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Time to name and shame rogue shippers, says Drewry

A limited amount of information sharing could greatly enhance safety and reduce fraud, argues Drewry, with most shippers likely to welcome any measure that will help reduce the risk of delay or damage to their cargoes

International Containers

Freight sector alarmed by Brexit planning report

Freight Transport Association deputy chief executive James Hookham says he is concerned that none of the planned scenarios leaked in this weekend’s report have been shared with the logistics industry

EU United Kingdom

DSV near to closing Panalpina deal

Full integration of the two companies is expected to take two to three years

Europe Containers

US delays new 10% China import tariffs on key consumer goods

The hiatus on tariffs offers some relief for US importers ahead of holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation has called on the Trump administration to develop an effective strategy to address China’s unfair trade practices

Asia Pacific China

US box imports still at near-record levels

Despite the recent imposition of new tariffs of 10% on some Chinese goods entering the US, retail importers expect inbound container volumes to remain strong. But some observers argue that raising those tariffs to 25% would result in lower trade projections

United States China

Grangemouth-Tilbury container rail service made permanent

The first train will leave Tilbury on Friday evening, via Dagenham, travelling overnight to Grangemouth, Scotland

Europe United Kingdom
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