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Liverpool port strike to go ahead as workers reject pay deal

Hundreds of port workers at the Port of Liverpool, one of the UK’s largest container ports, will strike over pay and working conditions.

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Germany to give priority for energy supplies on congested railways

The German government will prioritise the rail transportation of cargo essential for energy production. The measure is going to be in place for six months.

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Chinese firms’ development plans for ports will heat up East Africa competition

Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Co and China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) are to invest around $2.22bn in three port projects in Africa and the Mediterranean.

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Truck drivers at Port of Baltimore protest long waits at container terminal

A group of truck drivers, most of them owner-operators, spent the day protesting at the Port of Baltimore.

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Are shipping’s carbon regulations a problem or an opportunity in disguise?

While the challenges are considerable, decarbonisation might lay the groundwork for future competitive advantage argues.

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Port congestion driving more shippers to China-Europe rail and road options

China-Europe rail freight volumes spiked last month, with demand for central Asian road freight connections also increasing.

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New US Demurrage and Detention rules – what you need to know

Demurrage and Detention charges have been a particular point of contention among US shippers in the ongoing supply chain disruption and have been acted on quickly with the introduction of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act 2022 (OSRA 2022).

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Eight days of strikes at Felixstowe will test supply chain limits

The biggest container port in the UK, and the single most busy intermodal rail freight terminal, will grind to a halt this month under a longterm strike by members of the Unite union. The eight-day stoppage will begin on 21 August, unless last-minute talks prevail.

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Congratulation to Logfret Poland

Audited and successfully recertified as meeting the requirements of Bureau Veritas for ISO 9001-2015

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Saber-rattling in Taiwan Strait stokes new supply chain threat

Live-fire exercises to delay shipments in ‘one of the busiest straits in the world’.

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