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China to Europe exports re-routed

Freight forwarders who organise the shipment of goods — have reported a sharp increase in enquiries and bookings for rail freight to Europe via Russia. ...
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Posted on February 2, 2024

Israeli cargo avoiding Red Sea

One of the world's largest shipping firms said it would no longer carry Israeli cargo via the Red Sea. The shipping line said: "For the safety of ships ...
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Posted on December 19, 2023

Shipping re-routes after Red Sea Attacks

The threats to shipping around Egypt’s Suez Canal may increase freight rates from Asia to Europe or to the US East Coast as ships take alternative, longe...
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Posted on December 18, 2023

Railf Freight Trains halved in 2023

Rail freight volumes along the 'New Silk Road' decreased by around 50 per cent this year. According to the operator, the drop was already visible within th...
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Posted on December 13, 2023

Strike closes St Lawrence Seaway freight corridor

Shipping on the St Lawrence Seaway between Montreal and Lake Erie stopped on Sunday after 361 workers in the Unifor labour union in Ontario and Quebec walk...
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Posted on October 25, 2023

Australian Backs Coastal Shipping

A newly-released report in Australia makes recommendations on shipping policy and regulatory reforms which could improve commercial conditions for Australi...
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Posted on October 16, 2023

Mannheim and Rotterdam logistics

The ports of Mannheim and Rotterdam have agreed to increase cooperation in making the logistics chain between the two ports more sustainable and digital. ...
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Posted on May 2, 2023

Shipping company warns of falling demand

A major shipping company has warned of a steep drop in demand so far this year, lengthening a downturn that led to a more than halving of their quarterly p...
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Posted on March 3, 2023

Big shipping firms in Vietnam show record profits

Three major shipping companies reported their highest ever profits for 2022, in spite of freight charges falling by over 80% from their peak during the Cov...
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Posted on February 7, 2023

Shipping to give something back

A Norwegian shipowner has called for ship owners to give something back after making money from the disruption caused by war. The company has donated a ...
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Posted on January 31, 2023

Reefers instead of air freight for flowers

Modern refrigerated and controlled-atmosphere containers may facilitate a modal shift in the cut-flower market. Until now flowers were almost exclusively h...
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Posted on January 24, 2023

Shipping lines softening contract conditions

Shipping lines are tempting shippers with a wide range of new, flexible, long-term contract options this year. There have been complaints of being “burn...
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Posted on January 4, 2023

Russian coal exports to EU

Russian exports of coal have increased substantially, after the EU softened sanctions for European shipping companies. A fifth package was of Russian ...
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Posted on December 13, 2022

Shipping Company predicts lower profits

A shipping company based in France said on November 25 that weakening demand for freight transport and gloomier economic prospects are damaging profitabili...
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Posted on November 28, 2022

China adds over 100 new container shipping routes

The major sea ports of China are opening up more than 100 new container shipping routes this year. The country's imports and exports may grow 6 percent ...
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Posted on November 25, 2022

Shipping sector COP27 pledge

The UK government has announced that it made a major pledge alongside the US, Norway, and the Netherlands to roll out zero-emission shipping routes between...
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Posted on November 14, 2022

Pessimistic outlook for Vietnam shipping

Container shipping firms in Vietnam are coming under pressure because of weak demand as maritime trade has declined. Exports to large trade partners, in...
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Posted on November 10, 2022

Ocean Shipping Rates Falling

Freight rates on the main USA ocean trade routes are falling during what is ususally the industry’s peak season, after cargo owners shipped seasonal good...
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Posted on September 9, 2022

Sea Freight Service for flowers

A company specialising in flower preservation is now offering a sea freight services. The flowers are treated with preservatives then monitored by Technic...
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Posted on September 5, 2022

New Zealand shipping delays

AN INCREASE in shipping delays to Oceania is having a severe effect on New Zealand, according to a new report from a logistics technology company. The d...
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Posted on August 26, 2022

Shipping procedures for grain exports from Ukraine and Russia

The United Nations, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine have issued long-awaited procedures for merchant ships which export Ukrainian grain and fertilizer through t...
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Posted on August 9, 2022

Shipping company expects weak container demand

A major international Shipping group expects global container demand to fall this year; they expect sales of durable goods come to a "standstill", leaving ...
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Posted on August 3, 2022

Rhine water in Germany falls again, freight ships only part-loaded

Water levels on the Rhine in Germany have again fallen and freight ships are still unable to sail fully loaded, navigation authorities said on Monday. S...
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Posted on July 27, 2022

Exporters cut costs to sustain business

Export-oriented manufacturers in the Phillippines have been increasing technology investments and improving operational efficiency to cut down costs amid h...
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Posted on July 18, 2022

Shippers face record fuel surcharges

Shippers who are coping with record-high fuel surcharges must simply bear with it until more (and cheaper) crude oil is available, according to diesel supp...
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Posted on June 13, 2022

Chinese Shipping Companies share prices Fall

Shares of shipping companies have been dropping in Hong Kong amid signs of declining freight rates. Investors are also concerned about waning global demand...
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Posted on June 9, 2022

Vietnam Shipping Industry

The volume of container cargo through Vietnam's seaports increased by 7 percent last year. With higher freight rates and supply chain issues, investment i...
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Posted on May 5, 2022

Freight rate increases

A major shipping company has raised its 2022 financial forecast, thanks to soaring container rates caused by more pandemic-related disruption at ports in C...
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Posted on April 27, 2022

Shipping Costs to increase due to conflict

Russia and Ukraine are both major exporters of grain and coal. Importers in China are likely to source supplies from more distant countries such as the US ...
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Posted on March 8, 2022

Container supply chain crisis

A combination of port congestion, container shortages and wider supply chain disruption has caused supply and demand for containers to be unbalanced. T...
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Posted on February 18, 2022

African gang threatened freight company workers

Four members of an African gang have been sentenced to three years imprisonment, for breaking into a freight company and threatening its workers. They also...
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Posted on February 17, 2022

Shipping container ratesChina-US increase

Freight rates for shipping containers from east Asia and China to both US coasts are increasing again. US consumer demand for goods continues to grow. Vol...
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Posted on January 20, 2022

South Shields direct container ship from China

The first ever container shipment of imports coming directly from China into the UK has docked and been unloaded in Port of Tyne. The ship was used by a...
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Posted on January 13, 2022

Port congestion hampers shipping

As well as an international shortage of containers, there is congestion at major international ports. Some sea terminals in China have been closed due to s...
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Posted on September 10, 2021

Ginger exports from China suffer

Increases in shipping costs, and the appreciation of the Chinese yuan, both affected the export environment of many Chinese agricultural products. The pric...
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Posted on July 28, 2021

Air cargo gains from rising prices in ocean shipping

Increased ocean freight rates, which are being caused by service disruption,are helping to encourage freightforwarders and shippers to use airfreight. The...
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Posted on July 16, 2021

Global shipping congestion

The international transport industry fears that shipping capacity has almost reached its limit on the global stage. Shippers and importers are continuing t...
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Posted on July 12, 2021

High shipping rates to last until Q3

Global bottlenecks for shipping which are resulting in higher freight rates are expected to remain high until the third quarter of the year, disadvantaging...
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Posted on June 25, 2021

New China to Liverpool freight sailings

A shipping company which launched a temporary freight service between China and the Port of Liverpool will offer more Far East sailings because of “overw...
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Posted on May 4, 2021

Shortage of shipping containers at Shanghai

Exporters in China are struggling to meet delivery targets because of a shortage of containers at Shanghai. Shipping executives have spent their time si...
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Posted on December 8, 2020

Port industrial action has consequences

Industrial action at four Australian ports is causing disruption to Australia’s international supply chains. Businesses in Australia rely on two modes...
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Posted on September 27, 2020

Asia shipping industry helped by on-line shopping

There has been an online home-shopping boom in the USA, which has caused transpacific sea freight rates to increase to the highest on record. This is helpi...
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Posted on September 18, 2020

New Irish Sea shipping route

A shipping company has announced a new freight service out of the Port of Liverpool to meet growing demand. the new tri-weekly Liverpool to Dublin servi...
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Posted on June 19, 2020

Short sea shipping

AS the Covid-19 pandemic encourages businesses to innovate, one idea being promoted is short-sea shipping, which could contribute to solving the prevailin...
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Posted on June 14, 2020

TT Club welcomes electronic bills of lading development

The international freight transport insurer, TT Club has welcomed the commitment by the group of container shipping lines to develop electronic bills of la...
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Posted on May 30, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on South Africa’s Maritime Economy

COVID-19 first broke out in the port city of Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The economic impact of the global lockdown is considerable, with the global fr...
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Posted on May 18, 2020

Banana imports

There has been an increase in contract prices for all in the banana market, large and small. All shipping companies have raised their prices to amortize th...
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Posted on February 8, 2020

Shipping industry challenges

An online freight forwarder says that 2019 was a year of uncertainty for the shipping industry, should remain aware of the challenges 2020 will bring. P...
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Posted on January 17, 2020

Energy saving in Rotterdam port

The Port of Rotterdam is planning three projects to make it CO₂ neutral in three steps. The Port's goal is construct a robust and sustainable internation...
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Posted on November 26, 2019

Rail Freight in Europe

Ten years ago the China Government proposed to build a robust rail network to connect Europe and China. The development was not welcomed by logistics s...
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Posted on May 30, 2019
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