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image: logistics shipping freight appointments staff changes Global Freight and Shipping Staff Moves for the Week
What is Occurring in the World of Logistics HR

Friday, July 19, 2019
NETHERLANDS – Logistics appointments and departures this week start with the news that intermodal short sea specialist Samskip has appointed Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as the Group Chief Executive. Laaksonen, who takes up his post at Samskip’s Rotterdam headquarters on August 1, is the former CEO of Samskip competitor Containerships. He will lead the management board of six executives, including Ásbjörn Gislason who will become Group Deputy CEO.
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image: UK Denmark US Russia freight logistics shipping Suezmax oil tanker Shipping and Logistics Snippets Starts with Boys Messing About in Boats
Some of the Stories This Week You May Have Missed

Friday, July 19, 2019
UK – As our photograph shows, this week's look back at logistics industry news shows that boys still like to mess around with toy boats, even if they are a fully working, scale model of a Suezmax oil tanker. The latest addition to the Solent University School of Maritime Science and Engineering's eleven strong fleet is the Respect, a 10.95-metre model used for training ship's officers and marine pilots when simulating passage through the Suez Canal.
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image: UK LISW London Shipping Week conference Brexit MSC Lloyd’s RegisterLondon International Shipping Week Conference Programme Announced
Big Hitters Lined Up for Major Event

Friday, July 19, 2019
UK – London International Shipping Week (LISW) is well attended by interests from around the globe and the operation can claim that its one day Conference is seen as one of the most important and influential shipping industry events anywhere in the world. Building on this year's overarching theme of 'International Trade in a Changing World' the full list of speakers has now been announced.
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image: Virgin Atlantic Cargo iQ IATA SGS freight airline certificationFreight Airline Receives Certificate of Quality for Cargo Operations
IATA Audit Group Award for Performance

Thursday, July 18, 2019
WORLDWIDE – Virgin Atlantic Cargo's commitment to'best-in-class' customer service and operational resilience has been recognised by the awarding of its first Cargo iQ certification following an independent audit by SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA on behalf of Cargo iQ, the IATA interest group creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.
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image: Marshall Islands Europe EU registry ship European Commission Boost for Ship Registry as Nation Gets Delisted by European Commission
EU Code of Conduct Group Advises Tax Acceptance

Thursday, July 18, 2019
EUROPE – MARSHALL ISLANDS – The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), which claims to be the world's leading ship registry (last figures we have put them in third place) got a major boost this week when the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct Group decided the RMI has warranted its removal from the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.
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image: Sweden Korea Volvo cars trucks electric battery electromobilityTruck Manufacturer Commits to Electric HGVs with New Technology Partnership
Swedish and Korean Groups Cooperate on Battery Power

Thursday, July 18, 2019
SWEDEN – SOUTH KOREA – It seems the vow which Volvo made in 2017 that by this year it would not produce any cars entirely reliant on carbon based fuels may also have relevance in the world of HGVs. The cars are produced by Chinese owned Geely Holdings but truck manufacturing remains in the hands of AB Volvo, which has just entered into a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for Volvo's electric trucks with Samsung SDI to accelerate the speed of development and strengthen the long-term capabilities and assets within electromobility, to the benefit of customers in different truck segments and markets.
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image: UK LISW London International Shipping Week Seafarers’ welfare awards crew Excellence in Seafarers' Welfare to be Formally Recognised at Annual Awards
Winners to be Announced at London International Shipping Week

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
UK – The contenders for the 2019 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards have been announced ahead of this year's awards ceremony on September 11, 2019, during London International Shipping Week (LISW). Organised by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the awards aim to recognise excellence in ships' crew welfare provision, and encourage all maritime organisations to raise their standards.
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image: UK Maritime DP World London Gateway deep water container port locomotive intermodal freightLondon Gateway Gets Yet Another Boost With Extra Intermodal Rail Services to the North
Deep Water Port Volumes Generate Demands to Increase Container Transport Options

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
UK – Maritime Transport has launched two new dedicated rail services from DP World London Gateway to its rail terminals in Trafford Park and Wakefield, advancing its expansion into the intermodal freight market in response to rising customer demand. The deep water port and vast logistics site at the side of the River Thames continues to expand with a string of services and customers added in the past few months. James Leeson, Head of Port Commercial at DP World London Gateway, said:
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image: Denmark Panalpina DSV road air sea freight mergers acquisitions logistics road haulage take over As It Approaches Another Huge Purchase One of the Big Hitters in Freight and Logistics Explains
A Policy of Mergers and Acquisitions Have Served DSV Well for Over 40 Years

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
DENMARK – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – As its takeover of the Panalpina logistics operation proceeds, so it seems somebody at road haulage and general freight group DSV has obviously decided to put their potential new colleagues collective minds at rest when the Swiss company becomes part of the other's operation.
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image: Australia MUA dock workers containerisation wharfies DP World Jack Dash unions managersAustralian Dock Workers Row Escalates - This One Could Run and Run
Automation Means Safer but Less Jobs

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
AUSTRALIA – It appears the row between dockers unions and container terminal managers at four of the country's most significant ports, which we reported recently, has taken a turn for the worse, with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) threatening to escalate its campaign of industrial action against the nation's largest stevedore.
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