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Commission - Press release European Brussels, 17 July 2015 Today the Commission is publishing the re [...]

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 July 2015 What are the current rules on the minimum cr [...]

European Commission - Press release 08 May 2015 Ljubljana, Slovenia Violeta Bulc, the EU's Tran [...]

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

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Today the Commission is further delivering on its top priority of creating jobs and boosting growth [...]

The presidency briefed ministers on the state of play on the proposals for a telecommunications sing [...]

The new directive will update current EU rules on package holidays by aiming to adapt to travel mark [...]

Following two years of solid decreases in the number of people killed on Europe's roads, the fi [...]

The Council held a public policy debate on two proposals to improve rail services in the EU (fourth [...]

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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 criticized the decision by the French Government to allow the operator of Paris-Charles de Gaul [...]

IATA supports the international investigation that continues to search for the complete truth in the [...]

IATA has called for the development of a comprehensive policy for aviation aligned with the Indian G [...]

IATA will host the first World Maintenance Symposium (WMS) on 23-24 September in Miami, Florida. [...]

IATA announced global passenger traffic results for May showing strong demand growth compared to May [...]

Diesel's national average price declined for the 10th consecutive week, dropping 5.5 cents to $ [...]

CSX Corp. and Kansas City Southern have announced new facility advancement projects that are intende [...]

It looks like Steven Peloquin (right), a truck driver for more than 30 years from Mechanicsville, Vi [...]

Swift Transportation Co. has amended its credit agreement to add $150 million to its revolving credi [...]

Polaris Transportation Group, a less-than-truckload carrier based in Canada, announced that it has b [...]

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 rates for its crude tankers and new revenues from an FPSO boost result [...]

Fire kills one seafarer and injures four [...]

Leader in handysize LPG carriers sees profits rise by one-third [...]

Ship-borne exports of refined products will increase from the 589,000 barrels a day seen in 2014 [...]

Businesses in Hawaii say Jones Act has damaging influence on trade and living costs [...]

Key Points Lockheed Martin has received a USD66 million EMD contract for JAGM The missile will be in [...]

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to sustain in service the reformed 12 (Bomber) Squadron for a furthe [...]

Key Points AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire SSMM solution is expected to be integrated and mission ready fo [...]

The first US Air Force (USAF) Theatre Security Package (TSP) to be deployed to Europe has returned h [...]

A 12th Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine was placed into service with the US Navy (USN [...]

Finding a common ground between cost and corporate social responsibility remains a challenging propo [...]

These supply chain, logistics, and transportation companies lead the way in supporting sustainabilit [...]

A new study determines the top 15 undergraduate and graduate supply chain management programs in the [...]

Kelvin Miller, an equipment and mobility readiness spare parts allocation supervisor with the milita [...]

When Ocean Spray wanted to reduce its carbon footprint, they found the answers they were looking for [...]

Spot freight rates for Capesize dry bulkers surged on 3 August and shipping analysts note the fundam [...]

Taiwanese container carriers are expected to do better in the 3Q15 amid rebounding freight rates and [...]

A China Shipping Tanker-owned product tanker caught fire off Dayangshan Island, Shanghai, on 3 Augus [...]

Shenzhen-listed Sainty Marine estimated that it would have to refund CNY800 million (USD129 million) [...]

Chinese dry bulk carrier owner Fujian Guohang Ocean Shipping (Group) has raised CNY40 million (USD6. [...]

The CoE concept is not fixed. A company can design, build, and operate as they believe would be most [...]

Since 1993, my logistics company has specialized in shipments to and from China and over that time, [...]

Most of the time I think predicting the future should be left to fortune tellers and meteorologists. [...]

  Now that the first six months of the year are in the rear view, we can look at what we can expect [...]

Whether you ship full truckloads of product or mainly send out LTL shipments, it's important th [...]

The European Commission has referred France to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover [...]

If you’ve been following the news at all recently then you will be familiar with a Zimbabwe lion cal [...]

Four US airlines have formed a new coalition to oppose the campaign to fight expansion of the Gulf c [...]

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Rossiya supplies ground services for Aeroflot Group at PulkovoSaint Petersburg-based Rossiya Airlines has begun supplying airport ground handling services to all [...]

It’s a bit worse than we thought, apparently. According to the latest WorldACD report for the first [...]

On an unseasonably hot 90°F day in Seattle, pallets sat prepared inside the comfortable, chilly air [...]

Alaska Air Cargo is one example of how much the world has come to rely on airfreight delivery of hig [...]

Softer demand, coupled with an in­crease in capacity between China and North America, has affected y [...]

It’s difficult enough to maintain the freshness of perishables like salmon during a trans-ocean jour [...]

AZura International, owner of Air Cargo Week, has introduced a major new data service on its azfreig [...]

Boeing has advised airlines not to carry large quantities of lithium-ion batteries as bellyhold carg [...]

Municipal waste, used food oil and natural oils are the leading contenders in a five year roadmap to [...]

A seaplane cargo drone with a 100 tonne capacity able to use sea port facilities and carry ocean fre [...]

Air cargo markets in the second quarter of this year appear to be back down to levels at the end of [...]

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, [...]

The current status of FedEx’ planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail [...]

Panjiva said that the 1 percent sequential growth was in line with typically flat growth from May to [...]

Hackett officials described this new offering as a short-term index that offers up “the sentiment fo [...]

While many industry analysts contend that distribution centers near U.S. East Coast ports will see a [...]

A new Government Accountability Office report on the effects of changes to truck driver hours of ser [...]

Malaysian integrated logistics services provider Century Logistics is in talks with companies from S [...]

Malaysian integrated logistics services provider Century Logistics is in talks with companies from S [...]

Technology solution provider Descartes Systems Group has signed a software development cooperation a [...]

The Singapore-based company unveiled its Kinect Dimensioning System (KDS), a machine learning route [...]

The Singapore-based company unveiled its Kinect Dimensioning System (KDS), a machine learning route [...]

Cardiff-based Pelican Healthcare has implemented an integrated web-based solution from NetDespatch t [...]

For chemical logistics company, Bertschi UK Ltd, handling over 15,000 containers each year involves [...]

The number of supply chain jobs advertised year-on-year in the UK in the second quarter of 2015 has [...]

Hastings Freight, part of Palletways, Europe's largest and fastest growing express palletised f [...]

As Thailand's second largest air forwarder, Trans Air Cargo Co Ltd (TAC) has a strong case to r [...]

Corporate history is full of stories of large corporations selling off their subsidiaries to “concen [...]

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has promoted Martijn de Lange to the position of Chief Ope [...]

Lee Clinton, Senior Operations Manager, telent Rail, has been awarded a Certificate of Merit by the [...]

New logistics strategy provides OEMs with bespoke resolution to help maintain supply chain integrity [...]

Europe’s busiest ferry port – the Port of Dover – is working with Street CraneXpress to ensure that [...]

Next generation telematics specialist, Risk Technology, has signed a regional partnership with Quant [...]

29 JULY 2015 - Lee Clinton, Senior Operations Manager, telent Rail, has been awarded a Certificate o [...]

1st Touch (, the UK's leading developer of mobile systems for the social housi [...]

High Wycombe, UK, 22 July 2015Are you a small to medium sized merchant looking to move into mPOS wit [...]

Pioneer in food authentication and tracking now offers new NotaZone food production data management [...]

The supply chain industry is undoubtedly growing. But Baby-Boomer retirement, higher supply chain vo [...]

The politics, economics and the regulations of dumping and countervailing duties are difficult legal [...]

While many industry analysts contend that distribution centers near U.S. East Coast ports will see a [...]

Seminole State College of Florida will become the first public college or university in the Orlando [...]

Global supply chain managers will be tracking the progress of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partne [...]

The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth fell 0.8 percent to 52.7 (a PMI of 50 or greater represen [...]

Through acquisition of UniCarriers, MHI and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift will achieve a full lineup o [...]

his acquisition is part of OMRON’s strategy to promote its development of factory automation technol [...]

In light of the growth of e-commerce-and the fact that consumers and businesses are buying again, ma [...]

The new name better represents how the company strategically partners with customers on lifecycle pl [...]

Russian Railways Logistics (member of UTLC Group) provides cargo delivery services for the stadium c [...]

Far East Land Bridge together with UTLC has the ambitious aim to establish a new service line: Weekl [...]

JSC Russian Railways Logistics increase competences in the field of logistics outsourcing for indust [...]

Russian Railways Logistics takes part in Transport Logistics 2015 in Munich. The company to be prese [...]

JSC Russian Railways Logistics took 50% stake in Latvian rail freight company SIA «Liepajas naftas t [...]

A recent thought provoking article by Scott Santens on Self Driving trucks brings some interesting p [...]

For years industry insiders have predicted that the logistics sector is on the brink of commoditizat [...]

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 [...]

Germany’s Delivery Hero will consider an IPO Call by next year, on Monday. The company has raided a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The conflict in Yemen is entering its 10th week and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow [...]

Worldwide close to 80 million people are currently impacted by humanitarian emergencies arising from [...]

WHO and partner organizations in Nepal have mobilized further resources including medicine and medic [...]

WHO has stepped up efforts to deliver critical medical relief to populations outside of the Kathmand [...]

Ten years since adopting the Hyogo Framework for Action shortly after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, gove [...]

Between 16 and 25 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified W [...]

Between 1 and 14 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WH [...]

Between 1 January and 28 June 2015, the Ministry of Public Health of Niger notified WHO of 8,500 sus [...]

Between 18 and 21 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of n [...]

On 16 July 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of [...]

United Nations officials have reiterated the need to bring perpetrators of last year’s tragedy, in w [...]

The members of the Security Council condemned today in the strongest terms the attacks against a con [...]

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled tod [...]

Member States answered the call to make 2015 a year of global action by agreeing on a “bold, ambitio [...]

United Nations officials are marking the annual World Breastfeeding Week by highlighting the vital i [...]

Global growth remains moderate and uneven, and a number of complex forces are shaping the outlook. T [...]

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 [...]

TED is coming to Broadway. And curious minds of all kinds are invited. “TED Talks Live” will bring s [...] has gone dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until Monday, August 10, 2015, [...]

Greg Gage is a reliable source of both shock and awe at TED. Onstage over the years, this TED Fellow [...]

TED staffers travel a lot — to TEDx events all over the globe, to TED conferences in Canada, Brazil, [...]

Ever had the impulse to put everything in storage, sublet your place and travel across the country i [...]

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