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Global Shipping Containers: An Overview of Numbers and Impact

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The global shipping container industry is a pivotal component of international trade, enabling the movement of goods across the world efficiently. This article delves into the numbers behind the industry, its economic impact, environmental considerations, and future trends. Global shipping containers are the backbone of international trade, playing a crucial role in the transportation of […]

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 […]

Shipping Jargon: A Glossary for Beginners

Shipping Jargon: A Glossary for Beginners Navigating the world of shipping can feel like getting lost in a labyrinth of acronyms, jargon, and obscure terms. Whether you’re a fledgeling eCommerce business owner, a seasoned logistics manager, or simply someone interested in understanding this expansive industry better, this guide is for you. Let’s delve into a […]

The Most Bizarre Items Ever Shipped: A Light-Hearted Look at the Industry

In the age of e-commerce and expedited shipping, we’re used to receiving all sorts of items at our doorsteps. Most of the time, these are routine deliveries: perhaps a new phone, some clothes, or even your weekly groceries. However, the world of shipping isn’t just limited to the mundane and utilitarian. It’s far more eccentric […]

7 Benefits of Short Sea Shipping

Efficient and Sustainable: Exploring Short Sea Shipping for European Trade In the dynamic and interconnected world of European commerce, Short Sea Shipping (SSS) stands out as a strategic and environmentally sound solution. This transportation method, which involves shipping goods and passengers over relatively short sea distances, is becoming increasingly popular among businesses in the UK. […]

Impact of Electric Vehicles on Global Shipping: Revolutionising Transport

Impact of Electric Vehicles on Global Shipping: Revolutionising Transport The Global Shipping Industry: A Bedrock of International Trade The global shipping industry stands as the backbone of international trade, transporting approximately 90% of the world’s goods. This industry, sprawling and diverse, ranges from vast container ships crossing oceans to smaller vessels navigating rivers and coastal […]

Shipping routes to East Africa

Shipping from the UK to East Africa typically involves maritime routes passing through the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal, descending into the Red Sea, and then following the East African coast. These routes can vary depending on the specific East African destination port.  Some may require transshipment or additional overland transport, especially for inland […]

Red Sea & Suez Canal Update

The recent attacks to shipping vessels, has made the passage through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal extremely dangerous. The safety of the crew remains the top priority for shipping lines until a safe passage can be assured. Therefore, many vessels are re-routing around South Africa and the Cape of Good Hope enroute between […]

Discovering Containerlift – Beyond Ordinary Haulage

In the dynamic world of logistics and freight transportation, Containerlift stands out as a beacon of innovation and comprehensive service. Based in the UK, this esteemed company transcends the traditional boundaries of a container haulier, offering a suite of services that caters to the complex needs of modern businesses. From expert freight forwarding to seamless […]

Shipping routes to East Africa

Shipping from the UK to East Africa typically involves maritime routes passing through the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Canal, descending into the Red Sea, and then following the East African coast. These routes can vary depending on the specific East African destination port. 

The Construction of Shipping Containers: From Materials to Modern Innovations

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Shipping containers, the workhorses of global trade, are crucial elements in the network of international commerce. These rectangular steel boxes are not just functional; they are central to our understanding of global logistics. Developed in the mid-20th century, they revolutionized transportation by standardizing cargo dimensions, thereby simplifying the complexities of shipping goods worldwide. This blog […]

Why do we use a Sideloader in our Logistics and Transport Operations?

In the rapidly evolving logistics and transport industry, efficiency and versatility are paramount. A Sideloader, also known as a Sidelifter or self-loading trailer, represents a revolutionary solution for loading, transporting, and unloading containers and other forms of cargo. This powerful tool is indispensable in a market where the demand for container handling is surging, providing […]

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 […]