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Freight and passenger ferry services get a boost with two new vessels

Tue. 17 Sep 2019
DENMARK – UK – NETHERLANDS – DFDS has entered into an agreement with the Italian ferry company Moby to acquire the two combined freight and passenger ferries (RoPax) Moby Wonder and Moby Aki, to increase the capacity for both passengers and freight customers on the Amsterdam-Newcastle route. The ferries were built in 2001 and 2005, respectively.

P&O Ferries launch new freight ferry service between Calais and Tilbury

Tue. 17 Sep 2019
P&O FERRIES will strengthen its position as the leading enabler of trade flows across the English Channel by launching a new daily ferry service linking Calais with the Port of Tilbury.

Heathrow releases August 2019 cargo figures

Tue. 17 Sep 2019
London Heathrow, the UK capital’s busiest airport, revealed that in August 2019 it processed more than 126,864 metric tonnes of cargo.

Nationwide government events launched to help businesses get ready for Brexit

Mon. 16 Sep 2019
Local businesses across the UK will receive tailored advice and support on preparing for Brexit on 31 October, as part of a series of nationwide events led by government launching tomorrow (Monday 16 September).

BIFA picks Paralympian and broadcaster to host its freight service awards

Thu. 12 Sep 2019
The British International Freight Association - www.bifa.org - has chosen Ade Adepitan, one of the UK’s most well-known Paralympians and broadcasters, as the host for its annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Incoterms® 2020

Wed. 11 Sep 2019
The new set of Incoterms® (Incoterms® 2020) has been announced by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

As seen on TV

Wed. 11 Sep 2019
Back2Back Productions, an independent TV production company based in Brighton are currently making a new series currently titled ‘Megashippers 3’.

Shippers prepare for sharp ocean freight fuel price rises

Wed. 11 Sep 2019
Many cargo owners still uncertain about the impact of IMO 2020 on their freight costs, although better information is now becoming available, says Drewry, which predicts BAFs will soar from Q4 2019 and be very volatile in the first half of 2020, before falling in 2021.

FMC set to review 'costly and unfair' demurrage and detention fees

Wed. 11 Sep 2019
The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is backing proposals aimed at reforming how demurrage and detention fees are levied by ocean carriers on shippers.

Reefer container equipment scarcity could impact freight rates - Drewry

Wed. 11 Sep 2019
While there has been a return in production of reefer container equipment, availability will remain tight over the next few years, which will impact shipping capacity supply and freight rates at seasonal peaks, according to maritime analyst, Drewry.

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