San Pedro Bay ports have postponed again the implementation of the “Container Dwell Fee” for another week, until 3 June, despite Maersk's recent warning.
This decision has been taken because since the announcement of the programme on 25 October, the ports of Los Angeles (POLA) and Long Beach (POLB) have seen a combined 48% reduction in aging cargo on the docks.
However, the executive directors of the ports will re-evaluate the implementation of the fees after monitoring the data next week. The implementation of the fee has been postponed by both ports since the start of the programme.
Bangladesh has become the first confirmed country to enact seafarer restrictions in the wake of the global spread of monkeypox, with other Asian nations looking at tightening rules too.
Chittagong Port has barred shore passes for all crew unless in the case of an emergency, while signed-off crew will have to undergo health checks.
Other nearby nations, including China and India, have been discussing tightening entry measures as the world braces for the spread of the disease.
After the historical opening of the cabotage market in China, Maersk has announced its first batch of Chinese coastal relay of international cargo started today (31 May) its last leg of ocean transportation, en-route from Shanghai’s Yangshan terminal to Tianjin.
The 2008-built Merete Maersk has transported 27 containers from the Port of Vancouver in Canada to China for the historical transshipment.
Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have added Swiss WorldCargo to thier joint venture to expand the number of destination they can offer.
Lufthansa Group-owned Swiss WorldCargo’s entry builds on the joint business agreement signed in 2016 between Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo, which allows collaboration on distribution, pricing, contracts and the handling of shipments between Hong Kong and Europe.
The plan was recently unveiled by Damià Calvet, President of the Port of Barcelona, and Emma Cobos, Director of Innovation and Business Strategy.
According to the port, innovation means turning new ideas into value for the port community, its customers, and society at large.
The new Innovation Plan, which develops the proposals specified in the port’s Fourth Strategic Plan, establishes its own innovation model based on the smart port concept and therefore considers that innovation must be sustainable, open, collaborative, demand-driven, aligned with the port’s strategy, and have a string technological base.