VoxGroup Newsletter – Logistics – 04th August 2022

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Ground Handling Charges:

The ground handling companies have advised there will be an increase in the charges which will be implemented immediately.

As with most services in International Trade once one service provider increased costs they all do and we expect further increases in the next few months.

These increases need to be passed onto our client and where possible we are negotiating a lesser increase for our clients.

Import permit applications with Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF):

DAFF has sent notification that applications for import permits on certain class of products are taking between 16-20 weeks to be approved.

We recommend any companies with DAFF permits that are about to expire to submit new applications as soon as possible to avoid the potential of having products arrive and no permit in place.

In the event you do have goods arrive without a permit the only options are to either re-export the goods or destroy them. All costs are to be borne by the importer and this can be very expensive.

Should you need assistance with DAFF permits please do not hesitate to contact us.

Peak Season from China:

The high level of inflation around the world has caused a slower start to peak season from China than originally predicted.

There is still some good spot rates from China for both LCL and FCL cargo.

Peak Season rate increases whether they are called General Rate Increases / Peak Season Surcharge  or some other interesting description will come into place, more than likely, from September onwards and therefore with a bit of planning you can still take advantage of some hot rates.

With all areas of the world we continue to monitor the situations both with costs, congestion, equipment and space availability. We also work with our clients to provide the optimum solution for the movement of your goods.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact one of our team to further explain these issues.

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