Trade Route

UK regulator determined to ban MyFerryLink - Eurotunnel

MyFerryLink ferry

Final order will not take effect until appeal judgment is known

LD Lines suspends France-Spain ’Motorway of the Sea’

DFDS

DFDS to close Le Havre-Portsmouth ferry service

Two new ro-ro services from French Med ports

New links to Turkey and Tunisia

Calais mayor threatens to block port over migrants

Local leader insists UK must do more to resolve and pay for worsening port security situation

Summer 'truce' halts SNCM strike

Ferry operator’s parent company offers to sell its controlling stake for €1

UPDATE: France eyes court administration of SNCM as strike goes on

Company’s freight and passenger services to North Africa and Corsica remain at standstill

UK regulator confirms ban on MyFerryLink

France condemns decision on Channel ferry operator, although Eurotunnel subsidiary could continue operating under new ownership

Box carriers target intra-Asia boom

Regional traffic now 20% of world container trade, with further boost expected from ASEAN Economic Community launch next year

Indian shippers eye Le Havre as EU trade gateway

Country’s foreign trade policy gradually moving towards Haropa ports as a distribution hub for northwest Europe, claims trade representative

CKYHE looks to expand into US trades

Box line alliance requests permission from FMC to begin discussions

East-west freight rates continue to fall

Asia to Europe prices are down for a second week but remain ahead on-year

Heightened security alert in Kenya to impact freight?

Security at Mombasa Port stepped up last year

Asia-West Africa twelve vessel service launched

Weekly direct service operated by MOL Liner, Evergreen Line and COSCO Container Lines will commence from June 2014

DFDS to close Harwich-Esbjerg ferry route

New sulphur rules to put strain on operating costs

Ro-ro operator Transfennica in Portsmouth service

Service to offer direct Spain-UK connection

Advice and Insight

Green and sustainable but the numbers don't add up

truck

Imminent closure of the pioneering Motorway of the Sea casts doubt on concept

Reviewing the risks of strained Russian relations

Alfred Stienen, chairman of UK forwarder F.S. Mackenzie, talks to Lloyd’s Loading List.com about the group’s business in Russia and the impact of Western sanctions over Ukraine and the Putin regime’s retaliation in the form of an embargo on food imports, notably from the EU and the US

South Africa’s business hub

Annual trade between the UK and South Africa is valued at just under £10 billion, much of this being based on historical ties and loyalties, although cheaper imports from China are putting that business under pressure

Giant in the Gulf of Mexico

Veracruz, in south-central Mexico, is ideally placed to serve Mexico City as well as the industrial north of the country, and rail is a vital ingredient

People

Alliance appoints WGS Cape Town as reciprocal agency

Claude Nuttall

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

Challenging the norm in Ireland

Crane Worldwide Logistics Ireland wins group’s EMEA country of the year trophy

FedEx volunteers help transform Southwark Young Carers centre

Staff give more than 50 hours to Action for Children base in southeast London

Have Your Say

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

Container industry faces several more years of oversupply, warns Maersk’s Andersen

A senior shipping advisor responds to Andersen’s interview

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