Lines are now not accepting LCL bookings if the shipment contains certain commodities such as food goods. This is due to lines not wanting to add additional delays on vessels due to some commodities having a greater probability of being pulled by customs for investigation. Authorities at origin are rejecting shipments based on commodity with no real explanation. Therefore, it is important to note if you have hazardous cargo or food commodities you may experience difficulty with bookings on a temporary basis.
To avoid your shipment experiencing further delays please ensure you are providing us with plenty of notice for bookings.