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PSA offers Smart Grid Technology for Banjan Terminals, Brazil 20190613 

Singapore-based port operator PSA International is looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint at the container port at pasir Panjang terminal in Brazil, according to the UK shipping-related website.

In partnership with the Energy Market Authority (EMA), the two sides will change PSA's port operations to help reduce overall energy use and carbon emissions, including innovative solutions in smart grid technology and energy management, the sources said.

It is reported that EMA and PSA Singapore will jointly launch smart grid and energy management system research and development for the container port of Pasir Panjang terminal. These efforts involve combining renewable energy sources such as solar energy with intelligent control networks and energy storage solutions.

Ong Kim Pong, CEO of PSA International Southeast Asia, stressed the importance of sustainable development in port development. Power demand forecasting and energy monitoring will become increasingly important as the automation of electric cranes and equipment continues to expand.

Pong believes that the implementation of smart grids and the development of innovative energy solutions will enable them to effectively manage and optimize energy use, using intelligent real-time communications, the Internet of Things, renewable energy storage and digital technologies to significantly save energy while reducing their carbon footprint.



OOCL increases direct service from Asia to the Caribbean 20190610  

According to the relevant units in mainland China, OOCL (OOCL) launched the new Route Latin Caribbean 1 (TLC1), relying directly on important ports such as Manzanillo Port (Mexico), Port (Colombia), Kingstown Port (Jamaica) and Zhou Jia (Domincan Rep.), To provide customers with competitive sea freight services to and from Asia to the Caribbean.

Latin Caribbean 1 (TLC1):

Order of attachment: Port of Singapore-Shekou Port-Hong Kong Port-Kaohsiung Port-Ningbo Port-Shanghai Port-Qingdao Port-Busan Port-Manzanillo (MX)-Port Balboa-Manzanillo Port (PA)-Port-Kingstown Port-Causedo Port-Singapore port.

According to the information, the TLC1 route will first provide services to and from Asia to Mexico, Panama and Colombia in this (six) month, and provide services to Jamaica and Domincan Rep. in the next two months.

Manzanillo (Manzanillo,MX)

Manzanillo Port (MX), located on the Pacific coast of western Mexico, on the south Bank of the Gulf of California, is a coastal, three-sided mountain, scenic, temperate seaport, mainly engaged in containers, tankers, coal and fishery terminals and other business, there are iron highways and the outside world, Hong Kong City is close to the second largest city Guadalajara. Manzanillo Port is Mexico's largest container port and the sixth largest container port in Latin America. To (2018) the Global port container traffic ranked 56th, a total of 3.08 million TEU.

TLC1 docked at Contecon Manzanillo S.A. de C.V (CSMA) container terminal. The route TLP1 docked at the container terminal operated by Contecon Manzanillo S.A. de C.V (CSMA), TLP2 docked at the container terminal operated by SSA Mexico Holdings SA DE CV.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



 Warning! The recent export port will be delayed! Is recommended to apply 14 Free Time 

Recently there are Osaka Port shipping Arrangements Cargo Forwarder attention!

The 2019 G20 leaders Summit, to be held in Osaka, Japan, on June 28 and June 29.

Due to the proximity of the conference venue to the port area, traffic control (which will result in the operation of towing companies and warehouses) will be subject to strict inspection of the goods in Hong Kong for reasons such as safety.

Therefore, there will be delays in the arrival of goods in Osaka port during this period, please tell each other, make arrangements early!

During the 6.22-No. 6.3 period, the Osaka port area is closed to traffic (private cars will be released after questioning), because the venue is very close to the port area, so most of the trailer companies, warehouse operations will be seriously affected, most of the goods to Hong Kong can only be placed in the port area, after July 1 can not start processing.

In addition, the inspection rate at Osaka Port began to increase from mid-May. From the beginning of the second week of June until June 30, all imports of goods from major ports such as Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya and Tokyo will be inspected by X-ray without exception.

Therefore, we propose that there is a recent shipment of Osaka port arrangements:

First, timely communication with customers, to inform the possibility of delays or the opening of goods in the box;

Second, be sure to apply for at least a time, the longer the more insurance.

In general, the application and approval of the free time = free Demurrage + Free Detention. Under normal circumstances, free time in the port of destination is 7 days, and applications for 14 days of general shipping companies may also be approved. As for the specific free time, each shipping company is not the same, some 3+4, some 5+5, some 7+7, whether it is freight forwarding bill of lading or shipowner's list, the goods to the port after the amendment of the bill of lading must go through the port of destination consent.

Free Demurrage: Means no storage, from the container unloading to the pier to start the calculation, until the container is raised at the pier stop;

Free Detention: Refers to the exemption box, the container from the proposed wharf began to calculate, to the empty cabinet back to the pier.

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 駐 越 南 代 表 處 經 濟 組

ECONOMIC DIVISION

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN HANOI, VIETNAM

 

經貿商情

標題:越南對中國若干鋁製品實施臨時反傾銷措施

類別:A11(反傾銷及補貼)

資料來源:越南工商部貿易救濟局網站

日期:10861                      文號: 101

商情本文:

(2019)529日越南工商部頒布第1480/QD-BCT號決定,對中國產地若干鋁製品實施臨時反傾銷措施。

涉案產品稅則號碼分別為 7604.10.107604.10.907604.21.907604.29.107604.29.90

適用之反傾銷稅自2.46%35.58%不等稅率,具體為:

序號

生產商、出口商名稱

相關貿易公司名稱

臨時反傾銷稅率

1

Guangdong Xingfa Aluminium Co., Ltd

 


Xingfa Aluminium (Chengdu) Co., Ltd

Foshan Xingfa Trading Co., Ltd

2,46%

Guangxi Forde Imp.&Exp. Co., Ltd

Guangzhou Kaili Import&Export Trading Co., Ltd

Pingxiang City Hefa Trade Co., Ltd

2

Guangdong JMA Aluminium Profile Factory (Group) Co., Ltd

Foshan JMA Aluminium Co., Ltd

JMA (HK) Company Limited

8,40%

3

Guangxi Baoxin Aluminium Co., Ltd

Pingxiang Huashao Import&Export Trade Co., Ltd

35,58%

4

Goomax Metal Co., Ltd Fujian

Quanzhou

Shengchuang Trading Company

18,48%

5

Linqu Hengxin Aluminium Co., Ltd

-

19,07%

6

Guangxi Aomei Aluminium Industry Co., Ltd

-

12,65%

7

Guangxi Yangli Aluminium Co., Ltd

-

20,06%

8

Foshan Sanshui Fenglu Aluminium Company Limited

-

35,58%

9

Shandong Xinyudong Aluminium Co., Ltd

-

35,58%

10

Guangdong Weiye Aluminium Factory Group Co., Ltd

-

11,82%

11

Nanning City Weiweihai Construction Doors and Windows Co., Ltd

-

18,09%

12

Alnan Aluminium Co., Ltd

-

35,58%

13

Guangxi Yalong Aluminium Industry Co., Ltd

-

26,74%

14

Pingguo Jianfeng Aluminium Company Limited

-

34,15%

15

Linqu Lude Industry and Trade Co., Ltd

-

20,59%

16

Huachang Aluminum Factory Co., Ltd.

Weichang Aluminum Hong Kong Limited

35,58%

17

其他公司

35,58%

上述臨時反傾銷措施自前發日(529)7天後生效,適用時間為120(倘無延期)

依照越南外貿管理法第81條第4項之規定,倘調查機關最終結論確認對國內產業有相當損失或有將導致相當損失之威脅,越南工商部部長可決定實施追溯反傾銷稅(追溯時間為實施臨時反傾銷措施前90天內)

 



More cargo syphoned from US west to east coast via Panama as dredging opens eastern ports to big ships

One of the more extraordinary things to happen in world shipping was the growing shift of the burgeoning Asian import volume from the US west coast to the east coast. This came about partly because of the expansion of the Panama Canal from a time when it could only accommodate the transit of panamaxes of 4,500-TEU to a time when it could accommodate "neopanamaxes" of 13,000-TEU. But other equally important factors contributed to the shift too.

The main takeaway from this development is that it continues steadily to this day as cargo statistics show. Nationally, according to Newark's Journal of Commerce west coast ports continued to lose market share in the Asia import trade, dropping to 64.2 per cent of total US Asian imports from 71.9 per cent in 2013. East coast ports increased market share to 31.3 per cent from 25.8 per cent, and Gulf Coast ports to 4.1 per cent from 1.9 per cent in 2013.

Even those who first planned to exploit this situation - chiefly the Port of Savannah even before then canal expansion work began, failed to fully appreciate what a good bet theirs was, thinking at first that the expanded canal, when once reopened in four years, would double capacity so that 9,000-TEU ship could transit. This was a time when the world's biggest box ship was the 14,000-TEU Emma Maersk, forever, it seemed at the time, consigned to the Asia-Europe trade because that trade had the only ports that could accommodate these new sea monsters.

What was not known - or widely appreciated - was that with a bit of tweaking, a ship's capacity could be increased without making changes to its fundamental structure - simply by adding another layer of containers on the weather deck.

Also under appreciated at the time was the growing role of the Suez Canal would play in ferrying Asian cargo not only to the Europe, long its traditional headhaul. At first, Suez factor was slight in Asian trade to the US east coast. But as ships grew bigger, and crew sizes grew smaller and slot costs declined, it became economical to move cargo via Suez, wayporting, that is transferring US east coast-bound boxes to smaller ships from Asia-Europe 10,000-TEUers plus bound for Europe's northern range. These boxes would shift efficiently at modern terminals at Colombo, Jeddah, Damietta, Tangiers and Algeciras to name only a few from the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. But as dredging of US ports continued in this period, the need for smaller ships diminished as deepwater access improved.

Not very long ago these smaller ships were the only ones that could access the shallows of US east coast ports, that were not too big to get under bridges that blocked the way to container terminals beyond them. But this became less true as the years rolled by.

To understand what happened, it is also important to have some sense of the geography of the United States, the world's richest single-nation market. Imagine first, the map from the west coast focusing on populous California, with sparsely populated Oregon and Washington State to the north. Looking east, there comes an array of sparsely-populated states, until Chicago, which most people take to be centre of the country. But if one looks at the map, it is not nearly half way across, but more like two thirds the way.

If one draws a line from Chicago south to New Orleans, one divides America into a consumer-poor territory west of the Mississippi Valley, and a consumer-rich territory east of it. In the east, the population gradually rises until one approximates the densities of western Europe, the world's richest multi-nation market overall.

In the old days, going back to 2000, there was little choice. Asia was pumping out products America wanted and they were being trucked or railed east from Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland. A smaller portion bound for northern cowboy country and Nebraska and the Mormon lands of Utah that went through the ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Portland.

In 2005, the Georgia Ports Authority that runs the Port of Savannah, on the Savannah River 18 miles from the Atlantic, started to promote the "all-water route", pushing ideas like "keep in on the water for free warehousing". The core of their belief was on the then current state of the Panama Canal and how much cheaper it would be to avoid costly overland road and rail haulage and put into Savannah directly, where it could transit over well-trodden and comparitively short hauls to consumer-rich population centres - certainly enjoying much shorter hauls than those offered from the US west coast.

Novel as the new promotion was, it lacked speed, but the Savannah salesmen switched ground. As Asian import volumes rose dramatically, they were less of a novelty and more of a staple. Forty years before, only the rich bought imported goods - but now everyone did as Asia provided the cheapest and best clothing and footwear for the money available anywhere.

For such commodities, as these goods were rapidly becoming, speed of delivery counted for little. What mattered was availability. Morever, the importers most responsive to Savannah's "all-water" blandishments tended to be high-volume big box retailers, the likes of Walmart, Target and Hotpoint.

From this sprung the "Four Corners Concept", which involved retail giants setting up massive distribution centres - or DCs - and using EDI (electronic data interchange), which was by now was a mature technology and utilised to it fullest extent. With efficient road and rail connections from the DC, speed of delivery by sea became irrelevant just as long the reservoir of goods at the DC-level could be maintained. The advent of online shopping was a DC-friendly development.

Of course, the "four corners" refers to the four corners of the continental US, or "Lower 48". But in truth the main focus was on those in the eastern part of the country where the customers were and where the cargo wanted to go.

In 2018, the ports of Savannah and Houston - another big beneficiary of the Panama expansion - saw the sharpest growth in imports from Asia among the 10 largest US ports.

Throughput of Asian imports expanded 11 per cent at Savannah compared with 2017, while Houston’s volume surged 19.6 per cent, driving more inbound goods from the west coast to the east.

Savannah’s 0.45 percentage point market share gain of east coast Asian imports contrasts with New York, which lost 0.32 percentage points of market share, and Norfolk, the third-largest east coast gateway, which lost 0.62 per cent percentage points.

Calfornia because of its heft and wealth, will remain prize gateway for Asian imports, but unless the largely empty states of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming begin to fill with consumers, the US west coast transshipment role is already diminishing as cargo is syphoned off through Panama and to a less extent Suez.



Sino-US trade war storm spreads to U.S. ports 

The Sino-US trade war has made further waves, with the two countries once again offering mutual tariffs, the United States West Bank Port import and export volume has plummeted, the future will threaten to involve the employment of port workers.

U.S. port industry sources point out that most of the goods handled by the U.S.-West Port are Chinese import and export trade goods. With the outbreak of Sino-US trade war and the contraction of cargo volume in the United States and the west, local port workers may face an unemployment crisis in the future. The jobs offered bear the brunt of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor, which accounts for about 1/9 of the Southern California region. And the port and the airport, both as China's trade gateway to Seattle, are more likely to be hit by Los Angeles and Long Beach twice times.

In addition to port workers, producers, retailers and agricultural farmers will also be affected by trade wars. Industry insiders pointed out that the shelf life of agricultural products is short, can not wait for China and the United States to reach an agreement to set aside tariffs and then put on sale, so farmers are expected to lose heavy losses, seriously affecting livelihoods.

Experts predict that the storm in the Sino-US trade war will not subside in the short term, at least until next year's US presidential election.



At the end of May, shipping rates between China and the United States fell for 48 weeks. Trade and war ships are in danger in the rush season.

Summer is the traditional high season of the shipping industry, but also the main source of profit, but the recent Sino-US trade war tends to be white-hot, the two countries to cross tariffs, let the freight decline, the industry is also forced to reduce traffic, the prospect is overshadowed.

The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported that the United States raised the 200 billion-dollar tariff rate on Chinese goods in May, and China fought back, taxing 60 billion of dollars in American goods in early June. June-August is the shipping season, when retailers make a big pull from Asia to prepare for the year-end shopping season, and freight costs usually go up.

But this year the situation is different, Drewry Shipping Consultants data show that China Shanghai to Los Angeles, the United States container shipping charges, at the end of May to 1,262 U.S. dollars, the annual decrease of 4%. The index of logistics data provider Freightos also showed that ship freight rates from China to the West Bank of the United States fell to a 48-week low at the end of last month. Freightos marketing chief Eytan Buchman said freight charges on both sides of the Pacific earlier this year were 60% higher than in the same period last year, followed by a straight drop in rates due to overcapacity, tariff frequent storms.

Several large shipping operators have reduced their capacity in recent weeks. Senior executives said weak shipping rates were ominous at a time when data in some large economies were weakening and trade tensions were heating up. The operating chief of the large Asian shipping operators said the situation was a mess and the volume of traffic was in decline, and they had to redeploy their ships to Chinese ports where the goods were not taxed.

A.P Moller-Maersk, chief executive of global shipping, Soren Skou predicted at the end of last month that the new tariffs would probably reduce the growth rate of global container shipping to 1% per cent, the lower end of the company's pre-valuation. He reckons container demand will be reduced by up to 1/3 this year, and the turmoil could be extended to Europe.
 


Summer is the traditional high season of the shipping industry, but also the main source of profit, but the recent Sino-US trade war tends to be white-hot, the two countries to cross tariffs, let the freight decline, the industry is also forced to reduce traffic, the prospect is overshadowed.

The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported that the United States raised the 200 billion-dollar tariff rate on Chinese goods in May, and China fought back, taxing 60 billion of dollars in American goods in early June. June-August is the shipping season, when retailers make a big pull from Asia to prepare for the year-end shopping season, and freight costs usually go up.

But this year the situation is different, Drewry Shipping Consultants data show that China Shanghai to Los Angeles, the United States container shipping charges, at the end of May to 1,262 U.S. dollars, the annual decrease of 4%. The index of logistics data provider Freightos also showed that ship freight rates from China to the West Bank of the United States fell to a 48-week low at the end of last month. Freightos marketing chief Eytan Buchman said freight charges on both sides of the Pacific earlier this year were 60% higher than in the same period last year, followed by a straight drop in rates due to overcapacity, tariff frequent storms.

Several large shipping operators have reduced their capacity in recent weeks. Senior executives said weak shipping rates were ominous at a time when data in some large economies were weakening and trade tensions were heating up. The operating chief of the large Asian shipping operators said the situation was a mess and the volume of traffic was in decline, and they had to redeploy their ships to Chinese ports where the goods were not taxed.

A.P Moller-Maersk, chief executive of global shipping, Soren Skou predicted at the end of last month that the new tariffs would probably reduce the growth rate of global container shipping to 1% per cent, the lower end of the company's pre-valuation. He reckons container demand will be reduced by up to 1/3 this year, and the turmoil could be extended to Europe.



 To prevent illegal use of FTA, the customs will strictly check the waste.

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" in order to prevent operators from using free trade port area illegal into the storage business waste, the Customs and Excise Department will strictly check to ensure that the goods in and out of the port area in line with the free trade port area to set up regulations.

Taichung Guan Yesterday (four) said that since 106, China has implemented a ban on the import of waste plastics, scrap hardware and other solid waste, the Chinese side of the ban on the waste of goods, has been frequently from other countries to store my free trade port area situation, the customs will be strictly checked, and the industry to export the import of business waste, You should obtain the license documents before you go through customs clearance to avoid punishment, and damage the image of the country.

Taichung Guan Jin (108) in February-April, a total of 29 batches of Aluminium scrap (alu-minumwasteorscrap) were seized in the free trade port area, containing waste wire sections of peeled plastic skins and fragments of waste printed circuit boards, The Central Environmental Inspectorate of the Environmental Inspectorate of the Environmental Protection Department of the Executive Yuan has determined that waste single metal (aluminium) business waste which is not a demand for industrial materials has been ordered to be returned to export in accordance with the regulations, and a penalty of absentia has been imposed.

The Guan said that once the customs seized the suspected waste case, that is, notify the Executive Yuan Environmental Protection Department to make a judgment, if identified as business waste, and the import did not obtain the license documents, in addition to the Business waste import and export management measures tenth, ordered the importer to return the waste to export, and in accordance with the Waste Cleanup Law, section 53rd, NT $60,000 or above 10 million yuan below the penalty of absentia.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



















the French Haropa Port Alliance composed of members of the, port of Rouen and the Port of Paris three ports will be formally merged into a port, the merger process is expected to be completed in January 2021.

Haropa Union Taipei Office pointed out that the Haropa Port Alliance is composed of three important French foreign trade ports along the Seine-et-marne, Dep. De La River, including the Port of Harvard, Rouen and Paris, and in 2012 Haropa in the French international trade market, to create a substantial logistics assets, The promotion of logistics channels in the Seine-et-marne, Dep. De La River and the development of multimodal transport, so that the international market share of the three ports continue to expand, the three ports and the establishment of a unified port and customs system, in port efficiency and logistics hardware and software innovation, has become a representative example of port integration in France and Europe.

The current prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe, has officially announced that three ports will be formally merged into one port, the merger process will be fully completed in January 2021, and at the beginning of this year, Catherine Rivoallon has been appointed to set up an executive committee to achieve this goal.

Haropa's bright fiscal revenue was created in 2018, and the fiscal revenue and expenditure allowed Haropa's € 60 billion investment plan, which was set at the end of last year, to be sustainable, including investment in offshore wind farms, the completion of berths 11 and 12th of Port2000, the development of Port2000 River barge access walkways, Its development plan is in line with the EU approach to multimodal transport and is supported by 20% per cent of the EU's financial support, as well as the continued integration of multimodal transport terminal operations, cargo transfer systems and related service management to enable multimodal transport terminals to provide more value-added logistics services and sustainable development plans in response to the significant growth of the seven-2018.

The Taipei Office of the HAROPA Union noted that the volume of container traffic in and out of France and the interior of Europe through the port of Lee had grown by 27 per cent in the past 10 years, mainly from French exports, particularly from France to North America, May Fourth per cent in Africa, 49 per cent in South-east Asia and 48 per cent in Central America. 




20190604 

Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that "the uncertainty of the U.S.-China trade war continues to heat up, North American routes have triggered market worries, some cargo owners have taken the initiative to speed up shipments, transport demand has picked up, the United States and the West route in Shanghai port ship average cabin utilization rate of more than 95%, some of the full load, the price increase, the spot market

Shanghai Shipping Exchange Statistics, Shanghai exports to the United States and West Basic port Market freight (sea and sea surcharge) last week for 1471 U.S. dollar/FEU, up from the previous period of 13 to seven, the United States and East routes on the average class of shipping utilization rate of about 95%, airlines on the market booking quotation is mixed, some of the airlines watching, Spot market freight rates remained basically stable. Shanghai exports to the United States East basic Port market freight rate (sea and sea freight surcharge) of 2541 U.S. dollars/FEU, and the gap between the previous period is not big.

Overall, last week China's export container transport market demand is stable, affected by seasonal and other factors, some transport market volume has rebounded.

In terms of European routes, the recent economy is generally more stable, the volume of goods slightly, some airlines in the route is still effective control of capacity, supply and demand relations are generally good. Shanghai Port ship average class utilization rate maintained at more than 95%, some shifts full load, the market is expected to rise, spot market booking price to go. Last week, Shanghai's exports to the European basic port market (sea and sea surcharge) were $780/teu, an increase of five per cent over the previous period. The Mediterranean route performance is similar to that in Europe, with increased demand for transport and higher spot market freight rates. Shanghai exports to the Mediterranean basic port market freight rate (sea and sea freight surcharge) of 740 U.S. dollars/teu, up from the previous period of about four ‧.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



Interim agreement between employers and employees to return to BC Wharf workers

BC Wharf The two sides reached an interim agreement and the pier resumed operations after a 3-hour shutdown. Photo The pier in the city of Jena. (Gatumba Society)

Update: 2019-05-31 1:45 PM 

On the morning of May 30 (Thursday), there was a turnaround in negotiations between the employers and employees of the BC Wharf and an interim agreement was reached, in which 6,500 port workers were granted access to their workplaces after 3 hours of being banned from working in the May 31, 2019 epoch.

The most recent round of negotiations began on May 29 (Wednesday), less than 24 hours before the shutdown notice issued by the employer, and negotiations between the two sides at the Vancouver Centre continued into the evening, but as at 8 o'clock in the morning May 30, As the International Coast and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 7,000 workers, and the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA), which represents employers, failed to reach an agreement before the agreed time, the stoppage order issued by the management came into effect, all 6,500 members affiliated with the union were barred from entering the port and workers were forced to stop working. Except for port operations involving cruise ships or grain terminals.

In Vancouver, dozens of workers camping outside the dispatch centre of the BC Maritime Employers Association began hanging placards protesting the stoppage as the deadline grew closer. And after the deadline (8 o'clock in the morning), began walking around the building to protest. Many of the employees on alert online wore hooded shirts with union badges on their backs.

The shutdown meant that major players at the negotiating table were also unable to comment on which key points prevented the outcome of the negotiations. After a preliminary agreement was reached, the shutdown happened to end at 10:45 A.M., according to a news release from the International Coast and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until union members vote to pass, the statement said.

Rob Ashton, president of the Canadian branch of the International Coast and Warehouse Alliance, said he was satisfied with the outcome of the talks, CBC reported, following news of a preliminary agreement between the two sides. "The port is open and my members will be dispatched into the dispatch Hall in the afternoon to dispatch the ship and we need to ship the goods," he asked. 」

Mike, president of the BC Maritime Employers Association. Mike Leonard said the agreement was "fair and balanced, and the result was hard-won for both employers and employees." 」

The union said the shutdown at the port of BC could cost the Canadian economy about 5 billion yuan a day. BC Shipping, which is responsible for shipping goods out of Canada, said the cost of resuming work after the shutdown was also quite expensive. Robert BC, president of the Maritime Chamber of Commerce. "We estimate that the weekly losses due to operational disruption will take one months to recover, so this is huge for the Canadian economy as a whole," Lewis Manning Robert Lewis-Manning, who said after the shutdown began. "Over time, or having to start catching up after we find a solution, there may be some small cost implications for the retail level," he added. 」

In the morning of Thursday, worker Ai looked solemn as he sat in a chair waiting for news. He declined to give his last name but said he was a 51-year-old employee and argued that disagreements over whether the two sides had activated automation at the pier had led to a shutdown. "It doesn't matter to me." I am an old man. But in the future ... "he said, shaking his head.

Ashton has previously said the union's goal is to negotiate collective agreements fairly around automation issues to ensure workers ' jobs are protected. The BC Maritime Employers Association believes that automation has been addressed in collective agreements and that in order to retain jobs in Canada, it is necessary to switch to port automation. ◇



Dong: If the trade war drags on for a long time the global trade structure does not rule out shuffling 20190529

Taipei, 28th (ZXS)--Dong, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association, said the change in the trade war was unexpected, threatening to speed up the manufacturing costs of brand manufacturers and discounting production efficiency, consumer behavior will also be affected, if prolonged, do not rule out the global face of trade structure reshuffle.

Taipei International Computer Exhibition Today from five consecutive days of appearance, the morning held an opening ceremony, after the boy Yin to the media to speak.

Turning to the U.S.-China trade war and the Chinese Huawei Storm, Dong stressed that there was no comment on the U.S. national policy and political level, but pointed out that China's domestic demand market has grown over the past 20 years, not entirely dependent on exports, whether the future Chinese market will be transformed into a domestic demand market, allowing 1.4 billion people to change the physique of the consumer market, Or one of the future directions.

Observing the follow-up development of the trade war, the boy Yin pointed out from the historical experience that when the world confronts, progress is relatively slow, cooperation and peace bring prosperity and progress. He pointed out that from an economic point of view, the United States in the course of negotiations criticized the Chinese network community industry is not open phenomenon, it does exist, the trade barrier part, the United States also has a considerable focus.

He said that this wave of trade war changes to the outside world, how to speed up the thinking of the layout, will become the global industry's dominant. Trade wars are afraid to accelerate the increase in manufacturing costs and production efficiency of brand manufacturers, consumer behavior will also be affected.

If the trade war drags on for a long time, the boy Yin predicts that it will not rule out the process of a reshuffle of trade structures around the world, and that a short-term trade war could accelerate the emigration of local manufacturers in China.

From the point of view of supply chain factory, Dong pointed out that Taiwan manufacturers play an important role in the global demand for science and technology industry, closely interact with brand manufacturers, in the short term Huawei orders or have adaptation and adjustment period, supply chain factory in the past has similar experience, do not worry. Dong pointed out that "supply chain factory does not have to choose Edge Station", business can be done as long as it does not violate national security. However, for the affected end brand manufacturers, "will indeed choose the side Station", because product sales will be affected by intellectual property rights.

With regard to whether global scientific and technological specifications and standards have changed as a result of the warming of trade wars, the lad believes that if two sets of standards are produced, it is not new for the factory to manufacture and develop multiple sets of standards in the past, and Huawei events are not a matter of changes in technical specifications, but Huawei is excluded, which may cause Huawei to be caught off The competition for specifications of the technology industry is ubiquitous, and Huawei is not necessarily degraded as a result, and may have evolved another specification.

From a commercial or consumer point of view, the boy Yin said that Huawei is also a respectable brand manufacturers, showing considerable technology and vitality. On the other hand, the United States is still more than 40 years of hardware and software technology innovators, advocating their rights is also true, the United States and China can further reconcile, to avoid affecting the future development of new industries around the world.

Looking at the Chinese market, Dong points out that global electronics industry parts manufacturing in China for more than 10 years, it is impossible to change overnight, there is no other single source of labor and industrial conditions supply can replace China. Global consumers and manufacturers may be recognized that future production efficiency and costs are different from those of previous manufacturing plants in China.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network




When Brazilian president Pozonalo took the oath of office this year, many feared that he would not be able to unite the people of the country, only the business community had high hopes for him. But after nearly 5 months, the government has made a series of mistakes, and the business community's original hopes have begun to burst.

Pozonalo (Jair Bolsonaro) said during the campaign that he knew nothing about the economy. When he came to power, he handed over all the decisions of the economy to Gerders, the economy minister, to save Brazil's economy from a possible recession, and the market was passionate about the prospect of a looming liberal reform, but the Government committed a series of mistakes, including policies and appointments, Sparking internal political strife and a lack of leadership in Congress, deepening growth difficulties and seeing no signs of economic recovery.

As a result, most analysts will halve Brazil's growth expectations, and it is widely believed that Brazil's economy will not grow significantly until 2020.

Jim O ' Neil, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, proposed the BRIC concept for the first time in 2001, bringing 4 countries with promising economic prospects, including China, India, Russia and Brazil, as representatives of emerging markets.

His 2003 BRIC study predicts that the 4 countries will rank among the world's strongest economies in 2050. 2010, as South Africa became a full member of the cooperation mechanism, collectively known as the BRICS countries.

However, Brazil's economic performance has been weak for nearly a decade, with 2 consecutive years of crippling recession in 2015 and 2016 tightening the economy by nearly 7%, followed by a slow recovery, with the economy growing at an annual rate of only 1.1% per cent in 2017 and 2018.

Brazilian laborers suffer

The negative news is not just this: since the beginning of this year, economists have halved their expectations of Brazil's economic growth in 2019, not much different from what has happened in the past 2 years.

Brazil's economy is growing slowly, suffering Brazilian workers, and the unemployed have increased from 7.6 million in 2012 to 13.4 million this year. But Pozonalo believes the figure is undervalued and the reality could be worse.

Official figures show that 28.3 million people do not work formally or accept jobs with lower working hours. At the same time, fewer people are working in formal jobs, labour wages are barely catching up with inflation, and prices in Brazil have risen by 25% per cent in the last 4 years.

Brazil's currency and stock market performance also failed to live up to market expectations. After Pozonalo confirmed his election last October, Brazil's strong currency rose, showing confidence from foreign investors, but now sees a bleak outlook, with the currency and stock markets, which generally predict the pace of growth in the real economy, close to the same level as at the beginning of this year.

The main consensus between market analysts and members of the Pozonalo government is that during the Rousseff of the former president, Dilma Rousseff, the state spends more than it earns on income and creates a fiscal deficit; the economic crisis has led to a vicious cycle of falling incomes and taxes, inducing a crisis in household and government debt.

After Rousseff was accused of concealing the fiscal deficit, violating the reprioritizing liability law, and after being impeached by Congress, all efforts by the Brazilian Government focused on reducing the fiscal deficit, one of the important reforms being the pension system.

During the boom, Brazil's debt accounted for about 51% of the size of its economy, and the growing tax deficit raised debt levels to 77.1% today.

The Brazilian government says that if nothing is done, the overall debt size will reach the size of the national economy by 2023.



It is estimated that China will import 10 trillion of dollars in services over the next 15 years. Predictably, the opening up and development of China's service trade will not only add new momentum to the high quality development of China's economy, but also bring great opportunities for development to the world

When it comes to trade, people usually think about the import and export of goods. In recent years, with the tilt of the global economy towards the service sector, especially China's economic restructuring, trade in services has become increasingly important, both for the world and for China. From May 28 to June 1, the "China International Service Trade Fair 2019" (also known as the "Beijing Fair") was held in Beijing, which is a vivid case of the expansion and opening of China's service industry.
The connotation and form of service trade determine its importance. Under the WTO General Agreement on Trade in services, trade in services includes business services, distribution services, financial services, transport services, communications services, education services, health services, cultural and recreational services, construction services, environmental services, tourism services and other services in a total of 12 major sectors, subdivided into more than 150 subsectors. Services can be traded through a variety of channels, including cross-border delivery, overseas consumption, commercial presence and the movement of natural persons.
The development of services can not only provide a strong industrial base for service exports, but create countless jobs (for example, 86% of employment in the US service sector). Since the value added of services is generally higher than primary industry and secondary industry, the development of trade in services can win higher added value in the global value chain system. Moreover, with the rapid development of information technology, especially the advent of the era of interconnection of all things, modern service industry is more extensive and deeper integration into agriculture, mining, manufacturing, has become a new engine affecting the development of traditional industries and even social management progress. In today's world, trade in services is a sign of industrial progress and a hallmark of international competitiveness.
China is the second largest service trade country in the world, but economic and social development still shows strong demand for services and services trade. The ratio of service value is lower than the global average, and the development of productive services related to industrial and agricultural production, especially R & amp; d and design services, is still lagging behind, affecting the quality level of Chinese manufacturing industry to a certain extent. Therefore, the central government calls for "promoting the deep integration of advanced manufacturing industry and modern service industry, unswervingly building a manufacturing powerhouse", and promoting the high-quality development of manufacturing industry. At the same time, the service industry involving residents ' lives has not yet been able to meet the new needs of the people to lead a better life, especially when the problem of food and clothing has been solved, and the demand for services related to People's health, recreation, education and tourism has exploded, leading to a significant increase in service imports.
China's trade deficit in services is huge, and the deficit has continued to grow over the past more than 20 years, offsetting most of the trade surplus in goods and even affecting China's balance of payments. Therefore, expanding employment, preventing external risks and achieving high quality development all require vigorously developing the service industry, expanding the two-way opening of the service industry, and vigorously promoting the export of services.
"Beijing Fair" set up the world's open development of services trade stage.
In line with the trend of profound changes in the International industrial Division system and value chain system, China has continued to promote the opening up of the service industry in order to meet the needs of high quality and social development. It is estimated that China will import 10 trillion of dollars in services over the next 15 years. This year's Beijing fair, compared with previous sessions, has a higher level of internationalization and a larger scale, further demonstrating the determination of China's service industry to expand its opening to the outside sector.
Predictably, the opening up and development of China's service trade will not only add new momentum to the high quality development of China's economy, but also bring great opportunities for development to the world. In the future, China will not only import more services, but also domestic and foreign investors to invest in China to increase business opportunities, college students Employment and entrepreneurship more active, virtual reality technology, big data, artificial intelligence and industrial Internet and other modern services will be more deeply integrated into traditional industries, significantly improve the level of manufacturing, The living service industry satisfies the material and spiritual life needs of the residents to a greater extent. (The writer is deputy director of China Service Outsourcing Research Center)



The European Union is engaged in trade negotiations with the United States, the European Union countries draw a red line, firmly oppose the United States on the EU to the United States car and parts to implement quotas.

Trade chiefs of EU member States today refuted the idea of US President Trump's proposed quota for EU cars to the United States earlier this month. Trump claimed at the time that importing cars posed a threat to U.S. national security.

Trump announced May 17 that it would delay the imposition of tariffs on imported vehicles and 0 components in the European Union, Japan and other places for 180 days, but said that "domestic competitive conditions must be improved by reducing imports" Trump instructed US trade representative Robert Lighthizer to start talks with the European Union and Japan Letterheizer.

European car Levy 25% tariff pricing will soar

In Brussels, Sweden's trade minister, Ann Linde, told the media: "We are 100% against this"; Mam Armstrong, a trade chief of other EU Member States and executive member of the European Union for Trade matters, also agreed, saying all EU members were determined to defend WTO rules.

The imposition of tariffs on European imports and 0 components by the United States will heat up transatlantic trade frictions between the United States and Europe, mainly 10 times times the total value of European auto products sold to Alcoa, which last year imposed 25% and 10% tariffs on US steel and aluminium, including the European Union in a number of countries.

According to the EU executive Committee, if the United States imposed a 25% tariff on European imports, it would increase the price of European imported cars by 10,000 euros (about NT $350,000).

The European Union's head of trade said today that it is expected to avoid some progress in U.S.-Europe dialogue on imposing punitive tariffs on cars, but the United States must decide whether to start negotiations with the European Union on the widespread elimination of import tariffs, Reuters reported.

EU countries confirmed last month that they would formally launch trade talks with the United States on two fronts: cutting tariffs on industrial goods, and making it easier for companies to prove that their products meet EU or US market standards.

Progress in product Mutual certification mechanism

MAMS, the EU's executive Commissioner for Trade, said the two sides had made progress in the latter, as well as positive messages on conformity assessments and discussions on the potential for regulatory cooperation, which could avoid testing needs in the European Union and the United States.

However, she acknowledged that the two sides had differences on tariff cuts, that the US wanted to include agricultural products, and that the European Union was unanimous in its opposition.

Mam Armstrong said: "Now it is the turn of the United States to start a consultation to respond." 」

Trade ministers in the European Union today also discussed another issue that has strained relations with the United States, which is that the United States blocked the World Trade Organisation's acceptance of the appeals body's personnel appointments. This body adjudicates disputes between WTO members.

The Appellate body has only 3 members left, 2 of whom will cease to function after leaving office at the end of this year. According to the regulations, 3 members are required for any complaint to be heard. (Translator: Xu, Chen Yiwei/kernel: Lu Yingzhi) 1080528



Customs and Excise Department to make more use of the exclusive certificate of clearance 20190527 


"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" The application hen convenience of the exclusive certificate of Customs clearance, the industry can use the "Hong Kong Trade Single Window" (Website: https://portal.sw.nat.gov.tw)/Customs Clearance exclusive Voucher application (DC02), processing the exclusive certificate of clearance application, extension, suspension, Release and cancellation operations, the Customs and Excise Department welcomes more use from all walks of life.

The Customs and Excise Department's "closed trade Single Window" for the refinement of diversified service quality, to create a high-quality user-friendly environment, the special establishment of the "Customs clearance exclusive voucher Registration Center", to provide exclusive customs clearance applications, rollover, suspension, release and cancellation operations, welcome to make greater use of all walks of life.

The Customs and Excise Department said that the exclusive certificate of clearance was used for the Declaration of Information transmission in the Single window of the port of Hong Kong, and that the participating operators included domestic import and export industries, transportation industry, warehousing industry, Customs declaration industry, Contracting Industries, inspection industry, container terminal industry, express delivery industry, free port business, personal or other operators related to the import

The exclusive certificate of Customs clearance was originally issued by the Customs and Excise Network company, and the implementation of the Single Window operation with the port of entry and trade was amended, and the Single Window was applied online or handled by the closed cabinets. In order to seamless integration, to avoid the operator due to the issue of voucher validity caused by the interruption of customs clearance, the Department took the initiative to send e-mail and telephone notifications before the expiry of the voucher, and by the customer service staff throughout the assistance online processing, exempt from the delivery of written documents time and cumbersome procedures, saving the industry's human cost and expenses, effectively enhance



Just happen at Laem Chabang port
 Vessel : KMTC HONGKONG V. 1907N on fire .

At least 25 port workers were injured and local people were evacuated following an explosion in a container on a ship at Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district on Saturday morning.
 Laem Chabang port director Vice Admiral Yutthana Mokkhao said an urgent investigation was being undertaken to determine the contents of the container. The Hong Kong ship was docked at A2 port, the director said.
 At the time of explosion, about 8am, scores of port employees were working in the area.
 The explosion sent clouds of an unknown white power into the air as well as black smoke from the fire.
 It was reported that at least 25 of the workers were sent to a nearby hospital after being exposed to the white powder.
 Workers remaining at the scene were seen dousing their faces with water to wipe off the powder.

圖像裡可能有天空、雲、橋樑、戶外和水



Zhuhai Group Gaolan port Construction container Terminal estimated annual throughput increased by 1.6 million TEU 20190522 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, Zhuhai Port Holding group will build a container terminal Phase III project in Gaolan Port to meet the growing demand for transport, with an annual design increase of about 1.6 million TEU.

The news pointed out that as a result of the rapid growth of container transport, in order to improve the capacity of Zhuhai port container passage in mainland China, Zhuhai Port Holding Group Co., Ltd. decided to build the Gaolan container Terminal Phase III project, including two 100,000-ton container berths (hydraulic structure according to the full load of 150,000 tons container ship design), the length of the wharf 858.5 meters , The land area is about 670 meters deep, the design annual transport volume can be increased by about 1.6 million TEU. After the completion of the project, the overall throughput capacity of Zhuhai port port and the comprehensive competitiveness of the port area will be improved.

It is reported that the rapid growth of container traffic in Zhuhai port, the total container from 2008 to 655,000 TEU growth to (2018) 2.308 million TEU, the average annual growth of 13.4 per cent. As at the end of 2018, Zhuhai Port container design through a total capacity of 1.99 million TEU (26 multi-purpose berths, container design year through the capacity of 1.13 million TEU, container dedicated berth four, container design year through the capacity of 860,000 TEU. The total container throughput of Zhuhai port in 2018 exceeded the capacity of the container through 318,000 TEU, indicating that the capacity of the container had been significantly inadequate.

According to an engineering study, the target of Zhuhai Port is 5 million TEU by 2025 and 8 million TEU in 2030.

At present, the second phase of the Gaolan Wharf project, which is currently under construction, has a capacity of 1.8 million TEU and is expected to be completed by the end of this year, when the capacity of the container through Zhuhai port is 3.79 million TEU.





Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that "the global container shipping market ship large-scale effect gradually spread to the Asian near-ocean route, Evergreen International storage and Transportation company Taichung Port Container Distribution yard to enhance the container handling efficiency of pier 32nd and 33rd, especially the introduction of two new type of bridge crane (GC05, GC06), The opening ceremony was held yesterday (22) to become the first wharf operator in Taichung Port to provide container double lifting services, and also to write a new page for loading and unloading operations at Taichung Port Wharf.

Evergreen said that the two new bridge cranes can simultaneously load and unload two 20-foot containers, the maximum load energy of 55 tons, the boom operation distance of 46 meters, can span 16 rows of containers, 6,000 TEU class ship container loading and unloading, compared to the existing operating radius of Taichung Port is shorter single-Crane Bridge Crane, It can effectively improve the energy and efficiency of container loading and unloading operations, greatly shorten the time of ship departure, and reduce the operating cost of aviation operators.

In view of the gradual expansion of the large-scale effect of ships in the container shipping market to the Asian near-ocean route, Evergreen International storage and transportation has actively promoted the operating energy of container terminals 32nd and 33rd in Taichung Port, and in addition to the introduction of new bridge cranes, the port branch of Taiwan Port Corporation was expanded at the end of last year to accommodate larger vessels, To high-quality wharf services, to attract more airlines berthing operations.

Taichung Port is the most important container throughput port in central Taiwan, Evergreen International Storage and Transportation Taichung Port Container Distribution yard combined with evergreen shipping and other international Airlines shipping network, for importers and exporters to provide direct transport services in Taichung Port, and the company's own fleet, with the needs of cargo owners, to provide convenient "home-to-home" container delivery services.



From: Nana.Chang-ITITPE [mailto:nana.chang-tpe@iti-international.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:45 PM
To: supernit168@gmail.com
Cc: USA
Subject: FW: [SEALAND] 
吉大港壅塞通知

 

 

Chittagong port update 22nd May 2019

 

Dear Valued Customer,

Sealand Asia would like to share the latest development at Chittagong port. We are currently experiencing a prolonged waiting time at the port. Due to Cyclone FANI, Chittagong port had to compromise a few working days which impacted productivity and prolonged the berthing queue. Shortened working hours during thefasting month of Ramadhan has also been contributing to the lower productivity.

 

This situation is affecting all carriers operating in Chittagong, with most of the vessels having schedule impact of up to 8 days.

 

At this moment, it is difficult to define with certainty when the current situation will ease off. We continue providing regular updates on the situation, which we hope will assist you in planning your transportation requirements.

 

Sealand Asia keeps working closely with terminal and port authorities on the matter and will continue to endeavour to alleviate the situation during this challenging period to ensure minimal disruptions to the supply chains of our valued customers.

 

Should you have further queries or require additional information, please contact your local Sealand Asia representative.

 

We thank you for your valuable support.

 

Yours faithfully,

Sealand Asia – A Maersk company

 



Urgent reminder! Due to port congestion! Customs clearance must be requested within 7 days! Otherwise it would have been abandoned cargo processing! 

Philippine shipping freight shippers Please note that the Philippines has a new customs regulations: sea (or air) of goods to Hong Kong (airport) within seven days after unloading, customs clearance must be completed, or it may be treated as abandoned goods! 

Manila, Philippines largest port (Manila) port abnormal congestion, sources said, the port utilization rate has reached 100 percent, has been overloaded. In fact as a major container port in the Philippines, port congestion and truck shortages around since last November has been struggling to make the port of Manila. Investors in the Philippines, particularly in the manufacturing sector investor, even as Manila harbor "horrible" congestion, consider moving to other parts of the plant. 

On port congestion, in February this year, the major operators in the port of Asian Terminals Inc (ATI), has sent six container ships to help transport empty containers stranded in the port of more than 10,000 empty containers shipped to transfer to Bataan Vegas Hong Kong Asia container Terminals Limited (Asian Terminals Inc.) and Subic Bay Freeport Manila international container Terminal, take to alleviate port congestion. Due to see signs of short-term relief of congestion within the port of Manila, when major shipping companies have already issued a notice to return empty Manila Harbor levy surcharge MRC, and later charged for cancellation. 

In early March, Port of Manila to solve congestion problems, has gradually taken a series of measures: shipping delay unloading containers and cargo delays are set Katy punished ranks. 

But, after all, can not solve the problem fundamentally. So recently, the customs authorities resorted to the last big move, the original "15 days of clearance" to "must be cleared within seven days off", speed up customs clearance speed, ease port congestion. 

Tips 

For these Filipino customs announcement on April 26, so the new regulations have begun to implement. Shipping freight shippers in the Philippines, please pay attention to timely send the original bill of lading, especially those with client certificate of origin, prepared in advance, in order to avoid clearance information is not complete because the delay was abandoned cargo clearance process. 

(Content reorganization Carry go, Marine Network)



Fire-struck 7,510-TEU Yantian Express arrives in Halifax at last

THE fire-damaged 7,510-TEU Yantian Express has arrived in Halifax, having been diverted to the Bahamas after fire broke out in the hold, reports American Shipper.

The Yantian Express was en route from Colombo to Halifax via Suez in January. All 23 crew members were evacuated the following day with no reported injuries.

The Hapag-Lloyd arrived its original destination, said Hapag-Lloyd's THE Alliance partner Ocean Network Express (ONE) in a customer advisory.The ship departed Freeport, Bahamas, where it had been berthed since February 4 for repairs while en route to Halifax from Colombo. Three hundred and twenty of the 3,875 containers aboard were a total loss, Hapag-Lloyd said."Due to the complexity of the discharge operations in Halifax, it is expected that this alone could take up to two weeks," the customer advisory reads. "Therefore, the focus of the operations in Halifax will be to expedite the delivery of cargo."



China imports of 5 steel products do not balance tax, anti-dumping duty 20190522 

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" the Ministry of Finance announced that it would not temporarily levy a balance tax and anti-dumping duty on the import of five steel products from mainland China.

The Customs and Excise Department of the Ministry of Finance said that the 14th meeting of the Tariff Review Group of the Ministry of Finance had decided that the government of mainland China did subsidize the fact that imports of specific galvanized and zinc alloy flat rolled steel, carbon steel steel plates, stainless steel cold rolled steel, stainless steel hot-rolled steel, and specific carbon steel cold rolled steels had been initially investigated. And stainless steel hot rolled steel and specific carbon steel cold rolled steel products involved in the case of dumping cases, but according to the Ministry of Economy industry damage preliminary determination, there is no China's industry in the investigation period continued to suffer damage, so the goods involved do not apply temporary levy balance tax and anti-dumping duty measures.

As the mainland Chinese government did not reply to the countervailing questionnaire, according to the balance tax and anti-dumping duty implementation measures 21st provisions, taken into consideration of the United States Department of Commerce on the mainland China corrosion resistance steel balance measure case, the mainland China stainless steel steel balance measures related to the determination report, found that the mainland government subsidy rate of Shi Sanliu to 51 · 32 per cent; the two cases of stainless steel hot rolled steel and specific carbon steel cold rolled steel are based on the export prices of the goods involved in the export to China, and the dumping margin is calculated at Hili Liu Ba to Sanliu Qishi per cent.

The Commissioner for Customs and Excise said that under 19th/two of the subsidy and balance measures agreement and anti-Dumping agreement nineth and article, if the levy is less than the balance tax on the total amount of the subsidy or the anti-dumping duty below the dumping margin, it is sufficient to exclude the damage to the domestic industry from the low levy.

In order to take into account the development needs of the upstream and downstream industries of steel products, the Ministry of Finance has requested the Department of Economy to provide a preliminary determination of the difference in damage rate in the five cases, taking into account the practice of the European Union and Canada; 10 according
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



The world's three largest shipowners ' organizations strongly oppose the trade war 20190520 

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" including the International Shipping Association (ICS), the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA), the Asian Shipowners Association (ASA) and other three major shipowners ' organizations issued a joint statement condemning the United States-inspired trade war, and called for trade to follow the World Trade Organization (WTO), Rather than guided by American national interests and protectionist instruments.

According to the joint statement, the three major organizations have expressed to the WTO that the shipping industry will remain committed to upholding and promoting the world's free trade policies and principles, and stressed that since 2017, trade measures to restrict imports have increased seven times times, and by 2018, the United States-led countries and regions around the world have implemented a total of 137 protectionist measures, That is, global trade will add $ more than 588 billion in additional costs.

The expansion of trade restrictions has led to many uncertainties and undermined global trade efficiency and sustainable development in various countries. This is particularly evident after the US decided to raise import tariffs on some goods from China.

The three shipowners ' organizations recommended that due consideration should be given to the removal of any retention measures for maritime shipments in force, as well as other similar trade restrictions, in order to enhance the competitiveness of the national economy and to enable local exporters to have access to effective maritime transport services. Oppose possible maritime transport of energy products, raw materials, foodstuffs and manufactured goods and products, national or regional cargo retention measures for international navigation.

Under-Secretary-General ICS stressed to the WTO in Geneva that global economic growth depended on WTO organizations, particularly global maritime trade, which currently exceeds 10 billion tons of goods per year, and that the efficiency of the shipping industry depends on a rules-based trading system. However, the recent WTO model has been criticized and threatened by some Governments, including the United States, which has weakened the role of the WTO as a regulatory body for international trade.



India's trade deficit expands in April and will expand exports through Sino-US trading War 

Official figures released in Wednesday showed India's export growth slid to a four-month low of 0.64% per cent in April as shipments of engineering products, gems and jewellery, leather and other products fell and the trade deficit widened to a five-month high.

Imports rose 4.5% per cent to $41.4 billion, the highest level in the past six months as shipments of crude oil and gold surged this month.

Trade figures show 26 billion of dollars in merchandise exports and 41.4 billion of dollars in imports in April, leading to a trade deficit of $15.33 billion, the largest deficit since November 2018.
The country's merchandise exports were negative because they were being reviewed in key areas such as engineering, gems and jewellery, leather, carpets, plastics, marine products, rice and coffee. It follows an export growth rate of 0.34% per cent in December 2018.

Trade experts say the ongoing trade war between the United States and China will help India take advantage of the two countries ' export opportunities in areas such as clothing, agriculture, cars and machinery.

Rakesh Mohan Joshi, a professor at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), said the United States was widely targeting intermediate components from China, particularly mechanical and electronic products, while China was targeting American cars and agricultural products, including soybeans.

"These areas offer great opportunities for India. India is facing a huge opportunity in the apparel and garment sector, as it is the only country in the world to match the size of China's business after China and integrate supply chains for global customers. ”

He added that India needed to take advantage of the opportunity to significantly increase its exports, particularly in the information and communications Technology (ICT) and automotive industries.

"In order to make effective use of these emerging opportunities, India needs to carefully develop its strategy and implement it seriously at the grass-roots level," he said. ”

The Indian Federation of Export Organizations (FIEO) holds a similar view, saying India is benefiting from a trade war between the United States and China.



Brazil's vice president's departure visit to strengthen economic cooperation in U.S.-China trade war
Latest update: 2019/05/17 09:29





(Central News agency reporter Tanya. Mausoleum Sao Paulo 16th), Brazil's vice president Morau today on an official visit to China. Speaking to Brazilian television, Morau said the Brazilian government could strengthen international trade from the dispute between China and the United States, "Brazil must know how to use this moment to position itself." 」
In protest against the Brazilian government's freeze on Federal University agency funds, Brazil 15th national demonstrations, Morau (Hamilton Mourao) 16th still as originally planned to visit China. He said before the line that yesterday students and union groups protested against the government's demonstrations and did not destabilize the government.
Morau, who departs 16th afternoon, will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to promote cooperation between the two emerging economies. Morau will make a short stopover in Italy and Lebanon before arriving in Beijing.
In a visit to Brazilian television (TV Brasil), Morau pointed out that the Pozonalo government has a clear convergence of American democracy with the United States, but also has enough pragmatism to understand China's importance to Brazil's economic development.
In Beijing, Morau will meet with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and meet with Wang Yang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
During his visit, Morau will participate in the 5th meeting of the China-Brazil high-level coordination and Cooperation Committee held on 23rd and attend various business forums and cultural events.
During his stay in Lebanon, Morau will visit a joint frigate that joined the German, Greek and Turkish navies earlier this month to hold multinational exercises in Lebanon.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang recently pointed out that Brazil and China are the largest developing countries in the Americas and Asia, with mature and strong relations, and in recent years have established successful partnerships in the fields of trade, investment and finance, bringing benefits to both sides.
This year marks the 45 anniversary of the diplomatic relations between China and Brazil, and China hopes to strengthen political mutual trust and deepen friendly and mutually beneficial cooperative relations among the two strategic partners.
Relations between China and Brazil have been Pozonalo since Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president, came to power in January. During the campaign, Pozonalo China metaphor as "a predator who wants to dominate Brazil's strategic industrial sector." 」
After that, MO became a reconciliation figure between China and Pakistan. Morau has repeatedly said that Brazil intends to keep in touch with China, its main trading partner, regardless of each other's ideological differences.
For the past 5 years, China has been Brazil's main trading partner around the world and a destination for most of Brazil's raw material exports. China, for its part, has invested heavily in Brazil, particularly in the energy sector, and is interested in expanding the injection of funds into other industrial sectors, such as agribusiness.
In addition, Morau 16th denied that yesterday's wave of protests across the country had the same magnitude as the June 2013 demonstrations, from the beginning to a protest against the price of bus tickets, which later turned into a series of actions against the political class.
Morau said that in the context of all the decisions taken by the Government, particularly pension reform, which was approved at the end of July and early August, it is likely to change market economy expectations, when the resources frozen will return to universities and other areas.
Morau acknowledged that the government's failure was to fail to communicate the freezing measures in an objective and correct manner to the population, classifying the protests as a "natural response" to the population, but echoed president Pozonalo's criticism that some people and trade union groups used the demonstrators as a political tool. (Edit: Feng Zhao) 1080517



China - ASEAN Intermodal Transportation to start shipping version 

[Reporter Chen Weiqiang / Taipei】 China and ASEAN Logistics Association, a coalition of "mainland China - ASEAN Intermodal Transportation" was officially launched, the alliance with Singapore Guangxi project focus of cooperation "in the new Nanning international logistics Park" to promote the future goal is to make more use of the industry in Southeast Asia "in mainland China and Singapore third new government cooperation project (Chongqing) strategic interoperability demonstration "under the item" land and sea new channel. " 

"The new channel land and sea," the main line, extending from Chongqing to Guangxi Beibu Gulf, through land and sea multimodal transport links to Singapore and Southeast Asia region, and the direction of development stage, will include expanded channel coverage in Southeast Asia and the promotion of north cargo flow. 

At present, "the new Nanning International Logistics Park" has attracted Wan Wei logistics, Swire Cold Chain, BES Huitong, Fosun Sinopharm, Jinqiao bonded and other Fortune 500 companies stationed. 

Launch ceremony, Singapore's Minister for Manpower and Second Minister Yang Liming stressed that the Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the Singapore Guangxi closely, and with land and sea further boost with the new channel, Singapore and Guangxi cooperation will enter a new period of development, can bring along the country huge business opportunities to further promote China and ASEAN economic cooperation. 

"The new Nanning International Logistics Park," the owners of Singapore Pacific Shipping Group, its Zhihangzhuxi Teo Siong Seng noted Union will set up liaison offices in the logistics park, to the members referred by ASEAN Logistics Association countries' land and sea new channel "in order to attract more industry to use, and thus enhance freight East Concord Chinese mainland and western Central Asia. 

In addition, Singapore and Guangxi enterprises also signed seven cooperation agreements, including Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group, COSCO Shipping Group and PSA co-construction of Qinzhou Port, Guangxi Investment Group and Singapore grid step (Grab) Technologies Sign investment cooperation agreements and strategic cooperation agreements Guangxi Liugong Group and United Overseas Bank of Singapore signed. 
 



Layout Global Route yangming Shipping established Indonesian subsidiary 20190516


Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report "Yangming Shipping Co., Ltd. (referred to as yangming) is optimistic about economic development in Southeast Asia and in response to the government's new South policy to expand investment, with joint venture partners in Jakarta, Indonesia set up its own subsidiary Yangming Indonesia Co., Ltd. (PTYang Ming Shipping Indonesia), and will be formally established this (16) day, the first general manager Yu Yangming Shipping Representative Mr. Zhou Bingying as. In the future, Yangmn Indonesia Co., Ltd. (yangming Indonesia Company) will provide more integrated and convenient container shipping services in the region, continue to cultivate local customers, and expand the development of Yangmn shipping in Southeast Asia market.

Yangming Shipping stressed that with the steady growth of the volume of goods in Southeast Asia, the airlines actively strengthen the route allocation, through the regional network to deepen the transport links, in order to enhance the additional value and economic benefits of airlines. Yangming Shipping is optimistic about the growth potential of the Indonesian market by upgrading large ships docking at Indonesian docks and actively exchanging accommodation with regional shipping companies in order to expand their own trans-shipment network and enhance ship performance. In addition to integrating the surrounding regional business and accelerating the expansion of the outlying islands business, Yangming Indonesia will also contribute to the development and enhancement of the region's import, export and re-export business, which will not only serve local customers in the future, but will also provide a better and more intensive transportation network for customers around the world.

Through its own and joint ventures, yangming Shipping deploys several routes per week to Indonesia, namely, the CTI route to Jakarta (Jakarta) and Sishui (Surabaya), the TSE route to Jakarta (Jakarta) and the SE5 route to the Bay of the park (Belawan) , And also provides SS1, SSX, TPI and other routes through the change of cabin. In addition to direct routes, yangming Shipping also provides trans-shipment services for the trans-shipment of Indonesian cargo to Singapore, Malaysia Klang Port (PortKlang) to connect mother ships and closer links to the global route network of Yangmn Shipping.

Yangming Indonesia also has offices throughout Sishui (Surabaya), Pan Jiang (Panjang) and Palembang (Palembang) to serve local customers.

For the contact method of Yangming Indonesia Co., Ltd., please refer to the following information: PT Yang Ming Shipping Indonesia Cowell Tower 9th floor Suite 901 JI. Senen Raya1 Jakarta Indonesia 10410 TEL: (62-21) |3458660FAX: (62-21) -3458630 E-MAIL:jkt_mgm@id.yangming.com.




Deal with unfair trade Netherlands announced China strategy 
Last updated: 2019/05/16 10:41 





(Central News Agency reported Amsterdam 15 Dow Jones) according to the Netherlands announced China strategy document, the Netherlands seeks to address China's "unfair trade practices" and both take a "constructive and critical" stance toward China. 
According to documents released today by the Dutch Department of State, the Netherlands aims to protect intellectual property and avoid unnecessary technology transfer. File wrote: "In terms of certain key technologies and important raw materials, we do not want to become dependent on China." 
VOA (Voice of America) report, released today, "China Strategy" document, the Dutch government set out with the opportunities for cooperation with China worries, expressed cooperation with China is very important for the Netherlands, but the Netherlands must pay attention to the ideological differences between the two countries. 
Netherlands Waijiaobuchang Boluo Ke (Stef Blok) said:?.. "If you ask me," We should not fear China do, "my answer is" no "but we must be realistic. We have to facts and knowledge-based, but rather than feelings and image of our past too mild, too gullible. ". 
Netherlands China strategy paper wrote:" China is a logical place for itself in the world, but the government believes it should be under a fair competitive environment, in accordance with internationally agreed rules fairly complete. " 
files said the Netherlands is willing to expand cooperation with China in the field of" climate, trade, agriculture, transportation, "and so on. But must also pay close attention to "web of espionage and of our values and norms influence." 
As the Dutch lawmakers worried about China's growing global influence, but also worried about the consequences of China's influence in the Netherlands derived, Prime Minister Mr Rutte (Mark Rutte) a year ago, promised to propose a strategic response. MPs previously argued that the proposed approach to the Netherlands and the European Union is not clear enough, it is necessary to clear and stand the test of elaboration of strategy. 
Today's Dutch Department of State file, wrote: "The Netherlands alone we can not achieve their goals tend to work together with the EU and we rely on in countries in North America, Asia and Oceania minded..."
The Netherlands announced the timing point of China's strategy to upgrade coincided with the US-China trade war, the global stock market turmoil. When the government of US President Trump while trying to exert its influence in Europe, urging European countries to build a fifth-generation mobile network, disable the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and other equipment. (Translator: Zhang Xiaowen / nuclear draft: Caijia Min) 1080516



Huawei and 70 subsidiary undertakings included in the blacklist of the US Trade 
last updated: 2019/05/16 10:27 

Reuters reports, the US Commerce Department will Huawei and 70 affiliated business entities included in the list of export controls. The picture shows the Huawei communications equipment exhibition booths. (Central News Agency file photo) 





(WASHINGTON 15, NEW YORK, reports) Trump United States government today to impose tough sanctions on China, Huawei Technologies, a new cast of unfavorable factors for the US-China trade disputes, Huawei responded that the United States is "unreasonable restrictions "the Huawei rights violations. 
Meanwhile, the US Treasury Secretary Meinu Qin (Steven Mnuchin) said that the recent will go to China to continue negotiations. 
Reuters reported that the US Commerce Department noted that Huawei would be included and 70 affiliated undertaking so-called "Entity List" (Entity List). This will prohibit Chinese company in without government permission, to obtain components and technology to corporate America. 
US Commerce Secretary Ross (Wilbur Ross) a statement that the decision to support President Trump would "avoid the use of US technology to a foreign entity, the way fear to undermine US national security or foreign policy interests." 
Trump earlier today signed an executive order prohibiting US companies use are thought to have national security risk company makes telecommunications equipment. 
Although this command is not specifically named in any country or company, but US officials have previously Huawei labeled "threat" label, and actively lobbying its allies not to use Huawei's network equipment 5G. 
Huawei has repeatedly denied its products by the Chinese government for fear of spying for the United States, and issued a statement saying, "Huawei restrictions in the United States will not do business with the United States safer or stronger, on the contrary, it will only limit the United States to use the secondary was more expensive alternatives falling behind the United States in building 5G living under the wind. " 
"In addition, unreasonable restrictions on the right against Huawei and cause other serious legal problems." 
Mei Nuqin Earlier in the hearing in the Federal Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, described last week with a high-order two days of talks with Chinese officials in Washington constructive.
Meinu Qin said: "I expect we will go to Beijing recently to continue negotiations." "There is still much work to do." 
He did not say when it might make the trip to China. 
After the United States and this world's top two economies, after a new round of global stock markets and mutual levy customs duties heavy selling pressure in recent days on the Chinese government Trump terms have been eased. 
Trump yesterday to refute the United States and negotiations have collapsed to say, it sounds also have the opportunity to both sides to reach an agreement rather optimistic. He said when meeting with Xi Jinping Chinese President Xi Jinping relations with the "extraordinary", plans next month to attend the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Japan. 
Trump also urged China to buy more US agricultural products. 
China has imposed retaliatory tariffs on US agricultural products, which made US farmers worried. For Trump, the US Department of Agriculture district is his main ticket bunker. 
US Nong Yebu spokesman said today Nongye Bu has been directly allocated $ 8.52 billion to farmers, as the 2018 assistance program a loop. This program aims to offset China and other trading partners impose tariffs due to losses caused farmers. 
China to impose tariffs to offset losses caused by Trump previous government promised to allocate up to $ 12 billion in aid. (Translator: Xu Rui Cheng / nuclear draft: Liu Wenyu) 1080516



Trump offering heavy tariffs on Chinese goods blocked, but the "American-made" hold live it? 
Text / BBC News Photography / Su Yijie 2019-05-15 


US-China trade war continued to spread, US $ 300 billion listed 13th in the list of tariff retaliation after mainland China, mainland China ready to trade again under the heavy hand, US President Trump to justify tax initiatives, argued that US consumers and businesses, buy American tariff is the best way to get around, but his manner of so many experts could not stand the logic of God, have come out to shelling. 

• buy US-made products will be able to avoid the tariffs? 
US Cable News Network (CNN) reported that Trump 13th tweets that the US consumers have no reason to pay tariffs, non-tariff if purchased from the State, or is best to buy the product in the United States, you can completely avoid the tariff. 
But the fact is, the majority of Chinese mainland goods subject to tariffs is not made in the USA, including clothing and electronic components, and for those few projects have made alternatives for the United States, there are expansion problems due to the lack of US companies like mainland China production capacity, and therefore Trump said "there is no reason for American consumers to pay duty" argument is wrong. 
For Trump think American companies can produce with views of mainland China the same size of the product, Oxford Economics chief US economist Dakota said: "This is misleading us from the type and size of the Chinese mainland imported goods, so find an alternative product, at least immediately identify alternatives, become a nearly impossible. " 

• expert: US has already lost a number of industries 
part of the problem is that the United States no longer has a manufacturing base. A Washington think tank, "the Economic Policy Institute," a senior economist Scott pointed out that in the past 20 years the United States has lost about a third of manufacturing capacity, and there are over 90,000 factories closed, 5 million manufacturing jobs Vacancies have also lost 
Scott said: "in this country, many industries have been completely absent, so that we only buy American can not pay tariffs argument is wrong."
Dakota noting, clothing, semiconductors and notebook computers, mobile phones and other electronic products, important, very difficult to move production back to the US. He said, "to find alternatives to these imported products must be established factories", far higher than the company had to pay to hire mainland China interbank American workers, all this will make the cost of production of US companies increased substantially. Moreover, this process would take at least several years, also may not be able to profit. 
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• Instead of looking for another country? A short time is not feasible 
chairman of the Committee Duiwaimaoyi leaves Shamir said: "think that we can simply replace all the stuff from foreign buyers, and even the idea of overnight relocation of the plant is totally absurd." 
Ye Shamir also said on clothing , textiles and other low value-added products, "the work has been transferred to the relatively underdeveloped, high labor-intensive areas," he said, the United States no longer have the infrastructure to produce these products. 
Fran Pacific senior vice president of the National Retail Federation said that many of these items are manufactured in mainland China, mainly due to the country's own production, logistics and labor, and refer to other countries is not as suitable for the production of these products in mainland China, one of the main there is a deep-water port in mainland China with the existing infrastructure, "take a long time to replace the production capacity of mainland China." 
Fran said area, although some US companies are working to supply chain back to the United States, but overall, the cost of production fewer low place. Many countries want the United States to replace the production of these products in mainland China, mainland China is not as less efficient, and therefore the cost of production of these products will continue to rise. 

• Chemical industry large head injury has not hurt China first 
suggestion to avoid the tariffs, although Trump appears to be mainly aimed at consumers, but US companies have also led to the tariff pay a higher price for imported products. 
US-China trade war one of the most affected US industry, chemical industry, by the double impact of the industry must to pay import tariffs on a number of specialty chemicals from mainland China, mainland China and by the retaliatory tariffs against, limiting its entering a favorable opportunities for export markets to be made. 
Figure / China Dongguan Wei Yi metal plastic factory.

President of the American Chemical Manufacturers Association Ebulier pointed out that many US chemical industry indispensable raw materials are now affected by the tariff Trump, and Nanyihuode in places outside of mainland China. 
According to a report of the American Chemical Society, published in October last year, mainland China to 11 billion US dollars chemicals and plastic products exports imposed retaliatory tariffs, "the United States of nearly 55,000 jobs and $ 18 billion in domestic activities at risk being. " In mainland China suffered retaliatory tariffs on US products last year, in about 5200, 987 years ago on land belonging to more than 80 billion dollars in exports of chemical products. 
Since mainland China since the beginning of June a series of tariffs on US products increased to 25%, the American Chemical Society, head of international trade affairs Buzitewa worried that US companies will no longer be able to price products competitively enter the Chinese mainland market , "25% effective tariff fear the American chemical companies exclude China mainland market." 

This article is reproduced from 2019.5.15 "BBC News," only reflect the views of authors and do not represent the position of the Society.



Japanese companies will accelerate the withdrawal of Chinese production line

Japan's Kyodo News reported, in response to long-term of the Sino-US trade friction, Japanese companies are accelerating the withdrawal of Chinese production lines, and transferred to Thailand and the United States. 

Kyodo News reported on the 11th, many Japanese companies are pulling out of China the production line. This year, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, exports to the US will gradually gear components production line, moved to Japan from China. 

In addition, major Japanese steel companies Kobe Steel also believes that if tariffs expanded to the United States will consider the components of the hydraulic excavator production line, transfer from China to Japan, Thailand and the United States. 

The report also pointed out that Mitsubishi Electric, Komatsu, Toshiba and other Japanese machinery companies last year, has been transferred to other countries in part of production lines in China; and with the Sino-US trade disputes from escalating, the Japanese office equipment and optical equipment manufacturer Ricoh also being considered, if photocopier future is also listed as an object tariffs, exports to the US will be the production line moved to Thailand from China. 

The last report pointed out as an example to Panasonic, Matsushita last year's profit decreased 40 billion yen (about NT $ one hundred thirteen million), it is subject to the impact of tariff increases and reduced customer orders, which highlights the Sino-US trade disputes in the case of an upgrade, in order to avoid the decline in performance of Japanese companies a big headache situation is likely to continue.



Vietnam Haiphong Xingang International Container Terminal welcomes the largest container ship Wanhai 805 20190514


"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, the Saigon Newport Corporation of Vietnam is located in the Haiphong Newport International Container 11,923 Port of Hai Phong, the town of TEU, and the largest container vessel on board the port is moored at the harbour area, "Wanhai No. No. 805".

The source points out that the "Wanhai No. 805" container ship belongs to Wanhai Shipping, Cosco Shipping (COSCO SHIPPING) and Taiping Shipping (PIL) three corporate alliance, the ship 132,000 tons, the captain 330 meters, often to and from Asia-the United States West Bank route (SEA/CP1/ AC5) on the Haiphong Newport International Container port, along the route: South Nansha-Hong Kong Port-Yantian Port-Long Beach Port-Port Oakland-Yantian port, providing direct service from northern Vietnam to the west coast of the United States, with a reduction in transport time from Guang to 19 days.

Ranwengong, Deputy Minister of Transport of Vietnam, pointed out that Haiphong Xingang International container Port has become an important milestone in the development of the deep water port system in Hai Phong and northern Vietnam. "Wanhai No. 805" berthing, on behalf of the port has been among the top two international ports.

It is reported that this year, April 11, Haiphong Xingang International container Port has welcomed the 8,814 TEU container ship "Northern Jaguar", the captain of 334 meters, in Hapag-Lloyd (Hapag-Lloyd), Ocean Network Express (one), Yangming Shipping three Company alliance on the PN2 route operation, directly connected to northern Vietnam, the United States Tacoma Port and Vancouver Port, Canada, this route will be haiphong to the United States West Bank and Canada's transport time, from Guang to 17 days.



US publication of the list of remaining tariffs on $ 300 billion in total 3805 
Last Updated: 2019/05/14 07:51 

USTR announced on the 13th of the remaining $ 300 billion Chinese goods tariffs list, including agricultural products, clothing, a total of 3805 item. (CNA drawing) 
美國貿易代表署13日公布對中國剩餘3000億美元商品加徵關稅清單,包括農產品、衣物等共3805項。(中央社製圖)




(Central News Agency reporters Jiang now leaves Washington on the 13th Reuters) USTR announced today China remaining $ 300 billion of goods tariffs list, including agricultural products, clothing, a total of 3805, but does not include drugs and rare earth materials. Section 301 Committee is expected to hold a public hearing on June 17. 



After the United States announced on the 10th formal increase from the original 10% to 25% punitive tariffs on Chinese goods to levy $ 200 billion, and the remaining $ 300 billion plan to expand trade tariffs, China's State Council today counterattack, announced from since June 1, to $ 60 billion in US goods coupled with tariffs already imposed tariffs of up to 25% tax rate. 

US-China trade war intensified, the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled opened today, plunging more than 700 points. Whistle fell 617 points to close at 25324.99 points, the highest since Jan. worst performance. 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced today the remaining $ 300 billion of Chinese goods tariffs details. This list, together with the program description, up to 142, detailing the final list included in the tariffs of 3805 food items. (Page 7 onwards) 
these food items contain almost all the items not yet covered by the agricultural and livestock products from consumer goods, clothing, household goods, mobile phones, laptops, etc., but does not include drugs, selected medical products, rare earth materials and key mineral and other goods item. 

According to published procedures, wishing to apply for an exemption of the industry, companies must be submitted before June 10 to apply to the summary, before June 17 to submit written comments, Section 301 Committee will hold a public hearing on June 17, after the end of the hearing 7 days to submit rebuttal. (Editor: Chen Yongchang) 1080514



intra-Asia trade market momentum is very strong, it is expected that the market will reach an annual growth rate of about 4-6%. However, ports in Asia has widespread congestion ills. To solve the congestion problem, has become a key Asian ports in the future also decide whether to continue to maintain growth. Otherwise, with the increasing amount of goods, processing efficiency can not keep up with the pace, then it would pose a huge obstacle for the further development of the market. 
HPH (Hutchison Ports) research and analysis department head Helen Li said: "Because of the nature of intra-Asia trade dictates, Asia, the requirements for ports and terminals, and more emphasis on flexibility and operational efficiency This Yard. bin capacity allocation optimization, and comprehensive arrangements for the ability to dock in transit and other operational processes, have put forward higher requirements, so as to bring a challenge for the operation of the marina. " 
Today, the fastest-growing Asian markets the area includes Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The most that can benefit from the rapid development of intra-Asia trade market among ports, both those that have the export supply, but also the production of goods to the hinterland, in addition to connecting with the developed behind also improve the transport network port. However, despite these favorable conditions, these ports is still plagued by the problem of congestion. 
Analysis and forecasting consulting firm IHS Markit according to the global market and industry, to 2020, container transportation volume intra-Asia trade market, will from 2018's 31 million TEU, up to about 34 million 20-foot container. 
Although, in the Asian market, flexibility and port cargo handling capacity, more critical than infrastructure and equipment owned by the port, but that does not mean the infrastructure and equipment is not important, precisely, have the appropriate infrastructure and equipment , is to enhance the flexibility and port cargo handling capacity of the foundation. 
"The growth momentum was encouraged by people in Asia," Li Chang Yong (Changyong Rhee) IMF (International Monetary Fund, IMF) Asia-Pacific director, said, "But the challenge now facing is how to be able to maintain and strengthen this growth momentum. "
Among all types of trade in goods in Asia, some types of transport of goods other than goods showed a more rapid growth momentum. For example, scrap it recorded a growth rate of up to 20%. And such a rapid growth, partly because China has recently imposed restrictions on the import of waste, resulting in the industry's demand for waste treatment in other parts of Asia except China greatly increased. 
In addition, industrial raw materials and consumables is expected there will be around 5% growth. This reflects, in global production and manufacturing, the Asian region is still playing the role of a Xiangdangzhongyao. 
"Asia shipping market is very complex, and the movement speed of the goods on the supply chain is also quite fast, also has some other unique characteristics of this market," Helen Li and Hutchison Port of representation. 
The Asian markets unique features include: First, the frequency of service is quite frequent; Second, the ship turnaround time (vessel turnaround time) faster to shorten the buffer time in the timetable schedule reserved; Third, for the transit network high degree of smooth connection requirements; four, need the ability to handle time-critical instructions and change request. 
In some of the smaller ports in Asia, port congestion and ship stranded due to delays caused by even up to seven days. Some operators in Asia shipping routes pointed out that Thailand's Man, Bangladesh's Chittagong (Chittagong), India Calcutta (Kolkata) and China's Shanghai, congestion is most severe in Asia several ports. In these ports, ships queued into port berth against time, sometimes nearly a week ago. 
Although, in part because of port congestion is due to the increasing amount of cargo containers caused, but the shipping company said, low processing efficiency of the port, as well as the lack of local infrastructure, is also caused by factors that can not be ignored stranded in Hong Kong. In addition, if run into bad weather conditions, then the situation is bound to port congestion will be more severe, while in port in eastern China and in particular vulnerable to erratic weather.
First, marina facilities in Asia is a focus of concern. Many small ports in Asia, the lack of adequate land bridge to handle the growing container, which makes the operating efficiency of ships is very low. And a large number of goods if handled less, the problem of stranded ships will certainly become more aggravated. 
However, due to the small port of calling these are small vessels, while the smaller ship and limit the number of ports that can bridge the shore investment. "Compared to those on the ship to put the world's main trade routes for vessels intra-Asia routes, the capacity of its relatively small size", Helen Li said. 
"Ship on intra-Asia routes used (capacity of around 1,500 TEU) is not only small in size, the length is shorter, which makes it difficult to improve the operational efficiency of the dock ships. This is because, due to insufficient length of the vessel sake , terminal operators even want to put as many of shore bridge could not do anything to improve the processing efficiency ", Helen Li explained. 
"In addition, although the Asian markets in the region are using these ship, the requirements for operational efficiency of ships may not be high, but this leads to overall port handling efficiency. Although small because the amount of cargo carried by the ship is relatively small, the required the number of quay cranes operation is also correspondingly less, but the ship's berth occupancy time will therefore longer, "she said. 
And with the approach of the majority of the port is different, and the Chittagong Port Mann pursued the principle of "first come first served" in the use of berths, shipping companies are not allowed to use time berth booking in advance. At present, registration of the Chittagong Port Authority (Chittagong Port Authority, CPA), permit anchored Chittagong own ship loading and unloading equipment (geared vessel) there are 57, no ship loading and unloading equipment (gearless ship) is only 7 ships. 
IHS's specialized real-time tracking of ships sailing dynamic monitoring system ------ AISLive data also confirms the low efficiency of port operations in Asia, congestion serious argument, and the case of Chittagong is particularly prominent. Real-time monitoring data in June 2018 shows that in Chittagong, once there are 15 container ships anchored floating in the waters outside the port, waiting for inbound calling. Of which seven have been waiting for more than four days, five have been waiting for more than three days, three are waiting for more than two days.
Although, Chittagong has ordered a new quay, but these devices will have to wait to install and put into use. Therefore, the port is still heavily reliant on those ships built handling equipment. Such vessels are provided on the deck of a suspension bridge, capable of self-loading and unloading cargo between the ship and the dock itself, but the operation efficiency is extremely low. Although these vessels comes with either affiliated handling equipment for use in the general cargo berths, container berths can also be linked, but to alleviate port congestion is still not much effect. However, the Chittagong Port Authority has announced an ambitious development plan, the future will be to build a new container terminal and a large deep-water harbor. 
Bangladesh's Chittagong Port Mann and Thailand, both of which are river ports. Since the two ports there is a limit on the depth of water, so deep draft ship can not affiliated, but only for a small amount of a small cargo ship anchored, which also reduces the efficiency of cargo handling two Harbor. Chittagong vessels that can be handled, and a maximum draft of only between 6.5 to 7 m, and can ship port of call Man draft slightly larger, at about 9 meters. 
In addition, adverse weather conditions and unstable factors also exacerbate the adverse situation of port congestion. Such as fog and strong winds in eastern China, the ship will be anchored to Shanghai and Ningbo Port enormous trouble. In Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao Port, fog and strong winds will occur from time to time, impact the operating docks and ships, will disrupt the normal operation of the port, resulting in delays in airline flights. In 2018, Shanghai's Waigaoqiao and Yangshan marina pier has encountered unexpected weather conditions, resulting in delays in the operation of the port delayed for three days. In the meantime, container yard dock can only open for a limited period of time. 
In Asia, port congestion, bad weather, as well as a series of chain reactions caused due to wait too long, will cause delays, so that the shipping company lost a lot of transportation time. In order to reduce the delays and wasted time, terminal operators should be undertaken with shipping companies work closely together to optimize the arrangement on the operating procedures, improve efficiency, and enhance the ability of each process to fine-tune, so as to achieve the purpose to meet customer demand.
Hutchison Port Helen Li said: "We will dock with the shipping companies to maintain close coordination links, at any time in order to arrange berths plan to adjust, so it can handle the task of operating the vessel, and dispersed as evenly as possible assessed to each berth. and if the situation berth has changed, we will notify in advance to remind the shipping companies, shipping companies so you can make appropriate and timely adjustments to their schedules and ports of call plan arrangements. " " 
in addition, we will also continue with the shipping companies on cargo stowage plan to cooperate in order to its cargo stowage arrangements optimization, turnaround time so the ship can be expected to shorten ", Helen Li expressed. 
The flow rate of trade in goods in Asia soon, and local port for flexibility and operational efficiency with high demand. And because due to such characteristics, is now in Asia, the importance of close cooperation between terminal operators and shipping companies, it should be more prominent than ever. Only through cooperation the two sides, in order to truly realize reduce delays and ensure punctuality of shipment. 
In order to achieve the goal of profitability, such as Hutchison Port terminal operators should respond positively to customer requirements to improve the quality of services in the Asian region through the continuous construction of technologically advanced infrastructure, continue to provide first-class level of service to expand own network, so that we can better meet the needs of local customers. 
"HPH market coverage in Asia is quite high, providing comprehensive services for the Asian intra-regional trade in Asia, we are working to enhance the service capabilities of its facilities to meet the growing new trade in goods brought processing requirements, such as we in Laem Chabang (Laem Chabang), Thailand Pier D building (Terminal D, and Hutchison port Thailand set up unmanned container terminal), is an example ", Helen Li said. 
Today, the biggest problem faced by the region Asia trade route, the profit margin is too low, the lack of sustainable income. And if you want to port in Asia to find a solution on this issue, some of the measures described above, may be able to bring some inspiration for them.



Trade tensions continue global air cargo demand growth threatens to be blocked 20190513

Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that "global demand for air cargo continued to be weak, with air cargo demand in the Asia-Pacific region falling by San Shi per cent over the same period, with capacity (AFTK in available freight tonne km) falling by one per cent over the same period.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the latest data from the global air cargo market, showing that global air cargo demand, as measured by freight tonne km (FTKS), increased only slightly 0 per cent in March over the same period, indicating that global air cargo demand growth still faces considerable resistance, including a decline in global trade volume last year, The decline in global economic and consumer confidence, as well as the decline in global export orders since Dynamometers last year.

The report notes that air cargo demand has increased to varying degrees in parts of the world in March this year, but the Asia-Pacific region is the only region where freight demand has declined over the same period. The main cause is the deterioration of manufacturing conditions in export enterprises, the continuation of trade tensions, and the slowdown in economic growth in mainland China, thus having a relative impact on the air cargo market in the region.

The North American air Cargo demand component, which grew by 0 four per cent over the same period and increased by Shi Liu per cent over the same period, was partly due in part to the slowdown in US economic growth in the second half of last year, as well as to the decline in global trade volumes. However, there has been an increase in export orders in North America, which has helped to increase the demand for air cargo in the region.

Air cargo demand in the European region grew by San Liu per cent over the same period, with capacity growth Liu Shi per cent, mainly due to weak manufacturing conditions in the German export sector, combined with Brexit uncertainty.



China hits back at 6/1 imposing tariffs on US $60 billion in goods
Latest update: 2019/05/13 21:02

中國國務院宣布,6月1日起對已加徵關稅的600億美元清單美國商品提高關稅。圖為廈門港。(檔案照片/中新社提供)


(Central News agency reporter Soath, Shanghai, 13th)--the United States imposed punitive tariffs on China, and China's State Council announced today that it would increase tariffs ranging from 25%, 20% and 10%, respectively, on the $60 billion list of U.S. goods that have been imposed.
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Chinese officials say that in order to defend the multilateral trading system and defend its legitimate rights and interests, China has had to adjust and impose tariff measures on some imports originating in the United States.
The Tariff and tariff Committee of the State Council of China has decided that, as of 0 o'clock June 1, 2019, the 60 billion-dollar list of United States goods with tariffs has been increased by raising tariff rates and imposing tariffs of 25%, 20% or 10% respectively. 5% tariffs continue to be imposed on items that have previously been imposed on tariff lines of 5%.
hina said that China's adjustment of tariff measures was a response to US unilateralism and trade protectionism. China hopes that the US side will return to the correct track of bilateral economic and trade consultations and make joint efforts with China to achieve a mutually beneficial and won-win agreement on the basis of mutual respect. (Edit: Linklen) 1080513



If the United States to China comprehensive tax scholars: Taiwan's electronics industry big impact 
last updated: 2019/05/11 18:01 





(Central News Agency reporter Qiu Bosheng Taipei, 11 May) United States does not rule out all tariffs on Chinese imports, academics said that if the United States China's imports of mobile phones, computers and other electronic products taxation, Taiwan's industry will be greatly affected, but the United States will be seriously injured, it may be "just shouting numerous", but Taiwan should still want good record. 

According to foreign media reports, informed sources pointed out that US President Trump for China under the ultimatum, if the trade agreement is not reached within a month, do not rule out the remaining $ 325 billion has not been subject to tariffs against Chinese goods to levy a 25% tariff, which means full of Chinese goods tariffs. 

In this regard, director of the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research predicted boom center Sun Mingde said the United States last year imposed tariffs on Chinese imports of $ 50 billion, and the subsequent $ 200 billion trade tariffs, the list of goods in addition to China Netcom, bicycles, the rest are non China Taiwan's main industry, so little influence on Taiwan, and China Netcom bicycle industry has shifted production positions last year, many Taiwan businessmen have been back to Taiwan production. 

However, Sun Mingde said that if the United States on Chinese imports overall tariffs, it extends to the profound links with Taiwan mobile phone and computer industries, "the $ 325 billion of goods, US $ 80 billion, 1/4 belongs to the phone and computer, which is part of Taiwanese businessmen in China is the main industry. " 

Sun Mingde said that Taiwan exported 300 billion US dollars scale, electronic components accounted for about $ 100 billion, and are mostly exported to China for assembly and then sold to the United States, if it should be part tariffs, Taiwan's industrial large Affected. 
However, if the United States really expand the tariffs themselves will be seriously injured. Sun Mingde said that Apple's iPhone are orders from Taiwan manufacturers, assembly and manufacture in China, even if the phone is also tariffs, iPhone, competitive prices have fallen sharply, while Apple is indicative American companies, "If Apple does not well, the US economy will not be good, stocks tumbled recently also visible clues. "

Therefore, Sun Mingde think that if Trump really comprehensive Chinese goods tariffs, despite the upper hand in the trade war, but the US economy is hurt, so whether Trump'm really still have questions about implementation, "just shouting numerous chances a lot. " However, Taiwan can not just expect Trump to talk about, and intends to still be ahead because a lot of sets record for relieving the impact of a trade war. 

China WTO Research Institute of Economy and RTA Center vice president Li Chun said the United States on Chinese imports if the overall tariffs, not just Taiwan, all manufactured in China, exports to the US companies get away, all will be affected. More seriously, the United States is now science and technology to fight the war against the US high-tech exports to China, regardless of software, hardware, are subject to Commerce Department license, and therefore to set up factories in China, but there are a lot of technology licensing companies from the United States, but also will be greatly affected. 
Li Chun said the US-China trade war in response to Taiwanese way is to reduce the proportion of production in China, and the expansion of other markets, after all, just US-China trade conflict, rather than a global trade war. However, he said, the United States and the outside world for successful trade negotiations still hope that US-China trade war is not without its "abrupt ending" may, therefore Taiwan at this time does not need to completely withdraw from China. 

However, Li Chun also admitted that US-China trade war even ended, the United States and confrontation is still a long process, but the battlefield may be transferred to other areas, so Taiwanese in the long run still need to be hedging, such as the transfer of production bases. 

After the US-China trade war broke out, the negative impact on the global economy gradually fermentation, Li Chun said, observing Taiwan's exports to China, has hit even the six-month decline since Taiwan and China supply chain relationships, while reducing Chinese exports, economic recession, resulting in lower overall demand, of course, also affect Taiwan's export performance. 
In addition, the United States on Chinese imports if the overall tariffs, although China is hit, the US economy will also be affected thereby. Li Chun said that many international organizations predicted that the US economic performance this year than last year, the European Economic performance is less than ideal. But Europe is the world's two major consumer market, is Taiwan's main export areas, if both the poor economic performance, but also will affect Taiwan's trade performance.

Li Chun said that since last year, Taiwan's economic growth rate (GDP) is supported by domestic demand, foreign trade is a "negative contribution" to GDP growth. This year marks the election year, with Taiwan businessmen back to Taiwan investment, inclusive of government investment and private investment are running into domestic demand to slow moderately negative impact of foreign trade caused by the recession, but only from the perspective of GDP, when corporate performance decline, whether or not further affect personnel appointment, salary and Syria, are also required to observe a period of time. (Editor: Zhao Wei Lan) 1080511



Ministry of Commerce threatens us to raise tariffs in Friday China will reverse

 
Reporter Lin Zehong/real-Time report
May 9, 2019 6:36

 
US President Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on 200 billion of dollars in Chinese imports from 10% to 25% by Friday. The mainland Ministry of Commerce abruptly issued a statement late 8th night saying that if the US tariff measures are put into practice, China will have to take the necessary countermeasures. The two sides were already fiery before the new round of negotiations.

The mainland Ministry of Commerce said on the official website 8th 23 o'clock, "the United States intends to increase the tariffs of 200 billion of dollars of Chinese goods to the United States from 10% to 25% on May 10." Upgrading trade frictions is not in the interests of the two peoples and the people of the world, which China deeply regrets, if the US tariff measures are put into practice, China will have to take the necessary countermeasures. 」

The Ministry of Commerce only announced the previous day, at the invitation of U.S. Trade Representative Raihaige and Finance Minister Minukin, the mainland vice Premier Liu he will visit the United States from May 9 to 10th to conduct a 11th round of consultations with the United States on economic and trade issues.

Trump 8th also tweeted: "China just told us that they (Deputy Prime Minister Liu He) will now finalize a deal in the United States." "We'll wait and see," Trump said. But I am very happy that more than $1,000 trillion in tariffs are injected into the US Treasury each year, which is great for the United States and not very good for China! 」

In a previous tweet, Trump wrote that China had previously shrink and tried to renegotiate trade deals on the grounds that they sincerely wanted to negotiate with (former Vice President) Joe Biden or some weak Democrat in the future, "thereby continuing to take advantage of the United States in the future (500 billion of dollars a year)." "That's not going to happen!" Trump said. 」

Before the start of a new round of talks between China and the United States, both sides made a tough stance on whether the trade war would detonate further, and the two days of negotiations will have a crucial impact.



Vietnam sailing in Haiphong County port to build 2 container terminal 20190508 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, Vietnam Maritime Corporation (Vinalines) revealed that the company has just applied to the Ministry of Transport and the Prime Minister of the government to approve the Vietnam Maritime Corporation Haiphong Port AG in Haiphong (Haiphong) Lai County port (Lach Huyen) Construction of Container terminals Nos. third and fourth, two which have a total length of 750 metres, reliable parking of 8,000 TEU container vessels and traffic of 100 to 1.1 million TEU, with a total investment of nearly 7 trillion cross shield (approximately 300 million United States dollars).

Vietnam Navigation Corporation stressed that the port of Haiphong Wong Yiu was originally the main wharf, when Wong Yiu Wharf completed its mission, Hai Phong advocated its removal, and launched urban construction-grade development projects, so the Lai County port plans to build a new wharf to replace, while meeting the demand for freight is a matter of urgency.

In addition to investing in new terminals, Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Haiphong Port AG will vigorously develop a logistics service centre of about 250 hectares to optimize the handling, storage, processing and distribution of cereal products.

It is reported that the construction of these two container terminals is the Vietnam Navigation Corporation to complete the joint-stock reform, the strategic progress made. Vietnam Navigation Corporation has vigorously sought to promote the company's port system traffic of about 30% of the country's ports by 2020, and has also maintained its position as a hub port in the northern, central and southern regions.

The Lai County Port Park project will be developed into a modern port area, the only port in northern Vietnam capable of berthing 150,000 tons of container ships.

Lai County is located in the eastern part of Hai Phong, Vietnam, Hai Phong is the northern city of Vietnam, the country's third largest city.



Trade war to re-start logistics industry: Customer Relocation Tide continuous 20190508 

 The U.S.-China trade war has been again accelerated, with Chinese manufacturers accelerating their southward move to Vietnam, and the logistics industry has found that the movement of customers to the factory has never stopped, and Hong Kong has jumped into a zero-component hub, while driving an increase in the volume of seaborne routes within the Asian region.

Logistics industry today issued the same first subsidising newspaper. The first quarter of Jie Xun consolidated revenue of NT $634.75 million, an annual increase of two ‧, 70.92 million yuan, an annual increase of 18 ‧ 32 cent, a net profit of 14.44 million yuan after tax, an increase of 29 to 76 per cent, and a tax surplus per share (EPS) of 0‧ 55 yuan, an increase of 0‧ 42 yuan from the 0‧ of the same period last year

Taiwan Hua Logistics in the first quarter of the combined revenue of 2,588,150,000 yuan, an annual increase of six 10 cent, the combined operating margin of 458.17 million yuan, an annual increase of 0‧ Army Day per cent, the combined after-tax net profit of 35.81 million yuan, the annual decrease of 45 ‧ 51%;eps0‧ 32 Yuan, less than the same period last year 0‧ May Fourth yuan.

Sun Gangban, general manager of Jie Xun, said that Jie Xun's continuous Four seasons profit growth, mainly in August last year, the new introduction of the world's top three electronic IC channel supplier customers in Asia, leading to revenue and profit growth throughout the group, and improve the two-way bargaining power with suppliers, is currently negotiating other new routes.

Sun Gangban said of the U.S.-China trade war to start again, Chinese customers southward to Vietnam and other places to develop the movement, the designation of Jie Xun Hong Kong as an overseas collection warehouse to assist inventory management, Hong Kong leapt into a bulk material distribution center, and then a large number of containers shipped to Vietnam, to Vietnam to manufacture as a finished product and then exported to the United States 10,

He said that as a result of the change in production land, freight routes have to follow the change, the current shipment to Vietnam, the volume of goods exported from China to the United States has been reduced, so the future of maritime and air transport is bound to change; but how the volume and operational performance of the third quarter will change, and the outcome of the U.S.-China trade war negotiations

Taiwan Hua said that the first quarter of profits due to the cost of joining the new investment business this year, as well as the introduction of international accounting Standards IFRS16 Rental accounting recognition costs, coupled with last year's recognition of disposable income tax costs, such as the impact, so that this year's first Titai group after-tax net profit than the same period last year, The harvest profit of the battalion will gradually climb.

Taiwan Hua is pointing out that the U.S.-China trade war continues to affect the global economic and trade environment, and that the global supply chain structure is undergoing a regional shift, with the greatest benefit being Southeast Asia, which has population and land dividends. Taiwan Hua Group has been in the Southeast Asian market for more than more than 10 years, is currently in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia countries to establish more than 10 positions, the overall East Asia region (including Southeast Asia and Japan and South Korea) the first revenue to increase by 113 per cent over the same period last year.

Taiwan Hua Investment control will also set up a new Philippine company this year, in the future in the East Association market will continue to charting the complete map.



Evergreen Shipping Large container ship crashes into Port pier

May 08, 2019 09:21:40 China Shipping Weekly

 
On the morning of May 1 local time, a large container ship, "THALASSA ELPIDA", collided with the pier as it docked at the port of Piraeus, according to the Peiraievs Port Authority in Greece.
Both the ship and the pier were damaged in the accident, but the circumstances are unclear, local media reported. However, the accident did not cause casualties and pollution, but the "THALASSA ELPIDA" wheel has been asked to stay at the port for inspection.
As of the afternoon of May 5, the "THALASSA ELPIDA" wheel was still docked at the port of Piraeus.

"THALASSA ELPIDA" wheel
According to the information, the "THALASSA ELPIDA" wheel was built in 2013, with the Singapore flag, 13800TEU, currently serving evergreen shipping.
After enquiries about evergreen shipping schedule, the voyage travelled from Antwerp to the Far East. After leaving Peiraievs, will also be attached to Tanjung Parapas, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nansha, Shekou, Ningbo, Shanghai and other ports, it is expected that the subsequent schedule will be delayed, please cargo forwarder attention.
The port of Piraeus is located in southeastern Greece and is the largest port in Greece. In 2016, Cosco Shipping group and the Development Fund of the Hellenic Republic formally signed the Peiraievs Port Authority Equity transfer agreement and shareholder agreement.
COSCO Shipping Group plans to complete an investment of 350 million euros in the port of Piraeus over the next 4-5 years, making it the largest container transit port in the Mediterranean and a bridgehead for land and sea transport.



Trump announces tariffs on China's $200 billion in goods to 25%


Min Pao News
May 6, 2019 9:33



U.S. President Trump tweeted in Sunday that from the next Friday, U.S. tariffs on 200 billion of dollars in Chinese goods will increase from the current 10% to 25%. He complained that negotiations on a trade deal with China were still under way, but that progress had been too slow.

"In the past 10 months, China has paid a 25% tariff on 50 billion of dollars in high-tech products to the United States and another 200 billion dollars for other 10% products," President Trump tweeted a message. These tariff components have contributed to our good economic results. Since Friday, 10% of tariffs will have been raised to 25%. Another 325 billion dollars exported by China to the United States have not yet been taxed, but will soon be introduced at a rate of 25%. The tariffs paid to the United States have little impact on the cost of products, mostly borne by China. Trade deals with China are under way, but progress has been too slow for them to try to renegotiate. No way! 」

At present, the United States and China are engaged in trade negotiations. Earlier, senior U.S. officials, including finance minister Mnuchin and President Trump, claimed the talks were going well and were in the final stages and were expected to reach an agreement soon.

VOA reports that President Trump's tweets suggest that negotiations between the two sides are encountering obstacles on key issues. The Trump administration has long stated that it wants to raise tariffs on 200 billion of dollars in Chinese goods, but has delayed ascension in order to create a good negotiating climate. Next Wednesday, Chinese Vice Premier Liu he will lead the Chinese delegation to the latest round of trade talks with the US delegation.



I signed a MOU with spitting. Recognition of Taiwan Crew certificate 20190506 





"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" the Department of Transportation of the Ministry of Transport said that, in the presence of President Tsai Ing-wen and Prime Minister Twain, China and AIA in Friday signed the presidential palace "The Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of Tuha in 1978 the training of seafarers, Under the framework of the International Convention on Licensing and duty standards, the agreement on the training and suitability of supporting documents for the crew of vessels serving on the vessel of Tuha nationality has taken a step forward in the goal of unhindered access for Taiwan merchant shipping crews on international routes.

The Hong Kong Bureau said that serving as a merchant ship crew was an international undertaking and qualified to work as a merchant ship crew on international routes, subject to the International Convention on duty standards for the training, certification and navigation of maritime personnel, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, STCW) "Complete all professional training. As our country is not a Member State of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in order to make the crew of Taiwan unimpeded on international routes, it is necessary to enter into agreements with Member States individually, or to obtain accreditation by authorization, to serve on ships of that nationality.

The Hong Kong Bureau pointed out that the countries that currently recognize the supporting documents for the training and suitability of our crew are the Marshall Islands, Panama and Rebiria, and now they are joining Tuha, and the Taiwanese crew will be allowed to obtain the approval of the Taiwan crew and expand the employment stage of the Taiwanese crews in the international maritime market on the basis

The Hong Kong Bureau will continue to take "good maritime operating Environment service providers" as its policy objective, strengthen international cooperation and seek the recognition of Taiwan crew related certificates in order to enhance China's international visibility. 



May 3, regulatory agencies worldwide shipping choke points of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued a notification document: because of persistent drought, reducing the amount of water, since May 28, 2019, through the new Panama Canal ship locks of the maximum approved the draft of 13.11 meters tropical fresh water (TFW), approved by the largest ship lock of the old Panama draft of 11.73 meters tropical freshwater. The notice also said to eat more than the maximum amount of water vessels will be required to unload part of the goods, in order to smoothly through the canal. 

Is preparing will be held 18-19 June 2019 Fifth 2019 cruise ship / ferry building and supporting the Shanghai Forum and will be held June 19, 2019, "2019 Shanghai International Industry Summit marine scrubber and will be released free public version of the 2019-2025 study marine scrubber international marine vessels network learned. 

Associated Press, the Voice of America substandard media immediately reported, which means mainly from the United States and China have large vessels with less cargo by the fight against international shipping to China-US 2-biggest economy headed. 

the main large vessels currently transported through the Panama Canal from the United States and China .2018 fiscal year, 62.8% of the goods shipped to or from the United States on the canal. United States East coast to Asia is one of the main routes of the canal between the vessel. According to Bloomberg, data from the US Department of agriculture's point of view, about 8% of ships transporting crops from the US Gulf exports will be limited by these new provisions . 




in addition, as other important user of the Panama Canal, Mexico, Chile, Greece and Japan, large cargo vessels may also be affected 

Carlos Vargas, vice president of environment and water canal authority said recently that he, Gatun-- the world's largest artificial lake - this time of year is lower than the normal level of 1.4 meters since the beginning of April, it has dropped more than 0.2 meters . Alajuela (Alajuela) there is a small lake supply waterways, 2.2 meters lower than usual. 

"the low water level of the Panama Canal is the product of four to five months almost zero precipitation," Vargas told the United States associated Press. "this is our driest season in the history of the canal. Lakes, rivers flow decreased by 60%. "

Recent drought weather forced Panama has repeatedly through the new locks on large cargo ships to adjust the draft of the restrictions. Panama "Star" April 2 reported that the Panama Canal environment, hydrology and energy official Carlos Vargas (Carlos Vargas) said that from April 30, the ship canal draft limit from a few months before the 49 feet (14.9 meters) to 44 feet (13.4 m). He said that such restrictions will only affect new Panamax (Neo-Panamax) vessels from expanding lock (completed June 2016) to pass. 

"The draft will be subject to restrictions downward effect of a few vessels, which reduces fee income across the river canal, the amount of loss may be around $ 15 million." Vargas said. 

According to VOA quoted the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute researcher Steve Paton said that the climate issue is becoming more and more extreme, it is difficult to predict the drought will affect the future supply of fresh water area of Panama. 

Panama Canal is located in the Central American country of Panama, across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic, it is an important shipping hub. Complete the construction of the Panama Canal by the United States, August 15, 1914 Panama Canal officially opened to traffic, greatly shortening the journey between the east and west coasts of the United States, compared with around Cape Horn shorten 10004 28 million kilometers.



Executive  Government revised the shipping version by customs import tariff section 

[Reporter Chen Weiqiang / Taipei】 Ministry of Finance yesterday (May 2), said that the implementation of the Economic Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Paraguay (Barco Economic Cooperation Agreement) our tariff reduction let commitment, and with the environmental policy and gradually promote the draft revised tariff part of trade liberalization and international standards by drawing up a "customs import tariff" after Chen reported to the Executive Yuan yesterday, the hospital will review the resolution. 

Economic Partnership Agreements section Barco: updated tariff quota by injection seventeenth chapter seven of the provisions announced by the Ministry of Finance each year according to the number of resolutions Barco economic cooperation agreement; cut originating from Pakistan of "mate class" and other two nineteen of goods duty-free tariff rate, "frozen pig ribs" of a product over five years to gradually cut to tax-free. With environmental policies and the promotion of trade liberalization in part: 

To encourage deprecated the old one to three large diesel vehicles to reduce pollution emissions, updated tariff increase 23 In Chapter 87 provides input for the manufacture of 87021090,87022020,87022090 Tariff , 87042129,87042290,87042390 number of 87,059,012 and large diesel vehicles, the home of this chapter or Chapter 84, eighty-fifth chapter and the second chapter ninety parts, accessories and components (excluding chassis of the vehicle, whether or not incorporating engine and drive units are included), and complete the registration and licensing of new cars scrapped the old one to three large diesel vehicles, the Executive Yuan EPA proved true by the use of tax-free. This item upgrading applicable exemptions by injection expiring December 31, 2022 effective date.

For the gradual trade liberalization, in order to facilitate participation in the overall progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) or reciprocal trade negotiations with relevant countries, lowered its tariff No. 03038960 "frozen capelin" No. 03,061,421, "not smoked crab, frozen" No. 03072200 "frozen sea scallops (with full shellfish and scallops), but not smoked," No. 03,074,310 "frozen cuttlefish, but not smoked," No. 03,075,200 "frozen octopus, but not smoked," No. 03,072,100 "living, fresh or chilled sea scallops (with full shellfish and scallops), "No. 03,072,920" dry, salty or dip salty sea scallops (with full shellfish and scallops), but not smoked, "No. 07,143,020" yams, fresh or chilled " No. 08052110 "Wenzhou mandarin orange, fresh or dried," No. 19,019,024 "modulation NaiPi" No. 20,089,993, "miso", No. 21039010 "mayonnaise, salad dressing," No. 21,039,020 "curry sauce", No. 21041021 "solid or powdered soups and concoctions of meat" and No. 22,060,010 "cereal wine" in the first column of the tariff rate of fifteen items in this category. Ministry of Finance said that this draft amendments to the Executive Yuan, the Legislative Yuan will soon send its consideration, the Department will actively communicate with each government and the Legislative Yuan caucus of amending the law to complete the program as soon as possible.



Ministry of Finance announces import of carbon steel steel plate in accordance with the approved scope of change levy anti-dumping duty 20190503 

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" the Ministry of Finance announced that the import of carbon steel steel plate in accordance with the approved changes in the scope of the goods involved in the anti-dumping duty, the Ministry of Finance Customs and Excise Department said that for the import of carbon steel plate from Brazil, mainland China, India, Indonesia, South Korea and Ukraine anti And with effect from April 24 this year, the Ministry of Finance has imposed anti-dumping duties on the scope of the approved changes for the period ending August 21, 2021

The department said that due to the different international standard specifications of carbon steel steel plates and the complexity of steel, the February 20, 2017 levy announcement included nine exclusion items. After a year of recruitment, the interested NPC Tian Hydraulic Press industrial company letter said that the domestic production thickness of only 90 mm below the JISSM570 hot-rolled steel plate, import thickness of more than 125 mm of this specification steel plate to the domestic industry should not be damaged, so according to the balance tax and anti-dumping duty levy implementation measures 43rd provisions, Application for the addition of exclusion items, by the Ministry of Finance March 31, 2018 announcement survey.

As importers have expressed their views on the special specifications of the domestic production system during the survey period, the proposal should be excluded from the scope of taxation, the case has been completed by the Ministry of Finance by bringing together the views expressed by interested parties to complete the interim investigation, and the Ministry of Finance Tariff rate Review Group resolution of March 27 this year, according to the results of the investigation The domestic non-production of ultra-thick, ultra-wide, overweight steel plate and part of EN specifications steel plate, etc., added as the exclusion of the levy project.



 

2019, a quarter of the overall logistics running smoothly, the total social logistics steady growth, steady expansion of the logistics market size, logistics costs growth has declined compared with last year. 

First, the total social logistics grew steadily 

in the first quarter, the country's total social logistics 66.5 trillion yuan, calculated at comparable prices, an increase of 6.4%, growth was flat with last year throughout the year, but down 0.8 percentage points over the same period last year. 

From the composition of view, total industrial logistics 60.3 trillion yuan, calculated at comparable prices, an increase of 6.5%, the growth rate down 0.3 percentage points over the previous year; total imports of goods logistics 3.4 trillion yuan, an increase of 0.4%, down 4.8 percentage points; total logistics of agricultural products 0.5 trillion yuan, an increase of 2.7%, down 0.4 percentage points; total goods logistics units and residents increased by 18.9 percent, down 12.7 percentage points; total logistics renewable resource growth of 8.5%, down 0.2 percentage points. 

Second, social logistics run growth rate over the last year has dropped slightly 

in the first quarter, total logistics cost 3.1 trillion yuan, an increase of 8.3%, the growth rate down 1.6 percentage points compared with last year. 

From the composition of view, transportation cost 1.6 trillion yuan, an increase of 7.6%, up 2.3 percentage points over the previous year; storage costs 1.1 trillion yuan, an increase of 9.7%, up 1.3 percentage points; management costs 0.4 trillion yuan, up an increase of 7.4 percent, down 3 percentage points. 

The ratio of a quarter of total logistics cost to GDP was 14.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage points over the previous year, but down 0.2 percentage points over the last year throughout the year. 

(Source: Logistics Baba)



Maersk provides digital shipping business customs clearance services 

For import and export traders, one of the most complex things is that their own goods in and out of the world's ports need to be in accordance with different laws and regulations to handle customs clearance procedures. To provide an easy-to-use solution, Maersk offers customs clearance services in seven European countries-Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and Spain? Through the online shipping management platform. Maersk aims to expand this product to more countries and regions around the world by the end of 2019.

International trade is subject to a wide range of controls, including compliance with the entry and exit requirements of national customs, to ensure the legal entry and exit of goods in international trade. If there is a delay in customs clearance, then the relevant arrangements will be affected. Delays can lead to additional costs such as storage costs, fines, and so on, leaving importers and exporters facing more problems.

A.P Covin, chief business officer of Mueller-Maersk Group, said: "Through the new one-stop service for shipping and customs clearance, Maersk is able to handle import and export declarations in a timely and effective manner for its customers. The solution benefits customers and makes it easier to monitor and comply with the entire process. The platform displays quotes online, eliminating the process of customer RFQ, saving 3-5 minutes per quote. The service saves time and money for our customers and reduces hassle. As the number of intermediate links that customers need to deal with has been reduced from three or four in the past to only one, the corresponding paperwork in the process has been reduced, and customers have saved time to expand other businesses. ”

Germany is a good example of how Maersk's maritime and customs management platform has been piloted here for nearly two years.

Robert Weber, head of transport at Ninaja Snapchat in Germany (Neenah Gessner GmBH), said: "It is perfect for us to be able to make bookings for the services we need through an online platform without contacting other operations." We welcome the fact that all customs files can be uploaded to the Internet platform, which is not only fast but also easy to handle. We prefer to use our own local language, and we are grateful to the relevant departments of Maersk for coordinating cooperation and providing excellent customs clearance services for the services we need. ”

Digital shipping business Customs clearance services will be applicable to all Maersk brands, all types of goods.

(Source: Maersk Group)



Precautions for pre-shipment inspection and supervision 20190502

Pre-shipment inspection means that the inspection institution performs all verification acts on the quality, quantity, price or tariff classification of goods exported to the importing country. The pre-shipment inspection institution means the institution entrusted or authorized by the Government of the importing country to carry out pre-shipment inspection of the goods exported to the importing country by China.

The inspection institution shall, by 30th before the commencement of the pre-shipment inspection, attach to the Trade Bureau for reference the contract signed with the importing government for the approval or authorization to perform the pre-shipment inspection. If there is any change in the contents of the contract, it shall be submitted for reference within 30th from the date of the change. If the contents of the contract are foreign languages, a Chinese translation shall be attached.

Inspection institutions shall perform pre-shipment inspection procedures, standards and inspection methods for the consistency of all exporting persons. The inspection institution shall, on its own initiative, provide the exporter's data on the inspection procedure. The exporter is required to provide the following data to the inspection agency: first, the specific inspection procedures, projects and standards. Second, the Government of importing countries on the pre-shipment inspection activities of the law and Regulations of the reference index. Iii. the complaint procedure set out.

If there is any amendment to the inspection procedure of the inspection institution, it shall not be carried out in accordance with the amended inspection procedure except that the exporter has been notified in advance prior to the arrangement inspection. When inspecting the quality and quantity of the inspection institution, it shall be in accordance with the criteria agreed upon by the importer, and in the absence of agreed standards, it shall be in accordance with the relevant international standards.

The inspection institution verifies that the contract price of the imported person shall, in addition to proving that it has been recognized in accordance with the prescribed principles, take out the price agreed upon by the importing world as the contract price. The inspection institution shall verify the contract price of the imported human being in accordance with the following principles. However, the Government of the importing country provides otherwise, from its provisions:

First, to export the same or similar goods from our country in the same or near time, under competitive and similar conditions of sale, and in accordance with the usual commercial practice, and deduct any standard discount price, as a standard for verifying export prices.

Second, the contract terms of the importer and the following factors should be considered at the same time: (a) the level of transaction and the quantity of sale. (Ii) the period and conditions of delivery. (Iii) Quality specifications. (Iv) Special design elements. (V) Special shipping or packaging specifications. (Vi) Size of the order. (Vii) Spot trading. (Eight) seasonal effects. (Ix) Authorization fees or other intellectual property fees. (10) Other factors identified by the Trade Bureau.

Third, the verification of transportation costs, taking out the price of the domestic transportation mode stipulated in the importer's contract shall prevail. The price of the first paragraph of the preceding article shall be governed by the following provisions: first, the use of reference prices should have a reasonable basis for valuation, and should take into account the importing country and the use of the country as a price comparison of the relevant economic factors. Second, at any stage of price verification, the exporter should be given the opportunity to explain its price.

When the inspection institution verifies the contract price of the imported human, the following items shall not be included for verification. However, the Government of the importing country provides otherwise, from its provisions: first, the price of goods produced in the importing country and sold in the territory of that country. Second, the price of goods not exported from China. Third, the cost of production. Four. The price or value of arbitrariness or fiction. Five, the retail price in our country.

The inspection institution shall treat the information obtained without publication, which is not normally available to the third party or which is not known to the public, in a commercial secret. The preceding commercial confidential processing procedures shall be fixed by the inspection body and submitted to the Trade Bureau for reference and change.

The inspection institution shall not require the exporter to provide the following data: First, on the manufacturing method obtained by the patent, patent authorization, undisclosed or on the manufacturing method in the patent application. Second, the technology has not been made public. However, in order to prove compliance with the technical specifications or standards of the importing country or the international standard, this is not the limit. Third, internal pricing, including manufacturing costs. Iv. profit level. V. A contract between the exporter and its supplier. However, if the inspection body is not provided with the inability to carry out the inspection, it is required to provide information on the necessary scope of the contract.

The inspection institution shall avoid unreasonable delay in carrying out the inspection of the goods. After an agreement has been reached between the inspection institution and the exporter on the date of inspection, the inspection institution shall inspect the inspection body on that date, except for the consent of both parties, or for the act of the exporter, or for the cause of force majeure, which may be arranged separately. The inspection institution shall, within 5th after the completion of the inspection, issue a cleaning report to the exporter or importer; If no cleaning report form is issued, it shall give detailed written reasons and provide the exporter with the opportunity to make written comments and, at the request of the exporter, arrange for re-inspection as soon as possible. However, the Government of the importing country has other provisions from its provisions. In the event of an error in the text on the cleaning report sheet, the inspection body shall correct it and deliver the corrected data to the relevant parties as soon as possible.

The inspection institution shall, within the hours specified by the competent officers designated by its various offices, receive and process the complaints of the exporter during its business hours. The exporter shall, at the time of the complaint, submit in writing the facts, the contents of the complaint and the method of settlement of the proposal in connection with the transaction. The complaint against the exporter in accordance with the designated person shall be decided as soon as possible after receipt of the complaint document.

The inspection institution and the exporter are able to resolve the dispute by agreement. From the date of entry into force of the World Trade Organization Agreement in the jurisdiction of the Republic of China, if the exporter fails to resolve the dispute within 2nd after filing a complaint with the inspection body under the preceding article, either party may, in accordance with the provisions of the pre-shipment inspection agreement of the World Trade Organization, submit an independent review procedure for the dispute.

When the exporter fails to resolve the dispute within 2nd after filing a complaint with the inspection institution, he or she shall submit a written application for conciliation to the Trade Bureau within 14th days from the date on which the dispute is resolved and should be known to the inspection body. The Trade Bureau shall, within 2nd after the parties have consented to the conciliation, set up a conciliation panel to deal with the dispute. (Data Source: Ministry of Economy reporter Chen Weiqiang collation)
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



2030 China Shipping Development Prospect Report 

[Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Comprehensive Report] The report on China's shipping development outlook in 2030 points out that the total international shipping volume of the mainland of China is expected to reach 6.2 billion tons by 2030, accounting for about 17% of the global shipping volume. Among them, the growth of iron ore and coal demand in dry bulk transportation will be slowed down significantly, the import of grain and oil will grow faster, and the import and export of international containers will be faster. The total volume of goods transported by sea will exceed 200 million TEU. Mainland China will continue to be the world's largest trading country in goods, and will dominate the global container shipping trade.

China Shipping Development Prospect Report 2030, which was compiled by Shanghai International Shipping Research Center for many years, was officially released. According to the report, China's international shipping capacity will double in 2030 and the global share will reach about 15%. By 2020, China will have more fleets than Japan and Germany. By 2030, China is expected to have more fleets than Greece, a traditional maritime power. China's bulk carriers will continue to expand, accounting for the largest proportion of the fleet, which can reach 70% of all cargo ships in China; oil tanker fleet will increase slightly, accounting for 18%; container fleet will slightly decline, accounting for only 9.5%. In terms of tonnage growth, the growth of bulk carriers and tankers will be slightly faster than that of container capacity in the future.

In order to integrate into the global division of labor and participate in international competition, the mainland of China will establish modern dry bulk cargo, container and cruise fleet corresponding to the global shipping volume to improve its transport capacity.

In the future, the size of China's international shipping fleet will expand rapidly at a rate of more than 5%. It is expected that by 2030, China's International Maritime capacity will double (about 15% of the world's total), and China's maritime fleet is expected to exceed that of Greece, a traditional maritime power.

The report points out that in the future, the pattern of world shipping centers will change. Singapore, London and Shanghai will become shipping centers with global shipping resource allocation capabilities, forming a tripartite position, and London will lose its leading position as an international shipping center. China's shipping modern service industry will develop rapidly.

In shipping finance and insurance, China will become the second largest ship financing center after Europe and the United States in 2030, accounting for about 30% of the world's ship financing.

Under the trend of energy saving and emission reduction of ships at home and abroad, shipping carbon funds, carbon bonds and carbon futures have been developed. Carbon trading and financing and shipping carbon trading will be developed. Personal investment in shipping carbon trading will also become a reality.

In terms of shipping derivatives trading, China mainland will become the second largest center in the world, especially derivatives trading based on China's shipping price will have a high international influence.

As far as the mainland of China is concerned, in 2030, China will form a shipping center with global service capability in Shanghai, a shipping center with regional and international service capabilities in Tianjin and Guangzhou, and a shipping logistics center system based on Qingdao, Dalian, Xiamen and Shenzhen.

The report predicts that in 2030, China's mainland is expected to surpass Britain and Germany as the world's largest cruise tourism market. It is expected that cruise tourism will gradually become a popular mode of tourism, and the outbound tourism market of Chinese mainland residents is expected to reach nearly 400 million times.

Personnel from the cruise Economic Research Institute of Shanghai International Shipping Research Center mentioned that in 2030, China's cruise departure will become the first in the world, and its entry will also be the top two in the world. Driven by the market of cruise tourism, Chinese enterprises will enter the cruise market and lay out the industrial chain of cruise operation, construction and cruise home port.

At present, although the mainland of China does not have the strength to build cruise ships separately, many shipbuilding enterprises are working on the formulation of cruise construction plans. For example, China Shipping Group has cooperated with Carnival Group to launch the cruise construction plan. The total cruise orders received by shipyards in mainland China, Japan and South Korea in 2030 are likely to reach one third of the world's total tonnage of construction, while China is expected to get one third. At the same time, the supply scale of China's cruise terminal will become the first in the world.

Shanghai International Shipping Research Center predicts that Shanghai cruise home port will develop into a super cruise home port in the world. Many cruise companies regard Shanghai as their Asian headquarters and become the cruise service headquarters base. The cruise booking center will be stationed in Shanghai, and the China Cruise Information Center will also be established in Shanghai.

The report predicts that Shanghai will maintain its position as the world's largest container port in 2030 and that the cargo throughput of China's ports will break through the 250 billion tons mark. However, the structure of goods will change greatly. The proportion of containerized goods will rise from 18.6% to 26.8%, while the proportion of dry bulk goods will fall below the 50% limit due to the slowdown of the growth of coal and ore traffic, among which the slowdown of domestic trade traffic is the main reason.

The top ten ports in China in 2030 may also change. According to the ranking of cargo throughput, Ningbo-Zhoushan Port (1.82 billion tons), Tianjin Port (1.330 billion tons) and Shanghai Port (1.300 billion tons) are expected to be in the top three. According to the ranking of container throughput, Shanghai Port (5.680 million TEU), Qingdao Port (431.5 million TEU) and Ningbo-Zhouzhou Port are expected to be in the top three. Shan Port (3727,000 TEU) will be in the top three, among which Shanghai will remain the world's largest container port.

Taiwan Xinsheng Newspaper Shipping Network



MSC container ship fire, Italy


Fire erupted in crew cabin, two floors below bridge, of container ship MSC SAMANTHA, berthed at Gioia Tauro, Italy. Authorities and Fire Agency were alerted at around 1100 LT Apr 27, fire teams arrived on board and extinguished fire. Cabin burned out, corridor in living quarters floor was heavily damaged. Fire believed to be sparked off by electric appliance misuse. One crew was slightly injured and taken to hospital.
Container ship MSC SAMANTHA, IMO 9110377, dwt 68917, capacity 5551 TEU, built 1996, flag Panama, manager MSC.



Zhuhai Port 2018 Net profit annual increase 20% 20190430 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, Guangdong province Zhuhai Port (four) month 28th released the "2018 Annual Report", the company's annual operating income of 2.615 billion yuan, compared with the previous year's growth of 33 per cent, attributed to the listed company shareholders net profit of 169 million yuan, 20 per cent from the previous year.

 Zhuhai Port belongs to Yunfu Xingang Continuous optimization of the cargo structure, expansion of the route network, the whole year to achieve port container traffic 233,200 TEU, 4.7562 million tons of cargo traffic, consolidation as the largest inland port status in Guangdong province. Wuzhou Port steadily promoted the construction of berths 3 and 4th, achieving a total throughput of 1.5912 million tons throughout the year, an increase of 14.35 per cent over the previous year; container traffic 71,200 TEU, up from 21.6 per cent in the previous year.



Trade law will amend additional exceptions to export into elements and period limit 20190426 

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that" the Ministry of Economy will amend the provisions of the "Rules on the implementation of trade laws" to include the addition of importers and exporters in violation of trade law and have the right to be suspended, with exceptions to the requirements and period of the import and export.

Draft amendments to the provisions of the "Rules for the implementation of Trade laws" published in the Ministry of Economy, in line with trade law provisions and actual business needs, will amend some of the provisions of the Rules on Trade law: Specify the scope of the international treaties, agreements or agreements referred to in article 20th ter of Trade Law (Amendment clause fifth) ; Prior to the imposition of restrictive measures by the competent authorities under the Trade Law Proclamation, the transactions carried out by the manufacturer may, in accordance with the existing provisions, be accompanied by specific documents for export, provided that, in conjunction with the actual business needs, eighth the provisions of other ordinances, such ; If the importer is subject to the right of suspension in violation of trade law, the elements of the export entry and the period shall be limited (one of the amendments to article 21st of the Amendment).

One of the 21st is to add a new provision, the importer is not only because of the breach of trade law and the right to be suspended, according to the 31st article of the Act to deal with the export, the elements and period should be limited, so the reference to eighth set out the importer after the suspension of the right to apply to the Economic and Trade Bureau of the Economy of And shall complete the output within one months after the suspension of the disposition; the supporting documents attached to the inspection of the factory shall contain the name and quantity of the goods for the benefit of the examination. Although the importer has the condition of the first paragraph, the goods shall still be handled in accordance with the restrictions if the ordinance otherwise restricts the export.

One of the contents of article 21st provides that the importer who is suspended from the output of the goods, before being disciplined, has one of the following cases, which has been ascertained by the ITC of the Ministry of Economy, and the output must be completed within one months after the disposition. However, other decrees provide otherwise, in accordance with its provisions: first, the importer has obtained the export license, and within the validity period of the license. Second, the importer applied for the letter of credit has been issued, the purchase price has been exported or the goods have been shipped from abroad output, with supporting documents. Third, the exporter has obtained foreign bank credit or prepaid payment, with supporting documents. The supporting documents of the second and third paragraphs of the preceding paragraph shall specify the name and quantity of the goods.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



 March cross-Strait direct shipping container loading and unloading capacity 211,000 TEU year 9.77% 20190426 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the latest statistics of the Ministry of Transport yesterday (25), China's three stations today (108) have a total of 211,337 TEU on "cross-Strait direct shipping container handling volume", an increase of 77 per cent over the same period last year (March 107) 192,521 TEU.

Ministry of Transport Statistics, China's March 108 "cross-strait direct container loading and unloading volume", four international commercial port statistics are as follows: First, Keelung Port: 48,567 TEU (9.82 per cent increase from the same month last year); II, Kaohsiung Port: 105,525 TEU (seven point seven per cent increase from the same month last year); Taichung Port: 49,420 TEU (15.95 per cent increase over the same month last year); Taipei Port: 7,825 TEU (1.72 per cent increase from the same month last year). Summed up the volume of direct containers on both sides of Taiwan's four commercial port stations this year, with the highest rate of increase in Taichung Port, followed by the port of Keelung.

As regards the "cross-strait direct container loading and unloading capacity" of China 108 January-March, the total was 584,823 TEU, an increase of 2.74 per cent over 569,237 TEU (three months before 107) over the same period last year.

China 108 January-March "cross-Strait direct shipping container loading and unloading volume" port statistics are as follows: First, Keelung Port: 134,974 TEU (0.44 per cent decrease from the same period last year); Ii. Kaohsiung Port: 295,640 TEU (0.41 per cent increase over the same period last year); Iii. Taichung Port: 128,422 TEU (8.23 per cent increase over the same period last year); Taipei Port: 25,786 TEU (25.34 per cent increase over the same period last year). Summarizing the number of direct flights on both sides of Taiwan's four commercial port in the first three stations this year, the largest increase was in Taipei port, followed by a slight decrease in Taichung Port and Keelung Port.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



HMM is eager to get back on track 

South Korea's modern merchant ship (HMM) is eager to normalize its business under the new chief executive, Jae-hoon Bae. In detail, the company will deliver 12 23000TEU container ships next year.

According to Alphaliner data, Hyundai Merchant Shipping (HMM) currently holds a total of 20 new ship orders with a total capacity of 396000TEU. If all deliveries are completed, the company's total capacity reaches 832768TEU.

After facing a breakup with the 2M Alliance, former chief executive CK? Yoo broke up peacefully in March this year. Under the leadership of the Korea Industrial Bank,? Jae-hoon? Bae became the new head of modern merchant Shipping (HMM).

Data show, Jae-hoon? BAE is an expert in logistics and has previously worked for Pan Korea Logistics (Pantos? Logistics), who has been CEO for 6 years, is favored for his extensive understanding and judgment in sales negotiations, global management and organizational management.

Industry insiders believe that the problem with modern merchant ships (HMM) is the cost, not the staff. Freight has not gone up, but the cost is growing. This is because the company entered into a charter contract when the shipping industry flourished. The average shipping cost of HMM container ship last year was USD TEU?773.86 (880,653 won). According to the shipping industry network, the current modern merchant Shipping (HMM) operates a total of 75 container ships, of which there are only 14 ships and 61 leased ships.

And what's worth playing with is the BusinessKorea report that the pre-increased capacity of 400,000 will help modern merchant ships (HMM) gain a greater say in negotiations with the three major leagues.

(Source: Shipping sector)



Notice of (Shenzhen) outbound cargo fumigation operations to adjust 

Dear Customer: 

thank you for your continued support of our export fumigation business! 

Customs regulatory requirements, since April 19, 2019 departure fumigation operations adjusted as follows: 

First, the only scheduled departure Shenzhen Port container fumigation business with tons of cars, container and bulk cargo fumigation operations outside the non-Shenzhen port can not arrangements for the operation. 

Second, since April 19, when all 0 Shenzhen port of departure container fumigation with tons of vehicles, adjustment shall be required in Yantian, Shekou field fumigation fumigation treatment for 36 hours. 

Third, all need fumigation certificate and a business, orders must provide information 24 hours before the fumigation, the disclosure of information to be accurate. 

Fourth, April 18, 2019 fumigation of containers, must provide accurate information on the card before the scheduled information at 12:19 on April date shall not arrange for a certificate. 

Above information urge all customers to read, have questions, please contact with our sales. 

Shenzhen Quarantine Treatment Co., Ltd. 
April 18, 2019



HMM, FESCO expand Sino-Russian Service cooperation program 20190425 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei reported that according to the British shipping related website, the Korean Hyundai Merchant Shipping Company (Hyundai Merchant Marine) announced that it would expand its cooperation program with the Russian Far East Marine Shipping Company (FESCO) at the China-Russia Northern Service Center (CRN).

The news points out that modern merchant ships, together with FESCO and the French shipping company, the CMA CGM, operate the weekly services of China, South Korea and Russia, and as a result of the expansion of cooperation, the CRN will now be restructured, with two services originally connected to South Korea and Russia, KR2 (Korea Russia Service 2), KRS (Korea Russian Service), A service network with HMM will be added. Modern merchant ships will deploy a 1000 TEU ship on the KR2, connecting directly to Busan and the Russian port of Orient, while FESCO will place a 1200-TEU ship on the KRS (direct service between Busan and Vladivostok). The service start date is May 10 this year for KR2 and May 14 for KRS. At present, CRN will change from May 14 to port rotation to Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Vladivostok. It is learnt that modern merchant ships look forward to providing more convenient and reliable services through enhanced cooperation with FESCO, and based on these services, HMM will strengthen its position in the Russian market.

It is understood that modern merchant ships and Fesco and CMA CGM in March 2016 to jointly launch services in southern Russia, and before the launch, HMM and FESCO jointly operated KRS and KR2 two services.



Sulfur limiting order MSI: The tanker market will be the biggest winner 


According to the relevant units in mainland China, the international research consultancy on maritime Strategy (MSI) recently said that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulfur restriction order will limit the growth of tanker supply and encourage the dismantling of old oil tankers, and the company remains optimistic about the tanker market, "the reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei said. Think it is expected to be the biggest winner under the sulfur restriction policy.

MSI predicts that the current (2019) annual rental freight rate will rise in an all-round manner, mainly in the field of large tankers. So far, market developments have been consistent with the company's overall improvement in the 2019 market, very close to MSI's forecast early last year. The company expects that the 2020 sulphur emission regulations, resulting in fleet growth suppression and demand support, such as this year's exhaust gas scrubber modification, will reduce the existing fleet performance, and second, the washing device continued to grow, as of mid-February this year, 535 tankers were equipped with exhaust gas scrubbers or are expected to be modified in the construction phase. The tanker, which actually installs the scrubber, continues to increase.

MSI noted that the effective fleet of fleets would grow at a rate of 1.8 per cent in 2019 and that the entire fleet would grow by 2.2 per cent, as the number of ships modified by scrubbers and temporarily used for floating storage would reduce the availability of energy. Effective energy growth by 2020 will be higher than the growth of the overall fleet, as most ships will return to the fleet for modification.

Shipping analysts believe that although some tankers will choose to install exhaust gas scrubbers during docking, most of the ships scheduled to retrofit the exhaust gas scrubbers will leave the fleet temporarily. The number of ships available is expected to decrease, particularly with the greatest impact this year, and the overall fleet is expected to be reduced by 0.3 per cent.

As for the dismantling part, MSI expects that the old fleet will force shipowners to abandon a large number of ships in the next five years, and that in the next 10 years, with the gradual scrapping of frequently delivered ships in the mid-2000, the amount of oil tanker dismantling will become more and more. The study also found that seaborne oil trade would be significantly reduced over the next 20 years, assuming that global oil demand fell, even if it was clearly not conducive to profitability, but that the ability to remove tankers from the market needed to be considered, and that MSI remained optimistic about the long-term earnings of tankers, despite slowing demand growth.



Alphaliner: Panama Canal May will welcome the largest container ship 

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that the Panama Canal will welcome the largest container ship passed since the navigation in May, and Alphaliner revealed that the evergreen Sea max-i-Neopanamax container ship Triton, which passes through the Panama Canal on the Asia-US east route, is wide Guoyi Shi meters, 20 columns wide (20row), the captain 369 meters, carrying the cabinet volume of 14,424 TEU, had not previously had the class of this captain, the type wide than the ship's ship passed.

According to Alphaliner, the ship is scheduled to pass through the Panama Canal on its way to Cologne on May 15 and continue to sail through Cologne to the East coast port of the United States, where evergreen shipping will become the first carrier to use the new Panama waterway transformed by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) after its successful passage through the canal.

The largest container ship currently on the Panama Canal route is the new Panamanian VLCS (Giant container ship), with a width of 19 columns and a width of Shiba Shi meters and a maximum of 366 metres for the captain.

In April (2018), the Panama Canal Authority announced that it would upgrade the permitted ship wide, allowing the ship width through the new shiplock to be increased from 49 meters (19 columns wide) to Guoyi Hibu meters (20 columns wide), and that the new rules would take effect from June 2018, nearly two years after the stable operation of the new locks.

Despite the increase in the permitted passage, the new rules remain unchanged at 366 metres for the maximum number of captains passing through ships. However, the Panama Canal Authority also mentioned that, after analysing the specific circumstances of the ship, consideration would be given to allowing large container vessels of up to 369 metres, such as Triton, to pass through the canal.

It is reported that the ship this (four) month 18th from the Asian-American and Western routes to Asia-the United States East Route AUE (far East―USEC service AUE), the route is also O-CEAN Alliance shipping network, one of the routes.



Tianjin Port Q1 container traffic 3.782 million TEU annual increase 5.1% 20190422 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, Tianjin Port group completed 3.782 million TEU of container traffic in the first quarter of this (2019) year, 5.1 per cent higher than in the same period last year, of which the volume of outbound container traffic grew by nearly 20 per cent over the same period last year.

The news points out that Tianjin port is committed to promoting the construction of intelligent ports this year, the three-year action plan, to enhance the efficiency of port operations, intelligent level, the period can reach the international first-class level.

From Tianjin port in the first quarter of this year, the successful opening of COSCO shipping new routes to domestic containers, the promotion of Nansha port to the internal container routes to upgrade, strengthen the coordinated development of the port of Tianjin and Hebei, the Bohai Sea extension to complete the container traffic 254,000 TEU, 10.4 per cent growth over the same period last year, the goal is to create a characteristic intelligent port

Industry insiders said that Tianjin port and promote environmental pollution prevention and control, wharf and yard sprinkler facilities, windproof nets, tent and other wind and dust suppression facilities, and closed transport system transformation, dust on-line monitoring system, strengthen marine pollution prevention and control, build into the sea sewage outlet on-line monitoring system, expand the shoreline surrounding environmental remediation, improve the port green beautification level, And then improve the port environment.
 



Sri Lankan police said that after 6 bombings earlier today (21st), a new explosion occurred in the north and south suburbs of the capital Colombo (Colombo), the eighth explosion in various parts of Sri Lanka today.

Police said the eighth explosion occurred in Ouro Godavata, a northern suburb of Colombo, and it was not immediately clear which target the blast planned to attack.

During Easter, 3 upscale hotels and 3 churches in Sri Lanka had a total of 6 explosions earlier today, and at least 156 people were known to have died and more than 400 had been injured.

This was followed by an explosion at a hotel in Dahiwala (Dehiwala) in the southern suburbs of Colombo, which killed at least 2 people and increased the death toll by 158.

Ouro Godavata's explosion was the eighth to explode today.



South Korea's two major shipping companies merger and transportation business

April 16, 2019 09:10:48 International Ship Network 



 

In order to build the scale economy of Korea's shipping industry in the face of the challenge of the global trading environment, South Korea's two major shipping companies, the long Kam Merchant shipping and Xing Ya Shipping (Heung-A), will integrate the transportation business.
The South Korean Ministry of Marine Fisheries (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries) and the Korea Ocean Business company said that the long Kam Merchant shipping and Hing Ya Line had signed a contract on April 11 to merge its collection operations, And a full merger was completed in October this year.
At present, long Kam Merchant Shipping is the fourth largest shipping company in Korea, with a capacity of 56915TEU; Xing ya shipping is the fifth largest shipping company in Korea, with a capacity of 31345TEU. After the merger, it will become a shipping company with a capacity of 88300TEU, ranking third in South Korea and ranking 19th on a global scale. Most of the two companies are serving in the Asian region.
With effect from April 15, the long Kam Merchant shipping and Hing Asia lines have begun to integrate the collection services and a single entity will be formed in October this year. In order to achieve a smooth transition, the container business of the long Kam merchant ship will be merged in stages-first integrating the Southeast Asian route and increasing the China/Japan route by the end of next year.
The integration of long Kam merchant ships and hing Ya shipping is thought to be a prelude to subsequent integration into modern merchant ships. As early as the beginning of 2017, the long Kam Merchant shipping and Hing Ya line with the modern merchant shipping formed a tripartite cooperation of the "HMM+K2" Alliance, from March 1, 2017, is valid for 2 years of official operation.
It is understood that the long Kam Merchant shipping and Hing Ya line respectively engaged in China, South Korea, Japan and South Korea routes. After cooperation with modern merchant ships, modern merchant ships can make full use of the advantages of Xinghua shipping and long Kam Merchant Shipping on trade routes such as Japan, South Korea and China, and enhance their competitiveness. At the same time, hing ya shipping and long kam Merchant shipping can also reduce operating costs and improve customer service status.



Trade war is the best thing that has happened in container transport in the past few years 20190417 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the British shipping related website, George Youroukos, executive chairman of the Global ship Leasing company, stressed in a container transport topic at Capital Link's International Shipping Forum that the trade war was the best thing that has happened in container transport in the past few years.

George Youroukos stressed that because the characteristics of the shipping industry were cyclical and cyclical markets originated in supply, the trade war had controlled supply and broken the ordering mode of new ships, as the container shipping industry had been in a fluctuating environment over the past few years, particularly with regard to overcapacity. He is not worried about a trade war because he does not believe in the production of goods, which can be transferred from the Far East to the Western Hemisphere, so there is no need to worry about the significant impact of the trade war on the global container transport model.

Howard Finkel, executive vice president of COSCO Shipping (North America), noted that in December last year, US President Trump agreed to leave tariffs on 200 billion of dollars worth of products at a 10 per cent tax rate, while not raising them to 25 per cent during the 90-day tariff break, with large overpayments over the past six months, Long Beach and Los Angeles West Coast ports have seen unprecedented imports as large ships are being redeployed to accommodate the attendant increase in freight traffic as the tariff period approaches.

Cao Deambrosio, managing Partner of Seamax Capital, is also optimistic about the future of the container shipping market. He said the rate and utilization rate of the package has been rising since the beginning of this year, and if demand remains the same, people will not be overly excited about the new orders and should stay in good shape for years to come.

Youroukos added that as the new global low sulphur oil requirement came into effect in 2020, the speed of container transport could be observed to slow down by about one or two sections, and it was stressed that all ships trading in services were expected to slow down. Finkel said on IMO 2020 that the industry needed to agree on the right fuel solution to avoid the potential adverse effects of fuel pollution on ships, and stressed that Cosco planned to meet the new requirements by switching to low-sulfur fuel. Finkel believes that the fuel impact generated by IMO 2020 will be a key factor in the profitability of container scheduled route companies in the 2020.
 



Implementation of tariff quota agricultural products restricted to the Customs approved bonded warehouse 20190417


"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" Keelung closed yesterday (16) day, if the industry imports the implementation of tariff quotas of agricultural products, only to the storage through the Customs review approved the self-management of bonded warehouses, please pay more attention to the provisions of the relevant procedures, so as not to delay the prescription of customs clearance.

Recently, some operators to D8 (marketed into the Bonded Warehouse and logistics center) declarations newspaper import and implementation of tariff quotas of agricultural products (such as red beans, liquid milk, peanuts, garlic, dried mushrooms, dried gold needles, coconuts, betel nuts, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, cinnamon, etc.), first according to the general tax code number to declare the non Then in D2 (bonded goods out of the Bonded Warehouse import) declarations declared out of the warehouse import, the application of the tax code 98th chapter Tariff Quota tax number, so that the goods can not be picked out of the warehouse.

Keelung said that due to the implementation of tariff quotas of agricultural, fishing and livestock products within the quota and quota outside the tax difference is very large, according to the implementation of tariff quotas for agricultural, fishing, livestock products into the Bonded warehouse should pay attention to the 1th provisions, only restricted to the storage through the Customs review approved the self-management of bonded warehouses.

According to the 5th requirement, the mainland goods which are not qualified by quarantine or are permitted to be imported without notice shall not be allowed to be stored in the Bonded warehouse, whether generally or independently managed. For bonded warehouses with autonomous management qualifications, enquiries can be found on the base of the website (https://keelung.customs.gov.tw) convenience services/Related operators list/Keelung Customs control container terminals, bonded warehouses and import and export warehouse operators ' rosters, which can be used more to avoid punishment.



2M Union invested 20,000 TEU transport capacity to the Guangzhou Nansha Port 

[Reporter Zhou Yang / Taipei】 mainland China according to relevant units, cabinet carrying capacity of nineteen thousand two hundred forty-four TEU, a long three hull hundred and ninety 15 meters of the "Mediterranean Clara" container ships this (four) months on the fourteenth day calling Nansha Port in Guangzhou, the Mediterranean Union on behalf of 2M line AM2 (Maersk (MAERSK) AE11 line, Mediterranean shipping Company (MSC) JADE line) fully open twenty thousand TEU-class transport capacity put into operation. 

Sources pointed out that in addition to "Mediterranean Clara" container ships, hull length of 400m, carrying cabinet capacity of nineteen thousand one hundred TEU's "In the global round" April 11 ports of call in Guangzhou Nansha harbor pier, represents the Union in the East MEL5W ocean transport capacity, from the previous fourteen thousand TEU-class, fully upgraded to twenty thousand TEU-class container vessels. 

Further analysis, Maersk and COSCO shipping (COSCO) put in eighteen twenty thousand TEU-class transport capacity within a week. MEL5W routes upgraded, by the sea into five COSCO, Orient Overseas (OOCL) into two twenty thousand TEU-class container ship operations, Nansha accommodation capacity will increase by 20%, upgraded AM2 line, Maersk Air Operations and the Mediterranean eleven twenty thousand TEU-class container vessels. 

In addition, AM2 route every Sunday calling Nansha, Nansha port mainly provides to Port Said, Gioia Tauro, Port of Barcelona, Walunxiya port, Piraeus Port and other direct services, especially to the Nansha Pasai Port of Barcelona only twenty-five days. 

According to the French shipping consultancy Alphaliner noted, 2M Union AM2 line is the route from Asia to the Mediterranean's first fully twenty thousand TEU-class transport capacity.



Announcement on the draft amendment to the customs clearance method for maritime Express goods 20190416 

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" in order to meet the demand for express Cargo declaration appointment, the Ministry of Finance yesterday (15) Day announced the "Maritime Express cargo clearance measures" 18th, one of the 18th Amendment Draft, will be based on air courier cargo clearance measures 17th, set the import of simple declaration of goods, through the customs broker knot, Obtain the appointment documents of the taxpayer after the goods are released.

In order to simplify and speed up the follow-up procedures for the subsequent withdrawal of imported simple declared goods that have been confirmed as unable to handle customs clearance, this amendment adds a provision of article 18th to make it clear that a simple declaration of imported goods shall be confirmed by the courier industry within 7th from the day following the date of Customs declaration before the goods are released from the warehouse. Correction as a tax payer in the name of the holder of the bill of lading or the holder of the goods back to the export.

The case was implemented early, with a notice period of 14th, in line with the urgent need of the Legislative Yuan to consider the main budget resolution of the Ministry of Finance in 108 and to expedite the easy declaration by the operators of the procedures for the withdrawal of imported goods.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



Material-KY optimistic Southeast Asia Middle East market actively expand production
Latest update: 2019/04/15 22:34





(Central News agency reporter Pan Zhiyi Taipei, 15th) Materials-KY production of cellulose acetate, mainly including plastic grade vinegar slices, spinning grade wire bundles, following the introduction of strategic major shareholders in 2012, the expansion of wire harness production capacity, in March this year to expand production capacity, looking forward to the effective supply of Southeast Asia, and the Middle East market.



Material-KY explained that acetic anhydride, wood pulp can be made into cellulose acetate, and then divided into two application products, one is plastic grade vinegar slices, can be made into rubber particles, and then made of rubber plate, making spectacle frames, another application for spinning grade wire bundles, can be made into a filter, the common is cigarette filter.


Material-KY said that spinning grade wire bundles in the world only a few factories in the supply, is a high-tech gate of the oligopoly industry. Wire Harness main sales areas for South America, North Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other regions, vinegar film is the main sales area for China, are not the United States market, with the current U.S.-China trade war ongoing situation, the company's sales area, will not be affected by the U.S.-China trade war.

Material-KY stressed that the main expansion capacity phase of the silk harness plant in addition to the introduction of strategic major shareholder Macrifer in 2012, the expansion of 6,000 tons, more than 13,000 tons in March this year, Macrifer Group has the largest filter factory in South America and the top 5 cigarette factory, Through the introduction of Macrifer successfully entered the South American market, in order to expand the sea mouth.

Plastic grade vinegar film aspect, the material-KY said, through the upstream vertical integration stage homemade vinegar film, since 2016 the introduction strategy and the technical shareholder Thy Glory (prayer) shares in the vinegar Film Factory medium peak chemistry, causes the vinegar film factory to improve the product quality quickly, shortens the product development time process, quickly captured the vinegar film market.

In addition, after the downstream strategic alliance, material-KY pointed out that in 2019, combined with the 2nd largest rubber plate factory in Wenzhou Jinliang Plastic and pray, a joint strategic participation in Italy's 2nd largest rubber plate factory LA/ES in Hong Kong set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, indirectly into the world's largest spectacle frame brand factory.

Material-KY Statistics, revenue NT $458 million in the 1th quarter of 2019, up 5.21% from the same period last year, due to improved cost structure, the 2019 profession profit is expected to increase significantly from the same period last year. With the completion of the upstream and downstream layout, this year's operating conditions have the opportunity to grow seasonally.

In response to the needs of the previous large wire harness customers, the material-KY said, actively with customers to develop the current growth of highly high heating smoke (IQUS), there is an opportunity to cooperate in production in the second half of the week. 



The central bank of the financial Black Swan: The devastating disaster caused by the grey rhinoceros is stronger 

Reporter Mazheng/Taipei report 6 hours ago 

 

© Provided by NOWnews Network Co.,Ltd ▲ In many reports of the economic and financial crisis, the risks of Black Swan and gray rhino are often mentioned, and a central bank diagram tells you who is scarier. (Fig/Retrieved from the central bank Facebook)
In many reports of the economic and financial crisis, the risks of Black Swan and gray rhino are often mentioned, and a central bank diagram tells you who is scarier. Rhino. (Fig/Retrieved from the central bank Facebook)
In discussing the economic and financial crisis, the risks of black swan and grey rhino are often mentioned, and the Wall Street Journal has warned of the risks of financial stability in mainland China on the rhino of "Black Swan" and "Grey Rhino". But what exactly does "Black Swan" and "grey rhino" mean? What's the difference between the two? Central Bank on Facebook fan page pointed out that gray rhinoceros appear to be large, giving people a slow, safe and harmless illusion, once running wild, but there will be explosive attack power, and ultimately fear a very destructive disaster.

The Wall Street Journal has warned of the risks of financial stability in mainland China on the theme of "Black Swan" and "Grey rhinoceros". The central bank pointed out that the report, "in the financial zoo in mainland China, should be looking for grey rhinos, not black swans" (in the Swans of the look of Gray Rhinos, not black Zoo), Citing the remarks of Financial Stability Bureau officials of the People's Bank of China, the risk of a number of "grey rhinos" posing a threat to the financial stability of the Chinese mainland was reported, and the report commented that the risk of "grey rhinoceros" in mainland China's financial system was actually higher than the risk of "Black Swan".

And the "Black Swan" and "grey rhino" risk, although familiar in the financial circle, but what is the difference between the two? The central bank explained that the "Black Swan" incident is to describe the occurrence of very low probability, easy to ignore the event, with unfathomable, large impact channel, as well as after the Ming Dynasty, such as 3 major characteristics.
The Black Swan's metaphor originated in Europe in the 16th century, where Europeans used to think that all swans were white, but 1697 years later found Black Swans in Australia, proving that black swans are not "unimaginable" creatures, but also give rise to a special meaning. After New York University professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb published the Black Swan effect bestseller in 2007, The risk of "Black Swan" was widely valued.
As for the "grey Rhinoceros", it originated in January 2013 and was proposed by American scholar Michele Wucker until 2016, when he published "Grey Rhinoceros: How to recognize the obvious dangers we ignore and take action" (the Gray Rhino:how to Recognize and Act on It was only after the book Obvious Dangers we Ignore that it was widely circulated.
The central bank explains that "grey rhinos" are the most likely and influential, but neglected threats, not random surprises, but after a series of warnings and obvious evidence; grey rhinos grow in the African savannah, large body, giving a slow, safe and harmless illusion, it is worth noting that once the gray rhinoceros run wild, There will be explosive attack power, and ultimately fear a devastating disaster.



Wanhai 4/30 increase East China-Vietnam/Cambodia Route 20190415 

"Reporter Liang/Taipei Report" Wanhai Shipping will be added on April 30 by the East China Region link to Vietnam-Cambodia route (China―Vietnam―Kampuchea service referred to as CVK), and with the arrival of shipping to operate this route.

This route is equipped with three ships, from Wanhai Shipping put two, arrived shipping into a real 1,200TEU ship co-operation, the voyage period is 21 days. The maiden voyage will depart from Ningbo, China, on April 30, 2019. Route berthing Port is: Ningbo-shanghai-Da Nang-Ho Chi Minh Kale-Sihanouk-ho Chi Minh Kale-Hong Kong-Ningbo.

Wanhai said that in order to strengthen the layout of the Asian territory and Southeast Asian markets, the establishment of a weekly double-shift network from China to Cambodia, to provide mainland China and Vietnam and Cambodia more convenient, rapid and high-quality services to meet customer delivery needs.



Base port Enhanced wharf facilities for 225,000 tons of large cruise ships docked

"Trainee reporter Zhou Feng/Taipei Report" in line with the development of the international cruise home port and the demand for berthing, the Secretary of the Keelung Port branch, Lin Suru, pointed out that the port company had spent 640 million yuan to handle the whole dredging project in the West 2 to West 4 Wharf of Keelung Port, which would be up to 554 meters long after the construction of the pier. The water depth is minus 11 meters, the construction of 150 tons of Coug, 200 tons of straight columns and related fender, can provide 225,000 tons of the largest international cruise berthing, this whole construction project, will be completed in the near future, put into operation.

Taiwan Port Co., Ltd. held a press conference at the Ministry of Transport in Friday, on the construction of Keelung Port, the main secretary of the Keelung Port branch, Lin Suru, said that the project had commenced since October 14, 104 and had been completed this (108) year January 22. During the construction of the project, it is necessary to maintain at least one ferry terminal to provide operation, that is, half of the construction, half of the operation mode. At the same time, the West Bank passenger terminal is expected to be completed in October of Ming (109), when the Customs and Excise Department will also cooperate with the progress of the project to help expand the clearance volume and improve the efficiency of customs clearance. And Keelung Port Branch will continue to optimize the construction of Keelung Port Wharf, the introduction of literary creation industry, combined with the West Bank travel complex commercial building merchants, the formation of cruise tourism Corridor belt.



Land cut import posting tax on entry items 20190415 

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that" mainland China has lowered import duties on imported goods commonly known as "posting tax", including lowering the tax rate of 1 and 2 on import duties on entry items from 15 per cent and 25 per cent to 13 per cent, respectively. Another original application of a 16 per cent tax rate and an export rebate rate of 16 per cent for export goods services, the export rebate rate was adjusted to 13 per cent; the export rebate rate for export goods and cross-border taxable acts, which were originally applicable to a 10 per cent tax rate and had a 10 per cent export tax rebate, was adjusted to nine per cent. The tax rebate rate is one by one per cent for overseas passengers shopping for departure tax rebates with a 13 per cent tax rate; The refund rate is eight per cent for overseas passengers shopping for departure tax rebate items with a nine per cent tax rate.

The Tariff and tariff Committee of the State Council of China has issued a notice to adjust the classification of entry items and the customs duties applicable to the postal tax, the principle of classification and the principle of determination of customs prices unchanged.

The Ministry of Finance, the general administration of taxation and the Customs Administration of China jointly issued a notice to determine the specific measures for substantial tax reduction of VAT, including: VAT Taxable sales of VAT or imported goods, the original application of 16 tax rate, the tax rate adjusted to 13 per cent; The original application of 10 per cent tax rate, the tax rate adjusted to nine per cent. Taxpayers purchased agricultural products, originally applicable to 10 per cent deduction rate, the deduction rate adjusted to nine per cent. Taxpayers purchase agricultural products for the production or commissioning of 13 per cent of the taxed goods and calculate the input tax at a deduction rate of 10 per cent.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



Note: The three major port terminals are adjusted for dangerous cargo handling

Recently, Qingdao port, Zhangjiagang Yongjia container terminal, Nanjing Port Longtan Port Container terminal and other adjustments to dangerous cargo handling, the following are specific measures:

Qingdao Port

April 23, 2019, in order to celebrate the 70 anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy, the Chinese navy will hold an international ship on the coast of Qingdao, Shandong province.

During the major event, Qingdao Port will take interim control measures against dangerous goods. The following are specific interim control measures:

1. From April 15 to April 30, stop loading and unloading production of 1-7 types of dangerous goods containers (including dangerous cargo container yard operations).

2, April 21 from 0 o'clock to April 26 18 o'clock, stop the oil products ship, chemical ship, liquefied petroleum gas vessel, bulk solid dangerous goods (except coal ships) ship off and ship loading and unloading operations.

3, April 22 0 o'clock to April 23 24 o'clock, the cessation of all tankers (buckle crude oil) ship off and ship loading and unloading operations.

On the April 4, Yancheng held a meeting of the municipal committee to point out that it is necessary to completely eliminate the small chemical industry with low safety factor and serious pollution problem with the will and determination to break the wrist with a heavy warrior. Careful study of Xiangshui Chemical Park and the city's chemical industry comprehensive management work, the complete closure of Xiangshui Chemical Park. Then Jiangxi, Henan, Shandong and other places also put forward proposals on the regulation of the chemical industry. Many ports in Jiangsu are affected:

Zhangjiagang Yongjia Container Terminal

April 1, Zhangjiagang Yongjia Container Terminal Co., Ltd. issued the "notice on the adjustment of dangerous goods operations" also made dangerous goods loading and unloading adjustment. The following are specific elements:

According to the requirements of the Zhangjiagang Environmental Protection Agency, at present, our company can only operate the following 19 United Nations-numbered dangerous Goods: Paint (1263), Ethyl acrylate (1917), Butyl acrylate (2348), isoprene (3295), solvent oil (1268), Resin solution (1866), Propylene alcohol (1274) , Chromium trioxide (1463), P-aminophenol (2512), lead oxide (2291), chlorinated benzene (1578), pesticides (3349), acrylic acid (2218), alkyl phenol (3145), bromine (1744), Amine (2734), environmentally harmful substances (3082), Heating liquid (3257), lithium Battery (3090), other dangerous goods suspended loading and unloading operations.

The present import of dangerous goods, please customers in the suitcase before April 15, the presence of dangerous goods, please arrange shipment as soon as possible.

Division I is communicating and coordinating with the relevant management departments, if there is progress, will be the first time to inform you.

Nanjing Port Longtan Port Container Terminal

The relevant shipping companies, freight forwarders companies:

In order to ensure the safety of dangerous goods port storage operations, in accordance with the higher authorities to further increase the supervision of dangerous goods requirements, in view of the lithium battery (UN3480) with high temperature and easy to burn explosion of physical and chemical characteristics, from April 15, 2019 (Next Monday), All dangerous goods entering the port UN3480 lithium battery must be carried in a freezer, and our critical cargo yard has a maximum stock of 30 40-foot standard containers per day.

We hereby inform you that all relevant shipping companies and freight forwarders are requested to communicate with each other.

Nanjing Port Longtan Container Co., Ltd.

April 8, 2019

(Source: Logistics BA Ba)



PIL President: Strong demand growth in Asia region container shipping is expected to benefit 

Mr. Zhang Songsheng SS Teo, President of Taiping Shipping (PIL), said there would be strong economic growth in Southeast Asia over the next few decades and that the container shipping market was expected to benefit from growing demand.

"Trade in the Asian region is bound to continue to grow, which will be the largest and most recent of us," said SS Teo, president of Pacific Shipping, Singapore, "13th session Maritime Lecture", one of the 2019 Singapore Maritime Week Series events, April 8. The most promising market. ”

"By 2035, ASEAN will be the fourth largest market in the world," he said. ASEAN has a population of 650 million, half of whom are under the age of 20. "This means that many resources and goods will flow from resource-rich countries to Asia to meet the needs of the growing middle class in the coming years.

Teo recalled that in the late 1990s, especially after China's accession to the WTO in 2003, economic growth was mainly concentrated in Europe and the trans-Pacific region. The economies of North America and Europe grew by 1% per cent, while container traffic increased by 10-11 times and about 8 times times, respectively.

"Economic growth in regions such as South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America may not lead to volume growth due to different economic structures, but consumption patterns and consumption levels in these emerging markets are changing. "Teo shared the Tao.

"Even in Africa, we are seeing the region slowly industrialize," he said. "For example, PIL is currently transporting processed rubber from West Africa to Asia.

In his view, the growth of regional trade, within the Asian region and even within the African and Latin American regions, would have great potential for development. 

PIL is now focusing its operations on Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and has upgraded its Asian to South American route services to take advantage of the growth in demand in these emerging economies. 

Teo said that for container transport, it is really necessary to take advantage of some quantities such as the demand for goods, economic growth, population size, etc., but these quantities are "variable". This will eventually lead to changes in the size of the deployed vessels, as well as the emergence of different hub ports.

"On the whole, I am optimistic," he said, "just carefully consider the direction of the growth of the goods and fully adapt to the trade development model when deploying fleets and route resources." ”

(Source: Maritime Services Network CNSS)



Trump trade war new front: the EU will announce $ 11 billion of goods taxed 

according to foreign media reports, the time when the United States said on Tuesday that Trump will be worth $ 11 billion EU trade tariffs, making the United States and Europe for a long time due to aircraft manufacturing subsidies triggered by disputes heat up, they opened another new front Trump global trade war. 

Twitter content, said:! "WTO that the EU subsidies to Airbus had a negative impact on the United States and now the United States will value the European Union to impose tariffs on $ 11 billion over the years, the EU has been accounted for in US trade cheap. this case is about to stop! " 

according to Bloomberg News reported on the 8th, the US Trade Representative's office late Monday in a statement citing the conclusions of the World Trade organization, namely aid to Airbus" and again "to" United States had a negative impact. " Therefore, starting Monday, it will be 1974, "Trade Law" Article 301, launching a program, based on "prior to the cancellation of these subsidies in the EU is determined, can impose additional tariffs on EU goods and products." 

The US government said that only after the World Trade Organization (WTO) final approval this summer, the United States will impose tariffs on about $ 11 billion in imports from the EU. This in many ways provocative. The emergence of this threat comes as the EU member states for the final phase of the negotiations on the terms of the European Commission authorized the government to negotiate with Trump on industrial tariffs. Therefore, the latest threat may make the negotiations more complicated. 

The United States and Europe blamed each other for their respective aviation giants Airbus and Boeing illegal aid, assist them in the global jet industry advantage. War of words between the United States and Europe has been going on for many years. 

In response to the United States, the European Commission earlier on Tuesday said it will begin to develop plans for revenge Boeing subsidies. 

"The European Commission has already started preparations, so that the EU can take action on immediately ruled the retaliation authority pursuant to an arbitration institution," European Commission spokesman said. "The EU and the United States for consultations remain open-minded, provided that, without any preconditions, and is committed to reach a fair result." 

(Source: Logistics Baba)



Qingdao Port construction of two wharf projects this year 20190410 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, Qingdao Port This (2019) year will focus on the promotion of the former Chengwan Automation Terminal Phase II project and Dong Jiakou Port crude oil terminal Phase II project will also be started.

The news pointed out that this year, Shandong Province will focus on promoting Qingdao port pre-Chengwan Automation Terminal Phase II project construction, 2019 Shandong actively built six major projects including Qingdao Port Chengwan Dubai Global Wharf Project, the project will build two 100,000 tons and two 30,000 tons of container berths, wharf length of 1320 meters, Design year through the ability of 2.2 million TEU, the total investment amount of 7.11 billion yuan. In addition, Qingdao Port Dong Jiakou port Area crude oil Terminal Phase II project will build a 300,000-ton oil berth, hydraulic structure in accordance with 450,000 tons of tanker design and construction, design year through the capacity of 18 million tons, the total investment amount of 1.56 billion yuan, and strive to complete the construction of the wharf main body within the year. It is reported that Qingdao port is currently planning the four major port area functional layout, such as the construction of container Green Demonstration Wharf, the Old Port area Garden Wharf, dry bulk cargo dust-free specialized wharf and odorless liquid Chemical wharf.



Promoting trade liberalization in Shanghai to implement the reform and innovation plan of the FTA pilot area 20190410 

[reporter Chen Weiqiang / Taipei] Shanghai has implemented the implementation plan of free trade pilot area reform and innovation measures. In order to enhance trade liberalization and facilitation, it will allow the bonded maintenance enterprises registered in the customs special supervision area of Shanghai pilot free zone to try out the multi account exchange management of bonded maintenance and bonded logistics, and encourage enterprises to operate in multi-mode. It will further promote the "single window" of Shanghai's international trade and port (ports) between member economies of the Asia Pacific electronic demonstration port network (AP-MEN), and connect with the main port ports along the "one belt and one road".

In addition to optimizing the investment environment and enhancing the level of facilitation of trade liberalization, the implementation plan will also promote financial openness, innovation and innovation of human resources protection mechanism. In the promotion of trade liberalization and facilitation, we will support more qualified foreign trade enterprises in the Shanghai free trade pilot area to carry out bonded maintenance business, optimize the process of declaration, approval and refund of deposits, and discuss the system of enterprise credit guarantee. It will speed up the construction of the public service platform for bonded vessels and supplies, simplify the operation procedures of the relevant documents in the area of special customs supervision of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and support the supervision and management mode of "distribution and collection" for the bonded maintenance of the aviation and shipping department, so as to improve the convenience of transit.

In order to further deepen the 3C certification reform of parallel import cars in Shanghai pilot Free Trade Zone, Shanghai will promote the establishment of standard compliance places in the special customs supervision area, so that Pudong International Airport airport port will become a designated port for parallel import of automobiles, so as to promote import vehicle bonded storage and display business in Yangshan Bonded Port Area. In the future, Pudong New Area will also implement the free import and export technology paperless registration and management pilot in the future.

In addition, in order to promote the construction of an international bulk commodity spot trading platform in the Shanghai free trade pilot area, we will carry out pilot projects such as Bill of lading, letter of credit settlement, pre-sale transactions, and the mutual recognition of warehouse receipts by the Shanghai futures exchange, and conduct spot commodity bonded, non bonded and offshore trading in Shanghai free trade zone. At the same time, we will deepen the pilot of customs tax guarantee insurance, promote more enterprises and insurance companies to participate in the pilot projects, and reduce the cost of trade import and export funds.

In order to optimize the process of acquiring air cargo manifest data, it will speed up the sharing of Shanghai international trade "single window" and the national standard edition data, accelerate cooperation with banks, insurance, ports, electricity suppliers and other related industry organizations, and promote more Shanghai FTA pilot business into Shanghai international trade "single window" FTA.

Taiwan new born shipping network



ICS, ASA, ECSA signing MOU strengthen cooperation in pursuit of the best interests of shipowners 20190410 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the UK shipping related website, the International Shipping Association (ICS), the Asian Shipowners Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) signed a joint memorandum (MOU) in Singapore on 8th to enhance mutual cooperation on maritime related issues.

According to the message, the three associations, which account for about 90% per cent of the global merchant fleet, recognize the membership of their respective national shipowners ' associations and their relationship with their national governments, and through this memorandum of cooperation, recognize ICS, ASA and ECSA as major global and regional associations, Representing shipowners and operators in all shipping departments and the shipping industry, global and regional organizations, regulatory bodies and other transport agencies that are sufficient to affect international interests.

According to Esben ICS Chairman Poulsson stressed that shipping is an industry that requires global rules and that relationships between them should be further consolidated to ensure effective support for the global shipping regulatory framework and opposition to regional or individual measures that may impede normal trade between maritime transport and are unpopular.

The representative of ASA also said that, in particular, the overall demand for shipping services in Asian economies was becoming increasingly important and that the benefits of Asian shipping were appropriately represented on a global scale.

ECSA President Panagiotis Laskaridis pointed out that the EU's maritime policy has a significant impact on the regulatory development of forums such as the United Nations Maritime Organization, as well as on European and global ship operators, whether in cooperation between the International Maritime Organization, ICS and ASA, or with institutions such as the European Union, Strengthen cooperation between each other, can pursue the best interests of shipowners.



Can Nigeria step in to assume continental leadership now that South Africa has slipped from top spot

With South Africa going the way of Zimbabwe with the seizure of white farms, there those who are now dusting off old ideas about Nigeria becoming the continent's leading nation.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.

On the face of it, Nigeria (pop 186 million) has what it takes to assume the leadership of Africa. It is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. As the world's 20th biggest economy, it overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014.

However, say critics, its regional power and capacity sometimes seem to be stunted by internal and external problems that challenge the substance of any such ideas.

On the surface, Nigeria meets the conditions for qualification as a regional hegemon. At the same time, like any other middle power, Nigeria has strengths and weaknesses that both reinforce and deflate its capacity and willingness to play the role of top dog in Africa.

Over the years, Nigeria has been able to use its economic strength positively within Africa. For instance, at the peak of its economic recovery following a devastating civil war, Nigeria persuaded its neighbours to form the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Then Nigerian leader, General Yakubu Gowon, not only played a pivotal role, but also pledged that his country would be responsible for a full one-third of ECOWAS funding.

First, the oil boom of the 1970s brought about a buoyant economy, then increased the impetus of Nigeria's rising continental prominence. The confident posture of Nigerian leadership and the economic prosperity and its increasing well-being allowed a more rigorous foreign policy.

Nigeria became the world's 12th biggest producer of petroleum and the eighth largest exporter, and has the 10th greatest proven oil reserves and joined the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Oil plays a big role in the Nigerian economy, accounting for 40 per cent of GDP and 80 per cent of state revenues.

Externally, this manifested itself in the leading role Nigeria played during the struggles to secure independence for Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia and Zimbabwe, as well as the dismantling of the apartheid regime in South Africa.

At last, its inability to shake the need for military government to ensure stability ended when Nigeria regained democracy in 1999 with the election General Olusegun Obasanjo, the former military head of state, as the newly elected President of Nigeria.

This ended 32 years of military rule (from 1966 until 1999), excluding the short-lived second republic (between 1979 and 1983) by military dictators who seized power in coups and counter-coups during the period of military juntas before 1999.

Although the elections that brought General Obasanjo to power then and again in 2003 were condemned as unfree and unfair, Nigeria has since shown marked improvements in attempts to tackle government corruption and to hasten development.

While history notes these promising developments, Nigeria still has serious problems that block the road to continental leadership.

First, Nigeria is divided between its simmering Muslim north and predominently Christian south, which is frequently near the boil. Once the Miss World pageant was moved from the nation's new capital Abuja to London after violent protests by Muslims in the northern part of the country that left more than 100 dead and more than 500 injured.

Then rioting erupted after Muslims in the country reacted in anger to comments made by a newspaper reporter. Muslim rioters in Kaduna killed an estimated 105 men, women and children with another 521 injured sent to hospital.

More important, Muslim Boko Haram terrorists have left 12,000 people dead and 8,000 people crippled. Beginning in 2019 they killed six soldiers in an ambush. Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger have long since joined Nigeria in a united effort to combat Boko Haram in the aftermath of the Chibok kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls.

In April 2016, over 500 people in 10 villages in predominantly Christian areas in Agatu were murdered by Fulani herdsmen. A visiting Nigerian Senator reported that all the primary and post-primary schools, health centres, churches as well as the police station in the area were destroyed. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) representative said in 20 years of work, she had "never seen such a level of destruction".

While the Nigerian Army has had some success in rescuing a number of Boko Haram kidnap victims, it still far away from eliminating this scourge. Last year, the Nigerian Army killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 49 persons in separate encounters between the insurgents and troops throughout the Southern Lake Chad Basin. Kidnap ransom is Boko Haram's primary revenue source.

The Nigerian troops also killed 11 insurgents during a battle in Gamoran Village, while the remaining insurgents were killed escaping. The Nigerian troops rescued four men, 33 women and 16 children from the insurgent bases in the area.

Last October, Islamic Movement of Nigeria activists marched in Abuja to protest the detention of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. The group blocked traffic and were met with troops. Rioters threw rocks and the soldiers who fired back killing between 20-40 and wounding 100. The army disputed the figures, saying they only killed three.

In the face of this evidence, one might disqualify Nigeria as fulfilling any grandiose role as continental leader. But on the basis of two points of comparison, it can be said Nigeria's the situation, however bad, is getting better, while South Africa's is getting worse.

South Africa's crimes are fewer in number and represent fewer fatalities, yet they contain an element of racial hatred not present in Nigeria. Nigeria, on the other hand, finds itself in common cause with the forces arrayed against jihadhism worldwide in which it shares a common front with America, Europe, Russia and China, and from which, it can expect support in its campaign to suppress the Muslim terror.

One might dispute the nature of the degree of evils between one and the other, but it is safe to say that South Africa's animus against white is unhelpfully directed against those who provide much, if not most, of the foreign direct investment and development assistance.



Drury: IMO 2020 will bring M & amp; a activities to the shipping industry 20190408 

According to Drury Drewry, a leading British maritime advisory body, Zhou Jia's more vulnerable shipping companies may be subject to mergers and acquisitions due to additional costs added to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) low sulphur fuel regulations.

Drury pointed out that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2020 is likely to trigger the bankruptcy of some operators, or lead to more defensive mergers and acquisitions, IMO will inadvertently promote the integration of the shipping industry, so that operators closer to the needs of customers, in order to have sustained profitability. The agency also said that although the increase in demand and freight costs in the last quarter of the year (2018), while helping the container shipping industry to restore about $1.5 billion in profits, the shipping industry has not yet fully recovered from the global financial crisis and damaging losses.

Drury stressed that as the International Maritime Organization's sulphur limitation period became closer, the carrier would inevitably be worried about the overall impact and whether the carrier would be able to deal with the additional associated costs added, such as the cost of installing the scrubber and the additional funding requirements for fuel credits.

The agency's analysis, the last wave of M & amp; A activity from now on, was the merger of COSCO Group and China Shipping, a Japanese operator, and NYK, MOL and Kline in the first quarter of 2018. It is worth noting that the current leading seven shipping companies The actual control of the global container fleet is about three-fourths. Although previous mergers and acquisitions have brought control of the global market to almost a few routes, there is still varying degrees of competition in the marketing section.

Even if the 2020 sulphur limit does stimulate another wave of shipping consolidation, there are still enough shipping companies to block the high concentration of large transactions, which may require some unexpected large mergers and acquisitions to consolidate.



East Asian oil tankers filed for bankruptcy protection

Following the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping, another South Korean shipping company, Dong-A, filed for bankruptcy protection in Seoul.

The East Asian tanker was founded in 1968. It had 17 fleet, consisting of 2 bulk carriers, 4 container ships, 8 oil tankers and 3 automobile carriers. It was a well-known brand in the Asian shipping industry. Its court bankruptcy application has attracted many people's surprise and has been profitable in recent years.

The East Asian tanker said that because of strong pressure from the state backed banks, the Korean Industrial Bank and the Korea import and export bank, it had to go bankrupt protection. This shows that the company failed to refinance vehicle operators, forcing them to seek court protection.

In recent weeks, due to the company's efforts to find a non court solution to break the financial deadlock, the East Asian group began selling some of its ships. Last month, it was reported that East Asian tankers had sold two chemical tankers built in 2009.



Wanhai Shipping adds Vietnam Haiphong-US-West Direct route
Reporter Chen Jonglu/Taipei Report

In order to enhance the faster and more convenient service of the Far East to the United States, Wanhai Shipping will launch a direct route from Vietnam Haiphong to the United States and West at the end of April, the current CP1 route is the first time to be attached to Haiphong for April 30, and covers the South China Port-Nansha/Hong Kong/Yantian, fast direct to Long Beach/Auckland In addition, a new direct route to the United States and west of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, is CP5, with the time of the port of Hong Kong, which is April 28.
CP1 Service has a total of 7 ships sailing, Wanhai sent two ships, and with PIL cooperation, CP5 route is operated in the form of swap accommodation.
Wanhai Shipping offers China/Southeast Asia direct to the U.S.-West route, the path is as follows: 
CP1: Haiphong/Nansha/HONG Kong/Yantian/Long Beach/Auckland/Yantian/Haiphong
CP2: Lianyungang/SHANGHAI/Ningbo/Long Beach/Seattle/Lianyungang
CP3: Fuzhou/Nansha/HONG Kong/Yantian/Xiamen/LOS Angeles/Auckland/Fuzhou
CEN: Tianjin/Qingdao/SHANGHAI/Los Angeles/Auckland/Tianjin
CP5: Port Gedo/LOS ANGELES/Auckland/Hong Kong/gaime Port



One shipping launches new surcharge pricing system due to 2020 sulphur restriction order
Reporter Li/Taipei report

This (four) month celebrates the first anniversary of one shipping as a result of the 2020 Sulphur Restriction order, the company joined the interbank competition to collect the "fuel surcharge" strategy, the introduction of a new pricing system called "one Bunker surcharge".
The source stated that the company intends to disclose its pricing mechanism to customers prior to the entry into force of the sulphur Restriction regulation in 2020, adopting price mechanisms similar to those of major shipping companies such as Massek Shipping, Mediterranean shipping and flying shipping, using indices that take into account fuel prices, load factors and uneven flow of goods. The new pricing system, known as the "one Bunker surcharge", applies to all new contracts until further notice, while existing contracts contain existing BAF mechanisms up to the due date.
Cheng June a year of one shipping claims a year of operating results, such as: 
-Boost its refrigerator energy, one is now among the top five refrigerated shipping vessels in the world (over 250,000 TEU)
-Introduction of 31 mega-container vessels (including 20,000 TEU vessels)
-Launch of four large container vessel berth terminals (4 million TEU) at Pasir Panjang Pier in Singapore, one with the Singapore Port Group (PSA Singapore) joint venture.
-Obtain the highest productivity record of "NYK Swan" at the Pasir Panjang Pier in Singapore.



Dry port port Electric layout completed 40% Estimate 2020 completed 50% 20190328 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, at present, all over China has completed more than 2,400 sets of onshore electrical equipment, covering more than 3,200 berths, of which "Port Port electrical Layout program" has completed about 40%, the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal Water service Area basically realized the full shore power coverage, in the (2018) year published " Views on innovating and perfecting the price mechanism for green development will be free of charge (capacity) for Port bank operators with two-part electricity prices by the end of 2025.

The news pointed out that China's promotion of port power policy, in 2017 issued the "Port Port electrical layout Plan", plans to 2020 the main port more than 50 of the container, cruise ship, passenger roll, 3,000 tons above the passenger ship and 50,000 tons above the dry bulk cargo and other five types of specialized berths will have the ability to provide shore power.

Industry insiders believe that the development of a low-carbon economy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, effective response to climate change is the current global common responsibility, port ships on the shore of electricity to enable berthing ships to achieve " Zero emission ", is currently one of the most effective ways to save energy and reduce emissions in the field of Hong Kong airlines, the crew can reduce the labor force on duty, the shipowner can reduce fuel costs, reduce the cost of equipment operation and maintenance, the port terminal can optimize the harbor environment, and through the shore power services, enhance the overall competitiveness of the wharf.





Ho Chi Minh Port greets 222 meters long container ship 20190328

Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei reported that according to relevant units in mainland China, the 222-meter "Morotai Morotai container ship of the" CMA CGM "arrived at Ho Chi Minh SP-ITC International Container port, This is the port to greet the largest container ship ever.

 According to SP-ITC International container port, the port has been greeted for the first time since the port's direct opening of Australian ships, and this year SP-ITC international container Port will invest in the expansion of docks, container depots, technical infrastructure and so on. The SP-ITC international container port, which has been in operation since September 2016, is the first private investment in Ho Chi Minh City to develop the largest international container port with advanced machinery and equipment, with an investment of about $200 million, a total land area of 48 hectares, a port main wharf length of 1000 meters, and a port design with 34,000 containers The first phase of the port, which developed 20 hectares of land, could be moored by cargo ships with a length of 230 metres and a load of 35,000 tons (DWT). The operationalization of the port of SP-ITC is of great significance to the economic development of the Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces and cities of Vietnam, and also relieves the problem of container throughput and transport congestion in the port of Ho Chi Minh City.



Customs to strengthen the verification of high-risk areas import express goods, parcel 20190328 

Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that "Taipei Guan continued to strengthen detect in mainland China (including Hong Kong, Macau), Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and other high-risk areas, such as the import of express goods and postal parcels, to prevent the collection of smuggled pork and related products, in order to prevent the outbreak of invasion."

Taipei closed yesterday (27) said that in recent years, the development of international e-commerce and online shopping, people online ordering all kinds of foreign goods at the same time, should avoid violating the relevant quarantine regulations. In addition to pork, any animal products, such as those referred to in regulation fifth of the Regulations on the prevention and control of animal infectious diseases, shall, in accordance with the first provisions of regulation 34th of the Ordinance, be applied for quarantine by the importing person or agent of the quarantine object at the port of quarantine and the export of the quarantine organ to the animal quarantine organ. In the event of a breach of the regulations, the competent authority may, under regulation 43rd of the Ordinance, impose a maximum penalty of NT $1 million absentia. If the unauthorized importation of quarantine objects referred to in regulation 33rd of the Ordinance is prohibited, the person concerned shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not less than seven years and a fine of NT $3 million under the first provision of regulation 41st.

Taipei Guan said that the common plant and plant products of the e-commerce website, etc., may belong to the first provisions of the 13th article of the Plant epidemic prevention and quarantine law, the quarantine object.

The importation of such quarantine shall, in accordance with the first provisions of article 17th of the Act, be applied to the phytosanitary authority by the importing person or his agent for quarantine upon arrival at the port and station.

In the event of a breach of the regulations, the competent authorities may, in accordance with regulation 24th of the same law, impose a maximum of NT $150,000 on absentia. If the unauthorized importation is the subject of the first paragraph of article 14th of the Act or the first item of article 15th, which prohibits the importation and non-importation of quarantine objects, and is afraid to commit a fine of up to three years ' imprisonment, criminal detention or section or NT $150,000 under the first provision of article 22nd of the Act.



Customs Department export containers pointing finger cabinet inspection program implemented in April 20190329 

[Reporter Chen Weiqiang / Taipei】 Ministry of Finance and Customs Department issued "refers to export container inspection program counter pointing" from the April since the formal implementation. Exports of goods by container exports approved C3 manual inspection of the screening by the Customs case selection system implementation refers cabinet Zhiwei inspection, Unchecked who remained refers cabinet inspection. When screened to mean a cabinet of export container inspection Zhiwei, sending N5109 (inspection of cargo notification) message, the container number will increase twelfth code "*", on behalf of the cabinet selected pointing inspection (for example: CAIU1234567 *). 

Provides that to mean by screening cabinet inspection of export containers Zhiwei, have to apply to Customs by the exporter or customs brokers appointed by the Customs (whom by the section chief or deputy thereof) reclassified instrument inspection after approval. 

Through the reclassified instrument of export container inspection, is a cross-customs export shipment (declaration of the first code and the third code is different), it shall be after the release of the original check and correct customs area, he again and again to the customs area export shipment . The preceding paragraph shall outbound containers such as instrument inspection, warehousing should open a "declaration stage Containers (object) instrument inspection notice" referred to truck drivers go through the station, escorted by the inspector to handle the instrument Instrument Inspection Station inspection. Upon completion of the inspection instrument, regardless of whether the abnormal image shall return the original cabinet field waiting for release. 

Is a non-cross-customs shipment exporter, mutatis mutandis, the boat clearance (first estimated a posteriori) way to handle customs clearance. After the completion of assessment points, escorted by the inspector container inspection station instrument to examine the implementation of the instrument; containers as required outbound inspection instrument, shall be open warehousing "Containers (matter) waybill" and "instrument inspection notice" referred to truck drivers handle outbound. When the meter check, went, will be towed back to the original storage cabinet cabinet demolition field inspection. When no unusual instrument check, shipment To ship has been in port, that is signed by the inspector release notice to complete the release of the shipment; To ship port of shipment have not yet rely on, still escorted back to the original inspector storage cabinet field release, waiting for shipment. 

For non-approved by the Customs inspection instruments were reclassified, based upon the pointing finger cabinet examine ways to handle customs clearance.



Vietnam Plastics Market has great potential

According to the Mordor Intelligence Research report, in the 2018-2023 phase of the plastics market, the annual compound growth rate (AGR) ratio can be forecast of about 6.63%, while stamping technology accounts for the highest proportion. This technology is widely used in household equipment, home appliances, automotive regulatory boards and so on. In addition, packaging, automotive, electronics and other related industries are expected to lead the development of the market in China at these stages. It is worth noting that when Foxconn, Samsung and other well-known brands have increased their investment in China, showing that the Vietnamese market has a great potential is increasingly attracting the attention of domestic and foreign investors.


Specifically, the Vietnam Plastics & amp; Exhibition Corporation (VINEXAD), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam, and the Hong Kong Yorkers shares and commercial company, in collaboration with the Vietnam Plastics Association, organised the "tenth Hanoi plastic, printing and packaging exhibition" At the I.C.E International Exhibition Centre in Hanoi from 12 to April (Hanoi Plas Print Pack), attracting more than 180 domestic and foreign units to register for the exhibition, the number is doubled from last year, the most prominent of which is Taiwan and South Korea's independent exhibition area.

At this exhibition, Toyo and De Paauw will show domestic and foreign operators a variety of different types of high-quality plastics and recycled raw materials; Chyi Yang, Aoxiang and Polystar promote multi-layer plastic film blowing machine; Hemingstone and Chao Wei brings a variety of bags used in different types of bag making machine; Changsheng company showcases the German Leibinger brand industrial inkjet machine; Queesense introduces aniline printing presses that conform to printed polyethylene, mobile phones, roll paper and other packaging raw materials.

In addition, the organizing committee will hold a thematic seminar on April 24: "Vietnam Plastics Industry-Packaging industry: a great opportunity from the fourth industrial Revolution", participants will discuss the background of this revolution and the direction of industrial development in the context of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). In particular, the seminar will also help domestic and foreign operators to better understand the current development of the plastics market in Vietnam, so as to delineate future investment development strategies



 

︻ reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that the free trade port area has recently become the focus of attention again, the Ministry of Finance said that I six of the sea and air in the free trade area to provide operating goods and self-use machinery and equipment from abroad, exempt from customs duties, excise duties, business tax and other related taxes, in order to effectively use the capacity of outside the region The customs procedures for the processing of manufacturers outside the entrusted area of the free trade area have been further simplified, and when the import of foreign goods commissioned for processing is to be completed after customs clearance, the diameter is shipped to the manufacturers outside the area.

The Ministry of Finance pointed out yesterday (26) that in order to develop the global Operation management model, enhance national competitiveness and promote economic development, China has promoted the establishment of free trade port area from 92 years, including Keelung Port, Taipei Port, Su Kwan O, Taichung Port, Anping Port, Kaohsiung Port and so on (six seaports), and Taoyuan Airlines (one airport), Special economic zones belonging to domestic Guanwai.

In addition to tax relief, the Customs and Excise Department provides independent management of cargo control, computer on-line customs clearance and accounting processing operations in the area of ease of customs clearance, and the import and export of goods into the FTZ port area shall be subject to application for reduction, exemption or return Monthly reporting "Way to handle customs clearance, reduce customs clearance and cargo handling costs, free trade port tax-exempt goods, machinery, equipment to the tax area for repair, inspection, testing, processing, to avoid providing tax security and other convenient customs clearance measures.

The Ministry of Finance said that the department had further simplified the customs procedures for the processing of manufacturers outside the entrusted area of the port of trade area, and that when importing foreign goods commissioned, they had to complete the customs clearance outside the track, and the measures were subject to two customs clearance, that is, the declaration of F1 (marketed into the Freeport area), F2 declarations and two transport, the goods from the dump to the free trade area and the free trade area to the outside of the district manufacturers, the simplification of the declaration process for only the declaration of F1 Declarations one of the paragraph customs clearance, that is, foreign goods to the outside of the district manufacturers for processing, in order to effectively reduce the operating costs of operators, and shorten logistics operation time.

In order to reduce the cost of customs clearance and enhance the competitiveness of the industry, the Ministry of Finance said that the Customs and Excise Department in the Free Trade port area Customs clearance actively promote the relevant convenient measures, please make good use of the industry.



Dongguan direct flights Cambodia, Vietnam Route opened 20190326


"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, "sea speed 6th" This (three) month, 22nd, berthing 6th, Dongguan Port, Guangdong Province, China, on behalf of Dongguan Port Group Southeast Asia Direct route: Dongguan to Cambodia (Sihanoukville)/Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh, Haiphong) Route officially opened.

The news pointed out that the route was operated by Antong Holdings (Antong Holdings), invested in two 700 TEU ships, the implementation of Zhou Ban, Dongguan port for the route of foreign ports, four days can go directly to the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, Dongguan Enterprises connected to the "Belt and Road" along the country another important water convenient channel.

It is reported that the opening of the Cambodian Vietnam route, for Dongguan Port to actively promote the "Belt and Road" important node port construction, enrich the route network of a key measure. As a manufacturing city, Dongguan produces a large number of textiles, footwear goods need to be shipped to Cambodia, Dongguan Enterprises have been hoping that Dongguan can have a high-quality Cambodian route. To this end, Dongguan Port Group and Huitong Holdings through market research and route planning, Dongguan Port as the main route of the export port, in the shipping schedule, class and Cabinet source to provide adequate support. The main goods carried by the first voyage are footwear, textiles and building materials, respectively, from 13 enterprises, this direct route opened, than the original barge operation of maritime transport mode is more time-sensitive and economical.

At present, Dongguan port domestic trade routes have fully covered the main north and south of mainland China ports, and opened six foreign trade direct routes, including two Taiwan routes and two South China Sea defense line, a Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Line, a Cambodian-Vietnamese route.



No agreement to take off Auding: EU air and freight services are still available 20190326 

Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that "the EU has officially allowed the United Kingdom to continue to provide services to and from the European Union for air, cargo and passenger cars under no-agreement Brexit, and that British transport operators travelling to and from the European Union will not be required to apply for permission from the European Transport Ministers ' Conference (ECMT) to enter the EU before the end of this The ECMT permit is to allow transport operators to be transferred through the EU to third countries.

The British government has issued a press release stating that the authorized general commercial buses and long-distance passenger service providers can continue to provide services between the UK and the EU until the end of 2019. The UK has also announced that it will provide the EU's air, transport and passenger operators with equal access rights.

The British government signed an agreement with Norway last week to ensure that transport and commercial bus drivers continue to enter and leave Norway in line with the current model. As the average driver of the UK drives into the EU without an agreed Brexit, it is necessary to apply for documents, including an international driver's license and an insurance green card, regardless of the circumstances of Brexit, commercial trailers weighing more than 750 kg and non-commercial trailers weighing more than 3,500 kg are also required to register. The British government has completed the confirmation of shipping measures to ensure that flights remain in operation under no-agreement Brexit.

In addition, the British government announced last week that if the UK were to leave without agreement, the tariff rate of the operators at the time of import goods might be adjusted and the temporary rate would be implemented from 11 o ' clock on the evening of March 29 for a maximum period of 12 months. Under no-agreement Brexit, the government will update the tariff rate on the UK Trade Tariff website, and operators can use the Customs Code to check the applicable tax rates, including preferential tariff rates (preferential tariff rate), MFN tariff rates (MFN tariff rate) or tariff quota rates.

The temporary tax rate after Brexit is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-rates-of-customs-duty-on-imports-after-eu-exit. 
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



Commercial Port Association promotion of New Economic migration Fana commercial Port Wharf Middle Level Technical manpower specification


 Taipei report

Taiwan Commercial Port Business Development Association in response to a draft "New Economic immigration law" proposed by the government department, yesterday (26) on the Board of Supervisors proposal to urge the Ministry of Transport to include the relevant work categories for the handling and transportation of ship cargo (cabinets) at the commercial Port Wharf in the draft medium-Order Technical Manpower specification announcement, as a way to solve the domestic sub
Commercial Port Association pointed out that in recent years, the labor force caused by the lack of children is self-evident, in the case of wharf loading and unloading practitioners, professional technology in addition to the need for experience to accumulate experience, in the continuous training of the labor force must continue to cultivate, should not have faults, in order to maintain the responsibility of China's import and export goods and people's
At present, there are more than 3,000 employees in the domestic loading and unloading industry, whether in the bulk cargo terminal or container terminal, such as manpower supplement and generation fault problems, but also through the campus levy, employment Guidance Center media and other ways of recruitment results are poor, sincerely hope that the "new Economic migration law" dezheng to increase the manpower to solve the international commercial port manpower problems. Talent development and the recruitment of new blood remain ongoing work and are not halted by the opening up of foreign manpower to maintain the balance of manpower supply and demand required for ship handling operations.
The association stressed that the opening up and introduction of foreign talents was not intended to deprive Chinese people of their right to work, but rather as a complement to the manpower, to hire foreigners when the number of people hired could not meet the needs. In order to protect the right of Chinese people to work, the employment of foreigners and the proportion of Chinese nationals will comply with the relevant norms formulated by the competent authorities in order to balance the right to work of the Chinese people and to meet the manpower needs of the operators.
Also under the "New Economic migration law" Draft, will be relaxed, the new applicable object of work qualifications, permanent residence and according to relatives norms, which are applicable to the industry needs "middle-class technical personnel", the period can be commercial Port Wharf ship Cargo (cabinet) loading and unloading and transport of the relevant work categories in the draft Dison the second third paragraph " Other foreigners with the ability to work in the middle order "are included in the scope of the announcement, and the department is sensitive to the characteristics of the industry and the sustainable development of the industry.


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Shanghai Port Comprehensive promotion of efficiency reduction and other 22 reforms 20190325

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" in order to enhance the efficiency of cross-border trade in Shanghai, Shanghai Port will comprehensively promote the "early declaration, early exchange of orders" operation, and establish a "early declaration" fault-tolerant mechanism, the full implementation of container equipment handover orders paperless, the implementation of port fee reduction targets, such as 22 reform measures.

Shanghai Municipal Commerce Commission (city Port Office) a few days ago, the United Cities Transportation Commission, Shanghai Customs and other related units jointly issued the development of "Shanghai port to deepen cross-border trade and business environment reform measures", a total of 22 six major items, focusing on the industry's general concern about the Shanghai water Transport port "efficiency reduction."

For the overall promotion of "early declaration, early exchange" operations, enterprises will be encouraged to confirm the transfer of manifests, goods to the customs before the declaration of import Declaration form, at present, Shanghai customs has been in Pudong International Airport, Yangshan bonded port area pilot, Waigaoqiao Port has also begun to pilot export "early declaration", as regards the comprehensive promotion of import cabinets cargo " In advance of the order "section, will establish the import goods" early declaration "fault-tolerant mechanism, not by the enterprise subjective intentional and the enterprise actively to the Customs to report, and can promptly correct the violation, will be lighter, reduced or exempt from punishment.

Shanghai at the same time will further simplify the procedures for the processing of documents, in addition to streamlining the customs declaration accompanying documents, the overall promotion of the "Customs Special contribution book" Enterprises Independent Printing, at present, Shanghai port shipping companies have completely stopped issuing written equipment handover orders, estimated to the end of the year can be a step further to the bill of lading paperless.

In order to further enhance customs clearance supervision operations, Shanghai will also accelerate the establishment of a cross-border trade management big data platform, promote "aggregate taxation", "Tariff guarantee insurance", and gradually promote the import of mineral products "first post inspection" regulatory model.

Shipping companies concerned about the reduction of port costs and norms, Shanghai will implement the cargo port fee reduction of 15 per cent, security fee reduction of 20 per cent of the policy, to promote port enterprises to further reduce the removal costs of 10 per cent, and continue to promote agent operating process reduction costs, while strengthening price supervision and inspection, public charges directory list, no charge outside the list.

As regards the upgrading of port services, Shanghai will strengthen the Single Window service function of international trade, pilot the promotion of "supervision + supply Chain" information services in key industries, and incorporate illegal irregularities in cross-border trade activities, which will be incorporated into Shanghai's public credit information platform in accordance with the law, and the implementation of joint corrections.



Note: Export of Japan GSP concession suspended from April 1 

The General administration of Customs issued a notice, with effect from April 1, the Customs and Excise Department no longer issues GSP certificates of origin and related Japanese feed processing certificates for goods lost on the day.

So you can't apply for a certificate of origin since April 1?

GSP certificates of origin cannot be applied for, but can be applied for the issuance of non-preferential certificates of origin.

The specific announcements are as follows:

About no more goods on the day of loss

Announcement of the issuance of GSP certificates of origin

General Administration of Customs announcement 2019 48th

According to a briefing by the Japanese Embassy in China, the Ministry of Finance of Japan has decided not to grant GSP tariff concessions to Chinese goods for Japanese imports with effect from April 1, 2019. The relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:

First, since April 1, 2019, the Customs and Excise Department will no longer issue GSP certificates of origin and related Japanese feed processing certificates for goods on the day of transmission.

Second, if the shipper of the goods in Japan needs proof of origin documents, may apply for the issuance of non-preferential certificates of origin.

Hereby announced.

Customs

March 22, 2019

(Source: Logistics BA Ba)



Trump suddenly withdraw sanctions on Chinese shipping company 

American President Trump policy toward the day appeared in nearly 180-degree turn, lead to chaos and confusion within the Government. 

According to foreign media reports, March 22, US President Trump said that the White House has just announced the withdrawal of a sanction against North Korea. Tweets said: "The US Treasury Department today announced that, in addition to the existing sanctions against North Korea, large-scale implementation of additional sanctions today I have ordered the cancellation of these additional sanctions.!" 

On Twitter Trump issued by White House spokesman Sanders said in a statement, "the president likes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he believes these sanctions is not necessary." As for what specific sanctions, she did not say. 

Trump's statement to his aides and administration officials at a loss. Trump referred to is unclear which of the sanctions. However, some government officials quickly interpret that Trump said that on March 21 the US Treasury Department sanctions against two Chinese shipping company, the two companies allegedly helping North Korea and the international community to circumvent US sanctions against North Korea. 

According to documents released by the US Treasury Department, Dalian International Freight Forwarders Ltd. Haibo and Liao Ning Danxing International Freight Co. violation of UN Security Council sanctions resolution on North Korea to help the North Korean maritime activities, to help them "to bypass the sanctions", therefore the US Treasury announced sanctions against these companies. 

US Treasury document published March 21 in that, according to Executive Order No. 13722, US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) believes Dalian International Freight Co., Ltd. Haibo transport goods to North Korea through the Korean Paeksol trading company. Meanwhile, according to Executive Order No. 13810, OFAC also identified Liao Ning Danxing International Freight Co., Ltd. engaged in the transportation industry in North Korea, "Liao Ning Danxing often use deception that North Korean officials in the EU for the North Korean regime can operate and purchase of goods." 

US Treasury Secretary Mu Nuqin in a statement announcing the sanctions, said the United States believes that "the full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions related to the DPRK is critical to the outcome of the DPRK denuclearization." He said: "The Treasury will continue to implement our sanctions, we once again reiterate that the use of deception to conceal the illegal trade and shipping North Korea will face a huge risk."

US National Security Adviser Bolton also expressed on Twitter: "the shipping industry must take more action to halt North Korea's illegal behavior shipping everyone should pay attention to and review their activities to ensure that North Korea does not participate in acts of evasion of sanctions.." 

To here, in the Department of State, held a regular press conference the afternoon of March 22, Department of State spokesman Geng Shuang said in response, China has always involved towards the implementation of resolutions adopted by the Council scrupulously. He also said that the matter has made solemn representations to the US, urged the US side to stop immediately about the error as to avoid affecting the cooperation on relevant issues. 

(Source: International Ship network)



Land drop port Toll boat will visit the Hong Kong Bureau in effective response to the 20190325 

 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei reported that the National Board of Directors (three) month 20th convened the supervisory Board of Supervisors, Chairman Liu Youmin speech, said, in response to the Ministry of Transport of China announced that since April 1 (108) to reduce port charges of about 5-15%, for a period of five years, in order to promote the economy, hope that the Port Authority and port companies immediately assess, To make effective response measures to ensure the competitiveness of Taiwan's ports.

The National Federation of Shipping Agents ' trade associations of the Republic of China (Jilong) held the "Nineth Joint Meeting of the tenth session" at the Ninth National Congress on March 20, which was presided over by the Chairman, Liu Youmin, and attended by the Chief Secretary of the Customs and Excise Department of the Ministry of Finance, Lin, director of the Northern Aviation Centre of the Aviation Port Bureau. In his speech, Liu Youmin pointed out that the mainland of China announced on the March 18 that it would amend the Port fee billing scheme to reduce some of the charging standards by 15 per cent, 20 per cent, ten per cent and five per cent, respectively, by freight port fees, port facility security fees, pilotage (berthing) fees and the fees charged for sailing ships on routes within mainland China. To ensure the competitiveness of Taiwan's ports, he hoped that the Port Authority and the port company would immediately assess and make effective response measures.

In another, for China's customs to require customs clearance data transmission through the practice of third parties and charges, Liu Youmin suggested that over the years caused a heavy burden on the transport industry, please refer to the Port Bureau commissioned China Telecom Development MTNet and open industry free use of the way, in order to effectively reduce the burden of the transport industry.

This meeting of supervisors, Liu Youmin and reminded member companies, shipping agency industry to apply the Rauki law 36th quater, that is, seven off a holiday, can be adjusted during the cycle, to pay attention to the need for a collective agreement, if more than 30 people, but also to the local authorities to report, in order to be effective.

In addition, Liu Youmin also said that in the past, only the ship transport industry, which has now included the shipping agency industry, will increase the financing pipeline for working capital and that the operators can make good use of it, and he is grateful to the Hong Kong Bureau for its great assistance in promoting the industrial upgrading measures of the Port Authority.



China's Pearl River Delta invites comparisons to America's Silicon Valley in economic importance

Not so long ago, what a lady bought in shops from Montreal to Melbourne, from Cape Town to Cologne likely came from the largest urbanised centre in the world, a conurbation of dozens of interlocking cities and towns from Hong Kong 70 miles to Guangzhou.

If that boast is no longer true, it is because what is mostly bought in shops touches the human body, namely clothes. While clothing was once made along the banks of the Pearl River, these factories have since moved inland in search of affordable labour or to other regions like Indo-China and Indonesia where such can still be found.

While rising standards of living along Pearl have gradually priced its inhabitants out of low-end markets, they have come to dominate a high-end mass market in the manufacture of electronics and the now globally ubiquitous smart phones.

There are streets in Guangzhou that specialise in selling electronic components to the manufacturers of electric and electronic goods, which include watches, clocks and toys as well as infrastructure for devices in everything from computers to land planes at airports to running computer games. Hence, the more recent comparisons of the Pearl River Delta (PDR) to California's Silicon Valley south of San Francisco.

Much of this output is invested by foreign entities and is geared for the export market. The Pearl River Delta Economic Zone accounts for one third of China's trade value.

Privately-owned enterprises have developed quickly in the zone and are playing a growing role in the region's economy, particularly after the environment for privately-owned enterprises had been relaxed.

The delta, also officially known as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, is a megalopolis, expected to become a single metropolitan area. Today, it runs along the southern coast of China, which includes Chaoshan, Zhangzhou-Xiamen, Quanzhou-Putian and Fuzhou.

The nine largest cities of the delta had a combined population of 57.15 million at the end of 2013, comprising 53.69 per cent of the provincial population. According to the World Bank, it has become the largest urban area in the world in both area and population.

This region was also the source of much Chinese emigration from the 19th to the mid 20th centuries, including to the Western world, where they formed many Chinatowns. Today, much of the Chinese diaspora in the US, Canada, Australia, Latin America, and much of Southeast Asia traces their ancestry to this region.

The eastern side of the Delta, from Shenzhen, adjacent to Hong Kong to Dongguan next to Guangzhou, is dominated by foreign capital, is the most economically developed.

The western banks of the Pearl from Zhuhai, next to Macau, runs to Jiangmen and Foshan, adjacent to Guangzhou on its western side. This area is invested mostly by domestic private capital. New transport links are expected to open up the underdeveloped western side of the river with the recent opening of the spectacular 50-kilometre (31-mile) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, expected to further integrate the cities, and facilitate trade within the region.

Until 1985, the banks had been mainly dominated by farms and small rural villages, but after the economy was reformed and opened, a flood of investment turned it into an economic powerhouse.

While Europe and the US lead the world in innovation and Singapore, Japan and Korea continue to lead in Asia, there is a game of catch-up being played at a micro level in the Pearl River Delta.

Shenzhen-Hong Kong is now recognised as the world’s No 2 science and technology cluster, behind Tokyo but ahead of Seoul (No 3) and Silicon Valley (No 4). But China’s top two regions have only two such technology clusters between them (one each) while the two US counterparts collectively have six, or three each.

In the US, these technology hubs within the same region are geographically dispersed - one needs to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles, from Boston to New York. In contrast, the Pearl River Delta is unique - a mega region which is at the same time a metro area. Distance is compressed by high-speed train and a mega bridge. Such infrastructure connects three mega cities and nearby urban areas into a single metropolitan area of close to 70 million people. Such unparalleled concentration of economic activities facilitates growth and innovation.

Herein lies China’s hope to ascend global league tables to top economic regions. Each Chinese city alone is no match for New York. But the Pearl River Delta - through its connected infrastructure - is China’s New York, San Jose and Los Angeles combined. This combination can unleash its full power if each city plays to its complementary strengths in concert with its counterparts.

Thus, as long as wayward politics does not affect what seems to be developing naturally, then the Pearl River Delta is the area to watch for high-tech product development internationally.



Leadership issues in future trade relations between China and the United States

Two separate, but similarly determined leaders have emerged in China and the United States with the advent of Xi Jinping in Beijing and Donald Trump in Washington. Both are very different from those who preceded them.

To be fair, President Trump started the recent trade war, though President Xi was making what has been perceived as mini, if not micro aggressive moves before that, such as his Belt and Road scheme and the seizure and militarisation of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, contrary to the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.

For his part, President Trump decided to act on long-standing popular trade grievances, against the advice of the Wall Street voices of globalisation that seek to preserve the soaring China trade.

But despite such blandishments, President Trump stuck to his popular China trade policy of "reciprocity or else" despite accusations of "protectionism" from the media and the establishment of his own Republican party.

Japan's Nikkei Asian Review traces the roots of the trouble back to when the United States was an embryonic republic after the American Revolution in an article entitled: "Want to Understand the US-China Trade War? Turn Back the Clock to 1784".

Of course it wasn't the Americans who had the first dispute with China over trade. It was the British.

Then as now, Chinese trade policy was governed by the principle that nothing was allowed unless permitted while the west held that everything was permitted unless forbidden.

Thus, China would only allow the export of tea, while growing the tea plant itself remained a state secret. It would also allow the export of silk, though not the silk worm and the means of production. Chinese furniture too enjoyed a brisk sale in Europe and America in the 18th and 19th centuries. But in exchange the Chinese would only accept silver.

This led to a global imbalance of silver bullion in China's favour until the west found a commodity for which the Chinese would part with their silver, however surreptitiously. And that commodity was opium.

This led to the first Opium War after which the Chinese permitted treaty ports to be established throughout China. Apart from the entirety of the Island of Hong Kong, these consisted of urbanised strips a typically a quarter mile deep and a mile to two miles along the waterfront in major cities, though much larger in the case of Shanghai. Through these treaty ports goods could be bought and sold under the laws of the various western powers that shared the space.

These concessions, centred on a "bund", a Persian word for urbanised embankment, A mid-sized one was in Wuhan, then called Hankow, with Hankou being the name that bund district retains to this day.

In the middle reaches of the Yangtze, the Hankow treaty port area was divided into 40- to 150-acre allotments to the British with biggest and Russia with the smallest, with Germany, France and Japan controlling the other. The US while active in these treaty ports never had a plot of its own, but acquired space from others and possessed some of its finest buildings.

But rising Chinese nationalist sentiment expressed in lethal rioting shut down the weaker treaty ports in the 1920s and '30s. By the 1940s, only the French and Japanese concessions were operating. That was because the occupying power, Japan, was allied with the Germans who had occupied northern France, with a treaty with collaborating southern Vichy France, which was allowed to administer French colonies under Tokyo's protection.

All that was swept away with advent of the Communist regime, which led to China's isolation until the age of Deng Xiaoping through the 1980s, whose "opening up" policies led to 30 years of relative prosperity and galloping GDP growth the like of which the world has never seen.

Most welcomed this development when at last it appeared that China appeared to behave like other co-operative nations. All this culminated in China joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2001, a move that had it achieve double digit GDP growth for next decade.

But the Nikkei Asian Review article noted "there was also a growing consensus within the US that China’s entry into the WTO heralded every American economic ill from mass unemployment to the devastation of its manufacturing base. There is doubt about Chinese motives and an underlying fear of China as a dangerous geopolitical rival set on world domination."

China disagreed, of course, “such doubts come partly from the shortage of knowledge of China, and partly from some countries advancing their own interests,” countered Xie Fuzhan, president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

But what was evident to all, not only in America but in Europe too, was that whatever was made locally was now made in China, or increasingly on some ever more distant shore as the Chinese standard of living rose, and ironically priced themselves out of markets they themselves had created. This prompted some production of low-end Wal-Mart consumables to move away from the coast to inland centres where there was still an abundance of affordable labour. Or alternately to Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma and Indonesia. As GDP soared some alleged that China clung to the trading concessions conferred on third world WTO members well after these advantages ceased to be appropriate.

Overall, these developments had their goods and bads. All welcomed the accompanying dramatic reduction in world poverty. India's living standard were rising too as were those in sub-Saharan Africa, where container terminals were popping up, showing that there were enough local consumers to justify the container loads of goods people were now able to buy.

To this we add China's Belt and Road initiative, forging links and plugging holes in supply chains, that not only facilitated imports, but made, or would make possible, local producers gain access to world and regional markets. And with mobile phones as ubiquitous as plastic bottles, e-commerce facilitated the ordering and delivery of such items. In short, there have been many positive developments in the world that are ignored by the fault-finding media.

Nevertheless, many people, albeit not very important people, in America and Europe have been hurt by offshore manufacturing and want to reverse engines on the process. What few unskilled or low-skilled jobs there are also being taken by those streaming in illegally from Latin America the southern border.

Politically, both left and right are divided internally among themselves on immigration. Half the left fears that low-wage immigrants depress the price of their labour, but other leftists see the newcomers as fresh reinforcements in their perrennial battle against the right.

The right is equally divided. Half see the influx as a source of cheap labour they can profitably employ, while the other half sees the newcomers as a cultural threat that will change the character of the country and bring about higher taxes and a reduction of free markets.

After all, before the 1848 American-Mexican War, California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona were part of Mexico. Today, vast influxes of illegal Latin American immigrants are forming unassimilated enclave communities, and can over time change the language of work and local government from English to Spanish - and perhaps one day seek re-union with Mexico.

Leftwing parties in America have abandoned their old core constituency, the working class, now casting them aside as "privileged whites", or worse still, as "toxic white males". The left now includes, what one would have thought as rightist too-big-fail Wall Street, which now favours greater protective regulation and high compliance costs and crippling fines that discourage SMEs, symbolised as Main Street small business, whose disappearance through mergers and acquisitions enlarges market share for the larger companies.

Right-wing parties favour unrestricted free markets as the way forward and see re-training as the solution to growing working class unemployment without giving much thought to the availability of such high-skilled jobs or the ability of low- or unskilled workers to acquire such skills. The US military using IQ tests long ago found that there were 10 per cent of males that were mentally unfit to occupy even the lowest ranks in the armed forces. Thus in an increasingly complex world it will be hard if not impossible to find useful employment for 10 per cent of the population.

The left, now bereft of much of its working class support, is largely sustained by the vast intelligentsia, and its burgeoning upper ranks of journalists, NGOs, academics, civil servants etc, who also welcome the availability of affordable household servants that unrestricted immigration provides.

While the death of domestic first world manufacturing and unrestricted immigration topped the concerns in western public opinion polls, the media, academic bureaucratic element tend to favour regulations that result in expansion of public sector jobs that immune to the effects of market forces, and jobs that address global warming, which ranks low or not at all in public opinion polls.

Thus, the left and right party establishments, whose policy differences are palpable, but not that distant, and whose willingness to act on matters of genuine public concern, is largely absent except in election speeches, have been found wanting by an electorate that actually wants something done.

Hence the triumph populism and Donald Trump. In one case the phenomenon has united a right-wing father of our acquaintance and his leftwing son. Both now believe that some manufacturing can remain in North America if we try to make it so, and that however incomplete the effort is, it is still worth making. Both, once opposed, now think immigration should be restricted to those who appear likely to contribute to their host countries.

And on another level, they believe that trade with China should be reciprocal, that at the very least, what can be sold in one country should be able to be sold in the other and trade deals should be transparent and apparent to all.

The loss of the House of Representatives by the Republicans was a blow to these populist forces, but it appears that the populist forces, an apparent union between left and right may well endure - at least long enough for politicians to act on matters that the unimportant people care about - even if populist champions and their supporters enrage their respective political establishments on the right and left.

With any luck, both China and America will come to a compromise on trade so the prosperity of one does not lead to the impoverishment of the other.



U.S.-China trade impact land February export container volume minus 12.9% 20190322 

Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei reported that container transport from Asia to the United States fell for the first time in two years in February today (2019), with a total of 10 Asian countries and territories reducing the number of containers destined for the United States by 5.5 per cent, according to the US research firm Descartes Datamyne. Equivalent to a 1,235,684 reduction in TEU.

According to the news, the number of inbound containers from the United States to Asia fell by 4.1 per cent in January to 411,748 TEU, owing to a decline in waste paper and timber imports from mainland China. On the other hand, there has been an increase in the number of containers destined for South Korea and Japan. According to Descartes Datamyne statistics, the number of containers exported by importation from Asia this year, especially in mainland China, has fallen by 12.9 per cent to 729,599 TEU, the first time in six months compared with the same period last year. Industry insiders believe that the impact of the U.S.-China trade war, from this data can be slightly glimpse.

According to Alphaliner, a French maritime consultancy, the Trans-Pacific route will remain unchanged for 2019 years, and this year the shipping company is cautious about the first time since 2009 that the route has not launched a new trans-Pacific route service during the summer shipping season. The agency said the number of weekly route services from Asia to the West coast of the United States would actually be reduced from 37 to 36 since April this year, as for the three shipping unions that share ships, with the intention of retaining existing East Coast services.

According to Sea Intelligence Maritime Consulting, shipping companies stopped 35 times from February to early March this year, including 22 to the West coast of the United States and 13 times to the east coast of the United States, compared with 11 in the same period last year, and the reliability of regular container routes fell to 40 per cent in January.

Alphaliner noted that the Ocean Alliance cancelled 10 Trans-Pacific voyages from March to April this year.



Draft amendment provisions to the import and Export inspection Guidelines section 20190320 

"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" the Ministry of Finance yesterday (19) announced the amendment of the "Import and export cargo inspection Guidelines" 31st, 33rd, and 33rd bis Draft. In order to prevent the movement of goods in the process, the approved withdrawal of goods for export and the airlift of unsealed goods will also be included in the scope of re-inspection. In order to strengthen export detect, adjust the principle of point-in-hour implementation of instrument inspection for export goods in order to facilitate implementation. Another update on the way of inspection of exported goods, the duration of application for inspection and the requirements for the registration of warehouse managers should be in conjunction with the handling of matters.

The amendment note indicates that, in order to prevent the movement of goods in the process of cargo withdrawal, this amendment is to be approved for the export of goods and air transport of unsealed goods for some reason to complete the scope of application. Also consider that air cargo is not cabinets, paper seals are directly glued to the outer box of goods, invoking the words to amend the text, in order to air transport practical operations. Amendments to article 31st, the export goods that have been declared for release, for the return of Guanti, or for any reason authorized to return the export of goods, its inspectors, such as the identification of containers (objects) original seal integrity, to be exempted from re-inspection, in the case of non-intact containers (goods), shipping non

In order to strengthen the export detect, the instrument will be adjusted to implement the point-in-hour principle, one of the 33rd article by the "Release after shipment" amended to "before release." That is, the inspection of instruments for the export of containers (objects) should be made prior to release, unless necessary.

This new 33rd bis, set out the method of inspection of the export goods, the duration of the application for inspection and the warehouse manager should cooperate with the handling of the matter, the provisions for the inspection of imported goods should be made clear.



 Drury: The implementation of sulfur restriction so that the shipping industry speed, transshipment may slow down 20190321

Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei reported that according to Drury, a leading maritime advisory body in the UK, the speed and trans-shipment of the shipping industry is likely to slow down following the implementation of the International Maritime Organization (I-MO) 2020 Sulphur Restriction order, and the shipper is likely to demand greater transparency as to how the new fuel surcharge mechanism will work in the future , but if they do not make concessions to shipping companies, perhaps future service choices, competition and rates will be exposed to potential risks.

Drury stressed that 2020 will be a critical year for the transport industry, and that if more fuel costs are not recovered from customers (estimated at about 50 per cent), some routes may not be optimistic.

The agency explained that shippers were generally aware that more fuel costs would be paid in the future. For shippers, short-term victories can also quickly turn into losses, a problem that shippers are afraid to face during the negotiation process, as any cost-saving measures at this stage could add to the pressure on the operation of another shipping company and even lead to confusion in the overall supply chain. Predictably, as new fuel is used by shipping company ships, the cost of fuel for shipping companies will vary greatly depending on the type of fuel used.

Drury analysis, the possibility for shipping companies to reduce operating costs, as to whether they can be successful, depends on how to improve the fuel recovery rate, may also promote the use of trans-shipment mode, due to the speed of ship navigation and the extension of the round trip, some shipping companies may thus abandon the rotation port to ensure that the transit time to key locations can be maintained. With the reduction in the number of arrivals, the demand for transhipment and feeder business will increase. If viewed from the point of view of ports and docks, the benefits of using more transshipment will increase the total volume of global port traffic, when the pier requires four container transport, compared with only two stops from Hong Kong to Hong Kong.



Mediterranean shipping, Dafei ship will work together to provide Europe-Oceania Route service 20190319 

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei Report" according to the relevant units in mainland China, the Mediterranean Shipping (MSC) and CMACGM shipping companies will join hands to provide unique shipping services for the European-Oceania route.

The news points out that Mediterranean shipping and flying ships will reach a new ship sharing agreement, which targets routes from Europe to the Indian Ocean and Australia. From now (2019) to mid-September, two shipping companies will provide joint maritime services, from Australia via South-East Asia and India and then back to Europe. Alphaliner, the French maritime consultancy, said that with the launch of the joint service, the Flying Ship and Mediterranean shipping would provide the only direct service between Europe and Australia. Its main routes need to be transshipped in Southeast Asia before arriving in Oceania. Of these, 14 cargo ships of about 9,500 TEU will participate in a new joint venture service to replace the Australian Express service of Mediterranean shipping and the new Nordic Mediterranean Oceania Express service of the flying ship. At present, the new Nordic Mediterranean Oceania Express service of the flying Ship operates jointly with Hapag-Lloyd shipping Company.

It is reported that the global size of container shipping continues to expand, this investment in the new joint venture program to serve the ship, will be docked in the Australian port terminal of the largest ship.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



COSCO Shipping: Will expand the layout of South America and other places 20190318

"Reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei reported that according to Cosco Shipping Group senior officials, in the face of changes in the world economy, global trading growth rate is showing a weak situation, the group in the" Belt and Road "countries and regions along the market share and fixed asset investment, this year are expected to maintain the growth trend, after all, shipping is closely related to the global economy, despite many uncertainties, but in terms of overall supply and demand, still full of confidence, at least 2019 years of performance, will not be worse than 2018."

Cosco Shipping Group (COSCO) will next expand its layout in South America, Africa and other regions, including the previous announcement of the acquisition of Qian Kai Wharf in Peru, Terminales Portuarios Chancay S, according to relevant units in mainland China. A.) A 60 per cent stake to fill the gap in the South American South without a pier.

The news pointed out that Cosco Shipping group is the largest shipping company in mainland China, and the group currently has about 22 terminals and integrated parks outside the country, nearly 80% of which are located in countries and regions along the belt and Road, and will actively integrate into regional development strategies such as the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Grand Bay Area. It is considered that the development of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao is not only the development of a port, but there is undoubtedly a huge industrial chain behind the port. If we can make the overall layout from the port and shipping industry chain, the future will be much greater.



Customs and Excise Department forecast to amend the regulations on Customs clearance and export of goods for the implementation  20190318 


"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" The Customs and Excise Department announces the amendment of the Export section of the Customs Clearance Declaration manual for the forecast of goods, and this amendment provides for the withdrawal of toxic chemical substances that have not been licensed, registered or approved for withdrawal customs clearance operations, and the requirements for the removal of qualified goods without quarantine. The amendment provides that, if the import is carried out by land transport or by sea corridor to other customs clearance, in order to reduce the risk of domestic transport, except with the consent of the competent authority, the refund limit shall be handled by the port or airport in the area where the receipt is closed and shall be implemented from the beginning.

The provisions state that the Customs and Excise Department shall perform inspection operations prior to the loading of the goods (aircraft), and that the handling of the electronic seal should be carried out, and that the seals of the pre-station enclosure should be checked and sealed after the arrival. Except as stipulated in article seventh, item fourth, of the trade licensing scheme between the Taiwan region and the mainland, the mainland goods shall be returned to the original place of shipment, unless the remaining goods have been agreed by the seller (CONSIGNOR) and approved by the customs.

In accordance with the basic provisions of the export goods Customs clearance operation of the special export withdrawal customs clearance operations, the import of goods imported if the following cases, approved by the customs or ordered to return the ship, should be the export declarations to handle the withdrawal of exports: Before the release of imported goods, taxpayers apply for the withdrawal of exports through customs approval ; To order the taxpayer to handle the withdrawal for a period of limited duration in accordance with the first provisions of article 96th of the Tariff law; other cases which are subject to customs approval for withdrawal customs clearance operations.

When handling a withdrawal case, the import declarations "tax measures" column of the withdrawal case shall be reported or corrected as "94", export declarations "Statistical mode" column shall be reported "9N", and the export declarations " Other declaration matters "column to fill in the original import declarations number, first through the import units to handle the import release procedures, and then by the export units to handle the export release procedures and raise" this case is a withdrawal case, may not refund the Guanti collar "words.

Except for weapons, ammunition, drugs, toxic chemical substances that have not been licensed, registered or approved, and those who have not been quarantined for qualified goods from the ports and airports where they were originally imported, the remainder of the containers or bonded freight vehicles that have been escorted by customs officers and approved sealed electronic seals, It can be transported by land transport or sea corridor to other (including other) ports or airports for loading (aircraft) exports.

In order to reduce the risk of domestic transport, the withdrawal limit of a toxic chemical substance that has not been licensed, registered or approved in the preceding paragraph and which is not qualified for quarantine, such as when imported by land transport or by sea corridor, shall be handled by the port or airport in the area where the receipt is closed, except with the consent of the competent authority.



The European Community Shipowners 'Association announced the next five years, the EU shipping policy strategic focus 

recently, the European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA) announced its strategic focus EU shipping policy, the policy will guide the Association over the next five years with international and European regulatory agencies get along. 

In the high-level event held in Brussels, more than 120 industry representatives gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the global and European shipping industry faces. 

ECSA Chairman Panos Laskaridis issued an endorsement of the strategic importance of European shipping speech. After the keynote speaker Kitack Lim IMO Secretary-General and Deputy Director-General DG MOVE Maja Bakran, ECSA members and members of the group discussed the EU shipping industry critical issues, from the EU and international level of competitiveness and trade facilitation to take off carbon, innovation and human factors. 

In particular, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim focuses on shipping decarbonization question: "With国际海事组织preliminary strategy for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as well as the entry into force of 0.50% sulfur limit will greatly promote the well-being of the earth and all the inhabitants. 

In this regard, All stakeholders cooperation and mutual assistance, especially industry and its active role in the regulatory process has great value, very grateful, "" I can not stress how important this is, to our work and in terms of preparation. I can assure you, this year, is committed to the implementation of the follow-up国际海事组织initial strategy and eliminates all the uncertainties associated with the IMO 2020 before its entry into force. " 

with the new European Parliament and the European Commission in the next few within months of taking office, ECSA found should remain calm and to exchange views on how the EU shipping industry to cooperate with European regulators. ECSA look forward to a constructive dialogue with all stakeholders in the coming years to ensure that the EU shipping industry to continue to thrive. Chairman of ECSA with Panagiotis Laskaridis words, "Europe should be proud of its maritime industry. The EU shipping industry is the EU's most important geo-strategic assets, and is committed to the current challenges into growth opportunities in Europe."

He added: "If the policy framework to allow and encourage us to remain competitive, we will be able to retain that status." Decarbonization to reflect Mr. Kitack Lim mentioned challenges, the main席拉斯卡里Diskin said: "We welcome challenges and is committed to leading a greener future on a global scale. we are working to achieve our potential for sustainable development, and called on the European institutions to provide research and development support. " 

(Source: Wal-Sun Marine)



Mediterranean Shipping and Dafei announce new ship sharing agreement

Swiss Mediterranean shipping is known to have signed a new ship sharing agreement with France's flying ship, which will connect Europe, the Indian Ocean and Australia.

Starting in September 2019, two companies will establish new partnerships to operate a joint route linking the northwest mainland and the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean and Australia (southbound), Australia and Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent and Europe (northbound).

The upgraded Mediterranean shipping Australia Express route, or the arrival of the NEMO route, will deploy 14 9,500 standard box class vessels, 9 of which are provided by Mediterranean shipping and 5 by Dafei.

Dafei said the new plan would upgrade the fleet and expand port coverage by making better use of the 6 hubs that provide dedicated feeder services.

The route of the port is: London port → Rotterdam → Hamburg → Antwerp → Le Havre → foos → Sourmes → Genoa → Gioia → tauro → Calais → Adelaide → Port Louis → Sydney → Melbourne → Cynthia in Fremantle → Singapore → Colombo → Valencia → → London port.

According to Dafei, the maiden voyage is expected to be scheduled for mid-September 2019.

(Source: Logistics BA Ba)



South Korean government pushes for merger of modern merchant ships and Sen-Luo merchant ships

It is reported that the South Korean government is working to promote the merger of modern merchant Shipping (HMM) and Mori merchant Shipping (SM line).

Due to the deteriorating operating environment in the shipping industry, the government expects Sen. Merchant Shipping to face a management crisis, and the government seems to have decided that integration will be a solution.

However, not only Sen. Merchant ships and modern merchant ships, the Korean industrial Bank, a major shareholder in modern merchant ships, also takes a negative attitude. As a result, the integration process now faces an obstacle.

The Ministry of Marine Fisheries, which is responsible for promoting the development of the shipping industry, has become an intermediary in the integration of modern merchant ships and Sen-Luo merchant ships.

With the increasingly fierce competition in the global shipping industry and the increasing difficulty of expanding ship capacity (shipbuilding capacity), the Ministry of Civil Aviation believes that medium-sized shipping enterprises may face a management crisis.

However, modern merchant ships and Sen. Merchant ships did not reach a compromise even before two companies sat at the negotiating table.

The management of modern merchant ships has deteriorated to the point where capital erosion can be fully addressed with the support of the government this year. The financial situation has not improved enough to take over another company.

Even if it takes over, it is only interested in the integration of Hanjin Shipping's business network management software and some key employees. Sen. Merchant Shipping acquired the relevant assets by acquiring Hanjin shipping in 2016.

Sen. Merchant Shipping also reportedly responded that it was unhappy with the merger plan because modern merchant ships had never shown any intention of taking over.

Meanwhile, Heo Jeong, an economics professor at Xijiang University, said: "Norway, Finland and Japan are preparing for the shipping industry during the fourth industrial Revolution, including rapid investment in smart ships and self-driving ships. It is even more urgent for governments to open the way to improving high-value technologies, rather than forcing them to expand. ”

(Source: Logistics BA Ba)



Evergreen Shipping enters the second Stage fleet strategy optimization 20190313 


"Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei Report" Evergreen Shipping will enter the second phase of Fleet Strategy optimization this year, Chairman Zhang Zhengji yesterday (12) said, in response to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements from 2020 onwards, the full use of the new regulations on low sulphur oil, the challenge of the ship, The Evergreen Marine Purchase scheme will include 11 20,000 TEU container vessels to be fully delivered by the end of this year, and a total of 20 12,000 TEU container vessels will be gradually added between 2021 and 2020 to replace the existing 5,000 or 8,000 TEU vessels. As the new ship type cargo load larger, more fuel-efficient, and will be equipped with desulfurization equipment, will help enhance the future market competitiveness of evergreen shipping.

Evergreen Group Yesterday (12) held a media spring wine, shipping, aviation, storage and transportation and other business senior executives gathered to explain the 2019 market development and business strategy.

As the international shipping market is still in the United States and China trade war, low sulfur oil and many other uncertainties, for airlines, operating costs are likely to increase. Chairman Zhang Zhengji said that, for the time being, although it is more difficult to achieve a balance between supply and demand in the market this year, it is also a challenge and an opportunity to move towards positive development in terms of overall maritime demand.

With regard to the impact of the new regulations on international seaborne low sulphur oil on airlines, Zhang Zhengji that the definition of specifications and prices in the industry is still different, as opposed to the difference between low sulphur oil and high sulfur oil prices or the fear of 200 US dollars per metric ton, and that the shipping companies will actively phase out old ships in response to market demand.

International container operators in recent years after more than 2-3 years of integration, the number of shipping companies smaller, larger scale, the market share of airlines will increase, but the market demand growth is slow, can increase how much, but also need to see the various shipping companies can provide services. However, the change in the shipping market since spring is more optimistic than originally expected, in which the lower oil prices have helped to reduce the operating costs of shipping and aviation.
Taiwan Freshmen newspaper Shipping Network



Customs to strengthen detect express cargo 20190313 

Reporter Chen Weiqiang/Taipei reported that "the epidemic of African swine fever in mainland China continues to spread, has now expanded to 17 provinces/cities/districts, the customs yesterday (12) Day reiterated to express goods continue to strengthen the detect, express goods are all X-ray equipment inspection, high-risk goods to strengthen manual sampling." In order to smooth customs clearance of goods, while ensuring border security, the Customs and Excise Department has deployed additional manpower 24 hours a day to handle the clearance and inspection of goods.

From January this year to February, the number of untested Chinese pork and its products (such as sausages, bacon, pig feet and pork filaments) has been seized in 42 items, totaling Gote Hili kg. The Guan yesterday stressed that the delivery of goods will continue to strengthen the detect, and actively cooperate with the Agricultural Council animal and Plant epidemic prevention and Quarantine Bureau detect the mainland imported related meat products, agricultural products and other control items.

In order to prevent the blocking of express pipelines may become a loophole in epidemic prevention and circumvention of the relevant provisions, Taipei Guan for specific courier goods from China, Hong Kong and Australia, including meat products, agricultural and fishery livestock products, drugs, counterfeit goods, or zero to avoid taxable prices (NT $2000) and other goods to improve the artificial sampling rate, due to detailed verification needs, will increase the retention time.

Taipei said that in order to prevent unscrupulous operators from illegal smuggling through courier goods, the Customs and Excise Department has set up a "express goods to strengthen the Detect project plan", each month to launch a second wave of project verification, overtime to deploy additional manpower to implement, and will be based on the effectiveness of the study in the monthly occasional promotion. Also for the three big festival period, two times a month to implement, in order to effectively ensure the safety of express cargo clearance.

In order to increase the performance of express cargo detect efficiency and risk control, the current level of continuous promotion of sub-manifest forecast, and on February 1 announced the relevant promotion period and penalty provisions, Taipei Guan Xu Express operators cooperate with the processing, and jointly create a safe and convenient express customs clearance environment.



Alphaliner: Panamanian container ship Asia under pressure 20190312 

According to relevant units in mainland China, Panamanian container ships scrapped many old ships three years ago and have only just emerged from their predicament at the beginning of the year (2018), the reporter Zhou Jia/Taipei reported. According to Alphaliner, a French maritime advisory body, 4,000 to 5,299 TEU container ships currently have 41 in the spot market, but only 32 previously, a figure that shows the sudden emergence of classic Panamanian container ships, which makes it difficult to find work again, It is feared that shipowners will consider scrapping a shipment of ships.

 Alphaliner pointed out that since September 2018, the supply environment has been deteriorating due to insufficient demand to absorb existing energy, and if future demand does not increase, leaving idle situations re-emerging, old ships may face dismantling or selling them to other terminal operators. The agency said that the growing capacity of chartering rates in Asia has led to overcapacity, with 4,250 TEU container ship daily rents of about $8,000 trillion, and for 5,000 TEU container ships, the daily rent is about 7,000 US dollars.



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