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Ocean rates drop as Asia-Europe box peak season ends

Added 13/12/2018

Container lines hoping for a spike in Asia-Europe westbound freight rates as shippers stock up inventory ahead of the holiday season seem certain to be disappointed. And, with spot rates failing to show any sign upward momentum this month, some analysts expect bearish MORE>

Dover dismisses Brexit ‘no deal’ alternative port idea

Added 01/10/2018

Study indicates the cost of trying to divert traffic to other UK ports would be MORE>

US announces 25% tariff on set of Chinese goods

Added 25/06/2018

The US has imposed a 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and warned that MORE>

US announces 25% tariff on set of Chinese goods

Added 25/06/2018

The US has imposed a 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and warned that MORE>

British ports welcome Brexit ‘Customs Backstop’

Added 08/06/2018

BPA says proposed arrangements from UK government ‘will give ports and MORE>

Grimaldi confirms order for six hybrid ro-ro vessels

Added 08/05/2018

Italian shipowner Grimaldi doubles efficiency with environmentally-friendly vessels after confirming an order for six new ferries designed to reduce emissions in port and fuel consumption Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement with Chinese shipyard Jinling MORE>

Trade wars: Stepping back from the brink

Added 03/04/2018

Analysts believe China and the US can still pull back from a full-blown economic conflict that could leave supply chains MORE>

Stock markets tumble as Trump threatens new Chinese tariffs

Added 23/03/2018

China says it does not want a trade war, but is not afraid of one Stock markets in Asia have fallen today after US President Donald Trump unveiled plans for tariffs on up to US$60 billion of Chinese products, with concerns these could trigger a trade MORE>

UK chancellor's spring statement 'good news for logistics operators' - FTA

Added 16/03/2018

But trade body looks forward to hearing government's plans for future spending to ensure efficient and MORE>

FTA welcomes latest UK approach to Brexit

Added 02/11/2017

Clear request for transition period within EU single market and customs union indicates the message from the logistics sector is ‘finally being heard’ As the latest round of Brexit negotiations enter their second MORE>

Monsoon floods hit port operations in Mumbai

Added 01/09/2017

Operations are expected to be suspended until further notice Monsoon rains are wreaking havoc on the Indian city of Mumbai, flooding vast areas of the city and halting port operations.MORE>

UK moves towards three-year Brexit transition

Added 17/08/2017

Chancellor claims broad support in government for a period of several years in which British-EU trading relations will remain much as they are UK government ministers this week signaled that the UK is now willing to accept the need for a prolonged Brexit MORE>

UK frictionless trade with EU ‘not possible’ after Brexit

Added 10/07/2017

Chief negotiator says EU’s refusal to grant ‘single market’ access piecemeal may not have been fully understood in London The UK’s insistence on leaving the European Union’s single market and customs union will make frictionless MORE>

UK and EU firms prepare to sever supply chain ties

Added 18/05/2017

Nearly half of European businesses expect to reduce their use of UK suppliers post-Brexit, while 32% of UK companies that use EU suppliers are looking for UK replacements MORE>

Shell Reseller Champion Awards Dinner

Added 18/05/2017

The Shell Reseller Champion Awards Dinner was held on Thursday 11thMORE>

Europe-Asia exporters facing ocean space crunch and backlogs

Added 31/03/2017

Shippers, forwarders, lines and analysts report tight capacity on eastbound container services, leading to booking restrictions and rising prices European exporters needing to ship export containers from Europe to Asia and MORE>

Fears of Calais migrant truck disruptions return

Added 02/03/2017

Drivers report several recent incidents of would-be stowaways trying to gain entry to trailers near French Channel port, but port downplays threat Migrant activity in and around Calais could be on the rise again on the MORE>

Air freight shows signs of improvement

Added 19/12/2016

September sees global tonnage growth of more than 5%, year over year, for the first time in two years, reports WorldACD After a torrid few months, international air freight has begun to show signs of improvement, with September seeing global volume growth of MORE>

Japan’s top lines to merge container businesses

Added 07/11/2016

Joint venture between NYK, MOL, and ‘K’ Line will create world’s sixth-largest box ship operator with 110 ships and around 7% of global capacity Japan’s three major shipping conglomerates have agreed MORE>

French president lays foundation stone for major Calais extension

Added 26/09/2016

France’s president François Hollande will today lay the foundation stone for a major extension to the Port of Calais earmarked for completion in 2021. The project MORE>

Fallout begins from Hanjin bankruptcy

Added 01/09/2016

Cargo customers of Hanjin Shipping have begun dealing with the widespread fallout from the carrier’s collapse yesterday in what MORE>

Giant Dover lorry park to go ahead

Added 21/07/2016

The government said today that a new 3,600-lorry parking area near Dover will go ahead after all, despite widespread controversy over the plan. The announcement comes only weeks after the House of Commons Transport Committee said more should be done to demonstrate MORE>

SOLAS container mass verification requirements

Added 20/06/2016

The declaration of the accurate gross mass of a packed container is critical to maritime safety, writes the International Maritime Organization, as it publishes its new FAQ document What are the new rules? On 1 July 2016, new requirements MORE>

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