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Mammoth receives first 777-200LRMF Collins cargo loading system

Mammoth Freighters has received the first complete shipset of the Collins Aerospace cargo loading system for its 777-200LRMF passenger-to-freighter (P2F) If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

US containerized import volumes show strength

Despite geopolitical and macroeconomic uncertainties, US container import volumes appear to be holding up very well. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Maersk Air Cargo takes delivery of first 777F

Maersk Air Cargo has taken delivery of the first of two new Boeing 777 freighters and expects the second before the end of September. The 777F was If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Maersk Line boss: Red Sea crisis impacting all trade lanes

Maersk Line said that the Red Sea crisis has spread beyond its Asia-Europe network and has affected its whole worldwide portfolio. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Varying cargo performance at Belgian hubs in June

Liege and Brussels airports saw their cargo volumes travel in opposite directions in June as the former reported a double-digit percentage increase and If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

MSC increases own-operated service share ahead of 2M termination

In response to 2M alliance termination, MSC appears to be redirecting its attention towards expanding its independently operated services. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

XPO expands cross-border services as LTL interest in Mexico grows

The third-largest US less-than-truckload provider is expanding its service centers along the US-Mexico border, anticipating an increase in northbound industrial freight.  If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Bulk eBLs gets a boost as 25 by 25 pledge surpasses its target ahead of time

Bulk electronic Bills of Lading gets a boost as 25 by 25 pledge surpasses its target ahead of time in its first year If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Scan Global Logistics set to expand to Brazil with latest deal

Fast-growing freight forwarder Scan Global Logistics (SGL) looks set to continue its global expansion with the addition of a presence in Brazil. The If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

IANA says long-time CEO Casey will retire at end of 2024

Joni Casey played a critical role in the expansion of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Agreement, a set of governing rules over the transfer of containers from one mode to another. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Maersk announces updated surcharges worldwide

Danish ocean carrier Maersk will implement a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for shipments from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to Bahrain. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

MASkargo signs up for CargoAi’s CargoWALLET

MASkargo will place its capacity on CargoAi's online booking portal and also offer payment for bookings through the technology firm's CargoWALLET payment If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Supreme Court’s ‘Chevron’ decision expands window to challenge FMC rulemaking

A landmark ruling from the nation’s high court weakens the powers of federal maritime regulators ahead of imminent rulemaking that ocean carriers may challenge in the courts, writes Journal of Commerce Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Florida International Terminal enhances efficiency with Advent eModal’s community portal

Advent eModal has announced the implementation of its eModal® Community Portal at Florida International Terminal in Port Everglades. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Airbus trims freighter outlook – Air Cargo News

Airbus has trimmed its 20-year outlook for freighter demand, while tipping it more in favour of new-build aircraft and the replacement market. The If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Journal of Commerce Rankings: Kerry consolidates top NVO position

The overall market share of the top 25 non-vessel-operating common carriers in the eastbound trans-Pacific rose 0.8% year over year from January through May, signaling that the largest NVOs weren’t able to take much volume from mid-market peers. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

SC Ports reports lower box volumes in June

South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) finished fiscal year 2024 with a 7% uptick in container volumes moving through the Port of Charleston in June If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

DHL Express teams up with Central Airlines on 777Fs

China's Central Airlines will operate two Boeing 777 freighters on behalf of DHL Express as the German firm looks to expand its China network. The deal is If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Trans-Pac rate stall raises questions about staying power of H1 volume surge

Key to those questions is whether the first-half volume growth was primarily a result of robust underlying demand or rather logistics decisions by skittish shippers to advance the peak season in the face of second-half risk. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Digital economy/lifestyle creating a world of material waste

The global digital economy and lifestyle is creating a world of material waste as per UNCTAD's Digital Economy Report 2024 If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Wilhelmsen joins RightShip’s Zero Harm Innovation Partners Program

RightShip has announced that Wilhelmsen Ships Service (Wilhelmsen) has joined RightShip's Zero Harm Innovation Partners Program (ZHIP). If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Swissport appoints North America cargo bosses

Swissport is growing its cargo expertise in North America with the appointment of Ajay Barolia as senior vice president cargo and Peter Weir as senior If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Global bunker indices experience moderate decline

During the 28th week of the year, the Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) global bunker indices experienced a moderate decline. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Large forwarder acquisition activity, advent of AI puts pressure on midsize NVOs

Midsize NVOs are always under pressure from an M&A perspective, say market observers, and the current freight rate environment is making it hard to value them accurately. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

DANX Carousel expands round-the-clock services with Logik deal

Time-critical logistics group DANX Carousel has acquired UK-based Logik Logistics International to expand its services and its network across Europe. The If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

How good are reefer containers at preserving our fruit and vegetables..??

Learn about the importance of reefer containers for preserving perishable goods and how they maintain freshness If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

More boxships sold as Red Sea crisis continues

The Red Sea crisis has rejuvenated the sales and purchases of container ships as vessel demand soars, according to Alphaliner’s report. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Most newbuild capacity headed to Asia-Europe amid ongoing diversions

The capacity deployments during the first half of 2024 show that smaller carriers have been deploying many of the new large ships serving the North America trade, while major alliance carriers have deployed most of their big vessels on Asia-Europe. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Dutch Supreme Court says Schiphol slots ruling wrong

The Supreme Court in the Netherlands has upheld a ruling that a plan to cut slots at cargo hub Amsterdam Schiphol Airport was unlawful. This decision If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Shipstar appoints new general manager

Shipstar, a provider of ship chandling services, has announced the appointment of Arul Prabeen Albert as the company's new general manager. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Logistics UK calls on new government to deliver on supply chains

Logistics UK has called on the newly-elected Labour government to “kickstart growth” by working with the country's freight sector to deliver its promised If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

WaveBL integrates Legal Entity Identifier on eBL platform

A new partnership has been announced between the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) and WaveBL. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

OIA expands to Ireland with acquisition of Sandford Freight

US supply chain services company OIA Global has extended its European network to Ireland with the acquisition of Dublin-based multimodal freight forwarder If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Extreme weather halts container traffic at Cape of Good Hope

Severe weather conditions near the Cape of Good Hope have halted box traffic this week, according to an analysis by LSEG Shipping Research. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Air Partner delivers urgent medical aid to Gaza

Air Partner's cargo division transported 49 tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza last month in partnership with Egypt Air. The operation was executed in If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Advanced 5G surveillance and autonomous drones to strengthen Port of Valencia security

The IMAGINE-B5G project's success hinges on 5G connectivity, speed, efficiency, optimization, and real-time coordination. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Air China renews with WFS for UK and France handling

Air China has extended its cargo handling contracts with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in France and the UK by a further three years. The contract If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

FMC wants Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd to provide more details on Gemini alliance

The US maritime regulator said the initial information the two carriers filed with the agency about the operational partnership “lacks sufficient detail to allow for a complete analysis of its potential competitive impacts.” If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Hapag-Lloyd implements new peak season surcharges worldwide

Hapag-Lloyd has announced several peak season surcharges (PSS) worldwide effective from the next days in July and early August. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

WestJet Cargo adds new service targeting students

WestJet Cargo is launching a new service targeting university students and staff needing to transport personal effects. The Campus Air service offers If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

ILA says strike ‘more likely’ as contract deadline looms with no progress

The president of the International Longshoremen’s Association said maritime employers “are running out of time” to sign a new contract before the current deal’s expiration on Sept. 30. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Braking news !! – FMC slams the brakes on Maersk/Hapag Lloyd Gemini Cooperation

Market InsightsNewsBraking news !! – FMC slams the brakes on Maersk/Hapag Lloyd Gemini Cooperation setting the alliance on the back foot If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

ONE launches new service connecting Asia with Mexico

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced the launch of a new shuttle service, the Asia Latin America Express 4 (ALX4). If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

New CEO for Maastricht Aachen Airport

Joost Meijs has been appointed as chief executive of growing cargo hub Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) and will begin the role on October 1. He succeeds If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Carl Bentzel re-nominated as Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission

Carl Bentzel has been re-nominated as Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission by President Biden of the USA If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Maersk updates PSS for C1E trade route

Maersk has announced an updated Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for the trade route C1E, effective from 15 July 2024. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Lufthansa Cargo appoints Kulkarni to new global sales role

Lufthansa Cargo has appointed Anand Kulkarni to the newly created role of head of global markets to lead digital and regional sales. In the new role, If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Resilience, tech, talent, sustainability and luminaries in focus at ASCM Connect 2024

Resilience, tech, talent, sustainability, and luminaries are in focus at ASCM Connect 2024 : North America Conference If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

APM Terminals Moin cuts reefer inspection time by tenfold

At APM Terminals Moin, a newly established reefer inspection express lane enables trucks to swiftly pass through inspection process. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

CDB Aviation delivers second A330-300P2F to Sichuan Airlines

Sichuan Airlines has taken delivery of a second Airbus A330-300 Passenger to Freighter (P2F) aircraft from lessor CDB Aviation. The airline received its If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Changing booking environment for ocean freight key to DCSA’s traction

Electronic booking standards across ocean carriers would make it easier for shippers and forwarders to do business with a range of capacity providers, says the Digital Container Shipping Association. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Port of Rotterdam Authority supports Curaçao industrial zone redevelopment

The Port of Rotterdam Authority will assist in the revitalization of lands owned by the state-owned company Refineria di Kòrsou (RdK). If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Boeing sees 777 freighter orders pick up in June

Boeing scored orders for 11 Boeing 777 freighters in June after a slow start to the year for orders of the model. The orders were led by unidentified If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Ro/ro market still sizzling despite added tonnage, tariff threats

Automobile shipments, especially electric vehicles from China, are strong, while high container rates and capacity shortages are pushing breakbulk, project cargo and equipment shippers toward the ro/ro sector. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Maersk announces updates on peak season surcharges worldwide

Maersk has announced updates on its peak season surcharges (PSS), which will take effect from mid-February. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Mondiale VGL expands in Asia with Interunion takeover

New Zealand-headquartered freight forwarding and logistics company Mondiale VGL has acquired Southeast Asia-based multimodal forwarder Interunion. Prior If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

UNECE/ICC DSI urge adoption of global standards for trade digitalisation

UNECE/ICC DSI urge adoption of global standards for trade digitalisation in the 42nd Forum of the (UN/CEFACT) in Geneva If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

DP World and Zhejiang Seaport forge partnership to enhance Dubai-China routes

DP World and Zhejiang Seaport have announced a new partnership aimed at enhancing shipping routes between Jebel Ali Ningbo-Zhoushan ports. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Hellmann drives sustainability with latest appointments

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has made two new appointments to its sustainability division as part of its focus on greening its operations. Şükran Gencay If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Container carriers to shoulder bulk of Europe fuel intensity rule

Ocean carriers calling at European ports are having to navigate an increasingly complex and costly decarbonization landscape. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Yang Ming starts sustainable biofuel initiative for net-zero by 2050

Yang Ming has begun fuelling its fleet with sustainable biofuel, a step towards its sustainable development strategy. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

What is the Beaufort Scale and its uses in maritime industry

Article about the Beaufort Scale and its uses in the maritime industry, how to read it, and its impact on shipping.. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

AFKLMP begins Amsterdam-Dubai freighter service

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) has begun a new weekly Boeing 747 freighter service operated by Martinair between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Container lines charter breakbulk tonnage, pushing up rates

Multipurpose vessel (MPV) charter rates are rising as tight capacity due to diversions away from the Red Sea, port congestion and higher spot rates prompt shippers to shift containerized cargo to MPVs. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Container port snarls now nearing Covid highs

Global container port congestion is now around 9 million TEU, close to the peak of 9.6 million TEU seen during the Covid-19 pandemic. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Caribbean Airlines Cargo signs up for new CHAMP Cargospot tools

Caribbean Airlines Cargo has adopted CHAMP’s Cargospot Mobile and Cargospot Quotes with the aim of driving efficiency and growth within its business. The If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Piraeus Port Authority reports strong revenues and profits in 2023

Piraeus Port Authority announced the successful completion of its Annual General Meeting of shareholders held on 4 July. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Product Review – Beacon’s Supply Chain Visibility Software

This Product Review series, explores the features, accessibility, and strengths of Beacon's freight visibility and collaboration software If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Top 25 air forwarders: K+N keeps the lead in a tough year for airfreight

Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) maintained its position as the world’s leading airfreight forwarder in 2023 ahead of DHL Global Forwarding despite overall market If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

BTP restores berth operations ahead of schedule

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) has announced the reopening of cargo loading and unloading operations at its Berth 1. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Qatar Cargo volumes up but revenues under pressure in 23/24

Qatar Airways Cargo registered an increase in cargo tonnages during the fiscal year running until March 31 but its revenues declined. In total, the If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

US CBP approves Indiana’s first container port for Chicago metropolitan area

US CBP approved Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor's proposal to establish the first international sea cargo container terminal on Lake Michigan. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

FedEx to grow cargo facility at Clark Airport in the Philippines

FedEx will expand its gateway facility at Clark International Airport (CRK) in the Philippines following the signing of an agreement with the airport's If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Is Blockchain seeing a resurgence to digitalise Trade and Trade Finance..??

Blockchain Supply Chain Association releases the first issue of its magazine that explores the topic of blockchain resurgence in trade.. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Associated British Ports appoints new Lead Estates Manager and Head of Commercial

Associated British Ports, one of the UK's largest commercial landowners, has appointed a new Lead Estates Manager at the Port of Southampton. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

International Cargo Logistics doubles down on Heathrow cold storage

Global freight forwarder International Cargo Logistics (ICL) has nearly doubled the size of its cold storage facility at Heathrow Airport to meet growing If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Wan Hai secures US$340 million in bank funding to green its Kaohsiung terminal

Wan Hai has obtained a TW$11 billion (US$340 million) loan from a syndicate of four Taiwanese banks to upgrade Terminal 5 in Kaohsiung Port. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Swissport adds to board of directors

Aviation services company Swissport has appointed Janina Kugel, former managing board member and chief human resources officer of Siemens and Julian Diaz If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Domestic intermodal volume up in Q2, but not likely to show in provider revenues

Market conditions appear more favorable toward carriers today compared with 12 months ago, but the pendulum is close to a balanced domestic intermodal market heading into the back half of 2024. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Vuosaari Harbour unveils onshore power system to reduce air pollution

The first onshore power supply connection at Vuosaari Harbour is now operational. This system is utilized by the Finnlines vessels. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Air Serbia Cargo appoints NAS as GSSA in France

Network Airline Services (NAS) has recently been appointed the general sales & service agent (GSSA) for Air Serbia Cargo in France. Air Serbia If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Blue lights, slash & grab, strategic cargo theft patterns – 2023 had it all

Cargo theft continues to pose significant risks to supply chains worldwide with complex and sophisticated criminal tactics.. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Post-COVID market shocks challenge long-held container shipping truisms

It was only when assets stopped circulating that ocean carrier profits took off, thanks to containers stranded on idle ships that lined up outside of congested ports during the worst of the pandemic disruption. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Fremantle Ports names new CEO

Fremantle Ports announced the appointment of Jodie Ransom as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 1 July 2024. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Lufthansa finally able to proceed with ITA Airways stake

The European Commission has approved Lufthansa's bid to buy a 41% stake in ITA Airways, over two and half years since Lufthansa first expressed interest If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

CEVA integrating Bolloré, restructuring company to unlock product verticals

The CMA CGM subsidiary is centralizing its organizational structure following a string of high-profile and expensive acquisitions, making use of its critical size in key product sectors. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

MSC implements Oceania peak season surcharges

MSC has announced a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) effective 1 July 2024, due to robust demand in the Oceania region. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Delta Cargo works to restore online booking capabilities

Delta Cargo has restored some of its online booking capabilities after technical issues earlier in the week but spot market and third-party bookings If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Loading worries drive early peak season frenzy on eastbound trans-Pacific

Some shippers still raw from two years of pandemic disruptions are willing to pay thousands of dollars more to ensure they secure slots and equipment on container ships, writes Journal of Commerce Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Braemar: Updating ageing feeder sector critical

Hub and spoke maritime supply chains, while always in use, are becoming increasingly important, with the Gemini Cooperation to be launched… If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Challenge Group looks to expand China connectivity with new tie up

The Challenge Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the owner Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO) that will expand the If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Capacity repositioning to east-west trades sends India-Middle East rates soaring

NVO sources who spoke with the Journal of Commerce noted that carriers active on the regional trade lane have pulled tonnage out of the short-haul market for redeployment to China-centric longer-distance services. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Singaporean mastermind of Port Klang smuggling syndicate nabbed

The Malaysian anti-corruption body has arrested the suspected Singaporean mastermind of the smuggling syndicate that falsely declared… If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Air cargo demand rises again for Asia Pacific airlines

Asia Pacific airlines saw another rise in air cargo demand in May that was “driven by buoyant trade activity within the region and globally”, reported the If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Cool Carriers muscles into melon trade with new Brazil-Europe contract

While Cool is “cash rich,” it is under pressure to fill the newbuild capacity it already has as well as what is scheduled to be delivered, writes analyst Richard Bright. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Importance of deciding what role you want to play in a shipping or maritime contract

Decide which role you want to play in a maritime contract, an interesting article by Muthu Jagannath of NAU Singapore If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

CN analysis: Container freight rates out of India on major trades see gains as capacity tightens

Container freight rates on trades out of India have begun to rebound after recent downward corrections from the Red Sea crisis-linked highs. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Ocean shipping faces sobering reality of long-term diversions around southern Africa

As the crisis in the Red Sea hits seven months with no end in sight, the container shipping market has reached a point where stakeholders need to seriously consider their plan B in case the current reality persists for several more years, writes Lars Jensen. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate…

New UK government must support airports’ cargo capacity growth

The incoming UK government must do more to increase cargo capacity at UK airports if the economy is to grow, trade body Aviation Services UK (ASUK) has If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Maersk, citing ‘integration challenges,’ says won’t pursue DB Schenker acquisition

The forwarder’s enormous staff count and a lack of investment in logistics infrastructure contributed to the carrier dropping out, a source told the Journal of Commerce. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

ONE launches direct India-South Carolina service

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has launched a new weekly ship service establishing a direct link between India and South Carolina Ports. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Lufthansa Cargo and Korean Cargo announce new SAF partnerships

Lufthansa Cargo and Korean Air Cargo have today both announced new Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) tie-ups with logistics companies. Lufthansa Cargo and If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Warehouse Receipts gets its Model Law

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted the UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT Model Law on Warehouse Receipts If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

US ports hit back at White House move to levy new tariff on Chinese cranes

The Biden administration’s attempts to build a homegrown crane industry due to cybersecurity concerns drew little interest from the National Association of Waterfront Employers, which doesn’t see a threat from Chinese-made cranes. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Kuehne+Nagel expands cross-dock warehouse network to serve US healthcare market

Kuehne+Nagel meets the increasing demands of the healthcare sector by providing more sustainable and cost-effective supply chain solutions. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

SkyTeam Cargo introduces new lightweight pallet

Air cargo alliance SkyTeam Cargo has introduced a new paper-based cargo pallet that it claims will help reduce costs. The pallet was developed by If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

CMA CGM updates rates from Middle East Gulf to North Europe, Med and North Africa

CMA CGM announced new Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates effective from 12 July (loading date at origin ports) until further notice. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport opens K+N leased cargo facility

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama has opened a new $31m air cargo facility that is being leased by Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) as part of a If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Shipped on Board Date – should it be stamped and signed by the shipping line..??

A shipped on board date is an important date on a bill of lading, especially where a Letter of Credit is involved.. Lets discuss if it should be signed.. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Hanwha to acquire US shipbuilder Philly Shipyard

Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Ocean, one of the world's major shipbuilders, announced the acquisition of US shipbuilding company Philly Shipyard. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Etihad responds to rising US cargo demand with extra capacity

Etihad Cargo is looking to meet rising demand to the US and Canada through the addition of extra capacity to key North American destinations. The Abu If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Overseas e-commerce platforms not playing by EU rules: digital lobby groups

Chinese online platforms were not specifically mentioned in an open letter to the European Commission, but the groups noted that government subsidies made competition with Asia-based e-commerce platforms difficult. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Navios Maritime Partners orders new container vessels

Angeliki Frangou-led Navios Maritime Partners is being named behind an order for up to four container ships contracted in South Korea. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Swissport adds pharma shipment consolidation service in Basel

Swissport has opened a new “Cool+Connect” pharma facility at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse that allows it to consolidate shipments at the airport and reduce If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Near-normal water levels allowing more ship transits through Panama Canal

The daily number of vessel transits through the critical waterway is set to return to normal levels after easing of a drought that cut transits in half last year. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Florida International Terminal secures 10-year lease renewal at Port Everglades

Florida International Terminal (FIT) has successfully renewed its lease agreement at Port Everglades for another 10 years. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

LA-LB ports investing $25 million in charging infrastructure for electric trucks

The Los Angeles and Long Beach harbor commissions have each approved allocating $12.5 million to help fund the installation of about 200 charging stations to serve battery-powered trucks in the region. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Unions oppose Air Incheon’s bid for Asiana’s cargo business

Unions have put yet another obstacle in the path of Korean Air’s delayed acquisition of Asiana Airlines by objecting to both the nature of the takeover If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

New treaty could give “negotiable” status to rail and road consignment notes

New treaty mooted by UNCITRAL could give “negotiable” status to rail and road consignment notes same as a negotiable bill of lading If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Zim adds new premium trans-Pacific service to West Coast amid rate surge

The carrier next week will roll out a premium express service from central China to complement the South China express service it relaunched late last year as spot rates continue to move higher. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Singapore oil spill: Insurance claims capped at under US$6 million

The insurer for the bunker tanker involved in the oil spill in Singapore has a limit of (US$5.9 million) for the resulting claims. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

DHL Express ramps up use of electric vehicles at Brussels

DHL Express is ramping up its use of electric ground-handling vehicles at Brussels Airport as part of efforts to reduce its emissions output. The If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Ro/ro surges at Brunswick amid investment, Baltimore diversions: GPA

Brunswick could overtake Baltimore as the busiest ro/ro port in the US, at least in the short term, partly because operations at the Maryland port were severely restricted following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March.   If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

IKEA Supply joins forces with the Mission to Seafarers

The Mission to Seafarers, an international charity focused on seafarer welfare, has announced a three-year partnership with IKEA Supply AG. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Etihad Cargo opens up direct capacity to K+N

Etihad Cargo has established a direct e-booking integration with Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) that provides the forwarder with access to real-time capacity and If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Analysts divided over pace of US truckload recovery, while LTL gains speed

Speakers at the SMC3 Connections Conference this week warned that US truckload pricing will rise slowly heading toward 2025, though others expect a faster move. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Maersk establishes its first low GHG emissions logistics hub in Denmark

Less than two years ago, Maersk started construction works for its first low greenhouse gas emission warehouse in Denmark. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Experts from South Africa, Taiwan & UK logistics industry added to TT Club’s board

Experts from South Africa, Taiwan & UK logistics industry added to TT Club’s board as non-executive members If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Cargo up at Cathay Pacific as it closes in on pre-Covid levels

Cathay Pacific saw its cargo volumes increase again in May as the carrier continued to narrow the gap on 2019 demand levels. The Hong Kong-hubbed airline If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Container volumes surge in Houston

In May, Port Houston handled 364,866 TEUs, marking a remarkable 21% increase compared to the same month last year. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Atlas Air co-operating with Hong Kong authorities following emergency landing

Atlas Air is co-operating with an investigation by Hong Kong's aviation authorities following an emergency landing that closed one of Hong Kong If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Carriers cutting back on vessel space allotments for NVOs, retailers: sources

The capacity cuts come as ocean bookings in the eastbound trans-Pacific are climbing sharply because US-based importers who had planned to ship their merchandise during the traditional August-through-October peak season are scrambling to book space early. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

OOCL holds naming ceremony for its latest 24,188 TEU vessel

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) named the company's eleventh 24,188 TEU eco-friendly vessel, OOCL Denmark. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Ocean and airfreight rate differential narrows

The difference between ocean and airfreight rates has narrowed to its lowest level since the third quarter of 2022 as container supply chains continue to If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Carriers halt India bookings to Europe, US amid capacity crunch: forwarders

Sources are reporting a “sold-out window” for spot bookings on most services connecting the two trade lanes through a large part of July. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

CMA CGM applies overweight surcharge from Middle East Gulf to Europe

French ocean carrier CMA CGM has informed its customers of an overweight surcharge (OWS) effective from 6 July 2024 (loading date). If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Swiss WorldCargo turns to direct air capture to offset emissions

Swiss WorldCargo is offering a new solution that will use direct air capture (DAC) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to offset carbon emissions. The If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

In tight capacity ocean market, shippers reap what they sow

The current tight capacity in the container shipping market is helping to shine a light on the mistake some shippers make when playing hardball in contract negotiations with carriers, writes an industry veteran and consultant. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

cargo-partner ensures smooth UK-Ireland trade with reliable road transport solutions

cargo-partner highlights its well-established Irish sea road transport solutions, which have been serving businesses for over two years. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Huge volume highlights need for e-commerce special handling code: IATA

With more than 80% of e-commerce transported as air cargo, there are growing safety and transparency issues given the minimal view provided of what is actually inside the parcels. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

WFS extends cargo handling partnership with American in Europe

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has extended its partnership with American Airlines through a new cargo handling contract in Copenhagen to support the If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

EU ‘giving up’ on 2030 rail freight target: industry groups

Meeting the European Union emissions reduction targets for transportation will require a significant modal shift in freight from road to the rails over the next few years, but that is being undermined by EU regulations, according to industry groups. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Container dwell times remain steady at San Pedro Bay Ports

Average dwell times for containers through the San Pedro Bay Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach during May 2024 remained steady. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Sri Lankan Airlines appoints NAS as UK GSSA

Sri Lankan Airlines has appointed Network Airline Services (NAS) as its cargo GSSA in the UK. Sri Lankan operates daily widebody flights from London If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

New Orleans pins breakbulk turnaround on container spillover

Despite sliding breakbulk volumes during the first five months of the year, there are signs that spillover cargo may reappear at the Port of New Orleans thanks to the disrupted global market. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Houthi missiles claim second ship

UK Maritime Trade Operations said on 18 June that Tutor, a 2022-built Kamsarmax vessel owned by Evalend Shipping, is believed to have sunk. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Amazon places more freighters with Sun Country Airlines

Amazon Air has placed an additional eight Boeing 737-800 freighters with Sun Country Airlines as it deepens its partnership with the If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Container capacity sucking Red Sea diversions may be status quo

Houthi rebels have little incentive to stop attacks even if there is a Gaza-Israel ceasefire, there’s no US appetite to root them out, and a political solution is highly unlikely, according to geopolitical analysts. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

NWSA reports container volume increase

Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) announced that the total volume has risen by 8.2% since the start of the year, reaching 1,235,446 TEUs. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Teleport targets China e-commerce air cargo

Teleport aims to further build up its e-commerce air cargo business between China and southeast Asia with next-day services. The Malaysia-based logistics If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Port congestion in Asia easing, shifting to India: ocean carriers, forwarders

Cargo flow is improving through Singapore and major Chinese ports, but India’s largest container gateway, Mundra, is straining under rising transshipment volumes, ocean carriers and forwarders say. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Saudi Global Ports boosts capacity with new quay and RTG cranes

Saudi Global Ports has received three Quay Cranes with automation capabilities and three Hybrid Automated Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Worsening containership market keeps the pressure on air cargo

The recent deterioration in the ocean shipping market could be pushing more cargo to airfreight following the impact of the Red Sea crisis. In its latest If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

US imports accelerate, but inland transport lags: CSCMP

US importers are pulling forward orders to avoid potential congestion, but trucking and intermodal networks are still slack, speakers said at the launch of CSCMP’s State of Logistics report. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to build Japan’s first methanol-powered RoRo ships

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has received orders from Toyofuji Shipping (Aichi Prefecture) and Fukuju Shipping (Shizuoka Prefecture)… If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Charleston pausing berth project to ease vessel backlog

Suspending construction work will allow the Port of Charleston to reopen all three berths in the Wando Welch terminal for two weeks and reduce a backlog of anchored vessels, but ocean carriers should anticipate at least two days of waiting to get a berth once work resumes. If we can be of assistance, please do…

Liege sees air cargo volumes improve again in May

Belgian freighter hub Liege Airport reported another month of increasing cargo volumes in May. The airport said that cargo tonnages for the month If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Global disruption further complicates ocean carrier network building

How do you build a robust, resilient system in the face of operational and geopolitical disruptions that throw conventional container shipping networks into disarray? If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

GEODIS Denmark switches to 100% renewable electricity

GEODIS Denmark has taken a significant first step on this reduction journey by switching to 100% renewable energy as of January 2024. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Lufthansa Cargo launches freighter flights from Munich

Lufthansa Cargo will expand its regional freighter network in July with the addition of flights from Munich Airport for the first time. The German cargo If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

MSC adds to growing Asia-Mexico service launches

Mediterranean Shipping Co. is increasing capacity between Asia and the West Coast of Mexico amid surging foreign direct investment by China into Mexico. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Rates still climbing, but could early peak season start mean early end too?

Ocean rates out of Asia were stable last week but have already started climbing on mid-month Peak Season Surcharge increases this week. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Korean picks Air Incheon as preferred Asiana Cargo bidder

Air Incheon has been named as the preferred bidder for the sale of Asiana Airlines' cargo business as part of Korean Air's much-delayed acquisition of If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

HMM deploying more extra loaders to aid South Korean exporters

With backing from the South Korea government, HMM is deploying more ships to help the country’s exporters weather soaring container rates amid heightened demand for their goods. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Training As A Sailor: What Skills Do You Need To Become A Captain

Hey, you want to be a ship captain, right? Being able to sail the high seas, feel the wind in your hair, and shout “Ahoy, matey!” all the time? Well, If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

DHL Global Forwarding’s new CEO for Germany and Switzerland

Markus Panhauser will take on the role of chief executive of DHL Global Forwarding Germany and Switzerland from July 1. Panhauser succeeds Tobias Schmidt, If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Transnet appoints Grindrod to develop and operate container facility in Richards Bay

Transnet National Ports Authority has appointed Grindrod South Africa to develop and operate Container Terminal in Richards Bay If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

US truckload spot rate metric turns positive for first time in 27 months 

The average US transactional dry-van truckload rate rose “a fraction” above its year-ago level Wednesday, following strong year-over-year gains in spot market volumes, according to DAT Freight & Analytics. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Maersk, Nike to christen historic, green-fuelled container vessel at LA port

Maersk invites the public to come aboard a ship of the future when one of the world’s first methanol-enabled vessels arrives in Los Angeles. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

SF Airlines launches Ezhou-Budapest air cargo route

SF Airlines has launched an air cargo route linking Ezhou Huahu Airport in central China's Hubei Province with Budapest International Airport in Hungary. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Brazil north-south, Asia-ECSA rates hit recent highs on strong demand, congestion

Local forwarders say the rate hikes are partly due to worsening delays at key ports in Brazil, with ongoing construction work closing part of Navegantes and vessel diversions from that port overwhelming other gateways. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

CMA CGM announces PSS from Med to US, Mexico, Canada East Coast & US Gulf

CMA CGM has announced the implementation of a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS), starting from 15 July 2024 (loading date) until further notice. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Menzies gains approval for its net zero targets

Menzies Aviation is helping raise the green stakes for ground handlers working in air cargo with the approval of its science-based targets to reach If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

U.S. container imports to surpass 2 million TEUs for next 7 months

The Global Port Tracker report forecasts that monthly inbound cargo volumes at U.S. major container ports will reach their highest levels in nearly tw If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

IBS Software appoints new CEO

Aviation software firm IBS Software has appointed Somit Goyal as its new chief executive to succeed Anand Krishnan. Goyal has held leadership roles at If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

MacGregor wins major crane contract from MMA offshore

MacGregor has secured a significant order for its 50-tonne active heave compensated (AHC) crane, which will be installed on the MMA Valour. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

US truckload spot rates rise, but still below year-ago levels

This year’s truckload spot rates are hugging the baseline set in 2023 as the freight recession drags on; a major increase seems unlikely anytime soon. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Tough economy hits Asia Pacific 2023 cargo revenue

Aggregated cargo revenue for Asia Pacific airlines last year fell by 43.3% to $21bn, according to preliminary financial performance results released by If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Weaker US produce volumes help keep lid on truckload rates

Produce shipments by weight have dropped in 2024, and that’s helped maintain “adequate” truckload capacity in most parts of the US, the Department of Agriculture said. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Affordable Online MBA in Supply Chain Management Programs for 2024

Photo by Tiger Lily, sourced from Pexels  As the world becomes more connected, strategically importing and exporting goods will help a company thrive If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

European Union to ramp up tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles

The European Union (EU) has revealed plans to add tariffs of up to 38.1% on electric vehicles imported from China. The new tariffs were announced last If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Peak season surcharges land earlier, and higher, in hot trans-Pacific market

With vessel space from Asia to the US at a premium amid an early peak season, ocean carriers have been largely successful in implementing the surcharges in June, and some will keep pushing their luck in July. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

What is Liner and Tramp trades in shipping..

This article explains the differences and similarities between liner and tramp service and trades in shipping.. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Georgia Ports Authority handles over 490,000 TEUs in May

The Georgia Ports Authority managed 490,330 TEUs marking a 22% increase compared to the same month last year. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Last BelugaXL enters service – Air Cargo News

The last of six Airbus BelugaXLs has now entered service with Airbus Transport International (ATI) after serving as the programme’s test aircraft since If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Big capacity injection into ex-Asia trades having little effect: Drewry

The longer transits around southern Africa, port congestion at key hubs in Asia and unseasonally strong demand have absorbed all the capacity carriers threw into the major east-west trade lanes early this year. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Larger container lines drive operational gains from ‘own terminals’ in India

As the Red Sea crisis remains a major drag on container supply chains, 'own terminal advantages' are believed to be benefiting the larger container li If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

RwandAir Cargo expands freighter network

RwandAir Cargo is launching new services from its Kugali hub to Dubai and Djibouti to be operated by its Boeing 737-800 converted freighter. The new If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Asia-Europe ocean rates soar as shipper ‘panic’ brings orders forward

Average spot rates on the westbound trade have tripled compared with this point last year, with growing demand likely to keep upward pressure on prices over the coming weeks. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Difference between Storage and Demurrage

There are tangible differences between between Storage and Demurrage and here we look at the main differences.. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Port of Long Beach sees 8.2% cargo decline in May

Shifting trade routes and cancelled voyages resulted in a decline in cargo at the Port of Long Beach in May. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Swissport Frankfurt recertified by IATA for pharma

Swissport's air cargo centre at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has been reawarded with IATA’s CEIV Pharma (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Rate management platform uses fresh funding to add auditing, amendments tools

The new products were launched as Ship Angel announced a $5 million funding round by venture investors. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Seafarer severely hurt in Houthi assault

A seafarer on a general cargo vessel was seriously injured after two Houthi missiles hit theship on 13 June. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

European Cargo gears up for more freighters

Freighter operator European Cargo and Bournemouth Airport's in-house handler Cargo First are preparing for the addition of three more Airbus A340 If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Shippers, IMCs pleased with rail performance in 2024: survey

Domestic intermodal service has been significantly better so far this year compared with the pandemic-disrupted years of 2020 to 2022, but shippers remain reluctant to tender some freight to the railroads, a Journal of Commerce survey found. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Zeevonk II to install electrolyser at Port of Rotterdam for green hydrogen

Zeevonk II plans to build an electrolyser on the Maasvlakte to convert wind farm energy into green hydrogen. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Canadian border agency, workers reach tentative deal on new contract

The preliminary agreement avoids a strike that could have created traffic jams along the US-Canada border, disrupting trade and manufacturing.  If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Warnings of potential east coast US container port strikes

Talks between US ports and port worker representatives over a new labour contract have broken down this week raising the possibility of strike action at If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Opportunistic intra-Asia carriers reenter trans-Pac trade amid soaring rates, demand

Established long-haul carriers are also launching a raft of new services between Asia and the Americas to take advantage of the buoyant market. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Port of Antwerp-Bruges achieves fourth ISO 50001 certification

For the fourth consecutive time, the Port Authority has attained ISO 50001 certification for its sustainable energy strategy. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Yusen Logistics expands Hong Kong Airport feedership operation

Yusen Logistics (Shenzhen) has started handling import air cargo at its Dongguan Humen Bonded Logistics Park (BLP) site using feeder vessels to transfer If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Stakeholders sorting out per diem bills under new FMC rules

The agency’s detention and demurrage rules are still unclear as to billing those charges to truckers, according to challenges put forth by ocean carriers. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

CMA CGM updates Asia peak season surcharges

The French carrier, CMA CGM Group, has announced an updated Peak Season Surcharge effective from 20 June 2024, until further notice. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

US Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association scholarship programme open for applications

The US Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) has opened applications for its scholarship programme that is designed to help aspiring If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Robust demand has Asia-Europe carriers pulling capacity, charter levers

Unseasonally strong European demand for Asian imports is placing the heavily disrupted westbound trade lane under intense pressure as volumes overwhelm available capacity. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Choosing an Online Wholesale Marketplace: Which One is Right for Your Business?

In the relentless pursuit of cost optimization, businesses are always looking for ways to save money. Some are ditching the traditional brick-and-mort If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

AeroTransCargo hires Szar as president

Charles Szar has been appointed as president of global cargo airline AeroTransCargo (ATC) and will lead the company's development strategy. He brings over If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Which weight should be declared in a container bill of lading..??

Why is weight an important component in shipping and which weight should be declared in a container bill of lading..?? If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

New inland Port of Nevada provides alternative to draying ocean boxes

The port is the latest inland location in the western US looking to capitalize on strict regulations in California that are driving up costs for trucking companies. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Overcoming Writer’s Block in College Benefits of Studying in the USA

College students often suffer from writer's block, defined as an inability to produce new written material, which can be both unsettling and stressful If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Etihad Cargo looks forward to additional summer belly capacity

Etihad Cargo is hoping to capitalise on additional belly capacity being added for the summer season. Etihad will add 100 additional passenger flights If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

New trans-Pac services point to peak season rebound for ‘under-utilized’ NWSA

With two new services starting up in the past month, the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma anticipates a rebound in imports from Asia this peak season. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

CMA CGM upgrades NWUK and SCUK services

CMA CGM has announced enhancements to their NWUK and SCUK services, which connect Spain with Ireland, the UK, and the Netherlands. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Antonov Airlines AN-124 completes US satellite flight

Antonov Airlines and charter firm Proair have transported a satellite and supporting equipment from Turkey to the US utilising one of its AN-124-100 If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Samsung FMC complaint alleges thousands of inaccurate fees assessed by HMM

The volume of complaints filed to the US maritime regulator against shipping lines and forwarders has surged since OSRA-22 became law. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Threat of Canadian border agent strike delayed, but not dead

Shippers need to consider contingency plans for truck shipments crossing the US-Canadian border in case Canada’s Customs and Immigration Union calls a strike this week. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Los Angeles Harbor Commission approves US$2.6 billion budget

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has approved a US$2.6 billion budget for the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department for the fiscal year 2024/25. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

NCM scoops JetBlue GSSA deal for New York

Low-cost carrier JetBlue has appointed Network Cargo Management (NCM) as its GSSA in New York. The new deal started on June 1 and sees NCM provide GSSA If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Meet Lex Maritima – the first codification of universal Maritime Law Principles by CMI

Meet Lex Maritima – the first codification of universal Maritime Law Principles by the Comité Maritime International (CMI) If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Increased consumer spending drives latest upgrade for US import growth: retailers

The Global Port Tracker has again increased its forecast for US imports through September, with the National Retail Federation pointing to retailers stocking up to meet the rising demand of consumers. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Hapag-Lloyd launches new service linking Türkiye to the Red Sea

Hapag-Lloyd has announced a new service connecting Western Türkiye with the Red Sea, which is expected to start in mid-June. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Chapman Freeborn makes music and entertainment appointments

Charter broker Chapman Freeborn has made two leadership appointments in its music and entertainment vertical. Paul Kindred has been appointed as senior If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Somalia-based piracy menaces vessels rerouted away from Houthi threats

Security forces preoccupied with Houthi attacks in the Red Sea and an increase in Indian Ocean shipping, thanks to ongoing route diversions, have created an opening for Somali pirates. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Houthis alleged hits on three ships

Houthis continue to step up their attacks on ships in the Red Sea and have claimed assaults on three ships this week, Maersk Seletar. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

IAG Cargo expands Constant Climate network in Europe

IAG Cargo's facility at Strasbourg Airport in France has been approved to transport time and temperature-sensitive healthcare products, expanding the If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

ILA halts talks over new contract until Maersk, APM clarify port IT projects

The International Longshoremen’s Association said it has called off talks for a new six-year labor agreement due to automation efforts at Maersk-operated marine terminals. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

SRSA inks MoU with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

Saudi Red Sea Authority has signed an MoU with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation to collaborate in sustainable marine protection If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Air Charter Service adds European regional director

Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed Andrew Summers to the new role of regional director of the broker's mainland European offices. Summers has been If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

US East and Gulf Coast labour talks halted over discovery of automation at some ports

US East and Gulf Coast labour talks halted by the ILA over discovery of automation at some ports by APM and Maersk If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Capacity oversupply keeps India-US East Coast rates in decline

The continuing rate softness comes as some carriers prepare to implement peak season surcharges ranging from $500 to $750 per container on Indian loads to the East Coast, mostly from June 15. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Leaders tackle shadow fleets, decarbonization, and energy shipping at Posidonia 2024

At the dynamic inaugural panel session of the Tradewinds Shipowners Forum at Posidonia 2024, Harry Conway… If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Mesa avoids de-listing from Nasdaq

US regional airline company Mesa Air Group has regained compliance with the Nasdaq stock market’s listing rules, which require companies to sustain stock If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Easyfresh Netherlands joins BlueBoxOcean platform

BlueBox Systems introduces Easyfresh Netherlands as a new customer on its BlueBoxOcean platform. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Embraer E190 P2F is FAA certified

Work on Embraer's passenger to freighter E190F aircraft is advancing with the successful completion of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) installation If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

DP World unveils major investments to enhance Latin American ports

DP World is significantly investing in its port terminals in Peru and Ecuador to boost capacity and operational efficiency. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Thai Airways joins WebCargo platform

Thai Airways will place its cargo capacity on the WebCargo by Freightos platform to offer forwarders access to real-time booking, pricing and payment If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

OrbitMI appoints new Chief Financial Officer

OrbitMI announced the appointment of Youn Lee as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective 1 February 2024. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Budapest Airport get new owners

Hungary's Budapest Airport, which has been investing heavily in cargo infrastructure over recent years, has a new owner. Yesterday, AviAlliance and the If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

“La France l’a fait” – MLETR gains further momentum with adoption by France

“La France l’a fait” – French National Assembly adopts MLETR making France the latest country to adopt this key legislation.. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Port of Tanjung Pelepas surpasses 1 million TEUs in a single month

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has reached a significant milestone by handling 1,077,747 TEUs in a single month. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Cool Chain Association grows expertise

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has appointed Vijan Chetty, general manager, Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) as its new treasurer, and If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Boluda Towage expands presence in France with acquisition of Les Abeilles

Les Abeilles was established in 1864 and stands as a leading company in the French maritime sector, entrusted by the Marine Nationale. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Scan Global completes Foppiani takeover

Scan Global Logistics (SGL) has completed the acquisition of Italian freight forwarder Foppiani Shipping & Logistics following the approval of Italian If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

WinGD, Alfa Laval, ABS, and KSB to develop ammonia-fuelled MR Tanker

WinGD will collaborate with Korean shipbuilder K Shipbuilding to develop an ammonia-fuelled medium-range tanker design. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Senior management changes at ATSG

Freighter operator Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has announced a series of senior management changes. The changes will see Joe Hete, who currently If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Kalmar to supply eight eco reachstackers to Maritime Transport

Kalmar inked deal with UK-based integrated road and rail freight logistics provider Maritime Transport for the supply of eight reachstackers. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

FedEx completes first flight to UK’s Teesside International

Teesside International Airport in the UK northeast has welcomed its first FedEx flight after signing a five-year deal for an airfreight handling facility If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Gulftainer welcomes first Ro-Ro vessel at Jubail Container Terminal

Gulftainer's KSA subsidiary announced the arrival of the first Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro-Ro) cargo vessel at Jubail Container Terminal. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Air China Cargo’s first A330P2F takes flight

Air China Cargo has put its first converted Airbus freighter into operation, according to Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW). The cargo carrier carried out its If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Ocean disruption modal shift puts air cargo on course for solid 2024

Cargo owners battling to find space on ships filled by an unseasonal demand surge are taking all available air freight capacity out of Asia, the Middle East and India, with rate levels rising accordingly. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Global Ports and Leningrad region partner to expand Ust-Luga Port capacity

Global Ports has signed an agreement with the Government of the Leningrad Region at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2024. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Saia still benefiting from Yellow’s collapse as US LTL market resets

Saia’s 18.6% year-over-year gain in LTL shipments in May underscores the ongoing impact of Yellow’s bankruptcy, while larger ODFL reports smaller “Yellow-free” gains in volume. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Nippon Express launches new Japan-US airfreight service

Nippon Express (NX) has launched a new airfreight service from Chubu Centrair International Airport in Japan to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Adani Ports secures 30-year concession deal with Tanzania Ports Authority

Adani has inked a 30-year deal with Tanzania Ports Authority to operate and manage Container Terminal 2 at Dar es Salaam Port in Tanzania. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

NAV AERO signs up to Awery’s technology

Awery Aviation Software has partnered with cargo GSSA and brokerage network, NAV AERO to become the primary aviation technology platform for its members. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Aidrivers & Terberg complete autonomous terminal truck deployment at Port of Tanjung Pelepas

Aidrivers announced the successful completion of Phase 2 of autonomous operations at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP). If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

BIFA appoints new board members

Three new people have been elected to the board of directors of the British International Freight Association (BIFA). The three new board members are If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

“Balance technology with critical thinking and experience”

Shipping and Freight Resource caught up with Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of ASCM as part of the Executive Insights series.. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

South Korea sees container trade growth

In April, South Korea traded 364,900 TEUs of containers with eight other Asian economies, marking a 15% increase from 316,600 TEUs. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Air cargo heading for double-digit growth in 2024

Booming e-commerce volumes are propelling the air cargo industry towards a double-digit percentage increase in demand this year, although a US crackdown If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

TS Lines makes another attempt at IPO

Taiwanese regional carrier TS Lines has made a third attempt at an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Sponsored: Eltete AirCargoRunners help reduce fuel consumption and emissions

The air cargo industry is relentlessly striving to reduce its environmental impact, balancing sustainability with the ever-growing demand for fast If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Bottlenecks flare in Barcelona as port battles rise in transshipment volumes

As a destination port, Barcelona is being used for transshipment beyond its capacity, something that has increased dwell times and slowed the turnaround of vessels. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Canada invests over US$35 million to strengthen global trade presence

The Canadian government is investing up to C$51.2 million in 19 digital infrastructure projects to bolster Canada’s global trade presence. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Air Cargo News Awards deadline extended

The entry deadline for this year's Air Cargo News Awards is being extended by 10 days due to popular demand. Due to a wave of requests, companies now have If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Knock-on effects of unexpected container shortage take aim at North America: analyst

The current chaos playing out in the container market globally doesn’t have to last that long to have some big impacts on North American intermodal, writes Larry Gross. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Diamond Line and Tarros introduce a new weekly PAE service

Diamond Line is launching a rapid short-sea service connecting Alexandria, Egypt, and Piraeus, Greece to Algiers, Algeria, and vice versa. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mekongzon. Source

Two-thirds of European green shipping fuel projects at risk: T&E study

Two-thirds of European green shipping fuel projects are at risk, a new Transport & Environment (T&E) study shows. Feel free to contact Mekongzon for inquiry and further supports Source

Barbara Yeninas, maritime communications pioneer, leaves 50-year legacy

Barbara Yeninas, who died May 31, is remembered as a passionate supporter of the container shipping industry, having cut her teeth reporting on the Port of Newark and then launching a well-known communications firm. Source

50 years of trailblazing for Quick Cargo Service

After 50 years in freight forwarding, Quick Cargo Service (QCS) shows that that mid-sized forwarders can still be trailblazers. It wasn’t an auspicious Source

Bigger is not always better and here is proof from a port performance perspective..!!

Bigger is not always better and here is proof from a Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) perspective..!! Source

No industry consensus on duration of Asia-Europe ocean disruption

The return of regular voyages to the Red Sea and Suez Canal will signal an end to the current disruption on the Asia-Europe trade lane, but there remains zero visibility about when that will happen. Source

Telemar opens new office in Spain

Telemar is establishing an office in Algeciras to further serve digital solutions for Telemar and Marlink clients. Source

Putzger Perspective: Air cargo’s Mexican wave

In May, Lufthansa Cargo announced plans to expand its footprint in Mexico the following month with the addition of Monterrey to its network, serving the Source

‘Highest bidder’ winning on Asia-Europe ocean trade as space, equipment shortages deepen

European importers are facing pandemic-era port congestion and soaring rate levels, with only the resumption of regular vessel transits through the Red Sea likely to address the growing supply chain disruption. Source

DP World aims for 40% rail freight share at Southampton by 2026

DP World is encouraging freight owners to move their products by rail from Southampton, removing thousands of vehicles… Source

E-commerce propels Hong Kong Air Cargo

E-commerce is thriving and serving as a growth accelerator for Hong Kong Air Cargo. Airlines are seeing their e-commerce business boom as shippers invest Source

Container market turn could keep capacity tight until October

The strength of bookings over the past month has surprised container lines executives, even when factoring some front-loading and replenishing inventories that are back to pre-pandemic levels, writes Journal of Commerce Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi. Source

US LTL providers adding trucks as they build out terminals

Earnings records show several big LTL carriers are expanding their tractor and trailer fleets in the post-Yellow market to keep pace with terminal expansion. Source

European container lines introduce Asia surcharges

Two major container shipping lines, Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM, have announced new Peak Season Surcharges for shipments originating from Asia. Source

FAA grants Amazon permission to fly drones beyond line of sight

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given Amazon permission to operate parcel delivery drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS). Until Source

China’s ports still lead performance rankings, while India’s move higher: CPPI

The fourth edition of the Container Port Performance Index shows some changes in the annual list’s middle tier as ports improve and new entrants make their mark. Source

CN analysis: Freight rate erosion on Indian trades continues as exporters bet on trade growth

Container freight rates on trades out of India have been unable to hold the rate gains they made from the Red Sea crisis. Source

Road feeder providers rally around demand

Road feeder services heavyweights Wallenborn and Jan de Rijk discuss how air cargo market trends are impacting the sector and why e-commerce has its Source

SEKO reinstated to US duty-free program, but still pursuing action against CBP

The forwarder says it has been “conditionally” restored to CBP’s so-called Type 86 program and has filed a complaint against the agency to get reinstated without conditions. Source

70% decline in annual ship losses over the past decade – Allianz

70% decline in annual ship losses over the past decade as per the Allianz Commercial Safety and Shipping Review 2024 Source

Demand fears put Europe’s emissions targets at risk: clean energy group

The huge investment required to produce green fuels for the shipping industry needs to be underpinned by certainty over demand, which suppliers are not yet seeing, according to the European climate activist Transport & Environment. Source

Maersk applies peak season surcharge from South China to Bangladesh

Maersk is implementing a Peak Season Surcharge for dry and reefer containers originating from South China ports and destined for Bangladesh. Source

Resurrected Convoy app gaining traction among small carriers, brokers: Flexport

The post-pandemic resilience of small fleets has been attributed in part to driver reliance on apps such as the one Convoy built, which Flexport purchased last November. Source

Air cargo rates and volumes continue to soar in May

Airfreight rates continued to rise in May while demand also continued to beat last year's levels. The Baltic Exchange Airfreight Index (BAI) shows that in Source

India-Europe carriers see strong rate gains for early peak season bookings

Spot rate quotes secured by forwarders from major carriers for sailings near the end of June are up between $500 to $600 per container on average from levels seen for the first half of the month. Source

Brexit opens EU ETS savings window

The ETS has “loophole” due to the UK's withdrawal from the EU. This allows UK port calls to be considered the first/last port call before… Source

New chief executive for Jettainer

Lufthansa Cargo-owned ULD management company Jettainer has appointed Jan-Wilhelm Breithaupt as chief executive, effective from June 1. Breithaupt holds a Source

High water levels close Rhine River to barge traffic after flooding rains

The Rhine is one of the most important commercial waterways in Europe and its closure is pushing traffic to the road and rails where there is limited capacity. Source

DP World introduces new rail transport solution for finished vehicles

DP World has introduced an industry-first solution using 53-foot intermodal containers with racking systems to transport finished vehicles… Source

Deutsche Bahn selects the final four DB Schenker bidders

Deutsche Bahn has narrowed the number of potential buyers of freight forwarding subsidiary DB Schenker down to four bidders that have now been invited to Source

Container market hearing echoes of pandemic-era dynamics: analyst

With vessel capacity tight and freight rates on the rise, there are several market dynamics that emerged during the pandemic that are already beginning to play out once again, writes Lars Jensen. Source

Baltimore import bookings rebound as port’s full ship channel to reopen soon

Evergreen Marine’s neo-Panamax service from Asia will start making regular calls to Baltimore by mid-July, and the port’s container terminal is ready to start receiving imports. Source

Metrans unveils major terminal area expansion in Slovakia

Metrans has recently completed a significant expansion of its hub terminal located in Dunajská Streda, Slovakia. Source

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