Yang Ming Announces New Asian Service

Yang Ming Marine Transportation Corp has announced a reorganisation of its Asian service network in view of the “rising global trade tensions”.

“Under the impact of rising global trade tensions, a relocation and adjustment of cargo flow and supply chains is expected,” the Taiwanese container carrier said in a statement.

“Yang Ming has announced the launch of a new intra-Asia service, China-Thailand service (CTX service). The first sailing is scheduled for 12 July 2019, departing from Shanghai,” it said.

Seatrade Maritime News

Freighter traffic up at Munich airport

An 11.3% increase in 2018 freighter volumes at Munich airport in 2018 failed overcome a fall in belly hold cargo.

The southern Germany gateway saw total throughput decline 3.4% year on year to 375,000 tonnes for airfreight, mail and transit cargo.

The arrival of Russian all-cargo airline AirBridgeCargo boosted total freighter volumes to around 58,000 tonnes for the year, although belly hold recorded a two-percentage point decline versus 2017 to 84% of airfreight volumes.


China suspends Canada meat imports citing forged documents

China halted imports of Canadian meat after an investigation into traces of a banned feed additive led to the discovery of counterfeit health certificates attached to a pork shipment.

The forged documents were sent to Chinese regulatory authorities through Canada’s official certificate notification channel, which reflects “obvious safety loopholes,” the Chinese embassy in Canada said in a statement posted online. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s minister of agriculture and agri-food, confirmed in an email that “inauthentic export certificates” were used.

American Journal of Transportation