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 to duplication of the International Maritime Organisation's recently reached compromise deal on new guidelines for container weighing. However, the European Parliament's ... [+]

P3 alliance worries shippers

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has officially raised its concerns over the P3 shipping alliance. GSF says that the proposed link-up between Maersk Line, CMA-CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) could be an industry game changer and shippers are concerned about its market impact and the effect on rates and ... [+]

Shippers’ group support container weighing plans

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) is calling on governments to support compromise proposals for the verification of container weights at the International Maritime Organisation’s Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods on 16 September. The GSF has said that it believes the compromise proposal, (which includes two methods for verification), is the ‘best possible ... [+]

Liner shipping needs fresh thinking, says Global Shippers’ Forum

A lack of innovation in tackling the liner shipping industry’s current problems can be traced to a dogged determination to cling on anti-trust exemptions says the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) in support of the New Zealand Shippers’ Council’s campaign to repeal anti-trust immunity. The New Zealand Productivity Commission’s draft report published ... [+]

African shipping ‘must be more competitive’ says minister

Nigeria's transport minister, Senator Idris Umar called for more competition in African trades at annual meeting of the Global Shippers’ Forum in London on 8 April. He said Nigeria fully backed GSF’s global maritime regulatory reform campaign, drawing attention to the lack of competition in many African trades and the ... [+]

Global Shippers Forum – programme announced

The Global Shippers’ Forum’s has announced the speaker line-up for its annual meeting, to be held on 8 and 9 April in London. Key sessions include the sustainability of global freight market; launch of the GSF Maritime Safety Campaign; Getting a grip on rates; trading in emerging markets and new ... [+]

Shippers Forum in April

The Global Shippers' Forum Annual Meeting, described by the organisers as "the ultimate event for shippers" takes place on 8 and 9 April at the Institute of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, London SWP 3AA. There will be a varied programme covering key transport policy issues that affect shippers ... [+]

Shippers set out their stall on maritime emissions

The Global Shippers’ Forum published the second edition of its Maritime Emissions Briefing Note on 22 October at the Clean Cargo Working Group’s Fall meeting in Jersey City US. Launching the report, Bruce Carlton, GSF Board member and president and CEO of the National Industrial Transportation League in the US ... [+]

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