Maersk is back but…

Maersk Line has resumed bookings from North Europe to Asia following the suspension introduced on 23 March due to a spate of cancelled vessels following Chinese New Year. However, the carrier has also announced a general rate increase of $300 per teu and is also levying a $300 per box surcharge on cargoes of waste from Europe. The carrier also announced that it was introducing ''super-slow-steaming' on five Europe-Asia loops, ... [+]

CEVA spreads east

CEVA Logistics has opened new premises in Bucharest, Romania. The new office, close to the biggest Romanian airport and seaports, will provide freight management solutions, including international air and ocean freight management services, cargo planning, freight management consultancy, worldwide door to door deliveries and customs clearance. CEVA’s senior vice president, Eastern ... [+]

Yellow fleet goes East

P&O Ferrymasters is basing some of its ‘Yellow Fleet’ trailers in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia for the first time. The company is currently operating in Poland and the Czech Republic with euro liners, mega trailers and coilers repositioned from its western Europe fleet last September. By adding own-trailers to the ... [+]

Fallow sells stake to Singaporeans

Romford-based Fallow International Freight Limitedhas sold a strategic stake in its business to CWT Globelink, the freight arm of Singapore listed CWT, say legal advisors  Birkett Long. Fallow has been renamed Globelink Fallow Limited and has joined Globelink’s global group, whose g network now includes over 100 offices in 25 countries. Globelinksaid ... [+]

Irish feeling flat

Volume recovery in the Irish Ports and Shipping sector slowed in 2011 compared with 2010, according to the latest edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist, released on April by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). Only dry bulk volumes increased by 5% year on year, while unitised traffic on ... [+]

Barging into Runcorn

Peel Ports' barge Manchester Ship Canal barge service has moved its first project cargo - a 30 metre high, 20-tonne chemical tank to the Ineos facility at Runcorn. The tank arrived at the Port of Liverpool from Holland on the ACL vessel Atlantic Concert, and made the onward journey on ... [+]

FPS offers direct groupage option to Hawaii

Famous Pacific Shipping Group member FPS Hong Kong is launching a new direct ocean groupage service to Honolulu, Hawaii It starts in late April, and initially offer fortnightly sailings and will cut transit times currently offered by lines by up to five days. All general cargoes apart from hazardous cargo ... [+]

DFDS and LD get it together

DFDS and Louis Dreyfus Lines have formed a new joint company combining all their Channel routes plus an LDA Mediterranean service. From 1 July, the new company will operate nine passenger and freight ferries on four routes in the Channel and one in the Mediterranean, with DFDS owning 82 % ... [+]

Smart way to go Green

The SmartWay Europe industry-led initiative to improve the environmental performance of road freight transport in Europe has been renamed Green Freight Europe. The group, which includes shippers, carriers, retailers and associations, helps companies reduce carbon emissions by calculating and monitoring them through a central database, with shippers encouraged to compare ... [+]

Fourth ship for Seatruck

Seatruck Precision, the final vessel in Seatruck’s series of four new ro-ro freight vessels, was launched at FSG Flensburg Yard, Germany, on 23 March. She will join her three sisters on Seatruck’s unaccompanied freight routes across the Irish Sea in June.   [+]

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