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

Office Opening Times during Christmas and New Year (2018-19)

Office Opening Times during Christmas and New Year (2018-19) The UK offices of John Good Shipping share the following opening times over the Christmas and New Year period: December 24th          08:30 - 13:00 December 25th          Closed (Christmas Day) December 26th          Closed (Boxing Day) [...]

By |2018-12-13T17:12:51+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Shipping|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What is an Arab CofO?

What is an Arab CofO? An Arab CofO – or Arab Certificate of Origin – is an international trade document that is required for goods that are being exported to Arab League countries. Why do I need one? A certificate of origin is required by the customs office of the receiving country to calculate [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:37:12+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Shipping|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to calculate VAT & Duty on goods imported from outside the EU

How to calculate VAT & Duty on goods imported from outside the EU If you're planning on importing goods from outside of the EU, then VAT & Duty are two expenses that you need to factor into your costings. It may seem like you're getting a great deal when importing from a far-flung supplier, [...]

CHECKLIST: A Guide for UK Customs Clearance of Goods

CHECKLIST: A Guide for UK Customs Clearance of Goods Just the word 'customs' can be enough to strike fear into any importer or exporter – especially if they're new to the process. But there's no reason to be concerned about the 'guardians of the gate', especially if you have an experienced freight forwarder to [...]

By |2018-12-04T12:15:55+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Shipping, UK|0 Comments

The World’s Most Beautiful Ports

The World's Most Beautiful Ports Shipping ports aren't generally known for being the prettiest of places. They're often found in the waterside industrial areas of cities, and the vast cranes and stacks of containers don't do much to add ambience. However, some shipping ports will surprise you with their scenic surroundings and impressive nearby [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:38:50+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Shipping|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hugo Stinnes appoints John Good as UK Liner Agent for Transatlantic Liner Service

Hugo Stinnes appoints John Good as UK Liner Agent for Transatlantic Liner Service Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt GmbH, now part of the MACS family, has appointed John Good Shipping as its UK general liner agent for it’s MPP Transatlantic Liner Service with effect 01 October 2018. Hugo Stinnes was originally established in 1820, a mere 13 years [...]

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Importing from Turkey

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Importing from Turkey The 2017 trade deal between Britain and Turkey means that many businesses may be considering importing from Turkey for the first time. This could be a sound choice as Turkey already has lots of positives as a trade partner, including direct trade routes and a government [...]

By |2018-08-10T11:01:16+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Shipping, Turkey|Tags: |0 Comments

Liverpool Port Congestion

Liverpool Port Congestion There are significant delays at Liverpool Port as port operations slowed under the pressure of sudden and significant increases in containers arriving in. The road congestion began on Thursday 28th, with trucks taking a total of 7-8 hours to retrieve their containers from the terminal after entering the queue. However, while [...]

By |2018-10-19T16:53:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Industry Insight, Shipping|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Carriers Introducing ‘Emergency Bunker Surcharge’

Carriers Introduce 'Emergency Bunker Surcharge' Shipping Lines have started to introduce Emergency Bunker Surcharges as the cost of Fuel increases. Various shipping lines are in the process of implementing an additional Emergency Bunker Surcharge (by one description or another) due to the rise in fuel costs (fuel is a large component of the cost [...]

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