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Air Freight Market Update: 6th December 2017

December 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Ongoing Capacity Issues The world air freight market is on track for its strongest year of growth since the global economic crisis rebound of 2010, according to IATA’s October Air Freight Market Analysis released 1st Dec. However with Christmas imminent and increasing demand further heightened by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there continues to be [...]

China mulls second attempt at creating a Shanghai free trade zone: 4th December 2017

December 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

China's cabinet, the state council, the nation's cabinet, will soon unveil plans for a second version of a 'free-trade port' in Shanghai, reports Hong Kong's China Morning Post last week. Chen Bo, advisor on the proposal and who researches free trade zones at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, broke the news. [...]

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Sydney overtakes Melbourne: 28th November 2017

November 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Container Stevedoring Monitoring report 2016-17 Sydney has overtaken Melbourne as Australia's biggest container port. Overall Australian box volume through its ports grew 3.7 per cent year on year to 7.2 million TEU through 2017, the highest ever achieved, says the report. Despite volume increases overall, stevedoring [...]

Ligentia joins Transaid: 13th November 2017

November 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

We are proud to announce our recent corporate membership to Transaid, an organisation founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and its patron HRH, The Princess Royal. As an international development organisation, Transaid shares 25 years’ worth of expertise in 23 countries with partners and governments – empowering people [...]

Cargo Fuel Surcharge Adjustment : 21st September 2017

September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

We would like to make our air freight customers aware that with effect from 1st October 2017 there will be an adjustment to the cargo fuel surcharge in accordance with the CAD announcement on 13th September 2017. The fuel surcharge for ex-Hong Kong cargo will be: Long Haul To North and South America  -             HKD0.7/kg To [...]

Finalist at the Global Freight Awards : 18th September 2017

September 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

We are proud to be listed as a finalist at this year's Global Air Freight Awards in the Global Air Freight Solutions Provider of the Year Category. This year has seen significant development in our global air product led by our newly appointed Global Air Freight Director, Lee Alderman-Davis. Lee states, "Our success is driven by [...]

Flooding in Karachi : 1st September 2017

September 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Major thunderstorms in Karachi, since Wednesday evening, has caused flooding to most of the city and heavy rain is forecast to continue throughout today. This has caused limitations to the movement of people whereby shipping lines and airlines were not operating yesterday as employees were not been able to reach their offices and minimal staff [...]

The BRICS Annual Summit 2017 : 18th August 2017

August 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

From the 3rd to 5th September China will host the ninth BRICS annual summit in the southeastern coastal city of Xiamen, where the heads of state from multiple member countries will attend with their visiting delegation. As part of the planning for the event, China’s government will be tightening security measures and traffic controls, along [...]

Alderman-Davis to lead Global Air : 2nd August 2017

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Three years ago Ligentia took an ambitious step forward in the global air freight market. Through significant investment in a new, experienced air team and a HM Customs approved warehouse at Heathrow, we have continued to drive our air division forward successfully. As the global air freight market thrives, this year we have focused on streamlining our air operations, strengthening [...]

Asia-Europe Trade Market Update : 27th July 2017

July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Capacity All three carrier Alliances continue to report relatively strong demand for North European capacity but the FAK rate levels in early July fell short of initial predictions indicating demand was below the carriers' initial expectations and forecast. Booking activity is however now increasing through mid-July as retailers and their suppliers begin the long run-in [...]