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Freightweek news update Week 51

AMSTERDAM: December 22, 2017. Hutchison Ports has acquired a 50 percent stake in TMA Logistics, with three locations in Amsterdam and one in Antwerp as well as at the Hutchison Ports' Amsterdam Container Terminal. Read more: TMA.pdf

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia: December 21, 2017. Panalpina has formed a logistics joint venture with Al Rushaid, one of Aramco's main suppliers. Read more: Al_Rushaid.pdf

CHICAGO/SAO PAULO: December 21, 2017. Boeing and Embraer have confirmed they are talking about "a potential combination". Boeing said there was no guarantee a transaction would result from the discussions and would, in any event, be subject to regulatory, shareholder and Board approvals.

LONDON: December 21, 2017. Following the success of the 28th Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in Paris in 2016, Freightweek is once again the official producer of The International Air Cargo Association's OFFICIAL SHOW PROGRAM & GUIDE for the next ACF to be held in Toronto, Canada from October 16-18, 2018. More information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Read more: FW2018.pdf

ROCKFORD, IL: December 21, 2017. The Chicago Rockford International Airport reports over one billion pounds of landed cargo weight for the first 11 months of 2017 - a 48 percent increase over the same period last year: Read more: RFD.pdf

Hutcheson Ports Barcelona-1MIAMI: December 21, 2017. Miami International Airport this week celebrated two more of its pharma hub partners - Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and LATAM Cargo - achieve IATA's Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in (CEIV) pharma logistics certification. Read more: CEIV.pdf

BERLIN/MUNICH: December 20, 2017. Deutsche Bahn has filed a class action lawsuit against DAF, Daimler, Iveco, MAN and Volvo/Renault seeking damages from the effects of a truck cartel. Read more: cartel.pdf

DUBAI: December 20, 2017. Emirates airline is to begin a daily service from Dubai to London Stansted on June 08, 2018 with a B777-300ER aircraft. Read more: STN.pdf

CHICAGO: December 19, 2017. Echo Global Logistics, a provider of technology-enabled transportation management services, has joined the governance board of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), setting standards for blockchain technology in the transportation industry. Read more: BiTA.pdf

ATLANTA: December 19, 2017. UPS says it has "placed a reservation" for 125 of Tesla's new fully-electric Semi tractors. Pre-order prices start at US$20,000 according to the Tesla website. UPS joins DHL, Walmart and J.B. Hunt in wanting to test the technology. Read more: Tesla.pdf

HAMBURG: December 19, 2017. Rickmers-Line, owned by the Bremen-based Zeaborn Group, has appointed Merchant Shipping Services, Mumbai as its agent in India as of January 01, 2018. Read more: Mumbai.pdf

BARCELONA: December 18, 2017. Hutchison Ports' semi-automated Barcelona terminal (right) reached a new milestone on December 15 with its millionth container move, equivalent to approximately 1,800,000 TEU handled in a single calendar year. Read more: BEST.pdf

BASEL: December 18, 2017. For the fifth consecutive year, Panalpina has donated a freighter flight to deliver aid to Africa. On this occasion, 80 tons is on its way to help children suffering from the effects of civil war, famine and disease in South Sudan. Read more: More_aid.pdf

AMSTERDAM: December 18, 2017. Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has introduced 'What Counts', a 24/7 "easy-to-connect" service with tailor-made offers and a loyalty program for SMEs. Read more: What_Counts.pdf

HAMBURG: December 18, 2017. THE Alliance says it plans to operate 250 ships in 33 services next year covering Asia/Europe, North Atlantic, Trans Pacific, Middle East and Arabian Gulf/Red Sea trade lanes. Read more: THE_Alliance.pdf

GENEVA: December 18, 2017. IATA's latest air cargo market analysis says rising consumer confidence is expected to sustain demand next year with a Q1 2018 FTK growth of just under 7.0 percent, while current freighter utilization is back at levels last seen in 2012. Read more: Q42017.pdf

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Written on 12/02/2018, 21:16
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