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Snippets of News from Around the Globe This Week

Update of Logistics Lesser Items

EUROPE – Real-time supply chain visibility platform FourKites will launch its fourth annual European customer conference, Visibility 2021, on 7 October, to be held virtually. The theme of this year's conference, 'Go Beyond' presents a bold vision for supply chains of the future, centred around automation, innovation and collaboration.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Formula 1 man Joins the Race to Maritime Wind Technologies

HR News Across the Freight Transport Sector

UK – BAR Technologies (BAR), the marine engineering consultancy, has announced that Simon Roberts, former Williams Racing Managing Director and Team Principal, has joined the business as Chief Operating Officer. After 17 years at McLaren as Operations Director and COO, Simon moved most recently to Williams F1.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Danish Logistics Group Continues African Expansion Plan

Inauguration of New Strategic Hub

SOUTH AFRICA – Last December we reported how DSV, or rather DSV Panalpina as it was then, had bought courier company Globeflight Worldwide Express and planned to move its management, together with most group division headquarters in the country, into the flagship DSV Park, Gauteng near O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Tanker Group Passes Over Technical Management Business to Singapore Outfit

Deal Inked on Transfer of 3,000+ Global Staff

DENMARK – SINGAPORE – Maersk Tankers, a subsidiary of AP Moller Maersk's holding and investment arm APMH Invest has signed an agreement which sees Synergy Marine Pte. Ltd., itself a subsidiary of the Synergy Group, take over Maersk Tankers' technical management business.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Freight Association Gets a Quick Response from Government on Brexit Queries

Has the Penny Finally Dropped as Logistics Dominates the Headlines?

UK – Last week we criticised government officials when we accused them of lacking comprehension with regard to logistics in general and the far reaching effects of Brexit in particular. We mentioned how they were finally beginning to understand some of the complexities, and this week they have stepped up and responded to some searching questions which were raised at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) webinar which prompted the article.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Freight Association Takes on the Task of Spreading the Word About Logistics Jobs to Youngsters

Schools and Colleges need to Understand What is Available Out There

UK – Even before the desperate search for qualified staff to manage the mountain of extra customs entries required due to the unsatisfactory Brexit deal, nobody could have accused the British International Freight Association (BIFA) of being slow off the mark with regard to training the next generation of forwarders.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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New Book Compares Aviation and Maritime Safety and How to Avoid Incidents

Common Ground Examined in a Bid to Educate Mariners

UK – As London International Shipping Week, LISW 2021, got under way, insurance experts the UK P&I Club, together with aviation training outfit CAE, launched a safety book on transferable lessons from the flight deck aimed at mariners. The publication aims to illustrate that incidents arising in aviation, and avoidance of these can be mirrored in the maritime sector. Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director at the Club, commented:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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