The port of Shanghai has retained its status as the world’s business container port for the ninth consecutive year, must to the delight of our colleagues in China’s biggest city.
The ongoing disruption at Britain’s biggest container ports shows no signs of ending and is now exposing fundamental weaknesses in the container haulage industry, that look endemic, putting the future of the industry in doubt, without immediate change and reform.
A study by the International Monetary Fund has concluded that the UK will be hit harder by Brexit than the European Union, as Freight industry leaders urge forwarders and shippers to prepare for a hard Brexit.
While the port of Felixstowe has been highlighting recent performance improvements to 80%, Maersk has announced two services are moving to Liverpool.
MAERSK’s and the Mediterranean Shipping Co’s (MSC) 2M Alliance plans to suspend one of its loops on the Asia-North Europe trade in September, but resume it in December when business picks up, reports American Shipper.
Just days after being highlighted as the world’s most connected ports, Shanghai and Ningbo have broken more records; much to the delight of our proud colleagues by the two container terminals.
Our colleagues at Norman Global Logistics in Hong Kong have very kindly updated us on their airport’s record year for air freight.
Shanghai is the most populous global city, with one of the world’s busiest container ports and China’s leading air cargo hub, which explains why our office there has been such a critical part of our global operations for the last six years.