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  • FedEx and UPS among best civic-minded U.S. companies

    SEATTLE: June 21, 2017. FedEx and UPS are among the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States according to the latest 'Civic 50' list from Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The winners are from public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of US$1 billion or more, and are selected based on four aspects of their national community engagement program - investment, integration, institutionalization and impact. "FedEx Cares is more than a corporate giving platform. It allows us to use our unique skills as individuals and as a corporation to make a difference Read More
  • More disasters, but less money

    GENEVA: June 21, 2017. The United Nations says it needs US$23.5 billion in 2017 to provide humanitarian assistance to a record 141 million people in 37 countries. With half the year gone, it has received US$6.2 billion. According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), new disasters and deteriorating protracted emergencies are driving up the numbers - whether it is violence in the DRC, drought in Kenya, cyclones in Madagascar and Mozambique, or flooding in Peru. OCHA said this is in addition to 20 million people who face famine across northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Read More
  • Project cargo gets new lift

    LE BOURGET: June 22, 2017. Lockheed Martin launched its latest commercial variant of the ubiquitous Super Hercules transport – the LM100J – at the Paris Air Show this week. The aircraft can accommodate five 88 x 125 inch pallets in an interior space of 127 cubic meters with a maximum payload of 21.8 tonnes and a non-stop range of 2,450 nautical miles with 18 tonnes. The LM-100J is the 17th different mission capability developed for the C-130J Super Hercules and it is an updated version of the L-100 cargo aircraft, which Lockheed Martin produced from 1964-1992. The company said the new variant Read More
  • EU commercial drones by 2019 says Commission

    BRUSSELS: June 16, 2017. The European Commission says commercial drones flying in a 'U-Space' under 150 meters from the ground will be operate in the EU by 2019. A vision paper by the Single European Sky Air traffic management Research Joint Undertaking says the U-Space should include three basic aspects: Safety at low altitude levels will be just as good as that for traditional manned aviation. The concept is to develop a system similar to that of Air Traffic Management for manned aviation. An automated system will provide information for highly automated or autonomous drones to fly safely and avoid Read More
  • Freightweek news update Week 24

    PORT ELIZABETH, NJ: June 15, 2017. The Ocean Alliance has begun its first weekly U.S. East Coast Loop 3 service with a call by the 8,700 TEU capacity CMA CGM Bianca at APM Terminals' Port Elizabeth, New Jersey facility. Read more: Port_Elizabeth_NJ.pdf FORT WORTH, TX: June 15, 2017. American Airlines Cargo has selected G Force GSA Mexico as its new general sales agent for the country. Read more: Mexico.pdf SINGAPORE: June 15, 2017. CEVA Logistics has signed an MOU with Goodpack, which operates the world's largest fleet of Intermediate Bulk Containers, to develop a new concept for transportation in the tire industry. Read More
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Written on 21/06/2017, 22:44
more-disasters-but-less-moneyGENEVA: June 21, 2017. The United Nations says it needs US$23.5 billion in 2017 to provide humanitarian assistance to a record 141 million people in 37...
Written on 21/06/2017, 20:19
switzerland-remains-the-world-s-most-innovative-countryGENEVA: June 21, 2017 – Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, U.S. and UK are the world's most- innovative countries according to a new report by produced...
Written on 21/06/2017, 16:53
fedex-and-ups-among-best-civic-minded-u-s-companiesSEATTLE: June 21, 2017. FedEx and UPS are among the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States according to the latest 'Civic 50' list from...
Written on 16/06/2017, 20:37
eu-commercial-drones-by-2019-says-commissionBRUSSELS: June 16, 2017. The European Commission says commercial drones flying in a 'U-Space' under 150 meters from the ground will be operate in the EU...
Written on 16/06/2017, 19:00
collaboration-and-compromise-key-to-uk-trade-futurePARIS: June 15, 2017. The OECD is forecasting a 1.7 percent rise in UK GDP this year and just 1.0 percent in 2018 as uncertainty rises of Britain not...
Written on 16/06/2017, 15:01
amazon-to-buy-bricks-and-mortar-grocer-for-us-13-7-billionSEATTLE: June 16, 2017. Amazon has agreed to buy Texas-based Whole Foods Market (WFM) for US$13.7 billion including debt. WFM reported Q2 2017 net sales...

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