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French truck drivers prepare for strike22nd September 2017
French truck drivers prepare for strike
French trade unions representing truck drivers have called a strike from 25 September for an unlimited period in protest to the reform of labour legislation launched by new president Emmanuel Macron...
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US Gulf freight hit by Hurricane Harvey29th August 2017
US Gulf freight hit by Hurricane Harvey
Large parts of the US Gulf’s transport system were still in shutdown mode today as ports, roads, railroads and airports remained closed, or were operating at reduced capacity at key choke points, following the catastrophic flooding delivered by Hurricane Harvey over the last three days...
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Hong Kong’s port and airport closed as Typhoon Hato makes landfall22nd August 2017
Hong Kong’s port and airport closed as Typhoon Hato makes landfall
Hong Kong and its world-leading airline and container shipping hubs were in shutdown mode today as the city was battered by Typhoon Hato...
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Troubled Waters15th August 2017
Troubled Waters
CSCL Jupiter which has the capacity to carry 14,300 TEU ran aground shortly after departing from the port of Antwerp...
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Freight challenges highlighted as Brexit talks begin19th June 2017
Freight challenges highlighted as Brexit talks begin
As UK-EU Brexit negotiations finally get underway today, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has repeated its calls for the UK government to prioritise logistics and trade and to “keep an open mind in the talks to ensure freight can continue to move freely throughout Europe”...
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Container lines suspend Qatar services12th June 2017
Container lines suspend Qatar services
Freight forwarders and shippers needing to ship cargo to and from Qatar are faced with increasingly limited options as a result of the Saudi Arabia-led moves to block transport, trading and diplomatic links with Doha...
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Congestion in China9th May 2017
Congestion in China
Chinese ports are currently encountering a nasty bout of congestion brought on by a number of coalescing factors...
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Shanghai congested ahead of May rate rises25th April 2017
Shanghai congested ahead of May rate rises
The port of Shanghai has also been hampered by fog and changes in vessel schedules following the restructuring of schedules and vessel sharing agreements after the liner alliance system was rejigged at the start of April...
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