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LA/Long Beach congestion reaches 'critical point' for G6

Hapag Lloyd container

Hapag-Lloyd admits multiple terminal calls at port complex are compounding delays for alliance

Short contracts protecting DSV from rate volatility

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Forwarder says a move away from locked-in pricing is helping to avoid squeeze

G6 hit hardest by Los Angeles-Long Beach delays

Some 15 ships at anchor off San Pedro Bay because of overcrowding in port

Ebola won’t impact US shipping - yet

Coast Guard can handle new prevention protocols for vessels from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia

Hanjin predicts rate stabilisation boost in Q4

Korean line believes US economic growth and saturated port facilities will support transpacific box pricing

Congestion forces more boxships to anchor outside Californian ports

Nine container vessels waiting to enter Los Angeles and Long Beach

Maersk imposes surcharge on Philippines port congestion

Shipping line doubles Manila surcharges, limits Batangas box calls

Rates fall further as lines pin hopes on November hike

Carriers hope to match 2013 success, pushing for nearly $1,000 per teu on the Asia-Europe trade

Japan-Europe intermodal launch from DHL

Global Forwarding business extends its China-Poland rail link across the East China Sea

Manila box congestion ‘may worsen’

Import dwell time currently 10-18 days and could deteriorate further as import demand peaks, Maersk executive warns

Shippers call for transparency on low-sulphur surcharges

Information on costs urgently required by cargo owners under pressure to finalise freight budgets for 2015

Winter sailing cancellations stack up

Maersk Line and G6 announce further cancellations on the Asia-Europe and transpacific trade lanes

Port of Hamburg launches Ebola checks

German gateway will quarantine ships if inspections spot seafarers with symptoms

Low market share could fast-track Ocean Three approval

CMA CGM, China Shipping and UASC hope to avoid 45-day review because of small scale in US trades

CKYHE seeks approval to add US trades

Alliance applies to regulators for permission to expand co-operation of member lines next spring

Advice and Insight

Fuel speed ahead? - Part 2

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Crude oil and bunker prices are plummeting, but will ocean carriers abandon slow-steaming?

Fuel speed ahead? (Part 1)

Crude oil and bunker prices are plummeting, but will ocean carriers abandon slow-steaming?

Rotterdam and Antwerp report solid nine-month container growth

Northern European hubs benefit from economic recovery and stronger shortsea and boxed fruit shipments

Ocean Three to control 13% of Asia-North America trades

CMA CGM, China Shipping and UASC back up FMC low trade share filing with service details

People

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

Freightos

Former head of strategy at online travel leader Priceline, Robert Mylod, joins Freightos board of directors

Ceva makes key US appointment

Tom Jones becomes senior VP for automotive operations in North America

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

Gianfranco Sgro is currently regional COO of a major automotive supplier

IJS Global recruits pharma executive to its healthcare unit

Former head of global logistics and distribution at Shire Pharmaceuticals becomes forwarding and logistics group’s UK Director for Healthcare Service Solutions

Have Your Say

Pack it in! We mean it.

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TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA

Following the decision by Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom, the trade association that represents freight forwarders throughout the UK, says that it is business as usual

The changing face of logistics operators’ liability

Andrew Kemp, general manager (EMEA) for leading freight transport insurer TT Club, examines the varied and complex liabilities that logistics companies are facing in the light of the fast-changing supply chain services that they are offering their customers