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Lack of capacity outside peak season; how is this possible?

Traditionally, the summer months experience a peak in the numbers of shipments from Asia. Now more than ever we know that we must be creative and efficient where this concerns the available space. The arrival of the corona virus has unsettled the entire world. The precipitous decline of cargo capacity and the uncertain economic situation have of course consequences for the availability of space. We would like to keep you up to speed with the very latest developments.

 

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New Sea / Air opportunities from China

As a result of the worldwide corona crisis, opportunities to air-freight goods from China have become seriously limited due to the cancellation of many flights. This means that tariffs have risen exponentially. In these troublesome times, Ritra Cargo continues to endeavour to find new ways and opportunities. In the light of this we informed you last month of the possibilities by rail, to complement air freight. This month we would like to turn the spotlight on another alternative; Sea / Air from China.

 

 

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Introducing our new colleague Patty Chiu

The Team page is one of the best viewed pages on our website. And we are naturally very proud of that. Since December 2019, Ritra Cargo has a new colleague in Marketing & Sales: Patty Chiu. So how does she like life at the Waalhaven? Does Ritra’s performance differ greatly from that of her previous employer, Cargo Services in Hong Kong? We posed these questions to our new colleague, with her Hong Kong roots and Rotterdam mentality!

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Brexit is a fact. So what now?

You cannot fail to be aware of Brexit. After a drawn-out and tense process, the United Kingdom finally left the European Union on 31 January 2020 with a withdrawal agreement. So the Brexit is now a fact, but what are the latest developments? Has a lot changed for importers? What do you need to take into account as of 1 January 2021? And what consequences does this have for your customs affairs? We will gladly inform you about the latest issues and advise you about the preparations you should probably already be taking.

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Rail transport from China – the current options

Demand for transport from China is gradually growing again. Due to the Coronavirus, the current situation has unfortunately become very unpredictable. This requires us to become more creative. It is important that we try to make the best possible use of all available modalities. In cases where you need goods relatively quickly, but where air freight may no longer be the most obvious solution, then rail transport offers a great alternative. While Europe and the United States are trying as best they can to fight the Coronavirus, last Saturday the first train left Wuhan since the outbreak began in China in early 2020. 

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