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DP World Acquires More South American Container and Bulk Handling Ports
Logistics Group Agrees to Take on Two Major Gateways

1/14/2019
CHILE – DUBAI – DP World has once again extended its influence in its chosen field with the acquisition of a controlling interest in the p...
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From Cyber Security to Women in Logistics This Update of News Makes Essential Reading
Some Stories from Around the Globe This Week

1/11/2019
ISRAEL – WORLDWIDE – Maritime security specialist Naval Dome says it has come up with an innovative approach to managing the cyber securit...
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Staff News Begins with Loss of an Iconic Figure in the Longshore Community
Death of Veteran Freight Player Leads Appointments and Departures

1/11/2019
US – Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner and widely respected community and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) leader David Arian di...
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Container Shipping Lines Cooperate to Extend Service Offerings from March
Three Partners Await Approval for Vessel Share and Slot Exchange

1/11/2019
WORLDWIDE – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and 2M partner Maersk Line have announced a new strategic cooperation with Israeli competitor, ...
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Annual Dunkirk Conference Shows Growth in Freight Overall During 2018
Port Vows it Will not Allow Brexit to Impact Trade Flows

1/11/2019
FRANCE – UK – WORLDWIDE – This week the Port of Dunkirk held its annual Conference which gives an opportunity to gauge not only how ...
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Logistics Group Opens New Freight Warehouse Close to Home
Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Latest Hub

1/10/2019
BAHRAIN – Logistics group, Agility, has announced the opening of a new 28,500 square metre facility in Hidd to expand its warehousing, freight, ...
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Latest Air Cargo Figures Show Global Slowdown in Freight Movements
IATA Numbers Slowest Since March 2016

1/10/2019
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its data for global air freight markets in the run up to Christmas, show...
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Air Freight Carrier Deploys Giant Aircraft on Latest Humanitarian Aid Mission
Partners Link Up to Bring Succour to Super Typhoon Victims

1/9/2019
SAIPAN – Once again two names which have figured previously when disaster has struck are seen again recently as Ukraine-based air freight carrie...
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Two Major Protests Aimed at RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Crew Terms of Employment
Ramsgate Controversy as Government Under Fire Adds to Channel Island Row

1/9/2019
UK – It seems the controversy surrounding the award to Brittany Ferries, DFDS and, most noticeably Seaborne Freight, of contracts with a value e...
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Ship Building Deal Challenged by Two European Governments
France and Germany Line Up Against Italian State Interests

1/9/2019
EUROPE – The European Commission is to investigate the planned acquisition of French shipbuilding group, Chantiers de l'Atlantique, by Ital...
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From Container Ships to Gas Carriers and Tankers - Analysts Predict the Future Values
A Look at the Various Types of Merchant Ships Likely Cost Prices Over the Next Year

1/9/2019
WORLDWIDE – This week the analysts at ship pricing firm VesselsValue (VV) have been taking their New Year look in the crystal ball to predict th...
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New Cargo Management System to Process a Million Tonnes of Air Freight
First Stage Implementation of Cloud Technology Completed in Luxembourg

1/8/2019
LUXEMBOURG – Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) has successfully completed the first phase of the implementation of its Hermes 5 (H5) Cargo Man...
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China Changes Regulations on Waste Water Discharges as Sulphur Cap Approaches
Open Loop Scrubbers Not on the Banned List in Emission Control Zones - Yet

1/8/2019
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – With the sulphur cap deadline, which will see the percentage of the element allowable in marine fuel cut from the curr...
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More Efficient Testing of Ships Ballast Water is a Sea Change
Revision of IMO Monitoring Guidance Welcomed

1/8/2019
WORLDWIDE – Whilst the 73rd session of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee in October last year covered a variety of topics f...
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Deep Water Port London Gateway Brings New Meaning to Shipping Container Feeder Services
Challenge to Cook a Meal in Less Time Than Dropping and Collecting a Box

1/8/2019
UK – With all the concerns over delays to trucks when the Brexit axe falls, staff at DP World's deep water port and logistics facility on t...
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Cargo Ship Founders in the Baltic with Six Lives Lost
Major Rescue Operation Saves Seven

1/8/2019
TURKEY – There was a tragedy 80 nautical miles off the Turkish coast at Samsun yesterday morning (7 January) when a distress call was received f...
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Transport Charity Transaid Wins Another Year's Support for Vital Work in Zambia
Tyre Group Backs Fight Against Malaria and Assists Battling Health Crisis in Africa

1/7/2019
UK – ZAMBIA – After celebrating the charity's 20th anniversary together with Patron HRH The Princess Royal in London in November, sta...
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Hazardous Materials in Vessels - EU Mandatory Regulations Must be Adhered To
Sulphur Cap Isn't the Only Rule for Owners to Watch Out For

1/7/2019
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Whilst all shipping companies must by now be well aware of the inception of the Sulphur Cap which becomes mandatory o...
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Test for Channel Port Road Haulage Congestion a Success but Too Little and Too Late
Operation Brock Looks Like 'Window Dressing'

1/7/2019
UK – Despite the fact that Operation Brock having been crafted with the aid of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Freight Transport Asso...
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Three New Support Vessels for North Sea Emergency Response and Rescues
Latest Ships Will Provide 80 Seafaring Jobs Guarding Energy Interests

1/7/2019
UK – Offshore support vessel specialist Sentinel Marine says it will create 80 new jobs by adding three multi-role ships to its fast-growing fle...
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Round Up Of Shipping and Logistics News Starts with a Correction to That RoRo/Container Ship Hijack
Some Snippets of the Week's Smaller Items as We Are Taken to Task on Our Piracy Definition

1/4/2019
UK – WORLDWIDE – We are grateful to Melbourne based reader Scott McEwan who took us to task over our dismissal of the recent hijack attemp...
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Once Again a Freight and Logistics Company Steps up to the Charity Plate
Homeless in Kent Treated for Christmas

1/4/2019
UK – Dover based Priority Freight is doubtless considering how Brexit may result in an upswing in its work load but, just before Christmas, the ...
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Double Whammy for Container Shipping Giant as Both Freight and Crew Lost at Sea
Pirate Attack Sees Kidnapping as Storm Washes Box Cargo Overboard

1/4/2019
WEST AFRICA – NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – 2019 could hardly have got off to a worse start for the world's second largest containe...
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Party Time as New Slovenian Logistics Hub Takes Shape
Work Progressing on Ljubljana Freight Facility

1/3/2019
SLOVENIA – Having celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2018 the Slovenian operation of Austrian headquartered logistics provider cargo-partner fin...
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South American Container Port Wins Plaudits for Environmental Rating
Carbon Neutral Status Award Claimed as First on the Continent

1/3/2019
ECUADOR – After announcing recently that access to the port is to undergo a major dredging programme to allow container ships and bulk carriers ...
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All Drivers Not Only Road Haulage Freight Operators Can Petition for Diesel and Petrol Price Control
All Party Parliamentary Group Wants a Watchdog for Motorists

1/3/2019
UK – Although the pump price of fuel does not trouble British voters, or indeed politicians, to the extent to be found in the US, there is a def...
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Government Ridiculed Over RoRo Freight Investment in Company with Neither Ships nor Experience
Chris Grayling Supports Yet Another Under Fire Decision

1/2/2019
UK – Unsurprisingly the government, already berated daily over the Brexit controversy, has come under fire once more after pronouncing the lates...
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Major Logistics Group Expands Global Headquarters by Purchase of Adjacent Giant Gravel Pit
Acquisition of 280,000 Square Metres Vastly Increases Potential Freight Throughput

1/2/2019
DENMARK – DSV, a freight group originally created from the unification of 10 of the country's road haulage operators, has announced an expa...
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Road Haulage and Freight Transport Associations Take a Different Line on Kent HGV Congestion
And Now Dover Considers a Congestion Charge for Lorries

1/31/2018
UK – The eyes of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) are currently firmly fixed on the county of Kent. This week the Road Haulage Associatio...
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Preparation Ensures Project Air Freight Shipment of Precious Rhinoceroses Goes Well
Noise, Temperature and Pressure Essential to Easy Transit

1/31/2018
ISRAEL – RUSSIA – Volga-Dnepr Airlines latest project air freight shipment saw the Russian cargo airline ensure the well-being and safe de...
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Container Terminal Operator Launches New 25 Year PNG Port Management Project
Plans Continue Despite Massive Union Opposition to Company Practices

1/31/2018
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – As expected South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT), a subsidiary of global operator International Container T...
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US looks to Trump for a Plan on Freight and Highway Transport Infrastructure
State of the Union Speech is Supposed to Herald Details of Funding

1/30/2018
US – Not for the first time discussions of how to upgrade sagging US infrastructure are at the top of the agenda for many senior transport offic...
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Container Shipping Line Thinking is Out of Ze Box
Start Up Digital Incubator Created in Marseille

1/30/2018
FRANCE – Digitalisation is of course a major buzzword in the freight and logistics industry at the moment and now the world's third largest...
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Road Haulage Boss Criticises Government Spending on Reserve Lorry Parking
Thousands of Pounds per Day Spent on Unsuitable Location

1/30/2018
UK – Having met with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Transport Minister Jesse Norman last week to discuss a variety of matters, particula...
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Port and Logistics Group Uses Davos Forum to Influence Future Global Freight Trade
DP World Chairman and CEO Talks to Political Leaders

1/30/2018
SWITZERLAND – DUBAI – WORLDWIDE – As the world's senior political figures gathered in Davos for the latest World Economic Forum annu...
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Crane Based on ISO Shipping Containers Sold Whilst Port Outfit Buy Mobile Harbour Unit
European Lifting Equipment Makers Detail New Orders

1/29/2018
FINLAND – GERMANY – DUBAI – AUSTRALIA – Two of Europe's biggest manufacturer's of maritime and cargo handing cranes ...
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Electric Truck and Van Freight and Logistics Trials Update at Free to Visit Transport Conference
(Plus a Chance to Get Recognition for Your Best Commercial Drivers)

1/29/2018
UK – Innovate UK, the government organ charged with turning potential new technologies into commercial success stories, is to deliver an update ...
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Freight and Logistics Giant Has UK Courier Subsidiary Accused of Mistreatment of Staff
Union Says Drivers Forced to Sign New Contracts at Reduced Pay Rates

1/29/2018
UK – Once more DHL finds itself at the centre of an industrial argument as the GMB Union accuses the DHL/UK Mail operation of the 'appallin...
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Shipping and Logistics Staff Moves Begin with a Rail Freight Retirement
Appointments and Departures This Week

1/26/2018
UK – This week's staff movements throughout the freight forwarding, shipping, logistics and road haulage sectors start with the news that T...
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Round-Up! The Week's News from Logistics and Shipping to Ocean Freight and Road Haulage
Some Smaller Itemss from Around the World You May Have Missed

1/26/2018
GERMANY – IRELAND – This week's review of some of the smaller stories in the freight and logistics industry starts with a RoRo shippi...
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Container Ships and Tankers Face New Threats as Pirate Attacks Diminish
Merchant Shipping Groups Caution Against Sea Mines, Missiles and Other Weaponry

1/26/2018
RED SEA – YEMEN – Whilst the threat of pirate attacks in the India Ocean has dwindled of late, thanks to better on board security, the adh...
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Calais Protest Ends Cross Channel Freight as French Fisherman Block Ports
Pulse Fishing Practice a Contentious Environmental Issue

1/25/2018
FRANCE – UK – In what many in the UK will view as typical of their Gallic neighbours, the Ports of Calais and Boulogne have today been blo...
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Infrastructure Report Says Look Beyond HGV Levy and Fuel and Excise Duty for Investment
Councils Falling Behind on Road and Bridge Repairs According to RAC

1/25/2018
UK – According to a report published by the RAC Foundation, almost 3,500 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard, but w...
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Maritime Conference and Exhibition Attracts Shipping Talent to Singapore
Fifteenth APM Event Scheduled for March

1/25/2018
SINGAPORE – Numerous stakeholders are expected to attend the forthcoming 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) event, scheduled for 14 to 16 March 20...
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Ocean Container Shipping Line Lowers the Temperature but Raises the Rates on Reefer Freight
New Ultra Cold Services Designed to Attack the Air Cargo Market

1/25/2018
SOUTH KOREA – SPAIN – Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has started its first ‘Ultra-Freezer’ service from Busan, Korea to Barcelo...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Opens Latest Temperature Controlled Warehouse
New 15,000 Facility Near London's Heathrow Airport

1/24/2018
UK – International freight operation the Gefco Group has opened its third Life Sciences and Healthcare dedicated temperature-controlled warehous...
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European Commission Grants Failing Shipyard a Reprieve
Croatian Government Bail Out Allowable Under EC Rules

1/24/2018
CROATIA – The European Commission has found Croatian plans to grant Uljanik shipyard a State guarantee for a €96 million loan are in line w...
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Rail Freight Operator Extends Intermodal Contract with Road Haulage and Logistics Outfit
Scottish Firm Continues Transfer of Containers to the Tracks

1/23/2018
UK – Rail freight operator, DB Cargo UK has extended its intermodal contract with Scottish outfit Malcolm Logistics until 2020. Having signed an...
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Air Cargo News Starts with Schiphol Freighter Slot Discussions After Hub Traffic Growth in 2017
A Round Up of Several Stories from the World of Global Airfreight

1/23/2018
NETHERLANDS – A maximum number of 500,000 Air Traffic Movements (ATM) until 2020 has been agreed between Schiphol Group, the local community, ai...
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British Freight Forwarding and Logistics Industry Warned of Latest Cyber Scam
Sector Targeted Again by Hackers

1/23/2018
UK – Anyone with a computer these days is liable to be attacked by cyber criminals and the logistics sector has been updating its protection mea...
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MSC Opens New RoRo West African Project Freight and Break Bulk Service from Europe
Rolling Cargo Offering to Complement Existing Container Trade

1/23/2018
AFRICA – EUROPE – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced the introduction ...
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Latest Port and Logistics Investment to Examine Inland Container Terminals and Freight Corridors
DP World Funding Partnership Platform for India

1/23/2018
INDIA – Global port specialist DP World, and Indian fund manager the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), have created an investm...
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International Cooperation Sees Freight Forwarding Group Ship Giant Pandas
Dedicated 6,500 Kilometres Flight Forms Base of Climate Neutral Logistics Project

1/23/2018
CHINA – FINLAND – As part of an international cooperation DHL Global Forwarding has moved two giant pandas from Chengdu, China to Äht...
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Row Over Jones Act Cargo Vessels Rages as Ever Despite the Tragedy of Puerto Rico
Parole Period Over the Island Reverts to Caribbean Second Class Citizen

1/22/2018
US – PUERTO RICO – As with other contentious issues such as gun control and abortion, the 1920 Merchant Marine Act aka the Jones Act, as e...
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Freight and Road Haulage Associations Strongly Disagree on Anglo French Calais Border Deal
Disharmony in the Industry Over the Sandhurst Treaty

1/22/2018
UK – FRANCE – The so called 'Sandhurst Treaty', signed last week by French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister ...
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Cyber Security Forum Aimed at Shipping and Forwarding Examines Threats to the Supply Chain
Logistics Sector Must Stay Abreast of Hacking Guidelines

1/22/2018
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – As we have been pointing out for some time 2018 is the year when the shipping and forwarding, and indeed the log...
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The Weekly Round Up of Some Smaller Freight and Logistics Stories
A Smorgasbord of Global Events in the Past Seven Days

1/19/2018
JAPAN – The three container shipping lines merger to form new joint venture company, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., (the ONE network) which we...
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Current Appointments (and Departures) in Shipping, freight and Logistics at a Glance
Who is Heading Where This Week and Beyond

1/19/2018
UK – Maritime UK has established a Taskforce to address fairness, equality, and inclusion within the maritime sector. The Taskforce will make a ...
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Survey Confirms the UK Freight and Logistics Sector Biggest Worry is Road Haulage Driver Shortage
Annual Review Sees Some Radical Changes in Results

1/19/2018
UK – In the opinion of the majority of road haulage and British freight executives, the ongoing driver shortage is by far the most significant c...
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Van and Box Truck Lift System Ideal Solution for a Variety of Freight Now Available in US
Minimal Inside Body Storage Prevents Problems Associated with Tail Lifts

1/19/2018
US – The ArtLift (Art of Lifting) system produced by Actuall in the Netherlands is now available in the US via National Fleet Products which mar...
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British Freight Awards Are a Hit Yet Again with the Forwarding and Logistics Community
Another Memorable Event at the BIFA Celebrations in London

1/18/2018
UK – This week saw the much anticipated event which lies at the very heart of the UK freight forwarding and logistics community, the British Int...
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UK Government Support for Minimum Wage for Seafarers Disparaged by Some
Union Expresses Displeasure Despite Guarantees of Enforcement

1/18/2018
UK – The UK government has warned employers that all seafarers working in UK waters must be paid at least UK minimum wage rates. Amid rising con...
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Port Conference Details General Cargo and Container Traffic
Dunkirk Movers Freight - from Fruit to Energy

1/18/2018
FRANCE – This week saw the country's third largest port hold its annual conference to review performance in 2017 and look forward to the fu...
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Update on US Naval Accidents with Cargo Vessel and Tanker Which Left 17 Dead
Commanding Officers to Face Criminal Charges

1/17/2018
US – JAPAN – The US Navy has announced that the former Commanding officers of the two US warships involved in the fatal collisions in Asia...
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Well Managed Freight Operations Contribute to Fuel Economy for Air Cargo and Passenger Carriers
Sino and Japanese Airlines Top Transpacific Thrift Table

1/17/2018
US – WORLDWIDE – According to a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Hainan Airlines and All Nippon Airways...
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Another Cycle Event for the Freight Transport and Logistics Industry's Favourite Charity
(and This Time You Don't Have to Fly to Africa - So No Excuses Please)

1/17/2018
UK – As some of us abandon our New Year's resolutions, international development charity Transaid has the solution to keep those with lofty ...
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German Freight Trains to Become Longer as Intermodal Infrastructure Gets an Upgrade
Rail Authorities Aim for High Capacity Improvements to Cut Noise and Emissions

1/16/2018
GERMANY – The country's rail authorities, which have been much criticised both before and following the Rastatt incident, appear to be movi...
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Sad Tale as Burning Iranian Tanker Finally Sinks After Being Rent by Explosion
Death Toll Expected to Rise as Only 3 Bodies from 32 Crew Recovered

1/16/2018
CHINA – The Iranian operated Suezmax tanker that had been burning at sea and which we reported on last week, finally sank in the East China Sea ...
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Transport for the North Strategic Plan Doubted by Some in the Road Haulage Freight Community
All Praise the Spirit but Concerns as to Whether it Can Achieve its Objectives by 2050

1/16/2018
UK – The Transport for the North (TfN) partnership, having today launched the Draft Strategic Transport Plan for the North, the scheme to redesi...
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Big Investments in UK Freight and Passenger RoRo and RoPax Ferry Services
Spending on Sea Crossings for 2018 Onward - To, From and Within Britain

1/16/2018
UK – EUROPE – Discover Ferries, an organisation which represents ten of the companies which serve the British market, has released an over...
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Maritime Services Group Subsidiary Orders Specialist Ice Class Fuel Vessel
New ATB Will Service Alaskan Communities

1/15/2018
US – Crowley Fuels LLC, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime, has announced that it has signed a construction contract with Bollinger Shipyards to b...
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Chemical Cargoes and Hazardous Freight Lead to Specialist e-learning for Container Shipping Line
MSC Adopts Worldwide IMDG Code Training System for its Staff

1/15/2018
UK – SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – When, as is the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), you are running a fleet of 460 container ships ...
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Drink and Drugs Post a Threat to Road Haulage Companies and the Transport of Freight
Employers Must Have a Policy to Ensure Safety in the Workplace and On the Road

1/15/2018
UK – Long term readers will know we have been banging on about the perils of mixing alcohol or drugs with the carriage of freight for almost a d...
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From Manufacturer and Through the Logistics Web - All Have a Voice Via This Supply Chain Survey
CILT Team with Gartner Again to Examine Your Views

1/15/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – As Brexit looms ever closer comes an opportunity for anyone whose daily grind includes forming a link in the supply chain...
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Some Smaller Stories in the World of Logistics This Week You May Have Missed
A Round-Up of What is Happening in Shipping Around the Globe

1/12/2018
UAE – WORLDWIDE –This week global port and logistics specialist DP World marked its 10-year public listing on Nasdaq Dubai with a ceremon...
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Another Sad Start to Staff News in the Freight, Shipping and Logistics Sectors
Global Appointments and Departures in the Professions Announced This Week

1/12/2018
US – Once again we must begin the week's staff appointments and departures in the freight, shipping and logistics sectors with the news tha...
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Freight and Logistics Sector Sees Another Targeted Acquisition
Automotive Specialist Moves Into Moroccan Market

1/12/2018
FRANCE – SPAIN – MOROCCO – Acquisitions in the freight sector continue the pattern of the past couple of years as logistics group Ge...
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Latest Airbus Project to Carry Company's Own Freight (But That Name Has Connotations)
Giant Aircraft is a Step Into the Unknown and - Despite the Look - is Not a Heavy Lift Plane

1/12/2018
FRANCE – EUROPE – One hopes that, in time, the choice of name for its latest innovation will not be a source of regret to the plane makers...
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Maintaining the Urban Food Chain is Essential in the Light of Looming Potential Logistics Problems
UKWA Summit Looks at Cities as Brexit, Driver Shortages and Pollution Controls Exacerbate Things

1/11/2018
UK – Food security and the continuing integrity of the produce supply chain is a subject which we necessarily keep coming back to. The 'Fee...
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Freight and Road Haulage Outfits Must Prepare for Snow and Ice
Snow Ploughs and Salt Spreaders to Suit Your Situation

1/11/2018
UK – Although we tend to think of snow and ice in December (White Christmas and all that) in fact February is often the month we see the worst o...
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An Essential Date for the Fresh Produce Supply Chain as Growers to Container Shipping Groups Line Up
Berlin Exhibition Extends from the Field to the Supermarket Shelf

1/11/2018
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – The ability to ship food and fresh products around the world has become an integral, and essential part of the econo...
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Maritime Disaster Hot Spots Identified as Latest Stricken Vessel Still Burns
Global Ship Losses Analysed by Marine Insurers

1/10/2018
WORLDWIDE – As the Iranian operated Suezmax tanker Sanchi continues to burn at sea, the area she was stricken in has been identified as t...
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Improved Digital Rail Transport Communications Affect Passenger and Freight Train Traffic Alike
Government Call for Evidence and Route Forward Prompts Study for Discussion

1/10/2018
UK – A research project to support improved digital connectivity for customers commissioned by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), on be...
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Pirate Attacks Decline against Freight and Passenger Vessels as Naval Forces Maintain Vigilance
Piracy Incidents Down Again with Armed Guards Aboard Potential Targets in Dangerous Waters

1/10/2018
WORLDWIDE – Attacks against freight and passenger vessels remain in decline as the world's Naval forces maintain a vigil in the Indian Ocea...
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Video Shows Iranian Suezmax Burning Off Chinese Coast after Two Bulk Carriers Collide
Fire May Rage for Up to a Month

1/10/2018
CHINA – SOUTH KOREA – The superheated, blistered hull of the Iranian tanker Sanchi which has been burning off the Chinese coast sin...
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Road Haulage Boss Gets TV Spot to Warn of Continuing Migrant Problems in Calais
Despite Stringent Measures Some Violence Toward Truckers Continues

1/9/2018
FRANCE – UK – Road Haulage Association (RHA) chief executive Richard Burnett today had the chance to reveal on national television the tru...
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The Secret of Recruitment in Freight and Logistics Lies in Recruiting Young Talent
John Good Shipping Says a Better Public Image Must be Supported by Effective Apprentice Schemes

1/9/2018
UK – An industry crying out for new talent at every level, logistics needs to solve its own recruitment problems using innovative means. Besides...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Keeps Expanding and Increasing Assets
3PL is Seemingly Not the Way for Turkish Founded Company

1/9/2018
SWEDEN – TURKEY – WORLDWIDE – It seems Ekol, the freight forwarding and logistics group founded in Istanbul in 1990 has, like many o...
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New Freight Aircraft Order Whilst Air Cargo Association Expands its Range
Extra 777's Sold as TIACA Signs Up Forwarding and Logistics Agencies

1/9/2018
TURKEY – US – SOUTH AMERICA – Following the purchase of two Boeing 777 freighters just last month, Turkish Airlines has announced a ...
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Freight Rail Boss Attacks European Failures After Rastatt Tunnel Collapse
Berkeley Worries Failure to Act Will Mirror the Decline of the Canals

1/8/2018
UK – EUROPE – Anyone familiar with the views of Tony Berkeley, Chairman of the UK Rail Freight Group (RFG) and a Board Member of the Europ...
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Automation and Artificial Intelligence are Fuelling a Change in Freight and Materials Handling
From Autonomous Road Haulage Trucks to Robot Fork Lifts - Logistics Technology is Moving Apace

1/8/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – Anyone who has followed the freight trade press in the past year will know that 2017 ushered in a more serious attitude t...
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Food Logistics and the Supply Chain After Brexit Up for Discussion at London Refrigeration Event
Transport of Essentials Will Feature This Month

1/8/2018
UK – Despite all the hype and prevarication Brexit is happening, and the long term effects on freight and the supply chain cannot even be guesse...
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Freight Transport and Road Haulage Interests Cautious Over Severn Toll Cost Reductions
Removing VAT Will Not Affect Most and Stakeholders Want Firm Date for Promised Cancellation

1/8/2018
UK – Today marks a somewhat historic occasion for both private motorists, and van and heavy goods vehicle road haulage operators, as it heralds ...
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Some Smaller Freight and Shipping Items in a Quiet Week for Logistics News
Things You May Have Missed as You Recovered from the New Year Celebrations

1/5/2018
INDIA – We start a quick, and quiet, week's run-down of some smaller items in the world of shipping, freight and logistics with a road haul...
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Belt and Road Will Affect Global Shipping and Forwarding for the Foreseeable Future
Time to Consider the Breadth and Effect of Chinese Policy on Transport, Trade and Ports

1/5/2018
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – As the New Year creeps in, with staff in shipping and forwarding offices slowly getting back into the swing of things ...
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Maritime Event Increases in Popularity as Visitor Numbers Rise
Freight Forwarding and Logistics Executives Mingle with Shipbuilders

1/5/2018
CHINA – Attendance figures are in for the recent Marintec Conference and Exhibition held in Shanghai in December and this, the 19...
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Business Finance Group Reveals Payment Problems in Shipping, Road Haulage and Freight Forwarding
UK Transport Sector is the Slowest Payer of Any Industry

1/4/2018
UK – MarketInvoice, which provides a range of financial products from its London and Manchester based offices, has come up with a new study, the...
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Waste Water Monitor for Freight and Passenger Ships Wins Approval
Classification Society Passes Maritime Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Checker

1/4/2018
UK – WORLDWIDE – Chelsea Technologies, actually based in West Molesey, which produces a range of sensors for the maritime industry, has a...
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Here Comes the Hype on Hyperloop - More in the Game for Superfast Freight and Passenger Transport
Chinese to Compete with US for Latest Transport Mode

1/4/2018
US – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – If Elon Musk wasn't the boss of Tesla then his ideas might not be taken as seriously as they are. His ...
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UK Road User Levy Changes May See Road Haulage Companies Subject to Pay per Mile Technology
Government Considering Alternative Revenue Streams and Emissions are in Its Sights

1/4/2018
UK – The news that Transport Minister Chris Grayling is 'considering' a scheme to introduce pay per mile technology for heavy good veh...
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New Met Police Policy Worries Road Haulage Transport Interests
It Seems Lower Level Crimes Are Not Worthy of Attention

1/3/2018
UK – There has been a press backlash over the past few days regarding the Metropolitan Police Service decision to not investigate some crimes wh...
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Largest RoPax (or RoRo) Ferry in the World Ordered for Dublin - Holyhead Route
Irish Ferries Ship Ready for 2020

1/2/2018
IRELAND – GERMANY – The world's largest cruise ferry in terms of capacity is to be built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & ...
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RoRo Ferry Group End 2017 on a High in Terms of Freight Carried
Record Level of Cargo on UK - Continental Route

1/2/2018
UK – BELGIUM – RoRo operation P&O Ferries finished 2017 with yet another record in a year which provided the company with several othe...
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National Debt Sees Container Shipping Line Acquire Share in Port
Second Major Sale by Liquidation Agency

1/2/2018
GREECE – French container shipping line CMA CGM now has a stake in the Port of Thessaloniki following a successful bid by the German led consort...
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Zambian Truck Driver Program Working to Save Lives
NGO Assistance Helps Improve Safety

1/31/2017
ZAMBIA – It’s not uncommon to hear people in the West bemoaning the restrictions placed upon them by health and safety regulations. All to...
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Councils Call for Powers to Punish Freight Drivers Who Use Wrong Satnavs
Stuck Trucks Causes Anger with Officials

1/31/2017
UK – The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, has called for all lorry drivers usin...
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Logistics Group Supports RNLI, a Shipping and Freight Forwarding Favourite Charity
Lifesaving Group Gets Practical Help with Series of Fundraisers You Can Join

1/30/2017
UK – The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is, for obvious reasons, a charity much favoured by members of the shipping and freight forw...
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Notable Fashion House Chooses Freight and Logistics Partner for B2B and Internet Contract
3PL Switch to Make Cost and Efficiency Savings

1/30/2017
UK – Freight group Walker Logistics claims it has produced both cost and efficiency savings for a notable client after taking over the online an...
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Road Safety Charity Condemns Haulage Duo’s 'Lenient' Truck Killer Sentences
Deaths Preventable with Proper Care and Maintenance

1/30/2017
UK – Brake, the road safety charity, has condemned the sentencing of two men found guilty of the manslaughter of three men and a little girl as ...
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Long Established Ships Agency and Freight Forwarder Opens New Office
John Good Shipping Takes Liverpool Premises

1/27/2017
UK – Despite being one of the longest established names in the commercial maritime world John Good Shipping is still looking to the future, as e...
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The Week’s Hires and Fires in Freight and Logistics around the World
Some Transport Industry Movers and Shakers Swap Jobs

1/27/2017
US – This week’s round up of freight and logistics appointments begin with news that FedEx has announced that David Bronczek will assume t...
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Logistics Company Expands with Bulk Road Freight Acquisition
Abbey buys Armet

1/26/2017
UK – Liverpool based specialist logistics provider, Abbey Logistics has acquired the complete share capital of bulk liquid food transport firm, ...
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A Round Up of Freight and Logistics Items You May Have Missed
News Bites from the Transport Sector

1/26/2017
THE NETHERLANDS – DSV has been appointed to manage operations for Primark out of a new logistics centre in the Netherlands. The 65,000 mread this news article >>
Road Haulage and Freight Groups Lambast London Mayor on Cycle/Truck Policy
Direct Vision Just One Factor in Causes of Accidents

1/26/2017
UK – Following our article on the London Mayor’s new consultation paper concerning the ‘Direct Vision Standard’, the amount of...
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Technology Development Partnership Publishes Report on How Freight Shipping Can Reduce Emissions
Field Trials of New, and Forgotten, Systems Scheduled Over Next Three Years

1/25/2017
UK – The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a public-private partnership between top global energy and engineering companies and the UK Govern...
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New Freight Service Now Offered Between Saudi Arabia and India
Expected to Prove Export Boon for Sub Continental Rice Market

1/25/2017
SAUDI ARABIA – DUBAI – INDIA -- Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a maritime and logistics conglomerate based in Doha, has signed an agreement wi...
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Dearth of Road Haulage Drivers Blights Freight and Logistics Sector
New Apprenticeship Scheme Makes a Start on Addressing the Balance

1/25/2017
UK – Over the years, many vested road haulage industry interests have warned of chronic shortage of skilled workers in the UK's freight and ...
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RoRo Ferry Groups Cooperate in Container, Trailer and Break Bulk Freight Service Agreement
Expansion of European Coverage from This Month

1/25/2017
UK – SPAIN –BELGIUM – SWEDEN – Following the news in December that Swedish Orient Line (SOL) had appointed John Good Shipping ...
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As Road Haulage Sector Concerns Grow Over Driver Shortage One Man Illustrates What's Possible
HGV Driver Goes the Extra Mile (and Three Million More)

1/25/2017
UK – We have often featured the exploits of US truck drivers who regularly chalk up huge mileages in their long careers, a feat made much more p...
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Mayor Wants More Restrictions to be Imposed on London Road Haulage Operators
TfL Launches Consultation but Intends to Stiffen Regulations Yet Again

1/24/2017
UK – Road haulage operators have responded after Transport for London (TfL) released research which it says proves that having direct vision fro...
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Agricultural Exports to Asia Prove Boon to West Coast US Port
But Are the Days of Wine and Roses About to End?

1/24/2017
US – A boom in demand from markets in Asia has seen agricultural export tonnage at the Port of Oakland grow by 233% in the last five years, and ...
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Freight Trade Between Cuba and the US in the Balance Despite Recent Softening of Regulations
Much Will Depend on How the New President Sees the Situation

1/24/2017
US – CUBA – The inauguration of President Trump leaves many area of US policy in some doubt, none more so than in the area of Foreign Trad...
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Rail Freight Group Criticises Costing Projections on HS2 Project
Deep Concerns over Budget Shortfall and Disruption Time

1/23/2017
UK – The Rail Freight Group’s (RFG) Chairman, Lord Berkeley, is to raise concerns with the Government which the organisation has over the ...
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Pentalver Invests in New Freight Container Handling Equipment
Five Million Pound Order for New Box Movers

1/23/2017
UK – Pentalver, one of the UK's foremost providers of container-related services, has announced it is investing £5 million in handling...
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Freight and Logistics Snippets in the UK Market This Week
Self-Braking Trucks, Postcard Sized Parcel Trackers and Ferry Figures

1/20/2017
UK – To open this brief round-up of freight and logistics snippets, in which we range from ferries to a device which can even detect a parcel be...
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World Maritime Day Theme Announced by IMO General Secretary
'Connecting Ships, Ports and People' Will Continue 2016 Mantra

1/20/2017
UK – WORLDWIDE – The Port of Felixstowe played host to the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Secretary General, Kitack Lim...
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Australian Freight Truckers Association Opens Road Haulage Voter Registration
Owner Driver and Small Fleet Representatives for the ATA Council to be Selected

1/20/2017
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has opened voter registration for the election of owner driver and small fleet representat...
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Freight and Logistics Network to Aid Vaccine Supply Chain
Partnership Intends to Help Remote and Poor Communities

1/20/2017
WORLDWIDE – Freight and logistics outfit the Deutsche Post DHL Group have got together with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (G...
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Rail Freight Begins This Week's Logistics Sector Appointments and Departures
Staff News Throughout the Transport Industry

1/20/2017
CANADA – The train has left the station for one railway executive as we begin this week’s staff appointments with rail freight news as Can...
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Freight Insurer Calls for Shippers to Pay More Care to Coiled Material Loads
Publishes Free Advice to Secure Dangerous Shipments

1/20/2017
WORLDWIDE – As part of its campaign to improve standards with the safe packing of unit loads, including shipping containers, specialist freight ...
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Annual Freight Awards Sees Logistics Professionals Gather in London
Olympic Star Hosts BIFA Yearly Celebration of Prowess

1/20/2017
UK – Once again the Brewery in London’s Chiswell Street was the scene of this year’s British International Freight Association (BIFA...
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DP World Join UN Emergency Response Logistics Team
MoU Signed at Davos to Boost Disaster Reaction Program

1/19/2017
SWITZERLAND – At a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos the world's third largest container terminal operator, DP World, signed an M...
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Freight Specialist to Market New Load System as Alternative to Break Bulk Shipping
Peters & May Start New Company for Innovative Load Carriers

1/18/2017
UK – Specialist Boat and oversize freight shippers the Peters & May Group has acquired two patented load systems. The systems were developed...
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UK Freight and Logistics Bodies Have Mixed Reactions to Mays Brexit Speech
Lack of Detail Disconcerting for Some in the Industry

1/18/2017
UK – The speech by Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday concerning the British government’s position on Brexit and confirmation that her g...
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UK Government Promise on Severn Bridge Tolls Cut Could Go Further – Freight Lobby
Major Reductions in Crossing Costs between England and Wales Proposed but More Hoped For

1/18/2017
UK – With the Severn River Crossings due to come back into public ownership in late 2017/early 2018, the government is proposing to abolish the ...
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Break Bulk Cargo Berths Upgraded After Almost a Century
South African Port Improvement Continues to Progress Well

1/17/2017
SOUTH AFRICA – A R1.5 billion ($111.4 million/ £91 million / €104) project to improve one of Africa’s busiest ports has reporte...
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Community Award for Do-Gooder Set to Raise the Profile of Freight and Logistics
Local Youngster Sought Worthy to Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet

1/17/2017
UK – Much has been made of late with regard to the anonymity of the freight industry amongst the general public. Logistics is not only ignored a...
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Yet More Million Dollar Penalties for Merchant Ship Polluters
Compensation for US Marine Reef Sanctuary

1/17/2017
US – The two Greek shipping companies at the centre of the latest ‘magic pipe’ incident, have been ordered to pay corporate penaltie...
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UK Warehousing Association Looks at Future Problem Logistics in London
New Report Studies Vital Food Supplies Leading Up To 2030

1/17/2017
UK – This week sees the release of a major new study commissioned by the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) to investigate potential ...
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Schiphol Cargo Throughput Up with Record Air Freight Tonnages for 2016
Continued Growth Due to New Initiatives

1/16/2017
THE NETHERLANDS – Europe’s third largest air cargo hub, Amsterdam Schiphol, has reported a 2.5% year-on-year growth in 2016 with a record ...
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Freight, Logistics and Heavy Lift News Round Up to Start the Week
Snippets of Industry News to Peruse After the Weekend

1/16/2017
WORLDWIDE – As we all get back into the groove after the holiday period we’ve waded through the freight and logistics industry news so you...
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Freight Falls Short of Sector Average for Port Boulogne Calais But Still Better than Passenger Traff
French Coastal Ports Suffer in Wake of the 2016 Migrant Crisis

1/13/2017
FRANCE – Despite our recent upbeat piece mentioning Cross Channel traffic, the Port of Dover in particular, it seems things have not been quite ...
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DP World CEO Meets Indian PM to Discuss Development of Logistics Industry in the Country
Part of Wider Discussions on Investment in Subcontinent

1/13/2017
INDIA – UAE – The Chairman and CEO of port and logistics group DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, met this week with the Prime Minister o...
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Volvo and Mercedes Supply Road Haulage Operators in Canada and UK with Latest Truck Models
New Fuel Efficient Engines Making their Mark with Freight Interests

1/13/2017
CANADA – UK – News of how road haulage operators are enhancing their freight fleets on either side of the Atlantic for the New Year as Vol...
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UK Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial Fund Winners Announced
Road Haulage Sector Will See Electric Vans and Hydrogen Powered Trucks

1/13/2017
UK – Transport Minister John Hayes has announced the winners of the £20 million funding for the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial. ...
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New Agreement Will See Bulk Carriage by Merchant Ship of Liquid Hydrogen
Newly Designed Vessels Aim to Carry Formerly Proscribed Gas

1/13/2017
AUSTRALIA – JAPAN – The two countries have signed a memorandum which will allow liquid hydrogen to be safely shipped in bulk for the first...
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US DOT Appoints Committee to Examine Issues on Automation in Transportation
New Personnel Will Examine Future Potentials and Legislations

1/12/2017
US – Following on from the news late last year that China is to set a single standard for autonomous vehicles on its roads the US Department of ...
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US Road Haulage Freight Giant to Help Fight Human Slavery and Sex Trafficking
Signs up Drivers for Training Scheme to Help Victims

1/12/2017
US – In an effort to help eradicate the scourge that is human trafficking UPS Freight has announced that they are going to work with non-profit ...
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New Logistics Boss Starts the Worldwide Staff Appointments News This Week
Host of Global Personnel Changes Include US Department of Transport

1/12/2017
WORLDWIDE – The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Kevin Byrne to take over from out-g...
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Freight Transport Association and everywoman Awards Celebrate New Nomination Categories
Less Than a Month Now to Name the Women in the Industry Deserving Recognition

1/12/2017
UK – The nominations for the 2017 FTA everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards were well and truly opened last night at a celebration in Cent...
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Freight and Logistics News Roundup
What is happening in the Industry this week?

1/11/2017
US – Shipping container volumes reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland in 2016, with the port handling the equivalent of 1.83 million l...
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Puerto Rico Gets Additional Air Cargo Capacity for Pharmaceutical Freight Industry
American Airlines to Put on Widebody Jet Service to meet Demand

1/11/2017
PUERTO RICO – From April, American Airlines will add a daily, nonstop widebody service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (...
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Not All Handling Equipment Moves Conventional Freight but it All Works in the Logistics Sector
US Army Spends 142 Million Dollars on New Forklifts

1/11/2017
US – UK – Not all handling equipment is built to work in docks and container freight terminals but all are certainly logistics related. No...
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Port of Dover Teams Up with University to Combat Road Congestion as Cross Channel Business Booms
Combination of Brains and Experience Paying Dividends for Ferry Customers as Tunnel Breaks Records

1/10/2017
UK – An effort to combat heavy congestion around the busiest ferry terminal in Europe has reported that it has achieved useful results, accordi...
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Singapore to Implement Autonomous Freight Truck Convoys between Port Terminals
Experimental System Designers Selected for Competition

1/10/2017
SINGAPORE – The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) and the Singapore Ministry of Transport (MOT) have agreed with Toyota Tsusho and Scania to des...
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Piracy Down but Crew Kidnappings Up in 2016 as Merchant Vessels Warned to Stay Vigilant
Maritime Crime Continues to Move Away from Indian Ocean

1/10/2017
WORLDWIDE – According to the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau's (ICC IMB) annual piracy report, 2016 saw crew...
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Road Haulage Guide to US State Weight Limits Will Aid Truckers
Truck Tracking Firm Publishes Help for Drivers

1/10/2017
US – As is so often the case the lines between state and federal regulations can become blurred and are often confusing, and there is no industr...
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New UK Terminal and Marine Services Agreement Signed on Petroleum Discharges
Twelve Million Tonne plus Deal in Three British Ports

1/10/2017
UK – GAC UK has signed a three-year terminal and marine services deal with Valero Logistics UK Ltd. Under the agreement GAC UK will manage and s...
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Asian Logistics Provider Continues Expansion into Europe
Kerry Buys German Media Transport Specialist

1/10/2017
CHINA – GERMANY – Kerry Logistics Network Limited, one of Asia’s leading logistics providers, has continued to expand its European o...
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Air Cargo Credit Control Could Cost Freight Forwarders More in Future
IATA to Meet with BIFA and CASS Stakeholders This Month

1/10/2017
UK – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reportedly informed the British International Freight Association (BIFA) of a propos...
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US Logistics Giant Moves into UK Road Haulage Freight Market
UPS Latest Acquisition to Tie Up with North American Operation

1/10/2017
UK – US – Freightex, a UK-based brokerage provider of road haulage freight services has been bought by US logistics giant UPS. The acquisi...
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Road Haulage Trucks Urged to Heed Weather Warning from UK Met Office
Severe Winter Conditions Expected

1/9/2017
UK – Following on from last week’s road closures to road haulage outfits in Bulgaria due to extreme winter weather much of Europe has been...
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Logistics Group Comes up with Whiter than White Freight Contract
New Tooth-Care Brand Appoints Pick and Pack Distribution Specialist

1/9/2017
UK – Taylor’s 32, a new natural tooth-care brand, has appointed Walker Logistics to handle its business-to-business (B2B) order fulfilment...
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Road Haulage Trucks Halted in Bulgaria Due to Harsh Weather Conditions
Government Place Ban on Freight Movements

1/6/2017
BULGARIA – The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport has declared that all heavy goods vehicles in the country are to halt and await permission to pro...
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Tanker Group Signs Up for New Port Agency with Logistics Management Provider
New Agreement Sees Extension of European Services

1/6/2017
EUROPE – Having expanded its connections with Danish dry cargo and tanker group Norden last month by signing a new global contract for crew logi...
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Even the Worlds of Shipping and Logistics are Under Threat in the UK
Law Change Threatens to Emasculate Press in All Forms

1/5/2017
UK – The Handy Shipping Guide rarely strays too far ‘off piste’ with our daily musings entirely devoted to matters concerned with sh...
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Heavy Lift Specialists Transit the Northern Sea Route with Open Hatches
Race Against Time Meant a Hazardous First in Arctic Waters

1/5/2017
RUSSIA – Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) has successfully transported the first-ever ship-to-shore (STS) cranes via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) which tr...
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Deep Water Container Port and Logistics Park Raise Charity Funds - Again
DP World London Gateway Team Support Good Causes for Fifth Year

1/5/2017
UK – Once again the shipping and logistics sector stood up to be counted in the name of charity recently when DP World London Gateway hosted its...
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'One Belt - One Road' Adds Another Freight Destination as Train Departs China for London
New Overland Route to Take Eighteen Days

1/4/2017
UK – CHINA – Following on from the China Railway Corporation announcement in November that they are now routing a freight train service to...
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Ferry and Container Traffic Thrives as European Ports Report Freight Quantities Up
Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Stockholm Set Records for 2016

1/4/2017
UK – BELGIUM – SWEDEN – In a sign of the continuing strength of exports to and from Britain during 2016, P&O Ferries has announc...
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Freight Vessels and Cruise Liners Must Amend Their Behaviour to Protect Polar Waters
IMO Moves to Ensure Shipping Adopts Mandatory New Code

1/4/2017
ARCTIC – ANTARCTIC – With more and more ships navigating in polar waters, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has moved to addre...
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Container Lines Extend Freight Share Cooperation Begun by Hanjin Collapse
Former Competitors Draw Closer to Rationalise Trade

1/3/2017
SOUTH KOREA – WORLDWIDE – Having last month successfully negotiated the terms in a new tie-up with the world two largest container shippin...
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The Very Heaviest of Air Freight Carriers Appoints New Sales Team
Break Up of Ukrainian/Russian JV Mean Operator Goes It Alone

1/3/2017
UK – Following the breakup of Ruslan International, the joint operation between Volga-Dnepr and Antonov Airlines due to the political situation ...
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Anti-Theft Technology Improves as Freight Thieves Step Up Their Own Efforts
Will 2017 be a Happy New Year for Supply Chain Criminals with 3D Printers?

1/2/2017
WORLDWIDE – Firstly of course a very happy and prosperous New Year to all readers of the Handy Shipping Guide and users of our Freight Directory...
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Container Shipping Giant Buys Intermodal Rail Freight Company
Iberian Peninsula Expansion Deal Sealed

1/29/2016
PORTUGAL – MSC Rail, a subsidiary of the world’s second largest container shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), has acquired...
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Project Freight Forwarding Expert Offers Advice to Less Experienced Shippers
Early Notice, Avoid Busy Periods and Speak to a Professional are the Key Factors

1/29/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – Sometimes it is wise to note that all one’s readers might not be as well versed in the world of shipping as others....
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Largest Container Freight Carrier Opts to Divert Service to London Gateway
Maersk Vessels Calling More Often at Thames Port in Future

1/28/2016
SOUTH AMERICA – UK – EUROPE – Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping line in terms of capacity, has switched the ...
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Jailed Guardians of Merchant Shipping Against Pirates Get Support
Union Money Available for Appeal

1/28/2016
INDIA – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is to pay the legal support costs for the 35 crewmembers of the Seaman G...
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Favourite Trucks Among the Road Haulage and Freight Sector Take More Independence
Volvo Group Makes Structural Changes to Commercial Vehicle Division

1/27/2016
SWEDEN – WORLDWIDE – Volvo is to change the structure of the Group’s truck organisation and create four separate units: Volvo Trucks...
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Freight and Logistics Charity Transaid Challenges You to Get on Your Bike!
See the World, Get Fit and Do Something Really Worthwhile

1/27/2016
UK – AFRICA – International transport development charity Transaid, is once again challenging members of the freight and logistics industr...
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Sad Start to Appointments and Departures from Container Shipping Through Supply Chain Logistics
Death of a Freight and Wider Industry Giant Heads This Weeks Announcements

1/27/2016
TAIWAN – This week’s round-up of staff changes and appointments in the world of freight and logistics begins with the sad news that Chang ...
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Freight and Road Haulage Interests Welcome Thames Crossing Plans
United Voice in Favour of a Suitable Tunnel

1/27/2016
UK – Highways England has unveiled plans for a new multi-billion pound road link across the River Thames between Essex and Kent in the hope of r...
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Logistics and Freight Forwarding Insurance Broker Dons a New Identity
Name Change for Peter Lole Puts the Icing on the Cake

1/26/2016
UK – The New Year has been a busy period for logistics specialist insurance brokers Peter Lole. The company, which offers the full suite of assu...
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RoRo Freight Ferry Seizure Brings Calls for Military Response While Operation Stack Under Discussion
Proposals to Move French Migrant Camps and UK Truck Rest Sites Continue

1/26/2016
FRANCE – UK – Despite the migrant situation at the French coastal ports continuing to make headlines for all the wrong reasons it seems th...
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RoRo Freight Ferry Charter Fills a Gap in the Market
Ex Military Ship Will Serve on UK - Spanish Route

1/25/2016
UK – SPAIN – Suiting a charter vessel to a particular task is never easy, particularly in the RoRo freight ferry sector, so it is easy to ...
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New Intermodal 'Transloading' Tool Boosts Rail Freight Outfits Multimodal Capabilities
Warehouse and Transhipment Facilities Located at the Click of a Mouse

1/25/2016
NORTH AMERICA – Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), which owns or leases 120 freight railroads around the globe, including since last year the UK&r...
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Same Day Road Haulage Express Courier to the Air Freight Forwarding Community Bought Out
Established Operator Acquired by International Logistics Group

1/25/2016
UK – Rico, a logistics provider and part of the Indian headquartered TVS Group, has taken a majority shareholding in Circle Express, a previousl...
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Billion Dollar Freight and Logistics Takeover Approved by Antitrust Regulators
One Region Guarantees Supply Chain Jobs Cannot be Cut for Two Years

1/22/2016
DENMARK – US – SOUTH AFRICA – Shareholders of US based global supply chain services and solutions provider, UTi Worldwide have appro...
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Rail Regulators May be Asked to Look Into North American Freight and Intermodal Market
Accusations That Potential Mergers Were Deliberately Blocked by Operators

1/22/2016
NORTH AMERICA – Canadian Pacific (CP) are still pushing for a major shake-up in the North American rail freight and intermodal market arguing th...
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Annual Freight Awards Honour the Top Brands in British Logistics
BBC Radio 2 Personality Heads Up a Popular Event

1/22/2016
UK – The 27th Annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) 2015 Awards this week proved to be more popular than ever, this year requi...
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Container Terminal to Close but Freight Throughput Will Continue says Port
End of the Line in March for California Cargo Facility

1/21/2016
US – Port officials are confident they can to keep cargo moving efficiently after Ports America Outer Harbor container terminal announced this w...
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Time Running Out for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Sector Nominations at FTA Multimodal Awards
Still Time to Put Forward Suggestions as to Who Excels in the Industry

1/20/2016
UK – Time is running out fast for an individual or company deserving of an accolade in the annual celebration of the logistics industry which is...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Courses Available from Industry Veteran
Bespoke or Set Training Programmes Available at a Discount

1/20/2016
UK – Training is right at the top of many freight and logistics associated businesses agendas these days with qualifications and accreditations ...
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Road Haulage Standards Scheme FORS Strengthens Advisory Group
Twenty One Stakeholder Members Now Have Input

1/20/2016
UK – The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), which gives accreditation to those road haulage operators which work in London and achieve be...
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European Air Freight Only Airline Forms New Cargo Carrier Based in China
Expansion at Zhengzhou in Joint Venture with Existing Chinese Partners

1/20/2016
LUXEMBOURG – CHINA – Having seemingly got over its recent labour problems with the signing of new collective work agreements with its pilo...
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Container Freight and Logistics Terminal Gets Go Ahead
African Transport Infrastructure Takes Another Step Forward

1/19/2016
RWANDA – The country has been developing its transport infrastructure steadily since the horrific civil war and genocide in 1994 and now global ...
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Container Terminals Freight Deal With Port Authority Under European Commission Investigation
Retrospective Reduction of Tonnage Throughput Avoided Compensation Payments

1/19/2016
BELGIUM – The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth inquiry into whether reductions in compensation payments granted by the Port of An...
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Ongoing Charity Support from a Favourite Logistics Supplier
Materials Handling Group Funds Rally for Heroes Sponsorship

1/19/2016
UK – EUROPE – Materials handling specialist, Briggs Equipment, always a popular choice with those in the logistics sector with its Yale an...
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Established Forwarding and Logistics Group Opens Air Freight Division
John Good Shipping Keeps Evolving Even After 180 Years

1/19/2016
UK – One of the country’s longest established shipping, forwarding and logistics groups has proved it can still move with the times by int...
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New Narrow Aisle Fork Truck Designed to Please Busy Freight and Wholesale Warehouse Keepers
Battery Technology Allows Two Shift from One Charge

1/19/2016
EUROPE – Materials handling group Jungheinrich has introduced what it claims is a totally new narrow aisle fork lift truck, a Kombi Stacker EKX ...
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Nuclear Deal Brings Import - Export Trade Back to Iran as Sanctions End
UK Government Strives for Return to Normality

1/18/2016
UK – IRAN – With the lifting of most of the sanctions on Iran following the nuclear agreement drawn up in July 2015 and ratified this mont...
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Project Air Freight Company Joins with Logistics Group to Aid Space Exploration Programme
Bowie May be Gone but Search Continues to See 'Is There Life on Mars?'

1/18/2016
EUROPE – RUSSIA – KAZAKHSTAN – Despite the world mourning the loss of a great musical talent the search for life on the red planet c...
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The Transport Sector Needs Ethics - Particularly in the Light of Freight and Logistics Scandals
Antitrust and Cartel Activities Weigh Heavy on the Industry's Reputation

1/18/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – A recently released report from asset management group Close Brothers reveals that a sizeable number of small and medium ...
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Freight and Logistics Charity Transaid Ends Year on a High
Bicycle Project Brings Medical Access to Remote Areas

1/18/2016
NEW ZEALAND – MADAGASCAR – UK – International development charity and favourite of many in the freight and logistics sector, Transai...
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Latest Freight and Logistics Staff Moves as Long Standing Container Shipping CEO Steps Down
Who is Going Where in the Sector this Week

1/18/2016
ISRAEL – Beginning this week’s news of appointments and departures in the freight and logistics sectors is the news of a long standing ass...
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Magic Pipe Crime Sees Bulk Freight Carrier Managers and Crew Face Million Dollar Fines
Discharge of Waste Water by Stealth Costs Turkish Firm Dear

1/15/2016
US – Turkish ship management company, Ciner, which manages a fleet of around 18 bulk carriers and tankers, plus two of the company’s senio...
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Antitrust Fine for Rail Freight Operator Which Issued Illegal Cargo Contracts
Competition Authority Stamps Down on Illicit Practices

1/15/2016
POLAND – The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) in Poland has found that the country’s largest rail freight operator, P...
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Increased Freight Levels Mean Ports and Cargo Terminals Need More Automation
Fifth Annual Report Indicates the Willingness of Sector to Update

1/14/2016
WORLDWIDE – Manufacturing marine fenders might not always seem the most inspirational part of the freight and logistics sector but it always pro...
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Road Haulage Lobby Welcomes Relaxation of Freight Drivers Hours Whilst Bridge Repaired
Forth Crossing Closed to HGVs until at Least Mid February

1/14/2016
UK – The Department for Transport (DfT) has gained approval from the European Commission to a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcemen...
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Container Shipping Line Carries Freight Via Suez Canal on a Green Vessel to Celebrate Anniversary
Carbon Emissions Can be Reduced if TEU Capacity Maintained on Ultra Large Carriers

1/14/2016
EGYPT – 2016 sees one of the world’s largest container shipping lines, the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), celebrate 40 years since i...
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Award for Lifeline Freight and Passenger Ferry Service as It Awaits Decision on Renewal of Contract
Things Not Running So Well for Lone Other Bidder

1/13/2016
UK – There has still been no news of whether incumbent company Caledonian MacBrayne will retain the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services as the Sco...
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Flag of Convenience Dispute Comes to a Head as Guards Seize Domestic Freight Vessel
Australia Allows Actions by a US Firm Proscribed in its Own Country

1/13/2016
AUSTRALIA – One can only imagine what would be the reaction if the action taken today by US headquartered aluminium industry giant Alcoa had hap...
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IATA Puts Brave Face on Latest International Air Freight Figures
Cargo Volumes May be 'Bottoming Out'

1/12/2016
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets that it says suggests that earlier d...
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Freight Ferries See Rise in Cross Channel Traffic While Road Haulage Lobby Scorns New Migrant Camp
RoRo Firm Breaks Record Whilst Row Over Calais Transients Ferments

1/12/2016
UK – FRANCE – Having announced its millionth freight unit passing through Tilbury in November, plus last week revealing an 11% year on yea...
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Asian Based Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Reinforces its Presence in Myanmar
Opportunity for Development of Rail Cargo Options and Inland Ports

1/11/2016
MYANMAR – The Singapore subsidiary of Kerry Logistics, a leading power in the freight forwarding sector in Asia particularly, has been awarded t...
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Indian Anti Pirate Case Sees Men Imprisoned Whilst Employed Protecting Merchant Shipping
Five Year Sentences for Britons and Crewmates

1/11/2016
INDIA – The tawdry tale of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio in which 35 members of the ships original crew were recently retried by a Tuticorin...
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Cold Chain on the Agenda with New Reefer Containers, Waste Food Solutions and a Big Logistics Sale
Summit in Singapore Whilst Shipping Line Expands Operation and Supply Chain Outfit Up for Grabs

1/11/2016
WORLDWIDE – Whilst parts of the Northern Hemisphere are undergoing some of the mildest of winter weather for many years, cold chain logistics ar...
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Express Freight Deal Between Two of the Big Four Players Gets Another Go Ahead
Acquisition of TNT by FedEx Wins European Commission Approval to Pass the Parcels

1/8/2016
US – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – As we reported in November, European Commission (EC) approval was one of the last hurdles to jump in the &...
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Another Air Freight Antitrust Class Action Costs Cargo Airlines Dear
And Then There Were Three...........

1/8/2016
US – Polar Air Cargo and its parent company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings have entered into a settlement agreement in yet another large, multi-di...
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Marine Mutual Insurance Group New Boss Speaks Up
Review of Products and Development Promised

1/8/2016
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – The CEO of mutual marine insurance company, Norwegian Hull Club, which insures over 10,000 unique vessels and units g...
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Staff Appointments and Departures in the Logistics, Shipping and Freight Forwarding Sectors
New Year Starts with a Host of Changes (and some Honours)

1/7/2016
WORLDWIDE – Appointments and departures in shipping and freight forwarding for the New Year start with several management changes at logistics ...
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Freight Forwarding Class Action Suit Sees Another Huge Fine for Parcel Carrier
Litany of Disastrous Costs Just Goes on and On

1/7/2016
US – In the latest settlement in a long-running federal antitrust case regarding an international air freight forwarding price-fixing conspiracy...
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New Freight Route for Europe from Caribbean and the US as Niche Reefer Container Service Commences
February Sees Change in Rotation and Fast Transit Times for Perishable Cargo

1/7/2016
UK – EUROPE – CARIBBEAN – CENTRAL AMERICA – US – As from February 2016 a new freight container service will commence fro...
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Bulk Freight Vessel Dispute Continues Down Under
Union Eyes on Flag of Convenience Plans

1/7/2016
AUSTRALIA – The dispute over the MV Portland which we wrote of in November is still on-going, with the situation being closely watched ...
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New Product Might Save Millions in Freight Charter Costs by Predicting Tide Heights Precisely
Funding Received for Learning Algorithms Which Include Weather Conditions in Equation

1/7/2016
UK – WORLDWIDE – Most seagoing folks, from fishermen to submariners, rely on some form of tide table to predict depths of water at any giv...
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RoRo Cargo Carriers Fined Yet Again After Antitrust Collusion on Freight Rates
Chinese Import and Export Automobile Traffic Targeted Illegally

1/6/2016
CHINA – WORLDWIDE – Last week, China imposed fines totalling ¥407 million ($60 million+) on several international RoRo cargo carriers ...
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Import Ocean Container Freight by Rail Transport Row Settled - For Now
ORR Accepts Guarantees Over Contract Carriage

1/6/2016
UK – In June 2013 the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), the independent regulator charged with administering the economic and safety protocols whic...
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Shipping and Logistics Service Provider Continues to Invest in Cargo Carrying Equipment
Another 25 Million Dollar Spend Announced This Month

1/5/2016
US – It seems the policy of the Crowley Maritime Corporation which saw the group invest heavily in 2015 is to continue into the New Year with th...
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Road Haulage Licence Revisions Essential Reading for Freight Drivers and Operators
Transport Manager and Company Responsibilities Clearly Defined

1/5/2016
UK – The run up to Christmas is a busy time for just about everybody concerned with the logistics industry so it may well be that many road haul...
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Road Haulage and Freight Groups Cheered by Slump in Pump Prices
As Diesel Fuel Cost Falls Treasury Revenues Largely Unaffected

1/4/2016
UK – Despite all the efforts by lobbying groups to hold or reduce the cost of fuel in the past two years the one factor that really counts has n...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Opens New Asian Information Technology Centre
City Bids for Supremacy as IT Services in the Region Develop

1/4/2016
MALAYSIA – Kerry Logistics, headquartered in Hong Kong and a leading power in the freight forwarding sector in Asia particularly, has continued ...
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Freight and Logistics Groups Enter Myanmar but Horrendous Crimes Continue in the Country
As University Promotes the Cause of Commerce Burma Tries to Hide a Darker Side

1/31/2015
MYANMAR – At the first World Maritime University (WMU) Regional Conference which took place in the former Burmese capital of Yangon, the Myanmar...
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Shipping and Forwarding Groups Bask in Success Following Annual BIFA Freight Awards Victories
Logistics Suppliers Delighted to Win in Some Hard Fought Categories

1/30/2015
UK – With the voting completed and the celebrations over, jubilant winners from Britain’s shipping and forwarding community of the annual ...
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World's First 20,000 TEU Container Ships Ordered for Delivery in 2018
Ever Larger Box Boats to be Constructed in Japan

1/30/2015
JAPAN – After months of speculation, and as we hinted at in our story earlier this week, the first official order has been placed for series of ...
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Which Freight and Logistics Staff Took Up New Appointments This Week
Senior Moves in the Shipping and Associated Sectors

1/29/2015
EUROPE – Starting this week’s appointments in the freight and logistics industry is the announcement from the Commercial Vehicle Board of ...
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Project Freight Forwarding Outfit on a Mission to Change Perception of the Shipping Sector
Vote for Your Favourite Ad and You May Win One of Ten Available Prizes

1/29/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – One project freight forwarding agency has grown tired of the fact that the shipping sector is habitually ignored by the g...
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Redoubled Efforts to Keep Cyclists Safe from HGVs in London
New Truck Donated to Police Whilst Registered FORS Operators Get a Free Toolkit

1/29/2015
UK – More than two years ago the Metropolitan Police launched its award winning ‘Exchanging Places’ programme to educate both HGV dr...
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Heavy Lift Air Freight Specialist Celebrates 25 Years with Another Project Cargo Shipment
Giant Russian Plane Transports 70 Tonne Consignment from China Whilst Agency Opens New Finnish Service

1/29/2015
RUSSIA – CHINA – FINLAND – Heavy lift air freight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has marked the start of its 25th year anniversary ...
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Record Shipment of Container Freight as 18,000 TEU Barrier Surpassed
Cargo Carrying Capability Being Utilised to Full Extent as Giant Box Vessel Beats Previous Total

1/29/2015
WORLDWIDE – Maersk Line’s Triple E behemoth, the Maersk McKinney Moller left the port of Algeciras, Spain en route to Tanjung Pelepas in M...
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Two Very Different Anniversaries for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Groups
Minnows May Grow to Be Giants Given Time and Effort

1/29/2015
GERMANY – UK – Two companies in the field of logistics are celebrating birthdays this year, whilst Independent Freight is celebrating the ...
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US Air Freight Carrier Accused of Violating Hazardous Goods Regulations on Dozens of Occasions
Penalty for Endangering Aircraft May Top a Million Dollars

1/28/2015
US – The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $1.3 million civil penalty against United ...
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Established Freight Forwarder and Liner Agency Predicts the Future of Far East Trade
With 180 Years of Experience Analysis of Market Carries Some Weight

1/28/2015
UK – FAR EAST – Analysing future cargo trends is a notoriously dangerous game but few shipping companies have the sort of pedigree which H...
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Container Shipping Line Signs Up for Eleven 18,000 TEU Freighters
New Generation Giant Box Vessels Continue to Proliferate

1/28/2015
TAIWAN – The Evergreen Group, owners of Evergreen Line which currently lies in fifth position* as the world’s largest container shipping g...
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Union Launches Scathing Attack on Manning of RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferries
RMT Presents Case to Parliament Showing Scandalous Underpayment to Seafarers

1/28/2015
UK – A new report, commissioned by the specialist transport trade union RMT from maritime specialists at Cardiff University has found serious lo...
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Innovative Freight Container Group Partners with Asset Trackers to Increase Security
Now Technology Enhances What is Already a Securer, Door Less, Box Concept

1/27/2015
US – DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – The door less CakeBoxx container shipping concept, which we described in full when UK group Pentalver sta...
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Last Chance for the Freight Community to Select Logistics Women of the Year
FTA everywoman Award Nominations Close Shortly

1/27/2015
UK – For those who know an exceptional woman in the freight industry, and let’s face it there are so many, you have a few days to nominate...
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Newer Truck Fleets Clean Up Container Port Activities
Report Shows Dramatic Reductions in Pollution Can Be Achieved

1/27/2015
US – Way back in 2009 we wrote how the Californian ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles had achieved a reduction in pollution from trucks droppin...
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GPS Provider Sued in Landmark Case
Accident Cause to be Determined by Court

1/27/2015
US – The latest story emerging from America will only reinforce the impression which many outsiders have that this is the land of the lawsuit. O...
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Supply Chain and Forwarding Outfit Secure Major Five Year Logistics Contract
Agricultural and Industrial Group Outsource Warehousing and Parts Distribution

1/27/2015
UK – Unipart Logistics, the supply chain and freight forwarding division of the Unipart group, has secured an initial five year contract with Ku...
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New Traffic Management Information Available for UK City Truck Drivers
State of the Art Signage Has the Ability to Show Live Stream Footage

1/27/2015
UK – Truck drivers and other motorists will welcome the new system of state of the art road signs being installed in Greater Manchester, the fir...
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New System to Promote Safer Driving Will Interest Road Haulage Freight Truck Fleet Managers
Japanese Product May be Destined to Become Popular Overseas When Available

1/27/2015
JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – From next month drivers in Japan will be able to purchase a new device from Fujitsu designed to promote safer driving....
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Freight Forwarding Groups Collaborate on New Time Sensitive Daily Trailer Groupage Service
Gateway from UK to Netherlands Opens Up Markets in the Hinterland

1/26/2015
UK – NETHERLANDS – One of the UK’s leading independent freight forwarding groups is extending its road trailer services into Europe ...
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Champagne, Guinness and a Chance to Do Good - Freight and Logistics Cyclists Challenged Again
Sign Up for the European Cycle Ride of the Year, Get Fit and Gain Free Publicity for Your Firm

1/26/2015
UK – IRELAND – International transport development charity Transaid, is once again challenging members of the freight and logistics indust...
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A Week's Staff Moves in the Freight and Logistics Supply Chain
Who is Now Working for Who and Where

1/23/2015
WORLDWIDE – Changes in the senior sales staff at the freight arm of United Airlines, United Cargo, kicks off this week’s round up of staff...
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New Freight Delivery System Works (sometimes) for the Dark Side of Logistics
Drones - an apology (a la Private Eye)

1/23/2015
US – MEXICO – It must be confessed that, in the past, we have been a little, shall we say, sceptical, as to the value of drones as a key c...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Makes a Deal with Largest Container Shipping Line
Emission Reduction Features High on the Agenda of All in the Transport Sector

1/23/2015
WORLDWIDE – GERMANY – DENMARK – At a time when environmental matters are increasingly a more pressing responsibility for companies, ...
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British Freight Forwarding Looking Up as Annual Celebration of Excellence Comes Round Again
BIFA Awards Judge All That's Best in UK Cargo Market

1/22/2015
UK – Once again the annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) Awards were an unqualified success today as the finalists gathered i...
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Women Truck Drivers Take Their Place in the Freight Delivery Line
New Video Series Illustrates How Far Things Have Come in Thirty Years

1/22/2015
US – In an excellent presentation to promote the cause of women in the trucking industry Con-way Inc. has announced the launch of its new &lsquo...
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Third Party Supply Chain Group Opens Another New Logistics Facility
Four Terminals Now Serve One US City

1/22/2015
US – Third party supply chain specialist Ceva Logistics has expanded its market presence in Chicago with the opening of a fourth facility. The c...
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Container Shipping Giant Rationalises Management Training with New Facility
Digital Advances Mean Centralised Academy Can Educate All Partners

1/22/2015
FRANCE – CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group, has opened its own new university, the CMA CGM Academy, sited within...
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Air Cargo Price Fixing Scandal Takes Another Turn as Carriers Fight Freight Forwarding Outfit
US Lawsuit Faces Opposition from Defendants

1/21/2015
GERMANY – US – WORLDWIDE – Some of the airlines named in the air cargo carrier price fixing lawsuit brought by Schenker, the freight...
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M25 Thames Crossing Point to Launch Automatic Safety Systems for Freight Trucks
Dartford Will See HGV Heights and Hazards Identified and Managed Remotely

1/21/2015
UK – Since it launched on November 30 last year, the new Dart Charge has already helped to speed up journeys by removing the need to stop at a b...
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Container Specialist Confirms Freight Activities will Move to New Thames Side Port Site
Pentalver to Open Own Facilities Within London Gateway

1/21/2015
UK – Pentalver is a name synonymous with freight containers in all their forms and aspects, and the company, previously strategically located at...
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World Shipping Council Stresses Urgency Over Incoming Freight Container Weight Regulations
Don't Wait Until it's Too Late Says WSC - New Rules Apply From Next Year

1/21/2015
WORLDWIDE – As ever there is a tendency in the world of ocean container freight to put off until tomorrow what should really be looked at today....
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One Final Chance as RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Service Wallows in the Water
Another Knock Back for ex SeaFrance Staff as Appeal Thrown Out

1/21/2015
FRANCE – UK – The Société Coopérative de Production SeaFrance S.A. (SCOP), the organisation set up by ex SeaFrance st...
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Head of the Rail Freight Group Blasts European Self Interests
Lord Berkeley Accuses Germany and France of Obstructing the Will of the European Commission

1/20/2015
UK – EUROPE – Tony Berkeley, Chairman of the Rail Freight Group, has never been reticent about adopting a position with regard to the mana...
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Logistics and Transport Charity Makes a Difference
Support from Freight Sector Ensures an Important Year for Transaid

1/20/2015
UK – AFRICA – International road haulage charity Transaid has praised the transport and logistics sector after fundraising initiatives hel...
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UK Supplies Fork Lift Trucks to Support Ebola Crisis Logistics Requirements
Machines Will Help with Essential Infrastructure Works

1/20/2015
UK – WEST AFRICA – A vast range of equipment is needed in West Africa to help the fight against the Ebola outbreak there and besides deplo...
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As Pallet Delivery Service Closes a Lifeline Appears for Some Road Freight Operators
Courier and Mail Services Unaffected by UK Mail Abandonment

1/20/2015
UK – Following an announcement to shareholders by the board of the UK Mail Group last November that it was ‘taking steps’ to address...
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Logistics Group Extends Transalpine Rail Freight Interests
Forwarding Operation Buys Majority Stockholding in Swiss Carrier

1/20/2015
SWITZERLAND – GERMANY – The Rhenus group, headquartered in Holzwickede, Germany has announced it has taken a majority shareholding in Cros...
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Freight and Logistics Outfit Offers 24/7/365 Specialised Service
Irish Centred Facility Will Deliver Vital Equipment Worldwide

1/19/2015
IRELAND – As anyone operating aircraft knows delays caused by the unavailability of replacement parts can be horrendously costly and with this i...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Expands in the Dark Continent
Global Operation Increases Presence in North and East Africa

1/19/2015
SWITZERLAND – KENYA – MOROCCO – Following last month’s contribution to fight the scourge of Ebola in Africa, Swiss headquarter...
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US Road Haulage Safety Programme Gets a Boost with New Equipment
Once Again Volvo Trucks Sponsors America's Road Team

1/19/2015
US – The America's Road Team programme, sponsored by Volvo Trucks, is a national public outreach effort led by expert professional truck dri...
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US Opens Road Haulage Freight Trade to Mexican Operators
Finally Recriminations from South of the Border Force Equal Opportunity on Previously Restricted Trade

1/19/2015
US – MEXICO – The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has opened the door for Mexican road freight operators to conduct long-haul, cross...
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Maritime Union Attacks Government Training Policy as 'Catastrophic'
Shipowners and State Must do More to Protect and Promote Shipping Industry

1/16/2015
UK – Nautilus International, the trade union and professional organisation for maritime professionals at sea and ashore, has launched an attack ...
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Pirate Threat to Container Ships and Bulk Freight Vessels Down to Eight Year Low
Thanks to Concerted Naval Vigilance and Best Management Practices Hijack Levels are Way Down

1/15/2015
WORLDWIDE – The annual report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows incidents of piracy in 2014 at its lowest level in eight years,...
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Freight and Logistics Appointments Begin with New Maritime University Boss
All the Weeks Global Staff Movements

1/15/2015
SWEDEN – We start this week’s round up of staff moves in the freight and logistics arena with news that the International Maritime Organiz...
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You Have Until 2 February to Name Your Favourite Women in Transport and Logistics
Annual everywoman Award Nominations Get Off to an Auspicious Start

1/14/2015
UK – Rarely can the launch of an awards nomination ceremony have been seen in such an auspicious setting than was seen on the banks of the Thame...
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Family Values Still Important in Shipping and Logistics Business
Long Established Firm John Good Recognised Once Again

1/14/2015
UK – Management and staff at the John Good Group, established in 1833 and in which the Good family still maintains control as majority sharehold...
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Administration Change at Freight Forwarding and NVOCC Group
Consolidation of Business Interests for Independent Group

1/14/2015
BELGIUM – Trans Ocean Pacific (TOP), the NVOCC subsidiary of Europe Cargo BVBA, has been absorbed into the parent business with effect from 1 Ja...
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Eurotunnel Invests After Loss of RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Business
New Shuttles Will Offer More Cross Channel Services

1/13/2015
FRANCE – UK – Despite the blow of having to shed its cross Channel RoRo freight and passenger ferry service MyFerryLink after the recent j...
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Freight Transport Association Acts on Road Haulage Driver Shortage
Summit to Discuss the Problem Scheduled

1/13/2015
UK – Ever pro-active, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced a one-day industry Summit to tackle the problem which is worrying an...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Expands Russian Interests
Three New Moscow Locations and Staff Increases

1/13/2015
AUSTRIA – RUSSIA – Austrian headquartered freight forwarding and logistics group Gebrüder Weiss says it has closed a gap in its globa...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Crew Assist Islanders in Need
Scottish Storms Deprive Isle of Harris of Power and Communications

1/13/2015
UK – With the position of inter-island ferry operator often comes social responsibilities that exceed those of a normal freight or passenger oce...
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Federal Mediator Hears Bitter Opposition as Freight Dispute on US West Coast Continues
Two Sides Still Snipe as They Negotiate Respective Positions

1/13/2015
US – After reading the latest press releases from the two sides involved in the West Coast port dispute one can have nothing but sympathy for th...
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Air Freight Carrier Selects Right Aircraft for the Job
Meanwhile Adoption of New IT System Proceeds

1/13/2015
RUSSIA – Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which is currently adopting Lufthansa Systems’ Lido/iRouteManual, Lido/Enroute and Lido/DocView IT solution...
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Project Freight Forwarding and Logistics Outfit Expands Across Central Asia
Major Extension of Offices and Services for Allseas Global

1/12/2015
UK – CENTRAL ASIA – MIDDLE EAST – It is not unusual for a logistics group to announce the opening of a new overseas office but proje...
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Multimodal Logistics Group Fits Cameras to 200 Strong Road Haulage Fleet
40,000 Pounds Investment Means Complete Picture of Vehicle Activity

1/12/2015
UK – Most UK freight professionals will be familiar with John G Russell (Transport) Ltd, the Glasgow based multimodal logistics provider mainly ...
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'All In' Air Cargo Pricing Pleases Freight Forwarding Groups
Warm Reception for Dropping of Fuel and Other Surcharges

1/12/2015
UAE – WORLDWIDE – In a move that has been welcomed throughout the freight forwarding industry, Emirates SkyCargo is set to return to an &l...
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Cross Channel RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferries to be Sold Off
UK Court Decision Goes Against Eurotunnel so MyFerryLink On the Market

1/9/2015
UK – FRANCE – Today saw the publication of what was thought would be the ‘final’ decision in the controversial case involving ...
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Staff Movements in the Freight, Shipping and Logistics Sectors
Who Has Gone Where Over Christmas

1/9/2015
UK – Our first round-up of staff changes in the world of shipping and logistics in 2015 starts with the announcement from the Freight Transport ...
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Eastern European Freight Rail Operator Accused of Antitrust Activity
Tearing Up Rail Line Reduced Competition in EU Market says Commission

1/9/2015
LITHUANIA – LATVIA – The European Commission (EC) has informed the Lithuanian state-owned rail operator Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (LG) that i...
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North Sea Ports See a Rise in Transhipment Freight Tonnage
2014 Looks Like it Was a Good Year for Canal Area

1/9/2015
NETHERLANDS – Many ports around the world are showing an upswing in trade of late and the seaports in the North Sea Canal Area, which includes t...
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Logistics Group in Double Acquisition to Strengthen International Freight Forwarding Operations
Asian Company Moves into Middle Eastern and Canadian Markets

1/9/2015
MIDDLE EAST – CANADA – Asian headquartered Kerry Logistics has expanded its global network with two recent strategic acquisitions in a bid...
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As Container Ships Get Bigger the Freight and Logistics World Looks On
Biggest Vessel Title Will be Short Lived as MSC Box Carrier Prepares to Sail

1/8/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – With the media frenzy surrounding the arrival at Felixstowe of the world’s largest container ship (by capacity) the...
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Inaugural e-commerce Event May be Important for Logistics and Supply Chain Companies
New London Congress Backed by Heavyweight Retailers

1/8/2015
UK – WORLDWIDE – With e-commerce sales in Europe set to rise by 18% to £131.2 billion by the end of 2014 according to some analysts...
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Handling Containerised Freight Remains a Dangerous Business
Steps Introduced for a Safer Future for Those Required to Work Amongst the Boxes

1/7/2015
WORLDWIDE – Over the course of the six decades since the first introduction of containerisation the role of the traditional docker has largely d...
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Container Freight Yard to Take Three More Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes
Repeat Israeli Order for Finnish Manufacturer

1/7/2015
ISRAEL – FINLAND – Finnish based Konecranes has received a repeat order for three Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes from Haifa Port Company...
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Federal Mediation Enters the Arena as US West Coast Container and Bulk Freight Dispute Continues
Both Sides Need to Consider the Others Point of View before Cargo Terminals Return to Normal

1/7/2015
US – Our report on December 29 regarding the possibility of mediation in the West Coast docks dispute which is currently crippling large section...
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Container Line Agrees to Open New Freight and Logistics Terminal
French Box Carrier Signs Memorandum of Agreement

1/6/2015
FRANCE – ANGOLA – French container line CMA CGM is to expand its African interests having just signed a ‘logistics memorandum of agr...
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Thames Side Port Wins Major Bulk Freight Import Supply Chain Contract
Five Year Extension of Service Agreement with Animal Feed Shipper

1/6/2015
UK – The Port of Tilbury has started the New Year in good style as from January 1 a new agreement with Cefetra, one of the leading supply chain ...
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Skills for Logistics the Council for the Freight Sector to Close Down
Another Government Sponsored Initiative Collapses

1/6/2015
UK – With a sort of horrible prescience we wrote in December 2013 of the tendency for government sponsored initiatives to be prone to failure af...
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Two Different Types of Freight Vessels Involved in Contrasting Cargo Ship Incidents
Whilst Eight Souls Perish in Tragic Accident the Skill of a Crew Avoids Major Disaster

1/6/2015
UK – With around 90% of the world’s trade being conducted via the ocean freight industry, accidents involving cargo ships are of course a ...
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Regional Scheme Assists Expansion of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group
Investment Meant Local Companies Could Provide Support for New Warehouse Development

1/5/2015
UK – Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s ‘Growing the Humber’ Regional Growth Fund Grant Programme (RGF) programme is a &pou...
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Road Haulage Operators and Drivers Get Timely Reminder from Freight Association
With Wintry Conditions Descending There is No Excuse Not to Stay Abreast of What's Happening

1/2/2015
UK – With news stories few and far between as the country remains closed for business this week, a timely reminder from the Freight Transport As...
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Flag Registry and Union Pressure Finally Results in Freighter Crew Pay Out
Stranded Sailors at Last Look to be Going Home

1/31/2014
UK – Some good news at last for the crew of the M/S Isis, stranded at Tilbury, the crew unpaid for months and getting more desperate by the day ...
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Freight and Road Haulage Interests Unhappy with New HGV Regulations
Construction Traffic Targeted After High Percentage of Cyclist Deaths

1/31/2014
UK – The new ‘Safer Lorry Scheme - The Way Forward’ which was announced by Transport for London (TfL) and the London Boroughs yester...
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Displaced and Persecuted People Seek Assistance from Freight and Logistics Interests
Your Chance to Support Relief Run Showing the Light Side of a Serious Situation

1/30/2014
MYANMAR – THAILAND – For most of us the process of logistics is a civilised affair, moving cargo around the world using every modern tool ...
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Giant Global Freight and Logistics Provider Finally Looks to Settle Acrimonious Labour Disputes
After Years of Promises Unions Achieve Some Level of Agreement Over Underhand Practices

1/30/2014
GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – Finally, after what can only be described as an acrimonious dispute it appears a long and bitter saga between one of...
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Plane Maker Dedicates 747-8 Freighter to Super Bowl Contenders
Largest Ever Seahawk Soars Over Seattle

1/30/2014
US – You have to hand it to Boeing, when it comes to self-publicity the PR department at the plane maker’s is second to none and now,...
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Warehouse Management System Seminar Aimed at Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Users
Free to Attend Event Offers Advice Dependant on Requirements

1/30/2014
UK – Switching to a new warehouse management system (WMS) can be a scary prospect for any freight forwarding or manufacturing outfit. The likeli...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Outfits Should Apply for AEO Status Now!
A Much Misunderstood Scheme can Be Made Simple with a little Advice

1/30/2014
UK – EUROPE – Many freight forwarding and other logistics outfits are aware of the necessity and benefits of obtaining Authorised Economic...
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Air Freight Group Seeks New Boss Whilst Being Rewarded for Specialist Cargo Services
Press Reports of CEO Appointment Denied

1/29/2014
LUXEMBOURG – As the search for a new CEO for Europe’s largest freight only air cargo carrier, Cargolux Airlines International, gets under ...
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Air Freight May be the Loser as Technology Allows Switch to Container Shipping
New Reefer System Offers Longer Shelf Life for Fresh Produce

1/29/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – With an eye to enticing customers to make the switch from air freight to a more cost effective option utilising ocean bor...
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Just in Time Planning - Now a Cornerstone of Successful Supply Chain Management
With Warehousing Costs Prohibitively Expensive Producers Can No Longer Pile High

1/29/2014
WORLDWIDE – With expensive costs for warehousing consignments waiting for orders or shipping instructions the days of piling freight high i...
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Callous Murder as Container and Cargo Terminal Stevedore Row Continues
Father of Union Boss Killed in Vicious Attack

1/29/2014
HONDURAS – Last September we described in detail how a gang of men tried to break into the home of trade union leader Victor Crespo in a concert...
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Shipping and Forwarding Sectors Asked to Support Solo Pacific Row
'Crazy Brit' Record Attempt Needs Financial Assistance from Maritime Interests

1/28/2014
US – UK – Fewer people have rowed solo across the Pacific Ocean than have walked on the moon. The route from the coast of California to t...
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Staff Changes at the Top of Europe's Biggest Freight Only Air Cargo Carrier
Luxembourg Company Heads the Week's Logistics Appointments and Resignations

1/28/2014
LUXEMBOURG – Stirrings this month at Europe’s largest all freight airline when, following last week’s resignation of Vice President ...
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Volvo Trucks Seeks to Reward Road Haulage Operators with Safety in Mind
Annual Awards for Outstanding Records on the Road

1/28/2014
US – For the sixth consecutive year Volvo Trucks will once again be giving recognition to North America’s safest commercial vehicle fleets...
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Container Shipping Group Takes Stake in Terminal and Upgrades Freight Services
French Company Aims to Clear Port Congestion and Offer Improved Deliveries

1/28/2014
FRANCE – NIGERIA – FAR EAST – INDIAN SUBCONTINENT – News from the CMA CGM shipping group this week includes the fact that CMA ...
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British Articulated Fork Lift Trucks Chosen to Move Humanitarian Freight in Africa
Repeat Order by World Health Organisation for Operating in Testing Working Conditions

1/28/2014
UK – AFRICA – Anyone operating a fork lift truck in a freight orientated environment knows how much strain can be imposed on a machine whi...
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Now Road Haulage Operators and Customers can Advertise Whilst Improving HGV Safety
Government Regulations Offer a Chance for Self Promotion

1/28/2014
UK – Every road haulage operator knows that government regulations insist certain safety markings must be applied to all HGV’s over 7.5 to...
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Cargo Ranges from Games Equipment to Space Satellites for Airline Freight and Logistics Departments
Russian Carrier Takes Another New Plane in a Busy Month

1/27/2014
RUSSIA – US – JAPAN – KAZAKHSTAN – Besides its recent Winter Games activity there has been a lot happening within the Volga-Dn...
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US and Korean Freight Forwarding and Container Consolidation Outfits Join Forces
Two Comprehensive Networks Will Expand Services to and from Asia

1/26/2014
US – KOREA – NORTHERN ASIA – This month saw an agreement drawn up between CaroTrans, a freight forwarding outfit and ocean consolida...
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Global Shipping Group Launch Four New Eco Tankers
Latest Technology Makes for Fuel and Emission Savings

1/26/2014
KOREA – ITALY – WORLDWIDE – Earlier this month the d’Amico group, a product and oil shipping company with its roots in Italy a...
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Project Freight Forwarding Group Celebrates Big Shipment with New Accreditation
ISO Recognition for Manchester Based Company

1/26/2014
UK – BELGIUM – PERU – Manchester based Tuscor Lloyds is celebrating another successful cross trade project freight movement, just th...
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A New Age for Freight and Logistics - or a Licence to Kill
Sorry to drone on but................

1/25/2014
US – NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – Drones – the latest buzz word in the logistics supply chain, but with their minimal cargo capa...
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European Rail Freight - for Track Cargo and Logistics Groups there is Good News and Bad News
Boss Says 'Like a Dog Running in Circles Biting its Own Tail'

1/24/2014
EUROPE – Players in the European rail freight market have operated a 1.5 kilometre long freight train from the Sibelin Yard, south of Lyon, to N...
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Conflicting Results for Studies of Road Haulage Drivers with Sleep Apnoea Involved in Truck Crashes
Australian Report Goes Against Accepted Wisdom

1/24/2014
AUSTRALIA – WORLDWIDE – According to the a study reported by the Australian Trucking Association and published in the American Journal of ...
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Staff Changes in the Shipping, Forwarding and General Logistics Sectors This Week
New Anti Pirate Boss Heads Appointments

1/23/2014
EUROPE – Rear Admiral Jean Martens (German Navy) has handed over the role of Deputy Operation Commander of EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation A...
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Flag of Convenience Merchant Ships Commit Offences Worldwide
Union Inspections Reveal the Plight of Abandoned Crews

1/23/2014
UK – SOUTH EAST ASIA – Since the Maritime Labour Convention came into force in August 2013 seafarers representatives such as the Internati...
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French Line Makes Substantial Changes to Container Shipping Freight Schedules
Alterations to Services with Inception of New Feeder Route and Influence of Chinese Lunar New Year

1/23/2014
MOZAMBIQUE – CHINA – WORLDWIDE – The world’s third largest container shipping line CMA CGM has announced changes to its servic...
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Quay Cranes Double Container Handling Capacity at Latest UK Deep Water Shipping Port
Operator Claims Four Box Lift Ability is a First for the Country

1/23/2014
UK – DP World London Gateway announced today that it had become the first port in the country to lift four containers at one time on its quay cr...
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Shipping Will Welcome New Container Terminal Says Port Operator
Official Opening of Brisbane Facility will mean 'Seismic Shift' According to HPH

1/23/2014
AUSTRALIA – First identified as preferred bidders for the development in 2007, Hutchison Ports Holdings (HPH) officially opened its new con...
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P&I Group Advise Further Delay to Vessel Report System Which Affects Vessels from Yachts to Tankers
SISTRAM Tools Aimed at Fulfilling SOLAS Requirement Pushed Back Again

1/23/2014
BRAZIL – The Shipowners Club, which provides marine liability insurance including P&I for members which include just about every branch of s...
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7,000 TEU Containership Rescues Crew of Ill Fated Tanker
Ship Founders off Vietnamese Coast but Help is at Hand

1/22/2014
VIETNAM – The crew of the 3,884 dwt asphalt/bitumen tanker Bitu Gulf have been rescued after the vessel foundered about 42 nautical mil...
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Tanker Missing as Pirate Worries Extend into the Shipping Lanes
Nigerian Hijackers Thought to have Extended Their Range

1/22/2014
NIGERIA – ANGOLA – Last month we warned how attacks off the West African coast were increasing as those of Somalia fell and now a warning ...
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Freight Forwarders and Air Cargo Carriers Knuckle Down to the Sporting Games Logistics Challenges
Olympic and Commonwealth Events Give a Boost to Transport Companies

1/22/2014
RUSSIA – GERMANY – UK – FRANCE – With the start of the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games approaching fast, the chosen fre...
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From Container Ship to Fishing Smack - Someone Out There is Always on the Side of the Crew
Princess Royal Opens Renovated Mission to Seafarers Club

1/22/2014
UK – Today (22 January) sees HRH the Princess Royal, President of the Mission to Seafarers, opening the newly renovated South Shields Seafarers&...
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Freight Forwarders Will Welcome Fork Lift Safety and Instant Weighing Technology
Measurements Can Also be Collected and Stored Electronically

1/21/2014
US – UK – WORLDWIDE – One of the banes of a freight forwarder’s life is the uncertainty over weights and cubes and the effort ...
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Air Cargo Deal Sees IAG Drop GSS as Freight Provider and Switch to Qatar
Sovereign State Carrier will Supply Space Which Ends Eighteen Year Partnership

1/21/2014
UK – QATAR – Fresh from their success at winning a special award at the recent BIFA ceremony, multinational airline IAG Cargo, has signed ...
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First Pirate Attack on Shipping in 2014 Results in Comprehensive Defeat - for the Would Be Hijackers
Villains First Thwarted Then Chased Down and Arrested

1/20/2014
GULF OF ADEN – SOMALIA – Time was, not so long ago, that it seemed we were reporting a pirate attack in the region virtually every day. No...
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Favourite Supplier to Freight and Logistics Operators Goes to the Wall
Bolt Free Pallet Racking Company Folds After Forty Years

1/20/2014
UK – This year was to see RediRack, makers of pallet racking systems, celebrate 40 years of continuous UK manufacturing from its factory near Sh...
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Transport Charity Thanks the Freight and Logistics Industry for Generosity in 2013
Donations from the Industry Have Made a Real Impact on Everyday Life for Tens of Thousands

1/17/2014
UK – AFRICA – With 2013 marking its 15th year anniversary as an independent organisation and charity, Transaid has revealed that it raised...
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You Can Put Your Views on Women in the Freight and Logistics Sector Here
Five Years On It's Time to Take Stock and Plan for the Future of Equality in the Supply Chain

1/17/2014
UK – Women in Logistics (UK), established by Ruth Waring and a group of friends in September 2008 to support the careers of women in the lo...
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New Freight and Supply Chain Hub for European Logistics Group
Switzerland Sees Development of Latest Premises

1/17/2014
SWITZERLAND – Having secured a win in the Staff Development category of the annual BIFA Awards in the UK, principally for the excellence of its ...
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UK Freight Forwarding and Logistics Stakeholders Gather at BIFA 2013 Awards
Another Success to Celebrate 25 Years of Honouring the British Shipping Industry

1/16/2014
UK – The most prestigious event of the British freight forwarding calendar, the BIFA awards, took place again today at The Brewery in London and...
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Foxx Lays Out Vision for US Multimodal Freight and Passenger Cooperation
(but can the money last long enough...?)

1/16/2014
US – With the Highway Trust Fund set to run out of money as early as August, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx yesterday outlined his propos...
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Customs Agencies Warned About Cargo Screening Problems by Air Freight Specialist
Coordination Needed Before Unilateral Action says TIACA Boss

1/16/2014
BELGIUM – WORLDWIDE – The meeting of the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) Annual Technical Experts Group on Air Cargo Security Con...
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Sad Start to the Week’s Shipping and Logistics Staff News
Who's Gone Where in the Freight Sector of Late

1/16/2014
UK – IRELAND – We start this round up of shipping, logistics and other transport related staff movements with the sad news that co-founder...
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Aircraft Maker Takes a Hard Look at Biofuels to Power Passenger Flight and Air Freight of the Future
Environmental Credentials Under Close Examination but Boeing Seems Enthusiastic

1/16/2014
US – At a time when many have queried the environmental credentials of so called ‘green diesel’ saying the products used to manufact...
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26 US Unlicensed Trucking Companies Fined For Intrastate Road Haulage and Removal Operations
Additional FMCSA Fines for Some Offenders after 'Mother's Attic' Sting

1/15/2014
US – Authorities in New Jersey have cited 26 unlicensed road haulage and removal firms with violating state law as a result of a 4 day sting ope...
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Road Haulage Driver Regulation Changes for Freight and Tanker Operators and Drivers
UK Will Follow Through on Sensible Legislation as France Loses its Way on Highway Tax

1/15/2014
UK – FRANCE – Two pieces of road haulage news which have a profound effect on commercial vehicle drivers deserve to be looked at clos...
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French Supply Chain and Logistics Group Acquires Bulk Cargo Freight Forwarding Specialist
SDV Expands its Benelux Operations

1/14/2014
FRANCE – BELGIUM – SDV, the logistics and supply chain subsidiary of the Bolloré Group, has announced the acquisition of Belgian f...
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Environmental Concerns Are Paramount for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Interests
New Tool Will Calculate Emissions Impact and Align with European Standard EN 165287

1/14/2014
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – Along with most other large players in the logistics industry, environmental concerns rank as one of the most im...
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Calling All Aussie Truckers - Your Chance to Win a Free Trip to Road Haulage Freight Event
Flights, Hotel and Dinner Included in Trucking Australia Competition

1/14/2014
AUSTRALIA – Very rarely does one get something for nothing but now, from the land of the High Rising Terminal (linguistic not freight), comes an...
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Combining Two Shipping Giants Would Make Fourth Largest Global Container Line
Talks Rumoured to be at an Advanced Stage

1/14/2014
GERMANY – CHILE – WORLDWIDE – Rumours are rife within the shipping community regarding the ongoing merger talks between Hamburg head...
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Container Port Sees First Feeder Vessel Shipping Out as Upriver Service Options Increase
River Thames Sees Business Building Up

1/14/2014
UK – Two developments linked to ports in the Thames Estuary in the past weeks as regular sailings from Tilbury’s London Container Terminal...
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New Crane Order Will Double Container Terminal Shipping Throughput
Finnish Group Undertakes First Colombian RTG Delivery

1/13/2014
FINLAND – COLOMBIA – Konecranes plc, based in Hyvinkää, Finland, received an order last month to provide six Rubber Tired Gantry...
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Logistics Supply Group Signs Deal with Container Shipping and Multimodal Group
Australian Support Contract Awarded to Middle Eastern Based Freight Forwarder

1/13/2014
AUSTRALIA – JAPAN – Although we tend to see Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) as a traditional container shipping line, GAC Australia is keen to hi...
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More High TEU Capacity Container Vessels for World’s Fourth Largest Box Line
Ten New Ships on Charter for Evergreen

1/13/2014
TAIWAN – WORLDWIDE – In September we reported how Evergreen Line appeared to be committing to a new policy which ran contrary to its ...
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A Rash of New Year Appointments and Staff Departures from Air Freight to Shipping and Forwarding
Numerous Companies in the Supply Chain Make Changes to Logistics Personnel This Week

1/13/2014
WORLDWIDE – This week’s additions, departures and sideways shifts of logistics related staff are particularly numerous, and range througho...
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A Host of Air and Ocean Freight Carriers on Two Continents Penalised for Operation of Cargo Cartels
Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Paid in Competition Commission Fines and Class Action Reparations

1/10/2014
SWITZERLAND – US – JAPAN – WORLDWIDE – One year ago this week we told of massive fines imposed on freight forwarders by the Sw...
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Channel Tunnel Will Offer Freight and Passenger Traffic Complete Wireless Communications
4G Services to Follow Initial Cellular Phone Connections in Longest Undersea Tunnel

1/10/2014
UK – FRANCE – It’s official, you cannot get away from a mobile phone signal these days even if you choose to travel beneath the wave...
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Freight and Logistics Users Will Benefit Most From Low Fork Lift Maintenance
Busy Users With Little Time to Look After Their Trucks will Appreciate Innovation

1/9/2014
UK – Back in October we wrote how FB Chain had introduced a full range of fork lift chains designed to ensure less damage to hydraulic hoses dur...
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Supply Chain Event Will Showcase Products to Speed Pick, Pack and Ship Sectors of Logistics
From Voice Activated Sorting to Roller Conveyors All Will be on Show

1/9/2014
US – WORLDWIDE – The world of freight and logistics is continually evolving to accommodate the needs of customers who seek ever faste...
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When the Freight is Valuable Even Short Road Haulage Jobs Can Require Finesse from a Forwarder
Vintage Motorcycles Needed Thoughtful Logistics Solutions by Gefco

1/9/2014
UK – It might not be the longest journey for a road haulage operator or forwarder to undertake but short haul of just a few miles can be as tric...
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Freight Forwarding Joint Venture Splits Logistics Responsibilities in Share Shake Up
Austro - German Alliance Chimera Changes Shape

1/9/2014
GERMANY – AUSTRIA – WORLDWIDE – That freight forwarding chimera which trades under the Weiss-Röhlig banner is going through a f...
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New Logistics Hub for Freight Forwarder to Manage Aircraft Maker's Supply Chain
Renewal of Contract for Two More Years Sees K+N Expand Airbus Portfolio

1/9/2014
EUROPE – CHINA – We are at that time of year when many in the supply chain are reviewing budgets and renewing contracts and Swiss based fr...
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Container Shipping Giant Splits Off US and Caribbean Freight Services Under an Old Flag
A Name Memorable to Many in Forwarding is Resurrected by Maersk as More Sales Go Ahead

1/9/2014
THE AMERICAS – DENMARK – BELGIUM – Maersk Line has resurrected an old name which many in the freight forwarding community with be fa...
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Freeze and Floods Hit Road and Air Freight Services in US and UK - Ocean Shipping Relatively Intact
Extreme Weather Profoundly Affects Passengers but Cargo Suffers to Lesser Degree

1/9/2014
US – UK – Meteorologists are hopeful that the disastrous weather conditions which have seen the New Year in on both sides of the Atlantic ...
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International Freight Forwarding Group Advises the UN to Accept More Logistics Industry Input
Nobody Knows More About the Supply Chain and its Economic Impact than Shipping Agents says FIATA

1/8/2014
SWITZERLAND – WORLDWIDE – The latest press release from the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) stresses h...
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Container Shipping Line Boss Sets Out Vision Whilst Zim Offers New Service
K Line Chief Outlines Responsibilities and Objectives for the Future

1/8/2014
JAPAN – PARAGUAY – WORLDWIDE – As many CEO’s report at the start of a New Year, K Line President & CEO, Jiro Asakura, has ...
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Freight Forwarding Agent Heads Up This Weeks Shipping Appointments
Staff Movements in the Logistics Sector

1/7/2014
EUROPE – SWEDEN – FINLAND – DB Schenker Logistics has reorganised the management structure for the North and East of Europe by combi...
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Outrage from Freight and Road Haulage Groups at Proposed Congestion Charge Hike
TfL Consults on Increasing Access to Central London as Industry Protests

1/7/2014
UK – News that the Congestion Charge levied on London drivers is set to rise 15% has resulted in protests from members of the road haulage indus...
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Maersk Sale May Mean More Concentration on Container and Tanker Shipping
$3 Billion Cash Boost from Non Maritime Asset Disposal

1/7/2014
DENMARK – Whilst A.P. Møller-Mærsk has continued to increase container shipping capacity with the introduction of the Triple E seri...
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Container and Bulk Ocean Shipping to Feature in US Maritime Strategy Symposium
Last Chance to Register to State Your View of the Future

1/6/2014
US – Stakeholders in the ocean shipping sector have just a couple of days left to register interest in the national maritime strategy symposium ...
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Freight Awards Bring Together Great and the Good of Shipping and Forwarding
25th Anniversary Celebrations This Time Round for BIFA Event

1/6/2014
UK – Once again the great and the good in the world of British shipping will gather at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1 on the January 1...
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Shipping Lines, Freight Forwarding Agents and Road Haulage Operators All Affected By Legal Rulings
Recent EU Wide Court Judgements Have Far Reaching Implications Throughout the Logistics Industry

1/6/2014
EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – A recent publication of the Maritime Advocate highlights in detail two cases which have a profound influence on the t...
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Air Freight Delivery Drones Pick Up Legs from the FAA
Six Operating Sites Selected to Test Technology

1/3/2014
US – Despite our thinly veiled cynicism when we reported the testing of drones for the delivery of express cargo in small quantities, based upon...
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Container Shipping Static but Bulk Freight and Multimodal Logistics Brighter for Some Firms
2013 Reports in from Different Sectors of the Supply Chain

1/2/2014
EUROPE – JAPAN – This is the time of year when companies, whether connected to the freight industry or not, like to review their progress,...
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Long Running Labour Dispute Resolved in Time for Christmas
Turkish Airlines Reinstates 305 Workers and Signs Collective Agreement

1/2/2014
TURKEY – Just in time for the holiday season, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) announced that an accord had been reached bet...
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Prison Terms for Road Haulage Workers Who Carried Freight Whilst Cheating on Tachograph Rules
Analogue and Digital Records Tampered With to Gain Pecuniary Advantage

1/2/2014
UK – EUROPE – Following a joint operation between the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and Cumbria Police lasting 3 years, seve...
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Racking Contract for Largest Global IT Recycling Group Went to Fork Lift Truck Supplier
Jungheinrich Completed Outfit of New RDC Warehouse

1/31/2013
UK – When you run the world’s largest IT disposal and recycling company then it’s essential that you maximise every inch of space an...
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Intermodal Freight Gets an Update with Rail Cargo Carriage of Road Trucks by Pallet
Modernisation of Piggyback System Can Reduce Haulage Costs and Pollution

1/31/2013
EUROPE – The idea of shipping road trucks or trailers via rail freight is hardly a new one, by 1970 France alone had around 2,500 Kangorou trail...
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Multimodal Freight Group Receives Approval for Ballast Water Treatment Unit in a Shipping Container
New Concept MOL and Mitsubishi Design Unit Requires Less Complex Fitting Process

1/31/2013
WORLDWIDE – As the clock ticks down toward the imposition of proper legislation to eliminate ballast water pollution many of the larger shipping...
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New Container Port and Logistics Park Has the Interest of Shipping Lines and Manufacturers Alike
London Gateway May Prove a Game Changer for Major Suppliers

1/30/2013
UK- London Gateway, the new container port under construction on the banks of the River Thames got a huge vote of confidence this week from an importa...
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Study Shows Freight and Logistics of Prime Importance to SME's as DHL Express Sign New Lease
Truly Global Study Shows Trade Flows Changing as Power Moves to Less Developed Economies

1/30/2013
NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – DHL Express has just released the results of a study by global analyst IHS demonstrating that for small and medi...
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Road Haulage and Rail Freight Community Regret LaHood's Resignation
Secretary for Transport Steps Down after Four Years

1/30/2013
US – The likeable and effective Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, announced this week that he would remain in the job only long enough to...
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The Continuing Saga of the St Albans Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Drags On
(and on, and on....... )

1/30/2013
UK – Following the decision by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles, stating that he was ‘minded to approv...
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Exporters and Freight Forwarders Can Benefit from Free On Line Middle East Guides
Product Conformity Issues Dog Those Unprepared for Changing Arabian Import Regulations

1/30/2013
UK – MIDDLE EAST – WORLDWIDE – For the inexperienced manufacturer or trader the thought of exporting to certain areas of the globe, ...
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Marie Celeste Memories as Freight Floats Across the Deck of Abandoned Cargo Ship
Fishermen Salvage Stricken Vessel to Resolve Mystery

1/29/2013
VIETNAM – In a scene which must have been reminiscent of the ‘Marie Celeste’ Le Van Trinh, captain of a local fishing boat was among...
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MoD Appeal to Freight and Other Shipping Interests for Maritime Crime Fighting Ideas
You Have Time to Make a Difference to Ocean Security

1/29/2013
UK – In an innovative move the Ministry of Defence has launched an appeal to the freight industry and others to come up with new ideas to help c...
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Union Which Represents Maritime Professionals Witnesses Conflict
Election Required for First Time at Nautilus to Choose General Secretary

1/29/2013

UK – NETHERLANDS - For the first time in the history of Nautilus International (previously NUMAST) the union for maritime professionals is ho...
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We Are Looking for Special Women ! (but they have to be in Freight and Logistics)
The latest FTA Everywoman Award Nominations Close Soon

1/29/2013
UK – Once again the FTA Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards are approaching and so you have only until the 11th February 2013 to nominate ...
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Super Yachts to Freight and Passenger Shipping - New Security Centre Protects All Alike
New Office Provides for 24/7 Cover from Maritime Intelligence and Anti Piracy Group

1/29/2013
UK – Dryad Maritime, a specialist maritime intelligence company which aims to assist ocean going shipping groups in their fight against the thre...
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Project Forwarding Team Ship Land Based Transport by Air Freight and Vice Versa
Cable Car Moves as Air Cargo and Helicopter via Road Haulage!

1/28/2013
EUROPE – MEXICO – The specialist project freight forwarding team at Austrian headquartered Gebrüder Weiss has had a busy month. The c...
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Container and Breakbulk Shipping Line Reinforces Environmental and Safety Credentials
Three ISO Re-certifications for German Operato

1/28/2013
GERMANY – Keen to ensure it remains ahead of the game in quality and safety fields Hamburg headquartered Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, speci...
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Somali Pirates of Freighter Sent for Prosecution as Specific Threat to Westerners Issued
Shipping Safer but Somaliland More Dangerous than ever says Foreign Office

1/28/2013
SOMALIA – The twelve suspected pirates arrested in a combined assault by the forces of NATO and EU Navfor which we reported in detail earlier th...
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Roadmap for e-Freight Proposed by Air Cargo Forwarders, Carriers and Shippers Takes Shape
Paperless Shipments are a Worthy Goal

1/27/2013
WORLDWIDE - The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) the joint mission by FIATA, GSF, IATA and TIACA to present a unified voice and method for the ...
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Old Technology Will Guarantee Safety on Cargo Vessels and Passenger Ferries Alike
World War Two Generated Location Finder has a Place in the Modern World Again

1/26/2013
UK – FRANCE – BENELUX – It is often stated that the English Channel is the busiest waterway in the world with literally hundreds of ...
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Freight Flow Depends on Effective Dredging Says Shipping Association
(and the money to fund it has already been collected)

1/26/2013
US – CANADA -Dredging is a subject that often provokes heated debate and indeed sometimes fury anywhere from the Thames Estuary to the Indian su...
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Another Logistics Player Enters the East African Freight and Relocation Market
Dubai Group Plans for Expansion Offering Full Suite of Services

1/26/2013
AFRICA – Move One, the Dubai headquartered logistics and relocation specialist, has announced its intention to expand further into Africa follow...
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Traditional Material from the Maritime and Shipping Sectors Could Save Thousands of Lives
One of the Oldest Marine Mainstays Found to Destroy Bugs Such as MRSA and Norovirus

1/26/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – A point we often make about the world of freight and logistics is that everything we use has been transported at some sta...
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Supply Chain Conference to Feature Logistic Heavy Hitters
CSCMP Announces Programme for Amsterdam Event

1/25/2013
NETHERLANDS - The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has announced the programme and speaker line-up for its 2013 Europe Confere...
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New LiFi Technology Can Revolutionise Logistics and the World at Large
UK at Forefront of Work Which May Fundamentally Change Communications as Money Becomes Available

1/25/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – News in today of a four year programme being funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) whi...
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Out of Gauge Delivery for Freight Forwarder and Sailing Logistics Experts Joint Venture
Successful Intercontinental Movement for New Alliance

1/24/2013
US – NEW ZEALAND – GAC Pindar is a somewhat unusual strategic partnership between Team Pindar, the professional yacht racing team which wa...
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Fork Lift Safety - The Things Every Freight and Shipping Container Depot Manager Should Know
Mundane Perhaps but Literally a Key Link in the Supply Chain

1/24/2013
UK - WORLDWIDE – When it comes to safety we all know the days of making good, hoping for the best and getting by are well and truly over. Those ...
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Greek Shipping Company Sees Container Vessel as First Certified by Lloyds Register
New Maritime Convention from International Labour Organization Mandatory This Year

1/23/2013
GREECE – ITALY – MARSHALL ISLANDS – The 4,714 TEU container vessel Maersk Malacca has become the first Greek owned vessel to be issu...
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New Automotive Supply Chain Venture for Freight and Logistics Group
Schenker Opens New Facility for Fiat Suppliers

1/23/2013
SERBIA - Freight group DB Schenker Logistics has recently been keen to be more involved in the automotive sector and has now has opened a new warehous...
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US Road Haulage Association Approves Device for Freight Trucks to Bypass Weigh Stations
Drivewyze PreClear is now an ATA Featured Product

1/23/2013
US – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has today accepted the use of a weigh station pre-advice service for freight vehicles and added Dr...
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Port Order for Straddle Carriers To Increase Throughput of Shipping Containers
Another Successful Sale for Freight Handling Specialist Whilst Thousand Tonne Crane Test Successful

1/23/2013
IRELAND – NEW ZEALAND - Liebherr, the materials handling specialist, tells us that it has received an order from Lyttelton, Port of Christchurch...
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More Attacks on Employment Practices of German Freight and Logistics Group
DHL Win Panasonic Contract but Video Scrutinises Shipping Company Behaviour Worldwide

1/23/2013
GERMANY – UK – TURKEY – WORLDWIDE – Yet again it's good news - bad news for Deutsche Post DHL as, on the back of news that...
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Intermodal Investment as Rail Freight Capacity for Two High Containers and Oil Wagons Increases
US I-90 River Line Expansion to Allow for Growth in the Future

1/22/2013
US –Rail freight and intermodal group, CSX this week announced a major track capacity expansion on its premier River Line between northern New J...
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Logistics Provider for London ExCeL Exhibition and Conference Centre Named
Freight Group's Fairs and Events Sector Wins Contract

1/22/2013
UK Agility has been named...
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Logistics Sector of US Road Haulage Outfit Wins Environmental Approval
California Warehouse Recognised for Overall Green Credentials

1/22/2013
US – Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., the road haulage and less than truckload freight operator has a...
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Appointments and Departures - Freight Community Praises EU Piracy Guardian of Shipping
Who Has Moved This Month and Where To in the Multimodal World of Logistics

1/22/2013
EUROPE – INDIAN OCEAN - On Wednesday 16 January 2013 Rear Admiral Duncan Potts handed over operational command of the European Union Naval Force...
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Britain's Best Known Road Haulage Operator May Shed Other Businesses
Stobart See Poor Figures Prompt a Change at the Top

1/21/2013
UK – Following a profit warning the Stobart Group, better known as Eddie Stobart, the former road haulage operator which now operates logistics,...
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Another Container Port Develops With Logistics and Multimodal Freight Park Planned
Forth Look to Partnership with Developer to Establish Tilbury Investment

1/21/2013
UK - In a move which can either be viewed as a challenge to, or more likely a benefit from, the huge London Gateway container port being developed lit...
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London Gateway Prepares to Handle First Shipping Containers as it Gears Up for Freight
New Port looks to the Future and Reflects on its Past

1/21/2013
UK – The news that the first three giant quay cranes are en route from China has delighted staff at London Gateway, DP World’s new deep-wa...
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Lockout or Solidarity Action Possible as Pacific NorthWest Shipping Dispute Escalates
Unions Disgruntled as Little Progress in Grain Handling Dispute Lingers On

1/21/2013
US – It seems despite solutions, at least in part, being found to the strikes and difficult labour relations which recently afflicted both the W...
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Road Haulage and Freight Groups Asked to Combat Possible Terrorism from Chemical Weapons
Australian Government Launches Public Consultation on Bomb Making Materials

1/21/2013
AUSTRALIA – The growing trend for terrorists to manufacture makeshift explosives and noxious weapons using household and industrial chemicals wh...
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Shipping Council Stalwart Passes On
Many Strangers Owe a Debt to Deceased Maritime Industrial Relations Expert

1/21/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE - One of the stalwarts of maritime industrial relations has departed with the passing of Ian Sherwood, who served for many years ...
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Another Freight Forwarder Acquired by Logistics Group
Dachser Continues Growth Strategy

1/18/2013
GERMANY - SPAIN – TURKEY – SOUTH AMERICA - Effective retroactively from the beginning of the year, German headquartered logistics provider...
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Slight Annual Drop in Air Freight as Schiphol Cargo Levels Announced
Provisional Tonnage Figures Released

1/18/2013
NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol finished 2012 with its strongest quarter of the year for cargo and resilience in most markets largely o...
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Flag State Asked for Help for Pirated Crew of RoRo Cargo Vessel
Unions Demand Panama Accept Legislated Responsibilities

1/18/2013
PANAMA – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling on Panama to join the effort to help the recently released crew ...
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Ocean Freight Boss Collects Biggest Shipping Accolade for Women
Wista Personality of the Year Officially Awarded at IMO Headquarters

1/18/2013
UK – WORLDWIDE – At a prestigious ceremony in London on Thursday Katharina Stanzel was formally awarded WISTA Personality of the Year 2012...
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Record Breaking Event in Every Sense at Freight Forwarding Annual Awards
World Champion Addresses Largest Ever Gathering of British Forwarders

1/18/2013
UK – The BIFA Freight Services Awards 2012 will long be remembered after a record-breaking 520 guests, including finalists, sponsors and industr...
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Freight and Supply Chain Interests to Gather at Materials Handling Show
Suppliers and Associated Trades Building Up to IMHX 2013

1/18/2013
UK – The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013 which is to be held at the NEC Birmingham in March will be of interest to many ...
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Freight Forwarder Finds Novel Solution for Touring Motor Cycle Holiday Enthusiasts
BOB Says Fly from Europe via Low Cost Carriers and Meet Your Bike in Dublin

1/17/2013
IRELAND – EUROPE - The old road system throughout Ireland provides exciting challenges to motorcyclists coupled with some of the most stunning s...
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Freight Vessels Not Limited to Container Vessels and Tankers as Wind Turbine Vessel Arrives
Hartlepool Welcomes a New Generation of Shipping

1/16/2013
UK – Freight vessels come in all shapes and configurations from containerships to LNG carriers and last week saw PD Ports welcome the world&rsqu...
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Restructuring of Swedish Shipping Support and Mooring Supplies Group
Five Distinct Business Areas Separated as Trelleborg Tests Laser Berthing Technology

1/15/2013
SWEDEN – NETHERLANDS – At its recent Capital Markets Day, port furniture and shipping management group Trelleborg announced its new financ...
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Shipping a Vehicle - RoRo Can be Better Than Container or Trailer Options
Auto Shippers Argue That for Economy and Visibility Drive On/Off Choice Can be Best

1/15/2013
WORLDWIDE - For millions of people all over the world, their cars are one of their most treasured possessions; more like a member of the family than a...
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How to Spot the Space Station (not really Freight Related)
NASA Site Allows Anyone to view the ISS from Home

1/15/2013
OUT OF THIS WORLD – OK it’s not strictly a freight or shipping story but as regular readers might know outer space logistics is a subject ...
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Air Freight Hub Hosts Annual Cargo Handling Event
Ground Handling Teams Hone their Skills at Hactl Awards

1/15/2013
HONG KONG – Sunday witnessed the seventh year in which Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), the major air cargo handler at the world&r...
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Major Express Freight and Logistics Merger Torpedoed by European Commission
UPS Acquisition of TNT is Decreed Anti Competitive

1/15/2013
EUROPE – US- UPS announced yesterday that it had failed to obtain permission from the European Commission (EC) in its bid to acquire TNT Express...
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Hybrid Reach Stacker May Suit Shipping Container and Freight Handling Terminals
Environmental Improvements Possible with New Konecranes Import

1/14/2013
UK – Container terminal operators with an eye on economy and the environment will wish to know that the world's first hybrid reach stacker, ...
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From Fenders for Cargo Vessels to LNG Technology
New Acquisition Boost Marine Specialists Portfolio at a Stroke

1/14/2013
SCANDINAVIA – UK – KOREA – SINGAPORE – The three empty triangles which made up the logo of Trelleborg group interests from 199...
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Air Cargo Charter Groups Link Up in Strategic Partnership
GSSA's Join to Expand Freight Options

1/14/2013
SCANDINAVIA – NORDIC REGION - NEO Air Charter, airline general sales and service agency (GSSA), has entered into a strategic partnership wi...
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Rail Freight Group Seethes at Nationalist Cargo Monopolies Which Aid Road Haulage Cause
Some Praise for ORR Rethink but Criticism of France and Germany as EU Castigates Them Both

1/14/2013
EUROPE – Pronouncements from the EU hierarchy are often criticised for their wordiness yet the public document issued regarding rail integration...
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Container Shipping Line Adds New Port to Delight of Locals
MSC and Zim Collaborate Again on New Service

1/11/2013
US – WORLDWIDE - Delight this week in Tampa after the world’s second biggest container shipping group, the Mediterranean Shipping Company ...
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Rail Freight Giant Needs to Know Where it’s Going
BNSF Plots What it Actually Owns

1/10/2013
US – Echoing Warren Buffett's sentiments when he took over the assets of the rail freight company, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has e...
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Container Shipping Group Video Shows Box Technology Development
Despite Investing Elsewhere Danish Group Still Market Leader

1/10/2013
WORLDWIDE – Despite confirming its intentions to drastically cut its investment in container shipping as reported here in November the AP Moller...
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Container Handling Safety Standards Recommended to Freight and Shipping Interests
Three Cargo Industry Bodies Publish Minimum Requirements

1/10/2013
WORLDWIDE – When the economy is at a low point sometimes health and safety standards take a lower priority than they should and the shipping ind...
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Agricultural Parts Contract for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group
K+N Sign Up AGCO

1/9/2013
SOUTH AFRICA – Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded a contract by agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO, to manage its aftermarket Parts Distribut...
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Freight Forwarding Group Signs Logistics Agreement with Military Specialists
First Such Arrangement for Daedalus

1/9/2013
NETHERLANDS – Freight forwarding and logistics service provider, IJS Global has signed a Teaming Agreement with Daedalus Aviation Group, the Dut...
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Logistics Player Acquires Air and Ocean Freight Forwarding Partner
US Group Consolidates and Rebrands

1/9/2013
US – Radiant Logistics, Inc., a non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) provider, has recently announced the acquisition of operating partne...
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Another Success for Naval Forces as Pirate Attacks on Freight Vessels Remain Limited
Rocket Propelled Grenade Raiders Thwarted then Arrested

1/8/2013
SOMALIA – This week saw another success for the forces of law and order when EU Naval Force (EU Navfor) French Frigate Surcouf, operating as par...
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LCL Freight Forwarding and Logistics Specialists Sold to Investment Group
Unusual Portfolio Proves Attractive to Private Fund

1/8/2013
US – The Resolute Fund II, L.P, an investment fund managed by private equity firm, The Jordan Company, has announced the acquisition of transpor...
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Port Achieves Record of Freight Containers Shipping Through in Less Than Two Decades
100 Million TEU Turnaround for Natural Deep Water Facility

1/8/2013
CHINA – When it comes to container handling records one cannot fail to be impressed by the statistic released this week by Yantian International...
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Electric and Hybrid Freight Trucks and Passenger Cars Need to be NOISY!
US Proposal for Minimum Standards put forward for Federal Approval

1/8/2013
US – WORLDWIDE – Whilst we have done all we can to promote the cause of more environmentally friendly forms of transport, particularly the...
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End of Year Staff Announcements in Freight Forwarding, Container Shipping and Logistics Sectors
Legal Controversy at One End of Year Move

1/7/2013
NETHERLANDS – FRANCE – One appointment in our list of staff movements in the freight forwarding, logistics and shipping sectors this month...
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Freight and Logistics Groups Expand as Forwarding and Heavy Lift Competitor Collects 3PL Award
Vietnam Becoming a Key market for Shippers and Agents

1/7/2013
VIETNAM – Asian head-quartered freight group Kerry Logistics has continued its programme of expansion in the region with a new joint venture by ...
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European Rail Freight Merger Could Produce Big Intermodal Cargo Player
Two State Owned Groups Consider Combining

1/7/2013
EUROPE – When the communist bloc started to break up there were many unfortunate consequences, particularly with regard to the former territorie...
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Road Haulage Group Warn Truck Drivers of Distraction Dangers
Commercial Truckers Who Transgress Should Face Most Severe Penalties

1/4/2013
US – UK – Anyone who reads the Fastlane blog written by Ray LaHood will know that time and again the US Secretary of Transport turns back ...
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Freight Flow Continues as US Container Shipping Strike Postponed Whilst Turkish Dispute Continues
Industry Labour Relations Across the Globe Present a Mixed Picture

1/4/2013
US – TURKEY – Two entirely different moods seem to be in place this week as industrial relations problems on opposite sides of the globe d...
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Your Chance to Support the Less Fortunate in the Merchant Shipping Sector
Lloyds Register Sponsors Special London Celebration

1/3/2013
UK – You still have time to apply for tickets to a very special occasion taking place in London on the 24th January. Just after Christmas may no...
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Container Shipping Line Christens latest Acquisition
Twenty Two More Box carriers on Order

1/3/2013
TAIWAN – Today saw the christening of the Ever Leader, the eighth L-type container ship of Evergreen Line, the world’s fourth largest box ...
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Mixed Reaction as Intermodal Rail Freight Scheme Permission Sneaks in before Christmas
Government U Turn on Green Belt Development at St Albans

1/3/2013
UK – Many local residents are both disgusted and disappointed at the decision of Communities Secretary Eric Pickles who performed a spectacular ...
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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Has Bad End to a Poor Year
Swiss 3PL Operator Hit with Double Whammy in December

1/2/2013
SWITZERLAND – NORWAY – Not a good end to the year for Swiss 3PL group Panalpina which has not only had to write off some of the assets it ...
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Container Shipping Terminals Achieve Fastest Freight Turnaround Figures in December
Crane Movements at Record Levels per Hour

1/2/2013
SOUTH AFRICA - Transnet Port Terminals’ Eastern Cape Container Terminals saw out the old year in style when two of the group’s cargo handl...
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More Pirates Captured as Freight and Passenger Vessels Anticipate a Safer Year
Suspects Again Released on Somali Beach for Lack of Evidence

1/1/2013
SOMALIA – HORN OF AFRICA – Having achieved the liberation of the crew of the Ro/Ro freighter Iceberg 1 before Christmas the forces for goo...
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As Pirate Attacks Reduce The Logistics of Humanitarian Aid Gets Ever More Difficult
Somali Islamic Fundamentalists Ban and Burn Red Cross Deliveries

1/31/2012
SOMALIA – Who’d be a truck driver in Somalia? Regular readers will know that we try to print only articles which have relevance in the wor...
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New Report Studies Arms Smuggled As Normal Freight Via Container Shipping
Security for Reputable Box Carriers Needs Improvement

1/31/2012
IRAN – WORLDWIDE – A report published yesterday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reinforces the points made...
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Road Haulage Operator Transforms into an International Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group
Dentressangle 2011 Revenue Returns Show Progress toward Globalisation

1/31/2012
FRANCE – EUROPE – WORLDWIDE – Despite being known principally for its European road haulage operations a policy of expansion and acq...
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Rail Freight Investment Booms as Employee Disputes Settle Down
Billions to be Spent on Infrastructure Development this Year

1/31/2012
US – Things are looking positive on the freight rail scene at the moment with the Association of American Railroads (AAR) announcing yesterday t...
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Channel Tunnel Intermodal Freight Traffic Levels Rise as RoRo Ferry Services Struggle
Eurotunnel Thrives Compared to Some Sea Borne Rivals

1/31/2012
UK – FRANCE – EUROPE – In the same month that we have witnessed the demise of RoRo ferry operator SeaFrance, Eurotunnel, the cross c...
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Automatic 'Road Train' System May Revolutionise Road Haulage Freight Convoys
Highway Platoons Under the Control of Lead Vehicle Become a Reality

1/30/2012
EUROPE – To a freight truck driver or a logistics professional a ‘Road Train’ is a truck and drawbar trailer, but in modern parlance...
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Embracing Natural Gas Power Means Freight Trucks Join Other Logistics Sectors
Obama Statement Will Speed Fuel Conversion

1/29/2012
US – UK – WORLDWIDE – The announcement by President Obama this week during his State of the Union address in which he described the ...
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Freight Railroad Volume Down, Profit Up, Boss Out
Departure of Chief Operating Officer as Revenue Rises

1/29/2012
US – Despite an 8% drop in coal shipments, a commodity representing almost a quarter of its revenue and a fall of over 5% in their intermodal ca...
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Another Air Freight Cargo Carrier Opts for Boeing
AirBridgeCargo Receives First of Five 747-8's

1/27/2012
US – RUSSIA – Moscow headquartered AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, took delivery yesterday of the first of five ...
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Port Sale May Split Future Thames Container Freight
Acquisition Means Increased Competition in Future

1/27/2012
UK – The announcement two days ago that Otter Port Holdings, owners of Forth Ports has purchased the 67% of Tilbury Container Services (TCS) whi...
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General Strike Will Affect Freight Deliveries Next Week
Belgium May Come to a Standstill

1/27/2012
BELGIUM – The proposed general strike in the country planned for Monday is likely to cause delays for logistics customers with cargo flights can...
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Freight Drivers Warned of Impassable Conditions
'Code Red' Maintained Countrywide

1/27/2012
BULGARIA – Drivers of freight vehicles are warned that the sub arctic conditions which have seen the country covered with snow this week are sti...
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'Net' Profit for Freight and Logistics Group
CEVA Snare Another Supply Chain Contract

1/27/2012
SPAIN – Freight and logistics company CEVA has ‘netted’ another five year supply chain contract with garden supplies company Interma...
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Freight Forwarding Software Brought Up To Date
Impatex Introduces Latest Features to Browser Based Format

1/26/2012
UK – Few suppliers of bespoke software for the freight forwarding sector can claim to have been around as long as, or as successful, as Hampshir...
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Road Haulage Groups Welcome Eurovignette Proposals for Foreign Trucks
EU HGV's Will Have to Pay on British Roads

1/25/2012
UK – The Department for Transport (DfT) today fulfilled a manifesto commitment by the Coalition Government and launched a consultation on a prop...
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Automotive Freight Forwarder Wins Chevrolet UK Distribution Rights
Bristol Dock will be Hub for US Wheels

1/25/2012
UK – Freight forwarder GEFCO UK, recently named both UK Automotive Logistics Company 2012 and European Logistics Company 2012 by the Institute o...
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Crew WiFi a Hit With Container and Bulk Freight Carrier Company
Staying in Touch Makes for a Happy Ship

1/25/2012
WORLDWIDE – As ship owners and operators cut costs it is often the humble crewman who suffers. The ruling this week in the Philippines to ratify...
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German Logistics Giant to Appeal 'Incompatible' State Aid Ruling
Deutsche Post DHL Align With German Government Against EU Commission

1/25/2012
GERMANY – Mail and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL, in an alliance with the German Federal Government, is to appeal at the European Court of J...
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Freight Vessel Attacks Down as Hostages Rescued by Special Forces
Helicopters Swoop In To Kill Pirate Gang

1/25/2012
SOMALIA – Reports from the region regarding the rescue of two hostages today by US forces paint a vivid picture of the fragmented society that h...
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More LCL Freight Consolidations For Asian Service
Panalpina Launch Six New Options

1/25/2012
ASIA – Swiss freight forwarding group Panalpina announced today they would be increasing their regional Less than Container Load (LCL) services ...
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Biometric Identity Extended to a Quarter of the World's Freight Shipping Crews
Philippines Ratifies Convention 185 This Week

1/25/2012
PHILIPPINES – WORLDWIDE – Nine years after it was first mooted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the...
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Short Sea Container Specialist Seeks New Freight Markets Overseas
MacAndrews Expands Existing Services

1/24/2012
UK – POLAND –SWEDEN – For those with long associations with the UK or Spanish shipping industry the name of MacAndrews is one that w...
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Supply Chain Expo Shows Freight Movement Can Be Just a Load of Hot Air
Unveiling of Stand Alone Pneumatic Cargo Transfer System

1/24/2012
US – The next major exposition for supply chain related businesses, Modex 2012, which opens in Atlanta, Georgia on the 6th February will provide...
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UN Secretary General Supports IMO Initiative For Closer Counter Piracy Cooperation
More political clout gathers over sea-wolves, but will it achieve anything?

1/23/2012
NEW YORK – The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday,...
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EU Ministers Meeting Expected To Add To Iran/Syria Sanctions And Discuss Somali Piracy
FAC Meeting Scheduled for Today

1/23/2012
EUROPE / WORLDWIDE - EU Foreign Ministers are to discuss adding further sanctions on Iran and Syria when they meet in Brussels today (23rd January). I...
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World Airways and Silk Way Airlines Complete Teaming Agreement for Outsized US Military Cargo
New Arrangements for Heavy Shipments

1/23/2012
USA / AZERBAIJAN – World Airways and Silk Way Airlines have completed a teaming agreement to provide outsized air freight service to the U.S. mi...
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Maersk Become First Freight Container Shipping Line to Comply With New Low Sulphur Emission Standard
Port of Gothenburg Fuel Switch Program Begins Next Week

1/20/2012
SWEDEN – Next week one of the world’s largest freight container vessels, the Edith Maersk, will perform her first call to the Port of Goth...
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Freight Awards Demonstrate the Strength of Logistics
UK Ceremony Witnesses Supply Chain Professionals' Positive Approach

1/20/2012
UK – London yesterday hosted the annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) Awards for achievements within the logistics industry a...
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Logistics Group Takes Stakes in Freight Forwarding Partner
SDV Invests in FAST

1/19/2012
MIDDLE EAST – EUROPE – SDV International Logistics has confirmed it has taken stakes in various parts of the FAST group of freight forward...
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Time for Ladies of Logistics to Get Their Skates On
Less Than a Month to Get a Name Down for the Best in the Industry

1/19/2012
UK - There is less than a month to go for the UK’s brightest female talent within transport and logistics to enter the MAN everywoman in Transpo...
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More Road to Rail Freight ? As Government 'Backs' Intermodal Switchover
'Pitifully Small' Investment in Transport Slated by Rail Freight Group

1/19/2012
UK – Minister for Housing and Transport, Keith Brown, has announced a £50 million investment in revised greener transport options including...
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New Freight Option Between UK and Scandinavia as RoRo Ferry Service Starts
North Sea RoRo Aims at Three Crossings Each Way Weekly

1/18/2012
UK – SWEDEN – SCANDINAVIA – Next week will witness the inception of a brand new Roll On Roll Off ferry service between Killingholme ...
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Baltic Dry Index May Give Shipping Companies a Glimpse of the Future
Depressed Measurement Educates a New Generation

1/18/2012
WORLDWIDE – In May 2008 all was well with the world and those who earn their living centred around the shipping of bulk freight commodities munc...
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Freight Drivers Welcome New Dover Customs Facility and Truck Park
Stop24 Folkestone Serves Ferries and Channel Tunnel Alike

1/18/2012
UK – EUROPE - A brand new customs clearance facility site and lorry park has launched at Stop24 Folkestone Services. Conveniently located 5 minu...
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Property Acquisitions and Road Haulage Lay Offs at Stobart
Changing Face of Britain's Best Known Haulier

1/17/2012
UK – News from the multimodal logistics group Stobart Group this week resembles a big money game of Find the Lady. Today’s investor releas...
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War Zones Can Be Productive for Multimodal Freight and Logistics Groups
Another Large Contract Heads for Afghanistan

1/17/2012
AFGHANISTAN –EUROPE – Unfortunately there is nothing like a war zone or an area of political conflict to generate large volumes of work fo...
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Container Ports Return to Work as Shipping Queues Lengthen and Police Raid Agency Offices
Nigerian Strike Ends Whilst Freight Vessels Wait and Corruption Allegations Pursued

1/17/2012
NIGERIA – After a week of countrywide stoppages the general strike was called off yesterday after a move by the government designed to appease t...
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UK Freight Forwarders Can Get Olympic and Paralympic Logistic Advice On Line
BIFA Publishes Web Page to Assist Supply Chain Stakeholders

1/17/2012
UK – In order to assist freight forwarders and others in the supply chain in the run up to the London Olympic and Paralympic games which take pl...
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New Supply Chain Control For Inbound Freight
Descartes Reveal Latest Cloud Based Logistics Control Modules

1/16/2012
CANADA – US - WORLDWIDE – Ontario headquartered Descartes Systems Group has made what it terms ‘significant extensions’ to the...
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Container Shipping Customers Get Security with New 24/7 Freight Tracking System
HPH Unveil Latest Pay as You Go Global Cargo Monitoring

1/16/2012
WORLDWIDE – With track and trace now an essential component in the supply chain Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has introduced its system to overs...
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Freight and Logistics Interests Eye Japanese and Indian Cooperation
High Level Talks to Set Up Rail and Road Links

1/16/2012
INDIA – JAPAN – A busy week in New Delhi with meetings between Indian Government officials and a trade delegation from their Japanese coun...
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Freight Vessel Explosion Kills Three with Other Crew of Cargo Ship Missing
Korean Coastguard Search for Survivors

1/15/2012
SOUTH KOREA – Reports are coming in of an explosion off the coast after a freight vessel sailing to the North of Jawol Island with a cargo of pe...
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Freight and Logistics Interests Must Prepare NOW for 2012 Olympic Challenge
Companies the Length of Britain Need to Enter Their Own Events

1/14/2012
UK – It won’t just be freight and logistics interests in London that need to prepare for the forthcoming Olympics according to Transport f...
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New Internet Truck Scam Hits Road Haulage of Food Freight Shipments
Stolen US Meat Thefts May Run to Millions of Dollars

1/14/2012
US – WORLWIDE – As we are always saying at the Handy Shipping Guide ‘If you didn’t think it, breathe it or give birth to it &#...
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Freight, Shipping and Logistics Appointments - and the Loss of a US Trucking Legend
Ex Schneider Boss Dies at 76 + Who's Gone Where and from Whom

1/14/2012
WORLDWIDE – Here is a review of recent appointments and departures within the shipping, freight and logistics sectors, but first we are sad to a...
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Another Threat to Freight Vessels Neutralised as Pirates Captured in NATO Attack
Thirteen an Unlucky Number as Hijackers Seized

1/14/2012
SOMALIA – GULF OF ADEN – Friday the 13th proved the undoing for thirteen would be pirates as the NATO counter piracy task force Operation ...
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Pirate Feared Dead After Attack on Naval Warship Mistaken for Freighter
Five wounded and One Missing off Somalia

1/13/2012
SOMALIA – After successfully accompanying a World Food Programme ship carrying aid into Somalia and while operating close to the Somali port of ...
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Upsurge of Intermodal Freight as Container Shipping Giant Agrees New Rail Contract
Freightliner to Handle Increased MSC Traffic

1/12/2012
UK – Following the relocation of their services to the newly commissioned berths 8 and 9 at the Port of Felixstowe, Mediterranean Shipping (MSC)...
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Container and Bulk Freight Handling Company Sees a Century Milestone
Liebherr to supply its 100th Mobile Harbour Crane to Africa

1/12/2012
AFRICA –GERMANY - In March 2012, Liebherr is going to deliver its one hundredth mobile harbour crane (LHM), type LHM 550, to APM Terminals Apapa...
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US Groups Join to Offer New Heavy Lift and Break Bulk Freight Opportunities
Expertise Spawned in Europe Will Drive New American Project

1/12/2012
US – An ocean project between two American subsidiaries of major European shipping lines, Denmark’s Maersk Line and Germany’s Rickme...
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European Logistics Cooperative Buys Japanese Freight Group
Another Asian Investment for Gebruder Weiss

1/12/2012
JAPAN – EUROPE – US - Logistics and freight forwarding conglomeration Weiss Röhlig has announced it has acquired JHB Express, a twelv...
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Freight and Logistics Specialist Orders Fourteen More Container Handlers
Eurogate Buys Fourth Tranche of Straddle Carriers from Konecranes

1/12/2012
GERMANY – Container terminal and logistics operator Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg GmbH has placed its fourth order with mechanical handlin...
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New Warehouse Technology Optimises Supply Chain Logistics
Hot Spots in the Workplace Identified and Streamlined

1/11/2012
UK – WORLDWIDE – ATMS a company which specialises in supply chain improvement technologies has moved back into the warehouse with its late...
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Essential That High Speed Two Caters for Freight Interests
Leading Industry Figures Comment on Government Announcement

1/11/2012
UK – Having recently started their new Poland/UK High Speed 1 oversize container service and teamed up with Network Rail to transport trains fr...
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Pirate Attacks Target Iranian Vessels
Report of Another Tanker Seized

1/11/2012
GULF OF ADEN – IRAN – SOMALIA - Another Iranian tanker has been seized by pirates whilst transiting the Gulf. Just this week two other Ira...
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DFDS Adds Extra RoRo Freight Ferry and Joins LD Lines in SeaFrance Rescue
Plan to Open New Dover Calais Joint Service whilst Humber Traffic Grows

1/11/2012
UK – FRANCE - NETHERLANDS – DFDS Seaways have announced their intention to expand services on their freight only route from Immingham to R...
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New Italian Supply Chain Contract For Freight and Logistics Group
CEVA Warehousing is by the Book

1/10/2012
ITALY- The logistics of any form of publishing contract is usually welcomed by freight and logistics companies despite the labour intensive nature of ...
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Two New Panamax Container Ships for Diana
Fledgling Box Outfit Keeps Increasing Fleet

1/10/2012
GREECE – Diana Shipping’s partly owned subsidiary Diana Containerships Inc which was registered in the Marshall Islands in 2010 to diversi...
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Freighter Abandoned By Crew After Being Stranded for Three Months
Ukrainians Needed Union Help to Escape Liverpool Abandonment

1/10/2012
UK – UKRAINE – Despite the best efforts of ship owners and unions alike the three remaining Ukrainian crew of the freighter Dyckburg, a 5,...
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RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Group Finally Sinks
Tribunal Decision Looks to Sound Death Knell for SeaFrance

1/9/2012
FRANCE – Despite saying in November that it would be the 28th January before RoRo Ferry operator SeaFrance was finally liquidated the pronouncem...
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Container Shipping Not The Only String In Maersk Bow As Energy Support Contracts Signed
Four New Deals a Quarter of a Billion Dollars Agreed

1/9/2012
DENMARK – BRAZIL – AUSTRALIA – The A. P. Moller - Maersk Group may be world leaders in container shipping but the company has divers...
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Container Ship and Bulk Cargo Carrier Meet their Final Fate in Storms
Severe Weather Accounts for Two Ships Over the Weekend

1/9/2012
NEW ZEALAND – AUSTRALIA – The tempestuous weather experienced in the region over past weeks has finally claimed the MV Rena, the container...
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Shipping and Logistics Finalists for British Freight Awards Named
Great and the Good of BIFA Members to Gather in London Again

1/9/2012
UK – Just as belts begin to ease (hopefully) after Christmas the British shipping and logistics industries look forward to another British Inter...
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Freight Forwarding Group Develops Another Logistics Hub in China
Centrally Situated Industrial Park Attracts Kerry Investment

1/9/2012
CHINA – Kerry Logistics, already with a strong presence in the country, has announced plans to build a dedicated logistics centre in Zhengzhou i...
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Privatisation of Rail Freight Services On Track
Bulgarian Cargo to be Split from Passenger Services

1/9/2012
BULGARIA – In an interview yesterday the head of the Government’s Privatisation Agency confirmed that plans are going ahead as planned to ...
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MOL Rush to Aid Typhoon Victims (and Order New Bulk Freight Vessel)
Yet Another Harrowing Disaster to End the Year

1/7/2012
PHILIPPINES – JAPAN - In late December the eyes of much of the Western world were focused only on forthcoming Christmas celebrations and so, at ...
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Another Laudable Target for Freight and Logistics Companies to Aim For
Joanna Back on the Campaign Trail as Eyes Turn Again Toward Live Animal Transport

1/7/2012
UK – EUROPE – NEW ZEALAND - Cutting polluting emissions and fuel consumption have taken up many column inches as the freight and logistics...
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China - Logistics Operator Opens New Office and New Air Freight Service Starts
First Presence in Inner Mongolia for Schenker Whilst Dalian Helps Plug Jade Cargo Gap

1/6/2012
CHINA – ‘As one door closes’ a new air cargo carrier commences services in the same week one closes and a European forwarder expands...
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Investment Report Indicates the Scale of US intermodal and Bulk Rail Freight
Annual Review from CSX Shows Confidence in the Track Borne Cargo Sector

1/6/2012
US – The annual review of investment activity from cargo carriers CSX Corporation, headquartered in Florida but serving the entire length of the...
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Cargo Vessel Reported Hijacked by Pirates as Ministers Told to Clarify First Armed Response
Parliamentary Committee Says Shipping Needs Unambiguous Defence Guidelines

1/5/2012
OMAN – SOMALIA - UK – INDIAN OCEAN – Whilst interested parties pore over the 72 page report from a UK Parliamentary Committee which ...
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Road Haulage and GSSA Contract For Air Freight Carrier Awarded
Austria and Eastern European Business to Global

1/5/2012
JORDAN – Eastern Europe – Austria - Royal Jordanian Airlines has awarded its cargo GSSA contract for Austria and Eastern Europe to Globe A...
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Russian Cargo Group Continue to Increase Air Freight Capacity
Another New Ilyushin for Volga-Dnepr

1/5/2012
RUSSIA - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has added a fourth modernized IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft to its fleet with the new plane completing its inaugural comme...
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Logistics Operators Face Up To Extreme Conditions as Freight Deliveries Affected
Extreme Weather World Wide Affects Supply Chains

1/5/2012
UK - AUSTRALIA – NEW ZEALAND – Weather is a factor that all freight and logistics companies are used to dealing with and if it be snow slo...
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All Freight Air Carrier Jade Cargo Suspends Operations
Downturn in Asian Trade Blamed for Problems

1/4/2012
CHINA – Freight only carrier Jade Cargo has ceased operations until further notice whilst the company discusses financial restructuring with its...
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Intermodal Rail Freight Beats Road Haulage in the Right Market
Schenker Score Highly in the Frozen North Cargo Stakes

1/4/2012
NORWAY – ARCTIC CIRCLE – GERMANY – Proponents of rail freight argue consistently that it conserves energy and reduces pollution comp...
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What Lies Ahead for Bulk and Container Freight Rates in 2012?
Last Year Ended on a Low Note - But Can We Expect Better to Come?

1/4/2012
WORLDWIDE – The problem of oversupply in the shipping industry has become a familiar situation, and, with more new build container and bulk carg...
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Logistics Firms Invest in High Cube Containers for Better Freight Returns
Intermodal Changes Prompt New Investments and Designs

1/4/2012
US – WORLDWIDE - High cube containers are the new black according to many of the intermodal companies as the logistics sector embraces the chanc...
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More Industrial Turmoil in Supply Chain as Freight Handlers Locked Out of Container Terminal
Drivers Laid Off as Boxes Build Up

1/3/2012
AUSTRALIA – Battle lines are being drawn as unions start to flex their collective muscles with the adoption of new worker friendly policies by t...
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OceanSaver Expand their Target Shipping Market with New Technology
Ballast Water Treatment Group Aim For Smaller Vessels

1/3/2012
NORWAY – WORLDWIDE – As we face a year in which overcapacity in the shipping markets is likely to keep charter prices and freight rates do...
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Boss of World's Largest Container Shipping Line Taken Ill
AP Moller Maersk CEO Hospitalised in Switzerland

1/3/2012
DENMARK – SWITZERLAND - News in over the holiday period that Nils S. Andersen, CEO of transport conglomerate and the world’s largest conta...
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Radioactive Freight Causes an Adverse Reaction for Rail Freight Carriers
When is a Hazardous Load Not Dangerous?

1/3/2012
AUSTRALIA – The flooding which has plagued the Northern Territory has brought to the fore the controversial matter of transporting hazardous car...
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New Style Bulk Freighter Can Be 18 Percent Cleaner
Project Predicts Substantial Environmental Savings

1/31/2011
UK – CHINA – Classification society Lloyds Register have been engaged in a project with Shanghai-based Bestway Marine Engineering Design t...
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Freight Train Driver To Be Questioned Over Crash
Human Error is Primary Suspect in Fatal Accident

1/31/2011
GERMANY – Saturday’s fatal train crash near Hordorf in Saxony-Anhalt occurred on a single track section in thick fog according to local re...
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Haulage Contractors Say Freight Blighted By Tunnel And Bridge Increases
Rising Tolls Across the Country Add to Fuel Price Woes

1/31/2011
UK – Hauliers across the country feel they are being made to pay unfairly as the Government’s policies start to filter down. We have alrea...
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Intermodal Cargo Terminal Rail Service Begins - As Freight Rates Rise 20 Percent
Railways Deficit Subject to Two Prong Attack - But Where Will the Money Come From?

1/30/2011
PAKISTAN – Loss making Pakistan Railways have taken steps to improve their finances by upping rates for both passenger and freight customers ...
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Raised Terror Threat Against Air Freight Cargo Prompts New Procedures
US and UK Officials Revue Security Methods

1/30/2011
US – UK – After the recent discovery of explosive devices in freight consigned via passenger aircraft at two airports there was a review o...
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African Freight And Logistics Summit Speaker Announced
Nigerian Event Hosts Spanish Legal Expert

1/30/2011
NIGERIA - The African Logistics Summit will be held in Abuja, Nigeria between the 10th and 12th March, which is endorsed by the Association of Nigeria...
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The Russians Are Coming - First Australian Freight Movement By Giant Aircraft
An-124 Quiet Enough For Exports

1/30/2011
AUSTRALIA – MAURITANIA – Ruslan International, the company christened after the nickname of the An-124, the aircraft which forms the basis...
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PM Attacks Freight Haulage Company For Ageing Fleet
Group Must Improve or Face the Consequences

1/29/2011
CAMBODIA – According to reports the largest haulier in the Kingdom has received severe criticism from the Country’s Prime Minister, Hun Se...
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Staff Appointments And Departures In Freight, Shipping And Logistics Around The Globe
Recruitment Of Six New Executives - and One Sad Departure

1/28/2011
UK – The AKW Group, owners of World Freight Centre and AK Worthington, have appointed ex Davies Turner stalwart John Duke as commercial director...
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Some Freight And Logistics News In Brief
Snippets from the Air, Sea and Rail Transport Industries This Week

1/28/2011
EUROPE – Eurotunnel, operators of the England to France undersea link saw a 29% increase in their revenue in the final quarter of 2010. The frei...
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Total Logistics And Jungheinrich Book Their Place
(and Place Their Books) in History

1/28/2011
UK – When one of the most prestigious libraries in the world decided to commission a new £26 million storage facility, the logistics of mov...
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Shipping Bosses Meet Top Brass In Davos
Maersk Get Two Seats at the Top Table

1/27/2011
SWITZERLAND – For more than forty years the World Economic Forum has met annually to try and set the agenda for global trade, and attendance is ...
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New Train Ferry Rail Freight Service Tariff Promised
Ministers Sign Heads of Agreement for Black Sea Services

1/27/2011
TURKEY – UKRAINE – In a meeting on the 25th January an agreement to develop a common tariff for rail freight ferry links was signed by Ukr...
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Recruitment In Shipping And Logistics - Jobs Still Available Say Freight Firms
UK Industry Still Seeking the Right People Despite Recession

1/27/2011
UK – Shipping and Forwarding is still the industry for those with the right qualifications according to one of the country’s leading opera...
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DHL Commence New Less Container Load (LCL) Freight Services
Germany Targeted for Chinese Traffic

1/26/2011
GERMANY – CHINA – In the past year, DHL has launched 25 services from Asia to key cities around the world and today the global logistics p...
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For The Glamorous Side Of Freight - Look To Project Forwarding
How Allseas Collected That BIFA Award

1/26/2011
UK – CONGO – When we covered the recent BIFA (British International Freight Association) Freight Service Awards in London we made special ...
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Bulk Carrier Breaks Port Record
Vessel Squeezes into Lock by a Hand's-breadth

1/26/2011
UK – The Port of Leith saw the arrival last week of its largest ever visitor, the bulk carrier Merchant with her cargo of 42,000 tonnes of Peruv...
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Danish Bulk Shipping Group Sell Off Ships And Buy Back Shares
Norden to Dispose of Six New Handysize and Diana Figures Scheduled

1/26/2011
DENMARK – CHINA – GREECE – Norden. The specialist bulk carriers announced on Monday they are to sell up to six new build Handysize d...
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Container Shipping Is Not The Only String To The Danish Giant's Bow
Maersk Pay Over $1 Billion For A Single Vessel

1/26/2011
DENMARK – BRAZIL – For most of our readers the name Maersk summons up a picture of the largest container ship operator and supply vessel o...
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New Tilt Cord Can Prevent Cargo Theft And Stowaways Hiding In Freight Trucks
Tests Show Product Can Defeat The Invisible Enemy

1/25/2011
UK – Ask any truck driver pulling a tautliner or tilt trailer and he’ll (or she'll) tell you the weak security point of the whole system i...
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Receivership Announced As Baltic Dry Freight Index Tumbles
Inevitable Conclusion to Continuing Market Falls

1/25/2011
UK – KOREA – The weeks graph to indicate the state of the Baltic Dry Index resembled a profile of a ski slope again this week as it droppe...
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Agility Launch Overview Of The Freight And Logistics Markets Of Tomorrow
Future is Not Just Built of BRICS

1/25/2011
WORLD WIDE – Global logistics firm Agility have launched their Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2011 from their Global Integrated Logistics busi...
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Cargo Ships Detention Since November Is 'Appalling'
Unions Protest at Inactivity by Flag of Convenience States

1/25/2011
UK – The condition of the freighter Most Sky, which has been detained in Birkenhead since the 8th November, has been described as a ‘disgr...
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Amsterdam Transhipment And RoRo Traffic Up But Container Shipping Down
Bigger Logistics Site Under Construction but not at the Expense of the Environment

1/24/2011
NETHERLANDS – This month saw the Port of Amsterdam present freight tonnage figures for 2010 and to use a paraphrase of a football analogy it was...
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Shipping Groups Achieve Another Successful Freight Transit Of The North East Passage
Voyage Accomplished Despite Appalling Conditions

1/24/2011
NORWAY – ALASKA - Following on from our previous stories regarding opening up the sea routes for shipping using the formerly impassable Northern...
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Pirate Update - Two Freight Ships Recaptured By Military After Gunfights - Eight Killed
Video Shows the Storming of a Captive Vessel - But What Happens Next to Captured Hijackers?

1/24/2011
SOMALIA – It seems the navies in some parts of the world have grown a little tired of the continuing attacks on merchant shipping and this week,...
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This Weeks Shipping, Logistics and Freight News In Brief
Some Snippets from Around the Globe

1/23/2011
HONG KONG – Shares in China Shipping Container Limited (CSCL) were suspended here on the 19th January after the company issued a statement it wo...
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K + N Enlarge European Freight Groupage Consolidations Under New Banner
Ambitious Plans to Dominate Traditional Markets

1/23/2011
EUROPE – Not for the first time a Swiss owned freight forwarder has announced plans to dominate the European groupage market within the next few...
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Truck Fuel Costs And Intermodal Transfer Still Causing Passionate Debate In Freight Circles
Yet More Voices Raised in Protest - Have You Registered Your Opinion Yet?

1/22/2011
UK – The UK authorities are coming under more pressure from all stakeholders in the freight and logistics community over fiscal policies, partic...
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Strike Action By Freight Truck Drivers Looms
Talks This Week Will Decide if Hauliers Keep Working

1/22/2011
SOUTH AFRICA – The country awaits the result of union meetings to be held over the next few days which may have a huge impact on supply chains t...
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Woes Continue For Aussie Truck And Logistics Companies
However Some Help Available for Stricken Businesses

1/21/2011
AUSTRALIA – Without the beating heart of ore and agriculture the freight and haulage operations which form the arteries and veins that carry pro...
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Upgrade To Container Shipping Services To Central And South America
New Vessels, Faster Transits and Extra Asian Calls

1/21/2011
ASIA – CENTRAL and SOUTH AMERICA – The container services offered by CMA CGM, Compagnia Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) and China Shipping ...
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Freight Awards - Winners Of The Logistics And Shipping Industry Poll
Achievements Celebrated at Annual BIFA Bash - with a Melancholy Touch

1/21/2011
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards are now in their 22nd year, and there can certainly never been a finer luncheon...
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Freight Forwarder Steers The Way With Better Car Transport Solutions
Rack or Box? Now There are Two Options to Avoid Damage

1/20/2011
WORLDWIDE – Ever the innovators DHL Global Forwarding have come up with two solutions to an age old problem. Exporting or importing a car withou...
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Fuel Hike Will Damage Britains Freight Industry
Now BIFA Adds Its Voice to Protest

1/20/2011
UK – There is complete agreement amongst the country’s freight, shipping and haulage interests that the rapidly escalating cost of diesel ...
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Truck Makers Join Freight Carriers Under The Anti Trust Spotlight
Authorities Raid Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers

1/19/2011
EUROPE – It was way back in September that we first revealed that the authorities were scrutinising some of the EU’s truck makers followin...
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New Fork Lift Truck Increases Cargo Carrying Capacity In Narrow Aisles
Electric Articulated Flexi Can Shift Heavier Loads

1/19/2011
UK - One of the factors that sometimes counts against articulated narrow aisle fork lift trucks is the perception that they lose lift capacity when ha...
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Clever Tactics Keep Container Freight Carriers Ahead Of The Game
Lessons Learnt in the Slump Buoy Shipping Lines

1/19/2011
WORLDWIDE – Yesterday the New World Alliance declared its intention to temporarily reduce capacity on selected Trans-Pacific Trade services to c...
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Additional RoRo And Freight Ferry Service Into The Orkney Isles
New Year - New Ship - New Service

1/19/2011
UK – Last October we detailed how, once again, Northlink Ferries, a subsidiary of the David MacBrayne group which services the far Northern reac...
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Intermodal Row Escalates As Freight, Political And Manufacturing Interests Pressure Government
Scots Won't Let 7 Million Pound Grant Go Without a Fight

1/18/2011
UK – The SNP find itself under an almost unprecedented wave of pressure after declaring plans to abandon the Freight Facilities Grant (FFG), des...
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RoRo Freight Ferry Services Will Cease This Month
DFDS Pulls Out of Irish Sea Trade

1/18/2011
UK – IRELAND - The review of its Irish Sea RoRo freight ferry services which we referred to in December has resulted in a much swifter reaction ...
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Appointments In Logistics, Freight, Shipping And Commercial Transport
Who's Been Appointed Recently

1/18/2011
A review of who’s moved where world wide throughout the freight industry………....
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Freight, Shipping And Logistics News Update
Some News in Brief from the Past Week around the Globe

1/18/2011
US - The Surface Transportation Board are to meet in May with a view to studying ways to increase intermodal competition, not the first time this subj...
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Another Acquisition For Finnish Crane Group
Konecranes Buys Into South America

1/17/2011
FINLAND – CHILE – PERU –BOLIVIA - Specialist lifting group Konecranes have acquired Gruas Koman Limitada, the former licensee of Ko...
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Now You Can Extend The Life Of Your Tanker And Bulk Carrier Fleet
EU Software Will Lower Ships Repair Costs

1/17/2011
EUROPE – Flagship, the Pan European maritime transport project part funded by the EU, claim they have now developed software that can forecast t...
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Oil And Logistics Giants Order New Bulk Carriers
Four LNG Vessels for Exxon and MOL

1/17/2011
CHINA – Four new liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels are to be built by the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong), a subsidiar...
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European Freight Forwarder Expands Into South America
Colombia and Ecuador Targeted by K & N

1/17/2011
COLOMBIA – ECUADOR – SWITZERLAND – Kuehne + Nagel, the worlds largest NVOCC is expanding its freight forwarding operations in South ...
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Pirate Update - Attacks on Freight and Cruise Line Shipping Continues
But Latest Laser Weapons May be One in the Eye for the Raiders

1/16/2011
SOMALIA – NIGERIA – UK – Unfortunately once again the past few days have seen much pirate activity with mixed results for the victim...
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Freight Haulage Groups Unite To Support Fair Fuel Prices
Your Chance to Influence The Cost of Diesel

1/16/2011
UK – Rarely has one issue united the disparate forces of commercial vehicle operators than the recent increases in diesel and petrol prices impo...
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Another US Destination For Italian All Cargo Air Freight Carrier
Cargoitalia Adds Atlanta to its Schedule

1/15/2011
ITALY – US – Cargo only freight airline Cargo Italia has extended its services to the USA and will commence MD11 freighter services from ...
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South East Asia Targeted As Growth Area For Air Freight By IATA
Vietnam Doing Well But Must Improve to Stay Ahead

1/15/2011
VIETNAM – As cargo levels rise and fall with the normal ebb and flow of world imports and exports it has always been the case that those involve...
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Cartel Court Cases Cause Continuing Carnage For Cargo Carriers
More Woes For Freight Airlines

1/14/2011
US - AUSTRALIA - After the enormous fines imposed by the European Commission in November the penalties for anti trust activity by the worlds air freig...
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Major Shipping Line Trial Energy Saving Tool On Container Routes
Roll Out to all Vessels Anticipated

1/14/2011
WORLDWIDE – A ½ to 1 % saving on fuel may not seem the most dramatic thing even to a medium sized company. However when your business is ru...
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Wake Up Freight And Shipping Interests In The Central African Republic, Chad and North Korea!
(What Exactly Are You Waiting For?)

1/14/2011
WORLDWIDE – It is one of the Handy Shipping Guide’s small vanities that we keep a casual eye on our readership. Nothing Big Brother you un...
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US Freight Group Freezes Out Illegal Aliens
Crowley Swat Unwanted Immigrants

1/14/2011
US – The Handy Shipping Guide has often reported the growing menace of non indigenous species which can flourish in their new environments and h...
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Exhibition Stand Builders Expand Logistics Capabilities
New Truck for DD as Workload Increases

1/14/2011
UK – Manchester based specialist exhibition stand design and build company DD Exhibitions have increased their logistical abilities by buying th...
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Disaster Rains Down On Freight Truckers And Shipping Fleets Alike
Tales of Heroism, Common Sense and Woe as Flooding Continues

1/14/2011
AUSTRALIA –BRAZIL – SRI LANKA - PHILIPPINES - The continuing bad weather across much of the globe continued unabated this week disrupting ...
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Shipping Container Congestion Reduced In Trials
New Tool Targets Pollution by Optimising Traffic Throughput

1/12/2011
SPAIN – EUROPE – The EU funded consortium FLAGSHIP, which consists of forty industry organisations and aims to produce financial and envir...
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Shipping Container Weights - A Freight Fraud That Can Cost Lives
Incorrect Declarations Can Lead to Accidents

1/12/2011
UK – WORLDWIDE – Once upon a time it was cube cutting that was the fraud of choice for the world’s freight forwarders but with the b...
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Ostwind Rail Freight Container Service Survives
Change of Operator Follows Liquidation

1/12/2011
CIS – GERMANY – After the demise of intermodal transport operator ICF Intercontainer-Interfrigo SA, Basel,which ceased trading officially ...
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Rains Fall And Baltic Dry Index With Them
Glut of Shipping Capacity as Disaster Continues

1/12/2011
AUSTRALIA – WORLD WIDE – The harrowing pictures of the vast floods in Queensland help to illustrate the despair of the nation to cope with...
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Freight Forwarder Acquired By Crowley
Another Purchase for US Group

1/12/2011
US – Florida based Crowley Maritime Corporation announced yesterday that it has acquired Jarvis International Freight, Inc., a Houston-based fre...
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Joint Moroccan Logistics Venture Established
New Damco Alliance Operational from Next Month

1/12/2011
MOROCCO – Logistics and freight forwarding subsidiary of AP Moller Maersk, Damco, have started a joint venture with Moroccan group SNTL to trade...
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Bulk And Container Freight Shippers Look Back On 2010 And Forward To 2011
BIMCO Releases its Annual State of the Industry Report

1/11/2011
WORLD WIDE - BIMCO have published their ‘Reflections 2011’, and as usual, it is worth anyone concerned with ocean freight in any capacity ...
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European Freight Groupage Takes A Leap Eastward
DHL's Consolidation and LTL Services Keep Expanding - and You Could Promote Them!

1/11/2011
EUROPE – NORTH AFRICA – EURASIA - Since DHL launched its Euroconnect freight groupage services for palletized and non-palletized general c...
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Slight Traffic Upswing For Rail Freight
Indian Railways Report Increase but Delays and Corruption Still Endemic

1/11/2011
INDIA – Figures released by Indian Railways yesterday confirmed that freight traffic had increased slightly over the past few months. During Dec...
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When It Comes To Logistics It's The Big Freight Moves That Make The Blood Pump
Out of Gauge Beer Vats Make a Spectacular Sight

1/11/2011
CANADA – Project forwarding contracts are often the most exciting part of what is often, let’s face it, a pretty tedious business. Nothing...
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Freight Truck Operators To Convene At Major Exhibition
Industry Recovery Sees Return of Popular Event

1/10/2011
UK – Anticipation is building for the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Show and Workshop which will be held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Cen...
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Iraqi Logistics Contract Case Continues Mired In Controversy
Agility Deny Change of Legal Status as Shares Fall

1/10/2011
US – KUWAIT – IRAQ – DUBAI – The lawsuit outstanding against Agility, the Kuwait based logistics contractor, seems destined to...
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Port Group Issues Combined Container And Bulk Freight Trading Figures
Forth Ports Describe Market Sector as 'Robust'

1/10/2011
UK – Forth Ports plc run a range of ports throughout Scotland in Grangemouth, Rosyth, Dundee, Burntisland, Methil and Leith plus managing the Po...
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Express Freight Parcel Carrying Heritage Revealed
National Maritime Museum Exhibition Runs to March

1/10/2011
UK – For anyone interested in the inception of the ocean freight trade who is travelling in the South West in the next couple of months the late...
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Shipping Counts The Cost Of Catastrophic Floods
Coal Exports Devastated as NSW Braces Itself

1/10/2011
AUSTRALIA – The first estimates of damages caused by the continuing flooding have started to appear in press reports as heavy rain spreading fro...
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Logistics And Warehouse Operators Concerned Over Excise Duty Application
Alcohol and Tobacco Shippers and Warehousemen Could Face Financial Ruin

1/9/2011
UK – After a change to the regulations, concern is growing that third party logistics suppliers could face huge penalties over duty remaining un...
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Women In Freight, Shipping And Logistics In The News
Your Chance to Spotlight the Ladies Who Matter in the Industry

1/8/2011
UK – Women working in the freight transport and logistics sector feature for two reasons this week. Applications to attend the Women in Logistic...
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Express Freight Carriers Scoff At Antitrust Allegations
2011 Sees More Shipping Cartel Accusations

1/8/2011
US – After last years shameful performances which saw numerous freight forwarders and air carriers having to fork out billions (yes, billions)of...
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Very Narrow Aisle Fork Trucks Create Space For The Supply Chain
Niftylift Cherry Pick for Skinny Racks

1/7/2011
UK - Niftylift Ltd is one of the largest manufacturers of cherry pickers, boom lifts, access and work platforms in Europe but when they faced a proble...
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Free Logistics And Supply Chain Aid For North East Firms - But Hurry!
12th January Open Day Will Demonstrate How You Can Save Money

1/7/2011
UK - Growth Logistics 2, an EU-funded programme to help North-East businesses become leaner and greener, has helped companies in the region improve th...
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Third Party Logistics Provider Sports More Business
Damco Strengthens Relationship with Puma

1/7/2011
SWEDEN – MEXICO – Any freight forwarder worth their salt always eyes the exclusive group of world wide brands which are instantly recognis...
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Diesel Fuels The Flames As Prices Rise For Freight Hauliers
Government Told to Show Some Grit (Whilst in Ireland There Was None)

1/6/2011
UK – IRELAND – The haulage and business press have been full of fuel price stories lately, hardly surprising as the British Government ear...
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In The Freight Haulage Business? - Don't Forget Staff Training
A Gentle Reminder of Your Responsibilities for 2011

1/6/2011
UK – It’s 2011 and, as we herald in the New Year, specialist training company Novadata ask us to remind readers not to forget their respon...
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East Coast Port Ships 45% More Containers
Boost in Traffic for PD

1/6/2011
UK – As we have been indicating for sometime one of the few consistent growth areas in freight carriage has been the steady expansion of contain...
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New Appointment At Air Freight Wholesaler
AMI Strengthens Management Team

1/6/2011
UK – There are very few companies who can claim to have envisioned a niche in the freight market and then developed it single handed for over th...
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Bid To Use New Reefer Container Technology To Reduce Shipping Pollution
Trials for Carbon Dioxide Based Refrigeration System are Ongoing

1/6/2011
WORLDWIDE – Carrier is a name very familiar to anyone in freight, often without them realising where they noticed it. The company’s name a...
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US Truck Freight Carrier Gets A Reprieve
YRC Dodges Another Bullet

1/4/2011
US – Despite the ongoing pressure and cries of ‘foul’ from logistics group ABF Freight Systems the International Brotherhood of Team...
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More Pirate Attacks On Freight And Coastal Shipping
Somalia Hijack Starts 2011 as Depressing as Ever

1/4/2011
SOMALIA – Despite the close attentions of the EU Navfor mission and NATO’s Operation Shield, piracy in the Gulf of Aden and beyond seems s...
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Freight Forwarders And Container Terminal Operators Join Forces
Nigeria Must Clean Up Its Act

1/4/2011
NIGERIA – After what can only be described as a somewhat hostile relationship between the country’s freight forwarders and port terminal o...
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Ban For US Air Freight Carrier During Security Enquiry
Efficiency of Cargo Screening Questioned

1/3/2011
US – With the screening of cargo on scheduled passenger services highlighted by the cases of bombs disguised as printer cartridges, every air fr...
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Cambodian Cargo Vessel Detained Over Freight Dispute Not By Pirates
Early Reports Contradicted by Officials

1/31/2010
SOMALILAND – The vessel which others reported last week as pirated whilst in Somali waters has in fact been detained by port authorities in a co...
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Indian Dry Bulk And Tanker Shipping Group Reveals Drop In Profits
Great Eastern Shipping Figures Confirm Condition of the Markets

1/30/2010
INDIA – Mumbai based bulk shipping company Great Eastern Shipping (GE) revealed that their net quarterly profit to 31st December was down 68% as...
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FTA Wants More Money For Roads And Reassessment Of Truck Speeds
New Report Stokes Demands

1/29/2010
UK – The British Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for greater investment in road infrastructure along with a more intelligent appr...
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Union Calls On Air Freight And Passenger Transport Bodies To Act On IATA Report
Air Transport Figures Prompt Cry for Unity

1/29/2010
WORLDWIDE – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) which represents the interests of 4.6 million workers in over 750 trades...
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US Truck Boss Tells How To Reduce Freight Theft
Security Director of Schneider National Gives Advice

1/29/2010
USA – Anyone involved in the freight industry, wherever they may be, knows the problems that theft from shipments pose to them by causing incre...
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Mitsui OSK Lines Increase Profit Forecast For Container And Bulk Shipping Operations
Japanese Group Take a Bullish Approach

1/29/2010
JAPAN – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) announced today that they are upwardly revising their forecast for the year to 31st March 2010 with regard to the...
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Indian Commercial Truck Sales Group Remain Competitive And Harbour Export Ambitions
Tata Aim to Dominate Home Market

1/29/2010
INDIA – Reports are in this week that Tata Motors, whose board meet today to consider their audited results to December, have received a single ...
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China Commitment To Anti-Piracy Task Force Good News For Shipping
Significant Step in International Cooperation

1/29/2010
SOMALIA – In a significant development the Chinese have agreed to integrate their anti-piracy patrols off of the Horn of Africa with those of th...
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GAC Logistics To Provide Shipping Services To Williams F1 Team
Prestigious Contract for Shipper

1/29/2010
WORLDWIDE – The GAC Group is to be the logistics services provider to the AT&T Williams Formula One (F1) motor racing team. GAC are to suppo...
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China Shipping Container Lines Post Profit Warning
Global Trade Downturn Hits Carrier

1/29/2010
CHINA – China Shipping Container Lines, the China Shipping Group subsidiary and the country’s largest native container shippers, today pos...
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Indian 3PL Group Aqua Logistics Extend Investment Deadline
“Lukewarm” Response in Difficult Market

1/29/2010
INDIA – Having failed to attract sufficient subscriptions to its initial public offering (IPO) on the secondary market after two week falls on t...
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Best Fleet For Truck Drivers Award Winners Announced
Haulage Companies Show they Know how to Innovate and Treat Staff

1/28/2010
US – This week saw the results of the annual “Best Fleet for Drivers” awards given by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), in c...
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Shipping Container Lifeboat Launcher Improves Safety At Sea
Nadiro And Fassmer Cooperate On Innovative Project

1/28/2010
DENMARK / GERMANY - German lifeboat manufacturer Fassmer has entered into a cooperation agreement with Nadiro, a subsidiary of Danish shipping giant M...
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UGL And Queensland Rail Sign New Rail Freight Deal
A$126 Million in New Rolling Stock

1/28/2010
AUSTRALIA - UGL Limited today announced that it continues to strengthen its presence in the rail sector with a new contract to supply 15 new C44ACHi l...
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US Navy Issues Pirate Warning Off Yemen To Shipping
Suspected Mother Ship Operating in Area

1/28/2010
GULF OF ADEN – The US Navy’s Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) has issued a warning to mariners concerning suspicions that a vessel actin...
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Port Sudan Company Wins Red Sea Oil Drilling Logistics Support Contract
Darka Shipping Land Support Contract for $50 million Deal

1/28/2010
SUDAN – News reaches us that Darka Shipping Agencies, a member of the Darka for Trading and Services group of companies based in Port Sudan, hav...
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Irish Ferries Provide A Whale Watch For Truck Drivers
Humpback Whale Gives Truckers a Boost

1/28/2010
IRELAND – UK – Irish Ferries tell us that a young male humpback whale has been spotted in the Irish Sea, an unusual visitor to these shore...
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Menlo Upgrade Logistics For Dow in Michigan
New facility will Streamline Distribution Services

1/28/2010
US – Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the California based transport management subsidiary of Con-way Incorporated, have renovated a 134,000 square f...
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New Website for Eurovignette European Truck And Lorry Toll Payments
Drivers can Use Single Card to Settle Road Charges in Five States

1/27/2010
EUROPE - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) have advised us of a new website for drivers using the Eurovignette Toll Payments Syste...
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Air Freight Sees Worse Decline Since WWII Says IATA
Hard Year Ahead for Operators

1/27/2010
WORLDWIDE – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its figures both for December and 2009 which reveal, not entirely un...
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airBaltic Appoints Cargo Agent For Sri Lanka and the Maldives
MAC Holdings Partner on New Freight Service

1/27/2010
SRI LANKA / BALTIC STATES - MAC Holdings – a member of the EGSAC cargo GSSA network - has been appointed to represent airBaltic Cargo offline in...
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UK Haulage Operators Warned Of Crime Hotspots
RHA Urges Truckers to be Vigilant

1/27/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned freight hauliers of a series of thefts from trucks parked overnight at a number of locations ...
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Freight Truck Drivers Call For Communications Ban On Private Motorists
Car Drivers “Kill People Too” say Truckers Groups

1/27/2010
US – Trucking companies across the country have united in their criticism of Tuesday’s ruling to ban texting whilst driving in trucks R...
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Korean Shipping Exclusion Row Escalates To Artillery Fire
Update on Korean ‘No-Go’ Zone

1/27/2010
KOREA’S – Following on from yesterday’s report of North Korea’s creation of a shipping exclusion zone off the Korean peninsula...
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Con-way Truck Load Boss Leaps For Safety
VP Skydives to Honour Staff Safety Record

1/27/2010
US – Con-way Trucking, the full load carrying subsidiary of Con-way Incorporated showed a video to its drivers recently of Randy Cornell, Vice P...
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Last Minute Logistics Experience Used For Marine Salvage
Evolution Time Critical Now Assisting Titan

1/26/2010
WORLDWIDE – Automotive critical logistics experts Evolution Time Critical (ETC) are utilising their experience to assist a leading marine salvag...
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Debate Still Rages Over Possible Penzance RoRo Ferry Terminal Decision
Cornish Council Refer Planning Bid Back to Committee

1/26/2010
UK – The argument over the siting of a ferry terminal in the Cornish coastal town of Penzance looks as if it is set to continue unabated. Yeste...
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North Korea Issues Warning To Shipping
Missile Tests Suspected

1/26/2010
KOREA – The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK / North) has issued a warning to shipping to avoid a large area off the western side of t...
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ATA Continues Its Push For Freight Truck Driver Safety
Association Continues Lobbying for Sleeping Berth Options

1/26/2010
US - Following on from our piece on the 21st January the American Trucking Association (ATA) yesterday used their appearance before the latest Federal...
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Panalpina opens office in Murmansk
Expansion To Exploit Oil Opportunities

1/26/2010
RUSSIA - Swiss-based logistics provider Panalpina is opening an office in the Russian city of Murmansk, located close to the country’s borders ...
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Barloworld Logistics And Hexomatrixx Renew Ties On Oil And Gas Supply Chain Management
Alliance Extends Both Companies O&G Reach

1/26/2010
DUBAI - Barloworld Logistics Middle East & Asia has signed a memorandum of agreement with Hexomatrixx, reinforcing the company’s position as...
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DP World Reports Drop In Shipping Container Throughput
Figures Much as Expected from Port Giants

1/26/2010
DUBAI –UAE- DP World produced its figures for 2009 and, as expected, they showed a drop of 8% in the number of TEU’s handled throughout th...
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Study Of Cargo Ship Movements Shows Efficiency Of Sea Freight Transport
Vessel Tracking Research Illustrates the “Global Highways”

1/26/2010
WORLDWIDE – For anyone interested in how patterns of world trade are dominated by sea freight a new report from the Journal of the Royal Society...
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Rail Freight Group Attacks Transport Report And Greets New Terminal
Transport Paper is “flawed and offers nothing new”

1/26/2010
UK – A new report “Public procurement – the lessons of rail privatisation” was published on the 21st January to be met by seve...
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Road Haulage Association Win Unfair Dismissal Verdict
Staff Layoffs were Justified and Properly Conducted

1/25/2010
UK – As mentioned previously, The Road Haulage Association (RHA) was accused last week of unfair dismissal in a case brought by an aggrieved ex ...
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Famous Pacific Shipping Member Expands In Indonesia
Also Secure ISO 9001 for Three Offices

1/25/2010
INDONESIA – PT FPS Indonesia has opened its new branch office for Tanjun Priok, Jakarta’s main port. The office, which is part of the Famo...
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UK Freight Forwarder SBS Pushes For Bigger US Presence
Two Major new Appointments for Kent Company

1/25/2010
UK – US – SBS Worldwide, the freight forwarder and logistics and supply chain management company with head offices in Dartford, Kent, have...
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Bulk Freight Carrier Takes Delivery Of Two New Ships
Eagle Shipping Expansion Continues Apace

1/25/2010
USA – New York City-based dry bulk freight specialist Eagle Bulk Shipping has taken delivery of its latest two additions to its fleet. The bulk ...
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US Truck And Logistics Group Celadon To Issue Performance Figures Today
Investors Eyes on Group with Wide Ranging Transport Portfolio

1/25/2010
US – Celadon, best known as a dedicated truck company throughout America, will produce its latest figures today after the market closes. Through...
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Cosco President Predicts Jump In Bulk Freight Rates
Baltic Dry Index To Be Better Than Last Year – Zhang

1/25/2010
CHINA – China Cosco’s President, Mr. Zhang Liang, has predicted that due to increased demand for bulk commodities in China the Baltic Dry ...
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Asian Shippers Rebel Against Shipping Container Rate Increases
Council are “astounded” at Surcharges

1/23/2010
ASIA – The Asian Shippers Council (ASC), an integration of national shipper’s Councils from around the region and based in Singapore is a ...
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Vessel Sales Continue As Dry Bulk Prices Steady
Chinese Coal and Currency has a Major Influence

1/23/2010
World Wide – In a difficult time for global shipping there will always be bargain hunters and sales of older vessels continue to turn over despi...
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MOL Unveils New Innovations To Assist Shipping
Japanese Company Continues to Develop New Ideas

1/22/2010
JAPAN – Japanese shipping line Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL) have given details of their latest R&D projects that they hope will make useful additions...
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Panalpina Awarded Shipping And Warehousing Contracts By Samsung Panama
New Asia – Americas Work for Swiss Company

1/22/2010
PANAMA – Swiss logistics group Panalpina has been chosen by Samsung Panama to handle a variety of the electronic giant’s American freight ...
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Large Scale Electric Freight Truck Project In US
Postal Service may lead the way for Delivery Vehicles

1/22/2010
US –In the past few months we have carried many articles on the increasing numbers of electric vans and trucks being developed and trialled thro...
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Logistics Giant To Hold Freight Theft Prevention Audio Conference
Will Discuss Methods to Cut Cargo Crime

1/22/2010
USA – Intermodal freight operator Schneider National has teamed up with logistics security specialists FreightWatch International and trade publ...
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ATA Welcome Return Of Truck Parking
Reversal of Policy Decision will Decrease Dangers

1/22/2010
VIRGINIA - US – A decision to permanently close 19 safety rest areas and welcome centres made last year by the Commonwealth Transportation Board...
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BIFA Awards Recognise Outstanding Freight And Logistics Stars
2009 Winners Announced in London

1/22/2010
UK – The winners of the prestigious British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards nominated in 2009 were announced at the organisation...
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US Rail Freight Figures Down As Predicted
CSX and Union Pacific Announce True to Form Results

1/21/2010
US – As was foretold here on the 12th January the fourth quarter results for the two American rail freight giants were no better than anticipate...
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No Shares Sale For Main Indian Shipping Line
Government Decides Against Sell Off

1/21/2010
INDIA – The Indian government has decided against selling off any of its shares in the country’s biggest shipping company, Shipping Corpor...
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More Woes As Freight Transport Truck Firms Crash
Economic Situation Continues Haulage Firms Misery but Some Fight Back

1/21/2010
UNITED KINGDOM – US – CANADA – Tales of difficulties for haulage companies are continuing this month as the fiscal problems for the ...
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Australian Freight Transport, Port And Shipping Safety Update
Premier Acknowledges Problems as Election Looms

1/21/2010
AUSTRALIA – Amongst the pre election rhetoric from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was a ray of hope for the beleaguered logistics industry which the ...
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FedEx Reports on Efforts to Air Freight Relief To Haiti
Four Flights to Blighted Country and Santo Domingo

1/21/2010
USA / HAITI – FedEx has reported that it has successfully delivered over 180 tonnes in critical supplies for aid organisations which are endeavo...
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New Eco Friendly Truck Washer Could Give Your Fleet New Look
Vader Cleaner a Boon for Fleet Managers

1/21/2010
USA – JIM Mfg of Welcome, MN, have developed a new trailer cleaning machine that could prove invaluable to fleet operators. The innovative, self...
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US Truck Drivers Use Safety Figures To Prove Hours Regulations Work
ATA Claim Reduced Accidents Prove Drivers Hours are Best Left Alone

1/21/2010
US – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has used just released statistics from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to illustrate tha...
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MAN To Up Truck And Bus Production For Expected Brazilian Infrastructure Boom
Sporting Events are likely to Spur Growth

1/20/2010
MUNICH – GERMANY – Following the announcement last week that they were forming a new company together with Rheinmetall, the German militar...
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WSC Proposes Introduction Of Global Efficiency Standard For Freight Shipping
Fresh Emission Control Effort by Council

1/20/2010
WORLDWIDE - The World Shipping Council (WSC), the body which represents the interests of approximately 90% of the world’s global liner capacity,...
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Sally Traffic To Hold An Audience For African Logistics Charity
Celebrity Event for Transaid

1/20/2010
UK – ‘Sexiest Voice on the Radio’ Sally Boazman, better known as BBC Radio 2’s much loved Sally Traffic, is hosting a one woma...
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Three Weeks Left For Nominations To MAN everywoman in Transport And Logistics Awards
Nominate a Woman Who Inspires You Today

1/20/2010
UK – There are three weeks remaining for women who work in the freight, shipping and logistics industries to be nominated for the UK’s MAN...
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Norden Buys Three Tankers From Dunya Shipping
Faith in Rates Recovery Leads to Fleet Investment

1/20/2010
DENMARK – Danish shipping line Norden has revealed that it is to purchase three additional product tankers to add to its fleet. The purchase ref...
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Trade And Logistics Portal Logs $10 Billion Spending on Freight Shipping
GT Nexus Reports Increasing Use of Their Web Network

1/20/2010
USA – Californian-based GT Nexus reports that customers using their web-based logistics management portal recorded spent over $10 billion of the...
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New Super Heavy Lift Vessel Delivered for Beluga Shipping
First of Sixteen for Extreme Cargo Specialists

1/20/2010
GERMANY – Beluga Shipping GmbH, the innovative heavy lift and project cargo specialists, announced this week that the maiden voyage of the first...
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Port Of Los Angeles To Trial Zero Emission Freight Truck
Visions Tyrano to be Assessed

1/20/2010
LOS ANGELES – The Port of Los Angeles, which is already committed to drastically improving the air quality at the facility through the banning o...
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US Truckers Sue Department Of Transport Over Drivers Records
Federal Authority must respond to Court Action

1/19/2010
US – When you rely on the goodwill of a Government department in the everyday course of your business filing a lawsuit against them is akin to p...
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SeaLase Offers Shipping Companies Effective Counter to Pirates
Laser Weapon Potential Answer to Hijacks

1/19/2010
SOMALIA / UK / FINLAND - A new weapon in the fight against piracy and maritime hijacking is set to make its debut in the next few weeks in the waters ...
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Ports Vie For North American Container Shipping Trade
Central US Freight Traffic is a Tempting Prize for Neighbours

1/19/2010
US – Normally a pronouncement from the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) that the country intended to become the number ...
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Shipping Downturn Affects Every Aspect Of The Freight Industry
Harbour Crane Sales Down as Ships Propulsion Maker Moves East

1/19/2010
WORLD WIDE – The crisis which has blighted the worlds freight transport groups over the past months has inevitably had a knock on effect across ...
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GAC And Mariflex Launch Joint Ship-To-Ship Services For Shipping Clients
Greater Range for Both Companies

1/19/2010
EUROPE / ASIA - GAC Transfer Services and ship-to-ship (STS) service provider MariFlex have launched a new joint service: ‘GAC Transfer Services...
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Space - The Next Freight Frontier
Boeing bids for NASA Cargo Contract

1/19/2010
HOUSTON / USA – Boeing is not normally a company most would consider as a freight business. Generally you would expect their products to be used...
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Russian Railways Reports Rail Freight Figures for 2009
Recession Impacts on Russian Trade

1/19/2010
RUSSIA – Russian Railways (RZD) has released its freight figures today for 2009. Due to the global economic situation the nationalised company r...
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Hanjin Intend To Recover Freight Revenue On Container Shipping
Programme for Recovery Announced for 2010

1/19/2010
SOUTH KOREA – Hanjin Shipping, the country’s largest bulk and container shipping company, have announced they will make a stand in the com...
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JAL Crisis Sees Decision Today For Japanese Passenger And Air Freight Carrier
Minister’s Promises Ring Hollow Now to Investors

1/19/2010
TOKYO – JAPAN – The words of Transport Minister Seiji Maehara to Japanese Airline(JAL) investors last September when he stated the company...
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IVECO Renews Logistics Contract With K + N
Nine Years of Solid Support Rewarded

1/18/2010
EUROPE – IVECO, one of the world’s largest producers of commercial vehicles and buses, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) a renewal of its c...
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Logistics Under The Spotlight With New World Bank Freight Statistics
Disparate Tests to Establish Transport Competence

1/18/2010
US – The revised World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI) has shown encouraging signs that countries across the globe are making progress in...
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RoRo And Ferry Update As Storms Cause Havoc And Macabre Inquiry Continues
Indonesia and New Zealand services cease whilst Tonga and Uganda seek Replacement Ships

1/18/2010
INDONESIA – NEW ZEALAND – TONGA- UGANDA – Freight traffic slewed to a halt in Indonesia as weekend services were suspended due to th...
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Scania Begins Worlds Best Truck Driver Hunt
Global Competition Kicks Off In Europe

1/18/2010
SWEDEN – Heavy truck manufacturer Scania has launched its annual challenge to find the world’s best young truck driver with the start of r...
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Tanker Eventually Freed By Pirates
Pirates Resolve Fight Over Huge Cash Drop

1/18/2010
SOMALIA – A new and worrying development, though one that is hardly surprising, has occurred concerning the scourge of piracy off the coast of S...
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Port And Shipping Terminal Handling Specialist Makes Acquisitions
Konecranes buys up two Support Companies

1/17/2010
UK – DENMARK – Konecranes, the Finnish based freight lifting business manufacturer and maintenance company, announced this week the acquis...
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CHIEF Transfer Could Delay UK Import And Exports
Traders Warned to Prepare for Delays as UK Customs Migrates Processing Software

1/16/2010
UK – One of the UK’s leading developer and supplier of customs processing software, Agency Sector Management (ASM), is reminding agents th...
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Portsmouth To Bilbao RoRo Ferry To Be Withdrawn
Spanish to UK Service to Finish

1/15/2010
SPAIN / UK – P&O Ferries have announced that they intend not to replace the Pride of Bilbao when the charter expires on the vessel in Septem...
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Diana Shipping Looks To Operate Container Services
Bulk Shipper Set to Reverse the Trend

1/15/2010
GREECE – Bulk cargo operator Diana Shipping has announced their intention to form a new company in the next twelve-to-eighteen months that shall...
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EU Commission To Investigate Baltic Feeder Shipping Agreement
Baltic Max Feeder May Contravene Competition Laws

1/15/2010
EUROPE – The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into the Baltic Max Feeder agreement which was designed to lay up excess ...
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The Facts About The Californian Super Freight Train
Union Pacific’s Answers to Concerns

1/15/2010
USA – Those who follow developments in the rail freight industry could hardly have missed the furore that occurred when Union Pacific (UP) ran t...
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Shipping Containers Can Carry More Than Sea And Rail Freight
Novel Uses Found for the Ubiquitous TEU whilst Design Innovations Proceed

1/15/2010
WORLDWIDE – Ever since the very first shipping containers started to appear in the 1950’s they have spread like a virus across the world, ...
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Australian Hazardous Freight Needs Updated Manual
ATA Calls for Industry to Get New Response Guides

1/15/2010
AUSTRALIA – The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has called for companies that transport dangerous goods like lithium ion batteries, fuel c...
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UK Truck Companies Must Ensure Driver Contracts Up To Date
Working Time Directive 5 Years Old Points out RHA

1/15/2010
UK –The Road Haulage Association (RHA) have pointed out that the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations, the agreements which are necessarily...
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Pirate Attacks On Shipping At Six Year High
IMB Reports Over 400 Attacks in 2009

1/14/2010
WORLDWIDE – The ICC International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre’s (IMB PRC) annual report on piracy has revealed that th...
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TNT Austrian Subsidiary Cuts Mail Delivery Service
Redmail to Concentrate on Newspaper Delivery

1/14/2010
AUSTRIA – In a move to ‘create value’ the Dutch TNT Group’s Austrian subsidiary, Redmail, has terminated its addressed mail de...
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Israel And Cyprus Sign Bilateral Shipping Agreement
New Assistance Pledges Given

1/14/2010
ISRAEL / CYPRUS - The governments of Cyprus and Israel have signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation in the sector of commercial shipping. The agr...
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UPS Donate $1 Million To Haiti Earthquake Relief In Cash And Freight Services
However, Twitter Rumours Are False

1/14/2010
USA / HAITI – Atlanta-based freight and parcel carrier UPS has announced they are to donate more than $1 million worth of support to the interna...
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Kuehne Calls On TUI To Leave Hapag-Lloyd
New Shareholders Needed

1/13/2010
GERMANY – Freight supremo Klaus-Michael Kuehne has publically stated that he would like to see fellow investors in troubled shipping line Hapag-...
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Hiap Tong Set Up Heavy Freight Haulage Joint Venture In China
Looks to Exploit Wind Farm Boom

1/13/2010
SINGAPORE / CHINA – Singapore-based heavy lifting and haulage specialist Hiap Tong Corporation (HTC) has today announced that they have signed a...
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Norbert Dentressangle Secures Logistics Contract With Highway Agency
Four Year Deal to Support Government Department

1/13/2010
ENGLAND – Freight and logistics company Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has won a four-year contract to handle the English Highways Agency national d...
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Race Star Steve Parrish Patrons Truck Drivers Charity
Recognises Work of Professional Drivers Foundation

1/13/2010
UK – The Professional Drivers Foundation, a charity which offers assistance to lorry drivers and their dependants in the event that they are una...
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Air Freight Cargo Hit By French Traffic Controllers Strike
More Misery Follows Atrocious Weather

1/13/2010
FRANCE – After a prolonged period of freezing conditions across Europe there are reports today of even more delays for passengers and air freigh...
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Cargoitalia Adds Dubai And Chicago To Air Freight Routes
Resurrected Cargo Airline Continues to Expand Destination

1/12/2010
ITALY - Following the successful start to its scheduled operations in September 2009, Cargoitalia is adding two new freight destinations to its networ...
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GAC Launches Football Competition For Members of Shipping and Logistics Industry
Win FA Cup Final Tickets

1/12/2010
WORLDWIDE – Leading provider of shipping, logistics and marine services GAC has launched a novel new competition for members of the global freig...
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Chinese Rail Freight Expected To Continue To Surge In 2010
Minister Predicts Increased Tonnages for This Year

1/12/2010
CHINA – In contrast to their American brethren, China’s railways are experiencing solid growth with yet more projected. China’s Mini...
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US Rail Freight Under The Spotlight This Month
Declining Revenues Affect All the Major Carriers

1/12/2010
US – The decreased demand for coal has been a factor crucial to profits for the country’s rail carriers for the past few months. Those who...
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Japan Airlines Shares Crash Over Bankruptcy Fears
Giant of the Skies Brought Low by Pensioners

1/12/2010
JAPAN – Troubled airline Japan Airlines (JAL) has seen its shares value collapse by 45% today over fears that the company’s former workers...
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American Freight Trucks To Get Green Technology Development Grants
New Impetus for Environmental Jobs

1/11/2010
USA – The American Government has announced they are to invest around $115 million dollars in three projects that are aimed at increasing fuel e...
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French Container Shipping Line Denies Iran Link
CMA CGM will not call regularly at Bushehr

1/11/2010
FRANCE – IRAN – Reports in the Iranian press this week proclaiming that French giant shipping line CMA CGM had “begun operationsR...
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Kuehne + Nagel Provides Healthcare Logistics Services For Roche In Chile
Will Handle Medical Supplies and Distribution

1/11/2010
CHILE – Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded an exclusive logistics contract to manage the warehousing and distribution activities for Roche Chile, o...
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Diana Shipping Wins Further Bulk Charter Contracts
New Year Starting Well for Greek Specialist

1/11/2010
GREECE – Dry bulk charter specialist Diana Shipping announced today that it has secured a further two time charter contracts for its Panamax fle...
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Wincanton Logistics Invests In Foodservice Infrastructure
£3 Million Commitment to Sector

1/11/2010
UK – Wincanton, a major logistics and supply chain management provider in the UK, has increased its ability to handle the company’s growin...
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Security Company Increases Anti Piracy Capabilities in Gulf of Aden
Increased Demand for Services Leads to Expansion of Escort Boat Fleet

1/11/2010
GULF OF ADEN - Texas-based maritime security company Espada Logistics and Security-MENA has announced that they have purchased five additional armed, ...
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Big Freeze Continues For Road, Rail and Sea Freight Shipping Worldwide
Bad Weather Presents Danger from Liverpool to Liaodong

1/11/2010
WORLD WIDE – The extreme weather conditions continued to claim casualties, both corporal and commercial this week as hundreds of incidents rangi...
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Kaptanoglu Shipping Lines Take Delivery Of First Philippine Built Tanker
Significant Mark for Subic Bay Shipyard

1/10/2010
TURKEY / PHILLIPINES / KOREA – Turkish-based Kaptanoglu Shipping Lines has taken delivery of their newest vessel, the 114,000 ton deadweight oil...
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American Trucking Association Criticise Driver Bad Practice
ATA Demand Standards Should Improve Through Legislation

1/8/2010
US – The American Trucking Association (ATA) have requested the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concentrate on driver beh...
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Diana Shipping Awarded Two New Time Charter Contracts
Two Panamax Dry Bulkers on Separate Two Year Charters

1/8/2010
GREECE – Dry Bulk Specialist Diana Shipping has announced that it has been awarded two new time charter contracts for its Panamax bulk carriers ...
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Swiss and Italian Border Tunnels Blocked By Weather
Gotthard Link Closed to Trucks

1/8/2010
SWITZERLAND – The extreme winter conditions that are being experienced across the Northern hemisphere has now begun to interfere with the transp...
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Port Of Singapore Freight Tonnages Down For 2009
Recessions Impacts Major Shipping Centre

1/8/2010
SINGAPORE – Figures released yesterday by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) show the extent that the global recession has had o...
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Japanese Logistics And Parcel Delivery Company Ventures Into Singapore
First Overseas Base for Household Name Company

1/8/2010
JAPAN – SINGAPORE – Yamato Transport, the delivery arm of Japanese giant Yamato Holdings has chosen Singapore as its first overseas based ...
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US Manufacturers Rise To Challenge Of Zero Emission Freight Terminal Tractor
Vision and Capacity Cooperate on Development

1/7/2010
USA - Vision Industries Corp, producers of the zero emission plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cell hybrid Tyrano truck, has joined with Capacity of Texa...
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Channel Tunnel Blocked By Train Whilst Felixstowe Port Remains Closed
Weather responsible for ongoing problems SEE UPDATE BELOW - Train Cleared from Tunnel

1/7/2010
UK – With most of the country under varying depths of snow and ice and temperatures plunging to -20 degrees Centigrade in places another problem...
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More Pointless RoRo Ferry Deaths In Philippines
Will Another Tragedy Instigate a Review of Vessels and Procedures?

1/7/2010
PHILIPPINES – There have been five separate incidents in a month affecting the network of small RoRo vessels that serve as an essential economic...
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Overall Rise In Baltic Dry Index Boosts Asian Shipping Stocks
Even Bad Weather has a Positive Effect on Shares

1/7/2010
ASIA – After pre holiday falls the gradual rise of the Baltic Dry Index this week, at one stage reaching its highest point in a month, has cause...
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MOL Increases Share Holdings In Gearbulk Shipping
Takes Greater Stake in Specialist Bulk Carrier

1/7/2010
JAPAN / SWITZERLAND – Japanese shipping line Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL) has increased its investment share in Swiss specialist commodity bulk freight c...
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Ferry And Container Port Closes As Weather Hits Shipping
Felixstowe Shuts in High Winds and Icy Storm

1/7/2010
UK – Operation Stack, the Police system for queuing freight trucks had to be operated last night as Felixstowe container port was closed to all ...
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Schenkers Awarded Massive Gas Project Logistical Support Contract
Gorgon Project Major Win for Oil and Gas Division

1/6/2010
AUSTRALIA - DB Schenker has won the contract to supply national and global logistics support to the Gorgon Project by Kellogg Joint Venture, a consort...
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American Trucking Association Still Embroiled In Court Battle Over Freight Trucks
Latest on Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

1/6/2010
CALIFORNIA – US – The American Trucking Association (ATA) has given details of its plans to alter the intentions of the Port of Los Angele...
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DHL Sells Off Several Freight and Logistics Interests in UK
Maritime Transport Acquires DHL Container Logistics whilst HDN Takes Parcel Delivery Service

1/6/2010
UK – DHL (UK) has begun the New Year by selling both its container haulage business and certain domestic parcel carriage services to two former ...
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Logistics and Transport Charity Calls For Adventurers To Cycle And Trek Across Africa
‘Chance of a Lifetime’ for Freight Workers

1/6/2010
UK / TANZANIA / ETHIOPIA – International development charity Transaid is calling for members of the freight haulage and logistics industries to ...
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Road Haulage Association Appalled By New Cash Requirements For Truckers
EU Requirements mean Increased Cash Reserves Required – but RHA Also Face Problems

1/5/2010
UK – The Road Haulage Association have expressed their objection in the strongest possible terms after the Department of Transport declared any ...
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Confusion Reigns Over UK Road Tolls For Freight Trucks
More Disappointment as Tamar Bridge Fees set to Rise

1/5/2010
UK – At a time when shipping and transport businesses are suffering from existing costs there is increased dissatisfaction within the haulage in...
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Davies Turner Adds Twice Weekly Door-to-Door Freight Services Between The UK And Poland
Now working with Hellmann Worldwide in Poland

1/5/2010
UK / POLAND - Customers using Davies Turner’s overland trailer services between the UK and Poland can now benefit from direct door-to-door servi...
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Kenya Shipping Container And Freight Truck Corruption Allegations Persist
Fight Goes On to Ensure Fair Play amid new Piracy Allegations

1/5/2010
EAST AFRICA – Kenya has long struggled to lose the image of a corrupt society which clings to it so persistently. The past month or so has seen ...
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Rail Freight Group Praise New High Cube Container Facility
Track Lowered to Accommodate Larger Wagons

1/5/2010
UK – Work was underway over the Christmas period in the Southampton rail tunnel ensuring the tunnel could remain open next year without seriousl...
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British International Freight Association Detail HM Revenue And Customs Changes For 2010
Faster Clearance for Fresh Produce, AEO update and Bank Details change

1/5/2010
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) have detailed current changes underway by HM Revenue & Customs. The faster Automat...
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RHIDES Freight Truck Drivers Identity Scheme Extended
From This Month Only Accredited Hauliers Can Enter Felixstowe Dock

1/5/2010
UK – Drivers wishing to enter the Port of Felixstowe from 25th January 2010 will have to be registered with the RHIDES scheme (Road Haulage Iden...
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Freight And Container Shipping Under Threat From Strike Actions
Container Shipments in Le Havre Hit by 24 Hour Strike Whilst Indian Government Negotiate with Unions

1/4/2010
FRANCE / INDIA – France’s biggest container port, Le Havre, has seen shipments grind to a halt due to a 24-hour strike by dockers. ...
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Freight Terminal Truck And Trailer Fire Causes Extensive Damage
Perth Facility Explosion sees Vehicles Damaged but no Reported Casualties

1/3/2010
AUSTRALIA – Mystery surrounds the circumstances surrounding the explosion of a fertiliser truck last night which in turn caused a series of fire...
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Another Truck Company Bites The Dust Due To Depressed Freight Levels
All Too Familiar Story as New Zealand Based Freight Transport Group Folds

1/2/2010
NEW ZEALAND – Reports today indicate that Auckland based Rapid Roadfreighters went into liquidation just before Christmas. In a situation which ...
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Air Freight Traffic Demand Increases Substantially On Last Year
Still Much Ground to be Recovered – IATA

1/2/2010
WORLDWIDE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that air freight traffic for November 2009 has increased globally by 9.5% ...
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HSG Outlook On Shipping Road Rail Air And Sea Freight Transport For The New Year
Piracy and Oversupply Plague the Trade Routes whilst Trucking Consolidates

1/1/2010
WORLD WIDE – 2010 sees the annual piracy map published by the International Maritime Bureau start as always with a clean sheet. Everyone in the ...
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