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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 [...]

Maersk Customer Advisory – New BAF: 17th September 2018

September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Maersk have released the below customer advisory: New Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) Dear customer, From 1st January 2020, a new regulation will come into force to reduce air pollution from ships globally. Whereas today ships can use fuel with up to 3.5% sulphur content (outside Emission Control Areas), the new global sulphur cap will be [...]

Super Typhoon Mangkhut heads towards China: 25th September 2018

September 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A super typhoon packing winds of up to 150 miles per hour is heading towards the Philippines, picking up speed over the Pacific on a route that also has Taiwan and the heavily populated south eastern coast of China in its sights. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is on track to hit the northern Philippines with its [...]

Severe operational delays at Felixstowe continue to impact UK deliveries: 9th September 2018

September 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Felixstowe port continues to run at lower levels of productivity with severe operational delays following its Terminal Operating System ‘upgrade’ to nGen back in June. Since July we have seen many within our industry actively avoiding Felixstowe and redirecting services into regional ports. Furthermore as we move through peak season the changes to inbound vessels [...]

Mid-Autumn Festival: 29th August 2018

August 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated notably by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar with full moon at night, corresponding to late September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with a full moon at night. Due to [...]

Delivery issues from Southampton: 29th August 2018

August 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Following the IT issues at the Port of Felixstowe several carriers/vessels have continued to be diverted to Southampton. The additional volumes into Southampton has resulted in a huge strain on merchant and carrier haulage. Some carriers are not accepting bookings until containers are landed and cleared but then cannot deliver for 8 - 10 days, [...]

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