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First “Silk Road” train from China arrives in London

The first freight train service from China arrived in London on Wednesday, January 18th completing its 18-day trip. The train originated in Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province, East China and terminated in London at Barking’s Eurohub freight terminal. The 7,400-mile journey passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before entering the UK via the Channel Tunnel. A number of different locomotives and
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200m pound loans package for Port of Dover

The expansion of a port is a step closer after a consortium of British and European lenders agreed a £200m package of loans.  The investors – including Allianz, RBS, Lloyds Bank and the European Investment Bank – have backed redevelopment of Dover’s Western Docks.   Allianz Global Investors has agreed to provide a £55m private placement bond; RBS and Lloyds Bank will each provide a
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Direct Regular Freight Route Between China And Europe Opens

The first freight train travelling from China to Latvia on the first regular direct freight route between the Asian superpower and Europe arrived at its destination on 5 November and will boost China’s imports and exports to the continent. Global Construction Review revealed that the service will be run by China Railway Express, a company established specifically to operate direct freight services between the
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Dartford Tunnel Complaints Song Close To 1M Views

A song complaining about the removal of tollbooths at the Dartford Crossing last year has attracted nearly one million views. The tollbooths were taken away and replaced with an automatic vehicle registration system in 2015 in a bid to cut the congestion at the busy spot. However, the move has been a bit of a failure. Indeed, the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) last
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Shipping Industry In Talks Over Emissions

Reducing CO2 emissions within the shipping industry is a key focus of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which is currently meeting in London. Climate Home reports that the first two days of the talks, which run until 28 October, have been dominated by discussions over how to deal with the climate impact of overseas shipping. Although all the governments involved in the talks
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New Runway Agreed Upon For Heathrow Airport

The government has announced that Heathrow Airport is to be expanded with a new runway added to the site, part of Whitehall’s plans to create a global Britain and build an economy that works for all. This will be the first full length runway to be constructed in the south-east of the country since the second world war, with the scheme now to be
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26 Asian captive have been released by Somalian pirates

Five years ago 26 Asian sailor were kidnapped by Somali pirates and held captive in a small fishing village in Dabagala near the village of Harardhere. Last week they were finally released. The sailors — from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan — were seized near the Seychelles in March 2012, a time when pirate attacks were common in the area. They
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China and UK agree on unlimited number of freighter flights

After a successful negotiation this week the UK and China has agreed not only to allow unlimited cargo flights but also to operate more than double passenger flights between the two countries. It means that instead of 40, now up to 100 passenger flight a week each way will be allowed, with no limit on cargo flights. A restriction on the number of destinations
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SWA Calls On Govt To Boost Post-Brexit Whisky Exports

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called on the government to help give Scotch whisky exports a boost by prioritising new trade deals with key markets such as India, China, Brazil, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria, Burma, Vietnam, Australia and Thailand. The organisation believes the UK government should now be working towards ensuring global trading arrangements that are better than the ones already in place, as well as supporting export industries.
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A British artist`s adventure on Hajin Ship

The Hanjin Geneva which was 24 nautical miles off the coast Japan, was carrying not just container cargos but also a 20-man crew including Rebeca Moss, a British artist. Rebecca, a 25-year-old Royal College of Art MA student was travelling on the vessel as part of a three-week-programme, called “23 Days at Sea” organised by the Vancouver-based Access Gallery. For this programme four artists
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