Demand driving transpacific prices sky high, with Asia-Europe benefiting too

Container spot freight rates on the transpacific trades leapt this week, with prices from Asia to US west coast ports sailing way above $3,000 per feu – and looking set to jump higher.
Today’s Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) reading – prices quoted for next week – was $3,406 per feu, an increase of 8.3% over last week’s reading of $3,144.
It showed a slight variation with the midweek Freightos Baltic Index ...

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Solid half-year result, ‘but don’t let’s get carried away’, says Hapag-Lloyd chief

Despite the pandemic, Hapag-Lloyd recorded a net profit of $287m in the second quarter of the year. This compares with a $56m profit for the same period of 2019.
And for the half-year, the carrier reported a net profit of $314m, versus $165m last year, a 90% jump in profitability.
At ebit level for the first half, there was an improvement of 28%, to $563m.
Chief executive Rolf Habben Jansen said the group ...

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Yang Ming box business sails into black, but ailing bulk unit sinks group profits

Yang Ming’s box business swung into the black in the second quarter, contributing a profit of $18.6m despite a 15% reduction in container liftings.
However, the Taiwanese transport group’s aspirations for profitability were thwarted by a $21m loss in its dry bulk sector, bringing a consolidated net loss of $2.25m in the quarter.
For the half-year, Yang Ming turnover declined by 12%, compared with H1 19, to $2.2bn, with its container volumes ...

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Shippers kick back at ’empty promises’ from Hong Kong Seaport Alliance

The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (HKSPA) has offered commitments to the city’s competition commission, after concerns its share of gateway cargo could be anti-competitive.
However, Hong Kong shippers describe the pledges, which include caps on service charges, as “paying lip service”.
The commission’s investigation, which began in January 2019 when the HKSPA was formed, found it was unlikely to give rise to competition concerns in the transhipment or barge markets,  as there ...

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Pharma sector looks to raise the bar on sustainable supply chains

Supply chain providers are coming under closer scrutiny as the biopharma industry is set on ramping up its efforts on sustainability, according to the 2020 Biopharma Cold Chain Logistics Sustainability Survey, published by protective packaging specialist Pelican BioThermal.
“As biopharma companies begin to accelerate work on their sustainability goals, our survey shows they expect the same of their supply chain partners. The cold chain industry needs to continue its focus on ...

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Boom! calls on supply chain professionals to help evaluate career prospects

Boom!, the cross-industry community of female supply chain professionals, is asking the industry – both men and women – to complete a survey on career progression.
The survey will examine career prospects and plans, as well as perspectives on equal opportunities in supply chain professions.
Boom! wants to poll practitioners, consultants and vendors to gain a grass root view on issues such as career obstacles and enablers, mentoring and leadership development and ...

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Shipping laws that could have averted two catastrophes

The dark side of the shipping industry – well, one of them – has come to the fore following the tragic explosion in Beirut and the ship which ran aground in Mauritius, leaking heavy oil and toxic fuel onto a coral reef. An article in Forbes says it’s time to review shipping regulations, in particular vessel registration.
The ship is Japanese-owned but Panama-flagged, and Japan has not offered to help with ...

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Analysis: Hapag-Lloyd’s interims set high bar for Maersk, forwarders grow wary

Hapag-Lloyd’s shiny H1/Q2 ’20 results released today include several record readings that, in common with freight forwarders elsewhere in the supply chain, were somewhat unexpected yet temporary. Nonetheless, the numbers prove that Covid-19 was a boon for those who knew how to profit from the pandemic.
While not all the carriers are jubilant during this year’s season, what the German group’s interim update does is raise the bar high for market ...

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Charter market for larger boxships is ‘virtually sold out’

A key indicator of the health of the container shipping industry, Alphaliner’s fortnightly idle tonnage report, has recorded a further sharp drop in inactive capacity.
As of 3 August, another 49 ships, with a total capacity of 350,000 teu, had found employment during the two-week period, taking the idle fleet to 264 vessels for 1.2m teu, representing 5.1% of the global fleet.
Alphaliner’s idle tonnage survey recorded an all-time high at the ...

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Siberia’s S7 Airlines expands cargo operation, bringing in its first freighters

Russian carrier S7 Airlines is getting into the freighter business with two Boeing-converted 737-800s.
Leased from Gecas, the aircraft are expected to enter the fleet in November and January on medium- and short-haul routes.
The Siberian airline currently operates 96 passenger narrowbodies on routes in Russia and major tourist destinations in Europe, the CIS, and major hubs in China, Japan and South Korea.
Its cargo general agent, S7 Cargo, manages its bellyhold operations ...

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AIA Cargo is pleased to offer 2 x week DAC and RUH B777 Freighter operation. For further information please contact our sales team on sales@aiacargo.com or 0203 432 7810

*NEW* DAC RUH Freighter connections available

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Air Europa Cargo are pleased to advise our daily LON-MAD flight is upgraded on the 16th August to 787 dreamliner. Connections to many LATAM destinations. Contact our sales team on 0203 432 7810 or email sales@aiacargo.com for further info.

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GVA-SVO and beyond, Space available for 15 Aug 2020

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Dear agents,
Please note we still have space for the LY810 13th, LY822 14th & LY882 15th ex LGG to TLV for your cargo.
Special rates can be negotiated for these flight with sales@aiacargo.com or 0203 432 7810.
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ELAL Space LGG-TLV for 13th, 14th & 15th still available!!

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AIA Cargo and PIA are pleased to advise ISB flights returning to LHR, BHX and MAN in August. Please contact 0203 432 7810 or sales@aiacargo.com for rates and flight information.
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PIA Returns to LHR, MAN & BHX-ISB route!

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AIA Cargo and Air Europa have wide body space ex LGW-MAD on the 16th & 30th August with many connections across South & Latin America. Please contact sales@aiacargo.com or 0203 432 7810 for any information.
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Air Europa wide body space ex LGW-MAD on 16th & 30th August!

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Aeroflot Cargo UK - Space available for August 2020

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EURO ATLANIC AIRWAYS OPENS BISSAU / OXB

 

Dear Agent, Euro Atlantic Airways opens up flights to Bissau/OXB again.
As per 07AUG flights will operate to Bissau/OXB.

Routing:
YU951 / TUE / AMSLIS / 17:00-14:00+3 / RFS
YU351 / FRI / LISOXB / 23:50-03:00+1 / B767

Rates are on request.
Airline code       : YU
Prefix                    : 551
Heading               : Euro Atlantic Airways
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                                Quinta de Beloura
                                2710-692 Sintra Lisboa – Portugal

Warehouse handling agent:  Menzies World Cargo
Cut-off time : 12:00 day of departure

For bookings and/or enquiries, please contact:
sales@cargo-aata.eu / operations@cargo-aata.eu
or call : +31 20 406 8098/8099

With best regards,
AATA BV

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Air Europa and AIA Cargo are happy to advise ABV & LOS Charters on 8th August ex LGW with wide body aircraft!
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Air Europa LOS & ABV charter flights ex LGW!!

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Full cargo charter capacity to offer 
A320/A321 on request possible (cargo compartment + cabin load)
from European Airports to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO)

with connex possibilities to PVG, PEK on request

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Dear agents,
AIA Cargo and ELAL are pleased to advise our many flights LGG-TLV upcoming.
In July we have 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th & 31st. In August we also have 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th as well. Please contact sales@aiacargo.com or call 0203 432 7810.
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AEROFLOT Cargo offers Nordic Summer discounts on shipments to Asia for customers in Estonia, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Special ad-hoc rates are available for larger shipments of 500+ kg. Please contact us for a price quote!

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