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image: Austria freight forwarding logistics gas powered truck CNG Henkel air sea Euro VIFreight Forwarding and Logistics Firm Experimenting with Gas Powered Road Haulage Vehicles
New Units Save on Emissions as Against Euro VI Trucks

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
AUSTRIA – EUROPE – Freight forwarding firm Gebrüder Weiss has taken delivery of its third gas powered truck as the company continues to test the waters of new technology with regard to its search for eco-friendly drive technologies in everyday logistics work. The latest vehicle runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and will be used to carry freight for consumer goods manufacturer Henkel between the customer's plants in Vienna and Kruševac in Serbia.
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image: South Korea supply chain type approval Lloyd’s Register maritime Smartship Hyundai digital componentWorld First for South Korean Technology as Maritime Digital Security Component Gets Type Approval
Information and Operational Technology Systems Attempt to Negate Cyber Crime

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – More used to applying for standards affecting some of the world's heaviest engineering such as new ship design, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received type approval from Lloyd's Register (LR) for the network security digital component of its Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS), confirming that the approved component performs its functionality seamlessly. This is the first ever type approval of a digital component.
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image: UK London TfL road haulage freight trucks lorries Direct Vision Standards Sadiq Khan Direct Vision Standard Could Catch Out Unwary Road Haulage Operators Coming Into London
Lorry Drivers Must Watch Out for Visibility Regulations

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
UK – Whether or not he leaves office in May 2020 having completed the mandatory period of service, or survives like his only pair of predecessors in the job, to manage two terms of four years, London Mayor Sadiq Khan will likely be best remembered for his impact on transport in the city. Public fares aside, the Mayor's extension of predecessor Boris Johnson's dabble with transport policies means Khan's legacy will probably centre on his effect on vehicle emissions and accident prevention.
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image: Zambia Transaid logistics transport charity Africa Go-Ahead Support for Transport and Logistics Charity Extends Beyond Supply of Equipment
Training for Mechanics to Support the Saving of Lives in Africa

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
ZAMBIA – UK – Go-Ahead, the local bus operator which has evolved into one of the UK's major passenger carriers tells us that one of its staff, Senior Vehicle Engineer Robert Watson, has completed his first placement with international development charity, Transaid's Professional Driver Training programme. The voluntary secondment delivered an intensive mechanical training course designed to help improve road safety and reduce the number of transport-related deaths in Africa.
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image: Europe China MSC Gülsün reefer logistics shipping slow steaming transportation Algeciras box vessel container ship TEU MSCs New Breed of Giant Container Ships Starts to Clean Up Ocean Shipping Sector
Logistics Company Sees Largest Ever Box Vessel Make Historic Voyage

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
EUROPE – CHINA – Earlier this month the MSC Gülsün transited the Suez Canal en route from Northern China to Europe before docking in Algeciras. At a hair's breadth under 400 metres the ship is claimed as the largest container vessel in the world and is the first of a new class of 23,000+ TEU vessels to be added in 2019-2020 to the global shipping network of MSC, a world leader in transportation and logistics and the shipping industry's second largest box carrier.
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image: Denmark Switzerland DSV Panalpina freight forwarding logistics haulage share swap Two Freight Forwarding, Haulage and Logistics Groups Merge as Agreed
Share Swap Completed to Amalgamate Two Transport Giants

Monday, August 19, 2019
DENMARK – SWITZERLAND – As expected the final stage of DSV's acquisition of Panalpina went through today (August 19) with the completion of the previously announced public exchange share offer. The deal sees Panalpina shareholders today receive 2.375 DSV shares (with a nominal value of DKK 1 per share) for each Panalpina share as the two freight forwarding, haulage and logistics groups combine.
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image: UK United Nations Singapore Convention shipping logistics law transport Myton lawyerUN Convention Designed to Mediate International Disputes May Assist Shipping and Logistics Groups
Specialist Transport Lawyer Recommends UK Signs Up - But Will All Governments Honour It?

Monday, August 19, 2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – The law, as it relates to the shipping industry, can be a complicated and expensive beast. Now specialist shipping and logistics lawyer John Habergham of Humber-based Myton Law has put the case for the UK to sign up to a new United Nations Convention relating to the settlement of international commercial disputes through mediation.
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image: South Africa Tigers e-commerce retail market supply chain solutions group fulfilmentOfficial Launch of E-commerce Centre for Supply Chain Solutions Specialist Group
Next Step as Global Online Retail Market Expansion Continues

Monday, August 19, 2019
SOUTH AFRICA – Tigers South Africa, part of the global e-commerce fulfilment, transportation, and supply chain solutions specialist group headquartered in Hong Kong, has officially opened a dedicated e-commerce centre at its Johannesburg, South Africa, warehouse facility, as the online retail market continues to grow globally.
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image: U Freight Amazon Transparency e-commerce logistics supply chain counterfeit crime FulfillmentGrowth of E-commerce Affects Logistics Supply Chain Processes and Challenges Security
Anti-Counterfeit Crime Fighting Tool Welcomed by Hong Kong Group

Monday, August 19, 2019
WORLDWIDE – Few companies in the history of logistics can claim to have had such a wide reaching influence on the industry as Amazon. The e-commerce company now covers the world with its services which allow consumers direct access to a plethora of products available for rapid delivery straight to their doors.
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image: UK Ferguson Marine engineering CalMac freight passenger ferries Scottish Islands nationalised CMAL GMB Unite unionScottish Government Nationalises Shipyard to Ensure Lifeline Freight and Passenger Ferries Completed
Port Glasgow Group Deal Delights Transport Unions

Friday, August 16, 2019
UK – The troubled Ferguson Marine Engineering shipyard in Port Glasgow has been taken into public ownership after the Scottish Government agreed to nationalise it following two years of extensive discussions with partners to try and find a workable commercial solution to its demise. The agreement ensures that the two ferries being built there for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), and scheduled to supply lifeline island freight and passenger services, will be completed.
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