Do you import goods from China? Find out how Chinese New Year 2019 could affect your supply chain

Do you import goods from China? Find out how Chinese New Year 2019 could affect your supply chain Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important of the holidays for the Chinese and is the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year 2019 [...]

By |2018-12-14T19:04:27+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: China and Far East, Freight Forwarding, Holidays, Shipping|Tags: |0 Comments

Chinese Golden Week 2018 – What every importer needs to know

Chinese Golden Week 2018 - What every importer needs to know Just as the UK is getting back into a routine following the summer holidays and the kids going back to school, China is preparing for Golden Week - a week-long holiday that coincides with Chinese National Day to commemorate the founding of the [...]

By |2018-09-18T17:40:56+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: China and Far East, Holidays, Industry Insight|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Importer or exporter of food and beverages? Don’t miss the world’s largest annual food event!

Importer or exporter of food and beverages? Don’t miss the world’s largest annual food event! Celebrating its 23rd edition in 2018, Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and beverage exhibition promoting trade and commerce which attracts food and beverage professionals from across the globe. Taking place at Dubai’s World Trade Centre from the [...]

Importing from China? Here’s your quick, no-nonsense guide to how Chinese New Year could affect your supply chain

Importing from China? Here’s your quick, no-nonsense guide to how Chinese New Year could affect your supply chain It’s never too early to be prepared for a disruption to the supply chain, and as we’re approaching December and we’re all thinking of Christmas, it’s a good time to remember that Chinese New Year is [...]

By |2017-11-22T15:00:55+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: China and Far East, Freight Forwarding|Tags: , |0 Comments

Importing from China in time for Christmas – How to make sure your goods arrive in time

Importing from China in time for Christmas – How to make sure your goods arrive in time The run-up to Christmas is a peak selling period for many traders and should be an opportunity for maximising profits. In December, buyers are ready to spend on everything from gifts and seasonal items, to party clothes [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:37:23+00:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: China and Far East, Freight Forwarding|0 Comments

Chinese Golden Week – How does it affect importing from China?

Chinese Golden Week - How does it affect importing from China? Chinese National Day is celebrated on the 1st of October every year to commemorate the founding of the People’s Republic of China. While in the UK, a national bank holiday is no big deal, if you're importing from China, it's important you have this [...]

By |2017-10-12T11:39:35+00:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: China and Far East, Freight Forwarding|0 Comments

Importing from China – Five Mistakes to Avoid

Importing from China - Five Mistakes to Avoid Importing from China has never been easier, thanks to trade websites like goodada.com and Alibaba.com. However, if you’re a novice importer, there are still some common pitfalls to watch out for. Avoid these five mistakes when importing from China to maximise your profit margins and ultimately [...]

By |2018-08-29T13:07:10+00:00September 7th, 2017|Categories: China and Far East, Freight Forwarding|0 Comments

9 Things to remember when importing from China

9 Things to remember when importing from ChinaNow one of the world’s biggest economies, China is the world’s largest exporter and the UK’s third largest import partner. China’s unrivalled ability to build and manufacture large quantities of goods quickly and cheaply means demand is only increasing for freight forwarding services for importing from China. Products typically exported [...]

By |2017-10-12T12:02:58+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Categories: China and Far East, Freight Forwarding|0 Comments

Delays at world’s busiest container port as Shanghai struggles with congestion

Delays at world’s busiest container port as Shanghai struggles with congestion Dense fog, high volumes and the impact of changes to carrier alliances last month are causing congestion at Shanghai’s Yangshan Port, the world’s busiest container port. Back in March, we reported on the new carrier alliances that came into effect on the 1st April. [...]

By |2017-10-12T12:06:51+00:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: China and Far East, John Good News|Comments Off on Delays at world’s busiest container port as Shanghai struggles with congestion

Freight Forwarding Market Conditions

The Asia / Europe trade lane   So, what does 2016 hold for the shipping industry? A very challenging outlook would be the best synopsis.   2015 was difficult but carriers were able to take some solace from a positive 1st quarter, coupled with a significant drop in bunker prices. Had this not been the [...]

By |2017-09-20T19:48:16+00:00April 5th, 2016|Categories: China and Far East|Tags: |Comments Off on Freight Forwarding Market Conditions
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