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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
  • FedEx Q1 results hit by TNT cyberattack

    MEMPHIS/MIAMI: September 20, 2017. FedEx Corporation has reported adjusted first quarter (Q1) revenue of US$15.3 billion, up from US$14.7 billion year-on-year, and net income of US$683 million, down from US$760 million in Q1 a year ago due to the US$300 million cost of the 'NotPetya' cyberattack in June. "The first quarter posed significant operational challenges due to the TNT Express cyberattack and Hurricane Harvey, and I want to thank our team members for their extraordinary dedication and performance," said Fred Smith, FedEx Corp. chairman and CEO. "We reaffirm our commitment to improve operating income at the FedEx Express segment by Read More
  • Air and sea aid response to Irma and Maria

    TORTOLA: September 22, 2017. With Hurricane Maria causing structural damage and power outages as it passes the Turks & Caicos islands, Royal Navy helicopter ship HMS Ocean has arrived in the British Virgin Islands today as part of the UK government's response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The ship arrived with 650 personnel and 60 tonnes of aid loaded in Gibraltar including construction equipment, hygiene kits and water purification tablets. According to UK Defence secretary Michael Fallon, there are now over 2,000 UK military personnel working on the relief effort, making it the largest such deployment anywhere in the world. Read More
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air-and-sea-aid-response-to-irma-and-mariaTORTOLA: September 22, 2017. With Hurricane Maria causing structural damage and power outages as it passes the Turks & Caicos islands, Royal Navy...
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turkish-airlines-to-order-40-dreamlinersNEW YORK: September 21, 2017. Boeing and the Turkish government plan to develop Turkey's aerospace industry with the launch of a National Aerospace...
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fedex-q1-results-hit-by-tnt-cyberattackMEMPHIS/MIAMI: September 20, 2017. FedEx Corporation has reported adjusted first quarter (Q1) revenue of US$15.3 billion, up from US$14.7 billion...
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colorado-to-consider-hyperloop-one-link-with-wyomingLOS ANGELES, September 21, 2017. Hyperloop One is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDoT) to determine the feasibility of...
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rail-freight-up-19-percent-between-russia-and-chinaMOSCOW: September 20, 2017. Russian Railways' president Oleg Belozerov has reported a 6.9 percent increase in rail freight revenue year-on-year for the...
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panam-provides-canada-rail-link-to-bostonPORT ST JOHN, Canada: September 13, 2017. Port operator DP World and PanAm Railways are launching an intermodal rail service between the New Brunswick...

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