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New Chinese customs regulations to have considerable impact on imports

Are you shipping goods from China? Then bear in mind that new customs regulations apply as of 1 November 2018. Chinese customs authorities will impose stricter requirements on customs procedures from that date and monitor them closely. This will have a considerable impact on all exports from China.

 

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Cost developments for national freight transport in 2018 and 2019

Each year, the National and International Road Transport Organization (NIWO) issues a report on the cost developments in national freight transport. In addition to the costs incurred in the previous year, a forecast for the next year is included. This is an important report, as many carriers base their rates on it. What can you expect for 2019? And what were the costs incurred for freight transport in 2018?

 

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How does iSHARE work for shippers?

Ritra Cargo is constantly working on the development of new and innovative solutions in the field of data sharing. For example, we have been involved in the development of the iSHARE system for a long time now. This new system will facilitate faster and more flexible transport. We will attend the IT & Logistics tradeshow as a forwarding agent who is closely involved in the development of the iSHARE system. Together with Portbase, Yellowstar, Secure Logistics and iSHARE, we will present a real-life case: how does iSHARE work for shippers? Allow us to explain!

 

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Rate hikes and road transport shortages

Prices for road transport are on the rise while the total loading capacity continues to shrink. This is a trend that is becoming increasingly noticeable, and it can be traced back to a number of causes, such as the truck driver shortage and the price of diesel. But the new Dutch collective labour agreements are also prompting raises in driver pay. What developments can we expect for road transport, loading capacity and rates in the future?

 

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When data sharing becomes the standard

Data sharing adds a great deal of value in the logistics sector. There are many initiatives underway to get this process right. Nevertheless, there are still many barriers to it being adopted broadly. A large-scale study into data sharing amongst SMEs is trying to change this. Our colleague Ad Schoenmakers was interviewed about it because of his pioneering role in this field. Why is data sharing so important and what does he believe is necessary to overcome the obstacles?

 

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