Freight Trade Route

Cross-Channel delays ‘costing UK freight sector £750,000 a day’

FTA calls for Calais to be made a ‘strike-free zone’

Minister presents draft agreement to settle MyFerryLink dispute

Cross-Channel delays continue ahead of Monday’s deadline for the proposals, which demand concessions from all parties

CMA CGM upgrades Europe-Caribbean service

French line has been increasing capacity and services in the Caribbean steadily this year.

Draft deal poised to settle MyFerryLink dispute

Eurotunnel, DFDS and SCOP SeaFrance representatives said to have reached agreement yesterday

P&O Ferries accelerates return of sixth Dover-Calais freight ferry

European Seaway re-enters service ahead of schedule on key cross-Channel route as traffic congestion returns

Cross-Channel freight chaos threat returns

Protesters target Eurotunnel, blocking France’s A16 motorway intersection as DFDS vessels are allowed back into Calais

Cross-Channel freight enjoys welcome respite

‘Operation Stack’ stepped down, with Eurotunnel and P&O Ferries operating normally

Cross-Channel truck delays return

Congestion set to continue at Dover, Calais, and Eurotunnel terminals

DFDS vessels set for return to Calais

SMN union expected to announce the relaxation of its two-week blockade later today

Operation Stack likely to return later this week

Holiday traffic rush and heavy freight days expected to test Dover and Eurotunnel capacity

Cross-Channel freight ‘flowing freely’

Traffic conditions ease, but tensions remain with MyFerryLink issues unresolved and DFDS still blocked from Calais

Eurotunnel fighting ‘highly organised gangs trafficking migrants’

Cross-Channel freight shuttle operator tells customers it is doing all it can to protect them and their business

Calais crisis ‘requires urgent attention’, FTA tells Prime Minister

Freight Transport Association calls on British and French governments to put in place a ‘resolute and determined plan’

Cross-Channel freight conditions remain challenging

‘Operation Stack’ in place on UK side and three-hour waiting times in Calais, but no sign of new protests

Suez expansion proceeding with only minor disruptions

Forwarders and lines report no major delays, welcoming expected future improvements in transit times and resilience

Advice & Insight

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

Vietnam economic overview

Exports drive GDP growth

Mozambique economic overview

Growth increased to 7.5% year on year in the first quarter of 2014

Freight People

Maersk names new Country Manager for Australia, Papua New Guinea

Predecessor to take up a position in Singapore

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

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