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British International Freight Association welcomes decision on container shipping rules

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will not recommend to the Secretary that the current Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) should ...
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Posted on February 15, 2024

China-Russia rail freight: demand increasing

Freight forwarders are reporting high demand for goods to be sent via rail freight from China through Russia to Europe mainly because of the disruption cau...
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Posted on February 1, 2024

Air freight rates from China, HK to US, Europe

Air freight rates out of China and Hong Kong to the United States and Europe have returned to levels last seen in September. This is mainly due to surgi...
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Posted on January 16, 2024

New London to Netherlands freight ferry service

A new freight ferry service will begin in March, connecting the ports of London (Tilbury 2) and Rotterdam (Europoort). According to information on the com...
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Posted on January 10, 2024

Red Sea crisis pushes freight rates

A major world shipping company has paused all transits through the region ‘for the foreseeable future’ and ocean freight shipping rates continue to inc...
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Posted on January 8, 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

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

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

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

Freight Ships run aground in storms in Mediterranean and Black Sea

AS heavy storms lashed the Med and Black Sea, Turkish authorities responded to a call for help from ta 3 666 dwt vessel, a Cameroon-registered cargo ship t...
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Posted on November 28, 2023

Airships for Large Cargo

A French logistics and freight forwarder has a new idea on how to move large cargo for shippers; they plan to fly it to and from the ship using airships no...
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Posted on November 21, 2023

New Freight Ferry Belfast-Birkenhead

A newly introduced freight-ferry for the Belfast-Birkenhead (Liverpool) route involved a ro-ro vessel making a maiden overnight crossing on the Irish Sea. ...
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Posted on November 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

British freight ship sinks

The Dutch authorities have given up the search for survivors after a collision between two freight ships in the North Sea. The accident happened early thi...
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Posted on October 24, 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

China-Europe freight trains energize connectivity and commerce –

The China-Europe freight train network traverses remote frontiers along the Eurasian landmass. According to the Chinese media, shipping freight by ra...
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Posted on September 25, 2023

Ukrainian wheat freight rate drops

Lower freight rates from Danube shallow water ports means that Turkish buyers are more interested in Ukrainian imports. The price of Ukrainian feed whea...
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Posted on September 6, 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

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

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

Ocean freight rates hit two-year low

Global long-term shipping rates sank to a two-year low in July, a fall of 9.5% since June, adding to a deep collapse that started last year. Freight rates ...
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Posted on August 1, 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

Improving service from shipping lines

Importers who had difficulties with restricted shipping capacity and soaring freight rates during the COVID-19 pandemic are finally seeing some relief on t...
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Posted on June 29, 2023

Direct freight service between UAE and Iraq

A provider of global supply chain solutions has launched the first direct freight service between the UAE and Iraq, according to the company's press releas...
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Posted on May 25, 2023

Freight capacity on Irish Sea boosted with hybrid vessels

One of Europe’s leading ferry operators and the Irish Sea’s leading operator, has announced that it is constructing two new freight vessels for its Bel...
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Posted on May 18, 2023

Container rate war

Container carriers are involved in a freight rate battle, according to one leading analyst, while other experts remain cautious about labelling today’s d...
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Posted on May 15, 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 industry and green fuels

A report into sea freight decarbonisation shows that a third of shipping industry leaders have taken no action on switch to green fuels by 2050. Respond...
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Posted on May 1, 2023

Freight association strengthens senior team

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has appointed Denise Hill as member engagement director in order to enhance engagement with its member...
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Posted on April 21, 2023

231 housing modules delivered to Stockholm

A vessel arrived in Stockholm from East Asia on 5th April, carrying 231 housing modules. The housing modules were unloaded over the Easter weekend at Friha...
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Posted on April 13, 2023

Russia Exports diesel

In the last month, Russia has exported approximately 1.0 million tons of diesel to African countries. Some may be re-exported. A trader mentioned that som...
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Posted on April 3, 2023

Indian Exports take massive hit

Despite a fall in freight charges, exports across most sectors have fallen short of last years’ levels in the corresponding period. Exporters said fre...
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Posted on March 9, 2023

Dutch transport & logistics

The Dutch transport and logistics sector has returned to well above pre-Covid levels of growth. The recovery during most of the pandemic was driven by ...
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Posted on March 8, 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 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

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

‘Thriving’ Russian container sector – Splash247

Some container lines are benefitting from high freight container rates; many container lines pulled out of Russia at the beginning of the war, and those wh...
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Posted on February 24, 2023

Container traffic expected to decline in 2023

According to forecasts by a major sea freight carrier, the volume of global container traffic may decrease in 2023 by 2.5% compared with last year. It ...
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Posted on February 23, 2023

Container freight storage in USA

Complications are projected for February 2023 with freight being stored on wheeled containers in the USA. Significant volumes are being stored on wheele...
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Posted on February 15, 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

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

Saudi port welcomes new freight service

A new freight container service has begun to operate from the port in Dammam, which is the capital of Saudi's Eastern Province. The port should become ...
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Posted on February 1, 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

Factory closures in China

According to shipping and freight industry leaders, shutdowns for the Chinese New Year and China’s Covid-19 outbreak are expected to cause renewed supply...
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Posted on January 26, 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

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

Japan to test new freight routes

The Japanese government is planning to work with domestic companies to test new international supply routes, aiming to diversify freight options in respon...
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Posted on January 11, 2023
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