PressPort logo

Shippers’ Voice website shows latest food trade data

Press release November 11, 2009 Business

Trade in cigarettes is down for first time

International trade data for the last six quarters for a range of food stuffs including frozen beef, dog food, soya beans and tobacco has been uploaded into the Shippers’ Voice trade data section. The main commodity groups of forest products, crude materials and chemicals will be added consecutively over the next three weeks.

The trade data, provided by Shippers’ Voice partner MDS Transmodal, is a new regular feature on, offering both a high level view and a more detailed breakdown of specific commodity groups.

The first three commodity groupings show data in the main food groups. Despite a significant fall in trade in almost all categories over the last 18 months, the category ‘Cigarettes containing tobacco’ has only shown negative growth for the first time – in Q2 2009 compared to the same quarter last year. (Table 3)

The overview data is available to everyone, whilst the more detailed information will be available only to those registered with the site. Registration is free – and quick., an independent networking site for shippers and others involved in the transport and logistics industry, has redesigned and upgraded its website and now includes:

· Trade data, rotated every week, showing leading commodity tonnages

· Regional focus for both general articles and finding out what shippers’ representative councils in each region are doing and saying

· Upgraded search facilities, using a Tag Cloud

· Easier access to news, opinions, policies and insights that affect the transport industry

· The facility for people to opt for RSS feeds to pull in the latest content to their PC or website


Notes to the editor

The Voice of the Shipper LLP is a joint venture between Dr Traill’s SV2 Ltd, the freight and logistics research consultancy MDS Transmodal, and MissionMKG, PR and marketing specialists in the freight and logistics industry.

For more information, contact

Yvonne Mulder, Communications Director. Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)7887 767 666