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Qingdao Port to close in June 2018

Qingdao Port is expected to close from 2nd of June until the 15th of June. This is to facilitate the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be hosted during that time in the city of Qingdao and around the Qingdao Port Area. SCO is a Eurasian economic, political and security organisation headquartered in […]

Are Low Shipping Prices Coming To An End?

Today you are paying very low prices for the cargo which you ship. However what is happening to cause these low prices may be coming to an end. So what is the cause of the low prices? The basic point is that you are paying very low prices to ship your products  because there are […]

India shows lack of interest in doing a trade deal with the European Union

                      India’s decision not to renew an investment treaty with the Netherlands has sounded warning bells to the European Union that this will be the start of a process of India allowing many bilateral Investment protection deals with other European countries to expire. India has […]

International Traders face turmoil in Global Sea Freight

Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest container shipper filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday 31/08/16.  It accounted for up to 8% of the trans Pacific volume for the US Market. This sudden news has left products travelling to and from Asia in total state of limbo. Hanjin’s ships were refused entry to ports whilst those docked at […]

Freight Forwarders: Industry Review & Strategies for Growth

                    With this years FIATA 2016 World Congress taking place in my home city of Dublin in October, I felt that writing an article on the Freight Industry would be appropriate. The major market challenges which freight forwarders face are becoming even more daunting as customers now […]

Update on Export to China

Chinese Customs have recently updated the rules on products being imported into China. For Sea Freighted FCL (Full Container Loads) of products which has been transhipped through countries/ ports outside of China prior to arrival into China, NMC’s ( Non Manipulation Certifies) are no longer required. NMC rules still apply where transhipping of Airfreighted and […]

Shipping News – Changes in Shipping Documentation Requirements

  From 1st of July 2016 the will be a major change to the requirements (SOLAS Requirements) regarding the shipping of containers. This will affect all senders who ship their products using containers. All senders must include a declaration of the verified gross weight of the container with their shipping documents. This may cause senders […]

7 Tips – Chinese New Year Holiday – How to Reduce Costs and Avoid Stock Outs

              It is January and you have just returned to work after holidays when suddenly you realize that that the Chinese New Year holidays are coming. This often comes to light when suddenly Freight Companies cannot book space on ships departing China or the Seller in China avoids accepting […]

Asia Shipping News – Prices to remain volatile after Alliance is blocked

Today the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has officially blocked the plans of an alliance between some of the major shipping lines.  citing the potentially negative impact such a partnership would have on other carriers The Shipping lines Maersk, MSC & CMA had been planning an Alliance to begin in the later part of 2014. The […]

7 Reasons to Ask – Is Asia still Good Value?

By Aidan Conaty Date 14th April 2014     As founder and CEO of Goodada, I have the privilege of traveling to many countries in the world to meet with Goodada’s Clients and Partners. The main purpose of these meetings is to discuss how to promote that country, its products and services through Goodada’s international […]