Here you will find all you need for collecting, packaging and delivering anything.
Plus global news from the shipping and logistics industry, and the chance to advertise - FREE

Freight and shipping directory search

Featured Profile

MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Co) Australia service
Loading at Bristol, Felixstowe, Grangemouth, Greenock, Liverpool, Teesport and London Gateway with the possibility of numerous transhipments.

MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Co) Australia service Featured Profile
image: France, CMA CGM, Jacques Saadé, TEU, container, ship, vessel, LNG, powered, fuel, CO2,

Largest Ever LNG Powered Container Ship Takes to the Sea This Week

Maiden Voyage for 23,000 TEU Behemoth

FRANCE – WORLDWIDE – The joining of the fleet of the CMA CGM Jacques Saad é, the largest LNG-powered container ship in the world, was marked by a first-of-its-kind digital naming ceremony that saw the shipyard's representatives in Shanghai and CMA CGM Group's management in Marseille share an emotional landmark moment in their common history.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
View Article
image: US, California, green, credentials, climate change, emissions, Volvo, electric, battery, trucks, supply, chain, third, party, NFI, LIGHTS,

Electric Trucks Make Their Environmental Mark on Leading Climate Change State

Battery Power Extends to Ever Larger Vehicles

US – If one were asked which state in the country generally takes the lead in the climate change agenda, chances are most would name California as the place which has persistently tried all available methods to make the world a cleaner place. True to form it is a part of California Climate Investments, a state wide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions that has helped fund the latest project, to see electric trucks carrying freight on the US highways.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
View Article
image: UK, Brexit, logistics, road haulage, warehouse keepers, freight, forwarders,

Meeting Between Logistics Experts and Government on Brexit Terms a 'Wash Out'

Industry is No Further Forward in Educating Politicians on the Potential Perils Ahead

UK – It would seem that the pessimism expressed by some of the signatories to the recent letter addressed to Michael Gove when requesting an urgent meeting over government preparations for Brexit were, sadly, not misplaced. The letter, from a range of logistics specialist associations and operations requested a meeting to discuss the problems received a rapid response, but did nothing to assuage concerns.

Monday, September 21, 2020
View Article
image: US, UK, Germany, Norway, freight, logistics, news, strike, port, Calais,

Some Newsworthy Snippets from the Freight and Logistics Community

The Weekly Catch Up on Smaller Items

FRANCE – Following notice that a 24 hour stoppage by gangway staff at the RoRo terminal in the port of Nantes-St. Nazaire from 0500 hours today (Friday 18th September) with the possibility of a continuance from 0900 Saturday 19th, what will concern many is the news that port workers at Calais have also announced plans to strike for 24 hours next Thursday, 24 September.

Friday, September 18, 2020
View Article
image: UK, port, Felixstowe, Failing, Chris, Grayling, Clarence, Chang, Hutchison, freight, forwarders, BIFA, Robert Keen,

Appointment of 'Failing Grayling' as Port Advisor Sums Up Lack of Comprehension of Forwarders Mood

As Ongoing Problems at Felixstowe Worsen Complaints Roll In from Freight Community

UK – The mention of two names to any British shipper or freight forwarder at the moment and either may well send a shudder down their spines. Couple former transport secretary Chris 'Failing' Grayling and the Port of Felixstowe in a sentence and tempers are likely to rise on hearing either, let alone both.

Friday, September 18, 2020
View Article
image: UK, Port, Middlesbrough, logistics A V Dawson, multimodal,

Port Renamed After Vanishing a Century Ago

New Facility Carries Historic Tradition

UK – The name Port of Middlesbrough has returned to logistics facilities on the banks of the river Tees after a century with the rechristening of the AV Dawson site. The company has amalgamated several parts of its Middlesbrough based port and logistics operations to form one, integrated port facility as it drives forward with further growth and expansion.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
View Article
image: Germany, BARIG, airline, representatives, Covid, air, freight, passengers, belly hold,

European Airline Representatives Appeal to National Governments to Digitise Covid Solution

Continent Wide Oversight is Required

GERMANY – EUROPE – The representatives of more than ten national airline associations, the Boards of Airline Representatives (BARs) are urging governments to collaborate without further delay on developing and implementing an international digital border solution for air travellers. The bulk of air freight is normally of course carried in the belly holds of passenger aircraft and the paucity of services has serious implications for both sides of the business.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
View Article