When President Trump initiated a trade war with China last year, the Chinese retaliated by increasing duties on US exports, while simultaneously decreasing the tariffs that other trading partners faced, creating a significant opportunity for active exporters.
With ramifications for shippers, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has ruled that from the 1st January 2020, the marine sector will have to reduce sulphur emissions by over 80%, by cleaning existing fuel systems (using scrubbers) or switching to more expensive lower sulphur fuels.
Intermodal rail freight services are growing rapidly, with 65 routes now service 14 countries. Stefan Holmqvist, managing director of NGL Asia, talked to Dragon News about this vibrant mode and how NGL’s rail freight business has grown by several hundred percentage points, in just a few years.
The forecast slowdown in trade demand in 2019 and more new container ships due on the Asian trade, has already seen increased use of slow steaming, ship idling, blank sailings, and exhaust scrubbers to absorb additional capacity, and it is now announced that APL, will exit the Asia-Europe trade altogether.
Norman Global Logistics have been operating sea and air freight services to and from Mexico for over 10 years, with our local partner macargo and are gearing up for further growth as Brexit nears.
Short-sea European services and container ports across the UK have enough capacity to handle over 20% of Dover’s trailer volumes, avoiding post-Brexit congestion at the ferry port and potentially slashing costs by up to 50%…….but is it that simple……..
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Norman global Logistics Facebook Page, to share breaking news and expand our global network of customers, followers, carriers and vendors.
The UK’s biggest rail freight carrier is attempting to avert a strike, that could potentially mean even more transport problems as we prepare to leave the European Union.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has advised Norman Global Logistics, and other BIFA members, to prepare our customers and shippers for a disorderly British departure from the EU on 29 March, until further clarity is obtained.
We believe that shipping should be simple, which is why Norman Global Logistics is creating visibility, supply chain and online freight quote tools that put the power in your hands, starting with nQuote.