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Global ocean freight demand to grow

Worldwide ocean freight demand and supply are projected to grow by 2.5 per cent and 6.5 per cent respectively this year, according to an Ocean Freight Ship...
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Posted on July 16, 2024

Demand for Ocean Container Shipping hits all-time high

Global demand for ocean freight container shipping reached a new record in May, as freight rates and port congestion increased. A commentator said that ...
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Posted on July 15, 2024

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

Air freight rates Singapore

Congestion at ports everywhere including Singapore, has prompted some export companies to switch from sea to air freight to get their goods to eager custom...
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Posted on July 8, 2024

Rise of Same-Day Shipping Increases Global Air Freight Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from air freight operators have increased by 25% since 2019, as companies have increased their capacity to attain for faster deliv...
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Posted on July 4, 2024

Climbing freight rates

Three of the world’s largest ocean carriers have improved their forecasts for the rest of the year, expecting a stronger financial performance than previ...
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Posted on July 1, 2024

China Europe Freight Train

The China-Europe freight takes about 12 days to reach Russia and about 16 days to reach Germany from Shenyang. This long-haul cargo train service has be...
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Posted on June 28, 2024

Long-haul cargo train becomes popular among exporters

Drivers of forklift trucks have recently busy loading boxes containing 400 televisions into a rail container at the assembly center of China-Europe freight...
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Posted on June 27, 2024

Vietnam Sea freight costs

The Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine) is aksing for measures to minimise impacts of skyrocketing sea freight costs on imports and exports. Vi...
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Posted on June 25, 2024

Dangerous cargo list highlights need for proper declaration

Goods as varied and seemingly innocuous as cotton, fishmeal, grain, and wood pellets appear on a list of 15 dangerous cargo types commonly carried in shipp...
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Posted on June 18, 2024

Spot freight rates on Asia-Europe

A leading container consultancy has warned shippers of the prospect of spot rates surpassing $20,000 per feu on the Asia-Europe tradelane. Rates have l...
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Posted on June 10, 2024

Air cargo market expects growth

The global air freight market is on a pathway to double-digit growth in volumes in 2024 after a +12% year-on-year jump in demand in May, according to the l...
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Posted on June 6, 2024

Rising freight rates may affect Thai exports

A group of shippers in Thailand is concerned rising freight rates coul impact exports in the second half of the year. The group plans to propose to the ...
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Posted on June 5, 2024

Plans ‘Green Shipping Corridor’ Between UK and Ireland

The UK’s second-largest port owner, and renewable energy and maritime specialists, NatPower Marine, have announced their plans to establish the first “...
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Posted on May 28, 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

Two RO/RO freight ferries increase capacities

Two RO/RO freight ferries operated by Stena Line of Sweden are each to undergo conversions that will increase their capacities by 30%, not through a midbod...
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Posted on May 16, 2024

Vietnam’s pepper exports up 7 pct

Vietnam's pepper exports reached 70,248 tons, in the first four months of this year, down 21.8 percent in volume, but up 7 percent in value compared to the...
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Posted on April 25, 2024

Freight shipping carbon emissions

Conflict in the Red Sea has caused a much higher increase in carbon emissions in ocean freight container shipping, according to recent data released by a N...
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Posted on April 22, 2024

Freight transport 2022 in EU

Road freight transport represented 24.9% of all freight transport performance in 2022 in the EU; it increased by 0.4 percentage points (pp) when compared t...
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Posted on April 17, 2024

China-Europe rail freight

Freight forwarders are using rail services between China and Europe, as a freight transportation alternative because of disruption to international shippin...
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Posted on April 13, 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

Sea freight rates falling but shipping lines have concerns

Earlier in the year, disruption to international sea freight caused by the Red Sea crisis pushed container rates to their highest levels in almost a year a...
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Posted on March 28, 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

Pallet network “simplifies the process of shipping freight to European destinations”

A UK base pallet network has announced the launch of its new streamlined service designed to significantly strengthen distribution of exports to Europe. ...
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Posted on March 6, 2024

French shipping line’s revenue declines

A French shipping Group has announced a significant decline in net income, falling by 85% to $3.64 billion for the fiscal year 2023 compared to $24.88 bill...
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Posted on February 19, 2024

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 – Chinadaily.com.cn

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
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