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DUNKERQUE: February 29, 2016. Gérard Mulliez, founder of the Auchan superstore chain, and Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group vice chairman, have pledged their support for Dunkerque as part of the Greater Nor Pas de Calais Picardie economic region.

A former student of the Ecole Notre Dame des Dunes in Dunkirk, Mulliez reiterated his commitment to his region and its businesses: "The Port of Dunkirk has considerable advantages, starting with its geography, its attractive cost and its capacity to re-balance traffic flows by developing our exports so that ships do not sail empty. Ecology must also remain a concern in maritime transport, pending the return of sailing ships as a result of current technological advances," he said.

jpg(Picture: Gérard Mulliez fourth from left in coat; Rodolphe Saadé fifth from left.)

Saadé, who met Mulliez aboard CMA CGM's Vasco de Gama containership during its regular port call, added: "This visit shows that French businesses, working together, have a major role to play in the world economy. It is by pooling the strengths of the retail sector such as the Mulliez family brands, those of a shipping leader such as CMA CGM, and the quality of French infrastructures such as those of Dunkirk, that we will play our part in boosting the French economy."

 


Deutsche Bahn changes a name

BERLIN: March 01, 2016. Deutsche Bahn has separated its rail and logistics organizations. Global logistics will now use "DB Schenker" and rail freight transport will use "DB Cargo.

"The aim is to improve the product portfolio and service quality we offer our customers," said Andreas Busemann, head of Sales at DB Cargo, "and having the business units in the rail system partnering together will further that aim."

 


New gateway to the Caucasus

TBILISI, Georgia: March 01, 2016. F.S. Mackenzie Group (FSM) – the UK and Russia member of the FPS Group network of independent forwarders and NVOCCs – has opened a new office in Tbilisi, Georgia, to act as gateway for imports to the Caucasus region.

The new FSM Tbilisi operation is supporting the launch of weekly inbound LCL services from a number of key ports in Asia, Europe and the USA, and will provide direct local control over its operations that were previously managed through its Ukraine base. All containers are unloaded at the company's container freight station in Tbilisi, which then provides daily delivery throughout Georgia, and weekly transit services to Yerevan, Armenia and Baku, Azerbaijan.

In 2012 FSM launched regular LCL services to Tbilisi, Yerevan and Baku via the Black Sea ports of Poti and Batumi in Georgia and to Odessa, Ukraine. In addition to rail connections to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, Georgia is also an important gateway and transit point for neighboring Azerbaijan and Armenia.

 


Lufthansa Cargo to market Eurowings

Eurowings A330COLOGNE/BONN: March 01, 2016. Lufthansa Cargo is to market the lower deck capacity of Lufthansa Group low-cost subsidiary Eurowings for long-haul flights to the Caribbean (Varadero, Cancun, Dominican Republic) and Thailand (Phuket, Bangkok).

Eurowings is the third passenger airline marketed by Lufthansa Cargo in addition to Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines.

Oliver Wagner, CEO of Eurowings commented: "Lufthansa Cargo is the leading cargo airline in Europe and has extensive experience in marketing the belly capacities of passenger airlines. This collaboration will help us make optimum use of the cargo holds on our long-haul jets."

 


New link from Hamburg to Motor City

CLARK, NJ: March 1, 2016. NVOCC CaroTrans and German counterpart fair trade have launched their first LCL service from Hamburg to Detroit for automotive parts and accessories with a transit time of 16 days.

Fair trade managing director Nina Berninghausen said: "We're pleased to be expanding our cooperation with CaroTrans. Together, we offer a wide-range of direct sailings between Hamburg and Bremerhaven and New York, Chicago, Charleston, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, and now Detroit.

Established in 1979, CaroTrans has a network of offices in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania, and the U.S.

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