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Container Homes

When you think “shipping container” you are likely to conjure up images of giant metal boxes used for transporting all kinds of cargo all around the world…Would you ever think of living in a building made from them?! Many imaginative homeowners are doing just that. Shipping containers are becoming a hugely popular, quirky, cheap way of living for many throughout the UK. With lots
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Triple E – Worlds Largest Container Ship

A new generation of vessel so large – almost a quarter-mile long, wider than a motorway and taller than a 20-storey office block, will be coming into service this summer. The vessel named as The new Triple E will be able to carry 18,000 20ft containers, three times as many as the biggest container ships 15 years ago The Triple E – which stands for
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Hong Kong Port Strike – continues

Cargo is piling up as a strike in the container port in Hong Kong has entered a 15th day. Hundreds of dock workers and crane operators are striking as they have not had a pay rise in 10 years even as the cost of living has soared, they are demanding a pay rise of around 20 percent and better work conditions. They say they
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Shipping Lines March 2013 Increase

The major carriers have announced Asia-Europe March GRIs (general rate increases) ranging between $600 and $775 per teu (per 20’container) to be implemented on 15 March. Why the increases? These increases tend to happen when the shipping lines remove a number of vessels from service. By removing vessels from service the carriers maximize space and revenue, thus using less fuel by running fewer vessels,
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Shipping Household Goods & Personal Effects

Are you in the process of moving home? Well this blog is especially for you! Could there be a more daunting task than moving home? If thats not bad enough, how about a complete re-location overseas?! Send shivers down your spine dosent it?! Well allow us to remove all your anxietys! By the time you have finished reading this blog, you will hopefully have all
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Shipping Terminology – what the abbreviations mean.

Are you confused by shipping terminology?! We have compiled the most common used abbreviations used in the shipping world…read on and never be confused again! ALH: Air line handling:Fee established by airline for handling shipment AWB: Airway bill: Document containing agreement details between the shipper and air carrier Arrival notice: A notification by carrier of goods arrival to consignee BAF: Bunker adjustment factor: A
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Bill of Lading

You may already be familiar with the term bill of lading but what is it and why is it required? All sea shipments are covered by a bill of lading also referred as BOL or B/L. This is a document that lists the cargo details as well as your details as shipper and consignee. The bill of lading is a legal document and is
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Blooming Marvelous!

As demands for flowers peaks this Valentines Day, extra freighter flights are now in operation to ensure there are enough blooms to go around Europe and the UK! The extra flights, operated with a mix of MD11s and B747Fs, will be in addition to the existing five weekly scheduled freighter flights for this sector, providing a total capacity of 1,000 tonnes of flowers into
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London Gateway – Europes largest logistics park opening in UK

It has been almost three years since work began at the 1,500-acre site on the north bank of the River Thames which will become London Gateway. Work began by dredging and reclaiming land from the Thames Estuary to allow the world’s largest container ships to bring consumer goods closer to the point of consumption than existing major national deep water ports. London Gateway will
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Year of the Black Snake- Chinese New Year 2013

We would like to wish our Far East agents and exporters a happy prosperous new year as 2013 welcomes the year of the Black Snake. We hope you enjoy your celebrations! Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival is a significant annual celebration marking the start of the New Year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, and always falls in the months
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