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Cargo ship fire: Tugs tow burning ship in North Sea to new location

A cargo ship carrying thousands of cars which has been burning on the North Sea for nearly a week was towed on Monday to a new location further from the Du...
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Posted on August 2, 2023

Japan plans replacement freight routes

Disruption to the international freight system is easing, but the transport ministry of Japan maintains it is "important to secure complementary replacemen...
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Posted on January 13, 2023

First eco-ship will be sailing by mid-August

A Dutch zero-carbon sailing ship will operate from mid-August carrying passengers and freight on routes across the North Sea, Channel and Bay of Biscay. ...
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Posted on May 17, 2022

USA shipping ports congested

U.S. exporters are struggling to export food as the global shipping system strains under unprecedented pandemic demand. There is a confluence of disrupt...
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Posted on March 4, 2021

Cargo increases in Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

The increase in cargo during last several months of 2020 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has continued into the new year. The spike in imports h...
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Posted on February 14, 2021

Logistics delays at ports

Logistics UK, the trade association which represents supply chain firms, said there had recently been a huge increase in the volume of cargo entering...
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Posted on November 21, 2020

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 ...
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Posted on February 17, 2018

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 redu...
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Posted on March 19, 2017

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 ...
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Posted on March 18, 2015

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...
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Posted on November 23, 2014

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 airfrei...
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Posted on October 27, 2014

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 t...
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Posted on May 3, 2014

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 ...
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Posted on February 18, 2014

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 pre...
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Posted on January 21, 2014

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 wee...
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Posted on January 17, 2014

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 pe...
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Posted on December 21, 2013

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 ne...
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Posted on December 20, 2013

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. ...
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Posted on November 17, 2013

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 cur...
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Posted on October 16, 2013

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 Manufa...
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Posted on October 1, 2013

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 ...
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Posted on September 30, 2013

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 fl...
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Posted on September 22, 2013

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 w...
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Posted on September 19, 2013

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...
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Posted on September 12, 2013

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 Au...
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Posted on September 3, 2013

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, incl...
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Posted on August 27, 2013

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 ...
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Posted on July 30, 2013

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 ...
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Posted on July 19, 2013

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 r...
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Posted on July 7, 2013

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 travel...
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Posted on May 29, 2013

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 car...
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Posted on April 28, 2013

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 w...
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Posted on April 14, 2013

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 ...
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Posted on April 12, 2013

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 ...
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Posted on January 31, 2013

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 th...
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Posted on December 21, 2012

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 Tuesd...
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Posted on December 7, 2012

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...
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Posted on October 5, 2012

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 mon...
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Posted on September 26, 2012

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 tu...
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Posted on June 19, 2012

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...
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Posted on June 2, 2012

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 ...
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Posted on May 16, 2012

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 ...
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Posted on March 14, 2012

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 p...
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Posted on February 11, 2012

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 tra...
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Posted on February 5, 2012

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 logis...
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Posted on December 15, 2011

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 o...
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Posted on December 2, 2011

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...
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Posted on November 12, 2011

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 ...
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Posted on November 10, 2011

‘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...
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Posted on September 21, 2011

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 sp...
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Posted on September 11, 2011
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