CHINA CUSTOMS ADVANCED MANIFEST (CCAAM) REGULATION UPDATE

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GAC) to improve the capability to detect suspicious shipments prior to their physical entrance into China, has made an adjustment to the manifest rules for all imports and exports for both sea and air shipments in the country. On the 1 June 2018 the new rule regarding electronic manifest submissions timing for all
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Dangerous cargo and bunkering restrictions in St Petersburg port during FIFA World Cup

St Petersburg, one of the host cities for the World Cup, has suspended the handling of dangerous goods and bunkering at the Port of St Petersburg, over a two months period, form 25 May to 25 July, around the FIFA World Cup.   The security measures apply to all modes of transport, including railroad, and stevedoring companies, cargo terminals and bunker suppliers. The decree
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Are you prepared for customs changes post-Brexit?

New research by the British Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Port of Dover finds that over a third of traders rely on the just-in-time delivery of material and components, but that many are not preparing for changes to customs procedure after #Brexit. The survey, based on the responses of over 835 businesses from across the UK that export or import, found that
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Digitisation of the Dangerous Goods supply chain

The international Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced advances for the implementation of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration, leveraging industry initiatives to digitalise data and embrace data sharing platform principles. This aligns with and supports industry initiatives to modernise air cargo processes efficiently and share critical data among stakeholders that
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Cargo insurance

Cargo Insurance, also known as Freight or Marine Insurance, provides coverage against different risks of physical loss or damage to freight during the shipment from any external cause during shipping, whether by land, sea or air. Insurance conditions may follow a variety of patterns that have been agreed between the Assured, represented by the broker, and the Insurer. Nevertheless, it is often better to
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Non-stop flight from Perth to London

The first direct flight, on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Perth to London’s Heathrow Airport took off on Saturday 24th March carrying 200 passengers and 16 crew. It took 17 hours to travel 14,000 km (9,009 miles), the distance that separates these two cities. The Australian flag carrier’s CEO, Alan Joyce, referred to the earliest Qantas flights between Australia and the UK called “kangaroo
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Fire on board of Maersk Honam

The fire is continuing on the containership Maersk Honam three weeks after it began. The ship that carries 15,262 teus reported a serious fire in a cargo hold on 6th March en route from Singapore towards Suez, around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman. A total of 22 crew members were safely evacuated to the nearby vessel ALS Ceres, but 5 crew members
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UK online SMEs confident in 2018 sales growth

According to recent Royal Mail’s survey 68% of UK SME online retailers currently sell overseas. 80% of them sell to Europe (mainly France, Germany and Spain), 35% to USA, 31% to Canada and 17% to Asia. Despite these figures there is still a keen appetite for exporting with almost two thirds aiming to increase international sales revenues in 2018. Increasing their social media presence,
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Chinese New Year tips for supply chain managers

  On 16th February Asian families and friends welcomed the Chinese New Year with fireworks, feasting and red envelopes. It’s the Year of the Dog, where intelligence, being straight-forward and a strong sense of responsibility are rewarded. We must remember though that every year, Chinese New Year plays havoc with international trade of every product moving in or out of Asia, with container rates
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Stink bugs threaten New Zealand car imports

The discovery of hundreds of brown marmorated stink bugs aboard cargo ships bringing cars from Japan to New Zealand mean that the car carriers are being turned away to be fumigated. According to the NZ Herald no facility in NZ can effectively treat the infested ships. Vehicle Importers Association chief executive David Vinsen says the car industry understands the danger to agriculture but it’s
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