Category Archives for Shipping

Different Types Of Shipping

A boatload of tips for shipping your household overseas

Jan
22

Moving home is regarded as one of the most challenging events in our lives and one we experience on average, every seven years. However, the procedure becomes even more taxing when moving internationally. Granted, the idea of living a life of sun and sea sounds wonderful, but the process of getting there is stressful nonetheless. […]

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Amazon announce plans for delivery drones

Dec
4

Back in October, Delivery Quote Compare brought you an article about Australian start-up firm Flirtey launching its flock of book delivery drones on the unsuspecting Sydney public. Now, retail giants Amazon – the world’s largest online retailer – have announced plans to provide similar delivery methods to customers. The Octocopeter drones have the capacity to […]

Shipping Volumes

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 – The Infographics

Oct
18

To ease your mushy weekend brain into the new week, take a look at these interesting yet easy-on-the-eye infographics containing information on containers, sustainable shipping, and container shipping.        

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 […]

Shipping Container Homes

Shipping container homes are catching on

Sep
25

Despite the recent recovery in the global economy, countries across the globe still find themselves in somewhat of a housing crisis. The answer could be to utilise shipping containers for both home and work spaces. In the past, people may have shied away from container living as low ceilings and many walls can give off […]

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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 […]

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 […]