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Liverpool joins forces with Panama Canal to boost trade

The Port of Liverpool has formed a strategic alliance with the Panama Canal Authority with the aim of generating new business by promoting trade routes between Liverpool and the west coast of South America via the Canal.

SOLAS rules ‘misused’, says GSA

Container shipping lines could to lose $5bn

Container shipping lines are set to lose $5 billion this year, according to shipping consultancy Drewry. However, it expects profitability to recover next year thanks to improving freight rates and slightly higher cargo volumes.

SOLAS rules ‘misused’, says GSA

VMO ‘settling-in period’ ends

A three-month ‘settling-in’ period for SOLAS weighing rules has come to an end. The rules, which came into force on 1 July, require containers to be weighed before being shipped via ocean freight.


Shell chooses GAC

Oil major Shell UK has chosen GAC UK to deliver mooring and terminal services along the River Forth, at Braefoot Bay.


Maersk to integrate logistics and transport businesses

Damco and Maersk Line are to collaborate to deliver new customer solutions as part of a strategic shift that will see AP Møller – Mærsk become an integrated transport and logistics company, while Maersk Oil will be separated out.

SOLAS rules ‘misused’, says GSA

EU pricing should be global, says GSF

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has said that new EU pricing rules for shippers should be ‘adopted globally to increase price transparency and prevent uncompetitive behaviour’.

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BIFA backs call for end to shipping line surcharges

  “Forwarders do not like shipping line surcharges and we have been challenging their legitimacy on behalf of our members – and their customers – for many years,” said director general Robert Keen. “We welcome the resolution passed by the Global Shippers’ Forum to work towards the end of these surcharges within five years.” Keen […]

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