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  • Port record prompts Savannah rail expansion

    SAVANNAH, GA: November 13, 2017. The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has approved a further US$42.27 million for its US$128 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal expansion program. With construction completed by 2020, the project will double the port's rail lift capacity to one million containers per year and enable service to inland markets from Memphis to Chicago. Container traffic rose 32 percent to hit a record 410,000 TEU in October, an increase of nearly 100,000 moves, while for the fiscal year to date (July 01 to Oct. 31), volumes increased 12.3 percent year-on-year to reach 1.42 million TEU. "Since the opening Read More
  • Freightweek news update Week 45

    DUBAI: November 12, 2017. Emirates has ordered 40 B787-10 aircraft valued at US$15.1 billion (AED 55.4 billion) for delivery beginning in 2022. Read more: EK_order.pdf BONN: November 09, 2017. Deutsche Post DHL has reported a 5.6 percent increase in Q3 revenue to €14.6 billion; a 10.5 percent rise in EBIT to €10.2 billion and a net profit of €641 million – up 3.7 percent over the same period last year. Group revenue for the first nine months rose 5.8 percent to €44.33 billion and led to a 4.3 percent increase in net profit of €1.8 billion. Read more: DPDHL_Q32017.pdf DUBAI: November 09, Read More
  • IATA warns Britain on air trade future

    LONDON: November 08, 2017. Speaking at the UK Aviation Club, IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has warned the British government it has just 11 months to start and complete bilateral aviation agreements with the rest of the world prior to its withdrawal from the European Union in March 2019: "For an industry with a mission to connect people, the thrust of Brexit has to be characterized as disappointing. The tide of globalization may not have lifted all people evenly, but the overall prosperity it has generated is undeniable. And aviation connectivity is one of the key vectors. Read More
  • How much carbon risk in US$355 billion?

    LONDON: November 08, 2017. The Carbon War Room (CWR), founded in 2009 by Richard Branson and others to advance the low carbon economy, is calling for the application of a global maritime risk assessment standard of new shipbuilding orders currently valued at US$355 billion. Together with the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, the two organizations wants banks to begin analyzing the risk to financing ocean carriers as a result of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) plans to adopt regulations for reducing emissions from shipping, and the possibility of shipping being brought into the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) by 2023. They Read More
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