Freight Trade Route

Port of Calais president threatens to close port if DFDS blockade continues

Freight backlogs expected to take another two days to clear, assuming no further disruption

Shippers voice fears over Calais crisis continuation

Fresh produce trade body expects another escalation of incidents involving migrant entry into trucks

Calais partially re-opens as protestors open talks with transport minister

Truck backlogs continue on both sides of Channel, severe delays on Eurotunnel truck shuttle from France, P&O Ferries sailing Calais-Dover every two hours

Calais remains closed as ferry deadline looms

With Eurotunnel also heavily disrupted, some UK supply chains are under threat, warns shipper association

Calais in chaos again as ferry workers renew action

Severe delays also reported at Eurotunnel’s French terminal due to incident involving migrants

Cross-Channel chaos ‘set to drive up road freight prices’

As the migrant threat continues, international haulage firms are refusing to operate UK services, tightening capacity and creating truck supply difficulties

Suez Canal disruptions expected over coming weeks

Dredging set to limit capacity until 15 July, but major improvements expected once expansion completed on 6 August

New disruption threat for Port of Calais and Eurotunnel

As cross-Channel freight backlogs clear, ferry workers’ union threatens three-day industrial action ‘that will make this week’s blockade seem like a picnic in comparison’

Eurotunnel ‘will not bow to pressure on DFDS deal’

Company insists agreement over MyFerryLink vessels is the best and only one available and must go ahead

Port of Calais and Eurotunnel battle backlogs after blockade

Queues of lorries several kilometres long reported on French side, with operators hoping to clear freight vehicles by end of today

Calais at standstill ‘until 8pm’

Industrial action related to MyFerryLink vessel sale to DFDS has seriously disrupted Eurotunnel freight services too

Calais back to normal after yesterday’s strike

Impact on freight was ‘minimal’, say ferry operators

Hapag-Lloyd expands Scandinavia feeder network

Line adds second Sweden Denmark Express service and Oslo joins Baltic Express service

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

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

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

Swiss appoints new head of cargo

Current global sales manager Ashwin Bhat to succeed Oliver Evans from 1 October

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