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It is true that 'Anniversary' ought to be an Annual celebration. However, SFN Head Office is so excited by the progress its Networks have made, that it can't help but mark the 6 month, mid-way Anniversary.
After just 2 months since its launch, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) already has representatives in every continent of the world. The Networks coverage has swiftly expanded from Europe, where its head office is based, to Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australasia and the Americas. To have such expansive coverage worldwide so soon, is a tremendous achievement.
In a world full of choice...iPhone or Blackberry, Audi or Mercedes, Armani or Guess...it is time that Freight Networking caught up and also offered variety; Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) is doing just that. SFN Members are tailoring their SFN Memberships to their needs, rather being expected to fit within the confines of a prescribed formula.
Year after year, new Freight Networks spring up, promising wonderful returns for an annual investment - ranging from minimal to extortionate. Often these new Networks are started up by a Freight Forwarder whom witnesses the achievements of the world's leading Networks and thinks that, "it looks easy enough to replicate that success" - they're out to earn a fast buck. Not too surprisingly, a year or two passes and these Networks are nowhere to be seen. The fact that they disappear doesn't deter others from trying; the endless cycle or recycling continues - Freight Forwarders are bombarded by Freight Network invitations on a weekly basis.
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TPC Global Limited has announced the appointment of Douglas McGhee as Group Chief Executive. Douglas, who took up the position in March 2012, will oversee the continuing growth of the Scottish logistics solutions group, which includes TPC Freight Management Limited, Thistle International Freight Limited and Thistle International Couriers.
Ship owners could soon have to rush to scrapyards across the Indian subcontinent or other countries, in order to achieve better prices for the sale of their older vessels for scrap. In what could trigger more sales of ships for demolition and in that way,
Traders and investors who bet on the cost of shipping oil may decide next week to move pricing of derivatives away from a method dating back half a century in an effort to spur use of the contracts.About 50 users of the tanker derivatives will meet
Container ship operators are ordering ever larger vessels even in the face of a weak freight and time charter environment during 2011, says Braemar Seascope. This may appear to be counter-intuitive. In fact, it reinforces a trend that is at least five years old.
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended
The dry bulk market managed to edge forward yesterday, putting an end and halting the losses accumulated over the course of the past weeks, which have seen the market’s benchmark, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) reaching a seven-week low.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. yesterday announced financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.The Company recorded net income for the three months ended September 30, 2011 of $5.3 million,
Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced yesterday its results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2011.
Tonnage oversupply issues has been the biggest problem hindering freight rates across most shipping markets since last year. Despite record breaking scrapping of older vessels, things haven’t improved much. Still, in its latest weekly report,
U.S. imports on the world’s biggest trading route are dropping for the first time in almost two years as consumer confidence weakens to the lowest level since the recession that ended in 2009.Container volumes on the Asia-to-U.S. route fell 3.8 percent
Paragon Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes, announced yesterday that it has entered into fixed rate time charter agreements for two of its Panamax Vessels, M/V Kind Seas, and M/V Golden Seas with
The latest rally of the dry bulk market proved to be shortlived as analysts had indicated. The industry’s benchmark has been on a free fall once more for the past couple of weeks, swiftly erasing the gains of the past couple of months, which saw the market
Danaos Corporation, a leading international owner of containerships, yesterday reported unaudited results for the period ended September 30, 2011.Danaos' CEO Dr. John Coustas commented: This quarter we experienced one of the most sudden
DryShips Inc. or the Company, a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of off-shore deepwater drilling services, yesterday announced
So far this year, demolition of older vessels has been feverish, in an attempt by ship owners to help alleviate the tonnage oversupply pressures that the global shipping market has been dealing with, in almost every shipping trade, from dry bulk to tanker.