CHITTAGONG PORT SITUATION GETTING WORSE BY THE DAY.

For last month Chittagong has regularly been facing missed connections to mother vessels both in Singapore and Colombo transshipment ports.

As such; there is no way for the respective Feeder vessel operators to maintain any fixed schedule; particularly vessels at GCB(General Cargo Berth), which are staying 6-7 days(approx.), and at CCT, where

CHITTAGONG PORT SITUATION UDPATE AND DAWN TO DASK STRIKE IN BANGLADESH

Latest update – the port operation is still having huge congestion consequences, with an average feeder vessel sailing delay of 3 to 4 days and total port layover is now 5 to 6 days. Chittagong port Authority called a meeting yesterday to try to resolve this issue. The meeting

IMPORT TPL STILL AVAILABLE FOR MAN-MADE APPAREL CONTAINING WOOL

Importers should note that TPL is still available on the following man-made fibre apparel containing wool even though TPL has run out.

• Knitted garments with a composition of over 50% man-made fibres and at least 23% of wool qualify under a wool TPL permit under NAFTA.

• Woven garments with

UNIQUE CARRIER CODES TO BE REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS

As mentioned May 13, 2010, the CBSA will begin to refuse shipments that are transported or carried by commercial carriers unless a unique carrier code has been issued to the importer of record.

There is no change to hand-carried baggage clearances when arriving by air. However, when entering Canada via a


VALUATION OF IMPORTED SAMPLES / REQUIRED ADJUSTMENTS TO THE VALUE FOR DUTY

Importers of samples must ensure that the values declared to Customs reflect either what was actually paid for them, or a reasonable equivalent value such as the value of identical or similar goods subsequently ordered.

An often overlooked inclusion is foreign tax. For example, U.S. state tax paid

MONTREAL PORT EMPLOYEES LOCK OUT

NOTICE

Montreal Port employees lock out

Earlier this morning we received official confirmation that the Maritime Employers Association ordered a lock-out at the Port of Montreal.

As a result, Montreal Gateway Terminals effective immediately will close its Racine and Cast facilities at the Port of Montreal until further notice. In the interim we have been

Strike at GTIL Terminal

This is to inform our valued customer, that GTIL terminal contracted staff have gone on flash strike from today (16th June 2010) morning onwards. All gate, yard and shifting activities have come to halt. ICD off loading and loading and shifting has also been hampered with No train movement allowed at GTIL terminal at present.

In

WEATHER CONDITIONS IN COLOMBO

This is to keep you informed that, due to the bad weather reasons and the Inter terminal trucking delay,
because of the change in vendor has resulted in congestion at Colombo port.

Moreover, since the normal productivity cannot be expected on the monsoon period vessel berthing/unberthing
is getting affected which may result in shut out/misconnection situation.

CHITTAGONG PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGE

Pursuant to the previously announced Chittagong Port Congestion surcharge of $100/TEU effective June 26th, the surcharge will also be applied to all LCL cargo at a rate of $4 per CBM.