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Port of Antwerp participates in railway to duisport
The Port of Antwerp and duisport strengthen their cooperation. The port of Antwerp participates in the rail shuttle, which connects the two ports. The duisport Group started the direct rail connection from Duisburg to Antwerp under difficult conditions in 2006. The commitment of the port of Antwerp to the.....

Nigerian Shippers Council commends new warehouse
The Airfreight Stakeholders forum of the Nigerian Shippers Council on Wednesday embarked on a facility tour on the ground handling company headquarters located at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.The team led by its Chairman, Toyin Olufade was received by the Managing Director and Chief.....


France: Calais strike suspended until Tuesday, July 7
The strike action in the port of Calais have been suspended until Tuesday, July 7 for the time being, Dutch motoring association ANWB reports. The timetable of ferry crossings between Calais and Dover thus returns to normal. There are, however, still hundreds of trucks waiting on both sides of the Channel......


"Cold chain export shipments now unbroken"
Logistics export soon under one roof at Veiling BelOrta
The idea took some time to realize, but at the end of June, the moment was there: an agreement has been reached on theGAP BelOrta - Brucargo project. A Gateway Access Point is realized on site at BelOrta, in conjunction with various parties. Soon the first shipment will leave through the new full-in-house.....

Maersk: no issue funding Greek operations
Oil and shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said it was experiencing no problems funding operations in Greece or getting paid by Greek customers despite the imposition of capital controls by Athens.Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has offices in Greece and vessels passing.....


Ferry strikes not affecting UK food supplies, yet
The ongoing strikes in Calais are continuing to cause chaos on both sides of the Channel. Although trucks are stacked at both Calais and Dover, the lack of deliveries does not yet seem to be affecting the fresh produce supply in the UK.UK supply not affected, yetColin Galbraith from Moorhouse & Mohan:.....

Macro Plastics’ Shipper Bin maximizes return ratio
If you are shipping cross-country or internationally and are still using wasteful cardboard or wood bins, you should consider switching to the Hybrid 44P or “Shipper Bin” from Macro Plastics. This new injectionmolded plastic bulk shipping container with a 48” x 44” base maximizes space utilization in.....


HCCR gets Top Performer Award
The Hamburger Container- und Chassis-Reparatur-Gesellschaft (HCCR) got the “Top Performer Award” from Carrier. Carrier is one of the leading manufacturers of air conditioning and refrigerator units in the world. By winning the award HCCR has beaten more than 100 other service centres in Europe alone.©.....

Shippers want to change to port labor contracting process
At the annual meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco last Thursday, agricultural shippers talked about their experiences that stretched over nine months as labor contract negotiations slowly moved ahead between the West Coast dockworkers’ union and the terminal operators and.....


Belgium closes E40 due to chaos Calais
From Tuesday, 4.30 pm, Eurostar Le Shuttle trains started running between the United Kingdom and France. Thirty MyFerryLink employees set fire to three stacks of tyres at around 300 metres from the French entrance to the Channel Tunnel, and blocked the railway with concrete slabs. Due to the delays, the.....


12 hour delay in Dunkirk
Huge back up at Calais, as port is again blocked by strike
Due to continued strike action the port of Calais remains blocked. There no ferries crossing the Channel and the trains are running empty because protesters are blocking the entrances. On the A16 and the A26 the exit to the ferry terminals is closed as are exits 43 and 44 to the Channel Tunnel.Huge back.....

Texas surpasses California in freight volume from Mexico
There is a shortage in Texas, the latest hot spot in the nation for refrigerated truck-trailers, vans and drivers to help move millions of tons of fresh produce and other food items across U.S. highways. Some say it’s a solid indication the Lone Star State has surpassed California as the major transportation.....

Maersk to skip Chennai Port
The persistent congestion and frequent strikes have dented the image of Chennai Port Trust (ChPT). Besides, it has also resulted in diversion of cargo.As a contingency measure, Maersk Line, one of the biggest shipping companies, has once again decided to skip ChPT. Instead it will call L&T Kattupalli.....


New warehouse vanWylick: cooling,ripening at one location
The BMP Olching, a joint venture between the shareholders of MP Holding and ISARKIES group, will realize a logistics’ warehouse for vanWylick, the fruit importer. BMP Olching will build a cold storage for fruit and vegetables as well as the ripening of bananas. The warehouse will be built on a plot of.....

China Airlines: world's 6th largest cargo shipper 2014
Taipei-based China Airlines (CAL) ranked as the sixth biggest international air cargo shipper in 2014, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association of global airlines.CAL, Taiwan's biggest air carrier, transported 1.296 million tons of cargo in 2014, an annual increase.....

Exporters tally damage from West Coast port delays
Agricultural exporters are still fuming over West Coast port delays earlier this year that left their goods stranded and cost them a big piece of their business.At the annual meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco Thursday, a panel of shippers—from family farmers to.....


Delay due to customs actions in Rotterdam as well
MyFerryLink halts ferry crossings until further notice
MyFerryLink halts all ferry crossings until further notice. For July 2, the port company also expects hindrances due to strikes. In the Netherlands, transporters have to reckon with delays at the port of Rotterdam, because customs are campaigning for a better working conditions.The Dutch transport.....


Aliança: Second flagship of cabotage fleet launched
With the launch of the new container ship "Vicente Pinzón" Aliança has completed the expansion and modernization of its cabotage fleet. Aliança is a Hamburg Süd subsidiary and has introduced a total of six new ships for cabotage transport, in the past two years. Four of those ships have a capacity of 3,800.....