Sea Freight or Air Freight?

Posted by on 15 November 2016 | Comments

 

We know that it can be tricky to decide what is the most suitable option for you without experts’ advice. There are few considerations you need to bear in mind before making your choice: seasonality, stock strategy, speed of market…

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60 years of Containerisation

Posted by Morgane Orsini on 18 July 2016 | Comments

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The box that has changed the world has turned 60

Containerisation had a huge impact on the global markets, changing the way goods were shipped around the world. The development of shipping containers enabled the standardisation of port handling equipment, increased the speed of cargo handling and the flexibility of stowage location and unpacking. 

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Shipping by drone: the future of seafaring?

Posted by Thibaud Porcher on 12 May 2016 | Comments

The drone revolution could have a huge impact on the logistics and freight industry. Amazon has already successfully tested an automated drone delivery service. After driverless cars, which are expected to drive soon in our streets, it’s the British engineering group Rolls Royce that wants transport freight and goods across the seas operated by remote control so crewless cargo ships.

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Qatar bans incandescent bulbs

Posted by Porcher Thibaud on 27 April 2016 | Comments

From May 1 Qatar will join a growing list of countries in banning incandescent light bulbs. Restrictions have already been implemented in United States, India, China and some European countries as incandescent light bulbs consume large amounts of energy and cause carbon emissions.

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Panama Canal expansion to be completed by the end of June

Posted by Thibaud Porcher on 11 April 2016 | Comments

The opening of the expanded canal has been pushed back – again – to June 2016.

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IATA calls for transformation in the Air Freight Industry

Posted by Clarisse Chapolard on 5 April 2016 | Comments

During the opening of the 10th annual World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Berlin, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for transformation in the air cargo industry focusing on raising the quality of its offering.

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Strike by workers at the Port of Grangemouth

Posted by Beatriz Gonzalez on 15 March 2016 | Comments

Workers at the Port of Grangemouth have undertaken strike action over changes night shifts and compulsory weekend shifts.

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Container ships begin calling at the port of Bandar Abbas, Iran

Posted by Thibaud Porcher on 9 January 2016 | Comments

Iran has seen most of the sanctions against them lifted. This happened after a new nuclear agreement was drawn up in July 2015.

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Chinese New year shipments 2016

Posted by on 7 January 2016 | Comments

Chinese New Year, aka the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, falls on the 8th of February next year. We strongly advise customers who require orders to be shipped prior to start planning now, as the months before CNY are extremely busy. There is typically a vast increase of bookings leading up to the national holiday in China and carriers will have limited space. It is also worth noting that there are public holidays running in the country from the 7th to the 13th of February, so keep that in mind.

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