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China Increased Imports From BRI Countries

China is importing more and more agricultural products from countries along the 'Belt and Road Initiative', including Georgian wine and Kazakhstani flour a...
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Posted on October 18, 2023

Free Grain Exports To Africa from Russia

Vladimir Putin has said the Russia intends to export free grain to Africa. His comments were made during a press conference with Turkish leader Recep Ta...
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Posted on September 14, 2023

Sainsbury’s logistics re-organisation

Sainsbury’s, the major supermarket chain, has announced a significant overhaul and consolidation of its logistics operations. 3,000 current staff memb...
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Posted on April 20, 2023

Dutch transport & logistics

The Dutch transport and logistics sector has returned to well above pre-Covid levels of growth. The recovery during most of the pandemic was driven by ...
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Posted on March 8, 2023

Japan government investigates freight market

Delays in international freight can lead to shortages in raw materials and goods;the transport ministry will be investigating cost, time and customs cleara...
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Posted on January 12, 2023

Russia agrees to continue Ukrainian grain exports

Russia and Ukraine have agreed to extend their agreement allowing grain exports from Ukrainian ports through a safe corridor in the Black Sea. The deal ...
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Posted on November 21, 2022

Freight costs remain high in Brazil

Inland freight rates for transporting corn from the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil — the country’s largest producer and exporter — to ports have surg...
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Posted on June 29, 2022

Government reveals £20m low emission freight funding support

A £20m government competition to boost low and zero emission technology in the UK freight and logistics industries has given funding to twenty projects, t...
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Posted on January 22, 2017

Logistics Park Progress

Phase 1 of the Masterplan for the new Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park is completed. The Logistics Park will provide 1.4 million square feet of purpose bu...
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Posted on November 9, 2015

Everywoman Freight Awards

The everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards aims to recognise outstanding females in the transport and logistics industry. There are eight categories...
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Posted on January 8, 2015

Freight sector in Australia; growing pains

Australia's high-demand freight industry faces increasing challenges. Growing urban congestion is one of the problems highlighted by the Australian Logi...
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Posted on July 26, 2014

Freight Terminal to create jobs

An 8 million sq ft extension of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (Dirft) has been given approval by the Secretary of State. Dirft III will hav...
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Posted on July 13, 2014

New freight opportunities for Limerick-Shannon

Stakeholders from Ireland’s freight, logistics and transport sector gathered in the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick on Wednesday 28 May, to discuss how...
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Posted on June 1, 2014

Women in Logistics at the 2014 Freight Transport Association Awards

Leading figures from business gathered at the Savoy Hotel in London on 13 May ,celebrating the achievements of the successful women working in the UK trans...
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Posted on May 20, 2014

Rail Freight welcomes Fall in Channel Tunnel Rates

Eurotunnel has announced that it is committed to reduce the current level of freight train track access charges by up to 50%. This was welcomed by all in t...
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Posted on May 3, 2014

Freight versus Environment on Treasury Fuel Report

The Treasury Report issued w/c 14 April has met with two very different polarised reactions from logistics and environmental groups. the report concludes t...
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Posted on April 21, 2014

Women’ Freight and Logistics Awards

The annual Women in Logistics Awards, now in their third year, will again be paired with a Charity Ball. The money raised will be donated to the transport ...
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Posted on March 16, 2014

New Logistics hub for Dover

A new logistics hub at the Port of Dover’s Western Docks could create more than 600 jobs, and could also safeguard 140 posts through the construction of ...
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Posted on February 18, 2014

International Freight Forwarding Group stresses Logistics Importance

The latest press release from the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) stresses how important the logistics sector and an ef...
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Posted on January 27, 2014

Second Freight station at container transshipment terminal India

A second container freight station (CFS) near the international container transshipment terminal at Vallarpadam is nearing completion. The CFS will have a...
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Posted on January 24, 2014

Skills forLogistics Outfit Plans for Freight Forwarding

The newly appointed CEO of government sponsored Skills for Logistics has plans to 'attract,develop and support' people and companies in the logistics and f...
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Posted on January 18, 2014

Freight Transport Association Awards

Last week week the Freight Transport Association announced the Everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards. The awards aim to celebrate the successes of th...
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Posted on January 12, 2014

Logistics Confidence Growing

The latest research from Barclays and Grant Thornton suggests that confidence amongst logistics operators in East Anglia is increasing.  The bi-annual ind...
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Posted on November 29, 2013

Toll Road Bad for Freight

The Government's plans to toll an improved stretch of the A414 in Cambridgeshire have not met with universal approval for the freight industry.  The Freig...
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Posted on November 27, 2013

Paris Green Logistics

Last month the city of Paris presented a charter designed to make freight distribution within the city more environmentally friendly. Intended to be implem...
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Posted on October 28, 2013

Proposed Rail Freight Park for Glasgow

Proposals for an International Rail Freight park in North Lanarkshire aim to create an expanded railhead, a Distribution Park for large warehousing and log...
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Posted on October 18, 2013

Precious Freight

More than 200 pieces of gold and ancient artefacts have been transported from Columbia in South America to London by air freight.  The objects will appear...
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Posted on October 13, 2013

Multimodal Logistics Hub for Belgium

On the banks of the Canal Albert, construction has begun of a major multimodal logistics hub, which will serve as a gateway to the seaports of Rotterdam, A...
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Posted on October 11, 2013

Green Logistics in Northampton

A Costs and Carbon saving seminar was convened at Northampton University on 11 September.  The event was designed to enable logistics businesses to learn ...
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Posted on September 24, 2013

US Invests in Chinese Logistics

Chinese and American investors are co-operating to develop 17 new warehouses across China, including locations such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. Th...
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Posted on September 9, 2013

New Logistics Pool in France

A huge 'logistics pool' has been established north of Paris, including many major suppliers to retailers.  According to the owners, the hub ensure efficie...
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Posted on September 6, 2013

Transport and Logistics Leadership Academy

The British International Freight Association is giving its support to the T & L Leadership Academy in Daventry on 10 September 2013. The Academy is fo...
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Posted on July 17, 2013

Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards

The UK's leading awards programme, organised by the Freight Transport Association, for women in transport and logistics has just held its presentation cere...
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Posted on July 13, 2013

International Logistics Prize

An academic from a Gothenburg University has won an international logistics award worth 10 000 euros. His dissertation 'Urban freight transport sustainabil...
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Posted on June 23, 2013

Logistics Changes in China

The logistics requirements of the country's export, import and domestic industries are changing with the expanding domestic economy. Global Third Party Log...
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Posted on June 20, 2013

Logistics Fair

The Transport Logistics Fair in Munich, Germany from June 4th to 7th will cover logistics, air cargo, packaging and IT, rail freight, ports and shipping. ...
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Posted on June 8, 2013

Logistics Hub Plan for Jamaica

The government of Jamaica is planning to develop a global logistics hub, with the help of investment from Kuwait and Dubai.  The development will include ...
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Posted on May 27, 2013

Switzerland – New Logistics Centre

This week saw the beginning of construction of a new logistics centre in Switzerland.  The new location will offer a one stop shop for contract logistics,...
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Posted on May 15, 2013

Rail Freight to compete with road

Rail Freight terminals in the UK are being expanded to accommodate 750 metre trains.  New logistics terminals at London Gateway and Felixstowe are also pr...
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Posted on May 6, 2013

Logistics Hub for Dunkirk

Work on a new logistics zone in Dunkirk is due to start in 2015 and last for four years.  It will include a container storage system and a multi-modal log...
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Posted on April 25, 2013

Logistics Fair

The SITL Logistics Solutions Fair takes place from 26 to 28 March 2013 in Paris. Logistics and freight operators will be exhibiting to potential clients an...
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Posted on February 27, 2013

Logistics Fair Asia

Next month the TOC Container Supply chain event takes place in Hong Kong next month. From 12 - 14 March, stakeholders in transport and logistics will be ab...
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Posted on February 22, 2013

Logistics Conference

One of the largest supply chain conferences in the UK will take place at Birmingham NEC from 23 - 25 April.  Designed to benefit all kinds of shippers - w...
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Posted on February 9, 2013

Danish Logistics in Protest

The Danish Transport and Logistics Association has asked to meet government finance and tax ministers to discuss proposed levies on freight vehicles.  The...
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Posted on January 28, 2013

Logistics Event

The Supply chain and Logistics summit for Asia will be taking place early in the New Year. On 8th and 9th January, industry professionals will meet to disc...
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Posted on December 10, 2012

US Electronics Freight at Risk

Consignments of high value consumer electronics are being aggressively targeted by thieves, as shipping of cargo increases in the lead up to Christmas.  S...
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Posted on November 23, 2012

French Logistics going broke

In Quarter 3 of this year about 558 French haulage and logistics companies declared themselves bankrupt.  This is the result of shrinking freight volumes,...
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Posted on November 8, 2012

Global Freight Awards

Wednesday 21 November sees the staging of the Global Freight Awards for excellence in freight and logistics in London.  Categories range from Air Cargo to...
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Posted on October 31, 2012

Logistics Academy in China

A major European freight forwarding company has opened its own logistics academy to train employees in China.  There is a going need for qualified employe...
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Posted on October 30, 2012

Rotterdam advises Shipping lines

Rotterdam, Europe's largest freight port by cargo throughput and container volumes, has been advising its customers how to improve their profitability.  A...
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Posted on October 15, 2012
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