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A Weekly Look at Some Shipping and Logistics News You Might Have Missed

Some of the Smaller Stories from Another Virus Tinged Week

UK – Rail freight grew by 2.1% in Q3 of 2020-21, according to official statistics issued on 4 March by Office of Rail and Road (ORR). This was driven by a growth in construction materials moved by train, up 6.1%, intermodal, up 2.3% and steel and metals, which increased by 12.3%. This was partly offset by reductions in movement of petroleum products which remained suppressed by ongoing travel restrictions, and coal reflecting the ongoing trend to renewable generation.

Friday, March 5, 2021
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Container Terminal Operators and Unions Point Out Flaws in Covid Control Regulations

Mandatory Testing Should Extend to Those Most Likely Infected

AUSTRALIA – While it is a fact that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country remains small when compared to elsewhere, just 29,000 recorded compared to 4.19 million in the UK at the time of writing, the state of Victoria has seen over 70% (25,500) of these and 91% of overall deaths, 820 out of 909 nationwide.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Latest Air Cargo Figures Show Promising Signs of Recovery

January Airfreight Analysis Released

WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published its analysis of the global air cargo markets for January 2021 which show demand for air freight returned to the pre-Covid levels of January 2019 for the first time since the onset of the crisis.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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Disgrace of Corrupt Freight Forwarders Tarnishes the Whole Industry

Struck Off Perhaps but Surely These Cases Demand Prosecution

UK – It seems the good name of logistics continues to be threatened by those who would offer services they have no intention of delivering. While the profession offers a multitude of reliable companies, the bulk of which have professional affiliations, there will always be those who simply look to earn a fast, and illegal, buck.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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