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Demand for Ocean Container Shipping hits all-time high

Global demand for ocean freight container shipping reached a new record in May, as freight rates and port congestion increased. A commentator said that ...
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Posted on July 15, 2024

Vietnamese shipping containers

Container leasing companies everywhere are buying international-standard containers produced in Vietnam, because of the global container shortage driving u...
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Posted on July 9, 2024

Climbing freight rates

Three of the world’s largest ocean carriers have improved their forecasts for the rest of the year, expecting a stronger financial performance than previ...
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Posted on July 1, 2024

China Europe Freight Train

The China-Europe freight takes about 12 days to reach Russia and about 16 days to reach Germany from Shenyang. This long-haul cargo train service has be...
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Posted on June 28, 2024

Long-haul cargo train becomes popular among exporters

Drivers of forklift trucks have recently busy loading boxes containing 400 televisions into a rail container at the assembly center of China-Europe freight...
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Posted on June 27, 2024

Vietnam Sea freight costs

The Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine) is aksing for measures to minimise impacts of skyrocketing sea freight costs on imports and exports. Vi...
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Posted on June 25, 2024

Spot freight rates on Asia-Europe

A leading container consultancy has warned shippers of the prospect of spot rates surpassing $20,000 per feu on the Asia-Europe tradelane. Rates have l...
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Posted on June 10, 2024

Rising freight rates may affect Thai exports

A group of shippers in Thailand is concerned rising freight rates coul impact exports in the second half of the year. The group plans to propose to the ...
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Posted on June 5, 2024

Freight shipping carbon emissions

Conflict in the Red Sea has caused a much higher increase in carbon emissions in ocean freight container shipping, according to recent data released by a N...
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Posted on April 22, 2024

Freight transport 2022 in EU

Road freight transport represented 24.9% of all freight transport performance in 2022 in the EU; it increased by 0.4 percentage points (pp) when compared t...
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Posted on April 17, 2024

Sea freight rates falling but shipping lines have concerns

Earlier in the year, disruption to international sea freight caused by the Red Sea crisis pushed container rates to their highest levels in almost a year a...
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Posted on March 28, 2024

Sri Lanka freight and shipping delays

Workers affiliated with the customs officers' union are on strike across Sri Lanka as from March 19. They are calling for the urgent resolution of issues r...
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Posted on March 22, 2024

China-Europe freight train service

A new freight train route which links Harbin, the capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, with Tilburg in the Netherlands, has been initiated. ...
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Posted on March 15, 2024

New London to Netherlands freight ferry service

A new freight ferry service will begin in March, connecting the ports of London (Tilbury 2) and Rotterdam (Europoort). According to information on the com...
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Posted on January 10, 2024

National freight shipping company new terminal

A freight shipping company plans to build a freight-transfer facility on land directly north of Northern Colorado Regional Airport USA. The city's plann...
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Posted on December 27, 2023

Poland, Ukraine: Polish freight drivers extend protest

Polish freight drivers have extended and intensified protests blocking Ukrainian freight vehicles from using several border crossings on the shared border ...
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Posted on December 1, 2023

Freight Ships run aground in storms in Mediterranean and Black Sea

AS heavy storms lashed the Med and Black Sea, Turkish authorities responded to a call for help from ta 3 666 dwt vessel, a Cameroon-registered cargo ship t...
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Posted on November 28, 2023

Airships for Large Cargo

A French logistics and freight forwarder has a new idea on how to move large cargo for shippers; they plan to fly it to and from the ship using airships no...
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Posted on November 21, 2023

New Freight Ferry Belfast-Birkenhead

A newly introduced freight-ferry for the Belfast-Birkenhead (Liverpool) route involved a ro-ro vessel making a maiden overnight crossing on the Irish Sea. ...
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Posted on November 13, 2023

British freight ship sinks

The Dutch authorities have given up the search for survivors after a collision between two freight ships in the North Sea. The accident happened early thi...
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Posted on October 24, 2023

China-Europe freight trains energize connectivity and commerce –

The China-Europe freight train network traverses remote frontiers along the Eurasian landmass. According to the Chinese media, shipping freight by ra...
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Posted on September 25, 2023

Ukrainian wheat freight rate drops

Lower freight rates from Danube shallow water ports means that Turkish buyers are more interested in Ukrainian imports. The price of Ukrainian feed whea...
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Posted on September 6, 2023

Ukraine, Norway agree on visa-free freight transport

Ukraine and Norway have signed an agreement on visa-free freight transport, which allows cargo carriers to travel between the two countries without permits...
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Posted on September 5, 2023

Rail freight in USA

The United States Environmental Protection Agency approved the development of freight trains in July of this year, saying that the form of transportation m...
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Posted on August 11, 2023

Ocean freight rates hit two-year low

Global long-term shipping rates sank to a two-year low in July, a fall of 9.5% since June, adding to a deep collapse that started last year. Freight rates ...
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Posted on August 1, 2023

Fire on board a car-carrying cargo ship

On Thursday a freight ship carrying cars close to a world-renowned bird habitat off the Dutch coast was stillburning, as firefighters and salvage crews wai...
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Posted on July 27, 2023

Post covid affect logistics and supply chain

Logistics and supply chain products for temperature-sensitive goods continue to experience challenging conditions post pandemic. The chilled sector has ...
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Posted on July 11, 2023

Improving service from shipping lines

Importers who had difficulties with restricted shipping capacity and soaring freight rates during the COVID-19 pandemic are finally seeing some relief on t...
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Posted on June 29, 2023

Direct freight service between UAE and Iraq

A provider of global supply chain solutions has launched the first direct freight service between the UAE and Iraq, according to the company's press releas...
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Posted on May 25, 2023

Freight capacity on Irish Sea boosted with hybrid vessels

One of Europe’s leading ferry operators and the Irish Sea’s leading operator, has announced that it is constructing two new freight vessels for its Bel...
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Posted on May 18, 2023

Container rate war

Container carriers are involved in a freight rate battle, according to one leading analyst, while other experts remain cautious about labelling today’s d...
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Posted on May 15, 2023

Shipping industry and green fuels

A report into sea freight decarbonisation shows that a third of shipping industry leaders have taken no action on switch to green fuels by 2050. Respond...
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Posted on May 1, 2023

Freight association strengthens senior team

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has appointed Denise Hill as member engagement director in order to enhance engagement with its member...
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Posted on April 21, 2023

231 housing modules delivered to Stockholm

A vessel arrived in Stockholm from East Asia on 5th April, carrying 231 housing modules. The housing modules were unloaded over the Easter weekend at Friha...
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Posted on April 13, 2023

China Imports: First chartered fruit ship of 2023 arrives in Shanghai

The year's first batch of nearly 5-thousand tons of kiwi fruits from New Zealand has arrived at Shanghai Nangang port. This marks the full recovery of ...
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Posted on April 11, 2023

Russia Exports diesel

In the last month, Russia has exported approximately 1.0 million tons of diesel to African countries. Some may be re-exported. A trader mentioned that som...
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Posted on April 3, 2023

Indian Exports take massive hit

Despite a fall in freight charges, exports across most sectors have fallen short of last years’ levels in the corresponding period. Exporters said fre...
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Posted on March 9, 2023

New cargo hub for China-Europe freight trains

A new cargo consolidation hub for China-Europe freight trains has been put into operation in Shenyang, the capital of Northeast China's Liaoning province. ...
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Posted on March 6, 2023

China says running freight train to Kathmandu

A Counsellor at the Department of Asian Affairs of Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday tweeted that the first South Asia-bound freight train from Chinese...
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Posted on February 27, 2023

‘Thriving’ Russian container sector – Splash247

Some container lines are benefitting from high freight container rates; many container lines pulled out of Russia at the beginning of the war, and those wh...
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Posted on February 24, 2023

Container traffic expected to decline in 2023

According to forecasts by a major sea freight carrier, the volume of global container traffic may decrease in 2023 by 2.5% compared with last year. It ...
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Posted on February 23, 2023

Container freight storage in USA

Complications are projected for February 2023 with freight being stored on wheeled containers in the USA. Significant volumes are being stored on wheele...
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Posted on February 15, 2023

Shipping containers ablaze at Iskenderun Port Turkey

Hundreds of shipping containers were on fire at Turkey's Iskenderun Port on Tuesday, which shut down operations and forced freight lines to divert vessels ...
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Posted on February 10, 2023

Saudi port welcomes new freight service

A new freight container service has begun to operate from the port in Dammam, which is the capital of Saudi's Eastern Province. The port should become ...
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Posted on February 1, 2023

Factory closures in China

According to shipping and freight industry leaders, shutdowns for the Chinese New Year and China’s Covid-19 outbreak are expected to cause renewed supply...
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Posted on January 26, 2023

Japan to test new freight routes

The Japanese government is planning to work with domestic companies to test new international supply routes, aiming to diversify freight options in respon...
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Posted on January 11, 2023

Black Sea shipping rates soar by 20%

The freight rate for ships which carry bulk commodities exports out of the Black Sea region has surged by over 20% since the beginning of 2023, largely bec...
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Posted on January 9, 2023

Container shipping lines value declines

Shares in container shipping which surged after the Covid-19 pandemic, are falling with concerns about an economic downturn and lower freight rates that ha...
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Posted on January 7, 2023

EU approves pilotless cargo aircraft

The European Union has just approved a pilotless cargo aircraft, designed to transport freight the size of a delivery van. The manufacturer aims to introdu...
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Posted on January 1, 2023

Declining freight prices affecting South Korea’s outlook

The decline in global freight prices is severely affecting South Korea’s overseas trade expectations. S Korea heavily depends on overseas trade and 99 pe...
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Posted on December 28, 2022
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