Paul Snookes (Director) and Alex Jacobs (Airfreight Manager) attended the recent CLN network meeting in Bangkok. Pictured is Paul preparing for his first set of partner meetings.
5th March 2018 Charity Runners On the 4th March, Carol Wraight (Company Secretary) and Colin Dowling (Managing Director) ran and completed the London Marathon Big Half raising money for local charities. Carol completed the Big Half in a time of 2 hours 2 minutes with Colin closely behind at 2 hours 38 minutes.
19th 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”. […]
21st November 2017 French lorry drivers begin week of European disruption Several unions representing French lorry drivers blocked the entrance to the Fréjus road tunnel in France’s Savoie region − a major transit point for HGVs crossing the Alps between France and Italy − earlier today as part of a week of action organised by […]
15th 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. The Antwerp Port Authority said the grounding resulted in the suspension of all shipping traffic to and from the port causing several delays. The vessel was refloated on Monday night […]
12th 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. Several shipping lines have cancelled their services to and from Qatar […]
9th May 2017 Congestion in China Chinese ports are currently encountering a nasty bout of congestion brought on by a number of coalescing factors. Bad weather, the restructuring of alliance networks, ever bigger ships and shippers’ eagerness to move cargo ahead of planned rate increases have all been mentioned in dispatches as the reasons […]
25th 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. Some sources put current waiting times at Shanghai […]
18th April 2017 Shippers must declare EU road freight weights from 7th May 2017 Less than a month from now, a new law is set to come into force within the European Union that will force shippers to declare the weight of their cargo to hauliers transporting goods within Europe In what amounts to […]
10th April 2017 MSC Daniela On Tuesday 4th April, at approximately 1030hrs local time, a fire was reported onboard the MSC Daniela. The vessel was sailing from Singapore enroute to Port Said when the fire broke out toward the bow of the ship. The crew immediately initiated emergency procedures and attempted to control the […]