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Very good service provided by RW Freight on all my Imports from Europe.

European Import Freight
78565

My groupage import from Torpsbruk, Sweden was delivered to me on Wednesday morning bright and early by a very helpful and polite driver. Thankyou for assisting me with this timed sensitive import and keeping me informed at all stages.

Freight Importer from Torpsbruk Sweden
68169

Excellent service for our Swedish exports

Sweden Groupage Exporter
72250

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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.