GSF calls for forum to tackle service quality issues

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has called for a Maritime Industries Supply Chain Forum to be set up to tackle the poor quality of service since the consolidation of the world’s top 20 lines into ‘super alliances’, One year on from the publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development International Transport Forum’s report on ‘The Impact of Mega Ships’ there has been no serious response by the shipping ... [+]

Where’s the freight in the airport debate?

Howard Davies’s Airports Commission was considering the UK’s urgent lack of airport capacity only from the passenger perspective, Freight Transport Association director of global and European policy Chris Welsh, told a seminar at the Multimodal show on 1 May. Cargo’s interests were getting “swamped” in what was turning into a highly ... [+]

Global Shippers’ Forum has more questions about P3

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) tabled a series of questions about the mooted P3 Global Alliance with US Federal Maritime Commission on 26 November. It came in response to a request for further public comment on the planned agreement between between Maersk Line, CMA-CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). GSF secretary ... [+]

EU falls into line on container weighing

The Freight Transport Association says it has headed off a European Commission proposal that could potentially have created conflicting requirements for shippers to weigh containers before shipment. Under the EU weights and dimensions directive currently under review, the Commission had been proposing new shipper liability provisions for overweight/misdeclared containers which could have led ... [+]

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