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"2022 China Shipping Development Report" Released; Canadian Labor Minister Intervenes in Port Strikes

so freight.com so freight.com 2023-07-14 18:13:26

NO.1 "2022 China Shipping Development Report" released

Recently, the "2022 China Shipping Development Report" released by the Ministry of Transport shows that in 2022, my country's annual port cargo throughput and annual port container throughput will increase by 33% and 56% respectively compared with ten years ago. By the end of last year, my country's shipping fleet The capacity scale has doubled compared with ten years ago.

In 2022, the national port cargo throughput will be 15.68 billion tons, and the port container throughput will be nearly 300 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 0.9% and 4.7% respectively, and an increase of 33% and 56% respectively compared with ten years ago. The global cargo and container throughput ranks first Among the ten ports, my country occupies eight and seven respectively. By the end of 2022, the shipping capacity of my country's shipping fleet will reach 370 million deadweight tons, double that of ten years ago, and rank second in the world in terms of scale.NO.2 Canada's labor minister intervenes in port strikes


Canada's Labor Minister Seamus O'Regan has intervened in labor talks between longshore workers and employers, asking federal mediators to come up with a proposed solution to end an 11-day strike that has paralyzed West Coast ports. "Today, after 11 days of strikes, I don't think there is enough difference between the positions of the employers and the union to justify continuing the strike," said O'Regan, the International Terminal and Warehouse Workers' Union (ILWU Canada) and the B.C. BCMEA) began negotiating a new labor contract in February but failed to reach an agreement despite 10 weeks of mediation, 11 days after more than 7,000 dock workers went on strike.


Talks continued as strikes hit key ports in Vancouver and Prince Rupert, disrupting billions of dollars worth of cargo and trade. The Labor Secretary said "a good deal that benefits both employers and unions is within reach". O'Regan asked the top federal mediator to give him a written recommendation on the terms of the settlement within 24 hours. The proposed solution will be submitted to ILWU and BCMEA, giving both parties 24 hours to decide whether to recommend approval to their members. The BCMEA said both parties had received letters from the Labor Secretary and they would continue to provide updates as appropriate.


NO.3 China Southern Airlines’ cargo and mail volume in the first half of the year was 706,400 tons

China Southern Airlines Group held a mid-year work conference in 2023 to comprehensively summarize the work in the first half of the year, analyze the current situation in depth, and plan and arrange key tasks for the second half of the year. In the first half of the year, the normal flight rate of the whole group was 92.04%, the transportation flight was 1.327 million hours, the total transportation turnover was 13.279 billion ton-kilometers, and the cargo and mail transportation volume reached 706,400 tons. There are 9 regional routes. In the second half of the year, facing the unfavorable factors of oversupply in the air cargo market, China Southern Airlines Group will continue to stabilize the basic cargo market.


NO.4 Haikou Meilan International Airport opened the "Incheon-Haikou-Kuala Lumpur" international cargo route

Recently, as the Incheon Airlines KJ515 all-cargo plane loaded with 10 tons of cargo landed at Haikou Meilan International Airport (hereinafter referred to as "Meilan Airport"), it flew again to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia one hour later, marking the "Incheon-Haikou-Kuala Lumpur" international The regular freight route was officially opened.


This is the second fifth freedom cargo route opened by Hainan Free Trade Port after the "Haikou-Singapore-Jakarta" international cargo route. develop.


It is reported that the route is operated by B737-800SF cargo aircraft, and the flight schedule is five times a week. It takes off from Incheon, South Korea at 22:50 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and lands in Haikou at 02:40 the next morning; Take off from Haikou at 03:40 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, land in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 07:10, and return from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon via Haikou at 08:10.


NO.5 The British Port of Tyne implements a new generation of vessel traffic service system

The Port of Tyne, UK, has unveiled a next-generation Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system with a modern architecture and expanded functionality. The technology improves the situational awareness and decision-making capabilities of VTS operators. Deployed by Tidalis, the fully compliant system complies with standards set by the International Association of Maritime Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) and covers the waters of Port Tyne from 6 nautical miles offshore to 3 nautical miles inland. The system uses the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and covers a 7 nautical mile range from Tyne to Dunston.