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  • India threatens retaliatory trade tariffs against US India is considering taking the US to the World Trade Organization (WTO), following Washington’s decision to withdraw from the bi-lateral Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) agreement between the two countries. GSP is a US trade program designed to promote economic growth in the developing world by providing preferential duty-free entry for up to 4800 products […] 0 Comments 6 days ago
  • Port of Rotterdam unveils Brexit contingency plan Following the UK Parliament vote to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday (12 March), the Port of Rotterdam has ramped up its contingency plans to manage hundreds of stranded trucks at its terminals if Britain leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.  The plan involves the creation of five parking areas for […] 0 Comments 6 days ago
  • Indonesia infrastructure investment aimed at reducing logistics costs During the last five years, Indonesia has invested heavily in infrastructure designed to bring down the comparatively high logistics costs that hamper businesses across the vast archipelago nation of 17,000 islands. The government’s Sea Toll Road program, for example, set out to revamp Indonesia’s ageing and inefficient maritime infrastructure, including the construction of up to […] 0 Comments 6 days ago
  • 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 […] 0 Comments 6 days ago
  • Dangerous Goods exempt from potential Brexit logjam With the prospect of Britain reaching no deal with the European Union before Brexit as scheduled on 29 March, it’s hard to imagine there could be any bright spots for shippers and the logistics industry who have been busy poring over realms of changes to regulations about to take place. But one important regulatory area […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • Bilateral airfreight deal boost for Bangladesh garments A new route has been launched to ensure quicker airfreight shipments of finished apparel goods to the European Union from Bangladesh. Export garments can now be trucked from Dhaka to Kolkata International Airport in India for onward shipment. The program was launched because of a shortage of equipment, lift and storage at Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • 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 […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • New push for rail connections between China and South East Asia When Hong Kong’s impressive High-Speed Railway Station opened on the Kowloon West waterfront in late September 2018, many mainland Chinese cities instantaneously became accessible by rail within a day. It is now possible to leave the city at noon and arrive in Kunming, capital of southwest Yunnan Province, for dinner following a fascinating seven-hour journey […] 0 Comments 3 weeks ago
  • e-commerce strains China warehouse capacity The e-commerce industry, especially in China, is showing no signs of slowing down; quite the opposite in fact. A revenue forecast by Statista.com places e-commerce revenue at US$1.086 billion by 2023, a massive jump from the 2019 projection of US$740.42 million. However, goods being sold through e-commerce channels must be housed somewhere, and this has, […] 0 Comments 3 weeks ago
  • 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 […] 0 Comments 3 weeks ago
  • US-China trade war shifts sourcing Although the US-China trade war is currently on a 90-day truce commencing 1 December, many companies are still making the switch to move their supply chains, or at least partially, out of China. The American Chamber of Commerce in China surveyed 430 companies with supply chains in China, and approximately a third of those companies […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago
  • India reforms needed to benefit from RCEP fully Talks for the largest free trade area, comprising 16 nations, are well underway and will hopefully be finalised by the end of 2019, according to Economic Times reports. Plans for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) began in 2013 with the goal of creating a free trade zone among the 10 ASEAN nations of Brunei, […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago