ESC Urges Shippers to Drop Congestion Surcharges

first_imgzoom It is unacceptable to hit European businesses with the new so-called congestion surcharges, the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says in a statement.Seeing no reason to impose these congestion surcharges, the ESC urges ship owners to minimize surcharges and bring all costs into a single negotiable freight rate wherever possible.For some time now businesses have been faced with the introduction of congestion surcharges in several parts of the world, among them Oman, the Philippines, India, the United States, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.According to the operators this mechanism is necessary due to the new organization of the shipowners through Vesel Sharing Alliances (VSA), slot exchanges and other means of rationalization.According to the ESC, these new forms of organization have been introduced as a way to improve the service quality offered to customers, not to increase revenues by creating new surcharges.The ESC wants ship owners to limit the impact of these new organization models by solving problems rather than impose surcharges to shippers.Press Releaselast_img read more

Restaurant Brands CEO takes on responsibility for Tim Hortons top job

TORONTO — The parent company of Tim Hortons says the brand’s president is moving to a new position and Restaurant Brands International CEO Daniel Schwartz will take over his responsibilities.Elias Dias Sese stepped down as Tim Hortons president on Monday and took on the role of president of international expansion.RBI, which operates Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, is focused on growing its three brands worldwide.Tim Hortons franchisees file lawsuit against Restaurant Brands for breach of contractThe company said Schwartz will assume direct responsibility for the brand and will work with Tim Hortons Canada president Sami Siddiqui to keep growing the chain.The move came the same day that a Tim Hortons franchisee filed a claim in an Ontario court seeking a $500-million class-action lawsuit against RBI, alleging it improperly used money from a national advertising fund.RBI denies the allegations, which have not been proven in court. read more