Entries by Joanne Golding

Fire on the Maersk Honam contained

On Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 15:20 GMT, the Maersk liner vessel Maersk Honam reported a serious fire in a cargo hold.  Enroute from Singapore towards Suez, the vessel was positioned around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman. After being unsuccessful in their firefighting efforts, the crew sent out a distress signal and a […]

Air Cargo figures start the year strong according to IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 8.0% in January 2018 compared to the year-earlier period. This was up from the 5.8% annual growth recorded in December 2017.  Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by […]


With the approach of the weather system known as the ‘Beast from The East’ heading to the UK over the next five days, the general consensus among Government agencies is that there will be significant delays and disruption to road networks across the UK. Although the initial impact will hit the East of the UK, […]

Record breaking figures for Heathrow

Freight travelling through Heathrow reached record levels for the start of the year, as over 133,000 tonnes made its way through the airport in January, with export volumes growing by 10.6%. The top destinations for cargo growth were the US (1,214t), Spain (1,070t) and China (966t). Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Heathrow is off to […]

Shipping first for the Arctic

Following on from our article concerning Chinas expansion into the Arctic, this week there has been a first for shipping, as the first commercial tanker crosses the Arctic sea route in winter.   Thawing polar ice in the region of Russia’s Northern Coastline means that this could be a viable option of increasing maritime trade […]

Air freight volumes at their strongest year of growth since 2010

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 9.0%. This was more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016.   Air cargo’s strong performance in 2017 was sealed by a solid result in December. Year-on-year demand […]

China longing for a Polar Silk Road

Following on from their Silk Road direct link, China are now looking to capitalise on a Polar version. The first silk road train from China to Britain arrived in February of last year – (see our news post at that time for more information) China now plans to create a Polar Silk Road of new […]

HoneyBadger Rugby 7s Team

We are proud sponsors of the HoneyBadger Rugby 7s Team Team HoneyBadger is an open invitational 7’s team, based in NW London. 3 years old, they have evolved from a social side, winning silverware in 4 tournaments in 2015, to an Open squad. In May 2016 they won the Open Competition of the Middx 7s, […]