Browsing: Ocean Freight

Rate increase to hit North Atlantic shipping

From the beginning of 2007, Maersk Line is to charge an extra $300 for every container travelling from Europe to North America. Maersk said that it is no longer able to sustain rate levels due to increasing cost pressures.

Record breaker for Felixstowe

The “Emma Maersk”, the world’s largest container ship, made its inaugural call at Felixstowe last Saturday.

Catching the wave

Buoyant times lie ahead for sea freight operations, says Chris Fahy. For many years regarded as a largely commoditised activity, concerned only with port-toport operations, sea freight is, at last, winning recognition for the crucial role it has to play i

A better place to do logistics?

With the increasing cost and difficulty of setting up distribution centres in traditional areas, should supply chain professionals be looking towards ports to take on an enhanced role in the supply chain? James Falkner looks at what schemes are currently

Pressure point

Central to European logistics activity, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg – the ‘Benelux’ region – is set to benefit from the trend to outsource from China. Within easy reach of Europe’s prosperous consumer population demand for distribution facilit

DP World agrees to buy P&O

Dubai Ports World, the state-backed ports operator, have agreed to acquire P&O for £3.3bn.

Dubai stalks P&O

P&O, the UK’s largest ports and ferries operator has received an approach from Dubai Ports World that could value the company at £3bn.

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