Vacancies Filled and Available Throughout the Freight and Logistics Sector

Who is Off Where This Week in the Appointments Report UK – Independent freight forwarding and logistics provider Davies Turner, has announced John Adams to its Ocean Management Team as Head of Trade for Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent, South Africa, and emerging Markets. Adams rejoins the group following seven years at container shipping giant, Mediterranean shipping Company (MSC) and is replacing Todd Moore, who retires this month. Previously, Adams spent…

April 18, 2019
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Some Smaller Items of Global Freight and Logistics News

Snippets from Around the World This Week DENMARK – The ‘bits and pieces’ of freight and logistics items you might have missed this week start with the news that the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has supplied a ‘sniffer’ drone which began operations last week, flying over an area north of The Great Belt, where many large tankers pass when going to and from the Baltic Sea. The drone is…

April 18, 2019
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From Vessel Sharing to Digital Partnerships as the Ocean Container Freight Carriers Collaborate

Top Box Shipping Companies Establish Digital Association WORLDWIDE – After gaining regulatory approval from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) last month, four container shipping companies, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE), have officially established the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) last week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The aim is to create common information technology standards to make the ocean freight transport industry more efficient for…

April 18, 2019
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Late Cargo Bookings Accepted as 11th Shipment of Vital Cargo Heads Out of This World

Delivery and Collection Service to and from the International Space Station PLANET EARTH AND BEYOND – Time was when the S.S. prefix for a vessel meant steamship. No longer. This week the Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully launched its AntaresTM rocket carrying a CygnusTM spacecraft, named S.S. Roger Chaffee from the NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. This was the 11th cargo mission carrying supplies headed for the astronauts…

April 18, 2019
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New Initiative to Help Shippers Cut Their Carbon Dioxide Emissions on Air Freight Shipments

Worldwide Calculator to Choose Best Option for Cargo NETHERLANDS – WORLDWIDE – With the incoming measures to restrict emissions from transport of freight by land and sea with Low Emission Zones springing up everywhere, the incoming sulphur cap on marine fuels etc. the next target will surely be the pollution from aviation and air cargo will be a part of that initiative. Around 2-3% of human produced CO2 comes from…

April 17, 2019
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Any Freight and Logistics Personnel Now Have the Chance to Cycle Across Africa

Transport Charity Ride Offers Adventure on a Bike MALAWI – UK – International development agency Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up for its next overseas fundraising challenge, Cycle Malawi 2020. Now is the chance for anyone in the freight and shipping sectors to join a very special trip into pastures new. The event promises to be an epic two-wheel adventure taking cyclists…

April 16, 2019
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New RoPax Vessels Will Set New Standards for Freight and Passengers Says Ferry Group

Longer and More Luxurious and Blessed by Tradition SWEDEN – CHINA – EUROPE – Ferry group Stena Line has seen the latest edition to its growing fleet of RoPax vessels ‘float off’ at a ceremony in China when the second of its new generation E-Flexer series hit the water. Once again the ship follows Scandinavian heritage with her name, Stena Edda derived from the Norse Edda central medieval collection of…

April 15, 2019
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International Transport Union Continues the Battle with Flag of Convenience Ship Operator

Stream of Crew Abuses by German Vessel Owner Becomes Too Much for ITF GERMANY – WORLDWIDE – After criticising the company over past month for its treatment of staff, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has launched a targeted operation against German shipping company Johann M. K. Blumenthal, known as Bluships, over its continued refusal to recognise seafarers’ welfare and rights. The ITF has been increasingly concerned about abuses carried…

April 15, 2019
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Report Claims Advantages of LNG as Marine Fuel as Against Traditional Heavy Oils

Less Emissions from Gas as Power Source for Ocean Vessels UK – WORLDWIDE – It is wise to view any ‘independent study’ with an air of scepticism when it is commissioned by vested interests, but such is often the case in the world of transport when a company or organisation is trying to make a case. Despite this it is pretty well generally accepted that LNG is a cleaner fuel…

April 11, 2019
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Container Freight Port Operator Opens New Terminal Abroad Whilst Praising Home Authorities

South American Terminal Comes on Stream as Manila Unblocks Box Log Jam ARGENTINA – PHILIPPINES – The Philippine-based port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), has announced the official opening of TecPlata, the new container terminal located in Argentina’s Puerto de La Plata, which began operations with the arrival of Jacarandá, a vessel from the fleet of Log-In, a Brazilian shipping line which recently signed an agreement with TecPlata….

April 11, 2019
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