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Quay Cranes minimum safety features updated

Three industry bodies have produced Revision 1 of their Recommended Minimum Safety Features for Quay Container Cranes. Experts from international freight transport insurers, TT Club, together with cargo handling industry experts ICHCA and PEMA recommend minimum standard safety features to promote safety. The ‘Recommended Minimum Safety Features for Quay Container Cranes’ document has been updated and Revision 1 now available. Published jointly by property, equipment and liability insurance provider TT

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Port of Hamburg striking growth

Port of Hamburg shows growth rate. For Germany’s largest universal port, seaborne cargo handling in the first nine months of 2019 proved highly satisfactory. The growth trend evident since the beginning of the year was maintained. With seaborne cargo throughput up 3.2% at 104 million tons, growth in Hamburg clearly exceeded the figures from its major competing ports in Northern Europe. These reported an advance averaging 1%. Container handling at

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Black Friday operations

Exclusive comment on Black Friday operations from Sian Hopwood, SVP B2B Operations at BluJay Solutions: “The immense volume of deliveries passing through the logistics network over this period creates an extreme peak season for all supply chain stakeholders. Faced with stratospheric customer expectations, businesses could struggle with the demand for superfast delivery or even fail to deliver at all. “Supply chains can survive Black Friday; moreover, they could benefit from it.

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Optimising Export Finance efficiency with the addition of Credit Insurance

Fineon Exchange (Fineon), the go-to online marketplace platform for export finance, today announced the appointment of Aon Credit Solutions (Aon), the industry leader in credit insurance broking and credit management services, as credit insurance broker and advisor for its recently launched Export Finance Platform. The initiative also includes a strategic collaboration with Aon to offer enhanced automated delivery of credit solutions. Adding Aon’s credit insurance expertise to the Fineon Export Finance Platform

Brexit

Brexit deadline extension will relieve pressure on UK logistics sector, says industry chief 

The extension of the Brexit deadline to the end of January 2021 will relieve some of the pressure on the UK logistics sector as the industry enters one of its busiest times of the year, says UKWA – the United Kingdom Warehousing Association. The Association’s CEO, Peter Ward, comments: “With retailers gearing up for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas, the previous date set for Britain’s EU departure – October

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Are you Brexit ready? 5 things you need to know about import-export procedures

It is likely that over the next few weeks, Britain will leave the European Union. As the push and pull over a Brexit deal continues, traders need to be Brexit ready. At present, the UK government is trying its best to ensure that any new controls or regulations do not interrupt the current trade flows. Despite these efforts, some changes are bound to happen. Therefore, it is extremely important for

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Mega Deal Season: a warehousing nightmare? Or is it time to wake up?

Autumn has traditionally seen a fight over temporary warehouse space as retail supply chains build up stocks in anticipation of Christmas, however, 2019 promises a perfect storm. Not only are firms scrabbling to make emergency provisions against a Halloween Brexit, there is the growing phenomenon of the Mega Deal Season – far beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday. ‘Black Friday’ arrived from the States, where there has long been a

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Re-export of US goods in the UK and European market

Exports are defined as goods and services that are produced in one country and purchased in another. On the other hand, re-export refers to the shipment or transmission of a particular imported item to a different country. The US is one of the largest re-export markets in the world, with an estimated size of $200 billion. Examples of items that are commonly re-exported include fisheries, apparel, and technology products. However,

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Five tips for preparing your warehouse ahead of Black Friday

Craig Powell, Managing Director, Balloon One presents five top tips for warehousing ahead of the Black Friday retail rush Black Friday is one of the most important dates in the retail calendar, with slashed prices sending customers into a frenzy to grab the latest deals. While this is great for business, to make the most of the period, you’ll need to prepare your warehouse to cope with the surge in

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Edoardo Podestá takes the helm of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics

The long-standing Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region now heads Dachser’s global air and sea freight business. Dachser appoints Edoardo Podestá as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. Podestá replaces Jochen Müller in this position. Dachser and the current COO Air & Sea Logistics, Jochen Müller, have mutually agreed not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020. Jochen Müller will