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Lines across Asia merge to create 256 container ships

The world’s biggest shipping lines have been criticised for ongoing port congestion within China.

The problem started off in Shanghai and has impacted the coast including Ningbo and Qingdao since April.  Due to issues unresolved, many lines have attempted to reschedule to other...

Global shipping fleet braces for chaos of $60billion fuel shock

Lower-emissions rule will strain fuel supply, retrofit expense and could halt ships from fleet handling 90% of global trade.

Little more than 2 1/2 years from now, the global fleet of merchant ships will have to reduce drastically how much sulfur their engines belch into the atmosphere. While that will d...

Uber is now officially in the trucking business after launching its freight service

There are already a lot of companies that call themselves the "Uber for trucking" — and now Uber itself is one of them after launching its road freight service in the logistics sector.

On Thursday, the $69 billion ride-hailing giant officially launched Uber Freight, its new network for helping truck drivers find loads easier and pay them faster. Given the number...

Emirates and Cargolux unveil global air freight partnership

Two of the world’s biggest air freight carriers link their hubs and networks, promising to share best practice.

Two of the world’s biggest air cargo carriers, Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines, have signed an agreement for a strategic operational partnership. Describing it as a “uniqu...

Cross-Channel freight between Dover and Calais at record numbers

Calais posted its best-ever quarter, with 11.2% increase compared with the first three months of 2016, thanks in part to the dismantling of the 'Jungle' migrant camp at the cross-Channel link.

The Port of Calais has posted its best-ever quarter for cross-Channel freight with a total of 507,850 HGVs transiting the French port during the first three months of the year, an ...

Why exporting isn't just about shipping

Services cannot be put on a boat and shipped, yet the way they are traded globally is increasingly important.

The future of international trade has leapt up the agenda. The British vote to leave the European Union is one central reason. There is also the election of Donald Trump after a c...

Catastrophe looms at ports after Brexit, shipping industry warns

UK Chamber of Shipping predicts problems across Europe unless frictionless post-Brexit border is in place after Britain leaves the EU

The introduction of physical customs checks following Brexit would be a catastrophe for British ports and shipping and would likely reduce the volume of trade, the head of the sect...

New shipping route between Cork and Liverpool launched today

The new shipping container service from Cork to Liverpool was announced earlier this month and becomes the first ever direct link between the two ports.

Leeside Shipping, agents for BG Freight Line in Cork, ran its first ever direct container service to Liverpool earlier on Monday. Allowing Irish customers to make connections with...

Importance of Cross-Channel trade highlighted as milestone truck uses the Eurotunnel

At around 04:00am on Friday morning, Eurotunnel welcomed the 25 millionth truck to use its Le Shuttle Freight service since the service began on 25 July 1994.

The 25 millionth truck, from the fleet operated by UPS, the express courier specialist, was carrying packages from Germany, many containing items such as clothing, shoes or electro...

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