Mar 13, 2019
— Privatization might look good on paper, but there are many holes. A single move manager would oversee all contracts with individual moving companies. But with that simplicity come larger concerns over a lack of contractor accountability and the dangers of multiple layers of subcontracting.
Mar 5, 2019
— Delays are to be expected in the following weeks due to the upcoming presidential elections in the country, scheduled for 18 April 2019.
President Bouteflika’s announcement that he will seek a fifth term in the elections has provoked strong reactions from the opposition. Several protests have already taken place to contest his candidature and more protests are scheduled over the coming days and weeks. Demonstrations are likely to disturb the progress of operations and will lead to significant delays and additional charges (demurrages, storage, etc.).
Mar 4, 2019
— Containerships Safmarine Nokwanda and Tianjin collided at South Korea’s Busan Container Terminal on Saturday, leading to damage on both ships. Tianjin suffered major damage and a number of containers from the ship were crushed and fell off the ship following the collision.
Feb 26, 2019
— In support of the saying that freight is like water and will always find a way to flow, today a partnership of Leipzig-Halle and Liverpool airports, together with Wynne Aviation Services, Jota Aviation, Airport Park Leipzig-Halle, Volga-Dnepr Group and handler Portground announced a Brexit contingency plan.
Feb 25, 2019
— Recent scientific reports have advised about magnetic north drifting toward Siberia, and steps are being undertaken to assist international transportation in regard to directional accuracy. The combination of relocation of magnetic north, carbon induced global warming and a possible cyclical reduction in solar energy output has numerous implications that can affect future shipping and even future trade.
Feb 25, 2019
— On Friday 22 February, President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency. Anti-government protests are taking place almost daily since December, causing a serious slowdown in the economy. The situation remains very tense with many deaths reported and hundreds of arrests. In addition to the social unrest, a strike by port workers at the Port of Sudan has commenced on 14 February 2019. The dockers have closed the port to protest against the concession of the container terminal to a Philippine company.
Feb 6, 2019
— Problems rooted in truck capacity and driver availability are likely to get worse, rather than better, regardless of the economic cycle. “Relentless competition” and widespread urbanization are two of the top trends that will reshape trucking and logistics in the US and elsewhere as e-commerce expectations set by Amazon and its customers challenge traditional delivery strategies.