Port operations will be under pressure during the Christmas and New Years period in Germany, and delays should be expected. A lack of trucks and drivers in Germany, as well as skeleton crews at the ports and at customs are the biggest contributors to the delays.
Budapest Airport (BUD) has announced its new growth strategy for Asia, set to launch in the new year, which includes the addition of several direct freighter and belly cargo routes to China. Although details on schedules and frequency are still to be determined, the new flights are expected to begin operations next summer.
The prospect of unmanned container vessels serving global container supply chains took another step forward today. Sea Machines Robotics, a US developer of autonomous vessels, announced it had raised $10m from venture capital funds.
Annual container throughput has hit a record-high of 25 million standard containers at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in east Chinas Zhejiang Province, the ports operator said. As of November, the ports annual cargo throughput had exceeded 1 billion tonnes, up 7.4 percent year on year, according to Zhejiang Seaport Group, the operator.
While uncertainty in global trade is proving prosperous for the forwarding community, legacy forwarders appear to have now fully realised the threat posed by online platforms. A report claims traditional players have made significant investments to offset threats from online operators entering the $220bn global market.
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