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The Weekly Round Up of Some Industry Items You May Have Missed

Snippets from the News Around the Globe

UK – This week's round up starts in London as, whilst the organisers of many freight and logistics related events are bemoaning the fact that, for them at least, 2021 will be a write off, those who put on London International Shipping Week (LISW) are more hopeful their plans will not be subject to change, particularly as vaccines roll out. The organisers of LISW21 are still seeking sponsors, with details HERE.

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Another Wind Assisted Vessel Takes to the Waves

New Technology for an Ancient System

NETHERLANDS – SWEDEN – WORLDWIDE – Another merchant vessel kitted out to harness the wind has made its maiden voyage after the owners, Boomsma Shipping BV, agreed to equip it with two eConowind VentiFoil wind-assisted propulsion units, having signed a contract Covid-style eight months previously.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Companies Should Beware Any Relaxation of Data Protection Protocols as Levels of Fines Revealed

All Businesses Should be Aware of Regulations (and Potential Penalties)

EUROPE – Before Covid-19 began to cut a swathe through the population and became the headline grabber of 2020, data protection had been very much an issue concerning most businesses. Now figures released show that it would be unwise for companies still trading in the European Union and beyond to relax their vigilance on adhering to the regulations and the ways they collate, handle and retain personal data.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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New International Safety Standard Set for Dry Bulk Sector

Industry Cooperation Reaches Fruition

UK – WORLDWIDE – Both having strongly and consistently advocated the need for significant improvements to safety standards in the dry bulk sector, RightShip and INTERCARGO last August combined their expertise to create a single framework for the whole industry.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Logistics Group Reacts to Earthquake Tragedy with Temporary Housing

Containers Converted to Aid Victims Sleeping in Cars in the Snow

CROATIA – AUSTRIA – With it being the Christmas period and pandemic news dominating the headlines the earthquake which struck Croatia on 29 December killing at least seven people and leaving many homeless, occurred with many people outside the country unaware of the tragedy.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Airline Lobby Strongly Supports a Vaccine Certificate to Free Up Travel

Not Everybody However Agrees

GREECE – WORLDWIDE – With continued pressures on the airline industry due to the continuing pandemic, the latest initiative from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to agree a common digital European Covid-19 vaccination certificate, to enable those who are vaccinated to travel freely within Europe without Covid-19 testing, has received the support of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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For Drivers Facing Brexit Confusion Help is Available

UK Advice Sites for Covid and Document Checks

UK – EUROPE – For drivers of vehicles headed to the Continent with freight the new rules brought in to accommodate the Brexit protocols are still proving difficult for many. The government has published a list of advice sites at which drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs, coaches and vans can get free Covid-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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