Chinese New Year 2020
As the Calendar (above) indicates Chinese New Year is early-on this year.
24th to 30th January.
There is also a chance some suppliers/shippers may take a couple of extra days off around these dates.
If there’s anything ‘in system’ let Jackie here know so she can get Sea Air International chasing these orders along.
Christmas & New Year Office Hours
Seasons-Greetings from all the team at Gateway Cargo Systems (S.I) Ltd.
BTW Any resemblance between the above dogs and the staff at Gateway is purely co-incidental.
We are letting you know well in advance here, that our intended Office Hours over the Christmas/New Year Period look like being:
Monday 23rd December: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 24th December: 8am – 1pm
Wednesday 25th December: – CLOSED
Thursday 26th December: – CLOSED
Friday 27th December: 8am – 5pm
Monday 30th December: 8am-5pm
Tuesday 31st December: 8am- 1pm
Wednesday 1st January: – CLOSED
Thursday 2nd January: - CLOSED
Friday 3rd January: 8am – 5pm
Monday 6th January: Start of a normal week 8am – 5pm
Note: If you require extended storage due to closure, kindly let us know in advance.
You'll need to call us to get specifics on the hours our warehouse(s) will be open.
Posted: Friday 29th November.
Making Sense of The Low Sulphur Surcharge
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is the governing body for all the major shipping-lines.
The IMO have decreed that effective December 01st 2019, all ships and vessels worldwide will be required to reduce their sulphur emissions.
The blunt instrument addressing these emissions is a Low Sulphur Fuel Surcharge (LSS) placing a global cap on sulphur emissions.
This is where it gets complicated.
The LSS charge is not a ‘standard’ fixed amount per container.
It will vary by shipping-line, shipping route.
Please bear in mind all importers/exporters have been up-to this point ‘artificially’ paying this surcharge under the guise of emergency risk, bunker surcharges etc.
It’s now going to be a separate charge.
The entire increase imposed by each shipping-line won’t be passed-on, since a portion of it was already included in the over-all rate.
Some of the LSS will therefore be negated in a decrease in other surcharges.
We’ll be breaking-down ‘in bite sized portions’ the impact of this surcharge will have shortly.
Full containers, less-than-container-load.
Region by region.
Shipping-line by shipping-line.