3 billion packages! Americans usher in a holiday shopping frenzy of online express delivery!

1. Asia-Europe sea freight increased by 200% year-on-year

According to the news on December 8th, according to the weekly spot prices released by the Shanghai Container Freight Index, the price of container shipping across the seven oceans has risen sharply in recent months.

The latest data show that the price of Asia-Europe trade has risen further. The spot exchange rate for Northern Europe rose by 13.5% to US$2,374 per teu, and the spot exchange rate for the Mediterranean rose by 7.4% to US$2384 per teu. It is worth noting that the growth rates of the Nordic and Mediterranean regions increased by 196.8% and 209.2% year-on-year respectively.


2. Epidemic restrictions, cruise ships departing from Italy suspended operations


According to news on December 8, recently, due to fears that holiday gatherings and gatherings will increase the spread of the virus in the community, the Italian government has stated that it will strengthen restrictions on residents’ travel, restrict movement between regions, cities and towns, and restrict travel from other countries. Ability of individuals to travel to and from Italy. These increased restrictions will temporarily run from December 21, 2020 to January 6, 2021.

Costa Cruises said it will abide by the regulations announced by the Italian government and will suspend cruises from December 20. Costa plans to resume voyages with Costa Smeralda on January 7, 2021, starting from Civitavecchia for a week.


3. Americans’ online shopping during the holiday season faces the express test: there will be 3 billion parcels this year, 800 million more than last year

News on December 8th, in the upcoming holiday season, the online shopping delivery industry will face unprecedented pressure. It is estimated that there will be 3 billion packages to be delivered this year, about 800 million more than the same period last year.

In response to the surge in packages, large delivery companies have expanded their weekend deliveries and hired more workers. They have also adopted a tough attitude towards retailers, imposing high holiday surcharges on shipments, and strictly limiting the number of packages that companies can send each day.


4. Turkey’s first freight train for export goods to China will arrive in Xi’an next week

According to news on December 8, Turkey’s first freight train for export goods to China recently departed from Istanbul. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying introduced at the press conference that the freight train carrying 42 containers will span 8,693 kilometers and arrive in Xi’an, China next week.

It is understood that this train is the first train that departs from Turkey and is fully loaded with export commodities since the China-Europe train passed through Turkey for the first time in November 2019.


5. Amazon plans to open a new distribution center in Oklahoma City, USA

On December 8, Amazon recently announced that it plans to open a new distribution center in Oklahoma City, USA, which is expected to start in 2021. By then, the distribution center will create more than 500 new full-time jobs, and provide industry-leading compensation and comprehensive benefits.


6. Irish Post builds the largest e-commerce parcel processing center in China

According to news on December 8, Ireland Post invested 30 million euros in the Dublin Mail Center to build Ireland’s largest e-commerce packet processing center, which has now officially opened.

The small package center is next to the Dublin automated package center, which opened in November 2019, and can handle 2.5 million packages per week. The Irish Post said that the group is shifting its business focus from traditional mail to e-commerce parcels, and the parcel center can serve companies to carry out international and domestic trade.


7. DHL Japan Osaka Distribution Center will open soon

According to news on December 8, DHL recently announced that its Sakai Osaka distribution center, which has invested about 79.9 million pounds in Japan, will soon be put into use.

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It is reported that the new facility will integrate DHL’s three sorting sites in Japan, the Kansai Airport Gateway, the Kansai Airport Service Center and the Osaka Service Center. Here will deal with Japan’s entry and exit customs affairs, warehousing, sorting and distribution services.


8. eBay: Sellers must upload and update MSDS to complete live qualification certification

According to news on December 8, eBay yesterday released the 2021 dangerous goods air transportation regulations and live qualification update announcement (hereinafter referred to as the announcement).

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The announcement stated that the International Air Transportation Association (“IATA”) has recently updated the Dangerous Good Regulations (“DGR”), and the new version of IATA DGR will be used from January 1, 2021. That is the 62nd edition.

The announcement reminds sellers to upload and update MSDS through the ordering platform www.edisebay.com before January 20, 2020, and complete the certification of live qualification, so as to ensure that live product packages can continue to be delivered normally from January 21, 2021.


9. 12 South Korean logistics companies were fined 5.45 billion won for price collusion

According to news on December 8, South Korea’s anti-monopoly regulatory agency recently stated that it has decided to impose a fine of 5.45 billion won ($4.98 million) on 12 logistics companies for colluding to manipulate the tender price of imported agricultural products transportation and at the same time ordering these 12 logistics companies. The logistics company takes corrective measures.


10. Rubin Ritter, co-CEO of European fashion e-commerce company Zalando, resigns

On December 8, according to the British BBC report, Rubin Ritter, the co-CEO of Zalando, a European fashion e-commerce platform, announced his resignation plan on the grounds that he wanted to return to his family and wish to prioritize his wife’s career aspirations. .


According to data, Zalando was established in Germany in 2008 and is headquartered in Berlin. It mainly sells clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty products. Currently, the platform has 36 million customers in 17 countries and its sales reached 1.85 billion euros last quarter. Europe’s largest local e-commerce platform.