E-Flash Nbr 6 - 19 February 2010

IATA statistics: 2009 with the largest ever post-war decline but shows now in a quarterly survey of January significant improvement in all the indicators’ of airline business confidence.

IATA reported the largest ever post-war decline for the full-year 2009 in their demand statistics for international scheduled air traffic. In their recently published IATA Economics Briefing on the January 2010 Survey they inform now about significant improvement in all the indicators of airline business confidence. The survey shows a divergence between more positive Asian airlines and more pessimism among European airlines.

The survey shows a particularly sharp improvement in both cargo and passenger demand during the previous quarter. 72% are expecting improved Cargo demand.

IATA also published this week Airlines Financial Monitor November 2009-January 2010:

  • Airline share prices gain 5% in January, as markets become more positive about airline
  • performance

Key Points with respect to the Airfreight Industry

  • Fuel prices rise above $91/b in January but markets now expect rising trend to moderate,
  • h3 upturn in air freight demand at year end, while capacity cuts remain in place
  • Freight load factors rise to record, or at least pre-recession, levels as a result

The IATA financial monitor reports for 2009 a sharp rise in freight capacity utilisation but freighter hours have fallen. However the average daily hours flown by the existing fleet of wide-body and freighter aircraft is down around 7% from early 2008 levels. Airlines have reduced both seat and freight capacity partly by keeping aircraft on the ground. Although aircraft are “full” again the airlines’ are still underutilised.

http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/economics/

Nigerian Ports Authority Notice to All Carriers and Maritime Agents

The Federal Executive Council at its meeting held on 9th December, 2009 approved the implementation of Cargo Tracking Note System as part of procedure for cargo security and safety. Consequently from 11th January, 2010 every commodity loaded or unloaded (Import/Export), at or with Nigeria as the final destination has to, prior of shipment, obtain a Cargo Tracking Note or International Cargo Tracking document from a Nigerian Ports Authority representative at all ports around the world. Therefore, all cargo destined for or out of Nigeria (Import/ Export) need to be accompanied by a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) and every bill of lading has to be accompanied by a corresponding CTN number.

Requirement of Shipper: a Cargo Tracking Note is with effect from 11th January 2010, part of the documentation required for cargo clearance, consequently, each bill of lading must correspond to a Cargo Tracking Note issued by authorised representative. The Company “Transport and Ports Management System (TPMS) Ltd (TPMS Antaser Afrique)”, which is designated by the Federal Government of Nigeria, is hereby confirmed as the sole representative of Nigerian Ports Authority and the only authorised agent to issue a Cargo Tracking Note.

For further information, please contact:

International Operation Office

Duboisstraat 46
2060 Antwerp
Belgium
Tel: + 3238270700
Fax:+ 3238270600
Email: international.ctn.nigeria(at)tpms-antaser.com
Website: tpms-anteser.com or visit www.nigerianports.org.

Shanghai World Expo - Restriction on Dangerous Goods

During Shanghai World Expo, Port of Shanghai will prohibit below mentioned DG Cargo to SHANGHAI according to Government regulations. Please take note and act accordingly.

Restricted Period: March 30, 2010 – October 31, 2010

Restricted Terminal: ALL Shanghai terminals and T/S Cargo

Prohibited Commodities:

Class 1 (all)

Class 2.3 (all)

Class 3 Acetones. UN’s 1090 / 1091

Class 5.1 Hydrogen Peroxides. UN’s 1511 / 2014 / 2015 / 2984 / 3149

Class 5.2 all

Class 6.1 (all)

Class 7 all

Class 8 Sulfuric Acids, Nitric Acids, and Hydrochloric Acids. UN’s 1786 / 1830 / 1831 / 2796 / 1796 /

1826 / 2031 / 2032 / 1789

All other DG cargos will be subject to case by case approvals as always.

FIATA attended the UNCTAD/WTO Forum "Engaging the Trading Community"

held between 15 and 16 February 2010 in Geneva, concentrating on Trade Facilitation and the Private Sector in Developing Countries. Speakers from around the world and from governmental, intergovernmental organisation and private institutions/associations highlighted the importance of Private Public Partnership (PPP), followed by interactive discussions on selected Trade Facilitation measures, e.g. Single Window, Clearance of Goods, availability of information and transparency and how the trading community can support implementation processes, capacity building but also technical assistance. FIATA reported on its role in the transport and logistics sector of the trade and gave examples on the implementation of capacity building (Train-the-Trainer initiatives by the FIATA Foundation) in developing and emerging countries.

For more information: www.unctad.org/ www.wto.org/

FIATA World Congress 2010 Bangkok from 4-8 October 2010

Good news: the Online Registration for the forthcoming FIATA World Congress 2010 in Bangkok is now open. Please visit www.fiata.2010.com.

Take advantage and make your Online Booking and enjoy the Early Bird Registration Fee of USD 950.00 for Active Participants resp. USD 750.00 for Accompanying Persons only.

We look forward to welcome participants from all over the world to the most important event of the year of the freight forwarding and logistics industry.

19 February 2010

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