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Transport operators in Australia have warned of a coming “bloodbath” over spiralling fees levied by the country’s stevedores. In addition to rapidly escalating terminal access fees, previously known as infrastructure surcharges, a newly created “long-vehicle fee” by Patrick Terminals has been slammed as “a tax on productivity”. Introduced at Patrick’s Sydney and Brisbane...


Shipping lines have begun suspending cargo bookings into Myanmar. A nationwide general strike took place yesterday, with hundreds of thousands on the streets protesting against the military power-grab on 1 February. “The situation is becoming more and more tense,” according to Hapag-Lloyd. “Operationally, the terminals in Myanmar are close to full capacity, and feeder services,...


A new superport is set to be created in north-west Europe after the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge announced today that they will formally merge.  Talks between the municipal authorities of Antwerp and Bruges began in 2018 and unification will put the superport within touching distance of nearby rival, Europe’s largest container hub, Rotterdam.  Last year, the two ports handled 13.8m (Antwerp, 12m teu, and...


Extra loaders deployed by transpacific carriers to meet booming import demand have overwhelmed the US gateways of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  According to a survey by Alphaliner, the capacity of the 27 ships berthed and 41 at anchorage at the San Pedro Bay ports stood at a massive 579,100 teu on Monday.  The consultant calculated that the 41 ships...


Ulm (Germany), 21 January 2021   Press release Transporeon launches Real Time Yard Management and partners with Peripass to offer enhanced Yard Management Solutions. Today, the largest European logistics platform gets one step closer to becoming real time in everything it does and expands its visibility solutions into Real-Time Yard Management. In addition, Transporeon announces...


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