Tag Archives: imports

I name this ship…Royal Princess!

Adding a new ship to a fleet is a time of great celebration, and all vessels owned by Princess Cruises, follow nautical tradition, and are launched with a ceremonial naming. It seems only fitting that their newest vessel the Royal Princess, was christened by our own Royal Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on June 13 at Southampton Port. It was a spectacular morning with much
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General Rate Increase (GRI) July 2013

FCL Sea freight rates for the Asia to Europe market have been the lowest they have been for quite some time, with rates dropping since May. Unfortunately, this is all set to change as all the major shipping lines have announced that they will be implementing heavy GRI (general rate increases) from 1st July 2013. We will be keeping a close eye on these
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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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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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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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How does London welcome its Norwegian Christmas Tree?!

The world’s most famous Christmas tree historically sails into Immingham Dock on the last leg of its 400km journey from Norway to London. Once in Trafalgar Square, the 21-metre tall tree is decorated in traditional Norwegian style, ready for the switching-on ceremony usually the first week of December. This year’s tree is between 115 and 120 years old and is the 66th to be
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Freight rates CUT for Asian Imports!

The number of containers being imported from Far East is at a low level but it is difficult for shipping lines to reduce the number of vessels available. Despite rationalising services by sharing vessels with other lines, off chartering & moving vessels to other markets, shipping space still exceeds demand, resulting in falling freight rates! Are you paying the market price on your imports? Contact us
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Marine Freight Insurance

Marine Freight Insurance will cover your shipments from point of collection to final destination point. It covers the value of your goods and also covers your freight costs.  Premiums are quite low considering the value of your cargo. For a no obligation quote please press the “get a quote” button and send us the details of your shipment, including the invoice value of your goods. We
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Unipac Shipping to the Rescue!

What do you do when your freight forwarder lets you down? Contact Unipac Shipping! We recently took an emergency call in the office; a wedding marquee company had been let down disastrously at the last crucial minute. They had used another forwarder to ship their wedding marquee in from India to the UK. With just a few days to go until the big event
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Say “goodbye” to Language Barriers!

Our Global network of overseas agents and partners will put an end to any communication problems you may be experiencing. With local speaking staff in all countries to communicate with your supplier, there will be no language barrier, or time differences. Your shipments will not be delayed due to you contacting suppliers and waiting 24 hours for a reply. You will receive clear accurate information regarding ready date
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