Category Archives for Shipping

Sending Sports Equipment Abroad


So, summer is here … well, the UK version of it anyway, which means that soon summer holidays will be starting as the nation attempts to get somewhere that actually sees some sun, sea and surf. But regardless of the time of year, if you’re the type of individual who likes to take their own […]

Shipping Volumes

Shipping Volumes


Due to the nature of the transportation industry, and the dependency all other industries have upon it, increases in freight transportation can often be seen as a sign that the economy is on the rise. At a time when the world economy is struggling, close watch is kept on freight industries for those first signs […]

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Cost of Shipping Falling


If there’s something you’ve been meaning to ship abroad, now might be a good time to get it organised. Shipping costs have fallen, making it cheaper to send something bulky, heavy or just plain cheaply to the other side of the world. Bulk sending items, essentially what freight means, can be cheaper when sent by […]

cabotage law in africa

Cabotage Law in Africa


In shipping terms, cabotage rights dictate the right of one country to trade in another, moving freight by sea. Most countries will have cabotage restrictions in place, specifying which carriers, companies and countries have access to trade and navigate within their coastal waters. Most countries, except Africa. Cabotage usually limits the ability to freight goods […]

Container Homes

YMCA Recycling Containers To Make Homes


While most of us are used to seeing containers as methods of freight transportation, usually on the back of lorries or on ships, there’s a growing movement of alternative uses for shipping containers. For the ultimate in travel, mobile shipping container hotels allow you to fall asleep in one location and wake in another. Entire […]

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Different Kinds Of Shipping


There are many ways you can send items or goods from A to B, either nationally or internationally. Each has different restrictions, requirements, costs or fees, and may be better suited for certain types or amounts of deliveries than others. But how do you know which to choose? Let’s start with freight shipping. Freight really […]


Shipping Terms and Conditions


By shipping your items internationally you’re agreeing to a set of rules and regulations that govern how, by which means, and by whom your shipment is delivered. While terms and conditions can seem intimidating to review, taking the time to read through the small print can help you determine which company is the best choice […]

Climate Change To Affect Shipping Routes


A report released in Nature Climate Change today reveals research that supports the theory that wave heights will climb in the Southern Hemisphere over the next century, and diminish in the Northern. Seas off Indonesia, Australia and Antarctica could see higher waves following changes in the ring of climate variability surrounding the South Pole. The […]

ACL Order New Deep Sea Cargo Ships


Atlantic Container Line (ACL) have placed an order for a new breed of deep sea cargo ships, plans have long been in the works for these ships and the order has been placed with a Chinese ship building yard. The G4’s, as they’re dubbed, will be able to hold more containers and stowage, will be […]

Moving Dangerous Goods


Every country around the world has a dangerous goods list, detailing items that are too volatile to allow free transit through parcel delivery services or couriers. Items on the list change from country to country, but the core usually remains the same. If you’re wanting to send items that could be hazardous or potentially dangerous, […]