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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.

Shuttle Traffic for October 2016

Mon. 14 Nov 2016
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

THE Alliance announces plans for its competitive product

Tue. 8 Nov 2016
31 services covering all East West trade lanes with short transit times / Fast shuttle services / Dedicated Middle East loop / 240 modern and most efficient ships / Comprehensive port coverage with over 75 ports in Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America and the Middle East.

BIMCO reports that containership scrapping is at an all-time high

Tue. 8 Nov 2016
The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has reported that containership demolition has reached an all-time high, as ships with a combined capacity of 500,000 teu have already been scrapped this year, 4.2 times more than the scrapping activity for the same months in 2015.

Rise in new business steadies logistics industry

Tue. 8 Nov 2016
Confidence amongst UK’s logistics businesses has risen slightly following the historic low point reached in H1 2016, reports the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and Moore Stephens.

BIFA repeats call for end to shipping line surcharges

Mon. 7 Nov 2016
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the call it made earlier this year for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.

BIFA reveals Freight Service Awards shortlist

Mon. 7 Nov 2016
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased to reveal the finalists of the 28th annual BIFA Freight Service Awards. After a rigorous judging process, 37 finalists from 28 BIFA Member companies are in contention for awards across ten categories.

Air freight posts stronger September growth one-off factors have contributed

Fri. 4 Nov 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in September 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.1% year-on-year. This was the fastest pace of growth since the disruption caused by the US West Coast seaports strike in February 2015.

Official opening of Peel Ports £400 million Liverpool container terminal

Fri. 4 Nov 2016
Secretary of State for International Trade officially opens Liverpool2.

Japanese shipping lines to merge container operations

Mon. 31 Oct 2016
Three of Japan’s largest shipping companies have announced that they plan to merge their container shipping and overseas terminal operations as the industry struggles with overcapacity and mounting losses.

EC publishes 2017 version of the Combined Nomenclature

Mon. 31 Oct 2016
The European Commission is publishing a 2017 version of the Combined Nomenclature (CN).


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