Category: International

September 5, 2011 Edward

Is China’s Titanic economy finally running into the iceberg of overcapacity? Problems at China Cosco Holdings suggest trouble ahead. Cosco, a giant state-owned shipping company, is locked into long-term contracts for chartering vessels that haul iron ore, coal and grain around the world.

March 24, 2011 Edward

Qantas Airways has finally closed the book on its involvement in a 6 year cartel to fix air cargo prices after it agreed to pay a fine of NZ$6.5 million ($4.8 million) to New Zealand’s commerce commission.

February 24, 2011 Edward

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch released the below at 1800 last night (23rd February) “An assessment of container assets is that wharves have held up well, but there are urgent minor works to be done. We are aiming to have limited operations available within 3-4 days. Our current best estimate to get back to our previous…

December 20, 2010 Edward

Customers are expected to experience a number of delays on most consols both inbound and outbound from the UK. Revised schedule updates should be available and every effort will be made to move cargo asap. Source: Rohlig

November 25, 2010 Edward

We have been advised by Pacific Network that their offices will be closed on the following New Year holiday’s: Hong Kong: 3 Feb 2011 to 6 Feb 2011 China: 2 Feb 2011 to 8 Feb 2011

November 25, 2010 Edward

We have been advised by Rohlig that Incoterms 2010 Renewals From 1 January 2011 onwards, revised Incoterms will come into effect worldwide. In order to inform you of the changes, they have summarised all of the relevant information into an overview: In the future, instead of 13 clauses, there will only be 11. These are…

November 16, 2010 Edward

As you may be aware from recent media reports security intervention on international Air Cargo has been significantly enhanced after the detection of explosives on flights to the United Kingdom and United States.

October 5, 2010 Edward

We have been advised that freight volumes from Frankfurt are exceeding pre-crisis levels and are up to 20% above the same period in 2009. These volume increases, coupled with a lack of additional capacity and the Q4 (4th quarter) peak season almost upon us, all major Carriers ex Germany have announced increases to their air…