TSA seeks FMC nod for war goods levy

Member lines of the Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA) are assessing whether they are legally bound to the US Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) 30-day mandatory notice before announcing war-risk surcharges.

Friday, 5 October, 2001, 12:00am

Trio latch on to INTTRA as sea-freight service provider

Three key European forwarders and logistics service providers (LSPs) with a large presence in Asia have chosen a United States-based e-commerce company to help increase global visibility for the movement and pricing of their sea-freight services.

29 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Underwear haul seized

About $4.7 million worth of ladies' underwear and parkas bearing suspected false labels were found in three containers at Kwai Chung cargo terminal aboard a mainland vessel from Xiamen.

23 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

US slump deepens air-cargo woes

The downturn in the United States economy continues to take its toll on Hong Kong's air-cargo industry, with traffic falling 12 per cent last month compared with a year ago.

Air shipments were 164,000 tonnes, compared with 186,343 tonnes in the same month last year, the Hong Kong Airport Authority said yesterday.

14 May 2001 - 12:00am

Truckers' protest loaded with concerns

I write with reference to the letter 'Government driven to double standards by truckers' protest' (South China Morning Post, February 15). The letter expressed dissatisfaction that the Government seemed to do little about container drivers blocking roads, and disrupting traffic.

19 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Shippers seek action on industry problems

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) should focus on regulatory reforms, according to members of the tripartite shippers' councils.

27 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Freight efficiency improved online

The research subsidiary of the mainland's Ministry of Communications has teamed up with Winsan (China) Investment Group to link up the country's isolated regional logistics systems online to raise transport service standards and bolster domestic trade.

10 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Contraband cigarettes seized

Sixteen million smuggled cigarettes with a street value of $20 million were seized from two shipments at the Kwai Chung Cargo Terminal, Customs officers said. The shipments were from the mainland and destined for Spain.

3 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

One-stop Web site for cargo quotes

Three shipping-industry veterans have launched a Web site where importers and exporters can get timely cargo-transportation price quotes from many carriers.

18 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

WTSA to introduce surcharge

With marine fuel costs rising to more than US$24,000 per ship per day, carriers belonging to the Westbound Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (WTSA) will introduce an interim fuel surcharge from May.

The levy will amount to US$80 per feu (40 ft equivalent unit), US$60 per teu (20 ft equivalent unit) and US$4 per revenue tonne.

31 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Traffic climbs a steady 9.6pc

The traffic volume of international express services grew 9.6 per cent last year, equal to the growth rate achieved in 1998.

But the growth rate was low by historic standards, according to a study carried out last year.

14 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Guaranteed delivery extended to Shanghai

Emery Worldwide has expanded its guaranteed gold priority express service to Shanghai for shipments to the United States plus Puerto Rico, Canada and major points in Mexico.

The service, which was introduced in Asia in July for shipments from Japan and Singapore, was expanded to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand in October.

10 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

All-in-one freight charge urged

The Hong Kong Shippers' Council has urged shipping lines to return to a pre-1990 charging method that combines a terminal handling charge (THC) in a freight tariff as a single 'all-in-one' rate.

Hong Kong's charges would undermine the SAR's position as an international port if allowed to continue unchecked, council chairman Chan Wing-kee said.

8 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Talks an alternative to regulation

Asian shippers want a consultation mechanism with shipping cartels instead of having to impose pro-competitive legislation or set out competition rules similar to those in Europe, the Japan Shippers' Council (JSC) says.

26 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Increase in rates for transpacific seen as justified

Continued demand from the United States for Asian products is expected to offset an increase in cargo space brought about by the entry of seven new container lines plying transpacific routes, according to a shipping executive.

19 Nov 1999 - 12:00am