Que esperar de Breakbulk Europa 2017

Que esperar de Breakbulk Europa 2017

Breakbulk Europa es el mayor evento de exposiciones y foros educativos del mundo.

 

Si usted es un profesional en la logística especializado en breakbulk y carga de proyectos, Breakbulk Europa es el lugar a donde ir. Con más de 7.600 asistentes el año pasado y más de 350 expositores, sigue siendo el encuentro más popular con visitantes de todo el mundo.

Con exhibiciones Breakbulk en Rusia, China, EE. UU., El sudeste asiático y Oriente Medio, esta empresa en expansión ofrece muchas oportunidades para establecer contactos con expositores, patrocinadores, transportistas, puertos y terminales.

 

Con sólo 2 días del Breakbulk Europa, la agenda está llena de oportunidades para aprender nuevas habilidades en 5 talleres educativos, 6 conferencias de expertos de la industria y nuevos este año serán 2 micro-seminarios que tendrán lugar en la sala de exposiciones. Habrá varias oportunidades más formales de networking, incluyendo la recepción de bienvenida inicial, una visita guiada especial para los expositores por primera vez y VIP’s, y no olvidemos mencionar la ‘happy hour’ patrocinada por Puertos de América.

El 2016 ha sido una montaña rusa política y hay un montón de enfoques en cómo Brexit y Trump podrían afectar a la industria marítima. 2 de las conferencias de este año estarán hablando del comercio y fronteras a raíz de la Presidencia de Trump y del artículo 50, que se puso en marcha para desencadenar el Brexit. Una de estas conferencias estará dirigida por nuestro propio Manager General, Neel Ratti.

Neel hablará de como las predicciones pueden afectar a la industria y a prepararse para lo que el futuro pueda llevar, ahora que Brexit está avanzando. Usted puede unirse a Neel el martes a las 11:35 am y asegúrese de quedarse para las turno de ruegos y preguntas.

Con sólo 2 semanas para que llege Breakbulk Europa en Antwerp, Belgica, el equipo de Tuscor Lloyds se emociona. Este año será el 10º año en Breakbulk Europa para nosotros. La exposición siempre nos ha proporcionado una gran plataforma para comunicar la marca Tuscor Lloyds y hacer crecer nuestra red global. Aquellos que ya conocen nuestra marca saben que tendemos a hacer las cosas un poco diferentes, desde el diseño de stand a los peculiares regalos.

Con el 2017 ya empezado, notamos un gran desarrollo en inteligencia artificial y más énfasis en la tecnología, así que nosotros queremos hacer hincapié en las increíbles personas que residen en el corazón de nuestro equipo.

Este año Tuscor Lloyds se enfoca en promover lo profesional que es nuestro personal y nuestra red de socios. Invitamos a los actuales y los futuros clientes y socios a ser una parte de nuestra familia.

Tuscor Ted

Tuscor Lloyds siempre ha roto el molde cuando se trata de lo que la gente asocia con el transporte marítimo. Siempre nos esforzamos por humanizar la industria y ¡este año traemos nuestra “casa” a nuestra casa en Breakbulk Europa, del 24 al 26 de Abril en Antwerp, Belgica ! Hemos creado un ambiente relajado, íntimo, rodeado de elementos esenciales como mantas, fotos de la familia y hasta una chimenea. Nuestro objetivo es poder tener conversaciones creativas e innovadoras  enfrente de una taza de café o una cerveza.

Siguiendo con el ‘tema de diseño creativo’, una característica especial que se ha incorporado a nuestro stand este año, es que dará a la gente la oportunidad de convertirse en una parte del álbum de la familia Tuscor Lloyds y que usted nos añade a la suya.

Take advantage of our global network of Logistics Professionals

¡Asegúrese de venir a visitarnos y conocer a nuestra familia!

Siga nuestra campaña en los medios sociales de Breakbulk Europa con el Hashtag # bbeu2017

Autor: Rachel Finch, Comunicaciones / PR
Traducción: Ana Blanco

HMM to join the 2M Alliance?

HMM to join the 2M Alliance?

Another day another potential Alliance reshuffle for the shipping world.

After looking at what was described as the new Mega Alliance between giants Cosco and CMA CGM, the past few weeks has seen rumours surface of a new member in the 2M Alliance.

The industry has seen numerous reports from Korean and European press of Maersk Line and MSC having entered talks with Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. (HMM) to allow the carrier to join the 2M Alliance.

Further rumours surfacing today also point to a Maersk Line acquisition of the debt ridden HMM – a theory that has been denied by both Maersk and HMM respectively. Although a recent interview with Jakob Stausholm in Reuters suggests that Maersk Line may be open to the right acquisition opportunity.

Considering the strength of the 2M Alliance and the difference in culture, size and trade relations, maritime research agency Drewry have hinted that we may not understand the full story.

Could it be that the Korean government, concerned with the crumbling maritime industries, are prepared to offer 2M some hidden benefits for rescuing the ailing carrier?

After all, it hasn’t been plain sailing recently for Korea’s maritime sector. HMM, Hanjin, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Samsung all suffering from the downturn in global shipping. And recent of arrests of the former head of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) on charges of fraud and breach of trust have only worsened the industry’s image.

“According to data released by the nation’s ship owners’ association, if the two shipping carriers fold, the consequences would include the loss of 5,400 jobs and damage to the country’s economy worth a total of $19.13 billion.” – Korea Times

With the Korean economy so reliant on the maritime sector it is no surprise the government has stepped in with a number of measures to help the struggling carriers. One of the clauses included in the rescue plan stipulates the need for HMM to join a shipping alliance and after unsuccessful talks with THE Alliance it looks as the 2M may be HMM’s next hope as the G6 runs out in 2017.

Sources: WSJ, Korea Times, HMM

Panama Canal Expansion

Panama Canal Expansion

Sunday 26th June 2016 saw thousands of people line the new Cocoli locks welcoming the first vessel to pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal.

The massive construction project has been notoriously delayed with the total renovations taking nine years and costing US$5.2billion.

Why Expand?

The Panama Canal expansion project has doubled the waterways capacity creating a new set of locks (now 3 in total) that facilitates the expanding trade between North America and the Far East. The deeper, wider channel can now accommodate post panamax vessels of 13,000-14,000 TEU adding a new lane of shipping traffic.

 

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Two boats on the Panama Canal

 

“This new transit route is the tip of the iceberg in making Panama once again the logistic centre of the Americas,” Jorge Luis Quijano, canal administrator, said on Sunday. “And it represents a significant opportunity for the countries of the region to improve their infrastructure [and] increase their exports.” Quoted in The Guardian.

Despite the uncertainty facing the global shipping industry around 170 ships have already registered to use the canal over the coming months. The Panama Canal authority are positive the project will have enormous benefits for local and global trade.

Future Plans?

There are already optimistic plans for further expansions. A fourth set of locks have been discussed to attract even bigger ships that are currently only able to pass through the Suez, heightening Panama’s position as a major competitor to Egypt’s formidable gateway.

If you need more information on our new routing’s through the Panama Canal please contact our team here at Tuscor Lloyds: shipping@tuscorlloyds.com | +44 (0) 161 868 6000 

 

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Air Freight or Sea Freight – Which is best for my business?

Air Freight or Sea Freight – Which is best for my business?

Deciding on the best mode of transport for your import / export goods can often be a tricky, compromised decision. When it comes to air freight and sea freight, cost, speed and reliability all need to be considered in order to maximise profitability for your business.

We’ll take you through just some of the pros and cons of sea freight and air freight for you to decide which is best suited to your business.


 

Air Freight CostsCost

Sea freight is usually charged per container (20ft or 40ft) whereas air freight charges are calculated on ‘chargeable’ weight basis. Due to the limited space on the aircraft, the size of the goods have to be taken into consideration as well as cargo weight.

Generally to transport heavier, bulkier goods air freight is more expensive than sea freight. Over the past few years’ sea freight rates have dropped to record lows, widening the cost gap even further between the two modes of transport. But with smaller goods the price difference narrows and air freight becomes more attractive.

SpeedSpeed

In fast paced commodity markets the speed of transport can be crucial to success. With time sensitive inter-continental consignments, air freight is often the fastest and most direct mode of transport. When importing products from China air freight can take less than 3 days to arrive in the UK but for a containership to transport the same cargo it can be up to 35 days depending on the specific routings.

Although the technological developments seen in shipping continues to improve transit times, the speed of air transport will always make this option more desirable for businesses with short delivery deadlines in fast moving consumer markets.

 

ReliabilityReliability

Often the reliability of transport can outweigh other factors such as cost and speed. When operations are reliant on the delivery of goods it becomes paramount that goods arrive on time and in good condition.

Air Freight is considered a less intrusive mode of transport with lower risk of damaging cargo when compared to sea freight transportation. Planes notoriously adhere to their schedules. Every minute spent on the tarmac, outside of scheduled take-off and landing, can accumulate an inordinate amount of extra costs. And with many airlines making 3-4 calls a day on certain routings if your cargo misses one flight chances are it can take the next just a few hours later. Shipping lines however suffer no extra cost penalties for late callings and so it is common for them to be way off planned schedules with 1-2 days delay.

Transparency

The transparency with air freight is one of the main reasons why many companies prefer this mode of transport. Airlines and forwarding companies offer complete track and trace facilities that monitors the cargo from departure to arrival, whereas tracking containers specific location on the ocean is almost impossible until the vessel nears port. There are vessel tracking websites and devices that can track the vessel carrying your container, but you will need to obtain this information from your carrier directly.

What does it come down to?

One of the main considerations for any logistics manager is ultimately the bottom line and the difference in price between sea freight and air freight transport could be the determining factor in selecting the best shipping method for your business. It could be the difference between healthy profit margins and breaking even. As a global freight forwarder Tuscor Lloyds have worked with a multitude companies to improve their supply chain costs using the most efficient modes of transport.

If you need more information on air freight or sea freight services please contact our team:

Tel: +44 (0) 161 868 6000 Email: air@tuscorlloyds.com or visit our air freight and sea freight pages for more information.

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Port of Grangemouth Strike

Port of Grangemouth Strike

It has been confirmed that a strike by workers at the Port of Grangemouth will go ahead from midnight tonight 14th March 2016.

The dispute over new rotas impacting night shifts and compulsory weekend work has resulted in a two week walk out, with all but 2 of the 75 Port operatives voting for action.

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Aerial View of the Port of Grangemouth via forthports.co.uk

A spokeswoman for Forth Ports insists the changes are in line with customer needs, as vessels will continue to call at the port seven days a week.

Grangemouth is responsible for the majority of Scotland’s imports and exports, handling over 150,000 containers a year. Given these statistics the strike could affect around 5770 containers over the two week period.

The Daily Record reported that hauliers have openly expressed their concern,

“People maybe don’t realise how much comes through Grangemouth – but it is a massive part of the Scottish economy. We’re talking whisky, oil products, foodstuff – it all comes in through Grangemouth.

If it closes then you could be looking at all of Scotland’s imports and exports having to come in and go out from other ports – maybe even as far away as Hull.”

If you need more information on alternative routings and transportation options then please contact our team today. Email shipping@tuscorlloyds.com or call us on +44 (0) 161 868 6000.

 

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One to watch: Kamarajar Port at Ennore

One to watch: Kamarajar Port at Ennore

The Kamarajar Port at Ennore is located on the Eastern coast of India in the state of Tamil Nadu, around 30km north of Chennai. Investments of up to 1.2 Billion dollars are planned to double handling capacity over the next 3 years.

The projects range from the development of a 1.4 million teu container terminal to an 18 metre draught facilitating Capesize vessels. The investments at Kamarajar hope to challenge neighbouring ports located on the eastern coast such as Chennai and Krishnapatnam.

Sea-Ports-of-India-Map

In 2015 the Kamarajar port handled 30.25 million tonnes of cargo, an increase of 10.66% compared with the previous year. The main cargo is coal, with thermal coal accounting for around 80% of the total tonnage.

Kamarajar is one of 12 government owned in India and unlike its counterparts, it is run as a company, rather than a trust, which means the port sets its own rates and can always maintain an element of freedom.

This has resulted in the port attracting the growing domestic auto industry in India which now represents the 5th largest auto industry in the world. With neighbouring Chennai home to major car manufacturers like BMW, Ford and Hyundai, Kamarajar intends to become a new hub for automotive exports.

If you need more information on shipping services to India then contact our team today +44 (0) 161 868 6000 / shipping@tuscorlloyds.com. Or alternatively take a look at some of our latest news & information on the maritime sector in India.

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