Freight Trade Route

DFDS finally introduces ex-MyFerryLink ferry on Dover-Calais route

Move to a three-vessel operation on this key UK-France route ends a long and difficult saga for ferry operator and Eurotunnel

P&O Ferries reports ‘growing’ UK-Scandinavia freight demand

Operator plans to set up more partnerships to extend its geographical reach after carrying more than 2,000 units in first eight months of offering Gothenburg-east coast connection

Eight people face court after storming Calais ferry

Road Haulage Association demands deployment of French military to protect port and hauliers after around 50 migrants breach security and board P&O vessel

WEC Lines launches Liverpool-Lisbon service

Container line responds to growing demand for UK-Portugal services via the Port of Liverpool

Brittany Ferries increases freight services with new UK-Spain route

Firm deploying an all-cargo ro-ro vessel to operate two weekly round-trips for unaccompanied trailers between Poole and Bilbao

FTA calls for urgent action on migrant camp after new rail freight service is shelved

Calais situation ‘cannot be allowed to continue to adversely affect the livelihoods of transport operators’, Freight Transport Association insists

CMA CGM adds Dunkirk import call on EURAF 1 service

Line claims weekly direct service from West Africa to the northern French port offers the best transit time in the market

P&O Ferries posts Dover-Calais freight record

Firm expects demand for cross-Channel transport to continue to increase, reporting 22% growth in 2015

MSC resumes direct calls to Iran after three-year gap

Services re-start as sanctions lifted and follow visit to Tehran by MSC president Diego Aponte

DFDS to boost Dover-Calais capacity next month

Belated introduction of ex-MyFerryLink vessels sees ferry firm move from two-vessel to three-vessel operation on key UK route

Improved planning ‘limited Q4 road freight price peak’

Less panic buying in the last quarter compared with previous pre-Christmas periods resulted in more stable pricing for UK cross-Channel movements, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

CMA CGM announces Asia-Europe GRI

Spot rates scheduled to rise $500/teu from 15 January to North Europe and Mediterranean trades

Double-digit freight growth on Hull-Rotterdam route for P&O Ferries

Increase includes new business from eastern Europe and customers transferring from cross-Channel routes

Mayor of Calais makes fresh appeal to call in the army

Migrants 'leaving camp en masse, invading the ring road and creating public disorder and disrupting everyday life in Calais'

Court confirms Eurotunnel bar from Dover-Calais maritime services

Channel Tunnel operator ‘extremely disappointed’ by the decision, and will put its last ship up for sale

Advice & Insight

Black clouds over the Black Sea

Weak headhaul volumes and un-remunerative rate levels have finally prompted the removal of a complete service string

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 3

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips believes continuing restricted capacity, cross-Channel disruption concerns, and growing pressure of volumes towards Christmas will probably lead to further rate increases in the next two months

Toronto – a city with a strong economy of its own

Trade is equivalent in value to more than 60% of Canada’s GDP, and exports are directly linked to one in five Canadian jobs

Historic new agreement set to boost Canada-EU trade

Trade between the European Union and Canada is already very strong – and growth is expected to continue as a result of an historic new trade agreement now being finalised

Mexican freight rate summary

The ports of Veracruz and Altamira are situated on Mexico’s Atlantic coast, linking the country with Europe, the Caribbean and South America’s east coast

Freight People

Nadia Ribeiro returns to head CEVA Logistics in South America

Richard Vieites moves to the company’s North American operations to become EVP of Contract Logistics

SEKO Logistics appoints chief sales officer

Carol Kijac spent 17 years with Expeditors, ultimately as VP sales and marketing for the Americas

CEVA Logistics appoints senior VP for global healthcare operations

Kamaljit Hunjan joins from General Electric Healthcare where he was responsible for logistics strategy

Crane Worldwide Logistics adds to its Latin American team

Brazil-based Paul Higgins to lead its project operations in the region

Ken Lee wins AP role at DHL

Replaces retiring Jerry Hsu as CEO of group’s Asia Pacific express operations

Have Your Say

Seven reasons why investing in training is essential

Andy Dennis, founder and principal of Advisory Services, discusses the importance of developing understanding as well as necessary knowledge among staff within the international freight and logistics sector

Container weight verification rules – a key issue in 2016

Shippers, packers, forwarders, carriers, terminals, and regulators must all prepare thoroughly for 1 July, says TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox

Cross-Channel pricing review - Quarter 4

Despite lower fuel prices and less Christmas price pressure than usual, UK import prices reached record levels in the fourth quarter, driven probably by concerns on cross-channel delays and low export volumes, reports Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Big Data in the Supply Chain

Priority Freight’s Ed Bembridge says logistics managers are now able to monitor every stage of operations and manage assets more effectively

The situation in Calais can no longer be tolerated

There is an urgent need for a safer, lasting, and more humane solution