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Further shipping lines announce a fuel surcharge from 1st Jan

October 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Earlier this month both Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd announced their introduction of a new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) from 1st January 2019, now the world's second and third largest container shipping lines have revealed they also intend for customers to pay for their sulphur cap compliance. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will introduce a new Global Fuel [...]

Boeing forecast global demand for air freight to double

October 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

In a report released yesterday at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum, Boeing said it expects the global demand for air freight will double over the next two decades, averaging about 4.2 percent annual growth over that period – a figure that brings the market closer to its pre-recession average of 5 percent growth per year, [...]

What is IMO 2020?

October 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

IMO has set a global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% m/m (mass by mass) from 1 January 2020. This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxide emanating from ships and should have major health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for populations living close to ports [...]

Equipment shortage in Turkey

October 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

As the Lira remains weak, the volatile Turkish market remains a challenging landscape for importers and exporters to manoeuvre. Market changes have caused a significant boost to Turkish exports as their goods reduce in price to European buyers, however import volumes are under constant pressure. The overall effect of this has been a significant shortage [...]

Hapag-Lloyd establishes Marine Fuel Recovery (MFR) mechanism

October 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Announcement by Hapag-Lloyd: With a stricter International Maritime Organisation emissions regulation (IMO 2020) coming into force as of 1 January 2020, the new sulphur cap for compliant fuel oil will be lowered from 3.5% to 0.5%. This new regulation will significantly improve the ecological footprint of the shipping industry, and the majority of all vessels [...]

IATA predicts slower growth in H2

October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

The air cargo industry must prepare for slower growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in the second half of 2018, but should have stronger yields, thanks to high aircraft utilization that may offset rising costs, according to IATA’s latest “Cargo Chartbook” report for the third quarter. In the Q3 report, IATA said annual growth in [...]

Asia-Europe Trade Update

October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|

As we move into post peak season period, Robert Marshall, UK Commercial Director comments on the latest ocean freight market changes: The news this week that the South Korean-based carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has placed orders for new capacity totalling some 20 vessels will not come as a complete surprise to those who have [...]

New Chief Operating Officer: 1st October 2018

October 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Ligentia is delighted to announce the appointment of Jan Skovgaard as Chief Operating Officer of Ligentia Group with effect from 1st October 2018. Jan will be based in Hong Kong and joins Nick Jones, Rakesh Patel and Daniel Gill on the Ligentia Group Board. Jan brings a wealth of experience to Ligentia, most notably having worked [...]

Southampton Terminal Update: 27th September 2018

September 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Below is a customer notification released by DP World Southampton. Dear customer, DP World Southampton is currently experiencing very high stack levels which is impacting our productivity. The underlying reasons for the high stack levels is a combination of factors, some of which are outside of our control. However, we are working very closely with our [...]

Rising fuel costs impact 2019 negotiations: 26th September 2018

September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Robert Marshall, UK Commercial Director, shares his thoughts on the current challenges facing importers. The impact of rising fuel costs continues to be a source of concern and will be a key discussion point in upcoming freight negotiations for 2019 and beyond.  There are essentially two areas to consider: short-term bunker increases which carriers are [...]