Member News

New Service: Laem Chabang to Qinzhou,China

Submitted on February 1, 2018 by Mr. Chalee of Prestige Global International in Thailand

Dear China brother stations,

We have new services to support all of yours shipment from Thailand to China.

We are pleased to announce on the commencement of the “Singapore Qinzhou Shuttle Service” (SQS) on 28 January 2018 (Sunday) from Thailand to Qinzhou, China with only 4 days direct service.

This weekly service will be plying the rotation Singapore (SGSIN) - Laem Chabang (THLCH) - Qinzhou (CNQZH) - Singapore (SGSIN) with 2 vessels on a 14 days round trip each.

Terminal Info Laem Chabang: Eastern Sea Laem Chabang Terminal Co. Ltd (ESCO) Qinzhou: Beibu Gulf -

Marketing team Dry and Reefer marketing team.kanokmas.bkk@pgi-th.com; puyfai.bkk@pgi-th.com and chalee.bkk@pgi-th.com

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Respect yours,
Chalee.
+66 (0)82 091 2000


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ZHL Open new office in Yantai

Submitted on January 9, 2018 by Lika Gao of ZHL Logistics in China

Dear Fellow members,

We're pleased to announce that we ZHL open new offce in Yantai on Jan.01,2018.

Now we have own offices in Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Weihai, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Yantai with more than 250 staff.

We ZHL only focus on the mainland China and will provide our best rates and services here to our fellow members.


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Re-Location Of Logan Oil Tools

Submitted on January 2, 2018 by Prem Singh of Arian Worldwide Logistics (AWL) in Singapore

Arian Worldwide Logistics Pte Ltd. was chosen from among 3 other logistics companies to assist "LOGAN OIL TOOLS" to help them in the relocation from Singapore to another country.

Jobscope: Pack / Crate / Lift and stuff in 35 TEUS live load.

Pictures attached.


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Industry News

Door opened for Vietnamese fresh lychee exports to Japan

Submitted on February 20, 2020 by Mr. Huynh Dang Phuc of 5SLN in USA

Source: Nhan Dan Online

NDO -Japan has officially opened the door for Vietnamese lychee to directly enter this market in the 2020 crop, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) informed the MARD’s Plant Protection Department of its opening market for Vietnamese “thieu” lychee associated with regulations on plant quarantine in late December 2019.

Thus, lychee is the fourth fresh fruit of Vietnam, after dragon fruit, mango, and banana allowed to be imported into the Japanese market - one of the world’s most demanding markets in regards to quality standards and food hygiene and safety.

This is a great opportunity to stabilise the production and consumption of lychee while reducing the oversupply during peak harvesting times. In particular, this opportunity is more important in the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic that has cause heavy impacts on many types of Vietnamese agricultural products that are currently not being exported to China and some other markets.

However, many stricter requirements are set for our country's lychee growing areas, especially for main lychee hubs such as Hai Duong and Bac Giang, to change their production methods to properly and fully meet the most stringent standards of the Japanese market.

The Plant Protection Department has issued documents guiding localities to proactively and quickly implement requests from partners, particularly accelerating the process of granting areas codes and ensuring the traceability of farming areas.

Accordingly, the minimum registered area is 5ha per coded area and the rate of lychee trees flowering in the coded area is from 70%. In addition, the production diary of lychee gardens must be kept in a record and inspected and granted a code by the Plant Protection Department.

The lychee farming gardens must also apply control methods to deal with Bactrocera dorsalis and absolutely not use plant protection drugs on the banned list.

Furthermore, the package and fumigate of lychee fruits must comply with the regulations on plant quarantine of the MAFF.

Thus, Vietnamese localities with large lychee farming areas should have plans to connect enterprises with planting areas and managing plant quarantine before exporting while monitoring the planting areas and the implementation of other necessary conditions.

In addition, authorised agencies must make efforts to facilitate the implementation of administrative procedures regarding the export of the fruit while farmers should raise their awareness in production and exporters raise their accountability in export activities.

Farmers should strictly abide by importers’ regulations on the production process and exporters must ensure the buying of products meeting all the set requirements to ensure the long-term reputation of Vietnamese lychee as well as other agricultural products that are under negotiation to be exported to other countries.

The penetration into such a fastidious market will be a driving force for Vietnamese agricultural products to escape dependence on established markets and gain confidence to compete at a global level.


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STRONG RAIN & WIND STORMS IN WEST MED - SPAIN

Submitted on January 19, 2020 by Jordi Baez of 5SLN in USA

Dear associates, due to the strong rain and wind storms in West Mediterranean area, we expect delays at arrivals & departures of all vessels calling Marseille/Fos, Barcelona and Valencia ports until end of this week. Most terminals will be closed or low going.


HIGH ACCESS LOGISTICS - ANNOUNCEMENT on Saudi Port Authority regulations w.e.f. 27th June 2019

Submitted on May 30, 2019 by Yousuf Mohamed of 5SLN in USA

According to the Saudi Port Authority regulations, the shipping agents must obtain/ keep records of a copy of the freight forwarders’ license copy issued by the Saudi Public Transport Authority (PTA) if the consignee or notifying party on the bill of lading is a freight forwarder. The regulation will come into effect immediately and shall be strictly enforced for all imports, exports and in-transit shipment after 27th Jun 2019. 

 

If the Shipping Line fails to confirm there is a penalty in the case of breach of this regulation, a fine of (SR50,000) Fifty Thousand Saudi Riyals per shipment (about US$13,500). The merchant shall be fully responsible for all the fines and/ or penalty for non-compliance. In the case of import shipments, the forwarder shall show proof of the license to Saudi Arabia COSCO agent (Alireza) at the time of delivery together with original bills of lading in exchange for delivery order. During the interim period before enforcement, original LOI would be accepted in lieu of the copy of the license. Effective from 28 Jun, LOI is no longer accepted and carrier could only accept cargo from licensed forwarders only. 

 

Based on this requirement of shipment to Saudi Arabia,

 

The following information is for your reference.

 

Example 1: PROOF OF LICENSE REQUIRED

Consignee: Forwarder, Saudi Arabia

Notify Party: Forwarder, Saudi Arabia

 

Example 2: PROOF OF LICENSE REQUIRED

Consignee: To Order

Notify Party: Forwarder, Saudi Arabia

 

Kindly check with us if you have any shipments import / export from Saudi Arabia.

We hold our freight forwarder license issued by Public Transport Authority of Saudi Arabia. This will help your customer(s) from various blockages from shipping lines. 

 

Regards

Management


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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.