Latest in ShippingMarks and Numbers - Australia There has been an increase of cargo moving through our Australian Seafreight CFSs with inadequate marks and numbers on the cargo and within cargo reporting, please kindly ensure that your shippers/consignees are aware of the minimum marking requirements as outlined below; Export Sea:Actual Shipper and Consignee DetailsOrigin & DestinationNumber of Packages (i.e 1 of 2, 2 of 2)Shipper and Consignee Reference numbersIn addition to the above, please also ensure that the interim receipt provided to the CFS at time of check in coincides with the cargo being deliveredImport Sea:Actual Shipper and Consignee DetailsNumber of Packages (i.e 1 of 2, 2 of 2)Shipper and Consignee Reference numbersBookingsBookings ex Asia, specifically China, are very strong right now with vessels booking out 3-4 weeks in advance, with most carriers fully booked until June. It is essential that Stockwells is notified of new orders at least 2 weeks in advance of the cargo ready date so that we can find space on the most suitable services.Equipment Shortages - ChinaEquipment shortages are starting to be seen again in China with Evergreen releasing a notice last week stating: "South China is running low on 40HC supply. HQ will be limited and reserved for US and EU trade at a very high rate. South bound to AU will need to use 2x20GP, 40GPs or NORs from south China ports as 40HC will more than likely be unavailable". South China Ports include Shekou, Yantian, Huangpu, Hong Kong, Sanshui, Fuzhou, Foshan. Shipping line ANL are also experiencing equipment shortages in Xingang/Shanghai.Space and Equipment Shortages - EuropeSpace and equipment issues are worsening ex Europe with rollovers and delays being extremely large. Trans-ship carriers are either cutting space allocation or suspending booking acceptance completely in order to ease backlogs.Congestion - New ZealandDue to the severe congestion currently being experienced at New Zealand ports, shipping lines have dramatically decreased space allocation on Trans-Tasman services in order to save time unloading at the port and keep delays at a minimum. Trans-Tasman services are currently fully booked until at least the end of June.India COVID SituationIndia is still seeing major space and equipment issues due to the current COVID climate.Singapore CongestionSingapore is also still currently facing serious congestion. Holiday Notice Thailand - Vesak Day Offices in Thailand will be closed on 26 May 2021 for Vesak Day and will resume to normal operation on 27 May 2021"Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away.Reference: https://www.un.org/en/observances/vesak-day FAF BUC NoticeStockwell International has been advised the tariff for BUC/FAF dry & reefer cargo on Oceania trade for June 2021 has been updated as per below; Bunker Recovery Charge Stockwell International has received notification and effective 1st June the below BRC Charges will apply to cargo ex Australia to the following regions; General Rate Increases, Peak Season Surcharge & Congestion Surcharge Dear Customers,Stockwell International has received notice and wishes to advise customers that in light of the continued Industrial Action and continual heavy congestion, several shipping lines have been impacted and have implemented the following General Rate Increase/Peak Season Surcharge/Congestion Surcharge:Peak Season Surcharge/General Rate Increase: Stockwell International has received notice that there has been an increase globally for LCL general rate increases, for specific countries and amounts please contact us directly. LCL1st April 2021Montreal/Toronto (via Philadelphia), Vancouver to Australia Amount: USD $8 per W/M or minimum 1st April 2021All North American ports to Australia (except Fremantle) and New Zealand Amount: USD $16 per W/M or minimum1st April 2021All origins via Los Angeles and New York to all US destinationsAmount: USD $32 per W/M or minimum1st April 2021Belgium to Australia Amount: EUR $25 per W/M or minimum1st April 2021Spain to Australia Amount: USD $25 per W/M or minimum (Increase of USD 11.00 per w/m or Minimum)1st April 2021Netherlands to Australia Amount: EUR $25 per W/M or minimum (Increase USD 8.50 per w/m or Minimum)1st April 2021UK to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & AdelaideAmount: USD $32 per W/M or minimum (Increase USD 20.00 per w/m or Minimum)1st April 2021UK to FremantleAmount: USD $82 per W/M or minimum (Increase USD 20.00 per w/m or Minimum)1st April 2021USA to Australia Amount: USD $8 per W/M or minimum 1st May 2021Europe to Australia and New ZealandAmount: USD $16 per W/M or minimum 21st May 2021All North American CPS to Australia & New Zealand Amount: USD $16 per W/M or minimum 22nd May 2021Ex Australia to or via Jebel AliAmount: USD $28 per W/M or minimum 24th May 2021 Bangladesh to Sydney Amount: USD $7 per W/M or minimum1st June 2021 Ex Australia to or via Hamburg, Rotterdam, London and South AfricaAmount: USD $16 per W/M or minimum1st June 2021 Italy to Australia Amount: USD $30 per W/M or minimum 1st June 2021 Lyttelton to AU East Coast Amount: USD $16 per W/M or minimum 1st June 2021North East Asia and South East Asia to New ZealandAmount: USD $12 per W/M or minimumFCL1st April 2021Australia to South East Asia, North East Asia Indian Subcontinent and Middle Eastern Gulf Amount: USD $200/TEU per dry container and USD $300 per reefer container 1st April 2021UK to AustraliaAmount: USD $500/TEU per dry container 11th May 2021Europe to Australia and New Zealand Amount: USD $400/TEU and USD $800/FEU per dry container. USD $500/20'RF and USD $500/40'RF15th May 2021Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan to all ports and points in New Zealand and AustraliaAmount: USD $300/TEU and USD $600/FEU15th May 2021 Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to Australia Amount: USD $300/TEU and USD $600/FEU15th May 2021China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan to Australia, and from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to New Zealand Amount: USD $300/TEU and USD $600/FEU1st June 2021Australia to New Zealand Amount: USD $400/TEU and USD $800/FEU1st June 2021Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands to Africa, Latin America, Europe, Mediterranean, USA East CoastAmount: USD $400/TEU and USD $800/FEU1st June 2021Trans Tasman Amount: USD $200/TEU and USD $400/FEU1st June 2021Italy to Australia Amount: USD $300/TEU and USD $600/FEU1st June 2021North East Asia and South East Asia to New ZealandAmount: USD $300/TEU and USD $600/FEU7th June 2021Australia and New Zealand to CanadaAmount: USD $2000/TEU Port Congestion Surcharge: LCLIn view of the positive operational developments in the port of Sydney, shipping lines have decided to withdraw the Congestion Surcharge (CGO / CGD).MSC From 9th AprilHMM From 10th AprilTS Lines 4th April ZIM and Gold Star 1st April 1st May 2021Europe to Australia and New ZealandAmount: USD $300/TEU and USD $600/FEU1st June 2021Australia to New Zealand Amount: USD $400/TEU and USD $800/FEUFor any questions please contact your sales representative on email@example.com or 1300 786 468.