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Russia’s sanctions force box lines to send back cargo

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Maersk Line says it will need to return ‘significant’ amount to customers

UK and France urged to improve security for Calais trucks

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FTA asks governments to provide safe passage for lorry drivers through the French channel port

CMA CGM unveils new Asia-Australasia co-operation

Joint operation with CSCL, OOCL and PIL will launch services in November between North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Lufthansa Cargo to launch Lagos freighters

Oil and gas shippers persuade carrier to strengthen presence in West Africa

Air News

Lufthansa Cargo to launch Lagos freighters

Lufthansa Cargo

Oil and gas shippers persuade carrier to strengthen presence in West Africa

Golf carts: the latest weapon in air cargo security

World’s largest terminal operator introduces electric buggies to improve patrol frequencies and incident response times

Sea News

Russia’s sanctions force box lines to send back cargo

containers

Maersk Line says it will need to return ‘significant’ amount to customers

UK and France urged to improve security for Calais trucks

FTA asks governments to provide safe passage for lorry drivers through the French channel port

Road News

UK and France urged to improve security for Calais trucks

calais

FTA asks governments to provide safe passage for lorry drivers through the French channel port

Truck drivers take brewery giant Anheuser-Busch to court

Employees claiming US$5 million for failure to pay overtime and forbidding rest breaks

Rail News

US to reveal electronic export manifest changes this month

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Customs and Border Protection webinar for shippers and forwarders to introduce new multimodal ACE functionality on 26 August

International growth saves SNCF Geodis from H1 revenue drop

France domestic business declines although Fret SNCF reports a rare profit

Logistics News

Volcanic eruption threat to supply chain re-emerges

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Forwarders examine contingency plans as Icelandic Meteorological Office raises aviation warning level from yellow to orange

Famous Holdings to buy UK forwarder F.S. Mackenzie

Acquisition for £7 million aims to broaden Singapore Post subsidiary’s international freight network in western Europe

Technology News

Beijing implements integrated customs-clearance initiative

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Cross-regional Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei model to improve import and export logistics set to be extended to Yangtze River Economic Belt and Guangdong Province

Logistics prepares for augmented reality

DHL publishes study examining how computer-generated sensory input can improve transport and the supply chain

Trade Route News

Summer 'truce' halts SNCM strike

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Ferry operator’s parent company offers to sell its controlling stake for €1

UPDATE: France eyes court administration of SNCM as strike goes on

Company’s freight and passenger services to North Africa and Corsica remain at standstill

Advice and Insight

Box ports play for high stakes as alliances change industry landscape

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DP World’s Ganesh Raj spells out challenge of shrinking customer base for neutral terminal operators

Death of the tax disc but vehicle excise duty lives on

Direct debit will be introduced as a way to pay for vehicle tax, although the option will not be available to HGVs paying the Road User Levy

Ports alert to cybersecurity threat

Antwerp official refutes claim that ports are not taking cybercrime seriously

Inactive ship capacity continues to fluctuate

Percentage of ships taken out of action reaches 1.4%

People

Allport elevates HR head to main board

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Forwarder says human resources key to success and ‘should have a voice at the highest level’

Maersk announces senior Asia Pacific appointments

Lars Mikael Jensen becomes regional CEO from 1 September

Maersk Line appoints new southeast Asia executive

18-year shipping veteran flies in from Africa

Hellmann UK appoints new head of air freight

Move comes as the business reports strong first-quarter performance

Have Your Say

The long, slow price quote

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

A unique logistic proposition?

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs