DP World recently launched a digital online logistics tools and services platform which covers sea, land and air shipping around the global. Through this initiative, the company goals to boost freight forwarders and any business to book cargo shipments from and to anywhere in the world.
UK P&I Club recently published a guide concerning the controls and the key points that the UK Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. Specifically, the guide allows ship operators to carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls, ensuring that the ship has a good risk profile.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a IAPH-WPSP Port Economic Impact Barometer started monitoring the current situation in world ports and trends compared to previous weeks. In fact, the first survey results were collected in week 15 of 2020, collecting information from 67 ports around the global.
In light of the COVID-19 oubtreak, all Canadian Port Authorities and Halifax Port Authority informed that remain operational and continue their cargo trade. Yet, the movement of containerized cargo ships has not been impacted by the pandemic.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation bringing several disruptions and delays to the shipping industry, several ports in the US are struggling to remain operational. Among others, the Port of New York and New Jersey along with the South Carolina Ports keep continuing their operations.
In light of the misdeclared cargo contents, Wan Hai Lines announced that forced new measures against shippers who intentionally misdeclare cargo. In fact, the Taiwanese carrier company informed that if the declarations and the shipping documents are not true, it will immediately suspend the delivery operation.
Kalimbassieris Maritme A.S. recently issued an alert warning shipping companies about the increased trend of unannounced bunker checks in Turkey ports. Specifically, the company reported that Turkish customs officials inspect bunker remains onboard.
The Port Executive Director Gene Seroka recently announced that the Port of Los Angeles moved near-record cargo in 2019 with a total of 9,337,632 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), just short of the second-best year in its 113-year history, despite lingering tensions from the U.S.-China trade war.
Cargo hold cleaning is a major issue nowadays given that it is responsible for the quality of the product it will transmit; Therefore, the North Club issued information of cargo cleanliness requirements in Argentina for all interested parties.
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