as Search for Alternative Fuels Continues

24/04/2014
NORTH AMERICA – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – One of the drivers of the logistics industry is the development of new techniques and technolog...
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Appointments and Staff Moves in Freight Forwarding, Logistics, Shipping and Supply Chain Sectors
Who is Going (or Gone) Where and When This Week

23/04/2014
SWITZERLAND – This week’s appointments and staff moves begins in the freight forwarding and logistics sector with the news that, as of 1 J...
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A Partial Solution to the Problems of a Filthy and Dangerous Freighter
Arrest Postponed as ITF Steps in to Assist Crew

23/04/2014
UK – Further to our recent story regarding the stranded crew of the MV Munzur, the Panamanian flagged, Turkish owned freighter which ha...
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Multimodal Exhibition Has Repeat Appeal for Freight and Logistics Groups
Seminars, Games and Demonstrations Make This a Must Visit Event

23/04/2014
UK – The relevance of the Multimodal Exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC next week to the freight and logistics sector is reinforced by the num...
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Some Freight Forwarders and Abnormal Load Haulage Operators Get All the Glamour
Specialist Transport is Where One Sees the Exotic Side of Shipping - and the Risk

23/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – There are certain aspects of the logistics market that appeal so much more than the general run of the mill, bread and bu...
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Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Road Haulage - All Now Demand Certified Security Audits
Two Decades in Russian Market Aid Sustainable and Quantifiable Standards for One Operator

23/04/2014
RUSSIA – As anyone involved in freight forwarding or road haulage knows, standards these days are often determined by certification and audits w...
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French Airline Criticised for Carrying Live Monkeys for Experimentation
TV Presenter Joins Anti-Vivisection Campaign

22/04/2014
FRANCE – MAURITIUS – UK – WORLDWIDE – Air France has come under renewed attack from the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAV...
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Freight Vessel Faces Arrest for Disgusting Conditions and Unpaid Wages
Disgrace of Foreign Ships Held in UK Ports as Maritime Labour Convention Bites

22/04/2014
UK – Tonight at 17:00 hours the Turkish owned, Panamanian flagged merchant vessel Munzur faces arrest tonight after being detained by B...
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Pirates Show Both Themselves to Merchant Ship and the Value of Armed Security Teams
Miscreants Again Shy Away When Faced with Armed Response

22/04/2014
GULF OF ADEN – Following our report of pirate activity in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb in late March it seems that caution and observation are th...
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Air Cargo Group Supplies Free Logistics to Big Annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt
Virgin Lays on Freight to Assist Two Worthwhile Causes

22/04/2014
UK – US – ASIA – The world’s largest Easter egg hunt first made it into the Guinness Book of Records after it raised over &pou...
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Supply Chain Computer Technology Group Wins Queen's Enterprise Award
Offline Testing Results in Time and Cost Savings

22/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – With the recent announcement of this year’s winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, consider...
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Russian Logistics Group Shows Off Its New Freight Offerings at Multimodal Moscow Event
TransRussia 2014 Gives Stakeholders Opportunities to Explore Alternative Transport Solutions

22/04/2014
RUSSIA – Today sees the opening of the 19th Moscow International Transport & Logistics Exhibition where the Russian Railways Logistics group...
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Balance of Ocean Freight Shifts with Container Shipping Alliance and Fourth Largest Box Carrier Deal
German and Chilean Lines Form Another Big Hitter to Battle P3

22/04/2014
GERMANY – CHILE – WORLDWIDE – Back in January we speculated that the long expected convergence of two second division container carr...
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Container Shipping Line Introduces New Asia - Africa Express Service
Transit Time for Previously Transhipped Freight Reduced

17/04/2014
ASIA – WEST AFRICA – The world’s second largest container shipping group, Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (M...
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Shipping Container Terminal Operator Penalised for Health and Safety Issues
Ongoing Labour Unrest with Company Affects Ports on Two Continents

17/04/2014
US – HONDURAS – The longstanding dispute between the longshoremen who work in the Port of Portland and employers simmers on, and the lates...
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Freight Forwarding and Ocean Shipping Export/Import Charges Under the Spotlight
With Cartel and Antitrust Action Rife It's Time to Examine Those Unwarranted Extras says GSF

16/04/2014
UK – US – WORLDWIDE – Few involved in the export/import supply chain can fail to have noticed the proliferation of successful prosec...
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Data Capture Expert and Supply Chain System Provider Expands into Turkey
From a Small Electronics Business to 1,000 Patents in Four Decades

16/04/2014
TURKEY – WORLDWIDE – Having started as a small electronics operation in Bologna, Italy over forty years ago, Datalogic, now boasts a verit...
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Fork Lift Trucks Favoured by Freight and Logistics Staff Gain Vision Guided Automation
Hyster Adds More Technology to its Rugged Image

16/04/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Hyster, producer of fork lift trucks much favoured by many in the freight and logistics sector, principally for their dur...
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Joint Venture as Freight Forwarder and Logistics Supplier Steps Into the Nuclear Age
Traditional Shipping Industry Name Continues to Expand Branches of Logistics it Can Service

16/04/2014
UK – Cory Brothers is a name which has been associated with British merchant shipping from its inception in the 1800’s and which has const...
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Conveyor Systems Must be Adaptable to Suit Modern Supply Chain and Logistics Requirements
From Nuclear Waste to Frozen Chickens - Today's Handling Equipment Must Move It All

16/04/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – The conveyor belt is of course one of the essential elements in the supply chain for many manufacturers and express mail ...
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Multimodal and Commercial Vehicle Events Attract Road Haulage, Freight and Logistics Visitors
Exhibitors Demonstrate Greatest Ever Gathering of Industry Related Products

15/04/2014
UK – Just two weeks to go until two of the biggest shows in the country’s logistics calendar with the Commercial Vehicle and Multimodal ex...
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Logistics versus Environment as Treasury Fuel Report Pleases Freight and Road Haulage Lobby
Government Satisfies Motorists but Alienates Green Interests

15/04/2014
UK – The Treasury Report issued this week which concludes that a reduction in fuel duty can benefit the economy has met with two very different ...
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The Best of the Best Women in Transport and Logistics Revealed
Sector Celebrates Success as Everywoman Finalists Announced

15/04/2014
UK – As so many people in the freight and transport industries are always keen to point out, logistics is one of the UK’s fastest growing ...
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Essex Group Helps with SOS Kit Aid Charity Freight and Logistics Challenges
Donations Helping Youngsters Achieve Through Sport Continue to Grow

15/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – The Essex based Woodland Group has entered into a partnership with SOS Kit Aid, handling all aspects of the charity's...
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Freight Group Says Learn New 'Smart Motorway' Rules Before Driving M25 Twenty Mile Section
Accidents and Prosecutions Will Result for Improper Use of 'Open' Hard Shoulder

11/04/2014
UK – A comment by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) on the new ‘Smart Motorway’ stretch of the busy M25, due to open on 14 Apr...
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With Fate of 159 Abandoned Merchant Ships in Limbo Fairer Deal Hammered Out with MLC Amendments
Geneva Vote Means Crucial Support for Seafarers Deserted by Their Employers

11/04/2014
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Two key proposals for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (2006) (MLC) were passed with overwhelming su...
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ISO Shipping Container Literally Gold Standard as Sir Ben Ainslie Opens New Berth
Olympic Champion Launches 100 Million Pound Terminal Extension

10/04/2014
UK – As described in our story last month four times Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie was on hand to open the Port of Southampton’s new &p...
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Giant Truck and Automotive Manufacturer Takes Supply Chain Training to a New Level
Launch of University for Over 100,000 Employees

10/04/2014
SWEDEN – WORLDWIDE – Running right through the supply chain is one component that seems to grow in importance every passing year and affec...
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Road Haulage Firms Are Not the Only Market for Retread Tyres
Commercial Aircraft Utilise Cheaper, Cleaner Option

10/04/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – The News Desk at the Handy Shipping Guide receives hundreds of emails every day, most of which we choose not to print as ...
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Road Haulage Outfits Advised to Ensure Petroleum Tanker Certification in Order
PDP Scheme Managers Change the Rules on Drivers Certificates

10/04/2014
UK – Every lorry driver on British roads in charge of a tanker carrying flammable fuel will need to gain a Petroleum Drive Passport (PDP) in 201...
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Freight Forwarding Groups Celebrate New Contracts and the Inception of a Logistics Air Cargo Hub
Two Agents Make Announcements of Success

09/04/2014
UK – BRAZIL – EUROPE – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA – CHINA – Several gains for logistics groups announced this week with ...
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Air Cargo Screening Costs for Freight Agents Come Under New Management
Security Oversight Transfers from DfT to CAA

09/04/2014
UK – Following several months of testing the new arrangements, last week saw the responsibility for certain aspects of air cargo security transf...
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'Gardening Club' Air Freight Forwarding Cartel Finally Buried by High Court
Shipping Agents Piled High on the Compost Heap After Punishments Doled Out for Infamous Antitrust Scandal

08/04/2014
NEW ZEALAND – The High Court in Auckland has wrapped up its case into what it describes as ‘hard core cartel behaviour’ in the air c...
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Single Window Reporting Requirements Will Soon Impact Freight and Shipping Interests Beyond Europe
Member States and All Companies Must Have Workable Systems Up and Running Shortly

08/04/2014
EUROPE – Much of what the European Union has to involve itself in is ‘tidying up’ and aligning the regulations for all manner of tra...
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Union Spells Out the Case for Pensions in the Maritime Labour Convention
Representatives Say Workers at Sea Deserve the Same Rights as Shore Based Staff

08/04/2014
UK – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – With major changes being made to pension provision for all employees being made in the UK and some ot...
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Project Freight Forwarding and Logistics Outfit Celebrates Two Successful Decades
Management Praises Staff as Tuscor Lloyd's Hits Twenty

08/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – The logistics industry has always had its share of tenacious performers when it comes to establishing a business, and for...
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Spanish Container Shipping Terminal Part Acquired by Japanese Giant and Logistics Group
Part of Valencia Stevedoring Company Sold to Add Group Credibility and Assist Further Expansion

07/04/2014
SPAIN – JAPAN – The Mitsubishi Corporation which has a penchant for acquiring and developing assets in a plethora of industries with a por...
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Deep Sea Shipping Will Rely on Ports Bunkering Facilities to Supply Vessels with LNG
Lloyd's Register Takes a Good Look at the Future of Liquefied Natural Gas Availability

07/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Much of what Lloyd’s Register concerns itself with these days, as do many others, is the drive toward cleaner shipp...
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Container Freight Carrier Extends a Long Pedigree in Ocean Shipping of New Car Exports
Japanese Line Continues to Expand its NAFTA Trade Portfolio

07/04/2014
US – MEXICO – JAPAN – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced the commencement of new car carrier services for shipping vehicles being ...
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Giant Freight Forwarding and Express Logistics Group Sets Out to Reform its Image
It Seems Serious Criticisms of Human Relations Has Led to Latest PR Campaign

07/04/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Say what you like about DHL, the Deutsche Post group subsidiary, despite quite a lot of bad publicity over the past ...
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Island RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Link to Cease for Repairs in June
Vessel to Have Long Standing Damage Rectified

07/04/2014
UK – Damage which occurred to the RoRo freight and passenger ferry Ben my Chree, which plies between the Isle of Man and the mainland will now n...
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Container Shipping Line Announces Changes to European - South American Freight Services
Trading Conditions Result in Restructure of MSC Portfolio

07/04/2014
EUROPE – SOUTH AMERICA – In view of the current trading conditions, container shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. says i...
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Container Shipping Alliance Gets the Go Ahead to Start Work Immediately
G6 Grouping Gets Ratification from US Authorities

03/04/2014
US – The G6 Alliance has received the go-ahead from the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to expand its current geographic scope to allow its...
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Freight Truck and Intermodal Design Changes in the Name of Safety
EU to Vote on Mandatory Measures to Preserve Lives and Reduce Pollution

03/04/2014
EUROPE – UK – The vote by the European Parliament scheduled for April 15 may well herald a new era of truck design following last month&rs...
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Big Freight Forwarding Names Under Threat in Yet Another Shipping Antitrust Investigation
Ten Companies and Subsidiaries Facing Potential Cartel Prosecution - As Once Again Somebody Turns States Evidence

03/04/2014
SINGAPORE – GERMANY – JAPAN – In yet another potential antitrust shipping scandal the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has ...
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Merchant Shipping Chalks Up Yet Another Rescue as Tanker Saves Crew of Yacht
Crew of Three Plucked from the Atlantic

03/04/2014
PANAMA – US – Once again comes the tale of a dramatic rescue by a merchant vessel which had to search for the proverbial needle in a hayst...
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Future of UK Highways Agency to be Discussed with Freight and Road Haulage Interests
July Sees London Seminar to Examine Strategic Road Investment and what's in Store for Infrastructure Management

03/04/2014
UK – Westminster Forum Projects (WFP), the private conglomeration of cross party forums which evolved from the original 1996 meeting of the West...
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Freight and Logistics Staff Moves This Week
IATA Cargo Boss Retirement Announcement Leads Appointments and Departures

02/04/2014
WORLDWIDE – Freight and logistics staff moves start this week with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announcing that their Glob...
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Cold Chain Specialists in Freight and Shipping Support Services Introduce Better Management
New Protocols will Insure Customers against Counterfeit and Contaminated Products

02/04/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – Carrier Transicold, a name synonymous with cold chain support services to the freight industry has launched its new CareM...
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Project Freight Forwarding History Provides a Base for Logistic Group’s Aid and Humanitarian Future
Allseas Global Wins UN Approval

02/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Project freight forwarding specialist Allseas Global Logistics’ commitment to expertise in the humanitarian aid/rel...
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Law Firm Reappointed as Crown Estate Advisers with Responsibility for Ports and Maritime Interests
Competitive Tender Process Sees Newcastle Based LLP Win Through

02/04/2014
UK – Unbeknown to most people the Crown Estate is not the monarch’s private pension fund but in fact an organisation governed by Act of Pa...
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Insurers Remain the Experts on Shipping Container Stowage
Hidden Dangers Lurk in the Corners of Waterborne Boxes

01/04/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – If you want to know about shipping containers, ask an insurer. That is the message which comes when one follows up a rece...
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First European 5PL Linked to Fluvial Freight Forwarding and Drone Transport Technology
Your Chance to See the Future of Virtual Logistics as 4PL Concept Expanded

01/04/2014
EUROPE – Today sees the launch of the world’s first truly 5PL group superseding the nature of 4PL operations with a simplified concept whi...
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Road Haulage and Freight Interests Welcome Inception of New HGV Levy
From Now On Overseas Hauliers Pay to Go on British Roads

01/04/2014
UK – Today sees the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy which will be imposed on ALL heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) of 12 tonnes or more, for UK...
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Tie Up Between European Rail Cargo Specialist and Freight Forwarder Means More Intermodal Options
Deal Awaits Sanction from Anti Trust Authorities

30/04/2013
EUROPE – German based wagon hire and rail logistics company VTG Aktiengesellschaft and Swiss headquartered freight forwarder, Kuehne + Nagel, ar...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Acquires Both Logistics Contract and New Subsidiary
North and Central American Developments for DB Schenker

30/04/2013
US – PANAMA - Spirit AeroSystems, which designs and manufactures non-OEM (not original equipment manufacturer) parts for aero structures used in...
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Express Air Freight Carrier Threatened with Multi Million Dollar Fine Over Safety
FAA Accusations of Improper Maintenance

30/04/2013
US – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week proposed a $4 million civil penalty against exp...
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Dangerous Road Haulage Trade Prompts New Award
Tank Truckers Recognised by US Association

30/04/2013
US – Of all the dangerous operations which one may come across in a career in freight and logistics one of the most in demand, and consistently ...
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Automatic Hook May Prove a Boon to Handling Bulk Cargo and General Freight
Electronic Technology Removes Risk of Clambering Atop Goods to Sling Loads

30/04/2013
UK – SPAIN - WORLDWIDE – The dangers of clambering around at height engaging and detaching cargo hooks swinging from crane arms hardly nee...
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Row Brews Over Bid to Move UN Air Freight and Passenger Authority
Qatar Offer to Host and Finance ICAO Meets with Hostility

30/04/2013
QATAR - CANADA – WORLDWIDE – Following representations made last week by the Qatari government to have the headquarters of the ICAO (Inter...
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Road Haulage and Freight and Forwarding Experts Back Logistics Employment Incentive
SfL Events Aimed at Schools and Colleges to Promote the Industry

30/04/2013
UK – Skills for Logistics (SfL), the skills council for the freight logistics and wholesaling sector, has invited schools, colleges and universi...
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Freight and Logistics Giant Increases Wages (but not for all)
Deutsche Post DHL Announces Agreed Pay Rises for Those Workers Within Collective Bargaining Agreement

29/04/2013
GERMANY – The news that Deutsche Post AG is to increase pay by 3.1% on August 1, 2013, followed by a further 2.6% on October 1, 2014 for the app...
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Two Dead in Shipping Accident Between Dry Cargo Carrier and Container Vessel
Investigation Into How Freighters Collided Whilst Search for Missing Proceeds

29/04/2013
GREECE – An investigation is under way by local shipping authorities to discover the cause of an accident between two freighters in the Aegean S...
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Porsche Supply Chain and Logistics Quality Maintained During Distribution Centre Move
Hundreds of Thousands of Parts Make for a Complex Operation

29/04/2013
GERMANY – Any company which can boast a 168 year history has to be doing something right, especially when involved in the diversities of providi...
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New Container Cranes Support Shipping of Freight Right Across the Globe
Liebherr Confirms Latest Set of Orders

26/04/2013
IRELAND – ARGENTINA – UKRAINE – Whilst many in the ocean freight shipping community are struggling to make a profit the container cr...
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New Intermodal Freight Brokerage Promotes Shift of Cargo from Road Haulage Sector
Consortium Hires Logistics PR Experts as Internet Based Project Takes Off

26/04/2013
UK – As the attempt to improve the rate of freight transfer from the road haulage sector to rail continues a new player is due to enter the fiel...
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Whilst Container Shipping Sails Securely By Naval Forces Maintain Anti Piracy Training
From Efficient Arrest Techniques to Medical Emergencies Complacency is not an Issue

26/04/2013
INDIAN OCEAN – HORN OF AFRICA – With much backslapping amongst the bulk and container freight and passenger shipping sectors of late, heav...
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Maritime Professionals Union Returns General Secretary for Further Four Years
Nautilus Boss Claims 60% of the Vote

26/04/2013
UK – NETHERLANDS - WORLDWIDE – Following a fairly contentious campaign members of the Nautilus International trade union have voted to re-...
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Freight and Logistics Clients Can Choose Latest Electric Reach Truck
Jungheinrich Have New Model Available in Time for Multimodal Show

25/04/2013
UK – Appearing at the Multimodal logistics exhibition in Birmingham this week fork lift and materials handling supplier Jungheinrich had yet ano...
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Freight Forwarding Group Announces Quarterly Figures and Appoints RediRack for Warehousing Conformit
K+N Confirm Rise in Air Cargo Trends Whilst Rationalising and Extending Global Facilities

25/04/2013
SWITZERLAND – UK – US – Swiss headquartered freight forwarding and logistics group Kuehne + Nagel announced a positive first quarter...
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Another Successful Project Freight Move by Heavy Lift Air Carriers
34 tonne Pieces Flown to Site Using Giant Aircraft - Again

25/04/2013
RUSSIA – MALAYSIA – TURKMENISTAN – Heavy lift and project freight specialist Ruslan International, the company which manages and mar...
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Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Interests see Piracy and Cargo Theft in West Africa Spiral
Only a Political Revolution Can Settle the Regions Long Term Problems

25/04/2013
WEST AFRICA – As the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean continues we have witnessed a drastic reduction in attacks on merchant shipping in...
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Japanese Container Shipping and Tanker Group Performs both Environmental and Social Works
From Ballast Water Management Retrofit to Contributing to African Education - MOL Steps Up Again

24/04/2013
JAPAN – SOUTH AFRICA – Japanese container shipping and liner group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) recently announced completion of work to inst...
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More Air Freight Carriers Fined for Cargo Cartel Offences
Seemingly Never Ending Series of Cases Against Industry Leaders Continues

23/04/2013
NEW ZEALAND – The New Zealand high Court has ordered three further airlines to pay a combined total of NZ$9.6 million in penalties for their rol...
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Multimodal Event Supports Freight and Logistics Once Again
From Intermodal Integration to Security Enhancement There is Always Something for Everyone

23/04/2013
UK – Today sees the opening of Multimodal 2013 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) where the cream of freight and logistics p...
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Electric Trucks Limitations Worry Road Haulage Operators When Buying New Freight Vehicles
Advances Seem to Have Slowed Whilst Fleets are Assessed Over Time

23/04/2013
UK - WORLDWIDE – How efficient are electric trucks? With the threat of conventional fuel prices spiralling ever upward and growing pressures to ...
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Road Haulage and Freight Interests Approve Cyclist Safety Sat Nav Technology
Truck Drivers Warned of Potential Dangers via GPS

22/04/2013
UK – Satellite navigation specialist, Navevo, has developed a sat nav based HGV Cyclist Alert feature, designed to notify drivers of high HGV/Cy...
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Two Industry Giants Cooperate on Cargo Safety and Air Freight Security
New Declaration of Intent from Leading Trade Bodies

22/04/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) have signed a De...
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Road Haulage Group Announces Free Road tolls for Freight Trucks!
Busy M6 MIdland Expressway Link Open Without Charge in July to Registered Hauliers

18/04/2013
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has announced that negotiations with M6 Toll road operator Midland Expressway have resulted in an exclus...
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Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Logistics HR Changes Across the Globe
The Latest Update of Staff Movements in the Supply Chain

18/04/2013
WORLDWIDE – This week’s update of staff movements and appointments within the shipping and forwarding, freight and logistics sectors began...
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US State Launches Freight Infrastructure Planning App for Logistics Professionals
New Resource Available Showing Ports plus Road and Rail Links

18/04/2013
US – The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the official metropolitan planning organisation for the Greater Philadelphia Regi...
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New Container Shipping Port Faces Union Dilemma
Site Was Once the Scene of Drawn Out Dock Labour Disputes

18/04/2013
UK- For those old enough to remember, there is a certain sense of irony about the labour situation developing at the new deep water container port und...
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Both Bulk and Container Freight and Passenger Shipping Need Ballast Water Treatment Approval
List of Acceptable Systems Granted Temporary Status by US Coast Guard

18/04/2013
US – One of the complexities associated with any form of regulation for container and other pan ocean freight and passenger vessels is that, eve...
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Air Freight Maintenance Specialist Spreads Its Wings Across the Gulf
Giant Aircraft Able to Be Serviced in New Purpose Designed Facility

17/04/2013
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Volga-Dnepr Technics which supplies a network of approved Maintenance and Repair Organizations (MROs) providing services for th...
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Annual Logistics Awards Champion the Cause of Women in the Freight Transport Sector
Ministerial Presence Illustrates the Importance of Smashing the Glass Ceiling

17/04/2013
UK – The finalists in the sixth annual everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, now sponsored by the Freight Transport Association (FTA),...
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Air Freight Cargo Handling Joint Venture Takes Off
Newly Refurbished Facilities Attract Prestigious Launch Customer

17/04/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – A new joint venture between a major cargo handling outfit and a native airline has been christened Africa Flight Services (South ...
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Road Haulage and Container Shipping Freight Interests take 'America’s Port' to Supreme Court
Los Angeles in the Dock this Week

17/04/2013
US – In the fight to reduce pollution the State of California has been the flag bearer for many years. Whilst many have supported and admired th...
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New Air Freight Service Launched for German US Import/Export Cargo
Route Will Cater for Ambient and Temperature Controlled Goods

16/04/2013
US – GERMANY – Following the recent ‘New American’ tie up between their parent group and US Airways, American Airlines Cargo h...
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Container Shipping Line and Freight Forwarders Group Launch Safety Campaigns
Cargo Movement Always Presents Risks and the Drive to Eliminate Accidents Goes on Worldwide

16/04/2013
UK – JAPAN - WORLDWIDE – Two major safety campaigns have just been launched, one from an international body representing freight forwarder...
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Freight Forwarders and Logistics Providers Must Inform Themselves of Proscribed Exports
New Government List of Goods Requiring a Licence is More Comprehensive Than Ever

15/04/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – Once upon a time any proscribed exports of a military nature must have comprised a very short list. Unfortunately we now ...
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Further Development to Warehouse and Distribution by Freight and Logistics Provider
15,000 Additional Square Metres Completes Indonesian Facility

15/04/2013
INDONESIA – One of the country’s largest global freight and 3PL providers, PT GAC Samudera Logistics (GSL), has added a further 15,000 sq...
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Container Freight Shipping Group Negotiates a Deal with Longshoremen - at a Price
Wage Rises and Box Royalty Payments Agreed to Keep Shipments Flowing

12/04/2013
US – The accord between dock workers unions responsible for handling container freight and their shipping industry port employers on the Atlanti...
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Another Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Opens for Business in Emerging Market
Whether Asian or European - Transport Groups Are Always First on the Scene

12/04/2013
MYANMAR – Our report last month on the development of logistics within the ASEAN group of countries mentioned the conflict those states face bet...
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Shipping Lines Must Accept Older LNG Vessels Have to Stand Scrutiny as They Age
Safety is the Watchword for what is a New Set of Problems Posed by Gas Transport

11/04/2013
SOUTH KOREA – With the new demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and for suitable vessels to transport it, it is essential that ships, eve...
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Freight Forwarding Group Plan New HQ for LHR Cargo Village Site
International Logistics Company Aim for All Round Sustainability

11/04/2013
UK – Toll Global Forwarding will move to a brand new UK headquarters building at London Heathrow Airport in October. The new facility, located o...
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Freight and Passenger Services Under Threat as RoRo Ferry Dispute Continues
Three Unions at Odds with Council Management Over Pay

10/04/2013
UK – Island ferry services which are often the only way to maintain a civilised lifestyle on some hard to reach outposts are inevitably the sour...
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Shipping, Logistics and Freight Forwarding Appointments This Month
Several Top Executives to Change Companies and Jobs

10/04/2013
GERMANY – Monika Ribar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Panalpina will step down at the end of May 2013. Her successor will be former Kuehne + ...
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Used Fork Lift Trucks Can Save Case for Freight and Warehouse Companies
Two Sales Announced of Warrantied Rebuilt Equipment

10/04/2013
UK – Anyone operating a freight or general warehouse on a budget (that’s just about everybody with a storage or distribution unit) might b...
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Road Haulage Representatives Get to Discuss Freight Options with Minister
Commercial Vehicle Show Hosted Roundtable Discussion Today

09/04/2013
UK – There is nothing members of the road haulage community like better than to air their views, and grievances, to a Member of Parliament and t...
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Logistics Group Manages Vital Cruise Line Freight Forwarding Contract
Meanwhile Middle Eastern Expansion Continues

09/04/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – OMAN - As anyone in the ocean freight industry knows the precise timing and accurate ordering and delivery of ships store...
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Shipping Containers Can Hold Knowledge as Well as Freight
Another Successful Social Venture by Box Line

09/04/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – We have often featured in the past the multifarious uses people have found for shipping containers as opposed to their original p...
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Supply Chain Centre of US Road Haulage Subsidiary Wins Major EU Logistics Contract
Motocross and Outdoor Sport Clothing Specialist Chooses New Distribution Hub

08/04/2013
US – NETHERLANDS – EUROPE – Con-way Incorporated’s logistics subsidiary Menlo continues to enlarge its European operations oft...
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Short Sea Container Shipping Line Sold On as Multi Modal Freight Prospects Rise
Money Men Invest in What Looks to be a Developing Logistics Sector

08/04/2013
DENMARK – EUROPE – Hot on the heels of last weeks story regarding the expansion of container feeder and short sea shipping group Unifeeder...
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Freight and Logistics Customers Misled over Import Export Certificates of Conformity Rumour
Bad Publicity Can Be Damaging - Even When Untrue

08/04/2013
WORLDWIDE - SAUDI ARABIA -– For any company involved in the freight and logistics business, misleading publicity can be extremely damaging....
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Logistics Group Intends to Set New Freight Forwarding Standards with Latest Warehouse Facility
Rapid Expansion in South East Asia for Shipping Line Subsidiary

05/04/2013
CAMBODIA – Maersk logistics subsidiary Damco has continued its rapid development of freight facilities in South East Asia with its second major ...
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HGV Lift Company Restructures Response to Logistics Customers
Midlands Firm Separates Maintenance from Emergencies to React More Quickly

05/04/2013
UK – One of the country’s leading suppliers of vehicle lifting equipment is restructuring its engineering team to lessen down time for its...
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Major Container Lines Adjust Freight Shipping Schedules (and Box Rates)
Changes to Korean and Turkish Routes Whilst Tariffs Rise

05/04/2013
SOUTH KOREA – TURKEY – ASIA – EUROPE – Several changes to shipping schedules have been announced recently with the news that t...
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Road Haulage Group Lobbies Successfully for Truck Drivers Overnight Allowance Increase
HMRC Raise Tax Threshold for Nights on (and Knights of) the Road

05/04/2013
UK – Amidst the doom and gloom of government cutbacks some good news for truck drivers as the intense lobbying by the Road Haulage Association (...
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Offshore Supply Contract Goes to Logistics and Marine Services Group
Dubai Company Will Support UK Underwater Development

04/04/2013
UK – Aberdeen based Bibby Offshore UK Ltd, a subsidiary of the shipping group Bibby Line, is about to embark on a five-year growth plan which it...
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Container Feeder and Multimodal Logistics Operator Opens New Shipping Office
Germany Sees Latest Expansion for Danish Group

04/04/2013
GERMANY – DENMARK – Following its purchase of the Irish Continental Group subsidiary Feederlink Shipping & Transport * b.v in December...
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'Bomb' on Fork Lift Leads to Conviction After Shipping Terminal Evacuation
Restitution Hearing Date Set to Recover Costs from Ex Employee

03/04/2013
US – John Edward Bearden, a mechanic formerly employed at the Port of Los Angeles Tugboat facility on Terminal Island, entered a plea of no cont...
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Road Haulage and Bus Driving Tuition Takes a More Peaceful Path to CPC Enlightenment
Angry Drivers are Dangerous Drivers

03/04/2013
UK – To say one has never been guilty of, or subjected to, a bout of ‘road rage’ probably means one has never driven professionally ...
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Container Shipping Group Sells Slice Of Freight Terminal Handling Interests
Capital Will Fund More Growth for TIL

03/04/2013
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – The world’s second largest container shipping group, Geneva - based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) h...
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Illegal Drugs Shipments Costs Giant Freight Forwarder $40 Million
Steps Taken to Stem the Flow of Counterfeit Medicines

02/04/2013
US – Freight forwarder and logistics giant United Parcel Service (UPS) has entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement with the United States Attor...
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Air Freight Supply Chain Process Simplified by New System for Forwarders and Cargo Carriers
Electronic Air Waybill Means One Document for All Parties

02/04/2013
WORLDWIDE – The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have ...
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Million Pound Tachograph Crime Doesn't Pay for Road Haulage Operators
Longer Jail Terms if Fines Remain Unpaid is Message to Corrupt Hauliers and Truck Drivers

02/04/2013
UK – Two former Directors of road haulage firm Boyle Transport Ltd have been ordered to pay a total of £1,835,793 following a Proceeds of ...
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US Airport Boosts Freight and Logistics Capacity with 3PL Investment
Consolidation and Expansion Results in State of the Art Facilities

02/04/2013
US – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) has received a welcome boost to its drive to increase freight and logistics activity, with th...
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Freight Association Warns of IATA e mail Scam
The Blight of Electronic Age Targets Logistics Industry

30/04/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – An alert this week from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) warns of fake emails targeting the trade ass...
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Freight Forwarder Sees Another Marathon Effort Succeed
Medals Arrive In Time and Intact Again

30/04/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – UK - Once again, Davies Turner had the responsibility for delivering the medals for this year's London Marathon and the freight f...
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Shipping and Energy Assurance Specialists Swoop to Acquire Subsea Experts
US Group Will Reinforce Lloyd's Register's Offshore Drilling Expertise

30/04/2012
US - Lloyd's Register Group whose members provide independent assurance to companies operating high-risk, capital-intensive assets primarily in the en...
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Multimodal Logistics Operator Buys Two New 909 TEU Container Ships
Favourable Market Conditions for Box Vessel Acquisitions says Samskip

30/04/2012
ICELAND - EUROPE – Samskip, which operates a large multimodal logistics and feeder vessel system linking over thirty countries with over 13,000 ...
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Maersk Happy with Daily Container Shipping Service as Freight Rates Rise
97% Reliability but Overall Costs will Rise

29/04/2012
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Whilst declaring an unmitigated success for their Daily Maersk service, whereby the container shipping line guarant...
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Deal Assures Rail Freight Giant of More Cargo
Globaltrans to Add Substantially to Fleet

29/04/2012
RUSSIA – London listed Globaltrans Investment has used its subsidiary company OJSC New Forwarding Company to acquire the freight interests of Me...
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Air Cargo Carrier Extends Freight Fleet
Southern Air Adds Fourth 777

29/04/2012
US - NORWALK, Conn., April 26, 2012 -- Southern Air Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has taken ownership of its fourth 777F, considered the world'...
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Freight and Logistics News for the Women in the Shipping Industry
Ladies at the Forefront This Month - and a Money Saving Offer

29/04/2012
UK – NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Much happening at the moment for those who aspire to break the glass ceiling in the shipping industry star...
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Myanmar Open to Heavy Lift Cargo and Project Freight Shipping
Rickmers-Linie Extends Indian Service

28/04/2012
GERMANY – MYANMAR – Heavy lift cargo and project freight shipping specialist Hamburg based Rickmers-Linie has wasted no time in exploitin...
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Container Handling and Shipping Traffic Cannot Outweigh Slump in Bulk Cargoes
Chinese Giant Suffers from Fall in Volumes

27/04/2012
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – No matter how much the bulk and container shipping lines change tack, diversify and cut costs there is no disguising t...
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US Oil Shipping Row Continues
American Vessel Owners Criticise Energy Information Administration

27/04/2012
US – Following our report last month telling how the Jones Act was cited by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) as costing parts of the ...
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Pallet and Container Group Put Supply Chain Professionals to the Test
CHEP and CSCMP Link Up to Improve Standards

27/04/2012
US - CHEP, the industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, has joined with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)...
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World Shipping Council Testimony on Container and Freight Pollution Problems
Committee Hear Evidence on Ballast Water, Air Pollution and Overloading

26/04/2012
US – Today at the request of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Chris Koch, President and CEO of The World Shipp...
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Freight and Logistics Supplier Golden Valley Wrap Up Accreditation
BRC Approval for Products and Processes

26/04/2012
UK – At the age of three performance expectations are obviously limited, and this applies to companies as well as individuals so it is particula...
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Road Haulage Groups Say Fuel Issues 'Will Not Disappear'
Irish and UK Associations Take Different Lines of Attack

26/04/2012
UK – IRELAND – The Road Haulage Associations of both countries yesterday commented on the desperate situation which their members find the...
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Freight Group Invest in Multi Million Euro Logistics Centre
Ilsfield Selected to Increase Network Coverage

25/04/2012
GERMANY – DB Schenker has announced it is to invest around €27 million to construct and man a new logistics centre in vicinity of Heilbron...
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Less Than Truckload Freight Company Scoops Customer Award for Cargo Services
Label and Supply Chain Solution Group Honours carrier

25/04/2012
US – Con-Way Freight the less-than-truckload (LTL) cargo carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. told us today it has received an award from cust...
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Giant Air Freight Carrier Services UN Peacekeepers
Ruslan organises An-124 flights to Uganda

25/04/2012
JAPAN - UGANDA – SUDAN – Heavy lift and project freight specialist Ruslan International, the company which markets and manages the combine...
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Container and Bulk Freight Ocean Shipping Capacity Spells Gloom for Investors
Too Many Ships with Too Little Cargo

25/04/2012
WORLDWIDE – Reports filtering out over the past few days emphasise that times for fleet owners and investors, particularly with regard to contai...
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Salutary Lesson as Bulk Freighter Offloads Cargo Following Stranding
Tale of an Expensive Mistake is Warning for Ships Captains

25/04/2012
MOZAMBIQUE – SOUTH AFRICA – On the 3rd March the MV Akiba, a 57,200 dwt bulk freighter suffered a fate every Master dreads and, complete w...
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Japanese Group Choose US Software to Manage Freight Risk and Vessel Chartering
Connecticut Group to Supply Marubeni Corporation

24/04/2012
JAPAN – US – WORLDWIDE - Triple Point Technology® (TPT) the Connecticut based software provider has revealed that Tokyo headquartered...
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FTA Out of the Blocks with Olympic and Paralympic Freight and Logistics Programme
Association Provides Guidance for London and Beyond

24/04/2012
UK – Members of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) attending the Commercial Vehicle Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to...
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Container and Bulk Shipping Under Threat as Hijackers Freed - Again
Pirates Release Tanker Whilst EU Releases Pirates

24/04/2012
SOMALIA – TANZANIA - In the tenth such incident this year last week saw EU forces disrupt a pirate gang on the high seas, yet again however by ...
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Panama Canal Works Produces Freight and Shipping Container Terminal Order
Extra Tonnage Means Modernisation of Handling Equipment

23/04/2012
FINLAND - US – With larger vessels scheduled to begin passing through the modernised locks of the Panama Canal by 2014 many of the world’s...
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Intermodal Freight Terminal Approved as Cargo Switches from Trucks to Rail
Greens Concerned Despite Claims of Environmental Advantages

23/04/2012
AUSTRALIA – A joint press release from the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport and the Ministry for Finance and Deregulation today confirm...
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Ocean Freight Carriers, NVOCC's and Logistics Groups Rush to Sign Up to Financial Forum
INTTRA's Advisory Board Proving Successful

23/04/2012
WORLDWIDE – It may be totally unacceptable to operate a cartel when it comes to container shipping or freight forwarding but with ever increasin...
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Potential Russian Rail Cargo Interest in National Cargo Carrier
Rzd Move for BDZ?

22/04/2012
RUSSIA – BULGARIA – After rumours last week in the press of both countries it seems likely that Russian Railways (RzD) is looking at takin...
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Time to Execute the Three Truck Driver Killers That Haunt the Road Haulage Industry
Scourge of the Highways Must be Stopped Now

22/04/2012
WORLDWIDE – Anyone reading this attracted by the salacious headline might be disappointed but there are three killers stalking the road haulage ...
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Road Haulage Services Group Celebrates Thirty Years with a Legend
Novadata Takes Sinclair C5 to Commercial Vehicle Show

20/04/2012
UK – Next weeks Commercial Vehicle show will witness at least one vehicle other than the normal road haulage trucks. Novadata, the Essex based t...
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Russian Container Shipping and Bulk Freight Group Appoint Logistics Group as New Agent
Mundo wins FESCO Approval

20/04/2012
UK – RUSSIA – CIS - Mundo International Logistics UK has been appointed as North West Europe’s UK agent for the Far-Eastern Shipping...
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Shipping Register Issues New Rules On Stern First Ice Class Vessels
Lloyds Set Rules as Northern Trade Increases

20/04/2012
UK – ASIA - NORTHERN SHIPPING WATERS - The first ever dedicated set of rules for stern-first ice-class ships has just been published by Lloyd&#...
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Eastern European Rail Freight - and Logistics Group - Benefit From Spanish Technology
Track Gauges are not a Problem for Talgo

18/04/2012
SPAIN – EASTERN EUROPE – One group who seem to be making a success of the continuing inclusion of the Eastern bloc into a wider commercial...
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Air Cargo Handlers Train for Safer Freight Whilst Tonnages Improve
HACTL Praised by IATA as New Facility Opens

18/04/2012
HONG KONG – The carriage of air freight can be a complicated affair and to increase the level of competency and the qualification of air cargo p...
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Routing and Rate Changes for Container Shipping Giants
CMA CGM and Maersk Both Increase Tariffs

18/04/2012
WORLDWIDE – Container Shipping Group CMA CGM is continuing with what it terms its rate restoration and surcharge programme whilst meanwhile stre...
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Rail Freight and Intermodal Cargo Group Releases Q1 figures
CSX Demonstrates Year on Year Growth

18/04/2012
US – Rail freight and intermodal group CSX released encouraging first quarter figures yesterday showing net earnings of $449 million, or $0.43 p...
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Freight and Road Haulage Interests Will Miss Truck Crime Unit
TruckPol Closes Despite Support of Industry

18/04/2012
UK – Despite the best efforts of industry bodies such as the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Freight Transport Association (FTA), TruckPol, t...
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Freight Forwarding Group Still Stinging From Anti Trust Penalties
Annual Report and First Quarter Figures From Kuehne + Nagel

17/04/2012
SWITZERLAND – Today freight forwarding and logistics group Kuehne + Nagel officially published its annual report after what has been a turbulent...
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Biofuel Test Flight Has Implications for Air Freight Emissions
Boeings Dreamliner is Cooking on Gas (well Oil)

17/04/2012
US – JAPAN – Following our article in November announcing the successful testing of biofuels in a Boeing 737 operated by United Airlines c...
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Rail Freight Carrier Floats Next Month as Cargo Profits Rise
Georgian Rail Follows in Russian Tracks

17/04/2012
UK- GEORGIA – RUSSIA – Following a lift in their credit rating by Standard & Poor’s the Georgian Railway LLC has decided to floa...
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Charter Consortium Created to Benefit Air Freight Forwarders
New Alliance Will Utilise Economy of Scale

16/04/2012
WORLDWIDE - Three cargo charter brokers have joined forces to launch the Global Charter Alliance, which they claim is the world’s first consorti...
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Road Haulage Persuaded to Take the Green Route
More Work Needed to Produce Biofuel Locally

16/04/2012
UK – Tomorrow (Tuesday) will see the start of a drive to clean up road haulage in the capital with the launch of Transport for London’s (...
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Container and Bulk Freight Shipping World Loses an Establishment Giant
Obituary - Arnold Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller 13th July 1913 - 16th April 2012

16/04/2012
DENMARK – One of the true giants of the shipping industry has gone with the death today of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller the son of Arnold Pe...
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Pirate Attacks on Bulk Freight, General Cargo and Container Shipping Vessels
Security Precautions Continue to be Effective Against Raiders

14/04/2012
SOMALIA – GULF OF ADEN – INDIAN OCEAN - Although attacks continue against all types of shipping transiting the waters of the Somali coast ...
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New Role for London Based Freight and Logistics Group
IJS Strengthens Ocean Freight Team

14/04/2012
UK - Logistics service provider IJS Global, has expanded the senior management team of its ocean freight division with the announcement of the appoint...
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New Website for Bulk and Container Freight Carriers Gives Cargo Advice
Free to Use Service for Dealing with Unfamiliar Goods

13/04/2012
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – One of the leading marine survey companies has collaborated with other industry partners to launch what it claim...
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Australian Authority Rebel Over Road Haulage Registration Increases
Northern Territory Refuses to Implement Government Rises

13/04/2012
AUSTRALIA – Subsequent to our piece yesterday regarding a streamlining of procedures for heavy road haulage projects in Western Australia comes ...
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Hands In Pockets For the Backbone of the Freight and Road Haulage Industry
PDF Auction Helps Commercial Drivers - but More is Needed

13/04/2012
Anyone can have an accident or illness, but who are the people of last resort for the lone heavy goods vehicle driver?...
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Menlo Worldwide Logistics Lean Supply Chain Management Centre Attains ISO 14001 Certification
Company Adopts International Standard for Environmental Management System

13/04/2012
“Menlo employs extensive Lean practices for waste reduction and continuous improvement,” said Tony Oliverio, VP of Supply Chain Services....
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Portrait of A Project Freight Forwarding Movement
How EAF Helped Move the Biggest Stone since Stonehenge

12/04/2012
This time last year European Abnormal Freight Ltd (EAF) was asked in April 2011 to help move the 117 tonne, 4 metre square granite Tsunami Memorial fr...
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Supply Chain Group Appoints New UK General Manager of Sales
Richard Perriman To Expand SBS Growth

12/04/2012
SBS Worldwide appoint Richard Perriman as SBS Worldwide continues with its global growth strategy to expand in new and existing industry verticals....
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Bulk and Container Shipping Companies Should Watch Troubles in South China Sea
Tensions Over Sovereignty Continue to Gather

12/04/2012
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Recent events in the South Sea mean that tensions slowly mount in the region as China and its neighbours continue to eye each others...
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Air Freight Industry Protests Night Ban on Cargo Carriers
German Court Maintains Frankfurt Prohibition

12/04/2012
GERMANY - The decision by a judge at the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig to uphold a night-time flight ban at Frankfurt Airport has been criti...
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Aussie Road Haulage Industry Begins to Make Sense of Freight Carriage
Oversize Load Problem Addressed by Local Authorities

12/04/2012
AUSTRALIA – Following our article in February focusing on the search for an executive to head up the new office of Independent National Heavy Ve...
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Road Haulage Group Say Communication is the Key to Avoid Truck Freight Thefts
Schneider Buck the Crime Trend for Fifth Consecutive Year

12/04/2012
US – Cargo theft is the bête noir of the freight trucking industry and a problem which becomes ever more prevalent as the economy declines....
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Road Haulage, Freight and Logistics Groups Fear Olympic Drought
Routes Planned but Locals Live in Fear of Siege and Loss of Business

11/04/2012
UK – With around 100 days before the start of the London Olympics not everyone is looking fondly toward the prospect of so much happening in the...
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European Road Freight Group Amongst Those Which Target Multimodal Exhibition Again
Part and Full Load Carriers, Materials Handlers and Reefer Specialists Head for Birmingham

11/04/2012
UK – With those that matter in the world of freight girding their loins again for the fifth Multimodal exhibition at the NEC Birmingham, the lis...
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How Green is your Trucking Company?
Con-way Freight Retrofits Lighting to Reduce Energy Use

11/04/2012
Con-way Inc., first piloted a lighting retrofit program before it began implementing the initiative within its network of operating locations across N...
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State Freight and Logistics Carrier Plans Massive Jobs Increase
Improved Rail and Port Infrastructure Can Clear Bottlenecks Says Transnet

10/04/2012
SOUTH AFRICA – The country’s state owned freight and logistics carrier Transnet, has today announced bold plans to boost its rail sector t...
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Freight Forwarder Lowers Road Haulage Emissions Shipping Containers by Rail
DHL Targets Reduced CO2 from Logistics Movements

10/04/2012
EUROPE – Together with most freight and logistics providers DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL G...
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From Supercars to Road Haulage Trucks, Electric Vehicles Need to Make a Noise
Trials Under Way in the Name of Safety

10/04/2012
WORLDWIDE – Any regular reader knows the Handy Shipping Guide likes to keep abreast of any developments in the field of electric vehicles pertai...
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Faulty Tachograph Cards Can be Costly for Road Freight Haulage Operators
Apply for Replacements Now to Avoid Costly Fines

10/04/2012
UK – Novadata, the tachograph supply specialist, tells us that the DVLA are aware of problems on some Digital Tachograph Driver Cards which resu...
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Road Haulage Ban on Freight Trucks to Be Introduced
Extension of European Driving Laws at Peak Times

10/04/2012
BULGARIA – In a bid to unclog the state road system during the busy holiday period the Government's Infrastructure Road Agency has announced roa...
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IATA Conference Will Target Air Freight Safety and Security
Brazil Meeting Will Also Discuss Hong Kong and Haiti Situations

10/04/2012
BRAZIL – WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is to hold its 2012 Ops Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 16...
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Indian Freight and Logistics Group Sign Up With Amsterdam
Specific Cargoes Targeted for Future Development

09/04/2012
NETHERLANDS – Freight levels having been depressed in certain trades and geographical areas many of the leading players in the logistics industr...
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Staff Changes in Freight Forwarding, Shipping, Road Haulage and Logistics Groups
A Round Up of Who's Gone or Going Where and Why

08/04/2012
WORLDWIDE – The past month or so has seen more staff changes and reassignments than we have witnessed of late due to various factors. Many freig...
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Freight and Logistics Specialist Reconfigures Aerospace Segment
DSV Unifies Global Operations

05/04/2012
WORLDWIDE – Danish headquartered freight and logistics specialists DSV which operates in over sixty countries has announced the unification of i...
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RoRo Freight Ferry Changes on North Sea Routes
DFDS Announce Reduced Sailing Schedules

05/04/2012
EUROPE – NORTH SEA – Following the boost to its services after reaching agreement with LD Lines in the aftermath of the SeaFrance collapse...
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Food and Drink Supply Chain Stakeholders Can Benefit from Warehouse Logistics Update
A Chance to Ensure You Are Aware of Current Techniques and Technologies

04/04/2012
UK – Warehouse and logistics management specialists ATMS have got together with the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) to plan a te...
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New LCL Freight Groupage Forwarding Service Set Up
FPS Member Starts Hong Kong - Hawaii Consolidation Link

03/04/2012
HONG KONG – HAWAII - FPS Hong Kong, one of the founder members of the Famous Pacific Shipping Group forwarding and logistics cooperative network...
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Dubai Based Shipyard Files for Protection
Tribunal Asked to Rule on Restructuring

03/04/2012
DUBAI – The news that Drydocks World, motto ‘The World’s Shipyard’, has turned to the Court for assistance is a watershed in t...
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Too Many Container and Dry Bulk Vessels But What of Oil Tanker Futures?
Higher Rates May Only be Temporary Respite

03/04/2012
WORLDWIDE- With the news that Drydocks World has filed for bankruptcy protection all eyes turn to the market trying to guess what the future holds. Th...
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Volvo Truck Will Attempt Land Speed Records This Month
See The World's Fastest Hybrid Powered Truck in Action

02/04/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – Volvo trucks, having recently unveiled a new natural gas-powered Volvo VNL daycab at the Mid-America Trucking Show have m...
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Worthwhile US Security or Inflated Freight Costs? - You Decide
Is Jones Outdated Protectionism or Essential Defence Mechanism?

02/04/2012
US – The growing wave of objections to the Jones Act which we mentioned in our article last month has brought a retort from the Navy League of t...
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New Freight Agents for German Break Bulk and Heavy Lift Specialists
Aircraft Contract and Increased Cargo Prompts Appointments

02/04/2012
GERMANY – FRANCE – BANGLADESH – SRI LANKA – Hamburg based Rickmers-Linie used their specialist abilities in the carriage of br...
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Leaking Gas Rig Now Less of a Threat to Shipping
Shipping Exclusion Zone Imposed but Explosion Risk Reduced

01/04/2012
NORTH SEA – Gas continues to leak from the TOTAL gas rig and a two mile exclusion zone has been imposed to protect shipping in the area. Misinfo...
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DB Schenker and Boeing Sign New Logistics Agreement
Ten Year Extension on 3PL Distribution

28/04/2011
UK - US aircraft manufacturer Boeing and Schenker Limited, the UK arm of German logistics provider DB Schenker, have signed a ten-year contract extens...
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Belfast to Invest 92m Pounds on Harbour Developments
Expansion Planned Into Renewable Energy Support

28/04/2011
N.IRELAND – Belfast Harbour has published its new Corporate Plan for 2011-2013, detailing plans to invest £92m in projects to improve Belfa...
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Freight Truck Drivers And Haulage Operators Should Listen To LaHood
Transport Secretary Tirelessly Campaigns for Safer Driving

28/04/2011
US – The Handy Shipping Guide mailboxes are jammed every day with the unfortunate accidents which are one of the penalties of working in a freig...
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Konecranes Reports Increase in Profits for Q1
Smaller Than Expected Rise Still Sign for Optimism

28/04/2011
FINLAND/ SOUTH AFRICA – Crane and container handling equipment manufacturer Konecranes has posted slightly smaller than anticipated profits for ...
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YRC Makes Progress on Financial Restructuring
Ray of Hope for Troubled Giant

27/04/2011
USA – American freight and logistics giant YRC Worldwide has stated that they have made significant progress in talks concerning the financial r...
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Logistics and Transport Body Calls for Scottish Political Parties to Address Infrastructure Concerns
Members Call For Greater Clarity on Manifesto Commitments

27/04/2011
SCOTLAND – Ahead of the Thursday elections for the Scottish Parliament the UK’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT) h...
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Logistics Profit Jumps For US Market Leader As Freight Numbers Rise
Last Quarter Improvement as 3PL's Pass on Increased Fuel Costs

27/04/2011
US – Latest figures for C.H. Robinson, one of the largest third party logistics providers in the country show a marked improvement in the freigh...
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Heavy Airlift Success For Agility Logistics
Seventeen Ton Steel Plant Machinery Delivered Without Hitch

27/04/2011
Germany/Brazil - Agility, has successfully delivered an over-dimensional, 17.8-ton gas holder diaphragm from Germany to Brazil to a newly established ...
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Chinese Truck Drivers End Shipping Disruption
Shanghai Back In Business

25/04/2011
CHINA –Strikes undertaken by Chinese truck drivers in Shanghai are reported to have been wound down on Sunday after the local government ordered...
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Container Freight Stopped As Freight Drivers Strike
Government Measures May Prove Too Little Too Late to Prevent Spread

23/04/2011
CHINA – For the first time today the official Chinese media have mentioned the fact that there has been serious unrest in Shanghai as truck driv...
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Plan To Evolve Better Batteries For Electric Cars And Trucks
European Consortium Get EU Funding

23/04/2011
EUROPE – A group of nine partners have formed a consortium and, with the aid of research funds from the EU, intend to improve every aspect of th...
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Road Haulage Group Separates Off Freight Division In Share Sale
Stobart Splits Up and Sells Off

23/04/2011
UK – The Stobart Group, who saw the funeral of ex boss Eddie last week, are best known for road haulage operations and their iconic green and re...
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Freight Shipbuilding Giant Addresses Problem Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Maximum Attention to be Paid to Emissions and Fuel Consumption

21/04/2011
UK – SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – The past few decades have seen a huge readjustment of industry as the heavy engineering sector has be...
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Charges Dropped Against Air Cargo Carrier Whilst Other Freight Airlines Await Actions
Garuda Optimistic After Ruling but Many More Still Up for Prosecution

21/04/2011
INDONESIA – UAE – NEW ZEALAND – News from Garuda Indonesia this week is all good, the national carrier was informed yesterday by the...
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Logistics Apprenticeships Welcomed By Freight And Road Haulage Interests Alike
Full Details of Scheme Now Available

20/04/2011
UK - Leading trade bodies and the professional institute in the logistics sector have joined with the sector skills council to welcome the launch of g...
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New European Wide Daily Freight Delivery Service Launched
Transit Times Reduced to Sixteen Countries

20/04/2011
EUROPE – Freight and logistics group GEFCO UK has launched a new daily departure and delivery service from the UK to fifteen countries across Eu...
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Customs Take Steps To Stop Freight Forwarders Import Container Scam
Counterfeiters Also Hit in Drive Against Corruption

20/04/2011
PHILIPPINES – This month has seen the Bureau of Customs tighten controls after discovering numerous freight forwarding agents and importers are ...
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Japanese Fight Back Against Disaster With Aid And A New Bulk Freight Venture
MOL Group Provide Help and Investment

20/04/2011
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Container Line and multimodal freight operator Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) tell us how their ocean cruise ship, the Fuji Ma...
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New Express Overland Freight Service Europe to Iraq
Expanding Market Leads to Bi Weekly Trailer Runs

20/04/2011
WESTERN EUROPE – IRAQ – After extensive trialling UK freight forwarder has launched guaranteed twice-weekly express road trailer services ...
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Freight Forwarder Gives Drugs A Cool Reception
Global Coverage of Temperature Sensitive Cargo

19/04/2011
WORLDWIDE – Swiss freight forwarders and supply chain suppliers Panalpina have got together with Swedish cool-chain logistics specialist Envirot...
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Military Logistics Is Lifted By Boeing
War Machine Also Provides Humanitarian Relief

19/04/2011
US – AUSTRALIA – JAPAN – The world of freight and logistics is a broad church which encompasses many chapters but military carriers ...
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US Trucking Analysis Now Available Online
ATA Publish Annual Statistical Report

18/04/2011
US – The latest edition of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) statistical compendium is now available for purchase. The publication “...
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Marathon Logistics Job For CEVA
'Running the Marathon' can have Different Contexts

18/04/2011
UK – Anyone who witnessed the Virgin London Marathon yesterday will understand that a bobbing sea of humanity consisting of 35,000 souls dressed...
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Ocean Freight Heads Gather In UAE To Prevent Piracy As Emirates Stump Up $1.4 Million
Meanwhile However Attacks Continue Unabated

18/04/2011
UAE – SOMALIA – WORLDWIDE – The United Arab Emirates has revealed the amount of funds they are to make available to the United Natio...
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Major Customs Fraud By Freight Forwarders May Impact Container Imports
Twenty Seven Agents Under Investigation

16/04/2011
NIGERIA – With the eyes of the world are fixed on a country in the grip of election fever, according to local press reports a major investigatio...
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Freight And Container Handling Equipment Added To UK Hire Fleet
Warwickshire Firm Invests Three Quarters of a Million Pounds

15/04/2011
UK – A leading distributor of port and terminal equipment for Finnish manufacturer Konecranes has expanded its short-term rental fleet with a &#...
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Freight Forwarder Extends Footprint And Opens New Logistics Project Section
Asia Shipping Group Opens Two New South American Offices

15/04/2011
BRAZIL – It seems its all happening in South America today, headquartered in São Paulo and already with eight other countrywide offices, pl...
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New Logistics Agreement For South American Energy Sector
Two Big Names Tighten Ties Further

15/04/2011
SOUTH AMERICA – DUBAI – A mutual collaboration between Dubai based freight forwarder GAC and Buenos Aires port service and trucking compan...
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Danes Show The Way On Compensation For Pollution From Shipping Hazardous Freight
Denmark First to Ratify IMO Convention

15/04/2011
UK – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Denmark is the first country to step forward and sign, subject to ratification, the Protocol of 2010 to t...
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Freight Delivery Firms Have Hybrid And Electric Vans And Trucks In Their Sights
CV Show Gives Manufacturers a Chance to Shine

14/04/2011
UK – Two companies which appeared at this weeks Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham offer differing solutions to the same problem. ...
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Jungheinrich Show Off Freight Handling Equipment At CeMat
Materials Handling Firm to Present New Items at German Exhibition

14/04/2011
GERMANY – Materials handling specialist Jungheinrich intend to present a number of innovative products, services and system solutions at the for...
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Container Carrier Gets Three Pats On The Back From Major Customer
French Box Shippers Win Plaudits from Supermarket Group

14/04/2011
UK – Marseille based CMA CGM say they are delighted after being awarded three separate accolades by ASDA, the supermarket chain which since 1999...
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Heavy Snow Halts Freight Trucks In Bulgaria
Commercial Drivers Warned Motorway Also Affected

14/04/2011
BULGARIA – Heavy snow across parts of the country has caused several road closures and, with more bad weather forecast, the Agency for Road Infr...
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Scandinavian Freight Group Acquire UK Haulage Partner
Swedish Operator Seals the Deal with PTS

13/04/2011
UK – SWEDEN – Back in September 2009 GreenCarrier International announced they were moving into a new phase of the company’s develop...
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New Global Logistics Platform To Integrate Medical Freight And Haulage Requirements
Medline now have their Head in the Cloud

13/04/2011
US – This week Medline Industries Inc, which manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products to hospitals and other healthcare related f...
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Singapore Shipping Initiative Witnesses A Cleaner Greener Container Freight Carrier
Danish Group Continue to Clean Up Their Act

13/04/2011
SINGAPORE – WORLDWIDE – The morass of shipping events and discussions under way in Singapore this week which we mentioned in our article y...
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North East Port Continues To Gain Container Freight Traffic
European Links Extended by Box Carrier

13/04/2011
UK- BELGIUM – NETHERLANDS – Tomorrow will see the first arrival at Teesport of a BG Freight Line vessel on that company’s extended s...
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Transport And Logistics Awards Aim To Smash The Glass Ceiling
Nominations Announced for the 2011 MAN Everywoman Prizes

13/04/2011
UK – The shortlist for the 2011 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been announced and with disparate categories from truck ...
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Superport Gets Cash To Assist The Shift From Road Haulage to Rail Freight
Merseyside a Winner in the great Government Lottery

12/04/2011
UK – On a day when Business Secretary Vince Cable explained the purpose behind the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, the Mersey Multimoda...
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TDG On Fire With Contract Haulage For Over A Decade
Electrical Manufacturer Signs New Three Year Deal

12/04/2011
UK – Yesterday in an article we mentioned how Rene Falch Olesen, Managing Director of DSV Road said he felt 13 – 14% of customers would in...
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From Containers To Freight Finance - It's All In Singapore This Month
Sea Asia Event Opens Today

12/04/2011
SINGAPORE – With a suitable fanfare for such a spectacular setting the 3rd biennial Sea Trade Asia event started off this morning and was seen t...
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Freight Prices Threatened As European Haulage Groups Fear New Fuel Regulations
Commission Proposes Tax Charges on Energy and Emissions

12/04/2011
EUROPE – Those who believe that there are powers within the European Commission who crave a ‘super state’ will claim to have more ev...
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Freight And Logistics Becomes Fashionable
Support for Major Events From DHL

11/04/2011
WORLDWIDE – It might seem that we are seeing a surprising new queen of the catwalk as freight group DHL announced this week it would be both sup...
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Global Freight And Logistics Provider Sees Many Changes
DSV Boss Offers a Recipe for the Future of the Industry

11/04/2011
WORLDWIDE – Lots of news from global freight and logistics provider DSV this week who spoke at length to the Handy Shipping Guide at the Multimo...
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New Training For Mariners, Ship Owners And Freight and Liner Agents
BIMCO Diploma is Child of Today's Technology

11/04/2011
WORLDWIDE – The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) which represents 65% of the world’s merchant ocean freight and passenger...
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Haulage Strike Action Threatens Freight Movement
IRHA set Deadline for Government

11/04/2011
IRELAND – Following their meeting on Saturday members of the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) have issued a threat to the Department of Tra...
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Giant Freight Carrier Flies To The Rescue - Again
The An-225 Carries Vital Equipment to Japanese Disaster Scene

10/04/2011
US - JAPAN - GERMANY – Surely never can the sole An-225 operated by Antonov Airlines of Russia have been as busy as it is this month. The large...
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Global Freight And Logistics Appointments This Month
Whose Been Hired and Who Retired

09/04/2011
US - Frank Larkin has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation at their Jacksonville, Florida headquarters as vice president of sales and customer care f...
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Container Ship Told To Clean Off Radiation Before Unloading Freight Cargo
Hong Kong Now Allows Entry for Vessel which Exceeded Maximum Levels

09/04/2011
JAPAN - CHINA – At around 1800 hours on the 16th March, some four days after the Japanese earthquake, the Mitsui OSK (MOL) line vessel MOL Prese...
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US Survey Says Freight And Trucking Companies Are Optimistic
Increased Fuel and Other Costs are an Unknown However

09/04/2011
US - A national survey of freight carriers undertaken by transportation analysts Transport Capital Partners, LLC (TCP)which has offices in Florida, I...
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Flexible Fork Lift Trucks Are Flavour Of The Month With Freight Interests
Narrow Aisle Flexi Reach Record Sales

09/04/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – Speaking to the Handy Shipping Guide at the Multimodal freight and logistics exhibition in Birmingham this week Flexi Nar...
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Strikes And Tax Boycott Likely In Haulage Industry As Truckers Threaten Militancy
Irish Hauliers to Vote Tomorrow

08/04/2011
IRELAND - The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) which takes place tomorrow will see the trucker’s represe...
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Two More Freight Aircraft Sold To Qatar
Boeing delighted by Further Orders from the Middle East

08/04/2011
US – QATAR – Boeing confirm they have received an order for three of their 777 freighters which have been sold to Qatar Airways. The cargo...
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Container Freight Group Awarded EU Customs Certification
CMA CGM Achieve AEO Status throughout Europe

08/04/2011
EUROPE – Ocean container freight specialists CMA CGM Group has announced that all its UK-based agencies have now received the Authorized Economi...
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More Heavy Lift Problems As Ferry Crashes Into Harbour Injuring Three
Curse of the Clann Na nOilean continues

08/04/2011
IRELAND – A week ago we wrote of the unfortunate case of the MV Pantanal, the heavy lift vessel which grounded in Cashla Bay, Connemara, County ...
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Long Awaited Canal To Open Paris Freight To The Sea
Sarkozy Finally Gives the Go Ahead to Seine-Nord Waterway

08/04/2011
FRANCE – Battle lines are being drawn up by those in the rail freight sector after this week’s announcement that the much mooted plan for ...
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Freight And Shipping Students Should Consider University Of Logistics
No Tuition Fees for Talented Prospective Students

08/04/2011
GERMANY – Anyone who wishes to undertake a formal route into a management position in freight forwarding or logistics will be interested in the...
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Biggest British Multimodal Terminal Takes Shape As Tesco Opt For Rail Freight
Milton Keynes Loss is Daventry's Gain

07/04/2011
UK – As we predicted in our article last month Tesco have confirmed they will commence operations in the second phase of the Daventry Internatio...
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Ukrainian Logistics Hub For DHL Freight Whilst Group Trial Electric Vans In Germany
New Cargo Centre Opens Up The East and Parcels Division Continues to Offer Green Credentials

07/04/2011
UKRAINE – GERMANY - DHL Freight today commenced operations using 20,000 square metres of the newly constructed logistics centre and freight term...
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Logistics, Port And Rail Freight Groups Join Forces To Open New European Container Gateway
Cumbria and Teeside to Witness Significant Developments

07/04/2011
UK – Ports are flavour of the month at the moment for the freight investment community, with news of DP World’s development in the Thames ...
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Air Freight News - More Penalties For Cargo Carriers Who Broke Anti Trust Legislation
BA and Cargolux Fined whilst American Airlines Cargo Open New Route

06/04/2011
NEW ZEALAND – US – HUNGARY – The fines levied on British Airways Cargo and Cargolux for their part in the New Zealand air freight ca...
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Container Shipping Line Boldly Go.........
Maersk Join Virgin in Undersea Adventure

06/04/2011
WORLDWIDE – Container shipping giant Maersk Line has stepped up to sponsor the Virgin Oceanic Expedition (VOE) designated to explore the deepest...
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PD Ports Order New Cranes To Handle Container Freight Upturn
First UK Order for Konecranes RTG's as Port Group Push on with Environmental Agenda

05/04/2011
UK –FINLAND – PD Ports has placed an order with Konecranes for four RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes, the first Konecranes handling equipm...
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IMO Elections At A Vital Time For Shipping Worldwide
New Boss Will face a Difficult Time

05/04/2011
WORLDWIDE – With the current problems facing the world of maritime trade the election of a new Secretary-General of the International Maritime O...
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New Software Available To Test Bulk Freight Carriers and Oil Tankers
British and American Joint Project to Assess Vessel Design

05/04/2011
US – UK – Houston based international marine classification society ABS has joined forces with independent assurance experts Lloyds Regist...
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Crowley Restructure Freight Services And Test Container Scanning
Post Earthquake Repairs Permit Revived Timetable

05/04/2011
US – HAITI- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – PUERTO RICO – Florida based Crowley Maritime Corp announced this week that it is to reinstate the t...
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New Cleaner Shrink Covers Wrap Freight Pallets Securely
Better Technology Means 20% Savings in Cost and Emissions

04/04/2011
UK – When first introduced polythene shrink covers, used to both secure a freight consignment to a pallet and protect it from the elements and a...
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US Freight Truckers Finally Turning The Corner On Tacho Technology
E Logs are Becoming Accepted at Last

04/04/2011
US – The country’s truckers pride themselves on being amongst the most professional in the world and yet, synonymous with any industry as ...
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New Tachograph Reader Technology For UK Haulage Outfits
Novodata to Launch Card Reading Solution

04/04/2011
UK - Essex based Novadata which provides training and support services for commercial vehicle drivers plus products for hauliers, is to launch a new s...
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Freight Drivers Should Take The P**s (Home) Says Road Haulage Group
'Don't be a Tosser' Campaign Aimed at Slovenly Habits

02/04/2011
UK – According to the BBC the Road Haulage Association (RHA) is conducting a campaign against freight hauliers who throw bottles of urine from t...
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Freight And Container Handling Halted By Extreme Weather
Sometimes Nature Sends us a Reminder

02/04/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – 2011 may well be the year the world remembers as the one when everything stopped due to natural disasters as so far we have seen ...
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Freight And Logistics Interests Evolve As Peace Reigns In Sri Lanka
Famous Pacific Develop Project Cargo Arm

02/04/2011
SRI LANKA – The mood in the country has changed vastly over the past few months and the ending of Sri Lanka's 30-year ethnic war in May 2009 has...
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South African Logistics Group Find A New Freight Partner In Europe
Barloworld and Ship-Log Tie Up

01/04/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – DENMARK – WOIRLDWIDE – Barloworld Logistics, the South African supply chain specialist says it has enhanced its perfo...
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New French Office For International Freight Forwarder
Ex CMA CGM Executive Heads up New Venture

01/04/2011
FRANCE – The long established freight forwarding group, Martin Bencher, whose pedigree dates back to the UK in 1881before becoming a force in th...
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Multimodal North American Report Out On The Future Of Environmental Cross Border Freight
CEC Says More Cooperation Needed

01/04/2011
US – CANADA – MEXICO – A new report by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), a multimodal organization established by ...
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American Airlines Boosts Summer Air Freight Capacity To Ireland
Extra Flights and Bigger Aircraft Offers Better Cargo Options to Customers

30/04/2010
IRELAND / USA - American Airlines (AA) is to increase flights from Dublin to Chicago from four times per week to daily for its summer schedule this ye...
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Win A Volvo FMX Truck At Truckfest!
Don't get too excited, it's a toy

30/04/2010
UK – Volvo’s newest addition to its fleet, the FMX junior, will be on display at Truckfest, alongside some of its more grown up siblings. ...
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Davies Turner Expands German Road Haulage Operation
New Agreement with Deutsche Transport Signed

30/04/2010
UK/ GERMANY – Freight forwarder and road transport provider Davis Turner is to expand on its current routes into Germany and central Europe with...
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Air Freight Recovers Well Throughout March - IATA
Expect Slight Dip For April From Volcano

30/04/2010
WORLDWIDE – The March report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates that recovery in the air freight industry worldwi...
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Road Haulage Association To Toughen Application Rules
Directors To Be Scrutinised For Proper Conduct

30/04/2010
UK – The UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) has announced that they now intend to enforce much more rigorous checks on transport companie...
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Linfox Founder Calls For Tachographs In Australian Trucks
Great Safety Improvements Made, But More to be Done

30/04/2010
AUSTRALIA – Speaking at the 2010 Australian Trucking Convention earlier in the month, road freight legend and founder of one of Australia’...
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DFDS Line Match Trailer Speed With Container Shipping
New Reefer Sea Service Quick And Green

30/04/2010
UK / SPAIN – DFDS Suardiaz Line, part of the DFDS shipping group, are now offering a new door-to-door reefer service between the UK and Spain wh...
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Freight Trucking Association Slates QinetiQ
Changing Terms of Payment is Unacceptable and Unaffordable

29/04/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA)has come out to openly criticise the defence technology suppliers QinetiQ for drastically altering its te...
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DB Schenker Extend Russian Rail Freight And Logistics Links
Company Develops New Facilities

29/04/2010
RUSSIA – GERMANY – POLAND - DB Schenker have extended their already formidable presence in the Russian logistics market in the past few w...
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Logistics Giant Dachser Acquires Another Transport Company
Rochdale Based J A Leach Transport Become Part of the German Group

28/04/2010
UK – Dachser have expanded their service network with the acquisition of Rochdale based J.A.Leach Transport, a North West-based regional and nat...
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American Trucking Association Boss Backs Tachos For Safety Offenders
Tells Senate Subcommittee Hearings of Improvements That Could Still be Made

28/04/2010
US – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) went to Washington this week and spared no punches when detailing their views on the ways to posit...
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Unifeeder Expands Feeder Shipping Services Into The UK
Eastern Britain To Get New European Link

28/04/2010
BALTIC - UK – Danish shipping line Unifeeder has announced that they are to expand their northern European services to include three new calls i...
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World Biggest Aircraft Used To Clear Air Freight Backlog From Ash Cloud
Heavy Specialist Gets New Role

28/04/2010
EUROPE – The backlog in world air freight caused by the volcanic ash cloud has caused one specialist aircraft to be drafted into a new role to h...
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Freight Transport Association Update
Annual Guide Released as Veteran Manager Retires

28/04/2010
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced the 15th edition of their guide for international road transport operators is now ava...
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TDG Opens New Manchester International Freight Office
Enhanced Facility Marks Start Of Expansion

28/04/2010
UK – TDG International Services officially opened their new office in Manchester on Monday. The international freight forwarding arm of the logi...
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MOL Announce Financial Position And Management Changes
Illustration of Market Patterns for Major Carrier

28/04/2010
JAPAN – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have issued their ‘Financial Highlights’ for their fiscal year 2009 with figures to 31st March 2010, ...
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GAC Win Shipping Award At Asian Freight Event
'Sea TradeAsia' Award Goes to International Group

28/04/2010
SINGAPORE – DUBAI - GAC once again won the title of Best Ship Agent at the annual Sea Trade Asia Awards at the Shangri La Hotel. The Dubai based...
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Shipping Container Security Goes To A New Level
Internal Activated Mesh System Provides Tamper Proof Protection

27/04/2010
UK – WORLDWIDE – A new innovation from Tamper Proof Container Systems (TPCS) is said to offer, as near as is possible, complete protection...
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A Cleaner Way To Ship Your Freight
Use Water, You Dirty Boys !

27/04/2010
UK – All too often we mean well when it comes to doing our bit for the environment. On a personal level the whole thing is comparatively simple,...
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Fallow International Freight Launch On Line Quotation Service
Established Forwarders Update and Accelerate Quotation System

27/04/2010
UK – Gone are the days when one had to sit at the end of a telephone listening to electronic musak whilst waiting for the right booking clerk to...
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News From MultiModal 2010 Transport And Shipping Show Under Way
Birmingham NEC Hosts Freight Event Once Again

27/04/2010
UK – Hall 4 at the NEC saw the start of Multimodal 2010, an event actively considered as a barometer of the international freight scene and it w...
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Kuehne + Nagel Open Two New Russian Offices
Further strengthening of Oil and Gas Network

26/04/2010
RUSSIA – To reinforce their position as a logistics provider to the oil and gas industry Kuehne and Nagel (K+N) have just opened two new offices...
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CEVA Logistics Expands Relationship With Proctor And Gamble
Three New Italian Contracts Signed

26/04/2010
ITALY – Global supply chain management company, CEVA Logistics, has just signed three contracts with consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble (...
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DB Schenker Ship Bogies To China As They Face Criticism For Noisy Rail Freight Service
700 Rail Car Loads Cut Emissions as Company is Accused of Noise Pollution

26/04/2010
UK – GERMANY – CHINA - The row over ‘noisy’ trains on the 13-mile stretch of rail track between Stirling and Longannet power s...
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US Show Gives Software Companies A Supply Chain Opportunity
Producers and Shippers Get a Chance to See What is Possible

26/04/2010
US – NA2010, the North American Materials Handling Show, which runs until the 29th April at the I-X Center in Cleveland has around 400 companies...
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Commercial Vehicle Show Is A Success
Organisers and Exhibitors Delighted by Response in Hard Times

26/04/2010
UK – There was a collective sigh of relief from organisers and exhibitors alike after the success of the recent Commercial Vehicle Operators Sho...
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New Sailing On Bilbao To Tilbury RoRo Ferry Service
Transfennica Add Extra Call for Unaccompanied Vehicles

26/04/2010
SPAIN – UK - Dutch Owned Transfennica, unaccompanied and out of gauge specialist ferry carriers, have extended their RoRo trailer and container ...
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Shipping Container Missile Delivery System For Sale
A New and Deadly Development in the World of International Transport

26/04/2010
RUSSIA – ASIA – WORLDWIDE -Using the most advanced computer graphics a new video from the Concern Morinformsystem-Agat Joint Stock Company...
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Volvo Name Top Truck Dealers And Publish Some Fascinating Logistics Facts
International Group Activities Affects Billions of Peoples Lives

23/04/2010
US – WORLDWIDE – In a week when Volvo Trucks named its US and Canadian dealers of 2009 using selection criteria including outstanding perf...
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Truck Driver Fatigue - ATA Wants Action Now To Reduce Accidents
Association Demands Action from Federal Motors Safety Officials

23/04/2010
US – This week the American Trucking Associations (ATA) relayed the concerns of the majority of their members about truck related accidents and ...
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AMI Reports Air Freight Schedule Returning To Normal
Able to Accept New Consignments

23/04/2010
UK - One of the UK’s largest movers of export airfreight shipments, Air Menzies International (AMI), has reported that they are getting shipment...
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Somali Pirates' Attacks On Shipping Down From Last Year
Naval Presence Having Success

23/04/2010
SOMALIA / INDIAN OCEAN – The latest report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) indicates that attacks by Somali pirates on shipping...
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Australian Trucking Group Objects To Tax Increases
Proposed Increases 'Biased' Against Operators

23/04/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has submitted a request to the National Transport Commission, the body that make recommend...
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Eliminate Tonnage Worries When Loading Freight Into Shipping Containers
London Conference and Product Launch Concerned with the Same Problem

23/04/2010
UK – US – Cube cutting was (and sometimes still is) the scourge of the shipping world. By reducing declared dimensions of lighter cargoes ...
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Kuehne Logistics University Offers New MSc Course
Advanced Qualification For Future Leaders of the Industry

22/04/2010
HAMBURG / GERMANY - The new Kühne Logistics University (KLU), founded by freight mogul Klaus-Michael Kühne, has announced details on the Mas...
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Kestrel Win Queens' Award For International Enterprise
Recognition for Liner Agency

22/04/2010
UK – Basildon-based Kestrel Liner Agencies has been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade in recognition for their succ...
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Truck Driver Training Reveals Ignorance Of Drug And Alcohol Effects
Results Stress the Importance of Educating Staff

22/04/2010
UK – In common with most companies Allied Mills, the flour distribution group, were unaware of how many of their drivers were not conversant wit...
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DHL Expands Secure Road Haulage Service
High Value Goods Protection To Extend Throughout Europe

22/04/2010
EUROPE – DHL have announced that with immediate effect they are offering shippers of high-value products and other valuable goods a secure trans...
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Concerns Over Shipping Lithium Batteries By Air Freight
TIACA Calls for a Review of New Carriage Proposals

22/04/2010
US – WORLDWIDE – Proposals by the US Department of Transport’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) togeth...
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Poor Container And Bulk Shipping Company Results Dribble In
CSCL and Tianjin Marine Shipping Report Losses for 2009

22/04/2010
CHINA – Unsurprisingly the state of container and bulk shipping for last year is once again illustrated by the latest results from shipping grou...
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DB Schenker Open New Freight Forwarding Hub
26 million Euro Terminal for Austria

21/04/2010
AUSTRIA – Freight forwarder DB Schenker released full details today of their most modern European freight terminal to date. The €26 millio...
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Cargolux Release Annual Report As Air Freight Shipping Struggles
Europe's Largest All Cargo Airline now part State Owned

21/04/2010
LUXEMBOURG – After what they are calling the most difficult year in the history of air freight, Cargolux, based in the Grand Duchy and the bigge...
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Aramex Logistics' Road Haulage Helps Keep Hospitals Stocked Through Ash Cloud
Leaves Air Freight To Eat Their Dust

21/04/2010
IRELAND / UK – Global logistics provider Aramex have stepped up to the mark during the recent crisis caused by the ban on air freight by helpin...
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MAN Use Axxom Software To Optimize Vehicle Delivery Network
Advanced Computer Modelling to be Applied to Truck Distribution

21/04/2010
GERMANY / EUROPE – Truck and commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN are to use a state-of-the-art software system to find potential improvements th...
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Air Freight Providers Start To Get Back On Track
Road Networks Filled The Vacuum Well

21/04/2010
EUROPE – The news that much of Europe is opening up its air space, after being closed due to ash since the 15th of April, has got companies that...
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A$ 100 Million Freight Rolling Stock Order For UGL Rail
Sydney Based Group Announce Successful Tender

21/04/2010
AUSTRALIA – After the positive reports in February regarding the trading position of UGL, the infrastructure group, their rail division have ann...
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US Truck And Shipping Companies Welcome Wall Street Bill
Interested Parties Praise Proposed Derivatives Legislation

21/04/2010
US – This week has seen a suspicious eye cast on Goldman Sachs as details of yet more underhand dealings in the world of banking emerge and accu...
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ALL BRITISH AIRPORTS ARE NOW OPEN!
Authorities Rescind Restrictions

20/04/2010
UK - The restrictions on flights from and to British airports have now been rescinded. The UK authorities have decided that the danger from ash is now...
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Freight Transport Association Calls For Relaxation On Weekend Lorry Bans
European Policies Impede Measures To Deal With Ash Problems

20/04/2010
UK / EUROPE – The UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for those European countries that employ bans on road haulage at wee...
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Transport For London Announce Multi Million Tender For Electric Commercial Vehicles
Mayor's 67 Million Pound Promise To Electrify the City Begins to Come to Fruition

20/04/2010
UK - Following our story last July on how Transport for London (TfL) were taking advantage of the British Governments Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement P...
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Russian Railways Expand European Services To Cope With Air Travel Problems
More Capacity Planned if Required

20/04/2010
EUROPE / RUSSIA – Russian Railways (RZD) have set up emergency operations centres and laid on additional carriages on passenger trains travellin...
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Davies Turner Expand Indian Links With PL Shipping And Logistics
Latest Move In Busy Year For Forwarder

20/04/2010
UK / INDIA – UK Freight Forwarder Davies Turner has expanded its capabilities for shipping between UK and India by partnering up with PL Shippin...
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Ash Proliferation Equals Volcanic Rise In Road And Rail Freight Shipping Enquiries
It's Not Only Passengers Seeking Alternative Transport Methods

20/04/2010
EUROPE – WORLD WIDE - With the situation showing little signs of improvement as the Icelandic volcano continues to spew its corrosive particles ...
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Logistics Giant DB Schenker Offers Shipping - For Free !
Customers Offered New Route Trials - Gratis

20/04/2010
GERMANY – DB Schenker have vowed to increase both the number of routes and services which the logistics group currently offer to shippers. In a ...
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FedEx Resumes Freight Flights To Charles De Gaulle
Parcel Giant Uncertain For How Long Operations Can Be Maintained

20/04/2010
USA / FRANCE - FedEx Express has restarted its operations at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris. According to the company’s website one fl...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE 0700 TUESDAY 20TH APRIL: Scottish Airports Reopen
But New Cloud Threatens Further Disruption

20/04/2010
EUROPE – At 0700 this morning airports in Scotland were finally able to open to flights after five days of disruption. However, the National Air...
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ASH UPDATE 1600 19th APRIL: Plans Announced To Reopen UK Airspace Tomorrow
At Current State British Travel Will Be Possible

19/04/2010
UK – The latest release from NATS indicates that the ash cloud has receded somewhat due to less emissions coming from the Eyjafjallajokull volca...
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Irish Ferries Says 'Don't Panic - There's Room For Everyone'
Ferry Operator Takes Crisis In Its Stride

19/04/2010
UK / IRELAND – Irish Ferries has called for calm from commuters who are trying to get between the UK and Ireland. The ferry operator states that...
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Container Ships Offer Alternative Way Home For Stranded Air Passengers
But Places Filling Fast

19/04/2010
WORLDWIDE – With disruption continuing in the airspace above Europe people are increasingly looking for ways to get to their destinations. And o...
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CEVA Becomes Interspor's Logistics Handler For Turkey
Five Year Contract With Sporting Goods Company

19/04/2010
TURKEY - CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a five year agreement worth €1.5 million per year w...
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AV Dawson Signs Modus As Tenant
Subsea Construction Company Praise Teeside Facility

19/04/2010
UK - Modular Underwater Systems (Modus),a specialist subsea construction company with global contracts in the oil and gas industry, has signed a ten-y...
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ASH UPDATE MONDAY 19TH: KLM Flights Land Safely; No Damage
Pressure Mounts as Airlines Question Ban

19/04/2010
EUROPE / USA – Though NATS has once again delayed the earliest possible time for resumption of UK flights to 1900 BST today, pressure is gradual...
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KLM Dispatches Three Freight Flights To Test Safety
Carrier Looks to Check Flying Conditions Over Europe

18/04/2010
NETHERLANDS – Dutch carrier KLM has dispatched three cargo flights, two to Sharjah and one to Bangkok. The intention is to test on an actual rou...
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SUNDAY 18th APRIL: European Flight Disruption To Last For Days
No Let Up In Eruption Or Weather

18/04/2010
UK – Though the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) has once again put back its earliest possible flights from the UK at 1900 BST today, it is c...
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US Truck Group Get Recognition Of Excellence
Werner Acclaimed in Forbes Trustworthy Listings

18/04/2010
US – Werner Enterprises Inc. , the Omaha, Nebraska shipping and logistics group, were delighted to announce this week that they received the acc...
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Jungheinrich Safety Reminder To All Freight Handlers
Reporting Procedures are Essential for All

17/04/2010
UK – Fork lift maker Jungheinrich have been closely studying accidents and ‘near misses’ involving freight handling equipment in shi...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE : 17/4 0900; UK TO BE CLOSED UNTIL TOMORROW
0100 At Earliest For Flight Resumption

17/04/2010
UK-NATS has announced that the earliest that UK airspace will be open for operations will be 0100 tomorrow (Sunday). This applies to all UK airspace w...
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European Air Freight Disrupted But RoRo Ferry Services Running Fine
Foot Passengers At Capacity; Freight Services OK

16/04/2010
UK - While almost all press coverage given to the volcanic ash cloud covering much of northern Europe has been on the effect on passenger transport, f...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE 1445 16/4 : Small Ray Of Light Through The Cloud
Ash Looks To Cause Problems Till Monday

16/04/2010
EUROPE – The latest update from the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) indicates that flights within England and Wales will be stopped until 07...
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TDG Logistics Announces HSE 'Oscar' Winners
Recognition for Workers Efforts

16/04/2010
UK – Logistics and freight transport provider TDG has held its annual awards to recognise the efforts of its workers to improve safety standards...
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No End In Site As Truck Drivers Strike In Ivory Coast Continues
Fuel Blockade may be Lifted However

16/04/2010
IVORY COAST (COTE D’IVOIRE) - The truck drivers’ strike, which started on 12th April, is set to continue but is not having the widespread...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE 0900 16/4 : UK Airspace Will Be Closed Until At Least One AM Tomorrow
NATS Announce Ash Still Too Dangerous For Flights

16/04/2010
UK – The UK air traffic control centre, NATS, have extended the ban on flights in British airspace until 0100 BST Saturday 17th of April. There ...
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Virginia Governor Praised By Trucking Groups
Rest Areas Reopen As Promised - Ahead Of Schedule

16/04/2010
US – In January we told of the promise by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to reopen nineteen safety rest areas for commercial freight truckers w...
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Leaders Debate Sparks Criticism From Freight Transport Association
Infrastructure Questions Unanswered

16/04/2010
UK - While many talking heads in the UK media are currently discussing the performance of the leaders of the three main parties in the television deba...
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Volcanic Ash Causes Switch From Air To Road Freight For Shipping
'Act of God' May Mean No Compensation for Shippers and Passengers

16/04/2010
UK – NORTHERN EUROPE – With British airspace closed to all commercial traffic for the first time in history the ash still spewing from the...
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US Defense Logistics Agency Confirm Identity Of Shipping Group To Replace Agility
Anham Win Six Year $2 Billion Contract

15/04/2010
US – IRAQ – KUWAIT – After discarding the services of Kuwait based freight forwarder Agility following the controversial accusations...
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Genco Trading Show Positive Signs For Bulk Shipping Lines
Final 2009 Profit Analysis Released

15/04/2010
US – New York based Genco Shipping & Trading Limited have today released their final figures for 2009. In a year which has been little short...
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ASH CLOUD UPDATE: Latest Reports On Air Space Closures
Disruption Spreads

15/04/2010
EUROPE – Air traffic across Northern Europe has ground to a halt as the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland continues to move...
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Air Europa Expands US To Iberian Peninsula Freight Services
Cargo Holds Filled From Start

15/04/2010
SPAIN / PORTUGAL / USA - Air Europa, Spain’s second largest carrier, has started four-times-weekly flights from Madrid to Miami, with connection...
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Ash Cloud Update From Irish Ferries
No Problems Reported

15/04/2010
UK / IRELAND - Not ones to miss a trick Irish Ferries has asked us to print the following statement:...
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Greece Faces EU Court Over State Aid To Ship Builders
Long Running Dispute Continues as Brussels Runs Out of Patience

15/04/2010
EU – GREECE – After the report published by the European Union last August on the matter, the Competition Commissioner seems to have final...
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Obama's Pirate Executive Order Sparks Concerns With Shipping Lines
Possibility of Ransom Payments Violating US Law

15/04/2010
USA / SOMALIA – Late last night President Barak Obama signed an executive order that forbids American corporations and their overseas subsidiari...
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US Defence Logistics Agency Change Shipping Contractors
Agility Lose Out on US Military Supply Shipments

15/04/2010
KUWAIT – US – IRAQ – Agility, the Kuwait based company threatened with a major penalty for alleged impropriety over shipping supplie...
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European Air Freight Likely To Be Hit Throughout the Day By Ash Cloud
Projections See Much of Northern Europe And Russia Affected

15/04/2010
EUROPE – The volcanic ash cloud that has closed the UK airspace to traffic is projected to gradually sweep south throughout today, causing disru...
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Air Freight Shipping Suspended Across The UK
Icelandic Eruption Causes Flight Chaos

15/04/2010
UK – Air freight traffic, along with many passenger services, has been brought to a standstill today by the cloud of volcanic ash which is curre...
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Police Arrest Barrier Reef Crash Officers
Appearance in Court Scheduled for Tomorrow

14/04/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have arrested two men in connection with the grounding of the Chinese bulk carrier Shen Neng I ,...
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Scandinavian Freight Forwarder Expands German Operation
Martin Bencher Germany Moves To Bigger Facilities

14/04/2010
GERMANY – Shipping and forwarding service provider the Martin Bencher Group has moved their German subsidiary into new facilities to cope with i...
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Dachser Endows Chair for Sustainability in Logistics And Supply Chain Management
Professor Julia Wolf First Incumbent

14/04/2010
GERMANY – Freight and logistics service provider Dachser has pledged to endow a Professorial Chair in Sustainability in Logistics & Supply C...
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Project Freight Forwarders Annual Conference Confirmed For Antwerp
3rd Meeting of Project Professionals Group Attracts Attention

14/04/2010
BELGIUM – WORLDWIDE – The dates for the third annual conference of the Project Professionals Group (PPG) have been confirmed as 30th June ...
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All Ends Well As US Freight Truck Driver Resuscitates Girl
A Lesson For All as St Johns Ambulance Launch Life Saving Campaign

14/04/2010
US – UK – In a week when the St. Johns Ambulance organisation launch a campaign in Britain to try to persuade everyone to have at least a ...
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Diana Shipping Next Bulk Carrier To Buy New Ships
Orders Two Massive Freighters

13/04/2010
GREECE – Following on from yesterday’s news that Paragon Shipping was to purchase a new freighter comes an announcement from dry bulk carg...
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Freight Transport Association Calls For Code Of Conduct For Van Drivers
The End of White Van Man?

13/04/2010
UK – He may be an infamous icon, but now it appears that the legendary bad-tempered and foul-mouthed White Van Man is under threat as the UKR...
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Shipping Container Seized After Examination In Hong Kong
Eight and a Half Million Contraband Cigarettes Impounded

13/04/2010
CHINA – Reports from Hong Kong state that a standard X-Ray inspection of a forty foot container supposedly containing ovens, revealed a stash of...
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Evergreen Container Shipping Freight Rates To Be Restored
Another Increase Scheduled From 1st May

13/04/2010
TAIWAN - Evergreen Line, operators of the fourth largest container fleet in the world, with over 180 ships by capacity of approximately 650,000 TEU, t...
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Road Haulage Group Want Clarity On Fuel Duty Levels Before UK Election
Truck Representatives Join Call For Clear Political Parties Manifesto Pledges

13/04/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) are demanding clarification of the main political parties policies for fuel prices should they be electe...
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Agency Sector Management To Debut New Freight Management Software
First Demonstrations At Intermodal 2010

13/04/2010
UK - Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), who develop custom software packages for the freight and logistics industry, will be exhibiting at the M...
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UK Packaging Regulations Mean Changes In Freight Handling For Those In Shipping
Legal Penalties Prompt Companies to Evolve New Processes to Recycle and Protect Cargo

13/04/2010
UK – The changes to packaging regulations which came about in 2005 have, in a large part, been ignored by companies in every sector. The necessi...
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Atchison Topeka Wins Cadbury's Logistics Contract
Will Handle Chocolate Giant's Nuts

13/04/2010
UK - Atchison Topeka, a third-party food logistics specialist, has signed a 3 year contract with chocolate manufacturer Cadbury’s to set up a de...
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DNV Unveil Container Shipping Concept Vessel
Quantum Project Examines the Future of Industry

13/04/2010
NORWAY - Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the Norwegian ship classification foundation, is the latest organisation to reveal the results of their studies in...
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Paragon Shipping Buy New Panamax Bulk Carrier
Start of Purchase Policy For Operator

12/04/2010
GREECE - Bulk vessel operator Paragon Shipping has announced that they are to acquire another Panamax-class bulk carrier. The ship, to be named Dream ...
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Panalpina Deliver Monster Laser Freight Load With An-225
Biggest Airplane In World Used

12/04/2010
CHINA / GERMANY - Global freight forwarding and logistics service provider Panalpina has successfully delivered two laser welding machine weighing a t...
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Somali Pirates Receive Warm Welcome From The US Navy
Six Raiders Captured

12/04/2010
INDIAN OCEAN – Somali pirates have once again made the mistake of attacking a naval vessel, part of the international fleet set to protect merch...
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Coal Ship Grounded On Barrier Reef Refloated
No Additional Oil Spilt

12/04/2010
AUSTRALIA - Salvage experts have successfully refloated the coal carrier Shen Neng 1, according to Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ). The vessel had ru...
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B and G Adopts Zoomsafer To Protect Drivers
New Technology Aims To Combat Distracted Driving

12/04/2010
USA – The campaign by the US government to combat the problem of drivers using cell phones has created a great deal of attention both with the p...
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QRF Wins Karara Iron Ore Rail Freight Contract
Appointed Exclusive Rail Haulier For Two Billion Dollar Project

12/04/2010
AUSTRALIA – QR Freight (QRF) and Perth-based Gindalbie Metals have agreed a deal that will see QRF become the exclusive provider of bulk rail ha...
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Smiths Launch Telemetry System For Their Electric Commercial Truck Range
Emission Free Delivery Fleets now have Tracking and Performance Options

12/04/2010
UK - US - WORLDWIDE - Smiths Electric Vehicles have launched a new telemetry system today at the opening of the 2010 Commercial Vehicle Operator show....
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European Container Shipping Line To Add Zeebruge To Teesport Service
Samskip Continue Expansion

12/04/2010
UK / BELGIUM – Samskip, the multimodal freight container shipper, are to start a new weekly service between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Teesport in...
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Atchison Topeka Takes The Biscuit
Wins McVities Logistic Deal

12/04/2010
UK - Droitwich-based food ingredients logistics company, Atchison Topeka, announced they have secured a significant contract with the UK’s leadi...
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Agility Releases 2009 Results After Delay
Talks Still Ongoing On Legal Issue with US Government

12/04/2010
KUWAIT – Logistics and freight forwarding giant Agility, the largest such company in the Middle-East, has released its end of year figures for 2...
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Road Haulage Association Slates Government Over Truck Fuel Price
Anger Pervades the Freight Transport Sector

09/04/2010
UK – Once again the Road Haulage Association(RHA) have made their members views abundantly clear to the British Government as truck fuel costs c...
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Rugby Logistics Group Solve A Terminal Illness
Solutions for a Congested Warehouse

09/04/2010
UK - Anyone who runs a pick and pack operation or any sort of warehouse or freight terminal where goods turnover quickly yet in large quantities, know...
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Shipping Lines Open New US - Asia Container Route In May
MOL and 'K' Line Announce Change to Vietnamese Route

09/04/2010
US – ASIA – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and ‘K’ Line have agreed to cooperate on a container loop serving the US East Coast from As...
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Agility Reported To Be Paying $600 Million To US Government
Paper Reports That Fraud Case to be Settled

09/04/2010
KUWAIT – The Al-Jarida, an Arabic language newspaper, today reported that logistics group Agility are to pay the US government a $600 million se...
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New Boss At Damco Logistics Panama
International Experience will Strengthen South American Operation

09/04/2010
PANAMA – After announcing their new Thailand development last month, Damco, the independently managed logistics subsidiary of shipping giant AP ...
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High Cube Rail Freight Container Shipping Link Draws Closer
Britain's Northern East Coast Ports to have Upgraded Lines

09/04/2010
UK – The Northern Way, an initiative by three northern Regional Development Agencies (Yorkshire Forward, Northwest Regional Development Agency a...
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Singapore Office Move For Shipping Navigation Aid Leaders Kelvin Hughes
Long Established Chart and Radar Company Expand

09/04/2010
SINGAPORE – UK – Long established marine navigation system company Kelvin Hughes say they have had to move to larger premises in Singapore...
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New Sales Boss For Commercial Vehicle Telematics Specialist
Growing Technology Sector of Daimler Aims to Save Fleet Owners Money

08/04/2010
UK – Daimler Fleetboard have appointed Mr Steve Lovatt as Head of Sales to promote growth in the distribution of their telematics systems which...
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Lucky US Truck Driver Update As Arrow Celebrate 60 Years
Truck Sales Group Release 'Back on the Road' Winner's Videos

08/04/2010
US – Back in October we announced the third annual “Back on the Road” campaign to find the freight truck driver most deserving of a ...
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First US Crackdown For Driving On The Phone Launched
Pilot Projects Start In Connecticut and New York State

08/04/2010
USA – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is today launching its first federally funded pilot programs to see if increased law enforce...
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64 Million Euros Available For European Inter Modal Shipping Projects
Applications for Marco Polo Funding Close Next Month

08/04/2010
EUROPE – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) have pointed out to us that the European Commission for Energy and Transport are o...
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MOL Reveal Latest Bulk Shipping Concept
Latest of ISHIN Developments Announced

08/04/2010
JAPAN – Shipping line and fleet operator Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL) has revealed details on the third and latest of it ISHIN next-generation ship devel...
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Freight Forwarders OK To Continue Use Of Treated Wooden Packing Materials
Use the Pallet with the Poison or the Wood that is Good (Apologies to Danny Kaye)

08/04/2010
UK – EUROPE – Not for the first time there has been considerable confusion lately over changing regulations with regard to the permissible...
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Commercial Vehicle Bodybuilder Launches Graphic Division
Bevan Group Signs Up New Graphics Team

08/04/2010
UK - Fast-growing commercial vehicle bodybuilder Bevan Group has added another string to its bow by launching its own graphics division. Bevan can now...
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Europe - Asia Freight Rail Link Takes Step Forward
Agreement Signed for Investment Study

08/04/2010
RUSSIA / UKRAINE / SLOVAKIA / AUSTRIA – Ambitious plans by the rail administrations and transport authorities in these countries to build a broa...
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US Government To Support 'Marine Highways'
New Initiative Launched

07/04/2010
USA – The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has today announced a new initiative to encourage the movement of more cargo on the rivers an...
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DHL Wins Five-Year Logistics Contract With Volkswagen
Will Handle Supply Chain for Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and VW Touareg

07/04/2010
SLOVAKIA - DHL Supply Chain - the specialist division for contract logistics within the Deutsche Post DHL Group - and the automobile manufacturer Volk...
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CEVA Achieves Chinese Supply Chain Security Accreditation
First for Industry

07/04/2010
CHINA – Global supply chain and freight management company CEVA Logistics has had its Chinese road haulage division awarded the Transported Asse...
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Container Shippers Safmarine Appoint New Boss
Eric Herman to Head Commercial Activities

07/04/2010
BELGIUM - Container shipping line Safmarine, a subsidiary of AP Moller-Maersk, has announced the appointment of Eric Herman as its Chief Commercial ...
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DB Schenker Expand Italian Freight Terminal Capacity
Milan Area Transport Hub Grows in Peschiera

07/04/2010
ITALY – DB Schenker tell us they have expanded their “Land Transport Gateway” hub in Peschiera Borromeo having moved ‘just dow...
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Shipping Line Vow To Eliminate Marine Accidents And Unveil New Research Centre
MOL Begin Safety Campaign Whilst They Invest in Future Transport Technology

07/04/2010
WORLDWIDE – Having announced in March that they were launching their "Challenge to Create New Growth" Mitsui OSK lines (MOL) have pron...
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Panalpina Achieves ISO 14001:2004 Certification
Recognition For Company's Environmental Policy

06/04/2010
SWITZERLAND - Global forwarding and logistics service provider Panalpina has achieved Global Environmental Certification to the standard ISO 14001:200...
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Supertanker Shadowed By Destroyer As Shipping World Watches
Korean Navy Catches up with Seized Vessel off Somalia

06/04/2010
SOMALIA – The “Samho Dream”, a 300,000 tonne VLCC captured 1500 kilometres off the Somali coast on Saturday was being shadowed today...
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Three New Oil Tankers For Indian Bulk Shipping Group
GE ' Supersize ' their South Korean Order Book

06/04/2010
INDIA – Great Eastern Shipping, the nations largest private sector shipping group, have modified their current order with Hyundai Heavy Industri...
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Chinese Shipping Company Faces Sanctions After Great Barrier Reef Pollution Incident
Pilots May Become Mandatory in 'Coal Alley'

06/04/2010
AUSTRALIA – Saturday’s incident off the Great Barrier Reef have caused the Green party, amongst others, to call for a review of transit pr...
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SmartWay Anti Pollution Scheme Attracts More Shipping And Logistics Groups
EPA Incentive Pushes for Cleaner Air by 2012

06/04/2010
US – The SmartWay Partnership, a scheme devised and promoted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), keeps on attracting freight associ...
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Cross Channel Ferry Strike Set To End
French Action Targeted Holiday Trade

05/04/2010
FRANCE – UK – The strike by staff of Sea France, the cross channel RoRo ferry company is due to end “very shortly” according t...
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US Release Freight Truck Fuel Reduction Report
Instructions Show How to Cut Fleet Consumption Costs

05/04/2010
US – The National Research Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published their eagerly awaited report “...
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Crowley Shipping Collect Toyota Logistics Excellence Award (Again)
8th Year of Recognition for Outstanding Quality Services

04/04/2010
US – Jacksonville based Crowley Maritime Corporation announced this week their Crowley's Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services group has been awa...
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Electric Freight Truck Firm Confirms $32 Million Government Payment
Smiths US Offshoot Negotiates Buy Out

04/04/2010
US – Tanfield owned electric truck division Smiths Electric Vehicles UK tell us this week that the American Government have confirmed the second...
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Study Finds CHEP Pallets Green Option For Shipping
Launches Website to 'Know the Facts'

04/04/2010
WORLDWIDE – Global pallet and container management company CHEP, whose distinctive blue pallets can be found everywhere from Manchester to Timbu...
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CEVA Logistics Sign Supply Chain Contract With Proctor And Gamble
Will Handle Arabian Freight

01/04/2010
UAE – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, signed an agreement with Procter & Gamble (P&G), the largest con...
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Police Warn Haulage Companies And Lorry Drivers of Scam
Trucks Targeted in Crash Con

01/04/2010
UK – Truckpol, the national police intelligence unit that combats freight theft and crimes aimed at the road haulage industry, has warned truck ...
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Another Speculative Shipping Venture Starts Slowly
Scorpio Tankers Fail to Reach IPO

01/04/2010
USA – The floating of Scorpio Tankers Inc this week went pretty much the same way as the two previous March launches of shipping companies seeki...
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Massive Fuel Savings Possible For Container, Bulk And Ferry Shipping
New Technique Makes 15% Fuel Oil Reduction A Reality

01/04/2010
UK – IRELAND – After extensive trials of biodiesel, reduced sulphur fuels and a host of engine management techniques a small Irish ferry c...
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