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Rising Opposition to Cargo Palletization

Eromosele Abiodun examines maritime stakeholders’ resistance to the federal government’s directive that all containerized cargoes coming into Nigeria must be on a pallet In late 2017, the federal government directed all containerized cargoes coming into Nigeria to be on a pallet as effective January this year. The Minister of Finance, KemiAdeosun

New German pallet cuts weight by 80 percent

German steel manufacturing company Trilatec yesterday unveiled a new lightweight air cargo pallet made from recycled cardboard, called the “squAIR-timber system.” Trilatiec said its goal is to replace conventional pallets, which it says are 80 percent heavier than the squAIR product, which can carry more than twice the weight. One meter

DHL Steps Back Into U.S. Package Delivery in Challenge to UPS, FedEx

DHL pulled back from U.S. domestic delivery services 10 years ago and has focused on international shipments since then. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG NEWS   Express service aimed at e-commerce shipments will start in major cities, will offer new competition for growing online commerce delivery to homes   Deutsche Post AG’s  DHL business is tiptoeing back into the domestic

Overloaded heavy duty vehicle owners to pay N10m fine – FG

Owners of overloaded heavy-duty vehicles that ply federal highways will start paying fines ranging from N1m to N10m, the Federal Government has announced. It stated this in an official gazette dated February 6, 2018, entitled: ‘Federal Highways (Control of Dimensions, Weights and Axle Load of Heavy Duty Goods Transport Vehicles) Regulations,

IATA launches digital tools for dangerous goods declarations

Dallas U.S.A - It was a busy conference for dangerous goods (DG) last week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium. In an effort to encourage electronic management DG handling and improve safety, IATA introduced both its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform and its e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. DG AutoCheck stands

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