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Maritime Union Wins a Small Victory as Foreign Crews to Get Vaccinations

Campaign Highlighting Covid Risk Begins to Come to Fruition

AUSTRALIA – In an Australian-first, NSW Health will provide Covid-19 vaccinations to a small number of foreign seafarers on board vessels that transport gas between Australian ports in an effort to reduce the risk of the virus entering the community. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) sees this initiative as a small win having campaigned relentlessly for increased Covid-19 measures, but finds that more needs to be done to protect seafarers in the ongoing pandemic.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Major European Freight Forwarder Acquires Asian Logistics Corporation

Final Details of Deal Approved

EUROPE – ASIA – The deal set up in February which saw Swiss group Kuehne+Nagel acquire the assets of the Chinese headquartered Apex International Corporation has been finalised after all closing conditions, including the receipt of unconditional regulatory approvals from the competent authorities, were satisfied.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Traditional Maritime Shipping Group Extends Air Freight Operations

New Destinations on Cargo Routes

EUROPE – US – MIDDLE EAST – French shipping and logistics group CMA CGM, is accelerating the development of its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, by adding three new destinations: Dubai, Beirut and Istanbul. They will complement its existing Airbus A330-200F-operated services to and from Liège, Chicago, New York and Atlanta.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Insurance Group Warns of Ongoing Fraud Affecting Shipping Interests

Vigilance Needed to Avoid Clever Scams

WORLDWIDE – The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC), indemnity insurer for transport professionals, has issued a number of warnings on the increasing prevalence of documentation fraud and advises that members implement robust systems and controls to ensure that they minimise any exposure.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Major Riverside Distribution Facility to Serve Paris with Domestic Goods

Inland Waterborne Zero Emission Logistics Becoming a Reality

FRANCE – IKEA France is to set up a new logistics warehouse at the port of Limay-Porcheville. As the winner of a call for projects organised by HAROPA-Ports of Paris, IKEA now has a 16 hectare site at the river-sea port that will allow it to set up a logistics warehouse at Limay. This new customer distribution centre will aim to boost IKEA's growth in addition to promoting its goal to develop its activity on the basis of sustainability.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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The Waterways of the Middle East Grow More Dangerous as the Weeks Pass

Another Huge Cache of Weapons Seized As Shots Fired in Strait of Hormuz

NORTH ARABIAN SEA – As the situation in Gaza deteriorates, with talk of all-out war between Israel and Hamas our picture shows a huge cache of arms seized from a 'stateless dhow' by US forces, a parcel of munitions which poses several questions.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Partnership Deepens as Shipping Group Extends Reliance on Digital Technology

New Deal to Improve Safety and Routing Options

WORLDWIDE – NORWAY – StormGeo, a global provider of weather intelligence software and decision support services, has increased its partnership with Ocean Network Express (ONE), the sixth largest container carrier in the world. This cooperation will look to give ONE access to a wider range of ship routing services, with the aim of ensuring the safety of its fleet, maintenance of its operating schedules and close monitoring of all related performance criteria as it works toward its supply chain goals.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Booze and Buried Mammoths - All Found Whilst Using AI to Upgrade an Arterial Road

Artificial Intelligence Makes Working Safer and Easier on A14 Project

UK – The A14, the road which carries vast amounts of freight traffic from Britain's busiest container port at Felixstowe to the Midlands, has been the bane of many truck drivers for decades. Now Highways England is crediting artificial intelligence (AI) for a huge boost in both safety and productivity at the conclusion of the latest upgrade works.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Drivers Should Not Be Automatically Assumed Guilty When Migrants Found on Vehicles

However Security Training Needed as Lobby Group Responds to Government Survey

UK – Last week saw the government's recent consultation on a 'New Plan for Immigration' close for submissions. Amongst those replying in detail was the Road Haulage Association (RHA) whose members have a special interest given the problems of migrants smuggled aboard import trailers.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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