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Gdańsk to have a new terminal

Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa, the largest sugar beet grower in Poland, has leased land near the Wiślane Quay in the Gdańsk port in order to set up its own terminal dedicated to handling sugar.

DFDS takes over Alphatrans

The Danish shipping and logistics company has acquired 100% of the share capital of the Rotterdam-based Alphatrans Group.

Norrköping to have a new railway

A symbolic laying down of rail lines has started the construction of the 7 km long electrified Kardon Railway which will link the Port of Norrköping with the country's trunk network via Händelö.

CMP's new cruise record

A total of 850 thou. passengers were served by the Copenhagen Malmö Port during the regular cruise season which ended in summer.

Oxelösund plans for an LNG terminal

The Swedish port is preparing an application for obtaining an environmental permit concerning the setup of the facility, as well as will hold a public consultation about the project.

Kombiverkehr grows its Lübeck-Duisburg kombi shuttle

The company has increased the number of roundtrip weekly departures on the train service in question from nine to 11.

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BTJ 5/2017

We are very pleased to announce that the 5/2017 issue is ready and - as always - packed with various topics and articles.

BTJ 5/2017 - Report: Bulk market

After much deliberation and consultancy work, the International Maritime Organization has finally decided that the global cap on the sulphur level in ship fuel will be set at 0.5%. 

BTJ 5/2017 - Focus: Baltic and European shipyards' performance in 2016

The shipbuilding figures for 2016 look good, maybe even better than many would initially expect.

BTJ 5/17 - International trade sanctions. Basis, extent, scope, nature, enforcement, compliance, Iran, and Brexit

Ten years ago, international trade sanctions was a niche area, of limited interest to the great majority of commercial organisations. 

BTJ 5/17 - Dumb, dark, and disconnected. Addressing waste efficiency in the supply chain with technology

The punchy title is a quote from ORBCOMM's Michael Dempsey, who during the latest TOC Europe characterised the container shipping industry as one that lacks strong visibility of its assets and cargo.

BTJ 5/17 - Sailing into the future. Interview with Dariusz Słaboszewski, President of the Board, Port of Szczecin-Świnoujście

The Port of Szczecin-Świnoujście not so long ago realized one of the most ambitious investment at Polish ports - the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. 

BTJ 5/17 - Pivoting for growth. Digitalisation of the global maritime shipping industry

In 2015, world seaborne trade surpassed 10 billion tonnes for the first time in history, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 

BTJ 5-17 - Ready for another big change? How the 0.5% global sulphur cap will change the refining and bunker markets

After much deliberation and consultancy work, the International Maritime Organization has finally decided that the global cap on the sulphur level in ship fuel will be set at 0.5%. 

BTJ 5-17 - Passengers and guns only. Baltic and European shipyards' performance in 2016

The shipbuilding figures for 2016 look good, maybe even better than many would initially expect.

BTJ 5/17 - A place worth investigating. Kaskinen - its port, stevedores, industries, and neighbours

The Port of Kaskinen on the Finnish West coast has been on the transport and logistics map for 300 years now, endowed with good natural conditions for serving sea trade. 

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Sisu - the word-truck

The meaning of the Finnish word reflecting strength, durability, and determination (read: having the guts) is how the truck manufacturer got its name.

Railway origins: Estonia

After we described the beginnings of railways in Denmark in the previous issue of our journal...

A tribute to SAR

The City of Grenaa on the Danish coast has been housing a unique statue since 1949.

The Illy House

Some like buying their coffee in bulk.

Flying from a beach

If you think that beaches without modern gadgets like mobile phones or wi-fi are boring, you are so wrong.

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Intermodal Europe 2017

Intermodal Europe 2017

28-30 November 2017 • NL/Amsterdam

Third Annual Stakeholders' Conference

Third Annual Stakeholders' Conference

30 November 2017  BE/Brussels 

9th Annual Baltic Energy Summit

9th Annual Baltic Energy Summit

4-5 December 2017 • LT/Vilnius

Logistics CIO Forum EU

Logistics CIO Forum EU

6-7 March 2018  NL/Amsterdam

Breakbulk Europe 2018

Breakbulk Europe 2018

29-31 May 2018 • DE/Bremen

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