The major sea ports in Shanghai, Qingdao and Ningbo are facing serious congestion. Average delays have increased by more than 40 percent since early April. The congestion is predicted to last until mid-May.
Shippers can benefit from DACHSER USA’s gateway in Chicago. The gateway covers consolidation services for 36 states nationwide and further strengthens LCL (less-than-container-load) offerings to the Asia Pacific region. Customers gain direct access to China with fixed day, weekly sailings from Chicago to Shanghai.
The ports of New York, New Jersey, Boston and Philadelphia are operational again for normal business hours today. Slight delays can be expected due to the closures yesterday. Our DACHSER offices in New York, Boston and Baltimore have re-opened as well.
China’s busiest time of the year is fast approaching. Chinese New Year (CNY) is celebrated nationwide meaning all businesses around the country will close, including all factories. During this time all workers will travel across the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing stopped for the duration. Find out how to minimize supply chain disruptions below.
On September 2nd, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) announced that it has made the decision to regionalize its Zika requirements for shipments of cargo from the United States based on a risk-assessment performed by AQSIQ, using data supplied by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to trade media reports, South Korea's largest shipping company, Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., threatens to slip into insolvency due to circumstances of overcapacity and falling freight rates on the world's oceans.
On February 1st, 2016, the Brazil Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) imposed a regulation that requires all cargo to and from Brazil to disclose information about wooden packaging material on the ocean bill of lading. We would like to remind our customers of this important regulation and the need to comply.
Effective July 1, 2016, the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will start being enforced. The convention specifies that shippers are responsible and shall verify on their documentation the Verified Gross Mass of a container prior to it being loaded on board of a vessel.