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Japan Airlines said Friday its group net profit of 80.3 billion yen ($723 million) declined 2.0 perc [...]

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, a U.S. third-party logistics firm, said it’s largely completed its integrat [...]

HONG KONG — NOL Group today reported a third-quarter net loss of $23 million but managed to reduce i [...]

HONG KONG — Freight rates on the Asia-North Europe trade lane came roaring back this week, almost do [...]

HONG KONG — Growing international trade and rising container volumes and revenue during the third qu [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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

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

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

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 reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola Article Date: 24/10/2014 [...]

Page Heading: IMO’s MEPC progresses work on air pollution and energy efficiency Page Subheading: Mar [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 called for a partnership approach defined success factors to build the global infrastructure ne [...]

Australia’s Melbourne Airport, Qantas Airways, Airports Council International (ACI), and IATA signed [...]

IATA launched its Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit which helps the air transport industry to identify [...]

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 [...]

An advisory committee to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration offered the agency guidelin [...]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Oct. 28 issued an "information collection re [...]

Roadrunner Transportation Systems' third-quarter net income increased to $14.4 million, or 37 c [...]

The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six [...]

Old Dominion Freight Line reported third-quarter income increased 29.5% and posted record revenue on [...]

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 [...]

The search for strategic alternatives adds fuel to market speculation that a Jones Act tie up is on [...]

Strong €31.2m price indicates shortage of sale candidates worldwide, says broker [...]

Scrapping subsidies push the shipping group to a third-quarter profit [...]

Classification society walks off with innovation and class accolades, while Singapore’s PSA and Semb [...]

Boeing has signed a series of agreements with Danish defence companies relating to opportunities lin [...]

The Chilean Navy has announced that its 12,000-tonne Sargento Aldea LSDH (former French Foudre) is n [...]

Key Points DCNS and Airbus team up to complete development of the Tanan VTOL UAV Collaboration inten [...]

Norwegian defence and energy engineering group Kongsberg has reported improved sales and earnings fo [...]

Afghanistan's government has asked the UK to continue to provide close air support (CAS) for it [...]

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 [...]

Singapore's NOL Group, the parent of APL, has posted a net loss of $23M, reversing a $20M profi [...]

Keppel FELS, the Singapore-headquartered offshore marine services provider, has won a contract from [...]

A German anti-piracy initiative conceived in 2011 has taken shape in the form of an eLearning centre [...]

The port of Trieste has stepped up contacts with central European shippers, organising port tours fo [...]

China COSCO Holdings recorded profits of CNY1.62Bn ($265.03M) for 3Q 2014, surging 255.8% from the g [...]

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

Précis:  As the European 3PL Awards voting ends in two weeks time, eft highlights what the award mea [...]

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

Précis:  ICT is the proverbial level playing field today. Every company in the logistics industry no [...]

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

The search for strategic alternatives adds fuel to market speculation that a Jones Act tie up is on [...]

Strong €31.2m price indicates shortage of sale candidates worldwide, says broker [...]

Scrapping subsidies push the shipping group to a third-quarter profit [...]

Classification society walks off with innovation and class accolades, while Singapore’s PSA and Semb [...]

Monarch Airlines finalizes order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8sMonarch Airlines has finalized an order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, worth more than $3.2 billion at cu [...]

ANA’s fiscal 1H net profit up 78% on international growthAll Nippon Airways (ANA) achieved a healthy improvement in profits for the six months through Septem [...]

Air France’s Alitalia stake to be diluted to under 1%Etihad Airways’ plan to take a 49% shareholding in Alitalia will dilute Air France’s stake in the It [...]

Bombardier: CSeries has accumulated 120 flight hours since testing resumedBombardier has conducted more than 120 hours of CSeries flight testing since the test program resume [...]

Lufthansa cuts profit guidance for 2015 due to pilot strikesLufthansa Group has reported nine-month net profit of €482 million ($613.4 million), a €235 million [...]

Despite a slight dip compared to last month, confidence among freight forwarders remains high for th [...]

A month after securing a five-year contract to manage and maintain ULDs for Ft. Worth-based American [...]

Airfreight rates from Asia to North America and Europe are expected to rise through to the end of th [...]

United Cargo has designated logistics firm Crane Worldwide Logistics as its sole Civil Reserve Air F [...]

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has expanded its interline partnership with Nairobi-based Kenya Airwa [...]

A two hour proving flight in the UK in 2015 of a new type of jet fuel is to be made possible by an i [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Royal Mail has set out plans to open ten temporary parcel sorting centres to cater for the expected [...]

German fashion brand s.Oliver has appointed Clipper Logistics to manage its European wholesale retai [...]

Eddie Stobart is to take a 420,000 sq ft rail-connected distribution centre at Daventry Internationa [...]

CEVA Logistics has appointed Tom Jones as its new senior vice president for automotive operations in [...]

The November 2014 issue of Logistics Manager is now available for the iPad [...]

LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Bobby Harris, Pres [...]

It’s small, but senior brass at YRC Worldwide will take it. After nearly seven years of continuing l [...]

As was the case for the second quarter, third quarter earnings results for publicly-traded less-than [...]

While the holiday season is known to bring good tidings and cheer to all, it may also come with anot [...]

Earlier this week, FedEx said it is expanding its International First service for early deliveries w [...]

FedEx is expanding solutions for global customers who need their critical deliveries to arrive as ea [...]

The hard work, innovative solutions and many successes of the air cargo community were celebrated la [...]

The hard work, innovative solutions and many successes of the air cargo community were celebrated la [...]

The hard work, innovative solutions and many successes of the air cargo community were celebrated la [...]

The hard work, innovative solutions and many successes of the air cargo community were celebrated la [...]

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

The Logistics Guild, created by Skills for Logistics in 2012 as a free-to-join member network offeri [...]

One of Palletforce's founder shareholder members – Transaction International – has added to its [...]

A materials handling solutions provider is urging operators of forklift trucks to make sure both the [...]

Retailer Waitrose has awarded a contract extension to supply chain specialist Wincanton for the stor [...]

Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Erkrath, 2014-10-29 - TimoCom Soft- und Hardware GmbH, the market leader amon [...]

McGregor Logistics, the Doncaster-based freight transport specialist, has adopted a 3G vehicle camer [...]

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 [...]

New generation of RADOX® cable offers thin, lightweight cables with extreme resistance to chemical, [...]

San Diego- October 24, 2014 - The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) has announced that they will be moderat [...]

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 [...]

The summit is scheduled for October 28-30, 2014 at the University Center Conference and will attract [...]

Daily packages in the U.S. were 6.9% higher as demand from both B2C and B2B customers improved. Inte [...]

The challenge is learning to speak the language of supply chain managers [...]

Fear of an Ebola outbreak in the United States has spurred two key proposals for preventing the spre [...]

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

Précis:  As the European 3PL Awards voting ends in two weeks time, eft highlights what the award mea [...]

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

Précis:  ICT is the proverbial level playing field today. Every company in the logistics industry no [...]

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

Global group to be headed by 20-year veteran of system integration, warehouse management systems, tr [...]

MaxLite has donated more than $300,000 in products to Habitat for Humanity since 2013. [...]

Expanded headquarters, new hires enhance local support in key markets. [...]

Second acquisition in recent months to enhance real-time performance management and predictive asset [...]

$3.45 billion-dollar deal includes 4,500 employees across the world. [...]

JSC "Russian Railways logistics" is recognized as the best freight forwarding company of t [...]

RZD logistics is planning to sign an agreement on logistics services with the largest Russian metall [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 19 October 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of 2 ad [...]

On 17 October 2014, WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO) was notified by the National IHR Focal Poi [...]

On 21 October 2014, WHO was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for France of 4 cases of chikun [...]

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 [...]

As the world&#39s urban areas inevitably expand, growing both in size and in population, they wi [...]

While many challenges facing young people today are universal, youth activists and experts attending [...]

The United Nations human rights expert on migrants today urged British authorities to reconsider a d [...]

The United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, which brought together over 700 participan [...]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate end of all hostilities in South Sudan amid a re [...]

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 [...]

If you’re trick-or-treating tomorrow but you haven’t thought about a costume yet — and you have 20 m [...]

At first glance, the image above may look like an artistic tangle of worms. But it is actually a vis [...]

The past week brought lots of excitement for members of the TED community. Below, some highlights. M [...]

Talks on science, space and dung beetles. Talks on philosophy, medicine and folding paper towels. Ev [...]

Cocktail party trivia: Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation techni [...]

Montenegro and New Zealand will become the newest members of the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreem [...]

The WTO released on 28 October 2014 new editions of its key statistical publications: International [...]

Deputy Director-General David Shark, on behalf of Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on 27 October 20 [...]

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Board on 30 October 20 [...]

The importance of improved international cooperation to complement national and regional efforts to [...]