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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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Shares of troubled shipping firm Hanjin jump 28% - BBC News

Shares of troubled shipping firm Hanjin soar after a loan approval from its biggest shareholder Korean Air Lines.

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Suppliers increasingly concerned bankrupt Korean line’s vessels will head to ports that do not recognize their claims

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Airlines told don't ship defective Samsung phones, but replacements could give air freight a buzz - The Loadstar

All airlines must ban the shipment of the defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, if they want to be in accordance with IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations. But replacement phones are likely to provide a short-term boost to cargo carriers as Samsung tries...

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Hongkong International Terminals ‘regrets erroneous messages’ from some, stressing dedicated team of 70 staff has helped cargo owners retrieve 1,500 stranded boxes

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Northern Powerhouse: George Osborne to chair new think tank - BBC News

George Osborne will "focus his political energies" on taking forward his "Northern Powerhouse" plan with a new think tank, following his sacking as chancellor.

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Ports of Liverpool, Hull, Tees Valley, and Tyne argue for a £100m investment to open up east-west port connections and improve logistics efficiency

Hanjin ripples in container spot rate arena are smoothing out, according to SCFI - The Loadstar

The spike in container spot rates in the immediate aftermath of Hanjin Shipping's collapse appears to have petered out according to the SCFI, and ocean carriers are having to revise plans for extra loaders on the Asia – Europe route.

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Market intelligence platform Xeneta says Hanjin bankruptcy adds ‘yet another twist to the unpredictable container segment storyline’

VIDEO: First Look at New Torben Spirit

The video above shows the Torben Spirit, the third of eleven LNG newbuilding vessels powered by M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) twin engines being built for Teekay LNG Partners in South Korea.  The 173,000 cbm Torben Spirit...

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Forwarders struggle with tech innovation paradox: they fear it but need it to attract customers - The Loadstar

Logistics providers are looking to leverage innovation to strengthen their competitive position – but they are also fearful of it. The State of Global Logistics report for 2016, tabled  yesterday by Eft (Eyefortransport), shows logistics firms feel....

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IBIA: China’s Shenzhen to Introduce Low Sulphur Rule from October

zoom Image Courtesy: Dryad Maritime China’s Port of Shenzhen is planning to introduce a requirement for ships to use fuels with no more than 0.50% while at berth from October 1, 2016, ahead of other key ports in the Pearl River Delta, which are due...

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While the issue of misdeclared container weights may have been solved by the introduction of the rules requiring the verification of the gross mass of containers, data captured by the Cargo Incident Notification System over the 2013-2014 period...

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Freight Transport Association says any change to current status ‘would create chaos for cross-Channel freight traffic’

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The Indian woman transforming her family's sari firm - BBC News

How Indian entrepreneur Lavanya Nalli is leading the modernisation of her family's 88-year-old clothing company, while still holding on to its decades of tradition.

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Container lines still struggling to develop strategies that improve the sector’s stability and cut excess capacity, according to Drewry

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Latest government figures indicate 2.8% improvement in HGV optimisation in 2015 and almost 20% over the last decade

HMM Returns to Profit, Operating Loss Widens

The South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has reported its net income for the second quarter of 2016 at KRW 215.9 billion (USD 195.2 million), compared to a net loss of KRW 165.7 billion seen in the same quarter a year earlier,...

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New warning to shippers on misdeclaring dangerous goods in ocean containers - The Loadstar

More than a quarter (27%) of all reported serious incidents on board containerships in 2013-14 were attributable to cargo being misdeclared, it has been revealed. The data was captured and analysed by the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS)...

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Electronic management ‘now a competitive necessity’, claims ocean freight platform INTTRA, reporting 17% increase in volumes

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Providing traction to Kirkby Tyres Supply Chain

Kirkby Tyres’ brief was clear, they wanted to experience next stage supply chain excellence, from adopting different procurement strategies to realising the wonders of logistics technology. Reducing cost centres and maintaining a competitive edge...

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Shippers hold the high ground in logistics partnerships, but disruption is coming, report finds - The Loadstar

Shippers may favour forming long-term partnerships with logistics suppliers, says reports, but tech disruption likely to change that

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EU member states to impose ‘no-fly zones’ for drones - The Loadstar

News from the excellent EurActive on the latest debate within the European Commission about how to regulate drone technology; they are likely to come out in the next few weeks – regulations that is, not drones. Insiders expect EC officials will look...

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Essentials of moving goods from A to B

Being aware of some of the essential elements of international logistics and supply chain is important for delivering a successful export strategy. Alongside agreeing your Terms of Trade and Incoterm of choice there are also other critical waypoints...

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Breaking down technical barriers and challenging the way that things have always been done is at the heart of David Roff’s role. He joined the business in 2001 and was made a Director ten years later during which time he has spearheaded technical...

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But the pace of investment in ULCVs will likely slow, as their cost advantages have waned, Hong Kong group admits

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Port of Antwerp chief executive Eddy Bruyninckx describes how the port has managed to power ahead when rivals have struggled, as he prepares to retire after 25 years as head of the port authority

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Chinese trade drop adds to global economic woes - BBC News

Chinese exports see a further decline in July, adding to concerns over the global economic outlook.

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Ship hits wall of Panama Canal renewing design concerns - BBC News

A Chinese container ship hits a wall of the recently-widened Panama Canal, amid concerns that the new canal has less space for manoeuvres and could be unsafe.

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But police warn that large volumes of holiday traffic and extra border checks by French authorities could mean recurrent disruption over next weeks

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