Martin Bencher Group Newsletter - week 27


Summer Greatings From Martin Bencher

As we are now in July, summer vacation is just upon us, why we will like you – as either client or partner – to keep in mind, that our people might be out of office.
We will always try to keep you informed who you can contact instead, and of course, you are always welcome to contact your local Martin Bencher office. You can find all contact information here.
Furthermore, there are some restrictions for transportation during the summer – for instance driving restrictions in Europe, why there might be extended transportation time. 
Martin Bencher wishes everybody a great summer.

Best regards,
Peter Jensen, CEO | +45 87 421 807

Martin Bencher News

Compressor From New York to Singapore

Martin Bencher, USA, are doing a door to door transportation from New York to Singapore.

Cargo is a compressor – injection Skid and Motor. The compressor is 17 x 5 x 5 meters, weighing 81 tonnes, and the motor is 5 x 4 x 5 meters, weighing 41 tonnes.
Martin Bencher UAE on Fact-Finding Trip to Jordan
Martin Bencher UAE was recently on a fact-finding trip to Amman, Jordan to meet with partners and clients. It was great meeting new and old acquaintances, and to experience the great city of Amman. 
Jordan is an interesting country from a Martin Bencher perspective, and we are seeing a large potential for project related shipments to Jordan – especially within the renewal energy sector.

Fun Facts about Jordan
  • Over 9.8 million people live in Jordan.
  • King Abdullah II is the current leader of Jordan.
  • The capital of Jordan is Amman.
  • Jordan has 34,495 square miles of land.
  • Jebel Um Adaami is the tallest mountain peak in Jordan at 1,854 m.
  • The longest river in Jordan is the Jordan river flowing for 251 km.
  • People in Jordan speak Arabic and English.
  • If you like the Indiana Jones movies you will be interested to know that some of the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie was filmed in Petra – Jordan.
If any inquiries for Jordan or Middle East in genreal, please feel free to contact your local Martin Bencher office. Click here to find your local office.

Shipping News

Shipping Industry Launches Maritime Security Website
Leading international shipping associations have launched a website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. Read more here
IATA Predicts Slower Airfreight Traffic Ahead
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted a likely slowdown ahead for airfreight traffic, as traffic in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose by a slower 4 percent year-on-year during the three months ended April. Read more here
Profitable Year Slipping Away as Container Shipping Outlook Darkens
A series of negative factors are lining up to deny ocean carriers a good year. Read more here

Industry News

Oil Markets Down as Uncertainty Lingers
Oil prices have fallen slightly, as Saudi Arabia and Russia reported increased production in June but upward price pressure is forecast to remain. Read more here.
China to Cancel More US Soy Shipments as More Tariffs Loom
Chinese companies are expected to cancel most of the remaining soybeans they have committed to buy from the U.S. in the year ending Aug. 31 once the extra tariff on U.S. imports takes effect from Friday. Read more here.
IMO Considers Introducing a Fifth Sulfur Emission Control Area
A new sulfur emission control area could be underway. The IMO will now look at the benefits for, among other aspects, public health by introducing a fifth area in which ships are barred from sailing on fuel with sulfur content exceeding 0.1 percent. Read more here.
Danish Start-Up to Increase Sea-Safety
KMD has invested in the Danish start-up company Scoutbase, who in close cooperation with DFDS are in the process of developing a digital communication system, which will help create better safety on sea before ships sail of. Read more here
Have you ever visited our office in Thailand, Bangkok?
Click here to meet your local contact.
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