Category Archives for Sea Freight

2013 Global Freight Awards

Nov
25

Last week, on Wednesday November 20th, the winners of the 2013 Global Freight Awards were announced during a fantastic evening of drinks, dinner, entertainment, and awards, hosted by funnyman Rufus Hound. The event was a celebration of the continued improvement of the sector, and participants also managed to raise more than £2,700 for international development […]

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Giant iceberg potential threat to internationalshipping lanes

Nov
22

A group of researchers in the UK have been given an emergency fund to enable them to track a huge drifting iceberg that could threaten shipping channels. The grant totals £50000 and will go towards a six-month long project designed to track and predict the iceberg’s movement as it drifts away from Antarctica through the […]

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Shipping containers to be made into local ‘Ekocenters’

Nov
13

There are many ways of making use of used shipping containers – from houses, to mobile shops, and even art displays, the list is seemingly endless. Soft drink giant Coca-cola has joined forces with New Hampshire based engineering firm Deka R&D to launch a project which takes shipping container recycling to a new level. The […]

Arctica HQ

How’s this for a HQ?!

Oct
7

A lot of shipping companies prefer to be based near the water so they can closer to their operations, but Finnish company Arctia Shipping Ltd has taken that idea to the next level. Designed by K2S Architects, the 950 square meter office proudly floats in the Helsinki harbour. The idea for the building came about […]

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Going Green – Sustainability in the shipping world.

Sep
30

Shipping caries 90% of the world’s trade. In recent years, it has made good progress on the environmental impact it has, but the search for the long term answer continues. Much like the ill-fated Costa Concordia, the shipping industry is looking to re-balance itself amidst the growing need for environmental sustainability. Despite a drop in […]

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Moving Abroad – But Do You Know The Facts On Freight Forwarding

Jul
26

With economic conditions still fairly bleak, it is perhaps unsurprising that more and more people are leaving the UK to seek pastures new. Young workers are now joining the legions of retired expats abroad, and with that come an increase in demand for shipping their worldly possessions to all ends of the planet. A move […]

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The Many Uses of a Shipping Container

Jul
23

Shipping containers are used everywhere, for shipment purposes, however, many people don’t know the very diverse way in which they can be used. The following will show the weird and wonderful ways that shipment containers can be used and recycled. Shipping Container Homes Many different shipping containers can be used as homes for many people. […]

Free Movement of Goods For Shipping Sector

Jul
15

Free movement of goods is a common thing nowadays, thanks to the EU Commission, but for the maritime sector that reality hasn’t been fully realised, until now. The European Commission has revealed plans to ease customs formalities for ships that are expected to help increase the use of the shipping industry to remove some of […]

Port of Calais Expansion

Jul
12

Plans to expand the Port of Calais have been unveiled, giving the port the capacity to handle larger vessels, as well as increased facilities to cope with the demands it hopes to see in passenger and shortsea container ships. Backed by the Nord Pas de Calais Regional Council, who own the port, the ambitious plans […]

News Roundup – Shipping

Jul
10

Three of the world’s largest shipping competitors have joined forces in a bid to minimise losses due to overcapacity and falling freight rates. Maersk Line, Switzerland-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and France’s CMA CGM announced their intentions this week, although the alliance will need approval from regulators across the world and EU competition authorities. […]