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Japan’s trade surplus with the United States expanded for the first time in eight months in Septembe [...]

The American Apparel & Footwear Association and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Exp [...]

Dockworkers in Costa Rica walked off the job today, continuing a long battle over a proposed contain [...]

Construction on Crowley’s two vessels powered by liquefied natural gas began today, with the first o [...]

A key indicator of trucking activity was flat in September compared to August, reflecting decreased [...]

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 MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2014 October October In its monthly package of infring [...]

The INTERREG IV 2 Seas programme authorities and the PAC2 cluster partners invite you to their confe [...]

The European Tourism Forum is an annual event co-organised by the Presidency of the Council of the E [...]

The European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry, Sustainable Mobility and Automotive Industry Un [...]

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 [...]

The European Commission has invited Member States to propose projects to use €11.9 billion of EU fun [...]

Such heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are responsible for around a quarter of CO2 emissions from road tran [...]

The European Commission has published for the first time a scoreboard on transport in the EU. It com [...]

Page Heading: IMO’s environment committee addresses implementation issues as ballast water managemen [...]

Page Heading: Polar Code and ballast water management on agenda at IMO’s Marine Environment Protecti [...]

Page Heading: Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Page Subhea [...]

Page Heading: Mandatory electronic information exchange on horizon following revised FAL Convention [...]

Page Heading: World Maritime Day 2014: IMO conventions: effective implementation Page Subheading: Wo [...]

Name: 36th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties (London Convention 1972) and 9th Meeting of C [...]

Name: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) Session: 94 Start Date: 17/11/2014 00:00 End Date: 21/11/2014 [...]

Name: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) Session: 93 Start Date: 14/05/2014 00:00 End Date: 23/05/2014 [...]

Name: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) Session: 67 Start Date: 13/10/2014 00:00 End Da [...]

Name: Council Session: 113 Start Date: 01/12/2014 00:00 End Date: 05/12/2014 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 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 [...]

Title: 2014 [...]

Title: IMO News 4 2013 Click here for PDF IMODate: 02/12/2013 00:00 Rollup Image: IMOSummary: The Su [...]

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 Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that international freight volumes are expected to in [...]

IATA announced progress in the implementation of Fast Travel in the Asia-Pacific region. Qantas Airw [...]

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its first 20-year passenger growth forec [...]

IATA partnered with Travel Capitalist Ventures, a leading travel-focused investment firm, to create [...]

IATA announced that James R. Clapper, Director National Intelligence, United States Office of the Di [...]

FedEx Corp. said it expects Dec. 15 to be the busiest day in company history and shipments for the h [...]

Celadon Group said it promoted Eric Meek to chief operating officer and executive vice president, ef [...]

Ryder System said third-quarter earnings rose from a year ago as fleet management revenue increased. [...]

Norfolk Southern Corp. said its third-quarter profit increased 16% and revenue rose 7%. [...]

Knight Transportation's third-quarter earnings jumped 66.7% from a year ago as freight demand r [...]

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 [...]

Sale price seen as high, so too is charter rates [...]

Spending 'not cost but investment', UN body claims [...]

Venture poised to have handling capacity of 2.5m teu per year by mid-2015 [...]

Maersk Line and G6 announce further cancellations on the Asia-Europe and transpacific trade lanes [...]

But Seeler steps down for political role [...]

In the latest series of military failures revealed by the Islamic State's media channels, a US [...]

Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu confirmed press reports on 20 October that Ankara has been [...]

Key Points USS Harry S Truman and USS Dwight D Eisenhower are swapping maintenance, training, and de [...]

Key Points Barawe was the last major port being held by Al-Shabaab, so its fall denies the militant [...]

Boeing reported a 7% increase in year-on-year revenue to USD23.7 billion for the third quarter (Q3) [...]

As intermodal grows, so do its challenges. Increasing cargo volumes create bottlenecks and congestio [...]

Executives at two leading companies weigh in on supply chain’s value to their organizations. [...]

Profile of Leslie Dean, senior director, supply chain, at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. [...]

When a merger required Nature’s Way to consolidate distribution facilities, it called on the service [...]

Yard management systems provide visibility into yard operations. Here is advice for choosing the rig [...]

Carsten Jensen, DFDS senior vice president responsible for UK business, has confirmed that the Danis [...]

Classification society ClassNK has completed work on the 31,445GT product tanker Mutriba - built by [...]

Mining company BHP Billiton reported a 25% increase in metallurgical coal production to 13Mt, with i [...]

The Dawei port development project in Myanmar should be stopped while problems in the project's [...]

Floating debris washing up on Australian beaches is still being reported to officials and inspected, [...]

Précis:  Only 23 more days of voting open to customers. So why should you vote? Hear from FM Logisti [...]

Précis:  ‘Darling Supply Chains’ – the companies that tend to dominate the headlines of the supply c [...]

Précis:  There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action. Because clarity is the basis of [...]

Précis:  There are mixed messages in the economic data as we enter the last quarter of the year. Wha [...]

Précis:  ‘Darling Supply Chains’ – the companies that tend to dominate the headlines of the supply c [...]

Sale price seen as high, so too is charter rates [...]

Spending 'not cost but investment', UN body claims [...]

Venture poised to have handling capacity of 2.5m teu per year by mid-2015 [...]

Maersk Line and G6 announce further cancellations on the Asia-Europe and transpacific trade lanes [...]

But Seeler steps down for political role [...]

Delta: Seattle-Haneda schedule complies with DOT rulesDelta Air Lines is striking back against claims that it is misusing its slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airp [...]

Virgin Australia signals international plans for TigerairVirgin Australia is likely to use subsidiary Tigerair Australia on international routes to better co [...]

Hawaiian Airlines sees gains in 3Q financial performanceHawaiian Airlines’ third-quarter financial results show the carrier’s recent pause in international [...]

Boeing’s third-quarter net income rose 18% year-over-year to $1.36 billion driven by a strong perfor [...]

Romanian carrier Tarom mulls low-cost subsidiaryRomanian national carrier Tarom is studying the creation of a low-cost carrier, which it could launc [...]

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that in [...]

Korean Air Cargo, a member of the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, has extended its co-operation agreements w [...]

Cargo tonnage through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has continued its positive trend for the third quar [...]

Dallas-based Ameriflight, LLC has agreed to acquire Wiggins Airways, Inc., a Manchester, N.H.-based [...]

With the opening of a new climate-controlled station in Bordeaux, France, IAG Cargo has opened its 1 [...]

Biofuels are unlikely to play a significant role in cutting carbon emissions for the airline industr [...]

4X4 Aviation's scale-model (see picture) of its Versatile Vehicle (VV)-Plane  cargo drone flew [...]

A cargo drone pilot project to deliver medicine to Germany's North Sea island of Juist is to be [...]

This week unit load device specialist Jettainer is to announce a new North American customer and the [...]

The US government's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing fines of between $54,000 [...]

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, [...]

IAG Cargo has upgraded Premia, its premium handling facility at Heathrow, to offer an improved servi [...]

Volvo Cars has chosen DHL Supply Chain to handle its aftermarket parts warehousing along with distri [...]

German materials handling group LKE has unveiled plans to open a subsidiary in the UK, concentrating [...]

Menzies Distribution has implemented Paragon’s multi depot routing software to schedule daily delive [...]

Ceva has airlifted more than 70 tonnes of urgent supplies to Monrovia, Liberia to assist in on-going [...]

Join Industry Expert Adrian Gonzalez for this educational webinar on the tenets and the benefits of [...]

In a separate conference call following CP’s third quarter earnings release call yesterday, CP CEO H [...]

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in September checked in at 132.6 (2000=100) for the [...]

Ahead of its third quarter earnings call this Friday, freight transportation and logistics titan UPS [...]

The 'Internet of Things' or IoT is a term that has rapidly taken center stage in business [...]

US based third-party chemical logistics provider Rinchem has acquired Chimei Logistics, a Taiwan-bas [...]

US based third-party chemical logistics provider Rinchem has acquired Chimei Logistics, a Taiwan-bas [...]

The wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Logistics will manage a 10,000 square metre warehouse in Brisb [...]

The wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Logistics will manage a 10,000 square metre warehouse in Brisb [...]

Belgian logistics firm Katoen Natie opened a S$50 million extension to its Jurong Logistics Terminal [...]

Parcel delivery company DPD has invested £10.2m on new depots in Dartford, Feltham, Radlett, Reading [...]

Consumer demand for fresh, quality products to be available anytime means that food producers, manuf [...]

CEVA Logistics airlifted more than 70 tonnes of urgent supplies to Monrovia, Liberia on 10 October t [...]

The achievements of Amy Coltman, an apprentice engineer for Knapp, have been recognised in the Leice [...]

The renowned adventurer and off-road driver Rainer Zietlow and his team mates Marius Biela and Matth [...]

Saint-Gobain UK hosted its annual Driver of the Year finals, a competition that recognised and rewar [...]

These are some the findings of the fifth annual industry research from consumer delivery specialist [...]

Intelligent Installations has launched a range of integrated multi-camera solutions for commercial v [...]

A unique partnership between DP World London Gateway and Import Services will ensure that all shippe [...]

After 70 years, NationaLease continues to present the "best and brightest" when it comes t [...]

The recently launched ADLV (the Association for Driving Licence Verification) www.adlv.co.uk has ann [...]

De Lijn to launch new website and online applications built with the SDL content management solution [...]

Brussels event sets out solutions and practical experience of interoperability projects in passenger [...]

A2Dominion, a leading housing provider and property developer in London and the South East, has chos [...]

Leading Oracle Platinum Partner Inoapps (www.inoapps.com) has launched the InClusive® solutions rang [...]

Join Industry Expert Adrian Gonzalez for this educational webinar on the tenets and the benefits of [...]

One of the greatest supply chain challenges that companies face is to reliably and profitable meet g [...]

Of special interest to readers of Supply Chain Management Review will be “Americas Update,” which wi [...]

U.S. shippers have been assured by a variety of governmental agencies that cargo vessels of Liberian [...]

Précis:  Only 23 more days of voting open to customers. So why should you vote? Hear from FM Logisti [...]

Précis:  ‘Darling Supply Chains’ – the companies that tend to dominate the headlines of the supply c [...]

Précis:  There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action. Because clarity is the basis of [...]

Précis:  There are mixed messages in the economic data as we enter the last quarter of the year. Wha [...]

Précis:  ‘Darling Supply Chains’ – the companies that tend to dominate the headlines of the supply c [...]

Parent company's Logistics & Automation Division began servicing North American customers i [...]

Pack Expo and Pharma Expo to draw 2,400 exhibitors in more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhib [...]

Cloud-based manufacturing execution systems grant visibility into centralized or global manufacturin [...]

In-plant trailers represent a tried and true method of moving materials through plants safely and ef [...]

Very often companies debate needing a new WMS or just muddling through while constantly adding to th [...]

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 an International Business Forum “Strategic partnership 1520” has starte [...]

Measures on increasing cargo delivery competitiveness via Trans-Siberian corridor will be discussed [...]

Russian Railways Logistics, subsidiary of RZD Holding,  develops cooperation with Chelyabinsk Pipe R [...]

Russian Railways Logistics, subsidiary of RZD Holding, in cooperation with Sibtechgaz plant organize [...]

Russian Railways Logistics, subsidiary of RZD Holding, started providing third party logistics servi [...]

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 [...]

The supply chain is facing volatility on a scale and level of complexity almost never seen before. I [...]

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 [...]

Cities emerge from the spatial concentration of people and economic activities. But spatial concentr [...]

In the mid-2000s, India began rolling out large-scale, publicly-financed health insurance schemes mo [...]

Investment decision making is already difficult for any diverse group of actors with different prior [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (SAU) has reported additional laboratory-confirmed case [...]

On 5 October 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified WHO of a confirmed case of Marbur [...]

On 6 October 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of the first confirmed autochtho [...]

On 30 September 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO via the European Commiss [...]

The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia (SAU) has reported additional laboratory-confirmed case [...]

To be effective, an investigation into torture must be prompt, impartial, independent and thorough, [...]

The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of [...]

At the root of crises confronted by the United Nations usually lies a “complex web” of violations of [...]

States must take full responsibility to solve all aspects of the issue of enforced disappearances: p [...]

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, has stepped up its [...]

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 [...]

New York is a playground of absurdity. I’ve lived here on and off for the past decade. Since I ate m [...]

As always, members of the TED community have been very busy the past few weeks. Below, just a few of [...]

One of the best things about a week after a conference? The chance to reflect on the experience. In [...]

Three years ago, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana suffered a rare brain stem stroke that left him fully conscious [...]

Over and over, you keep asking us: What’s the best way to give a TED Talk? It’s not just that you’re [...]

A review of the trade policies and practices of Djibouti and Mauritius takes place on 22 and 24 Octo [...]

The second review of the trade policies and practices of Djibouti takes place on 22 and 24 October 2 [...]

The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Mauritius takes place on 22 and 24 October [...]

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced at the General Council meeting on 21 October 2014 that hi [...]

The new member of the Appellate Body, Mr. Shree Baboo Chekitan Servansing, was sworn in at a ceremon [...]