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Ocean freight disruption could hasten re-positioning of supply chains 
 
The prolonged disruption to ocean freight logistics with continuing patterns of container equipment and vessel capacity shortages, port congestion and delays, could hasten structural change in global supply chains put to the severest of tests over the past 18 months. 
 
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P&O FERRIES’ DOVER-CALAIS FLEET BACK TO FULL STRENGTH AS FIFTH SHIP SETS SAIL ON RETURN TO SERVICE 
 
The Pride of Burgundy – P&O Ferries fifth ship on its Dover-Calais route – arrived yesterday at the Port of Dover, returning to service with its first sailing in over a year. 
 
With capacity to carry 120 lorries, the 28,000-ton Pride of Burgundy will return in freight-only mode, making two return journeys each day. The addition of a fifth ship comes in response to growing demand from British and European customers and will expand options for those requiring rapid and reliable transportation of goods between pivotal markets. 
 
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European road freight prices leap as available capacity plummets 
 
European road freight spot prices jumped by more than 8% in May to a three-year high as available capacity plummeted to a three-year low, according to the latest monthly analysis by Transporeon, which attributed the changes largely to signs of economic recovery after the worst effects of the pandemic. 
 
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Post-Suez box port crunch in Europe less severe than feared 
 
While the Suez Canal blockage at the end of last month is set to prolong the current operational capacity issues in ocean freight, it has not led to the catastrophic congestion crisis some had feared, major forwarders have told Lloyd’s Loading List. 
 
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UK post-Brexit lorry management measures stood down 
 
Some post-Brexit road freight traffic management measures put in place ahead of the UK’s departure from EU rules on 1 January will be removed this month, “as trade returns to normal levels” the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) today announced. 
 
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DFDS LAUNCHES NEW SERVICE FROM SHEERNESS TO CALAIS 
 
The service will start on the 1st of June and will offer one daily sailing in each direction between the two ports. 
 
The service will be operated by the Gothia Seaways, which can carry up to 165 unaccompanied freight units (trailers or containers without drivers). 
 
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Ports prepare for Suez surge 
 
Following the refloating of the 20,000 teu Evergreen containership ‘Ever Given’ that has been blocking the Suez Canal for the best part of a week, attention is now turning to the surge of imports that are due to arrive at Europe’s shores as a backlog of vessels begin to transit the canal. 
 
Among those ships that have been waiting to transit the canal are 100 containerships with an aggregated capacity of 1m teu, according to figures from Lloyd’s List Intelligence. While some of that cargo is outbound or empties, on average 52% of canal capacity each week is northbound to Europe. 
 
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UK announces Covid tests for inbound hauliers 
 
Hauliers arriving in England from outside the UK from 6 April onwards will need to take a COVID-19 test if they are staying for more than two days, the UK government has announced, as the country bids to limit the numbers of infections of potentially vaccine-resistant variations of the virus. 
 
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Disruption to cross-Channel trade if France added to COVID 'red list' 
 
Travel to and from France may be banned to control the spread of a 'third wave' of COVID-19 coronavirus from mainland Europe despite the move creating a risk of “very serious disruption” to food and medicine supplies, according to Boris Johnson. 
 
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LONDON GATEWAY IS NEW PORT OF CALL FOR TWO MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING SERVICES 
 
DP World has announced that London Gateway, Britain’s fastest growing container terminal, is now the UK port of call for two new major international shipping services, connecting the economies of Western Europe with the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and Russia. 
 
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