The world’s biggest shipping company is about to try out a new route.

Denmark's Maersk (AMKBY) said Tuesday it plans to send the first container ship from East Asia to Europe via the Arctic Ocean. The newly built Venta Maersk is set to leave the Russian port of Vladivostok later this month. It will sail through the Bering Strait and over the top of Russia en route to St. Petersburg, taking what is known as the Northern Sea Route.

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PKA to increase container tariffs

Port Klang Authority (PKA) announced today that the 2nd phase of the increase in Port Klang’s container tariff which was due to be implemented on 1st September 2018, will be deferred to 1st March 2019.

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Shippers call on air cargo to take action over truck driver shortage

Shippers have called on the air cargo industry to take action to mitigate the truck driver shortage or face increasingly unreliable supply chains. Writing in a column for Tiaca’s weekly e-newsletter, European Shippers’ Council chairman and Tiaca board member Denis Choumert said that the air cargo industry would not be able to escape the consequences of the driver shortage.

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