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1. Amazon Europe raises the FBA fee and imposes a 4.3% surcharge
April 22 news, recently, European station sellers have received Amazon's price adjustment notice: starting from May 12, Amazon will charge 4.3% fuel and inflation surcharge at five sites in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. . Taking the UK station as an example, this means that the average cost of each item will increase by 0.1 euros. Last week, Amazon US just announced that starting April 28, a 5% fuel and inflation surcharge will be imposed on top of the FBA fees charged. (Yibang Power)
Second, a number of shipping companies announced price increases
Recently, a number of shipping companies announced that from May 1, the "General Rate Surcharge" (GRI) on the Asia-US trans-Pacific route will be increased. With the orderly resumption of work in Shanghai, in addition to the large-scale shipment of manufacturing industries, the originally blocked ports will also gradually open up, which will gradually smooth the supply chain that has been broken, and the already tight supply of container ship capacity may appear even greater. gap, pushing up freight rates to rebound.
The adjusted price is based on the unit of FEU (40-foot standard container), and an additional fee ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 US dollars will be levied. Based on the increase in freight rates, it is approximately equivalent to 10-20%. Including COSCO, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and other shipping companies are among the list of price increases. (Port Circle)
3. Affected by the epidemic, some ports in China continue to be congested
According to data from maritime data consultancy Windward, 20% of all container ships in global trade are currently in congestion due to a sharp increase in the number of container ships waiting outside ports due to congestion in recent months. That means one-fifth of the world's container ships are stuck in port congestion, and its data shows that a quarter of the ships are stuck in Chinese ports.
Shipping companies have been adjusting the shipping schedule but the reliability of the shipping schedule is still low. Some liner companies have previously diverted container ships from Shanghai to other ports, but this has also increased delays in other ports such as Ningbo and Zhoushan due to increased traffic, or carriers are taking the approach of suspending sailings.
According to Windward, the increased lockdown of the epidemic has affected port congestion. Data released by Windward on April 19 showed that the number of container ships waiting outside Chinese ports was 195% higher than in February. That is, the number of ships waiting outside Chinese ports has nearly doubled since the lockdown was first imposed, climbing from 260 in February to 506 in April. In March, Shenzhen was affected by the epidemic, and April was when Shanghai was affected by the epidemic. In the April and March snapshots, 506 and 470 vessels were stranded outside Chinese ports, respectively, and in February, the number was just 260.
4. Quanzhou provides subsidies to cross-border e-commerce logistics enterprises
In order to further unblock the domestic and international dual circulation and promote the development of e-commerce, recently, "Several Measures for Promoting the High-quality Development of E-commerce in Quanzhou City in 2022" was issued, proposing 14 policies and measures to promote the economy of e-commerce platforms and accelerate the development of cross-border e-commerce. , the postal express industry is profitable. Quanzhou Post Office said that in the next step, it will do a good job in the publicity and implementation of policies, guide and assist enterprises to enjoy relevant policy dividends, and inject strength into Quanzhou postal and express delivery enterprises to speed up the recovery of production. (Yin.com)
5. Xiamen's latest policy to support the development of cross-border e-commerce industry
Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Commerce and Municipal Finance Bureau formulated the "Administrative Measures for the Central Foreign Trade and Economic Development Special Fund (Cross-border E-commerce Enterprise Support Project) in 2022-2023". This "Measure" focuses on five aspects: the construction of cross-border e-commerce independent stations, the construction of public overseas warehouses, the construction of comprehensive service platforms, the construction of warehouses, and the construction of supply chain platforms. Make up 2 million yuan. (Yin.com)
6. Maersk resumes booking of dangerous goods in Shanghai Port and further reduces or exempts related fees
Thanks to the unremitting efforts of government departments at all levels and Shanghai International Port Group, the congestion of Shanghai Port's dangerous goods storage yard has gradually eased. In the past week, all IMO Class 2.2 and Class 3 imported dangerous goods in Shanghai have been successfully received and unloaded. Maersk expects that dangerous goods currently in transit will also be offloaded as planned. In view of this latest situation, from today (April 22, 2022), Maersk will reopen the port of destination for booking of IMO Class 2.2 and Class 3 dangerous goods in Shanghai.
In addition, Maersk has further reduced or exempted related costs such as port change fees, order change fees, demurrage fees, and booking cancellation fees incurred by customers for importing and exporting goods at Shanghai Port for a period of time.
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