More and more complaints are coming from shippers regarding the introduction of the Emergency Bunker Surcharge by carriers. The European Shippers' Council has addressed the competition department of the European Commission on this issue. Please read more here.
A new freight train service has been launched from Tangshan (150 km from Beijing) to Belgium. A train carrying 41 containers of local products, such as kaoline and yeast, departed around noon Thursday from Jingtang Port District in the city of Tangshan, marking the inauguration of the service. The train will go through Kazakhstan, Russia,
The Asian Shippers’ Alliance met together with the Global Shippers’ Alliance on 25-27 March 2018. The participants discussed major developments in Asia: Belt & Road initiatives; infrastructure development and connectivity, especially the land-bridge linking Europe and Asia and the Southern Transport Corridor; and liner consolidations and market concentration among others. Please, read the joint statement
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted a highly anticipated climate change strategy for shipping. The strategy focuses on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping and phase them out as soon as possible in this century. The adopted strategy includes specific
ESC and Drewry are conducting a survey to evaluate the quality of container shipping service. Shippers are encouraged to participate and to disseminate it further among relevant stakeholders. TO RESPOND TO THE SURVEY, please click here. Time to complete: 10 minutes for the 1st part of the survey and 10 minutes for the 2nd part. The 2nd
China is pushing forward Free Trade Agreements talks with more than 20 economies along the Belt and Road Initiative. During the last years, the country has been improving its customs legislation. In 2016, China introduced new measures in the customs audit. These include voluntary self-disclosure for a violation, involvement of external professional firms for audit
Hong Kong, March 27, 2018 The Global Shippers’ Alliance (GSA) representing major shippers’ organisations from Asia, Europe and the US, calls on world leaders to solve the dispute on import tariffs and work on decreasing the red tape in international trade. It is by dialogue that countries and regions should solve problems amongst themselves. By collaborating international trade
The Global Shippers’ Alliance will hold their annual meeting this time in Hong Kong and Macao on 26-27 March. Participants from Europe, Asia, and the US will address current matters on maritime transport, air freight, and trade facilitation. The organisation is particularly worried about looming trade wars and will compare risks, opportunities, and relevant actions to
AAEI and Amber Road conducted an online survey of global trade professionals: manufacturers, shippers, logistics providers, and other related service providers. The intent of the study was to create a report that provides a snapshot of e-commerce today and analyze the impact that the colossal growth of online sales, especially cross-border online sales, has on retailers,
AAEI is proud to partner with Amber Road on this Benchmark Report on e-Commerce. While e-commerce is not new, it has reached a critical mass to impact global trade. Since the Great Recession of 2008, global trade has remained flat while e-commerce has increased 20% per year.