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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

Revised freight forwarding in Phillipines

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) hopes to finalise revisions to the freight forwarding rules for seaborne cargo this year. “The DTI is committ...
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Posted on December 8, 2023

Air cargo volatility

The air cargo volatility of the last few years is looking like it could end in 2024 with “classic seasonality” set to return. In its market outlook fo...
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Posted on November 23, 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

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

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

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

Japan government investigates freight market

Delays in international freight can lead to shortages in raw materials and goods;the transport ministry will be investigating cost, time and customs cleara...
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Posted on January 12, 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

High demand remains for air freight forwarding

The vice president of an air shipping company in Azerbaijan declares that 2022 was a successful year. He says it was a year of stabilization for freight t...
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Posted on December 22, 2022

Shipping delays, higher costs for Korean imports to Singapore

South Korea's nationwide freight drivers' strike, has led to supply chain disruptions and delayed imports destined for Singapore. Thousands of cargo tru...
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Posted on December 12, 2022

Riga creates digital platform for multimodal cargo

The Port of Riga authority is creating an integrated platform to develop the automation of port and logistics processes. The project aims to provide mul...
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Posted on September 27, 2022

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

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

Refrigerated container freight rates rise

Freight rates for refrigerated containers across global trades rose over 50 per cent in the year to the second quarter of 2022. Rates estimated to increase...
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Posted on August 22, 2022

China efforts to support import/export trade

China is making efforts to stabilize and upgrade foreign trade. Latest data showed feeble April growth of only 0.1 percent in the total exports and impo...
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Posted on June 3, 2022

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

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

Flower farmers begin sea exports

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has begun a project to export flowers by sea following a rise in air-freight charges. The council is aiming to sea freight ov...
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Posted on May 2, 2022

Cargo Stuck at Ukraine’s Border as War Hits Exports

In western Ukraine, about 1,100 freight train wagons carrying grain are stuck near the main rail border crossing with Poland. They are unable to export th...
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Posted on April 7, 2022

Russian sanctions affect air freight capacity

Sanctions imposed Russian aircraft fleets are putting air cargo capacity under further pressure. A vice president of global freight at an aviation servi...
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Posted on March 17, 2022

Air freight continues growth at Schiphol

Imports of roses continued to arrive from Kenya, as did electronics imports from Asia. Air freight at Schiphol was relatively unaffected by the corona cris...
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Posted on February 9, 2022

Freight operator planning France – Jersey Route

A NEW southern freight service operating in and out of France is being launched by a company in St Malo. A large cargo ship may arrive in Jersey three time...
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Posted on January 18, 2022

Freight ship collision off southern Sweden

Two freight ships have collided in the Baltic Sea off southern Sweden in the early hours of this morning. Two people have been reported missing, the author...
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Posted on December 13, 2021

Supply chain moving from seafreight to airfreight

Supply chain problems seem to be shifting from seaports to airports. Retailers in the West are racing to import products from factories in east Asia to sho...
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Posted on December 4, 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

Passenger to Freight Aircraft Conversions increase

There has been a vast growth in plane conversions from passenger to freighter aircraft (P2F) because of falling passenger numbers due to Covid-19. Befo...
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Posted on July 26, 2021

New air freight service for salmon

A new air freight company is about to be launched to expand the export of from the Faroe Islands. The company investing in the project is present in marke...
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Posted on July 22, 2021

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

Freight ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

A freight ship sunk on Sunday off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members. It was said that the vessel...
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Posted on January 20, 2021

Gothenburg Terminal sees fastest growth in Sweden

Figures from the Swedish Ports Association show that the largest ports in Sweden attract significant growth, while smaller ports experience declining volum...
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Posted on January 7, 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

Kenya flower exports rises to 80 per cent

Kenya’s flower exports have risen to 80 per cent from 30 per cent compared with the previous year in the last month. The Covid-19 pandemic had caused a c...
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Posted on June 20, 2020

Shipping Industry Covid-19 aftermath

The 'Big 3' shipping alliances — 2M, Ocean Alliance, and The Alliance — are cutting back operations to prevent freight rates from falling because of a ...
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Posted on April 15, 2020

Baltic seaport operations

Baltic seaports are streamlining cargo operations and their workflow using automation and technology. 60% of all logistics in the Baltic area is marit...
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Posted on January 29, 2020

Xinjiang imports seafood from Pakistan

A cargo flight loaded carrying 9.25 tonnes of seafood from Pakistan arrived at the airport of Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region...
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Posted on November 23, 2019

Deal agreed for rail freight operator acquisition

One of the UK's largest rail freight companies has just been sold to a new owner. Said to be the third largest rail freight operator in the UK it operate...
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Posted on September 28, 2019

UΚ Freight Tonnage Stable

Freight tonnages through UK ports were stable overall in 2018, the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Annual UK Port Freight Statistics show. There was ...
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Posted on August 31, 2019

Increase in freight volume through German ports

300 million tons of freight was carried by container and other cargo vessels via German sea ports in 2018, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In...
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Posted on August 2, 2019

Logistics and transport after Brexit

Hauliers who currently carry export or import cargo to and from Europe may need to plan for alternative routes to move goods, according to the Government's...
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Posted on December 1, 2018

New freight route China to Pakistan

A new rail and road cargo service began last week, linking Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, with Islamabad in Pakistan. The first fre...
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Posted on October 28, 2018

China-Singapore rail-sea freight route improves transit times

Last week, a freight train loaded with auto parts and paper products left southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, destined for a port in southern China, ...
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Posted on October 2, 2018

Container and vehicle imports to Nigeria fall

IN spite of a 56.7 per cent increase in cargo through Nigeria’s seaports, container and vehicle traffics have fallen in the last three months of 2017 and...
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Posted on September 13, 2018

£1m investment for Network Rail freight

The Tees Valley will receive a £1m investment in partnership with Network Rail to finance a study into the future of the region’s rail freight network. ...
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Posted on August 12, 2018

Air freight volumes rise 7%

Air cargo volumes at the world's 20 busiest airports grew 6.8% in 2017. Hong Kong was again the number one freight hub. Airports Council International (AC...
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Posted on April 14, 2018

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

Bringing Sail Freight Back to the Hudson River

At any moment, more than 20 million shipping containers full of raw materials or finished products are crossing the oceans, neatly stacked on ships. Othe...
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Posted on November 13, 2017

Rastatt rail freight corridor reopens

The Rhine Valley rail freight corridor via Rastatt reopened last week, allowing European intermodal operators full-capacity on north-south services again. ...
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Posted on October 7, 2017
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