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USA ports request import tariff concession

Container port terminals in the USA are pleading with the government to remove gantry cranes critical to the flow of U.S. imports and exports from Chinese import tariffs. They hope to avoid a proposed 25 percent tariff on products which ...Read More

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Elbe upgrade gives port of Hamburg opportunity

The Elbe entrance to the port of Hamburg is being upgraded, which gives a positive signal for shipping companies and shippers in Germany and internationally. The German gateway announced a 6.4% increase in first-quarter freight container traffic. Hamburg’s growth rate ...Read More

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New freight route China – Poland

China Railway Express began its freight train service to Europe some time ago. Increasing numbers of international companies are benefiting from its relatively high speed to export goods overseas. Shipping via China Railway Express are similar to shipping goods by ...Read More

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New Leicestershire rail freight interchange

A leading multi-modal logistics company will operate the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLP-EMG). They will also base their Rail Headquarters at the site. The rail terminal will be able to handle up ...Read More

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Port of Gothenburg freight volumes 2018

The Port of Gothenburg freight figures for 2018 have just been published. Container volumes increased by 17 per cent compared with the previous year. The number of containers transported by rail during 2018 increased by 13 per cent. Following volume ...Read More

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Freight forwarder ‘not liable’ for shipping fakes

Two luxury brands have failed in their attempt to make a freight forwarder liable for trans-shipping fake products in two 40-ft containers from China to Batam through Singapore. In an important ruling for the freight forwarding industry, the Court of ...Read More

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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 Growers Association said that exports are destined for Russia, Malaysia and the Middle-East. The export season ...Read More

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Containers can help environment

Ocean freight can cause environmental pollution, because millions of shipping containers coming from Asia litter North-American and European harbours. There is not enough export freight to ship them back to their country of origin. 300 million containers have been put ...Read More

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£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. The study is intended to resolve issues between the Eaglescliffe to Northallerton branch of ...Read More

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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% more than the 167 thousand tons it dispatched in the previous season. He ...Read More

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Rail Freight Service from Liverpool

The first rail freight service from the port of Liverpool made its inaugural journey on 8 May, officially launched by the mayor. The intention is to reduce road haulage miles locally. The mayor said; “Improving our connectivity, both logistically and ...Read More

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London to China freight service

Following last year’s trial services (China to London and London to China), on April 10 the first scheduled freight service from DP World’s London Gateway terminal to the Duisburg freight hub in Germany departed. The load included containers destined for ...Read More

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New train freight train connects the Netherlands to China

A new railway service connecting Amsterdam and Yiwu in China was launched on March 7. The 11,000-kilometre route travels through Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan before it reaches China. “Today, the first freight train begins its journey from Amsterdam ...Read More

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“Amber train” for Baltic state container rail freight

A new route for Baltic container freight is planned to go from Šestokai on Lithuania's border with Poland via Riga to Tallinn, state-owned Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz) said. Representatives of Latvijas dzelzceļš, representatives of the Lithuanian state railway company AB Lietuvos ...Read More

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Gothenburg container port endangered by industrial dispute

The CEO explained: “We had hoped for a recovery towards the end of the year in the absence of any industrial action since last summer. But this was not the case. The message from the freight owners is loud and ...Read More

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Gothenburg Reports fall in Freight Containers Handled

The Port of Gothenburg has reported an unprecedented fall in freight container volumes for the first six months of the year; a 22% fall in the number of containers shipped is the biggest decrease in the history of the port. ...Read More

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Freight train arrives Chinese city to London

About 34 containers packed with clothing, bags and millions of pairs of socks completed the 7,456-mile journey to east London on January 18th. During the 18-day trip, the containers were transported from the city of Yiwu in eastern China to ...Read More

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Container shipping lines see export growth

The Indian unit of global shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line, is also seeing an exports revival, helped by a “slight rebound” of demand in the U.S.A and Europe. Orders for exports of agricultural goods and cars was strong among ...Read More

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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 requirement for all box freight consignments from 1 July. Lack of a verified container weight document ...Read More

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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. The regulations relate to an amendment to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention, and ...Read More

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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 regulations which take effect on 1 July 2016.  The regulations require packed shipping containers to have a ...Read More

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Freightliner promises to strengthen rail freight competition

Freightliner has made a commitment to help strengthen competition in the rail freight sector, according to The Office of Rail and Road. After receiving a complaint of anti-competitive behaviour, the ORR launched an investigation into the transport of deep-sea containers ...Read More

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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 built warehousing at theUK's largest container port. 40% of all UK container freight moves ...Read More

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Transport for the North to create freight strategy

Transport for the North (TfN), a group comprising major northern cities in the UK, is working on development of a new pan-regional freight and logistics strategy for an integrated transport network in the north. The Northern Freight and Logistics Strategy ...Read More

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USA February meat exports lower

While still affected by severe congestion in the West Coast ports, February exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb bounced back to some degree from the totals posted in January, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the ...Read More

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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, which were opened in 2011, costing £300m. A shipping enthusiast watching the ship come in told BBC ...Read More

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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 (1,313ft) in length, docked at the Suffolk port loaded with about 19,000 standard containers. The ...Read More

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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 pace, the company’s chief executive said. Container traffic at Khalifa Port is expected ...Read More

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Oversize Freight Containers on the Track

An innovative design of 50ft rail freight containers is being used for the first time in the UK with the start of a new service between Daventry and Grangemouth. The 50ft container was launched earlier this year at April’s Multimodal ...Read More

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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 container at Tilbury Docks, together with a man’s body. The survivors were discovered after ...Read More

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Logistics Group Freight Stacking in Containers

A major logistics company has launched an innovative ocean freight shipping service. The system enables double stacking of freight inside shipping containers, through the installation of specialised decks, which are designed to be suspended from the roof of the container. ...Read More

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Freight Terminal to create jobs

An 8 million sq ft extension of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (Dirft) has been given approval by the Secretary of State. Dirft III will have the capacity for up to 32 freight trains in and out of the site ...Read More

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Airport rail interchange puts Charlotte on freight map

Charlotte’s intermodal shipping facility has put the City “on the map” nationally as a transportation hub, a Norfolk Southern official told Charlotte business and civic leaders last Thursday. The declaration came as the group received an update from Grant Cothran, ...Read More

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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 danger of falling freight containers. On June 25, the Africa 2014 Summit for Vehicle Inspection and Road Safety ...Read More

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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 cheaper to produce; it costs about $3000 as opposed to $8000 for the carbon fibre,  but because the ...Read More

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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 Rate Insight. Rates came under most pressure on the Asia-Europe shipping route, which weakened following a meteoric rise ...Read More

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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 significant number of boxes overboard, during very rough weather in the Bay of Biscay on ...Read More

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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 freight container was found at Seaton, on the Lyme Bay coast, and is believed to ...Read More

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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 logistics groups have continued to expand operations in the region whilst for the ...Read More

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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 kayaks which were being transported inside the shipping container from China. Customs officials x-rayed the 27 ...Read More

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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 Felixstowe. The £1.50 charge per booking is designed to reduce the effect of the ...Read More

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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 of last year between Hong Kong and Rotterdam, where they were unloaded from ...Read More

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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 capacity to handle 75,000 containers a year and is being set up on 18.3 acres of land leased ...Read More

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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. Shenzhen is well-placed to surpass Hong Kong as the world's third busiest container port this ...Read More

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