Due to the current situation in China, the Chinese authorities have decided to extend the Chinese New Year celebration by one week. For the time being, most workplaces will resume work on February 10th, the Hubei Province will be closed for yet another week, until February 14th. At present, the activites in the Chinese ports are running as usual and our Chinese agents are working from home. Next week's departures will hopefully leave as planned. We will inform you as soon as we receive any news.
We would like to remind you of the Chinese New Year which starts at the end of January. In 2020 the public holiday occurs between January 24th and 30th. As usual more or less all activities in China are closed during this period. Please contact us if you have any transport in pipe line so we can check what opportunities there are.
In 2020 we are celebrating the year of the rat!
Time for holidays: Christmas and New Year!
In 2020 new environmental requirements concerning the shipping industry will be implemented in January: IMO2020. Emissions will be reduced by 80% by changing to better, but more expensive fuel types. The costs will vary depending on vessel size, region, fuel cost and how well-prepared shipping lines are regarding environmental requirements. As more parties will switch to the approved fuel types, the total price of the sea freight is likely to increase. We will most likely see new fuel supplements as new costs as usual will hit the end customers. The shipping lines will probably end up at similar levels after some time. The price structure for January is yet to be seen.
Everyone at Scanlink Transport wants to take the opportunity to wish you a really Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The office is open 8 am - 5 pm all weekdays during the holidays in order to take care of your transport.
Scanlink Transport whishes you all a really nice summer holiday!
As usual, the office is open all summer in order to be able to take care of your transports. Please do not forget to inform us about any changes in closing times or changed contact persons during your holiday.
Our phones are open 8 am to 4 pm.
As you might have noticed, the last few weeks have been characterized by problems due to the congestion in Rotterdam. One reason is that the ocean vessels have been affected by bad weather for several months which has caused delayes. In addition during the spring, one of the terminals in Rotterdam has been partly closed due to renovation works while local strikes have occurred. All together this has created schedule dealys on the feeder lines and the extensive back log we now are experiencing. We hope the conditions will improve in the near future and ask for your understanding of the current situation.
We will inform you regularly about how the situation affects your shipments but if you have questions about a specific booking you are welcome to get in touch.
As usual, we are aiming to give you the best service and also like to wish you a ....