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No Excuse for Poor Eyesight Amongst Road Haulage Freight Drivers
Webinar Gives Fleet Managers Ideas on Policies and Procedures

21/03/2017
UK – To raise awareness among fleet managers and professional road haulage drivers Brake, the road safety charity, is teaming up with Vision Exp...
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Inland Freight Container Terminal Goes from Strength to Strength
Gamble on Market Paying Off for Dawson

21/03/2017
UK – An inland container storage facility in Teesside has reported record growth over the last year. The £2.6 million Tees Riverside Inte...
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Transport and Logistics Personnel Pedal Their Way Into a Record
Transaid Cycle Ride Across South Africa Raises Huge Cash Total

21/03/2017
UK – SOUTH AFRICA – A team of 40 intrepid cyclists from across the transport and logistics industry safely completed Transaid's 450 ki...
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Ferry Operator Refits North Sea RoRo Ferries and Offers Additional Perks to Freight Drivers
Major Refurbishment Completed

21/03/2017
UK – BELGIUM – P&O Ferries will this week formally re-launch its two RoRo ships on the North Sea that sail overnight between Hull and ...
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Dock Workers Claim Victory Over Port Employment but it May Prove Hollow in Time
Spanish Government Backs Down However EU Regulators are Watching

21/03/2017
SPAIN – Different time, different country. How things have changed with regard to employment throughout Europe as the Spanish government is repo...
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UK Traffic Commissioner Warns Licensed Road Freight Haulage Firms Not to Cover for Barred Operators
10 Year Ban Handed Down to Violator Who Conspired With Disqualified Individual

20/03/2017
UK – The London and South East Traffic Commissioner, Sarah Bell, is warning operator licence holders who choose to provide cover for disqualifie...
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Port and Logistics Group Reveals 2016 Profits and Looks to Sustainable Future
DP World Figures In as Company Supports IMPACT 2030

20/03/2017
UAE – As any regular reader will know DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has made a special effort this year to put himse...
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Shipping, Port and Logistics Interests Given More Time to Advise Government on Maritime Industry
Stakeholders Should Write Now to Safeguard Future of UK Marine Interests

20/03/2017
UK – The inquiry announced by the Transport Committee In December to examine the results of the Maritime Growth Study, the report published by t...
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Three Quarter Billion Euro Fine for Air Freight Cartel Reinstated
Eleven Cargo Carriers Each Hit with Huge Penalties as Whistleblower Escapes Sanction (Again)

17/03/2017
EUROPE – The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine totalling €776,465,000 f...
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Weekly Round Up of Appointments in Transport, Freight and Logistics Worldwide
Staff Who Have Moved On Recently

17/03/2017
UK – The weekly round-up of freight and logistics staff appointments and departures around the globe begins with the UK where, following the op...
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Happy Ending for Bulk Fuel Tanker Crew Taken by Somali Pirates
Eight Sri Lankans Released Unharmed

17/03/2017
SOMALIA – The EU Naval Force (EU Navfor) has confirmed the release of the bulk fuel tanker Aris 13 and her eight Sri Lankan crew, without...
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Friday Freight and Logistics News Roundup
Emergency Beer Shipped and Other Items

17/03/2017
IRELAND – US – What better way to start the week's roundup of miscellaneous freight and logistics sector items than talk of celebrat...
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Logistics Firm Offer Free Freight Shipping to Worthy Charities
New Initiative Hopes to Boost Smaller Charities by Cutting their Expenses

17/03/2017
UK – A Sussex based freight and logistics company is offering charities based in the county a chance to have their goods distributed for free. A...
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Skillful Seamanship Goes Viral After Pilot Brings In Huge Car Freighter Despite Cyclone
Ship Makes Port Safely Thanks to Skilled Personnel

17/03/2017
SOUTH AFRICA – Footage of massive car carrier being brought into the Port of Durban has gone viral after cyclonic weather conditions battered th...
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As Tensions Rise Ukraine Blocks All Road Haulage Freight and Rail Borne Cargo
Eastern Separatist Areas to be Starved of Commerce

16/03/2017
UKRAINE – Tensions between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists have escalated in recent days leading to a decision by the Ukrainian Governmen...
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Pirates Strike Off Somali Coast Once Again as Tanker Seized in Maritime Hijack
Whiff of the Bad Old Days as Skiff Successfully Attacks Vessel

16/03/2017
SOMALIA – The EU Naval Force (EU Navfor) has confirmed the hijacking of the tanker Aris 13 by Somali pirates as reported at the beginning...
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Container Freight Cooperation Launched as Box Carriers Sign Deal Whilst Maersk Snaps Up Competitor
Danish Line and MSC Join with HMM to Officially Form 2M+H

16/03/2017
DENMARK – SWITZERLAND – SOUTH KOREA – GERMANY – Maersk Line has signed two separate agreements that will likely see the world ...
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New Grant and Additional Investment by Freight and Logistics Pharma Interests in Benelux
Specialist Trade in Low Countries Continues To Expand as a Million Euros Invested

16/03/2017
NETHERLANDS – BELGIUM – LUXEMBOURG – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is developing an early warning system for pharma shippers, a growing...
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Heavy Lift Air Freight Carrier Delivers Emergency Helicopters in Short Order
Giant AN 124 Used to Move Critical Fire Fighting Aircraft

16/03/2017
US – CHILE – Georgia based Helicopter Express called upon the expertise of Volga– Dnepr Airlines in fast response transportation ser...
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Logistics Specialist Provide Freight Services to Eco Marathon Competition
Agility Team Up With Shell in Global Contest

16/03/2017
SINGAPORE – US – UK – Global freight and logistics provider Agility has signed a partnership agreement with Shell to ship vehicles a...
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New Export Demand and Reduced Container Capacity Causes Freight Forwarding Bodies to Speak Out
Problems and Extra Costs for Deep Sea Box Shippers as TEU Shortage Bites

16/03/2017
EUROPE – ASIA – The world of deep sea container shipping is in confusion at the moment precipitated by the slump in trade in recent times ...
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Middle Eastern Airline Boosts Cargo Service with New Freighter
Etihad takes Delivery of Dedicated Freight Aircraft

15/03/2017
UAE – Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of its tenth freighter, an Airbus A330F. The airline now operates five dedicated Airbus cargo aircraft alo...
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Maersk Tanker to Trial Flettner Rotor to Harness Wind Power for Sailing
Ninety Year Old Concept Day May Have Come

14/03/2017
FINLAND – UK – Norsepower in partnership with Maersk Tankers, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell Shipping & Maritime, will...
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Brexit Offers Opportunity for Scottish Removals Company
Concerns about Future Leading to More Emigration

14/03/2017
UK – The ongoing issue of Brexit is certainly eating up a lot of headlines (including this one) and causing debate and concerns across the count...
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Iranian Freight Shipping Line May be Looking to List on London Stock Exchange
But Fear of Future Problems Belaying Listing - Report

14/03/2017
UK – IRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), Iran's main shipping line, is looking to get listed on the London Stock E...
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Shipping Line Enhances Florida to Caribbean Services
Crowley Complement New Panama Office with Extra Capacity

14/03/2017
US – PANAMA – Crowley Maritime has enhanced its ocean container transportation services with a new, weekly sailing connecting Jacksonville...
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First Pirate Attack off Somalia Reported Since 2012
Old Threat Rises Up Again

14/03/2017
SOMALIA – For the first time since 2012, Somali pirates are suspected of hijacking a commercial vessel and kidnapping her crew. The recent years...
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Freight Truck Manufacturer Successfully Demonstrates Real World Road Platooning
Linking Vehicles Electronically Probably the Future

14/03/2017
US – Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a succ...
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Happy Ending for Crew of Flag of Convenience Bulk Cargo Vessel Abandoned by Ships Owners
Payment Received After Seven Months Far From Home

14/03/2017
ALGERIA – TURKEY – We are informed by the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) that, after an ordeal lasting over 7 mont...
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Maritime Security Threats Evolving from Piracy into Kidnapping and Terrorism
General Reductions in Crime on Sea Freight but Different Threats Coming to the Fore

13/03/2017
WORLDWIDE – London-based risk consultancy Control Risks has issued their report for the state of global maritime security for 2016. The report r...
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Bespoke Shipping Specialist Move Ferry across Two Oceans
Peters and May Complete Record Shipment

13/03/2017
NEW CALEDONIA – GREECE – Specialist freight contractors Peters & May Commercial have completed one of their biggest challenges as they...
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New Hi Tech Reefers Ordered by Major Freight Line
Maersk Line Order NaturaLINE Chillers

13/03/2017
WORLDWIDE – Maersk Line, the worlds largest container shipping line, has ordered the first 100 of a total of 200 refrigerated containers to be c...
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Fire on Freight Ship Likely Down to Undeclared Chemical Load
Warnings on Dangers of Calcium Hypochlorate Reissued

13/03/2017
SOUTH AFRICA – According to the South African Maritime Safety Authority, a fire that broke out on board the Liberian flagged APL Austria ...
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New Maritime Satellite Communication Antenna Aids the Modern Digital Vessel
Versatility Welcomed by Suppliers Enabled by Advance in Connectability

12/03/2017
WORLDWIDE – Intellian Technologies, based in Seoul, South Korea, which produces maritime satellite communication antenna technology introduced t...
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Container Transport, Logistics and Conversion Specialist 'Thinks Outside the Box'
The Pentalver Pub Rolls Into Town Again at Next Month's Multimodal Exhibition

12/03/2017
UK – Visitors to this year's Multimodal Exhibition, once again to be held at the Birmingham NEC between 4 and 6 April, will again be deligh...
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Staff Changes in the Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Intermodal Shipping Sectors
The Week's Appointments and Departure Announcements

10/03/2017
US – The week 's staff changes begin with news of a move at the top of rail freight and intermodal and logistics giant CSX with former CEO...
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Friday Freight and Logistics Round Up
Some Snippets of What Has Happened in the Industry This Week

10/03/2017
UK – Freight forwarding and supply chain specialists Kewill and LeanLogistics have rebranded as BluJay Solutions and launched the BluJay Global ...
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New Freight and Passenger RoPax Ferry Design Commissioned for Orkney Island Crossing
Ship Scheduled for Entry Into Service in 2018

10/03/2017
UK – AUSTRALIA – VIETNAM – Southampton based ship designers BMT Nigel Gee (BMT) has been commissioned to design a new 85 metre stee...
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Freight Alliance Announces New Container Shipping Schedule and Contingency Fund against Insolvency
Bankruptcy Guarantee Welcomed by US Commissioner

10/03/2017
WORLDWIDE – Container freight shipping consortium THE Alliance has announced its new network sailing schedule which will start from April 2017. ...
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Container Freight Line Seeks to Clean Up Shipping in South America
New Trial Will Use Cleaner Fuel in Port Despite No Regulations

10/03/2017
CHILE – Hamburg Süd and its customer Electrolux have launched a joint pilot project to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in the Port of Iquiq...
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Container Freight Trade Builds at Traditional Bulk Cargo Port
Intercontinental Feeder Services See Arrival of New Vessel

10/03/2017
UK – The Port of Immingham may claim the title of Britain's largest port in terms of tonnage, mainly due to the vast amount of bulk cargo p...
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Logistics Operator Wins Appeal over EU Merger Block
But Too Little Too Late

09/03/2017
EUROPE – The General Court of the European Union has annulled, on the ground of a procedural irregularity, a 2013 decision by the Commission the...
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Rolls - Royce Launches Autonomous Shipping Projects to Ocean Freight Transport
New Developments in Cooperation with Others

09/03/2017
FINLAND – Rolls-Royce may not be the first name to spring to mind in the context of freight transport but the company has announced the latest s...
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Authorities Warn Road Haulage Operators That Delay Can Mean Revocation of Licences
Traffic Commissioners Say a Period of Grace is Not Extendable

09/03/2017
UK–In a press release aimed at all UK Operator Licence holders, the Traffic Commissioners have issued a stern warning to companies undertaking r...
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Freight Body Condemns Closures of Truck Rest Areas as Migrant Issue Makes Reappearance
Concerned Drivers Faced With Breaking Driving Hour Laws or Risking Attack

09/03/2017
FRANCE – The Freight Transport Association (FTA), a trade body which represents half the UK's road fleet, is calling on French authorities to pr...
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Nominations Open for Top Women in UK Logistics and Freight Industry
Awards Will be Made in June

08/03/2017
UK – To celebrate International Womans day, the search has started for women who are making a difference in the logistics industry, with an annu...
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UK Museum Puts Out Call for Old Sailors Who Were Trapped by the Six Day War
Special Event Scheduled for June to Commemorate

08/03/2017
UK – The Merseyside Maritime Museum is looking for former seafarers who were on stranded ships in the Suez Canal between June 1967 and June 1975...
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New JV Formed to Cater to High Tech Ship Builds
Finns and Chinese Combine to Exploit Market

08/03/2017
FINLAND – CHINA – Technology group Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to create a...
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Operator Appointed for New Freight Container Terminal at Port of Stockholm
New Port Will Provide Huge Boost in Capacity

08/03/2017
SWEDEN – Hutchison Ports has signed a formal agreement with Ports of Stockholm to operate the container terminal under construction at Stockholm...
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Light Freight Truck Wins Award for Fourth Year Running
Future Developments of Canter Also Hold Promise

08/03/2017
UK – The FUSO Canter has won the Light Truck of the Year title at the 2017 Vans A2Z Awards for the fourth year running at a ceremony held at Twi...
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Container Freight Alliance Hands All UK Calls to DP World Deep Water Terminals
Another Coup for London Gateway and Southampton Port Operators

08/03/2017
UK – 'The Alliance', the cooperation between container lines Hapag Lloyd, K Line, MOL, NYK Line and Yang Ming, has opted to make all...
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Spanish Rail Freight Carriers Receive Heavy Fines for Collusion
Renfe and DB Found Guilty of Stifling Competition

07/03/2017
SPAIN – The Spanish competition watchdog, CNMC has fined rail freight carriers Renfe and Deutsche Bahn a total of € 75.6 million, over alle...
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Logistics Specialist Teams Up With Red Cross
DSV Denmark Offers Warehousing and Expertise to Relief Efforts

07/03/2017
DENMARK – DSV and the Danish Red Cross have agreed on a new partnership. DSV will allocate 2000 sq. metres of space at their Roskilde warehouse...
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New Deep Water Quay for Poole Harbour Will Accommodate Bulk and Container Freight
Planned to Increase Tonnage Handled by Half

07/03/2017
UK – Work has started on the first phase of Poole Harbour Commissioner's (PHC) masterplan which will provide the commercial port with a new...
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UK Freight Representatives Call for Cut on Diesel Tax to Protect Road Haulage Operators
FTA Says Upcoming UK Budget Should Redress High Costs and Protect Economic Growth

06/03/2017
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK's largest membership association representing the country's freight and logistics...
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Uber for US Freight Trucking? New App Service Goes Country Wide
Company Says It Mimics Cab Ordering Model for Logistics Industry

06/03/2017
US – The freight industry is currently in a state of flux as new technologies come on line to try and address issues with emissions and greater ...
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New President for Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Overseers
CILT Appointment Starts the Weeks Staff News

03/03/2017

UK – Robin Proctor FCILT is to become the next President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (read this news article >>

Friday Freight and Logistics Industry Roundup
A Summary of the Industry News that May have Missed the Headlines

03/03/2017
BELGIUM – GEFCO has launched a freight forwarding office and warehouse facility in Antwerp, Belgium. The new facility will specialise in Industr...
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Freight Shippers Should Brush up on New Lithium Regulations
IATA Prepares Advice for Logistics Companies and Manufacturers

03/03/2017
WORLDWIDE – It is no secret that lithium batteries are an absolutely critical commodity in todays world. From laptops to phones, music players ...
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Indian Railways Examining Dhaka to Istanbul Freight Train Service
Meeting to Discuss Issues, Which are Considerable

03/03/2017
BANGLADESH – INDIA – PAKISTAN – IRAN – TURKEY – After the attention raised by the first freight train to run betwee...
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Crane Manufacturer Making Inroads into New Territory
Liebherr Commissioned to Build Cranes for China and US

02/03/2017
GERMANY – CHINA – IRELAND – US – Crane manufacturer Liebherr has been awarded the contract to supply the heavy-lift crane for ...
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UK Toughens Rules on Driving on Phone
Broadly Welcomed but Concerns Remain on Enforcement

02/03/2017
UK – The doubling of penalties for drivers caught on their mobile phones by the British Government has been welcomed by broadly welcomed by road...
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Major Express Freight Carrier Refines Pedal Powered Delivery Concept
DHL Express Pilots New Programme

02/03/2017
GERMANY – NETHERLANDS – Major logistics company DHL Express is piloting a new City Hub concept that refines their implementation of the us...
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Bulk Freight Shipping Line Expand Fleet
Eagle Continues to Modernise Fleet

02/03/2017
NORWAY – US – Eagle Bulk Shipping has reached a definitive agreement to purchase six Crown-63 Ultramax dry bulk sister vessels for $99...
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Independent Group Gains EU Accreditation to Monitor, Verify and Report on Shipping Emissions
Regulations Come Into Force in August 2017

02/03/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – Verifavia Shipping, which supplies ship operators worldwide with independent emissions verification information, has anno...
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Korean Bulk and Container Shipping Market Sees More Restructuring and Vessel Charter Swaps
Hanjin Collapse and Overcapacity Means Ripples Still Spreading Through the Trade

01/03/2017
SOUTH KOREA – With the worldwide shipping market in the midst of a financial crisis, principally caused by overcapacity, attempts by governments...
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More Deep Water Port Misery as Container Terminal Operator Drops Out of Freight Handling Agreement
ICTSI and Portland Part Company Eighteen Years Early After Labour Fiasco

01/03/2017
US – Strange how things work out sometimes in the world of freight and logistics. Just moments after publishing our last story regarding dock wo...
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Game of Drones - The Express Freight Delivery System Finally Takes the Logistics Biscuit
After Pouring Scorn on Ridiculous Claims for UAVs Finally Niche Markets Emerge

31/03/2016
WORLDWIDE – After a couple of years aiming barbs at those who claimed drones would be the express freight delivery man’s dream (a patently...
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Express Freight and Parcel Group Merger Wins Authority Approval
More Good News for TNT and FedEx as Competitor UPS Sees Appeal Fail

31/03/2016
BRAZIL – EUROPE – Brazilian antitrust authority Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (Cade) has rejected the third party appe...
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Freight Forwarders and Road Haulage Contractors Must Give Their Views on Migrants
Time to Complete Government Survey Before Major Crisis Conference

31/03/2016
UK – FRANCE – We recently published details of the government consultation regarding the review of penalties to be imposed on drivers and ...
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Freight Appointments and Departures This Week Start with Sad Loss of a Shipping Journalist
Staff Changes in the World of Global Logistics

30/03/2016
WORLDWIDE – We start this week's round up of staff changes in the shipping and freight world with the sad news that Tom Leander, former Edit...
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Deep Water Container Port Obtains Half a Billion Pounds Plus with 30 Year Investment
Investors in River Thames Side Development Look to the Future of Box Traffic

30/03/2016
UK – DUBAI – Confidence remains that the country’s latest deep water container port, London Gateway, will prove a long term success ...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Gives Tangible Support to Medical Charity
Annual Donation Will Help Save Lives

30/03/2016
AUSTRIA – For Lauterach based freight forwarding and logistics specialist Gebrüder Weiss (GW) it seems charity really does begin at home as...
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New Intermodal Link for Cross Channel Freight with Road Haulage and Rail Link Up
Spain, France and the UK Joined by New Service VIIA Britanica

30/03/2016
UK – FRANCE – SPAIN – Last year the Port of Calais installed a new €7 million intermodal rail terminal specifically designed to...
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Heavy RoRo and Container Freight Service Opens Gateway from UK to Middle East
Tilbury is Allocated Port as Cargo Demand Builds Up

29/03/2016
UK – MIDDLE EAST – Hot on the heels of the news that Iranian vessels are once more calling at European ports comes a new RoRo and containe...
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Stevedoring Contract Called for Specially Engineered Forklift Truck
Moving Freight Containers is One Thing - Moving Something to Handle Them Something Else

29/03/2016
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – Q) What do you do when you need to lift a forklift truck weighing 58 tonnes with a crane that can only handle 50...
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Container Services Between Iran and Europe Recommence Sailings
Antwerp Welcomes Back an Old Friend

29/03/2016
IRAN – EUROPE – A container ship owned by Iranian shipping frim Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), has made her first two st...
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Panama Canal Project to Officially Open in June for 14,000 TEU Container Ships
Gateway Between Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Almost Complete

29/03/2016
PANAMA – The project to create a new lane of traffic along the Panama Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterwa...
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Welsh Rail Report Received Favourably by Freight Sector Stakeholders
RFG Welcomes Recommendations from Enterprise and Business Committee

24/03/2016
WALES – For a country without a single kilometre of electrified rail track, a rarity anywhere in Western Europe, the report just issued by the W...
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Cargo Carriers Report Good News as Air Freight Figures Released
Low Fuel Costs Help Boost Earnings

24/03/2016
LUXEMBOURG – RUSSIA – It would seem that the European air freight market is proving positive for some of its major players with Cargolux, ...
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Logistics Group Opens First Purely Container Road Haulage Depot at London Gateway
New Thames Side Site for Felixstowe Headquartered Haulier

23/03/2016
UK – Felixstowe based multimodal logistics firm, Maritime Transport has opened the first transport depot at DP World’s London Gateway port...
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Parts Manufacturers Accused of Possible Anti-Competitive Activity by Freight and Passenger Airlines
IATA Signs Up to European Commission Investigation

23/03/2016
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it has become a complainant in an anti-competitive investigation b...
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Two More Air Freight Carriers Face Cartel Consequences from Antitrust Authority
Just When You Thought You Were Out - They Dragged You Back In.....*

23/03/2016
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has won an appeal against a decision made by the Australian Federal Court ...
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Another Offshore Crane to the Caspian Sea
Luffing Rig Will Work in Russian Waters

22/03/2016
GERMANY – RUSSIA – Austrian headquartered Liebherr reports that its Russian based subsidiary, Liebherr-Russland, has recently signed a new...
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Logistics and Transport Staff Appointments This Week
Notable Personnel Changes in the Sector

22/03/2016
US – Transport appointments start this week with the news XPO Logistics has announced two appointments to its Board of Directors, effective imme...
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Freight Ferry and Energy Ports Continue to Invest
Whilst Two Old Ships Return to Duty After Turmoil

22/03/2016
UK – FRANCE – With a constant stream of news regarding migrants, dangers and delays to freight drivers and ferries etc. it is nice to have...
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Another Unusual Project Freight Forwarding Cargo Safely Delivered by Pentalver
Lion Shipment a Roaring Success

21/03/2016
SOUTH AFRICA – UK – Pentalver must be roaring with delight having managed the transportation and handling of another special project freig...
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So What's Being Done to Address the Commercial Road Haulage Driver Shortage?
(Not Enough May Unfortunately be the Answer)

21/03/2016
UK – LGV or HGV, it seems everybody in the road haulage industry believes we have a shortage of goods vehicle drivers which is likely to become ...
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Container Alliances Offer Inconsistent Freight Services According to Shippers
Complaints of Slow Transits and Variable Performance Continue

21/03/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – All may not be as well as expected as concerns the bevy of container line shipping alliances which proved so popular last...
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Somali Pirate Kingpin Gets 20 Years for Hijacking Dredging Vessel
But What of the Forgotten 40+ Souls Still Held After 4 Years?

18/03/2016
BELGIUM – SOMALIA – Somali pirate kingpin Mohamed Abdi Hassan has been sentenced by a Belgian court to 20 years in prison for the hijackin...
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Chance for a Maritime Themed Challenge in the Heart of London from Seafarers Champions
Corporate Bookers Can Compete in a New Bonding Event

18/03/2016
UK – Anyone booking a corporate event with Trinity House can now take advantage of an unusual addition to the sumptuous surroundings of what is ...
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Budget Proves Interesting to Road Haulage and Freight Transport and Warehousing Groups
Fuel Duty Remains Frozen Despite Pleas for Reduction

17/03/2016
UK – The Budget always proves to be an interesting time with vested interests from the various industries across the UK urging Chancellor Osborn...
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Report Puts Network Rail Under the Spotlight and Freight in the Van
Industry Praise for Conclusions of HS1 Boss

17/03/2016
UK – The just released Shaw Report (not to be confused with Sir Walter Shaw’s comments on the Palestinian riots of 1929) has gone down wel...
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Freight Forwarding Agents Gathering Sees Record Attendance
Abu Dhabi Event First in Middle East

17/03/2016
ABU DHABI – WORLDWIDE – The WCA, which claims to be the largest network of independent freight forwarding agencies on the planet with over...
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Wanted: Asistance to Build a 'Sailing' Ship for the 21st Century
Old Technology Reinvigorated

17/03/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – An exciting opportunity exists for someone in the maritime sector to invest in ‘new’ technology aiming to &ls...
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New Operator for Container, Heavy Lift Freight and Project Cargo Services
Routes Acquired by Rival Shipping Line

16/03/2016
WEST AFRICA – EUROPE – Well known Maersk subsidiary Safmarine MPV, West Africa multi-purpose vessel (MPV) specialist, has divested itself ...
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Rebrand for Air Cargo Group Aiming for Better Standards in Door to Door Freight
IATA Linked Association Still Striving for Improvements as it Gains New Members

16/03/2016
WORLDWIDE – Cargo 2000, otherwise known as C2K, has been set on establishing better standards in the air freight sector since 1997. The not for ...
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Amazon Freight Fleet to Fly Plans Are a Wake Up Call for the Air Cargo Industry
Global Shippers' Forum Chief Speaks Out

16/03/2016
US – WORLDWIDE – The open secret in the US that Amazon is creating its own air cargo network came out last week when the company confirmed...
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IATA Calls on Germany to Improve Passenger and Cargo Sector Aviation Policy
Reorganisation Will Boost Economic Competitiveness

15/03/2016
GERMANY – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the German government to focus on improving the competitiveness of th...
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Road Freight Haulage Firms Launch Landmark Case Appeals Against Home Office Fines
Guidelines Followed 'To The Letter' Yet New Government Consultation Seeks Fairness - Too Late for Some

15/03/2016
UK – With the launch of a new government consultation stakeholders have the chance to express opinions on the current regulations regarding pena...
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Road Haulage and Freight Interests Side with SNP to Warn Chancellor Over Fuel Duty
A Freeze Would be Nice - A Cut Would be Better - and Post Budget Finance Bill Looms

15/03/2016
UK – On the eve of this week’s budget freight interests have called on Chancellor Osborne to resist the temptation to raise the rate of du...
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International Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Just Keeps Investing
New Central Asian Locations Offer Expanded Road Haulage and Other Options

14/03/2016
CENTRAL ASIA – AUSTRIA – One freight forwarding and logistics group which seems set on steady expansion is Austrian headquartered Gebr&uum...
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AEO Certification Shows Shippers Freight Forwarding Agents Are More Credible Says BIFA
Proven Economic Status is now Increasingly Important with UCC and SOLAS Changes

14/03/2016
UK – British freight forwarders have a lot to do this year with most eyes focused on the changes to SOLAS regulations concerning mandatory conta...
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Container Freight Activity Due to Stop as Port Strike Called
Tuesday Will See Shipside Activity Cease

12/03/2016
UK – A strike has been called by the Unite trade union at Scotland’s busiest port, Grangemouth, and is due to commence at 00:01 hours on T...
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As SOLAS Changes Creep Nearer a Look at Container Weighing Systems for Ports and Exporters
Manufacturer Provides Retrofit Systems to Ascertain Box Mass

12/03/2016
UK – With the new SOLAS regulations due to come into force on the 1 July 2016 it is timely to explain how shippers who choose the option to weig...
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Who Has Gone Where This Week in the Freight Transport and Logistics Sectors
Appointments and Departures Throughout the Industry

11/03/2016
US – United Continental Holdings, a major world power in air freight and passenger air transport, has announced that its President and Chief Exe...
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Days of Glory Returning to the River Thames as Container Numbers and Freight Tonnages Rise
Passenger Growth Helps Bring More Work to Ports and Terminals

11/03/2016
UK – It is many years since London was the busiest port in the world with lighters so tightly moored one could cross the Pool of London adjacent...
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Women in Logistics Awards Look for Nominations From Those Who Excel
WiL Event Supports Transport Charity

11/03/2016
UK – The fifth annual Women in Logistics (WiL) Awards will be held on 17 June this year and the search is on for who have done most to promote t...
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ISO Certification for Multi Billion Dollar Middle Eastern Logistics Facility
Abu Dhabi Industrial Zone Wins Proof of Service Quality

11/03/2016
UAE – Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) has awarded the Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad), the multibillion dollar development adjacent to ...
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Live Animals as Freight May Get Better Deal with Imposition of New Guidelines
Stakeholders Rules Can Protect Transport Operators Authority and Driver CPC

11/03/2016
EUROPE – In the world of European trade and politics one often finds some strange bedfellows, a case in point being the various stakeholders who...
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UK Freight Forwarder Opens Up in Georgia
Tbilisi is New Hub for Central Asian Operations

11/03/2016
UK – GEORGIA – The F.S. Mackenzie Group (FSM) has opened a new office in Tbilisi, Georgia, to act as gateway for imports to the Caucasus r...
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Irish RoRo Ferry and Container Freight Figures Give an Insight into Irish Trade
2015 Results Show Signs of an Economy Recovering

10/03/2016
IRELAND – UK – The Irish Continental Group (ICG), owner of Irish Ferries recently released full year figures for 2015 and they provide a g...
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Maritime Union Incensed as Shipping Company Replaces British Workers with Overseas Staff
Compulsory Redundancy is Illegal says Nautilus

10/03/2016
UK – The trade union for maritime professionals, Nautilus International, has reacted with shock and anger to a decision by North Sea shipping co...
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Shippers Representatives Demand Inquiry Into Container Line Alliances
Box Groups Under Fire for Poor Services and Supply Chain Disruptions

10/03/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – 2015 might rightly be called the year of container shipping alliances with most of the big boys in the industry joining t...
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New Ferry Rest Facilities for Accompanied Freight Trailer Drivers Aid Tachometer Rest Times
Investment in Development of Port Terminal Almost Complete

08/03/2016
UK – IRELAND – Drivers of accompanied trailers using ferry services will always gravitate to the most comfortable facilities, both during ...
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Wholesale Warehouse or Freight Distribution Depot?
Modern Temporary Buildings Give an Alternative Option

08/03/2016
IRELAND – Temporary buildings are a solution that many warehousemen have been grateful for, particularly in the past couple of decades as techno...
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New London Deep Water Port Development Will Have Multimodal Freight Capability
Thames Riverside Decommissioned Power Station Site Acquired

07/03/2016
UK – Forth Ports has entered into an agreement to purchase 152 acres of land, including a further deep water jetty, close to the East of the Por...
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Antitrust Fines on Air Freight Forwarding Cartels Confirmed by European Court
Slight Reduction for One Perpetrator Whilst Gardening Club Stays Buried

07/03/2016
EUROPE – The General Court of the European Union has upheld the decision by the European Commission to impose fines on a number of companies for...
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After War of Words Vital Freight and Passenger Ferry Bid Lodged with Transport Scotland
Decision Awaited That Will Have a Profound Effect on Islanders

07/03/2016
UK – After a sometimes vitriolic war of words between incumbent ferry operator CalMac and rival bidder Serco, today saw CalMac’s tender fo...
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Air Cargo Body Sets Up Committee to Advise Shippers on Freight Matters
Experienced Supply Chain Executive Heads New Venture

07/03/2016
US – WORLDWIDE – The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced the creation of its new Shippers’ Advisory Committee ...
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Yet Another Serious Attack Over Employment Practices Hits Global Express Freight Operator
Outpouring of Criticism as New Report Launched Amid Accusations of Slack Management

07/03/2016
GERMANY – CHILE – COLOMBIA – PANAMA – Once again express freight giant DHL has come in for severe criticism for its employment...
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Major Row Brews Over Implementation of SOLAS Regulation by US Freight Container Shippers
Less Than 4 Months to Go and Coastguard Accused of Double Standards After Speech to Exporters

04/03/2016
US – WORLDWIDE – The change in the SOLAS regulations which require shippers to declare an accurate weight for each container prior to ship...
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North American Rail Freight Consolidation Move Takes Another Twist
Deal Faces Opposition as Railroad Fishes for Clarity

04/03/2016
US – CANADA – Consolidating the North American rail freight market is still the number one priority for Canadian Pacific (CP), as after mo...
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Swiss Appointments Lead the Week’s Freight and Logistics Staff News
Who is Heading Where in the Shipping and Supply Chain Sectors

03/03/2016
SWITZERLAND – Panalpina’s Board of Directors has nominated Peter Ulber, currently CEO at the freight forwarding and logistics group, as it...
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Six Ultra Large Container Ships to Carry Asian - US Freight from May
CMA CGM Announce Officially the Route for the Great Explorers

03/03/2016
FRANCE – US – ASIA – To nobody’s surprise the world’s third largest container shipping company, CMA CGM, has officially ...
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Growth in Ocean Borne Freight and Diverted Container Vessels Creates More Job Opportunities
Port Authority Looks to Recruit More River Pilots

03/03/2016
UK – The success of the new deep water port on the Thames at London Gateway seems to be having a knock on effect in another area of employment, ...
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New Bunker Operation Set Up in Area Secure from Piracy to Serve Marine Freight Traffic
Waters Off Lagos Get a New Tenant

03/03/2016
NIGERIA – NETHERLANDS – Operations in the waters off the Nigerian coast and throughout the maze of waters which make up the 27,000 square ...
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As One Rail Freight Behemoth Rebrands, European Track Borne Cargo Attracts Criticism
Ongoing Flaunting of EU Regulations Under Attack

02/03/2016
EUROPE – As the UK prepares to vote in June on whether it wishes to leave the European Union there is news regarding rail freight which perhaps ...
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Another Antitrust Investigation into International Container Freight Carriers Under Way
Once Again Major Groups Implicated in Scandal

02/03/2016
PERU – The Peruvian antitrust authority, the National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi...
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Heavy Lift Project Freight Forwarding Cargo is Heaviest Ever for Siemens
Another Successful Contract for German Groups

02/03/2016
GERMANY – TURKEY – The name of Siemens is known world-wide as a manufacturer of all types of electrical and industrial products so when th...
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Indian Court Denies Seafaring Anti Pirate Team Bail as Case Drags On
Multinational Crew Still Face an Uncertain Future

01/03/2016
INDIA – For those supporting it, the situation of the Seaman Guard Ohio crew took a turn for the worse this week (see previous stories)...
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New Report Makes Case for CalMac Retention of Vital Freight and Passenger Ferry Services
As Race for Clyde and Hebrides Routes Hots Up Union Commissioned Arguments Revealed

01/03/2016
UK – As the decision as who will run the vital RoRo freight and passenger ferry services between the Clyde and Hebridean Islands moves inexorabl...
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At Last There May Be a Viable Option for Drone Technology in Freight and Logistics
Railyards Provide a Perfect Testbed for Safety Aware Autonomous Aircraft

01/03/2016
US – The sheer size of the logistics sector means that, no matter how niche a firm or product is, there will always be a market for well-produce...
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Road Haulage Boss Speaks Out on Latest Migrant Violence and Effect on Freight Movement
Police Use Tear Gas as Jungle Camp Torn Down

01/03/2016
FRANCE – UK – Actions by a number of activists are ramping up tensions and violence at the Calais migrant camp known as the ‘Jungle&...
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Report Foresees Vast Changes in Supply Chain Technologies Within a Decade
Driverless Vehicles and Drones are the Future According to Accountants

31/03/2015
US – WORLDWIDE – Traditional supply chains will radically change over the next 5 to 10 years as a result of new technologies, competition ...
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Cyclists Can Save Their Lives for Free as HGV Road Haulage Truck Threat Lowers in London
New Safety Spray Really Can Make a Visible Difference

31/03/2015
UK – With major changes about to be introduced in London as to the layout and equipment of HGVs in a bid to protect more vulnerable road users, ...
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Major Moves in Container Shipping Line Businesses This Week
More and Bigger Ships Ordered and Delivered Whilst Partnership Finalised

31/03/2015
SWITZERLAND – SOUTH KOREA – FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has taken delivery of the MSC Oliver...
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Bunker Group Will Refuel Freight and Passenger Vessels Under a Different Name
Attempt to Strengthen Brand in Key Baltic Market

31/03/2015
GERMANY – ESTONIA – With the collapse of major bunker suppliers at the end of last year and the sharp drop in fuel prices plus the incepti...
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Freight and Logistics Graduate Course Guarantees a Job for Successful Students
Comprehensive Training Covers All Major Points of the Industry

30/03/2015
UK – Whilst all the talk is of the shortfall of HGV drivers and the lack of awareness amongst youngsters regarding the logistics industry as a c...
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Princess Royal Views Freight and Logistics Outfit at First Hand
Charity Corporate Supporter Honoured by Royal Visit

30/03/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – In her capacity as Patron of international development charity, Transaid, HRH the Princess Royal has been intimately invo...
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Trial to Make Pets as Air Cargo a Better Experience
Pre-Check Service to Eliminate Stress

30/03/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – Since the relaxation of Britain’s quarantine laws and the inception of the UK Pet Travel Scheme in 2001 the system ...
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Tail Lift Specialist Ups Its Game with Move to Heavier Products
Swedish Equipment Will be Marketed in UK by Corporate Sibling

27/03/2015
UK – IRELAND – SWEDEN – Oxford based DEL Equipment (UK), which claims to be Britain’s number one manufacturer of column, tucka...
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More RoRo Freight Executives Jailed for Cartel Scandal
Another Shipping Based Antitrust Case Lumbers Onward

27/03/2015
US – March has so far seen two ocean shipping executives jailed for their roles in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers and rig bids o...
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Whisky Galore! Precious Cargo Helps RoRo Freight Ferry Group to International Safety Award
Risks of Fire and Pollution are Ever Present

27/03/2015
UK – Caledonian MacBrayne’s MV Finlaggan ferry has won an International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council, and the h...
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New Ice Class Container Ships Aimed at European Short Sea Freight Market
First Order for World's Biggest Box Line Since Triple E Series

26/03/2015
DENMARK – CHINA – Maersk Line has signed a new building order with COSCO Shipyard in Zhoushan, China, for seven 3,600 TEU ice class contai...
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Staff Moves at Container Shipping Lines, Freight and Logistics Groups
Who Has Left or Arrived This Month

26/03/2015
GERMANY – Firstly a major staff change at one of the world’s largest container shipping lines as Chief Financial Officer at Hapag Lloyd, P...
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Logistics Group Completes Another Project Freight Forwarding Shipment
Rio Grande to Aberdeen Presents Specific Problems for Out of Gauge Goods

26/03/2015
BRAZIL – UK – The special projects team at freight forwarding and logistics group Tuscor Lloyds recently had to face another awkward multi...
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Freight Forwarding Organisation Honours Outstanding Logistics Personalities
First 'FIATA Fellow' for Longstanding Supporter

25/03/2015
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – The Members of the Presidency of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, have de...
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Road Haulage Operators Jailed for Thefts of Trucks and Freight
Thieves Sentenced to Million Dollar Penalties and Decades of Imprisonment

25/03/2015
US – A father and son pair who owned several road haulage businesses have been sentenced to a combined total of more than 24 years in federal pr...
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Logistics and Freight Professionals Challenged by Supply Chain Game at Multimodal Event
Your Chance to Win a Trophy, Lunch and Prestige!

24/03/2015
UK – Last year we wrote a couple of articles about a board game, ‘Business on the Move’, designed to instruct youngsters on the real...
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New Container Feeder Service from Logistics Group to Benefit Perishable Freight Customers
Weekly Shipments Intended to Cut Costs and Transit Times

24/03/2015
INDIA – QATAR – Milaha Maritime & Logistics, a subsidiary of the Qatar based Milaha Group which delivers integrated transport and supp...
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Emission Control Areas Have Mixed Reception from Freight and RoRo Ferry Shipping Operators
One Company Points Out the Importance of Preparation

24/03/2015
WORLDWIDE – With the authorities in Hong Kong stating this week that they intend to force vessel operators to use low sulphur fuel from July 201...
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New Chilled Distribution Centre Adjacent to Container Terminal to Minimise Food Miles
Major Investment for Port and Provisions Groups

23/03/2015
UK – The Port of Tilbury is to develop a £20 million state-of-the art temperature-controlled distribution centre in a deal between owners ...
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A Decade of Air Freight Services and a New Temperature Controlled Facility - All in One Month
Double Celebration for Forwarding Group

23/03/2015
UK – LUXEMBOURG – US – This month sees a couple of significant milestones for DB Schenker which began a cooperation a decade ago wit...
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Liebherr Wins Another Australian Terminal Bespoke Container Crane Order
Proximity of Airport Meant Redesign to Cope with Height Restrictions

23/03/2015
IRELAND – AUSTRALIA – Liebherr Container Cranes report another successful order for their Killarney factory with the news it is to supply ...
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Freight Forwarding Outfit Collects Automotive Lubricant Export Contract Across the River
Sole Supplier Deal for Essex Logistics Group

23/03/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – Essex based freight forwarding outfit the Woodland Group is celebrating after signing a three year contract with automoti...
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New Rules for HGVs on London’s Roads as Freight Interests and Road Haulage Operators Asked for Views
Regulations for Lorry Designs are Changing to Increase Safety of Other Road Users

20/03/2015
UK – 1 September 2015 is a date which should concern any and all road haulage operators which have HGVs entering London’s Low Emission Zon...
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US Cross Border Trade Figures Show Road Haulage Account for Most Freight Movements
Annual Report Says Rail Cargo second behind Trucking in Terms of Value

19/03/2015
US – This week saw the latest figures from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics showing the amount of freight shipping across the North and S...
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Road Haulage and Freight Interests Have Mixed Reaction to Budget as Severn Tolls Remain
VED and Fuel Duty Stay the Same Whilst Some Possible Help for Driver Shortage

19/03/2015
UK – A mixed reaction to the Budget from the bodies concerned with road haulage as they pick apart the fine print to see how it will affect the ...
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Sustainable Shipping is the Target of New Report
A Changing World Brings New Responsibilities

18/03/2015
WORLDWIDE – With environmental concerns now firmly established as the top item on the agenda of many involved in the world of logistics, this we...
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New Container Cranes for Port Authority as TEU Totals Set to Increase
Houston Keeps Investing in Handling Equipment

18/03/2015
FINLAND – US – Crane and materials handling producer Konecranes reports a further order from the Port of Houston Authority for nine of its...
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Supply Chain Security Report Indicates High Value Cargo Crime Levels Down
Criminals However Get Ever More Sophisticated When Targeting Freight

18/03/2015
US – Supply chain security provider FreightWatch, has released its annual US Cargo Theft Report and it gives outsiders a useful snapshot into th...
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A Sarcastic Look at Transport Infrastructure Best Sums Up Threat to Multimodal Freight (and Lives)
When Will America Realise One Must Invest to Retrieve the Most Dangerous of Situations?

17/03/2015
US – One of the most urgent problems facing the country today is the lamentable state of much of the vital infrastructure on which transport sys...
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Rail Freight Carriers Reach Cargo and Multimodal Logistics Cooperation Agreement
Eastern European Tie Up for Polish and Croatian Outfits

17/03/2015
POLAND – CROATIA – EUROPE – Polish rail freight carrier PKP Cargo, and its Croatian counterpart HZ Cargo, have signed a cooperation ...
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Roads See More Congestion According to Freight Transport Group's Survey of Logistics Operators
Overcrowding Levels Worst Since 2002

17/03/2015
UK – The latest Quarterly Transport Activity Survey (QTAS) from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has revealed that congestion on UK roads...
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Freight, Shipping and Logistics Staff Needed to Throw Themselves Off a (Very High) Building
Charity Abseil Seeks Transport Personnel (or Anyone Else) With Taste for Excitement

17/03/2015
UK – Now is the chance for those in the freight, shipping and logistics sectors to ‘screw their courage to the sticking place’ and p...
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Awards and Accolades for Freight and Logistics Groups for Environmental and Social Progress
Three European Groups Win Plaudits in Very Different Categories

17/03/2015
DENMARK – UK – NETHERLANDS – Awards showered on the freight and logistics sector this week include environmental, social and perform...
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Freight by Rail Report Shows Effect on Road Haulage Industry and Environment
Increased Consumer Activity Spurs More Container Carriage on the Tracks

17/03/2015
UK – This month sees the publishing of a new report from the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), the body consisting of Britain's passenger train ope...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Giant Under Attack Yet Again for Shabby Employment Practices
Once More German Group is Accused of Serous Malpractice

16/03/2015
GERMANY – INDIA – WORLDWIDE – It seems once again the continuing disputes between international labour organisations and German head...
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Staff Movements in the Logistics, Shipping and Freight Forwarding Sectors This Week
Several High Level Appointments - and Withdrawals

16/03/2015
GERMANY – Dr Thomas Lieb has announced that he will leave the Deutsche Bahn Group effective March 31, after he handed in his resignation from hi...
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Still Time for Logistics and Supply Chain Groups to Apply for UK Warehousing Awards
Lord Digby Jones Will Present Popular Annual UKWA Event at the Dorchester

16/03/2015
UK – One of the year’s highlights for those in the warehousing business, and indeed many whose interests generally lie elsewhere in other ...
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World's Largest Mobile Harbour Crane Ideal for Container and Bulk Freight Efficiency
Over 300 Tonnes per Lift and Twenty Two Rows of Boxes Makes Liebherr's Latest a Leviathan

13/03/2015
AUSTRIA – WORLDWIDE – Under the appropriate strap line ‘Size Does Matter’ crane manufacturer Liebherr has launched its latest,...
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For Some Road Haulage Freight Drivers an Essential Part of Their Truck Can Pose a Threat to Life
Using Cheap and Readily Available A/C Gas Can Harm the Environment, the Vehicle and Even the Driver

13/03/2015
AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE – One part of any automobile, whether it be a saloon car or a big rig with a semi-trailer, which matters vastly diff...
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Specialist Project Freight Forwarding Contract Tests Logistics Outfit's Competence
Volume and Complexity with a Hazardous Military Side Makes for a Tricky, but Successful, Transit

12/03/2015
JORDAN – UK – Project freight forwarding contracts can come in all shapes and sizes with each posing its own individual problems. Sometime...
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Freight and Road Haulage Interests Gather at Driver Crisis Summit
Minister Present to Hear the Pleas of the Industry

12/03/2015
UK – Solving the upcoming skills shortage in the trucking sector was the sole agenda at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) recent o...
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A New Boss for Freight Forwarding and Logistics National Group Celebrating 30 Years in the Market
Increased Automotive Business from Environmental Scheme Helps Drive Country Subsidiary Forward

12/03/2015
SPAIN – French headquartered freight forwarding and logistics group Gefco is celebrating 30 years of activity in Spain this month saying the nat...
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Top Car Firm Recognises Third Party Logistics Provider
Supplier of the Year Award for Brazilian Project

12/03/2015
US – Last week General Motors held the ‘2014 Supplier of the Year’ award ceremony in Detroit to recognise its top 78 global supplier...
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Seafarers Trust Renews Anti Pirate Welfare Funding as Suez Canal Freighters Subject to Unusual Crime
ITF Wants to See MPHRP Join with ISWAN as Thieves Literally Seek Blood from Sailors

12/03/2015
UK – EGYPT – WORLDWIDE – Funding for the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) which launched in September 2011 re...
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Changes to Cargo Container Weight Regulations Require Freight Industry to Speak Up Now
Coastguard Issues Consultation Document Which Will Affect All Those Who Load Export Boxes

12/03/2015
UK – With a major change due next year regarding the responsibility of shippers for the declared gross mass of loaded export freight containers,...
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Detention of Anti Pirate Crew Passes 500 Days and Declared Illegal by Maritime Agencies
Shameful Case of a Vessel Dedicated to Preserving Law on the High Seas

11/03/2015
INDIA – Way back in October we wrote that the suspicious circumstances surrounding the detention of the anti-pirate patrol ship Seaman Guard Ohi...
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IMO Pushes the Case for More Women to Lead the Maritime Industry
Nature of the Working Environment Has Radically Changed - but More Education Needed

10/03/2015
WORLDWIDE – In the Spring of 2014 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) via the World Maritime University (WMU) held a conference in Mal...
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IATA Boss Identifies How Air Cargo Can Win Back Market Share from Ocean Shipping and Rail Freight
Pharma Trade Must Expand and the Dangers of Lithium Exposed

10/03/2015
WORLDWIDE – At this year's World Cargo Symposium, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) identified three vital aspects of the a...
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Air Cargo Group Revenues Hold Reasonably Well Up as Freight Tonnages Climb in 2014
Virgin Atlantic Reports Annual Figures

10/03/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – Regardless of a fluctuating global air cargo market, which the company says saw yields decline for the third successive y...
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Fuel Efficient Fork Trucks Save Freight and Logistics Group Hard Cash
Essex Based Firm Doubles Running Time with New Fleet

10/03/2015
UK – Essex based freight and logistics firm Simarco says it has made substantial savings by switching its fork lift fleet entirely to Mitsubishi...
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New Waste Treatment System Produces Pure Water for Any Vessel Type
Unit Can Produce Distilled or Drinking Water - Potentially Even on Solar Power

10/03/2015
CZECH REPUBLIC – WORLDWIDE – Wastewater treatment systems specialist ACO Marine has launched a novel water recovery system which converts ...
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Dismissal of Senior Shipping Executives at Container Terminal Group Leaves Questions Unanswered
Lack of a Statement Leads to Speculation About Possible Corruption

10/03/2015
DENMARK – INDIA – A veil has been drawn by APM Terminals, the port and container handling subsidiary of the Maersk Group, over the sudden ...
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World's Largest Container Ship Calls at Felixstowe Bearing Freight from the East
Mediterranean Shipping Company Giant is the First of Eighteen in Her Class

09/03/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – The largest container ship by capacity ever built made her maiden call at Felixstowe today when the MSC Oscar arrived at ...
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Goodwood Festival of Speed Appoints New Logistics Contract to Freight Forwarding and Transport Group
All Supply Chain Requirements to be met by Specialist Division

09/03/2015
UK – We have pointed out previously that freight forwarding and all round transport group DB Schenker is rapidly becoming the ‘go to&rsquo...
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West Coast Ports Returning to Normal As Container Freight Starts to Get Up to Speed
Cargo Flowing Again After Nine Month Slowdown

09/03/2015
US – With tales in the press of how sailors stranded off the west coast of America play basketball and drink beer whilst waiting for the backlog...
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Project Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Double Celebration
An Award for Growth and a Spanish Anniversary for Manchester Based Company

06/03/2015
UK – SPAIN – Double celebrations for logistics and project freight forwarding group Tuscor Lloyds recently as the Manchester based outfit ...
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HGV Drivers and Road Haulage Operators Have to Watch for Drug Influenced Driving Even Harder
Penalties Under New Intoxicants Legislation Errs Toward Favouring Prescribed Substances

06/03/2015
UK – HGV drivers and road haulage operators should pay special attention to the new drug driving laws which came into force at the beginning of ...
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More Scandal Ahead as Three Executives Sacked from Container Shipping Giant
Port Terminal Staff Accused of Illegal Payments

06/03/2015
DENMARK – THE NETHERLANDS – INDIA – More potential scandal in the world of shipping and freight forwarding this month as three emplo...
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Container Ships and Bulk Freight Vessels Can Now Have Instant Access to Mandatory Publications
Electronic Navigational Storage Reduces Need for On Board Libraries

05/03/2015
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – One of the bugbears of a modern skipper is the necessity for a ship to carry a mountain of documents to ensure compli...
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Freight Forwarding and Shipping Agent John Good Opens Up to the Future
A New Home for Long Established Yorkshire Headquartered Firm

05/03/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – One of the oldest and most respected names on the British shipping scene celebrated the official opening of a brand new h...
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Container Ships Continue to Grow Ever Larger as Shipping Lines Speculate on Freight Demand
Economy of Scale Remain the Buzzwords for Box Cargo Carriers

05/03/2015
SOUTH KOREA – JAPAN – DENMARK – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a deal for the construction and chartering of six 20,150 TEU co...
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Container Shipping Line Beefs Up Intra Asian Freight Connections
Rearrangement of Evergreen Service Schedules

04/03/2015
ASIA – Container carrier Evergreen Line says it has identified strong growth potential in the Intra-Asia freight trades and is implementing serv...
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John Good Shipping Sees Productive Freight Forwarding Traffic with Turkey
2014 Went Well - and 2015 Has Started the Same Way Says Hull Agency

03/03/2015
UK – TURKEY – Alan Steadman, Turkish Trade Manager of John Good Shipping, the ships agency, freight forwarding and corporate travel group,...
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Changes in Channel Tunnel Management Due to Unacceptable Freight and Passenger Rates
June Will See Switch of Control to Comply with EU Directive - and that Eurotunnel Ferry Debacle Just Won't Go Away

03/03/2015
FRANCE – UK – From June, the French rail regulator, Autorité de Régulation des Activités Ferroviaires (Araf) and its ...
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New Jobs Announced at Leading Container Freight Terminal
Permanent Employment as Port Invests in the Future

03/03/2015
UK – The London Container Terminal (LCT) situated at Tilbury and currently the third largest such freight facility in the UK with over half a mi...
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Air Cargo and Passenger Carriers Meet This Month in Shanghai
IATA Symposium Sees All Facets of Industry Sector Gather in China

03/03/2015
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) advises that there is only a week left to register for its 9th Worl...
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Freight Forwarding Group Drops Court Cartel Action Against Air Cargo Carriers
However There Is Plenty More Litigation in the Offing

03/03/2015
US – GERMANY – It seems the class action brought by freight forwarding company Schenker AG against several airlines after they were found...
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Ocean Freight and RoRo Ferry Lines to Receive Millions in Compensation from Government
For Once Authorities Ordered to Repay Shipping Groups (rather than the usual reverse situation)

03/03/2015
FINLAND – WORLDWIDE – The Helsinki District Court has ruled that the Finnish Government had been in breach of EU law and the Principle of ...
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Road Haulage and Other Freight Carriers Warned of New Health and Safety Implications
Individuals and Logistics Companies to Receive More Stringent Sentences

02/03/2015
UK – In one of its recent ‘Road Transport and Logistics Briefings’, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has pointed out a change in t...
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Women in Logistics Awards Looking for Stars in the Supply Chain
Annual Event Shines a Light on the Best in the Business

02/03/2015
UK – It’s that time again when the fairer sex involved in transport and the supply chain have the chance to shine with the annual Women in...
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Perceived Container Shipping Line Plans for a More Multimodal Future
New Scheme to Double Income by 2019

31/03/2014
JAPAN – Shipping group Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has recognised it is a truly multimodal carrier and not just a container shipping company with its...
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Baltic Port Gears Up for Bulk Freight with Multimodal Infrastructure Transport Contract
35,000 Tonnes Transhipped to Provide Access

31/03/2014
RUSSIA – Having the facilities to work on the unloading of bulk freight from up to twenty rail cars simultaneously and the ability to employ a m...
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EU Container Shipping Exemption Continues to Reduce Freight Anti-Trust Prosecutions
Proposed 5 Year Extension of Consortia Regulation Welcomed by Industry Groups

31/03/2014
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Today (31 March) sees the closure of the latest public consultation by the European Commission regarding consortia wi...
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Strait Provides Latest Targets for Pirates as Freight and Oil Tankers Transit Through
Several Reports of Increased Activity as Shots Fired

28/03/2014
EAST AFRICA – YEMEN – With pirate attack statistics at their lowest levels for six years, a fact attributed to the steep decline in incide...
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Entire Crew Slept as Ship with Cargo of Timber Ran Ashore
Owners Fortunate there were no Deaths or Serious Environmental Damage

28/03/2014
UK – GERMANY – The operator of a cargo ship, which grounded in an environmentally sensitive area off the Northumberland coast on March 15,...
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Logistics and Supply Chain Staff Changes Start with Air Freight Only Cargo Carrier
Who has Moved Where and When This Week

27/03/2014
LUXEMBOURG – We kick off this week’s appointments and staff changes in the supply chain and logistics industry with a series of senior man...
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Crew Bailed As Anti-Piracy Case Drags On
Ship and Two Senior Crew to Remain in Custody

27/03/2014
INDIA – So, after months of prevarication the Indian Court decided it could grant bail to most of the crew held captive following their detentio...
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New Cargo Contracts for Air Freight Handling Group
French Deals Increase Tonnages for WFS

27/03/2014
FRANCE – The air freight handling specialist group Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won four new cargo contracts for its French operation. Th...
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Training for Freight and Passenger Shipping Crews Requires Tonnage Tax Amendment
Reform of Regulations Needed and Agreed by Commons Transport Committee and Trade Union

27/03/2014
UK – The RMT trade union, which represents many of Britain’s rail, maritime and transport workers, has given a ‘broadly welcoming&rs...
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Freight and Logistics Warehouses Can Be Dangerous Places as Latest Prosecution Testifies
Supply Chain Group Hit with 10,000 Pound Fine after Breaching Health and Safety Guidelines

26/03/2014
UK – Anyone operating in a busy freight warehouse environment knows the problems of combining safety with efficiency and speed, and will be fami...
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Road Haulage Freight Crime More Easily Identified With Cargo Theft Reporting Scheme
Insurers and Trucking Groups Join Forces with Police

26/03/2014
CANADA – The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) are joining forces, supported by Ontario police services,...
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Old Dock Filled In to Create Green Port for Wind Turbine Production, Shipping and Potential Export
Historic Site Has Traditionally Been Associated with Energy Logistics

26/03/2014
UK – Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) have announced a combined total investment of £310 million in the development of the UK&rs...
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Road Haulage Outfit Con-way Freight Accused of Short Changing Naval Reservist
Illinois Terminal Said to Have Violated USERRA Conditions

25/03/2014
US – The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a lawsuit against Con-way Freight over allegations that the company violated the Uniforme...
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Container Shipping Growth Prompts Crane Sales in Battle for Freight Handling Worldwide
As Sir Ben Ainslie Opens New UK Berth, Handling Equipment Groups Profit from Larger Vessels and Increased Tonnage

25/03/2014
UK – LATIN AMERICA – TURKEY – WORLDWIDE – Despite the world’s economic woes deep water ports, particularly those capable...
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Freight Group Demands Logistics Details for 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Prevarication May Cost Dearly as Arrangements Lag behind those of Olympics

24/03/2014
UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has delivered a rocket to the organisers of the forthcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games reiterating its...
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CalMac Ferries See New RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Launched
German Built Ship Has Christening Tinged with History and Nostalgia

24/03/2014
GERMANY – SCOTLAND – The latest RoRo freight and passenger ferry was launched at Flensburg in Germany on Friday (March 21) and, when fitti...
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New Freight Service from Container Shipping Groups
Lines from Three Continents to Serve China to Red Sea

23/03/2014
ASIA – RED SEA – French box carrier CMA CGM has introduced its new Asia Southern Red Sea Express (REX3), a fixed-day weekly service that w...
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P3 Triple Container Shipping Line Tie Up Gets the Nod from FMC for Shared Ocean Freight Services
Three Companies Vessels Will Share Common Administrative Base with Echoes of Past Box Conferences

21/03/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has concluded an extensive review of the proposed P3 Network Vessel Sharing Agreeme...
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Cross Channel RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Service One Step Closer to Closure
Competition Commission Hints it Will Insist on Withdrawal of Eurotunnel Subsidiary Operation

21/03/2014
UK – FRANCE – In the on-going dispute over the future of Eurotunnel’s RoRo cross channel freight and passenger subsidiary MyFerryLin...
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Road Haulage Drivers Should Read New Report on Highway Killers
Charity and Insurance Study Shows Public Demand for Longer Prison Sentences when Driving Illegally

21/03/2014
UK – Road safety charity Brake, in conjunction with insurers Direct Line, has issued a hard hitting report today calling for much heavier senten...
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SmartWay Celebrates a Decade of Environmental Improvement by Road Haulage and Rail Freight Carriers
Logistics Groups Have Taken to the Joint Programme with Alacrity

20/03/2014
US – The SmartWay® programme is a public-private initiative between the Environmental Protection Agancy (EPA) and federal and state authorit...
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Is Latest Camera Technology Request a Big Brother Step Too Far?
Police Want to Use London's Number Plate Recognition Equipment for 'Crime Prevention'

20/03/2014
UK – In a move which many will see as containing elements of the Big Brother society, Transport for London (TfL) is canvassing the opinions of d...
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Road Haulage and Freight Interests Express Disappointment at the Budget Fuel Duty Policy
Government Could Have Gone Further According to Industry Lobbyists

20/03/2014
UK – With just one Budget left before the next general election there were bound to be some more eye catching policy moves than the simple suspe...
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Freight and Logistics Staff Changes Lead With Passing of Controversial Rail Figure
Appointments and Departures in the Supply Chain in the Past Few Days

19/03/2014
UK – We start this week’s staff news in the freight and logistics sector with the passing of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RM...
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Mystery Surrounds Detention of Seized Anti-Piracy Vessel as Financial Appeal Launched
Lawyers Dismissed Whilst Thirty Five Strong Crew Await Bail Hearing

19/03/2014
UK – INDIA – US – Yesterday the families of six British ex-military personnel incarcerated in India, presented a petition with 145,0...
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Eurotunnel Announces Rail Freight Success but RoRo Ferry Losses as it Retains Carbon Trust Status
Tax Credit Boosts 2013 Financials as Passenger Numbers Rise and Pollution Falls

19/03/2014
FRANCE – UK – Much happening at Groupe Eurotunnel this week after the cross channel link announced its annual financial results for 2013 w...
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After LD Concentrates on Bulk Freight and Logistics, Tug Gets to Work for New Owners
Fairmount Marine Begins with Contract on Home Territory for Both

19/03/2014
NETHERLANDS – ITALY – Earlier this month Louis Dreyfus Armateurs sold its interest in both Fairmount Marine B.V. and its affiliate Fairmou...
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Where Are The Lionhearts of Freight and Logistics? On Their Bikes! (again...hopefully...)
Shake a Leg (or Two) for a Good Cause - (Support from Fat and Lazy People Needed Too)

19/03/2014
EUROPE – AFRICA – Road haulage charity Transaid, is once again challenging members of the freight and logistics industry to swap trucks, b...
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P3 Alliance Container Freight Agreement Under the Spotlight
Shippers Forum Worries That Cooperation May Lead to Collusion

18/03/2014
US – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – With just a few days left before the adjudicators from Europe and the US decide on the legality of the P3 ...
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Now Freight Forwarding Group Backs Rail Cargo Carriers Over HS2
Report Engenders Support from the Logistics Community

18/03/2014
UK – As arguments for and against high speed rail become polarised Britain’s cargo carriers seem to be firmly behind the scheme. Unsurpris...
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More Antitrust Fines as Japanese RoRo Car Carriers Admit Freight Rate Fixing
Millions of Dollars Added to the Litany of Recent Offences

18/03/2014
JAPAN – US – WORLDWIDE – As was anticipated the Japan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) investigation which stretches back to September 2...
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Road Haulage Freight Targeted in Latest Logistics Supply Chain Crime Wave
Four Fold Increase in Reported Thefts in Five Years

18/03/2014
EUROPE – The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) the forum that links global manufacturers, logistics providers, freight carriers, l...
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Mechanical Handling Moves Result in Road Haulage and Construction Contracts
Fork Lift Truck Association Membership and Change of Address Improves Local Business

17/03/2014
UK – Having recently moved to bigger, improved local premises, mechanical handling group Andover Fork Truck Services made the decision to join t...
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Air Cargo Uptick Predicted Despite Higher Fuel Costs and Change in Production Overheads
IATA Takes a Positive View of the Industry

17/03/2014
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – News from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently has been decidedly upbeat, with informatio...
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Bunker Fuel Specialist Aims at Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Clients in US and Australia
Danish Group Continues Global Expansion of Services

17/03/2014
DENMARK – US – AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE – Despite all the talk of new fuels suitable to power the world’s ocean bulk freigh...
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Government Needs to Extend Gas Fuel Support for Freight and Road Haulage Groups
Low Emission HGV Task Force Publishes Recommendations and Gets Industry Support

14/03/2014
UK – The recommendations of the Low Emission HGV Task Force on the use of methane and biomethane in HGVs has been published and immediately has ...
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US Packaging Specialist Acquires Material Handling Group
Chicago based firm buys New York Palletiser Supplier

14/03/2014
US – Arpac, the specialist packaging supplier based near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, has acquired Lambert (formerly Lamson) Material H...
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Container Shipping Line Head Honoured Yet Again
Services to Transport and Social Works Recognised Once More

13/03/2014
TAIWAN – GERMANY – The Chairman of the Evergreen Group, Dr Chang Yung-Fa is certainly no stranger to receiving public accolades, up until ...
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Container Port Operator Sells Majority Share in Freight Handling Terminal Facilities
Disposal Comes Just One Year After Acquisition

13/03/2014
CHINA – HONG KONG – Just a year after investing HK$3.2 billion to purchase Asia Container Terminals Holdings Ltd (ACT), Singapore based Hu...
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New Distribution and Logistics Centre for Freight Forwarding Group
57,000 Square Metre Site Will Give Room for Future Expansion

13/03/2014
BULGARIA – AUSTRIA – Freight forwarding and logistics specialist Gebrüder Weiss, headquartered in Lauterach, Austria, has taken the f...
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Project Freight Forwarding Success Leads to Future Contracts
Break Bulk Steam Turbine and Generator Shipment Concluded by Allseas Global

13/03/2014
INDIA – UK – The size of a project freight forwarding shipment just completed by Allseas Global is impressive, not only for the overall si...
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Container Shipping Line Opens Old Freight Route
Ocean Box Carrier Announces New Port Call is a First for Twenty Years

13/03/2014
AFRICA – A novelty this week as French container shipping line CMA CGM announces that it will henceforth include a port call at Buchanan in Libe...
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Material Handling Group Offer Incentive on Current Fork Truck Range
US Outlets Provide Extended Coverage for Linde 2014 Models

13/03/2014
US – When times are tough economically it’s up to suppliers to find ways to attract business, preferably without significantly increasing ...
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MP's Back Fairer Fuel Deal for Road Haulage Freight Interests
Petition Handed in to Downing Street by FairFuel UK Campaign

12/03/2014
UK – The FairFuel UK campaign, backed by various logistics interests such as the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Freight Transport Associ...
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Warehouse Professionals Welcome All Logistics and Supply Chain Companies Again This Year
UKWA Pavilion Once Again Provides Marketing Opportunities for Multimodal Attendees

12/03/2014
UK – The Multimodal Exhibition held at Birmingham’s NEC has rapidly become the ‘must visit’ event for suppliers as well as the...
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How Will Ocean Bulk Freight and Container Shipping be Powered in Future?
New Report from Eminent Sources Studies Fuels of the Future

12/03/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Whilst many in the shipping industry chatter excitedly about hybrid and LNG technology a new report on marine fuels, publ...
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Choose Your Favourite Freight and Logistics Firms and Personnel for Women’s Supply Chain Celebration
Awards and Charity Ball Again Celebrates the Best of the Best Whilst Supporting International Transport Charity

11/03/2014
UK – The time is coming around again for the Annual Awards & Charity Ball hosted by Women in Logistics so stretch those weary fingers and hi...
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Real Time Information Essential for Express Logistics Groups to Stay Competitive in the Supply Chain
TNT Agree New Technology Contract with Peak-Ryzex

10/03/2014
UK – A significant feather in the cap for a company which provides managed supply chain and mobile data capture and transfer information solutio...
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UK's Best Known Road Haulage Outfit Sold to Clear Debt
Eddie Stobart Name Retained as Truck Business Changes Hands

09/03/2014
UK – After we wrote last year of how the Stobart Group needed to rationalise its business structure following a profit warning, the Company&rsqu...
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Skills for Logistics Latest will Interest Road Haulage and Supply Chain Stakeholders and Employers
New Page Turner Online Brochures Available

09/03/2014
UK – Skills for Logistics, the body dedicated to providing individuals with the skills and supply chain companies with suitably trained personne...
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US Road Haulage Freight Group Extends Safety Technology
In Cab Systems Aid Economy and Record Incidents

08/03/2014
US – Always a company that is keen on safety Con-way Freight, the less than truckload road haulage specialist and subsidiary of the logistics gr...
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Freight and Passenger Air Carrier Comes in For Harsh Criticism on International Women's Day
State Airline is 'Misogynistic and Autocratic'

07/03/2014
QATAR – The state airline has come in for extreme criticism for the way it treats female employees. Qatar Airways (QR) will be subjected to a ba...
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Shipping Line Fined Again after Allegations of Freight Collusion (but they’re not admitting a thing)
It never rains but.......

06/03/2014
US – Just a week after being fined $8.9 million by the US Justice Department for price fixing violations, Compañía Sud Americana d...
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Vessel Tracking and Security Group Adds Weather Details to Existing Fleet Programmes
Cooperation Sees Link Up to Confer More Important Information

06/03/2014
UK – WORLDWIDE – Vessel fleet security and monitoring specialist, Pole Star, has joined forces with Tidetech and integrated the oceanograp...
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New Eco Design Kamsarmax Vessels on Order for Dry Bulk Freight Specialists
Investment After Share Sale with News of Chinese Purchase

06/03/2014
GREECE – WORLDWIDE – Following some high level trading of shares recently, dry bulk freight tanker specialist Paragon Shipping Inc, based ...
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Ocean Container Shipping Lines Forced to Use New Deep Water Port to Discharge Freight
Inclement UK Weather Closes Original Destinations So Ad Hoc Services on the Thames Give DP World a Chance to Shine

06/03/2014
UK – It seems that DP World’s Thames based London Gateway port, whilst still trying to sign up more regular port calls from the ocean cont...
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Formula 1 British Grand Prix Tickets to be Won by Lucky Freight or Supply Chain at Fork Truck Event
Manufacturer to Display a Full Range of New and Refurbished Warehouse Equipment

06/03/2014
UK – Next week sees a chance for visitors to the showroom of Warrington based materials handling group Jungheinrich UK to win tickets to this ye...
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US Freight Crime Monitor Turns the Spotlight on Theft of Cargo in the Supply Chain
Country is Still at 'High Threat Level'

05/03/2014
US –Supply chain security provider FreightWatch has released its annual US Cargo Theft Report which recorded 951 major cargo thefts throughout t...
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Ocean Tanker Group Fined $1.2 Million After Liquid Freight Carrier Discharges Pollutants
Shipping Industry Told 'Environmental Crimes Will Not be Tolerated'

05/03/2014
US – Singapore based bulk liquid freight carrier Odfjell Asia II Pte, a subsidiary of the Norwegian based Odfjell Group, plus one of the company...
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Road Haulage and Other Freight Interests Need to Register for UK Road Levy - NOW!
Less than a Month Before Truckers Have to Pay to Use British Roads

05/03/2014
UK – The Department for Transport (DfT) and its chosen partner in the UK HGV Road Levy Scheme, Northgate Public Services is reminding road haula...
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Mafi Trailer Again Proves its Worth to Project Freight Forwarding and Logistics Industry
Iconic Aid to RoRo Handling Delivers Once More

05/03/2014
UK – MEXICO – In many industries, some branded products become so iconic they transform into the generally used, rather than the specific ...
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Container and Bulk Freight Shipping Jobs Head the Weeks Staff Appointments
WSC Changes at the Top

05/03/2014
WORLDWIDE – One of the major staff appointments of the week is in the world of containers and bulk freight with the news that the World Shipping...
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Traders and Container and Bulk Ocean Shipping Lines Continue Expansion of LNG Projects
Interest in the Fuel Grows Steadily

04/03/2014
JAPAN – INDIA – WORLDWIDE – As predicted the business of producing, storing, shipping and using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) continue...
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Road Haulage Operators Need to Know How to Load Cargo Safely says Freight Association
Guides are Freely Available to Ensure both National Regulations and Proper Stowage of Trucks Adhered To

03/03/2014
UK – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Despite a fairly aggressive Health and Safety stance in the UK, every year sees several people killed, and...
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Rail Freight Group says Faster Cargo Logistics and a More Efficient Supply Chain is Possible
As Independence Referendum Looms Upgrading Northern Infrastructure Would Benefit Shippers as Well as Passengers

03/03/2014
UK – (but for how much longer?) – With Scottish independence to be decided in just over six months’ time, there is a somewhat unreal...
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European Logistics and Freight Forwarding Group Opens New UK Facility
Sixteen Acre Site Holds Ample Transfer and Storage Space for Continued Expansion

03/03/2014
UK – Dachser, one of the big hitters amongst European logistics and freight forwarding groups with a turnover exceeding €4 billion per annu...
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Shipyard Dock Fire Damages Three Ships and Sinks Another
Crewmen Injured as Defence Force Battles Flames

28/03/2013
SINGAPORE – Four berthed vessels caught fire at the Tanoto Shipyard in Jurong, west Singapore on Tuesday at around 21:20 local time. The fire wa...
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French Port Control Officers to Strike Tomorrow and Disrupt RoRo Freight Ferry Crossings
Warnings of Potential Delays as Talks Fail

27/03/2013
FRANCE – UK – After failed pay talks, cross-Channel Ferry operator, P&O, has warned its freight customers of a national day of industr...
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LTL Freight Trucking Group Returns to Court to Battle with Teamsters Union
Look Out for Rich Lawyers Unless a Settlement is Reached

27/03/2013
US - It seems that there are likely to be even more wealthy lawyers strolling the North American streets shortly as for no less than the fourth time U...
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ASEAN Freight Update as Container Shipping Extended and China Cracks Down on Road Haulage Trucks
Eastern Nations Confederation Concentrates on Integration and Cooperation Whilst Elsewhere Safety Concerns Prompt Action

27/03/2013
ASIA – EUROPE - Freight and trade alliances are strange creatures, whilst each side wishes to develop through cooperation nationalistic tendenci...
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Deliberate Flaunting of Pollution Controls Costs Shipping Lines $10 Million Fine
US Court Shows These Are Rules Never to be Broken

26/03/2013
GERMANY – CYRPUS – US – Two shipping firms based in Germany and Cyprus have pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of justice charges ...
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Container Shipping Line to Open New Freight Clearance Facility
Dry Port Will Consolidate French Group's Iraqi Trade

26/03/2013
FRANCE – IRAQ – After over thirty three years of continuous presence in Iraq, container shipping group CMA CGM has announced the opening o...
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Airlines, Road Haulage Operators and Other Freight Groups Strive to Improve Air Cargo Services
C2K Classification System Shows Improvement in Standards Despite Hard Times

26/03/2013
WORLDWIDE –Cargo 2000 (C2K) which operates a Not-For-Profit Membership Group supported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) com...
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Leaders of Supply Chain and Logistics World Expected at Warehouse Awards
UKWA Celebrates the Achievement of Youth Even More than Usual this Year

26/03/2013
UK – The great and the good of the supply chain and logistics community are once again expected to gather at the UK Warehousing Association&rsqu...
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Report on Rail and Road Freight Security is Essential Reading for Haulage Industry
Does the Future of UK Transport Legislation Lie at Home or with the EU?

26/03/2013
UK – The Select Committee report on land transport security published this week is interesting for several reasons, not least because it pulls n...
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Live Animal Cargoes Can Be Exported for All the Right Reasons
In a Just Cause and with Proper Treatment There Can Surely be Few Objections

25/03/2013
CANADA – RUSSIA – There are few such delicate subjects at the moment than the export of live animals but before screams of protest are hea...
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Freight and Logistics Partner Selected for Major International Skills Competition
Germany Event will present Serious Project Forwarding Challenge

25/03/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Over sixty five years ago two Spaniards decided there should be a chance for skilled craftsmen to demonstrate their ...
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LNG Shipping Sector Requires Top Quality Cargo Transfer Facilities
Yet Another Chinese Order for Port Furniture Group

25/03/2013
CHINA – SWEDEN - Whenever a specific sector of the freight and logistics industry rises to prominence there are always benefits for numerous sup...
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Another Leading Container Shipping Line Expands its Interest in Energy Production
Japanese Consortium to Extend Brazilian Offshore Activities and Deploy VLCC

23/03/2013
JAPAN – BRAZIL - Four major Tokyo based corporations announced yesterday they would be cooperating in an offshore oil production and recovery fa...
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Extra Air Freight Capacity from Virgin Atlantic Cargo
Trade Demanded Aircraft Optimisation Despite Poor Growing Season

23/03/2013
UK – SOUTH AFRICA – The introduction of Airbus A340-600 flights between London and Johannesburg during South Africa’s peak season ha...
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Freight Forwarding, Road Haulage and Logistics Appointments and Departures
Who's on the Move this Month

23/03/2013
WORLDWIDE - Several important changes announced this past week in various logistics sectors including road haulage representation and freight forwardi...
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Is Air Cargo Shrinking or Growing? Opinions Vary Amongst Freight Forwarding and Logistics Experts
Mixed Results as Figures Show Sectors Depend as usual on Capacity, Geography and Types of Consignment

22/03/2013
US – GERMANY – WORLDWIDE - This week, the FedEx Corporation posted its third quarter results which showed its net income drop 31% from $52...
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Latest Container Shipping Port Finds Novel Way of Promotion - Stig at Logistics Show
Original Top Gear Presenter will front London Gateway Challenge at Multimodal

22/03/2013
UK – Each year we see novel introductions at Multimodal when the largest logistics show in the country witnesses various factions in the freight...
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Freight and Logistics Stakeholders to Gather for Summit
Leipzig Event Will Boast Top Guns as Delegates and Speakers

22/03/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is to be held from the 22 May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany and th...
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Logistics Group Cheers Wine Buffs with Express Freight Services at ProWein Fair
French Exports to Benefit from Shorter Lead Times

22/03/2013
FRANCE – GERMANY - WORLDWIDE – Whereas most wines benefit from a little ageing most wholesales and consumers demand prompt service an...
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Freight Forwarder Paves the Way for Better Tile Shipping
Whether via Road Haulage or any other Logistics Route Gefco Solves the Problem for Mosaic del Sur

21/03/2013
MOROCCO - SPAIN – FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – As any logistics professional worth his or her salt knows shipping tiles, whether cement, ter...
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Logistics University Again Seeks to Test Humanitarian Responses
Are You Up to the Challenge of Solving World Crises?

21/03/2013
GERMANY – For the third year in a row, Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is holding a case study competition for Bachelor students with the ...
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Ocean Freight Group Extends Container Shipping Service
Extra US Caribbean Sailing with FCL and LCL Options

21/03/2013
US – CARIBBEAN – To better meet growing demand in the Caribbean, Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that its container shipping se...
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Shipping and Forwarding Groups Warned to Watch Out For Flying Aliens
US and Canadian Shores Threatened by Beast from the East

20/03/2013
NORTH AMERICA – ASIA - WORLDWIDE – The entire shipping industry is persistently haunted by the spectre of transferring alien plagues, flor...
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Multi Modal Project Freight Forwarding Contract into CIS Completed on Schedule
Caspian Pipeline Equipment Arrives Early and in Perfect Condition

20/03/2013
WORLDWIDE - NETHERLANDS – KAZAKHSTAN – A project freight forwarding contract awarded to logistics provider Agility has been successfully d...
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Container Shipping - New Ships and Freight Services plus a Rise in Revenue
Things Are Changing This Month in the Box Trade

20/03/2013
ASIA – US - EUROPE – Several changes announced this month affecting the world’s container shipping lines as the Green Alliance revea...
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Chancellor Advised on Logistics Budget by Road Haulage and Freight Forwarding Concerns
Clear Policies Designed to Support Industry Required

19/03/2013
UK – With Budget Day tomorrow the world and his wife are keen to tell the Chancellor what they hope or expect and in the logistics sector many a...
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Container Shipping Tragedy - Twelve Dead
Vessel Founders in High Winds off Chinese Coast

19/03/2013
CHINA – According to reports, container ship Guang Yang Xin Gang capsized on Monday at around 17:15 local time, killing at least 12 cre...
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Freight and Logistics Group to Witness More Protests at its Behaviour
Accusations of Victimisation Abroad Persist for DHL Whilst Iberia Settlement Hailed as a Victory for Unions

19/03/2013
UK – SPAIN – GERMANY – TURKEY – WORLDWIDE – These are unsettling times for some of the major freight and logistics group...
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Freight Only Airline Cargolux Sees 100th Destination for New Boeing
Expansion of Services for Luxembourg Carrier

19/03/2013
VIETNAM – LUXEMBOURG – US – Both plane maker Boeing and Europe’s largest freight only airline, Cargolux, were celebrating this...
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Ocean Freight Problem Spreading to the World of Aviation
Transport Unions Concerned by 'Flags of Convenience'

19/03/2013
CANADA - WORLDWIDE - The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), the global union organisation which represents around four and a hal...
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Road Haulage Hours of Service Changes Appealed by Trucking Group
Court Will Decide Whether New Rules are Restrictive

18/03/2013
US – On Friday the American Trucking Associations presented a case before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of C...
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Healthcare Freight Carriage Accreditation Reaches Israel as First Cargo Carrier Approved
Eighth Global Airline Wins Official Recognition for Good Practice from Envirotainer

18/03/2013
ISRAEL – C.A.L. Cargo Airlines has become the first air freight carrier in the country to gain accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provide...
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Cargo Airlines Form Freight Partnership
Network Sharing to Commence This Month

18/03/2013
AUSTRALIA – UAE – WORLDWIDE – From March 31st, Emirates SkyCargo and Qantas Freight will offer customers access to each other’...
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Supply Chain Group Says New Logistics Centre Will Offer Freight Forwarding and Multimodal Options
Transition to be Completed by July

18/03/2013
NETHERLANDS – Supply chain and logistics service provider, ModusLink Global Solutions™ has announced plans to move its operations in The N...
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Incentive for Container Freight to Make Modal Shift from Road Haulage to Shipping by Water
Intermodal Exchange Scheme for SME's Extended from Rail Cargo

15/03/2013
UK – Almost exactly one year ago we wrote a detailed report on how the formation of the Haven Gateway Partnership’s Low Carbon Freight Div...
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Will Boeing's Lithium Solutions Make the Cells Safe for Both Use and Carriage as Freight?
Plane Maker Working Overtime to Repair Credibility and Restore 787 Dreamliner to Service

15/03/2013
US – Following the grounding of the new Dreamliner fleet after the smoking battery incidents which caused Boeing’s latest flagship aircraf...
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Container Shipping Lines Have New Services Whilst One Freight Group Cleans Up
Trio of Box Carriers Announce New IDEA and French Show Off Greener Credentials

14/03/2013
TAIWAN – KOREA – DUBAI - FRANCE – WORLDWIDE - In container shipping news this week Evergreen has announced a new intercontinental se...
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Relocation of Air Freight and Passenger Association to Abu Dhabi
IATA Moves Offices in the Gulf Region

14/03/2013
UAE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the conclusion of an agreement with the Government of the United Arab Emirate...
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Sinking Air Freight Revenue Costs Leading Cargo Carrier Dear
Fuel Price Also Contributes to Plunge in Profits

14/03/2013
HONG KONG – Following a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which stated that the air freight market shows signs of sta...
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London Deepwater Container Shipping Port Offers Job Opportunities
Minister Witnesses Scope of New Development

14/03/2013
UK – With the countdown to the opening of the capital’s new deepwater shipping port at London Gateway now ticking away not a week goes by ...
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Road Haulage and Logistics Group Bucks a Trend and Celebrates a Successful Decade
Ten Years In Aztek Continues to Grow

13/03/2013
UK – Hertfordshire-based Aztek Logistics will mark its tenth year of trading on April 13th 2013. The company, which is owned and managed by its ...
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Specialist Packaging and Supply Chain Solution Group Named Cream of the Crop
Major Dairy Group Awards Rehrig 'Supplier of the Year' Title

13/03/2013
US – Rehrig Pacific Company, a leading manufacturer of reusable transport packaging systems has announced that it has been named the 2013 Suppli...
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New Fortnightly Mongolian Groupage Freight Service from LTL and Multimodal Carrier
Plans to Extend Routes to North America, Australia and South East Asia

13/03/2013
LITHUANIA – MONGOLIA – A.R.T. Logistics, a specialist multimodal project company that works with large multinational companies in the oil ...
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International Road Haulage Outfits Told 'Phone Your Freight Ferry Company'
M20 Closed as Accidents and Ice Bring Freight to a Halt

13/03/2013
UK – FRANCE – Even Eurotunnel services have been affected by appalling weather conditions throughout Northern France in a late burst of wi...
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Continued European Expansion for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group
Finland and Poland See Latest Developments for Schenker

12/03/2013
FINLAND – POLAND – Despite tough times for many freight forwarders at least one logistics group seems intent on continued expansion. Follo...
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LTL Road Haulage Operator Announces More Staff and Service Changes
Trucking Firm Continues to Work with Unions in an Effort to Regain Profitability

12/03/2013
US – The restructuring plan which was agreed between trucking group YRC Worldwide and the Teamsters Union continue to take effect with the news ...
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All Change at the Top for Freight and Logistics Groups This Month
Appointments, Retirements and Resignations Around the Globe

12/03/2013
SWITZERLAND – The Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel accepted the request of Reinhard Lange, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kuehne + Nag...
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New Resilient Coating for Hulls from Container Vessels to Cruise Liners
Latest Antifouling Product Claimed to Reduce Fuel and Maintenance Costs

12/03/2013
NORWAY – US – WORLDWIDE – Mention antifouling and one name immediately springs to mind, Jotun has been supplying merchant shipping w...
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Formula One ™ Maintains That Freight Forwarding Connection and Announces Dubai Expansion
Logistics Group Celebrates Ninth Year of Sponsorship Whilst Developing New Service Centre

12/03/2013
GERMANY – UK – WORLDWIDE – Once again the red and yellow logo of logistics group DHL will be seen around the world’s racetrack...
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Two Pirated Vessels Released As Naval Forces Look On
Ransoms Secure Release of Two Tankers - Two More Ships to Go

12/03/2013
SOMALIA – OMAN – INDIAN OCEAN – One of the two vessels released by Somali pirates this week is due to dock in Salalah today. The che...
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Russian Air Freight Links as Project Cargo Contract and New Services Announced
Air Travels by Air As Helicopter Carried Whilst Italian Route Expanded

11/03/2013
RUSSIA – UKRAINE - US – NORWAY – Two separate air freight news items this week, both with Russian connections as Ruslan Internationa...
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Duty Status is the Responsibility of the Freight or Road Haulage Operator says HMRC
UK Warehousing Group Warns Members that Ignorance is No Defence Against Huge Penalties

11/03/2013
UK – According to the latest release from the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) there is growing evidence that HM Revenue & Cust...
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From Container Shipping and Throughout the Ocean Freight and Logistics Sectors Training is Vital
Today the Education of Tomorrow's Professionals Requires Investment to Ensure Safety and Reliability in the Future

11/03/2013
JAPAN—CARIBBEAN – NETHERLANDS – In the modern world of container shipping, as with all branches of logistics, training for specific ...
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Programme to Encourage Freight and Logistics Operators Utilise More Women Properly
Too Much Real Talent Being Underused, Wasted or Simply Undiscovered

11/03/2013
UK – As a direct response to a roundtable discussion that took place one morning last year, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and everywom...
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Freight Forwarding Groups Warned to Look Out For Scrap Metal Scams
Cash Restrictions May Result in a New and Unwelcome Export Market for British Firms

11/03/2013
UK - Thieves often prove to be some of the most resourceful members of society and, just when Parliament thought it had solved the age old problem of ...
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Live Cargo Always A Tricky Transport Shipment by Air Freight
(and more so when the consignment is delicate thoroughbred animals)

11/03/2013
HONG KONG – The transport of animals, whether by land, sea or air freight is usually both tricky and controversial but when it comes to thorough...
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Maritime Union Fear for Shipping if Pilotage Standards Drop
Nautilus backs Transport Committee

07/03/2013
UK – Any reduction of standards concerning movement of freight, whether by road, air or water needs deep reflection before being instituted and ...
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AA Cargo Celebrates First Air Freight Flight from LHR to Latest Destination
Best Customers Rewarded by Airline

07/03/2013
UK – US – American Airlines, currently tying up the details of its proposed merger with United Airways, has welcomed welcomed its first B7...
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European Freight Forwarding and Logistics Groups Publish Results
'We did not react fast enough' says Swiss Boss

07/03/2013
SWITZERLAND – FRANCE – A time for annual statistics from European based shipping and forwarding interests this month as Panalpina announce...
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Your Chance to Rescue A Road Haulage and Freight Transport Business
Novel Idea to be Unveiled at Trucking Conference

06/03/2013
AUSTRALIA - Games are the latest thing used by media people to attract the interest of stakeholders in the freight and logistics business, particularl...
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Development of Tuna Tracking Buoys Will Please Fishing Lobby - but at What Cost?
French Group Increases Efficiency of Fleet but Some Species Already Under Threat

06/03/2013
FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – Orolia, global specialist in critical global positioning system (GPS) applications, announced this week that it has b...
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44 Pallet Reefer Trailer Becomes Reality for Road Haulage Operators
Commercial vehicle Show Will Witness Unveiling of Innovative Box and Sculpted Body Shape

06/03/2013
UK – The first refrigerated double-deck trailer was introduced to the British market some 24 years ago by body builders Gray and Adams and now t...
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Container and General Cargo Ports Invest to Suit Shipping Lines and Maintain Freight Levels
Progress or Dwindle and Die is the Message as Throughput Holds the Keys to Survival Worldwide for Terminal Operators

06/03/2013
COLOMBIA – US – UK – WORLDWIDE - Recently, despite squeaks of anguish from much of the cargo and general logistics sector about fall...
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Bulk Freight and Container Contracts for Diana Shipping Group
Company Covers All the Bases with a Variety of Vessels

05/03/2013
GREECE – The Diana Shipping group has had successes this week achieving contracts in both the container and bulk freight sectors. Diana Containe...
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Express Freight and Logistics Group Makes Profits - But Not Everybody is So Happy
DP DHL Publishes Annual Figures Whilst Undercurrent of Unrest Continues

05/03/2013
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Logistics goliath Deutsche Post DHL, today reflected on its financial position and announced a dividend per share of...
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Air Cargo Consolidator Speeds Freight Forwarding Customers Goods With Own Handling Facility
Trade Only Wholesaler Opens Airport Terminal

05/03/2013
UK - Air Menzies International (AMI) which has always dealt exclusively with the freight forwarding community when selling its trade only airfreight a...
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One Day Left for a Chance to Increase Your Air Cargo Skills for Free
Apply Today Only to Win a Complimentary IATA Course

05/03/2013
WORLDWIDE – There is only 1 day left to enter the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) competition to win free admission to a ...
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Shrewd Purchasing and Heavy Investment in Bulk Freight Product Tankers May Pay Off
Trade May Have Been Depressed But Someone Believes in the Future

04/03/2013
SOUTH KOREA – MARSHALL ISLANDS – MONACO – Despite the depressed state of indices such as the Baltic Dry Index it seems there are som...
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As Freight and Logistics Cleans Up European Body Proposes Tax on Road Haulage Pollution
Variable Levy to Depend on Geography Recommended by Environment Agency

04/03/2013
EUROPE – With the eyes of the world firmly focused on the environment and all sectors of the freight and logistics sector cleaning up its act co...
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Dock and Airline Workers Demonstrate in Global Transport Union Disputes
US and Europe See Protests This Week

04/03/2013
US – SPAIN – UK – Union troubles this month will witness picketing on both sides of the Atlantic after, exactly as we predicted in J...
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Pedigree Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Rationalise in the name of Efficiency
Major Realignment of Divisions to Suit Modern Market Conditions

03/03/2013
WORLDWIDE – Swiss headquartered freight forwarding and logistics group Kuehne + Nagel, one of the oldest established names in the trade and whic...
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Container Ports Have a Major Influence on LNG Uptake of Shipping and Road Haulage Freight Groups
Across Europe and the US Fuels they are a Changing as Trucks and Merchant Vessels Adapt

02/03/2013
US – EUROPE – In the EU the recent commitment to opening up both the shipping and road haulage industries to cleaner power sources which w...
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Jailed Moroccan Transport Union Official Nominated for Award
Two Workers Representatives still in Prison as Unions Protest

01/03/2013
MOROCCO – WORLDWIDE – The international transport unions have stepped up the pressure on the Moroccan authorities following the conviction...
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New Indian Container Freight Station for LCL
FPS Network Member Opens in Kolkata

01/03/2013
INDIA - LCL Logistix, the Indian member of the Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) network of independent freight forwarders and NVOCC’s has recently ...
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US Road Haulage Trucking Group Launch Intermodal Offering for North America
Mexico Targeted for Multimodal Growth

01/03/2013
NORTH AMERICA – MEXICO - Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal, two subsidiaries of US road and rail freight haulage and global logistics com...
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Freight and Passenger Ships Can Now Avoid That Sinking Feeling (and a Fish that seeks out Pollution)
New Technology Can Prove a Lifesaver for Foundering Vessels Whilst Shoals of Robots Comb the Seas

01/03/2013
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – The host of photographs posted on the internet for the arrival of the giant cranes built and delivered by Shanghai Zh...
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First Shot of Giant Cranes Shipping Upriver to New London Gateway Container Port
Chinese Vessel Crawls Up a Misty Thames with First Tranche of Quay Furniture

01/03/2013
UK - Our photo shows the first sight of new cranes sailing up through the Thames as they loomed out of the mist past Leigh on Sea early this morning h...
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Staff Changes at Major Freight Logistics and Shipping Groups
Worldwide Appointments and Departures

01/03/2013
WORLDWIDE –President of freight and logistics group UPS International Dan Brutto will retire at the end of April. Jim Barber, current president ...
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Pressure on Freight Flow Lifts as Wharfies Return to Auckland Ports
A Solution or Simply a Quick Fix?

30/03/2012
NEW ZEALAND – The settlement of a dispute at the Ports of Auckland which has persisted for four months somehow has the feeling of a lull in the ...
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Rail Freight Plans Germinate to Improve Container Haulage
Another East Asian Country in Need of Investment

30/03/2012
VIETNAM – Geography dictates that the bulk of any rail freight passing through or around the country will always be on the main line running Nor...
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Channel Tunnel Could Prove Model for US Mexican Rail Freight Shuttle
Potential Scheme to Develop Cross Border Track System Discussed

30/03/2012
US – MEXICO - Folks in El Paso, Texas should take a trip through the Channel Tunnel to see what they have in mind put into practice. The local s...
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Ouch! EU Penalties for Freight and Logistics Cartel Unleashed
Huge Fines Across the Board (Except for Whistleblowers)

28/03/2012
EUROPE – As we predicted earlier the EU Anti Trust Commission has delivered its latest slap to logistics groups which colluded in four separate ...
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Ports Join Other Freight and Logistics Interests in Environmental Drive
Proactive Approach with Solar Panel and LNG Use

28/03/2012
CHINA – There was a time when the drive toward greener freight transport solutions was an exclusive province of the US and a few European countr...
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EU Anti Trust Body May Levy Billions in Fines on Freight Forwarding and Logistics Groups
Cartel Activity Decision Expected Today

28/03/2012
EUROPE- The wheels of justice appear to be turning at their usual pace and it must be tortuous for the bosses of some of the leading freight forwardin...
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Huge Spanish Passenger and Freight Transport Disruptions This Week
Biggest Unions Announce Crippling Strike

28/03/2012
SPAIN – A General Strike has been called for the 29th March which will see mass demonstrations crippling city centres and air freight and passen...
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Fuel Tanker Strike Elicits Hostility from Freight and Road Haulage Groups
Lower Diesel Stocks May Affect Deliveries

27/03/2012
UK – The announcement from the Unite union that a successful ballot of around 1200 tanker delivery drivers means Britain may be devoid of fuel o...
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Port Strike Continues To Delay Freight Deliveries
Court to Decide Legality of Suspensions

25/03/2012
NEW ZEALAND – Despite some very strong language by both sides over the deteriorating labour situation at the Ports of Auckland there is some hop...
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Budget Disappointing Say Freight Forwarding and Road Haulage Groups
Osborne Accused of Lost Opportunity

25/03/2012
UK – Having studied last weeks budget road haulage and freight forwarding lobby groups appear to have been singularly unimpressed by the Chancel...
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Scandinavian Merry Go Round as Freight and Logistics Groups Switch
Management Buy Out Becomes Takeover by Rival Group

25/03/2012
SWEDEN – SCANDINAVIA – POLAND - Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the largest privately owned logistics groups, has acquired a majorit...
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More New Build Bulk Tonnage as Baltic Dry Index Slowly Recovers
MOL Christen New Vessels Destined for Iron Ore Contracts

22/03/2012
JAPAN – AUSTRALIA - Despite the Baltic Dry Index still having slumped almost 50% since the start of the year the recent rise continues as it cra...
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Container Ships to Freighters and Tankers - All Need to Berth
New Technology Can Cut Insurance Claims

22/03/2012
WORLDWIDE – Berthing a vessel, be it a multi TEU container ship or a coastal freighter can be a hazardous, and if done incorrectly, expensive bu...
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Ship Yard Development Continues Despite Glut of Freight and Container Vessels
Vessel Building Shifts Continents and Products

21/03/2012
BRAZIL – The situation concerning the construction and outfitting of a new, modern shipyard demonstrates how international such a business has b...
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Freight Group Says Cameron's Proposals Will Anger Road Haulage Industry
More Private Toll Roads 'Unthinkable'

19/03/2012
UK – Today’s announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron has met with instant opposition from the freight industry with Road Haulage Asso...
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Ancient Freight by Water Act Affects US Gas Prices and Makes Headlines
Protectionist or Ensuring Jobs and National Security?

19/03/2012
US – Once again the restrictions of the ‘Jones Act’, passed by the US Government as the Merchant Marine Act almost a century ago and...
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Now Hybrid Solar Powered Ocean Freight Vessels Begin to be a Reality
New Japanese Car Carrier Emits Zero Whilst Berthed

19/03/2012
JAPAN – As good as their word Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced the launching of their hybrid car carrier, details of which were given in our...
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New Lease of Life for Project Freight Forwardings Biggest Favourite?
Heavy Lift Aircraft May Be Built Once More

17/03/2012
UK – RUSSIA – UKRAINE – We at the Handy Shipping Guide make no bones about the fact we always like to write about special projects a...
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Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Group Expands LCL Coverage
Latin America is Latest Target for Swiss Specialists

17/03/2012
LATIN AMERICA – Freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina, another of the world’s asset light supply chain providers, has launched ...
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Air Freight and Passenger Plane Pilots Will Get Electronic Eyes
NASA Research Reaps Yet More Safety Benefits

16/03/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – Everyone knows that the NASA space program has resulted in some fantastic scientific advances, so much so there is even a...
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Freight Handler WFS Snaps Up Etihad LHR Cargo
New Three Year Deal

14/03/2012
UK – Even by the standards of a company which operates handling facilities in over 120 worldwide international airports the three year deal whic...
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As Relations With Iran Deteriorate Freight Interests Face Uncertain Future
New Website Aims to Give an Accurate Picture to Iranian Citizens

14/03/2012
UK – IRAN – Although we at the Handy Shipping Guide usually stay within the parameters offered by freight related matters the stiffening o...
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Toll Supply Logistics Required to Enable Gas Energy Recovery
Before LNG Reaches Those Big Orange Tankers First You Have to Get It There

14/03/2012
AUSTRALIA – The transport and logistics needed to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) is something which is proving the freight success story of ...
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New Less Than Container Freight Options for CEVA Logistics Pacific Customers
LCL Services Extended into Australia

14/03/2012
CHINA – SINGAPORE – AUSTRALIA – If you are going to be a successful 3PL, that is a supply chain provider without any of your own tra...
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Container Ships and Freight Trucks Delayed by Customs Dispute
Union Activity and Escalating State Wages Follow Arab Spring Movement

14/03/2012
KUWAIT – Trucks full of freight and container vessels are being delayed at land based border crossing and the nation’s seaports by a strik...
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Loads Any Freight Cargo Anywhere in the World - 1000 Times Over
Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane Sales Reach a Milestone

13/03/2012
AUSTRIA – FRANCE – Whilst times are hard for many industry sectors materials handling specialists Liebherr, a company whose cranes and con...
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Road Haulage Sector Decries Agricultural Tractors Pulling Freight Trailers
IRHA Disgusted by Safety Agency Proposals for Hire and Reward

13/03/2012
IRELAND – The latest proposals from the Road Safety Agency (RSA) to the Department of Transport regarding the use of agricultural tractors as li...
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New Air Freight Service Links Europe with China
AirBridgeCargo Flights Weekly From Hannover

13/03/2012
GERMANY – CHINA – RUSSIA - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has announced a new cargo link between Northern Europe and China with the incepti...
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Another Successful Oil Drilling Rig Placement for Fairmount
Specialist Towing Group Completes 10,000 mile Pull

11/03/2012
BRAZIL – OMAN -The French Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group tell us their specialist subsidiary ocean towage and heavy lift transport contractor Fai...
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New Freight Cooperation Makes Success a Stone Certainty
Four Operations Join Forces to Handle Giant Cargo

11/03/2012
. INDIA - BELGIUM - GERMANY – So often in the past the Port of Antwerp has proved itself the place to operate from when out of gauge or project...
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Port Workers Delay Container Freight as Dispute Escalates
Auckland Workers Garner Support

11/03/2012
NEW ZEALAND – Recriminations are flying around Auckland as the dispute over dockers jobs escalates. The dock workers, or ‘wharfies’ ...
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US Freight Trucking Group YRC Sells Chinese Logistics Interest
Acquisition Policy Reversed as Times Get Tough

11/03/2012
US – CHINA – Following our story last month concerning the rebranding of YRC Worldwide, the trucking and logistics group, which incorporat...
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Indian Rail Freight Rises Bring Accusations of Favouritism
Rates Simplified and Investment Sought Whilst Export Ban Lifted

11/03/2012
INDIA – Freight rate rises are always a cause of tension as the balance between suppliers, forwarders and carriers shifts and this is nowhere mo...
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Port Based Freight and Logistics Businesses Sigh with Relief
Government Comes Good on Promise of Rates Waiver

09/03/2012
UK – Regular readers interested in British ports may remember a series of articles we wrote in 2010 in relation to the perceived scandal of exce...
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Container Shipping Line Attacks the Three Big Targets as New Service Launched
Website Aims at Performance, Environment and Safety

09/03/2012
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – Safety, care for the environment and performance are often in competition within industry with efforts to promote the ...
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Report Boost for Switch from Road Haulage - Strategic Rail Freight Exchanges Supported
Train Operators Welcome Government View

08/03/2012
UK – Even more rail freight news, today the Government published its Command Paper: ‘Reforming our Railways: Putting the Customer First...
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Subsidy for SME's Which Opt for Multimodal Road Haulage to Rail Container Switch
Cash Available to Cut Carbon Levels on Land Based Freight

08/03/2012
UK – A new initiative in the Eastern Region is designed to assist small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) reduce their carbon footprint ...
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Freight and Logistics Groups Join Latest FairFuel UK Protest at Westminster
Rain Doesn't Dampen the Spirits of Campaigners

08/03/2012
UK – The latest action by FairFuel UK and the lobby group’s supporters was hailed as a success following a demonstration which saw hundred...
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Automotive Supply Chain Specialist Sets Up European Multi Modal Logistics Solution
Cars and Car Parts Exported for Dacia

08/03/2012
ROMANIA – ITALY - EUROPE – GEFCO, which specialises in supply chain support for the automotive sector, has set up a multi-modal logistics ...
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New Fork Lift Trucks Offer Greener Option for Freight and Logistics Operators
Jungheinrich Unveil Latest Diesel, LP Gas and Electric Counterbalance Options

08/03/2012
UK - WORLDWIDE – With all companies throughout the supply chain intent on reducing energy costs and emissions materials handling manufacturer Ju...
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Unions Protest as Global Freight Shipping Group DHL Release Profit Figures
New Website Planned to Demand Equal Rights for Supply Chain Workers Worldwide

08/03/2012
GERMANY – US – NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – A new website ‘Respect at DHL’ has been launched today to challenge global fre...
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Russian Air Freight Carrier's First Cross Polar Cargo Flight
Live Load Takes The Shortest Route

07/03/2012
US – RUSSIA – It was almost a case of the cow jumping over the moon for Russia’s largest air freight carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines...
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Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics Solves HR Problem
Pay As You Go System Aids Freight Forwarders With Employee Management

07/03/2012
NETHERLANDS – UK – EUROPE – Like many SME’s freight forwarding and feeder specialist Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics re...
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Bulk Freight and Container Shipping Giant Trials LNG Engine
MOL to Conduct Tests with Gas Fuel

06/03/2012
JAPAN – Never slow where innovation is concerned liner group Mitsui OSK Lines has announced that together with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuil...
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Innovative Powered Hand Truck Designed to Shift Freight Effortlessly
Machine Nominated for Design Award

06/03/2012
US - Since 1987 the Edison Awards have recognized ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation and for many comp...
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US Freight Truck Giant Invests in Road Haulage Management Technology
Con-way Trucking Chooses Maptuit System

06/03/2012
US – Following a successful pilot study launched in September 2011 Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., h...
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Air Freight and Passenger Accident Statistics Released
IATA Report a Generally Downward Trend

06/03/2012
WORLDWIDE – Although not purely a freight related matter the latest safety data made public by IATA (International Air Transport Association) in...
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Global Freight Forwarders Associations Criticise Advance Security Declarations
FIATA Unhappy Over Possible Underhand Government Tactics

06/03/2012
WORLDWIDE – Today FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, published its Position Paper on the Dual Filing for ad...
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Freight Forwarding And Logistics Giant Financial Results Tell A Story
Currency Factors Have a Telling Effect on K + N Results

05/03/2012
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – In their financial results for 2011 published today international freight forwarding and logistics giants Kuehne...
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Nigerian Ports See Freight Container Delays, Piracy and Murder
Lately the Shipping Industry Reads Like a Catalogue of Disaster

03/03/2012
NIGERIA – The neighbouring ports of Apapa and Tin Can Island and the more south easterly Port Harcourt have not been happy places of late what w...
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Project Freight Forwarding's Favourite Aircraft is Star of Silver Screen
Documentary Charting the Giant Freighter up for Award

02/03/2012
US – RUSSIA – WORLDWIDE – In the world of freight and logistics there are still a few things which can actually stir the soul of the...
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Big Win for North East Port as Wind Farm Logistics Contract Awarded
Seven Months Work to Forward all Materials Offshore

02/03/2012
UK – The Port of Hartlepool has been selected as the main construction logistics hub for the Teesside Offshore Windfarm Project following negoti...
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Freight Forwarders Banned, Imprisoned and Fined for Illegal Logistics Operations
Agents Warned Be Careful About the Cargo You Carry and the Rates You Charge

01/03/2012
US – WORLDWIDE – Regular readers will know we try to keep them informed of all the cases involving shipping agencies and freight forwardin...
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Ocean Freight and Port Industries Check Out New Technology
London Exhibition Will Feature New Fire Deluge Design

01/03/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – Underlying the ocean freight industry are the everyday items which ensure safe passage and ease of working at sea and in ...
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Sustainability Certification is a Must for Freight and Logistics Operators
Spanish Forwarding Office Works to Ensure Compliance in Advance of Legislation

01/03/2012
SPAIN – WORLDWIDE – Sustainability and care for the environment have become the buzzwords of companies in all sectors and with its obvious...
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Hostilities Continue As World Trade Organization Pronounces On Aircraft Subsidy
Boeing and Airbus Both Claim Victory as Row Rumbles On

31/03/2011
US – EUROPE – If you’re looking for a hot stock tip then put your money into the right US or European law firm. This week saw the Wo...
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LTL Haulage And Logistics Group Save Money On Maintenance
Shares Hit the High Spots as Group Improves Efficiency

31/03/2011
US - Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL), the North Carolina based less than truckload (LTL) haulage group seems to be on a particular high at the moment...
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Heavy Lift Freight Vessel Aground Off Beauty Spot
Ship Due to Load Two Smaller Ferries

31/03/2011
IRELAND – A 7,000 tonne cargo vessel was stranded this morning on Cashla Bay, Connemara, County Galway after heavy winds during the night drove ...
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Commission Inquiry Into Freight And The Supply Chain
In Depth Analysis of Requirements for Growth

31/03/2011
NEW ZEALAND - A inquiry by the Productivity Commission is to take place in which the agency’s brief is to study the country’s infrastructu...
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New Harbour Crane Suits Containers, General Cargo And Bulk Freight Requirements
Liebherr Expand their Stable of Mobile Port Handling Equipment

30/03/2011
AUSTRIA – WORLDWIDE – Freight handling specialist Liebherr has again expanded its range of mobile harbour cranes with the formal introduct...
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Logistics Operator Carried 'Bomb' On Freight Only Aircraft
Investigation into Hoax Shipped by UPS

30/03/2011
UK – TURKEY – Parcel and freight carrier UPS is embroiled in a bomb scare with the news released today that two weeks ago a fake explosive...
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Freight Industry Focused On US Army Logistics Case
Battle Lines Drawn in Billion Dollar Fraud Suit

30/03/2011
US – KUWAIT- The lengthy case in which Agility Logistics is being prosecuted by no less than the US Government looks destined to continue for so...
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Beverage Logistics Specialist Snaps Up Italian Freight Forwarder
Hillebrand Expands Into Europe

30/03/2011
UK – ITALY – British wines and beverage logistics specialists JF Hillebrand has increased its European presence with the acquisition of It...
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Freight Forwarder Announces Superbike Sponsorship
Global Fund New Kawasaki ZX-10R's

29/03/2011
UK - International freight forwarder, Global Freight, has announced its sponsorship of British Superbikes (BSB) challenger, MSS Kawasaki, which aims t...
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Fuel Efficiency Pays For Adaptations To Freight Trailers Say Haulage Group
Investment in Drag Reducing Technology is Worthwhile

29/03/2011
US – We have covered previously the various adaptations, some quite exotic, available as additions to standard freight trailer designs which can...
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Freight Forwarders Up In Arms Over Multimodal Transport System
Government Instructions May Eliminate Private Companies

29/03/2011
ETHIOPIA – DJIBOUTI - In a bid to stem the flow of foreign currency from the country and to speed up essential import cargo the Ethiopian Gover...
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Fuel Efficient Container Vessels Will Change West African Logistics Picture
First of 22 New Build Ships Named By Maersk

28/03/2011
DENMARK – KOREA – WEST AFRICA - Named this week after the capital of Guinea, the Maersk Conakry is the first of a series of twenty two co...
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Container Shipping Avoids Japanese Contamination
Lines Change Schedules in a Bid to Miss Radiation

28/03/2011
JAPAN – Some shipping companies are avoiding areas they consider potentially dangerous after the disastrous effects of this months earthquake a...
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Pirate Update - More Freight Vessels Attacked - And More Rescued By Force
Battle for the Ocean Witnesses Armed Confrontations

28/03/2011
SOMALIA- WORLDWIDE – Another busy week in the pirate world this week with a host of attacks and releases on freight vessels including bulk carri...
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Technology Can Be A Problem For Logistics And Haulage Groups
Employers Must Respect the Rights Of Staff and Local Regulations

26/03/2011
WORLDWIDE – The current vogue for all things electronic has thrown up some interesting anomalies in the world of logistics and, in particular, r...
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Recognition With Freight Award For Air France-KLM Cargo
Schiphol Acknowledges Overall Performance

26/03/2011
NETHERLANDS – Yesterday saw freight carriers Air France-KLM Cargo receive the Cargo Award in the latest Schiphol Aviation Awards, sponsored by A...
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Bulk Freight Shipping Lines Reach Agreement Over Receivership
Discussions Lead to Mutually Agreed Solution

25/03/2011
US – KOREA – The ongoing problems of the Korea Line Corporation (KLC) which went into protective receivership earlier this year, seem to h...
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Pirate Update - Union Bodies Revise Terms For Freight And Other Shipping Transiting Danger Zone
Area at Risk of Attack Extended as Raids Continue

25/03/2011
SOMALIA – UK - In the light of not only the continuing attacks by pirates on general freight and container shipping as well as passenger liners ...
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Upgrade For Container Shipping Service By French Freight Group
CMA CGM reinforces its EPIC service between India, Pakistan, the Middle East and Europe

25/03/2011
EUROPE – INDIA – PAKISTAN – MIDDLE EAST – French container line CMA CGM have announced they will upgrade their EPIC service as...
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Freight And Logistics Group Give Something Back
Education is the Way Forward for Crowley

25/03/2011
US – With ocean freight coming more and more under the environmental spotlight Florida based Crowley Maritime Corporation, which offers a full r...
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UK Budget Latest - Haulage Operators And Freight And Logistics Groups Cheered By Fuel Duty News
Osborne Acts After Pleas from Carriers

23/03/2011
UK- The Chancellor announced today he would avoid ‘illegal’ changes but cut fuel duty by one pence per litre and cast his eye on the oil p...
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Libya - Current Situation For Ocean Freight
Bombings and Blockade Continues

23/03/2011
LIBYA - The situation for sea borne cargo is obviously somewhat confused at the moment but some facts are arriving regarding the current state of port...
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Passenger Flight Overloaded With Freight Says Safety Regulator
Qantas Cited In Investigation

23/03/2011
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) have issued the result of their investigation of a ‘weight and balance eventR...
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Freight Figures Plummet - But Are They Relevant?
Eurostat Produce 'Latest' Statistics

23/03/2011
EUROPE – Statistics are of course the weapon of choice, indeed often the only tool available, for most analysts, and this applies to the freight...
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Futuristic Look To Project Freight Forwarding Cargo
PD Ports And Rickmers Combine to Ship Extraordinary Contract

23/03/2011
UK – CHINA – This month saw PD Ports and Rickmers-Linie cooperate on a project freight contract which the companies say saw Teesport tempo...
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Giant Freight Plane Flies To Aid Japan With Essential Cargo
Antonov Swoops in to Help Relief Program

22/03/2011
JAPAN – FRANCE – A gigantic An-225, the largest freight aircraft in the world, has been sent to join in the international effort to provid...
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'Walking' Trailers Add Versatility For Freight Hauliers
Timber Specialist Carriers Invest for the Future

22/03/2011
UK – The one certain factor in the world of freight and logistics is the inventiveness shown by participants to continually push forward the bou...
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Leading Freight Shippers To Gather In Vancouver In June
BIMCO Meeting to Address Future and Environmental Issues

22/03/2011
CANADA – WORLDWIDE – Details have been published for the General Meeting of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) this yea...
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Second Largest European Rail Freight Cargo Carrier Up For Sale
PKP Cargo Finally Invite Bids for Control of Polish Rail Provider

21/03/2011
POLAND – Details of the expected sale of Polish road freight carrier PKP Cargo SA have been released by Polish State Railways today. The success...
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Logistics Specialist Opens New Freight Facility In Middle East
Celebrations Countrywide Coincide with Expansion of Transport Services

21/03/2011
KUWAIT - As political problems spread across North Africa and the Middle East this is one state which seems unaffected by the continued unrest in the ...
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OOCL Set To Buy New Container Ships
Record Profit May be Reinvested

21/03/2011
HONG KONG - Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL) which recorded profits ...
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Japan Post Disaster Freight And Shipping Update
Radiation and Supply Situation Under Review

20/03/2011
JAPAN – 2011 may well be remembered as an annus horribilis by those in the freight and passenger industries with the unsettled situation in Nort...
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Favourite Freight Airline Orders Two More Boeing Cargo Carriers
Korean Air Continue Purchase Policy as Boeing show Webcast of Inaugural 748 Intercontinental Flight

20/03/2011
US – KOREA – On Friday Boeing confirmed they had received a further order from Korean Air for two new 747-8 freighters. Korean Air was the...
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West African Container Shipping Service Upgrade
MOL Launches Fixed Day Weekly Schedule

18/03/2011
EUROPE – WEST AFRICA – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have announced an upgrade to their container shipping services to and from Senegal, Ghana, N...
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Air Freight Carriers Hit Once Again In Fuel Surcharge Prosecution
Latest Round of Cartel Fines - With More to Come

18/03/2011
NEW ZEALAND - Anti trust authorities around the globe continue to reap rich rewards from the misdemeanours of air freight shipping groups committed in...
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Asian Container Freight Trade Set To Boom
Transhipments Will See a Decade of Development

17/03/2011
ASIA – A sea change in the buying habits and economic circumstances of the region has resulted in a shift in freight levels throughout the conti...
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Freight Forwarders And Container Lines Must Check All Middle East Cargoes
Heightened Tensions in the Wake of Israeli Weapons Seizure

17/03/2011
MIDDLE EAST - The security situation in the region appears to be deteriorating as the eyes of the world are averted to events in Japan and North Afric...
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US Company Now Able To Retrofit Clean Diesel Systems On UK Freight Trucks
ISO Rating and Transport for London Accreditation for California Outfit

16/03/2011
US – UK - Clean Diesel Technologies Inc having attained ISO9001 certification for its newly formed UK subsidiary, has been named by Transport fo...
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Freight And Shipping Interests Stump Up For Japanese Earthquake Victims
Tsunami a Reminder of the Power of Nature

16/03/2011
JAPAN- After we wrote recently of Mitsui OSK Lines efforts to assist its home nations stricken populace others in the freight and logistics sector wer...
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Freight On Tagged Pallets And Laser Guided Fork Trucks As Logistics Modernises
Latest Technology Enters the Supply Chain

15/03/2011
US - Visitors to the ProMat 2011 exhibition in Chicago later this month will have an opportunity to see the very latest cutting edge technology enteri...
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Freight Haulage Firms Take To The Streets In Fuel Price Protest
UK Does Not Sell the Most Expensive Diesel Say Objectors

14/03/2011
BULGARIA – Yesterday saw an effective yet peaceful campaign launched by the country’s hauliers against the steeply rising price of fuel. L...
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Japanese Freight And Container Line Issues Vessel Status Report After Disaster
MOL Step in Immediately with Aid for Stricken Districts

14/03/2011
JAPAN – There is no need for us to outline the scale of the disaster unfolding in Japan this week. The earthquake, measuring a colossal 9.0 on t...
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Falling Freight Volumes Offset By Passenger Upturn For Irish Ferries
Ship Sale Boosts Position but Fuel Cost and Irish Economy are Drag Factors

14/03/2011
IRELAND – The Irish Continental Group (ICG), have just released their trading figures and, given the country’s current trading position, t...
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Shipping Container Specialists Buy Leading UK Company
TITAN Snap Up Boxtainer

14/03/2011
UK – DENMARK – TITAN Containers, the privately owned shipping container supply company, has taken over one of Britain’s best known s...
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The Big Guns Of Ocean Freight And Shipping Interests Open Fire On Pirates
New Campaign as we Witness Horrendous New Developments

13/03/2011
SOMALIA – The past few weeks have seen some serious new developments in the lawless oceans off the coast. As well as the normal threats to and s...
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Recent Freight And Logistics Appointments
Who's in Who's Out and Where

13/03/2011
UK – IRELAND -Paul Gallagher has been appointed Chief Executive Officer in the UK & Ireland for global logistics suppliers Damco with effect...
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Freight Forwarder DB Schenker Logistics Update Their App
Consignment Tracking Made Even Easier

12/03/2011
WORLDWIDE – After introducing an App for the Apple iPhone last October, DB Schenker Logistics has announced a newer version to make the tracking...
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Container Shipping Line And Seafarers Representatives Open Indian Centre
Education for Crews a Priority for Shippers and Unions Alike

11/03/2011
INDIA – Last week container shipping line Safmarine joined together with the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), the Sailor’...
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Rail Freight Carriers Face Fight Over Monopoly Issues
Anti Trust Spotlight Shines on the Carriers

10/03/2011
US – There are rumblings of discontent in Washington at the moment about the behaviour of the rail freight carriers, some of whom are being accu...
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Freight And Logistics Research Can Be Out Of This World
Shipping Industry is the Driver for Technical Innovations

10/03/2011
WORLDWIDE (and beyond) – The news that Boeing have completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Inmarsat-5 spacecraft may seem to have ...
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Container Shipping Line Introduces Carbon Calculator For Freight Consignments
System will be First to be Verified by Bureau Veritas

10/03/2011
WORLDWIDE – Following the group’s policy of continued emissions reduction, carbon dioxide levels cut already down 26% in the three years t...
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Lift Truck Company Bought Out By Konecranes
Austrian Sales and Service Team Taken Over by Lifting Group

09/03/2011
AUSTRIA – FINLAND – Finnish lifting specialists Konecranes, which has in excess of 10,000 staff in forty six countries tending to the lift...
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E Freight Spreads Throughout Air Cargo Centres
IATA Programme Taken Up By More Airports

09/03/2011
KOREA – NETHERLANDS – The paperless alternative which is being so heavily promoted by IATA as a cheaper, more accurate and simpler documen...
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Freight And Haulage Groups Keep Pressure On Treasury
Symbolic Demonstration a Week Prior to the Budget

09/03/2011
UK – Like an itch that won’t be scratched Peter Carroll, a man in and around the haulage and freight forwarding industries for many years ...
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Freight Forwarder Extends Middle Eastern LCL Reach
Reduced Transit Times for Consolidated Cargo

08/03/2011
MIDDLE EAST – EUROPE – DHL, are continuing their policy of extending consolidated container services by establishing five new direct ocean...
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Container Shipping Line Extends Global Low Sulphur Policy
New Zealand Latest to Benefit from Maersk Switch

08/03/2011
NEW ZEALAND – Following on from the keynote speech given by Maersk Oil Trading’s Niels Henrik Lindegaard at the International Bunkering Co...
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Drive Toward More Rail Freight Costs Haulage Jobs
Relocation as Distribution Hub Closes

07/03/2011
UK – Time was when there was a flood of TV adverts to tempt people to move to Milton Keynes, new homes, jobs aplenty but a move this week has de...
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Last Chance For UK Freight And Logistics Hauliers To Order LPG Van
Ford to Cease Production of Petrol Transit

07/03/2011
UK- With fuel prices set to rise any haulage companies considering switching to a LPG van really should make up their minds quickly. Ford Motor Compan...
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Rate Control Can Give The Edge To Container Carriers Over Bulk Freight Shipping
Where to Invest? Pick an Analyst - Any Analyst

07/03/2011
WORLDWIDE – A survey of various analysts, often quoted in the financial as opposed to the shipping media, reveals the degree to which uncertaint...
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Logistics Ladies Line Up Speakers To Assist Use Of Social Media In Your Freight Business
Event Later this Month will Focus on Communication

07/03/2011
UK – Women in Logistics UK (WIL) have decided to host an instructional event to advise and promote the use of various forms of social media to a...
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Freight Kills - All Over The World
Safety Concerns Need Addressing Globally

06/03/2011
WORLDWIDE – AUSTRALIA - In this week alone several of the articles we have run concerned the dangers of the freight and logistics industry. The...
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Freight Groups Sign New Agreement For Ships Agency In Gibraltar
Cory and Gibunco Are Peninsula Partners

06/03/2011
GIBRALTAR – Cory Brothers are to offer full ships agency services in the disputed Mediterranean Territory in partnership with Gibunco Ship Agenc...
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New App To Minimise Crime And Delays For European Freight Haulage Groups
Seven Countries Band Together to Aid Commercial Operators

06/03/2011
EUROPE – The North Sea Region Programme is helping fund the development of a mobile app to assist commercial hauliers in transit with advice on ...
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Freight And Haulage Representatives Keep Up The Oil Pressure
Chancellor Faces a Barrage as Long Established Haulier Fails

05/03/2011
UK – Last week the Freight Transport Association (FTA) opined that the Treasury, whilst having no control over the price of crude oil, was indul...
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Rail Freight Recommences After Earthquake
New Zealand Trains Roll Once More - Very Slowly

05/03/2011
NEW ZEALAND – After the most traumatic period in its long history following the events in Christchurch and surrounds, rail freight services have...
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Union Crews Will Boycott Freight Vessels Ignoring Anti Piracy Practices
Danger Zone Now Officially Includes Indian Ocean

03/03/2011
UK - INDIAN OCEAN- In the light of the tactics used by Somali pirates in recent months the maritime union, Nautilus International, which represents mo...
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All Companies In The Supply Chain Should Be Aware Of Corporate Manslaughter Legislation
First Conviction Emphasises the Likely Penalties

03/03/2011
UK – Further to the first conviction of a company under the new corporate manslaughter legislation all companies trading in Britain, particularl...
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Freight Group K + N Reveal Profits And Plans For Expansion
Kuehne + Nagel Hit Their Targets - And Buy Out RH Freight

03/03/2011
WORLDWIDE – ‘Tis the season for rolling out annual profits, or downplaying losses but Kuehne + Nagel revealed this week that they will be ...
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Bulk Freight Carrier Reports Upturn
But Still Perhaps Some Clouds on the Horizon for Eagle

03/03/2011
US – Eagle Bulk Shipping Incorporated, the largest US based shipping company of Handymax size vessels, reported last quarter figures this week s...
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Port Report Indicates State Of The Freight Industry
Under Investment vs Green Issues

03/03/2011
WORLDWIDE - Trelleborg Marine Systems, whose port related services and subsidiaries span the globe, have produced a report of interest to anyone invol...
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Bulk Freight And Container Line Lead The Way On Safety
MOL Practice What They Preach

02/03/2011
WORLDWIDE – As they have for the past four years Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) are holding global safety conferences in 2011 for the benefit of thei...
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All Cargo Freight Air Carrier Is First To Introduce ENS To Italy
Cargoitalia Four Months Ahead of Schedule

02/03/2011
ITALY – Cargoitalia tell us they have started to send ENS messages for all inbound flights from 1st March, a full four months ahead of the Itali...
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International Freight Forwarding And Air Transport Associations Separate
IATA and FIATA Split Training but Council Continue to Collaborate

01/03/2011
WORLDWIDE – Two names often associated as being joined at the hip by the freight industry have agreed to separate their training programmes. The...
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Improved Compliance System For European Freight And Passenger Vessels
System Developed to Simplify Administration for Ships Operators

01/03/2011
EUROPE - We have reported before on the management systems designed by the part EU funded European maritime transport project, Flagship, which is stri...
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How To Ship 128,000 Tonnes Of Freight 15,000 Miles At 7 Miles per Hour
Fairmount Deliver FPSO Safely

01/03/2011
SOUTH KOREA – NORWAY – Project freight forwarding takes many forms but sometimes the simplest can be the most spectacular. When faced with...
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Mitsui OSK Revise Shipping Figures Upward
Financial Year 2009 Not As Bad As Predicted

31/03/2010
WORLDWIDE – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have announced a revision of their projected financial statement on the same day as they have set new company...
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Agility Suspend Stock Trading And Delay Release of Financial Results
Concerns over US Indictment

31/03/2010
KUWAIT – Agility, the largest logistics company in the Middle-East, has announced that they are to delay announcing their annual financial resul...
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Rail Freight Group Concerned For Haulage Services During Strike
Fears that Freight will be Neglected

31/03/2010
UK – The Rail Freight Group (RFG), which represents the interests of the UK’s rail freight users and hauliers, has written to the CEO of N...
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Northern Ireland And Isle Of Man Ferry Services In Disarray Due To Snow
Unseasonal Blizzards Catch Out Travellers

31/03/2010
UK- After one of the harshest Winters in years Northern Britain was swept by snowstorms again today causing chaos on the roads and stopping ferry sail...
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Governments Warn Shipping On Increased Pirate Threat Around Horn Of Africa
US And Indian Governments Issue Alarms

31/03/2010
INDIAN OCEAN – The US and Indian governments have both issued warnings to their vessels engaged in trade off the east coast of Africa to take pr...
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US Truck And Supply Chain Group Con-way Collect Innovation Award
Environmental Plans Rewarded at Manhattan Bash

31/03/2010
US – The Justmeans.com/Financial Times 2010 Social Innovation Awards ceremony in New York last week saw freight truck operators Con-way Incorpor...
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Freight And Shipping Groups Watch Latest UK Road Plans
Infrastructure Development under the Spotlight

30/03/2010
UK – Today saw the publication of the Transport Select Committee’s report on the Major Road Network. This is the latest study into the cu...
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Freight Professional Profile: Tim Phillips of Freightex
A Q&A Series for Members of the Global Freight Community

30/03/2010
UK – The latest in a series of professional profiles on members of the global freight and logistics community is Tim Phillips, CEO of Freightex,...
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Handy Shipping Guide Directory Adds AEO And C-TPAT Accreditations
Companies Encouraged To Promote Their Industry Related Qualifications

30/03/2010
EUROPE / USA – The Handy Shipping Guide’s directory of freight and logistics companies has now added the option of C-TPAT and AEO accredit...
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CEVA Logistics To Expand Presence In Mid-East
New Warehouse Confirms 'Continued Commitment to the UAE'

30/03/2010
DUBAI – Global supply chain management company CEVA Logistics is to have a purpose built state-of-the-art warehouse and office facility built in...
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BG Freight Line Adds Second Freight Sailing Between UK And Europe
Growing Demand For Service

30/03/2010
UK - BG Freight Line (BG) has launched a second weekly direct service linking Teesport with Rotterdam to meet rising demand on the route. The initial ...
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Gazprom And GAC Announce Multi-Service Agreement
Worldwide Deal On Gas Exploration Shipping Services

30/03/2010
WORLDWIDE - Gazprom Global LNG Ltd, a subsidiary of OAO Gazprom, one of the world's largest natural gas companies, has signed a worldwide multi-servic...
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TNT And Con-way Freight Tie Up USA To Europe Multi Modal Shipping Venture
General Cargo Shipments to move via Road and Air Freight

30/03/2010
US –EUROPE - TNT and Con-way Freight have announced they will work jointly on European bound consignments in excess of 70 kgs utilising the two ...
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Kuehne + Nagel Signs New Logistics Contract With Continental Tyres Thailand
More Automotive Contracts For Swiss Giant

29/03/2010
THAILAND - Kuehne + Nagel Thailand has concluded a new contract with Continental Tyres (Thailand) to handle the company’s importation and nation...
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Maersk Line Now Offer US West Coast To Vietnam Container Shipping Service
Company Extends TP6 Route

29/03/2010
USA / VIETNAM – Container shipping line Maersk Line is to adjust its Trans-Pacific 6 service (TP6) to add an additional call which will connect ...
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Tampa Based ATB 's For Tanker Shipping Group
Crowley Add to Fleet of Specialist Vessels

29/03/2010
US – Jacksonville based Crowley Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of the 117-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation have just christened the eighth of ...
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Safmarine Reintroduce Mediterranean and West Central Asia Shipping Service
Middle East/India - Med trade strengthened with ME 3 service

29/03/2010
MEDITERRANEAN / WEST ASIA - Safmarine is to reintroduce its ME 3 shipping service between the Mediterranean and West Central Asia. The service had bee...
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US Truckers Demand Commodity Futures Market Regulation
Hauliers call for Federal Restriction of Speculators

29/03/2010
US – The American Trucking Associations (ATA),in their role as members of the Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition, have joined with more than ...
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GAC Logistics Delivers Giant Transformers
210-Tonne Pieces Installed at Kuwait Substation

29/03/2010
KUWAIT – GAC Kuwait, the national office of global shipping and logistics provider GAC Logistics, has successfully completed delivery and placem...
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Bristol Port Gets OK For Ultra Large Container Shipping Terminal
Historic Port Looks To Future

29/03/2010
UK – The Port Of Bristol has received approval to build a new £500 million deep sea container terminal that will enable the historic port t...
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More Men Attending Womens Shipping Association Meetings
'Are Women Suited to the Shipping World ?' Debated by WISTA

27/03/2010
UK – Last week a meeting of the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) more than half the attendees were men as the gr...
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Mercedes Benz Truck Offer For British Commercial Vehicle Fleet Hirers
Telematics offer on new deals promises big savings

27/03/2010
UK - Customers opting to contract hire their new Actros and Axor X tractor units through Mercedes-Benz CharterWay can now take advantage of an excitin...
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EU And USA Agree Next Stage To Open Skies Agreement
European Airline Express Concerns on Ownership Issues

26/03/2010
EUROPE / USA – The European Union and the United States yesterday agreed to expand on their existing Open-Skies agreement that commits both part...
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Road Haulage Association Next To Criticise Government Budget
Warns Of Failure to Deal with Cabotage Issues

26/03/2010
UK – The UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA), the trade body that represents the interests of British commercial vehicle operators, is the...
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Menlo Logistics And Navistar Expand Supply Chain Agreement
Relationship Between Manufacturer And 4PL Provider Tightens

25/03/2010
USA - Navistar International Corporation, a major producer of commercial and military vehicles, has announced that it has decided to expand the level ...
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MOL Achieve AEO Security Status
Important Qualification Achieved After Two Years Effort

25/03/2010
EUROPE – MOL Europe has received its AEO security certification from Dutch customs. The qualification, which is the European equivalent to the A...
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British Rail Freight And Maintenance Company Enters Administration
Jarvis Hit By Slowdown and Contract Deferrals

25/03/2010
UK – Rail maintenance and freight group Jarvis, at one time the UK’s biggest construction company and currently one of the largest rail or...
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Shipping And Stevedoring Companies Go Broke In Business Rates Fiasco
Tories say they will Revise the Rules for Port Side Operators - Too Late for Some

25/03/2010
UK – Lord Bates, Conservative Party spokesman and Shadow Minister for communities, local government, energy and climate change, has stated that ...
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Roll On Roll Off Freight Ferry To Resume Dover To Zeebrugge Route
P&O To Restart Daily Service

24/03/2010
UK / BELGIUM – Ferry operator P&O have announced that they are to resume their freight ferry service between Dover and Zeebrugge from the 7t...
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Disease And Pollution From Container And Tanker Shipping Is Needless
Lloyds Register Pollution Guide Tells How to Detoxify Ballast Water

24/03/2010
WORLDWIDE – In 1982, somewhere in the Black Sea a vessel, probably either a container carrier or an oil tanker, blew out her ballast tanks to st...
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Freight Transport Association Muted Relief At Delayed Fuel Taxes
But Warns That Rises Will Cause 'Detrimental Effects' and Regional Policy 'Unfair'

24/03/2010
UK – Today’s budget announcements concerning a graduated rise in fuel duty for the UK has been met with slight relief by logistics industr...
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Diana Shipping Announces Fresh Charter Contract
M/V Coronis Chartered for Two Years By Siba

24/03/2010
GREECE – Bulk shipping company Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Siba Ships Asia, the Singapore arm of Italy’s ...
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University Launches New MSc For Future Leaders of Shipping
Flexible Study Approach Suits Those in Industry

24/03/2010
ABERDEEN / SCOTLAND – A new course has recently been launched by the Energy Centre at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, that is designed to fu...
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MOL Develop Exhaust Filter For Shipping
80% Cuts in Particulate Matter Achieved in Trials

24/03/2010
JAPAN – Shipping line owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) have revealed encouraging results for a new diesel particulate filter (DPF) for vess...
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Irish RoRo Ferry And Container Freight Group Announce Results
ICG 2009 Figures Published This Week

24/03/2010
IRELAND – Much as expected, that would seem to be the message from John B. McGucklan, Chairman of the Irish Continental Group regarding their pe...
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Shipping Lines Look For Increased Tonnages In 2010
(Whilst Some Laid Up Shipping Has A Use After All)

24/03/2010
SCOTLAND – WORLDWIDE - Whilst shipping lines collectively harden their attitudes to what they view as perilously depressed rates in an effort to...
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Central Asian Rail Freight Spat Escalates
Note of Protest Handed to Uzbek Ambassador

24/03/2010
UZBEKISTAN / TAJIKSTAN – The Government of Tajikstan has officially handed a note of protest to the Uzbek Ambassador over the latter nations ap...
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Shipping Line Management And Transport Union Group Sign Agreement
Joint Aspirations between Management and Crew Unions

24/03/2010
WORLDWIDE – A Memorandum of Understanding between InterManager, the international ship managers’ association whose members include such co...
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Truck Drivers Charity To Get Financial Boost
Training Company To Present Cheque

23/03/2010
UK – The Professional Drivers Foundation (PDF), a charity fund established by the UK Professional Drivers Association (PDA) and specifically aim...
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Cargoitalia Increases Dedicated Air Freight Services By 50%
More Weekly Flights To US and Hong Kong

23/03/2010
ITALY - Cargoitalia, Italy’s all-cargo airline, is increasing its schedule by 50% in March with flights to the U.S. and Hong Kong rising to thre...
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Somali Pirates Extend Attacks On Shipping Beyond Naval Protection
Latest Seizure Closer To India Than Africa

23/03/2010
INDIAN OCEAN – Somali pirates have apparently attacked and captured a Turkish vessel 1,000 nautical miles east of Somalia, the furthest distance...
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DHL Offers Free Freight To Child Laptop Charity
Will Deliver Thousands of Computers to Haitian School Children

23/03/2010
GERMANY / HAITI – Post, freight and logistics giant DHL is to offer its services free to The One Laptop per Child foundation (OLPC) so that the ...
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Schneider National Expects Huge Fuel Savings From Innovation
Leads the Ways with Aerodynamic Wheel Covers

23/03/2010
USA – U.S. freight and logistics group Schneider National have announced that they are leading the industry by fitting Deflecktor Aero Wheel Cov...
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US Truckers Clicking Onto Safety Belts
Study Shows Usage amongst Drivers Increasing

23/03/2010
USA – A study by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) which shows that safety belt ...
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GAC Marine Logistics Opens New Office In Chennai
Growth Continues In Specialist Sector

23/03/2010
INDIA - GAC Marine Logistics (GML), part of the greater GAC freight network, has opened a new office in Chennai, India, to house its rapidly-growing c...
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Asciano and Sadleirs Sign Rail Freight Deal
Seven Year Contract worth A$150 Million

23/03/2010
AUSTRALIA – Rail and port operator Asciano has signed a rail haulage contract with freight forwarding company Sadleirs Transport, one of Austral...
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Woodland Group Rebrands And Opens New Logistics HQ
Consolidation For Expanding Business

22/03/2010
UK – Essex-based Woodland Group has completed its move into its new headquarters and has also unveiled its new look. The group has relocated fro...
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Transport Union Body Fights Pirates And Ship Owners Alike
ITF Calls for Unanimity Against Piracy but Criticizes Norwegian Re- Flagging

22/03/2010
GERMANY – Last week saw Berlin host the meeting of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Fair Practices Committee and othe...
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Maersk Line To Start Direct Ecuador To Russia Shipping Service
New Markets to Open for Both Countries

22/03/2010
ECUADOR / RUSSIA / DENMARK – Container shipping line Maersk Line has announced that they are to implement a new direct service between Ecuador a...
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British Airways And DHL Forge New Air Freight Security Agreement
BA World Cargo Joins DHL Strategic Air Cargo Security Partnership

22/03/2010
UK / GERMANY - DHL Global Forwarding and British Airways World Cargo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that sees BA join DHL’s Str...
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F.S.Mackenzie Opens Fifth Freight Office In Russia
Continued Expansion for Forwarder

22/03/2010
RUSSIA - Independent freight forwarder F.S. Mackenzie has marked the significant opening of its fifth office in Russia at the Black Sea port of Novoro...
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Hoist And Crane Conference Will Address Safety Issues
May Event Set to Highlight Anomalies in the Industry

22/03/2010
US – Crane and hoist safety procedures are under the spotlight at this year’s Reach Expo 2010, an exhibition of rigging and hoist related ...
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Lloyd's Register Accelerates Clearance Of Haitian Aid Ship
Important Addition to World Food Programme

22/03/2010
USA / HAITI – Lloyd’s Register, the internationally renowned assurance and vessel survey group, have been working around the clock alongsi...
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Italian Warship Liberates Iranians From Somali Pirates
ITS Scirocco Frees SAAD 1

22/03/2010
SOMALIA – The ITS Scirocco, one of five NATO warships operating in the waters around the Horn of Africa as part of the organisations counter pir...
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Publicly Funded Port Improvements Essential To Retain UK Shipping Status
Transport Department Policy Statement Slated by the Industry

22/03/2010
UK – The recent draft National Policy Statement on Britain’s Ports issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) has come in for severe cri...
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US Truck Row Brews As Teamsters Campaign On Container Shipping Ports
Split Over Port Drayage Legislation

22/03/2010
US – The Teamsters union stand accused of using deceit to support their case for banning non union labour from acting as drayage operators, dray...
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US Women Truck Drivers Try For World Record Convoy
A Week Left to try and Beat Guinness Target

19/03/2010
With only ten days left before the Women In Trucking’s “Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel” the organization is over half way to i...
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Terrorist Alert Issued For Shipping Off Yemeni Coast
MARAD Warns of High Risk to Vessels

18/03/2010
Following on from the alert two weeks ago about a potential terrorist threat to shipping comes an advisory from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARA...
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Daimler To Build Freight Trucks In India
New Billion Dollar Plant to be Producing in Two Years Time

18/03/2010
INDIA – As reported here in December automotive giant Daimler AG has announced that it is to build a commercial vehicle plant in Chennai with an...
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Con-way Freight Shortlisted For Veterans Employment Award
Recognition for Efforts Made in Employing Former Military Personnel

18/03/2010
USA – Freight and logistics service provider Con-way Freight has been shortlisted for the Civilianjobs.com ‘2010 Most Valuable Employers (...
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Bulk Freight Experts and Logistics Charity Combat Road Deaths In Africa
Hoyer and Transaid Collaborate on Driver Training in Zambia

18/03/2010
UK / ZAMBIA – Transport development charity Transaid and bulk and tank transport specialists the Hoyer Group have collaborated to give professio...
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British Airways Cabin Crew Strike Goes Global
ITF Reports Support World Wide

17/03/2010
UK – The threatened stoppages at BA are being supported by transport workers groups worldwide according to the International Transport Workers F...
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Aussie Shipping And Logistics Group See In The New Year - Chinese Style
Melbourne Company Celebrate The Dawn of the Tiger

17/03/2010
AUSTRALIA – Whilst most freight and logistics groups were crying in their beer Melbourne based Famous Pacific Shipping invited over 100 favoured...
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New Russian Logistics And Supply Chain Educational Centre Opens
Deutsche Bahn and Russian Railways Team Up to Train for the Future

17/03/2010
RUSSIA – GERMANY – There were celebrations today at the opening of the new Competence Centre for Logistics at the Graduate School of Manag...
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DHL Further Strengthen Clinical Trials Logistics Service
Number of Specialist Depots Doubled

17/03/2010
WORLDWIDE – Global freight and logistics giant DHL has further strengthened its position as a leading global Clinical Trials Logistics provider ...
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Kuehne + Nagel To Manage Contract Logistics For AkzoNobel Spain
New European Business for Swiss Giant

17/03/2010
SPAIN - AkzoNobel Spain, a leading manufacturer and supplier of hi-tech paints and coatings, has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as the exclusive contract logis...
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Irish Ferries Promote Faster Link To Cork via Rosslare
Improved Infrastructure Makes for Faster Transit

17/03/2010
IRELAND – UK – Irish Ferries are keen to point out the advantages of their Pembroke to Rosslare route to civilian and freight traffic alik...
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Louisiana Bridge Works Will Affect Road And River Freight Shipments
Structural Repairs until May

17/03/2010
US – Both road freight and shipping will be affected by the current closure of the Judge William Seeber Bridge over the Industrial Canal, New Or...
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US Freight Truck Drivers Need Better Roads And Safer Parking
ATA want improvements to parking and infrastructure

17/03/2010
US – One year ago Jason Rivenburg, a New York freight delivery driver was murdered in cold blood for $7. He was forced to park in an abandoned g...
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DHL And American Airlines Cargo Offer Training To Customers
Combined Effort to Help CCSP Transition

16/03/2010
USA – DHL and American Airlines Cargo have joined efforts to help their customers avoid disruption when the U.S. Transportation Security Adminis...
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Emergency Logistics Specialist Wins Award
Frost & Sullivan Recognise Evolution Time

16/03/2010
UK - Emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical (ETC) has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2010 European Logistics Vertical Market Pene...
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Milford Haven Port Industrial Dispute Resolved
Union and Authority Agree Deal

16/03/2010
UK – The Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) and the Unite Trade Union have concluded discussions that have resulted in an agreement to diffuse ...
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TDG Secure New Long-Term Warehouse Contract
Givaudan Nederland Confirm Outsource Choice

16/03/2010
NETHERLANDS – TDG, the European-based supply chain and logistics provider, has secured a long-term contract to provide warehousing and handling ...
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Kuehne and Nagel In Norwegian Wines And Spirits Logistics Link Up
Vectura AS Outsources Warehousing and Distribution Services

16/03/2010
NORWAY - Vectura AS, a supplier of logistics services for producers, agents and importers of wine and spirits in Norway, has signed a three-year agree...
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US Freight Truck Survives Train Wreck
Another Rail Crossing Accident - but This Time Some Good News

15/03/2010
US – Not a day goes by in the Handy Shipping Guide office without another sad tale from somewhere around the world involving an accident between...
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French Container Shipping Giant Battles Through Stormy Financial Waters
Who Will Step Up to Help CMA CGM ?

15/03/2010
FRANCE – As reported here over the past few months CMA CGM have been through the wringer of late with accusations bandied about after illegal ar...
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Ferry And Frost Cast A Shadow On The Undersea Freight Link
But is there Light at the End of the Eurotunnel ?

13/03/2010
UK – FRANCE – It has been a tough year for the shipping industry overall and this is epitomised by Eurotunnel who have had to face not onl...
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Container Handling Group Celebrates Shipping Out Record Breaking Truck
Konecranes celebrates 3000th machine made at one factory

13/03/2010
SWEDEN – Finnish crane and fork lift truck manufacturer Konecranes have celebrated the 3000th machine to be produced by their Swedish Markaryd p...
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Bulk Shipping IPO 's Start At The Bottom - But At Least They Start
Offers Taken Up by Investors as Genco Extends Another Charter

12/03/2010
US – Two new flotations hit the New York Stock Market this week, the first such shipping company initial public share offers since the crisis in...
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MOL Confirm New Container Shipping Route Changes
CSW Service to Take in Extra Ports

12/03/2010
ASIA – SOUTH AMERICA – SOUTH AFRICA - In line with their recent policy of optimising all routes container shipping giant Mitsui OSK Lines ...
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TV Series To Be Presented By UK Freight Transport Entrepreneur
Channel 5 will Feature Pall-Ex Boss

11/03/2010
UK – For those who like to take their work home with them a new weekly TV show may prove on interest. Hilary Devey CEO and Chairman of the Pall-...
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DHL Awarded Four Year Logistics Contract For BP Convenience Stores
Companies Will Work to Improve Cost and Carbon Savings

11/03/2010
UK - DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a four year contract worth £75 million to manage the UK warehousing and distribution of dry goods and chil...
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Freight Transport Body Welcomes Government Recognition Of High Risk Alien Trucks
Foreign Lorries Condemned in Commons Report

11/03/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) joined others in the British haulage community in the release of today’s House of Commons Public A...
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New Container Shipping Company Due To Go West
Inaugural Sailing Set for April

11/03/2010
CHINA – US – At a time when only the bravest might consider a major investment in container shipping by way of a brand new venture as a br...
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Clarksons Shipping Services Deliver Profit Despite Economic Downturn
Market Share Expands in Tough Conditions

11/03/2010
UK – Clarkson PLC, one of the worlds leading shipping services and brokerage firms, has announced its preliminary profits for 2009. Though the c...
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Spotless Record For Greatwide Logistics Freight Truck Driver
US Driver Passes Four Million Mile Mark

11/03/2010
US – Rick Gassman has been hitting the road, without hitting anything else, for over half a century, and yesterday he was honoured by his compan...
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Tanfield Receive Bid For Smiths Electric Vehicles
US Sector makes an Offer for UK Company

10/03/2010
UK – US – Tanfield plc have confirmed to the Handy Shipping Guide that they have received a non-binding conditional offer for the groups S...
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Big Apple Clean Trucks Air Quality Plan Gets Freight Community Approval
American Trucking Associations Give Scheme the Thumbs Up

10/03/2010
US – After some quite fractious negotiations in California, not to mention ongoing litigation, when attempts to purge the atmosphere of vehicle ...
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Schenker Achieves AEO Logistics Security Status Across The UK
Company Wins Important Accreditation

10/03/2010
UK - Schenker Limited in the UK has been awarded Authorised Economic Operator (AEO - F) status across its multi-modal branches for both Customs simpli...
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South East Asian Logistics Link Develops As Damco Open Thai Inter Modal Warehouse
Container Barge Service Ties Highway to River System

10/03/2010
THAILAND – Handy Shipping Guide’s Thailand office is to have a new neighbour with the announcement that Damco, the logistics arm of Danish...
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UK Truck Freight Group Set Out Parameters For Post Election Ministry
RHA Want Haulage to Receive Higher Priority

10/03/2010
UK - The Road Haulage Association (RHA), which numbers many freight truck companies amongst its membership, have compiled a list of matters which they...
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IATA See Air Freight Improvements But Press For Modernisation
CEO Still Aspires to Paperless Environment

10/03/2010
CANADA – At the IATA World Cargo Symposium yesterday Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani summarised the current air freight situation an...
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Project Forwarding Group Complete Shipping Effort Into The Desert
Multinational Effort to Supply Power to North Africa

10/03/2010
LIBYA – TUNISIA – ALGERIA – This month saw remote locations in the three countries receive eighteen transformers and associated equi...
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Further Disruption Due For Greek Logistics
24-Hour Strike for Tomorrow

10/03/2010
GREECE – In the continued troubles that beset the Mediterranean country another 24-hour strike at ports, airports and border crossing checkpoint...
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Trellborg Sponsor PIANC Shipping Navigation Congress
Thousand Delegates Expected

09/03/2010
UK – PIANC, an international association dedicated to improving maritime navigation, has announced that their upcoming PIANC MMX Congress are to...
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Panalpina Expand Los Angeles Logistics Operation
Experiences Greater Demand For Supply Chain Services In California

09/03/2010
USA - Panalpina Los Angeles has added an additional 42,000 square feet of warehouse space to cope with the growing demand it is experiencing for their...
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Giants Of The Shipping World Combine To Test Biodiesel In Container Vessel
Maersk Line And Lloyds Register Ally to Test Fuel

09/03/2010
UK / DENMARK / NETHERLANDS – Two of the most renowned names in the shipping industry, Maersk and Lloyd’s Register, are cooperating with th...
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Texas Truck Company Fits New Trailer Management System
Royal Freight LP plumps for VeriWise Technology

09/03/2010
US – Royal Freight LP of McAllen, Texas, an international truckload carrier, have signed a five year agreement with Asset Intelligence, a subsid...
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Deutsche Bahn DHL Announce Profits For Last Year
Cost Cutting Exercise Turns Around Results

09/03/2010
GERMANY – Post and logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL has announced that despite the recession and making a loss for the 2008 financial year due ...
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Cory Logistics Shipping Steel Line To India
Major Project from Sheffield to Chennai

09/03/2010
UK – INDIA – Project forwarder Cory Logistics is wrapping up their three month assignment shipping an entire steel production plant to Ind...
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Louis Vuitton Choose Kuehne + Nagel For Japanese Warehousing And Distribution
Major Fashion Label a Coup For Logistics Group

08/03/2010
JAPAN – Louis Vuitton Japan, a subsidiary of the LVMH Group and one of the world’s most prestigious companies in the retail industry, has ...
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Greatwide Logistics Expands Handling Contract With LG Electronics
'Testament to Quality' - COO

08/03/2010
USA – Third-party logistics provider Greatwide Logistics Services has announced the expansion of its contract with LG Electronics USA, a global ...
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Logistics Specialist Damco Customize Clothes For Kids
Broker Appointment as Leading Children's Retailer

08/03/2010
US – CANADA - Damco, the logistics arm of Moller-Maersk, has been appointed US and Canadian Customs House Broker by The Children’s Place,...
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Indian Truckers Threaten Subcontinent's Freight and Logistics
Strike Action Warning over Diesel Prices and Road Tolls

08/03/2010
INDIA – In a move that reveals the depth of frustration that Indian haulage drivers are feeling at the failure of the Indian government to deliv...
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Ngqura - Container Port For The Future Of African Shipping
Transnet Look to New Facility to Increase Traffic Share

08/03/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – Anyone who came across the developing port of Ngqura, as one of our staff did in 2005, was staggered by the scope of the developm...
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Trailer Dog Puts Bite On Freight Truck Thieves
Anti- Break In System Proven Successful

08/03/2010
USA – In response to the problem of thefts from trucks, trailers and containers one Pennsylvanian-based company is offering its state-of-the-art...
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Shipping Lane Patrols Make Major Hit On Somali Pirates
French Vessel Nabs 35 Alleged offenders - But What Happens Next?

08/03/2010
SOMALI COAST – Operation Atalanta, the attempt by an EU joint force to restrict and eliminate pirate attacks has scored a major victory this wee...
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BBC Star To Host Logistics Event
Kate Silverton To Open CVO Show

06/03/2010
UK - Kate Silverton, the famous BBC news anchor and presenter, is to host the inaugural Logistics Showcase on 13 April 2010. ...
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Container Shipping Line MOL Announce New Indian Route
Service to Run Between Thailand and Chennai

05/03/2010
EAST ASIA – INDIA – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), the Japanese owned container shipping line have announced more changes to their schedules foll...
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UK - Greek Freight Groupage Shipping Specialist Closes Down
Sealandair Call it a Day after 50 Years in London

05/03/2010
UK – Sealandair Transport, pioneers of groupage trucks to and from Greece have been forced to shut up shop after more than five decades trading ...
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Freight Truck Representatives Say UK Fuel Increase A 'Joke'
RHA Storms at April Duty Increase

05/03/2010
UK – Plans for Chancellor Alistair Darling to introduce his fuel duty increase of 2.5 pence on 1st April have aptly been described as a joke by ...
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Deutsche Bahn Has 'Insufficient Funds' For Rail Freight Projects
Boss Tells Meeting More Cash is Required

05/03/2010
GERMANY – According to first hand reports in the German press covering a meeting last night in Berlin, State owned national rail operator Deusch...
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Logistics Giant Opens Chinese IT Centre in Nanjing
DB Schenker Launch New Style Operation

05/03/2010
CHINA – DB Schenker , via its subsidiary company Schenker (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd.,an integration between Schenker and the former BAX Global foll...
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PD Ports Wins Asda Outstanding Carrier Award
Coastal Port Link Helps Cut Road Congestion

05/03/2010
UK - PD Ports, the operator of Teesport, has been crowned as the Most Outstanding Service Carrier of the Year in 2009 by leading UK retailer, ASDA, at...
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Baltic And International Maritime Council Reviews The Current World Shipping Situation
BIMCO publishes its " Reflections 2010 "

05/03/2010
DENMARK – The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), an NGO which represents and focuses the opinions of ship owners, agents, charte...
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Kuehne To Found Dedicated Logistics University
Freight Moguls Foundation To Provide Specialist Education

05/03/2010
HAMBURG - GERMANY - The Kuehne School of Logistics and Management GmbH, whose sole shareholder is the non-profit Kuehne Foundation, has announced that...
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UK Rail Freight To Have Unified Transport Infrastructure - We Hope
New Body to Centralise Transport Development Schemes

05/03/2010
UK – As from the 1st March the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) will take responsibility for the coordination of major schemes which for...
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Shake Up In West Coast - East Asian Shipping Services
Thailand Added to PSX Whilst MOL and K-Line to Cooperate

05/03/2010
EAST ASIA / WESTERN USA – The New World Alliance (TNWA), which is TNWA is composed of shipping lines Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), APL and Hyundai ...
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Shipping Halted By The Big Baltic Freeze - Freight And Ferry Traffic Trapped In Ice
Thousands Caught in Extra Cold Snap

05/03/2010
BALTIC SEA – The waters off the Swedish coast are never balmy in winter but the excessively cold weather, coupled with the current gale force wi...
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German Freight Group To Sponsor Major World Sports Events
Deutsche Bahn Group to Back 2011 FIFA World Cup and Paralympics

04/03/2010
GERMANY – The management teams from Deutsche Bahn AG, the logistics giant, joined with bosses from FIFA and German football representatives yest...
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Trucks Allowed In UK HOV Lane In Landmark Decision
Victory for Common Sense by South Gloucester Council

04/03/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) were celebrating a decision by South Gloucestershire Council who have accepted the organisations argumen...
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Cape Town Container Terminal Expansion Well Under Way
Capacity to Double Within Two Years

04/03/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – Transnet Port Terminals have released up to date details of progress on the 5.6 billion rand Cape Town development designed to in...
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Logistics And Shipping Relocation Group Launch Shanghai Virtual Tour Guide
6th in Series for Companies and Personnel Wishing to Relocate Abroad

04/03/2010
CHINA – Shanghai is the latest city to come under the microscope of Move One, who specialise in relocating individuals and companies overseas. T...
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Terrorists Threaten Oil Tanker Shipping In Malacca Strait
Regional Navies Issues Warning To Operators

04/03/2010
MALACCA STRAIT – The navies of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia have warned tanker operators that they have received information that an unname...
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Chilean Earthquake's Effect on Ports and Logistics Facilities
Review of Damage on Freight Handling Areas

04/03/2010
CHILE – The huge earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday has dramatically affected a number of the key freight and logistic handling facilities...
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Menlo Logistics Appoint New Asian Shipping Boss
Managing Director has Vast market Experience

04/03/2010
US – CHINA – Menlo Worldwide Logistics, subsidiary of Con-way Incorporated, the truck and shipping group, have appointed a new managing di...
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Maersk Details Massive Losses For Container Shipping Business In 2009
Annual Report Confirms Expectations

04/03/2010
DENMARK – Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk has confirmed in its financial report for last year that it has suffered a loss for 2009 of $1 billi...
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New LNG Bulk Carrier Vessels From China for Mitsui
MOL Snap up Liquid Gas Carrying Contracts

04/03/2010
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – AUSTRALI A– CHINA - Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), the bulk to container shipping line announced further development of its li...
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Southern Air's New 777's To Enhance THAI Cargo's Air Freight Options
First 777 Freighter User in Southeast Asia

04/03/2010
USA / THAILAND – Boeing’s delivery of two new 777 Freighters to US-based operator Southern Air has been cause for celebrations not just th...
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TDG'S Chemical Depot Reaches 2000 Days With No Lost Time Accidents
Impressive Safety Record Attributed to Staff and Training

04/03/2010
UK - Site-based employees at TDG’s chemicals depot at Acton Grange, near Warrington, are celebrating an impressive 2000 days with no lost-time a...
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Want To Buy A Freight Railway ?
Australian Rail Network Up for Sale

04/03/2010
AUSTRALIA – The receivers of Freight Link Pty Ltd., the freight rail owner operator which went under Down Under in 2008, want to hear from any i...
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Maersk Line To Cancel Trans-Pacific Shipping Service with Horizon Lines
Changing Market Forces Appraisal of Needs

03/03/2010
ASIA / USA - Leading liner shipping company Maersk Line is to cease its slot charter agreement with US-based Horizon Lines on its Trans-Pacific 1 (TP1...
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Another Bulk Shipping Line Takes Delivery Of New Capesize Vessel
Diana Shipping Continue to Enjoy Strong Demand

03/03/2010
GREECE – Dry bulk shipping line, Diana Shipping Inc., took delivery of the latest addition to their fleet on Monday the 1st of March....
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Jungheinrich Fork Lift Truck In Charity Road Trip
Trio Raise Money for Cancer Research

03/03/2010
UK – Normally used for loading pallets and manoeuvring freight and cargo the ubiquitous fork lift truck has proved itself capable of performing ...
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US Senate Approves Extension On Highway Trust Fund
Crisis Defused and Federal Employees Back to Work Today

03/03/2010
USA – The United States Senate agreed late last night to extend the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for an additional thirty day period. The agreement ...
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American Airlines Opens New Freight Terminal At JFK
Features State-of-the-Art Handling Systems for Containerized Freight

03/03/2010
NEW YORK / USA – American Airlines Cargo (AA Cargo) has just opened its newly relocated cargo terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Inter...
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US Truck Group Demand Government Acts On Safety Finance And Maintenance
Squabble Over Funds will cause Serious Problems

03/03/2010
US – On the 28th February the House of Representatives and the Senate failed to agree on the budget for Highway Trust Fund (HTF) outlay. This ef...
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Scottish Truckers Criticise Excessive Fuel Penalty
RHA Joins Objectors to Surcharges

03/03/2010
UK – Many Scottish truck companies have appealed against the delivery surcharges imposed by British fuel distributors who cite distance from the...
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Eagle Bulk Shipping Commission New Supramax Carrier
Imperial Eagle Fifth New Build

02/03/2010
USA – New York-based Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. has today taken delivery of the latest addition to its fleet of bulk commodity carriers, the 56,00...
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Freight Haulage Body Wants Heavy Lift - Out Of Gauge Rules Enforced
RHA Lobbies Government to Ban Foreign Trucks

02/03/2010
UK – The Combined Transport Directive, introduced twenty years ago as part of the pan European transport strategy, is being termed “totall...
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South African Minister Calls For More Rail Freight To Protect Roads
Under Investment Causing Damage to Infrastructure

02/03/2010
SOUTH AFRICA – At a media briefing yesterday the South African Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin stated that the failure of the rail freig...
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Channel Island Shipping Company Adds Cherbourg To Routes
Huelin-Renouf Expand Freight Service Options

02/03/2010
UK / FRANCE - Huelin-Renouf Shipping, the principal shipping company serving the Channel Islands, is to add the port of Cherbourg in France to the fre...
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Rail Freight Giant Appoints New Head
DB Schenker Promote Asset Management Chief

02/03/2010
GERMANY - The Supervisory Board of DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG has appointed Otto G. Niederhofer (56) to the Management Board with effect from Mar...
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TDG Expands Eastern European Logistics Service
Acquisition of RRS Continues Growth in Hungary

02/03/2010
UK / HUNGARY – European freight forwarder and logistics service provider TDG have consolidated their expansion into Eastern Europe last year by ...
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New UK Reefer Trailer Order For Schmitz Cargobull
150 Trailers to go to Asda

02/03/2010
UK - Schmitz Cargobull (UK) part of the leading manufacturer and supplier of semi-trailers in Europe, report an order this week for their County Durha...
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American Road Projects Halted By Political Row
Dispute on Legislation Sees Workers Furloughed

01/03/2010
USA – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has furloughed almost two thousand employees without pay from today after a bill to extend a s...
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Russian Railways Announce Details Of Massive Investment For Infrastructure
Billions of Rubles to be Allocated

01/03/2010
RUSSIA – Following on from last week's announcements on the rail and intermodal projects that are to receive TIGER funding from the U.S. governm...
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Freight Transport Association Issues Warning To UK Government
Invest in Logistics or See Britain Slump

01/03/2010
UK – One of the UK’s leading logistics trade bodies, the Freight Transport Association (FTA), has issued a warning to the contending parti...
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