Category: Shipping

Port of Hamburg

Vietnam – dynamic trading partner for the Port of Hamburg

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has entered into force on August 1 2020. Trade between the Port of Hamburg and Vietnam, which has already increased in recent years, should continue to benefit from this agreement. Although the corona-related developments will also affect trade between Germany and Vietnam in the current year 2020, for the Port of Hamburg there has been very positive growth in the Vietnam shipping region in the


Teesport on track to support international trade growth

Teesport is celebrating the success of its bespoke Vehicle Booking System (VBS), which has seen over 370,000 appointments created since the system was introduced in July 2019. The technology, which requires hauliers to pre-book appointments when dropping off and collecting containers, places the Port in a prime position to support the smooth flow of goods transiting Teesport when new, post-Brexit border controls, are introduced. With over 17,000 vehicles visiting Teesport


Container crane improves efficiency at freight terminal

GVT Group commissions Nedcranes container crane at Railport Brabant location in Tilburg for improved efficiency and ease. According to Inbound Logistics 2019 Global Logistics Guide, the Netherlands is one of the world’s strongest logistics hubs for global trade connections. However, with around three quarters of freight transport managed by road, the thriving freight industry is under pressure to improve the sustainability of its operations. Here’s how industrial manufacturer of motors


Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike

Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike The Hong kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has welcomed the decision of an unnamed airline to shelve a planned security charge hike, originally due to be introduced on March 20, and has voiced its “heartfelt gratitude “to the Hong Kong SAR Government for its support. In a statement, HAFFA said: “The substantial security charge increase from a


February US retail imports to see larger drop amid coronavirus

With coronavirus causing longer Lunar New Year shutdowns of factories in China, imports at major US retail container ports are expected to see a sharper-than-usual drop this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “February is historically a slow month for imports because of Lunar New Year and the lull between retailers’ holiday season and summer, but this is

CEO Simon Moore

DP World reports 1.6% Gross Volume Growth in 2Q 2019

DP World PLC handled 35.8 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2019, with gross container volumes growing by 0.5% year-on-year on a reported basis and 0.5% on a like-for-like basis. Strong performance across Asia Pacific, Indian Subcontinent and Africa drove growth in 2Q2019, but weaker volumes in the UAE and Australia offset this trend. At a consolidated level, our


WEIG Group selects sixfold real-time visibility to support ‘Driven by Care’ initiative

Sixfold platform to improve customer service by proactively informing WEIG customers of shipment delivery status. Sixfold, Europe’s leading provider of real-time predictive visibility of shipments across the supply chain, today announces that the WEIG Group has become the latest customer to join its fast-expanding secure data visibility network. WEIG Group, a major supplier of carton board, printed folding carton and plasterboard liner, chose Sixfold to support its new “Driven by


LiUP crane driver elevator for mobile harbour cranes

Liebherr Maritime presents its new LiUP crane driver elevator for mobile harbour cranes at this year’s terminal operator trade fair, TOC Europe. The in-house developed lift has an innovative drive technology and is powered by an electric motor with lithium-ion battery and energy recovery function. The inhouse developed Liebherr crane driver elevator LiUP is designed to transport the operator in a save and efficient way to his workplace. The LiUP

Doncaster rail service

New Teesport Rail service drives environmental benefits for IKEA

PD Ports has launched a dedicated rail freight service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight, for its major customer Containerships – Intra-European leader of multimodal transport. The new service is responding to the growing demand for Teesport as the Northern UK gateway for trade which continues to see year-on-year growth across its container platform. The twice-daily rail service removes 120 daily road movements from the heavily congested


Reliability and transparency in the declaration of dangerous goods: digital shipping portal INFr8 is growing

The current status and new pilot participants of the INFr8 platform were the subject of an event that took place today as part of transport logistic/air cargo Europe. Frankfurt Airport is the first air cargo location worldwide to offer shippers and forwarders digitized dangerous goods processes along the entire supply chain. INFr8 is a jointly developed product of DAKOSY and Fraport.The electronic declaration of dangerous goods is currently being tested