Member News

Launch of "ecsREACH" by Ecstasy Logistics

Submitted on January 2, 2019 by Editor of 5SLN in USA

Wish you all a Happy New Year. 

Let this New Year brings all loads of Healthy, Wealthy, and Prosperity.  Let everyone's business increase and continue to go up.

At this juncture, we are happy to announce the launch of our 24x7 cargo tracking module "ecsREACH". Where the concerned can find the milestones of their respective shipment right from the factory till the delivery.  We are ecstastic with this milestone and look forward for more...

If you have any Export or Import enquiries / shipments related to INDIA, please feel free to REACH us.  

With ECSTASY, "cargo travel is made easy"

NTG Finland - Name change to NTG Air & Ocean Oy effective January 01, 2019

Submitted on December 30, 2018 by Linda Nyberg of NTG Air & Ocean (Formerly Polar Logistics) in Finland

Dear 5-SLN Members:

Nordic Transport Group A/S (=NTG A/S) has decided to change the names of the companies being in the air and ocean business. The name change concerns only Finland. Please note that the 5-SLN Member, NTG Global Poland Sp zoo in Poland will not change their name.

The new name for Finland as from January 1,2019 is:  NTG Air & Ocean Oy

The email addresses from January 1, 2019 are  All other information of the company (business ID, VAT-number, bank details etc) will remain unchanged.

Linda Nyberg

New development started.....

Submitted on December 22, 2018 by Norman de Vos of FOX Global Logistics in Netherlands

FOX Global Logistics has started the physical construction of our new distribution centre and office.  See attached picture.  – totally 40.000m2 warehouse project.

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Project Cargo handled by AGL-Agemar Global Logistics

Submitted on December 22, 2018 by Can Boyaci of AGL-Agemar Global Logistics in Turkey

We are happy to achieve 3 different projects safe & sound in November. All of them were network agency business, which were so happy to work with us among years.

One of our Vietnamese agent booked with us 1 x Caterpillar from Izmit to Hong Kong by vessel, which was above 30tons and OW&OH. We lashed, secured, and handled transportation by escort. 3 more to go in first quarter of 2019.

Our reliable English agent, with which we carried F1 Turkey phase long years, consigned us 1 x Car Simulator from Heatrow to Istanbul by air. Simulator was of Redbull F1 Race Car, and it was placed in IBM Think Summit for the purpose of entertainment. We cleared, delivered/collected to/from exhibition area, handled setup for simulator.

our partner in Lebanon also booked with us 3 x Transformers from Mersin to Hong Kong by vessel, which was OW&OH. We lashed, secured, and transported them by escorts. Planned volume for 2019 is 56x40’FR.

We are looking forward to handle your regular/special/project cargoes as well.

Attachment: 195-cats.jpg

ZHL Ningbo Branch Moves to New Office

Submitted on December 2, 2018 by Lika Gao of ZHL Logistics in China

Dear Partners,

Glad to announce that ZHL Ningbo Office moves to the new office last week. We will provide better services to you.

New address as below,the tel no. and email address remains the same as before:


USA - Italy Cooperation!

Submitted on November 30, 2018 by Aries Global of Aries Global Logistics in USA

Aries Global Logistics Chicago office recently had the opportunity to collaborate with 5SLN member, Ferrara 2006 kft for the movement of an engine to Hungary on behalf of Ferrara 2006 customer. The shipment from GE Distributed Power to BUD ex ORD via Cargolux took place on Nov. 20th with the arrival on the 23rd   Total weight 10 tons

Special handling was required with AGL arranging an overhead crane at the shippers facility, arranging a flatbed, and the coordination with the airline to ensure compliance with the loading specifications.  Thanks to Ferrara 2006 for the support of AGL.

Attachment: 193-GE engine.jpg

Prestige Global International, Co. Ltd

Submitted on November 29, 2018 by Chalee of Prestige Global International in Thailand

Dear Brother Stations,

We are in Thailand, we are moved to new office building nearby BKK airport and will be celebration my company 8 years on 30 November . 

We are inviting to join with us.

Mr. Chalee

Attachment: 192-NLOGO.JPG

Exclusive Agent for Premier Trans Aire (3X-435) Q4 5-SLN Members Only promotion (-30% below market)

Submitted on November 18, 2018 by Aviv Sela of TCG Global Logistics in China
5-SLN Member, TCG has been operating (carrier) 3x flights to South America exclusively for a while.  Now starting to promote this product globally.

These rates are highly competitive (CX for example is selling around USD 9-10/kg Mex for its direct services..!)

 ZONE   Destination   +45KG   +100KG   +300KG   +500KG   +1000KG   Routing   二程机型   三程机型   Remark 
 Central & South America   BDA   --  5.63 5.56 4.64 4.46 HNL-ONT/SDF-MIA MD11/B767 --  
 BOG   --  5.19 5.12 4.22 3.95 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 EZE/VCP   --  6.07 5.93 4.86 4.81 via MIA MD11/B767 -- ***** Subject to space
 GUA/MGA/SAP/SDQ   --  5.49 5.34 4.42 4.61 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 GYE   --  5.49 5.41 4.49 4.52 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 PTY   --  5.56 5.49 4.49 4.52 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 SAL   --  5.56 5.49 4.49 4.52 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 SCL   --  6.07 5.93 4.86 4.91 via MIA MD11/B767 -- ***** Subject to space
 SJO   --  5.56 5.49 4.49 4.62 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 TGU   --  6.07 5.93 4.99 4.96 via MIA MD11/B767 -- +usd0.29/k Destination SECURITY FEE
 UIO   --  5.34 5.19 4.30 4.75 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 GDL   --  5.19 5.12 4.29 4.46 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 MEX   --  5.12 5.04 4.12 4,39 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 MTY   --  5.49 5.19 4.29 4.39 via MIA MD11/B767 --  
 BOG   --  6.22 6.22 5.37 5.46 HNL-YVR-YYZ- B737 -- by WS ***** Subject to space
 LIM   --  6.37 6.37 5.52 5.62 HNL-YVR-YYZ- B737 -- by WS ***** Subject to space

Rates subject to locals
Terminal:  USD 0.12/kg
Handling:    USD 65
No DG; No freighter
Valid for Q4/2018 to 5-SLN Members exclusively
Transit time here varies from 5-10 days as space is very tight

new website

Submitted on October 22, 2018 by BART JANSSENS of GCL Maritime in Belgium

Dear partners, Dear friends, 

Feel free to take a look on our new webisite

best regards from Antwerp port to all of you

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 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.

Industry News

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.



Consignee: Forwarder, Saudi Arabia

Notify Party: Forwarder, Saudi Arabia



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. 




Attachment: 204-Article 26.pdf

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.




Transit Time

Laem Chabang






Ho Chi Minh City






Tanjung Pelepas






Port Klang






Yangon (MITT)






Yangon  (MIP)






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


Attachment: 143-logoN.jpg


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. 



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.


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.

De: C.O.A.C.A.B []
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