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  • Freightweek news update Week 37

    FELIXSTOWE, UK: September 15, 2017. Construction company VolkerFitzpatrick has won a contract at the Port of Felixstowe to design and construct 13 hectares of paved container yard directly behind Berth 9. Read more: More_concrete.pdf HAMBURG: September 15, 2017. Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 7,700 refrigerated containers including 1,000 with 'Controlled Atmosphere' technology. Read more: cold_boxes.pdf VIENNA: September 14, 2017. Software company ASQS has sold its risk, quality and reporting modules to start- up Air Belgium that plans to begin A340-300 services between Brussels and Hong Kong this year. Read more: Air_Belgium.pdf DUBAI/LUXEMBOURG: September 14, 2017. All Cargolux flights to and from Dubai World Read More
  • BRUcargo plans multimodal cloud with NxtPort

    ANTWERP/BRUSSELS: September 14, 2017. Data platform NxtPort and Air Cargo Belgium's BRUcargo cloud-based community have signed an MoU to develop a digital roadmap for air and sea transport. Recognizing their respective forwarder communities ship by air and ocean, the two organizations say they "want to investigate how we can make cargo transport at the harbor and airport more efficient and innovative while at the same time less expensive". NxtPort is a single platform initiative by several logistics communities at the Port of Antwerp (right) to collect and share data for optimal commercial use. "Both the cargo community at BRUcargo and Read More
  • €40 million investment for Dunkerque

    DUNKERQUE: September 12, 2017. The Dunkerque Multibulk Terminal (DMT) is investing €40 million over the next two years to produce construction materials in the Eastern Port. DMT said the location for its new factory offers "definite" logistic advantages, both for supplying the site with raw materials and in the shipment of finished products by sea and rail to clients and partners in Europe. In a full year the factory will import 300,000 tonnes of raw materials sourced from Spain, Portugal and neighboring countries via vessels of 15,000 to 30,000 tonnes capacity. DMT CEO Paul Albrecht commented: "The location of a Read More
  • Cargo re-starts at MIA

    MIAMI: September 13, 2017. Miami International Airport expects a return to normal flight operations by the weekend of September 16/17 following Hurricane Irma. Cargo services began operating on September 12 with 147 arrivals and departures. Hub carrier American Airlines said 1,390 flights up to September 19 have been canceled between points in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. The airline said Irma had forced the cancellation of 5,000 flights in total and the closure of 40 airports in Florida and the Caribbean. As a result it expects its third quarter 2017 pre-tax margin to fall from 10-12 percent to 8.5-10.5 Read More
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