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SBB Cargo intermodal strategy

SBB Cargo is developing an integrated national intermodal strategy based on two new terminals.

Gateway Limmattal in Dietikon near Zurich will be the Swiss hub for rail-borne containers to and from the major north European ports, while a second facility in the Rhine port of Basle will handle rail/river traffic.

Limmattal will open in the middle of the decade while Basle is expected to come in stream in 2013-14

Source:  IRJ

Seefrachtraten

Die Reedereien Coscon, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, ML und ZIM haben auf den 1.4. Ratenerhöhungen angekündigt.  Es wird jedoch davon ausgegangen, dass diese am Markt nicht durchsetzbar sind. Dies, weil auch der SCFI-Index um 2.9 Prozent nachgab und unter die 1000-Punkte-Marke gefallen ist.

Quelle: DVZ

New HS rules from 1.1.2012

On the 1st of January 2012 the new HS Nomenclature 2012 edition will be in effect.

HS2012 includes 220 sets of accepted amendments, divided as follows:

  • 98 relate to the agricultural sector
  • 27 to the chemical sector
  • 9 to the paper sector
  • 14 to the textile sector
  • 5 to the base metal sector
  • 30 to the machinery sector
  • 37 to a variety of other sectors

Certain code numbers have been added, deleted or renumbered as a result of the amendments.

Details under World Customs Organization www.wcoomd.org