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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

Nationals from China accused of Illegal Exports to Iran

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that four Chinese nationals have been charged with various federal crimes related to a years-long conspiracy to unla...
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Posted on February 9, 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

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

China Increased Imports From BRI Countries

China is importing more and more agricultural products from countries along the 'Belt and Road Initiative', including Georgian wine and Kazakhstani flour a...
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Posted on October 18, 2023

Free Grain Exports To Africa from Russia

Vladimir Putin has said the Russia intends to export free grain to Africa. His comments were made during a press conference with Turkish leader Recep Ta...
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Posted on September 14, 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

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

Sainsbury’s logistics re-organisation

Sainsbury’s, the major supermarket chain, has announced a significant overhaul and consolidation of its logistics operations. 3,000 current staff memb...
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Posted on April 20, 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

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

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

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

HK freight forwarders request use of road-air for e-cigarettes

The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has requested that the ban on the transport of e-cigarettes is eased due to its impac...
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Posted on November 30, 2022

China Trade Logistics corridor expands

The 'New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor', a trade and logistics passage from western China, has opened 78 new freight routes so far in 2022, setting...
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Posted on November 24, 2022

Russia agrees to continue Ukrainian grain exports

Russia and Ukraine have agreed to extend their agreement allowing grain exports from Ukrainian ports through a safe corridor in the Black Sea. The deal ...
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Posted on November 21, 2022

Riga creates digital platform for multimodal cargo

The Port of Riga authority is creating an integrated platform to develop the automation of port and logistics processes. The project aims to provide mul...
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Posted on September 27, 2022

Product prices to rise as inputs and freight costs increase

A multi-national consumer goods company based in South Africa, says price increases will continue into 2023 as pulp and sea-freight costs weigh on the busi...
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Posted on September 8, 2022

Sea Freight Service for flowers

A company specialising in flower preservation is now offering a sea freight services. The flowers are treated with preservatives then monitored by Technic...
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Posted on September 5, 2022

New Zealand shipping delays

AN INCREASE in shipping delays to Oceania is having a severe effect on New Zealand, according to a new report from a logistics technology company. The d...
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Posted on August 26, 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

Shipping lines move to air freight

Shipping lines are setting up their own airlines, acquiring freighters and purchasing freight forwarders, seeming to make themselves into end-to-end logi...
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Posted on August 8, 2022

Freight costs remain high in Brazil

Inland freight rates for transporting corn from the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil — the country’s largest producer and exporter — to ports have surg...
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Posted on June 29, 2022

Shippers face record fuel surcharges

Shippers who are coping with record-high fuel surcharges must simply bear with it until more (and cheaper) crude oil is available, according to diesel supp...
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Posted on June 13, 2022

NZ businesses struggle with logistics delays

Freight Forwarders, importers and exporters are struggling with delays caused by increased fuel prices, the pandemic and war in Europe. NZ borders are ope...
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Posted on April 4, 2022

Ukraine ‘limits exports of food commodities’

Ukraine has reportedly suspended exports of certain agricultural commodities and introduce licences for exports of others out of the war-hit country. Uk...
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Posted on March 9, 2022

South Shields direct container ship from China

The first ever container shipment of imports coming directly from China into the UK has docked and been unloaded in Port of Tyne. The ship was used by a...
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Posted on January 13, 2022

Latvia freight problems

Recently the situation at Latvia’s biggest sea ports and international railway freight services has deteriorated dramatically because of geopolitics. ...
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Posted on December 31, 2021

Shipping companies try to ease freight delays

Businesses in the USA affected by high logistics costs and freight bottlenecks are etaking on new strategies to ease supply chain pain in the new year. ...
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Posted on December 27, 2021

Cashew nut exports increase despite COVID-19

Cashew nut exports from Vietnam saw encouraging growth this year in spite of COVID-19 induced restrictions. There have also been shipping container shortag...
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Posted on December 16, 2021

SOEs boost exports in China

State-owned enterprises in China form part of many programmes currently being expanded to stabilize supply chains. The SOEs as well as private businesses a...
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Posted on December 1, 2021

Cargo Keeps Passenger Planes in Air

Airlines have needed to display an agile approach to logistics as the recovery from Covid-19 gains momentum. A Dubai-based airline operated to about 140...
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Posted on November 5, 2021

Pak-China cross-border logistics flourishing

Import and export trades between Pakistan and China have increased explosively, against the global trend under the influence of the pandemic. According ...
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Posted on August 20, 2021

Drought affecting Argentine grains exports

A 'once-in-a-century drought made the water level of Argentina's main grains transport river so low that farm exports have been reduced. Logistics costs h...
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Posted on August 11, 2021

Vietnam Road Freight Market

Vietnam's growing economy is increasing the Road Freight industry in Vietnam. The Government has allowed 100% FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in the Lo...
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Posted on April 20, 2021

Roll out of Covid-19 vaccines spotlights logistics

The global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has introduced new logistical challenges for vaccine manufacturers and logistics providers. Transport capacity is ...
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Posted on February 22, 2021

Logistics delays at ports

Logistics UK, the trade association which represents supply chain firms, said there had recently been a huge increase in the volume of cargo entering...
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Posted on November 21, 2020

Freight Ferry terminal moves to new Stockholm Norvik Port in Sweden

One of the major ferry companies in the Nordic area has moved its Nynäshamn ferry terminal to the newly constructed Stockholm Norvik Port. The terminal...
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Posted on November 10, 2020

British International Freight Association comments on Shipping Line Surcharges

The British International Freight Association has said that the news that some container shipping lines say that they will discontinue low sulphur fuel sur...
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Posted on September 5, 2020

Latvian Railways plans changes as freight revenue falls

The national rail company Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways) has presented a three-year business plan, to keep the company operational despite rapidly d...
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Posted on July 28, 2020

World Bank allocates $350M loan for Turkey’s rail connectivity, logistics

The World Bank is loaning 314.5 million euro ($350 million)to Turkey to improve its rail connectivity and logistics, the bank said in a statement last week...
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Posted on July 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

Airlines need to set cargo priorities

The aviation needs to priorities separating cargo from the passenger business. Air cargo is part of an $11bn+ worldwide logistics industry. It is al...
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Posted on May 23, 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

Norway fish exports to UK

Exports of fresh salmon to the UK from Norway increased by 27 per cent last week, at the end of March, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council. Expor...
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Posted on May 5, 2020

Logistics providers keep freight moving

Logistics providers are working with government to keep freight moving by air, sea and on the roads. The Chief Executive of the British Ports Associati...
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Posted on March 22, 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

Baltic seaport operations

Baltic seaports are streamlining cargo operations and their workflow using automation and technology. 60% of all logistics in the Baltic area is marit...
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Posted on January 29, 2020

Brexit – new border controls for freight

The British Ports Association's New Year statement has outlined priorities for 2020. The EU Withdrawal Agreement will mean new border controls for freig...
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Posted on January 12, 2020

Rail Freight in Europe

Ten years ago the China Government proposed to build a robust rail network to connect Europe and China. The development was not welcomed by logistics s...
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Posted on May 30, 2019
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