All bookings for import FCL shipments from Asia need to be placed a minimum of 3 weeks in advance of the intended vessel departure. All bookings are always subject to space and equipment availability at the time of booking so we would highly recommend when you are placing your orders with your supplier you notify us at the same time as most suppliers will generally have a lead time.
Shipping Lines from North and South Asia are full and a number of lines are now fully booked weeks in advance so space is becoming increasingly difficult to find at short notice. Singapore is experiencing congestion which in turn is creating delays on transhipments.
All of the above then in turn impacts the rates in the market and a General Rate Increase has been announced by the shipping lines which will take effective from 1st September, what remains to be seen is the quantum in which the shipping lines will set this at.
Keeping you updated,
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