A number of shipping companies have been forced to increase their rates as current tariffs are no longer covering costs.
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is increasing its ocean service from the United States to Oceania from three to four sailings per month.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has centralised its gateway network for LCL ocean freight business at it Bradford office
A.P. Moller – Maersk has reported a three per cent decrease in carbon dioxide emissions for its fleet of container vessels and tankers in the last year, with a total reduction of 8.9 per cent in the six years from 2002 – 2007.
Trans Ocean Distribution, part of the JF Hillebrand Group, has bought Seatrans Manufacturing (Proprietary), which supplies flexitank equipment used for shipping bulk liquids.
JF Hillebrand Group, a German logistics provider to the drinks industry, has bought Trans Ocean Distribution.
What are the key challenges facing the logistics sector in 2007? Claude Boisselet examines five of this year’s major preoccupations.
Atlantic rate rise From the beginning of 2007, Maersk Line is to charge an extra $300 for each container travelling from Europe to North America. Hapag-Lloyd is also raising rates for the North Atlantic and the US West Coast.
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.
The “Emma Maersk”, the world’s largest container ship, made its inaugural call at Felixstowe last Saturday.