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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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Felixstowe completes ro-ro upgrade 
 
Work to allow the Port of Felixstowe to accommodate larger ro-ro vessels and improve the efficiency of vessel operations has been completed, the port’s operator revealed this week, reporting rising volumes in recent weeks due to the UK’s new import requirements for EU goods. 
 
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