Dutch company WEC Lines will be making weekly calls at the Port of Liverpool from 10th February 2016. The service will connect the northern city with Lisbon, Setubal, Leixoes and Sines and vice versa, as well as Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Spain and northern UK markets.
James Leeson has been appointed head of port commercial at DP World London Gateway Port; he brings with him 20 years of experience in the shipping and ports industry.
Maersk has joined the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, which was launched by the World Trade Organisation earlier this year as a public-private partnership to support the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
CMA CGM has agreed a deal to buy Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines in a deal that will produce a business with some 11.5 per cent share of the container market, consolidating its third place behind Maersk and MSC.
Maersk Line plans to cut its annual sales, general & administration (SG&A) cost run-rate by $250 million over the next two years by reducing network capacity, postponing investment in new capacity, and reducing operating costs.
Kuehne + Nagel has opened an office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic saying that over the past two decades the Dominican Republic had developed into one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America.
Captain Claus Hyldager is stepping down as chief executive officer of Inchcape Shipping Services. He is now on garden leave and will assist with an orderly handover, the company said.
CH Robinson has opened a global forwarding office in Ho Chi Minh City, where it will offer ocean, air and consolidation services, as well as additional functions.
Ceva Logistics has opened a multi-user warehouse next to the port of Gdynia in northern Poland.
Port of Felixstowe owner Hutchinson Ports UK is set to create a 1.45 million sq ft logistics park at Felixstowe Port.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Maersk, the world’s two largest container shipping lines, have got the go-ahead for their ten year vessel sharing agreement, known at 2M. Approval by the US Federal Trade Commission, means that the agreement covering the Asia-Europe, Transatlantic and Transpacific trades is now expected to start in January 2015. Maersk said […]
Ocean freight is playing technological catch-up with the rest of the freight sector, according to a survey of shipping industry professionals conducted by INTTRA Technology, which also found that the industry’s top technology priority is improving supply chain visibility.
The British International Freight Association says it is not surprised that the USA has delayed new rules requiring all cargo containers entering the country to be security scanned prior to departure from overseas for two more years
The UK government is encouraging manufacturers to “reshore” manufacturing operations with the offer of £100 million support, according to business secretary Vince Cable
Honda’s UK car manufacturing plant at Swindon has been a tremendous success since it was first established in 1986. Some 3,000 people now work at the plant producing almost 5,000 Civic, CRV and Jazz models every week. But not last week
The US Federal Maritime Commission has voted to ask for additional information from the parties to the proposed P3 Alliance
The Global Shippers’ Forum has raised concerns over a proposed alliance between Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, and Mediterranean Shipping Company, saying the idea requires careful scrutiny
Logistics operations have ramped up to assist with distribution of humanitarian aid in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through six central Philippine islands on Friday, 8th November
The Freight Transport Association has called on the European Commission to support the newly proposed verification of container weights, in order to avoid duplication and confusion
Michael Sims has taken on the role of ocean freight director UK at DB Schenker Logistics, where he replaces Glen Boyce, who has been appointed as the company’s new head of ocean freight, region Europe North
The Global Shippers Forum has praised the International Maritime Organisation’s decision to support compromise proposals for the verification of container weights
London Gateway, the giant new port and logistics park at the mouth of the Thames is on track to open later this year as planned, DP World confirmed in its first half results
Damco has been granted a permanent licence to operate under its own legal entity in Myanmar, which was opened to business last year in the wake of its reform process
Panalpina’s consolidated profit increased by 44 per cent year-on-year to CHF 24 million (£16.8m) in the second quarter
Yusen Logistics has launched new weekly Less Than Container Load (LCL) services from Hong Kong and Shanghai to Southampton, due to demand for enhanced services for the movement of smaller cargo volumes internationally
Construction has started at Liverpool2, Peel Ports’ £300 million in-river container terminal which will enable vessels of up to 13,500 TEU to call at Liverpool
Maersk Line made a profit of $204m in the first quarter of 2013 compared to a loss of $599m last year, mainly as a result of a determined effort to cut costs
Damco is taking steps to simplify its business, increase efficiency and expand its office network from 350 to 600 over the next three years
The ocean freight forwarding division of U-Freight Group, U-Ocean, is relocating to a new office and warehouse facility in Rotterdam, as part of its expansion in The Netherlands
DHL Global Forwarding, Freight has extended its route offerings between Asia and Europe for intermodal shipments, with a service that offers two new routes combining rail and road transportation
Helmut Kaspers has been appointed chief commercial officer for Damco West Europe
Kellogg’s is hoping to increase the efficiency of its supply chain by taking hundreds of trucks off UK roads and using Peel Ports’ Manchester Ship Canal container shuttle service
DB Schenker Logistics is launching a service for wine from French producers, that uses an in-house express pick-up service, which will shorten the lead time between wineries and export platforms
London Gateway, the new port at the mouth of the Thames, is on track to open later this year, DP World has confirmed
Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line, made a profit of $461m last year, a $1bn turnaround after the loss of $553m in 2011
Logistics group CH Robinson has developed a mobile app for Apple and Android which enables uses to access to visibility of shipments in the Navisphere IT system
DP World handled 56.1 million TEU across its global portfolio in 2012, a 2.4 per cent increase over the prior year
German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed that it is holding merger talks with Hamburg Sud
The world’s largest container ship, the 16,020 teu CMA CGM Marco Polo, has made its maiden call at DP World Southampton
Norbert Dentressangle’s freight forwarding division has launched a managed, end-to-end global sea freight service called “Red Ocean Connect”