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  • 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
  • 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 […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • The ‘Great Cold’ sends shivers through US supply chains According to the traditional Chinese calendar, the 15 days ahead of the Lunar New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) is a period called the Great Cold, which barely describes the arctic freeze that descended on the United States last week, and gives a whole new meaning to the concept of cold food chains. […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • Bugs stink up Australian freight sector The crop-eating pests known as brown marmorated stink bugs are causing major disruption to Australian supply chains. According to Peter Anderson, chief executive at the Victorian Transport Association (VTA), heightened measures from local biosecurity authorities have seen at least three containerships and two ro-ro ships turned away from Australian ports in the last two months. […] 0 Comments 2 months ago
  • 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 […] 0 Comments 2 months ago