All Cargo to Australia must be Treated
Please be informed that with effect for all shipment that will ETA Australia on the 1st of September 2018, all cargo to Australia must have below treatment in order to avoid high costs and return of cargo
Suspension of Discharge of Import Containers Containing Plastic Scrap, Electronic Waste and Hazardous waste in the Bangkok Port
The above suspension will take effect as from 2 July 2018
UK Port Closures Due to Adverse Weather
Due to the winter weather conditions, London Gateway, Felixstowe and Tilbury ports have all suffered long closures and Doncaster rail terminal is also closed.
China – Stricter Waste Importation Regulations
The Chinese Government has implemented stricter controls on waste importation by adding a substantial number of solid waste types to the list of banned wastes which cannot be imported into China without a license.
Hamad Port Services Temporarily Suspended
Due to recent events we are stopping cargo acceptance for Qatar via Dubai.
HM customs & revenue will no longer accept a C3 customs Form for personal effects
As of the 1st of April 2017, HM customs & revenue will no longer accept a HMC&R C3 customs Form as standard process for the clearance of personal effects for persons transferring residency to the UK from outside the EU.
An application will now need to be made prior to sailing using the below link to obtain a unique declaration number, which will need to be listed on the bill of lading at the time of sailing.
Limassol Port Closure
Limassol port will be closed from 27th January 2017 in the afternoon until the 29th January 2017
Migration from Doha Port to Hamad Port
All Container Terminal Operations from Doha Port are to be migrated to Hamad Port with effect from 1st December 2016.
Read the full announcement from Qatar Ports Management Company here.
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You may have heard about the recent financial problems surrounding Hanjin, which have been reported in many journals, including the Wall Street Times and Reuters, Information can also be found by following these links:
NEW SOLAS REGULATIONS W.E.F. 1ST JULY 2016
(Applicable to LCL Cargo Booked on our Services)
The new regulation covering the SOLAS convention for the Safety of Life at Sea will come into force from July 1st 2016.
In accordance with the new regulations, the responsibility for obtaining and documenting the VGM of a packed container lies with the shipper shown on the master ocean B/L. As we are shown as the shipper on the master ocean B/L on groupage containers, we will now be responsible to provide a VGM (Verified Gross Mass) certificate to the ocean carrier in order to meet the SOLAS and port regulations.