NEW Road Regulations in China: 28th September 2016

September 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Chinese Government has introduced a new road regulation that limits the dimension and weight of trucks however at this time there are rumours that the restrictions on standard containers may be lifted. Currently our team at origin have confirmed that none of our customer shipments have been impacted by these changes and we will [...]

Felixstowe Port Congestion Update: 28th September 2016

September 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

In recent months the port's container storage yard has become over-full due to a number of unforseen events including, the demise of Hanjin Shipping leading to over 10,000 TEU stranded empties on the port with little prospect of immediate evacuation and an imbalance between inbound and outbound container flows. Despite a 5% increase in labour [...]

Felixstowe Port Congestion: 21st September 2016

September 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

We would like to draw your attention to a situation that is developing at the Port of Felixstowe that will impact on container deliveries over the next few days, and probably into next week. Over recent weeks it has been well documented that the port was short of labour and quayside movements were running below [...]

Asia to Europe Ocean Trade Market Report – September 2016

September 20th, 2016|Categories: Market Reports|Tags: , , , , |

Almost 7 years ago when the container shipping industry looked in danger of financial meltdown, it was widely predicted that at least one major container operator would not survive. Against all the odds, and in a number of cases after selling off the family jewellery and the odd port here and there, everybody did survive the next few years, albeit with little more financial success.

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