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Martin Bencher Group Newsletter - week 5

Editorial

Happy Chinese New Year

Here, the last day before Chinese New Year, I always spend the last few hours in the office to reflect on 2018 and on the outlook for 2019. It is common to write a personal letter to each and every employee in China. The main topics this year will be a true thank you for the hard work and dedication, that all employees in our four Chinese offices has shown, not only to Martin Bencher, but also to all our clients and partners around the world.
 
Also, I will express my thoughts on 2019 that looks indeed positive in many ways. The shipbuilding industry has awakened with new buildings, retrofits and large investments into the shipping sector. Many other industries are booming, and from Martin Bencher we must have focus on working even harder, and secure that our high level of quality and service, is consistent, and even developed further with innovation and professional resources in-house.       
    
From Shanghai I would like to say thank you to clients and business partners for the year of the DOG and I wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year – the year of the PIG.  
 
You can read more about Chinese New Year here. And if you want to know which Chinese Zodiac you are, please click here

Martin Bencher祝愿我们在中国的客户,合作伙伴和朋友们,在中国的新年里,好运滚滚来。 我们希望未来的日子充满喜悦和繁荣。祝大家中国新年快乐。
 
 户纳于祥迎猪年,门迎百福到猪年,笑语盈盈歌猪年,锣鼓喧天舞猪年,美酒佳肴醉猪年,幸福团圆爱猪年,愿你猪年万事如意,心想事成。


Best regards,

Jonas Frank | Managing Director, China
jonas.frank@martin-bencher.com 
Tel: + 86 21 5882 4642 ext 812

Martin Bencher News

Scrubber Transported +2500 km Intereurope
January, 2019 a scrubber was loaded in Denmark and transported +2500 km through Europe to final destination in Eastern Europe. The scrubber was transported all the way by trucking. 

Measurements of the scrubber was 750 x 430 x 345 cm. 

Shipping and Industry News

Prepare For No-Deal Brexit, Transport Sector is Advised
Alex Veitch, head of policy for the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which is now also advising its members to prepare for no-deal, laid out the challenges for each mode of transport operating between the EU and UK. Read more here.
Supply-Demand Gap on Asia-Europe Trade Widens
Shippers will be able to use widening supply-demand imbalance this spring to capitalize on the spot market and fend off surcharge efforts, adding salt to carriers' inability to make significant pricing gains in 12-month contracts. Read more here.
Liquefied Hydrogen Bunker Ship Design Revealed
The project, sponsored by Innovation Norway, has been launched with the objective to pinpoint challenges and find solutions for the storage and handling of this cargo and fuel on a vessel. Read more here.
Volumes Shipped Through Russia’s Northern Sea Route Leap 25%
Latest statistics from Russia’s Ministry of Transport show that volumes shipped through the Arctic Northern Sea Route leapt 25% last year on the back of a swathe of new energy facilities opening up. Read more here.
Europe’s Most Important River Is Running Dry as Glaciers Shrink
After a prolonged summer drought, the bustling traffic at one of the shallowest points on the Rhine ground to a halt for nearly a month late last year, choking off a critical transport artery. Read more here.
Maersk to Begin Random Container Inspections Over Safety Fears
Maersk Line is set to begin physically inspecting container contents as part of its efforts to stem the increasing numbers of fires that break out inside boxes during transit, as well as boxes in which cargo moves or is damaged due to not being lashed correctly. Read more here.
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