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   Vol. 21 No. 7
Monday February 7, 2022
Letters for February 7, 2022

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Good morning and Kung Hei Fat Choi Geoffrey,

     Yes indeed, we are now firmly in the year of the Tiger ( a water Tiger so we are told) and hold high expectations for the coming months.
     As is the usual case these days in our hyper connected world Chinese New Year in Hong Kong is a continual stream of Memes through WhatsApp and WeChat, almost endless and all competing to be the best, personally I think this one gets the gold medal:
     Meanwhile my personal year of the Ox did not end so well as about three weeks ago I managed to break a bone in my foot, never felt it happening as I suffer from neuropathy in my feet anyway and only noticed some fairly extensive swelling a few days later which after a week had not gone down so I decided to go to my doctor who called for an x-ray and the rest is history the bone is not only broken but displaced so requires surgery and a plate to put it all back together, fortunately all dealt with very efficiently in Hong Kong as usual so I did not have to wait at all and now I am halfway through a no weight-bearing living on crutches 14 days!
     One of the outcomes of this is that ULD Care have decided to postpone the planned virtual conference for a few weeks, as I simply lost too much time dealing with my foot issues, we will have a new date set up very shortly and I absolutely will be getting back to everyone.
     Meanwhile, Omicron has finally caught up with Hong Kong, so we are in for a few interesting weeks I think. We have to a certain extent lived in an unsustainable bubble for many months now which is finally being popped and it will be interesting to see how things work out, on the other hand everything I read indicates that there is no sign of any real improvements in the congestion in Maritime shipping and I think it seems highly likely that any cargo volumes and rates are going to be effective life for many months to come, along with the associated pressure on ULD
     And I am still working on a couple of major initiatives for ULD CARE but we will be going public with in the not too distant future.
     Overall remain excited and animated moving ahead in 2022!

Bob Rogers
VP & Treasurer
Hong Kong SAR

RE:  MSC ITA LH Acronyms With Meaning

Hi Geoffrey,

     Just reading about the interest of MSC in ITA brings to mind the recent news of the other shipping giant Maersk buying the German Airfreight Forwarder Senator (privately owned by founder Mr. Kirschbaum) for a sizeable sum - close to US$ 500 Million.
     Quite a bit of change for a mid-size freight forwarding company which was just started in the mid 1980s but has become very successful with main client BMW, and running regular charter services out of Frankfurt Hahn with four leased 747 cargo jets a few times a week into the U.S. as well as Far East and South Africa.
     For Maersk that money is only petty cash, but obviously they think the time is right to add air cargo capabilities to their line of business - which sounds very truly right given the bottlenecks in ocean freight services impacted since COVID.
     So getting into airfreight & charter services looks like a good idea for them, and perhaps likewise the move from MSC.
     Keep up the good work!

Hardy Zantke

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