INDIA MARKET - 25 APR 2016
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.
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.
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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:
16th Floor, Kin Sang Commercial Centre 49 King Yip Street, Kwun
Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Telephone and fax numbers remain
Ningbo container tractor drivers' strike
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
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
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 
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
Hong Kong Terminal Stevedore
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.