The logistics headlines of Foresmart in February 23, 2023

1. Recently, the throughput of three major European container ports fell, with the Port of Hamburg seeing a 12% year-on-year decline, Antwerp a 5.2% year-on-year decline, and Rotterdam a 4.4% year-on-year decline.

2. Recently, the 2M alliance announced that it will add Norfolk ports to its TP10 route and eliminate Jacksonville and Wilmington ports from its original TP10 route, starting in May.

3. Estar Line recently announced that the Estar Clipper ZEX service will be suspended and the restart time is to be determined. The last vessel on this line will sail on February 23, 2023, and the expected arrival time is March 10 to 15, 2023.

4. Sea Lead Shipping, the world’s 22nd largest liner company, has announced that it has suspended its services between the Far East and the United States and Western America due to a slump in cargo demand.

5. Recently, Taiwan-based liner company Tse-Cheung Shipping sold three container ships. Meanwhile, the company plans to concentrate its ships on regional routes in Asia. In addition to the sale of container ships, Tse-Cheung Shipping will also reduce the Asia-Europe routes and Asia-America East routes jointly operated by several shipping companies.

6. The US container ports are bracing for a tough first six months and are expected to see a recovery in the second half of this year as “volumes are also expected to fall sharply” this month.

7. Recently, the gate Customs of Gongbei Customs seized 565 mobile phones hidden in a cross-border passenger bus at Gongbei Port. It is reported that the driver had previously used the same method to smuggle mobile phones caught by customs.

8. Recently, Cosco Shipping Special Co., LTD cooperated with Qingdao Port of Shandong Province, China Ocean Shipping Agency Co., LTD and GSBN to launch the first operation of the whole digital import and contact-free delivery scheme based on blockchain electronic bill of lading, taking pulp cargo as a pilot.

9. Kuehne + Ehne + Ehne is understood to have pre-bought DB Schenker, owns 30 per cent of German liner Hapag-Lloyd and recently acquired a stake in Lufthansa, where it now holds 17.5 per cent.

10. The 85,000-ton ammonia fuel bulk carrier jointly developed by SDTR, Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute (SDARI) and China Classification Society (CCS) has been awarded the AIP certificate by China Classification Society, marking an important progress made by SDTR in the development of alternative fuel vessels.

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