Freight Trade Route

MyFerryLink dispute : no agreement reached, parties to meet again next week

Eurotunnel truck shuttle services suspended for 30 minutes yesterday following migrant intrusion at SNCF railway station

MyFerryLink denouement draws closer ?

Agreement sought today on job offer for redundant ferry workers and the freeing up of the two vessels occupied by protestors since 29 June

It's official: Suez two-way traffic starts

Biggest customer Maersk welcomes shorter transit times and better schedule reliability

FTA welcomes priority scheme for time-sensitive cross-Channel goods

Trail aims to fast-track ‘quick to market’ cargo through the UK’s ‘Operation Stack’ lorry-queuing system

More cross-Channel freight delays today

French police confronted another mass intrusion attempt by migrants at Channel Tunnel last night

Expanded Suez Canal ‘boost to trade’

New 70km section officially opening Thursday can accommodate vessels of up to 24 metres draught

Governments confirm new cross-Channel security measures

UK and France claim to be making progress together on migration-related issues

RHA slams ‘piecemeal’ approach to Calais crisis

Association fears imminent ‘disaster’, calling for deployment of French military to protect trucks and escort them to port and Eurotunnel

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

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

SEKO Logistics names Sinker as Chief Client Solutions Officer

Newly-created post 'pivotal' to company's growing business

GAC Japan names National Operations Manager

Appointment in response to rising demand for ship agency services in the energy sector

AMI promotes French to VP Africa

Manager has spent over 30 years in the freight industry, holding a variety of senior posts for leading forwarders

Thewes to take the helm at DB Schenker Logistics

Appointee currently heads company's activities in Asia/Pacific region

Maersk names new Country Manager for Australia, Papua New Guinea

Predecessor to take up a position in Singapore

Have Your Say

Export growth still encouraging for UK SMEs

Dachser UK managing director Nick Lowe sees significant potential for further expansion, which logistics providers and infrastructure planners must respond to

Calais – a freight transport insurance perspective

As the political and humanitarian situation in Calais continues to unfold, specialist freight transport insurer TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox provides a perspective on the implications for the freight and haulage industry

Finding an alternative to ‘Operation Stack’ won't solve this crisis

Priority Freight’s operations manager, Ed Bembridge, says the ultimate responsibility rests with Europe’s leaders to find a compassionate solution to a very human problem

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