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A U.S. District Court in Oregon ruled that the International Longshore and Warehouse in 2012-13 enga [...]

Terminal congestion and alleged job actions by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union pulle [...]

Container volume through the Port of Charleston last month rose 8 percent from November 2013 as the [...]

Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association [...]

Container volume handled by the Alabama State Port Authority rose 10 percent year-over-year in the f [...]

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

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 December 2014 Today the European Commission will si [...]

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 Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) is responsible for preparing the meetings of the C [...]

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 joins UN organizations in call to action to address irregular maritime migration A [...]

Page Heading: Maritime law expert Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado (Mexico) receives 2013 Internat [...]

Page Heading: SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee Page [...]

Page Heading: Polar Code set for adoption as Maritime Safety Committee meets 17 to 21 November Page [...]

Page Heading: IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters Page Subheading: Maritim [...]

Name: Assembly Session: 29 Start Date: 30/11/2015 00:00 End Date: 02/12/2015 00:00 Type: scheduled [...]

Name: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) Session: 95 Start Date: 03/06/2015 00:00 End Date: 12/06/2015 [...]

Name: Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III) Session: 2 Start Date: 13/07/2015 00: [...]

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

Name: Council Session: 114 Start Date: 29/06/2015 00:00 End Date: 03/07/2015 00:00 Type: scheduled [...]

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

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

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 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 [...]

IATA announced the publication of the first edition of the Lithium Battery Risk Mitigation Guidance [...]

IATA announced October global passenger traffic results showing a strengthening in demand growth com [...]

IATA released October data for global air freight markets showing that the strong performance of air [...]

What's ahead for trucking in 2015? Join our Transport Topics panel for a free LiveOnWeb video r [...]

FedEx Corp. said net income for its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30 rose 23% to $616 million, or [...]

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The trucking industry continues to see a shortage of technicians, industry offi [...]

The cost of living in the U.S. fell in November by the most in almost six years, depressed by fallin [...]

The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Mark Rosekind to become administrator of the National Hig [...]

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 [...]

Newbuilding trio will each perform 45 Australia-China round trips [...]

Dutch dockers rally to voice concerns over potential loss of jobs due to new automated Maasvlakte 2 [...]

Swap reflects differing fortunes of dry bulkers and tankers [...]

Chamber shifts back to original position urging ratification of ballast water convention to bring it [...]

Next year, the price of fuel may well be uppermost in shipowners’ thoughts [...]

Key Points The Mexican Navy is to receive five more UH-60Ms Mexico's navy, air force and federa [...]

A test of Israel's Arrow 3 exoatmospheric ballistic missile interception system apparently ende [...]

Key Points A USD657.4 FMS deal will provide South Korea with four RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawks The ai [...]

Ukraine aims to get NATO membership "as quickly as conditions permit", according to Ukrain [...]

EVENT US president Barack Obama is expected to sign legislation passing new sanctions by the end of [...]

Bad things happen when systems break down. Flights get canceled. Production lines stop. The critical [...]

Andy Yablin, vice president, transportation at Scholastic Inc., is responsible for transportation fr [...]

Cargo theft in the United States results in billions of lost dollars. Taking proper precautions can [...]

The best way shippers and consignees can accommodate speed and reliability is to practice demand-dri [...]

Logistics and transportation companies are finding the flaw in the BYOD movement. [...]

The recent run of challenges to piracy prosecutions continued on Friday when Seychelles Court of App [...]

At least 132 people are now feared to have died following the sinking of the ferry Mutambala on Lake [...]

The death toll from last Sunday's collision in Egypt's Gulf of Suez between a container sh [...]

This week the International Trade Workers' Federation (ITF) released a documentary film on YouT [...]

Iron ore exports out of Port Hedland in Australia's Pilbara, the world's biggest iron ore [...]

With commoditization being a major topic for 3PLs, and the nature of the 3PL-customer relationship f [...]

How to Identify, Validate, and Assess it. Supply chain risk gets global attention. The World Bank an [...]

Steve Brady’s series on innovation continues, this time on the analytics of innovation. "All bu [...]

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 [...]

Newbuilding trio will each perform 45 Australia-China round trips [...]

Dutch dockers rally to voice concerns over potential loss of jobs due to new automated Maasvlakte 2 [...]

Swap reflects differing fortunes of dry bulkers and tankers [...]

Chamber shifts back to original position urging ratification of ballast water convention to bring it [...]

Next year, the price of fuel may well be uppermost in shipowners’ thoughts [...]

Royal Air Maroc adds four Embraer E-190s; prepares for its first 787Royal Air Maroc has introduced four new Embraer E-190s into its fleet following a successful trial i [...]

South African Airways remains quiet on CEO, financesSouth African Airways (SAA) is remaining tight-lipped on the continued absence of its CEO, Monwabisi [...]

Airbus Group COO Günter Butschek has resigned and will leave at the end of 2014 to pursue other care [...]

Finnair’s first A350 XWB in FALAirbus said Finnair’s first A350-900 is taking shape in the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) [...]

China’s big three to operate out of Beijing’s new airportChina’s big three—Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines—are all expected to [...]

While news about conflicts and crises in certain parts of the Middle East and Africa has reduced pas [...]

IAG Cargo launched a new service in November that it hopes will increase utilization of its narrow-b [...]

A new Chinese all-cargo carrier may spread its wings over the Pacific to mount scheduled service to [...]

In an announcement that sent waves of protest throughout the freight forwarding industry, New York G [...]

Qatar Airways Cargo expanded its network in early December by starting service to Lagos, Nigeria; Ac [...]

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 [...]

Savings for carriers of 1.5 million nautical miles (2.7 million kilometres), 30,000 tonnes of carbon [...]

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, [...]

Pallet-Track has opened a hub in Scotland with shareholder member Courier Connections at the latter’ [...]

Virgin Wines has reached an agreement to use InPost’s lockers for click and collect service [...]

These are the shortlisted entries for the Forklift Truck Association Awards 2015. The winners will b [...]

Doddle has added Hawes and Curtis to its network, with the firm’s customers now able to choose its t [...]

The Post Office is predicting its biggest ever pre-Christmas returns surge, with 3.6m consumers expe [...]

UPS said this week that it has added significant space to some of its North America-based distributi [...]

A week ago, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline saw its steepest decline in more than tw [...]

With an eye on further expansion of its e-commerce business and related reverse logistics processes, [...]

The Highway Trust Fund is irretrievably broken and should be eliminated in favor of a new system of [...]

The biggest issue for transport in 2015 is funding for Interstate highways. That current funding wil [...]

Global independent freight network The WACO System has appointed General Cargo S.A as its new member [...]

Global independent freight network The WACO System has appointed General Cargo S.A as its new member [...]

SDV and Bolloré Africa Logistics launch West Africa Air Express, a dedicated airfreight service to r [...]

SDV and Bolloré Africa Logistics launch West Africa Air Express, a dedicated airfreight service to r [...]

The Bahrain International Airport Development Forum 2015 is being organised by Arabian Reach in asso [...]

Brakes has invested in an eco-friendly, high performance refrigeration system for frozen food storag [...]

A series of major initiatives are being planned in 2015 by ACFO, the UK representative body for flee [...]

Iain Speak, CEO of Bibby Supply Chain Services, is to move to a consultancy role supporting Bibby Li [...]

Environmental laws derived from Marpol, due to come into force next year could create a headache for [...]

European supply chain and logistics leader finds that Forward! platform's fabric architecture a [...]

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

3G vehicle cameras have been shown to have a significant impact on road safety and insurance costs a [...]

Keyline has supplied a range of products to a 'turbo roundabout' in Bedford, which is the [...]

UK storage company Titan Storage solutions hosted its first ever business fair to a selected group o [...]

1888 PressRelease - Attendees at this year's meeting learn about the latest advancements in pro [...]

Outstanding 582 percent growth down to innovation and outstanding service.Aberdeen, UK, 4.12.14: Ino [...]

The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) www.adlv.co.uk is to launch a new package of [...]

39% increase in Cyber Monday delivery volumes, plus 82% rise in weekend shipments London, UK, 2nd De [...]

Hitachi Rail Europe recognises HUBER+SUHNER's contribution to the prestigious Intercity Express [...]

Zylpha (www.zylpha.com), the UK's leading legal systems innovator has adopted Adobe EchoSign, a [...]

What does it take to remain a supply chain leader? SCMR put that question to executives at four of t [...]

As organizations cope with a myriad of changes, procurement is becoming more strategic and even more [...]

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its first-ever analysi [...]

U.S.-based executives at large companies remain bullish on American manufacturing, and their actions [...]

“Companies should look before they leap into reshoring or nearshoring,” said Foster Finley, managing [...]

With commoditization being a major topic for 3PLs, and the nature of the 3PL-customer relationship f [...]

How to Identify, Validate, and Assess it. Supply chain risk gets global attention. The World Bank an [...]

Steve Brady’s series on innovation continues, this time on the analytics of innovation. "All bu [...]

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 [...]

An estimated 250 technicians are to complete a two-week training program within the first year. [...]

After the check presentation, the team scored another four touchdowns to total $59,000. [...]

Winners to be announced at April forum focusing on best practices, challenges, and benefits associat [...]

Download this complimentary white paper to learn how to help prevent tip overs with cost-effective s [...]

Commerce reported that November retail sales at $449.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to Octob [...]

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

JSC Russian Railways Logistics became a partner of an international Russian-Chinese logistics projec [...]

Moscow welcomes an international conference «Heavy Russia 2014» on November, 17- 18, 2014. The meeti [...]

On November, 14, 2014 an International forum «Green logistics: Ideas. Practice. Prospects» is taking [...]

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 9 December 2014, the Ministry of Health of Brazil reported a case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the [...]

Between 3 and 19 November 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) n [...]

On 4 November 2014, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar of an outbreak of plagu [...]

Between 12 and 16 October 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) n [...]

On 15 November 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WH [...]

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has deplored the killing of at least 15 school girls in [...]

A United Nations-backed meeting focusing on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of Asia and the Pac [...]

Response workers battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will receive “hazard pay” for the first [...]

Despite an uneven global economic recovery, international patent requests continued to surge in 2013 [...]

Cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations on peace and security is crucial and sh [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Meachers Global Logistics has invested over £1 million in its fleet of vehicles, including the intro [...]

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 [...]

Many unusual things have happened on the TED stage over the years. Our incredible speakers have done [...]

TEDsters have been busy, as always, during the last two weeks. Below, just a few of the members of o [...]

Picture a spillway gate that doesn’t just release water from an overflowing river, but manipulates s [...]

The biggest billboard in Times Square right now belongs to Google, announcing the new Nexus Player. [...]

Kid President warms hearts anytime he speaks. So what happens when he gives a “KID Talk”? A great op [...]

The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, [...]

The government of Estonia has pledged to donate EUR 20,000 (CHF 24,000) to the WTO Doha Development [...]

The twelfth review of the trade policies and practices of the United States of America takes place o [...]

WTO intellectual property negotiators said they were committed to meet the July 2015 deadline for la [...]

In reaction to developments in negotiations on the expansion of the Information Technology Agreement [...]