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The Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have announced that Robbert van Trooijen, Senior Vice President and CEO – Asia Pacific of Maersk Line, will speak at the Global Shippers Forum and the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) International Conference & Exhibition, held alongside MEGATRANS2018 this May in Melbourne.
Based in Hong Kong, van Trooijen is responsible for Maersk Line’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region, comprising Greater China, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.
“In a period of significant change and consolidation for shipping lines, Robbert will be providing a shipping line outlook for 2018 and beyond, as a global executive from the world’s largest container shipping line,” the FTA and APSA said in a joint statement.
“This will be a must see presentation for freight forwarders, shipping lines, shippers, government stakeholders and businesses involved in the movement of goods across international borders.”
Find out more about the Global Shippers Forum and International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) International Conference & Exhibition, and MEGATRANS2018.
Following feedback from members about the difficulty in accessing and maintaining up-to-date data on shipping line import/export detention rates, the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) have launched an online detention calculator.
A detention fee is applicable when shipping line customers hold containers for longer than the pre-arranged period of free time.
Developed in collaboration with mizzenit.com, the calculator allows members to calculate and compare detention costs from 18 lines.
It can be found on the FTA’s website.