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March 27, 2019

Jamaica to Enforce Wood-packaging Regulations

Shipments containing WPM that violate the rule may be allowed entry only if the Plant Quarantine Branch determines that it is feasible to separate the cargo from the non-compliant WPM. An arrangement to have the non-compliant WPM treated is required before the cargo can be released to the consignee.

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March 27, 2019

Market Consolidation In Container Shipping: What Next?

Over the past two years, a wave of market consolidation has transformed the global container shipping industry, leading to mergers and acquisitions between container lines, a reshuffling of shipping alliances and the expansion of shipping companies into port operations.

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March 27, 2019

Jamaica - eCommerce

In 2007, the E-transaction Act came into effect, providing the legal framework for secured electronic commerce.  Since then, e-commerce has grown in significance, with a growing number of businesses (particularly utilities) offering the option to pay bills online or via credit card using a telephone.

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March 27, 2019

Is freight forwarding at a crossroads due to new technology?

Online load boards; cloud-based freight marketplaces; connected containers; online customs processing. Innovation is spreading like wildfire upon the logistics world, promising to disrupt the freight forwarding process like never before.

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March 27, 2019

LCL Shipping – Groupage Shipping

LCL shipping, for the texting generation’s benefit, is not to be confused with LOL. The proper LCL definition is a shipment ‘Less than Container Load’, and it means in practice that your freight forwarder is going to be earning his money by getting you the best deal.

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March 27, 2019

Kingston Wharves Continues Expansion into Near-Port Logistics Developments

Multipurpose port operator Kingston Wharves Limited has cemented its position as the leader in driving Jamaica Logistics Hub Initiative, with the announcement of two near port developments.

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March 27, 2019

JAMAICA POISED AS WORLD PLAYER IN SHIPPING TRADE

Jamaica’s Port of Kingston is seeing a lot of activity these days largely as Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd (KFTL), a Jamaican consortium formed by French global terminals operator CMA CGM and its majority-owned subsidiary Terminal Link, continues to develop the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) so that it can efficiently handle the largest container ships traversing the seas today and offer direct connectivity to the entire world.

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March 27, 2019

Looking to a future of paperless customs

For Nicolas Buhmann and Norbert Kouwenhoven, it all comes down to 450. That’s the number of hours that a container spends idle during a typical 30-day transit from Shanghai to Rotterdam.

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March 27, 2019

CMA CGM’s Caribbean Hub in Jamaica as Panama Canal Opens

French container shipping major CMA CGM has decided to made Jamaica its strategic Caribbean hub following the opening of the Expanded Panama Canal.

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October 23, 2017

Amtrans International Transport merges with Ascer Logistic

With greatpleasure,Amtrans International Transport and Ascer Logistic announce to customers, suppliers and friends, the merger of our companies. 

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