This week’s Friday Flyer is sponsored by Instar Logistics, your personal heavy lift logistics provider in power generation and industrial projects.There would appear to be growing concerns among manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers about the long term threats of a concentrated container liner shipping industry through alliances, according to the European Shippers’ Council (ESC), which has announced a global review of the container liner shipping market. HLPFI notes that the ESC proposes to monitor spot rates, transit time, ports directly called and blank sailings among others in the three main trading lanes that are important to manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers that ship their goods overseas. These sentiments were echoed at the TOC Container Supply China event in Singapore this week, where delegates heard that major shippers remain sceptical about the benefits conferred by the development of larger shipping alliances. David Panjwani, global logistics director for US machinery manufacturer John Deere was unequivocal when asked, do the larger alliances and vessels cause more headaches for shippers? “In a word, yes,” he said.In businessSteady start for PanalpinaPanalpina reported a consolidated profit of CHF19.6 million (USD20.31 million) in the first quarter of the year, up 10 percent over 2014.ACS flies through 2014Air Charter Service saw strong growth across its commercial airliner, group travel and cargo, and private jet divisions during its 2014 financial year.Revenues and profits tumble at Air PartnerAir Partner revealed a steep fall in revenue and profits for its financial year ended January 31, 2015.2,000 exhibitors set for transport logistic2,040 exhibitors from 62 countries have registered to take part in transport logistic, which takes place May 5 to 8, 2015 in Munich.Huisman starts production in BrazilCrane manufacturer Huisman has opened its new production facility in Navegantes, Brazil.Contractual obligationsPasha’s Horizon deal clearedThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared The Pasha Group’s acquisition of the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines, Inc. A2SEA signs Dong Energy dealA2SEA will provide its purpose-built offshore installation vessel, Sea Challenger, to install 32 wind turbines at Dong Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the UK.Capacity developmentsMitsui expands ro-ro fleetMitsui O.S.K. Lines will buy four next-generation 6,800 ceu car carriers, which will be delivered in 2017 and 2018.Longest ever trailers for KässbohrerKässbohrer has revealed new pin-connected extension options with detachable platforms for its two and three-axle hydraulic low-loader semi-trailers.Eineder adds Terex capacityEineder Autodienst has added a new Terex Explorer 5800 all terrain crane to its fleet.On the moveUTi names area leadersUTi Worldwide Inc appointed two new managers of its freight forwarding area teams – Raymond Lee as leader of the Greater China area, and David Buss as leader of the North America area. SC&RA elects officersThe Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) elected Bruce Forster of Rigging Gear Sales as its president, while appointing four new officers, four newly elected board chairs, and six new board members.Network and association developmentsThe Pacific Power Logistics (PPL) network added Romania’s Fast Freight and Qatar’s North Ocean Company as new members.CLC Projects welcomed Qingdao Ocean Navy Logistics as a new representative in China.The XLProjects (XLP) network added a quartet of new offices to its roster: Shanghai, China headquartered Integrated Projects Logistics International; Transmares Logistica representing Colombia and Costa Rica; and India’s M S Logistics.The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) welcomed Interfracht as its latest member, representing Japan.Arrow Express has joined the Project Partners network representing Malta.Shipment of the weekAfter a year of planning, Mammoet lifted the tunnel boring machine (TBM) Bertha’s 1,700-tonne cutter drive unit (CDU) from the ground in Seattle. All about EvieEvie congratulates the winners of the ESTA Awards of Excellence 2015, which were announced at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle in France yesterday and saw awards for Sarens (Netherlands); Ville Silvasti Transport; Vernazza Autogru; Mammoet Europe; Wagenborg; ALE; Sarens (Belgium) and Liebherr-Werk Ehingen. In addition, a pat on the back is given to the winners of the SC&RA’s Annual Awards which included Barnhart Crane & Rigging of the USA in three categories; Transdata Movimentacao De Cargas Complexas of Brazil; Fagioli of Italy, Tradelossa of Mexico and Precision Specialized Division of Canada. She was intrigued to receive a complaint about a headline HLPFI used for a news item that had been submitted. ‘Revenues and profits tumble’ seems a perfectly reasonable summary of a press release which revealed that a company’s underlying profit was down 35.6 percent year on year, whilst revenues had fallen by almost GBP20 million from the prior year.
It’s no secret that, following the acquisition of Jorginho, Maurizio Sarri wanted to be reunited with another one of his former pupils at Chelsea: Daniele Rugani. The pair worked together at Empoli prior to the manager’s time at Napoli, where the 59-year-old also wanted the young defender, but Juventus got in his way.Over the summer, there were multiple claims that Chelsea had made offers for the 23-year-old, but the Serie A champions sent them back to sender, unwilling to let another talent go after the sale of Mattia Caldara to Milan.A done deal was claimed more than once, but the player eventually stayed in Turin.It seemed that Juventus were aware the likes of Giogrio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci have limited time left at their best, and keeping Rugani around for foreseeable future would be best.Embed from Getty ImagesHowever, according to Rai Sport on Wednesday, relayed by Calciomercato, Max Allegri doesn’t rate the young defender any longer, meaning he could be free to go next summer.In fact, Juventus are said to ‘seriously evaluating’ a sale, which comes a week or so after claims emerged that Rugani, having seen the Chelsea bids rejected, wanted a new contract as compensation for missing out on the move.Are the two linked? Definitely. Maybe.So far this season, Rugani has played 91 minutes of professional football.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo