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RW Freight provided an excellent service. There were no queries with the shipment from Sweden. Everything was very well handled.

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I am very pleased with the service I received from RW Freight Services when they dealt with my export to Norway. Their staff were always happy to help me with any queries I had and the whole shipment ran very smoothly.

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Rate RW Freight good for my imports from Sweden.

Swedish Import Freight
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Container volumes weaken

A recently published report on North Europe produced by Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics shows that volumes of container shipping declined in April compared with March.  The report tracks volumes through Le Havre, Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremen and Hamburg, which are estimated to have decreased by 2.1%.

Consumer confidence is falling due to austerity measures and economic uncertainty, which reduces the volume of imports.  Demand is expected to remain weak this year, although not negative – import growth is predicted to reduce to 8.5% this year, a decrease from 12.6% in 2010, but exports are expected to grow at 10.9%, almost the same as 2010.

Against this trend, volumes through the Baltic ports of Russia and Poland are growing dramatically, returning them to the levels of the pre-recession boom.  According to local commentators, the Russian import boom will continue as long as oil prices remain high.