December 6, 2018


Please be advised that the CSCL ARCTIC OCEAN V-026E now has an eta of the 14/12 due to berth congestion, it will follow the ATLANTIC OCEAN V-026W which currently has an eta of the 12/12. All dates / times are subject to change.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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New Customs Regulation

December 5, 2018

New Customs Regulation of cargo declaration in manifest (VIETNAM)

On 23 November 2018, General Dept. of Vietnam Customs has issued dispatch no. 6889 /TCHQ-GSQL on guidelines to manage imported cargo from overseas into Vietnam. In accordance to the new rules the manifest must show following details:

Re waste Paper shipments: please kindly send VN office booking list for checking case by case and get approval from local customs before loading. VN contact person as below,

(Ms.) Vu Thi Kim Thanh

Senior Executive | Inbound Division | Customer Service Department
DID: (84-225) 3552877, Mobile: (84) 0984094931
Address : Room 621-624, 6th Floor, Success Building 1, No. 3 Le Thanh Tong Str., Haiphong City, Vietnam.
No approval of local customs / No discharge

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Limited Line Haulage Availability Notice

December 3, 2018

Dear customer,

Due to limited line haulage availability over the Christmas period we are likely to enforce a reduced booking capacity during this period. Please therefore note that any vessel arriving during week 51 and 52 we will only consider accepting deliveries once the cargo is cleared of customs and landed ex vessel and not before. Please ensure deliveries are phoned through to our import department to check availability. Customers who just send their instructions without a booking reference will face having their delivery returned uncovered without notice.

Haulage is accepted under our line haulage terms and conditions which can be found online at

Regrettably those customers who normally take merchant haulage we will be unable to accept your delivery requests during this difficult period.

Import deliveries – 01394 608394

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Import surcharges 2019

Dear Customer,

Cosco UK are reviewing a number of Import surcharges for 2019 and would like to advise you of the following changes:

UK Carrier Haulage Surcharge

As part of our programme to improve our Carrier Haulage product offered to customers Cosco UK will implement a UK Haulage Surcharge for all containers discharging at UK Ports that are delivered to Door utilising Carrier Haulage from 1st January 2019.

The surcharge will be £50.00 per container and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

The need to implement a haulage surcharge emanates from a number of variable factors:

  • – The withdrawal of rail freight daily services and subsequent congestion on the rail network.
  • – Port congestion since June 2018 when Felixstowe migrated to a new operating system software that is still reducing operational performance versus pre-June levels.
  • – Insufficient number of C+E (class 1) qualified drivers resulting in lack of available traction resource.
  • – Delays to vehicles as a result of road congestion caused by long extensive roadworks on main arterial routes.
  • – The need to employ additional staff to process haulage re-booking.
  • – Increased costs from suppliers as a result of the haulage market prevailing conditions.

Vehicle Demurrage

Vehicle demurrage will increase to:

Vehicle free time at site: 3 hours unloading allowed, thereafter charges of GBP 50.00 per hour apply DV/HQ container and GBP 60.00 per hour apply FR/OT container.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your local office.

Thank you for your continued support.

COSCO Shipping Lines (UK) Limited

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Cap San Lorenzo” V-008N

November 30, 2018

Please be advised that the “Cap San Lorenzo” V-008N currently has an eta into London Gateway of the 04/12 due to port rotation change in Europe NWC ports.

All dates / times are subject to change.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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