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Breakbulk Bremen: Our Conference Perspective

Breakbulk Bremen: Our Conference Perspective
Danielle Williams, July 5, 2019

Comments by David Cohen - Recruitment Consultant - Shipping, Logistics & Supply Chain at Alchemy

Can you describe Breakbulk in a ‘Containershell’?

My colleague Danielle Williams and I were delighted to attend Breakbulk Bremen this year. It was our first visit to this conference, and we are pleased to report it was well worth the journey. The Breakbulk event is a conference specifically organised for professionals within the breakbulk/project logistics sector to develop relationships and partnerships across the globe and to discuss the developments within the breakbulk industry – we enjoyed a highly rewarding visit.

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How will the Port of Dover cope with Brexit?

How will the Port of Dover cope with Brexit?
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, January 25, 2019

Deal or no deal?

With the March deadline for the UK leaving the European Union looming, the government is now creating contingency plans in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’. A particular worry for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is the traffic jams surrounding the Port of Dover, the UK’s closest port to Europe. An immediate departure from the single market and customs union will result in extra checks for freight vehicles before entering Calais, Coquelles and Dunkirk. 

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What unusual items join us on flights?

What unusual items join us on flights?
Emma Bray, November 26, 2018

When getting on a plane for our holidays or business travel, our thoughts commonly turn to inflight movies, the oftentimes subpar food and the arrival time to our destination…Rarely do we consider the contents of the plane’s hold. Who, or what else is joining us on our travels?

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Categories: Cargo, Fine Art, Imports, Shipping

The World’s Biggest Exporters

The World’s Biggest Exporters
Emma Bray, November 2, 2018

Exporting is one of the most historic forms of logistics trade, taking place internationally between two countries or economies on a massive scale. It’s evident that certain economies have specific and specialised goods which they trade with others, having an advantage over resources and manufacturing methods allows them the opportunity to sell their particular goods at a better price; being able to provide a more attractive deal and often better-quality products than competitors.

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Combatting Plastic Waste in Our Ocean Environment

Combatting Plastic Waste in Our Ocean Environment
Emma Simpson, September 20, 2018

Throwaway Plastics

Over 12 million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the world’s oceans every year. This is not surprising, as globally it is estimated that we are now producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic each year. A significant proportion of this is made up of single use plastics, which means that mind-blowing numbers of plastic drinks bottles, drinking straws, containers, plastic bags and coffee cups end up in the ocean, amongst all manner of other throwaway plastics.

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Categories: Cargo, Imports, Shipping

Project Shipping: Oil & Gas vs. Wind & Solar

Project Shipping: Oil & Gas vs. Wind & Solar
David Cohen, July 20, 2018

Over the past 10 years there has been a steady decline in oil and gas use due to rising concerns over global warming and diminishing resources. This has led to huge global research and investment into wind, solar and hydro energy. For many project shipping companies this is a concern as oil and gas companies are a huge staple for the majority of these organisations when dealing with the movement of equipment for oil rigs, fracking sites and oil fields.

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Lost at Sea! Shipping Containers

Lost at Sea! Shipping Containers
Amber Pittard, June 25, 2018

Estimates predict that each year around 10,000 Shipping Containers are lost at sea; however, it is difficult to obtain an exact figure, as not all losses are reported.

With the increase in demand for consumer goods and number of ships, size and capacity, it is likely that the number of containers lost at sea will rise year upon year.

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