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  • Crowley supports Puerto Rico power restoration

    SAN JUAN, PR: November 17, 2017. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority director Ricardo Ramos resigned today as the government acknowledged that only 44.70 percent of the island has electricity following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in September. The latest response from Crowley Maritime is a weekly sailing from the U.S. using multiple flat deck barges to deliver 65,000 – 70,000 wooden, concrete and galvanized steel poles to help in the restoration of the island's power grid. Since the storm Crowley said it has operated 40 sailings from the U.S. mainland carrying 3,684 loads on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Read More
  • Qantas plans mustard power for trans-Pacific

    SYDNEY: November 18, 2017. Qantas is to operate the world's first bio-fuel B787-9 flight between Melbourne and Los Angeles next year based on Brassica carinata, an industrial mustard seed. The planned commercial test flight follows a partnership between Qantas and Canadian company Agrisoma Biosciences that has developed the seed. Former Qantas Cargo manager and now CEO of Qantas International Alison Webster said the partnership marks the first step in developing an aviation biofuel supply in Australia: "We are constantly looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions across our operations but when it comes to using renewable jet fuel, until now Read More
  • Freightweek news update Week 46

    ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH, UK: November 16, 2017. CEVA Logistics has added to its investment in pharmaceutical logistics with the opening of a fully refurbished 132,000 sq. ft. facility at Redditch. Read more: Redditch.pdf ISTANBUL: November 15, 2017. Pegasus Airlines has reported revenue of TL4.16 billion for the first nine months of 2017; gross profit of TL763.17 million and a net profit of TL492.16 million. Read more: pegasus.pdf HONG KONG: November 14, 2017. DHL Express is expanding its Central Asia Hub at a cost of €335 million - bringing its total expenditure in partnership with the Airport Authority Hong Kong to over €520 million. Read more: central_asia.pdf Read More
  • Emirates SkyCargo signs eCommerce MoU

    DUBAI: 18 November, 2017. Emirates SkyCargo has signed an MoU with Dubai CommerCity (DCC) – a free zone dedicated to eCommerce in the MENA region. Launched last month, DCC is a joint venture between the Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) and the wasl Asset Management Group. Emirates SkyCargo and DCC said they plan to develop new solutions for the global eCommerce sector. "Every day Emirates SkyCargo transports a large volume of eCommerce shipments as part of our mail or general cargo offerings. We are progressing to the next step where we cooperate more closely with e-retailers with the ultimate aim Read More
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singapore-signs-smart-logistics-mou-with-south-koreaSINGAPORE: November 21, 2017. Government enterprise agency IE Singapore has signed an MoU with South Korea's Gyeonggi province to collaborate in...
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decathlon-takes-to-the-railsDOURGES, France: November 16, 2017. Maersk Line and Damco, subsidiaries of A.P. Møller – Mærsk, have completed their first block train from Wuhan, China...
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mia-director-resignsMIAMI: November 14, 2017. Miami-Dade County Aviation Department director and CEO Emilio González, the driving force behind much of Miami International...
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truck-manufacturers-face-class-action-lawsuitLONDON: November 14, 2017. UK law firm Collyer Bristow has established a £100 million class action for truck operators that may have been overcharged by...
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finland-opens-new-rail-route-to-chinaKOUVOLA, Finland. November 12, 2017. A new weekly rail service between Northern Europe and China launched on November 10 as the first train with 41...
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imd-acknowledges-family-business-excellenceGRAN CANARIA, Canary Islands: November 10, 2017. Swiss business school IMD has recognized global brand management company Pentland Group with its 22nd...

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