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Tax cut may lead to delay of cargo deliveries in China

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The Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation of China has issued a circular, in which they will reduce Value-Added Tax on the sale and import of a number of products from 13% to 11% with effect from 1 July 2017, the North of Engalnd P&I Club informed. In light of the forthcoming VAT reduction, ship owners may be asked to postpone cargo delivery to beyond the 1 July deadline.

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Evergreen unveils sea freight services for Alibaba.com members

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Evergreen Line has teamed up with Alibaba.com, a wholesale marketplace for global trade under Alibaba Group, to provide site members with the option of booking sea freight services online with guaranteed space and prices. The Taiwanese company has also appointed Evergreen Logistics Corporation, as a provider of logistics solutions for Alibaba.com members opting for its sea freight services.

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Port of Kapellskär’s expansion inaugurated

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The Port of Kapellskär, Sweden, announced that it has just completed, on time and within budget, a three-year refurbishment and expansion project, and now disposes a new pier, larger logistics area and modernised port facilities, in order to welcome the vessels of the future. The port is one of Sweden’s most important freight ports.

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Metro Ports to operate bulk terminal at Port of Indiana

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The Ports of Indiana announced that the country’s oldest stevedoring company, Metro Ports, will become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Starting July 1st, Metro Ports will manage the loading and unloading of shipments along the port’s East Harbor for port tenants and outside companies shipping bulk cargoes.

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Abu Dhabi inks concession agreement to operate Fujairah port

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Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah signed a 35 year concession agreement, for the establishment of "Fujairah Terminals", a new operational arm wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports. The agreement will grant Abu Dhabi Ports the exclusivity to enhance existing infrastructure and itt further extends this exclusivity throughout the emirate of Fujairah for Container business.

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