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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

Container shortage may increase sea freight rates

There are fears that the lack of empty containers, the disruptions caused by Red Sea pirates and rising transport demands could push up sea freight rates t...
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Posted on June 26, 2024

New logistics and freight yard

A new logistics and freight yard adjoining Southampton Container Terminal is expected to give a significant extra competitive edge to cargo and haulage ope...
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Posted on May 20, 2024

Container Shipping Rates Fall Despite Baltimore Shutdown

Many shipping analysts have been predicting that the shutdown of the Port of Baltimore would not significantly affect container rates to the U.S. East Coas...
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Posted on April 11, 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

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

U.S. agricultural exports running on empty containers

In the first five months of 2023, some 1,078,538 teu of empty containers passed through the nation’s top ten ports. That is about 7% of the country’s t...
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Posted on July 13, 2023

Australa seeks ‘resumption of unimpeded’ exports to China

The Australian trade minister began a three-day visit to China on Thursday, pledging “to progress the resolution of outstanding trade impediments” befo...
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Posted on May 17, 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

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

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

Rwanda to export first avocado sea freight shipment

Rwanda plans to launch avocado sea freight exports for the first time. According to the National Agricultural Export Development Board, the aim of this...
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Posted on December 1, 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

Container Imports decline

There has been a steep fall in the volume of U.S. container imports in the last five months. Having reached all-time highs in May, container imports ha...
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Posted on October 25, 2022

Felixstowe Freight workers strike

Freight transport and logistics workers at the UK port of Felixstowe recently announced plans for eight days of industrial action. Workers started strikin...
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Posted on August 25, 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

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

First freight train from Liaoning to Laos

Liaoning province in China recently ran its first international freight train on the China-Laos Railway. The first China-Laos international freight train ...
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Posted on April 28, 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

Container freight rates and inflation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has used container freight rates to work out how today’s high shipping costs are affecting global inflation. The...
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Posted on March 30, 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

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

Containers take twice as long

New data shows that containers on both transpacific and Asia Europe tradelanes are taking about twice as long to reach their export destination compared wi...
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Posted on January 10, 2022

Container shortage eases in India

A slower rate of Chinese exports and increasing Indian imports have eased the shortage of containers for freight in India. Waiting time for containers has...
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Posted on December 20, 2021

Abandoned Shipping Containers

When shipping containers are abandoned because of delays in the supply chain, the contents can deteriorate and lose value. When that happens, customers s...
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Posted on December 6, 2021

Increased container freight rates for container ships drive up Japan food prices

As freight rates for container ships continue to rise, food prices keep increasing. The president of the Japanese Shipowners’ Association, expressed ...
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Posted on September 29, 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

Sea freight container ship shortages

Global sea freight has been severely disrupted by the Covid crisis. It is now recovering and prompting an increase in new container ship orders as the indu...
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Posted on September 6, 2021

Covid-19 disrupts China cargo transport

Guangzhou and Foshan reported new COVID-19 cases, causing disruptions to not just port operations but also cargo transport. The cases in Guangzhou and Fosh...
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Posted on June 4, 2021

Freight Containers fall into Sri Lankan waters

Several freight containers onboard a distressed shipping vessel have fallen to the Sri Lankan waters, the Marine Environment Protection Authority said. ...
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Posted on May 26, 2021

Shipping industry delays after Suez canal blockage

Delays caused by last month’s blockage are forcing shipping carriers to omit port calls and prioritise returning empty containers to Asia. This is dis...
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Posted on April 22, 2021

Container shortage affects Japan fruit imports

Japan imported 112,100 tonnes of fresh fruit during February 2021, which was an 8 per cent reduction on the total imports 12 months earlier. The reduced i...
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Posted on March 31, 2021

Container Shipping shortage for USA

U.S. demand for imports of products made in China, including personal protective equipment for COVID-19, furniture and toys, increased considerably at the ...
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Posted on March 30, 2021

Exports from China suffer container shortage

The economy in China has been recovering well from the pandemic, but is now suffering from the global shortage of shipping containers. A rapid increase in...
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Posted on March 1, 2021

Premium for container loading

Because of severe shortages in the Asian container markets, carriers are only assuring availability when shippers pay a premium over the usual freight rate...
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Posted on February 9, 2021

Export of second hand clothes delayed

A company in the North East of England would usually export container loads of second-hand clothes, bric-a-brac etc to Latvia for sale in Eastern Europe. ...
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Posted on February 3, 2021

Container shortage persists

A severe shortage of shipping containers in some countries and an oversupply in others has created bottlenecks all over the world. Pakistan has been hit pa...
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Posted on December 26, 2020

Freight Trains leave Port part-loaded

Some U.K. freight trains are leaving the country’s biggest container port without a full load. This may be because companies are stockpiling to prepare f...
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Posted on December 14, 2020

Imports clog Felixstowe

Retailers, shipping and haulage companies are complaining of "chaos" at Felixstowe Port in Suffolk, with imports for the Christmas period being delay...
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Posted on November 22, 2020

Rotterdam Freight Volumes Improve

Freight volumes in the Port of Rotterdam increased in the third quarter of the year, following the slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the first ha...
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Posted on October 22, 2020

Australia calls for container detention exemption

Freight and trade groups in Australia are asking for container detention charges to be curtailed because of the Sydney container logistics chain’s contin...
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Posted on October 20, 2020

Rail freight Finland – China

A logistics operator in Finland is now offering a weekly rail service to carry refrigerated containers from Narvik and Helsinki to Hefei and Chongqing in C...
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Posted on September 25, 2020

New Zealand cheesemakers want tariffs on EU imports

Cheese producers of New Zealand say they can't compete with cheap European product flooding the market so are calling for tariffs to on speciality cheese i...
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Posted on July 22, 2020

China-Europe freight train 72% increase

From May 31, China-Europe freight trains running from Yiwu, in the Zhejiang province of China carried out 200 trips this year. The service transported 16,6...
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Posted on June 1, 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

New land-sea freight service from Chongqing, China

The Chongqing Municipality in the south West of China has launched a special cargo train service to help export businesses affected by the Covid 19 outbrea...
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Posted on March 10, 2020

Growth in railfreight from Hamburg port

Freight transport from and to Hamburg was dominated by environment-friendly container transport by rail. Rail freight achieved double digit growth in 2019...
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Posted on February 23, 2020

India grape exports expected to improve

Exporters in India said that lack of availability of quality grapes had resulted in a fall in exports. January was slow for the export of grapes, and ov...
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Posted on January 28, 2020

China exports mushrooms to Russia via sea-rail freight service

A freight train carrying 35 containers of mushroom products left Nanyang in central China’s Henan Province on the first week of January, heading for Russ...
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Posted on January 14, 2020
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