With over 14 million people, Karachi is Pakistan s largest city.
Its crowded suburbs and slums have sprawled away from the port, but the city s main roads still radiate out from where ships arriving from the Arabian sea unload their cargoes.
At the southern end of the harbor, two spits of land curl together to enclose a protected inlet. The western spit of land holds the naval yards and the main container port; on the eastern, larger spit, there are the oil terminals and the dense settlements of Shireen Jinnah Colony and Kiamari.
From the air, both sides manifest a peculiar geometry of tightly serried rectangles with thousands of shipping containers and hundreds of parked oil tankers, many of which will eventually make the long overland journey to Afghanistan.
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Gold Vanishes in Air Cargo Heist Whilst Technology Aids Enforcement
With another massive air cargo crime this week comes good news for road haulage freight truck operators as Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate Inc (Help), a not-for-profit public-private partnership dedicated to advancing the safety and efficiency of the transportation industry, has announced that it is to bolster its support of stolen cargo recovery efforts by delivering CargoNet theft alerts through the Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) system, PrePass.
Firstly the story of a scheduled American Airlines flight from Guayaquil, Equador into Miami, Florida. The plane was disembarked in the early hours on Tuesday and five cargo handlers unloaded the freight carried aboard. Amongst the items was a single box containing $625,000 worth of gold. Closed circuit TV has the freight moved to the far side of the aircraft and shortly after shows a cargo tug passing the area, stopping and proceeding out of shot. The tug was found later several gates away and sworn statements from the staff on the tarmac state none know who was driving and, with the gold still missing, the FBI is appealing for information. Read more here1.
BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department reports that a man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck last night. The crash occurred on M-20 just west of Sherman Road just after 10 pm, according to police. A vehicle was stopped with its hazards on and called 911 due to finding a deer lying dead in the road. Another vehicle, driven by Jaremy Stiles, age 37 from Big Rapids, stopped behind the first vehicle to see if that driver needed assistance. Stiles had shut off his vehicle lights when he went to check on the first driver. While Stiles was returning to his car, a pickup truck approached, saw the deer but not the cars, and swerved to the right to avoid hitting the deer. When the driver of the pickup truck spotted Stiles, he swerved further to his right and went into a ditch. Stiles, police say, also went into the ditch in what they believe was an attempt to avoid being hit by the pickup truck. Instead, he ran right into the path of the pickup truck and was struck and killed. Stiles was pronounced dead at the scene.
BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department reports that a man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck last night.
The crash occurred on M-20 just west of Sherman Road just after 10 pm, according to police.
A vehicle was stopped with its hazards on and called 911 due to finding a deer lying dead in the road.
Another vehicle, driven by Jaremy Stiles, age 37 from Big Rapids, stopped behind the first vehicle to see if that driver needed assistance.
Stiles had shut off his vehicle lights when he went to check on the first driver.
While Stiles was returning to his car, a pickup truck approached, saw the deer but not the cars, and swerved to the right to avoid hitting the deer.
When the driver of the pickup truck spotted Stiles, he swerved further to his right and went into a ditch. Stiles, police say, also went into the ditch in what they believe was an attempt to avoid being hit by the pickup truck.
Instead, he ran right into the path of the pickup truck and was struck and killed.
Stiles was pronounced dead at the scene.
This week sees the UK s Export Week ; a government launched series of events around the UK to promote exporting to small businesses.
The aim of Export Week is to increase the number of small businesses that currently export. The national target set by the government is for 100,000 more businesses exporting over the next 5 years.
This would increase the number of UK manufacturers that export from 20% to 25%, and add to the UK economy an estimated 36 billion.
UK businesses can see an increase in up to 34% of productivity when they start exporting, so if you have the opportunity to export it s a no-brainer!
Small businesses might be daunted by the prospect of exporting from the UK, however, it is becoming increasingly more evident that smaller businesses can also win international business.
Of course, larger firms may already have trained staff in exporting their goods, and may even have dedicated staff for this purpose.
Smaller firms need not fear; this is where a freight forwarder can step in. By appointing a freight forwarder to handle their export shipment, the whole process can be taken care of. By appointing an experienced freight forwarder (such as Mercator Cargo) the weight can be lifted off your shoulders and you can be safe in the knowledge that your cargo is in expert hands.
Mercator Cargo is an independent freight forwarder who prides itself on offering a personal service. With a team of experienced freight forwarders at hand, we can offer a hand holding service if needs be, and can offer advice at every step along the way.
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Uniserve has announced the award of an export air freight contract of over three million kilos to seven countries in the Middle East, on behalf of Debenhams to their franchise partners Alshaya.
As part of the agreement, Uniserve will also be responsible for all sea freight movements. This prestigious export contract was highly sort after by a number of other major carriers.
Debenhams franchise partner Alshaya manages some of the best known brands in the Middle East and North Africa and has been working with Debenhams for some time to help deliver the company s shopping experience in that region. Uniserve will be responsible for delivering all Debenhams products from fashion, through to homeware.
Steve Bowkis, Director of Import /Export said, We have now partnered with Uniserve on an inbound Airfreight basis for 3 years and their unfaltering focus on our business continues to deliver operational efficiencies and value adds with a surety that our product always moves. With our new Export opportunity we had no hesitation at assigning this important task to Uniserve through the confidence that they will bring those same excellent business traits to bear
Gary Cobbing GTM Director for Uniserve commented, We have been working closely with Debenhams in true partnership as an integral part of their international supply chain and multichannel retail operation. We believe there is no other company capable of providing the innovative solutions we have developed.
Uniserve has designed a Global inventory management system that provides end to end control and complete visibility of the whole supply chain.
Iain Liddell, Group Managing Director for Uniserve commented, I am delighted that Debenhams have awarded us this prestigious export contract, which further demonstrates the success of the true partnership approach that has helped to build and develop Debenhams international retail business.
We are prepared to invest in our customers as we have total confidence in our own ability and vision and we understand that as in any relationship, we will be judged on our contribution. We know we have to bring value to the table to justify our continued involvement.
Uniserve have already been successfully handling all Debenhams global air freight and some of their sea freight into the UK. The service standards that have been achieved have been an influential factor in winning this contract.
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Company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL)
Experience 0-2 Years
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL)
Job Role: Trainee
Graduate from recognized university with minimum
MUST be open to working in shifts including Night Shifts.
Strong Keyboard Skills (i.e., Typing speed of at least 25 w.p.m. with more than 90% accuracy).
Desirable Amount of Work Experience:-
0 1 yrs of experience in Shipping / Freight Forwarding / Export Related industry.
Other Required Competencies: -
Good Communication / Comprehension Skills (including spoken and written English).
Strong Analytical Aptitude.
Proficient in MS Word and MS Excel.
Import: Data Quality Check on Import Manifest / Arrival Notice, etc.
Export: Inputting the shipment details from Shipping Instructions for creating B/L.
Refer the various SOP / Reference Guides available in the dept.
In case of doubt, to check with his/her senior and get it clarified.
Update the excel database / DMS with his productivity.
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Trucker Buddy International recently selected Randolph Boswell, a driver for Southern Refrigerated Transport, or Texarkana, Ark., the Darrell Hicks Memorial Ambassador of the Year for 2013. The award was presented at the Red Eye Radio Party at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on March 21. Boswell and another driver have worked the Charlotte Diesel Super Show in Concord, N.C., in 2012 and MATS promoting Trucker Buddy for three years, as well as being an active Trucker Buddy for over seven years and an ambassador for almost five.
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Dec 20, 2006
“You know the difference between a fairy tale and a trucker tale? A fairy tale starts with: ‘once upon a time…’ and a trucker tale starts with: ‘You’re never going to believe this sh*t’…”. – Don Floyd
Name: Don Floyd
Job Title: Long Distance Truck Driver/ Owner Operator Trucking
Where: Don’s owner operator trucking job is based in Enid, OK
Truck Driver Salary: $66,000 = $0.60 per mile x 110,000 miles. See truckers cost per mile calculation below. (Owner operator trucking jobs typically pay more than just being a truck driver.)
Years of Experience: 31 years of truck driving experience, 10 years in owner operator trucking jobs
Truck Driver Salaries: Owner Operator Trucking Jobs
Job Description of a Truck Driver1: To drive a truck with capacity of more than three tons to transport materials to specified destinations. In owner operator trucking jobs, the driver is also responsible for finding and scheduling loads.
We all wonder what it would be like. We’ve bought the little pieces of the puzzle, but we’ve never put it all together. What is it like to be a long distance truck driver? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of owner operator trucking jobs? I own a Pabst Blue Ribbon trucker hat. I own a 64 ounce thermos that is waiting to be filled with truck stop “high octane” coffee. I’ve driven 600 miles in a single day. But, there is still so much to learn about long distance truck drivers.
Salary Stories recently interviewed truck driver Don Floyd about his many years on the road. Don explained the job description of a truck driver, the differences between owner operator trucking jobs and other truck driver jobs, truck driver salaries2, and just how much coffee it takes to keep a driver going. If you’ve ever dreamed of a life on the open road, keep reading!
How much are average truck driver salaries?
Long distance truck driver salaries start at about $15.00 per hour, while experienced truck driver salaries3 can be upwards of $21.00 per hour (this salary chart has national median salaries4). But most long-haul truck drivers don’t get paid by the hour, they get paid by the mile. There are a couple types of truck driver employment options. You can be a company driver or there are also owner operator trucking jobs5. Then there are even more options from there. With owner operator trucking jobs you can have a net-lease contract, where the company you’re driving for pays for all of your gas and oil and licensing and everything else associated with driving a truck thousands of miles… and then they pay you about $0.60 per mile. The net-lease contract is particularly nice because you no longer have to worry about the truckers cost per mile calculation, because they’re all paid by your employer.
How Many Hours Do Owner Operator Trucking Jobs require?
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The hours of a long distance truck driver are actually federally regulated. A truck driver can’t work more than 18 hours in a day, 10 hours of which can be driving. If you figure on averaging 65 miles per hour, you would be driving 650 miles every day. But, that’s if you were driving in your dreams. In the waking world, traffic exists. Lots of it. Traffic is the bane of a truck driver’s existence; so when you ask a trucker what their favorite state is, don’t be surprised when they say Texas. It’s big and its roads are empty.
What Else is There to Know about Owner Operator Trucking jobs? Is it really different from just being a long distance truck driver?
Doing either job requires a trucker to drink lots of coffee. A truck stop can go through 7 to 10 gallons of coffee in an 8 hour shift. If it’s in the morning, it can be even more.
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BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DAF Trucks (Nasdaq:PCAR) launched the new PACCAR MX-11 Euro 6 engine in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The MX-11 engine will be available in DAF’s Euro 6 CF and XF vehicles and is scheduled to begin European production in the fall of 2013. It is planned for the PACCAR MX-11 engine to be available in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in 2015. The new PACCAR MX-11 engine delivers excellent fuel efficiency and reliability, while contributing to a quiet, optimized driver environment, said Harrie Schippers, DAF president. The new PACCAR MX-11 engine delivers excellent fuel efficiency and reliability, while contributing to a quiet, optimized driver environment The PACCAR MX-11 engine is a 10.8-liter, six-cylinder, in-line engine with power outputs of 290 hp to 440 hp and a torque range up to 1,550 lb-ft. The MX-11 engine is a double overhead camshaft design and features a compact graphite iron (CGI) engine block and cylinder head for long-lasting durability. The PACCAR MX-11 engine incorporates a high pressure common rail fuel injection system, a turbo charger with variable geometry and innovative technologies to maximize efficiency, including encapsulated wiring harnesses and advanced engine management systems.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage is www.paccar.com2.
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