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PRESIDENT TRUMP WITHDRAWS THE U.S. FROM TPP

Donald Trump has begun his effort to dismantle Barack Obama’s legacy, formally scrapping a flagship trade deal with 11 countries in the Pacific rim.

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Alarm bells ring for Yang Ming

Taiwan’s Yang Ming is the container line in the greatest financial danger following the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping, with the sectors most leveraged balance sheet.

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MIQ Logistics triumph at Freight Service Awards

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) 28th annual Freight Service Awards were held yesterday with MIQ Logistics triumphant in the Extra Mile category.

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE

President-Elect Trump has complained repeatedly about the unfair advantage enjoyed by nearly all of America’s trading partners. But will he see his policies through and what impact could they have.

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Asia shipping congestion

Shipping lines start 2017 in dominant position

As we step into 2017 the shipping lines are looking at what they hope will be a steadily firming market.

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CMA CGM Jules Verne

Biggest shippers will pay more

With spot rates rising by 73% in the last nine months, major importers from Asia are facing increases of up to 20% and fewer perks as they engage with the container lines in annual contract discussions.

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Driving air freight change

Speed defines air freight, which is why the industry works constantly to improve performance. We review the e-Air Waybill and Cargo IQ initiatives.

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GSP updates for 2017

GSP changes coming into force from 1/1/2017 to 1/1/2019 show that India will lose preference benefit for a range of products including textiles.

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Asia shipping congestion

Felixstowe congestion

The Hanjin Shipping collapse combined with the biggest import spike since the 2008 financial crisis has made space very tight, driven freight rates up and created a massive imbalance between inbound and outbound container flows at all UK ports.

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The new shipping order

We started 2016 with four global shipping alliances made up of 16 different carriers. By mid 2017 there will be only three main global alliances comprising 12 carriers at the most.

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