Trade Route

Another lost year?

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

TSA advises new rate hike for 1 August

Discussion group says that it will be 'weighing further initiatives later this summer'

Asia-Europe rates double

July general increase boosts spot prices to highest level on the tradelane since mid-March

Suez transits decline

Morsi government ponders fee hike or surcharges ahead of IMF loan talks

Daily Maersk will stay

Carrier says P3 alliance does not affect its service pledge

Eurotunnel turns down stake in Calais-Boulogne operator

Rising investment cost and unrealistic traffic forecasts deter tunnel operator

Container freight rates on the turn

Shippers face higher prices as concerted new effort to lift rates is likely to meet with some success, says Drewry

Sailings cancelled after ferry hits quay (VIDEO)

DFDS vessel out of action for a week

Evergreen strengthens Subcontinent and Gulf network

Two new services will expand regional service and connect global routes through newly developed network in Colombo and Jebel Ali

Carriers poised for major freight rate push

But prices on Asia-Europe and transpacific routes all show declines

G6 carriers void sailings for vessel maintenance

Ships are taken out during peak summer season

Yusen launches Ho Chi Minh-LA service

New route strengthens position in transpacific LCL market

Idle boxship numbers fall

Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows 276 containerships in hot and cold lay-up

Carriers push for Asia-Med July price hike

Hapag-Lloyd announcement is followed by news of GRIs from Coscon, MSC, OOCL and Maersk

Boxship cascading blamed for rates collapse

Drewry cites switching of surplus 8,000teu ships to Asia-South America trade and launch of new MSC service

Advice and Insight

Kenya’s leading port

David Mackay

Mombasa-based senior VP for Africa, David Mackay, of maritime services provider, Inchcape Shipping Services, gives Lloyd's Loading an insight into the Port of Mombasa

Trade route analysis: Med-North America

Ocean carriers’ patience with the US market must be wearing thin, as improving economic conditions have yet to translate into significantly higher cargo flows

MEXICO FOCUS: When the US sneezes, trade partners catch a cold

Mexico is reportedly planning to relax controls on Chinese imports as part of its attempts to reduce reliance on the US

Mombasa has a pipeline to productivity

April's most searched-for gateway will need 40% more ship-to-shore equipment, 230% more quay space and as much as 400% more yard space by 2015


Coyne Airways appoints chief operating officer

Liana Coyne

Liana Coyne will replace John Batten and head up five new market-focused divisions

Transport charity hopes to sign up Multimodal visitors for European cycle challenge

More than £200,000 previously raised from its cycling events in last two years

GEFCO appoints new sales and marketing director

Charlie Weale will replace John Stocker and have responsibility for sales, marketing and communications in the UK

Associated British Ports appoints directors

Three new directors have been employed in the last two months

Have Your Say

A unique logistic proposition?

Map of SECA, Lloyd's Loading

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs

Shippers voice mixed feelings about P3 tie-up

Ingvar Bergman voices his opinion on the P3 alliance

Where's the drive to recruit?

Former haulier Graham Manchester says there are very few 'at the top' with the drive and enthusiasm to encourage talent