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  • Carrier port schedule reliability hits new lows The record low levels of carrier schedule reliability experienced last year continued into the first two months of 2019. According to SeaIntelligence Maritime Analysis, the January-February average on-time performance on the transpacific trade sunk to 38.6% on the US West Coast (USWC), and just 31.5% on the US East Coast (USEC). “For the USEC, this […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • Power challenges slowing Eurasian rail reefer growth Despite growing demand from shippers in Europe and China to increase reefer capacity on the Eurasian rail freight routes, there are still technical and cost issues slowing the deployment of temperature-controlled containers. The main issue is the cost of installing new technology and engineering components to trains on the long-haul route. Diesel-electric reefers, commonly used […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • Cambodia trade growth spurs cargo boom Cambodia has enjoyed strong trade growth in recent years, investing in transport and logistics infrastructure a top priority for long-term development. The economy expanded by 7.3% in 2018, pegging it as one of the fastest-growing in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). Exports rose by 16.3%, while imports increased by 22%, and this was reflected […] 0 Comments 2 weeks ago
  • Warning of serious consequences on mishandled containers Mounting concerns over the recent spate of costly containership fires have prompted a renewed focus on the correct declaration and handling of dangerous goods (DG). In March, a fire caused Grimaldi’s Grande America to sink off the coast of France, along with cargo that included a fleet of luxury cars. The incident capped off a […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago
  • Lack of supply stymies use of biofuel in aviation For several years now, biofuels have been used as a partial substitution in fuelling airplanes. The first test flight for a commercial airline, a cooperation between Virgin Atlantic and Boeing, took off in 2008. The technology has improved over the last decade, and there are now five processes for making internationally approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago
  • 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 […] 0 Comments 4 weeks ago
  • The rise of the robots in warehousing As the logistics industry looks to drive down costs to maintain its competitive edge, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots are becoming mainstream in warehouse management. According to a report by McKinsey Supply Chain 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics, analytics, and big data can potentially lower operational costs by 30 per cent, while […] 0 Comments 1 month ago
  • LNG set to boost Eurasian rail freight volumes Rail freight between China and Europe is set to double during the next decade as China’s Belt and Road initiative connects the country’s Western Provinces to the transcontinental network, according to Juergen Trojak, a leading Swiss rail engineering expert. In a broad initiative, China’s Government is planning to connect Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Shaanxi, Ningxia, […] 0 Comments 1 month ago
  • 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 […] 0 Comments 1 month ago
  • Bangladesh implements safety initiatives for garment sector Following decades of problems at garment factories in Bangladesh and increased scrutiny of standards by fashion brand buyers, the world’s second largest apparel exporter after China has implemented a nationwide program to upgrade fire and safety standards at garment factories. Siddiqur Rahman, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) told Forward with Toll […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • New laws to keep UK-EU cargo moving in no-deal Brexit European Union (EU) Ministers have adopted laws that will allow UK airlines and trucking companies to continue providing services to and from the EU in a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario. For UK hauliers, this means the vast majority of journeys to the EU will be permit-free until the end of 2019. Truckers transiting the EU […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • BIFA voices concerns regarding post-Brexit duty rules on parcels There are growing concerns that the UK’s e-commerce sector may be disrupted if the country leaves the EU on 29 March without a deal in place. The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is asking the government to change the rules, which will leave freight forwarders acting on behalf of overseas parcel senders, rather than established […] 0 Comments 2 months ago