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image: UK US logistics freight forwarding road haulage global supply chainA Weekly Look at Some Stories from the Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Road Haulage Sectors
What is Happening Along the Links of the Global Supply Chain

Friday, June 22, 2018
UK – We start the week's journey through some of the stories from freight and logistics which didn't quite make the headlines with a reaction from the Road Haulage Association (RHA) to the announcement from Leeds City Council that, after a recent public consultation, as from January 2020, any pre-Euro VI lorries entering the city's Clean Air Zone will be liable to a toll of £50.
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image: UK US shipping freight forwarding road haulage logistics staff changes appointmentsFrom Road Haulage to Shipping and Freight Forwarding - Who Goes Where in Logistics This Week
Staff Changes Announced Throughout the Industry

Friday, June 22, 2018
DENMARK – The weekly look at staff moves in the shipping, forwarding and logistics sectors start with a major appointment at the largest of the container lines with Carolina Dybeck Happe named to assume responsibility as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of AP Møller - Maersk A/S, effective no later than January 1, 2019, when she will also join the company's Executive Board.
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image: UPS US compressed natural gas fleet environmentally truck tractor commercial vehicles one billion dollarFreight and Parcel Carrier Leads the Way with Environmentally Driven Truck and Tractor Fleet
One Billion Dollar Investment in Decade to 2018 in Cleaner Commercial Plant and Vehicles

Friday, June 22, 2018
US – UPS has announced plans to invest $130 million into its compressed natural gas fleet, which will see the American parcel giant build an additional five CNG fuelling stations and add more than 700 new compressed natural gas vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks. This investment in CNG capacity for 2018 builds on previous UPS investments of $100 million dollars in 2016 and $90 million dollars in 2017. UPS will have invested more than $1 billion in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fuelling stations from 2008 through 2018.
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image: US AA Cargo American Airlines San Antonio El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso freight project St. Anthony of PaduaAir Cargo Carrier Coordinates Shipment of Priceless Cultural Icons
Texas Celebration Prompts Unique Project Freight Movement

Friday, June 22, 2018
US – The city of San Antonio is celebrating its tercentenary this year having first been established in 1718 after being named three decades previously after St. Anthony of Padua by Spanish missionaries. The city is most probably most famous for being the home of the Alamo where Texas revolutionaries fought Mexican general Santa Anna, inspiring many to join the revolution for possession of the state. Now the tricentennial celebrations have seen priceless Spanish art from locations around the globe transported to the city by American Airlines Cargo (AA) as an official sponsor of a celebratory exhibition.
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image: Traxens France Switzerland MSC Mediterranean Shipping CMA CGM container rail freight start-upNew Container Tracking and Data Gathering Solution Rolled Out for Shippers
Start Up Group Product Enters the Real World

Thursday, June 21, 2018
WORLDWIDE – When three operations the size of Switzerland's Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and France's CMA CGM and SNCF, two of the top three containers shipping lines in the world plus the state run rail freight and passenger leader, get involved in a start-up project, chances are it has something of potential to offer.
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image: Romania Gebrüder Weiss freight forwarding logistics terminal facility air sea road warehouse Romania Proving a Fertile Logistics Area for Freight Forwarding Group
Steady Expansion in All Areas of Trade

Thursday, June 21, 2018
ROMANIA – It would seem that logistics in the country continue to play and ever more important role in the country's economy, certainly if the latest developments for Austrian freight forwarding outfit Gebrüder Weiss are what one goes by. The firm has just completed the extension to its warehouse facility in Sibiu, Transylvania where, in an area of 4,500 square metres a new logistics terminal including cross-docking hub was erected.
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image: Australia China house bills of lading Bs/L freight forwarding agent international shipping shippers negotiable documentsFreight Forwarding Agents Need to Ensure Operational Staff Understand Their Bills of Lading
Issuing House Bs/L Can be a Very Dangerous Practice

Thursday, June 21, 2018
AUSTRALIA – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – The rules covering the use of Bills of Lading (Bs/L) are universal and have served the international shipping community well for centuries. Every so often however shippers and freight forwarding agents lose sight of the importance of these negotiable documents and a recent case illustrates how, ignorance, indolence or perfidiousness can lead to serious repercussions for those involved.
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image: Finland France CMA CGM short sea feeder freight line container box ships Containerships Container Shipping Giant Snaps Up Short Sea Feeder Freight Line
Continued Expansion for World's Third Largest Box Carrier

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
FRANCE – FINLAND – French container shipping giant, CMA CGM has announced an agreement with Finland's Container Finance, to acquire Finnish intra-European short sea freight feeder line, Containerships. The deal includes Container Finance's holdings in port operator Multi-Link Terminals, and container services firm CD Holding, all of which will become part of the CMA CGM Group, pursuant to approval by the relevant authorities.
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image: Canada DP World port of Prince Rupert logistics container terminal Fairview TEUPort and Logistics Group Backs Continuing Development of Container Terminal
TEU Count to Rise to 1.8 million by 2022

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
CANADA – DP World has continued the expansion of its port and logistics interests by agreeing a project development plan with the Port of Prince Rupert that outlines the next development phase for the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal. This 'Phase 2B' expansion will increase annual throughput capacity at Canada's second largest box terminal to 1.8 million TEUs when works are complete in 2022.
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image: UK air freight road haulage fuel competition waste steel mill gases wood Air Freight and Road Haulage May Benefit from Advanced Fuels Production Competition
Government Target to Make Power from a Variety of Waste Sources

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
UK – Air cargo and road haulage operators stand to benefit from seven industry-led projects which will receive a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced fuels production plants, as part of the government's drive to reduce carbon emissions, under the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C).
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