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April 12, 2024
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...

April 2, 2024
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...

March 14, 2024
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...

March 4, 2024
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...

February 26, 2024
The 2022 Great Shipping Container Heist

In the shadowy pre-dawn hours of June 5th, an audacious act unfolded at the bustling port of Manzanillo, Mexico’s premier maritime gateway, casting a spotlight on a heist that would soon be dubbed the “robbery of the century.” This meticulously executed theft saw a band of over a dozen armed yet discreet assailants infiltrate the...

February 16, 2024
Trade Lane Upheavals Divert More Container Cargo to U.S. West Coast

Trade Lane Upheavals Divert More Container Cargo to U.S. West Coast The recent challenges facing the global shipping industry have led to a significant shift in the dynamics of international trade routes, particularly affecting the flow of goods from Asia to the U.S. East Coast. The Panama Canal, a pivotal maritime shortcut connecting the Atlantic...

February 12, 2024
International Shipping and the importance of cargo insurance.

International Shipping and the importance of cargo insurance. Embarking on the voyage of global trade opens doors to boundless opportunities yet navigates through a sea of challenges. International shipping, a critical component of this journey, introduces a myriad of risks that can jeopardize your cargo.  From the perils of damaged goods to the looming threat...