Member News

Australia Imports - Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Submitted on August 27, 2018 by Daniel Mott of Regroup Logistics in Australia

Dear Friends:
 
The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has released the latest requirements regarding mandatory pre-shipment fumigation for imports into Australia, to protect against Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs over the 2018/2019 high risk season.
 
The new seasonal measures will apply to goods that are manufactured in, or shipped from, these countries:

United States of America /  Italy / Germany / France / Russia / Greece / Hungary / Romania / Georgia

Any vessel that transships or loads goods from these countries are also subject to heightened vessel surveillance.
 
Please visit http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/pests/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs for more information and to familiarise yourself with the requirements.  Consignees are responsible for ensuring their shipments are compliant with the regulations.

These measures are effective from 1 September 2018 to 30 April 2019.
 
Please ensure you fully understand the links to this email re requirements  AS WELL AS the service providers who can perform fumigation.
 
Any queries, please make contact before shipping as we cannot afford to have any goods arrive that have not been handled correctly.


EID ADHA HOLIDAY

Submitted on August 17, 2018 by ZAIN A. of Everest Int'l Shipping in Jordan

Dear 5SLN Members,

Kindly be noted that we will be in holiday from the 20/8-24/8 in regards to the Eid Adha Holiday.

We will be on skeleton employees, therefore, for any urgencies kindly email ammops@everest-hkj.com

Everest International Shipping wishes you all a happy Eid Adha Mubarak!


Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics acquires the forwarding company Unitrans

Submitted on July 2, 2018 by Rocco van Horik of Scandinavian Shipping in Sweden

“By this takeover we strengthen our position as a logistics company, both in Sweden and on the global market”, says Björn Eklund, owner of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics.

By the acquisition Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics expands its’ capacity mainly within road transports and at the same time, growing with a visible presence in the south of Europe. The acquisition is part of the company’s investment in strategical growth, which includes plans for more business acquisitions.

Unitrans works on a global scale with special focus on road transports to and from Europe and sea freight to Asia. Furthermore, the company has long experience of customs handling.

“By uniting our companies, we can offer even better preconditions for tailor-made transport solutions. We strengthen our position especially in Spain, Portugal and Italy. We also deepen our excellence within customs issues regarding laws, regulations and the handling of documents for our customers”, says Björn Eklund.

Develop the business and the personnel Unitrans will be a subsidiary led by Pär Sundblad, CEO of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics. Together, the companies have 33 employees and from February 2019 the companies will share office space in Gothenburg.

“For us, this is an important step forward. Both companies will be stronger together than what they would have been on their own. Therefore, the objective is to form a larger unity, where both the companies and the staff continue to develop”, says Pär Sundblad.

“To get a strong owner with a clearly stated growth strategy focusing on expansion opens up new opportunities for both our existing customers and for our employees. We come to a professional logistics environment adapted to both small and large customers, where our competence can be applied in the business from day one. We will remain having strong customer focus within our current business areas”, says Kenneth Andersson, one of the owners of Unitrans.


Prestige Global International Co., Ltd Moved to new office

Submitted on June 16, 2018 by chalee of Prestige Global International in Thailand

Dear Brother Stations,

Please kindly advised Prestige Global International Co., Ltd has moved to new office wef on 1 June 2018.

Address 420/7 Kanchanaphisek Road, Dok Mai Sub-Distrct, Pravet District, Bangkok 10250 Thailand.

Please apply our new office telephone  +66 (0)2 054 7311.

Please apply mobile phone +66 (0)82 0912000 Mr. Chalee email chalee.bkk@pgi-th.com.
Please apply mobile phone +66 (0)95 6420567 Ms. Puyfai email puyfai.bkk@pgi-th.com.
Please apply mobile phone +66 (0)80 2563199 Ms.Kanokmas email kanokmas.bkk@pgi-th.com.

If you have any enquiries air/ocean cross border from Thailand to Laos / Cambodia / Myanmar / Malaysia please free to contact us.

Respect yours,
Mr. Chalee.


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CHINESE TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL "DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL"

Submitted on June 14, 2018 by Joe.xia of Windart International Logistics in China

All office in China will remain closed for 3 days From 16th June 2018 and 18th June 2018.


Special prices from PRG origin

Submitted on June 13, 2018 by AZ CARGO S.R.O. Mottl of AZ Cargo in Czech Republic

Dear colleagues and partners, feel free to check our website where we offer special chages from PRG origin. The link is: http://azcargo.cz/en/special-prices/
Charges are in local currency CZK per KG, You should convert to EUR/USD or other currencies.

Thank You


Dolphin Logistics - Management Changes

Submitted on June 11, 2018 by Dylan Hi of Dolphin Logistics in Taiwan

Dear 5-SLN Family:

Please be informed that James Yang is no longer working in Dolphin Logistics.
Please update your records to the following contacts:

First contact : Dylan Hi (dylan.hi@dolphin-gp.com)
Second contact: Ruby Lee (ruby.lee@dolphin-gp.com)
 
DOLPHIN is an international freight forwarder & NVOCC, identified IATA & FIATA , HQ, Taiwan, Taipei with offices: Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taoyuan, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Zhongshan, Foshan, Tianjin, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Dalian, Qingdao, Chongqing , Ningbo, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. With completed network from northern to southern in China & Asia. Dolphin is a right partner for your import/export AIR & Ocean business ex/to Taiwan & China.

If you need any assistance or any inquiries, Please feel free to contact Dolphin teams. You can also visit our website www.dolphin-gp.com for further information. Looking forward to hear you soon.

Dylan Hi


DG Air & Sea acquired by Dafarra & Seves Srl

Submitted on June 10, 2018 by Marco Schimmenti of Dafarra & Seves (was DG Air & Sea) in Italy

Dafarra & Seves Srl has acquired the company DG AIR & SEA S.R.L.effective from 8 February 2018.

From this date therefore, Dafarra & Seves Srl will take over all activities related to the branch of commercial company acquired.  As a result of the Sale, therefore, from the Effective Date, all existing and new relationships activities will be headed by the company:
Dafarra & Seves Srl

We therefore invite you to indicate the aforementioned data in all the documents relating to orders and services and / or any other document from the Effective Date onwards.  Any non-conforming documents can not be accepted. 
Best regards
DAFARRA & SEVES SRL


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HOLIDAY NOTICE

Submitted on June 10, 2018 by ZAIN A. of Everest Int'l Shipping in Jordan

Dear 5SLN members,

Everest would like to inform you that we will be on a national holiday (Eid Alfiter)  from the 15th until the 18th of June. We will resume work on the 19th of June.
We will be on skeleton staff, please email the below for any urgent inquiries:
AMMOPS@EVEREST-HKJ.COM
INFO@EVEREST-HKJ.COM


Prestidge Global - Moving/Relocation Notice

Submitted on June 3, 2018 by Chalee of Prestige Global International in Thailand

Please be advised that Prestige Global International Co., Ltd is moving to new office on June 01, 2018.  Our new address will be:
420/7 Kanchanaphisek Road, Dok Mai Sub-Distrct,
Pravet District, Bangkok 10250 Thailand.

Regards
Chalee


Industry News

Tight Trucking Market USA

Submitted on February 8, 2018 by Steve Dew of Interglobal Forwarders in USA

The USA trucking capacity is currently very tight and we are facing challenges and increasing cost in FCL, LCL, and Intermodal Trucking.  Some Factors at the root of this issue include: * Qualified Truck Driver Availability * Federal Government Mandated ELD(Electronic Logging Devices) * High Economic Demand.  All of these factors combined with several severe winter weather conditions in various parts of USA have combined to create maybe the tightest trucking capacity I have seen in 20 years.  This trend may continue for some time to come so plan ahead and allow extra time for trucking arrangements.


Pakistan Public Holidays

Submitted on September 28, 2017 by Kashif Shami of Shami Freight Systems in Pakistan

All offices in Pakistan will remain closed due Religious Holidays for 2 days i-e 30th Sep 2017 and 01st Oct 2017. 


Sharing News: Thai – Rangoon Service (TR1)

Submitted on August 31, 2017 by Chalee of Prestige Global International in Thailand

MCC Transport is pleased to announce the new rotation of the Thai – Rangoon Service (TR1), which will enhance our product portfolio and strengthen our network. The TR1 service will be calling Thilawa Terminal or MITT at Yangon, Myanmar as additional port on her rotation. The new rotation will be effective from MCC MERGUI 1725, etd from Laem Chabang on 15th September 2017.

Port

Arrival

Dep

Transit Time

Laem Chabang

Fri

0:01

Fri

15:00

-

Ho Chi Minh City

Sun

12:00

Sun

21:00

2

Tanjung Pelepas

Wed

1:00

Wed

17:00

5

Port Klang

Thu

21:00

Fri

7:00

6

Yangon (MITT)

Mon

3:00

Tue

3:00

10

Yangon  (MIP)

Tue

9:00

Wed

9:00

11

The new TR1 service will provide our esteemed customers the following benefits:-
    Full service coverage to serve 2 terminals in one of the fast growing Asian market “Yangon, Myanmar”.
    New direct service from Thailand to Thilawa Terminal (MITT) as best alternative terminal in Yangon, located next to Thilawa Special Economic Zone with efficient port productivity and no impact from truck ban.
    Reliable and fast transit time ex Laem Chabang to MITT only 10 days

Chalee


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RESTRICTION ON HAZARDOUS CARGO AT TUGHLAKABAD

Submitted on May 25, 2017 by News from MSK of Prestige Global International in Thailand

Dear Brother Stations,

Please be informed that Maersk Line has stopped accepting any DG shipment or hazardous cargo at TKD (Tughlakabad), India (INNWD) with immediate effect. The decision has been made by Container Corporation of India.

For any queries please reach out to our customer service team. Thank you for your continuous support. 

Sincerely,

Chalee


Montevideo - National Strike

Submitted on March 31, 2017 by Ignacio Milán of SIF Group in Uruguay

Land Transport Association paralyzes activities for an indefinite period!
SIF GROUP informs that, yesterday, the Land Transport Association declared a national strike for indefinite time.
The Port of Montevideo will be affected in their operations, and probably also be affect the international transport.


IMPORTANT NEWS - STRIKE CALLED IN SPAIN - STEVEDORES

Submitted on February 24, 2017 by Jordi Baez of Newblock in Spain

Dear fellow partners:

After several meetings among Unions and the Infrastructures Ministry in Spain, a strike has been finally called in all Spanish ports, as of 6th March.  If this strike is not called off, it will distort all handling operations, vessel calls and sailings.  We expect serious delays, call cancellations and backlogs.

A 2014 E.U. Directive is now mandatory and the Spanish Government has just signed the bill today; thus we do not expect changes in the Unions position. Please feel free to contact us for updated information.

Quote
De: C.O.A.C.A.B [mailto:coacab@coacab.com]
Enviado el: miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017 10:50
Para: C.O.A.C.A.B
Asunto: AVISO 79/2017 - Stevedore labor situation update

Dear customers,
We would like to inform you about latest news that comes from the Spanish stevedores. They have announced that they are going to strike for the following days:
-         7th of March -         9th of March -         11th of March  -         14th  of March  -         16th of March -         18th of March  -         21th of March  -         23th of March  -         25th of March
The strike will be performed during alternative hours, that means:
-         From 9:00 to 10:00; from 11:00 to 12:00; from 13:00 to 14:00; from 15:00 to 16:00; from 17:00 to 18:00; from 19:00 to 20:00; from 21:00 to 22:00; from 23:00 to 00:00; from 01:00 to 02:00; from 03:00 to 04:00; from 05:00 to 06:00 and from 07:00 to 08:00.
The shifts that will be affected will be:
-         From 08:00 6th of March until 08:00 of 7th of March
-         From 08:00 8th of March until 08:00 of 9th of March
-         From 08:00 10th of March until 08:00 of 11th of March
-         From 08:00 13th of March until 08:00 of 14th of March
-         From 08:00 15th of March until 08:00 of 16th of March
-         From 08:00 17th of March until 08:00 of 18th of March
-         From 08:00 20th of March until 08:00 of 21th of March
-         From 08:00 22th of March until 08:00 of 23th of March
-         From 08:00 24th of March until 08:00 of 25th of March
We will you keep duly informed in case of further developments.


New connection to Far East

Submitted on November 22, 2016 by Martin Mottl of AZ Cargo in Czech Republic

Dear partners and colleagues, be informed of 3U new direct service ex PRG-CTU./HUB.  Oper by A330 PAX days 2,5. Connections as follows: PVG,ICN 3 flights daily,, MEL 4 flights weekly.  If you have any shipment from Middle Europe Region, feel free to ask me.

Greetings from Prague, Martin Mottl