Trade Route

Summer 'truce' halts SNCM strike

SNCM

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

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

sncm

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

New services for Bristol

Cronus Logistics inaugurates Irish Sea connections

NileDutch and PIL announce Asia-West Africa tie-up

Carriers will combine two existing services into a new single loop

MSC launches new Asia-West Africa service

More direct calls will cut out the need to tranship and aims to reduce transit times

Another lost year?

Carriers struggle with sluggish growth and there are fears peak season may not happen

Advice and Insight

Johannesburg trade hub goes live in partnership with Alliance Shipping Group

Johannesburg sign

Are you shipping freight to/from Johannesburg? Then look no further

Durban trade hub goes live in partnership with Alliance Shipping Group

Are you shipping freight to/from Durban? Then look no further

London trade hub goes live in partnership with Westbound Shipping

Are you shipping freight to/from London? Then look no further

Rates up on Asia-South America route but capacity reduced

However, freight prices remain below the level recorded a year ago and mid-June 2012

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