What is IMO 2020
As has been widely publicised in the shipping industry new regulations called IMO2020 come into force from 1 January 2020. The regulations are being sponsored by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and are being introduced worldwide further restrict the amount of Sulphur content in the fuel used to power ships, which will reduce to 0.5% from 3.5%.
Reducing Sulphur Emissions
Shipping lines have several options to reduce sulphur emissions,
How Much Does Air Freight Cost?
We are often asked “how much does Air Freight cost?”. The answer may surprise you, as small commercial shipments can work out cheaper on Air Freight Charges than Sea Freight. The reason for this is that Sea Freight has a minimum charge charge of 1 tonne, whereas Air
Freight minimum charges are typically 20 kilos.
What Is The Chargeable Weight For Air Freight?
You may ask “What Is The Chargeable Weight For Air Freight?”
If you are used to sending parcels internationally you may be familiar with the phrase ‘Freight Collect’ where you send parcels to your customer and they pay the cost of carriage. In the world of freight, the terms that determine who is responsible and pays for each part of the journey are officially set out and are called ‘Terms of sale’ or ‘Incoterms’. Phrases ‘Freight prepaid’ or ‘freight collect’ just don’t cut it and should not be used for air freight or sea freight.
China has developed over the last 30 years from an insignificant player to become the largest export economy in the world. Freight Forwarding has developed along the same lines. In the beginning there was one state owned company called Sinotrans.
Now the industry has exploded and there are thousands of companies calling themselves freight forwarders in China. The market is not mature and there are very many small and some not so small,
There is a simple answer to a complicated question when it comes to “How do I Import from China?” The answer is that you find a freight company with vast experience in moving freight in and out of that country and save yourself time and money.
Here at K & L Freight we have 30 years of experience in doing just that. We have faced and overcome all the challenges that come with such shipments and our contacts and trusted name in the industry mean that we can negotiate the best rates with carriers and pass these on to you.
Looking for a reliable experienced company who offer a supply chain management service? Come and talk to the experts here at K & L Freight. Our team offer a complete, bespoke logistics plan that ensures your shipment is cost effective and arrives on time.
As a company we have invested in systems that will track your freight and keep you fully up to date with the latest status for your peace of mind.
With over 30 years experience in the movement of freight by land or sea or road we have moved thousands of shipping containers across the world. Our team can recommend you the best and most economical size to use to ensure that your costs are kept to a minimum.
We keep clients fully informed on the status of their shipment so you don’t need to worry about anything including customs clearance. We can even deliver it to your warehouse or storage if you require.
We are Cheshire’s leading freight forwarders who offer the complete range of customised freight forwarding solutions to suit the needs to our clients across the globe.
With provide a complete service for your freight organised by our team of experts who will first find the most cost effective way to get your goods delivered exactly where you want them.
We handle everything whether it needs air, sea or land and keep you fully informed on the your freights journey as it makes it’s way to you.
We’ll shortly be coming up to Chinese Golden Week which begins in the first week of October. It’s the equivalent of an old style UK bank holiday where things actually used to close down and factories and industries would close. It is observed across China and manufacturing and banking closes down for a minimum of one week, sometimes up to two weeks as celebrations take place.
We always recommend our clients check with their suppliers as to what the plans are and must factor this in when anticipating delivery times.
As a timely reminder to our customers and prospective customers the 1st week of October is Chinese Golden Week. This festival is in affect a public holiday when Chinese manufacturing closes down more or less completely for at least a week and often for two. During this time normal business with China stops and goes on hold and so if you are planning to buy from China whatever you are purchasing will need to be in the supply chain before Golden Week starts as often it takes factories some time to get back up to speed after the holiday period.