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

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

Long Beach extends ‘free time’ due to box congestion

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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%

French ports ‘to have prominent place’ in Ocean Three alliance

Dunkirk to get direct link from Asia, with seven-day improvement in transit times

Sydney storms cause Port Botany disruptions

Container terminal operations affected as area hit by high winds and rainfall

Unions call for dialogue on Rotterdam

Representatives claim potential port overcapacity and automation pose risks to existing terminals and workforce

Analysts question new TSA rate strategy

Transpacific pricing policy fails to tackle overriding issue of overcapacity, says SeaIntel

Maritime infrastructure holding back Indonesia growth

Port productivity must improve if country is to fulfil its freight potential

Brittany Ferries drops plans for LNG-powered ferries

Company cites 'double-whammy' from low-sulphur rules

New yearly low for Asia-Europe rates

Box prices halve in just two months, October GRIs look set to fail

Advice and Insight

A new beginning (Part 2)

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A lot can happen in the space of a year as Lars Mikael Jensen has found out

A new beginning (Part 1)

A lot can happen in the space of a year as Lars Mikael Jensen has found out

Shippers urge global carbon monitoring system for shipping

Global Shippers' Forum calls on the IMO to make progress on data collection as European Commission prepares its own proposals

FMC Commissioner calls for ‘collaborative effort’ to combat congestion

Entire supply chain must play their part, says Commissioner Doyle

People

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

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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