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American Export Lines
Offering a full range of import/export services including Customs clearance, air and ocean forwarding, packing, trucking and drayage since 1974. With Offices in LA and New Jersey (see Profile for contact details).

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New Air Transport Cargo Boss Heads the Staff Moves This Week

Who is Heading Where in Logistics

WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the appointment of Brendan Sullivan as its new Global Head of Cargo with immediate effect. Sullivan has worked in the air cargo sector for 20 years including spending 14 years at IATA. Since January, he has been acting Global Head of Cargo alongside his role as Head of Cargo Operations and E-Commerce.

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Some of the Logistics News You May Have Missed this Week

Smaller Stuff You Probably Don't Know but Maybe Should

UK – This week DP World Southampton announced completion of the crane rail extension, which will allow the world's largest cranes to service the full length of the quay. In March London Gateway and Southampton became the first deep-water ports in Britain capable of handling Freightliner's new 775 metre intermodal container trains, which are the longest in use on the national rail network.

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Thinking of an Electric Van? Help is Out There to Support Smaller Businesses

Government Scheme Offers Discounts on Chargers as Well as Purchases

UK – The move to electric vehicles now sees a steady stream amongst car owners but there are many small, private companies and individuals running vans who could benefit from the technology but are deterred by the possible costs. There is in fact help available which could benefit the smaller road haulage operator and more besides.

Friday, July 23, 2021
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As the Covid Pandemic Continues So Passenger to Freight Aircraft Conversions Boom

Disease Has Altered the Face of Cargo Carriage

WORLDWIDE – One of the unforeseen effects of the Covid 19 pandemic has been the sea change in aircraft use brought about by the mothballing of vast swathes of the passenger aircraft fleet. This paucity of flights inevitably put pressure on to deal with the vast amounts of cargo, normally carried in the belly holds, and now with nowhere to go.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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First Country Signs Up for Revolutionary Bathymetric Mapping Survey

Seabed Known 'Less Well than the Surface of Mars'

NEW ZEALAND – WORLDWIDE – This week New Zealand became the first country to sign up to a global seabed mapping project, to map the world's entire ocean floor by 2030. Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between The Nippon Foundation and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) aimed at compiling all bathymetric data into the freely available GEBCO Ocean Map.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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All Electric HGV Truck Project Pushes Ahead with Recyclable Bodywork Contract Agreed

Another Piece of the 16 Tonne Urban Delivery Jigsaw in Place

EUROPE – Proudly announcing itself as 'the world's first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city logistics' the Volta Zero, following an extended European sales tour, is to have its sustainable and recyclable composite exterior body panels developed and constructed in Italy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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Government Gets Slapped Down Again for Broken Promises on Logistics and Road Haulage

Open Letter to the Industry Has Not Gone Down Well

UK – Today (20 July), presumably in a move it hopes will dilute some of the withering criticism it has received following earlier statements on decarbonisation and drivers hours, the government sent an open letter to the road haulage sector pledging to resolve certain of the problems. The response has not been what it will have wished for.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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New Technology Helps Cool The Situation with Regard to Maritime Emissions

EU Funded Project Witnesses Innovative Solutions Tested

GERMANY – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – When the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decreed the demand for a zero carbon shipping environment by 2200, anyone who envisaged one, swift technological development which would instantly magic away the problem of pollution from ships stood to be sadly disappointed.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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