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Danish shipping giant Maersk has revealed record-breaking results for the first quarter of the year, driven largely by the success of its freight services.
Longer shipping freight journeys are becoming commonplace as a consequence of the multiple effects of the war between Russia and Ukraine, a shipping industry expert has explained.
The first Shipbuilding Taskforce is to be established in the UK by the Department for Education (DfE).
If you need to transport heavy machinery overseas, you will know that the process is more complicated than arranging to ship regular cargo.
As the Ever Given incident showed last year, hundreds of vessels can be held up for days because of problems with a single ship (albeit a very large one).
Key factors in the increase were upturns in volume in freight travelling to and from the UK and on Mediterranean routes.
Both ships are owned by Evergreen marine, the Taiwanese company that operates the Ever Given, which caused the Suez Canal blockage almost one year ago.
The first-ever modern powered ship that was designed to carry heavy loads belonged to a freight company that at one point the world’s largest freight shipping company.
A primary shipping consequence of the war has been to impact trade in the Black Sea, most obviously in Ukrainian ports like Odesa and Mariupol.