China Market Conditions Update

China Market Conditions Update
The major shipping lines have conducted meetings over the past couple of weeks and the below insights have been projected about the market. We have been informed that the A3S Service used by OOCL/COSCO/ANL has current loading performance of over 93% in August. As of 1 September, it has been reported that OOCL rolled approximately 200-300 TEU/WK in past 3 weeks, COSCO rolled approximately 260 TEU/WK and ANL’s space situation is worse than both OOCL and C...

Pending Changes to Import Conditions – Manufactured Wooden Articles Update

Pending Changes to Import Conditions – Manufactured Wooden Articles Update
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources advises importers and customs brokers that the import conditions for Manufactured Wooden Articles (MWA) within the Timber and timber products BICON case will be changed on 11 September 2017. From this date, consignments of manufactured wooden articles treated offshore by heat, fumigation or irradiation methods will be required to be exported within six calendar months of the required treatment and be acc...

Dangerous Goods Policy Update – Qingdao Port Restriction

Dangerous Goods Policy Update – Qingdao Port Restriction
The port of Qingdao (CNTAO) has issued a new Dangerous Goods (DG) rule. All dangerous goods classes 1 to 7 will be prohibited for loading, discharge and transshipment. Please consider this new rule for your future bookings. Cargo already being loaded will be discharged or transshipped until August 31, 2017. All dangerous goods, except class 7, will remain permitted for transit Qingdao (CNTAO) - Class 1 in transit Qingdao (CNTAO) will be acceptable...