Who Does What At Gateway?
Operations wise we’ve had a bit of a re-shuffle with Jackie coming back on-board.
Effective 19th November, here’s who does what….
Inbound Courier Shipments: Jackie
U.K Sea-Freight: Nicky
U.K Air-Freight: Andrew
USA Air and Sea-Freight: Andrew
European Sea-Freight: Jackie
China & Asian Sea-Freight: Tanya
China & Asian Air-Freight: Andrew
Australia Air & Sea-Freight: Andrew
Sales/Quotes: Paul & Darron
Invoicing/Admin/Discussing Selection Merits of Current All Black Team: Jamie
Pre-Christmas Backlogs ex U.K and Europe Strike Early
It’s not yet October and space/congestion ex Europe and U.K is already an issue.
There are currently backlogs at all major Asian tranship ports, over which containers from U.K/Europe transit.
No shipping-line is exempt.
The last thing we want to do is make rash decisions and ‘go out of the fry-pan and into the fire’ in the mistaken belief swapping bookings to a different shipping line will some-how get around the issue.
There is no way around overall demand exceeding supply.
We are all in the same boat, both figuratively and literally here.
Rest assured we’ll continue to work hard on your behalf, keep you informed as to where you stand.
Note: The situation tends to affect FCL bookings more than say LCL ones.
U.K Contact: Nicky
Europe Contact: Tanya
Dated: Thursday 27th Sept 2018.
China on Holiday 01st – 07th October
The rather appropriately named annual ‘Chinese National Day Holidays’ are about to start next week.
Consider the whole country closed: Monday 01st till/inclusive of Sunday 07th October 2018.