Hauliers are calling on the Port of Felixstowe to get its house in order and tackle “outrageously long delays” at the port before the Christmas rush. Shipping lines cannot offload containers at the port because of lack of space and are having to re-route to other ports, including those based in mainland Europe whilst hauliers are reporting long queues at the port as goods are delayed. Last week, Taiwanese shipping firm Evergreen was forced to redirect one of its ships […]
The rift between the government and the RHA over the predicted chaos at the port of Dover and on Kent roads in January showed no signs of healing this week, after cabinet minister Michael Gove accused the business group of not being constructive.
Maritime Transport is celebrating its distribution division’s tenth anniversary.
UPS predicts that tomorrow (20 December) will be its busiest day of the year with an estimated 28 million packages delivered worldwide. The parcels giant expects to deliver over 12 million more packages on its busiest day than its daily worldwide average of 15.8 million parcels. It anticipates delivering 527 million parcels globally in the four weeks running up to Christmas, a 9.7% increase on 2011’s 480 million. The carrier also expects a surge in return volumes on 3 January, […]