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From New RoPax Ferries to an Historic Air Fly Over Agreement - This Week's Industry Snippets

Bits and Pieces of Trade News You Might Have Missed So Far

ARABIAN GULF – RED SEA – GULFS' OF ADEN and OMAN – INDIAN OCEAN – It is strangely comforting to know, even on the high seas and when speaking of elite naval forces, Covid-19 is ensuring conferences are being held virtually. Such was the case when Rear Admiral Nejat Inanir of the Turkish Navy, the Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces' CTF 151, discussed handing over command to the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ops) of the Pakistan Navy.

Friday, October 23, 2020
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More Woes for Japanese Shipping Line as Vessel Arrested Over Crew Problems

Australia is Not a Happy Place for Car Carrying Outfit

AUSTRALIA – Car carriers seem to be a troubled mode of transport in the world of deep sea shipping, think back to the millions of dollars in fines levied on the lines for antitrust and cartel practices plus their ungainly stance which has led to vessels overturning, such as the Golden Ray in 2019 and the Tricolor and Baltic Ace in previous years. Now an NYK operated ship is in the news for very different reasons.

Friday, October 23, 2020
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New Report Gives a Lucid Argument for Trade Restriction as Chinese Maritime Power Grows

US Treasures the Jones Act Despite Deterring a Free Market

US – Lots of backslapping, admiration and self-congratulation this week as the US maritime industry relishes the latest report from the Navy League. The title of the report 'China's Use of Maritime for Global Power Demands a Strong Commitment to American Maritime', sets out pretty clearly the view of the League on the Jones Act and all its ramifications.

Friday, October 23, 2020
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Rail Freight Group Extends European Cooperation by Two Years

Virus Slowed, but Didn't Prevent, Negotiations

UK – BELGIUM – EUROPE – GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced an extension to its European freight cooperation in partnership with Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe, which has already been in operation for almost four years.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Is the Government About to Launch More Deaths on the Streets? Road Haulage Lobby Speaks Out

Consultation on Vulnerable Road Users Closes Soon as Proposed Policy Described as 'Insane'

UK – The Department for Transport consultation on a review of the Highway Code with a view to upgrading the status of vulnerable road users which was launched by the government in March, closes for submissions on 27 October and the results of changes likely to be imposed will have ramifications for lorry and van drivers which have generated an angry response from some quarters of the logistics community.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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HS2 Fights Back to Justify its Place in the Future of Logistics - Including Freight Opportunities

New Video Links to Port to Explain the Benefits to Cargo Community and Environment

UK – The HS2 project has come under fire lately from all sides. The gigantic scheme has seen everyone from environmentalists to rail experts, and indeed even the Public Accounts Committee, criticise the damage to habitat and burgeoning costs. From the logistics point of view the line, being high speed, will not be particularly suitable for the carriage of freight, however now the arguments to support the project are taking shape.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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First Ship to Ship LNG Bunkering Operation Undertaken in Japan

Bid to Accommodate Greenhouse Gas Targets

JAPAN – The joint venture company formed by the likes of K Line, NYK, Toyota Tsusho and the Jera company to supply bunkering services in the Chubu region which we reported on in May this year, has undertaken its first ship to ship LNG fuel supply on 20 October to the car carrier Sakura Leader.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Dock Workers Claim Vindication as Shipping Lines Blamed for Delays and Accused of Profiteering

Union Also Criticises Ineffective Maritime Covid-19 Protocols as Hard Border Inland Persists

AUSTRALIA – The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), whose 'wharfies', or dockers, were being blamed by Patrick Terminals, which operates the Port Botany freight facility, for the delays incurred there by shipping companies, says it has been vindicated after a recent meeting between the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) / Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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More Deep Water Port and Logistics Park Plans Come to Fruition

Banana Ripening Facility to Open Next Year

UK – In another win for DP World's London Gateway facility Compagnie Fruitière UK, a leading supplier of bananas to the British marketplace, has taken occupation of a 69,718 square foot ripening facility on practical completion of the building within the deep water port's logistics park.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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It's Not a Police Box - It's a Robot Grocery Delivery Option!

The Logistics of Shopping is Changing

ESTONIA – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Citizens in twenty six countries around the globe have been seeing some strange boxes appearing in their city streets of late, like some modern day version of the Tardis evolved from its traditional Police box form. These are in fact however part of a growing logistics trend which we are likely to witness more often henceforth.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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