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Avoid delays: download the 2020 Production Countries Holiday Calendar

In an ideal world, every shipment arrives exactly on schedule. Unfortunately, this is not always what really happens, and sometimes things go wrong along the way. Fortunately, there are also a number of common problems that can easily be prevented. One of these is the unpredictable situation around Asian holidays. By having this insight you, as an importer, can prevent problems such as delays.

 

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The #1 e-commerce market within easy reach: China

Chinese people just love shopping online. By 2022 it is estimated that about 70% of them will be doing exactly this. With a population of 1.38 billion, this makes China the largest e-commerce market on the planet. Without doubt an interesting proposition for Dutch companies. We therefore now offer our clients the opportunity of a simple and accessible way of joining China’s largest e-commerce platform: Tmall.

 
 

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Opening hours during the holidays

Please note the changes to our opening hours during the holidays.

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IMO 2020: new fuel surcharge per 1 December 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the fuel oil used by container ships will only be allowed to contain 0.5% sulphur. This will reduce sulphur emissions from global ocean freight by 80%. These new sulphur regulations drawn up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) do, however, also entail enormous costs. Per 1 December 2019, shipping companies will reflect these costs in a fuel surcharge.

 

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What you didn’t know about transport damage

Too many businesses are blindsided by the harsh reality: transport damage is not insured under a standard policy. It goes without saying that this can have significant implications. Did you know that you may be liable for damages that you weren’t directly responsible for, such as capsizing or an onboard fire? Transport damage is only covered if you are insured against it, which is why we are happy to take the time to explain the why and how of transport insurance.

 
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