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image: UK Australia Panalpina Babcock helicopters freight forwarder heavy air cargo Volga DneprExchange of Helicopters to the Other Side of the World Needed Heavy Air Freight Specialist Care
Another Unusual Cargo for Giant Aircraft

Friday, March 22, 2019
UK – AUSTRALIA – Once again the expertise of heavy and outsize air cargo delivery specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines was called upon by its longstanding logistics partner, freight forwarder Panalpina, when the call came for another, most unusual shipment, the exchange of two different helicopter types between companies located on the opposite sides of the globe.
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image: Maersk shipping line biofuel climate change decarbonisation of ocean shipping.Climate Change Spurs Shipping and Industry Groups Into Action
European Biofuel Trial to China and Back

Friday, March 22, 2019
WORLDWIDE – Convinced of the urgency to act on climate change, a group of Dutch multinationals and members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever, have announced that they will join forces with Danish shipping conglomerate AP Moller - Maersk to take a tangible step towards the decarbonisation of ocean shipping.
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image: US Singapore UK staff moves general freight logistics shipping human resourcesWeekly Report on Staff Moves in the Shipping, Logistics and General Freight Sectors
Human Resources and Who Got Their Cards in a Newly Shuffled Pack

Friday, March 22, 2019
SINGAPORE – The weekly look at staff transfers in the shipping and logistics sectors starts with the news that J. Florian Pfaff, currently Vice President Germany with Lufthansa Cargo, will move to Asia with effect from June 1. Based in Singapore, he will assume the role of Vice President Asia Pacific and will continue to report directly to Dorothea von Boxberg, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Commercial Officer. A successor for his present position is currently being sought.
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image: UK US Australia shipping logistics freight air cargo tropical cyclone ports serious injuryA Quick Roam Around Some Freight, Logistics and Shipping Stories You May Have Missed
From the Sale of an Historic Boatyard, to Technology Updates, All in This Week's Snippets

Friday, March 22, 2019
AUSTRALIA – Continuing from our previous story on the terrible weather witnessed in the Southern Hemisphere in the past few days, our round-up of general freight and logistics news begins this week with an update of the effects of two major tropical storms currently hitting shipping interests down under.
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image: Nigeria pirate death hostages tanker offshore support vessel OSV Gulf of Guinea Somalia piracy Niger DeltaTankers and Offshore Support Vessels Attacked by Pirates
Death and Hostages Off African Coast

Friday, March 22, 2019
NIGERIA – Unfortunately, pirates having been largely deterred in the waters off Somalia and in the Indian Ocean, the problem seems to be worsening once more in the Niger Delta and beyond with several serious attacks in the past few weeks on both tankers and offshore support vessels.
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image: Austria Unifeeder D P World container freight multimodal 45 foot supply chain logistics exportersShort Sea Container Specialist Opens New Multimodal Freight Depot
Feeder Group Expands European Logistics Operations

Thursday, March 21, 2019
AUSTRIA – Unifeeder, best known for its short-sea container services, and which now forms part of the DP World Group, has opened a new freight depot in Vienna, as the logistics company looks to expand its multimodal activities in Austria, and to facilitate growth in the region, ensuring a constant availability of 45 foot pallet wide containers for the local exporters.
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image: Southern Africa Australia Beira Weipa and Amrun Port Hedland Dampier freight shipping Veronica Trevor Idai cyclone tropical stormAppeals Launched to Save the Dispossessed After Port City Flooded by Tropical Storm
Two Continents Hit Hard by Deteriorating Seasonal Weather Conditions

Thursday, March 21, 2019
SOUTHERN AFRICA – AUSTRALIA – Storm news dominates the lower half of the globe this week with the latest reports of an extreme weather 'red' alert for tropical cyclone Trevor, due to hit the Queensland ports of Weipa and Amrun, closing both, whilst on the opposite coast Western Australia braced itself for the arrival of Trevor's sibling Veronica, due to hit the ports of Dampier and Port Hedland.
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image: Russia Atran Airlines Volga Dnepr Boeing 737 Max 800BCF air cargo express freight logisticsExpress Air Cargo Company Takes on Freight Carrying Converted Boeing 737
Specialist Aircraft First of Type in Fleet

Thursday, March 21, 2019
RUSSIA – At a time when all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are grounded due to the two recent, so far unexplained, Lion Air and Ethiopian Airline accidents, evidence emerges that the older model of a plane which has proved a reliable workhorse for decades, and which has been in production in some form since 1967, is still a popular choice for air cargo carriers when converted to carry freight traffic.
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image: Hong Kong eCommerce start up freight logistics forwarder e Commerce Start Ups Can Look to Freight Forwarder for Complete Logistics Package
New Support Option for Order Fulfilment, Tracking of Goods etc.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
HONG KONG – With the seemingly unstoppable growth in e-commerce no logistics agency can afford to ignore developments, and one well known forwarder, U-Freight, points out that this explosion of trade has had a side effect of significantly increasing the number of small start-up operations as the global market develops apace.
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image: South Africa Transnet National Ports Authority TNPA Durban container freight bulk cargoes TEUFrom Container Freight to Bulk Cargoes and Beyond the Situation is Sunny in South Africa
Growth All Round Last Year for Key Port

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
SOUTH AFRICA – It seems it was growth all round last year for the Port of Durban with figures just published for 2018 by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) showing a jump in container freight and both dry and liquid bulk cargoes.
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