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A no deal Brexit could cause problems for haulage



September 19, 2018 /

As few as 1,224 UK hauliers could be eligible to transport goods to the EU if the country departs the union without a deal in place. Logistics industry representatives say a UK-EU agreement on road transport must be prioritised over a trade deal. Yesterday the UK government issued a series of technical notices outlining the situation…


UK haulage crisis is tightening



September 12, 2018 /

Shippers are facing an anxious wait as the crisis in the UK haulage sector tightens its grip. CMA CGM subsidiary ANL has announced a six-day delay on export collections due to a reduction in haulage availability, and HMM revising its policy. ANL told customers the next available collection at major ports, including Felixstowe, London Gateway and Southampton, would be 17…


As peak season approaches so could crisis point



September 5, 2018 /

One forwarder told The Loadstar all UK ports had been affected by problems ranging from driver shortages and rail failures to issues arising from M&A activity. Advance road bookings now require up to 10 days lead time. “We are seeing failures on some 20% of the boxes we handle; that’s thousands of boxes, and from what we are…


Wind propulsion technology testing begins



September 3, 2018 /

Norsepower, together with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell Shipping & Maritime, today announced the installation of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard Maersk Pelican, a Maersk Tankers Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel. The Rotor Sails are large, cylindrical mechanical sails that spin to create a pressure differential – called…


We are CDS compliant



August 20, 2018 /

HMRC has successfully implemented the first software release for its new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). Supreme Freight Services are CDS compliant - we can assist importers in a complete consultation ahead of the CDS implementation. This new Customs Declaration Service will deliver a modern system for importers and exporters who have to complete customs declarations…


Shipping is delivering on climate change



August 15, 2018 /

In a piece written for the Parliament Magazine, Violeta Bulc, the European mobility and transport Commissioner explained how the international shipping sector is doing its part to contribute to global climate change efforts. Below are her thoughts: In April, more than 100 countries agreed on an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from…


Mega Containership Equipped with ABB Turbochargers



August 8, 2018 /

China's newest and largest container ship has ABB turbochargers installed to help to ensure optimal performance and fuel efficiency.  The flagship in Cosco Shipping Line's Universe mega containership series, the 21,000+ TEU COSCO Shipping Universe, was delivered in June 2018 by Chinese shipbbuilder Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. The vessel is equipped with three ABB A180-L two-stroke…


Why are fuel prices increasing?



July 25, 2018 /

Fuel prices are on the increase again, which is liable to have a considerable impact on the freight industry. Fuel is now at its highest cost since 2014, and the main reasons for this are the war in Syria, Iranian tensions and biofuel for renewable energy increases. As a result, pump prices and bunkering have…