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Maersk Oil Trading and Koole Terminals announced the signing of an agreement to produce IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuel. The production will take place at the Petrochemical Industrial Distillation (PID) unit, located at Koole’s Botlek site in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam. The toll distillation deal allows Maersk to produce VLSFO bunker fuel and will enable Maersk to further expand its bunker supply volumes in Europe. Annual production is expected to cover 5-10% of Maersk’s annual fuel demand.


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards reappointed Joseph F. Toomy to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Toomy was recently sworn in during the August board meeting and will serve a five-year term succeeding Laney J. Chouest as one of two Jefferson Parish representatives on the seven- member regional board. He previously served on the Board of Commissioners from 2009 to 2014 and served as chairman in 2013.

The Board of the Halifax Port Authority (HPA) has chosen its new President and CEO: Captain Allan Gray, who will be concluding his tenure as Harbor Master and General Manager – Operations of Fremantle Ports in Perth, Australia, and joining the Halifax Port Authority as President and CEO in late November 2019. “Captain Gray’s extensive experience in leading a large port with similar priorities and economic impact as our own, from container and bulk shipping to cruise and infrastructure expansion projects, will serve the growing Port of Halifax’s needs well,” says Board Chair Hector Jacques.

Hapag-Lloyd expands its Oceania product portfolio. During the month of October 2019 (week 43), two new services which will offer weekly direct sailings between Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia on top of our existing South East Asia Australia Loop 1 (SAL) will be launched. “Connecting via Singapore on our global mainline network, we will be able to offer increased sailing frequency to and from Australian ports, with more connections and shipping options in both directions for Middle East and India Subcontinent”, explains Alice Yin Chung Tham, Senior Director Trade Management Intra Asia.

Ricaurte Vásquez Morales, Ph.D., an economist with more than 30 years’ experience in the public and private sector, was sworn-in as the new administrator of the Panama Canal for a seven-year term at the helm of the waterway, shortly before the Canal celebrates its 20th year under Panamanian administration on December 31, 2019.

Fednav Limited has taken delivery at the Oshima Shipyard in Japan of the Federal Montreal, its newest Great Lakes-suitable handysize vessel. The ceremony was attended by senior management from both Fednav and the shipyard. The Federal Montreal is a 34,500 DWT international ice-class bulk carrier, flagged in the Marshall Islands. Built to trade in the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, the vessel is certified by DNV GL and is equipped with the latest environmental protection technology.

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply leading European rail operator Lineas Intermodal’s Antwerp hub with two Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers. Delivery is scheduled to be completed in Q1 2020.The Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers will help Lineas Intermodal significantly reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared to using traditional diesel- powered machines. Hybrid machines also generate much less noise than their diesel counterparts. The Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carrier also features a maintenance-free regenerative energy system that converts braking and spreader lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in a state-of-the-art on-board lithium- ion battery system. The machines delivered to Lineas Intermodal will have a four-high stacking capacity and a liſting capacity of 40 tons.

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every year in our region.”

Founded in 1997, TAPA’s

membership in EMEA consists of nearly 600 of the world’s biggest manufacturers from industries such as the tobacco, food and drink, clothing & footwear, cosmetics and hygiene, pharmaceutical,


technology, electronics, and furniture and household appliance sectors, as well as logistics service providers, law enforcement agencies, insurers and other security stakeholders. On behalf of its members, TAPA provides industry security standards for trucking, facilities and secure parking, and delivers training and crime intelligence to enhance the resilience of supply chains and inform companies of the risks they need to manage. In the April-June 2019 period,

24 of losses with a value exceeded $121,000 and these crimes alone produced an average of $818,612. These contributed to an overall recorded loss total for the quarter of $25,451,200 as the Associated gathered information on criminal attacks in 30 countries in EMEA. As well as incidents across Europe and Scandinavia, TAPA’s IIS recorded losses from trucks and warehouses in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Morocco as the number of reported crimes grew 167% year-on-year to 1,485. Despite the increase in recorded crimes and its

significant impact on the companies affected, the growing level of intelligence sharing with the Association is helping TAPA members reduce their exposure to risks. This is primarily due to its developing relationships with law enforcement agencies (LEAs) as they increase their understanding of the value of partnering with TAPA to reduce crime. In 2019, in particular, TAPA has gained strong support from police authorities in France and Germany, significantly improving its members’ understanding of the types of crimes occurring in both countries, the locations of incidents and the goods being targeted. “We are especially appreciative

of the trust and proactive support given to us by French and German law enforcement agencies to build our public-private partnerships and support our shared goals of preventing cargo crimes,” added Neumann. “In the first half of 2019, we recorded intelligence on over 2,000 attacks on supply chains in France and Germany compared to just 68 in the same period of last year as a result of this support. This is vital intelligence for our members and has been added to the data we receive from other police forces in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden and

elsewhere in EMEA.

Consequently, for our members at least, their supply chains are more secure and resilient. Overall, we now have a database of over 30,000 cargo crimes in EMEA

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that our members can use to support their in-house security programmes.” In Q2 2019, the top 10 countries

for recorded losses – France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, South Africa, Belgium, Romania and Italy – accounted for 91.8% of all incidents added to the TAPA IIS database. Growing its members’

understanding of the geographic areas where cargo thieves are active, and the modus operandi used in attacks, is increasingly critical as most goods moving in supply chains are now at risk of theſt, TAPA says. It recorded losses in 19 of its IIS product categories in Q2 2019, led by theſts of tobacco products, food and drink, furniture and household appliances, clothing and footwear, and cosmetics and hygiene goods. The highest value loss in the quarter involved the theſt of over $12 million in cash from the cargo hold of an aircraſt at Tirana airport in Albania on 9 April. The majority of cargo losses,

however, still involved thieves targeting goods onboard trucks, most notably when they were parked in unsecured or unclassified locations. In Q2/19, Theſt

from Vehicle crimes

represented 853 or 57.4% of the three-month total alongside frequent incidents involving Theſt from Trailer, Theſt of Vehicle and Theſt of Trailer. 61% of these crimes featured trucks in unclassified parking locations.


Increased security at warehouse operations in EMEA contributed to just 51 cases of Theſt from Facility, 3.4% of Q2 total. To begin to tackle one of the

biggest causes of cargo crime, TAPA EMEA has launched a new secure parking program and has already added over 4,700 parking places to its online planning tool for members to access. It expects to see significant growth in Parking Place Operators joining the program in the coming months to add thousands more secure parking places into its database. “We are growing at our

fastest-ever rate in EMEA in terms

of our membership,

the number of companies adopting our security standards, and the level of intelligence we are collating,” Neumann said. “This is because more businesses are understanding the

consequences to damaged of being

a victim of cargo crime. It leads


relationships, increased costs and puts employee safety at risk. Our message to companies is that our supply chains are stronger when we work together, and therefore we

are actively encouraging

more manufacturers, transport and logistics companies to join our Association. Alongside the growing support of the law enforcement community, we can all do more to improve the resilience of our supply chains and being part of the TAPA Family is a great place to start.”

Implementing all handling

Turkish Cargo extended the validity period of its IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) Pharma certificate to 2022, proving its success in all processes throughout the air transportation of medicinal products. Training for the certificate

renewal period, initially obtained in 2016 for a period of three years, was planned with the Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy, and completed successfully following the audits by the IATA. This resulted in an extension of the validity periods for the

procedures with dedicated teams working in harmony at its special cargo storage facility of 3,500 m2 in all its accomplished special cargo operations, Turkish Cargo makes use of active temperature-controlled Envirotainer and CSafe containers, the electrical air-conditioning


Opticooler, Thermal Dolly and disposable thermal sheets equipped with thermal isolation features, minimizing any and all risks in highly- critical medicinal products. Making


“Turkish Airlines INC (Air Carrier) and Ataturk Airport (ISL)” station. Turkish Cargo acts

responsibly with priority to maintenance of the integrity of

all cold-chain products

throughout the transportation process of the critical medicinal products such as medicines,

vaccines, biotechnological

products, diagnosis samples, sensitive medical devices, organs, tissues, etc. which have a high level of importance in respect of temperature and time, and carries out its operations in accordance with the qualification criteria for the IATA CEIV Pharma certificate.

of special

products designed exclusively for consignments including medicines and medical products and introducing its superior shipment quality to the giant global pharmaceutical companies, Turkish Cargo provides air cargo service to 126 countries thanks to its extensive flight network.

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