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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

Yang Ming share trading halted as carrier moves to reduce equity capital

Mon. 24 Apr 2017
Trading in the shares of embattled Taiwanese carrier Yang Ming were suspended on the Taipei stock exchange yesterday to allow the company to reduce its equity capital by over half.

The Eurotunnel Group: Further increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2017

Fri. 21 Apr 2017
Revenues for the first quarter of 2017 increased by 1%[1] to €231.8 million.

Satisfaction survey in container transport

Tue. 18 Apr 2017
Customers rate service quality of ocean carriers “poor to average”.

Shuttle Traffic for March 2017

Tue. 18 Apr 2017
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

Le Shuttle Freight achieves new all-time record

Mon. 10 Apr 2017
In March 2017, Le Shuttle Freight achieved a new all-time record, transporting 151,245 trucks, an increase of 5% compared to March 2016, the month the previous record was set. Since the start of the year, almost 410,000 trucks have crossed the Channel on Eurotunnel's Shuttle Service.

BIFA says a frictionless border is highest priority post-Brexit

Fri. 7 Apr 2017
Birmingham, UK, Thursday, 6th April 2017 - Nobody really knows what the Brexit implications are for trade, Robert Keen, Director General, BIFA, told delegates at the Brexit Briefing at Multimodal 2017. And he brought along a crystal ball to emphasise the point.

Air cargo demand continues upward trajectory in February

Fri. 7 Apr 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2017 showing an 8.4% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. After adjusting for the impact of the leap year in 2016, demand increased by 12% -- almost four times better than the five-year average rate of 3.0%.

Imports of meat and meat products from Brazil

Fri. 7 Apr 2017
On 23rd of March Defra advised of reports of fraud in the meat sector in Brazil and that the European Commission was in close contact with the Brazilian Competent Authority.

Rail freight industry and Network Rail collaborate to increase railway capacity

Mon. 3 Apr 2017
Timetable overhaul to potentially free-up thousands of slots for passenger services.

Working group given green light to develop international freight forwarding apprenticeship

Mon. 3 Apr 2017
A group of employers from within the freight industry has been given the green light by the UK Department for Education to develop the standard for a specific International Freight Forwarding Operative apprenticeship.


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