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Sohar Port reports double digit container growth

There has been an increase in ship calls, handled containers and general cargo from January 2016 until May 2016 at Sohar port. The port received 975 ships from January to May 2016, compared to 954 ships in the same period last year, reflecting a 2.2 per cent growth rate.

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Tanker, Containership Collide in Singapore

An Iranian supertanker collided with a container ship in the Singapore Strait with no loss of life or pollution, shipping officials said on Thursday. The collision took place just before midnight on Thursday between Dream II, owned by Iran's top oil tanker operator NITC, and MSC Alexandra, owned by the world's no.2 container group MSC of Switzerland. A number of container boxes fell into the sea, and others landed on the deck of Dream II.

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DHL to spur Cambodian trade with new Phnom Penh-Bangkok service

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, launched a new flight service between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, one of its hubs in Asia Pacific. This express freighter service, the first operating to and from Phnom Penh, adds to the existing DHL Express flights between its hubs in Bangkok and Singapore, extending the Cambodian capital’s trade ties to more markets globally.

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U.S. Cargo Thefts Drop but Average Loss Rises

A new report reveals the number of reported cargo thefts in the U.S. fell during the second quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2015, but the average value of the heists increased, according to the cargo theft prevention and recovery service CargoNet.

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Airfreight demand on the increase but still outpaced by capacity rise

Global airfreight demand in June saw a 4.3% year-on-year rise in freight tonne km (FTK), the fastest pace of growth in 14 months. However, freight capacity measured in available freight tonne km (AFTKs) increased by 4.9% year-on-year, keeping yields under downward pressure.

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Indonesia to start joint sea patrols with Malaysia, Philippines

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines on Monday signed a document on standard operating procedures (SOP) for trilateral maritime cooperation, marking the official start of coordinated joint sea patrols to secure regional waters.

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North American Intermodal Freight Declines for First Time Since 2009

Intermodal freight shipments fell 6.1% in the second quarter, ending 25 consecutive year-over-year increases, hurt by fewer international and trailer shipments, the Intermodal Association of North America reported.

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Yusen opens storage facility in Cambodia

Japan-based Yusen Logistics has opened one of Cambodia’s largest temperature-controlled distribution center in Phnom Penh and wants to bolster its existing range of logistic services, including ocean and airfreight forwarding, customs clearance, domestic delivery and cross-border transportation from Cambodia.

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CMA CGM announces new direct service connecting Thailand, Singapore and Colombo to USEC and Canada

CMA CGM introduced their new BENGAL BAY EXPRESS service, operated with 11 vessels of 6,500 TEU on a weekly basis. Rotation is: Laem Chabang – Singapore – Colombo – Damietta – Cagliari – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Norfolk – Halifax – Cagliari – Damietta – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang.

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Moving Your San Francisco Household with Ease

Moving in the San Francisco bay area takes expertise not
generally required in the average move. San Francisco
movers have to contend with situations unique to the geography and
topography of the city. Multiple levels, steep hillsides and heavily traveled
streets are among the challenges facing San…

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