Dublin Port will invest in new infrastructure based on its Masterplan to 2040 and a programme of works is already underway. The company invested €75 million in port infrastructure in 2017 and plans to invest a further €132m during 2018. As a result, investment plans will need to accelerate.
French container ship giant CMA CGM informed that it will implement an Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge for imports and exports at the port of Thessaloniki, North Greece, as of January, as a result from the increased port congestion that is increasing operational costs and generating service disruptions.
With plans to ship over 5 million metric tons of dry bulk commodities in its first year, the new company will step up the import and export of dry bulk goods and ocean freight material in and out of the Middle East, while strengthening the operations of Bahri Dry Bulk.
MOL announced that it is teaming up with four other companies to join a demonstration project for a used-car export business model, as part of the “2017 International Logistics Business Model Creation Project” backed by Okinawa Prefecture’s Business Promotion Subsidy program.
The European Shippers’ Council was asked by representatives of national shippers’ councils, as well as by individual export companies, to organize an emergency meeting. This meeting took place last week and focused on the current situation in maritime sector: goods to be exported have been waiting for up to 8 weeks to be loaded on ships.
European Shippers’ Council members issued a report, informing that many shippers who regularly export goods to Asia have been facing a large drop of available slots for containers on almost every shipping line.
The New Zealand Ministry of foreign affairs and trade issued its trade agenda 2030, presenting the country’s trade policy strategy, to further enhance the sector and enable exporters to seize opportunities presented by new markets and sectors. The report delivers on this commitment, setting out four key shifts in its trade policy.
The Swedish P&I Club announced that a Protocol of phytosanitary requirements for the export of soya beans from Uruguay to China has been signed by the corresponding Authorities of both countries.
APL has stepped in to support Japanese growers and exporters in the exploration of overseas markets for their fresh produce. Through its range of SMART reefer solutions and well-diversified global network, APL is committed to offering an optimal and cost-effective transportation that not only preserves the quality of delicate produce but also enables market accessibility.
Poten & Partners estimate that so far in 2014 an average of 25 vessels per month are fixed from the Caribbean to Asia, not only to China, but increasingly also to India
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