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Appointments and Departures in the Global Freight and Logistics Sectors

An Update on Who is Headed Where

WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its Global Head of Cargo, Glyn Hughes and Head of Cargo Border Management, Gordon Wright will leave the global organisation, both having opted to take voluntary redundancy as part of the association's restructuring process.

Friday, September 25, 2020
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The Weekly Look at Low Key Items from the World of Shipping and Logistics

Some Small, but Perfectly Formed, Snippets of Industry News

UK – The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has called for full recognition of the rail freight sector in government's planned reforms for UK railways. The reaction came after the Department for Transport announced fundamental changes to the structure of passenger train contracting and operations, effectively bringing rail franchising to an end. The statement also mentioned that in future 'our railways are entirely focused on the passenger.' Maggie Simpson, RFG Director-General, said:

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Covid and Brexit Aren't the Only Things to Worry Hauliers

Winter is Approaching Carrying the Usual Threats

UK – EUROPE – With all the other bad stuff going on at the moment it would be easy to forget the usual hazards which road haulage operators face during the shortening daylight hours ahead. Now one platform and access technology specialist points out there is no better time for logistics businesses to consider investing in essential winter maintenance for their fleets.

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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'Washout' 'Whitewash' Choose Your Own Insult for Government Brexit Response

Freight and Logistics Groups United in Criticism of Gove Reply

UK – In our piece yesterday we gave the reaction of the British International Freight Organisation (BIFA) to the leaked letter from government replying to those from the transport community with whom it had met at a round table conference to discuss the Brexit situation last week.

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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World Maritime Day Brings Increased Protests Over Stranded Crew Situation

International Unions Criticise Flag Authorities for Inaction During Crisis

WORLDWIDE – The Nautilus Federation, an influential group of 22 international maritime and inland waterways unions, has released a joint statement from its affiliates in a bid to add further pressure on governments and industry to resolve the ongoing crew change crisis.

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Leaked Government Letter Upsets the Freight and Logistics Community

Potential for 7,000 Stranded Trucks is 'Reasonable' Worst Scenario

UK – The government's credibility with the freight and logistics community took another nosedive today after a letter from cabinet minister Michael Gove found its way into the press. The document warned of trucks queuing on Kentish roads, with a potential 7,000 lorries parked up there after Britain exits the EU on 1 January 2021.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Power Banks from Disused Bus Batteries May Solve RoRo Ferry Charging Problems

Lithium Cells Reusable After Life Expectancy in Vehicles Ends

EUROPE – Much has been made lately of the longevity of new generation batteries being put to a second use after their practical life powering cars has ended. Although they may lack the energy for their original purpose the cells have the potential for as much as twenty five years of useful life serving a different industry sector. Now Stena Line has extended this ability with its recent work on recharging vessels whilst docked.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Largest Ever LNG Powered Container Ship Takes to the Sea This Week

Maiden Voyage for 23,000 TEU Behemoth

FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – The joining of the fleet of the CMA CGM Jacques Saad é, the largest LNG-powered container ship in the world, was marked by a first-of-its-kind digital naming ceremony that saw the shipyard's representatives in Shanghai and CMA CGM Group's management in Marseille share an emotional landmark moment in their common history.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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