Carrier refuses to show commercial information on the bill of lading. “Help, carrier refuses to show commercial information relating to the cargo on the bill of lading” This is a regular complaint one hears from shippers and also the basis of many arguments between shippers, their agents, freight forwarders, clearing agents, brokers and shipping lines because many customers maintain a view that the carrier is being pedantic about this..
Update on FMC's Fact Finding 29 on Global Container Alliance practices. Fact Finding 29 is an order by the Federal Maritime Commission to investigate challenges to the freight delivery system in the USA and possible violations of the Shipping Act.
Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye was tasked by the FMC to carry out the investigation with the full authority under 46 C.F.R. §§ 502.281 to 502.291, to perform such duties as may be necessary in accordance with U.S. law and Commission regulations. How to safeguard cargo release using the correct type of bill of lading. The Suez Canal puzzle – pulling the pieces together. Forwarders should move quickly on Ever Given GA, but legal wrangle looms. © Cnes 2021, Distribution Airbus DS.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has urged forwarders with cargo on board the Ever Given to begin General Average (GA) procedures with their shippers. The vessel’s owner declared GA last Thursday. Robert Keen, director general of BIFA, said: “When our members receive notification that a General Average has been declared for a vessel, whatever the position, their first action must be to give the importer immediate notice.
“The appointed average adjusters will need to be in possession of completed guarantees and bond forms, or a cash deposit, before release of cargo, so it is vital that the importer takes immediate action. “Our advice to members is that, with General Average being declared, any standard marine policy will include General Average losses, so if the goods have been insured the importer should obtain a General Average guarantee from the insurers. China business flows: developments and trends in the Pearl River Delta. After the dust of 2020 has settled Last year will go down in history as one of the most un-traditional years for a very long time.
While 2020 began as normal for the rest of the world, China announced in early January that it had been hit by a new coronavirus and that very strict measures were necessary to control its spread. For the rest of the world life continued as usual. Schifffahrt im Spannungsfeld von Umwelt und Wirtschaft. 'Pandemonium and disruption' – a boost for air freight from 'Ever Stuck' Satellite image from 25.3.21© Cnes 2021, Distribution Airbus DS.
Air, sea-air and rail freight demand is expected to rise significantly on Asia-Europe lanes as shippers try to avoid the chaos from the blocking of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given. “Increased air freight demand is almost unavoidable,” said one European forwarder. “Even if the vessel was salvaged today there would be consequences and impact – air and sea-air will become more prevalent.” But, he added: “Shippers will try to use rail to catch up time – but this is already oversubscribed.” One Chinese forwarder explained: “Rail express has been overbooked so far on both eastbound and westbound.
Ocean Network Express. General Average - an introduction. This guest post about General Average is written by Alexander Robertson from Robertson’s Cargo Consultancy (Pty.)
Limited In the marine insurance industry claims are divided into two categories, particular average and general average. General average claims relate to losses directly related to a sacrifice made as a result of a catastrophe at sea, all other losses are known as particular average losses. ONE Apus – Container stack collapse – Update – 23rd Dec. The update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster as of the 23rd December 2020 is that discharging operations of the remaining containers have been proceeding steadily and 50 containers have been safely discharged as of December 22nd..
The discharge operations for the safe removal of the remaining containers on deck started on the 11th of December after permission to proceed was granted by the Japanese Coast Guard.. As per ONE, the discharge operations will take some time and in the meantime, inspection and survey work of the discharged containers are underway to assess the cargo condition.. The careful removal of the dislodged units under a schedule formulated by stowage planners is expected to take over a month with safety the number one priority.. Once unloaded, each will be assessed, and when the discharge of cargo is complete, there will be a full assessment of damage to the vessel and subsequent repairs. Hapag-Lloyd orders six 23,000 TEU vessels. ONE Apus container loss shows need for ‘real-time information’ It’s been more than two weeks since 1,816 containers were lost from the deck of the ONE Apus en route to Long Beach, California.
The public has been told the contents of only 64 of those containers. Long an advocate for maritime industry digitization, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said the ONE Apus incident illustrates the need for container visibility. “This is another prime example of why we must improve in this industry,” Seroka said in response to a question from American Shipper during a press conference on November port volumes Tuesday. “The advocate in me says having the ability to track every container, its whereabouts along the path and even at rest is very important. The opponents say once a container is on a ship, that’s it for 10 to 14 days, it’s not moving until it gets to its next port of call for the move and movements beyond,” he said.
But sometimes containers don’t stay put. None of the 1,816 containers lost overboard have been reported as recovered. Increasing vessel sizes a red flag for US ports. New mega-containership arrivals risk upsetting the balance on box trades - The Loadstar. Despite the containership orderbook at an historic low, the top carriers have a backlog of 86 ships of over 10,000 teu stemmed for delivery over the next two to three years.
The orders were placed before the pandemic stunted global growth, but with considerable uncertainty over the speed of a recovery against the recessionary background, the deployment of 1.47 million teu of capacity on the newbuild ULCVs could prove challenging. And Alphaliner notes that the outstanding orders are “unequally spread among the three big alliances”. “The two carriers with the largest orders, CMA CGM and Evergreen, belong to the Ocean Alliance, which already has a market share of 39.5% on the transpacific and 38.7% on the Asia-Europe trade,” said the consultant. Along with Cosco (OOCL) the alliance has 57 ships under construction with a total capacity of 1m teu.
In order to fill the extra slots, and assuming growth remains lethargic, the Ocean Alliance members may decide to try to increase their market share. Asia-Europe misery for shippers: four-week delays, rate hikes and surcharges - The Loadstar. © Sheila Fitzgerald Shippers from Asia to North Europe face a severe capacity crunch, and carriers are set to add to their misery with mid-month FAK rises and peak season surcharges.
NVOCCs have told The Loadstar in the past few days they were experiencing three-to-four-week delays for FAVs (first available vessels) to North Europe, and even longer for the UK. “We are paying their FAK rates, and even a premium on top, but we are really struggling to get boxes away from China,” said one source. “I’m hearing rumours of a big FAK hike from the middle of the month and also that some carriers will add a PSS on top, so we are warning our customers to prepare for extra charges,” he added. Maersk and MSC upgrade Asia-Europe sweeper to a weekly service - The Loadstar. © Denys Yelmanov | The 2M Alliance has upgraded its fortnightly Asia-Europe sweeper service to weekly, as demand and freight rates continue to rise on the tradelane.
Dubbed The Griffin by MSC and simply “a sweeper” by Maersk, the inducement sailing was launched at the end of June to mitigate the impact of the temporary suspension of the AE2/Swan loop. Both the 2M partners initially advised their customers that the service would only be maintained if there was sufficient support. Future maritime trade flows – PortEconomics. Y invitation, PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue took part in a OECD/IFT Roundtable on Future maritime trade flows, held in Paris, and included 30 members of government, industry and academia.
The two days were divided in five sessions covering selected topics, including the changing demand for maritime trade, costs and trade flows, maritime business strategies, infrastructures and the North Sea Route. A large array of issues were discussed and Jean-Paul Rodrigue summarises what has retained his attention. Schifffahrt: Ab 2020 drohen strengere Umweltvorschriften. Full Stories - Caption as the Content - ASD Version. Port-Liner launches first emission-free barges on Europe's waterways. Port-Liner is to roll-out the first fully electric, emission-free barges in Europe. Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Rotterdam ports will host the new vessels, capable of handling 24-280 20ft containers, from August. The launch follows a sizeable investment in the technology by the European Union A spokesperson for Port of Antwerp confirmed to The Loadstar it had added €200,000 to the EU €7m subsidy as part of a wider initiative to improve port efficiency.
Operators in Antwerp are expecting five of the new barges in August, with six larger vessels – capable of carrying 280 containers – due later in the third quarter. They will operate between De Kempen intermodal terminal in South Netherlands and Antwerp, and are expected to remove 23,000 trucks from the roads annually. He said: “There are some 7,300 inland vessels across Europe and more than 5,000 of those are owned by entrepreneurs in Belgium and the Netherlands. Panama Revoking Registration to Two Ships Linked to North Korea Dealings. Image Courtesy: Shipspotting The Panama Maritime Authority has initiated a process of canceling the registration of the ships under its flag as the two vessels are suspected of breaching the sanctions against North Korea.
Namely, Orient Shenyu and Koti, both flying the Panamanian-flag, have been linked to transporting of banned cargo to or from North Korea. Orient Shenyu, also known as Glory Hope I, has been included on the list of ten ships the U.S. proposed for blacklisting by the United Nations Security Council. The bulk carrier is believed to have engaged in exporting North Korean to other countries, which has been prohibited under the sanctions against North Korea aimed at chocking sources of funding that could end up supporting Pjongyang’s missile program.
The Nicaragua canal project revisited. The construction of an interoceanic canal in Nicaragua is a longstanding controversy that goes back to the late 19th century when the US had plans to construct the canal but in the end decided to develop the Panama Canal instead. The plans for the construction of the Nicaragua Canal have resurfaced in recent years. In September 2012, a newly formed private Chinese enterprise, the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Group (HKND), proposed a five-year construction plan at a cost of 50 billion U.S. dollars and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nicaraguan government in which HKND committed to financing and building the project. Since the canal was green-lighted by the Nicaraguan government, scientists and specialists have sharply criticized its potential to inflict lasting environmental and societal damage.
Maersk Line set to reflag Hamburg Süd containerships away from Germany. Cap San Augustin. Cosco takes biggest container line title from Maersk after a bumper Q3. © Sheila Fitzgerald. Surge-mega-ship-capacity-hit-water-2018_20171110. A new future for logistics as e-commerce brings the era of the FCL to an end. © Texelart. Great Lakes iron ore shipments surge in September. Alphaliner: COSCO to surpass CMA CGM after acquiring OOCL fleet, 29 newbuilds. ?OpenDocument&Form=m_DocumentRead&count=40&start=41&PresetFields=h_SetReturnURL; Drewry: Maersk & Hamburg Most Reliable - Port Technology International. An Interview with Marc Levinson, Author of The Box.
The Box was first published in 2006 to enthusiastic praise, counting Bill Gates as one of its fans. Global Shippers Forum and World Shipping Council clash over liner consolidation. Forwarders renew calls for shipping lines to abandon growing list of surcharges. Freight forwarders have renewed calls for shipping lines to axe their surcharges. THE Alliance creates emergency fund in event of Hanjin scenario. Login - DVZ. Calendar. Đăng nhập một lần. Truy cập tất cả. Đăng nhập để tiếp tục đến Lịch Google. Self-test questions.
Presentations. G6 cancels more Asia-Europe sailings. Views differ on outlook for growth in Panama traffic to US East Coast. Hapag-Lloyd On The Cusp Of EU Approval - Port Technology International. Empty container repositioning costs the shipping industry up to $20bn a year. © Dreamshot Repositioning empty containers costs the shipping industry $15-$20bn a year – up to 8% of a shipping line’s operating costs – according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
At this week’s Intermodal Europe event in Rotterdam, Johannes Schlingmeier, a consultant at BCG, said the huge number of empty container movements across the globe accounted for 15% of all box movements in the US, 14% in Latin America, 29% in Europe, 16% in the Middle East and 25% in China. Speaking to The Loadstar, Mr Schlingmeier’s colleague, Christian Roeloffs, said the problem arose from a mixture of structural trade imbalances and liner and network inefficiency. “Against structural imbalances – such as those seen in an economy that exports more, China’s, for instance – little can be done,” he said “However, our analysis shows that 33% of repositioning costs arise from company inefficiencies.” Since xChange launched last year with 10 customers, a further 57 have come onboard. Notes.husk.org. tagged containers.
A Maersk container ship ceased operations near the Canary Islands on Monday November 1, 2016 due to a fire that started on board, reported Fleetmon. The Maersk Patras, a 30,000 gross tonnage container vessel which is Singapore-flagged, sent a distress signal as it drifted around 90 nautical miles off the Canary Islands; the ship was on its way to Conakry, Guinea.
A tug was sent to rescue the ship around one in the morning on Tuesday November 2, 2016; there are no reported causalities. Japan’s Big Three End First Half FY 2016 in Losses. Ocean Alliance Overcomes US Regulatory Hurdle - Port Technology International. Mment: One Belt, One Road the future for trade between east and west. End of the 'Hanjin Effect' - Port Technology International. Container Documentary - Documentary Films. Vegetation as Seen by Suomi NPP. Petrobras LNG Terminals Up for Grabs. G6 Alliance Voids More Sailings. Why Ocean Freight Prices Are at Historic Lows. Login - DVZ. “Too many cooks” in THE Alliance kitchen, suggests Drewry. Insight: Shipping Alliances Must Act with Caution. Login - DVZ. Login - DVZ. Will Existing Carriers Form New Alliance? Productivity is declining at the world's biggest ports, 'but mega-boxships are not to blame'
Hapag-Lloyd to merge with UASC after secret talks. Container port competition in Europe. Schiffsregister — Startseite. Human rights, environmental advocates criticize Nicaragua Canal plan. TOP 100 - Existing fleet on October 2014. Container Freight Rate Insight – Home of freight rate pricing. Daily Briefing 05/03/2014. Ocean Carrier Reliability Improves Slightly, SeaIntel Says. I Know Why Your Students Don't Speak English… And What to Do About It. How to Load a Giant Container Ship. Neue Möglichkeiten zur sicheren und effizienten LNG-Bunkerung. South America Trade & Logistics. Bills of Lading Seminar - MaritimeEventTV. Murmann to Lead Schenker Air and Ocean Freight. Container Ship Scrapping Heads for Record.