Newsletter 13/2023: Actual situation in international transport
So far the shippers confirm bookings without problems except for the acceptance of some IMO cargos. Some of the shippers and LCL co-loaders are increasing the WRS.
TRANSPORT TO ISRAEL
Rates have, quite understandably, increased significantly.
The situation is similar in the import direction. It may happen that a shipment from the interior is delivered to the airport, cleared and then awaits departure.
SEA FREIGHT VIA GDANSK
RAIL TRANSPORT: FAR EAST AND TURKEY
By rail from Turkey
Delivery of goods to Kazakhstan
NEW CO2 TOLL IN GERMANY FROM 1.12.2023
Unfortunately, this means that we will be forced to reflect this new CO₂ surcharge in our road transport prices, both with a pick-up or delivery point in Germany and for transport routes transiting Germany.
As this is not a purely German initiative, but only the first implementation of the new EU directive, we must expect to see the new CO₂ surcharge applied in other EU countries in the coming months.
THE IMPACT OF EU SANCTIONS PACKAGES ON IMPORTS OF IRON OR STEEL PRODUCTS
In October, a ban on the import of iron/steel products made from Russian iron/steel (classified in the customs nomenclature under codes 72 and 73) was added to these restrictions. We have already successfully cleared for free circulation a number of shipments with these customs codes. This has been achieved by working closely with the customs authorities and the importers themselves. So we know how to do it. The measures apply to imports of these commodities from all non-EU countries.
SHIPMENTS OF RAW TIMBER TO CHINA
Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, the Gaza conflict, restricted traffic in the Panama Canal, strikes by train drivers in Germany, blockades of important transport hubs and cities by disgruntled farmers across Europe (including road links to the port of Hamburg or Zeebrugge), strikes at German airports.
In one of our last newsletters last year, we informed you about the new obligation for importers of certain commodities to report their carbon footprint, the so-called CBAM.
In the last edition of our regular newsletter we informed you about our digital plans for 2024. The current situation, where shipowners are diverting ships to safer routes around Africa under pressure from attacks on cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden, means that liner shipping schedules are once again being disrupted.