South Island Freight Delays
Dear Valued Customer,
Due to the recent earthquakes, you will be aware that transport infrastructure in the South Island has sustained major damage which will impact freight movements for the foreseeable future.
There will be implications in the immediate days but there is an alternative route and our providers are working on getting back on track asap.
We regret to advise that the alternative route via Lewis Pass will add a day onto transit times and will incur an additional cost of up to 10% on top of existing rate schedules.
For some of our services that use the Coastal Shipping Services, it should be business as usual, but there will be greater demand on these vessels over the coming weeks.
Your business is of great value to Gateway Cargo Systems and we would like to sincerely thank you for your continued support through this difficult period.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Gateway Cargo Systems (S.I) Ltd
Chinese Golden Week Holiday
Please be advised that China will be on holiday from 01st October to 10th October due to Chinese Golden Week Holiday. Most factories and companies will be closed for this period, with some trucking services finishing 10 days prior to the holiday period.
We will not be able to book any LCL cargo for departure during this period. If you would like a sailing schedule/cut off dates please contact us directly.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Hanjin Has Been Placed Into Receivership
Gateway Cargo Systems would like inform you that as of 30th August 2016 Hanjin have been placed in receivership.
Currently what we are seeing is that Hanjin Vessels globally are beginning to be arrested. Likewise terminals/stevedores are no longer supporting them.
Given the consortiums Hanjin are involved with, it is not only Hanjin booked cargoes affected and many carriers who slot share are also affected by this action.
It would be prudent for any customers who are affected by this situation to advise there marine insurers as a precaution.
Given that Hanjin are the 7th largest carrier worldwide there is around 540,000 containers worldwide affected by this action.
Our offices are in the process of advising customers if there cargoes are affected and Gateway Cargo Systems are doing all that is possible to mitigate further delays where shipments have not been loaded at origin or at transshipment hubs awaiting departure.
Gateway Cargo Systems will continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise as further information is made available.