An eerie lull in spot market as rates game gets critical for ocean carriers

There was an eerie lull in the container spot market this week as the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) recorded only minor adjustments in freight rates across the main tradelanes.
The Asia-Europe components of the SCFI recorded spot rates for North Europe at $695 per teu, while for Mediterranean ports the rate was $553 per teu.
On the transpacific, Asia-US west coast spot rates stood at $1,153 per 40ft, and for the ...

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Forwarders struggle with tech innovation paradox: they fear it but need it to attract customers

Logistics providers are looking to leverage innovation to strengthen their competitive position – but they are also fearful of it.
The State of Global Logistics report for 2016, tabled  yesterday by Eft (Eyefortransport), shows logistics firms feel threatened by technological innovation, yet looking to it as a tool to attract customers.
In a market where stagnant global growth and competition are seen by logistics service providers (LSPs) as the biggest challenges for ...

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Creditors reject latest Hanjin rescue plan as ‘D-Day’ looms

Creditors of Hanjin Shipping have rejected the shipping line’s latest ‘self-rescue’ scheme, saying that it is no different from the previous submission.
Hanjin proposed injecting Won400bn ($360m) by selling stock to affiliate Korean Air and raising another Won100bn  from further asset sales.
However, its creditors, led by the state-owned Korean Development Bank (KDB), are demanding that at least Won700bn be pumped into the ailing shipping line to ensure its survival.
Creditors will meet ...

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UASC key figures unveil ‘dismal performance’

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), which is close to merging with Hapag-Lloyd, revealed enormous deficits and a massive debt in its latest key financial figures, says Alphaliner.

The first-time revealed UASC financial figures uncover more than $4bn of debt incurred during a major fleet expansion programme and a net loss of $384m last year, were described by analyst Alphaliner as “UASC’s dismal financial performance laid bare”.

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Supply chains and the link with the Internet of Things

The supply chain may be going global, but for many companies, it remains more opaque than ever. Enter: the Internet of Things.

The potential for IoT technology in supply chain management can be massive, says Haley Garner, head of research at eft, in this interesting article published by the UK-based organisation that provides logistics and supply chain solutions for companies that are increasingly challenged to manage their suppliers and materials across ...

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TIACA secretary general Doug Brittin to retire

 Doug Brittin, TIACA secretary general since 2013, has advised the board of directors that he will retire at the end of this year.
A selection committee, under the direction of Sebastian Scholte, of Jan de Rijk Logistics, has been established and has commenced the process to review and recruit candidates.
Brittin will stay with TIACA in an advisory capacity once the new secretary general has been appointed to ensure a smooth transition.
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Evergreen strengthens Indian Subcontinent network

In a move designed to significantly enhance its service on the China–Indian Subcontinent trade, Evergreen Line is teaming up with K Line, COSCO, Wan Hai and PIL to offer two new joint services from early September.  Both will provide direct calls at Karachi and Mundra and will improve current transit time.
The PMX (Pakistan Mundra Express) service will utilise six ships of 4,200 TEU and call at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Singapore, ...

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 New Heathrow office for Crane Worldwide Logistics 

Global logistics provider Crane Worldwide Logistics has invested in a new warehouse adjacent to Heathrow airport, enhancing their presence in the UK market. 
The new facility, measuring 34,000 square feet, will offer increased warehouse space and improved capabilities such as e-commerce support, pick and pack operations, labelling, as well as catering to customers’ bespoke handling requirements. 

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Last-ditch bid to avoid bankruptcy as Hanjin submits liquidity plan to creditors

Hanjin Shipping today submitted a “financial improvement plan” to its creditor banks in a final attempt to avoid bankruptcy ahead of the expiration of its restructuring deadline on 4 September.
The beleaguered shipping line missed the 20 August deadline to tender the information to creditors led by the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) – but confirmed to The Loadstar today that this had now been done.
“Hanjin Shipping is not releasing any statement or ...

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‘Painful’ air cargo hazmat fine signals tougher stance by US FAA on violations

US authorities are coming down hard on violations of hazardous materials regulations.
The Federal Aviation Administration has slapped a $54,000 fine on a shipper who failed to declare a hazardous shipment tendered for transport by air.
Gordon Food Services sent a shipment of 30 four-ounce Fryer boil-out foaming tablets, made of corrosive sodium hydroxide, to UPS for air transport from Florida to North Carolina.
Staff at the integrator’s sort facility discovered the shipment had “Danger: ...

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