The ECT Container Terminal in Rotterdam – A Timelapse

Today I came across a great timelapse shot by Rotterdam photographer Ben Kleyn. I’ve been living in Rotterdam since 1995, and was born just south of the city. I love it and it’s getting better and better. Not sure if you know the new Koolhaas Rotterdam building or the new Market Hall that is being built but, well, they are […]

Totalpost wins Dual-View contract with Malca Amit

Totalpost Services Plc has installed a Dual-View X-Ray security screening conveyor machine into Malca Amit’s freight handling premises at Heathrow.  Totalpost installed the Astrophysics 6545 DV at the beginning of July 2013. This followed a tendering process by Malca Amit who were looking to upgrade their security screening machinery to Dual-View in line with upcoming Department for Transport (DfT) regulations.  […]

The UPS Store Makes 3D Printing Accessible to Start-Ups and Small Business Owners

San Diego, July 31, 2013 – The UPS Store® today announced it is the first nationwide retailer to test 3D printing services in-store. Select UPS Store locations will be offering the services to start-ups, small businesses and retail customers, beginning in the San Diego area with locations in additional cities across the United States in the near future. A recent poll […]

Tidetech to supply NAPA oceanographic data for vessel optimisation

Tidetech and NAPA have agreed the supply of tidal current prediction data for ship optimisation, initially for South East Asia and UK–Europe. Following a successful three-month trial aboard a 8,530DWT cruise ship – using Tidetech’s Singapore and Malacca Straits models – the agreement includes developing an expanded data model to cover the vessel’s full operating area of Phuket, eastern Thai waters, east side […]

Container Shipping Rates Continues to Fall in June, but Will They Rise in July?

Oslo, Norway (June 27, 2013) — The market index for Asia to North-Europe is still on the decline, the average for a 20ft saw a 19% drop since 26th of May compared to the 26th of June reports Xeneta (, the price comparison service for sea freight. The market average for a 40ft in Asia to North-Europe performed similar with […]

“K” Line Enters Long-Term Time Charter with Construction of 2 LNG Carriers

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce the signing of two long-term Time Charter contracts which have been concluded with a subsidiary of INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) and with a joint venture of INPEX and French Oil Major TOTAL S.A. (TOTAL)’s subsidiaries. “K” Line has also executed Shipbuilding contracts with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Kawasaki Heavy […]

Shipping Rates Continue to Plummet in May

Oslo, Norway (May 24, 2013) —Xeneta (, the price comparison service for sea freight, reveals that the average container freight rates from Asia to North-Europe continues to drop to $2,352 per 40ft container and $1,359 per 20ft, last tracked on the 24th of May. Due to overcapacity and various economic turmoil in the market, the market index for 40ft has […]

Standards of container packing must be improved

London and Darlington, UK, 28 May 2013 – It is no surprise that the correct packing of containers is high on the agenda for industry bodies, regulators and insurers, as the consequences of unsafe and badly secured cargo are serious. In fact of all freight transport insurer TT Club’s claims, some 65% feature cargo loss or damage and of these over […]

Evergreen named Best Trans-Pacific Shipping Line

May 13, 2013 – Global ocean carrier Evergreen Line has been awarded Best Ocean Carrier—Transpacific by Cargonews Asia in the 27st Annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) sponsored by the publication. The award was presented on 9 May, 2013 at a ceremony taking place at Conrad Beijing. Evergreen Line emerged as top choice out of 11 container carriers entered […]