Chinese New Year 2015 - Cut off dates for LCL sailings 

 

Last sailing before holiday

First sailing after holiday

 

Cargo Cut off

Sailing

Cargo Cut off

Sailing

Hong Kong

16-Feb

21-Feb

03-Mar

07-Mar

Ningbo

12-Feb

16-Feb

26-Feb

02-Mar

Shanghai

10-Feb

14-Feb

25-Feb

28-Feb

Shenzhen

05-Feb

13-Feb

05-Mar

13-Mar

Tianjin

10-Feb

16-Feb

04-Mar

09-Mar

Xiamen

12-Feb

18-Feb

26-Feb

04-Mar


 

Celtic Forwarding leads the way as a secure supply chain service provider

Celtic Forwarding can now facilitate the efficient and cost effective movement of goods between the EU and the USA for AEO / CTPAT approved importers/exporters.

Celtic Forwarding has been awarded an enhanced AEO certification to include safety and security/ customs simplifications. This positions the company as a key player in the supply chain in assisting importers/exporters to avail of the benefits to be accrued from the recent mutual recognition agreement between the EU and the USA  (AEO/CTPAT). The EU and Japan  have also agreed mutual recognition .  Similar arrangements between the EU, Canada, China and Russia are will be finalised shortly.

According to EU and USA authorities these mutual recognition agreements will bring huge benefits for certified businesses and traders in terms of reduced costs, time delays, less red tape, greater ease and predictability in the movement of their goods. It will open up  new trade opportunities for certified companies.. They also expressed the view that it will also allow customs authorities to focus their resources on real risks, thereby ensuring greater supply chain security.

Celtic Forwarding was assisted in the AEO application process by Croke Consulting Ltd. They are also specialists in Customs compliance matters.

Northern Europe’s box trade imbalance worsens

EXPORT shippers are continuing to be squeezed in northern Europe by tight availability of equipment. 

Outgoing cargo volumes surpass incoming volumes in the region this year, according to the latest North Europe Global Port Tracker report. 

Shipping consultants Hackett Associates – led by president Ben Hackett – and Germany’s Institute of Shipping Economics & Logistics (ISL) predicted in the study that inbound loaded boxes in Europe’s northern ports would shrink by 0.6% year on year, to 16.4M teu this year. 

However, loaded export box throughput at the ports – Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Le Havre, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge – was seen growing by 3.9% to 17.54M teu. 

“For the first time in five years, the balance between exports and imports in the north-range ports has been broken, with imports failing to match exports,” the report explained. 

Freight forwarders and liner agents in Germany already report growing shortages of empty containers in recent months, related to sluggish imports and rising exports. The overall imbalance might decline next year, though, as export opportunities for European manufacturers are expected to dwindle because of lower demand from Asia and the Americas. 

Hackett and ISL forecast that loaded outbound container shipments from north-range ports could shrink by up to 4% during the coming six months, versus a 0.1% gain in the corresponding period in 2011

Wine expert Jean Smullen takes second place

Jean Smullen, a finalist in the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) Communicator of the Year category, has taken second place to whiskey expert Dave Broom.  Ms Smullen, who is based in Co. Dublin, is an accomplished wine educator and journalist with comprehensive commercial experience in the wine industry where she specialises in managing events.

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Celtic Forwarding leads the way as a secure supply chain serviceprovider


Northern Europe’s box trade imbalance worsens