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AIR


IAG Cargo signs deal with Qatar Airways
IAG Cargo has announced the signing of a long-term commercial agreement with Qatar Airways to purchase capacity on Qatar Airways-operated air cargo freighters, effective from 1 May 2014.


Envirotainer Opens Duesseldorf Station To Support Growing Cold Chain Business
Envirotainer has opened a new Service Station in Duesseldorf to ensure the quality and availability of its temperature-controlled air cargo containers for customers shipping pharmaceutical and healthcare products from the region.


IAG Cargo expands constant climate network in Europe
IAG Cargo has announced the expansion of its Constant Climate network into five new European airports; Prague, Vienna, Las Palmas, Basel and Zurich, these locations now join Dubai - also recently added to the network.


ECONOMY


Operation "Warehouse" a ‘joint’ success in Europe
Almost 45 million smuggled cigarettes, nearly 140.000 litres of diesel fuel and about 14.000 litres of vodka were seized during a major Joint Customs Operation (JCO) by the Lithuanian Customs Service and the Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate in close cooperation with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF),


Cabinet sanction for JICA Loans for DMIC
The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the utilisation of Japanese assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through the Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) for the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project and the operational rules.


Dismantling Gender Discrimination aids economic growth
A new World Bank and IFC report finds legal and regulatory barriers to women’s economic inclusion have decreased over the past 50 years globally, but many laws still hinder women’s participation in the economy.


INFRASTRUCTURE


Bahrain Ministry of Transportation Signs Agreement with Aéroport de Paris Ingérierie (ADPi)
The Bahrain Ministry of Transportation has signed a key contract with the globally renowned engineering and design firm Aéroport de Paris Ingérierie (ADPi). As per the BD13 million agreement, Aéroport de Paris Ingérierie (ADPi) will serve as design and engineering consultant for the Airport Modernization Program.


Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor and formation of Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor Development Corporation approved
The Indian Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) and formation of the AKIC Development Corporation (AKICDC). The AKIC is proposed to be developed in a band of 150-200 kms on either side of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC),


Bahrain Ministry of Transportation Signs Agreement with Hill International
In line with its’ mission to enhancing the quality of land, sea, and air transport in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Ministry of Transportation announced today the signing of a contract with the global leader in managing construction risk, Hill International.


LOGISTICS


Sennheiser entrusts worldwide logistics to arvato
On 21 January 2014, arvato will begin to gradually take over worldwide logistics for products manufactured by the Sennheiser group. Against this backdrop, arvato CEO Achim Berg and the entrepreneur Dr. Andreas Sennheiser inaugurated a logistics hall.


Kuehne + Nagel and Airbus extend logistics partnership
Airbus has renewed its Lead Logistics Provider contract with Kuehne + Nagel until 2016. Kuehne + Nagel will continue to manage Airbus’ entire production logistics in France, Germany, Spain, the UK and China for all aircraft programmes.


TNT Express wins exclusive contract with Gibson
TNT Express has won an 18-month exclusive contract to provide express delivery services to Gibson Brand Inc. in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This region is an increasingly important market for Gibson Brand Inc.,


MARITIME


Ennore Port and Ford India enter agreement to boost auto exports
Ennore Port Limited (EPL), Chennai and Ford India Private Limited have signed an agreement for export of Ford cars though the Ennore port for a period of 10 years. Speaking on the occasion the Union Minister for Shipping Shri G.K. Vasan said that this is a part of series.


Deutsche Bahn and Port of Rotterdam co-operate
Deutsche Bahn and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are closely co-ordinating on the expansion of the Emmerich-Oberhausen rail line. The Management Boards of DB AG, DB Netz, and DB Schenker Rail and the Management Board of the Port of Rotterdam Authority held talks in Rotterdam.


IMO announces GBS verification process is underway
IMO audit teams will shortly be established to verify construction rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers of classification societies which act as recognized organizations (ROs), following the receipt of requests for verification by the 31 December 2013 deadline.


RAIL


DHL launches temperature-controlled China-Europe rail service
DHL Global Forwarding, rolls out its 2014 China development plans with the launch of a unique temperature-controlled China-Europe rail service. Powered by a diesel-electric engine, DHL containers allow internal temperatures to be controlled, tracked and remotely modified.


Etihad Rail Signs MoU with SNTTA Cargo
Etihad Rail has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SNTTA Cargo, the logistics division of Liberty Investment Co, (LIC), the holding company of the Liberty Group. The agreement with SNTTA Cargo, a leading freight and logistics services provider.


DB International to provide engineering services for Al Haramain High Speed Rail Project
DB International engineers have received an order for the first high speed rail link in Saudi Arabia: in mid-September they were commissioned to review the design of the track, the rail systems, the construction supervision and the supervision of rolling stock production.


TECHNOLOGY


CSAV Group Expands INTTRA e-Shipping Capabilities
INTTRA has announced a strategic agreement with CSAV Group, one of the largest shipping companies in Latin America, to make INTTRA a preferred e-shipping platform for CSAV Group’s customer base of shippers and freight forwarders.


Partnership with DPS Logistics aids CargoWise expansion into Latin America
Logistics providers throughout Latin America can now take full advantage of CargoWise’s leading enterprise-class supply chain software as a result of a new partnership with Panama-based logistics consultants, DPS Logistics.


Quintiq to optimize DB Schenker Rail’s pan-European operations
Quintiq, a global provider in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) platform, announced that it will provide its optimization platform to DB Schenker Rail AG, to integrate its rail network across Europe.




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