Palletization of LCL & FCL Cargo to Kuwait

Palletization of LCL & FCL Cargo to Kuwait
Kuwait Customs have advised that cargo will need to be palletized for all shipments going to Kuwait and the below will be enforced from the 19th of October:  All shipments of FCL/LCL - IMPORT/EXPORT cargo should be palletized If cargo is found NON palletized upon custom inspection the container/cargo will be stopped by Customs Customs will issue a memo of penalising of KD 80/- to the customer directly The container/cargo will be released only...

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...