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Irish Ferries announces start date on Dover-Calais route

On June 29, Irish Ferries will take on DFDS and P&O Ferries on the lucrative Dover-Calais route in the English Channel. According to DFDS, there is no immediate need for extra ferry capacity yet the operator will soon deploy a larger ship to operate the route.

DSV Executive VP compares Chinese bottlenecks to Suez blockage

The partial shutdown of the port of Yantian is as big of a challenge as the Suez blockage, "if not bigger," says Executive VP for DSV Air & Sea Henrik Nielsen in an interview with ShippingWatch. At DHL, customers are advised to reroute cargo to other ports.

Customers predict container market normalization in 2022 at the earliest

Several major logistics companies have written off the idea of a normalized container market in 2021 with rates similar to those before the pandemic. According to Jochen Gutschmidt, VP of Advisory Services at Sea-Intelligence, seafreight budgets between Asia and Europa will double this year.

New head of air & ocean set to catapult NTG to new heights

Maersk, DSV and most recently Vestas were among the companies to employ Søren Holck Pape over the course of his career. As the new CEO of NTG's Air and Ocean Division, he sees it as his task to bridge the gab to the logistics company's biggest business. He lays out how in an interview with ShippingWatch.

New partnership eyes a perfect storm in heavy lift

A new partnership has seen the light of day in heavy lift, in which Dutch Jumbo Maritime and German SAL Heavy Lift have joined forces. A marriage of convenience, they say, but the timing is much better than expected due to a "perfect storm", the partners tell ShippingWatch.

DSV Panalpina rumored to show interest in buying DB Schenker

DSV Panalpina is rumored to be interested in acquiring Deutsche Bahn's logistics division, DB Schenker. The company's head of investor relations calls the rumors "pure speculation", according to Bloomberg News. DSV recently bought Agility's logistics business.

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