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Government Grants to Modernise Rail System Contain Some Freight Specific Awards

Money Available to Advance Track Borne Cargoes

UK – Sprinkled amongst the awards from government for the 'First of a Kind' rail initiative aimed mainly at passenger transport, the £9 million scheme to drive innovation on Britain's railways also contains a few projects which have been awarded funding specifically targeting the carriage of freight.

Thursday, July 29, 2021
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No Change to Shipping Container Market Problems 'for Months Possibly Years'

Freight Forwarders Have the Unvarnished Truth from Their Trade Association

UK – Ah. Rumour and intrigue, nothing spreads faster than the Chinese whispers which swirl around the freight and logistics industry. Fortunately there are cool heads which examine and analyse to ensure the truth will out which has now happened as concerns over the parlous state of the container shipping market go into overdrive.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Webinars Prove Their Worth as Deadlines for Lower Vessel Emissions Approach

Incorrect Data Input Can Mean Loss of Operating Licence

WORLDWIDE – Whereas hardly any of us had heard of a webinar pre Covid, it appears they have for some proved a useful tool. Following a series of such virtual conferences Verifavia Shipping, an independent emissions verification company for the aviation and shipping sectors, says the talks have shown the industry is unclear about the technical parameters required to meet compliance required by mandatory regulations.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Port and Logistics Group Records Record Highs Both Home and Abroad

UK Container Handling Figures Approach Two Million TEU

UK – WORLDWIDE – Smiles all round at DP World this week as in the UK a record volume of cargo was handled at the company's two English ports in the first half of 2021, and previously the global group reported robust financial results for 2020, with revenue growing by 11% to $8,553 million.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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How is Digitalisation Working Out for the Road Haulage Sector?

Survey Offers Insights Into Technology Change Effects

UK – The rush toward what is commonly termed 'digitalisation', in other words switching from what previously only had written or pictorial form to data input, stored and utilised via machines of varying types, continues unabated. How is this transformation affecting parts of the logistics industry sometimes considered a little resistant to change however?

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Warehouse Representative Group Joins Calls for Clarity on Self Isolation for Vital Logistics Workers

Government Criticised by Many in the Industry for Vague Plans

UK – The newly appointed Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), Clare Bottle, has wasted no time in getting into her stride joining the groundswell of opinions demanding the government allow logistics workers exemption from self-isolation as the 'pingdemic' sweeps the country causing shortages of supplies.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Maritime Salvage Document Survives Vote of Confidence

Century Old Claim Form Stands the Test of Time

UK – WORLDWIDE – One of the most iconic of shipping documents, the 'Lloyd's Standard Form of Salvage Agreement', more commonly referred to as the Lloyd's Open Form, has been under threat of late due to under use but confirmation comes that the Form is to be saved, and indeed promoted more widely.

Monday, July 26, 2021
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