Freight Trade Route

Exclusive: Eurotunnel to end maritime venture

Sale of MyFerryLink appears imminent as Channel Tunnel operator declines to renew contract with workers’ co-operative providing crews for its ferries

CMA seeks permission to appeal in Eurotunnel case

UK Competition Markets Authority will also request that the Court of Appeal allows Eurotunnel to continue for the time being running its MyFerryLink service out of Dover from July

MyFerryLink uncertainty continues despite court decision

Eurotunnel waiting to see whether CMA appeals before deciding what to do next

Court reverses MyFerryLink decision

UK appeal upholds challenge by ferry workers’ co-operative, leaving uncertain legal situation

MyFerryLink judgement set for tomorrow

With the court decision imminent, P&O Ferries, DFDS, and Stena Line have reportedly offered to buy the business from Eurotunnel

Evergreen launches Vietnam-Singapore-Malaysia feeder

Line reports increasing demand for capacity and expectation of steady cargo growth within intra-Asia trade

Boxships continue to be upsized on West Africa-Asia trade

Average size of ship in use on services from Asia to West Africa increases 38% compared with a year earlier

Panama Canal expansion will spark transhipment boom

Double-digit jump in transhipment activity expected upon opening of new locks, says Drewry

Grimaldi launches Med-North America car carrier

First direct regular ro-ro service of its kind between the two regions

Competitors cool over MyFerryLink purchase

P&O Ferries and DFDS welcome last week’s competition decision but show little interest in buying Eurotunnel subsidiary or its assets

Tribunal upholds MyFerryLink ban

Eurotunnel now seeks buyer for cross-Channel operator

Verdict imminent on Eurotunnel-MyFerryLink appeal

Six-month compliance period if tribunal upholds ban imposed by UK competition regulator

John Good Shipping to launch new multi-purpose service

Monthly frequency to link UK/North West Continent and US Gulf/Mexico-US East Coast

CMA CGM announces 'specialization' of EURAF 1 and EURAF 2 services

Move designed to improve its offer between Europe, the Mediterranean and West Africa

Dover breaks annual freight record

Volumes expected to be 2% higher than previous busiest year, 2007

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

Rickmers poaches Oldendorff veteran

Scharffetter to head maritime services from August

Ital Logistics appoints John Bowes to sales team

Former Kuehne + Nagel business development manager joins rapidly expanding UK forwarder

Ceva appoints new COO of air and ocean

Helmut Kaspers has held operational and commercial positions with Kuehne & Nagel, DB Schenker, and Logwin

DHL forwarding chief resigns

Roger Crook, CEO of Global Forwarding, Freight division, steps down ‘for personal reasons’

Norbert Dentressangle appoints new forwarding MD

Loïc Gay to head up the group’s rapidly expanding Air & Sea division

Have Your Say

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 1

The UK-mainland Europe haulage market has seen some significant volatility in prices, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Boosting growth through logistics connectivity

CLECAT and FIATA director generals discuss the perils of inefficient logistics which can raise the costs of trading and reduce the potential for global integration

The value of quality is often underestimated

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s risk management director, says container buyers need to consider whether the product meets not just the statutory requirements, but all details of the specification

Ten tips for reducing your haulage spend

Often unsuspecting shippers have requirements they don’t realise add costs to carriers, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

The sales performance gap

Smaller freight forwarders will continue to be outgunned by their larger competitors until they learn how to think and act differently, claims Paul Kelly

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