Latest Asia-Europe spot rate tumble threatens new contract talks

Container spot rates slipped again this week, ahead of the Chinese Golden Week holidays, which commence tomorrow.
Ocean carriers, particularly between Asia and Europe, now face some challenging weeks in which they must prevent spot rates tanking prior to annual contract negotiations with shippers in the final quarter.
Spot rates recorded by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) fell by 8.5% on the week for Asia-North Europe, to $699 per teu, and ...

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The great air freight rate debate: will shippers ask for surcharges again?

The air freight debate over all-in pricing versus individual surcharges appears to making a comeback – this time the impetus is with the shippers.
“Many customers are asking for fuel surcharges even when airlines don’t have a separate fuel surcharge any more,” reported Rich Zablocki, vice-president, global product development, North America, at CEVA Logistics.
“Shippers see it as a means to manage their expenses,” he added.
Ironically, air freight shippers used to be at the ...

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Cargolux takes delivery of another 747-8F

Cargolux Airlines, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, has taken delivery of another 747-8 freighter from Boeing. The aircraft was handed over at a ceremony at Boeing’s Everett factory in Seattle. LX-VCN, ‘Spirit of Schengen’, is Cargolux’s 14th 747-8F. The aircraft was originally scheduled to be delivered in 2017, however, Boeing and Cargolux have agreed to advance the delivery to September 2016. Cargolux expects to cover increasing demand for cargo space during ...

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Dear Amazon (and the rest), you can learn how to ship lithium batteries safely

The fine imposed on Amazon in the UK for breaches of the dangerous goods regulations focuses attention again on the importance of ensuring that companies despatch in full compliance.
In the case of Amazon, there was the potential for disaster, as four separate shipments of lithium batteries and flammable aerosols were not declared.
Lithium batteries are ubiquitous: they power our mobile phones, iPads, laptops, bicycles, golf trollies and a host of other ...

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It’s the end of the IMO’s ‘light touch’ on VGM rule

Tomorrow the IMO’s three-month so-called “light touch” enforcement of the SOLAS revision that all packed containers must have a certified VGM (verified gross mass) before loading on board a ship comes to an end.
Industry fears of supply chain chaos on 1 July, when the new VGM regulations came into force, were largely overcome; by education and a pragmatic approach by all stakeholders.
Indeed, according to data from the World Shipping Council, the VGM ...

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Cambodia ends flag of convenience scheme

Cambodia has scrapped its flag of convenience scheme following pressure from the EU and an inability to police foreign-owned ships using the country’s flag. No foreign ships may now sail under Cambodia’s flag – although according to the Phnom Penh Post, more than 35 were still operating on the date the scheme ended. However, the government has ordered that ports no longer grant them access, and has informed the IMO.
Cambodia suffered ...

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Design icons: the men behind the 747, the AN-124 and the IL-76

For the aviation buffs out there, here is a great article from Volga-Dnepr Group’s Cargo Supermarket magazine. Amazingly enough, the carrier managed to bring together the chief designers of the world’s three most iconic cargo aircraft: the 747, the AN-124 and the Il-76.  In a session held at Farnborough Air Show and moderated by UK TV journalist Peter Sissons, the three men talked of the importance of the aircraft, why ...

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Think you know shipping? Check out some Friday facts

Nice infographic about the container shipping industry. Some facts you’ll know, some you won’t: what percentage of containers are inspected? How many containers are on the sea at any one time? How many bananas can a ULCV carry? – And if you lined up all the containers on a large ship, how far would they stretch? Fun Friday facts.

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Nancy Matthews new global lead for Life Sciences at Crane

Global logistics company Crane Worldwide Logistics has announced the appointment of Nancy Matthews as Senior Director and Vertical Lead of Life Sciences.

Matthews will lead the US-headquartered company’s global strategy for the market, developing tailored logistics solutions for customers such as Medtronic and St Jude Medical.
 
“Nancy’s leadership experience and proven ability to provide exceptional solutions for challenging and sensitive logistics projects makes her a perfect fit to lead the success of ...

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OOCL announces Asia-North America East Coast winter programme

Dear Valued Customer:
In response to traditional seasonal changes in market demand, OOCL would like to inform you of our Asia – North America East Coast Winter Program with the following service changes that are subject to regulatory approval:
China East Coast Express 2 (CEC2) suspension from Week 45

Last eastbound sailing will be the BVA (Bellavia) 024E, with ETA at Da Chan Bay on October 30th.
CEC2 South China/Southeast Asia port coverage will ...

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Air Arabia Maroc have 2 flights - A320 - per week to TNG from LGW.  Cargo reception at LHR available.

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we can offer you last minute capacities on Cargojet to Canada, Mexico and to the USA this Sunday 25 SEP.
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CHAMP Cargosystems has partnered with CargoXS to provide its Cargo Quality Center service to its clients. With access to both systems, both CHAMP’s and CargoXS’ clients will benefit with better service, wider access, and better market penetration.

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We are proud to inform you that Finnair Cargo will operate 3 freighter flights per week from BRU to HEL, starting October 5th, 2016!

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