UK’s first direct train service from china starts

There is now a train that departs from China and travels direct to London. The new service started from January 2017, from Zhengzhou through to Hambury germany, with movement then by road to various European destination.

The service is operated by China railway, who have been operating a service to Madrid and Hamburg, and now have extended the service to most of Europe as of January 2017.

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THE Alliance prepares contingency

In the wake of the Hanjin bankruptcy, THE Alliance has devised a “catastrophic instrument” funding mechanism, to be used if one of its member lines were to fail. The proposals would allow fellow alliance lines to “take other actions to facilitate the movement or cargo carried by the affected party to the intended port of discharge or other locations”.

Other clauses give the members the right to deal directly with shipowners of chartered-in ships and/or other carriers providing slot charters to the bankrupt partner.

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Delays to Hong Kong’s new air traffic control

Delays to Hong Kong’s new air traffic control system could lead to more cancelled flights. Source tells Post new system may not go live on Sunday as planned, prompting concerns that reduced flight schedule may go on longer than expected Hong Kong’s controversial new air traffic control system is set to plunge airlines and the city’s international airport into fresh chaos as the final commissioning to an upgraded flight radar system this weekend is set to be delayed, the Post can reveal.

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CDS Planned Downtime - Sat 27th Aug

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The UK government has imposed a range of sanctions measures, including trade and financial sanctions, under The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (“the Russia Sanctions Regulations”). In...


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