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Confetra approves new rules

Confetra approves new rules

Rome - Confetra, the Confederation of Transport and Logistics, has approved its new Statute, which introduces changes ranging “from the revitalization of regional organisations to the establishment of the Coordination for Southern Italy”

First trains between Prato and La Spezia

First trains between Prato and La Spezia

La Spezia - The line is open and the first two trains have travelled between the port of La Spezia and Prato’s freight village. Initially about twenty containers from the LSCT terminal in Spezia were sent to Prato, hen another convoy with about ten containers made the reverse trip

Bari, agreement with Interporto Bologna

Bari, agreement with Interporto Bologna

Bari - At the Port Authority for the south Adriatic in Bari, its chairman, Ugo Patroni Griffi and the director of Interporto Bologna SpA, Sergio Crespi, signed an agreement of collaboration aimed at developing the Bologna Interporto - Bari Scalo Ferruccio - Brindisi Porto railway accord

China to expand imports

China to expand imports

Beijing - China on Monday publicized guidelines on expanding imports for balanced foreign trade, with policy incentives detailed in several areas. The government should keep exports stable while at the same time further expand imports

Counting “invisible” containers

Counting “invisible” containers

Alkmaar - Industry analyst Dynamar says 124 carriers are acting as feeder container operators worldwide, deploying an annual trade capacity of 43 million TEUs. Generally, feeder containers do not appear in trade statistics, although they count double in port statistics

Delays in Felixstowe, forwarders unlikely to be compensated

Delays in Felixstowe, forwarders unlikely to be compensated

Felixstowe -Freight forwarders have been warned not to expect compensation from the owners of the Port of Felixstowe owners following serious delays that resulted from a new operating system introduced last month. The new operating system saw container lines experiencing significant delays

Hapag-Lloyd slashes profit forecast

Hapag-Lloyd slashes profit forecast

Frankfurt - German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd slashed its full-year profit forecast, saying that freight rates had recovered more slowly than expected while fuel and charter costs had ballooned: “These developments cannot be fully offset by cost saving measures that have already been initiated,” it said

RCG launches Greek rail freight operations

RCG launches Greek rail freight operations

Thessaloniki - Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) subsidiary Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and Greek partner Goldair Cargo officially launched their Greek open-access rail freight operations at the RCG’s Sindos terminal in Thessaloniki on June 27

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