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Korean antitrust body investigates shipping lines

The Fair Trade Commission in Korea (KFTC) is investigating 20 shipping operators for colluding on freight charges for services from South Korea to China an...
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Posted on March 31, 2022

Shipping Line to furlough 600 employees

A shipping line which covers 20 European routes is to furlough 600 employees with 150 redundancies across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Since the c...
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Posted on April 11, 2020

New Container Feeder Services to Southampton

A container shipping group based in China will introduce a new weekly call at Southampton port, as part of a rotation on one of its Europe Feeder & Trans-A...
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Posted on March 25, 2019

Shipping Lines face cost increase

As from 1st January 2015, the new EU sulphur directive will come into force, regulating the maximum allowed sulphur content of bunker fuel. The direct...
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Posted on August 21, 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

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 Adriatic Shipping Route

An Italian shipping line has increased its presence on ferry routes between Italy and Greece with the launch of a new round-trip service linking the ports ...
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Posted on January 2, 2014

More US cars Shipping to China

Exports of cars from the USA to Saudi Arabia and China are increasing revenue for shipping vessel operators. The U.S.A exported a record 1.8 million car...
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Posted on December 23, 2013

Shipping Line donates aid

A shipping line with many Filipino employees plans to make a donation of US$ 30 000 to help people affected by the typhoon.  The company has a strong rela...
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Posted on November 15, 2013

Competition Fears in Chinese Shipping

The China Shipowners' Association has expressed worries to the government about a planned alliance of three major shipping lines. The alliance is planned t...
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Posted on November 12, 2013

Freight Rates to rise in August

Shipping lines have announced new increases to freight rates and peak season surcharges for the Asia-Europe routes to be implemented inAugust. Although the...
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Posted on July 18, 2013

China – UK Freight Trade Increase

Trade between China and the UK increased by 7.5% last year, compared with the previous year.  Two of China's major shipping lines use Felixstowe as their ...
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Posted on May 22, 2013

Global Liner Shipping Conference

The annual shipping conference will take place this month from 18 - 19 April in London. The conference will discuss the outlook for freight rates, collabor...
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Posted on April 6, 2013

Finland State aid for Shipping

Finland is the only EU country which has pledged funding to the shipping industry, to help them achieve a reduction in fuel emissions. Retrofitting the tec...
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Posted on March 28, 2013

Russia Raids Shipping Lines

Anti-trust investigators in Russia have made unannounced visits to shipping line offices in St Petersburg and Moscow. The investigators are trying to find ...
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Posted on February 28, 2013

Shipping Line Surcharges

Most of the shipping lines offering services from Asia to Europe will impose surcharges by the end of the month.  Some carriers will also be withdrawing c...
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Posted on January 30, 2013

Positive hope for freight rates

According to Containerisation International, prospects for freight rates on the Asia to Europe routes are looking quite positive.  Freight rate increases ...
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Posted on January 7, 2013

Asia – North Europe Freight Rates

Shipping lines attempted to increase westbound freight rates to North Europe at the beginning of this month without success, according to a shipping analys...
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Posted on November 27, 2012

Rotterdam advises Shipping lines

Rotterdam, Europe's largest freight port by cargo throughput and container volumes, has been advising its customers how to improve their profitability.  A...
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Posted on October 15, 2012

Shipping Line Cancels Iran

One of the world's biggest shipping lines has stopped all port calls to Iran as the West puts increasing pressure on the country.  The shipping company fe...
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Posted on October 14, 2012

Shipping Lines to Reduce Sailings

Cargo carrying shipping lines are planning to reduce capacity on the Asia to Europe routes. September onwards should be the busiest time of year, but with ...
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Posted on September 2, 2012

Shipping lines to maintain rates

Shipping lines are determined to try and maintain higher rates so that the freight market does not develop the perception that freight rates are constantly...
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Posted on June 1, 2012

Threats to Shipping Industry

Shipping lines are refusing to lay up ships in spite of over-capacity in the market.  They have implemented freight increases, but there is no guarantee t...
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Posted on April 12, 2012

Shipping will suffer from low sulphur directive

Shipping lines based in France, represented by Armateurs de France (AdF), says the EU directive on reducing sulphur emissions to 0.1% would seriously thre...
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Posted on January 28, 2012

Shipping Prospects

Shippping lines are facing a difficult year this year but many are surprisingly optimistic.  Over capacity remains a problem, but planning for the future ...
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Posted on January 21, 2012

Amsterdam Welcomes Cocoa Shipping

Although export handling problems with Ghana have been reported in the trade press, three shipping groups are set to continue collecting from there and use...
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Posted on December 22, 2011

Tough times for shipping

Industry leaders are warning that 2012 will be a difficult year for freight and shipping. The chairman of one of Hong Kong’s best-known logistics and ...
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Posted on November 19, 2011

Freight Rates on the rise

Freight rates for containers between the USA West Coast and China are rising, according to the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index. This could be a reacti...
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Posted on November 9, 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

Shipping rates under pressure

One of the world's major shipping lines has announced that profitability is suffering as higher volumes were offset by increased fuel costs and competition...
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Posted on September 1, 2011

Shipping peak surcharge

The world wide economic climate resulting in lacking consumer confidence has meant that orders for consumer goods are falling below expectations, and ships...
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Posted on August 25, 2011

Freight Rates rise

Freight rates on shipping lines operating services from Asia to Europe seem to be on the rise, in spite of the fact that ships have been operating below fu...
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Posted on August 9, 2011

Container future uncertain

The balance between the supply of ships and demand for space has become more and more unstable since 2009, according to a specialist shipping analyst.  Th...
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Container shipping rates tumble

Having announced last week that they would impose a freight increase on the Asia Europe route in August, shipping lines have revealed that spot rates have ...
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Posted on July 29, 2011

Shipping lines will enforce ENS

The Entry Summary Declaration came into force on 1 July.  The ENS contains information such as the Bill of Lading number, shipper and consignee name and a...
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Posted on June 24, 2011

Shipping lines ignore small importers

A shipping industry analyst recently carried out an experiment, to find out how interested shipping lines are in providing a service to small importers.  ...
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Posted on June 14, 2011
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