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Blog Byte

Thursday 20 January 2011 at 1:15 pm

Source www.lloydslist.com

Someone's in trouble with the boss.

No kind of pollution is pleasant or easy to deal with, but this one is particularly icky. It seems that 15,000 pounds of animal fat has seeped into the Houston Ship Channel following a tank rupture on land, with clean-up efforts due to culminate today.

Blog Byte

Thursday 20 January 2011 at 1:11 pm

Source www.lloydslist.com

It was reported that the Port of Gladstone was to reopen last Saturday.

The Port of Gladstone was expected to resume coal shipments last Saturday as more lines on the Moura coal rail system reopen following severe flooding.

Stowaway killed

Thursday 20 January 2011 at 1:06 pm

Source www.ifw-net.com

A man died last week after plummeting from the wheel well of a cargo aircraft shortly after it took off from Allama Iqbal International Airport in Pakistan.


Blog Byte

Thursday 20 January 2011 at 12:54 pm

Source www.lloydslist.com

It appears that reefer containers do not just keep perishable goods fresh, they also provide the perfect conditions for mammals that hibernate during the winter months. That is the conclusion of veterinary experts in Hawaii after a live bat was found under a pallet in a reefer container.

The Scrubber could help ships go greener

Thursday 20 January 2011 at 12:26 pm

Source www.ifw-net.com

A new air pollution reduction device will be tested for the first time on an APL containership visiting Southern California in a three year , US$3.4 million project launching in the spring.


Call for more co-operation to protect global supply chains

Thursday 20 January 2011 at 10:36 am

Source www.ifw-net.com

More international co-operation is needed to protect supply chains from "unpredictable" and "potentially catastrophic" threats, according to US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.


Australia plans National Ports Strategy

Thursday 20 January 2011 at 10:07 am

Source www.cargosystems.net

The Australian government on the 7th Jan 2011 outlined plans to implement a National Ports Strategy.


Lighting the way

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 1:48 pm

Source www.portstrategy.com

When it comes to ports, one of the most crucial elements is that of lighting.

Port lighting is vital to the safety and the security of port operations. Good quality, reliable illumination allows sucessful navigation on the waters and people to find their way along jetties, docks and terminals - something that's particularly important either at night or during poor weather conditions.


ICHCA: Illuminating cargo matters

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 1:20 pm

Source www.cargosystems.net

Benedict Young discusses some of the highlights from the 2010 ICHCA International Biennial Conference held in Casablanca.

It is a testament to ICHCA International that its biennial conference, held in Casablanca last year, attracted over 400 participants from around the world.


IFW World

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 12:55 pm

Source www.ifw-net.com

Airline staff on Australia were shocked to discover a baggage handler had fallen asleep inside the plane's cargo hold after hearing a "loud thumping noise" while preparing to take-off.


Long Beach aims to 'clean up' more trucks

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 12:49 pm

Source www.ifw-net.com

The leading west coast US port of Long Beach plans to extend its Clean Trucking programme.


Cargo security demands real-time information exchange

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 11:29 am

Source International Freight Weekly

As governments tighten scrutiny of shipped packages and appeal for even more vigilance, there is a growing disparity between the mandates outlined by countries around the world and the infrastructure capabilities of global supply chain stakeholders, says Jonathan Wasserman.


Shipping Lines gear-up for ACD

Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 11:01 am

Source ifw-net.com

Boxship operators are gearing-up for the implementation of the new European Advance Cargo Declaration which took place on the 1st January.


APM Terminals beats environmental targets

Monday 10 January 2011 at 2:05 pm

source cargosystems.net

APM Terminal' (APMT) port and terminal network is expecting to exceed its 2010 targets for improvement in environmental performance.


The importance being honest

Monday 10 January 2011 at 1:44 pm

Source cargosystems.net

Mike Compton discusses a cautionary tale that illustrates why shippers must properly declare the goods to be conveyed by sea.


12 Sailors missing after cargoship sinks in South China Sea

Thursday 06 January 2011 at 2:18 pm

Source International Freight Weekly Online Newsletter

A dozen sailors are missing after a cargoship sank during bad weather in the South China Sea on the 29th December.


Belt and braces is the best approach to supply chain security

Thursday 06 January 2011 at 2:04 pm

Source International Freight Weekly online Newsletter

It has often been said that a supply chain is only as strong as its weekest link, nowhere is this as obvious as the matter of security. Particluarly when your cargo is high-value, the emphasis on supply chain integrity and security is paramount.



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