13
Aug

The massive explosion at Tianjin (Xingang) port yesterday will cause massive disruption to shipping as the Chinese authorities carry out internal investigations. 

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13
Jul

On 1 July 2016 the IMO’s SAFETY Maritime Commission, Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) will implement new mandatory international regulations. These will require every packed container due for sea export to have a verified container weight as a condition for vessel loading.

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27
Jul

The Chinese government has introduced a pilot scheme relating to VAT on services in the transport & service sector (see below).

Accordingly to “Tax Policy of VAT Pilot Program on Transportation & Modern Service Sector”, the related VAT tax policy will be expanded nationwide with effect from 1st August 2013.

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