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  • 23 Oct 2017 2:37 PM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    This notification is for your kind attention from 3F United Kingdom member John Good Air Ltd.

    3 Months and 3F Family Network

    After 3 months within the 3F FreightForwarders family network it has certainly been an interesting time and John Good Air have seen many positive signs that are encouraging.

    As with any network if you are pro-active and work within the network framework then you will get back enquiries and subsequently shipments and this has been the case since we joined and the feedback from our discussions with several members across the network are good.  

    As always you tend to find a network within a network and we feel positive that we are starting to find those Pro-Active partners within the group.  We have asked several members who they are working with within the group so that we can get a real feel for who are good prospects for agency development amongst the existing members as we look to support 3F to the best of our ability. 

    John Good Air have seen work from network members in Indonesia and Taiwan and we have given work to 3F members in Australia, Thailand and India with quotations going to considerably more countries with varying degrees of success on response times and rate structures.

    After three months we at John Good Air are now starting to get a feel for those partners who are pro-active and are looking for a pro-active UK partner but there may be some we have not yet reached.

    Hopefully the conference in June next year will allow us to really get a feel for those 3F partners who are looking to drive their UK business forward but rather than wait for the conference we will continue to push 3F members for feedback on their plans to develop UK trade from their respective countries.

    Drop me an e-mail ( mreid[AT] ) for more info.


    For all your information.


  • 23 Oct 2017 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 23 October, 2017

    Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port by adding 1.5 million TEUs to Container Terminal 3 (T3).

    The expansion, which increases the port’s capacity from 18 million TEU to 19.5 million TEU, is in response to emerging market demand, according to the company. T3 now has a capacity of 4 million TEU and will be the world’s largest semi-automated terminal, DP World said.

    The first batch of 37 new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 47 automated rail mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes are already operational.

    “Increasing the handling capacity at Terminal 3 is in response to the high levels of utilisation at the port,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, said.

    “Today, Jebel Ali has the capability to accommodate ten mega container ships simultaneously and we are on schedule to increase this number significantly,” he added.

    The upgrade includes raising the heights of seven existing quay cranes by retrofitting them to meet the requirements of the new mega container vessels. The major refurbishing work will improve efficiency and productivity while prolonging the lifespan of the cranes. Shore-side expansion work will cover all the port’s functioning Container Terminals, T1, T2 and T3.

    DP World, UAE Region handled 7.7 million TEU in the first half of 2017, growing 4.3% year-on-year.

    Jebel Ali’s Container Terminal (T1) now has 15 ZPMC (Shanghai Zhenua Heavy Industries Company) replacement STS cranes, with 70 tonne twin-lift capability. Its capability is further strengthened by the crane heightening project, with six cranes being refitted to service the new container ships.

    Container Terminal 2 (T2) will receive three STS and 12 ARMG cranes. The STS cranes are dual hoist tandem types capable of lifting two 40 TEU containers or four 20 TEU boxes, with a combined weight of 100 tonnes. Three existing cranes will be retro-fitted to raise their heights to handle the next generation vessels.

    ZPMC is also commissioning the final six cranes of Jebel Ali’s Container Terminal 3 (T3) – single hoist tandem types capable of lifting up to 100 tonnes.

    Meanwhile, in line with market demand, Container Terminal 4 (T4) will take delivery of 13 STS cranes, which are dual hoist tandem models able to lift a combined weight of 120 tonnes and 35 ARMG cranes that are the double cantilever/double truck lane types able to handle twin-lift containers to a combined weight of 70 tonnes.

    Jebel Ali is one of the few ports in the Middle East capable of berthing multiple modern era megaships that have a carrying capacity of 18,000 TEU and more.


  • 20 Oct 2017 3:02 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join Freight Forwarders Family from all around the world. Today it is our pleasure to share with you that ERRANI SPEDIZIONI S.R.L. joined our group as beginner level member from ITALY.

    Let’s welcome our new agent on board of the Freight Forwarders Family..! Have a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: Via Trieste 34F, 48122 Ravenna, Italy   
    CONTACT: Angelo Laghi
    TEL: +39 0544591350   


  • 20 Oct 2017 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 19 October, 2017

    COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) continues to perform well in September, with overall volumes rising 18 per cent to 7.7 million TEU from 6.5 million TEU in the same month last year, driven by huge gains in its overseas investments and recovery in traditional markets such as the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta regions.

    CSP's overseas ports saw throughput increase dramatically by 47 per cent to 1.5 million TEU from just over 1 million TEU previously as volumes at its Turkey investment in Kumport and at European terminals in Antwerp and Zeebrugge spiked. Meanwhile volumes at Busan Port Terminal also nearly doubled to 288,300 TEU, according to Seatrade Maritime News of Colchester, UK.

    The traditional hub of the Bohai Rim continues to lag, with the slowest growth of a still not shabby 7 per cent to 1.4 million TEU while the other key regions of the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta outpaced it at 8 per cent and 18 per cent to 1.6 million TEU and 2.6 million TEU respectively.

    The emerging ports on the Southeast and Southwest coasts meanwhile continue to forge ahead with 16 per cent and 54 per cent growth to 447,700 TEU and 131,700 TEU respectively as the new markets keep up the good pace into the high season.


  • 18 Oct 2017 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 17 October, 2017

    Port of Helsinki has witnessed a growth of 12.7 percent during January to September 2017 compared to the same period last year. It has handled a total of 10.5 million tonnes of cargo during the first nine months of the year. Out of this, 5.5 million tonnes was in import (+13.2 percent), and 5.0 million tonnes in export (+11.5 percent).

    Unitised cargo, i.e. cargo transported in sea containers, lorries, and trailers, is the largest cargo type at the Port of Helsinki.

    During the third quarter of the year (July–September 2017), the total amount of cargo traffic totalled 3.6 million tonnes (+15.8 percent), of which 1.9 million tonnes (+16.8 percent) was in import, and 1.7 million tonnes (+14.8 percent) in export. The TEU amounts in container traffic increased by 7.0 percent compared to the same period last year, and rubber-wheeled traffic units by 11.1 percent.

    The pulp export that started this autumn from Metsä Group’s Äänekoski factory is expected to be visible in the bulk goods and unitised cargo statistics during the last quarter of the year.

    Kimmo Mäki, managing director, Port of Helsinki, said, “The growth of unitised cargo seems to mirror the continuing growth of Finnish exports. And for all cargo traffic, dry bulk goods import levels in particular are increasing. That’s a good thing all around.”


  • 16 Oct 2017 12:23 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 16 October, 2017

    Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has handled 430,000 tonnes of cargo during the month of September, soaring cargo volume 9.1 percent compared to the same period last year. The key driver for this growth is exports that registered a robust 14 percent year-on-year growth.

    Amongst the key trading regions, cargo throughput to Europe and Southeast Asia increased the most significantly.

    On the other hand, passenger volume and flight movements increased by 2 percent to 5.61 million and 2.2 percent to 34,635 respectively. A 7 percent year-on-year growth in Hong Kong resident travel was the main driver of the growth in passenger traffic in September. The Japan market continued to show the most significant growth amongst the key regions.

    Over the first nine months of 2017, passenger throughput and air traffic movements have climbed 2.1 percent to 54.4 million and 1.4 percent to 313,095 respectively compared with the same period last year. Cargo volume has seen a year-on-year surge of 10.9 percent to 3.58 million tonnes.

    On a rolling 12-month basis, HKIA handled 71.7 million passengers, 415,980 flight movements and 4.87 million tonnes of cargo, registering growth of 1.5 percent, 0.7 percent and 10.2 percent respectively.

    C K Ng, executive director, Airport Operations of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “In October we will welcome three new airlines as part of our mission to offer more convenience and choice to passengers. Two airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air and JC (Cambodia) International Airlines, will commence operating flights to and from Cambodia on October 29. Cambodia Angkor Air will be flying two weekly flights to Siem Reap, while JC (Cambodia) International Airlines will serve two flights to Siem Reap and two flights to Phnom Penh each week. In addition, Air Seoul will start operating daily flights to Seoul of South Korea starting 31 October.”


  • 13 Oct 2017 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 12 October, 2017

    Port of Long Beach has handled 701,619 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in September — up 28.3 percent compared to the same period last year. The port moved more containers last month than any September in its history.

    In the third quarter (July, August and September), the Port of Long Beach handled 2,114,306 TEUs, as volumes swelled 15.9 percent over the same period last year.

    “Simply put, we are having the best trade months in Port history,” said Lou Anne Bynum, president, Harbor Commission. “Back-to-school merchandise was strong for us, and it looks like retailers are optimistic about the holiday season.”

    Imports increased 29.5 percent in September to 366,298 TEUs. Exports rose 4.1 percent, to 125,336 containers. Empty containers moving out of Long Beach to be refilled with goods overseas totaled 209,985 TEUs, up 46.4 percent. The huge jump in cargo last month relative to a year ago is only partly due to the Hanjin bankruptcy that hit West Coast ports in September 2016.

    Volumes have been strong throughout the summer with 9 percent gains in June, 13 percent increases in July and an 8 percent improvement in August. July was the Port’s busiest month ever, and now September is the third-busiest ever.

    “Our continuing recovery is due to our best-in-the-industry customer service, and the best terminals and infrastructure in the nation for shippers who need to rapidly transport cargo,” said Mario Cordero, executive director, Port of Long Beach. “We’re expecting to have great numbers right through the end of the year and challenge 2007 for our highest annual container volume in history.”


  • 11 Oct 2017 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 11 October, 2017

    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is seeing a rise in exports to China and facilitating the delivery of a wide range of goods to Chinese online consumers. China is already the airport’s largest cargo market and e-commerce is helping to strengthen that position.

    The global cross-border e-commerce boom seemingly goes from strength to strength, with retail sales for mobile e-commerce in China are soon set to reach $1 trillion. The leading exporting nations are the US, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands and South Korea.

    “Historically, China, is the recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer, but Chinese consumers are increasingly sourcing a wide range of online luxury items from The Netherlands and across Europe. On the back of this demand, a significant trend is for increased imports into China of goods bought on online marketplaces,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Cargo director, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

    “Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is connected to six out of 12 cross-border e-commerce pilot zones assigned by the Chinese government. Earlier this year Xi’an was added to our network of destinations by China Cargo Airlines in an agreement aligned with the One Belt One Road strategy. Dutch Customs have specifically created a ruling for fast Customs clearance for low value e-commerce shipments with the Chinese authorities,” he added.

    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s simplified electronic Customs declaration means that both export and imported e-commerce cargo is processed quickly and efficiently. Postal parcels are handled through the PostNL gateway at the airport or are seamlessly despatched throughout Europe via other last mile delivery services.

    Ahead of a trade delegation visit to South China in October, van Stekelenburg said that it is important to listen to customers in China, including airlines, shippers and freight forwarders in order to better understand their requirements.

    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will join the Port of Rotterdam and the Holland International Distribution Council on the trip which includes Holland logistics seminars and networking in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

    “We will be holding seminars in Guangzhou and Hong Kong and will have a Holland Pavilion at the CILF exhibition in Shenzhen along with our partners from Port of Rotterdam and the Holland International Distribution Council, including 25 Dutch logistics companies. We want to listen how we can better meet the needs of China’s dynamic freight and logistics sector,” he said.

    “China’s consumers are sourcing overseas consumer items in ever larger quantities, and it is this trend and business growth that Amsterdam Schiphol Cargo is poised to capture,” he added.

    Most popular e-commerce products imported through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to China are baby products, fashion items and cosmetics, while exports from China to The Netherlands are hi-tech and lifestyle products.


  • 09 Oct 2017 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published 09 October, 2017

    Doha-based Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of its thirteenth Boeing 777 freighter at its home base at Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). The cargo carrier’s fleet now includes 22 freighters, comprising eight Airbus A330F, 13 Boeing 777F and one Boeing 747-8F.

    Qatar Airways Cargo recently announced the commencement of Boeing 777 freighter services to Pittsburgh, its seventh freighter destination in 2017 and thirteenth in the Americas, starting on October 11.

    Ulrich Ogiermann, chief officer cargo, Qatar Airways , said, “We are excited to take delivery of the newest freighter just days after our first Boeing 747-8F nose loader freighter joined the fleet, and at a time when we are increasing our capacity and frequencies as part of our network expansion strategy. The new freighters will be deployed on long haul routes in scheduled services and will further boost QR Charter services, allowing us to provide bespoke air charter services for various industries, including the industrial and oil and gas sectors.”

    Qatar Airways Cargo received delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter in 2010, and today the cargo carrier operates a fleet of 13 Boeing 777 freighters on long-haul routes to the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and select destinations in Africa. With a payload capacity of more than 100 metric tonnes, the Boeing 777F is capable of flying 9,070 km. The aircraft range capability translates into significant savings for cargo operators as it requires fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times. The capacity of the Boeing freighters and the plane’s economics make it a highly attractive addition to the fleet.


  • 06 Oct 2017 3:00 PM | Anonymous
    Good News...

    Proud to share with you that 3F member Velogic India Pvt. Ltd. was a winner of 2 Awards in “Rogers Leaders Award 2017”.

    Please kindly see below letter from Velogic India Pvt. Ltd. about Rogers Leaders Award 2017.


    Even being nominated for Rogers Leaders Award – 2017 is an incredible honor, but to win against such strong competition is just amazing. We feel humble, but at the same time incredibly proud too.

    Out of 4000 employees and 12 countries, Velogic India is winner of 2 Awards for the “Rogers Leaders Award – 2017” function organizedfor the 1st time in Mauritius on 31st August 2017.  Velogic India received “The Inspiring beyond Team Award-2017” (Team Award) and "Customer Champion Award" (Individual Award by Mr. Suresh Kumar for his best performance). Also one award won by Velogic Mauritius Team i.e. “Leadership Award”.

    Trophies were awarded in ten categories, five for team performance and five for individual performance.  Rogers Group which consists of 7 Verticals in Mauritius i.e. Rogers Capital, Velogic, Rogers Aviation, Hospitality, Property, Technology, Real Estate & Agree business under Rogers umbrella were competing for these awards.

    Encourage managers to demonstrate autonomy, leadership, drive or innovation; recognize the efforts of each other to grow the business ... It is in this perspective that the Rogers Leaders Awards were organized. The ceremony was organized at the Case-Noyale Hunting Camp in the presence of Dr. Mel Gill, “the World’s #1 Asian American Motivational Speaker” (Business Times).

    Philippe Espitalier-Noël, Chief Executive Officer of the group, highlighted Rogers' human capital: "Whatever position we occupy, we are the heart, the lung ... the driving force behind the company.” He also believes that, faced with the demands and requirements of customers who will crescendo, managerial teams were able to remain constant in the effort and to live up to expectations.
    These trophies aim to celebrate the perseverance, efficiency, performance and commitment of all: thus, both individual efforts and collective efforts are rewarded. "We recognize the contribution of teamwork and collaborative activity. In doing so, we also value the notions of sharing and collective intelligence. It is certainly a means of improving productivity, but it is also a source of added value and a lever of performance, "adds Philippe Espitalier-Noël, inviting everyone to "stop for a moment” and evaluate their own achievements and achievements. And that, especially since "success belongs to everyone"

    Being honest, the road bringing to this award was rather challenging for Velogic India. Starting from the moment when the company was only one small idea and until today, much work has been done. Bringing the idea into life required much effort, and many challenges arose on the way.
    Change happens when we deliberately challenge ourselves to include diverse perspectives, ideas and experience in our work.

    Change happens when our leaders go beyond mentoring and start promoting qualified employees, and supporting their growth and development at the most senior levels.

    “Against such strong competition, we won and thanks to our team effort and sheer resilience. We have worked very hard to align our employees with Management vision. There is a feel-good factor in the team which is amazing.” said Geeta Nainwal (Manager Human Resource – Velogic India).

    “We form a partnership with our customers that ensures their participation” added by Mr. Suresh Kumar (Regional Manager – South & East India) 

    Each and every one of us at all levels of our organizations have the ability and, quite frankly, the responsibility – to lead change and unlock the power of diversity and inclusion. We have made a lot of progress and we have a lot more to do.

    Imagine the possibilities of what we can accomplish together if we are willing to open our minds, broaden our perspective and think differently.

    Congratulations to Velogic India Pvt. Ltd.!


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