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Wooden Pallets Can Cause Problems in an Automated Supply Chain Operation

It Seems in Some Cases if You Want to Be Environmental - Go Plastic

UK – Just as the Bronze and Iron Ages before it, we are living now in the Plastic Age, and most of the publicity currently is all negative as the material seeps its way into the very fabric of the planet. There may be however some reasons to welcome the controversial product into the supply chain, and one British company puts up a spirited argument in favour of the plastic versions of the ubiquitous pallet which every logistics outfit, and many other industries, are familiar with.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Resources and Logistics Group Drives Commercial Truck Production in Nigeria

Africa's Wealthiest Resident Buoys Up Flagging Industry

NIGERIA – As the undisputed richest man in Africa Aliko Dangote has a finger in many pies, from the cement business he helped transform, to foodstuffs and logistics, and is somewhat obsessive about enriching his country rather than passing wealth abroad. Now his Dangote group is hailed as saving the production plant of Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMMCO), Enugu with a string of orders for home built trucks to support his many business ventures.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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Marine Fuel Supplier Moves Into International Market With New Finance Facility

IMO Sulphur Cap Prompts Overseas Growth

UK – The incoming mandatory fuel sulphur cap regulations for ocean going vessels have seemingly been good news for some marine fuel suppliers. Hartlepool-based Propeller Fuels says the upswing in interest in recent months is attributable to the IMO regulations and it has prompted the company to look at ways to expand its international trade.

Monday, February 24, 2020
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As Environmental Woes Sweep the Country UAE Group Snaps Up Key River Port

Continued Expansion for Container and Logistics Specialist

CANADA – It seems DP World is to continue its policy of expansion after the port and logistics group announced it has completed the acquisition of Fraser Surrey Docks, the facility which, once again a key transition point for container freight, has seen some turbulent times in the past two decades.

Monday, February 24, 2020
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Logistics is So Much More Than Just Delivering the Mundane

Two Shipping Missions to Save a Species

RWANDA – Logistics is often far more than simply shipping commodities around the globe and a report on the work done by aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, and its subsidiary company Intradco Animal Transport, to save the future of the black rhino in Rwanda in the past few years, deserves a mention.

Monday, February 24, 2020
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Smaller Items of Shipping and Logistics News from Around the Globe

Bits and Bobs from the World of Transport

UK – The Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show this year at the NEC Birmingham, 28-30 April 2020 will certainly have an 'electric' atmosphere with a veritable host of manufacturers showing off their latest vans and smaller LGVs ready to go to work, with many aimed squarely at the urban freight delivery market.

Friday, February 21, 2020
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UK Government Simply Doesn't Get the Importance of Freight and Logistics

All Industry Experts Agree New Immigration Policy is a Disaster in Waiting

UK – Three of the UK's most prominent transport and logistics industry associations have all come out strongly against the UK government's proposed points-based immigration system that will limit the number of low-skilled workers entering the UK. The shortage of staff in the sector is by no means new. The UKWA, the RHA and the FTA have all warned for several years that more needs to be done to address the shortfall of workers across the industry but such restrictive measures will only worsen the situation with the government focusing seemingly on higher skilled workers.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Global Shipping Group Acquires in US to Boost Logistics Profile

Warehouse and Distribution Company Snapped Up

DENMARK – US – AP Moller - Maersk has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Performance Team, a US-based warehousing and distribution company, as the Danish shipping giant looks to further strengthen its capabilities as an integrated container logistics company, offering end-to-end supply chain solutions to its customers.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
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European Container and Short Sea Operator Opens New Service

London and East Coast UK to the Continent Starts Soon

UK – EUROPE – Hardly a surprise as Unifeeder, which boasts it has the biggest container feeder and short sea network in Europe, has announced yet another new service to run from DP World's London Gateway as the two share the same parent organisation.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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