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Spot container rates soar

Spot container freight rates from North Europe to China increased by 45 per cent this week, reaching a four-year high, according to market analysts Drewry.

THE Alliance picks DP World for UK calls

The container shipping consortium known as ‘THE Alliance’ has decided that all its mainline UK calls will be either to Southampton or London Gateway – which are both operated by DP World.

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Sinkhole appears at Liverpool2 berth

Peel Ports has confirmed the existence of a cavity on the berth of Liverpool2. The port operator said that the hole has not impacted operations at the terminal.

DP world looks to London Gateway

DP World says it is looking to London Gateway as a key driver of growth in its portfolio of terminals next year.

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Missguided chooses Kerry for international freight

Fashion retailer Missguided has chosen Kerry Logistics to handle its international air and ocean freight. The logistics business will also deliver a number of value-added services and support throughout its Greater China and Asia network.

New director for BIFA

Rachel Morley has joined the board of the British International Freight Association replacing Carson McMullan who has stepped down having been on the board since 2009.

BIFA calls for support on apprenticeship initiative

The British International Freight Association is calling on the industry to support a proposal for a freight forwarding apprenticeship standard. This comes after an expression of interest was made by an employer group behind an apprenticeship standard.