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New Port Terminal Construction Reveals a Surprising Hidden Population

Endangered Species Rescued Prior to Commencement of Work

SWEDEN – When work commenced on the new Arendal terminal at the Port of Gothenburg in Autumn 2018, the largest development project at the port for over 40 years, probably very little thought was initially given to wildlife. However as with other similar projects, the construction of the port at London Gateway springs to mind, an ecological study is always an essential component in these matters.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Air Cargo Report Shows Mixed Picture as Pandemic Continues to Cloud It

As Capacity Rises Will Demand Follow?

WORLDWIDE – The latest report from Clive Data Services, which consolidates and analyses data from a group of international airlines using the volume and weight perspectives of the freight carried and the available capacity, supports the continued small recovery of air cargo volumes, but a fall in demand over the last two weeks of the month may signal more challenging times ahead as airlines expand available capacity to the market.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Two Logistics Associated Groups Declare Their Ambitions for Improving Environmental Credentials

Cutting Fuel Use and Emission Production is at the Heart of Going Green

DENMARK – NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – Going Green and being able to evidence one's environmental credentials is becoming ever more an essential part of an organisation's portfolio these days and now two major Scandinavian players in logistics associated sectors are letting it be known how they are coping with this.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Freight Forwarding Association Boss Appeals Over Brexit Delay and Takes a Swipe at Digital Disruptor

Transition Period Needs Extending and We Have Heard Funeral Bells Oh So Many Times Before

UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to personally appeal to government requesting an extension to the Brexit Transition Period, and simultaneously take a sideswipe clearly aimed at the arrogance of newly financed freight forwarding outfit Beacon, which this week announced it had a 'new way' of disrupting and improving an industry, a claim which has been heard before echoing down the years.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Telematics Needs to Spread to Other Multimodal Fields to Ensure Greater Efficiencies

Chemical Company Benefits from Swiss Technology in Tank Container Transport

NETHERLANDS – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Whilst generally there has been a steady take up of telematics by the road haulage sector, the rail and container sea freight areas have been comparatively slow to utilise the technologies now available. One is tempted to think bosses may be more interested in their drivers' behaviour than in the goods they are carrying!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Container Terminal Welcomes World's Second Biggest Box Vessel

MSC Ship Turned Round Quickly

SPAIN – Our photograph shows the MSC Sixin, the second biggest vessel in the world and the largest ship to berth at any terminal in Barcelona, nestled alongside the quay at the Hutchison Ports BEST container terminal. The 23,656 TEU vessel was making the port call as part of its 2M alliance rotation.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Internet of Things Shipping Containers Connectivity Standards Published

With IoT Technologies the Box Industry Moves Into the 21st Century

NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – One body which has not let the grass grow under its feet during lockdown is the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) which, having made a loud call for a move to the digitalisation of Bills of Lading recently, has now published its Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity interface standards for shipping containers. The standards can be implemented by vessel operators and owners as well as ports, terminals, container yards, inland logistics providers and other third parties to ensure interoperability between smart container solutions at the radio interface level.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Survey Reveals One in Six Road Haulage Operators Fear Insolvency in Less Than a Month

Cost of Virus on the Sector Exposed as Calls Come for More Government Help

UK – A survey by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) shows that the vast majority of hauliers are still struggling after pandemic lockdown measures have seen volumes collapse with 16% of the 600 freight firms responding claiming they could be insolvent within four weeks, despite government furlough payments and bounce back loans offering a temporary reprieve.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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