Australian Export Market Performance Review Over 2015-2016

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With the last year (2016) coming under review soon, we wanted to highlight how the Australian export market has been performing in the most recent years.  We will look into the top export of goods and services, the perspective of the export market performance against world trade, and also the contribution and values seen. First… Read more »

Strategic Business Plans for the Sri Lankan Maritime Industry

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In our previous blog, we looked into how the Colombo Port is slated to become a key transhipment hub in Asia with its pending East Container Terminal developments and investment opportunities to global shipping players. The Colombo Port also has other plans to develop the Sri Lankan maritime industry, along with the West Container Terminal… Read more »

Plans for Colombo to becomes a key Transhipment Hub in Asia

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The island of Sri Lanka is currently home to seven ports with the Port of Colombo, Port of Hambantota, the Trincomalee Harbour and Oluvil Harbour being those utilised in majority. Since the end of the three-decade civil war in 2009, investments and aid have flowed in from throughout the globe to boost rehabilitation and development…. Read more »

Sea Cargo Trade Routes and the Global Shipping Industry

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For centuries before the advent of modern trading practices, the island of Sri Lanka was a key player in ancient Silk Road sea cargo trade routes. However, with changes in the global shipping industry, the introduction of China’s One Belt and One Road initiative and new oil shipping routes, Sri Lankan ports have been highlighted as critical maritime… Read more »

The Current Setting in the International Freight Arena

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The trends of the transport and freight industry are based on stakeholders & key players and forums that govern the international freight arena. One such forum is the International Transport Forum (ITF) by the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that has 57 member countries in its roster. The ITF acts as a… Read more »

European Shipping and News

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Transco Cargo offers shipments to European countries for personal effects and commercial cargo shipments. The cut-off date for European shipping is the Thursday of every week. We have a global network of shipping partners that enable us to provide streamline services to our clientele, especially for commercial requirements. However, we also feel its out duty… Read more »

Freight Management Trends that are Making Waves in the International Shipping Industry

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Already into the 2nd week of the New Year, changes are happening in the shipping world with trends making waves. This time around, we want to share with you trends that could help further freight management in the future. The international shipping industry should always stay ahead of the times, where shipping and logistics service… Read more »

Global Shipping News at the Dawn of 2017

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As we look back upon 2016, we are also looking forward to changes and new beginning in the New Year. As the dawn of 2017 looms in the horizon, we look at global shipping news to start the year informed and aware of the status of the shipping industry. Let us look into some noteworthy… Read more »

The Logistics Industry in Australia is Optimistic of Further Growth in 2017

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Annually, much research is done to understand the trends and growths/declines of various industries, and the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (also known as BITRE) is responsible for carrying out research on the logistics industry in Australia. The latest research data (which can be found in the Australian Infrastructure Statistics Yearbook 2016) on… Read more »

Imports from Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is one of South Asia’s largest textile export countries, second only to China in the global textile exports arena. Specialising in the likes of knitwear and ready-made garments, Bangladesh has established itself as a key player in the global apparel industry. Shipping to Bangladesh  in terms of imports coming into this SAARC country includes… Read more »

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