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Import faster from Tirupur, India

If you import clothing or other textiles from India, there’s a big chance that your goods are manufactured in Tirupur for shipping these goods to Rotterdam. But times have changed. In recent years a lot has been happening in India. Lately we’ve been advising many of our customers to ship via Cochin. We are happy to tell you why.



What is my shipment’s carbon footprint?

Are you curious to find out how big the carbon footprint of your import, export or cross-trade shipment is? Ritra Cargo can tell you. From now on, you will be able to find the CO2 emissions for each shipment in our updated TRACOS Lite portal. This is handy for communicating with your customers or if you just want to know how “green” your operations are.



The situation regarding sea freight from the Far East

Normally, both March and April fall in the so-called ‘low season’. Months in which the hustle and bustle of the Chinese New Year is behind us and people take time to prepare for the coming summer peak. However, since the emergence of the coronavirus, nothing seems the same anymore. Capacity problems, strikes, congestion and sky-high fares have unfortunately been the order of the day for a long time. What are the latest developments?  (more…)

Developments and consequences of the Suez Canal blockade

After blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week, the MV Ever Given finally got unstuck on Monday afternoon. Shipping traffic is now slowly resuming. Unfortunately, this has not solved all the problems yet.



Rotterdam’s terminals threatened with gridlock

Around 60 container ships will be arriving in the port of Rotterdam this week. They have all been delayed for at least six days because of the Suez Canal blockage. There isn’t enough space at the terminals for this tsunami of ships to dock at the same time, which will cause enormous congestion problems.



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