1. The Shanghai port terminal is operating normally, and the logistics enterprise suspends the receipt and delivery business of the warehouse
It was reported on March 29 that the Shanghai Port Waigaoqiao Port Area and the Donghai Bridge connecting the Yangshan Port Area are both in Pudong New Area and have been closed since 5:00 on March 28. As a public service enterprise, SIPG has issued a notice to customers, stating that all production units in Hong Kong will maintain 24-hour operations. At present, the Shanghai port terminal is operating normally, and the collection card is on the road with the task book and 48-hour nucleic acid.
In addition, Shanghai's latest announcement: All enterprises implement closed production or work from home, except for public service enterprises that ensure the life of citizens and the basic operation of the city. At present, some logistics companies in the first batch of sealed and controlled areas (Shanghai Yalian International Logistics Co., Ltd., Meishe International Group Shanghai Port, Shanghai Zhongwei International Logistics Co., Ltd., Fujiwara Logistics and other companies ) have issued a notice to suspend the receipt and delivery of goods in the warehouse Business will resume until April 1, 2022.
2. Amazon Europe will increase FBA fees on March 31
On March 29, Amazon Europe announced that the Amazon FBA fee change will take effect on March 31, 2022.
Amazon said the change will apply to items shipped in Europe or via pan-European FBA or European fulfillment networks. Amazon Europe will continue to use unit weight to determine weight classes for envelopes, packages and special oversize items.
3. Does China Logistics Group deploy international express delivery?Subsidiary headquarters landed in Zhengzhou
On March 29, it was reported that China Logistics Group announced a new move, and the national headquarters of its subsidiary China International Express will be located in Zhengzhou.
It is reported that on March 11 this year, China Logistics Group and the People's Government of Henan Province signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Li Hongfeng, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of China Logistics Group, said at the time that China Logistics Group will take this strategic cooperation as an opportunity to give full play to the comprehensive advantages of the modern logistics group, and accurately connect with the "14th Five-Year Plan" of Henan Province and the long-term goals of 2035. Focusing on cross-border logistics, cold chain logistics, hazardous chemicals logistics, bulk commodity supply chain services, etc., carry out wide-ranging, multi-level and all-round pragmatic cooperation with Henan Province.
4. Freight rates on the U.S.-East route rose further
Congestion at ports on the east coast is increasing, with about 30 ships waiting to berth at the Port of Charleston. Congestion is likely to increase further in the short term as more ships arrive.
Relevant data shows that the freight rate for the US-West route reaches US$16,000/FEU, while the spot freight rate for the US-East is close to US$17,500/FEU . The peak freight rate for this route is US$20,000/FEU at the end of 2021. At the same time, cargo delays at European ports are increasing, leading to a rise in freight rates on transatlantic routes.
5. SF Airlines opens Hong Kong-Shenzhen cargo charter flight route
According to news on March 29, SF Express’s official website recently issued a document stating that in order to meet the urgent needs of customers for cross-border cargo transportation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, during the epidemic period, SF Airlines specially arranged for SF Airlines to open the Hong Kong-Shenzhen cargo charter flight route for the first time, with 6 special flights per week. The flight takes only 30 minutes.
The direction of this route is from Hong Kong to Shenzhen Airport; in terms of freight, port to port – 15 Hong Kong dollars / 1 kg, door to port – 17 Hong Kong dollars / 1 kg; the weight limit is not less than 100 kg per ticket; the size of the goods is The height should not be higher than 150cm, and the length should not exceed 100cm (calculated with the card board) . It is worth noting that all express items exported from Hong Kong to Mainland China may incur tariffs.
6. eBay signs MOU with MPIDC to boost its e-commerce export business
On March 29, eBay recently announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Madhya Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation to help small, medium and micro enterprises in India achieve digital transformation.
As part of the MoU, eBay will help businesses under MPIDC to establish or expand their online, cross-border export businesses on the eBay marketplace. eBay will also run trainings, webinars and workshops in India to help businesses connect with global consumers and understand their export opportunities.
7. The 140 million euro financing plan will strengthen the infrastructure of the Port of Trieste
On March 29, the company Invitalia and the East Adriatic Authority's port system signed an agreement to strengthen the infrastructure of the port of Trieste. In the initial phase, Invitalia will act as the central procurement centre, managing contracts awarded to the technical services function to design the first set of interventions.
The projects are funded by the Italian Revival Programme (PNRR) with 145 million euros ($160 million) and must be completed by 2026.
8. The number of AliExpress Spanish sellers has increased by more than 35%
On March 29, the number of AliExpress Spanish sellers increased by more than 35% in 2021. As of now, more than 11,000 Spanish companies have established operations on AliExpress, most of which are small and medium-sized enterprises. With the substantial increase in the number of sellers on AliExpress Spain, the growth rate of the total amount of goods sold by Spanish sellers in 2021 will exceed 200%.
Among them, the GMV growth rate of several categories with the fastest sales growth reached more than 300%, namely weddings and events, men's fashion, underwear, uniforms and work wear, dance wear and accessories.
9. Weimob ShopExpress launched "Topship" to manage multi-channel logistics orders
On March 29, Weimob ShopExpress officially launched "Topship" in the app market recently , providing sellers with an integrated intelligent logistics system, realizing multi-channel intelligent price comparison, real-time automatic delivery, and efficient tracking of logistics data.
Sellers who have registered a relevant logistics channel account only need to select the corresponding service provider in the logistics service in the background of the "Topship" system, fill in the relevant information to activate the authorization, and then synchronize the account information of the original logistics channel with one click, and continue to enjoy the benefits of the original account. At the same time, logistics management can also be realized with the help of "Topship". At present, the background of the "Topship" system has been connected to CNE Diyi Logistics and Yuntu Logistics, and more logistics service providers will be included in the ecological cooperation map in the future.
10. Brazil plans to tax cross-border e-commerce! AliExpress, Shein and other platforms were shot!
On March 29, the Brazilian tax agency was working on a new proposal to tax foreign platforms such as AliExpress, Wish, Shein, Shopee and Mercado Livre. The new proposal drawn up by the Brazilian authorities will target imports affecting products under $50, as well as goods with a declared value lower than the actual price of the product. The Brazilian Tax Agency will work hard on capital flow and declaration of goods, so that foreign companies can pay taxes in accordance with regulations.
According to the Brazilian Institute for the Development of Retail Industry (IDV) , digital retailing will account for about 14% of total retail sales in Brazil in 2021, and 22% of online transactions will involve tax evasion, with online evasion rates higher than brick-and-mortar retailing. The study also noted that cross-border sales (imported products) became the main means of tax evasion in digital retailing, accounting for 39% to 54% of tax evasion, becoming a "new avenue of informal income" for retailers.
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics