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Hapag-Lloyd launches real-time container tracking tool

On May 1, 2024, Hapag-Lloyd announced the rollout of its innovative digital tool, Live Position, which provides real-time tracking for dry containers across its nearly 3 million unit fleet. This new service allows Hapag-Lloyd customers to monitor their shipments from the point of origin to their final destination. Currently, over two-thirds of Hapag-Lloyd’s dry container […]

The Evolution and Impact of HIAB

The Evolution and Impact of HIAB: A Deep Dive into the World of Load Handling If you would like a shipping container delivered for storage we often use a Hiab vehicle to lift your container in to the location required.   Hiab vehicles can also be used for carrying out the lifting and delivery of various […]

How much does it cost to run a container ship?

How much does it cost to run a container ship, like upkeep, maintenance, insurance, etc.? Is it true it’s not profitable? | Photo: Christian Charisius/AP/Ritzau Scanpix   Complexity and scale of operations. These expenses can be broadly categorized into operating costs and capital costs. Let’s break these down: Operating Costs Fuel Costs: This is one […]

Shipping from China to the UK

Embarking on the journey of transporting goods from China to the UK requires thorough planning and understanding of the various shipping methods available. Whether you’re a seasoned importer or a novice in the international trade arena, selecting an experienced China Freight Forwarder, like Containerlift, can streamline the process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free delivery of […]

The Evolution of Container Ship Design: Shaping the Landscape of Global Trade

Container ships stand as the linchpin of global commerce, revolutionising the way goods traverse the globe. Beyond their role in ferrying commodities across vast oceans, these behemoths epitomise a narrative of continuous adaptation and innovation. The progression in container ship design has not only been remarkable but has also played a pivotal role in moulding […]

The Future of Ocean and Air Freight: A UK Perspective

In the UK, the intricate global trade system is a vital component of the economy, necessitating efficient and dependable international transportation of goods. The successful exchange of commodities across borders is crucial for many UK-based companies, especially in the post-Brexit landscape where trade dynamics and regulations have undergone significant transformations. Adapting to Global and Local […]

Freight on Board (FOB) Demystified: An In-depth Guide for Global Importers & Exporters

Navigating through the intricate web of international trade necessitates a deep understanding of the various terms and regulations that govern the movement of goods across borders. One term that stands at the heart of global commerce, pivotal for both importers and exporters, is “Freight on Board” (FOB). This term marks the significant juncture at which […]

Ports and Shipping Containers in the movies

Iron Man 3 recently graced cinemas, sparking curiosity about its connection to a blog dedicated to freight forwarding. The film’s noteworthy scenes at the Port of Wilmington—a major deepwater port known for handling a significant volume of vessels and cargo annually—caught our attention, underscoring the port’s importance in global trade. This cinematic choice not only […]

The First Containership

​​__1956: __ THE converted tanker Ideal X leaves Newark, New Jersey, carrying 58 cargo-laden truck-trailers on its specially fitted deck. Containerization is born. Globalisation has set sail. The first container ship was the brainchild of North Carolina businessman Malcolm McLean, who bought a second-hand truck in 1934 and built it into a fleet of nearly […]