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Martin Bencher Group Newsletter - week 9

Editorial

Don’t Break the Chain
 
Creating success in an organization starts with each individual employee.
 
With a global footprint, we in Martin Bencher, must align expectations and strategies with the unique individual who represent our company values. It is easy to set goals from the management perspective – but it is not always easy to change or guide personal business behaviour.
 
Don’t break the chain (developed by Jerry Seinfeld’s Method for Creative Success) - focuses on your individual targets and TO DO’s every day. You decide what your daily tasks are, and you decide if you should break the chain or not! In short – it is a daily training session to change YOUR own behaviour over time – until it becomes a habit. In order NOT to break the chain, you will have to fulfil minimum 2 out of 6 daily targets. If you happen to reach your daily goal – cross out another day in the calendar.
 
Examples from my own daily list; Distribute three sales leads | Call a customer | Customer visit | Call on internal Sales KAM | Call my mom | Some physical activity etc.
 
It’s is private, fun and productive – and do not include company KPI’s.
 
You can google it to read more or contact our Communication Department.
 
Best Regards
Jeppe Frank | CCO
Tel.: +45 69 133 825
jeppe.frank@martin-bencher.com

Martin Bencher News

BREAKING: Notice of Strike in All Major Ports in Sweden
There has been a growing conflict between Swedish port workers and the ports which has in recent weeks escalated to its breaking point. 

On Wednesday 27th of February Swedish port workers union gave notice of a “Total work stop” in all major ports within Sweden. Read more here.
Advice from Australia
As most are already aware, Australia has very strict biosecurity regulations governed by the Department of Agriculture.  It is of utmost importance that shipments are planned carefully and checks are done prior to departure from origin ports. It becomes extremely costly to make amends once cargo is in transit or has already fallen into the hands of Australian Quarantine.
 
The main point is related to the packing & dunnage were a signed declaration by the shipper must be presented as part of the import clearance. 
 
For further information or enquiries, please contact your nearest Martin Bencher office.
Meet Martin Bencher at Wind Expo Kaohsiung, Taiwan
COO, Mr. Joergen Hougaard will be attending together with our trusted partner, Mr. Nelson Lee, UFL.
Meet Martin Bencher at PDAC
PDAC: The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention is the leading convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration.
Our Ryan Clancy, Managing Director Canada, will be attending.

Shipping and Industry News

Trade War Still Makes No Impact On World Trade
The flash estimate for the container throughput index published by the German research body Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI - Leibniz) and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) rose to 138.8 in January from 137.7 in December 2018. Read more here.
Winners and Losers: Sulphur Switch May Be a ‘windfall’ for Charter Market
MSC, Maersk, Cosco and CMA CGM are among ocean carriers that expect to temporarily increase their capacity this year to mitigate the downtime as ships are retrofitted with scrubbers, or for the decontamination of tanks to accommodate compliant fuels, ahead of IMO 2020. Read more here.
Importers Boosted US-China Shipments Ahead of Tariff Deadline
Logistics companies handling U.S.-China trade have seen record volumes in recent months as importers rushed to stock up on goods ahead of the initial deadline for tariff rises. Read more here.
Offshore Wind Outpacing CTV Fleet – Chartwell Marine
Aging crew transfer vessel (CTV) fleets may no longer be suitable for requirements of modern offshore wind projects, driving market demand for vessel upgrades and repurposing, according to Chartwell Marine. Read more here.
16 Tankers are Stuck With 8.36 Million Barrels of Crude That Nobody Wants
Venezuela is running out of space to store its sanction-stained crude that few dare to buy, forcing it to reduce output at a time when the world is thirsty for heavy, sulfurous oil. Read more here.
Shipping Association wants Realistic Emissions Reduction
The Baltic and International Maritime Consultative Organization (BIMCO), representing 56 percent of world shipping, says the forthcoming Fourth International Maritime Organization (IMO) Greenhouse Gas Study should not include unrealistically high GDP growth projections to determine the future level of shipping industry emissions. Read more here.
Photos: Operation to Raise Norwegian Frigate Underway
The operation to raise the partially sunken frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad started early morning on Tuesday 26 February. The operation is estimated to take five to six days. Read more here.
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