Regional shippers' councils to meet in SAR

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 June, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 June, 1998, 12:00am

Three Asian shippers' councils - the Japan Shippers' Council, the Korean Shippers' Council and the Hong Kong Shippers' Council (HKSC) - will hold a regular tripartite meeting in Hong Kong on July 7 and 8.

This year's meeting will be the 18th since the first meeting took place back in 1981.

At the meeting, delegates from the three councils will exchange opinions and information on various subjects, such as freight/surcharge problems in major trades (the eastbound North America, westbound Europe and intra-Asia trades), the restructuring of consortiums and recent trends related to the introduction of electronic data interchange (EDI) systems within the trading community.

According to the HKSC, an opening ceremony will be held at the New World Harbour View Hotel on July 7, and plans have been made to invite Hong Kong representatives of the Far Eastern Freight Conference (FEFC), the Asia-North America Eastbound Rate Agreement (Anera), the Trans-Pacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA) and the Intra-Asia Discussion Agreement (Iada).

Federation of Asean Shippers' Councils (Fasc) and Macso Shippers' Council (MSC) members will participate as observers.