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VANCOUVER, British Columbia —  GCT Global Container Terminals plans to spend several hundred million [...]

Months of severe congestion caused container ship lines’ on-time performance to plunge nearly across [...]

Swift Transportation’s decision to raise truck driver wages substantially last summer apparently led [...]

Harbor truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach are preparing to legally challenge the International Longs [...]

A Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled that seven drivers working for Pacer Cartage at the ports o [...]

Specialist Freight Network Members were treated to a sensationally unique ice-breaking event in Kual [...]

At SFN, it is indeed all about 100%... [...]

"Happy Birthday to SFN, Happy Birthday to SFNNNN..." The first year is key in the growth o [...]

Despite 9 years' experience of hosting physical Annual Conferences worldwide, SFN Managing Dire [...]

It is true that 'Anniversary' ought to be an Annual celebration. However, SFN Head Office [...]

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 January 2015 The European Commission has published [...]

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 December 2014 Today the European Commission has upd [...]

Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] European Brussels, 27 November 2014 Violeta Bulc, EU [...]

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 November 2014 In its monthly package of infringement d [...]

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 November 2014 The European Commission has decided t [...]

The importance of content in tourism marketing is not new but it is something which continues to evo [...]

Aimed at helping established businesses understand the importance of ‘reputation’ online, this webin [...]

To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the European Commiss [...]

EU energy ministers discussed the follow-up to the 2030 climate and energy framework following the E [...]

At their meeting in Brussels, EU competitiveness ministers agreed on what needs to be done to develo [...]

Meeting in Brussels, EU transport ministers adopted a general approach on the two proposals in the S [...]

Meeting in Luxembourg, transport ministers held a first discussion on the two proposals which are a [...]

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to implement existing obligations in the 2009 amendme [...]

Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General launches 2015 World Maritime Day theme: “Maritime education and [...]

Page Heading: Dr. Doumbia-Henry appointed new WMU President Article Date: 14/01/2015 Description: IM [...]

Page Heading: Cruise ship passenger drill requirements come into force on 1 January 2015 Article Dat [...]

Page Heading: Ships face lower sulphur fuel requirements in emission control areas from 1 January 20 [...]

Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water Artic [...]

Name: Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (NCSR) Session: 2 Start Date: 09/03/2015 00:00 End Date: [...]

Name: Council Session: 115 Start Date: 03/12/2015 00:00 End Date: 03/12/2015 00:00 Type: scheduled [...]

Name: Assembly Session: 29 Start Date: 23/11/2015 00:00 End Date: 02/12/2015 00:00 Type: scheduled [...]

Name: Council Extraordinary Session Session: 28 Start Date: 19/11/2015 00:00 End Date: 20/11/2015 00 [...]

Name: Legal Committee (LEG) Session: 102 Start Date: 14/04/2015 00:00 End Date: 16/04/2015 00:00 Typ [...]

Title: IMO News 4 2014 Click here for PDF IMODate: 28/11/2014 00:00 Rollup Image: IMOSummary: Enviro [...]

Title: IMO News 3 2014 Click here for PDF IMODate: 09/09/2014 00:00 Rollup Image: IMOSummary: IMO co [...]

Title: Media Rate Card 2014-2015 IMODate: 28/10/2014 00:00 IMOSummary: Media Rate Card 2014-2015 [...]

Title: IMO News 2 2014 Click here for PDF IMODate: 06/06/2014 00:00 Rollup Image: IMOSummary: IMO in [...]

Title: IMO News 1 2014 Click here for PDF IMODate: 03/04/2014 00:00 Rollup Image: IMOSummary: Draft [...]

With COP 17 now underway IMO discusses the impact of its work to reduce GHG emissions from internati [...]

Mr. Sekimizu discussed matters related to IMO's work and cooperation between the UN to combat S [...]

Development of an international code of safety for ships operating in polar waters. [...]

Jack Westwood-Booth, IMO' Senior Deputy Director of the Division for marine technology and carg [...]

Gurpeet Singhota, IMO's Deputy Director for the Operational Safety Section of the Maritime Safe [...]

IATA announced that five airlines have recently successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmen [...]

IATA announced November 2014 RPKs showing a 6.0% increase compared to November 2013. Growth was driv [...]

IATA reported November 2014 data for global air freight markets showing that demand measured in FTK [...]

IATA and a Coalition of National Travel Agent Associations (The Group) are collaborating on a study [...]

IATA  announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Ai [...]

Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. announced it appointed Tom White as executive chairman. [...]

FedEx Corp. has completed its acquisition of Genco Distribution System Inc., which it described as o [...]

Paccar Inc. and Saia Inc. reported higher fourth-quarter earnings. [...]

Gross domestic product grew at a 2.6% annualized rate after a 5% gain in the third quarter that was [...]

American consumer confidence reached an 11-year high in January as a strengthening labor market and [...]

Contributed by: Norton Rose: Stephen Woods (Senior Associate, Singapore), Ben Rose (Partner, Singapo [...]

On March 9, Ezra Holdings entered into a placement agreement with Credit Suisse and DBS in order to [...]

Last Wednesday, China’s largest private shipbuilder, China Rongsheng Heavy Industries, announced pla [...]

The global shipping industry has been grabbing headlines lately, unfortunately for less admirable re [...]

It has been a long time coming, and we all suspect it has been going on for the last year or two, bu [...]

Higher average cost offset by drop in frequency [...]

Container throughput jumps 7% to an all-time high of 1.2m teu [...]

There is no master plan, admits incoming chief executive Simon Swallow; the club will "stick to [...]

Greece-based mixed fleet owner eyes hiking distribution after posting strong results [...]

Tankers are having their time in the sun now, and 2015 looks to be a vintage year, but three factors [...]

The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will deploy a range of naval vessels into the Indian O [...]

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected two assault rifles manufactured by Kalashnikov Co [...]

Australia is donating two recently decommissioned Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft (LCH) vessels [...]

India has invited Japan to compete in the Indian Navy's (IN's) long-delayed INR500 billion [...]

The US Army must modernise its legacy helicopter fleet until its hoped-for Future Vertical Lift (FVL [...]

Technology is enabling an unprecedented level of transparency and communication to help shippers and [...]

Smart shippers are already preparing and making changes to their supply chain operations to ensure t [...]

A successful supply chain team needs just the right mix of talent, skills, and personalities, not to [...]

Christopher McGovern, vice president, supply chain management at Aero Precision, knows the importanc [...]

After struggling with outdated software that could not keep pace with increased sales, EAM-Mosca fou [...]

Announcements are gradually filtering through from the European Commission's (EC) press office [...]

ICTSI Oregon, billed by the US Port of Portland as an alternative to high-cost congested terminals o [...]

Singapore-listed offshore services provider, Ezra Holdings (Ezra) has secured multiple contracts fro [...]

A Malaysian-flagged chemical tanker, the Sun Birdie, has been found off Malaysia, after losing all c [...]

Suicide is a global health crisis, with seafaring the second most high-risk occupation. Yet this tra [...]

The most forward thinkers in supply chain and logistics will be convening in Chicago to debate, expl [...]

The 3PL Summit is the biggest gathering of the top decision makers in the logistics industry in Nort [...]

The three primary air shipping options are next flight out, consolidated, and deferred. Any one (or [...]

An abundance of sponsors and industry press will be present at this year’s 3PL Summit & Chief Su [...]

ICT is the proverbial level playing field today. Every company in the logistics industry now has acc [...]

Higher average cost offset by drop in frequency [...]

Container throughput jumps 7% to an all-time high of 1.2m teu [...]

There is no master plan, admits incoming chief executive Simon Swallow; the club will "stick to [...]

Greece-based mixed fleet owner eyes hiking distribution after posting strong results [...]

Tankers are having their time in the sun now, and 2015 looks to be a vintage year, but three factors [...]

Qatar Airways acquires 10% stake in IAGQatar Airways has acquired a 9.99% stake in British Airways/Iberia parent company International Airl [...]

All Nippon Airways places Airbus, Boeing ordersAll Nippon Airways (ANA) has placed orders for Airbus and Boeing aircraft to bolster the airline’s g [...]

International route network expansion boosts ANA’s nine-month profitAll Nippon Airways (ANA) parent ANA Holdings reported a net income of JPY52.3 billion ($443 million) [...]

JAL reports a 9-month profit decline, but eyes full-year improvementJapan Airlines (JAL) reported net income of JPY119.6 billion ($1 billion) for the nine months ended [...]

American pilots ratify labor contract unifying AA/US Airways flight deck crewAmerican Airlines (AA) pilots have ratified a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement that br [...]

In a move with possible long-haul airfreight implications for both carriers, Qatar Airways has purch [...]

After returning to the skies in December and settling one of its several lawsuits this month, embatt [...]

German freight forwarder DB Schenker, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, is being joined by additional p [...]

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported healthy growth in 2014 for the cargo and pa [...]

Glasses tend to make people look smarter. Logistics firm DHL wants to find out if wearing high-tech [...]

Airbus did not sell one of its Airbus A330-200 Freighter products in 2014, but delivered one aircraf [...]

Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards will be taking place at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel on the eveni [...]

Airfreight is now at levels not seen since the 2010 post-recession bounce-back, but is facing strong [...]

Cetralised coordinated information sharing on the risk to civil aviation from conflicts is set to be [...]

German logistics firm Deutsche Bahn (DB) Schenker is to seek $3.3 billion in damages from air cargo [...]

As much as the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, has little to do with supply chain. The food supply see [...]

Kraft has volunteered to recalling 1.2 million cases of four brands of cottage cheese products due t [...]

Fast food workers protested to get a $15 minimum wage yesterday, but in Switzerland they are conside [...]

Across the US thousands of fast food workers are striking to demand a raise in their minimum wage to [...]

After Walmart announced that it expects its vendors to provide goods that have recyclable packaging, [...]

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Owners of corporate fleets and fuel buyers face two dilemmas: a limited supply of cost-effective, lo [...]

U.S. Carloads were up 5 percent annually at 294,738, and intermodal at 253,317 containers and traile [...]

When it comes to Congress actually getting its act together on a new long-term federal transportatio [...]

Truckload and intermodal pricing was up on an annual basis, according to the December edition of the [...]

The decline of air transportation, the sulphur rate for ships and the railway plans in China will ma [...]

The decline of air transportation, the sulphur rate for ships and the railway plans in China will ma [...]

Zenix Auto will supply its tubeless steel wheels to Cargotec Shanghai's heavy-duty terminal tra [...]

Providers of warehousing and distribution services from any country are now welcome to join OYM Logi [...]

Providers of warehousing and distribution services from any country are now welcome to join OYM Logi [...]

Supplier of Returnable Transit Equipment (RTE), PPS Midlands Ltd has established a fully equipped wo [...]

BITO has expanded its sales force into Ireland. Belfast-based Stephen Finlay now represents BITO [...]

New reach truck models for both indoor and outdoor use are now available from Linde Material Handlin [...]

DHL Express, the international express services provider, has launched what it describes as London [...]

WiseTech Global reports that its single-platform solution, CargoWise One, is fully capable of satisf [...]

Freight and logistics specialists Independent Freight is celebrating the completion of its first ten [...]

At HGV Express we understand how important it is to be able to undertake the HGV training course you [...]

HGV Express offers PCV training in UK-wide locations so you can be a fully qualified PCV driver in l [...]

Clugston Construction, one of the UK's leading building and civil engineering companies with of [...]

Deploy UK Rail have been shortlisted in the recruitment excellence category at the 2015 UK Rail Indu [...]

Winners to be announced at the Delivery Conference on February 3rd London, UK, 30th January 2015 - T [...]

New impetus for growth as company moves to new Nuneaton HQ and ramps up its specialist team28 Januar [...]

With the launch of its new .com website leading Oracle Platinum Partner Inoapps (www.inoapps.com) ha [...]

Mobile workforce software from 1st Touch (www.1sttouch.com) has enabled Wulvern Housing to reduce re [...]

The Association For Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) has responded to reports that the date for t [...]

Almost all companies today are aware of their labor or material costs... but what about energy consu [...]

The Postal Service filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) a Competitive Products price ch [...]

New standards and maturing market approaches provide tools to manage some of the biggest uncertainti [...]

Total December shipments––at 1,150,810––were 3 percent better than November and up 5 percent annuall [...]

In a recent study sponsored by JDA Software on behalf of Supply Chain Management Review, 140 supply [...]

The most forward thinkers in supply chain and logistics will be convening in Chicago to debate, expl [...]

The 3PL Summit is the biggest gathering of the top decision makers in the logistics industry in Nort [...]

The three primary air shipping options are next flight out, consolidated, and deferred. Any one (or [...]

An abundance of sponsors and industry press will be present at this year’s 3PL Summit & Chief Su [...]

ICT is the proverbial level playing field today. Every company in the logistics industry now has acc [...]

MHEM forecasts 9% growth for 2015 and 7% growth in 2016. [...]

Event marks the 70th anniversary of industry association and event organizer MHI. [...]

Large consumer packaged goods customer approves 24-volt packs for use in Class III pallet jacks. [...]

2015 programs established for five committees: Education, Marketing and Communications, Membership, [...]

With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and indu [...]

Russian Railways Logistics organize a complex logistics service for copper concentrate handling for [...]

Russian Railways launched  the international postal delivery service by rail for the Russian Post. T [...]

Russian Railways Logistics expands communication boundaries in the international community. We are p [...]

Russian Railways Logistics organized delivery of 100-meter rails produced by  EVRAZ Consolidated Wes [...]

Russian Railways Logistics CEO Pavel Sokolov took part in International Congress on trade and logist [...]

Like all specialties in logistics there are often blurred lines between disciplines but there are ke [...]

As supply chain and logistics activity continues to pick up speed worldwide we are seeing aggressive [...]

Whether you are a seasoned logistics practitioner or an undergraduate student working towards a degr [...]

Chicago is well known as one of the most important logistics and transportation hubs in the United S [...]

Technology continues to change the supply chain in profound ways, as mobile and wireless technologie [...]

3D Systems (DDD) announced a partnership with The Hershey Company last Thursday, in order to collabo [...]

How often do you reach for herbal supplements during day, week, month, year..? While considering it [...]

When was the last time you decide to take the right side of the street when it comes to your daily n [...]

Coca-Cola Co. has announced a reorganization of its operating structure around main units. The remod [...]

With domestic sales of Japan’s breweries being severely affected by the country’s decreasing populat [...]

Many developing countries display remarkably high degrees of urban concentration that are incommensu [...]

This paper examines the employment growth of Indian districts from 2000 to 2010 in the manufacturing [...]

This paper examines how policy governing the liner shipping sector affects maritime transport costs [...]

This paper investigates the effect of carbon or gasoline taxes on commuting-related CO2 emissions in [...]

The dynamism of air traffic markets in the Middle East obscures the persistence of restrictions on i [...]

NEW YORK/GENEVA ¦ 25 September 2014 – The trend is sparking outrage at the World Health Organization [...]

WHO has been appalled by the continuing trend for health-care facilities, staff and vehicles to come [...]

The emergence of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa in 2014 has become a challenge to th [...]

Over the past 2 weeks WHO delivered 2 shipments with more than 125 tons of medical equipment and med [...]

One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, WHO identifies as top priorities expanding essen [...]

On 23 January 2015, the Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region notified WHO o [...]

On 17 January 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Oman notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle [...]

Between 6 and 9 January 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) not [...]

On 13 January 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO [...]

Between 7 and 10 January 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Oman notified WHO of 2 additional cas [...]

Condemning the deadly bombing today of a Shia mosque in Sindh province in Pakistan, United Nations S [...]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today condemned the terrorist [...]

The United Nations in Ukraine is alarmed over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the easter [...]

The United Nations is holding its first ever Social Media Day at its New York Headquarters today, in [...]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today assured African leaders gathered for a summit in Addis Ababa of [...]

The pace of recovery has disappointed in recent years, and downside risks have increased, including [...]

Global activity has broadly strengthened and is expected to improve further in 2014–15, according to [...]

Global growth is in low gear, and the drivers of activity are changing. These dynamics raise new pol [...]

Global economic prospects have improved again, but the bumpy recovery and skewed macroeconomic polic [...]

The October 2012 World Economic Outlook (WEO) assesses the prospects for the global recovery in ligh [...]

Southampton based Meachers Global Logistics has invested more than £100,000 in a comprehensive staff [...]

Raben Group, a leading international logistics service provider operating in 130 locations across Eu [...]

Technology is the key to success in the logistics industry says Tim Fawkes. He explains the benefits [...]

A ground breaking ceremony held at the London Gateway Logistics Park, has officially kicked off the [...]

Leading European barcode and RFID (radio frequency identification) solutions specialist Inotec, whic [...]

Holemans Group makes it sure it considers the environment when undertaking its sand and gravel extra [...]

Thursday, 3rd April 2014, Mallory Court Hotel, Leamington Spa AEB (International) Ltd hosts conferen [...]

Thursday, 3rd April 2014, Mallory Court Hotel, Leamington Spa AEB (International) Ltd hosts conferen [...]

AEB's 5th Annual Compliance & Risk Management Conference in partnership with CILT(UK) Wedne [...]

12-13 November 2014, Hall 11, Brussels Expo, Belgieplein - 1 - Place de Belgique, B-1020 Brussels, B [...]

Artist Bassam Tariq is determined to shine a light on the incredible diversity of Muslim life – and [...]

The TED community has been busy in the past week. Below, a few TEDsters with news to share. Bill Nye [...]

“What makes you think that you have 80 or 90 years to live?” Laura Rozo posed this serious and almos [...]

Nature and investing. On the surface, these things do not sound like they have a lot to do with each [...]

By the TEDxYPU team In March, the ongoing conflict in Syria will enter its fifth year. Syrians have [...]

At a meeting of all members today (29 January) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported that the fi [...]

The third review of the trade policies and practices of Barbados takes place on 27 and 29 January 20 [...]

India filed a Notice of Appeal on 26 January 2015 regarding the panel report on “India – Measures Co [...]

The Dispute Settlement Body, on 26 January 2015, adopted the Appellate Body report in the case “Arge [...]

Following a request from Canada and the United States, two of the participants in the disputes “Unit [...]