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GAC Pindar’s latest Volvo Ocean Race logistics challenge in Abu Dhabi

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Transport Intermediaries

The leading boats of the Volvo Ocean Race have now arrived at Khalifa Port. Behind the scenes GAC Pindar’s logistics team ensured that the original race village from Alicante was safely delivered and re-built in Abu Dhabi, 62 days and 11,672 nautical miles later, after leapfrogging the second race stop in Cape Town. Read More »

Balkan railway part of Chinese ‘express lane’ to Europe

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

Serbia said it expected Chinese construction of a new rail link between Belgrade and Budapest to begin by mid-2015, part of Beijing's strategy to accelerate the flow of goods into Europe through the Balkans. Read More »

German railways, drivers’ union near deal to end series of strikes

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

German state-run railway Deutsche Bahn and the drivers' union GDL reached a partial agreement bringing them closer to settling a dispute that has caused major disruption to rail travel and freight in recent months. Read More »

Italy seeks to sell around 40% of railways group

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

Italy hopes to sell around 40 percent of state railways company Ferrovie dello Stato next year as part of a privatisation drive to cut public debt, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told Il Messaggero in an interview published. Read More »

Tucker and Piscitelli join Tiger Cool Express management team

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail

Tiger Cool Express LLC, an innovative and cost effective temperature-controlled intermodal transporter of produce and food products, has appointed two industry veterans to its growing team of professionals. Read More »

Reduce lift truck damage to pallet rack and plant

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

Reduce lift truck damage to pallet rack and plant

Like busy freeways, plants and warehouses have had to squeeze more traffic into less space as the cost of real estate has risen over the years.  Read More »

Amazon workers in Germany extend strike

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Road

Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer promised it would be able to deliver Christmas orders on time. Read More »

UTi Worldwide earns certification in IATA’s CEIV Pharma Program at Brussels Airport

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

UTi Worldwide Inc., a global supply chain services and solutions company, has achieved CEIV Pharma certification in the comprehensive IATA training and pharmaceutical freight certification program, the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV), at Brussels Airport. Read More »

European logistics industry poised for upturn in M&A activity, claims new report

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

Despite the weak state of the European economy, conditions are right for a significant upturn in mergers and acquisition activity driven by a number of micro-economic drivers, the authors of a new report from Ti claim. Read More »

ACE compliance brings real benefits to Customs Brokers

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

The US Customs Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is set to become the single window through which the trade community electronically reports import and export activity. With ACE compliance mandated for November 1, 2015, Customs Brokers are feeling the pressure to find software that will accommodate new, paperless workflows, and there’s starting to be a bit of panic on the streets. Read More »

Boeing Shanghai supports Volga-Dnepr Group with 737CL freighter conversion

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo

Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd., (Boeing Shanghai) has signed a Boeing 737-400 Freighter Conversion Agreement with Russia based Volga-Dnepr Group. Read More »

Cathay Pacific Cargo signs master rental agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Cargo signs master rental agreement with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions

To better facilitate the shipment of temperature-sensitive goods and pharmaceutical products, Cathay Pacific Cargo has signed a master agreement DoKaSch Temperature Solutions for renting the latest-technology active containers, the RKN and RAP Opticooler. Read More »

IAG Cargo becomes world’s first carrier to achieve wholesale distribution authorization for medicine

AJOT | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo has become the world’s first cargo carrier to be awarded a GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certification by a national government health agency in what is widely recognised as meeting the diamond standard for pharmaceutical transportation. Read More »

New EU marine fuel rules erode shippers’ gains from cheap oil

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Liner Shipping

Shipping firms operating in northern Europe will not get the full benefit of plunging oil prices as they face higher fuel costs and potential insurance problems from sulphur regulations coming into force early next year. Read More »

Premium Article  WTO’s TFA will positively impact apparel and footwear logistics

Karen Thuermer | December 17, 2014 | Transport Intermediaries

WTO’s TFA will positively impact apparel and footwear logistics

Footwear and apparel is one of the most dynamic and complicated industries in the world. Not only is footwear and apparel manufactured in nearly every country on the planet, every human being consumes its products. Read More »

White House fact sheet on change in Cuba policy

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | International Trade

Following is the text of a White House news release titled “Charting a New Course on Cuba.” Read More »

Premium Article  Industry partners to assist victims of flooding in India

Paul Scott Abbott | December 17, 2014

Industry partners to assist victims of flooding in India

The holidays are a time for giving, and no one knows this better than Baltimore area shipping industry leaders whose benevolent efforts are helping victims of the floods that devastated India’s Kashmir region in September. Read More »

Sri Lanka opposition vows to scrap China port deal if wins election

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Ports

A leader of Sri Lanka’s opposition said he would scrap a $1.5 billion deal with China Communications Construction Co Ltd to build a port city if the challenger to President Mahinda Rajapaksa wins next month’s election. Read More »

FedEx 2nd-quarter profit rises, but misses expectations

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Air Cargo

FedEx 2nd-quarter profit rises, but misses expectations

Package delivery company FedEx Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as U.S. domestic package and international export volumes rose, and reaffirmed its full-year profit outlook. Read More »

Belgrade-Budapest railway part of Chinese ‘express lane’ to Europe

Reuters | December 17, 2014 | Intermodal | Rail | International Trade

Chinese construction of a new rail link between Belgrade and Budapest should begin by the middle of next year, Serbia’s prime minister said on Wednesday, as China pursues plans to accelerate the flow of goods through the Balkans. Read More »

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