Sea Freight

DFDS resumes Dover-Calais service after incidents at French port

Parties in MyFerryLink dispute given more time to consider draft agreement

A hard sell

Speculation builds over NOL sale, but at what price?

G6 Alliance announces schedule update between Asia and Europe

Additional voiding of four sailings due to changes in market demand, further service adjustments necessary

Shipping lines expected to limit their investment in containers

Prospect of greater reliance on leasing firms for a large share of their future box requirements says Drewry

DFDS suspends Dover-Calais as protesters deny access to French port

Draft agreement to settle MyFerryLink dispute to be discussed this afternoon

China-north Europe rates drop 23% in seven days

Further falls in East-West spot prices, as transpacific prices also drop to new post-2009 lows

Lines face new scrutiny over congestion fees

Key FMC members favour carriers providing detailed detention and demurrage data and charges

Asia-north Europe peak capacity up 2.8% despite blanked sailings

Average weekly container space in July-September expected to be greater, year on year, in spite of efforts by some lines to prop up rates by limiting vessel supply

Supply-demand imbalance worsens with 171,000 teu delivered in June

Race to introduce bigger, more efficient ships with lower slot costs, but which do not run fully loaded, creates a vicious circle

Transpacific rates slump to lowest level in years

Asia-Europe spot prices fall further and Asia-US prices reach post-crisis lows as lines scrap peak-season surcharges

Hong Kong box contraction continues

Throughput in the first half of the year declined 9.7%

DFDS turns down seamen's union 'concession' of limited access to Calais

Operation Stack re-activated as heavy freight days and initial a rush of holiday traffic exposes Dover's under-capacity with knock-on effect for Eurotunnel

Algeria's new commercial port to cost €2 billion

Project designed to address chronic congestion at existing ports and accomodate long-term traffic growth

P&O Ferries to boost cross-Channel freight capacity

Operator to bring sixth ship back into service on Dover-Calais route

Panama retakes lead in Asia-US east coast trade

Weekly capacity rises 20% year on year to reach record level

Advice & Insight

Port of Los Angeles poised to begin major upgrade of Yusen box terminal

Project forms part of programme to invest more than US$800 million in port facilities over the next five years

SPCT sharpens competitive edge to backdrop of Saigon terminals over-capacity

The completion of the Soai Rap channel dredging project in the first half of last year, made the DP World-operated Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) the deepest in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Port of Santos eyes deeper navigation channel to accommodate bigger ships

Deepening the navigation channel at the Port of Santos in order to accommodate bigger ships is one of the stand-out development projects at the Brazilian port, according to its newest box handler, BTP (Brasil Terminal Portuário).

HAROPA-Le Havre develops hub role for Asian-origin goods bound for Africa

The HAROPA port consortium - Le Havre, Rouen and Paris - is developing a role as a European transhipment hub for Asian-origin goods bound for West Africa.

What is a fair shipping rate?

Warrant Group’s commercial director Steve Cox, says when it comes to customer service, ‘we’re better together’

Freight People

Davies Turner names new senior management

Family connection continues, with Edward and Emily Stephenson promoted to director roles

AA Cargo appoints sales manager for SAMEA region

Richard Hartmann takes newly created position for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, with remit to extend airline’s reach to more forwarders

Management merry-go-round continues at DGF

DHL Global Forwarding’s former EMEA chief Thomas Nieszner returns, as Rajeev Singh-Molares moves on

IJS Global appoints new Emea ocean freight director in European expansion

Freight forwarder opens new branches in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Crane Worldwide hires new VP of global sales

Former Seko, EGL, and Ceva senior executive Terry Unrein ‘comes home’, bringing decades of experience to role

Have Your Say

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 2

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips expects UK international road freight prices to rise in the coming months, due to the impact of the migrant crisis and seasonal demand increases

Russia: Clear understanding of freight insurance is vital

Panditrans’ Alexander Petrenko outlines the crucial differences between liability and cargo cover in this sometimes-confusing market

Nepal: Back on the road

After flying to Nepal several weeks ago to cover the immediate aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, Lloyd’s Loading journalist Mike King returned to the struggling Himalayan country again this month

An open letter from the World Food Programme

Agency seeks to encourage others to continue their efforts to support humanitarian actions as part of their daily work

Death, taxes and multi-country customs compliance…

Kewill’s Andreas Giger says appropriate planning and investments in the right technology and infrastructure will ensure smoother operations and lower risk