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HONG KONG — Carriers on the trans-Pacific have unveiled a bold new pricing approach to the 2015-16 c [...]

New England Marine Highway Project's articulated tug bargeA preliminary vessel design has been [...]

Development of Philadelphia's Southport Terminal Complex officially kicked off today as the Phi [...]

Two indices show Chinese manufacturing production rose in September at a time that factories would n [...]

The U.S. and India called for enhanced bilateral cooperation and laid out an aggressive plan to boos [...]

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, 29 September 2014 New EU rules have been adopted today t [...]

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Siim Kallas Vice-President of the European Commission r [...]

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 September 2014 How many mobile workers are there in the EU? In [...]

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 September 2014 The European Commission is taking acti [...]

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

The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council comprises of the Ministers responsible for eith [...]

EurOCEAN 2014 will bring together marine scientists across the broad range of disciplines with polic [...]

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 [...]

The new standards will cover safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability. Th [...]

Noise limits for cars will be tightened to protect public health, under new rules informally agreed [...]

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 [...]

Page Heading: New Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) agre [...]

Page Heading: 2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty set to enter into force in 2014 [...]

Page Heading: IMO joins international Ebola travel and transport task force Article Date: 04/09/2014 [...]

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 announced August 2014 data for global air freight markets showing continued robust growth in ai [...]

Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel media company, and IATA have joined forces to celebrate th [...]

IATA will host the fourth annual World Passenger Symposium (WPS 2014), 15-17 October in San Diego, C [...]

IATA announced global passenger traffic results for July showing demand growth of 5.3% over July 201 [...]

IATA released data for global air freight markets showing a strong increase in air cargo in July. Co [...]

Landstar System Inc.'s board of directors has appointed James Gattoni as CEO, succeeding Henry [...]

Volvo Trucks said it is postponing its planned compression-ignition liquefied natural gas engine for [...]

Manufacturing cooled in September following the strongest rate of growth in three years as U.S. fact [...]

Construction spending dipped 0.8% in August, the Commerce Department reported Oct. 1. [...]

Knight Transportation has acquired dry van truckload carrier Barr-Nunn Transportation, based in Des [...]

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 [...]

Port able to receive 400,000 dwt ore carriers could become a transhipment hub for Vale [...]

A chance to thank the players that bring out the best in global shipping [...]

Tough decisions by his predecessors helped Lloyd's List newsmaker of the year to return the car [...]

Future casualty will rack up cargo losses that we simply cannot quantify, says underwriter [...]

Ships make contact while sailing south through the transport artery [...]

IHS Jane's has obtained satellite imagery that further illustrates the extent of China's b [...]

The Asefeh rotary cannon that Iran says it is developing for use in a close-in weapon system (CIWS) [...]

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed on 30 September that it has taken delivery of Pantsyr-S [...]

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has established a new special purpose task force for US Central Command ( [...]

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) is funding CEA Technologies to explore how further develo [...]

Tracking carrier performance metrics gives shippers insight into how well trucking companies serve t [...]

Managing transportation strategies requires a team effort — and sometimes a ‘dedicated’ transportati [...]

This trucking market insight report includes trends and challenges from both motor freight carriers [...]

Mobile communication technologies facilitate warehouse efficiency and productivity. [...]

Freight audit and payment services analyze shipment data to reveal inefficiencies and identify savin [...]

Brazilian miner Vale's efforts at securing collaborative deals with Chinese state-owned compani [...]

Embattled LNG export project Dominion Cove Point has been approved to export 5.75M tonnes of gas per [...]

A top road haulier and head of the Sri Lanka branch of the CILT has advocated shifting freight to ra [...]

Frontline and Tankers International have agreed to set up a new company to operate VLCCs that will h [...]

Seaborne perishables transportation is picking up this year despite heightened geopolitical tensions [...]

Précis:  Georgia Logistics compiles a monthly set of facts and figures regarding the Logistics Marke [...]

Précis:  "Use of smartglasses within transport and logistics can be compared to voice technolog [...]

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

Précis:  E-commerce is expanding, worldwide. McKinsey has predicted that by 2020, 15% of e-commerce [...]

Précis:  Pharma – Delivering Peace of Mind   Related Content:  Pharmaceutical SCM Priorities Explore [...]

Port able to receive 400,000 dwt ore carriers could become a transhipment hub for Vale [...]

A chance to thank the players that bring out the best in global shipping [...]

Tough decisions by his predecessors helped Lloyd's List newsmaker of the year to return the car [...]

Future casualty will rack up cargo losses that we simply cannot quantify, says underwriter [...]

Ships make contact while sailing south through the transport artery [...]

Allegiant’s Levy resigns as president and COOLas Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. has announced that president and COO Andrew Levy has resigned f [...]

Adria Airways to phase out CRJ200s, add another A320 in 2015Adria Airways will phase out its two remaining CRJ200s at the end of March 2015 and add another Airb [...]

The Greek Air Traffic Controller Association (GATCA) has announced strike action Oct. 4 and 5, which [...]

Blackpool Airport, a regional airport in the UK, is set to close if a buyer cannot be found to rescu [...]

Cimber set for closure in April 2015 after SAS contract endsDanish carrier Cimber looks set to cease operations in April next year following a decision by SAS S [...]

Global air freight markets showed continued robust growth in air cargo volumes in August, according [...]

United Cargo announced the acceptance of the Envirotainer RKN e1 temperature control container. The [...]

Just two months after it began, an experiment with hybridized air and truck freight shipping came to [...]

Alain Guerin began his position as head of marketing for Swiss WorldCargo in June. After working for [...]

Qatar Airways Cargo is set to continue its expansion with the launch of two new freighter destinatio [...]

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 [...]

The fatal crash of UPS flight 1354 on 14 August last year which killed the two pilots was the result [...]

Cargo airship manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is seeking partners for freight services for tr [...]

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, [...]

Aldi is pushing ahead with its plans to develop a 497,497 sq ft distribution centre on the outskirts [...]

City Link made a loss of £14m for the year ending December 2013, an improvement on the £27.5m loss i [...]

It’s the start of October, which means Logistics Link North is just a few weeks away [...]

DX Group, the parcels operator that floated on the AIM market earlier this year, has prioritised the [...]

Fortec Distribution Network is to restructure its management team to fill senior vacancies following [...]

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced August 2014 data for global air freight [...]

Even though some of its key metrics dropped sequentially from August to September, the outlook for m [...]

Company officials said that these planned changes, which will take effect on January 4, 2015, will p [...]

While the economy has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs in recent years, 2014 is differ [...]

Matching last week, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 2.3 cents, bringing the [...]

Multi-billion dollar investments are underway for the Middle East ports, including the GCC-wide mult [...]

Multi-billion dollar investments are underway for the Middle East ports, including the GCC-wide mult [...]

Multi-billion dollar investments are underway for the Middle East ports, including the GCC-wide mult [...]

China will push for further liberalisation of its air cargo market because it is vital to boosting t [...]

China will push for further liberalisation of its air cargo market because it is vital to boosting t [...]

By David Upton, Managing Director, DA Systems.The age of wearable devices is now well and truly main [...]

Global industrial truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling is celebrating a milestone in manufactu [...]

Festo, the pneumatic and electric drive technology solutions provider, has developed a new pneumatic [...]

Steinel (UK) Ltd, the lighting sensor technology provider, is launching the HBS 200, described as an [...]

Seko Logistics has acquired an equity stake in full service ecommerce agency, Metakinetic, in the co [...]

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

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has launched its 3 Click Returns Service that allows custo [...]

White Logistics & Storage Limited has become the latest road transport operator to become a memb [...]

1888PressRelease - Gallick assumes this position after serving as NationaLease Vice President of Ded [...]

Transport Exchange Group has recently introduced two new features to its freight trading platform to [...]

South London Legal Partnership, the first four-borough shared legal service in London comprising Mer [...]

A new trade body, the Association for Driving Licence Verification (www.adlv.co.uk) has been launche [...]

NEW YORK, 23 September 2014 - The aviation sector joined other business and government groups at the [...]

AmicusHorizon has lowered arrears and raised over £1.7m of additional income for residents by integr [...]

With a height of 40 mm the new SENCITY® Rail MIMO low profile antenna is ideally suited for trains r [...]

Supply chain managers attending the annual OracleOpenWorld conference in San Francisco today learned [...]

Supply chain managers attending the annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco this week le [...]

A number of key topics having an impact on the freight transportation and logistics marketplace was [...]

This was widely recognized as a well deserved tribute to one of the industry’s most provocative thou [...]

Optimism in the form of increasing profits was a key takeaway in the Annual Survey of Third-Party Lo [...]

Précis:  Georgia Logistics compiles a monthly set of facts and figures regarding the Logistics Marke [...]

Précis:  "Use of smartglasses within transport and logistics can be compared to voice technolog [...]

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

Précis:  E-commerce is expanding, worldwide. McKinsey has predicted that by 2020, 15% of e-commerce [...]

Précis:  Pharma – Delivering Peace of Mind   Related Content:  Pharmaceutical SCM Priorities Explore [...]

Movie intended to engage manufacturing employers and workers, legislators, educational facilities, r [...]

New Women in Manufacturing Group’s survey results released ahead of Manufacturing Day. [...]

New version of pallet and unit load design software now includes block pallet design and analysis [...]

Even though some of its key metrics dropped sequentially from August to September, the outlook for m [...]

Former senior vice president, CIO for CHEP brings 30 years of experience in global supply chains and [...]

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 [...]

Russian Railways Logistics held the general meeting of shareholders, during which the following memb [...]

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 [...]

Adequate urban infrastructure can be expensive, but the costs of not delivering housing, transportat [...]

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 [...]

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 10 September 2014, the United States of America informed the Pan American Health Organization/Wor [...]

Between 2 and 9 September 2014, there have been 31 more cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported [...]

In Cameroon, 2 new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported from the East Region, with onse [...]

On 2 September 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of 2 a [...]

WHO has committed to provide regular situation reports that include detailed epidemiological informa [...]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemns in the strongest terms today’s bomb attacks in Homs, which re [...]

The critical role played by international trade in lifting economies out of poverty is an invaluable [...]

The steady build-up of garbage in the world’s oceans is a “tremendous challenge” and a growing threa [...]

President of the 69th session the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, told reporters at United Nations Hea [...]

The Liberian Government, along with key United Nations agencies, is set to carry out a rapid field a [...]

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 [...]

The April 2012 issue of the World Economic Outlook assesses the prospects for the global economy, wh [...]

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 [...]

“Thousands have lived without love; none without water,” said Sylvia Earle as she stood on the TED s [...]

TEDYouth is a free event just for middle and high school students. This year, it takes place on Satu [...]

The past two weeks have been busy for the members of the TED community. Some news highlights: Artist [...]

Wednesday marked the second-ever TEDxCERN, the event organized by the folks at CERN, the famed parti [...]

Back in the ’90s, the golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) hitched a ride on ships traveling from Asi [...]

The opening speeches of the Public Forum focused on the impact of trade on the quality of people’s l [...]

The government of Germany has donated EUR 150,000 (CHF 181,100) to the Standards and Trade Developme [...]

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on 1 October, welcomed hundreds of participants — NGOs, academics, [...]

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in opening the 2014 WTO Public Forum on 1 October, said that “inte [...]

Some 97% of respondents to a recent survey conducted by the WTO feel that trade has a day-to-day imp [...]