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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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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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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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Container Cinema debuts at V Festival 2013!

We are all famililiar with the term “message in a bottle!” How about the term “Cinema in a shipping container?!” Thats the exact unique brilliant concept Cineworld came up with for this years V Festival! This very cool looking pop up roadshow cinema is the first of its kind and was a massive hit at V Festival 2013. Kitted out inside with 40 large
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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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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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