Newsletter – April 12, 2019
AIR FREIGHT UPDATES
Digitalisation does not mean a race to the bottom on pricing
Digitalisation will not result in a race to the bottom on pricing for forwarders, according to SeaIntelligence Consulting founder Lars Jensen. Read more here.
OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES
Yang Ming charters four more 11,000 teu boxships
YANG Ming Marine Transport has signed a charter deal with Japan’s Shoei Kisen Kaisha for four 11,000 teu containerships, which are due for delivery in 2022. Read more here.
LNG, the forgotten fuel, makes its case as the ‘greenest’ alternative to oil
LNG is the most environmentally friendly, readily available fuel for shipping today – and in the foreseeable future, according to a new study. Read more here.
Shippers should be ‘careful what they wish for’ on block exemption regulations
Shippers should think twice about lobbying the EU to lift the block exemption regulation (BER) for liner shipping, it was claimed yesterday. Read more here.
Cosco Shipping Ports to build mega logistics park at Guangzhou port
TERMINAL operator Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP) plans to develop a 254,000-square-metre logistics park in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou that has a regional population of 64 million and boasts one of the world’s busiest box ports with 2018 throughput hitting 21.92 million TEU. Read more here.