‘Secret’ Hamburg Sud accounts reveal reason for sale to Maersk

Hamburg Sud’s entry into the mainstream east – west tradelanes in 2015, principally through its slot charter agreement with Middle East challenger carrier UASC, was “badly timed” according to its CEO.
Speaking at the Maersk Group Capital Markets Day in Copenhagen yesterday, Arnt Vespermann, chief executive of Hamburg Sud, said about the iconic company’s strategy to change its focus from being a north – south liner to a global carrier: “I ...

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Is HMM ready to go it alone between Asia and North Europe?

A spokesperson for Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has told The Loadstar that the carrier is “still reviewing” the launch of its new Asia – North Europe (AEX) express service slated to start in early April.
One industry contact said today he thought that the South Korean carrier had “little option” other than to try to deploy its own tonnage on the route as it would be increasingly finding that its limited ...

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India is full of potential, but when will it take off?

India has long been the country full of potential. But the question, of course, is whether – or when – it might begin to fulfil it.
But the market appears to think that the country is on its way, if the airline support of Air Cargo India is indicative. Carriers told The Loadstar that yields are on their way up, volumes are good, and the demand is there.
“India is one of ...

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Schiphol loses freight chief as it merges cargo into aviation marketing division

Schiphol’s head of cargo, Jonas van Stekelenburg, is to leave the airport this summer following an internal shake-up which will see the cargo department merged into the aviation marketing department.
Maaike van der Windt will head up the new Aviation Marketing and Cargo Division from its launch on 1 April 2018.
But the airport, which famously has reached its legal capacity and has been forced to lose some freighter slots, insisted that ...

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Analysis – declining cash levels could lead Maersk on a $5bn new equity quest

I have been thinking a lot about the cash and liquidity profile of Denmark’s AP Møller-Maersk Group (APMM) since its annual results were released earlier this month.
My findings, backed by a regression analysis from the 2018 estimates back to 2010 of its key financial metrics, leave little to the imagination and lead me to suggest that even if its core unit, Maersk Line, delivers on its promises by the end ...

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IAG chief slams Heathrow over lack of detail on third runway plans

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh has slammed Heathrow’s chances of getting a new runway built on time and to budget despite the fact that the economic case for it has been there for “decades”.
Mr Walsh was speaking during a Transport Select Committee witness hearing on the Airports National Policy Statement for rolling out the third runway that was stamped last year.
“History does not demonstrate nor suggest Heathrow is in anyway ...

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Air freight industry failed its high-paying customers in a fourth quarter of ‘complete mayhem’

The fourth quarter of last year was “complete mayem”, as an unprepared air cargo industry failed its customers.
Russi Batliwala, CEO of Chapman Freeborn, berated the “unreliable” air cargo industry for letting down shippers, who were also forced to pay high rates.
Claiming the industry had failed, he told delegates at Air Cargo India in Mumbai this morning: “The fourth quarter was complete mayhem. Availability was extremely limited. We’ve got people like ...

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HMM poised to launch independent high-speed Asia-North Europe service

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is set to launch a new Asia-North Europe loop in April independent of its slot charter and slot and swap agreement with the 2M alliance, despite the cooperation deal having over two years still to run.
According to an industry source the first sailing of HMM’s new Asia-Europe Express (AEX) will be on 9 April with the service deploying panamax containerships of around 5,000 teu capacity.
HMM aims ...

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Indian government urges air cargo industry to speak out as it readies for a digital revolution

The Indian government has urged the air cargo industry and its shippers to tell it what it needs, promising to be a “silent partner”.
Vandana Aggarwal, economic advisor to the Minstry of Cvil Aviation, told delegates at Air Cargo India that the silence from the two parties had been “deafening”.
“I can learn from you where you think things need to change,” she said.
“Slow and steady stpes by the government may not ...

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GMB union claims it warned KFC that DHL would fail its supply chain

The GMB has slammed KFC for what it described as a “penny-pinching” decision to award DHL its distribution contract, with the union claiming it had warned the 3PL would not be up to the job.
Nearly two thirds of KFC branches in the UK were forced to close yesterday after delivery problems led to a mass chicken shortage.
This morning, the company’s website suggested the problem had intensified, resulting in further closures, ...

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AirAsia X has appointed FlyUs as its exclusive cargo GSSA in the United Kingdom effective the 14th February 2018. AirAsia X from its Kuala Lumpur HUB operates to over 82 destinations utilising both A330 and A320 aircraft.

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The embargo on bonded shipments consigned to airports within the EAEU lifted w.e.f. 00:00 hrs (MSK) on Fabruary 13th 2018

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