Through unprecedented times, shipping lines continue to announce delays across all UK Ports. We continue to work with our partners to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible. If you do have any concerns, please contact our Sea Imports Team – firstname.lastname@example.org
Normal Hour resume Monday 4th January 2021
Dear valued customers, amid the COVID-19 crisis we are still working hard to fulfill your supply chain needs. Get in touch if you have any questions or worries.
It is official; the UK will leave the EU on 31st January 2020. The UK will enter the transition period from 1st February 2020 until 31st December 2020.
The EU President (Ursula von der Leye) and Boris Johnson have now signed the WAB (The Withdrawal Agreement) which just anticipates approval from the EU parliament. The WAB warrants the UK leave the EU in methodically and provides a transition period.
transition period will commence on the 1st February 2020, and conclude on 31st
December 2020. In this time, nothing changes and existing agreements remain the
The most important part of this transition period for our customers, is that trade remains as present. There is no need for amendments when shipping goods to and from Europe until the commencement of the transition period at the end of 2020.
This period allows time for the UK and EU to consult the prospective relationship. We understand the concerns of our customers, partners and colleagues of what Brexit will mean for us all.
We will continue to keep you updated with an important Brexit News.
Please be advised that the China Government officials have announced the Chinese New Year holidays will be extend to below period due to Novel Coronavirus problem in China.
Shanghai/Ningbo will be extend to Feb 9, 2020 and resume work from Feb 10, 2020
Thank you for you patience.
Due to the progressive bad weather recently the ports have been closing for short periods of time. In spite of this, we are sorry to notify that there will be longer closures. The closures will affect both FCL and LCL operations.
In recent weeks there has been an increase in volume of containers coming on vessels, which has subsequently put pressure on the port/unpacking stations which are becoming increasingly congested. They are doing their best to get operations running smoothly again by extending hours and working weekends.
We will continue to keep you all informed regarding your shipments
Thank you for your patience.
What is AEO?
AEO stands for: Authorised Economic Operator for imports and exports
What Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is
“AEO status is an internationally recognised quality mark that shows your:
- role in the international supply chain is secure
- customs controls and procedures are efficient and meet EU standards
It’s not mandatory, but gives quicker access to some simplified customs procedures and, in some cases, the right to ‘fast-track’ your shipments through some customs and safety and security procedures.” ( https://www.gov.uk/guidance/authorised-economic-operator-certification#what-authorised-economic-operator-aeo-status-is )
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