With immediate effect all LCL co-loaders appear to be charging additional PSS (Peak Season Surcharges) for import sailings from China, Hong, Taiwan & India. Currently this is somewhere between $25wm and $34wm in some cases. This is a response to container shipping lines putting up their container prices day by day, literally overnight, without the usual 2 week notice period historically given by the lines, a reaction to capacity and equipment shortages.
Felixstowe remains the largest container port in the UK currently and is where approx. 80-90% of import LCL cargoes are destined. The current local issues remain with low port staff numbers and low trailer transport driver numbers – collection and delivery slots for containers still require booking 3 weeks out to secure delivery slots. These problems are compounded by seasonal weather strikes and European port congestion meaning arrival delays as vessels miss their berthing slots, in some cases having to put back to sea and come back to Felixstowe many days later : the management of vehicle booking slots has to therefore be monitored daily.
As a response to increased demurrage and quay rent charges being paid out by co-loaders to the port, as they can not retrieve containers off the quay quick enough, all co-loaders are charging an emergency surcharge of £4wm.
All surcharges are effective until further notice & will be levied where applicable to EFS import supply chain services by LCL from the Far East.
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from the EFS customs brokerage dept formed in December 2020 European export customs clearance services. Executive Freight Services Limited can offer you the following services in support of your exports from the United Kingdom to Europe. · Full documentation check of shipper’s paperwork. · Export EORI number verification. · Export customs declaration submission at all UK ports. · Handling of special customs procedures, such as: o Temporary exports o Re-exports of goods under Inward Processing o Outward Processing o ATA Carnets o CITES permits. o SIEL / OIEL / OGEL export licences · T1 Transit documents raised with UK Customs. · T1 Transit documents for groupage loads. · Vehicle booking at your chosen Inland Border Facility (IBF) for the vehicle to collect the original T1 within a planned 6-hour time frame. · Northern Ireland declarations. We can also provide you with European import customs clearance through our network of hand-picked partners in each European country, should the importer not have an already appointed broker. You can contact our European export customs clearance team as follows. Email: EUexports@executivefreightservices.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1252 531350
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