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A Handful of Miscellaneous Transport Related News

Some Random Links from the Supply Chain

WORLDWIDE – The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the major reform of the international tax system that was announced last week at the OEDC. The landmark deal, agreed by 136 countries, will see Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) be subject to a minimum 15% tax rate from 2023. Helio Vicente, Shipping Policy Manager at ICS, commented:

Friday, October 15, 2021
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Container Shipping Line Continues to Extend Growth in Other Areas

eCommerce Sector Sees New Partnership

FRANCE – US – WORLDWIDE – Austin, Texas headquartered BigCommerce, which provides an eCommerce platform for brands of all types, has announced a partnership with shipping line CMA CGM and its subsidiary NewOxatis, which supplies eCommerce solutions.

Friday, October 15, 2021
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You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry, Santa Claus Ain’t Coming to Town

(or Maybe He is and This is Just Another Press Induced Panic)

UK – So once again the parlous state of the British press is making major headlines based on the problems currently blighting the shipping sector - like we didn't know. We have witnessed supply chain problems since the start of the pandemic, not that this is the sole reason for what is happening now.

Friday, October 15, 2021
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Fellow Countrymen Tie Up Partnership for First Ever Retrofit of Ammonia Fuel System

Offshore Supply Vessel Will Be Testbed for Future Technology

NORWAY – With a global search underway to find any possible substitute marine fuel to replace traditional heavy oil, technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik Offshore ASA have signed a landmark cooperation agreement aimed at converting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fuelled combustion engine.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
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US Ports Step Up Working Hours in a Bid to Resolve Christmas Shortages

Driver Problems Dog Busiest Period for Freight Movements

US – Whilst certain cloth eared officials in the UK administration refuse to accept any responsibility for the HGV driver shortage which has caused reduced supplies of certain goods in the shops, Britain is not the only place suffering, as evidenced by a White House meeting this week.

Thursday, October 14, 2021
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New European Standard to Ensure Safer Truck Parking is Welcomed

As Driver Shortage Continues So Improvements Are Essential

EUROPE – Right across the world the need for Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas (SSTPAs) is paramount as levels of vehicle crime escalate. It is twelve years since New York driver Jason Rivenburg was murdered whilst parked at night for a mere $7, a crime that led to a campaign by his widow Hope, and several senators, to improve things in the US.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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Freight Forwarding and Warehousing Trade Associations Get Set for Multimodal

Exhibition and Conference Keenly Anticipated by Logistics Community

UK – As the world emerges slowly after the tribulations of Covid many in the logistics community are looking forward to the return of some semblance of normality with the fast approaching Multimodal Exhibition and Conference which opens at the NEC Birmingham on 19 October.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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