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Brazil’s latest and most modern container terminal, Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), has reached a number of key targets. The 121 acre facility has the capacity to accommodate up to three 9,200 TEU vessels simultaneously.
As news relating to extended delays for freight services via the ports of Dover and Calais continues apace, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has stated that the cost for the UK logistics industry per day is a staggering £750,000.
The Chancellor’s surprise announcement in the Summer Budget to introduce a national living wage of £7.20 per hour for workers aged over 25 from next April is good news for both workers and employers.
Following on from its Full Container Load (FCL) solution for China-to-Europe rail shipments, which was introduced in June 2014, UPS has now added a Less-than-Container Load (LCL) option.
As the turmoil in Calais continues, the Eurotunnel Group has revealed that it spent €13 million on security measures during the first half of the year. The figure is comparable to the total expenditure for the whole of 2014.