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CMA CGM announces the revised Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS)

CMA CGM has decided to adjust the emergency bunker surcharge for dry and reefer cargo due to the significant increase in oil prices in order to maintain the quality of its services. The new amount will be applied to all long-haul cargo worldwide (excluding Taiwan) as of December 1st, 2018 (Loading date). The levels will [...]

2018-11-22T17:30:36+00:0022 November 2018|

High sulfur ‘carriage ban’ to start January 1, 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has banned the carriage of high-sulfur fuels on Friday. Which means ships that are not equipped with scrubbers will be banned from burning any marine fuel with a sulfur content above 0.5 pct. The carriage ban is part of the sulfur regulations concerning ship fuel which will come into force on [...]

2018-11-23T16:19:07+00:002 November 2018|

Ocean Alliance Med-USEC service details announced by carriers

Carriers participating in the OCEAN/THE Alliance have released joint statements with Med-USEC service details and port rotation on September 26 with implementation planned in December 2018. Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, One, COSCO, OOCL, CMA CGM, ZIM and APL are all participating in this VSA. The move will combine THE Alliance's AL6 service, running with five 5,500 [...]

2018-11-23T16:19:47+00:003 October 2018|

Time ripe for a review of the BAF calculations – Alphaliner

The container lines CMA CGM and MSC have followed Maersk’s lead to announce new BAF surcharges that will be applied from 1 January 2019. The carriers’ moves come in anticipation of the IMO’s tightened 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel. To be implemented from 1 January 2020, the new regulation is expected to result in [...]

2018-10-03T09:30:02+00:003 October 2018|

New Zealand’s New Customs Act comes into effect October 1st

New Zealand’s new Customs and Excise Act is expected be in force from 1 October 2018. The new Act introduces a number of changes to NZ customs law, which are considered the first major changes since 1996. The new Customs and Excise Act 2018 introduces 10 new services and initiatives: Valuation rulings: Customs can now make rulings on [...]

2018-09-25T12:46:27+00:0025 September 2018|

Argentina: National strike on September 25

Argentina's labor union -Confederación General de Trabajadores (CGT)- announced on Wednesday, August 29, that it is planning a nationwide general strike for September 25. All transport and port unions have confirmed their participation in a 24 hour strike on Tuesday 25th of September, 2018. Gori DHL Office in Mendoza will be open. However, no transport [...]

2018-09-20T08:39:37+00:0020 September 2018|

U.S. Wine Exports to China went up 14% in 2018

U.S. wine exports to China were up 14% in value to $38.4 million for the first six months of 2018, January through June, compared to the same time period last year, despite the continued threat of increased China tariffs. Demand for California wines in China is driving sales supported by activities of Wine Institute’s California [...]

2018-09-19T07:11:02+00:0019 September 2018|

Motorway bridge near Genoa collapses after storm

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, A 200m section of the Morandi bridge on the A10 near the port collapsed, leaving dozens dead. This incident has heavily affected the transports and restricted the movement to and from the port of Genoa. We may expect delays and congestion until authorities find [...]

2018-08-16T08:18:54+00:0016 August 2018|

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