Category Archives: Shipping

Personal and household effects – a shipper’s guide

We have prepared these notes to assist you if you are shipping personal effects for the first time and are concerned about the processes and what happens after you have booked your shipment with us. Packing your Effects Many people think that because they are shipping their cargo in a metal container their cargo may be adequately protected. The fact is that whilst a shipping
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MOL Triumph – worlds’s largest containership

MOL’s newest vessel, the first of a fleet of six 20,000 TEU-class containerships for the company was named MOL Triumph in a ceremony at SHI in South Korea on March 15th, 2017. At 400 metres long and 58.8 metres wide, MOL Triumph is currently the world’s largest containership. It weighs 192,672 tonnes. With a capacity of 20,170 TEU, the vessel is the first 20,000
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26 Asian captive have been released by Somalian pirates

Five years ago 26 Asian sailor were kidnapped by Somali pirates and held captive in a small fishing village in Dabagala near the village of Harardhere. Last week they were finally released. The sailors — from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Taiwan — were seized near the Seychelles in March 2012, a time when pirate attacks were common in the area. They
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Airfreight Backlogs at China Gateways

The current backlogs at China’s main airfreight hubs Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou will continue at least into next week. For now, there are delays of 3-4 days at most airports. The situation at Guangzhou is worse; here, delays of 7-8 days are to expect, apart from “first class carriers”, which are also delayed by 3-4 days. As the forwarders expect the delays to
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Iran to Hold Potential for Freight Firms

With its Nuclear Agreement, Iran is about to open up for international economy. This is good news not only for the Iranians, but also for freight firms. The country offers great opportunities for businesses, especially in oil and gas, high-tech and automotive. Logistics benefits from Irans good transport infrastructure and the need to improve their airspace field. But this is not the only area
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Additional Controls for Tianjin Imports

Importers may face increased scrutiny of products imported from the Tianjin area, affected by a nuclear blast last month. On 12 August, a chemical explosion occurred at the industrial centre named Bihhai New Area, where hazardous chemicals such as sodium cyanide were stored. The FDA in the US requires submission of documents of goods like human and animal food, human and animal drugs and
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Fedex buying TNT

Fedex, the American parcel delivery company, has agreed to buy its European rival TNT Express in a £3.2 bn deal to boost its services on the continent. The take-over comes two years after European competition regulators blocked FedEx’s US rival UPS move to buy TNT. The purchase was halted on the grounds that the deal would limit customer choice and reduce the number of
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Maersk and MSC shipping lines sign an historic 10-year agreement

Maersk and MSC shipping lines have signed an historic 10-year agreement to share vessels. The shipping lines have embarked on an agreement, similar to airline code sharing. This news comes after China rejected the P3 agreement with the two carriers and the French carrier CMA-CGM based on concerns of forming a monopoly. The partners are now calling it the 2M agreement. Both European and
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VIDEO: Cargo ship sinks off UK coast!

Cargo ship Sea Breeze was towed by tug Tennaherdhya to St Austell Bay after sinking off the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, after water was found in the vessel’s engine room. Travelling from Liverpool to Shoreham, the Barbados-registered vessel was carrying 2750 metric tonnes of limestone, 16 metric tonnes of gas oil, and 3.5 metric tonnes of lube oil. Falmouth Coastguard was called early morning
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Crewless cargo ships of the Future

Rolls-Royce’s Blue Ocean development team has set up a virtual-reality prototype at its office in Alesund, Norway, that simulates 360-degree views from a vessel’s bridge. Eventually, the London-based manufacturer of engines and turbines says, captains on dry land will use similar control centres’ to command hundreds of crewless ships. Rolls Royce say Drone ships would be safer, cheaper and less polluting for the $375
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