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Freightweek news update Week 40

DOHA: October 08, 2017. Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of its 13th B777 freighter. The airline's fleet now includes 22 freighters: eight A330F, 13 B777F and one B747-8F - with two more on order. Read more: No.13.pdf

CORBY, UK: October 06, 2017. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), has merged with the Railway Study Association (RSA). Read more: rail_forum.pdf

MUSCAT: October 05, 2017. Oman Air Cargo has signed a five year ULD outsourcing contract with Jettainer. Read more: Oman_boxes.pdf

SOFRANAHAMBURG: October 05, 2017. Garbe Industrial Real Estate has acquired 16 cold chain logistics warehouses worth €240 million for Germany's frozen food logistics industry. Read more: Doblinger.pdf

MARSEILLE: October 04, 2017. The CMA CGM Group is to launch a new service linking Morocco with Europe to compete with trucking operators. Read more: truck_competitor.pdf

PARIS: October 04, 2017. Supply chain management company Geodis has been awarded a score of  68/100 by CSR audit company Ecovadis after analyzing its program. EcoVadis assesses companies on environmental, social, ethical and supply chain issues. Read more: one_of_the_best.pdf

TOKYO: October 04, 2017. Heavylift and project cargo vessel operator AAL Japan is terminating its Commercial Agency agreement with Keystone Logistics and has nominated Consolidated Pool Carriers (Asia) Co. Ltd as its new Commercial Agent in the country. Read more: AAL_Japan.pdf

AUCKLAND/MELBOURNE: October 03, 2017. CMA CGM subsidiary ANL is to acquire the majority share of Pacific Islands' specialist carrier Sofrana Unilines (right) by the end of this month. The combined company will be branded Sofrana ANL. Read more: new_Pacific_power.pdf

ST LOUIS, Missouri: October 03, 2017. St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) reports a 30 percent increase in freight charters year-to-date compared with the same period in 2016. And the average weight of cargo on flights has increased almost four-fold to 45,982 lbs (20,857 kgs). Read more: More_and_heavier.pdf

BRUSSELS: October 03, 2017. A report from the European Commission funded Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP) says demonstrable progress has been made in implementing innovative clean transport technologies and alternative fuels in Europe, including a significant increase in the deployment of biofuels for road transport. Read more: New_TRIP_.pdf

HALIFAX, UK: October 03, 2017. Heavylift and project cargo transport company Collett has opened a subsidiary in Ireland. The company has been operating across the UK, Ireland and Europe for over 40 years. Read more: Collett_Ireland.pdf

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Written on 07/12/2017, 16:12
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Written on 06/12/2017, 20:49
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Written on 06/12/2017, 16:57
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Written on 05/12/2017, 21:47
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Written on 05/12/2017, 17:13
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Written on 01/12/2017, 18:49
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Written on 29/11/2017, 21:29
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Written on 29/11/2017, 00:08
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Written on 28/11/2017, 19:06
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Written on 27/11/2017, 20:02
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Written on 26/11/2017, 22:46
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Written on 26/11/2017, 20:34
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Written on 24/11/2017, 22:20
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Written on 24/11/2017, 20:53
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Written on 21/11/2017, 15:20
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Written on 18/11/2017, 22:25
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Written on 18/11/2017, 16:13
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Written on 17/11/2017, 23:08
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Written on 17/11/2017, 20:43
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