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Maersk integrator strategy an ‘opportunity’ for some forwarders

Senior freight executive says market shake-ups always lead to ‘a fair share of customers re-evaluating their position in terms of where they think their business is best placed’

International Maersk Group

UK driver shortage adds to ocean freight perfect storm

Ocean freight costs have been a significant headache for forwarders and their customers. But now the container haulage situation is of greater concern than moving boxes from Asia to the UK

Europe United Kingdom

Companies remain confused over UK's freeport plans

Most firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after a new wave of port-based special economic zones were unveiled, a survey of 500 businesses has found

Europe United Kingdom

Box rates stay high as retailers struggle to build stock

‘Overwhelming demand causing shipments to be rolled even on newly-minted, expensive annual ocean contracts’ — Freightos

Asia Pacific Europe

DFDS starts ro-ro service linking Irish Republic to Europe

The UK’s decision to leave the EU customs union has made the land bridge across the UK less appealing for shippers. Now freight is being shipped directly by sea from the Irish Republic to mainland Europe

Europe Ireland

Spike in empty containers leaving port of Los Angeles

Asia to the US west coast is far from a balanced trade in normal times but past few months have made this imbalance even worse, as sky high freight rates and strong demand have incentivised carriers to return containers, says shipping association BIMCO

Asia Pacific North America
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