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EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement

Tue. 13 Jan 2015
The Canada-EU summit in Ottawa marked the end of the negotiations of the EU-Canada trade agreement ( CETA ).

Eurotunnel announces order for 3 new Freight Shuttles to meet growing demand

Tue. 13 Jan 2015
With the British economy continuing to grow and cross-Channel traffic flows concentrating on the shortest routes as a result of environmental constraints, the market in the strait of Dover is set to grow over the coming years.

MyFerryLink prohibited from operating in Dover

Tue. 13 Jan 2015
Groupe Eurotunnel seeks buyer for its ferry business.

Freight forwarders welcome all-in airfreight rates

Thu. 8 Jan 2015
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a cautious welcome to the news that Emirates SkyCargo is set to move to all-in pricing, including fuel and security surcharges, on air freight shipments to and from Europe from February 1st and on the airline''s global network from March 1st.

World’s largest container ship makes maiden call at Port of Felixstowe

Thu. 8 Jan 2015
The world’s largest container ship, the 19,100 TEU CSCL Globe, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain.

November Global Air Freight Growth Concentrates in Asia and Middle East

Thu. 8 Jan 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported November 2014 data for global air freight markets showing that demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) grew 4.2% compared to November 2013. Capacity grew by 3.3% over the previous November. Compared to October 2014, air freight demand expanded by a healthy 0.8%.

Lower slot costs to drive container shipping profitability in 2015

Tue. 6 Jan 2015
Container shipping profitability is expected to improve in 2015, despite record vessel deliveries, driven by lower unit costs, according to the latest edition of the Container Forecaster, published by shipping consultancy Drewry.

Moore Stephens says shipping must adopt can-do attitude in 2015

Mon. 5 Jan 2015
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says shipping needs to adopt a can-do attitude in order to successfully meet the challenges which are likely to come its way in 2015.

Both sides lock horns in US port dispute

Mon. 5 Jan 2015
The union representing dockworkers at ports along the US West Coast has requested that “key decision makers” become involved in its contract talks with the group acting on behalf of employers.

Containership scrapping is below forecast

Mon. 5 Jan 2015
According to shipping research company, Alphaliner, containership scrapping will barely reach 400,000 teu in 2014, substantially short from the 500,000 teu forecast at the beginning of the year.

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