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Exports to Norway are reliable and RW Freight staff communicate constantly with us.

Norway Groupage Exporter
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R W Freight Services dealt with my export shipment to Norway. The service I recieved was very good and the booking process was very easy and straight forward. I will be using RW Freight again in the near future.

Norway freight Exporter
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RW Freight provide an excellent service with our exports to Sweden. Always receive a phone call/email confirmation, confirming the order and when they will collect. Information given is very reliable and we are always kept up to date.

Sweden Export Freight
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Port of Sunderland cargo imports grow

Last year record levels of cargo were handled at the municipally-owned Port of Sunderland last year; the port, which was 300 years old in 2017, recorded a 13% rise in freight tonnage passing through its docks when compared to 2016. ...Read More

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Freight ship tries rotor sails

Shipping companies have been working on innovative solutions to shipping's carbon footprint. Operating cargo ships at lower speed can dramatically reduce emissions, and there have been trials of interesting add-ons like kite-powered ships—although. Now a major shipping company is installing ...Read More

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PKP Cargo makes cooperation deal with Croatian freight carrier

The largest rail freight carrier in Poland, PKP Cargo, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with HZ Cargo, the rail freight company of Croatia, to open up opportunities in central and southern Europe. The partnership with Croatia’s national rail freight ...Read More

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Freight association wants action on air cargo

The Tunbridge Wells based Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on Sir Howard Davies to ensure that air cargo flights are well catered for when he releases his report into expanding the UK’s aviation capacity. The Airports Commission – led ...Read More

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Freight Companies aid West Africa

Freight and logistics companies are playing their part in shipping vital supplies to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak. One company has airfreighted more than 70 tonnes of urgent supplies to Monrovia, Liberia to help combat the spread ...Read More

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Rail Freight welcomes Fall in Channel Tunnel Rates

Eurotunnel has announced that it is committed to reduce the current level of freight train track access charges by up to 50%. This was welcomed by all in the logistics community with interests in rail cargo. The Channel Tunnel Regulator ...Read More

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New Logistics hub for Dover

A new logistics hub at the Port of Dover’s Western Docks could create more than 600 jobs, and could also safeguard 140 posts through the construction of a new cargo terminal. The project is designed to ensure that the Port ...Read More

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Air freight growth for Middle East carriers

IATA statistics show that Middle Eastern carriers reported the largest increase in air cargo growth in November 2013, compared to the same month in the previous year. Middle Eastern carriers reported a 16.5 per cent jump in air freight, measured ...Read More

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New Container Shipping Service to Fiji

The first ever direct ocean Less than Container Load shipping service between northern Europe and Fiji has been announced.The new service, operating on weekly sailings from Rotterdam to Suva, will slash transit times from 55-60 days to just 36, while ...Read More

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Freight earnings in India increase by 8 per cent

Railways in India have earned Rs 59,069.73 crore from freight traffic during April-November 2013, compared with Rs 53,923.37 cr during the corresponding period last year. This represents a 7.9% in rail freight traffic. The national rail company carried 677.58 million ...Read More

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Slower freight growth for air cargo

A forecast from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2013-2017 shows that international freight volumes are expected to grow 17% over the next five years. This outlook incorporates a conservative estimate of the recovery in global economic activity. 'More than ...Read More

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Air Freight Traffic stabilising

Air cargo volumes have stabilised in September, following recent months of slow but steady growth.  Overall air freight volumes are at  a 25 month high.  Asia Pacific traffic experienced a 3.1% reduction in cargo activity, whereas Middle Eastern freight carriers ...Read More

Le Havre Container Development

A new deep water container terminal, sufficiently deep to accommodate the biggest ships in service today, has begun its final phase of development. The current 10 berths are operated by three different shipping lines, and the port has issued a ...Read More

Alberta Airport consults freight industry

When Alberta airport wanted to find out what exporting challenges the city face, it asked the International Freight forwarders Association, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters.  There was also a series of focus groups ...Read More

Edmonton Expanding for Cargo

Edmonton Airport in Alberta, Canada is investing in a Cargo Village to act as a catalyst for the economic prosperity of the region.  The Village included place for Customs, freight forwarders, air carriers, logistics and warehousing, and already has some ...Read More

New Cargo Flights to Mid East and Africa

The freight business of British Airways and Iberia will be increasing flights from Heathrow to the Middle East and Africa from early 2014.  These cargo flights are aimed particularly at perishable freight, such as fresh fruit and vegetables. Increased flights ...Read More

Illegal Freight on fire

Last week the crew of a cargo ship carrying 20 tonnes of cannabis set fire to the vessel. The ship was seen by a French Customs aircraft in international waters near Algeria.  This is the third cargo ship carrying a ...Read More

Hong Kong container trade struggles

The first six months of the year were challenging for Hong Kong, with container traffic down over 10% over the corresponding period of 2012.  Hong Kong is seeing a structural change in the types of cargo shipped; less transhipment cargo ...Read More

Air Cargo Flight Danger

The rate of fatal air cargo accidents is apparently eight times higher than for passenger flights.  The data, from a new study by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, is based on the number of flights flown, but the rate is ...Read More

Northeast Passage Freight to arrive next month

The first freight ship to use the North East passage north of Russia is expected to arrive in Rotterdam in September.  The ship carrying mixed cargo, including heavy equipment and steel is marking a new era in shipping goods from ...Read More

New Cargo Terminal at Grimsby

A new cargo terminal at Grimsby has received its first ship.  The terminal is designed for auto freight, and has capacity to admit vessels carrying up to 3 000 vehicles. Before this, specialist car-carrying ships had to use the Alexandra ...Read More

New Cargo Air Hub

A new cargo centre facility at Berlin Brandenburg Airport will start working on 1 August.  The new airport serving the German capital for both passengers and freight, should have opened early in 2012, but has been affected by delays and ...Read More

Cargo Theft Decreasing

Cargo thefts in the USA are declining in volume, but the value of the average loss is higher.  It is unclear whether the drop in freight theft levels is real, or simply caused by a reporting delay.  Food and drink ...Read More

Bridge Collapse Threatens Canada Freight

Last week a bridge collapsed on the main highway connecting Seattle in the USA with Western Canada.  Freight Cargo to a value of 20 million dollars travels to and from Canada and along the north-sout corridor each year. Temporary spans ...Read More

Freight on Water

Moving freight on coastal and feeder shipping services has created an 'M6 of the North Sea', offering a more environmental friendly way of transporting cargo between Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Immingham, Teesport, South Shields and Grangemouth. The service can be used by ...Read More

New Cargo Flight to Tokyo

A new daily non-stop flight from Dubai to Tokyo will start on 3 June.  Haneda Airport in Tokyo is the second biggest airport in Asia, and the new flight will mean that total freight capacity for Dubai to Tokyo will ...Read More

Freight Association welcomes electronic bill

The British International Freight Association has welcomed the approval by IATA and FIATA of the standard for the multilateral electronic air waybill. The new bill will make numbers bilateral agreements between airlines and freight forwarders unnecessary. If airlines and freight ...Read More

Container Freight Boost in Korea

Throughput of freight containers in 2012  rose 4.1% compared with the previous year at South Korean ports.  Most of the increase was due to transhipment cargo, but export and import traffic were 1.9% higher. Busan, the largest port, reported a ...Read More

Record volumes for Saudi air freight

Saudi Airlines cargo division has had a very successful year, recording increased volumes of freight for both October and November . The main reason for this was the increase in exports from Europe, East Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Cargo moving again in LA

Freight is moving again through the largest port complex in the USA, after mediators from Washington DC helped the strikers to reach an agreement one Tuesday night.  Workers at Pier 400 in LA went on strike last week, in protest ...Read More

New Container Freight Terminal in Damman

Damman, the nearest port to Ryadh in Saudi Arabia, is under heavy pressure with a backlog of freight shipping containers causing congestion and delays.  A second container terminal is being developed, but meanwhile shipping lines and freight forwarders have stopped ...Read More

Idle Freight Trains in India

In New Delhi, about 300 freight trains are lying idle because they have no cargo to carry, in spite of 20% growth in freight earnings in the first five months of the fiscal year. July to September is usually the ...Read More

Rockfall delays Gotthard Freight

After a rockfall near the Gotthard tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland on 5 June, passenger and freight trains have been delayed and re-routed.  The tunnel is expected to be closed for a month. So far ten cargo trains are ...Read More

Rotterdam Heavy Freight Development

The Port of Rotterdam is to renovate part of the site to make a new heavy lift centre for the storage and handling of oversized freight. Most of this cargo comes from the energy and offshore industry sector, and project ...Read More

New Air Freight Service for China

An air cargo carrier has just launched a new twice-weekly scheduled service to Chongqing, China. The flight from Luxembourg via Doha and Sharjah, lands at Chongqing’s Jianbai International Airport. The return route is via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Baku.  The second ...Read More

Cargo ship collision

A ship carrying freight from Merseyside to Belfast was in collision with a ferry last week.An investigation into the incident, which happened about a mile and a half from shore between Carrickfergus and Helen’s Bay, was instituted immediately. There were ...Read More

South Korea ports expanding

Transhipment cargo through South Korean ports recorded double-digit growth for the 11th consecutive month since March 2011.  This is freight which would previously have shipped through northern Chinese ports. Transhipment cargo handled by the port surged 23% to 671,000teu, with ...Read More

Belfast Increases Freight Volumes

The Port of Belfast was pleased to report an increase in freight volumes in 2011 over the previous year.  Bulk cargo, especially steel and steel coil traffic doubled in 2011, compared with 2010. This reflected improved activity in Northern Ireland’s engineering ...Read More

US freight blockaded

Ports on the West Coast of the USA came to a halt earlier in the week as Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked freight trucks at ports.  Freight and logistics terminals in Oakland, California, Portland, Oregon and Longview Washington had operations ...Read More

Tumbling freight rates continue

Container freight rates are continuing to fall while shipping lines have excess capacity and compete with each other for reducing volumes of cargo. Rates on the Asia to Europe and Asia to west coast Europe are falling according to the ...Read More

Increased Freight through Rotterdam

The volume of freight through the Port of Rotterdam increased during the first nine months of 2011 by 1.7% to 327 million tons. Now that the world economy is cooling down,exports are stalling. Growth is expected to decrease in the fourth ...Read More

High Capacity Inland freight barge

This week sees the first trips by the largest ever barge/tug combination which can carry inland shipping.  The inland terminals of Oss and Venlo in the Netherlands will be using the combination to carry freight to Rotterdam port.  The barge will ...Read More

‘On time’ shipping

One of the world's major shipping lines has announced a new service from Asia to Europe which will 'guarantee' a sailing every day at the same time, with a guaranteed arrival time.   From next month, the service will operate ...Read More

Freight airships the future?

A new kind of airship under development is designed to carry hundreds of tonnes of freight at one time. The technology is being developed by the NASA space agency, which is hoping that the airships will be able to replace ...Read More

USA freight thefts

Criminals in the USA are stealing the identities of legitimate business to help them steal cargo, according to a crime analytics unit.  They can also set up false businesses which appear to be genuine so they can access freight companies' ...Read More

Korean freighter crash

Last month an Asiana Airlines cargo aircraft crashed into the sea off the southern coast of South Korea.  The aeroplane had reported a fire in its cargo compartments, and both pilots died.  It was carrying 58 tonnes of freight, mainly ...Read More

China drought affects shipping

Although rain is now giving relief from China's six month drought, navigation for cargo shipping is still restricted on the Yangtze river - the longest river in Asia - as conditions vary from drought to flood. The drought suspended cargo ...Read More