Ocean freight report November 2015

Posted by on 4 January 2016 | Comments

This time last year shippers were proud of the excellent peak season they’d just had, which helped to boost the market ahead of annual contract talks. Fuel costs also declined by 50% from the summer until the end of 2014. This time around, carriers are anxious about the over-capacity at present and how this will affect price structures for the following year. In fact, year-end service suspensions are coming in fourteen days earlier than usual, highlighting carries worries. 

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Road Report November 2015

Posted by on 15 December 2015 | Comments

We have reached December and it seems the same topic is still very much on the table. It is worth noting, however, problems in the Calais area are being tackled by the Anglo French accord with stricter enforcement of rules.

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BIFA Rail Report October 2015

Posted by on 9 December 2015 | Comments

Rail Cargo via Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel continues to experience severe disruptions due to the current migrant crisis. Eurotunnel reports that within the last quarter, transport decreased by 33%. The SNCF fencing presents the biggest problem as it gives easy access to the Frethun freight yard.

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Freight Forwarders to benefit from Heathrow Airport expansion

Posted by on 9 December 2015 | Comments

News has come out that Heathrow Airport is planning to double its freight capacity. The airport management plans to expand the infrastructure that will speed up the flow of cargo, cutting the current processing times by half.

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4 Ways of saving money on freight transport

Posted by on 27 November 2015 | Comments

Looking for ways to save money on Freight Transport?

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Port of Felixstowe opens new Mega-ship facility

Posted by on 17 November 2015 | Comments

The port of Felixstowe recently celebrated the opening of its new Berth 9 Extension, which will allow Britain’s busiest port to handle two of the world’s largest container ships simultaneously.

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The future of container terminals

Posted by on 17 November 2015 | Comments

We have seen a lot of advancements from within the logistics sector over the past couple of years. From the world’s biggest ship ‘MSC Oscar’ able to hold 19,224 standard 20ft-long containers, to the modernisation of the shipping technology we use.

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ISF Filing Tips

Posted by on 11 November 2015 | Comments

Importer Security Filing is required for every cargo shipment imported to the United States. Neglecting to do so, can cost over $5.000, - in damage fees and a hold on your cargo.  It is an expensive lesson to learn for many shippers.

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Importer Security Filing (ISF)

Posted by on 10 November 2015 | Comments

First implemented by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2009, Importer Security Filing (ISF) finally came into full enforcement on May 14th 2015.

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Grade your carrier

Posted by on 20 October 2015 | Comments

Shippers know the importance of excellent carriers. They are a vital part for cutting costs and increasing profits and, therefore, it’s critical to make sure that your carriers are up to par.

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