1. Sifang 4PX updates the refund rules for non-exported return of direct shipping business
According to news on February 8, Sifang 4PX has updated the refund rules for non-export returns of direct shipping business. Specifically, DHL Small Packet Registered, DHL Small Packet Surface Mail: Return shipping fee after security check, registration fee will not be refunded. Including South China Small Packet Registered Mail, South China Small Packet Surface Mail, Henan Small Packet Registered Mail, Henan Small Packet Surface Mail, Henan Local E-Post, South China EUB, Guangzhou E-Post: If you do not access the Internet/do not have a service provider to scan the track, the shipping fee will be refunded, but the registration fee will not be refunded; / Returned through security inspection, returned without export (without overseas and return with proper delivery information) can refund the shipping fee, but not the registration fee.
China EMS International: The shipping fee can be refunded if there is no internet access/scanning track of the service provider, and an additional 5RMB operation fee will be charged; the shipping fee will be refunded for items that have been online/security inspection returned, and returned items that have not been exported (without overseas and return information). A 5RMB operation fee is charged. All products of United Postal Service will be returned after security inspection, shipping fee + registration fee, and an additional 5RMB operation fee will be charged at the same time. All special line products: 4PX special line ARMX returns: return shipping fee, and an additional 5RMB operation fee; other special line returns: return shipping fee + registration fee; limited shipment return shipping fee + registration fee, and an additional 5RMB operation fee.
2. COSCO SHIPPING Launches China-ASEAN Green Express LCL Service
According to news on February 8, the Southwest Branch of COSCO SHIPPING Logistics Supply Chain officially launched a new self-owned product – "China-ASEAN Green Express LCL Service" on the basis of previous practice. The first line provides customers with services from China to Vietnam Northern export LCL solution.
This product focuses on serving small and medium-sized material suppliers in the fields of electronics and automobiles. Collection points are set up at the core of key domestic electronic product gathering areas such as the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, Chengdu-Chongqing, and Wuhan, and they are transported to Qinzhou Port in Guangxi by land; The Qinzhou Port in Guangxi, which is the closest to ASEAN, has set up a domestic central warehouse to collect and consolidate the goods and ship them to Haiphong Port in Vietnam; set up an unpacking point in the bonded central warehouse of Haiphong Port in Vietnam to provide door-to-door delivery services for customers in major industrial parks in northern Vietnam.
Source: COSCO SHIPPING
3. Amazon and DHL will reduce US flights
On February 8, the American Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) said that Amazon may reduce the size of its flights this year, citing continued decline in demand and slowing macroeconomic growth. Amazon may not renew its lease of five Boeing 767-200 freighters, which expire between May and September, the airline services company said.
It is understood that ATSG is responsible for a large part of Amazon's air cargo volume. The company said that in the future, it will mainly arrange Boeing 767 freighters to provide services for Amazon and DHL, but the number of flights and the flight time of each aircraft will be greatly reduced. " Both Amazon and DHL are actively adjusting their US ground and air delivery networks to accommodate slower US economic growth and lower levels of consumer spending in the first half of 2023."
Source: Yien Official Account
4. Shunyou officially became Fruugo's official direct delivery logistics carrier
According to the news on February 8, Shunyou officially became the official direct shipping logistics carrier of Fruugo, bringing new impetus to the growth of sellers. It is understood that as the UK's largest local e-commerce platform supporting global sales, Fruugo's revenue will hit a new high in 2022, breaking through 65 million pounds, a year-on-year increase of 110%. Between 2018 and 2022, annual revenue has increased nearly 10 times, with a compound annual growth rate of 77%. In 2022, 96% of Fruugo's transactions will be cross-border transactions, and 83% of transactions will be cross-currency transactions. Both data have achieved a steady increase year by year. At the same time, Fruugo also has a good reputation and foundation of buyers in the United States, Australia, Northern Europe, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy and other countries.
Source: Shunyou Logistics
5. IATA's latest data: air cargo demand fell again in December
According to news on February 8, the global air cargo market data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shows that the demand for air cargo in 2022 will drop sharply compared with the level in 2021, but it will be close to the performance in 2019. In 2022, the global annual demand for air cargo will decrease by 8.0% compared with 2021 and by 1.6% compared with 2019.
Markets were weak in December, with global demand 15.3% below 2021 levels. From March 2022, monthly freight demand is below 2021 levels. Global traffic was 2.2% lower than in 2021, the tenth consecutive month of contraction compared to 2021 performance. Global new export orders, a leading indicator of freight demand, have remained at the same level since October. For major economies, new export orders are shrinking, but those of Germany, the United States and Japan rose.
6. Hapag-Lloyd raises GRI for routes from Asia to Latin America
On February 8th, Hapag-Lloyd announced that it will increase the General Rate Increase Surcharge (GRI) again on the route from Asia to Latin America. 20-foot and 40-foot dry cargo containers involved in the Asia-Latin America route, including high containers and 40-foot non-operating reefer containers. The effective date is February 21, 2023.
This is the second time within a month that Hapag-Lloyd has raised the GRI on the Asia-Latin America route, and the latest increase in GRI on this route has reached 50%.
Source: China Aviation Weekly
7. The State Council issued the "Outline for Building a Powerful Country with Quality" to optimize international logistics
On February 8th, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the "Outline for Building a Powerful Country with Quality" and issued a notice requiring all regions and departments to implement it in light of their actual conditions. It is mentioned that actively develop multimodal transport, smart logistics, and supply chain logistics, improve the quality of cold chain logistics services, optimize international logistics channels, and improve the facilitation of port customs clearance. Accelerate the development of new foreign trade formats such as overseas warehouses. Improve service capabilities such as modern logistics, production control, and information data, and enhance the advantages of industrial chain integration.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
8. Tieda signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Port of Duisburg
On February 8th, the Chinese freight forwarding company Tieda signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Port of Duisburg. The agreement focuses on the LCL transportation from China to Duisburg. The two parties are each other's core agents and jointly serve the two-way railway business from China to Duisburg. The cooperation will last for one year, and the partners aim to "give full play to their respective advantages, jointly develop international railway logistics business, and improve customer service levels."
Tieda's "advantageous product" is LCL, and he has quite a lot of experience in this field. The Port of Duisburg wants to offer their key customers a more complete product offering, and LCL is one of these solutions. Railroad believes that Duisburg remains the main hub when it comes to rail freight distribution in Western Europe. In addition to consolidation, it wants to set up a distribution center for certain goods passing through the Duisburg network, especially new energy vehicles from China.
Source: Tie Da Da
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics