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image: Denmark Maersk ocean shipping freight forwarder cargo container guarantee overbookingsGiant Container Group Introduces 'Guaranteed' Freight Booking Spots and Prices
Scheme Resembles Eight Year Old Promise

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – For decades the ocean shipping industry has operated two entirely separate markets, bulk cargo and container freight using different methods of booking and pricing. Now Maersk, the world's largest box line has doffed its hat to the alternative 'spot market' with the release of Maersk Spot, which it says can offer a range of advantages to shippers and freight forwarders.
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image: UK Freight transport FTA logistics report Brexit Ireland goods exports imports borderFreight Transport Report Reveals Some Key Facts on Logistics Trends and Brexit
Statistics and Opinions Revealed as FTA Man Assists With Irish Border Problem

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
UK – Earlier this week, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) released its 2019 Logistics Report which found that declining profit margins have left logistics businesses struggling to fund their Brexit preparations. As uncertainties surrounding Brexit take their toll on the sector, Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager for Northern Ireland at the FTA, has been named as a member of the Department for Exiting the European Union's (DExEU) Business and Trade Union Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group. Commenting on his new appointment, Leheny said:
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image: UK CILT transport logistics diversity race gender balanceDiversity in Logistics Addressed at First Major Event
Transport Industry Celebrates Differences

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
UK – In its centenary year, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) hosted its very first Big Logistics and Transport Diversity Challenge to encourage more diversity and inclusion within the profession. The exclusive nature of parts of the industry are gradually being diminished over time. The international nature of the freight profession means racial diversity has often existed in some sectors compared to other industries, however the gender balance is now also being addressed with the help of a wide range of organisations and in March Women in Logistics (WiL) was incorporated into CILT.
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image: UK DfT HGV lorry lorries truck road haulage national speed limit changesHGV Drivers Welcome Speed Limit Increases for Lorries as Transport Report Released
Changes Appear to Have Had Desired Positive Effect

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
UK – A change in lorry speed limits has saved businesses millions of pounds a year and could have helped improve road safety, according to a report from the Department for Transport (DfT), which has analysed the effect of increasing speed limits for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in England and Wales.
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image: UK Port of Tyne RoSPA Awards infrastructure freight accompanied trailer container cargo unit feeder EUNorthern Port Looks to the Future of Freight as Profits Rise Despite Brexit Uncertainty
Upswing in Turnover and Thirty Year Vision Announced

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
UK – Despite all the uncertainty over Brexit which has been lingering for a considerable time, it seems some of Britain's shipping facilities are doing OK, as many are looking to a long term future long after the dust has settled on any, or no, agreement, and trade once again has found its own level as freight volumes even out.
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image: Netherlands Port of Rotterdam Richtlijn Geodesie, Flower Turbines, Ladar Ltd and Planys Tech maritimeFour Innovative Start-Ups Get a Boost from the Maritime Sector as Port Gets Involved
Laser Technology to Wind and Wave Power Receive Mentoring

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
NETHERLANDS – During the finale of the 4th edition of the annual innovation programme PortXL, the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed individual Letters of Intent with four enterprising new companies that are expected to help make the port more sustainable, more efficient and 'smarter'. The firms in question are Richtlijn Geodesie, Flower Turbines, Ladar Ltd and Planys Tech. In addition, the Port Authority issued a so-called Letter of Support to Eco Wave Power.
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image: UK government consultation ten year old tyres Michelin FTA RHA road haulage freightNew Tyre Consultation Awaits Comment from the Road Haulage Freight Sector
Government Wants Answers by September Regarding Ten Year Old Casings

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
UK – The Government has launched a consultation on plans to bring in new laws banning older tyres on large vehicles in an effort to improve road safety. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses in the new proposals which, if supported, could potentially see the new rules implemented by early 2020. The news follows on closely from the report published last month on decade old tyres on which the Freight Transport Association (FTA) later commented.
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image: UK IMHX logistics materials handling NEC United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA)Host of Logistics Industry Speakers Lined Up for Materials Handling Exhibition
Pre-Registration Recommended for September Event

Monday, June 24, 2019
UK – IMHX the UK's longest running materials handling exhibition, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 24 - 27 September 2019. This year, more than 400 companies will be presenting the latest developments in intralogistics and supply chain technology, which the organisers claim makes IMHX 2019 the largest international logistics solutions exhibition the UK has ever seen.
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image: Hutchison ports logistics optimisation container lines transport management truck rail barge freightAnother Major Container Shipping Line Chooses Logistics Optimisation Software
Full Load Box Management System Adopted

Monday, June 24, 2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – As with many of the global port groups Hutchison Ports, operator of the Port of Felixstowe, has been branching out into other areas of logistics, and one venture, PARIS Optimal Transport Planning, which offers an enterprise and API solution for optimising full load transport via truck, rail and barge freight by using algorithms to reduce the number of empty miles, has apparently now been adopted by four of the six largest ocean container lines, all now using the PARIS Enterprise system.
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image: UK Containerships multimodal supply chain rail freight road haulageNew Multimodal Rail Freight Service Will Relieve Northern Route of Road Haulage Pressure
Supply Change Switch to Twice Daily Trains Will Cut Emissions

Monday, June 24, 2019
UK – With the switch from road haulage to rail freight in mind PD Ports and multimodal specialist Containerships now have a new, dedicated service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight. As the Northern UK gateway of Teesport sees tonnages grow annually, this twice-daily rail service will remove 120 daily road movements from the heavily congested UK road network, a journey of 90 miles each way per vehicle.
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