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WEC Lines to call at Port of Liverpool

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.

DP World appoints Leeson

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 joins WTO trade alliance

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 to buy Neptune Orient Lines

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 targets $250m savings from capacity cuts

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 office for Dominican Republic

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.

CEO steps down at Inchcape Shipping Services

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 expands into Vietnam

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.

Maersk and MSC get go-ahead for vessel sharing scheme

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

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.

No surprise at US climb-down on container scanning

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

Stormy Monday

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

Shippers warn over P3 shipping alliance plans

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

Philippines typhoon response ramps up

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

FTA urges EC support on container weights

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

DB Schenker appoints UK ocean freight director

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

GSF weighs in on container verification

The Global Shippers Forum has praised the International Maritime Organisation’s decision to support compromise proposals for the verification of container weights

London Gateway on track for Q4 opening

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 starts work in Myanmar

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

Yusen launches Southampton services from Far East

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

$204m profit for Maersk Line

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

U-Ocean relocates to Rotterdam

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 extends freight routes between Asia and Europe

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

Kellogg’s takes to the canal

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

Schenker target wine producers with new 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

Global sea freight offering from Norbert

Norbert Dentressangle’s freight forwarding division has launched a managed, end-to-end global sea freight service called “Red Ocean Connect”

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