Freight Shipping News

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

National freight shipping company new terminal

A freight shipping company plans to build a freight-transfer facility on land directly north of Northern Colorado Regional Airport USA. The city's plann...
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Posted on December 27, 2023

Poland, Ukraine: Polish freight drivers extend protest

Polish freight drivers have extended and intensified protests blocking Ukrainian freight vehicles from using several border crossings on the shared border ...
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Posted on December 1, 2023

China says running freight train to Kathmandu

A Counsellor at the Department of Asian Affairs of Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday tweeted that the first South Asia-bound freight train from Chinese...
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Posted on February 27, 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

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

Irish port has record increase in freight units

Rosslare Europort was Ireland’s number one port in 2021 for direct freight roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) and Pax services to mainland Europe. It was the busie...
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Posted on January 28, 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

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

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

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

UK Government to spend £77.6m to increase post-Brexit freight capacity

The UK government has signed contracts with four freight ferry operators to provide short-sea shipping capacity for about 3,000 HGVs per week. The compa...
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Posted on October 15, 2020

Freight-rate increases prompt demand for shipping regulator

Trade bodies in India have urged the government to set up a regulator, to deal with rising sea freight charges, and the problem of container shortages whic...
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Posted on October 8, 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

Air cargo aims to make freight more efficient

According to the Digital Container Shipping Association, the ocean freight industry spends up to $8bn a year on paper bills of lading. The Covid-19 pandemi...
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Posted on May 22, 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

Freight Transport Association says Fuel targets will cost shipping sector

Companies who are shipping goods across the Irish Sea could face over £20m in extra charges annual in attempting to meet new targets on sulphur oxide, acc...
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Posted on November 22, 2019

Norway praises India

Norway has praised India for accepting a UN court ruling on its maritime boundary dispute with Bangladesh. Norway said it was a "very, very good example...
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Posted on July 13, 2019

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 internationall...
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Posted on May 27, 2019

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 Ba...
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Posted on January 14, 2019

Dublin Port welcomes a million Freight Units

Dublin Port Company has handled one million Ro-Ro freight units within a year for the first time ever. The millionth freight trailer in 2018 arrived whe...
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Posted on December 31, 2018

Freight forwarders seek alternatives

According to a recent report, high prices in airfreight and lack of capacity is driving freight forwarders to experiment with other transport modes. Last y...
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Posted on December 30, 2018

German freight transport to move to rail

A scheme of state aid to support the transfer of German freight transport from road- to rail-based routes has been approved by the EC. The scheme will s...
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Posted on December 19, 2018

Rhine River Freight Shipping Returns

Freight shipping on the river Rhine in Germany has returned to normal levels, after heavy rain raised water levels. Levels on the Rhine had been low for ...
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Posted on December 18, 2018

Brazil exports mangoes to South Africa for first time

Brazil has shipped its first-ever mango export to South Africa, following an export agreement which was recently reached between the two countries. The Co...
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Posted on October 4, 2018

IHMA welcomes shipping counterfeit measures

A new initiative, aimed at tackling the problem of counterfeiting in the shipping sector, has been welcomed by the International Hologram Manufacturers Ass...
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Posted on March 24, 2018

Norway Clears Shipping Lines Acquisition

The Norwegian Competition Authority has approved the proposed acquisition of the Norwegian freight shipping firm, Nor Lines, by the Dutch logistics company...
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Posted on September 8, 2017

Nigerian Importers will spend extra N59 Billion On Freight

Nigerian importers and shippers will spend N59 billion in 2017, due to the increase in freight charges on every container coming into the country by foreig...
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Posted on January 16, 2017

NZ freight shipping suffers from earthquakes

New Zealand's shipping federation say coastal transport is a resilient lifeline during natural disasters such as earthquakes,but that not enough attention ...
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Posted on December 9, 2016

Shipping on Rhine in Germany increases as water rises

Freight shipping on all of the river Rhine in Germany has returned to its normal levels, as rain has raised water levels to allow full vessel loading. Lev...
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Posted on November 27, 2016

Norway Power Dispute over gas exports

A dispute in Norway is centred on Nyhamna, a gas processing plant being expanded with freight-train sized modules to allow it to supply about 22 million Eu...
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Posted on November 29, 2015

Container shipping prospects

A recent report suggests that container shipping will continue to suffer from over-capacity and financial difficulties. The forecast for container shipping...
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Posted on November 11, 2015

Largest Ever Freight Shipment of Fuel Biomass Arrives

What is claimed to be the largest ever single shipment of biomass fuel docked and discharged this week at Humber International Terminal (HIT) at the Port ...
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Posted on July 27, 2015

Shipping Freight Rates to Stay Low

Shipping freight rates, which have hit record lows this year, are set to remain weak for the rest of the decade or longer. There are too many ships and low...
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Posted on May 15, 2015

Freight shipping prices down on oversupply

Freight shipping prices have fallen to a historic low, fuelled by a long-standing problem of too many ships and lower demand from China. Shipping industry ...
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Posted on March 12, 2015

Falling oil prices’ effects on freight

Falling oil prices, and thus transportation fuel costs, will have different effects on these different modes, according to a report recently issued by a ma...
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Posted on January 3, 2014
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