In 2020, the International Maritime Organisation will require the marine sector to reduce sulphur emissions by over 80%. This means using higher grade marine fuel which may in turn affect bunker charges unless the shipping line opts for other means to decrease sulphur emissions.
While shipping lines explore & experiment with ways to control their sulphur output, importers & exporters using ocean freight for transport need to be prepared for fluctuations in ocean freight.
One of the biggest public holidays in Malaysia is here - the Hari Raya Aidilfitri, or the Eid al-fitr as it is known in other countries.
Due to the massive exodus from major cities, the following will apply:
Road transport ban: June 1-3 & 8-9 for vehicles in category 1-3
Port Klang: Closed for 4 hours on June 5
MAQIS: Permits will not be processed from June 4-9
Veterinary Dept: Closed from June 1 - 9
As countries work to improve safety and security of the movement of goods through their borders, there is a constant slew of information being released. Here's a list of advisories sorted by country for your easy reference.