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Another Multi Million Euro Project to Look at Maritime Emissions

Shipping Hopefully Sailing Toward a Cleaner Future

FINLAND – WORLDWIDE – Not so long ago we could not see a day go by without a pirate headline, then it was Brexit, rapidly chased up by Covid, however a theme which has cropped up consistently during that whole time is climate change, with the need to cut maritime emissions playing a major role.

Monday, January 25, 2021
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Humble Van Recognised with Webinar Series to Raise Standards

Free Lectures to Include New Safety Technology

UK – The humble van is in fact one of the most important key components in the supply chain, yet its status is often not recognised, and the qualities of both vehicle and driver can vary wildly from one company to the next.

Monday, January 25, 2021
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Well Prepared Freight Forwarders Help Avoid Brexit Chaos

Those Which Could Planned for Political Ineptitude

UK – Brexit has of course seen many twists and turns before settling into the reality of making it work, a task being undertaken by Customs authorities and freight forwarders alike, not to mention some continuing input from the politicians, many of whom were responsible for the whole excruciating process.

Monday, January 25, 2021
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The Weekly Round Up of Some Industry Items You May Have Missed

Snippets from the News Around the Globe

UK – This week's round up starts in London as, whilst the organisers of many freight and logistics related events are bemoaning the fact that, for them at least, 2021 will be a write off, those who put on London International Shipping Week (LISW) are more hopeful their plans will not be subject to change, particularly as vaccines roll out. The organisers of LISW21 are still seeking sponsors, with details HERE.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Another Wind Assisted Vessel Takes to the Waves

New Technology for an Ancient System

NETHERLANDS – SWEDEN – WORLDWIDE – Another merchant vessel kitted out to harness the wind has made its maiden voyage after the owners, Boomsma Shipping BV, agreed to equip it with two eConowind VentiFoil wind-assisted propulsion units, having signed a contract Covid-style eight months previously.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Companies Should Beware Any Relaxation of Data Protection Protocols as Levels of Fines Revealed

All Businesses Should be Aware of Regulations (and Potential Penalties)

EUROPE – Before Covid-19 began to cut a swathe through the population and became the headline grabber of 2020, data protection had been very much an issue concerning most businesses. Now figures released show that it would be unwise for companies still trading in the European Union and beyond to relax their vigilance on adhering to the regulations and the ways they collate, handle and retain personal data.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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New International Safety Standard Set for Dry Bulk Sector

Industry Cooperation Reaches Fruition

UK – WORLDWIDE – Both having strongly and consistently advocated the need for significant improvements to safety standards in the dry bulk sector, RightShip and INTERCARGO last August combined their expertise to create a single framework for the whole industry.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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