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Cape routings increase despite shipper fury

Fri. 29 May 2020
The number of vessels routed on the bunker-guzzling route which avoids Suez Canal tolls continues to rise.

Coronavirus set to ‘hammer’ container shipping demand

Thu. 28 May 2020
Bimco rules out a short-term recovery and predicts rates are more likely to fall than rise.

UK Ports: Look to Green Investment and Freeports as part of economic recovery

Wed. 27 May 2020
The British Ports Association (BPA) has today published an economic recovery plan for government that highlights how investment in ports can play a part in the UK’s healing from the deepest economic shock in living memory.

New driver-free freight ferry terminal now OPEN for business in Tilbury

Wed. 27 May 2020
Tilbury2’s brand new unaccompanied* freight ferry terminal opened for business this week at a vital time for the UK’s freight industry.

Home Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals

Wed. 27 May 2020
New measures at the UK border to guard against a second wave of coronavirus infections have been announced by the Home Secretary on Friday 22 May.

UK falling short of post-Brexit target for customs agents, warns industry

Tue. 26 May 2020
The UK government is falling far short of a target to train an estimated 50,000 new customs agents that will be needed after Brexit and is “misleading” the public over its level of preparedness, customs and haulage industry leaders warned.

FIATA Stands With Seafarers Maintaining the Global Supply Chain During COVID-19

Tue. 26 May 2020
FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarding Associations extends its support to struggling sea workers who continue to operate despite the pandemic to keep the world's trade afloat.

Satisfaction survey in container transport: availability of cargo space is now number one customer requirement

Wed. 20 May 2020
Container shipping lines’ ability to provide cargo space as needed showed a marginal improvement in 2019, but this gain will have been dramatically reversed by the end of the first half of this year, according to the fourth annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC).

Carriers prepare to bid farewell to the old bill of lading

Tue. 19 May 2020
The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), which features the IT expertise of the world's top liners, is determined to consign the centries-old bill of lading to history.

UK ‘too dependent on China’ for critical goods

Mon. 18 May 2020
Influential report recommends that the five nations that make up ‘Five Eyes’ alliance should urgently prioritise ‘decoupling’ trade from China in goods linked to critical industries.

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