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Seafarer Happiness Index Shows Things Brightening Up

But How Many Crew Will Leave the Ocean After Covid?

WORLDWIDE – Published every quarter the Mission to Seafarers Happiness Index aims to give some insight into the mental health of those working at the coal face and, at last after the ravages of the pandemic, the latest iteration appears to show strains on those crews involved are beginning to ease.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Animations Illustrate Risks to Those Who Work Along the Supply Chain

Insurers Offer Simple Visual Guidance on Avoidance of Cargo Crime

UK – WORLDWIDE – Ever desirous of finding ways to reduce cargo crime the TT Club has published a series of seven animations to illustrate in graphic form a variety of theft techniques ranging from driver attacks, false authority personnel and inadequate perimeter fencing to theft from moving vehicles.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Another Pair of Attacks in the Currently Most Pirated Waters in the World

Russian Navy Saves Container Vessel Crew but OSV Safety in Doubt

GULF OF GUINEA – The waters off the West African coast maintained their unwanted title this week as the most pirated region after two reported attacks in as many days. Seafarers aboard the Panamanian flagged container vessel MSC Lucia avoided capture, or worse, due to the prompt action of Russian naval forces on Monday (25 October).

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Freight Forwarding Experts Continue the Crusade to Introduce Youth Into Logistics

New Partnership Will Reinforce Work Already in Progress

UK – There was a time, back in the Dark Ages before the Institute of Freight Forwarders transitioned into the British International Freight Association (BIFA), when it was seen by many as a very formal institution, conjuring up images of ageing Dickensian scribes with quill pens bent over dusty desks in their garret room offices.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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Expansion of London ULEZ is Potentially a Premonition for the Future

With Electrification Policy so Road Charging is Likely to Follow

UK – Today heralded a major shift for motorists on the roads of the capital as London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanded to eighteen times its former size. The zone now includes the areas inside the North and South Circular roads whereas previously it had the same boundary as the Congestion charge.

Monday, October 25, 2021
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With Digitalisation Comes Hidden Risks That Shippers May Not Understand

Potential for Legal Wrangles as Law Commission Seeks Adaptations

UK – WORLDWIDE – Digitalisation of the shipping sector means some wholesale changes, many simply not understood by some freight forwarding agencies and their clients. Now the Law Commission is set to address how current rules need to be adapted to avoid what could be huge potential legal pitfalls.

Monday, October 25, 2021
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Racing Engines and Formula One Drivers Feature in Latest Industry Staff News

Appointments and Departures in the Commercial Transport Sector

UK – Cosworth has appointed digital and business transformation specialist Stephen Dyke into the newly created role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) to support the company's growth within the transportation technology sector. Dyke joins Cosworth from engineering firm Ricardo, where he spent two years as Managing Director, leading the company's automotive and industrial offering across EMEA.

Friday, October 22, 2021
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Your Weekly Snippets of Freight News That May Have Slipped Under the Radar

Smaller Items from the Logistics Sphere

GERMANY – A home win for Liebherr Cranes with Mukran Port Terminals GmbH at the Port of Sassnitz purchasing its third mobile harbour crane, an LHM 550, after leasing the machine for the past year. Mukran Port is a crucial link in the New Silk Road acting as a multimodal interface for international transport chains for rail, sea, and road. Transportation of goods to and from China only takes twelve days.

Friday, October 22, 2021
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EU Suits Should Break Out the Hiking Boots and Bone Up on the Brogue

It May beTime for a Reality Check for Naive Diplomats

UK – EUROPE – Last week the European Union, with a publicity flourish, produced its suggestions to resolve the outstanding problems regarding UK trade with Northern Ireland, particularly the Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues which have caused so many problems.

Friday, October 22, 2021
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