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  • Flying Eye Hospital arrives in Doha

    DOHA: March 22, 2017. Qatar Airways has welcomed the arrival of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital from the UK where the non-profit organization had earlier launched 'Operation Sight 2017', a treatment and training program for Vietnam, Cameroon and Bangladesh. The third generation Flying Eye took to the air in June 2016 following the conversion of an MD10 donated by FedEx. The result is the world's only flying ophthalmic teaching hospital featuring live broadcast capabilities to train doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals - ultimately treating more people and restoring their sight. While in Doha the hospital will promote 'Qatar Creating Vision', an Read More
  • New grow-box technology from Maersk

    TINGLEV, Denmark: March 23, 2017. Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has launched Star Cool CA+, an extension of its controlled atmosphere (CA) technology, to control the growth of sensitive low-respiring perishables in order to avoid over-ripening or decaying during transit. According to MCI, the new Star Cool system provides additional cost-effective trade opportunities for fruit growers, shipping lines and food retailers as well as year-round choice and quality for consumers. "The use of controlled atmosphere (CA) for transport of low respiring commodities, such as blueberries, is a crucial technological contribution to enable perishables to reach their destination in optimum quality", said Read More
  • Emirates responds to U.S. laptop ban

    DUBAI: March 23, 2017. Emirates Airline has responded swiftly to the U.S. ban on laptops and tablets via its passenger flights from Dubai with a free service allowing transit customers to use their devices until just prior to boarding. Noting the ban does not apply on Emirates' U.S.-bound flights via Milan and Athens (pictured arriving in Newark on March 12), the airline said passengers transiting Dubai to the U.S. from March 25 will be required to hand over their electronic equipment to security staff for packing in special boxes prior to loading in the aircraft hold. The airline is encouraging Read More
  • Delivering "handsome" cross-border rewards

    PLANTATION, FL: March 21, 2017. With all the uncertainties of recent years around globalization and international trade, one thing remains absolutely certain: we will all continue to trade across borders and eCommerce is only continuing to thrive, writes DHL Express CEO Greg Hewitt: In fact, a recent customer survey by DHL found that 57 percent of respondents plan to leverage eCommerce as their top sales strategy in 2017. eCommerce is not a particularly new phenomenon. And neither, for that matter, is cross-border eCommerce. People have been able to order goods from around the world for years now, particularly from major Read More
  • Hapag-Lloyd hit by low freight rates

    HAMBURG: March 24, 2017. Hapag-Lloyd reported a net loss of €93.1 million in 2016 on revenue that fell 12.5 percent from the previous year to reach €7.73 billion. Despite a 12.3 percent drop in transport costs, it wasn't enough to offset a 15.4 percent decline in the average freight rate of US$1,036 per TEU due to "continued intense competition caused by overcapacities and subdued growth in demand being felt in all trades," said the company. The operating result fell from €310.3 million to €104 million during the year for an EBIT of €126.4 million, a drop of €240 million from Read More
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