Editorial: The Next Manufacturing Hub

Port Wings, 3 June 2020: With the global reliance on Chinese manufacturing bases exposed in light of the global pandemic, many countries are now looking at alternate manufacturing sites to increase their supply chains. Given India’s minimal labour costs, slowly reducing corporate taxes and relaxed bureaucratic red tape, India can …

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First Container Ship Arrives at Stockholm Norvik Port

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: May 27, 2020 will be remembered in the history books as the day the very first container ship arrived at Sweden’s newest freight port, Stockholm Norvik Port. The Stockholm region accounts for half of Sweden’s entire consumption, and now the opportunities to transport goods by …

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Urgent Implementation of ICAO COVID-19 Guidelines Needed: IATA

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on 2 June 2020 urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for restoring air connectivity. On 2 June, the ICAO Council approved Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis …

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TAPA Warns of “Significant” Spike in Cargo Thefts

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Manufacturers and logistics service providers must be prepared to protect their supply chains from a projected significant spike in cargo thefts as coronavirus lockdowns begin to be lifted across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has warned. …

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FFFAI, CSLA Meet to Mitigate Industry Issues

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The executive committees of  Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Association In India (FFFAI) and Container Shipping Lines Association (CSLA) in India recently had a meeting on video conference to discuss on trade facilitation measures to be implemented to adopt best practices in achieving the result for …

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DP World Joins With TradeLens To Digitize Global Supply Chains

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: DP World, a leading enabler of global trade, has completed the early stages of integration with TradeLens a blockchain-based digital container logistics platform, jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM. The collaboration between DP World and the TradeLens platform will help accelerate the …

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