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Insight News from March 2020

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Caterpillar considers Covid-19 impact

March 30 - The magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic will be determined by its duration, geographic spread, business disruption and overall impact on the global economy, says equipment manufacturer Caterpillar.
Views: 1045
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Surge in remote surveys

March 30 - The restrictions put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19 is changing the way the transport and logistics industry operates. Remote solutions are becoming increasingly important.
Views: 650
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Africa faces debt crisis

March 27 - A research study by the Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) states that many poor African countries are already suffering from a debt crisis as a result of Covid-19.
Views: 830
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SC&RA update on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

March 26 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is appealing to the US Department of Homeland Security to confirm that the crane, rigging, and specialised transportation industry is classified as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.
Views: 945
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ICS and IAPH call for G20 support

March 26 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) have joined forces to call for swift action to support global supply chains from the impact of Covid-19.
Views: 822
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Geodis introduces charter services

March 25 - Geodis has launched charter services to secure air cargo capacity between China and Europe as well as on transatlantic routes.
Views: 1189
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Force majeure declared

March 25 - DHL Global Forwarding has invoked force majeure as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1567
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Covid-19 tightens global grip

March 24 - When China sneezes, the world turns to its sick bed. Although China is now in the recovery position and regaining strength, the rest of the world is battening down the hatches.
Views: 1629
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Ex-Im supports US exporters

March 24 - The US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has introduced initial relief measures for US exporters and financial institutions to support American companies in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Views: 1192
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China: A beacon of hope amid Covid-19 crisis 

March 23 - With a slowing number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases and a moderate recovery of its manufacturing output, China is showing the rest of the world that there is light at the end of the tunnel. 
Views: 1977
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EBRD makes initial Covid-19 impact assessment

March 20 - Covid-19 will have a negative impact on economies across all European regions but the recovery could be robust once the outbreak is contained, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Views: 1255
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JCB halts UK production

March 20 - Industrial equipment manufacturer JCB has stopped production at all of its UK plants as disruption resulting from the coronavirus pandemic caused a huge reduction in global demand.
Views: 1845
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Tracking border delays with Sixfold

March 19 - EU leaders approved a complete shut down of the bloc's external borders to all non-essential travel, except truck deliveries, for the next 30 days to restrict the spread of Covid-19. Measures are being adopted to keep goods flowing within the EU too.
Views: 1388
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StormGeo and DNV GL deepen partnership

March 19 - StormGeo and DNV GL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of driving digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry.
Views: 1310
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UK Chamber of Shipping calls for support

March 18 - The UK Chamber of Shipping has called for a multi-million pound relief package to support the shipping sector during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1340
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GPLN moves AGM to 2021

March 18 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has rescheduled its 17th annual general meeting (AGM) to May 2021.
Views: 1500
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4D offers Incoterms training 

March 12 - 4D Supply Chain Consulting has introduced an e-learning training programme that outlines the impact of the new Incoterms 2020. 
Views: 1793
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Covid-19 outbreak restricts multipurpose recovery

March 6 - The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is expected to lead to weaker than expected full-year cargo demand growth for multipurpose and heavy lift vessels, according to Drewry.
Views: 2432
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Boskalis ends 2019 well despite earnings dip

March 6 - Boskalis ended 2019 on a positive note and is back in the black, despite a slight dip in earnings. The Netherlands-headquartered maritime group said the outlook for 2020 is more favourable compared to last year.
Views: 1667
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INO Summit cancelled

March 6 - The INO Summit – a joint conference that brings together the Freight Forwarders Family Worldwide Agents Network (3F), Freight Midpoint International Forwarders Network (FM) and Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) – has been cancelled.
Views: 1375
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Carriage ban enters force

March 3 - To support the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ban on the carriage on non-compliant fuel oil entered force on March 1.
Views: 1861
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CLA suspends services

March 3 - UK freighter operator CargoLogicAir (CLA) has confirmed to HLPFI’s sister publication Air Cargo News that it has suspended operations.
Views: 1714
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: How proposed changes will clarify lashing rules 

March 3 - Paul Hoogenhout, senior project engineer at RollDock, discusses some of the proposed changes to Annex 13 of the IMO Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS-Code), which provides guidance for the lashing and securing of project cargo. 
Views: 1705
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EMS APO partners with University of Durrës

March 2 - EMS Albanian Port Operator (EMS APO) has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Durrës, Faculty of Professional Sciences that will see the company provide internship opportunities for students.
Views: 1424

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