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ESC slams “immoral” lines

European shippers believe that the shipping lines’ reaction to the slump in demand as a result of the pandemic has been understandable, initially, but...

Shippers say service is worse, but the costs are higher

Unhappy shippers say that they are unclear what to expect from shipping lines since the Coronavirus pandemic hit the global economy as services are...

Savvy lines act to protect cash flow

Shipping lines have learned the lessons of the substantial fall in demand experienced during the financial crisis in 2008/9 and have managed capacity in...

ESC sends strong message to EC over alliances’ Block Exemption

European shippers and other transport bodies have written to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to express their "strong disapproval" of the commission's...

EC renews Liner Block Exemption

The European Commission has decided to proceed with its planned renewal of the liner shipping consortia block exemption despite vociferous protests from shippers and...

Mobility Package: Agreement in Council

Last Monday (Dec. 3) the Council finalized a common approach for important parts of the first Mobility Package. The agreement was reached, although 10...

France set a limit at 40 tonnes

France intends to introduce an amendment to the law prohibiting driving with 44 tonnes of total weight at border crossings from the neighbouring countries. Vehicle...

European Commission on digitalising inland navigation

With the Mobility package focusing on road and digitalisation, with the contingency plans after Rastatt incident addressing shortcomings in rail freight, and with the...

ICONET project brings new technologies

ICONET project will develop the concept of Physical Internet (PI) even further to optimise freight flows against throughput, cost, and environmental performances. The new project...

Shippers improve supply chain with support from EC

The efficiency of freight transport is a key for the competitiveness of EU transport, economy, and the functioning of the internal market. This is...
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SC Ports approves FY22 plan to improve terminal and IT infrastructure

South Carolina Ports Authority’s Board of Directors has unanimously adopted a financial plan for fiscal year 2022. The plan projects that SC Ports will handle...

CMA CGM applies congestion surcharge in Oakland

French container carrier, CMA CGM has announced a port congestion surcharge of US$250 per TEU for all types of cargo from Latin America to...

Port of Koper strengthens its container handling capabilities

The container quayside at the southern end of Pier I in the Port of Koper has been extended by 100 metres. The extended quayside with...

SCA, Ever Given owners and insurers come to a deal in principle

An agreement in principle has been reached among the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), the owners of the 20,388TEU Ever Given, which blocked the Suez...