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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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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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Hong Kong Port Strike – continues

Cargo is piling up as a strike in the container port in Hong Kong has entered a 15th day. Hundreds of dock workers and crane operators are striking as they have not had a pay rise in 10 years even as the cost of living has soared, they are demanding a pay rise of around 20 percent and better work conditions. They say they
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Shipping Lines March 2013 Increase

The major carriers have announced Asia-Europe March GRIs (general rate increases) ranging between $600 and $775 per teu (per 20’container) to be implemented on 15 March. Why the increases? These increases tend to happen when the shipping lines remove a number of vessels from service. By removing vessels from service the carriers maximize space and revenue, thus using less fuel by running fewer vessels,
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Shipping Household Goods & Personal Effects

Are you in the process of moving home? Well this blog is especially for you! Could there be a more daunting task than moving home? If thats not bad enough, how about a complete re-location overseas?! Send shivers down your spine dosent it?! Well allow us to remove all your anxietys! By the time you have finished reading this blog, you will hopefully have all
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Shipping Terminology – what the abbreviations mean.

Are you confused by shipping terminology?! We have compiled the most common used abbreviations used in the shipping world…read on and never be confused again! ALH: Air line handling:Fee established by airline for handling shipment AWB: Airway bill: Document containing agreement details between the shipper and air carrier Arrival notice: A notification by carrier of goods arrival to consignee BAF: Bunker adjustment factor: A
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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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Year of the Black Snake- Chinese New Year 2013

We would like to wish our Far East agents and exporters a happy prosperous new year as 2013 welcomes the year of the Black Snake. We hope you enjoy your celebrations! Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival is a significant annual celebration marking the start of the New Year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, and always falls in the months
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Christmas Business Ho-ho-ours!

Believe it or not, it is that time of year again! We would like to say a great big “thank you!” to all our customers, suppliers and agents who have supported us throughout 2012. We will be closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New years day, and we will be open as usual in-between the festive season to assist you with your imports and exports.
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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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