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image: Maersk Supply salvage war on plastic Ocean Cleanup pollutionWar on Ocean Plastic Starts as Shipping Giant Backs Clearance Efforts
First Salvoes Fired in What May be a Long War on Pollution

Thursday, August 16, 2018
WORLDWIDE – Cleaning the world's oceans of plastic detritus is a subject we have returned to many times and the Netherlands is emerging as one of the countries dedicating itself to leading the charge with recycling and ocean clearance initiatives from such as The Ocean Cleanup which is now to receive support from none other than major shipping giant the Maersk organisation.
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image: India Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) oil tankers explosion Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)Deaths Involving Two Oil Tankers Make it a Bad Week for National Shipping Line
Multiple Fishing Crew Fatalities Blamed on Hit and Run Whilst Explosion Kills Two

Thursday, August 16, 2018
INDIA – Not, it would appear, a good week for the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) fleet with two major incidents in the past few days involving two of the national carrier's ocean going Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs). An explosion in one of the cargo tanks aboard the 316,000 dwt VLCC Desh Vaibhav led to the giant oil tanker being abandoned by some of the crew whilst the resultant fire was extinguished with assistance from the Omani Navy in whose waters the ship was travelling.
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image: Australia ITF International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) deaths murder inquiry dock handling unions CrumlinContainer Terminal Deaths and Murder Colour Scathing Attack on Port Management Group
Unions Demand Inquiry Into Granting of Dock Handling Contract

Thursday, August 16, 2018
AUSTRALIA – It would be an understatement to say that relations between global union outfit the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and Philippine headquartered International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) are not particularly friendly. Sackings, strikes, redundancies and even multiple deaths and murder in and about the company's terminals have unsurprisingly caused friction stretching back years.
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image: DP World port logistics container terminal Doraleh financial resultsContainer Port and Logistics Group Publish Half Year Results After Recent Acquisitions
Respectable Results Despite Box Terminal Woes

Thursday, August 16, 2018
DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – Despite the problems port and logistics giant DP World has suffered recently with the seizure of its Doraleh container freight terminal in Djibouti, the group has still managed very respectable financial figures for the first half of 2018 with reported revenue growth of 14.4% to a respectable $2,626 million, supported by the acquisition of several new companies including Drydocks World LLC (Drydocks), Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and Cosmos Agencia Marítima (CAM).
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image: UK Royal Mail Whistl postal anti-competitive multi-million pound fineMulti-Million Pound Fine for Anti-Competitive Behaviour Levied on Royal Mail
Watchdog Punishes Postal Giant Whilst Appeal Expected

Thursday, August 16, 2018
UK – The UK's regulator for communications services, Ofcom, has fined Royal Mail £50 million for a serious breach of competition law, after the company abused its dominant position in the postal and delivery market by discriminating against its only major competitor delivering letters. Royal Mail has said that it will appeal the decision, refuting any suggestion that it acted in breach of the country's Competition Act.
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image: IMO World Maritime Day Themes ocean the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) shippingWorld Maritime Day Themes Differ Whilst Retaining Importance for the Ocean Shipping Community
2018 Celebrates 70 Years of the IMO whilst Women are the Focus Next Year

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
WORLDWIDE – With World Maritime Day 2018 not yet upon us, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has already announced the theme for next year's event. Firstly however the 2018 celebrations, which as usual will be centred on the IMO London Headquarters. With the operation celebrating its 70th anniversary this year the topic is unsurprisingly 'IMO 70: Our Heritage - Better Shipping for a Better Future'.
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image: US Crowley California wildfires shipping logistics transport full load trailer truck FLT Logistics Group Aids Battle Against Devastating Wildfires Sweeping California
State and Federal Agencies Call on Shipping and Transport Operation

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
US – Earlier this year, Crowley Logistics began executing a $2.3 billion Defense Freight Transportation Services contract that calls for the company to move cargo from thousands of suppliers through 41 major depots around the US. Now, under terms of that contract, Crowley is providing logistics management and transportation of supplies and equipment needed by first responders battling the devastating wildfires in California.
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image: UK September fork lift truck safety SafetemberSeptember is Chosen Month for Safety in the Fork Lift Truck Sector
Refresher Courses are Central to Accident Avoidance

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
UK – This year's 'Safetember' which is sponsored by Windsor Materials Handling, runs nationwide throughout the whole of September 2018 and to mark the event Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) safety partner member Mentor FLT Training, is helping companies manage their forklift refresher training requirements with a free-to-use online Refresher Risk Calculator.
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image: Norway Nor Shipping ocean freight merchant supply chain professionals Oslo LillestromMerchant Shipping Event Will Feature Blue Economy to Supply Chain Professionals
Subjects Range from IT to Shipbuilding

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
NORWAY – In a country which has always been at the very heart of the ocean merchant freight industry, the recent rebranding of Nor-Shipping, the biennial meeting place for so many branches of the global supply chain, is an ideal location, and next year the event is bringing its offerings right up to date for the show being held in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 4 to 7 June 2019.
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image: Canada air cargo live animals air freight Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animal Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) Certification white rhinoAir Freight of Live Animals Gets More Professional
Competency Now Proved with New Cargo Certification

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
CANADA – SOUTH AFRICA – CHINA – Air Canada Cargo says that it has become the first airline to receive a new global certification for the safe transport of live animals. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded Air Canada Cargo with the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animal Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) Certification following the successful completion of the verification process.
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