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Nearly a quarter of the scheduled port calls of Asia-North Europe alliance loops were omitted in the past five months, according to an Alphaliner survey. The consultant found the three alliances had cancelled 383 calls during the period, attributed to port congestion, throwing the supply chains...

US importers and forwarders are looking to New York’s Port Elizabeth Terminal for a faster intermodal link to the US Midwest and Canada. APM Terminals Elizabeth is marketing a new service that claims faster transfers from ship to rail, with multiple daily train departures to the...

Securing space on containerships is viewed as the biggest challenge for the logistics sector going into 2022, according to an industry survey. A poll of 800 logistics companies by online equipment trading platform Container xChange reveals that for 53% of respondents, finding slots on vessels is...

Shipments of smartphones, flat panel displays and health and safety equipment could be stuck in customs come 1 January if shippers have not made the requisite changes in Harmonised System (HS) codes. The turn of the year brings the latest round of changes in the HS,...

Container spot rates are edging up again across most trade lanes, with a big spike expected in January ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday. According to today’s Ningbo Containerized Freight Index (NCFI), 15 of its 21 routes recorded modest increases against a continuing backdrop of...

The triple challenge of soaring demand, port congestion and container shortages have led to a sharp increase in container freight fates on the transatlantic trade over the past few weeks. But at the end of March, they began to seriously climb. According to Container Trade Statistics, European...

Evidence is beginning to emerge that carriers are abolishing some of their slow-steaming tactics and instructing ships to speed up to meet limited berthing windows. This as well as increasing average speeds on backhaul routes to prioritise the restitution of empty equipment. According to the Loadstar...

UK freight representatives including the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) have joined Logistics UK in welcoming the UK’s decision to unilaterally extend the application of grace periods on EU exports to Great Britain (GB). Robert Keen, director general of BIFA,...

Arbour Shipping have received the prestigeous certification of Cyber Essentials Standard. This certificate certifies that Arbour Shipping Ltd was assessed and confirmed as meeting the Cyber Essentials implementation profile and at the time of testing was confirmed as satisfactory against commodity based cyber-attack....