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Decarbonisation Plans for Northern Regional Transport Unveiled

First UK Area Announces Local Strategy to Clean Up Emissions

UK – Transport for the North (TfN) has released a Decarbonisation Strategy for the North of England, the first time a regional strategy of this type has been produced, bringing together the region's leaders to speak out with one voice on the climate emergency and how the transport sector must act to address the challenge.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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Insurance Group Warns of the Dangers of Climate Change to Supply Chains

Wet Damage is Most Prevalent Consequence

UK – WORLDWIDE – The dramatic recent weather events will serve to reinforce the latest bulletin from insurance specialists at the TT Club which have pointed out the effects the climatic changes we are currently undergoing are a concern for those managing international supply chains, and for the operators of the transport infrastructure that service them.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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Major Multimodal Player Commits to Zero Carbon in All Operations

From Containers to Tugboats US Logistics Outfit to Target GHGs

NORTH AMERICA – Whilst many trading in the general logistics field have a fairly confined area of expertise, the Florida based Crowley Group infiltrates the supply chain on a variety of different levels, from the warmth of LCL and FCL deep sea operations between the US and Puerto Rico and the Caribbean markets to the delivery of fuel to the frozen wilds of Alaska, or supplying a fleet of tugboats helping load a giant space craft platform bound for Russia.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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Ten Years On the Case of a Multi-Million Dollar Container Ship Grounding is finally Settled

New Video Available from Insurers to Help Avoid Future Passage Plan Mistakes

UK – WORLDWIDE – With merchant vessels having traded for millennia, and in that time seen shipwrecks, accidents, piracy and all the multiple factors that can lead to injury, loss or otherwise, one might think that there would be no more corners of the law to be explored, every situation already having seen precedents and the ensuing rulings.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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How Can I Avoid the Chaos Which May Ensue as Imminent Brexit Customs Changes Come In?

HMRC Suggest a Way to Ensure a Trouble Free New Year

UK – As so often with changes to the country's tax regime the major alterations to the way goods are liable to import duty which come into effect on 1st January 2022 as a result of the Brexit agreement, there will be those who have failed to prepare for processes which could have a major impact on their businesses.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Your Weekly Lucky (or Unlucky) Dip of Global Logistics News

Update Starts with a Gruesome Tale of Suspected Murder

MAURITIUS – A gruesome tale to start this week's run down of news you may have missed as a maritime charity stepped in to hold a prayer service and provide pastoral support to the Filipino crew of a 56,000 dwt Bangladesh flagged bulk carrier after the master was apparently stabbed to death by the ships cook who was taken into custody at Port Louis.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Appointments and Departures from the Boards and Management in the Transport Sector

Staff Moves Announced Recently (and Even Some Jobs Available in Belfast)

UK – XPO Logistics has announced the appointment of Dr Nicholas Head to lead the company's environmental and sustainability organisation in the UK and Ireland. He will report to Nigel Rouch, operational excellence director, and Dan Myers, managing director for the region. Dr Head has more than a decade of experience working with organisations of all types to advance environmental goals.

Friday, December 3, 2021
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Autonomous Airborne Craft Claims 350 Kilogramme Payload and 2,500 Kilometre Range

First Flight of Unmanned Drone Unveiling Livestreaming Shortly

UK – BULGARIA – Great claims are being made for an autonomous, airborne drone system we have looked previously. Having signed up two of the biggest names in logistics, DHL and Hellmann earlier this year the unmanned aircraft concerned is due to demonstrate its capabilities in just a few days.

Thursday, December 2, 2021
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UK Port Reaches Landmark as 100 Million Container Target is Passed

Ceremony Held to Celebrate TEU Record

UK – The Port of Felixstowe reports that it has now passed the 100 million TEU mark in terms of containers handled since moving its first container in the 1960s. Anyone stepping back in time would hardly recognise the port as it stands today. The original box handling terminal, New South Quay, utilised a single Paceco Vickers Portainer crane on its 500 foot long berth.

Thursday, December 2, 2021
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