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SIA sees air freight increase

Singapore Airlines (SIA) says the total freight carried during May rose 2.8 per cent from a year ago, to 62.9 million kilograms.

Its cargo efficiency, or cargo load factor, fell 0.2 percentage point to 66.5 per cent.

Wednesday, 8 July, 1998, 12:00am

$23m cargo stolen

GOODS worth about $23 million were stolen from a barge moored off Tsing Yi. A crewman claimed he woke at 8am to discover five of 15 containers loaded with film, computer products and furniture had gone.

5 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Council offers shipper course

The Hong Kong Shippers' Council is organising the 'Comprehensive Certificate Course in Shipping' at the conference room of the Chinese Manufacturers Association building between September 22 and February 9.

3 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Shippers clash with lines over licence charges

The Hong Kong Shippers' Council says it is 'unfair' for trans-Pacific carriers to impose a $400 licence administration fee on shippers to cover time and expenses incurred in export licence document submissions to the Government.

5 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Rail link to Chengdu

China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co has started a rail service linking Shanghai to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

The service was introduced to aid the movement of freight shipments from Japan.

20 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Kaohsiung throughput grows

Taiwan's Kaohsiung port handled 897,510 teu (20 ft equivalent units) in January and February, up 15.02 per cent year-on-year. Port executives said growth of its offshore shipping scheme and the end of many restrictions on carrier operations contributed to the growth.

8 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Evergreen looks to better times

Evergreen expects improved profits this year. According to Maritime Asia Today, Evergreen Marine Co president Hsu Jau-yih said global carriers soon could expect better times.

3 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

MSAS in Sweden from May

MSAS Cargo International says it will begin operations in Sweden on May 4, with offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Kennet Lundqvist, formerly air cargo manager of Swedish freight forwarder ASG, has been appointed MSAS country manager. The Stockholm office will focus on air cargo and Gothenburg on sea freight.

23 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Carnival time hits air cargoes

Tropic Air Cargo of Miami says its freight consolidation unit, B. Airways Air Cargo, had air cargo revenues of US$943,468, a decline since January reflecting a fall in business to Brazil due to carnival celebrations. Gross volume of cargo transported was 666,723 kilos. This compared with air cargo revenue of $1.6 million in January on gross volume of 1.28 million kilos.

23 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Pioneer rail shipments rise

Shipments by the Illinois freight railway company Pioneer Railcorp rose in October by 14 per cent over the same period last year. Car-loadings shipped were 3,487, compared with 3,047 in October 1996.

28 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Asian cargo slump to persist

Asia's freight market will remain slow with low rates for months to come due to the region's financial turmoil, shipping brokers say.

'The Asian currency crisis has reduced commodity demand and forced freight rates to drop,' a manager at Taiwan's United Pacific Shipping Agency said.

28 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Inchcape starts air service

The British-based Inchcape group has started handling air freight cargo for its mainland customers, says Guy Ashby, chief executive of Inchcape China Logistics.

He said cargo volume was small and was being handled through a third-party mainland broker.

'We expect this aspect of the business to grow quickly,' Mr Ashby said.

5 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Ports set sea-air challenge

Ports need to develop their joint sea-air freight transportation links to recapture business lost to air freight in the past few years, a World Bank report says.

The report said air freight had grown by 5 per cent a year over the past decade, while maritime traffic had only grown at an annual average of 2 per cent.

24 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Freight rates slide

Dry-bulk freight rates have shown a gradual downward trend for the year despite a recent recovery, a report says.

The report, by Hongkong Bank's Wayfoong Shipping Services, said sentiment was generally negative for the rest of the year due to the large number of new vessels being delivered to owners.

3 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Original lading bill needed to stop forgery

The International Transport Intermediaries Club has warned transport agents to be vigilant due to an increase in attempts to obtain cargo using forged documents.

The club said although millions of consignments were delivered each year without incident, this was the trend it had seen recently.

25 Aug 1997 - 12:00am