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Fantastic news we have been shortlisted for the Supply Chain Partnership Award at the Lloyds List Global Freight Awards! https://lnkd.in/diKzUVk

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#Believe the hype – proof that blockchain can change the logistics industry

I heard a saying a few months ago in relation to a legacy tech giant getting into a new, so-called trendy area: ‘Never confuse the sell with the insta

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The Guardian view on the northern powerhouse: back on | Editorial

Editorial: As Andy Burnham, the Greater Manchester mayor, convenes a northern council in Leeds, Theresa May heads to Teesside. It looks as if the battle for northern England has begun

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More new big ships on the way according to the latest reports. https://lnkd.in/dCKC4vx

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Forwarding and logistics organisations have broadly welcomed the UK government’s trade-friendly post-Brexit customs proposals published in a position paper yesterday. But they admit the plans will only be achievable if EU negotiators make an...

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Growing tech capability of established logistics and forwarding companies limiting opportunities for disruptors, analyst says

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Interesting insights into attracting and retaining staff as the logistics and transport sector experiences a shortage of skills. https://lnkd.in/dDr5sFt

Do you know the Carbon Footprint of your Supply Chain?

More and more freight forwarders and logistics service providers are aware of the need for good corporate social responsibility, as well as to prepare

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Why Does China Want to Revive the Silk Road?, The Inquiry - BBC World Service

The biggest infrastructure initiative of all time could change the current world order.

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12 cargo trains run weekly between Zhengzhou and Hamburg (Xinhua)

(Xinhua) -- With the departure of a cargo train on Monday, the number of such trains between central...

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The goods and commodities shaping global trade - BBC News

How the world has been transformed by international trade. We highlight some of the important numbers.

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Record load factors have driven up rates on the world’s biggest container shipping markets, but north-south load factors have fallen to record lows

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Survey finds 54% expect higher volumes three months from now and 70% expect rise in eastbound ocean freight, following strong month-on-month gains

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Warrant Group helps Fans Supporting Foodbanks at tomorrow's 228th Merseyside derby

Warrant Group has pledged its logistics support to Fans Supporting Foodbanks at tomorrow's 228th Merseyside derby at Anfield. Liverpool FC is encouraging fans to help tackle local food poverty by making donations at tomorrow's match - and...

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Warrant Group shortlisted in 2017 Mersey Maritime Industry Awards

Warrant Group is thrilled to have been shortlisted in the 2017 Mersey Maritime Industry Awards - after taking home a winning title last year. The team was crowned Freight & Logistics Award winner in 2016 and this year they are among the...

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China Ocean Shipping Group, or Cosco Shipping, has inked an agreement with China Development Bank to collaborate over $26bn of financing projects related to president Xi Jinping's ambitious One Belt, One Road initiative. The logistics and...

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Davos 2017: Can Xi Jinping be star of the show?

It's the first time a Chinese leader has attended the global summit and he hopes to turn some world issues to his advantage.

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Container shipping sets sail for historic volume of consolidation in 2017

The number of container lines with an operating capacity of over 200,000 teu has reduced to 17 from 20 in the past year, and is set to shrink to 13 in the next 18 months as the industry experiences unprecedented consolidation.CMA CGM’s acquisition...

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Structural problems continue to undermine stability of container shipping market and hence the reliability of shippers’ supply chains, warns Xeneta

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Hyundai announces recruitment plan to hire ex-Hanjin staff and seafarers

South Korea’s remaining deepsea container shipping line, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), has today announced that is set to launch a recruitment drive of ex-Hanjin staff who have been laid off since the carrier’s bankruptcy.HMM chief executive Chang....

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The simple steel box that transformed global trade - BBC News

By slashing international transportation costs, the shipping container stimulated a global trade boom.

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'China freight train' in first trip to Barking - BBC News

China launches a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment links with Europe.

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Hyundai signs slot charter deal with 2M, but Maersk and MSC say no to alliance membership

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has agreed a three-year slot purchase and exchange deal with the 2M alliance, but has been denied membership of the VSA.The agreement dubbed the 2M + H Strategic Cooperation will also see Maersk Line and MSC take over...

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A boost for British lace manufacturers, Agency workers, Loan sharks, You and Yours - BBC Radio 4

Loan sharks targeting addicted gamblers. Agency work pressures. A boost for British lace.

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Drewry anticipates further rate erosion on transpacific routes in the weeks ahead due to the low season and the current supply levels, with rates on the major east-west trades continuing their downward trajectory over the last two weeks. Last week’s...

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FTA welcomes new penalties announced by UK government, but these could have little impact unless enforced

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Challenges ahead for global container shipping industry - BBC News

Colm O'Regan asks what the future holds for the global shipping industry.

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California container terminal attempts to remove ‘significant backlog of empty cargo containers and free up the chassis they sit on’

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Opening of Liverpool's new £400m container terminal - BBC News

A new £400m container terminal Liverpool2 is being formally opened at the Port of Liverpool.

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OCEAN Alliance Receives Approval from FMC

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing it to become effective on Monday, October 24, 2016. The OCEAN Alliance is comprised of French shipping company CMA CGM, China’s COSCO Shipping...

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Freight rate news is rough, but there may be smoother sailing ahead for container lines - The Loadstar

Mid-month GRI (general rate increase) and FAK (freight all kinds) container freight rate hikes by Asia – Europe ocean carriers have so far failed to lift container spot rates on the route, which remained stubbornly flat this week.

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New rule requiring transmission of cargo data prior to arrival implemented from 7 November, with penalties for non-compliance from next year

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Smart packaging may re-define supply chains – but be prepared for mass data - The Loadstar

Retailers and emerging economies are driving growth in smart packaging, a sector that will double in value to $26.7bn by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research.

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Freight Transport Association urges government to speak to logistics industry on challenges surrounding Brexit

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Trump and Clinton: where do they stand on supply chain issues? - The Loadstar

In just over a fortnight we will know whether it’s “more of the same” or, according to some commentators, possible Armageddon, as the American election cycle reaches its zenith.In three debates and one charity dinner, the two candidates – Hilary...

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South Korea's Hanjin Shipping is planning to trim the number of its land-based office workforce in the country by more than half as it tries to shore up its liquidity. A Hanjin official told Lloyd's List that the job cuts were expected to be...

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VIDEO – Making a splash: "insanely satisfying" ship launches - The Loadstar

A Friday video for you – this time it’s ship launching. You may not want to watch all 12 minutes, as you get the gist after a few, but vessels going into water for the first time make more of a splash than you might think. And some of the ships look...

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Analysis: lenders fear Korean Air Lines could catch a cold from Hanjin - The Loadstar

Korean Air Lines, Hanjin Shipping’s largest shareholder, has provided little help to its subsidiary since bankruptcy emerged as the most likely outcome for of the troubled carrier, deciding to commit and loan only $54m to the cause. How so?On the...

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Success for Logistics careers event

St Helens College brought together industry bodies and employers from the logistics sector for a recruitment and careers event last week.

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Can investment slay the inflation dragon? - BBC News

As Lord Wolfson launches Britain’s richest economics prize on the crumbling state of the UK’s roads, he says the need for a major infrastructure boost is becoming more urgent.

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The soon-to-open Liverpool2 deepwater container terminal has received six cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes, filling the required number of cranes to conclude the first phase of the terminal’s construction, almost a month before the terminal'...

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Great article in the latest edition of Freight Business Journal featuring our Commercial Director Steve Cox discussing Hanjin Shipping

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With China’s Golden Week set to weaken demand in the weeks ahead, rates are not expected to rise any time soon

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Business Live: Lloyds shares reaction - BBC News

Government ditches plans to offer Lloyds shares to the general public; Bank of England to investigate the cause of a pound 'flash crash'

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South Korean government sources say 90% of collapsed line’s vessels should finish unloading cargo this month under the measures taken so far

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Globalisation: Where on the elephant are you? - BBC News

As global income distribution has shifted in the two decades up to 2008, the BBC's Andrew Walker looks at one economist's graph that sets out to explain it all - and explains why it's called the "elephant graph".

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