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Mid-Autumn Festival: 29th August 2018

August 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated notably by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar with full moon at night, corresponding to late September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with a full moon at night. Due to [...]

Delivery issues from Southampton: 29th August 2018

August 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Following the IT issues at the Port of Felixstowe several carriers/vessels have continued to be diverted to Southampton. The additional volumes into Southampton has resulted in a huge strain on merchant and carrier haulage. Some carriers are not accepting bookings until containers are landed and cleared but then cannot deliver for 8 - 10 days, [...]

Eid ul-Adha: 15th August 2018

August 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

In Bangladesh, Eid ul-Adha is a public holiday, commemorating the test of faith passed by Ibrahim. Early in the morning on Eid ul-Adha, people attend a major prayer session. The largest one in the country is held in Dhaka and is attended by the president of Bangladesh. After prayers, everyone returns home to feast and [...]

Dhaka airport update: 15th August 2018

August 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Air freight in Bangladesh has significantly increased this month resulting in Dhaka airport facing severe backlog. Due to the congestion being experienced huge volumes of cargo are lying at the airport without space with many trucks waiting to enter the airport. Furthermore airlines are currently prioritising premium rate shipments based on yield management. The main [...]

Chittagong Port Update: 15th August 2018

August 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Chittagong port is heavily congested due to a nationwide student strike and unannounced transport strike last week. Container movement has been reduced in and out of the depots and terminals due to a lack of transportation which continues to cause traffic problems around the port area.  Current vessel waiting time is listed as per the below: Gearless vessel - [...]