Category Archives: Containers

Rise in Asia-Europe box volumes expected Mid September

Shipping lines are expecting a surge in volumes on the Asia-Europe trade in the coming weeks, which will support attempts to increase prices on the trade in mid-September. The reason behind these expectations is the rush as Far East suppliers export goods from China ahead of the National Day holiday, which runs from October 1 to October 7 2013. China import export will also
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Zim Rotterdam on Fire!

It seems to be one vessel disaster after another this summer.  The latest being the Zim Rotterdam which caught fire between 23-27 August on route from Port Klang to Felixstowe. Due to arrive into Felixstowe Port on 4th September, the vessel has now berthed at Sokhna Port for further investigation and necessary repairs. This is expected to take a few days, and will now
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Container Cinema debuts at V Festival 2013!

We are all famililiar with the term “message in a bottle!” How about the term “Cinema in a shipping container?!” Thats the exact unique brilliant concept Cineworld came up with for this years V Festival! This very cool looking pop up roadshow cinema is the first of its kind and was a massive hit at V Festival 2013. Kitted out inside with 40 large
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Revival of Ports “up North”

With the South East being home to 2 large container ports large enough to house vessels, which are the length of four football pitches and the height of 14 double-decker buses, and now also home to the new Thames Gateway opening this year questions are being raised about the amount of road congestion and indeed costs involved with transporting goods hundreds of miles north
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Hong Kong Port – Dispute over

The largest industrial action in Hong Kong for decades has ended after hundreds of port workers compromised and accepted a pay increase package offered by contractors of Hong Kong International Terminals. The workers were initially asking for a 20% pay increase, but eventually after striking for 6 weeks decided to accept a 9.8% offer after the employers provided a written reassurance to guarantee the
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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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