1. Shanghai Port reduces or exempts berthing fees for ships calling at the port
It was reported on March 28 that from April 1, 2022, Shanghai Port Group will provide a 50% discount on the berthing fee for foreign trade ships that use new energy fuels and use port shore power when calling at Shanghai Port. . As a powerful measure to actively participate in the low-carbon technological innovation and governance of international shipping, the Group's reduction and exemption policy will continue until December 31, 2022.
2. Amazon will build multiple data centers in Asia Pacific
March 28 news, recently, Amazon AWS announced that it will build a large-scale data center in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen data storage and processing capabilities.
It is understood that AWS regions contain a set of data center facilities that provide customers with redundancy and resiliency. Building that infrastructure will cost Amazon billions of dollars, and Amazon currently has eight AWS regions in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, Australia, India, and Hong Kong. Amazon is the market leader in the Asia-Pacific region, with leading positions in all regions except China, where Alibaba leads.
3. SHEIN overtakes Amazon to become the most downloaded shopping APP in the world
On March 28, the latest shopping app ranking of PYMNTS showed that SHEIN has overtaken Amazon to become the most downloaded app in the world , with Amazon and Walmart ranking second and third respectively , AliExpress fourth and Nike fifth.
Official information shows that SHEIN is a global fast fashion e-commerce platform, currently serving consumers in more than 150 countries and regions around the world, with operation centers in Guangzhou, Singapore, Los Angeles and other major markets.
4. USPS plans to add new 'connected' service to online marketplace
The U.S. Postal Service announced on March 28 that it will offer new USPS Connect Local services in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware as part of a nationwide rollout that began last month.
It has been confirmed that USPS will eventually expand Connect Local and Regional to the online marketplace. Asked if it will be integrated with the online marketplace, and whether USPS Connect rates are cheaper than those offered by sites like eBay and Etsy , a spokesperson responded with the following: "USPS Connect Local and Regional are not currently available on the marketplace. , but we are working to expand access in the future. ”
5. OOCL’s annual revenue to double by 2021
On March 28, Orient Overseas (International) Shipping Company (OOIL) released its financial and operating results for 2021, with the group’s revenue for the calendar year reaching US$16.832 billion, double the 2020 revenue of US$8.191 billion. above.
This marks the company's highest annual revenue to date. The company's operating profit (EBIT) was $7.398 billion, while EBITDA was $7.967 billion. Cash flow from operations also came in at $8.899 billion.
6. Maersk and Einride to deploy 300 electric trucks in North America
March 28 news, recently, Maersk announced that it will cooperate with automotive company Einride to deploy 300 electric delivery trucks in North America to strengthen its North American transportation network , which is also Maersk's largest heavy-duty electric truck deployment to date.
According to the official description, the new electric truck will be delivered during 2023-2025 and will be used by Performance Team, a subsidiary of Maersk, which is mainly responsible for Maersk’s North American warehousing, distribution and transportation business. The trucks will use Einride's digital road freight operating system and charging solution and will be part of the Performance Team road freight network.
7. FedEx says FICP has been launched in 24 EU markets
On March 28, FedEx, a subsidiary of Memphis-based global transportation and logistics service provider FedEx, said that its international unlimited day e-commerce service — FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) — has sent 24 Customers in European countries are connected to 47 global markets.
These are the 14 new markets announced this week, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovenia and Switzerland.
8. The latest data of Ali International Station’s March New Trade Festival: the growth rate of auto parts wall charging stations reached 653.60%
According to the news on March 28, the latest data from Ali International Station’s March New Trade Festival shows that the growth trend of domestic merchants in the first two weeks of “large-scale goods, high unit prices, and high premiums” has continued unabated. The demand of overseas buyers for machinery, building materials, auto parts, and home furnishing categories is more stable than the demand in the first week of the new trade festival.
Among them, the growth rate of wall charging stations in the auto parts category reached 653.60%, the growth rate of XPS sheet (polystyrene plastic) reached 447.60%, and the pet toys in the household category increased by 427.60%. In addition, during the mid-term of the New Trade Festival, outdoor sports earphones of consumer electronics achieved a growth rate of 158%, children's swimwear achieved a growth rate of 149.70%, curved beam motorcycles of sports and entertainment categories achieved a growth rate of 142.80%, and home solar systems achieved a growth rate of 142.80%. 113.90% growth rate.
9. AliExpress upgrades Cainiao worry-free logistics – priority, Cainiao large package line value guarantee
On March 28th, AliExpress released an announcement on "Cainiao Worry-free Logistics – Priority, Cainiao Large Package Line Compensation Upgrade".
The announcement shows that in order to provide merchants with more adequate compensation for goods, starting from 15:00 on March 24, 2022, Beijing time , if merchants use "Cainiao Worry-free Logistics – Priority" and "Cainiao Big Package Line" to deliver goods, and choose The value guarantee upgrade service, the Cainiao large package special line, the transaction amount of the Russian flow is more than 800 yuan (about 120 US dollars), the non-Russian flow of the transaction amount is more than 300 yuan (about 45 US dollars), and the Cainiao worry-free logistics – priority transaction amount is 1200 yuan (about 185 US dollars) USD) and above, you can upgrade the payment limit to 6,000 RMB (about 900 USD) according to the selected value guarantee upgrade service.
10. The first cross-border e-commerce overseas warehouse business in eastern Guangdong has settled in Shantou Comprehensive Bonded Zone
It was reported on March 28 that Haojiang Customs had approved the filing application of Shantou Sierda E-Commerce Co., Ltd. located in Shantou Comprehensive Bonded Zone as a cross-border e-commerce overseas warehouse export enterprise on March 21.
It is reported that this is the first time that an enterprise in the Shantou Comprehensive Bonded Zone has been approved to carry out overseas warehouse business. According to reports, overseas warehouses refer to the storage facilities established by enterprises overseas. In cross-border trade and cross-border e-commerce sales, the role of overseas warehouses is that domestic enterprises transport goods to target market countries through international transportation, and establish warehouses locally by leasing or self-built to store goods.
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics