• News Clippings, 25 April 2019

    Asia Europe box ship sailing cancellations Ocean carriers on the Asia-North Europe tradelane have cancelled more sailings, according to Alphaliner. Spot rates on the route slumped to a 12-month low in mid-April. The North Europe component of the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) slid a further 2.7% last week to $640 per TEU, falling 36 […]

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  • News Clippings, 18 April 2019

    Panama Canal expects Asian cargo increase as US dispute escalates The Panama Canal Authority says that it is anticipating an increase in Asian cargo moving through its waterway, if US dockers at APMT Los Angeles step up their opposition to automation planned for the Maersk-owned terminal. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has lodged an […]

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  • News Clippings, 15 March 2019

    CMA CGM in biofuel test program CMA CGM has joined hands with IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, the GoodShipping Program, and the Port of Rotterdam to test and scale the use of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil. The test will begin with a bunkering of the marine bio-fuel oil on a CMA CGM containership on 19 […]

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  • News Clippings, 08 march 2019

    Asia Pacific airports cargo falls in December Airports in Asia Pacific recorded a 2.5 per cent drop in airfreight in December 2018, while Middle East airports saw a 0.9 per cent fall compared to the same month in 2017. Airports Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific, attributed the December decline in traffic to a “weakened global […]

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  • News Clippings, 28 February 2019

    Airfreight solution to Brexit auto-parts logjam concerns As concerns are growing about a Post Brexit disruption to the auto parts supply chain between Europe and the UK, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Leipzig Halle Airport have launched a contingency plan to keep materials moving. The two airports together with Wynne Aviation Services, Jota Aviation, Airport […]

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  • News Clippings, 22 February 2019

    Japan hoping no new US tariffs on cars Japan’s Economy Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi has said he does not expect new tariffs on car and auto part exports to the US, following a US Commerce Department report on vehicle imports submitted to Donald Trump on Sunday. Cars and auto parts made up 20 percent of Japan’s […]

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  • News Clippings, 15 February 2019

    Australia in countdown air cargo security deadline Australia’s Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has sent a notice to the country’s freight community that Air Cargo Security regulations will change on 1 March 2019. From that date all export air cargo, regardless of destination, will need to be examined at piece-level or originate from a ‘Known […]

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  • News Clippings, 31 January 2019

    Controversy rages over open loop scrubbers Following the decision by Port of Fujairah and Singapore to ban the use of open loop scrubbers, the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) has hit back claiming that there has been ‘fake news’ regarding the technology and its wastewater. The concern is that the discharge from open-loop exhaust cleaning systems, […]

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  • News Clippings, 18 January 2019

    Autonomous ships market to reach US$13.8bn by 2023 The autonomous ships market is estimated to reach US$13.8 billion by 2023, compared to US$6 billion in 2018 with Asia Pacific showing the highest potential for deploying the next generation vessels. The report, by MarketsandMarkets finds that there is significant growth in world trade by sea, increase […]

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  • News Clippings, 10 January 2019

    COSCO and Abu Dhabi Terminals sign MOU Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP) terminal opened at Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi in December and the company has followed up by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) to expand collaboration between the two terminals. CSP’s new semi-automated terminal, which will begin trial operations in […]

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  • News Clippings, 29 November 2018

    Singapore and Hong Kong terminals launch blockchain initiative PSA International of Singapore and Hong Kong’s Modern Terminals (MTL) have committed to using a blockchain cargo documentation system to improve data security and enable faster movement of cargo through the supply chain. The developer of the blockchain system is Crimson Logic which has PSA International as […]

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  • News Clippings, 22 November 2018

    No short-term tariff issues for Asian carriers Carriers and logistics companies are playing down the impact of the trade war between China and the US according to senior executives at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference. In the short term the forecast is that there will be a spike in demand on transpacific routes in […]

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