Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike

Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike The Hong kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has welcomed the decision of an unnamed airline to shelve a planned security charge hike, originally due to be introduced on March 20, and has voiced its “heartfelt gratitude “to the Hong Kong SAR Government for its support. In a statement, HAFFA said: “The substantial security charge increase from a

February US retail imports to see larger drop amid coronavirus

With coronavirus causing longer Lunar New Year shutdowns of factories in China, imports at major US retail container ports are expected to see a sharper-than-usual drop this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “February is historically a slow month for imports because of Lunar New Year and the lull between retailers’ holiday season and summer, but this is

DP World reports 1.6% Gross Volume Growth in 2Q 2019

DP World PLC handled 35.8 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2019, with gross container volumes growing by 0.5% year-on-year on a reported basis and 0.5% on a like-for-like basis. Strong performance across Asia Pacific, Indian Subcontinent and Africa drove growth in 2Q2019, but weaker volumes in the UAE and Australia offset this trend. At a consolidated level, our

WEIG Group selects sixfold real-time visibility to support ‘Driven by Care’ initiative

Sixfold platform to improve customer service by proactively informing WEIG customers of shipment delivery status. Sixfold, Europe’s leading provider of real-time predictive visibility of shipments across the supply chain, today announces that the WEIG Group has become the latest customer to join its fast-expanding secure data visibility network. WEIG Group, a major supplier of carton board, printed folding carton and plasterboard liner, chose Sixfold to support its new “Driven by

LiUP crane driver elevator for mobile harbour cranes

Liebherr Maritime presents its new LiUP crane driver elevator for mobile harbour cranes at this year’s terminal operator trade fair, TOC Europe. The in-house developed lift has an innovative drive technology and is powered by an electric motor with lithium-ion battery and energy recovery function. The inhouse developed Liebherr crane driver elevator LiUP is designed to transport the operator in a save and efficient way to his workplace. The LiUP

New Teesport Rail service drives environmental benefits for IKEA

PD Ports has launched a dedicated rail freight service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight, for its major customer Containerships – Intra-European leader of multimodal transport. The new service is responding to the growing demand for Teesport as the Northern UK gateway for trade which continues to see year-on-year growth across its container platform. The twice-daily rail service removes 120 daily road movements from the heavily congested

Reliability and transparency in the declaration of dangerous goods: digital shipping portal INFr8 is growing

The current status and new pilot participants of the INFr8 platform were the subject of an event that took place today as part of transport logistic/air cargo Europe. Frankfurt Airport is the first air cargo location worldwide to offer shippers and forwarders digitized dangerous goods processes along the entire supply chain. INFr8 is a jointly developed product of DAKOSY and Fraport.The electronic declaration of dangerous goods is currently being tested

New opportunities opening up for Port Esbjerg

Port Esbjerg is expanding its crane capacity with a new LHM 800  A growth in high and heavy cargo creates new demands on crane capacity  The new crane is prompted by developments in the offshore industry especially The Port Esbjerg is gearing up for future business and opted for the world’s largest mobile harbour crane, the Liebherr LHM 800 with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 308

The days are getting longer – Order with ERA by 5pm for next day delivery

After a cold, dark winter, there’s nothing like the feeling of the evenings getting lighter and spring being on the way. Longer days means getting more done, especially now you can place orders with ERA right up to 5pm and still benefit from next day delivery.Flexibility is key Understanding that their customers need flexibility to function in today’s competitive market, ERA is committed to providing a delivery service that suits


Liberia confirmed as world’s second-largest ship registry

Liberia is the second largest ship registry in the world, according to leading shipping analyst Clarksons in their World Fleet Monitor January 2019. This report confirms that, in gross tonnage terms, Liberia has overtaken and outgrown the Marshall Islands, which now languishes in third place. Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “This is about quality of