Last week, the government introduced strict regulations to guide cargo consolidation
in shared containers to curb tax evasion and ease clearance of goods at the ports.The regulations contained in the Finance Bill 2019 allow the Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Kenya Revenue Authority to vet and register all consolidations of air and sea cargo before importation of cargo into the country by a consolidator.
How to apply Warehouse and cargo consolidation
operators must have the appropriate approvals from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Providing more practical options for cargo consolidation
will reduce unnecessary delays and helps increase cargo volumes.
* Consolidated cargo flow, air cargo consolidation
from China and the USA to Russia
He observes that up until recently, air cargo consolidation
has been dominated by specialists and middlemen with a simple business model--buy space from airlines and sell it at a markup to shippers.
"Prague possesses all the attributes to serve as a cargo consolidation
center for Central and Eastern Europe," a spokeswoman says.
"Since 1974, we have enabled our clients' supply chain success through ocean and air freight forwarding, overland transport, customs brokerage and compliance consulting, cargo consolidation
, warehousing and distribution, speciality cargo handling, and project logistics.
"Far East shipments have been on a bit of a skid, particularly those from China and that has had an impact on rates as did excess container capacities," said Varuna Wirasinha, vice-president for regional operations at Belgium-headquartered ECU-Line, which specialises in LCL (less than container load) cargo consolidation
. "If 2009 and 2010 bore the brunt of the decline, there was some improvement in 2011; but volumes were stagnant in 2012.
These include an array of essential activities including transport, transit trade, warehousing, cargo consolidation
, border clearance, distribution and payment systems.
We were based mainly in the air import/ export department as well as the cargo consolidation