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Artificial Intelligence Employed to Control Freight and Passenger Ferry Data

New Project Investigates the Use of AI

SWEDEN – Freight and passenger ferry group Stena Line is turning to fellow countrymen and experts in artificial intelligence (AI) Semcon to assist in a new pilot project for development of a unique data management solution. The companies say the solution is intended to pave the way for new digital, sustainable and profitable services at Stena Line.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Shipping Lobby Says More Controls Needed for Lithium Batteries Carried as Air Cargo

Airline and Freight Forwarding Representatives Step Up Pressure

WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), are amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
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As COP25 Proceeds Sustainable Shipping Initiative Report Released with an Eye on Zero Carbon by 2050

Biofuels Considered as an Alternative but Risky Source of Power for Vessels of the Future

WORLDWIDE – The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has released its report, 'The Role of Sustainable Biofuels in the Decarbonisation of Shipping' at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) currently underway in Madrid. Outlining the findings of an inquiry commissioned by the SSI in January 2019, the report reflects a broad stakeholder consultation process to explore the potential role of biofuels in the decarbonisation of shipping.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Lower Aviation Fuel Costs Anticipated Making Airline Outlook Positive - but Cargo Demand Falling

Industry Reports a Decade in the Black as Annual Freight Figures Slip Away

WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts in a report published this month that the global airline industry will produce a net profit of $29.3 billion in 2020, improved over a net profit of $25.9 billion expected in 2019, which was revised downward from a $28 billion forecast in June. If achieved, 2020 will mark the passenger and air cargo industry's 11th consecutive year in the black.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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European Call to Ban Drink Driving with Alcolocks Mandatory on HGVs and Coaches

As Christmas Looms Alcohol Will Blight Celebrations for Many

EUROPE – At this time of year the scourge of drink driving is very much in the front of many people's minds, and sadly some of those will be remembering Christmas for all the wrong reasons, having lost a loved one to a drink driving incident. Now the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is calling for the European Union to introduce a zero-tolerance drink-driving limit in 2020.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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As Britain Goes to the Polls Maritime Charity Launches its Own Manifesto

Aspirations for the Future of Seafaring

UK – WORLDWIDE – Chiming with the country's current mode Seafarers UK, the charity for those who work at sea, has published a new ten-point manifesto setting out the charity's commitment for seafarers' safety and welfare before, during and after their seafaring careers.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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New Middle East Logistics Hub Entirely Powered by the Sun

Solar Energy Builds Greener Supply Chain

DUBAI – DB Schenker has opened its first fully solar-powered logistics centre in Dubai with an area of 33,000 m2. The regional distribution centre, DLC II, is located in the logistics area of Dubai South, in the immediate vicinity of Al Maktoum International Airport, and will become a central regional logistics hub in the Middle East for DB Schenker's customers.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Transport and Logistics Charity Gets Commendation from World Health Organization

Industry Generosity is Saving the Lives of Kids Across Africa

ZAMBIA – UK – WORLDWIDE – The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended logistics charity Transaid's live-saving transportation project in Zambia, which has helped to dramatically reduce severe malaria mortality in children under six years of age, reporting it as being 'feasible, safe and effective in hard-to-reach communities'.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Nothing Boring About Shipping Mary Home to Germany

Giant Machine is Latest Project Freight Forwarding Job

UK – GERMANY – There is nothing (yet everything) boring about the latest project freight forwarding consignment completed by specialist transport outfit Fracht. The shipment involved the carriage of a 515 tonne tunnel boring machine Mary from the recently completed River Humber utility tunnel to its home in Germany.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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