Maersk and Hamburg Sud unveil new Latam links

Maersk and Hamburg Sud have revised their West Coast Latin America – North Europe network, including the launch of a new CLX service connecting Chile, Peru, Panama and Colombia with North Europe and extended coverage of Colombia. The CLX service which will provide direct coverage between Chile (San Antonio/San Vicente), Peru (Callao) & (Santa Marta / Cartagena) Colombia and North Europe including London Gateway. It will operate with eight 4,500teu ships ... [+]

CMA CGM raises its game in medicine transport

CMA CGM has launched a Reefer Pharma division for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products. The shipping line will provide its customers with a dedicated team to monitor shipments 24 hours from its head office in Marseilles, as well as on board its ships and from the company's ... [+]

AEO firm urges ports to get their house in order

AEO compliance specialist Vartan is urging UK ports to get their customs compliance house in order’ as Brexit looms. UK ports of entry have been given an extension from the Union Customs Code (UCC) deadline, initially 1 May 2019, to get their customs compliance status resolved ... [+]

Peel unveils Clydeport plans

Peel Ports has revealed its plans to develop the port of Hunterston and is calling on North Ayrshire residents and businesses to share their opinions about potential uses of the site, over the next six weeks. The site comprises a 300 acre brownfield footprint with deepwater ... [+]

Hammering home the safety message in Hamburg

The TT Club will be taking its safer shipping message to the  Global Liner Shipping Conference in Hamburg on 14-15 May. It will continue its mission to improve the poor safety conditions that afflict the shipping of hazardous materials with the Club’s risk management director, Peregrine ... [+]

New Humber head of operations for ABP

ABP has appointed Adam Grater as the new head of operations for the Humber, from 1 August. He was most recently the operations support director for Euroports in the Netherlands. [+]

Short-sea shipping experts to gather in Southampton

Attendees at this year’s Coastlink Conference will include representatives of short sea shipping companies and their agents, intermodal operators, shipbrokers, ports and freight operators, as well as forwarding and logistics companies, say organisers, the Freight Transport Association. It takes place on 12 and 13 June ... [+]

Cogoport offers Indian imports

Indian digital freight marketplace Cogoport is now offering imports from Asia – beginning with ports from China and to be followed by others across the Asia region.  Founder and chief executive Purnendu Shekhar, described it as: “A natural second phase progression for our digital platform…Importers ... [+]

Coil handling is a piece of cake with new container

Specialist container builder CakeBoxx Technologies is offering a new container for steel and aluminum coil cargos. The 20’ CoilBoxx container uses the same ‘deck and lid’ form factor as other CakeBoxx models but a specially designed floor in the CoilBoxx deck houses adjustable cradles. [+]

OOCL speeds up Mideast and India links

OOCL is introducing new fixed-day weekly Middle East/Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Services in June, offering more competitive and reliable services than transshipment options it says, along with fast transit times. The IP1 route serves Karachi, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Mundra, King Abdullah and, in the UK ... [+]