Crunch time approaching fast for ports and terminals as shipping alliances look to cut costs

The next big losers in the shipping industry crisis are likely to be ports and terminals, leading to a decline in safety and services.
Yesterday, at TOC Middle East, shippers, analysts and forwarders urged the sector to halt the price race-to-the-bottom across the supply chain, to protect the remaining players.
“The Hanjin episode served as a wake-up call – this is not a sustainable way of doing business,” Alessandro Menezes, associate director, transportation sourcing, at petrochemical shipper Vinmar, told ...

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Forwarders renew calls for shipping lines to abandon growing list of surcharges

Freight forwarders have renewed calls for shipping lines to axe their surcharges
“Forwarders do not like shipping line surcharges, and we have been challenging their legitimacy on behalf of our members – and their customers – for many years,” said Robert Keen, BIFA Director General.
Earlier this year, the Global Shippers’ Forum launched a campaign promising to end the surcharge system by 2020, threatening to “name and shame” carriers and forwarders that use surcharges to ...

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Zim and THE Alliance to offer joint Mediterranean-US east coast services next year

THE Alliance and Israeli carrier Zim are to combine Mediterranean-US east coast services next April.
Subject to regulatory approval, the co-operation involves THE Alliance dropping calls at Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia and the transhipment hub of Algeciras from its AL6 service, which will be served by Zim’s flagship ZCA service, branded AL7 by THE Alliance.
In turn, Zim will co-load on THE Alliance’s rejigged AL6 service, marketing it as its ZC1, which will include a call at Savannah.
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How can Africa cut the red tape and improve trade?

Kenya spends $115 per container in import compliance costs. That may seem a lot, but it was $550 just a few years ago. Imagine the effect on trade both to and from Africa, and within it, if the rest of the continent could achieve similar efficiency gains from cutting red tape. “The implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement costs between $4m and $20m per country, while the impact on exports, ...

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Foundations crumbling under APMT’s prestigious African port project

Fascinating article from Danish publication ShippingWatch on the prospects for APM Terminals’ flagship greenfield container terminal development at Badagry in Nigeria. The first plans for the 1m teu project were drawn up in 2012, but since then the declining price of oil has dampened demand for consumer goods and other containerised imports, and its rationale has largely evaporated. Meanwhile, the government has repeatedly, and very publicly, stated that APMT had ...

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Neutral Air Partner aviation network officially launches

Neutral Air Partner, a new global network of leading air cargo architects and aviation specialists has officially launched .The Hong Kong-based organisation consists of 120 quality and like-minded air cargo experts in 65 countries .The network says it aims to inject “a great degree of advanced air cargo expertise into the logistics industry, revive specialization, and to drive buying power across the supply chain”. Neutral has recently concluded a successful 1st OPENAP global ...

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Hundreds of shippers still waiting for cargo in Hanjin boxes ‘held hostage’ by out-of-pocket ports

Three months after the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, hundreds of shippers have still not received their cargo, even though the bankrupt carrier’s containerships have now all been discharged.
When Hanjin entered court receivership on 31 August, some 500,000 teu, worth an estimated $12bn, was on over 100 ships around the world – many were refused entry into ports until debts had been settled and several were arrested by creditors.
Evidence of the continued fallout was revealed at a meeting of ...

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Atlas Air pilots plan protest march on Amazon HQ over pay and staff levels

Pilots working for US air cargo carrier Atlas Air (AAWW) are to protest outside Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle tomorrow over the airline’s failure to invest in in more flight crew.
The move follows the wildcat strike by 250 pilots of ABX Air last month in protest at low staff levels they said hadpersisted for almost two years.
The strike caused the cancellation of at least 75 flights and delayed the shipment of some 1.5 million Amazon and ...

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Surge in shipping services to Iran won’t mean profits and will harm transhipment ports

The inevitable flood of shipping lines calling at Iran will lead to a lack of profitability and challenges for transhipment ports in the region, TOC Middle East delegates were told today.
Noting that similar problems happened in South America a few years ago, Lars Jensen, CEO of SeaIntelligence, explained that a wider network suited liner alliances, and that two of them already planned to offer direct Iran services next year.
“For Iran, that makes ...

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Analysis: OOIL may be under stress, but it has time to look for the right deal

Speculation that Orient Overseas (International) Ltd (OOIL) is likely to be involved in some sort of deal-making is nothing new – and could well return at some point in the next few weeks.
A few months before Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) was acquired by France’s CMA CGM, which valued the equity of the target at $2.4bn around the end of 2015, OOIL was rumoured to be close to cutting a deal ...

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