1. Amazon is the most visited e-commerce website in Spain
On May 13th, recently, market research company Tandem Up released the 2021 Spanish e-commerce survey report. According to the report, Amazon is the most popular in the Spanish market, with 89% of the traffic.
The data shows that the top ten e-commerce platforms in Spain are: Amazon (89%), AliExpress (59%), El Corte Ingleés (45%), Decathlon (40%), eBay (39%), Carrefour (38%), MediaMarkt (34%), German e-commerce company Zalando (29%), Leroy Merlin (26%), Fnac (25%). Amazon and AliExpress remain firmly in the top two positions among Spanish e-commerce platforms.
2. Brazil has reduced or exempted import tariffs on 11 products
On May 13 , the Brazilian Ministry of Economy announced that in order to alleviate the impact of high inflation in the country on production and life, the Brazilian government officially reduced or exempted import tariffs on 11 products.
From May 12 until the end of the year, the products that will be exempted from tariffs include frozen boneless beef, chicken, wheat flour, wheat, biscuits, bakery products and confectionery, sulfuric acid and corn kernels. In addition, the import tariffs on CA50 and CA60 rebars have been reduced from 10.8% to 4% , and the import tariffs on Mancozeb (fungicide) have been reduced from 12.6% to 4% .
3. ONE and Evergreen reach a cross-alliance space exchange agreement
It was reported on May 13 that Ocean Network Shipping (ONE), a member of THE Alliance, and Evergreen Shipping, a member of the Ocean Alliance, have recently submitted a space exchange agreement to the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for the trans-Pacific route.
According to the agreement, ONE will participate in Ocean Alliance's Asia-US West Coast HTW loop , which calls at Taipei, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Yantian, Los Angeles, and Oakland, and currently deploys seven 12,000TEU ships of Evergreen Shipping. Evergreen Shipping will participate in THE Alliance's FP1 pendulum route between Northern Europe, Asia and the West Coast of the United States , which deploys 15 9000TEU-9600TEU vessels under ONE. However, Evergreen will only be involved in operations between Japan and the West Coast of the United States.
4. Rainstorm warning!Shenzhen Port SCT, CCT, MCT gates are temporarily closed
On May 13th, Shenzhen Shekou and Chiwan Container Terminals issued an emergency notice: SCT, CCT and MCT gates will suspend container collection operations from 0:00 on the 13th. Shenzhen Pilot Station has suspended the pilotage services for ships entering and leaving the port from 03:15 on May 12. In order to ensure the safety of terminal production, SCT, CCT and MCT are scheduled to suspend the service of loading containers at the gate from 0:00 on May 13, 2022.
Here is a reminder, because the terminal suspends ships entering and leaving the port, suspends container collection, etc., which may affect subsequent ship schedule delays, road congestion, etc.
5. COSCO Sinotrans launched three major products including China-Europe air dispatch full link
On May 13 , COSCO Sinotrans announced the launch of three products: China-Europe full link, China-Europe Qatar Airways full link, and China-US full link.
It is understood that the full-link products of the European and American routes are based on Hangzhou, Shanghai, Changsha, Shenzhen and other major domestic exit ports , relying on the company's fixed transportation resources, and have opened up overseas logistics, warehousing, distribution and other links, covering Major European countries and the whole of the United States. The new product realizes the one-stop service of COSCO Sinotrans FBA and overseas warehouses in Europe and the United States, and improves the transportation speed of cross-border freight.
6. Hapag-Lloyd makes $4.7 billion in first-quarter profit
On May 13, Hapag-Lloyd ended the first quarter of 2022 with EBITDA of $5.3 billion and EBIT of $4.8 billion, while profit climbed to $4.7 billion and revenue rose to $9 billion.
According to Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen, Hapag-Lloyd had an exceptionally strong start to the year and he expects a strong second quarter, with the increase in Hapag-Lloyd revenue mainly attributable to average freight rates Much higher to $2,774/TEU.
7. In the past five years, Guangdong's cross-border e-commerce import and export volume has increased by 92.1% annually
On May 13, Zhang Jinsong, director of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Commerce, introduced at a series of press conferences on Guangdong’s economic and social development achievements held on May 12 that Guangdong’s cross-border e-commerce import and export jumped from 22.8 billion yuan in 2016 to 2021. 331 billion yuan per year, with an average annual growth of 92.1%; market procurement exports jumped from 81.5 billion yuan in 2017 to 315.9 billion yuan in 2021, with an average annual growth of 40.3%.
In addition, Guangdong has successively been approved to set up 21 cross-border e-commerce comprehensive pilot zones and 6 market procurement trade pilots to promote the full spread of new foreign trade formats in the province.
8. Wish launched the "Freight calculation" function of the A+ logistics plan
On May 13, Wish announced the official launch of the "Freight Calculation" function of the A+ logistics plan, which will be available to all Wish Chinese merchants from June 12, 2022 UTC.
It is understood that the merchant has set the package weight information of the product and enabled the A+ "freight calculation" function. Wish will calculate the freight that needs to be paid to the merchant based on this information; the user purchases the product and pays the product cost and freight. During the entire freight collection and payment process, merchants will no longer need to adjust the freight of A+ logistics plan products according to the freight price card.
9. Lazada: 77% of sellers expect sales to increase by more than 10% in the second quarter
On May 13 , Lazada released a survey report on the Digital Business Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2022. 77% of sellers expect sales to increase by more than 10% in the next quarter.
The report shows that sellers of various categories are very confident about the business development in the next quarter. 81% of grocery sellers believe that sales will increase by at least 10% in the second quarter of this year. 78%, 76%, and 71% of sellers of fashion, FMCG, and electronics, respectively, believe that sales will increase by at least 10% in the second quarter .
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics