India/China armed clash sparks delay and extra costs to cross-border trade

Trade between China and India has suffered following a deadly border skirmish last month.
Since the brutal clash in the Himalayas on 15 June, which reportedly left 20 Indian soldiers dead, retaliatory measures between New Delhi and Beijing quickly spilled over into increased customs checks and delays for Chinese shipments entering India.
However, freight forwarders in India told The Loadstar exports from both sides had been affected.
“There are instances where buyers in …

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Paul Butterworth takes over as chairman of trustees at Seafarers UK

Maritime charity Seafarers UK today appointed Paul Butterworth as its new chairman. He has served as a trustee of the charity for three years.
He is a partner and head of the Maritime & Shipping practice at the global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, based in London.
A passionate sailor, Mr Butterworth has worked for 28 years in the maritime sector, 15 of which have been in executive search. This followed his initial career …

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Containerships expands intra-Europe services from Portugal

Containerships is now further expanding its service from Portugal by adding multiple additional calls on several routes to increase capacity and service reliability. Key Enhancements include: 3rd weekly connection to Great Britain via the port of Tilbury in addition to already existing weekly sailings to Tilbury and Liverpool, 2nd weekly call to Netherlands, Belgium and France, and new direct sailing between Leixoes and Hamburg ports.

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Schleich relies on climate neutral logistics with Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme

Schleich GmbH, one of the largest toy manufacturers in Germany and the leading international provider of realistic animal figures, has decided to neutralise its entire sea freight CO2 footprint with the help of Kuehne+Nagel.

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Market Insight: Just like banking, logistics has its dark legal (and governance) side

There was a point last week when I thought I’d bumped into an internal memo issued by a major Wall Street bank, yet instead it was from a prominent T&L player – all true folks, logistics also has its dark side issues these days.
And then, as far as corporate governance is concerned, let me also briefly spare a word on the risk stemming from a lack of properly crafted governing …

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Blanked sailings and Covid-19 bounce-back bring new congestion at ports

As social lockdowns in Europe and North America continue to be eased, ports in the regions face increased congestion as activity picks up.
According to the International Association of Ports and Harbours’ latest Covid-19 Port Barometer report, published today, major container ports in Europe and North America are having to contend with a higher number of of moves per ship than ever before, as a result of the wave of blank …

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Feeders get ready for flood of enquiries from Irish shippers as ‘no-deal’ looms

A new service by Containerships has shown the growing importance of the Irish market to carriers.
The service is from Dublin to Rotterdam, and Hapag-Lloyd is adding Waterford to its links out of Dublin, Cork and Belfast
The increasing threat of a no-deal Brexit is prompting Irish shippers to re-examine the availability of all-sea service links to the continent as a replacement for a UK landbridge option that could be subject to …

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Swedish customs house KGH latest step in Maersk’s ‘digital transformation’

Maersk has continued its expansion into supply chain management services, agreeing to acquire Swedish customs specialist KGH Customs Services for Skr2.6bn (US$279m) from its private equity owner, Bridgepoint Development Capital.
The deal “corresponds with Maersk’s digital transformation journey”, it said, and appears to be the European equivalent of last year’s acquisition of US customs brokerage Vandegrift.
“There are no end-to-end solutions without customs clearance,” said Vincent Clerc,...

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Tata Consultancy leveraged its secure Borderless Workspaces™ model to virtually implement TCS DynaPORT at Tilbury2 Ro-Ro terminal

LONDON | MUMBAI, July 06, 2020: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has successfully deployed TCS DynaPORT, a state-of-the-art terminal operating system at Tilbury2 Ro-Ro, Forth Ports’ latest unaccompanied freight ferry terminal opened recently in London. TCS implemented this solution on schedule, 100% virtually during the COVID-19 lockdowns, leveraging the Secure Borderless Workspaces™ (SBWS™)...

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Market Insight: Maersk’s Ditlev Blicher eager to be ‘at the front of driving change’

Ditlev Ingemann Blicher’s (pictured below) catchy move from DB Schenker to AP Møller Mærsk (APMM) – announced internally in early Q2 ’20 but made public only recently – drew the attention of several key players in the supply chain as the Danish company isn’t shy about giving the T&L asset-light operators a good run for their money.
Blicher, the new regional managing director for APAC, will be responsible for a chunky portion …

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