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First Ship to Ship LNG Bunkering Operation Undertaken in Japan

Bid to Accommodate Greenhouse Gas Targets

JAPAN – The joint venture company formed by the likes of K Line, NYK, Toyota Tsusho and the Jera company to supply bunkering services in the Chubu region which we reported on in May this year, has undertaken its first ship to ship LNG fuel supply on 20 October to the car carrier Sakura Leader.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Dock Workers Claim Vindication as Shipping Lines Blamed for Delays and Accused of Profiteering

Union Also Criticises Ineffective Maritime Covid-19 Protocols as Hard Border Inland Persists

AUSTRALIA – The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), whose 'wharfies', or dockers, were being blamed by Patrick Terminals, which operates the Port Botany freight facility, for the delays incurred there by shipping companies, says it has been vindicated after a recent meeting between the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) / Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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More Deep Water Port and Logistics Park Plans Come to Fruition

Banana Ripening Facility to Open Next Year

UK – In another win for DP World's London Gateway facility Compagnie Fruitière UK, a leading supplier of bananas to the British marketplace, has taken occupation of a 69,718 square foot ripening facility on practical completion of the building within the deep water port's logistics park.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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It's Not a Police Box - It's a Robot Grocery Delivery Option!

The Logistics of Shopping is Changing

ESTONIA – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – Citizens in twenty six countries around the globe have been seeing some strange boxes appearing in their city streets of late, like some modern day version of the Tardis evolved from its traditional Police box form. These are in fact however part of a growing logistics trend which we are likely to witness more often henceforth.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Specialist Chinese Online Retailer Introduces New Delivery Systems Aimed at Worldwide Audience

Pandemic Has Encouraged Changes in Logistics Outlook

CHINA – WORLDWIDE – The race to secure more of the ever growing eCommerce sector has hotted up with the latest move from AliExpress, a global retail online marketplace and part of the Alibaba Group. Launched in 2010, AliExpress is a global retail marketplace that enables consumers from around the world to buy directly from manufacturers and distributors in China. Top consumer markets where AliExpress is popular are Russia, the United States, Brazil, Spain, France and Poland.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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New Maritime Fuels in the Spotlight as Ship Owners Concerned by Quality

Oil Treatment Specialist Highlights Problems

WORLDWIDE – According to Aderco, which as a producer of fuel treatment solutions must declare an interest, the quality of some new low sulphur fuel oils being supplied today, still remains of significant concern to ship owners, ship managers and operators. With a raft of new fuels coming to market since the sulphur cap was introduced, and when a vessel worth millions of dollars might suffer from an engine problem through bad fuel, such concerns can be well understood.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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UK Government Commits to More Intermodal Support for Rail Freight in Future

Minister Says Carbon Emissions Are Priority as Infrastructure Manager Invests

UK – At the 28th Annual Rail Freight Group Conference, held virtually earlier this month, rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP reaffirmed the government's commitment toward rail freight and outlined the crucial role it will play in decarbonising the future UK economy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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New HQ on the Way for Port Operator as Investment and Expansion Continue

Established Freight and Logistics Firm Consolidates Under One Roof

UK – AV Dawson, which rebranded itself from a freight and logistics outfit to a port operating company with the re-establishment of the historic Port of Middlesbrough last month, has announced it will build a new state-of-the-art head office facility on the site as part of its £10 million, three year master-plan.

Monday, October 19, 2020
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Plastic Debris in the World's Oceans Requires a Multi-Faceted Approach to Clean It Up

Another Weapon Will be Available If Underwater Radar Can Live up to its Promise

WORLDWIDE – There must be few people in the civilised world by now who do not understand the threat to the environment poses by the casual discarding of plastic items of all sorts. From everything from cattle to whales swallowing plastic bags and estimates that 52% of all turtles have eaten the stuff often resulting in death, to the trillions of microscopic fibres poured into the waste system by washing machines daily, any attempt to reduce the danger is to be welcomed.

Monday, October 19, 2020
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