As a livestock carrier will be sailing from South Africa, local media investigated the nation’s live export trade with Kuwait, noting that there is the possibility for a difficult journey for the 65,000 sheep that are being prepared to sail.
According to Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), its activity was weak during the second quarter of 2019. IANA’s estimate concerning the intermodal container activity highlights the deepening of the freight recession that railroads and trucking companies saw in the 2019 second quarter.
The Australian Department of Agriculture announced the extension of the prohibition on live sheep exports to or from the Middle East to September 22, 2019. Prior to concluding to this decision, the department took under consideration available science and evidence, and also public feedback.
Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development announced the charges against Emanuel Exports, Perth-based live export company, and two of its Directors with alleged cruelty to animals under the State’s Animal Welfare Act.
The International Energy Agency expects that China and the US will become world’s biggest LNG exporters and importers in five years. The US will surpass Australia’s and Qatar’s LNG exports in 2024, Reuters reports.
The value of exports through Abu Dhabi ports grew 14.8% from AED 24.0 billion in the first quarter of 2018 to AED 27.6 billion in the same period of 2019, according to official figures released by Statistic Centre – Abu Dhabi, SCAD. As for imports, their value decreased by 7.7% from AED 26.2 billion in Q1 2018 to AED 24.2 billion in Q1 2019.
The containerized export volume in the port of Oakland rose by 4.2% in June 2019, in comparison to June 2018. The port reported that it managed the equivalent of 74,901 20-foot loaded export containers last month, compared to 71,894 in June 2018.
According to the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organisation, the non-oil products being exported from the Chabahar port towards South-eastern Iran, have experienced an increase of 100%, in the first quarter of the current Iranian year, in comparison to the same period last year.
RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture, after receiving images and footage revealing brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel onboard the Bahamas-flagged livestock carrier ‘Maysora’.
Port of Oakland reported that its containerized agricultural exports are boosting, despite the trade war. The farm good shipments in the first four months of 2019 saw a 12% increase from the previous year. According to the port, the majority of its shipments are sent to Asia, despite US’s tariffs.
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