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January 2022

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Who Has Gone Where in the New Year Period

UK – Workplace visual communications and safety specialist Beaverswood has appointed a senior executive to oversee its product brand development and marketing as it gears up for continued growth and further European expansion. The company produces a plethora of signage and warehouse labelling products, plus protective items to defend against physical and microbial damage.

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The Weekly Snippets of Global Freight and Logistics Updates

SWEDEN – Yara Marine Technologies is now accepting applications for the second edition of its 3-month tailored start up accelerator program, Yara Marine X. The program offers selected companies a unique opportunity to develop and pilot their innovative solutions while supported by direct access to Yara Marine's industry competence, network distribution and knowledge scale.

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From Seafood to Shipbreaking Emergency Measures Need to be in Place

INDIA – The ports operated by the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB), a government agency of the Government of Gujarat, are about the most diverse bunch of facilities which can be imagined under the title. Now in a bid to ensure an upgrade in safety, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has prepared Disaster Management Plans (DMP) for all properties in what is literally the GMB portfolio.

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So Why Chile? Read On

CHILE – NETHERLANDS – EUROPE – It may surprise many onlookers but Chile has vowed to become a leading light in the production of hydrogen for use as a clean fuel. The country hosts the H2 Mission which opens on January 17 and runs until January 22, a period which includes the Green Hydrogen Summit (January 19).

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Decisions on Two very Different Road Types Get Very Different Reactions

UK – Two different road types which are almost bound to always prove controversial are red routes, those areas where no parking is permitted under any circumstances, and smart motorways, blamed for several fatal and serious incidents since their inception, and both are mentioned by the road freight lobby this week.

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Despite Covid Live Events Will Remain Essential to a Range of Artistes

UK – US – Certainly one of the more glamorous sectors within the logistics industry has been largely dominated by one name. Formed at a time when US rock music was at an undisputed high spot, Rock-It Cargo, now Rock-it Global first surfaced in 1978, an era which saw the dominance of musicians such as Kiss and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

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Investment in Intermodal Service Expansion and Logistics Starts to Pay Off

UK – It would seem that the problems currently surrounding the movement and discharge of shipping containers from the Far East has caused several retailers in the North of England to think outside the box to ensure their import goods arrived in good time from China.

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Logistics News from Around the Globe

UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) publishes its own monthly magazine for members, NEWSrack, and this month features such items as legal advice on TUPE and Property Leases from its recent 'Bitesize Briefings', delivered by Association Member and legal advisor Aaron & Partners, alongside the free tax review from Associate Member Gateley Capitus we featured last month.

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As Omicron Spreads Daily Lateral Flow Testing Introduced - But Who For?

UK – Possibly the biggest criticism of the UK government when addressing the Covid 19 crisis has been a lack of clarity. The latest pronouncement on the additional daily testing of key workers has illustrated this, as seen by the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

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Supply Chain Data Assumes More Importance in the Wake of Covid

UK – A survey released by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that, whilst 45% of firms reported increased domestic sales in Q4, compared to 47% in Q3, 27% of companies were worried about rising interest rates, as concerns over rate hikes among manufacturers reach record highs.

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Forwarding Agents Association Expresses the Views of its Members to UK Government

UK – WORLDWIDE – The British International Freight Association (BIFA), which represents the bulk of respectable freight forwarders in the country, has added its voice to the growing clamour with regard to the latest activities of the principal global container shipping lines.

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IT Scanning of Documents Can Reveal Misdeclaration of Freight

US – Germany – Having announced in 2019, along with other major ocean container shipping lines, that it would 'fine' shippers which misdeclared hazardous cargo, Hapag Lloyd has now agreed with New York based cargo inspection company and software supplier NCB, to adopt the latter's Hazcheck Detect cargo screening tool.

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Luxembourg Consortium Takes Over Last Mile Project

GERMANY – LUXEMBOURG – Deutsche Post DHL, which operates 17,000 of the last mile delivery vehicles, is selling the rights and know-how for the production of its StreetScooter electric vehicles to the international consortium ODIN Automotive S.à.r.l. (Luxembourg).

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Autonomous Equipment Aims to Save Lives

FINLAND – WORLDWIDE – The day after Cargotec stepped up its fight to be allowed to merge with fellow countrymen Konecranes to form a giant materials handling entity, its subsidiary Kalmar announced its latest voyage into robotics.

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Initial Contract for Two Vehicles Claims First Commercial Use of Such Trucks in the UK

UK – It seems supermarket giant Tesco is heading into the New Year with the environmental clean-up at the head of its agenda. Having last month introduced fourteen trains per week to carry temperature sensitive produce between Tilbury and Glasgow, its last pronouncement of 2021 was to claim the first UK commercial use of fully electric heavy freight articulated trucks.

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Recognition as Sector Sees a Raised Profile

UK – How nice to start the New Year with a good news story. It seems lobbying the government, even when it makes them uncomfortable, cannot prevent a good man getting just reward for his efforts.

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