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Globalink office Kazakhstan Globalink are thrilled to announce the opening of Globalink Logistics’ latest branch office in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

This expansion into Karaganda, the country’s fifth-largest city and a key industrial center, signifies a significant step in their ongoing commitment to providing top-notch logistics services across the region.

With Karaganda joining their network, Globalink Logistics proudly operates in 9 major cities throughout Kazakhstan, significantly enhancing their geographical reach and service capabilities.

This expansion is a testament to their dedication to growth and excellence in logistics services. They look forward to bringing their expertise and quality service to more clients in Karaganda and contributing positively to the region’s dynamic business environment.

CPKC railpulse Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) today announced they are teaming up again to save lives and improve heart health for people across the United States (U.S.) with our commitment of US$1.5 million for heart research over the next three years.

The collaboration, started in 2015 in a single location, has grown into a national relationship spanning six states across the CPKC rail network, and is part of the CPKC Has Heart community investment program.

“At CPKC, we recognize the important work done by the team at the American Heart Association in the many communities in which we live, work and operate, and we are thrilled to increase our support to help ensure the AHA is well-equipped to meet patients’ needs,” said Chad Becker, Chief of Staff at CPKC.

“We are incredibly grateful for CPKC’s remarkable commitment to the American Heart Association. Their critical support will allow our organization to advance lifesaving research and drive more equitable health for everyone, everywhere,” said Kevin Harker, American Heart Association Executive Vice President, Midwest. “Thank you to CPKC for standing with us as a relentless force for longer, healthier lives!”

As part of the agreement, CPKC will support four two-year pre-doctoral fellowships and four one-year pre-doctoral fellowships chosen by the AHA and focused on cardiovascular disease research.

In addition, CPKC will sponsor yearly Heart Walks in Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Shreveport, Dubuque, Davenport and the Twin Cities and join more than a million people in 300+ cities across the U.S. in taking a stand against heart disease and helping save lives.

Port of Los Angeles IDFA dairyThe Port of Los Angeles will host a community workshop on the proposed development of a Wilmington Youth Aquatic Center, from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Wilmington Recreation Center, located at 325 N. Neptune Avenue.

The workshop is open to the public with Spanish translation available.

As part of its Public Access Investment Plan (PAIP), the Port has identified Berth 183 on the Wilmington Waterfront as an ideal location for the new Wilmington Youth Aquatic Center, a facility to house the expansion of the Wilmington Youth Sailing Center. Ahead of development, community members are invited to offer input on what they would like to see included in the new facility and its programs.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the development team and learn details about the proposed project design.

The PAIP was adopted in 2015 with the goal of developing public use areas on existing Port property. Phase I of the Wilmington Waterfront development project was completed in February 2024 with the grand opening of the Wilmington Waterfront Promenade. Phase II, which includes the Avalon Pedestrian Bridge and Promenade Gateway, is slated to start construction in early 2025.

emiratesdelivers kwtrouteEmirates Delivers, the e-commerce delivery solution from Emirates SkyCargo, has launched a new route, connecting Kuwaiti shoppers with their favourite UAE based-brands.

Now, Kuwaiti shoppers can shop online from websites in the UAE, the UK and the US with fast, reliable, and cost-effective international shipping via Emirates Delivers.

Home to the world’s largest mall, Dubai is a renowned hive for shopping, attracting some of the most popular and in-demand brands, most of which also offer e-commerce. UAE retail has something for everyone: from designer boutiques with fresh-from-the-runway pieces to department stores with on-trend looks for the whole family; homeware finds from home-grown brands to sprawling stores stocking one-of-a-kind décor; the latest skincare, make-up, oud and fragrances; not to mention the array of innovative tech and latest gadgets. Kuwaiti shoppers can fill their online baskets and Emirates Delivers will bring the items from the UAE in just 3 to 5 days. ­

Appealing to shoppers of all budgets and categories, Dubai hosts many annual shopping celebrations such as Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Summer Surprises as well as bi-yearly and seasonal super sales. By launching this new route, Emirates Delivers ensures Kuwait shoppers will never miss a deal!

Emirates Delivers isn’t just a useful delivery tool to use while you’re in Kuwait. Maximize your next retail therapy trip to Dubai, by sending your new purchases back via Emirates Delivers – it’ll be waiting for you when you get home.

Upon signing up to Emirates Delivers, shoppers are given a unique shipping address in the UAE, UK and US, available in ‘My Suite’. This allows users to immediately start shopping online, and have their items delivered to the Emirates Delivers facility.

Once the items arrive at the Emirates Delivers facility, agents will review purchases to ensure they arrived undamaged and upload photos of the items, before repacking to ensure proper wrapping and protection for international delivery. With free storage of up to 30 days, Emirates Delivers allows customers to combine items from different retailers and vendors and consolidate their purchases into one package to further reduce the already-competitive shipping costs.

Using ‘My Suite’, customers can then confirm shipping, with full tracking visibility from the time the items are received at the facility, through to delivery of the package at their door. Emirates Delivers takes care of all the hassle of shipping and customs clearance, making cross-border shopping simple. It offers the unique feature of providing all costs upfront, with no hidden or surprise costs.

Emirates Delivers first launched in the UAE in 2019, before expanding operations to Kuwait in 2023, bringing the best of US and UK shopping. Unlocking a world of international shopping, Emirates Delivers has been used by thousands of shoppers in the UAE and Kuwait to transport apparel, cosmetics, toys and games, books, footwear, and accessories as well as vitamins and health supplements.

To celebrate the new route, existing Emirates Delivers customers can enjoy their first shipment from the UAE to Kuwait completely free of charge until 1 March, 2024.

avianca Colombia USA Avianca Cargo, leader in air cargo transportation, announces the closing of a new Valentine's Day season, providing its customers with the highest levels of quality, service and punctuality.

With close to 18,000 tons transported from Colombia and Ecuador to the United States, Avianca Cargo doubles its regular capacity for this product, operating around 300 flights during the season.

The company prepares months in advance for Valentine's Day, and this year it’s focus was on implementing logistical solutions to ensure an efficient season. Avianca Cargo invested in infrastructure in Miami, the flower's main destination, expanding and modernizing the Jetfloor (the type of floor used), offering a new configuration in the cooler, thus increasing its capacity by 83% to serve up to 6 flights simultaneously.

Also in Miami, the company set a new record in flower processing and delivery times to its customers, reducing them by 57%, and increased its perishable cargo depalletization (pallet breakdown) capacity by 40%. In Bogota, Avianca Cargo implemented extended receiving hours for 24/7 service on the receiving lines; increased personnel in the operation by 30%; and implemented a system with virtual scheduling that reduced cargo acceptance times by 56% compared to 2023.

"This Valentine's Day season once again positions us as the leading cargo airline transporting flowers from Colombia to North America, doubling our capacity and strengthening the flower industry in the region. With the immense responsibility of fulfilling the customer's promise, we executed a great season with service levels above 90%. This is an enormous effort by the Avianca Cargo team, inspired by the trust of our customers and with precise coordination with all the actors in the supply chain. Avianca Cargo has been there from the beginning and will continue to take our region's flowers around the world for many years to come," affirmed Diogo Elias, Senior VP of Avianca Cargo.

Among the most exported flowers this season by the airline were roses and carnations from Bogota; pompons, hydrangeas and chrysanthemums from Medellin; and roses, carnations and gypsophila from Quito.

"Colombian flower exporters must respond during special dates with quality and timeliness to thousands of international customers. The efficiency of this export process is due to the relationships between producers, authorities, suppliers, transporters and traders. By optimizing distribution times, among other aspects, our Petal Plan is recognized locally and internationally. In this sense, Avianca Cargo is and will be a very important ally for Colombian flowers to continue bringing joy to hearts in U.S. homes," said Augusto Solano, president of the Asociación Colombiana de Exportadores de flores, Asocolflores.

As a tribute to the flowers from Latin American, Avianca Cargo celebrates the greatness of this product with an exclusive flower design on one of its airplanes as a symbol of its commitment to continue supporting the flower industry.

Government Goole Humber The Government has approved a freeport tax site in Goole, East Yorkshire, in a move which will stimulate further major investment within the Humber region.

The tax site, which forms part of the wider Humber Freeport, spans almost 500 acres of prime development land across two plots, separated by the M62 motorway, on the outskirts of Goole.

The town has become a magnet for inward investment in recent years, with the freeport tax site designation underlining the appeal of a location with excellent transport links via road, rail and the UK’s premier inland port.

The proposed footprint for the Goole tax site was submitted for approval in August last year. Now the site has been officially designated, following review and approval by the Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs.

It means businesses investing within the tax site can benefit from a series of advantages, ranging from business rate and stamp duty land tax relief, to National Insurance support designed to reduce employment costs.

Humber Freeport Chair Simon Bird welcomed approval for the Goole tax site.

He said: “Designation of the Goole tax site is another major positive step forwards for Humber Freeport and our mission to drive economic growth, generate thousands of skilled jobs, support innovation and promote cross-sector collaboration.

“We strongly believe our freeport proposition in the Humber is a compelling and unique one, with huge opportunities in decarbonisation, advanced manufacturing, chemicals and port-related operations.

“We’re offering investors the opportunity to benefit from the Humber’s status as a global gateway, with easy access to mainland Europe and beyond via the UK’s busiest ports complex.

“We’ve got the space to grow, the people, the skills and the world-class companies already here to support investors, making the Humber the perfect place to do business.”
Humber Freeport aims to capitalise on the Humber’s vital role as a strategic asset for UK Plc as Britain’s global gateway, by attracting large-scale inward investments creating thousands of new jobs.

Designation of the Goole tax site will support the delivery of one of the region’s largest investments.

Leading property developer Wykeland Group holds the long-term development rights to the 211-acre northern part of the Goole tax site and Wykeland has exchanged on a deal with Finnish tissue paper manufacturer Metsä Tissue.

Subject to planning approval, Metsä Tissue will invest hundreds of millions of pounds to create the UK’s largest tissue paper mill on the site.

The facility is proposed to be built in several phases over the next few years. It will create more than 400 jobs, with thousands of additional indirect jobs generated across the supply chain and in the local economy.

Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director of Hull-based Wykeland, said: “Confirmation of freeport tax status for the Goole site is excellent news for Goole and the wider Humber.
“The freeport tax site benefits added to the attractiveness of the proposition for Metsä Tissue.

“They also underline the appeal of the wider Goole site, paving the way for further large-scale development delivering economic growth, new jobs and wide-ranging community benefits.”

The southern part of the Goole tax site is owned by St John’s College, Cambridge, which has appointed HBD, part of Henry Boot, as Development Partner.

Siemens Mobility is at the forefront of Goole’s rejuvenation, with an investment of up to £200m in a rail manufacturing facility, adjacent to the freeport tax site, where tube trains for London’s Piccadilly line will be built.

The manufacturing facility will employ up to 700 people, generating around 1,700 new employment opportunities in the supply chain, and is the centrepiece of a growing rail village encompassing manufacturing, servicing and research and development facilities.

The southern part of the Goole tax site presents an opportunity to create an integrated supply chain alongside the Siemens Mobility rail centre of excellence and the neighbouring Guardian Glass factory.

The site has the potential to unlock a wealth of high-quality employment opportunities, particularly within the rail, advanced manufacturing and low carbon energy sectors.
Goole is one of three Humber Freeport tax sites, alongside Hull East and the Able Humber Port at Immingham.

Other companies that have announced plans to invest on Humber Freeport sites include rare earth exploration company Pensana and green hydrogen specialist Meld Energy, both at Saltend Chemicals Park within the Hull East tax site.

Maria Flowers LATAM María Flowers, a flower importer company, and LATAM group have successfully offset 1,297 tons of CO2 through strategic conservation projects in South America.

This compensation corresponds to the total CO2 emissions from all its flower shipments transported with the cargo subsidiaries of the LATAM group in 2023. With this milestone, María Flowers became the first flower client to participate in LATAM group's CO2 compensation program, becoming an strategic sustainability partner.

In 2023, María Flowers transported over 1,300 tons of flowers from Colombia and Ecuador to Miami. To offset the carbon emissions associated with these shipments, the company joined LATAM Cargo’s "1+1: Offset to Conserve" program and compensated 648 tons of CO2 in the region, representing 50% of its emissions. The remaining 50% was covered by the cargo subsidiaries of LATAM group, resulting in a total impact of 1,297 tons of CO2 offset.

"As part of the commitment to sustainability through the '1+1 Offset to Conserve' program, we collaborate with clients to conserve some of the world's most relevant ecosystems, making a positive impact on the environment. We thank María Flowers for joining this initiative and promoting more sustainable practices in the flower industry in South America," commented Cristina Oñate, VP Marketing and Product Development at LATAM Cargo Chile.

"We are excited to take this important step towards sustainability for the floriculture sector thanks to this excellent carbon offset program created by LATAM group. For Maria Flowers Inc. it is a great honor to be LATAM Cargo's first sustainability partner in the floriculture sector," said Felipe Villamizar, president of Maria Flowers Inc.

 The contribution made by LATAM group and María Flowers benefited projects with prestigious certifications such as Gold Standard, VCS, CCBA and Bio Carbon Registry, that stand out for their high environmental and social value in Colombia, Chile and Peru. These projects include "CO2Bio," aiming to protect floodable savannas in the Orinoco region in Colombia; the "Cururos Wind Farm " in Chile, aiming to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources; and the "Nii Kaniti Community Forest Management" in the Amazon rainforest in Ucayali, Peru, to prevent deforestation and ecosystems degradation through sustainable community forest management.

Through the "1+1: Offset to Conserve" program, LATAM group's cargo subsidiaries invite their clients to collaboratively offset the total amount of CO2 emissions generated by their shipments. Clients only need to cover 50% of the compensation cost, as LATAM Cargo will cover the remaining 50%.

Clients can access a platform that calculates their CO2 footprint and offers compensation alternatives through the purchase of carbon credits. These credits support internationally-certified projects in South America, generating an impact on the environment and communities. Clients have the flexibility to choose the compensation frequency, the project of interest, and the percentage of their total emissions they wish to offset.

By participating in the program, clients receive a detailed monthly report with the actual emissions from their shipments, calculated using a methodology developed by LATAM Group's cargo subsidiaries based on IATA and ICAO standards, and emission factors based on LATAM Group's operations.

Etihad Cargo SecureTechEtihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has launched SecureTech.

This new product is the ninth addition to the carrier's suite of premium products and is dedicated to the safe and secure transportation of consumer electronics, including mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other lithium battery-powered devices. Etihad Cargo has developed and launched SecureTech in response to growing global demand from the carrier's customers and partners for a product that addresses the challenges of transporting high-value electronic devices cost-effectively while minimising risks.

To ensure the secure transportation of electronic devices, Etihad Cargo provides several security features. Products transported via SecureTech are monitored during the build-up and break-down of palettes in secure and controlled storage areas at the origin, during transit and at the destination. Constant surveillance is provided by security personnel or CCTV systems, ensuring only authorised personnel have access to shipments during transportation.

SecureTech also ensures the safe movement of consumer electronics. Lithium batteries are the preferred energy source for a wide range of consumer electronics. Although they are widely used, lithium batteries can pose a safety risk if not handled in accordance with transport regulations due to their potential to ignite, explode or go into thermal runaway. Etihad Cargo's number one priority is safety, and the carrier recently became the third Middle Eastern airline to achieve International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Batteries (CEIV Li-batt) certification. Achieving this globally recognised standard demonstrates Etihad Cargo's commitment to transporting lithium battery shipments safely using sophisticated safety management systems and specialised equipment.

In addition to Etihad Cargo's facilities and operations, CEIV Li-batt certification also extends to the carrier's personnel. Etihad Cargo delivers rigorous training programmes to ensure teams are handling lithium batteries safely and securely and meticulously reviews all documentation, packaging, and labelling during acceptance checks with the aid of a specifically designed acceptance checklist.

Leonard Rodrigues, Acting Managing Director at Etihad Cargo, said: "Etihad Cargo has launched SecureTech based on feedback from the carrier's partners and customers and the growing demand for a dedicated product to make the transportation of consumer electronics safer and more secure. Over the years, Etihad Cargo has developed expertise in handling specialised products, and moving lithium battery-powered devices comes with unique challenges. Etihad Cargo is well-equipped to overcome these challenges thanks to its experience in transporting high-value, fragile, time- and temperature-sensitive, and dangerous goods."

Etihad Cargo has witnessed a surge in demand for air cargo capacity for the transportation of consumer electronics, recording a significant increase in the number of mobile phone shipments from India.

Rodrigues said: "The latest market data suggests India's electronic exports exceeded $20 billion in 2023, with mobile phones making up 52 per cent of all electronic exports. Other top exporters of electronic devices included China and Vietnam. The launch of SecureTech, in combination with the introduction of new routes and increased frequencies for these key markets, will enable Etihad Cargo to fully meet the growing capacity demand for electronic shipments while giving customers and partners confidence that their products will arrive safely at their final destination on time and as promised."

Etihad Cargo's customers will be able to book SecureTech shipments from March 1, 2024.

Bollard Noordze Not only draught and safety are important at a terminal, you cannot lose sight of infrastructure and ​ efficient use of space on the quay.

Port of Antwerp-Bruges increased the bollard capacity of four bollards at PSA Antwerp’s ​ Noordzee Terminal from 150 tonnes to seven new 250 tonne bollards to minimise lost space between two vessels. Dynamic mooring analysis also showed that the increasingly larger ships mooring there had a risk of overloading the old bollards. The new bollards were commissioned at the end of December.

About 26 years ago, the Noordzee Terminal was commissioned. Most ships then had the capacity of about 5,000 TEU. In the meantime, the quay wall was deepened by three meters to accommodate the ever-increasing draft of the approaching ships. To make the best use of the quay length, all kinds of technical interventions were carried out over the years. The new bollards are the final finishing touch to allow multiple 24,000 TEU ships to dock in the most efficient way possible, with as little lost space, from now on.

To calculate the bollard capacity, several factors come into play: the sailing speed of passing vessels, their water displacement, wind, tide, type of mooring ropes, and so on. The existing quay structure is an anchored diaphragm wall fitted with a quay wall head at the top. Cutouts were made in the quay wall head at four locations into which steel frames were successively placed. The new bollards were mounted on these frames. The frames themselves were chemically anchored and recessed into the completed cutouts. Moreover, as part of the overall stability of the quay wall and higher bollard loads, the frames were anchored into the subsoil by 50 meter long tensioned anchors.

Extensive study work by engineering, architecture and consultancy firm Sweco and review of study and execution by independent technical expert SECO Belgium preceded this doubling of the bollards campaign, testing the limits of what was feasible. Together with PSA Antwerp, we determined the locations and preconditions. Hye NV from Burcht carried out the works. An excellent collaboration between the various partners.

Emirates 5 boeing777fEmirates, the world’s largest international airline, is kickstarting its recruitment drive for experienced aircraft engineers in Singapore, with the aim of recruiting 600 new joiners globally.

Taking place on 20 and 21 February, it marks the airline’s first engineering recruitment roadshow in Singapore this year. The available roles are based in Dubai and include aircraft technicians, licensed aircraft engineers, and engineering support staff.

At the roadshow in Singapore, candidates can interact with Emirates engineers and recruiters to understand more about the roles, salary, benefits, and life in Dubai. Those interested in attending should register online for an invite to the roadshow.

Rashed Alfajeer, Emirates’ Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei said: “Our engineers enjoy a rewarding career in Dubai, working on the world’s largest fleet of wide-body aircraft that includes the Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. We will soon start taking delivery of the A350s and Boeing 777Xs as well. Our engineers enjoy interacting and collaborating in a multicultural team of talented professionals, as well as living and working in vibrant Dubai. In 2023, we announced an investment of US$950 million to build a new ultra-modernengineering facility at Dubai World Central. Our engineering teams will have the opportunity to work, learn, and push the boundaries with tech and innovations at this new facility, which will be one of the largest and most advanced in commercial aviation. It will also be equipped to handle the full gamut of specialist aircraft engineering services.”

Emirates Engineering, the facility constructed in 2006 with a 400,000 sq. metre span, is among the world’s most impressive and technologically advanced aircraft maintenance facilities. General Civil Aviation Authority CAR V approved, it supports the world’s largest fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, operated by Emirates, and 30 other airlines through third-party maintenance contracts. Emirates Engineering follows stringent quality standards, and experts at the facility are fully qualified to manage and implement aspects of maintenance, engineering, quality, planning, and logistics.

The Emirates engineering facility in Dubai World Central is expected to be completed in 2027. Spread over 1 million square metres, it is purpose-built to support Emirates’ aircraft fleet and operating requirements into the 2040s. It will also be a centre of excellence for commercial aviation engineering services in the Middle East, with spare capacity potentially offered to other airline operators.

Once completed, Emirates engineers will be at the very heart of this groundbreaking facility, from leading routine aircraft checks, bespoke paint jobs, light to heavy maintenance programmes, and engine repair and testing, to carrying out full cabin interior fit-outs and aircraft conversions.

Emirates offers a competitive salary, eligibility for profit share, excellent medical insurance, life insurance, education allowance and concessional cargo and deeply discounted flight tickets for self, family and friends.

Those who join the airline can take their career to the next level through programmes offered at the Emirates Engineering Training College. With experienced instructors and fully equipped classrooms and practical workshops, these comprehensive training programmes are catered to all levels, from basic and aircraft type maintenance courses to aircraft maintenance engineering license renewal programmes.

Emirates employees enjoy living and working in the safe, vibrant, multicultural city of Dubai. One of the world’s most sought-after destinations, in 2024, TripAdvisor crowned Dubai the number one global destination for the third successive year. Dubai has a strong reputation as one of the safest, most secure, vibrant and tech-savvy cities in the world. International schools and hospitals, excellent infrastructure, tax-free salaries, global annual sporting events, world-class attractions and dining, a buzzing night life, and a melting pot of cultures, make Dubai a city of choice for millions of expatriates.

Licensed aircraft engineers will have experience and skills in base maintenance, line maintenance, and overhaul workshops. The roles entail routine servicing and detailed heavy maintenance of Emirates’ fleet of A380s and Boeing 777s, as well as aircraft from other global airlines.

Aircraft technicians carry out maintenance on Emirates aircraft and third-party aircraft under the guidance of licensed aircraft engineers. An approved apprenticeship in commercial aircraft maintenance or equivalent, and at least 5 years of experience are required for the role.

Engineering support roles range from production planning and materials management to quality assurance.

CN nomineesCN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is pleased to announce it has achieved Mansfield Certification, a designation awarded by Diversity Lab that measures the structural changes and actions CN has taken to ensure the hiring and promotion processes and paths to leadership within our legal department are open and transparent to all qualified lawyers and other legal professionals.

The Mansfield Rule Law Department Edition is a certification process designed to ensure all participating corporate legal departments provide a fair and equal opportunity to be hired, promoted and advance into leadership. Mansfield is focused on broadening the talent pool for consideration in hiring, including those historically underrepresented in the legal profession, and to facilitate transparent leadership pathways.

“We are gratified to be recognized for our efforts to ensure equity and inclusion within our legal department, which is emblematic of our ongoing commitment to increasing diversity across the entire company,” said Jody Evely, Assistant Vice President and General Counsel – U.S. at CN. “CN is always striving to represent and reflect within our workforce the communities we touch throughout Canada and the US.”

CN participated in the certification process alongside more than 60 leading companies and organizations as well as 340+ law firms. During the certification period in 2023, CN participated in monthly knowledge sharing calls with these organizations and Diversity Lab to exchange best practices on fostering inclusive workplaces. CN also sent representatives to the Mansfield Client Forums, where we connected with newly promoted partners from certified law firms.

 

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