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Air Freight Figures Grow Year On Year

Levels of air freight have grown at one of the biggest airports in the North of England, according to the latest figures released by Manchester Airport. With over 100,000 tonnes of freight shipped by air, the 2015-16 year has been the best year for the airport since 2011-12. Ken O’Toole, chief executive of the airport, said that it played an important role in connecting
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Calls For New Rules To Cut HGV Emissions

As a huge contributor to carbon emissions, whether that be by road, rail, air or sea freight, the industry has a duty to ensure it helps to bring down pollution levels to help meet climate change targets, according to a group of big businesses. The alliance of companies including Ikea, Nestle and Heathrow Airport have called for new EU legislation to limit emissions and
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Transport affected by French strikes once again

According to BBC, industrial action over labour law reforms is gripping France nationwide, with oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs affected. Motorways and bridges are blocked and flights delayed while clashes erupt with police in several cities. At the port of Marseille, a strike by dockworkers has led to a total shutdown in activity, including at the major container terminal of Fos.
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3D printing used to disguise cargo theft

According to the security information service SecuringIndustry.com, criminals are using 3D printing technology to create fake cargo security seals and other security devices to disguise cargo thefts. The 3D technology allowed thieves to make counterfeit copies of devices such as ISO 17712 high security cargo seals and locks in as little as 10 minutes, allowing them to hide signs of tampering and make it
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Trade Imports Rise 13% Between February And March

The value of trade imports into the UK has increased by 13.1 per cent between February and March 2016, taking it to £39.8 billion. This is £4.6 billion higher than it was in February, and £3 billion more than in March 2015, according to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). For the first quarter of the year, the total road,
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‘Unlikely’ That UK Exports Will Reach £1 Trillion By 2020

Trade Minister Lord Maude has said that the government’s plan to double exports from the UK to £1 trillion in the next five years is a lofty ambition, not the first time that Whitehall has been warned that it is in danger of missing the target set out in 2012 by George Osborne. Lord Maude said that the trade arm, UK Trade and Investment,
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First freight airship’s introduction in 2018

After 20 years of development work, the world’s first commercial cargo airship is set to launch in 2018. It will be manufactured by Lockheed Martin who received an order for 12 of them. Hybrid Airship, capable of carrying more than 20 tonnes of cargo along with nineteen passengers and two pilots, is believed to bring a revolution in remote cargo delivery. It enables affordable
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Summer shut-downs of Shanghai factories

According to unofficial forwarding sources, exporters and importers from China’s Pearl River Delta could face supply-chain disruptions as factories prepare for partial and complete closures in advance of September’s G20 summit in Hanghzou. Apparently related to a clean-air campaign, factories could be forced to reduce or cease production starting as early as June. With the summit not opening until September, importers sourcing from Shanghai
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VIIA Britanica

A new “rail motorway” service for unaccompanied road trailers between le Boulou in the French Pyrenees and Calais was launched end of March 2016. The new “VIIA Britanica” intermodal service aims to provide a direct link to the UK for exporters in the Mediterranean. It will initially run one round-trip six days per week, increasing to two round-trips per day later in the spring.
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Robot Air Cargo Handling

One of the world’s biggest air cargo handlers PACTL in Shanghai will be trying the first use of robots to build general cargo pallets this summer. This experiment could transform the air freight sector and bring significant improvements in productivity, quality and security. Airis, logistics facilities developer, has concluded that 85-90% of general air cargo shipments handled by PACTL could be processed by robots.
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