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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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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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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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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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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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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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Asia-Europe rate reductions!

Make the most of your Asia imports this month and enjoy the short term benefit which comes when the shipping lines enter a “rate war” meaning hefty price cutting in sea freight rates! We currently have fantastic offers on 20’/40’/40’HQ containers from all the major ports including, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xingang, Qingdao, Dalian & Ho Chi Minh City CLICK HERE to contact us today for
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