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MSC Golden Week update

This is an updated MSC UK notice regarding blank sailings during the Golden Week period

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Carriers consider blanking voyages without notice

Demand for space on vessels from China continues its seasonal decline, apprarently prompting carriers to consider cancelling further voyages without notice.

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Incoterms 2020 released

First introduced in 1936 by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Incoterms are a set of rules which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts and are widely used in commercial transactions. The latest iteration Incoterms 2020 have been released by the ICC.

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Hong Kong airport cargo screening fears

Shippers using Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) could experience cost increases and delays, after the worldʼs busiest air cargo hub begins the phased introduction of X-ray screening of air freight shipments.

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HMRC re-issue Brexit planning

While our politicians continue to wrangle and leaked government documents warn of ‘no-deal’ delays to medicine, shortages of fresh foods and price rises, HMRC and French Customs have issued their Brexit Ro/Ro guidance, and the EU has extended critical road and air regulations.

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The IMO surcharge is still a known unknown

Shippers from China still have no real insight of expected surcharge levels, as low-sulphur fuel prices emerge from the limited bunkering available in some hub ports, suggesting a premium of more than 30% over heavy fuel oil.

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Asia-Europe blank sailings announced

Carriers have been announcing more blank sailings on the Asia-North Europe trade as slowing demand threatens to pull down rate levels.

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Hurricane Dorian latest

As Hurricane Dorian, now a category 2 storm, approaches the South East Coast of the United States many ports have closed and/or plan to close in the upcoming days.

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Dorian closes Orlando airport

While Dorian, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, continues to batter the Bahamas, Orlando International ariport closed at 0200 on Tuesday 3rd September.

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Hurricane Dorian update

While Dorian, the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas since records began and the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, with winds up to 180mph, continues to move slowly westwards, Florida airport reopened today.

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