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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

Pharmaceutical exports from Sweden

Exports of pharmaceuticals from Sweden reached a peak of 152.2 billion kronor, which corresponds to 7.3% of the country’s total exports by value. This i...
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Posted on March 14, 2024

Indonesia to cut garlic import

The Agriculture Ministry plans to reduce garlic imports next year by roughly 40 percent to help domestic production. The Head of the National Food Agency ...
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Posted on October 19, 2023

Goods exports fall 16% in July, imports fall

India’s exports of merchandise declined for the sixth straight month in July with export shipments down 15.9% on year $ 32.25 billion. The decline in imp...
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Posted on August 16, 2023

Sweden trade with Russia

Trade between Sweden and Russia halved in 2022. Sweden trade with Russia amounted to 18 billion kronor last year – down from 44 billion the year befor...
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Posted on February 22, 2023

Gotland Sweden – Clean freight deliveries

The Gotland region in Sweden is trying to counter climate change effects by working towards a goal of becoming fossil-fuel-free in 2040, which is five year...
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Posted on July 22, 2022

Container market share at Gothenburg

Container transport in Sweden is increasingly concentrated to the Nordic region’s largest port. The Port of Gothenburg’s market share of container frei...
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Posted on April 21, 2022

Imports increase to Colombia

Last year imports into Colombia totaled 6,545 million US dollars in November. Thisannual growth of 56.3%, is one of the highest rates in recent years. A...
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Posted on January 17, 2022

Freight ship collision off southern Sweden

Two freight ships have collided in the Baltic Sea off southern Sweden in the early hours of this morning. Two people have been reported missing, the author...
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Posted on December 13, 2021

Gothenburg Terminal sees fastest growth in Sweden

Figures from the Swedish Ports Association show that the largest ports in Sweden attract significant growth, while smaller ports experience declining volum...
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Posted on January 7, 2021

Turkey makes first electric bus exports to Sweden

An automotive manufacturing company in Turkey has exported its electric urban bus brand MD9 electriCITY to Sweden, making the very first exports of the veh...
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Posted on November 18, 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 bike companies fear cheap Chinese imports post Brexit

British bike companies are worried that they will be unable to compete with state-subsidised Chinese rivals if Brexit ends import tariffs on bikes from Chi...
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Posted on November 1, 2020

Edinburgh restaurant imports ski cable cars for socially distanced meals

According to a specialist periodical, the six gondolas were imported from Courchevel ski resort in France; they will be used as dining pods for up to four...
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Posted on October 26, 2020

Shrimp imports to China fall 49% in August

Imports into China of frozen warm water shrimps fell by 49% in August compared with July. Traces of the coronavirus were found on imported shrimp packages....
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Posted on September 21, 2020

EU companies selling surveillance tools to China

A human rights organisation has found that three companies based in France, Sweden and the Netherlands exported digital surveillance systems, such as facia...
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Posted on September 20, 2020

Rail Freight Link Sweden – Norway Opens

A new weekly shuttle service has been commenced by a Norwegian rail freight operator to link Oslo, the capital of Norway, to the Port of Gothenburg, claimi...
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Posted on September 16, 2020

Covid-19 Lockdown Causes Export and Import fall

The Covid-19 lockdown caused double-digit declines in Hungary’s exports and imports in April, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) shows...
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Posted on July 2, 2020

US Fruit and vegetable imports

U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables rose 6 percent from May 2019 through April of this year, totaling more than $24 billion dollars. Berries, excludi...
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Posted on June 9, 2020

Villiers: insists on standards for imports of US chicken

A former Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers, has urged the government to take a firm position regarding chicken imports when negotiating...
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Posted on June 5, 2020

China Suspends US Pork and Soybean Imports

Responding to the threat from the USA to remove special treatment for Hong Kong, including export controls and extradition treatment, China has suspended i...
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Posted on June 4, 2020

Stockholm Ro-Ro port to open

Ninety percent of imports arrive in Sweden by sea, and the Stockholm region takes half of Sweden’s entire consumption. The opening of the new contain...
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Posted on May 29, 2020

First Containership Arrives at Newest Port in Sweden

A containership yesterday claimed the maiden call at the newest freight port in Sweden, Stockholm Norvik Port, following the completion of a long port cons...
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Posted on May 28, 2020

Coronavirus fails to slow down China lamb imports

Lamb exports from Australia to China rose marginally in April, in spite of fears about the impact of cornavirus on the import/export trade. China import...
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Posted on May 7, 2020

Freight forwarders freight ferry support measures

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) gave a cautious welcome to the UK Government’s announcement on 24 April of support measures for frei...
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Posted on April 29, 2020

New chicken imports tariffs will hit the poor hard

Poor households in South Africa spend 34% of their budget on food, of this 59% is chicken, so increasing import tariffs could cause significant social cons...
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Posted on March 18, 2020

Salmon egg imports from Norway banned

Exports of salmon eggs from Norway to Scotland were banned last June, following an inspection by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Millions o...
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Posted on February 27, 2020

New Freight Service Sweden – Denmark

A new crossing between Halmstad in Sweden and Grenaa in Denmark will offer considerable freight capacity as well as passenger facilities. The Transport mi...
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Posted on February 11, 2020

Beer Imports Fall

Beer imports into South Korea fell in 2019 for the first time in a decade, a feature which has not been seen since the 2009 global financial crisis. Ana...
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Posted on January 27, 2020

Indian Government strategy on imports

The Indian government is working to formulate technical regulations, including safety and quality standards, for over 350 products with the aim of reducing...
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Posted on December 27, 2019

Plastic import bans should encourage re-cycling

Restrictions on plastic imports are forcing countries to improve their own capacities to handle the waste domestically, according to the European Environme...
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Posted on October 29, 2019

S Korean imports of Japanese reduce

Imports of Japanese beer into South Korea fell by 45% in July from the previous month. Korean consumers boycotted the product provoked by an escalating pol...
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Posted on August 11, 2019

Wine imports to China slide in first two months

A Shenzhen-based research firm published a report showing that the country’s wine imports suffered a year-on-year decline of 13% in volume in January and...
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Posted on March 26, 2019

Container Terminal in Sweden growing

A new greenfield container terminal at the Port of Gävle, Sweden is to be developed based on finance from a Swedish investment company. Gävle is Swede...
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Posted on March 17, 2019

Sweden relieved as port strike cancelled

A strike guaranteed to delay Swedish exports and imports has been cancelled at the last minute. Dockworkers and employers signed a deal which ended year...
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Posted on March 13, 2019

Ethiopia exports coffee beans

In the 2018/2019 financial year, Ethiopia produced about 426,000 metric tons of coffee, and exported nearly 4 million bags. Africa’s largest coffee prod...
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Posted on March 6, 2019

Port of Gothenburg freight volumes 2018

The Port of Gothenburg freight figures for 2018 have just been published. Container volumes increased by 17 per cent compared with the previous year. T...
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Posted on January 31, 2019

Exports to Sweden

From January to September 2018, Belarus almost doubled its exports to Sweden, according to information from the Belarusian embassy in Sweden. Since Jan...
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Posted on November 18, 2018

Spain expects record grape exports in 2018 season

Murcia, Spain’s grape-growing region, expects exports to reach record levels of around 160,000 metric tons (MT) this season. In 2017 the region export...
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Posted on September 5, 2018

Swedish healthcare industry booming in China

China's aging population has created a growing market for healthcare products from Sweden. Swedish exports of medical and pharmaceutical products have alm...
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Posted on August 28, 2018

Imports of wooden windows to Japan down 25% in April

Japan’s April 2018 imports of wooden windows fell by just over 25% and compared with levels in March there was a 10% decline. There was a slight recov...
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Posted on July 5, 2018

Estonian exports decrease

According to a report from Statistics Estonia, exports fell by 3% compared with the previous year in March 2018. Imports into Estonia rose by 4% compared w...
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Posted on May 16, 2018

Stockholm summit with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and India

The Indian  Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sweden last week for trade talks. A Nordic-Indian summit took place with the leaders of Denmark, Finla...
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Posted on April 23, 2018

Burgundy exports go on rising in 2017

Exports of Burgundy rose 0.7% by volume in 2017 versus 2016. The lack of Chablis and Petit Chablis hampered further gains as, if Chablis is removed from th...
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Posted on April 21, 2018

US craft beer exports rise 3.6% in 2017

Canada has retained the top spot as the leading importer of craft beer from the USA , representing 51.3% of total exports. The UK is the second import larg...
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Posted on April 11, 2018

S A lifts ban on guava imports from Egypt

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority lifted last week the temporary ban on the import of frozen and processed guava imports from Egypt to the Kingdom of Saudi...
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Posted on April 10, 2018

Shark fin imports to Hong Kong ‘halved since 2007’

Shark fin imports to Hong Kong, which is the largest fin trading hub in the world, have been cut by half since 2007, owing to shipping bans and tighter int...
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Posted on March 14, 2018

Consumers in China favour taste over price of imports

Consumers in China are primarily put off by the high prices of imported food, says a recent study. The report which was commissioned by the Agricultural T...
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Posted on March 13, 2018

Joint venture for Denmark freight to end

Sweden based freight operator Green Cargo will withdraw from its joint venture with DB Cargo in Denmark. The joint venture handles principally transit fre...
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Posted on March 10, 2018

Fruit and vegetable imports to Russia recovering

Compared with the previous year, Russian imports of fresh fruit and vegetables have increased considerably in 2017. A total of 7,1 million tonnes was impor...
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Posted on March 6, 2018
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