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London Gateway introduces Quad Lift Shipping Crane!

Home to the largest cranes in the World and capable of handling the largest vessels in the World, London Gateway has now become the first UK port with the ability to lift four containers at one go. The engineering team at the Port has devised a quad lift shipping crane which doubles the amount of containers it can lift at one time. The spreader is
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General rate increase & full vessels! As China welcomes Year of the Horse!

As our celebrations for the New Year come to a close, China is preparing for the most important festival of their year, the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival as it is otherwise known, and it is fast approaching! Chinese New Year falls on 31 January 2014, most of China and Vietnam will shut down from 29 January, and will resume work around 7
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Sea freight rates take an unexpected tumble for October!

Asia-Europe market rates have taken an unexpected tumble for October, so it would be a good time to get your bookings in before they start rising again for November sailings. Some carriers are forecasting increases up to $900 per teu next month. Usually this time of year there is an increase in freight rates as China shuts down for their national holidays, however this
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Mercy Mission as London Gateway welcomes Zim Rotterdam!

London Gateway, Britain’s newest deep sea Port and Logistic Park has opened its non operational state of the art terminal to welcome fire damaged Zim Rotterdam as she enters the UK after her traumatic voyage. The 10,000 teu ship was diverted to London Gateway from Felixstowe at short notice on Friday 13 September and is the largest ever cargo vessel to enter the Thames
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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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Unipac Shipping Imports 1903 Oldsmobile for London-Brighton Classic Car Race.

We were absolutely thrilled when Classic car Enthusiast Michael Seidemann chose Unipac Shipping as his preferred freight forwarder to sea import his beloved 1903 Oldsmobile from USA to Southampton Port.  Mr Seidemann came across Unipac several months ago after he purchased a 1933 MG J2 from a dealer in Surrey. “I looked into several shipping container companies for shipping to the U.S.  The dealer
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Introducing the Tworty Box!

Protoyopes of a new generation of shipping container have recently made their successful maiden voyage while being shipped from Hamburg to Montreal and back again. The Tworty boxes have been developed by Hamburg based engineering company TWORTY BOX GmbH & Co. KG, to significantly reduce the shipment of ‘containerised air’ they say approximately 20% of all worldwide shipped containers are empty, hence cost effective
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Ship Wreck – Container Ship Sinks

5 year old container ship MOL Comfort split in two on June 17 off the coast of Yemen as it sailed to Europe from Asia after suffering catastrophic cracks to the hull during bad weather. The ship’s stern section eventually sank on June 27 before any salvage operation was attempted. The crew of 26—11 Russians, one Ukrainian and 14 Filipinos—abandoned the ship and was rescued
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Worlds Largest Container Ship – named!

The worlds first Triple-E vessel has been christened Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, in a ceremony at the Daewoo shipbuilding and marine engineering shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. The largest ship in the world, was named after the late Mærsk Mc-Kinney Moller, who passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98 by his youngest daughter “I name you Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller,” she said. “As
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