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11 Mar 2014
Global Ship Lease is relaunching its offer of $400 million of first priority secured notes in a private placement which the NYSE-listed container ship charter owner pulled in December.
Stobart Group truck
06 Mar 2014
Stobart Group, one of the United Kingdom’s largest trucking companies, today announced it is selling 51 percent of its key transport and distribution business for £239.7 million ($ 400.3 million) in cash and shares to a group headed by Chief Operating Officer William Stobart.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for Feb. 28
28 Feb 2014
Multiple container lines hope to increase rates in a variety of trade lanes from March through June, although any hikes achieved could be fleeting...
CMA CGM’s upgraded FEMEX service.
18 Feb 2014
CMA CGM has extended its FEMEX service in the Black Sea with the addition of three new calls in Samsun, Turkey; Novorossiysk, Russia; and Constanta, Romania.
London Gateway cranes
27 Jan 2014
London Gateway has secured several Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd services, tripling its customer base since it opened in early November.
10 Jan 2014
The global beverage trade will be a key contributor to shipping demand growth over the next five years, according to a new report.
27 Dec 2013
Descartes Systems Group, the global logistics technology solutions provider, has acquired Impatex, the UK’s largest customs and freight forwarding software company for an undisclosed sum.
Royal Mail
27 Nov 2013
Royal Mail reported its operating profit almost doubled in the first half of the year, driven by higher revenue at its parcels division...
15 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November, December and January.
08 Nov 2013
International Airlines Group’s cargo revenue in the third quarter of 2013 slumped more than 14 percent year-over-year, almost double the decline in freight traffic.
London Gateway in August 2013
04 Nov 2013
London Gateway, the first major new port to be built in the U.K. for several decades, will open for business on the north bank of the River Thames on Wednesday, Nov. 6.