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Air cargo up 7.7% in August versus pre-COVID Levels; capacity lagging demand

Wed. 29 Sep 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released August 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend but pressure on capacity is rising.

Schedule reliability drops to all-time low 33.6% in August 2021

Tue. 28 Sep 2021
Sea-Intelligence has published issue 121 of the Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including August 2021. As the report itself is quite comprehensive and covers schedule reliability across 34 different trade lanes and 60+ carriers, this press release will only cover the global highlights from the full report.

Air cargo charters at a premium as capacity squeeze tightens

Tue. 28 Sep 2021
Space on freighter flights is simply not available as peak season demand grows, leading to speculation that some shipments will not fly this year

Multimodal 2021

Mon. 27 Sep 2021
It's less than 4 weeks until the industry is back together again at Multimodal and we are very excited to be able to see you again in person.

Industry bodies join forces to tackle safety of dangerous goods storage and transport

Fri. 24 Sep 2021
International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) International and the International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to assist the dissemination of effective guidance on the correct safety procedures that need to be employed on container packing and declaration.

DP World to invest £300m in new fourth berth at London Gateway logistics hub to strengthen UK’s supply chain

Fri. 24 Sep 2021
DP World today announces that it will begin work next month on a new fourth berth at its London Gateway logistics hub to increase supply chain resilience and create more capacity for the world’s largest vessels.

Little relief in sight for container equipment shortages

Fri. 24 Sep 2021
The shortage of boxes that is plaguing shippers is not due to any underinvestment in the equipment fleet, but due to the extended time they are spending in transit, according to container shipping specialist Drewry

Abandoned cargo: alert to risk escalation

Fri. 24 Sep 2021
With supply chain congestion and widespread delays in the international container trades set to continue, the vexatious challenges of abandoned cargo will remain and probably increase. In its role as risk prevention advisor to the industry, TT Club has issued a StopLoss document to provide practical guidance on the issue to stakeholders across the supply chain.

Ocean freight spot prices finally plateau

Fri. 24 Sep 2021
After 22 consecutive weeks of increases, Drewry’s World Container index composite index stopped its seemingly inexorable rise this week, the container shipping analyst reports, although it is nearly four times the level this time last year

Freight association welcomes quick response to calls for greater clarity on revisions to EU exit procedures

Thu. 23 Sep 2021
One week on from a seminar held by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) to address some of the unfinished issues faced by the logistics industry following the UK’s departure from the EU, it has welcomed the quick response from UK government to some of the many questions raised by participants.


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