Freight News

EU bans fish imports from Belize, Cambodia, and Guinea

At €10 million annually, the value of these countries exports to the EU is relatively low, but NGOs say it sends a strong signal to other larger fishing ...
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Posted on March 31, 2014

‘Red-Med’ Freight Rail Alternative to Suez Canal

The economic alliance between Israel and China is progressing with a $2 billion, 300 kilometer freight rail link connecting Eilat, on the Red Sea, with Ash...
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Posted on March 30, 2014

Freight industry bosses demand clarity on Glasgow 2014 preparations

The freight industry has asked Commonwealth Games organisers what plans they have to minimise disruption to deliveries during the sporting event. The Fr...
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Posted on March 29, 2014

Budget 2014: UK firms get tax relief and export boost

Help for firms to encourage investment and exports were among the measures for business announced by the chancellor. The government wants UK exports to ...
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Posted on March 28, 2014

Non EU Food Exports increasing

The Food and Drink Federation reports that non-EU markets saw 11.5% growth in 2013, with exports to China soaring by 82%. Pork sales rose 92% and salmon sa...
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Posted on March 27, 2014

Red Meat and Cheese exports to EU grow

There is great demand for red meat from the West country from abroad. Exports to Italy and France are particularly encouraging. West country lamb and bee...
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Posted on March 26, 2014

Devon farmers help lead rise in food and drink exports

Farmers and food producers in the West Country are helping to lead a revival in UK exports, boosting the economic recovery. After a disappointing 2012, ...
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Posted on March 25, 2014

Seafood exports from Norway show continued growth

Seafood exports worth NOK 5.4 billion (USD 903 million) from Norway in February, represented an increase of NOK 1.2 billion (USD 200.7 million) or 29 per c...
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Posted on March 23, 2014

China Blocks Imports of American apples

The Washington Apple Commission has suffered a setback in its attempts to persuade China to import their apples. In December, Chinese officials appeared re...
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Posted on March 22, 2014

Tea exports rise marginally in 2013 – Economic Times

Tea exports from India during 2013 increased by only two per cent at 212 million kilograms as compared to 208 million kilograms in 2012, according to data ...
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Posted on March 21, 2014

Norway expects a 5% to 10% increase in salmon exports to Malaysia

Norway expects to increase the volume of its salmon exports to Malaysia this year by 5% to 10% from 1,900 tonnes in the previous year. Norwegian Seafood...
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Posted on March 20, 2014

East-West Freight Rates Remain Low after Chinese New Year

After three consecutive months of price rises, freight rates on the East-West trades declined in February, according to Drewry’s online Container Freight...
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Posted on March 18, 2014

Women’ Freight and Logistics Awards

The annual Women in Logistics Awards, now in their third year, will again be paired with a Charity Ball. The money raised will be donated to the transport ...
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Posted on March 16, 2014

German exports, imports surge at fastest pace for 2 years

German exports and imports increased in January at the fastest pace in nearly two years, data showed on Tuesday. Data from the Federal Statistics Office...
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Posted on March 15, 2014

Live animal exports return to Ramsgate

Last week dozens of demonstrators gathered at the Port of Ramsgate to protest about the resumption of live animal exports. Campaigners gathered at the port...
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Posted on March 14, 2014

Shipping Line Fined Again

A South American shipping lines has had to reach another costly agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) a week after paying a substantial fine...
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Posted on March 13, 2014

Freight Lost as Shipping Containers Go Overboard

Last month's extreme weather conditions caused a major incident for freight in transit in the Bay of Biscay. A 8,160 TEU container vessel lost a significa...
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Posted on March 12, 2014

Exports from Estonia decrease by 20%

According to official statistics, exports from Estonia in January reduced by 20% compared with the previous year. The substantial decrease was partially in...
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Posted on March 11, 2014

Norway wood exports to EU increase

Norway's exports to the EU countries are performing very well. The volume of softwood logs shipped by Norway to European Union member countries, from Janu...
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Posted on March 9, 2014

Imports meet China’s food needs

China is importing more and more food to meet its domestic needs, which is causing anxiety at home and abroad after years of near domestic self-sufficiency...
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Posted on March 7, 2014

German exports drive growth in Q4

Exports helped drive the German economy to 0.4 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, while domestic demand dropped. The statistics help to substan...
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Posted on March 6, 2014

Shipping Container washed ashore

A shipping container holding 14 tonnes of cigarettes was discovered washed up at Seaton on the East Devon coast on Sunday 23 February. The 40ft-long freigh...
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Posted on March 5, 2014

Shipping Industry Awaits Increased Freight capacity as Panama Canal work re-starts

Work resumed on the much awaited Panama Canal expansion at the end of last month. The recent stoppages were caused by a dispute over cost overruns. Major l...
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Posted on March 4, 2014

Asia Air Freight Struggles

Air cargo traffic slowly rose through 2013 overall, particularly in the final quarter, but Asian airlines are struggling with air freight. Air freight mark...
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Posted on March 2, 2014

Shipping Container Stuffed with drugs

Early in February, an estimated $180 million worth of crystal methamphetamine was discovered in a shipping container in Sydney. The drugs were found in kay...
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Posted on March 1, 2014
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