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ECSA: Indonesia’s new ‘protectionist rules’ on shipping worrying

ECSA: Indonesia’s new ‘protectionist rules’ on shipping worrying

Feb. 21 | The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) is opposing a decree Indonesia adopted recently that mandates that certain commodities can only be transported for import or export by national maritime transport companies. ECSA in a position paper...

Thai port piloting automated customs services

Thai port piloting automated customs services

Feb. 21 | The customs office at Laem Chabang port, Thailand’s largest port located in Chonburi Province, is testing out its new electronic processing system as it moves to better facilitate imports and exports. Laem Chabang Port Customs Bureau director Yutana...

Maersk to compete with UPS, FedEx as an integrated container business

Maersk to compete with UPS, FedEx as an integrated container business

Feb. 21 | Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk is looking to transform its operations into an integrated global transport and logistics group, competing directly with package delivery companies United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (FedEx). Maersk group...

Vietnam allows self-declaration for food imports

Vietnam allows self-declaration for food imports

Feb. 20 | The Vietnamese government is giving companies the right to self-declare food product origins and quality in a move intended to assist food and beverage importers and producers by reducing inspection times, costs, and criteria. Under Decree No. 15, effective...

Korea mulls WTO petition against proposed US steel duties

Korea mulls WTO petition against proposed US steel duties

Feb. 19 | South Korea’s trade ministry is considering filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) should the United States decide to impose heavy duties on steel products from a selected list of countries. The U.S. Department of Commerce on...

BOC-NAIA eyes measures to cut cargo clearance time

BOC-NAIA eyes measures to cut cargo clearance time

Feb. 19 | Bureau of Customs-Port of NAIA district collector Atty. Vincent Philip Maronilla at the Feb 13 NAIA Customs and Business Dialogue organized by PortCalls and Asia Customs & Trade. STAKEHOLDERS can expect faster and more streamlined processing at the...

Beijing cautions US over ‘excessive’ trade restrictions

Beijing cautions US over ‘excessive’ trade restrictions

Feb. 19 | The Chinese government has called on the United States to exercise restraint in the use of trade restrictions after the latter decided to launch trade remedy investigations on imported welded pipes. “China is concerned about the U.S. side’s...

68% of shipping execs worry about lack of uniform rules on green tech adoption

68% of shipping execs worry about lack of uniform rules on green tech adoption

Feb. 19 | Global shipping executives are interested in green technologies but are afraid the lack of standard regulations could lead to inconsistencies among various jurisdictions, according to a new report by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science &...

WTOI points to sustained trade growth in Q1

WTOI points to sustained trade growth in Q1

Feb. 16 | Trade recovery seen in 2017 should continue, with solid trade volume growth expected in the first quarter of 2018, says the latest World Trade Organization Indicator (WTOI), released on 12 February. The WTOI’s current value of 102.3 is little changed...

Automotive logistics firms urged to brace for supply chain changes

Automotive logistics firms urged to brace for supply chain changes

Feb. 16 | The automotive logistics sector is undergoing fundamental change as manufacturers and suppliers adjust to new technology that is reshaping operations and business models, according to the latest report from Transport Intelligence (Ti). Thomas Cullen,...
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