Operational problems and delays continue at Felixstowe, leading to delivery disruption and Hamburg Süd announcing it will divert ships to Southampton for five weeks.
The Duanwu Festival on the 18th June 2918, also often known as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a traditional holiday in China and means that our offices in Hong Kong and China will be closed for the day.
China implements a range of security, transport and environmental measures ahead of the 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qingdao. NGL office to close 7-10 June.
China has changed their advance security filing for all sea and air movements, to improve their ability to detect suspicious shipments.
Three lines have already imposed surcharges effective from 1st June, with more announced. As shipping executives say that rises in bunkering bills need to be passed on to shippers, because further slow steaming is not an option.
Confidence in HMRC hitting the planned November launch date is fast disappearing, as fears grow of inevitable ‘teething problems’ and the ensuing potential for disruption.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), has updated its Standard Trading Conditions (STC) to take into account industry changes, rules and other issues. The new STC will apply to all business conducted by Norman Global Logistics from 1st June 2018.
Our colleagues in China are advising us that bad weather conditions have been impacting port operations in Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao leading to vessel delays.
The British Metals Recycling Association has urged the government to take action after China announced it will soon stop accepting imports of scrap metal, following similar bans on plastic and paper waste.
The new £157m Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will go live just three months before Britain leaves the EU. Introducing a massive new programme at such a critical time is making many nervous, but we believe that CDS represents a massive step forward.