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Freight costs rise following Hanjin collapse
Costs for the transportation of containers from ports are rising again, right after the fall of the Hanjin Shipping Co., according to a report in Business Korea. This follows a tactic by Maersk Line which seems to have paid off.It appears that the strategy of Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping group,.....

Port of Antwerp sees record freight volumes for 2016
The port of Antwerp says is expecting to see record volumes of freight in 2016, with more than 214 million tonnes handled. The Antwerp Port Authority said on Thursday that, in 2016, shipping container volume rose above 10 million TEU for the first time in the port’s history. Meanwhile liquid bulk is also.....

Agro Merchants extends services through Port of Savannah
AGRO Merchants Group, a provider of cold storage and logistics solutions, has announced receipt of the first shipment of fresh produce through the Port of Savannah. The fresh Peruvian table grapes were shipped by Divine Flavor, a grower-owned distribution partner of the Mexican-based Grupo Alta. Nordic Cold.....


CHEP helps to donate gifts and books for Christmas
This Christmas, the CHEP team has been working alongside The Smith Family to make this festive season better for those in need. The team has issued, delivered and collected CHEP Pallets and Foldable Bins nationwide for the transportation and storage of gifts and toys, which will be given out to disadvantaged.....

Germany:
San Lucar ships first container with seedless Ecuadorian grapes to Europe
SanLucar shipped 20 metric tons of Crimson Seedless, a red grape variety, from the Hacienda Santa Elena in Ecuador to the port of Rotterdam. SanLucar is a renowned brand for fruit and vegetables, founded by a German in Valencia. In 2015 the first grape harvest went completely to the local market, while this.....