Panama is joining the shipping digital community with the first web platform in the region which allows Panamanian importers and exporters to take advantage of this maritime and air connectivity.

Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has added more digital tools to its portfolio with its newly launched Sea Explorer platform offering digitally enabled insights into the largest seafreight service network, based on reliability, sustainability and transit time.

P&O Ferries carried more freight across the English Channel in the first three months of the year than in any first quarter in its modern history.

Indonesian state shipping firm Pelni expects net profit to rise by about half this year to IDR305bn (US$22.7m) from around IDR200bn in 2016, after the introduction of its freight liner service on the maritime highway and greater cost efficiency measures, local reports said.

P&O Ferries, some 60% of whose traffic is freight rather than passengers, has reported record Q2 traffic on its Zeebrugge-Tilbury route.

 

If the return of the Chinese and Singapore markets after the Lunar New Year celebrations was a cause to hope for a boost to activity this week for dry bulk freight, then traders were to be disappointed.

Brittany Ferries is launching a new ro-ro freight service between Poole and Bilbao.

The most recent surface transportation reauthorisation law, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), includes freight planning and the establishment of a National Freight Policy (NFP) for the first time. The US Department of Transportation has now produced a draft- 143 pages in all - for public comment, of the National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP), as mandated in MAP-21.