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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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Open for business! London Gateway UK’s newest Port!

Its official! After more than a decade of planning and construction the wait is now over as London Gateway has officially opened its brand new state of the art terminals for business! Costing £1.5billion and located in Thurrock, Essex, the port is 20 miles down the River Thames from London, and will be the UK’s second largest capable of accommodating the largest cargo ships
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Felixstowe Port Welcomes World’s largest container ship!

The container ship ‘Majestic Maersk’ has been gaining much interest since she set off from the Far East a few weeks ago on her maiden voyage, and after being officially named in Copenhagen on 29 September and welcoming over 50,000 visitors on board for a tour, it’s no wonder that Felixstowe Port was a hive of excitement this week with preparations in full force
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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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China hits importers/exporters with VAT on Freight Rates

As from 1st August 2013 China have announced a tax scheme which imposes 6% VAT onto the freight industry, this VAT will affect both air freight and sea freight rates for freight which is paid at origin China. Ocean rates agreed in the UK will remain unaffected, as these rates are negotiated and paid in the UK. What does this mean to you the importer/exporter?
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Zim Rotterdam Update

As of today 4 September 2013, the Zim Rotterdam is back on route on Suez Canel with a new estimated day of arrival now Saturday 14 September 2013 into Felixstowe Port UK.


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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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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