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Complaints about Emergency Bunker Surcharge

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.

New China – Europe freight train connection

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

Asian Shippers’ Alliance: joint statement

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

IMO agrees to cut 50% emissions by 2050

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

Survey: container shipping service

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

Customs developments in China

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

Facilitating the flow of goods between continents

Global shippers engage and cooperate on logistics and cargo issues to bring stability and security to the global trade

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