Port of Yantian – Status

The port of Yantian in South China Sea is considered to be one of the biggest ports globally. After a port employee was detected with Covid-19 Alpha variant the overall output of the port fell to 30%. The situation ensued in temporarily blocking ships from entering the port. Flexport states that recently Yantian Port

FreightZone – Your Gateway to China

"On the recent occasion of the 19th Chinese Bridge-Chinese proficiency, Mr John Zerafa had the opportunity to meet the Director Prof Ji at the Confucius Institute at the Unversity of Malta. During the conversation, it was highlighted the importance of understanding the fundamental concepts of China as a means to interact and develop a

Alibaba teams up with Swiss duty-free retailer Dufry to set up China JV

Chinese tech giant Alibaba has agreed to form a joint venture (JV) with Swiss duty-free group Dufry, as Chinese shoppers' appetite for overseas luxury goods seemed unfettered by the pandemic. It also announced that it would acquire an up to 9.99 percent stake in the duty-free operator in a statement

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Qatar Airways and Air Malta sign codeshare partnership

Agreement follows the launch of Qatar Airways’ direct service between Doha and Malta in June last year Increased connectivity and travel options for customers of both airlines Qatar Airways has signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement with Air Malta. The partnership reinforces Qatar Airways’ long-term commitment to Maltese passengers and to boosting tourism to the Mediterranean

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Film Logistics

Photo source: www.happytowonder.com Setting up Film/Television productions demands professional planning.  Time management is pivotal and must ensure that all cargo deliveries including all kinds of props for Actors/Extras are meeting the exact timelines dictated by the Production Management. Film locations with their selected climate coupled with meteorological conditions are factors that must be taken

CargoSmart container blockchain consortium moves forward

CargoSmart has successfully completed a proof-of-concept with eTradeConnect, a multi-bank blockchain consortium in Hong Kong facilitated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority The engagement explored ways to improve global trade through enhanced collaboration among shippers, banks, terminal operators, and ocean carriers, with applications to be further developed once the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) is

COSCO buys big stake in Italian terminal

  Not far from an abandoned industrial site with rusted metals reminiscent of its manufacturing past, the port of Vado Ligure carries the promise of the Italian city’s future. Neighboring an old reefer terminal that has so far handled mostly bananas and pineapples, new Vado Gateway terminal, under a partnership between European and Chinese businesses,

Hauliers still in the dark over post-Brexit plans, says FTA

Government plans to strengthen compliance with Operation Brock – the queuing system to be introduced for lorries in Kent in the event of a No Deal Brexit – will put the responsibility for having the correct documentation on hauliers but there is no clarity on the actual paperwork required, argues the Freight Transport Association. It

China signs BRI deals with 18 Arabian countries

China has signed cooperation documents on jointly building the Belt and Road with 18 Arabian countries, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday, July 12. China-Arab joint efforts to push forward cooperation on the Belt and Road has reached notable achievements, showing great potential and broad prospect, Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming told a

DP World, SMS Aim to Revolutionize Global Port Logistics

An international joint-venture formed by Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS group will revolutionize the way that containers are handled in ports. A new and intelligent storing system will be applied for the first time ever at Jebel Ali Terminal 4, in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 world