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Ceramic firms call for shipping probe

The ceramic industry is being affected by the unprecedented surge in freight rates, says the European Shippers Council.The imbalance in shipping following the Covid-19 pandemic have driven up costs and disrupted global trade to an extraordinary degree, it says. The Cerame-Unie trade group is calling on the European Commission to investigate the behaviour of shipping lines, as has already happened in the US, South Korea and China. In the European ... [+]

Shippers lambast EU inertia over soaring shipping costs

The European Shippers’ Council says it is disappointed at the lack of action by the European Commission over unreliability and high cost of liner shipping services. At a recent meeting of the Maritime Forum on 25 March, which included shippers and forwarders along with carriers, port operators, ship owners and Commission ... [+]

Shippers call for freighters to replace banned US passenger flights

The European Shippers Council has called for airport slots released by president Trump’s ban on passenger flights between Europe and the US to be partly used for additional freighter flights to ensure that urgent and medical goods remain available. It says that there is sufficient capacity at European airports to ... [+]

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