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CIFF Shanghai - PRC Head Office received IATA license

We are pleased to announce that since Sep 2016 our PRC Shanghai Head Office received IATA license.

CIFF Tianjin and Qingdao offices attain A-Class license

We are pleased to announce that since May 2016 our Tianjin and Qingdao offices received their WOFE status. Together with the Shanghai - PRC Head Office, Guangzhou Branch, Ningbo Branch, Shenzhen Branch and Xiamen Branch, now totally 7 CIFF branch offices received PRC A-Class license.


Mr. Yogen Gondalia joined CIFF almost 2 years ago and heads up our Business Development in India. With his wealth of experience within both the Freight and International Trade Industries, Yogen has managed to help CIFF set foot in the Indian market. India now considers China its largest trading partner with a bilateral trade worth over USD 80 billion. With representation throughout India's largest cities and 8 offices in China, CIFF strives to deliver a customer service to the highest standards by keeping in line with market trends. Yogen is assisted by Ms Uma Rebello.

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Important Notice to SHIPPERS (Apr 2016): The IMO's new requirement SOLAS to require verification of container weights for vessel loading will become legally binding on 1 July 2016.

This is an effort "World Shipping Council" (WSC) has been advocating for many years; in May 2014 the "International Maritime Organization" (IMO)'s "Maritime Safety Committee" (MSC) approved the report from Sub-committee "Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargo and Containers" (DSC) for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to require verification of container weights (VGM "verified gross mass") before loaded containers may be placed aboard ships; and the requirement making container weight verification a condition for vessel loading adopted by MSC in November 2014 and will become legally binding on 1 July 2016.

Please note the below updated status for Xingang port from CIFF Tianjin office on 27 Aug 2015

Most of vessel delayed one day at least ex Xingang in week 34 and it would affect the schedule thereafter;
Some carriers' container equipment are in shortage of stock, such as Maersk;
Customs resume work step by step but cannot get back to normal at present;
As the traffic is still under control in explosion center area, several CY/CFS did not resume work till now. Most CY/CFS have no enough capacity on Loading/gate in etc due to heavy congestion and traffic jam in Xingang port,  so it needs much more time for loading and gate in the port, missing the scheduled vessel is possible even finished Customs clearance.

Tianjin, China explosions - occurred on 12 August 2015

On Wednesday 12 August 2015, a series of explosions occurred at a storage station at the Port of Tianjin, which is located in the Binhai New Area of Tianjin, China. The first two explosions occurred within 30 seconds, over one hundred people were killed and hundreds of others were injured. The initial explosions continued to burn uncontrolled throughout the weekend, repeatedly causing explosions. Eight additional explosions occurred on Saturday 15 August. The government identified the explosions was caused by chemicals stored at storage station.

Up to 17 August 2015, the death toll rose to 114 from Wednesday's disaster, seventy people, mostly firefighters, remain missing.

Removal Notice for CIFF HK Head Office
To All Valued Clients, Agents and Branches
We would like to inform you that we will move to the following address from 20th December 2014:
Unit 1601-5, 16th Floor, Kin Sang Commercial Centre 49 King Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

Ningbo container tractor drivers' strike ended
Ningbo container tractor drivers' strike ended today 25 Aug 2014.

Ningbo container tractor drivers started a strike at Ningbo port on 20 Aug 2014
We would like to draw your attention to the below.
Ningbo container tractor drivers started a strike at Ningbo port yesterday (Aug 20th). They’re demanding a substantial increase in the container haulage tariffs. The strikers blocked most of the space in the empty equipment storage yards and also the entrance of the container terminal. Tractor drivers declined to take jobs from shippers. The strike has impacted the normal terminal operation where the loaded containers cannot be delivered to the terminal and no empty containers can be picked up for loading. Loading plan for week 34 and 35 will be affected and may miss the schedule. Policemen had already arrived at port terminal and Government officer is in negotiation with the striker. At this stage we have no indication of when this will be resolved. We will keep you advised and please contact our customer services team should you need to discuss further.

Ningbo is back to normal today on 10 Oct 2013
Please note our Ningbo office is back to normal working.

Ningbo's still flooded seriously on 9 Oct 2013
Unfortunately Ningbo's flood have not eased yet and government announced today continue to stay at home and not working.

Typhoon Fitow approached Zhejiang province with seriously flooded on 8 Oct 2013
Typhoon "Fitow" approached Zhejiang province, the heavy rain flooded Shanghai and Ningbo areas. The National Meteorological Centre issued a red alert for the storm; Chinese maritime authorities also issued red alerts, warning of storm tides and waves.

PRC new VAT reform pilot program will start from 1 August 2013
According to China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued a circular (Caishui [2013] No. 37, "Circular 37" as per the 1st attachment in Chinese) on 24 May 2013 announcing that the VAT reform pilot program for transportation and modern services sectors will be rolled out nationwide as from 1 August 2013, we will add on 6% VAT on the amount of invoice, effective day based on actual invoice issue date.

Hong Kong Terminal Stevedore Strike ended
HK HIT terminal stevedore ended 40 days strike on 6 May 2013, the dockers are returning to work from 7 May 2013.

Hong Kong Terminal Stevedore Strike - on 16 Apr 2013
The strike at HIT continues to affect some services out of Hong Kong . CIFF will avoid using shipping lines who's services are affected in order not to cause any delays for our customers. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will continue to up-date you on this matter.

Hong Kong Terminal Stevedore Strike
Please note that HK HIT terminal stevedore strike has been continued from 30 March 2013, vessels berthing are being delayed by 3-4 days and this will result in significant delays from HK Port. We will keep you post for any update.

CIFF VIETNAM wins warehousing project
CIFF Vietnam has been awarded Galaxy Home's warehousing business. Apart from storage, CIFF looks after stock-keeping, controlling stock in / stock out, bar-code managed positioning, purchase order management, customs clearance and issues shipping documents. With more than 40 containers moving through the warehouse every month, CIFF is working towards offering better end to end solutions for our furniture customers.

To inquire about supply chain solutions and warehousing in Vietnam, please contact:

CIFF Vietnam Hai Phong City office
We are pleased to announce that our Vietnam Hai Phong City office started to provide full range of services from September 2012.

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