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Rio Tinto operates first driverless freight train

Rio Tinto operates first driverless freight train-Forwardernews

Global mining conglomerate Rio Tinto marked the first delivery of iron ore by an autonomous train as part of its US$940 million AutoHaul programs operating to its port facilities in Western Australia.
On July 10 the train, hauled by three locomotives and carrying around 28,000 metric tons of iron ore, traveled more than 175 miles from Rio Tinto’s Tom Price mine to the port of Cape Lambert without a driver in the cab. It was monitored remotely by operators from the company’s Operations Centre in Perth, more than 900 miles away.

Chinese Shipping Line Receives Approval For Acquisition of Middle Harbor Operator

 Chinese Shipping Line Receives Approval For Acquisition of Middle Harbor Operator -Forwardernews

OOIL is the parent company to Orient Overseas Container Line, which currently operates Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) with a 40-year lease at the Port of Long Beach’s Middle Harbor. The acquisition approval is contingent on the company agreeing to divest LBCT to a “suitable, unrelated third party” that is acceptable to the U.S. government.

Industry View: Waste, Storage Space and the Hidden Extras

Industry View: Waste, Storage Space and the Hidden Extras-Forwardernews

That’s easier said than done, though, when you consider the time and money needed to activate a successful move with minimal problems along the way. If a business reaches up to 85% capacity at up to the same percentage of space utilization, you may be decrementing movement and storage efficiency.
Therefore, it’s important to avoid exacerbation of the issue. How can businesses be expected to maximize economic efficiency, however, if the solutions available are too difficult to choose, yet at the same time seem few and far between? The simple answer is environmental technology.

Airbus welcomes A220 series to the family

Airbus welcomes A220 series to the family-Forwardernews

The debut marks the formal transfer of the former Bombardier C-Series airliners to the Airbus inventory that will see the CS100 and the CS300 marketed as the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300.
The Airbus 220 series was acquired by the Airbus Group when it went into partnership with Bombardier Aerospace in October 2017. Airbus took a 51 percent share in the project and intends to expand production to 6,000 units over 20 years with the assembly in Quebec, Canada, and Mobile, Alabama. Now that regulatory approval has been secured, the airliners can be marketed under the Airbus name.

Frankfurt cargo decline in June, volumes static for first six months of 2018

Frankfurt cargo decline in June, volumes static for first six months of 2018-Forwardernews

Cargo was the only negative for Europe's largest airfreight hub, which recorded a 9.8% rise in passengers numbers to 6.4m in June.
The airport authority provided no commentary on the decline in June's cargo volumes.

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