The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has lashed out again at the Port of Felixstowe over continuing issues with container operations.
Freight forwarders have been warned not to expect compensation from the owners of the Port of Felixstowe owners following serious delays that resulted from a new operating system introduced last month.
Abu Dhabi Ports unit Maqta Gateway has become the first Abu Dhabi company to develop and launch its own blockchain technology dubbed Silsal which is expected to provide a seamless and secure link between stakeholders across the trade community.
The sharing of data will be the big revolution that will change the logistics and container shipping industry in the future. However industry players have different views on whether it will be a disruptive change or just improving the way things are done.
Freight bookings for Asia-Europe services on CMA CGM can now be made through the independent freight agreement and booking platform AgreeFreight.
Container shipping companies need to be closer to the cargo owners, but the increasing influence of forwarders is making this difficult to achieve according to Japanese Shipowners’ Association chairman Yasumi Kudo.