Sea

Shippers call for transparency on low-sulphur surcharges

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

Winter sailing cancellations stack up

Maersk vessel

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

US port congestion leads to ‘intermodal’ surcharge

Fee from transpacific lines reflects rising costs from box import boom

Lower bunker prices will not persuade vessels to pick up speed

Drewry says vessels slowed to tackle excess capacity as well as to cut fuel use

Mid-October GRIs fail to prevent Asia-Europe rate slide

Asia-Europe carriers now look for repeat of last year’s successful November GRIs

Long Beach extends ‘free time’ due to box congestion

Temporary demurrage waiver for an extra three days for inbound containers

Confidence rising among European freight forwarders

Logistics providers expect improved volumes across all transport modes in October and November, according to Dankse Bank Markets index

CSAV moves closer to Hapag-Lloyd's G6 partners

Chile-based carrier will book slots on the alliance's Middle East-Europe services

Maersk sees new sourcing patterns for Russian food imports

Embargo has led to ‘noticeable increase in demand for reefer capacity from Latin America’

Box throughput 'to reach 1bn teu by 2020'

Continued growth throughout Asia will lead to 40% increase in global traffic, says Drewry analyst

APM Terminals wins Costa Rica case

Country’s Supreme Court ratifies new Moin Container Terminal project

G6 Alliance combines Asia-east coast services for winter

Move will reduce trade lane capacity by as much as 3.8%

Advice and Insight

How carriers make money (Part 2)

CMA CGM

Carriers can still make money despite falling freight rates, reports Drewry

How carriers make money (Part 1)

Carriers can still make money despite falling freight rates, reports Drewry

Many investors don’t understand shipping’s complex dynamics, says Coustas

Owner urges tougher entry barriers to protect it from ‘substandard’ competitors

The transpacific east coast trade may be tomorrow's box battlefield

BIMCO expects Panama Canal expansion, port upgrades and cascading to put pressure on freight rates

People

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

wharehouse

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

Alliance appoints WGS Cape Town as reciprocal agency

UK forwarder says South Africa market ‘needs a shake-up, with complacency rife’

Buffaload Logistics appoints national transport manager

Brian Lafferty joins UK company expected to double in size over next four years

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