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ML Advisory 2016 – 35: Eid Al Adha (EID) Holiday Impact

Be Advised: Eid Al Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, the second of two major religious festivals celebrated by Muslims, will tentatively begin on 11 Sep 2016 and end on 13 Sep 2016. The actual dates may vary in each country depending on the region.

IMPACT ON CENTCOM AOR:

Pakistan (PAK GLOC): Eid Holidays will be observed in Pakistan for 3-4 days as declared by Government of Pakistan, depending on moon sighting. During this holiday: Customs; National Logistic Cell (NLC); Borders and all Port Operations will be closed for 3 days. Read More...

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ML Advisory 2016 – 28: Zika Virus – Fumigation Requirement

Efforts have been made from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) officers to obtain information on China’s Zika policy. As a result, this morning, the USDA FAS published more details on this requirement which are briefly outlined below. This requirement – as it stands today – is the responsibility between the shipper or consignee and the China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) inspection offices.

Based on further guidance from the World Shipping Counsel (WSC) we understand that the China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) officials, which is the agency releasing this policy, are not communicating directly with shippers and carriers, but are instead communicating the Zika policy through local China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) inspection offices. Read More...

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ML Advisory 2016 – 30: MSDS Required for DG Shipments Bahrain (Imports & Exports)

Dear Valued Customer,

Please note we have been made aware that a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is required for all dangerous good shipments importing into, and exporting out of, Bahrain.

This is apparently not a new requirement; however, we are only now aware of the process. Note, we have not faced previous issues with shipments due to missing MSDS. To further ensure no issues with DG exports and align with the requirement, we will require all Shippers to provide a MSDS with their other hazardous documents effective immediately. Read More...

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VGM Customer Service Message

Please see the VGM Customer Service Message by Maersk Line.

Thank you.

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VGM: 304 ANSI Shipping Instruction

It is possible to send the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) in an ANSI format. It can be done by identifying the VGM on the N7 segment (equipment details) of the 304 shipping instructions.

Please kindly the attached ANSI version including the verified weight:

304_MIG V2.0

Thank you. Read More...

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Customer Advisory: Impacts of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr

Please be advised that Ramadan will tentatively begin at sundown on June 6th, 2016 and end on July 5th, 2016. The actual dates will depend upon the time of the official sighting of the new moon. Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, is celebrated for 3-4 days, with actual dates varying for each country depending on the region. Movement of cargo will continue during Ramadan at a lower velocity due to reduced schedules and observed reduced office hours. Read More...

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ADVISORY: SOLAS – Verified Gross Mass Initiative

Please see the below information regarding the SOLAS weight initiative which is currently schedule to begin on Friday, July 1, 2016:

DETAILS

The SOLAS weight initiative is an industry sponsored enterprise focused on ensuring safety. Certified weights eliminate the accidents caused by mis-declared container weight as well as provide assurance to different parties in the supply chain. Ultimately, this improves safety of the workforce, vessels, terminals, and equipment.

WHEN

The SOLAS weight initiative is currently scheduled to begin on Friday, July 1, 2016. Read More...

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Advisory – Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr

Please take note of the following for the West Central Asia region:

Monday June 6th, 2016: Holy Month of Ramadan Begins

During the Holy Month of Ramadan it is expected that operations and clearances in the West Central Asia region will be slowed or delayed due to the reduced working hours. As all Government offices will close by 1400 daily, there will be delays. We also expect that transporters, vendors, etc. will also follow suit and that no inland movements will take place after 1400, which in essence means in most countries if movement hasn’t begun by 1200, then it will be planned for the next day. Read More...

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New SOLAS Regulations Begin July 1, 2016

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Identification and declaration of In-transit and local cargo to customs

Valued Clients,

We’ve been informed as part of an import Customs manifest requirement, declaration of “In-Transit” containers is now necessary to include on Shipping Instructions when importing to the following countries:

• Cameroun
• Benin
• Djibouti
• Ghana
• India
• Kenya
• Mozambique
• Senegal
• Tanzania
• Togo

As such, when the place of delivery is different from the actual consignee country, the shipper must provide an “In-Transit” clause with the final destination as per the import consignee/buyer address; Maersk will then mark the shipment as “In-Transit” when declaring to Customs. Read More...

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