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Thursday 20 January 2011 at 1:15 pm
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.
Thursday 20 January 2011 at 1:11 pm
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.
Thursday 20 January 2011 at 1:06 pm
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.
Thursday 20 January 2011 at 12:54 pm
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.
Thursday 20 January 2011 at 12:26 pm
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.
Thursday 20 January 2011 at 10:36 am
More international co-operation is needed to protect supply chains from "unpredictable" and "potentially catastrophic" threats, according to US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Thursday 20 January 2011 at 10:07 am
The Australian government on the 7th Jan 2011 outlined plans to implement a National Ports Strategy.
Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 1:48 pm
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.
Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 1:20 pm
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.
Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 12:55 pm
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.
Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 12:49 pm
The leading west coast US port of Long Beach plans to extend its Clean Trucking programme.
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.
Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 11:01 am
Boxship operators are gearing-up for the implementation of the new European Advance Cargo Declaration which took place on the 1st January.
Monday 10 January 2011 at 2:05 pm
APM Terminal' (APMT) port and terminal network is expecting to exceed its 2010 targets for improvement in environmental performance.
Monday 10 January 2011 at 1:44 pm
Mike Compton discusses a cautionary tale that illustrates why shippers must properly declare the goods to be conveyed by 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.
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.
Wednesday 05 January 2011 at 1:30 pm
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ICHCA INTERNATIONAL