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Companies remain confused over UK's freeport plans

Most firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after a new wave of port-based special economic zones were unveiled, a survey of 500 businesses has found

Europe United Kingdom

Box rates stay high as retailers struggle to build stock

‘Overwhelming demand causing shipments to be rolled even on newly-minted, expensive annual ocean contracts’ — Freightos

Asia Pacific Europe

DFDS starts ro-ro service linking Irish Republic to Europe

The UK’s decision to leave the EU customs union has made the land bridge across the UK less appealing for shippers. Now freight is being shipped directly by sea from the Irish Republic to mainland Europe

Europe Ireland

Spike in empty containers leaving port of Los Angeles

Asia to the US west coast is far from a balanced trade in normal times but past few months have made this imbalance even worse, as sky high freight rates and strong demand have incentivised carriers to return containers, says shipping association BIMCO

Asia Pacific North America

Post-Brexit freight trade set for bumpy ride

The Brexit transition period ends on December 31, but many forwarders have yet to make arrangements for how they will handle customs. This could lead to bottlenecks at ports on both sides of the English Channel

Europe United Kingdom

Cargo sector looks back for the future of unaccompanied freight

There has been a reversion among carriers and owners to the UK freight model prior to 1992, when less than 50% of UK-Europe trade went through the Dover Strait, Lloyd’s Loading List webinar reveals

Europe United Kingdom
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