Rising Costs at Southampton

Rising Costs at Southampton

Logistics operators are warning UK shippers and consignees using the country’s second busiest container gateway, Southampton, of higher landside rates, as costs rise as a result of growing box congestion as reported by the loadstar.. The Full Article can be read HERE...
ONE Gearing Up For Launch

ONE Gearing Up For Launch

ONE Line (Ocean Network Express) are gearing up for their official April launch, with a recent order of new containers and a new website. The newly branded shipping line, being created by the merging of the three major Japanese carriers K-Line, NYK and MOL, have...
Felixstowe – Rail Scheme Sanctioned

Felixstowe – Rail Scheme Sanctioned

A new £60m scheme to improve rail links from the Port of Felixstowe has been given the green light by UK Transport Minister – Chris Grayling. The multi-million pound scheme will dual part of the Felixstowe-Ipswich branch line to increase its rail freight cargo...
Japanese Lines Merge

Japanese Lines Merge

Following an initial announcement in October last year, Japan’s big three carriers Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have announced today (Wednesday 31 May) that their new joint venture will...
Thames Crossing For Tilbury

Thames Crossing For Tilbury

Last week saw the chosen route for the new Thames Crossing announced, which will connect Tilbury and Gravesend, meaning journey times from Essex and Suffolk to Dover and mainland Europe will be reduced. The new route, which will be some years in construction,  will...
Hapag UASC Merger Update

Hapag UASC Merger Update

While the merger between ocean carriers Hapag Lloyd and UASC (United Arab Shipping Company) was delayed last month, UASC have still deployed their ships as part of the THE Alliance network from April 1. The two steamship lines were originally set to merge during March...