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IMO 2020: new fuel surcharge per 1 December 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the fuel oil used by container ships will only be allowed to contain 0.5% sulphur. This will reduce sulphur emissions from global ocean freight by 80%. These new sulphur regulations drawn up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) do, however, also entail enormous costs. Per 1 December 2019, shipping companies will reflect these costs in a fuel surcharge.

 

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Chinese New Year 2020: tips for importers

On 25 January 2020, the year of the Rat begins for the Chinese. This also marks the start of the Chinese New Year, which will last until 8 February. This holiday causes a shortage of shipping capacity every year. It is therefore important to take this into account as an importer.

 

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Behind the scenes with Rob, our Import Manager Airfreight

“With over 40 years of experience working at Schiphol, air freight is in my genes”, Rob begins. For the last 12 years, he has been Import Manager Airfreight at Ritra Cargo Schiphol. There he handles all import shipments. Rob does this together with his colleague Mike. A wide-ranging position, where they have to deal with tight deadlines, delays and a lot of phone calls. But what’s it like behind the scenes? Rob tells us.

 

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Expected cost developments in road transport in 2020

Every year, Panteia (formerly NEA) publishes a report on expected cost developments in road transport. This report provides clear insight into the cost developments in road transport in the current year, as well as anticipating what next year will bring. So what are the expectations with regard to cost developments in 2020?  

 

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New team page goes live

Ritra Cargo’s team page is one of the most popular pages on our website. Makes sense really, who wouldn’t want to see the people behind the ‘Ritra Cargo Team’? Who arranges the import and export shipments, who takes care of your clearance documents? The answers are on our team page, which now features brand new portraits of our staff!

 

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