Shippers using Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) could experience cost increases and delays, after the worldʼs busiest air cargo hub begins the phased introduction of X-ray screening of air freight shipments.
Norman Global Logistics offices in China and Hong Kong office will close for the Mid-Autumn Festival public holiday.
While our politicians continue to wrangle and leaked government documents warn of ‘no-deal’ delays to medicine, shortages of fresh foods and price rises, HMRC and French Customs have issued their Brexit Ro/Ro guidance, and the EU has extended critical road and air regulations.
Shippers from China still have no real insight of expected surcharge levels, as low-sulphur fuel prices emerge from the limited bunkering available in some hub ports, suggesting a premium of more than 30% over heavy fuel oil.
Carriers have been announcing more blank sailings on the Asia-North Europe trade as slowing demand threatens to pull down rate levels.
As Hurricane Dorian, now a category 2 storm, approaches the South East Coast of the United States many ports have closed and/or plan to close in the upcoming days.
While Dorian, the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, continues to batter the Bahamas, Orlando International ariport closed at 0200 on Tuesday 3rd September.
While Dorian, the most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas since records began and the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, with winds up to 180mph, continues to move slowly westwards, Florida airport reopened today.
Hurricane Dorian is forecast to strengthen and become a highly dangerous Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, threatening the Atlantic coast of central and south Florida.
Our Vietnam office will close for Vietnamese National Day on Monday 2nd September 2019, and open as usual Tuesday the 3rd.