Shout out for MX's Josh Walker who has been a rockstar in helping us at the African Library Project understand the mysteries of clearing containers in Kenya. Looks like there are still more surprises in store, courtesy of the Kenyan Treasury and ERC. So appreciate Josh's patience and perseverance in helping us get books to set up libraries in rural Kenya, Ghana, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Botswana and Swaziland. Thank you, Josh and Missionary Expediters! ... See MoreSee Less
"From January 1, 2020, a new regulation will come into force to reduce air pollution from ships globally. Whereas today ships can use fuel with up to 3.5% sulphur content (outside Emission Control Areas), the new global sulphur cap will be 0.5%.
The regulation has been developed and adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which is a specialized agency under the United Nations (UN). It will reduce sulphur pollution from shipping by more than 80%, and therefore have a very significant positive impact on the environment and human health.
Maersk Line and as such Safmarine fully support the regulation, and our preparations to ensure compliance are well underway. The cost of compliance with the new regulation will be significant, so the cost of shipping will increase. It is also expected that the volatility of fuel costs for shipping will increase as the regulation enters into effect. "
Similar steps will be taken from all other steamship lines.
Missionary Expediters is here to guide you in the ever-changing world of humanitarian aid logistics. Call us to see how we can assist your program needs. ... See MoreSee Less
Missionary Expediters is proud to serve as a freight forwarder of USAID Title II Food Aid cargoes. Always great to visit Tanzania, Rwanda, and DRC with our agents and partners that help get food in the hands of those who need it most. ... See MoreSee Less
Kenya was shocked on Saturday to find that the Treasury and the ERC (Energy Regulatory Commission, who sets the fuel prices) have decided to implement the 16% on fuel anyway, despite the decision of Parliament to defer the implementation. The argument being raised is that the Parliaments decision has not yet been set in a law.
We have seen a lot of protest being voiced, we can only hope this might result in a quick reversal of the tax.
Potential impact for your shipments to Uganda, Kenya, Somalia - increased rates for door deliveries. We will continue monitoring the situation and will keep you posted. ... See MoreSee Less