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New SOLAS regulations effective from 1st July 2016

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a

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BREAKING NEWS: Freighter flights resume at Brussels Airport

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Freighter flights have resumed today at Brussels Zaventem Airport, although it remains closed to all passenger traffic following yesterday’s deadly terrorist attacks. As Lloyd's Loading List was going to press, a cargo source at Brussels

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Brussels airport closed after terrorist attack

March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Forwarding and express firms based at Brussels Zaventem Airport are preparing contingency plans after a deadly terrorist attack this morning at the passenger terminal of Belgium’s main airport caused all flights and airside cargo operations

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Poland continues to dominate EU road freight

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Poland has consolidated its position as Europe’s leading international road haulage nation, according to the latest annual figures published by France’s road freight data agency, the Comité National Routier (CNR). According to figures published this

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Freight Forwarders gloomy over China’s 2016 prospects

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

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

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Calais at ‘unprecedented’ crisis point for freight truck drivers

December 18th, 2015|0 Comments

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

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Eurotunnel truck shuttle ‘at maximum capacity’

December 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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

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Freight Rates Rebound Ahead of December GRIs

December 4th, 2015|0 Comments

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

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Security stepped up at Calais port ring road

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

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

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Rotterdam Container Terminal Faces Strike Action

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

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