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6/1/2018
As per updated regulations issued by the Indonesian government, and effective since 23rd May 2018, additional mandatory data is required on the Bill of Lading for all import and export shipments.
5/30/2018
Since 20th May the truckers in Brazil have been on strike to protest against the rising fuel prices. The strike caused nationwide chaos and delays in shipments.
3/1/2018
The trucking situation in the U.S. continues to deteriorate. Several cities are heavily impacted by tight capacity leading to delays, chassis shortages and higher trucking prices that vary from region to region.
2/5/2018
China’s busiest time of year is fast approaching. Chinese New Year (CNY) is celebrated nationwide meaning all businesses around the country will close, including all factories. During this time all workers will travel across the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing shutting down for the duration.
2/5/2018
To cope with the pre-CNY volume surge, some carriers have announced rate increase and are applying peak season surcharge. Westbound blank sailings will be implemented by carriers starting from week 7 to 10 (depending on trade lanes) to adjust capacity for the reduced demand.
2/1/2018
Cat Lai port, one of the biggest ports in Ho Chi Minh and equipped with the most modern facilities, is currently heavily congested with inbound cargo. The situation remains normal for outbound cargo. 
9/28/2017
In response to the capacity crunch in the upcoming peak season starting from last week of October, DACHSER will be launching a once a week charter rotation service from Frankfurt to Shanghai, Pudong Airport for the calendar weeks 44-50.
9/25/2017
The Golden Week is just around the corner. China and Korea are mostly affected by the one-week long public holidays, starting from 1 October. Also Hong Kong and Taiwan have a number of consecutive holidays at the beginning of October.
9/15/2017
Irma has passed the US, efforts are underway to rebuild and clean-up any destruction caused by the hurricane.
9/13/2017
National Hurricane Center (NHC) downgraded Irma to a tropical depression Monday night. Irma flooded parts of Jacksonville, Savannah and Charleston yesterday. An estimated 6.6 million people are still without power across the southeastern US, mainly in Florida and Georgia. Due to its size, Irma had a wide ranging impact and supply chains will be severely affected. Fuel and truck shortages are expected.
9/12/2017
Hurricane Irma hit Florida as a category 4 hurricane in the Florida Keys before making its way up the West Coast and Central Florida. A state of emergency is still in effect for six East Coast states - Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Virginia.
9/8/2017
As Hurricane Irma moves closer, a state of emergency has now been issued for 5 East Coast states - Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) currently categorizes Irma as a category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds.
8/28/2017
The ninth BRICS Summit will be held from 3 to 5 September in Xiamen, a coastal city in South China. Security measures like traffic controls and road closures will be taken before and during the Summit.
8/24/2017
Due to the consistently strong air freight market and expected strong business in the fall, early capacity bottlenecks are predicted for 2017.
7/31/2017
As reported by news media outlets, a Goods and Services Tax was introduced in India on July 1, 2017, which changed the country’s previous tax system.
7/26/2017
Severe barge congestions happened at both Antwerp and Rotterdam ports. Please read more for the details and an overall sea freight market update.
7/12/2017
Summer season has started but the availability of space is still challenging for some major routes. Stay connected to the sea freight market situation by reading our newsletter.
6/14/2017
Further strikes were announced at Spanish ports; space between Far East and Europe as well as Far East and South America remains tight.
6/13/2017
The current political developments in the gulf states made Qatar Airways and Qatar Cargo suspend flights to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain (BHR) and Egypt (EGY) until further notice.
6/5/2017
Stepping into June, the ocean freight market between Far East and Europe still remains tight, whereas the situation between India and Europe is relaxing. Please read our newsletter for more details.
6/2/2017
The Islamic holy month Ramadan will start on 27 May. Offices in Muslim countries will have special office hours during the dawn-to-sunset fasting period.
5/5/2017
The ocean freight market from and to Far East remains challenging. Please plan enough time in advance for pre-bookings to assure timely deliveries.
4/27/2017
Due to bad weather conditions and heavy fog in the North China region, the major sea ports in Shanghai, Qingdao and Ningbo are facing serious congestions.
4/18/2017
On January 11, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) implemented the new eManifest for air and sea freight shipments to Canada. This is an enhancement of the already existing “Advance Cargo Information (ACI)” program which has been in place since 2004.
3/10/2017
The union of Spanish dockworkers CEMT has called for a strike in March against the recent government approval to reform the Spanish Port Act which will affect their working conditions.
3/10/2017
Space on ships from Europe to Far East is still very limited because of blank sailings from westbound cargo.
2/22/2017
The festive Chinese New Year (CNY) has passed. Production and cargo shipments have gradually resumed. However, the situation is not yet back to normal.
1/16/2017
Chinese New Year (CNY) is regarded as one of the biggest migrations on earth. Chinese people return to their homes which are often far away from their working place. The close-down of factories in Mainland China has a considerable impact on worldwide supply chains. Imbalance of cargo volume between China and Europe happens every year during this time. A special situation is expected not only during the five-day period, but also the weeks before and after.
10/14/2016
The Korea Cargo Transport Workers' Federation announced to launch a strike starting on Monday, 10 October.
6/6/2016
All IMO member states, which are more than 160, are expected to legally enforce the SOLAS requirements starting on July 1, 2016. However, only 16 countries have issued national guidelines on how to comply with the new regulation. Major countries like China and India are still in the process of defining their policies. Rules and regulations vary among countries, carriers and terminals. Some ports are lacking proper weighing devices.
3/9/2016
Effective 1st April 2016, lithium-ion batteries UN 3480 are no longer allowed to be carried in
passenger aircrafts. This measure is regarded to increase security during flights. The new
regulation was issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as batteries can
cause fire and endanger safety on airplanes. Anyhow, passengers carrying batteries in their
luggage – such as laptops or smart phones – are not affected by the ban.
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