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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.

Shipping schedule reliability improving, but plenty of room for improvement

Fri. 17 Apr 2015
Liner shipping service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64%, according to Carrier Performance Insight (http://cpi.drewry.co.uk), the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Cargo Crime exceeds 1000 incidents in 2014

Thu. 16 Apr 2015
TAPA cargo crime annual report for 204 shows 3 major thefts per day in Europe, with an average loss of €205,624.

Round Table of international shipping associations address major cyber security issues

Thu. 16 Apr 2015
It has been announced today that the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) comprising BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and INTERTANKO are developing standards and guidelines to address the major cyber security issues faced by the shipping industry.

Container shipping’s continued addiction to ships stoking trouble

Thu. 16 Apr 2015
Despite positive growth momentum, the container shipping industry continues to suffer new, big ship deliveries with no let-up to the ordering frenzy according to the Container Forecaster, published by Drewry Maritime Research.

Businesses warned of hidden fraud risk

Thu. 16 Apr 2015
Fraudsters are targeting businesses by hiding malware inside fake invoices emailed to them which then steal online banking credentials, according to new information from Financial Fraud Action UK’s (FFA UK) intelligence unit – the Financial Fraud Bureau.

M&A activity in Transport sector to hit over £40bn by the end of 2015, says KPMG report

Mon. 13 Apr 2015
In 2015, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Transport and Logistics sector will supersede the levels seen in 2014, according to KPMG’s latest Transport Tracker.

Timing of Lunar New Year and US Port Congestion Boosts February Air Freight

Wed. 1 Apr 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February data for global air freight markets showing a sharp increase in year-on-year air freight volumes. Growth measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTK) was up 11.7% in February, compared to February 2014. Capacity grew 7.4%.

HGV levy on foreign hauliers generates £44 million in first year of operation

Tue. 31 Mar 2015
Since 1 April 2014 the HGV levy has raised more than £44 million from foreign HGVs.

Serbia and Macedonia to join Transit Regime

Fri. 27 Mar 2015
Before the end of 2015 the Republic of Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will also join the NCTS Convention for Common Transit.

DfT increases HGV speed limit on dual carriageways

Fri. 27 Mar 2015
The UK''s Department for transport has announced plans to increase the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles from 50 to 60 mph on all dual carriageways across England and Wales, from the 6th April 2015.


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