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Big Changes in Air Transport Sector Lead New Appointments

Who is Heading Where in Logistics

WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced changes to its leadership with Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO stepping down from his role at the Association effective March 31, 2021.

Friday, December 4, 2020
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A Few Little Shipping and Logistics Stories You May Not Yet Be Aware Of

Don't Miss Out on These Snippets of Industry News

UK – Lloyd's Register (LR) has reached an agreement to acquire Navico Group's C-MAP commercial marine business, which supplies commercial marine cartography and digital publications, shore-side and shipside voyage optimisation, cloud-based fleet management and fleet analytics software.

Friday, December 4, 2020
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Maritime Charity Opens Fund for Covid Affected Seafarers to Fight Financial Hardship

Relationship Problems and Mental Stress Also Addressed

UK – The charity Seafarers UK has launched the UK Maritime Anchor Fund to support working age UK National merchant seafarers, impacted by Covid-19. The fund, created with key delivery partner charities, aims to provide an end-to-end package of support for seafarers experiencing financial hardship due to Covid-19 related loss of work or disruption of employment opportunities.

Friday, December 4, 2020
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Major Road Freight Player Plans Split of LTL Haulage and Logistics Interests

Separation of Group but Green Drive Continues

US – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – The board of directors of XPO Logistics Inc has unanimously voted through a plan to spin-off of 100% of its logistics segment as a separate publicly traded company. Meanwhile in Europe the company has taken on another large tranche of liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered trucks for its French fleet of HGVs.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Shipping Companies Taking Different Approaches on Irish Routes as Brexit Deadline Looms

Will the 'Landbridge' Continue to Link Ireland and Europe?

IRELAND – With the looming deadline of Brexit on December 31, shipping lines serving the country are wondering what the future holds in terms of routes for traffic between the Emerald Isle and continental Europe. Traditionally this has run via road over the 'landbridge', with Irish and European trucks crossing via mainland Britain, transiting by road (often with deliveries/pickups on route) and then passing from one of the British ports to their destination.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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More Millions of Dollars in Fines as Another Marine Polluter Captured by US Authorities

Yet More False Oil Discharge Incidents See Crew Banned from America

US – Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL), a Singapore-based company that owns subsidiaries engaged in international shipping, has been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, obstruction of justice, and for a failure to notify the US Coast Guard of a hazardous condition on the MV Pac Antares. In other words yet another in a litany of Magic Pipe and similar incidents.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Finalists Announced in Major Freight and Logistics Awards

Annual Event Will be a Virtual Celebration

UK – There will be heartfelt digital sobs from many quarters of the British freight forwarding community as the event many look forward to as their one chance every year of a really fine square meal will, as with so many other awards, conferences and social events, be a virtual ceremony this time round.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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All Party Parliamentary Group on Road Haulage and Logistics Urges Government to Change Course

Report Sets Out Preferred Way to Reduce Emissions Whilst Protecting Businesses

UK – The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Road Freight and Logistics has recommended that the Government pauses the rollout of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) whilst it undertakes a review to consider if they are still required given the efforts by truck and car makers to minimise emissions.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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