Seafreight News

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

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

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

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

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 flowers

The future of transporting flowers is sea freight; a manufacturer of flower food and preservatives is developing a sea freight service o help in the battle...
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Posted on August 31, 2022

New sea route bypassing EU mainland

A new sea freight route bypassing the EU mainland is ‘up and running.’ The sea freight route connecting Morocco and the United Kingdom has dramaticall...
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Posted on January 14, 2022

Three-fold increase in Ocean freight rates

Ocean freight rates between India and the rest of the world have risen at least 3.5-fold (250%) over the past six months. Local export industries say that...
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Posted on August 23, 2021

Guernsey Post buys freight firm

Guernsey Post has bought a freight firm as the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic damages its letter mail business. The firm said buying the air and ...
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Posted on March 27, 2021

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

Asia shipping industry helped by on-line shopping

There has been an online home-shopping boom in the USA, which has caused transpacific sea freight rates to increase to the highest on record. This is helpi...
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Posted on September 18, 2020

South African blueberry exports move from air to sea freight

Harvesting has begun across South Africa of the largest blueberry crop yet, an estimated 24,000 tonnes of production. 17,000 tonnes will probably be expo...
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Posted on September 2, 2020

USA Importers short of capacity

USA importers are having to book earlier with shipping lines and are finding it difficult to get space on ships. US imports via seafreight from As...
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Posted on July 13, 2020

Singapore and France agree freight policy

Singapore and France have announced in a joint statement that they will co-operate to ensure the supply chains for essential food and agricultural freight ...
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Posted on June 11, 2020

Shipping Industry Covid-19 aftermath

The 'Big 3' shipping alliances — 2M, Ocean Alliance, and The Alliance — are cutting back operations to prevent freight rates from falling because of a ...
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Posted on April 15, 2020

Fruit & veg exports return to near normal

An Indian fruit marketing organisation said that 140 tonnes of mangoes were shipped from Mumbai on Saturday for the markets in the Middle East, reviving th...
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Posted on April 6, 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

China Spring Festival good for cherry imports

There was a significant increase in the volume of cherries expected to be exported from Chile to China this year. Chinese Spring Festival is taking plac...
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Posted on January 25, 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

South Africa’s blueberry industry growth “a great story”

The South African blueberry export harvest has come to an end, with increased volumes of exports. Stone fruit exports run through to the end of March. ...
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Posted on December 20, 2019

Cyprus Economy rise connected to international freight

The CEO of an international logistics company has said that 'the future growth of Cyprus will be highly interconnected and dependent on international marit...
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Posted on December 24, 2018

China Made Car Exports go by train

Sweden based Volvo Cars recently announced it has exported the first consignment of China-built cars to Europe by train. It has become the first car maker ...
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Posted on June 14, 2017

Shipping container freight rates jump

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped by 26 percent to $591 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the we...
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Posted on September 13, 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

Vietnam to stop fresh fruit imports from Australia

Australia's Department of Agriculture (DoA) has confirmed that Vietnam has 'raised concerns with Australia's fruit fly management systems and is considerin...
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Posted on November 8, 2014

Finland Post to cease air and sea freight business in Scandinavia

Finland’s postal operator, Itella, said it will abandon its business activities in the fields of air and sea freight in Scandinavia in order to improve p...
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Posted on October 30, 2014

Germany to China freight train quicker than sea freight

A new train service from Hamburg to Zhengzhou is about 20 days faster than sea freight. Claimed to be the first ever, the freight train service runs fro...
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Posted on September 6, 2014

Emission Control – Shipping Companies need more time

Shipping companies said that they need more time to comply with the European Sulphur Directive, which requires that from January 2015, ships sailing in the...
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Posted on July 4, 2014

Leipzig/Halle air freight volumes increase again

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany have set a record for the ninth time in a row. Leipzig/Halle handled 887,101 tonnes of freight in 2013,...
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Posted on February 11, 2014

Greater freight options for fresh fruit

Brittany Ferries plans an innovation for freight transportation between England and northern Spain, with gas-powered ships connecting Portsmouth with ports...
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Posted on February 10, 2014

Increase in freight rates good news for shipping firms

The end of 2013 and the beginning of the New Year have encouraged shipping companies in India, with freight rates touching a three-year high, mostly on the...
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Posted on February 9, 2014

More freight for HS 1

Additional freight services on High Speed 1 were introduced from January 13, carrying automotive components and refrigerated freight containers of perishab...
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Posted on February 8, 2014

Rail freight traffic in Slovenia increases 9% in 2013

SLOVENIAN Railways (SŽ) saw a strong recovery in freight traffic last year according to the company's annual figures, which show volumes increased by 9% t...
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Posted on February 7, 2014

Freight Transport Association Cutting Carbon

On May 21, The Freight Transport Assocation will stage its annual 'Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs' Conference. The conference will honour the freight sector...
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Posted on February 5, 2014

Long freight trains test in France

The first 1·5 km long freight train was run between Sibelin yard near Lyon and Nîmes on January 18, marking the start of the demonstration phase of the P...
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Posted on January 31, 2014

U.S.A Bill would fund freight projects via new shipping fee

A Bill has been introduced to the USA Senate proposing funding for freight project. The Act, if passed, would provide for competitive grants for projects d...
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Posted on January 30, 2014

China Railway Corp freight rise expected

China Railway Corporation (CRC) is expected to raise freight rates early this year in order to relieve its massive debt burden and speed up market-oriented...
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Posted on January 29, 2014

International Freight Forwarding Group stresses Logistics Importance

The latest press release from the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) stresses how important the logistics sector and an ef...
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Posted on January 27, 2014

Freeze Hits Road and Air Freight Services in USA

In early January freight movement in some parts of America slowed to a standstill as the effect of the so called ‘Polar Vortex’ has been felt in areas ...
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Posted on January 26, 2014

Tasmania wants Air freight subsidy

TASMANIA's biggest airport says that air freight should be subsidised by the Commonwealth. The Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme covered sea freigh...
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Posted on January 25, 2014

Second Freight station at container transshipment terminal India

A second container freight station (CFS) near the international container transshipment terminal at Vallarpadam is nearing completion. The CFS will have a...
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Posted on January 24, 2014

Loan for Brazil to improve freight and passenger transport

São Paulo in Brazil directly administers a road network marked by intensive use, so the International Development Bank has granted a loan to finance the r...
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Posted on January 23, 2014

Electrified rail freight network for Ecuador

Metro operator TMB from Barcelona in Spain has been awarded a contract worth around $US 1.4m to carry out a prefeasibility study into the construction of a...
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Posted on January 22, 2014

Air freight growth for Middle East carriers

IATA statistics show that Middle Eastern carriers reported the largest increase in air cargo growth in November 2013, compared to the same month in the pre...
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Posted on January 21, 2014

Increased Freight Rates for container shipping lines

Container shipping lines hope for a better year as freight rates are increasing. They are expecting overcapacity to ease during the year. Surplus supp...
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Posted on January 19, 2014

Skills forLogistics Outfit Plans for Freight Forwarding

The newly appointed CEO of government sponsored Skills for Logistics has plans to 'attract,develop and support' people and companies in the logistics and f...
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Posted on January 18, 2014

New Container Shipping Service to Fiji

The first ever direct ocean Less than Container Load shipping service between northern Europe and Fiji has been announced.The new service, operating on wee...
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Posted on January 17, 2014

Freight takes off at Shanghai Pudong Terminal

Shanghai Pudong cargo terminal saw freight tonnage rise by 2.83 percent to a total of 1,173,784 tonnes in the first 11 months of 2013. In 2012 the total wa...
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Posted on January 16, 2014

Freight industry to pay for infrastructure – Australia

The Premier of South Australia,says that the freight transport industry could be asked to contribute to the cost of infrastructure projects such as major r...
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Posted on January 7, 2014

Chennai airport losing freight revenue

The air freight station (AFS) at Chennai airport which was launched nearly five years ago has still not been put to effective use, say cargo agents and off...
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Posted on December 30, 2013
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