Sea

APM to sell Virginia box terminal

Port of Virginia

US east coast facility was only commissioned in 2007

North Europe-South America capacity cuts

South America

Shipping lines axe services as freight rates on the trade lane flounder

Box alliances ‘still the way to go’

Despite P3 rejection, collaboration remains best way for lines to cut costs, says Drewry

US west coast labour talks heading into August

ILWU and PMA promise no disruption to cargo operations

CMA CGM: heading for UASC-CSCL tie-up?

Analysts believe alliance likely following 2M move by Maersk and MSC

Forwarders ‘losing out on new business’

Quote times average 62 hours in ‘secret shipper’ survey

EU investigates tax breaks to Dutch ports

European Commission to verify whether exemptions are in line with state aid rules

Worsening Cameroon congestion prompts emergency surcharges

Vessel delays at Douala reaching 28 days, CMA CGM reports

TSA reveals rate hike amount

Transpacific carriers will implement an increase of $600 per feu from August

Transatlantic box volumes on the rise

Latest CTS figures point to improving performance in the headhaul direction

New shipping company eyes intra-African trade

Forwarder Transimex and partners start services to improve transhipment provision and cut on-forwarding costs

China ‘may reject 2M alliance’

Decision likely to be based on national industrial policy and protection of Cosco, says influential competition lawyer

Strong Chinese export growth boosts shipping sector

Outlook improves for second half of 2014, with possible 10% increase

Innovative new-generation reefer-container vessels heading to Seatrade

Specially-designed ships will chill up to 14,000 pallets in conventional containers

Maersk to quit eight service agreements with CMA CGM

New vessel-sharing agreement with MSC precludes other alliances in east-west trades

Advice and Insight

Consortia and alliances set for further expansion

CMA CGM vessel

The formation of 2M is only the conclusion of the latest round of mega-alliance negotiations. Much more lies ahead

The long, slow price quote

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Will regulators allow the 2M Alliance?

Damian Brett looks at what the implications of recent rulings on the P3 Network may mean for 2M

Zim owner backs golden share deal

Israel Corp says it’s satisfied with golden share alteration

People

BIFA names new director general

Robert Keen

Robert Keen to succeed Peter Quantrill, who retires from the trade association in August

British Shippers’ Council confirms new appointments

New chair is Gillian Scott from John Lewis, while vice-chair is Barry Wallace from Marks and Spencer

CEVA appoints new COO for contract logistics

Former shipper Brett Bissell promoted from Latin America role

Allport appoints new managing director of air freight

Steve Williams held previous senior roles at DB Schenker and Panalpina

Have Your Say

The long, slow price quote

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

A unique logistic proposition?

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs