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The scheur closure DEME GroupDue to the construction of the Maasdelta Tunnel (the tunnel under construction east of Maassluis and Rozenburg, part of the Blankenburg connection), the Port of Rotterdam Authority expects partial closures of the Scheur between kilometre posts 1015 and 1018 throughout November.

Shipping traffic is advised to moderate speed and follow directions.

During this period, work vessel Neptune will carry out excavation work to lay concrete tiles that serve as the foundation for the tunnel sections. Diving operations will also be taking place at the same time. Between 8 and 25 November in particular, caution should be exercised. During that time, the Neptune will be positioned in the middle of the fairway.

On 31 March and 15 April, the Scheur will be fully closed for shipping. The two tunnel sections will be immersed in two whole days. The first tunnel section will be immersed between Friday 31 March 10.00 am and Saturday 1 April 10.00 am. The second tunnel section will be put into place between Saturday 15 April 10.00 am and Sunday 16 April 10.00 am.

The tunnel is expected to be completed by 2024.

Port of Antwerp Bruges Port of Antwerp-Bruges' Intermodal Marketplace took place on October 27.

On the occasion of this event, ​ a unique train tour of the port area in Antwerp was organised.

Port of Antwerp-Bruges' Intermodal Marketplace took place at the Handelsbeurs in Antwerp. At this event, Port of Antwerp-Bruges brings together rail, barge and short-sea shipping providers with shipping companies, forwarders and shippers (companies that use transport).

Fifty European rail, barge and short-sea operators presented their connections there, and European shippers, forwarders and logistics companies discovered the latest connections for their cargo. More than 500 participants attended.

During an interview, BASF and Caterpillar emphasised that Port of Antwerp-Bruges is excellently equipped to receive all types of transports and goods. A smooth flow of cargo is important for a performing supply chain. That is why we are constantly expanding the range of our alternative transport modes. Rail, inland navigation, shortsea and night logistics, are the transport modes of the future. The involvement of all actors is a must for a sustainable supply chain.

On the occasion of this event, Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Infrabel, SNCB and Lineas organised a unique train tour of the port area in Antwerp. More than 300 participants got to know this aspect of the port in a unique way during a three-hour 'rail experience'.

The train, which picked up participants in Bruges and Ghent, made a stop in Antwerp-Central.

After the train ride, participants went to the Intermodal Marketplace.


APM changes helm Mikael Gutman, current Head of Procurement for APM Terminals, assumes the role of Managing Director effective 1st November, replacing Dennis Olesen, who has been running the Nordics organisation since its creation in 2020.

Mikael Gutman has been with A.P. Moller - Maersk since 2008, across a range of roles, including Fleet Manager in Maersk Supply Service, Head of Supply Chain Management in Maersk Drilling and global and regional roles in Maersk Procurement, including his most recent assignment as Head of Global Procurement for APM Terminals.

“I am very happy to welcome Mikael to our organisation and to our newly created Africa & Europe Regional Leadership Team. I am convinced that his vast experience in strategic leadership roles will be a great asset for running our Nordic terminals”, comments Igor van den Essen, Regional Managing Director, Africa and Europe at APM Terminals. “I am confident that Mikael will continue our transformation journey, and together with the team, further strengthen our synergies across Nordics and our ambition to become the best and most sustainable terminal operator.”

“I am very excited about this new opportunity ahead of me and I look forward to continuing the fantastic journey the Nordics team has been on since its creation. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Aarhus, Kalundborg and Gothenburg and I’m confident we have many successes ahead of us”, says Mikael Gutman.

Since APM Terminals Nordics was created in January 2020 by combining APM Terminals Aarhus and Gothenburg into one organisation, it has grown in size and has successfully integrated ALC Terminal in Aarhus and launched a new Kalundborg Container Terminal in Denmark. The Nordics team has also implemented an effective rail strategy in Sweden, securing a second mainliner call in Gothenburg and setting an ambitious decarbonization agenda to reduce CO2 footprint by 80%.

Outgoing Managing Director Dennis Olesen will take a short leave to focus on family over the next months, before returning to focus on strategic and special projects in the short term prior to his next assignment. “I am excited about our plans for Nordic and how they will make a difference to our customers going forward and contribute to our purpose”, shares Dennis Olesen.

“I thank Dennis for his leadership and contributions to Nordics, our region and organisation. I have greatly valued his exceptional strategic and critical thinking, thought leadership and sparring, and I look forward to welcoming him back in our team very shortly”, comments Igor van den Essen.

Canadian Pacific ProxyThe Board of Directors of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.19 per share on the outstanding Common Shares.

The dividend is payable on Jan. 30, 2023 to holders of record at the close of business on Dec. 30, 2022, and is an “eligible” dividend for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any similar provincial/territorial legislation.

Los Angeles C40 Shanghai The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners will convene an in-person board meeting at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes Street in San Pedro, for the first time since March 2020.

While meetings will continue to be webcast live and on-demand at portoflosangeles.org, they will once again be open to the public for in-person attendance. Pursuant to City of Los Angeles Ordinance No. 187219, proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for individuals 12 years of age or older is required to enter an indoor portion of a City facility. Alternatively, visitors may show proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before entry.

Members of the public have two options to provide comment, either in person or in writing. In-person comments require speaker registration that occurs the day of the meeting prior to an item being called. Written comments must be submitted via email before 3 p.m. the day before the meeting

Videoconference meetings began on April 9, 2020 amid the pandemic to accommodate physical distancing best practices. Commissioners recently voted to return to in-person meetings, while also allowing for remote meetings should they become necessary in the future.

WISTA IMOWomen in maritime are encouraged to inspire, educate and engage audiences by registering as speakers on the new Maritime Speakers Bureau platform, launched by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International).

IMO and WISTA International are passionate about ensuring that sector conferences and events have a diversity of thought and inclusive panels are the top way to achieve this. The two organizations have created a new platform, a speaker bank for the women in maritime, intending to end the tradition of all-male speaking panels, sometimes referred to as 'manels'.

The IMO and WISTA International aim to promote women's voices in the shipping industry and increase the number of women speakers. This will show more diverse role models and eliminate the excuse that "I cannot find a female speaker"; and simplify the process of finding speakers. It is free to register and use by speakers and organizers.

The Maritime Speakers Bureau website is seeking positive commitment by asking people to sign one or more of its pledges: for speakers; organizers; and sponsors. By signing, they are committing to highlighting where there is a lack of diversity at events and doing what they can to improve things to ensure that maritime events have diversity and inclusion.

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA International, said: "WISTA is an international organisation whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors. It is our conviction that diversity is one of the key elements for a sustainable future for our industries. Creating this platform in collaboration with the IMO is a fantastic opportunity to help the wider maritime sector attract more diverse talent in an international industry. Women in our industry will be able to show their interest in participating in panels, becoming more visible and inspiring others. At the same time, event organisers will have the tools to make their panels more inclusive, diverse and interesting."

Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of The International Maritime Organization (IMO) said: "For speakers, this is your opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences in your field of expertise and contribute to helping the audience benefit from diverse thoughts.

This important initiative will support inclusive, diverse, richer panels from this free-to-use directory of industry speakers so that audiences can benefit from a range of perspectives that come from having diverse and inclusive view points."

The launch of the Maritime Speakers Bureau is another joint project under the IMO-WISTA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on promoting greater diversity and inclusion through enhanced cooperation activities in the maritime sector. The MoU, singed in 2020, aims to set a framework for both IMO and WISTA to promote gender diversity and inclusion as vital factors in providing a sustainable future for the shipping industry worldwide.

Earlier this year, IMO and WISTA provided the results of the first, 2021, IMO-WISTA Women in Maritime survey.

CargoAi ChainioCargoAi, airfreight’s fastest growing digital enabler, and Chain.io, the leading cloud-based integration platform that connects partners across the global supply chain, announced a strategic technology partnership that will supercharge the freight forwarder experience.

The partnership will allow most large and medium-sized freight forwarders on Chain.io’s network to easily connect to CargoAi’s platform to make instant bookings to the GSAs and airlines, while remaining on their own TMS.

“These functionalities were requested by most of our existing users. We are delighted to solidify this strategic partnership with Chain.io to enable new efficiency gains and drastically improve the visibility of our airline partners around the world” says Matt Petot, Founder and CEO of CargoAi.

The CargoAi platform provides a simple end-to-end interface for freight forwarders to make quotes, schedules, bookings, shipments, tracking, purchase orders, as well as reporting capabilities. With the addition of Chain.io, users can now complete the same experience within their TMS system, without navigating between multiple airline websites or making different phone calls.
"Our partnership with CargoAi extends the powerful network we offer to freight forwarders," said Brian Glick, Founder and CEO of Chain.io. "Technology is more impactful when it doesn't live in silos, so the ability to make instant bookings with CargoAi and get air visibility from within a TMS will give forwarders more efficiency and flexibility."

The partnership will commence with Rates, Capacity, eBooking and Tracking information as well as CO2 calculation, bringing modern capabilities to the TMS, and enabling airlines and GSAs who are live on CargoAi to be directly accessible and visible.

FedEx global report FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today released the findings from its 2022 report that analyzed the company’s impact on the global economy with key regional and market-specific analyses from around the world at the conclusion of its 2022 fiscal year (FY 2022).

The report, produced in consultation with Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB), a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, for the first time analyzed the impact FedEx has on economies around the world. Over the past 49 years, FedEx has expanded its services to more than 220 countries and territories and invested in a global network enabling businesses of all sizes to access and grow the global economy.

The report found that FedEx played an integral role in helping businesses recover from the pandemic while overcoming strained supply chains and economic challenges. With nearly 550,000 employees worldwide, FedEx moved an average of 16 million shipments each day through its 5,000 facilities in FY 2022. The company’s network optimization and investments improved efficiency and capacity for FedEx customers.

“All around the world, FedEx helped individuals, businesses, and communities emerge from the pandemic by moving goods and providing services that connect humankind and power the global economy,” said Raj Subramaniam, President and CEO, FedEx Corporation. “The report illustrates the ongoing and important work we do every day, including supporting small- and medium-sized businesses which are the backbone of our local communities. We call this, the ‘FedEx Effect.’”

The shipping and logistics company plays a role in fueling innovation, creating, and supporting local jobs, as well as helping lift individuals and their communities regionally and in major markets around the world.

FedEx worked with 360,000 suppliers globally who employed more than 16.5 million individuals. These businesses, many of which are small businesses, created significant economic activity within their local or regional markets and had a combined annual revenue of $700 billion.
FedEx global economic activity supported 193,000 additional jobs beyond the FedEx worldwide employee base in FY 2022, which is 20,000 more jobs than FedEx indirectly supported in FY 2021.

Small businesses made up 88% of the FedEx supply chain, and more than half of the FedEx supply chain spend in each region went to small businesses — which collectively supported roughly 810,000 small business jobs around the world.

In FY 2022, FedEx invested $6.8 billion — a 15% increase over FY 2021 — in facility improvements, network optimization and infrastructure improvements, which correlated to direct economic growth in the respective markets.

The company’s presence in the United States spans from California to New York, Alaska to Florida with delivery services to every U.S. ZIP code and has a significant impact on the U.S. economy and jobs. In FY 2022, FedEx employed over 412,000 U.S. team members and contributed roughly 12% of the total output of the U.S. Transportation and Logistics sectors.

FedEx fleet and facility modernizations over the last year improved productivity and delivered network efficiencies that provided customers with better service. This business activity led to $8.5 billion worth of indirect economic growth in the U.S. economy and supported nearly 50,000 additional jobs beyond its employment base. For more information on FedEx’s state and local market impacts, view the full report here.

In April 2022, FedEx was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine — the 15th year that FedEx has been included on this prestigious list.

“Over decades we’ve built the infrastructure — both physical and digital — to meet the needs of our customers and deliver to every community in the U.S.,” said Brie Carere, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, FedEx Corp. “As the country emerged from the pandemic, our network of facilities and team members provided customers with excellent service and supported economic growth and recovery.”

The report shows how FedEx contributes to the communities where its team members live and work through charitable contributions and direct efforts to deliver a more sustainable future. In FY 2022, FedEx donated over $86 million to charities and local non-profits. The company also served as a critical conduit for food and aid deliveries and donations to Ukraine and Shanghai, among others. It also shows how the company is committed to connecting the world responsibly, through its stated goal of carbon-neutral operations by 2040 and pursuit of investments in renewable energy to power its operations.

LATAM Cargo Avianor After just five months since the relaunching of the Huntsville, Alabama, route and following a successful operation, DSV and LATAM Cargo have decided to expand their collaboration by increasing their weekly frequencies in response to their customers' growing interest.

The initial once-weekly operation on Mondays will add two more departures on Wednesdays and Fridays, with direct cargo service for DSV Air & Sea from Huntsville International Airport (HSV) to Viracopos, Brazil with connections to other destinations in Brazil and South America

Huntsville is an optimal origin and destination point, given its great connectivity both within the USA and to international markets in Asia, Europe and South America.

“With the addition of two additional frequencies to the DSV Charter Network, we will now be able to offer unmatched transit times from the US South East as well as in-transit cargo from Asia and Europe. LATAM Cargo’s agile approach, to adapt to our customer’s needs in a challenging market has been instrumental. With the option to connect to LATAM’s network in South America we offer our customers faster transit time and savings on trucking to Miami by stopping at the DSV Hub in Huntsville, Alabama for direct uplift to all of Latin America”, highlights Executive Vice President of DSV, Mads Ravn.

The implementation of these new frequencies reaffirms LATAM Cargo's commitment to adapt to the needs of its customers, taking advantage of its network’s flexibility to offer customized solutions.

Maersk U.S. Korea A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) today announced the inaugural flight of Maersk Air Cargo´s new air freight service with scheduled flights between Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP) and Incheon, Korea (ICN) stretching the wings of its newly introduced cargo airline for the first time.

The scheduled transpacific operation will commence 31 October with two weekly flights introducing the first of three newly built Boeing 767-300 freighters that have recently been purchased by Maersk Air Cargo. All U.S.-Korea flights will be operated by Miami-headquartered cargo airline Amerijet International.

Maersk Air Cargo is the cargo airline arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk and is on a journey to provide customers with unique end-to-end air freight services through own controlled capacity and a global network of scheduled flights.

"Back in April, we announced the launch of Maersk Air Cargo as our integrated in-house air cargo carrier. With the introduction of this new service between the U.S. and Korea, we have taken the next step in securing logistics solutions for our customers with our own aircrafts. Next to the new scheduled transpacific flights, we also operate own controlled capacity from Europe into the US, Mexico, South Africa, and Singapore." Michel Pozas Lucic, Global Head of Air & LCL in A.P. Moller - Maersk.

The scheduled flight of Maersk Air Cargo also marks the first scheduled air cargo operation between the state of South Carolina and Asia. The corridor from GSP International Airport is expected to significantly increase access for trade between Asia, South Carolina, and the entire Southeast U.S.

Maersk also recently opened a new Chicago Air Freight Gateway facility to add more supply chain integration opportunities for customers using Chicago O’Hare International and Rockford International.

New crane Barra SNM Dunkerque The BARRA SNM company has installed a new Liebherr 420 mobile crane on its terminals in the port of Dunkerque in Dock 6.

This new multi-purpose crane with a maximum hoisting capacity of 125 tonnes completes the current fleet. It allows the company to meet the needs of its customers to consolidate existing traffic and develop new activities in Break Bulk, heavy loads and small agricultural and industrial bulk.

In addition to the operational advantage that this new tool will bring, it will also improve the environmental footprint of port operations with reduced energy consumption, the possibility of operating with bio-fuels and, in the long term, of switching to all-electric systems.

The BARRA SNM teams are happy to be able to continue to offer their customers the best possible services backed by their recognized human operational skills and by latest-generation tools.

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