1. China-Iran opens a new direct sea route
On January 5th, Amir Moghadam, general manager of the Chabahar Port Free Trade Industrial Zone, said, " With the establishment of a direct route between China and Chabahar, goods can be delivered 10 days in advance, and each The handling cost of the container was reduced by $400. ”
It is understood that Chinese ships were unloaded at Bandar Abbas, the capital of the southern Hormozgan Province, and then transferred to Chabahar by smaller ships. In addition, the establishment of the above-mentioned routes has played an important role in the development of the Chabahar port transit.
As Iran's only maritime port in the Gulf of Oman, Chabahar Port is of great significance to Iran both politically and economically. The country has taken serious steps to develop this port to improve the country's maritime trade. In this regard, the Islamic Republic has always welcomed investors from all over the world to participate in the development of the port and benefit from its preeminent position as a trading center in the region.
Source: Shipping Industry
2. Lazada Vietnam launches multi-store management function
According to the news on January 5, according to La azada, the platform has launched a multi-store management function on the Vietnam site, aiming to synchronize the messages of multiple stores, improve the message response rate of sellers, and further improve order conversion. Among them, the setting steps for cross-border sellers are as follows: enter ASC Vietnam site-My Account-Settings CHAT-Multiple Store Management-Create Store Group; That's it. It is worth noting that this function of local stores is still in the internal testing stage and has not yet been opened to all sellers.
Source: Cross-Border Southeast Asia
3. AliExpress adjusts Cainiao’s official overseas warehouse service rates in Europe and America
On January 5th, the AliExpress platform released the "Announcement on the Quotation and Line Adjustment of Cainiao Europe & US Official Overseas Warehouse Merchants", and the service rates of Cainiao Europe and US official overseas warehouses will be adjusted as follows:
First, from 0:00 on January 16, 2023, the official overseas warehouses of Cainiao in Europe and the United States will be adjusted and the freight will be settled according to the new quotation.
Second, in terms of storage fees, Cainiao’s official overseas warehouses continue to use the warehouse rental billing (that is, overseas storage fees) billing based on the age of the warehouse. The quotation plans for storage fees in Europe and the United States remain unchanged.
Third, AliExpress has added a Spanish book-to-book express line, which enables the "payment-delivery" of the main island of Spain to arrive within 2 working days, and the products equipped with this channel will be marked with "2-day delivery" in the future, so as to realize the Domains are expressed individually, search traffic weighted.
Fourth, due to business adjustments, AliExpress Spain’s simple line for light and small items will be offline on January 16, 2023. Merchants who configure the above logistics lines should change the shipping template to: Cainiao Overseas Warehouse Standard Delivery as soon as possible.
Fifth, the three channels of Spain and Belgium have added reachable countries/regions. Merchants can adjust them according to actual needs. It is applicable to all AliExpress sellers and will take effect at 00:00 on January 16, 2023, China time.
4. Amazon will update supply chain standards
According to news on January 5, Amazon’s US, European and Japanese stations announced that supply chain standards will be updated on January 19, 2023, and products sold on Amazon must meet these new standards. These standards are updated every three years as part of a periodic review.
Amazon said the supply chain standards apply to all selling partners and suppliers. Products sold on the Amazon store must meet these standards.
Source: Seller's Home
5. The port of Houston will levy container detention fees from February 1
According to news on January 5, due to the high volume of cargo, the Port of Houston in the United States announced that it will charge container overtime detention fees at its container terminals from February 1, 2023.
A report from the Port of Houston in the United States pointed out that container throughput increased strongly compared with the previous year, leading the port to announce that it will continue to charge import container detention fees from the 1st of next month. Like many other ports, the Port of Houston has been struggling to maintain its The liquidity of Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals, and solve the problem of long-term detention of some containers.
Roger Guenther, executive director of the Port of Houston, explained that the main purpose of the continuous collection of import container detention fees is to minimize the long-term storage of containers at the terminal and increase the flow of goods.
Source: Foreign Shipping
6. RCEP officially entered into force for Indonesia
On January 5th, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) officially entered into force for Indonesia.
Indonesian Trade Minister Zulkifli Hassan previously said in a statement that companies can apply for preferential tax rates through certificates of origin or declarations of origin. Hassan said that RCEP will make the flow of export goods in the region smoother and benefit enterprises. The RCEP is expected to boost regional supply chain development, reduce or eliminate trade barriers, and boost technology transfer in the region by increasing exports of goods and services, he said.
In September 2022, Indonesia will complete the relevant approval procedures. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will come into effect on January 1, 2022, and is the largest free trade agreement in the world.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
7. eBay cooperates with logistics companies Estafeta and eShopex
According to news on January 5, eBay has reached cooperation with two logistics companies Estafeta and eShopex to achieve direct delivery services in Mexico, which will make goods shipped to Mexico faster and safer.
Previously, items purchased on eBay were delivered by the Mexican postal service, but the delivery time was longer than that of competitors. Now, by cooperating with two logistics companies, eBay can deliver products directly to Mexican consumers, and the delivery time is further shortened. At the same time, the transportation process from the warehouse to the destination will be monitored in real time.
The two logistics companies maintain warehouses in Miami, where packages will be measured and weighed, and customers will be told how much they will have to pay and what day they will depart for their final destination.
Source: E-commerce News
8. Freight forwarder Geodis announced the acquisition of trans-o-flex
On January 5th, Geodis, a large freight forwarding logistics company, announced plans to acquire trans-o-flex to further develop its integrated freight network in Germany.
trans-o-flex is Germany's leading company in the high-end express delivery sector, specializing in the temperature-controlled transport of pharmaceutical products as well as the just-in-time delivery of products for the cosmetic and high-tech industries. Since 2016, the company has been owned by the Schoeller and Amberger families, who have invested in expanding it into a leading specialty delivery company.
Source: Shipping Information
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics