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U.S. agricultural exports running on empty containers

In the first five months of 2023, some 1,078,538 teu of empty containers passed through the nation’s top ten ports. That is about 7% of the country’s t...
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Posted on July 13, 2023

US imports to fall

Imports at major US container ports are expected to fall below last year’s levels for the remainder of 2022. Cargo volumes are above pre-pandemic leve...
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Posted on September 13, 2022

Congestion in Shanghai Port

Port congestion rebounded in the northern ports of China has increased again because of stricter lockdown measures. Many vessels are trying to find alterna...
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Posted on May 9, 2022

Containers take twice as long

New data shows that containers on both transpacific and Asia Europe tradelanes are taking about twice as long to reach their export destination compared wi...
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Posted on January 10, 2022

Container shortage eases in India

A slower rate of Chinese exports and increasing Indian imports have eased the shortage of containers for freight in India. Waiting time for containers has...
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Posted on December 20, 2021

LA Ports Blocked With Cargo Imports

Last week some 60 container cargo ships were standing idle at the entrance of the Los Angelese port complex last week. Congestion in the San Pedro Bay is e...
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Posted on September 26, 2021

Container Shipping shortage for USA

U.S. demand for imports of products made in China, including personal protective equipment for COVID-19, furniture and toys, increased considerably at the ...
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Posted on March 30, 2021

Premium for container loading

Because of severe shortages in the Asian container markets, carriers are only assuring availability when shippers pay a premium over the usual freight rate...
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Posted on February 9, 2021

Container shortage persists

A severe shortage of shipping containers in some countries and an oversupply in others has created bottlenecks all over the world. Pakistan has been hit pa...
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Posted on December 26, 2020

India starts grape exports early this season

Export of grapes from India has started early this year; approximately 300 containers left India early in December. The unit president of the Grape Grow...
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Posted on December 29, 2018

Containers can help environment

Ocean freight can cause environmental pollution, because millions of shipping containers coming from Asia litter North-American and European harbours. The...
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Posted on November 25, 2018

Citrus exports from Peru could increase by 15%

According to the general manager of the Association of Producers of Citrus of Peru, the country could export 192 thousand tons of citrus this year, i.e. 15...
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Posted on July 15, 2018

Record freight in 2017 at Rotterdam

Rotterdam port grew in 2017 helped by a significant gain in container throughput, the port authority said in a statement. Total cargo volume increased by 1...
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Posted on February 16, 2018

Abu Dhabi New Container Port

A shipping line and port operator based in China has held a ground breaking ceremony for the new Abu Dhabi Container Terminal at Khalifa Port. The ceremony...
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Posted on November 15, 2017

UK Deep Water Ports will weigh Freight Containers

More of the country’s deep water ports have revealed their plans for assisting shippers in the weighing of containers which will be a mandatory requireme...
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Posted on February 23, 2016

Container Weighing

The Port of Felixstowe will be offering a freight container weighing service for UK shippers in accordance with new international regulations from 1st July...
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Posted on February 16, 2016

New shipping container weighing regulations

The World Shipping council and other industry bodies have issued a new Frequently Asked Questions document to help with the new container weighing regulati...
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Posted on January 21, 2016

Container shipping prospects

A recent report suggests that container shipping will continue to suffer from over-capacity and financial difficulties. The forecast for container shipping...
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Posted on November 11, 2015

Logistics Park Progress

Phase 1 of the Masterplan for the new Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park is completed. The Logistics Park will provide 1.4 million square feet of purpose bu...
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Posted on November 9, 2015

New Jobs at Container Freight Terminal

The London Container Terminal (LCT) situated at Tilbury which iscurrently the third largest such freight facility in the UK, has announced the creation of ...
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Posted on March 8, 2015

Biggest container ship – for now

Local shipping journalist at the port of Felixstowe said on Wednesday that the CSCL Globe will be the biggest ship in the world for only a short time. "...
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Posted on January 11, 2015

Spectators watch container ship

Hundreds of spectators arrived along the Suffolk coast to watch the world's largest container ship dock at Felixstowe's deep-water berths eight and nine, w...
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Posted on January 10, 2015

Largest Container Ship at Felixstowe

The world's largest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time at Felixstowe. The Hong Kong-registered CSCL Globe, measuring more than 400m...
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Posted on January 9, 2015

Record Container Shipments at Grangemouth

Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container port, last week handled a record breaking 4,200 containers, surpassing their previous record by over 20...
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Posted on December 10, 2014

Abu Dabi Export and Import Growth

Abu Dhabi Ports Co (ADPC) expects a surge in shipping traffic towards the end of this year, as work on major infrastructure projects in the capital gathers...
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Posted on September 25, 2014

Body Found in Shipping Container on Freight Ship

A police investigation is under way after 34 people thought to be from the Indian sub-continent were found early on August 17 in an import shipping contain...
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Posted on August 25, 2014

Confronting the Menace of Falling Freight Containers

Chigozie Chikere, a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Nigeria, wants the federal government to urgently consider the dan...
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Posted on June 19, 2014

Revolution in Shipping Containers?

Carbon fibre composites could transform the shipping container, by making it lighter and more easily scanned.  The steel container currently used is cheap...
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Posted on May 9, 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

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

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

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

Felixstowe to charge container hauliers

From next month the port of Felixastowe will make a mandatory charge to all hauliers wishing to collect and/or deliver shipping containers at the Port of F...
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Posted on February 28, 2014

Foldable Shipping Container Tests

The shipping industry may be set to undergo a revolution if a new folding shipping container proves its worth. The containers were tested out at the end...
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Posted on February 27, 2014

More freight for HS 1

Additional freight services on High Speed 1 were introduced from January 13, carrying automotive components and refrigerated freight containers of perishab...
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Posted on February 8, 2014

Second Freight station at container transshipment terminal India

A second container freight station (CFS) near the international container transshipment terminal at Vallarpadam is nearing completion. The CFS will have a...
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Posted on January 24, 2014

Shenzhen luring container shipping from Hong Kong

Port authorities in Shenzhen are working aggressively to persuade foreign carriers to omit Hong Kong as a transit hub and do business directly with them. ...
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Posted on January 20, 2014

Increased Freight Rates for container shipping lines

Container shipping lines hope for a better year as freight rates are increasing. They are expecting overcapacity to ease during the year. Surplus supp...
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Posted on January 19, 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

Container Lines Investigation

Several container line shipping companies are being investigated by the European Commission to investigate whether they have breached anti-trust rules. The...
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Posted on December 10, 2013

Lisbon Container Port Strikes

Strikes at Lisbon ports have been underway since 6 November, and will continue for four hours every day until 27 November.  There will also be strikes at ...
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Posted on November 16, 2013

Enlarged port welcomes bigger ships

After its enlargement last year, the container port of Mombasa welcomed a new customer in the shape of one of the larges container carriers in the world. ...
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Posted on November 14, 2013

First containers arrive at Gateway

The first regular container service arrived at London Gateway, the UK's newest deep water container port, on Wednesday 6 November.  There is a rail freigh...
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Posted on November 13, 2013

Shipping Intermediaries beware forgeries

A Belgian ship agent has been held liable for releasing six containers of castor oil against a forged bill of lading. The shipper claimed that it had not b...
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Posted on November 6, 2013

Containers for Commonwealth Games

Shipping containers are being used to pack and store equipment purchased from the London Olympics, for use in Glasgow in 2014. The containers are being sec...
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Posted on October 30, 2013

Deep Water Container Terminal at Liverpool

The port of Liverpool will be able to welcome the world's largest freight shipping when its new container terminal is completed.  Over the years Liverpool...
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Posted on October 19, 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

Shippers support container weighing

The Global Shippers' Forum is lobbying governments to improve maritime safety by ensuring that container weights are checked.  There was a setback to the ...
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Posted on September 20, 2013

Tenerife Container Terminal

A new container terminal in Tenerife is intended to handle freight movements between Africa, Europe and North America.A spokesman for the port said that Sa...
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Posted on September 14, 2013
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