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Freight Forwarders gloomy over China’s 2016 prospects

Freight Forwarders serving China are gloomy about prospects for 2016 after a series of economic forecasts painted a bleak picture. Earlier this week the International Monetary Fund predicted a further slowing of China’s economy in the next two years, with growth of 6.3% predicted for this year and 6% in 2017. This followed confirmation that

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Calais at ‘unprecedented’ crisis point for freight truck drivers

Violent scenes witnessed yesterday in and around Calais have been described as “unprecedented” by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).  Touring the Eurotunnel facilities on what was expected to be the busiest day of the year for vehicles travelling through Calais, the FTA’s manager for road freight and enforcement policy Chris Yarsley said he saw thousands of migrants attacking trucks as

  • Channel Tunnel Terminal - Eurotunnel truck shuttle ‘at maximum capacity’

Eurotunnel truck shuttle ‘at maximum capacity’

Eurotunnel’s truck shuttle is operating at maximum capacity almost full-time this week as the rush to get goods to stores in the UK before Christmas reaches its peak. “We have got six truck shuttles per hour constantly at the moment and this frequency will probably be maintained until Friday, when things are likely to start

Give a warm welcome to our newest Trailer addition!

Early next week, we will be taking delivery of our latest trailer addition to our fleet, bringing the total to 16. We can hopefully continue increasing the number for the New Year so we can keep on improving the level of service we give to our customers. For quotes or inquiries, please contact us on

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Freight Rates Rebound Ahead of December GRIs

Asia-Europe carriers have been granted some relief with news that their planned general rate increases for the start of December have been partly accepted by the market. With demand growth still worryingly low and overcapacity on routes from Asia to Europe rife, there were concerns that the spot market would largely reject the latest round

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Security stepped up at Calais port ring road

The Pas-de-Calais state has stepped up security measures at the Calais port ring road in response to the growing presence of migrants in the area and the increasingly regular occurrence of freight traffic being slowed down and stopped. Local sources said a now-common pattern is that when police intervene to prevent migrants boarding trailers, skirmishes break out

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Rotterdam Container Terminal Faces Strike Action

Dock workers at Rotterdam Container Terminal are planning industrial action following the breakdown of talks with the port over planned redundancies. Earlier this week, the FNV Havens union held meetings at which its members voted to organise action at Rotterdam. Today, the CNV union will also discuss the issues with its members. The disagreements stem

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Eurobridge Trailers Malta

Proud Of Our Trailers Malta Fleet Over the last few years, EuroBridge has invested heavily in acquiring new trailers to transport import and export goods on behalf of its customers to and from Malta.  It was only in 2010 that it acquired its first trailer and now it owns 22. The trailers are all curtain siders

Netherlands Offers Shipping Receipts On Mobile

Netherlands becomes first country to offer standardised electronic receipt of goods by mobile phone. Dutch companies will soon become the first in the world to be able to use a reliable, standardised, digital bill of lading and sign for the receipt of goods via a mobile phone, the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has revealed. The

Box manufacturers to benefit from shipping rising demand

Shipping rising demand will boost the financial performance of container manufacturers over the next two years, according to one leading forecaster. Nilesh Tiwary, an equity analyst at Drewry, said annual box deliveries would grow 14% this year, 5% in 2015 and 9% in 2016 due to favourable demand-supply dynamics in the container shipping industry. Box