DSV-Panalpina deal could get ‘messy’ as the offer is considered

A response to DSV’s Sfr170 per share bid for Panalpina is expected on Friday – but analysts and investors are increasingly asking who, exactly, will respond.
Last week’s news that DSV was looking to buy the Swiss 3PL triggered a flurry of talk about the deal, while Panalpina issued a simple statement saying it was considering the merits of the offer.
However, crucially, there has as yet been no response from the …

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Swedish docker unions clash as ports lock out striking workers

Sweden’s container ports have been crippled by a mass walkout by dockers, following a row over union representation.  
A spokesperson for the Swedish Harbour Workers’ Union told The Loadstar around 1,000 dockers were participating in three-hour strikes, but had been locked out for the whole day and evening. 
“The employers’ organisation, Ports of Sweden, has escalated the conflict with massive lockouts,” said the spokesperson.  
“For example, in Malmö, the strike today was 7am to 10am, and yet...

https://theloadstar.co.uk/swedish-docker-unions-clash-as-ports-lock-out-striking-workers/

The key to African economic emergence

The key to African economic emergence lies in removal of barriers, increased connectivity between nations and infrastructure development.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 January, 2019: The key to African economic emergence lies in removal of barriers, increased connectivity between nations and infrastructure development,  DP World’s Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, told African leaders and top executives in Dakar Senegal.

“We be believe in the viability of...

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Yantian Express fire: Status Update

Hapag-Lloyd provides a status update about the fire broke on Yantian Express:

“Professional salvors continue to assess the situation based upon relevant factors such as safety and operational items, in order to best determine the vessel’s next port of call.

ATTENTION:
At this point in time we would ask that all US consignees and brokers retract their US Customs entries, if previously made for the MV “Yantian Express” on the intended port calls. This should be performed as soon as possible,...

https://container-news.com/yantian-express-fire-status-update/

Transpacific volumes to the US hit new highs, but the future looks more uncertain

Container imports to the US from Asia in December were 30% higher than in the same month of 2017, but the tariff-beating rush of Chinese goods, the main cause of the surge, has reportedly “overwhelmed” the two main west coast gateways.
According to PIERS data, analysed by Alphaliner, US imports from Asia exceeded 1.5m teu in December – a new high, with a new record also set by the 1.09m teu …

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BIFA: Trading with EU post brexit

HMRC’s Border Delivery Group has issued several publications aimed at importers and exporters, who primarily trade with the EU and are thus unfamiliar with the requirements of international trade.

Much of the material will be familiar to Members, however BIFA suggests that it would be appropriate to make this material available to clients who are pondering how to cope with EU trade post Brexit.

EU Exit website and planning tool

Government has launched the official EU Exit website. Leaving the...

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Dubai: Customs notice

In accordance with the provision of Article (41) of the Common Customs Law of the GCC states specifying the requirement of submission of the sea export manifest by all shipping lines/agents, all customers are requested to furnish shipping instructions within SI cut-off and 24 hours prior to vessel arrival.

The cargo description provided on the B/L must precisely match the customs export declaration processed.

In case of any discrepancies, amendments, delays or failures to submit the sea export...

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