Member News

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
                   











FOB:    SHA
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 www.gcl-maritime.com

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 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.


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


Industry News

Covid 19 Updates

Submitted on May 29, 2020 by overseas Team of 5SLN in USA

COVID-19 Latest from Dubai UAE.Submitted by overseasteam. Email. globalteam@trelogs.com www.trelogs.com WhatsApp# 971503009679 "The emirate of 3.3 million, the UAE’s commercial capital, is pushing ahead with reopening its economy after a grueling two months of lockdown that included a three-week stretch in April of some of the strictest measures imposed anywhere in the world, requiring residents to apply for a police permit in order to leave their homes. Since late April, the restrictions have eased, allowing malls, restaurants and hotels to reopen at reduced capacity and under stringent sanitation and social-distancing rules."

#TreLogDubai #TreLogShipping #trelogs


SPAIN UPDATE ON COVID19 PANDEMIC

Submitted on April 2, 2020 by Jordi Baez of Newblock in Spain

Spain is still not reaching the peak of contagions and daily deaths, despite the fact that the authorities consider that we are very close. Statistics inform about +10.000 casualties and +100.000 infected. Confinement and industrial lockdown,  except for essential services / goods, will continue until April 12, although it is expected that it will slowly return to normal, and there is no clear date.

All types of road transport are already authorized, with no difference between basic or commercial goods, thus Newblock S.L. is in a position to meet all requirements, as long as customers are open and operational, for both Seafreight and Airfreight, always depending on the very strong congestion that exists in both services.

 


Lam Dong province sees sharp increase in flower export

Submitted on March 12, 2020 by Mr. Huynh Dang Phuc of Jupiter Pacific Forwarding in Vietnam

Source: Nhan Dan Online (NDO)

Wednesday, 2020-03-11 16:06:07

Flower export of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has risen sharply since the beginning of this year, in contrast to the gloomy picture of coffee, cashew nuts and tea that are being hit by COVID-19.

The provincial Department of Industry and Trade said on March 10 that in February alone, the locality shipped 34 million flower stems to Europe, Japan, Australia, China, Taiwan (China) and some Southeast Asian nations, up 15% in volume and 17.5% in value year-on-year.

The stronger export is attributable to local businesses’ investment in new flower varieties, farming and preservation technologies, and trade promotion for market expansion.

Lam Dong has 3,450 ha of flower plantations for domestic consumption and export, with an output of 1 billion items per year.

In Da Lat city alone, about 5,000 households and more than 30 enterprises are engaged in supplying different species of flowers including rose, mimosa and orchid.


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Receiving investment ‘wave’ from Japan

Submitted on February 26, 2020 by Mr. Huynh Dang Phuc of Jupiter Pacific Forwarding in Vietnam

Tuesday, 2020-02-25 16:47:15

NDO – A survey on business conditions of Japanese companies in Asia and Oceania released by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Hanoi showed optimistic signals that 63.9 % of Japanese enterprises in Vietnam are planning to expand their business in the coming years. In case of business relocation, Vietnam is the first choice of Japanese enterprises (accounting for 42.3% of enterprises).

Thus, this is the third consecutive year, Vietnam has become an attractive destination to Japanese investors and these enterprises continue to place high expectations on the potential and growth possibility of the Vietnamese economy.

During the 30-year period of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), capital inflow from Japan has always occupied an important position, which has been increasingly diverse and pouring into areas that Vietnam is paying much attention to.

Japanese enterprises are evaluated to operate effectively and seriously while complying well with the laws of Vietnam, contributing to promoting economic growth and creating jobs for locals.

Working style and skills of Japanese enterprises are always appreciated while Japanese investment projects in Vietnam run effectively with good technologies. Japanese investment is considered a high-quality capital flow and has become a model for the cooperation relationship between Vietnamese enterprises and FDI enterprises.

In particular, Japan has maintained a high and stable rate of investment in Vietnam and has always been one of the two leading FDI countries in Vietnam for many years.

But in 2019, investment capital from Japan decreased to the fourth position in the list of countries and territories investing in Vietnam, the lowest position in the past five years. Notably, this decline occurred in the context that Japan has continued to increase investment in Asian countries.

On a global scale, Japan has replaced the US to become the world’s largest country investing abroad as it has maintained an investment scale of more than US$100 billion over the past eight years.

While many companies have been moving out of China, Vietnam is still not in the choice of large enterprises because Vietnam remains at the middle level of the regional and global production chains. This fact requires more effort from Vietnam to attract Japanese investment as expected.

For many years, recommendations of Japanese enterprises have focused on improving the investment and business environment, developing supporting industries and improving the quality of labour training.

Investors believe that the biggest risk they may face is the unilateral withdraw of incentives when policies change, complicated and overlapped administrative procedures, limited supply of electricity, and delays in investment and payment for infrastructure projects.

56% of enterprises also said that they still encountered difficulties in purchasing components, accessories and materials from the Vietnamese market even though they wish to expand purchasing from the domestic market and this rate hasn’t changed compared to previous years.

In order to take full advantage of and absorb the ‘wave’ of Japanese investment as well as attracting new-generation FDI capital, the Government needs to improve the institution and remove difficulties and obstacles that enterprises have recommended.

In particular, special attention should be paid to comprehensive solutions regarding enhancing the business environment, improving labour quality and developing supporting industries.


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ietnam licenses 460 US meat producers: deputy minister of agriculture

Submitted on February 26, 2020 by Mr. Huynh Dang Phuc of Jupiter Pacific Forwarding in Vietnam

Wednesday, 2020-02-26 12:24:16

NDO - Vietnam has granted licenses to 460 US meat producers and another 210 companies applying to export seafood to Vietnam, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh.

Doanh revealed the information during a working meeting with US Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud on February 24.

The deputy minister added that Vietnam has also approved the export of six types of US fresh fruit to Vietnam, namely cherry, pear, grape, apple, blueberry and orange, and is assessing the biological safety risks with four other fruits.

At the meeting with US officials, as part of his working visit to the US, Deputy Minister Doanh asked the US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to soon recognise the Hanoi Irradiation Centre and Toan Phat Irradiation Company as eligible for fresh lychee irradiation so that Vietnamese exporters can reduce costs from transporting the fruit to southern irradiation centres.

He also called for US inclusion of vapor heat treatment to sterilise fresh fruits exported to the US, in addition to irradiation, and to finalise risk assessment procedures so that Vietnamese pomelo can be exported to the US.

The US Department of Agriculture is expected to send a delegation to Vietnam from March 2-13 to conduct a periodical review of Vietnam’s catfish products.

Vietnam pledges cooperation during the review and ensures that Vietnamese catfish exported to the US are high quality, safe and reasonably priced.


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Door opened for Vietnamese fresh lychee exports to Japan

Submitted on February 20, 2020 by Mr. Huynh Dang Phuc of Jupiter Pacific Forwarding in Vietnam

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 Newblock in Spain

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 High Access Logistics in Saudi Arabia

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.