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Risk of financial distress in container shipping industry rises for third straight year

Interest coverage at less than half of 2011 level; challenges abound for shippers and carriers alike, says report from global business-advisory firm Alixpartners

Supplying Oasis 3: the world's largest cruise liner

STX France, builder of Royal Caribbean's 2016 vessel, has called on Metso to provide its giant ship with automation systems and energy management solutions

Leveraging potential with inbound supply chain management, by AEB International

Phil Lavin, Sales Manager, AEB (International) Ltd, discusses the untapped potential of the inbound supply chain and offers us his insight into five specific areas in which you can realise it

Top 10 tips for running a profitable freight brokerage

In the following piece, bonds and licensing writer George Chelebiev offers us some sound advice on running a freight brokerage with all the modern tools at your disposal

Conference on maximising African port capacity, June 4, Lagos

A conference aimed at addressing the key challenges faced by African Ports will take place in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, June 4, to Thursday June 5, 2014

eMar Project to make European maritime more competitive

A three year European Union funded research project to improve the efficiency and increase competitiveness of European maritime transport will be completed in December of this year

World-class Manchester multimodal hub to transform UK logistics

The £500 miliion Port Bridgewater Multimodal Hub on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in North West England will offer 1,000,000sq.ft of extra multi modal storage space and "create a real catalyst for change in the world of logistics" and "open up access to new worldwide markets"

Port of Tampa Shifting International Trade Routes Conference

Issues related to dynamic, global and hemispheric trade including trends and shifts will be discussed by industry insiders and experts at this conference in Tampa, Florida, US, with the views of ocean carriers, ports, terminal operators, warehouse and distribution centres and rail interests covered

UPS and DHL Express Increase US shipping rates

UPS and DHL Express are the latest of the big names to increase shipping rates within and between the United States, following similar moves by FedEx and USPS

PD Ports' transformation with Honeywell Mobile Computers

The following piece is a follow up from Honeywell Mobile Technology, maker of ruggedised hand-held mobile computer devices for use in the global supply chain which was featured in the October edition of Supply Chain Digital. PD Ports, a Middlesbrough, UK-headquartered British ports operator, has deployed Honeywell's Thor VM1 vehicle mounted mobile computers and MX9 handheld devices to improve workflows and productivity

New commissioner for $15bn Port of Tampa

The largest economic engine in Florida, the Port of Tampa, has just sworn in a new commissioner

Capgemini's Third-Party Logistics Study: full findings

The following is a full report of the findings of the 2014 18th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study from Capgemini and partners, which examines the global outsourced marketplace across topics such as big data, preferential sourcing, smart growth and shipper-3PL relationships

Capgemini global logistics report's fascinating findings

A report surveying 1,300 shippers and logistics service providers worldwide has been released by Capgemini and partners, examining the state of the global market for logistics outsourcing.

DHL introduces unique carbon reporting feature

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, has become the first in the industry to offer a automatic tracing application on CO2 emissions; an automatic carbon footprint reporting feature as part of its track and trace system

Freight carbon emissions down year on year, says report

BSR's Clean Cargo Progress Report, published recently, highlights continued reductions in ocean emissions and "provides a simple snapshot of the groups' current efforts and performance"

The WACO System welcomes Norbert Dentressangle

Following Norbert Dentressangle's acquisition of the freight forwarding arm of the Daher Group, WACO has named the company as its new member in France

DHL Freight opens largest parcel hub in Czech Republic

Faster, more flexible and reliable service after DHL Freight subsidiary opens up in Czech Republic, furthering the logistics giant's grip on the Easter European market

DP World Gateway to put London among 'greatest ports'

DP World's new deep sea container port in the UK will be Europe's largest logistics park and establish "a gateway to world trade"

United Arab's $2billion order for new Hyundai vessels

United Arab Shipping Company looks to lead the way as it signs contract worth more than $2 billion with Hyundai Heavy Industries to build some of the biggest container ships in the world

Damco appoints new CEO for Latin America

New man at the helm of Damco's Latin American operations has vast experience in the region which the Maersk-owned company hopes will progress its "ambitious plans" in that part of the world

Damco offers access to Burma

Maersk-owned supply chain specialist Damco offers clients access to emerging market of Burma after being granted a permanent license in July to operate under its own legal entity in the country

Logistics specialist SBS Worldwide turns 30

One of the largest logistics companies in the world still operating as a privately-owned and managed company in the UK turned 30 this month, and is celebrating in unusual style with a video game

Maersk's profits rise by seven percent

Danish conglomerate Maersk Group sees shares rise by seven percent after reporting a rise in its container shipping unit's profits

Typhoon halts freight services in South China

As Typhoon Utor wreaks havoc in the Philippines China suspends all sea and rail services in the South in preparation for the onslaught

Global shipping industry in danger of decline

Report released today into the global shipping industry warns of oversupply and high pricing constraining performance

Kuehne & Nagel rides the wave of recession

Despite the market continuing to struggle in Europe, the world's biggest sea-freight forwarder continues to drift along quite nicely

Yusen Logistics launches long-distance LCL service

Yusen Logistics will begin regular LCL shipping between Hong Kong and Rotterdam as part of an ongoing drive to enhance its global portfolio

US shipping rates drown in oil import struggle

Bloomberg research predicts a tough future for shipping companies contending with increased energy independence

Keeping ports secure against modern dangers

The US continues to ride the wave of public unrest, with the country's ports one of the first lines of protection against external attacks

Maersk names the world's largest container ship

Maersk has unveiled the first of its Triple-E series ships, with a poignant name given to the groundbreaking container vessel

Shipping all over the world

Shipping and transportation logistics require in-depth consideration to ensure plain sailing through choppy waters

Maersk Tankers sells fleet to BW Group

As part of its efforts to focus on fewer segments, Maersk Tankers has sold its VLGC fleet to BW Group

Xeneta records 18 percent drop in Asia-Europe freight rates

Freight rate monitoring company Xeneta has recorded a fall of 18 percent in container freight rates since January

CSCL trumps Maersk Triple-E with larger ship order

CSCL has ordered five vessels which will hold a record-breaking 18,400 TEU containers - 400 more than Maersk's Triple E, which is due to begin its maiden voyage at the end of June

London Gateway begins apprenticeship scheme

The hunt is on for six apprenticesn to complete a four year mechanical and electrical engineering qualifications at the DP World London Gateway port development

Brazilian Congress approve port investment programme

The Brazilian Government has voted in favour of new legislation which allows private companies to invest in its ports, however the decision is pending approval by President Dilma Rousseff

Shipping emissions are making the ocean more acidic

University researchers have found that other pollutants found in shipping exhaust fumes can cause equal damage to carbon dioxide emissions

Maersk's Triple-E: from spec to sea

Maersk has opened up more than its shipping channel to public with a website giving the an insider's perspective on the imminent Triple-E vessel

Maersk hopes for Triple A performance from its Triple E ships

As the launch of Maersk's Triple E ship looms closer, port officials are raising concerns about the mechanics of operating such a mammoth vessel in unpredictable markets. Jacob Sterling, Head of Environment and CSR at Maersk Line, assures us that Triple E is still a Triple A idea

Forum introduces new maritime safety campaign

The Global Shippers' Forum have announced a new campaign to enhance maritime safety , in a bid to allow shippers a more effective international presence

UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Services

UPS adds Preferred LCL lanes between Western Europe and the U.S. to help importers balance speed and cost

Maersk announce investment into biomass research

Maersk is focusing on two projects that aim to realise the marine fuel potential of one of the worlds most abundant and sustainable biomass resources: lignin.

DP World sell Hong Kong Assets

DP World are selling 75 percent of their interests in CSX World Terminals Hong Kong Limited which operates berth 3 of the Kwai Chung Container Terminal and ATL Logistics Centre Hong Kong Limited

Melting polar ice will create new routes through Arctic by 2050

As ice in the Arctic Ocean melts to record low levels the UCLA consider the economic opportunities of shipping lanes through the North Poles

Maersk warns of rough times ahead despite profit rise

Despite a rise in earnings for Q4 2012, Maersk Group predict that 2013 will see a continued downward pressure on freight rates

Maersk CEO focuses on improving African infrastructure

Nils S. Andersen, CEO of Maersk Group, met with a range of business executives and political figures in Nigeria, Ghana and Angola, in a bid to focus on improving logistics infrastructure in Africa

Transpacific Freight Rate may rise by April

The TSA)are recommending an across the board general rate increase of US$400 per 40ft container (FEU) to the US west coast posts and US$600 per FEU to all other US destinations

Procurement Solution reduces ocean freight spend by 15%

On-demand cloud solution claims to reduce ocean freight spend by 15 percent by supporting the complete procurement lifecycle, including RFQ preparation, bid rules and mailing.

DHL uses barge transport to lower emissions in Germany

DHL Global Forwarding has adopted the use of barges for less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments from Bremen to Northern Germany

UK government defers emissions decision until 2016

The UK government will defer a decision on whether to include international aviation and shipping emissions in carbon budgets until the setting of the fifth carbon budget in 2016

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