Santos strike intensified

The port strike in Santos, Brazil, has intensified this week with the introduction of ‘Red Light Week’ until 16 December.  During this period, import cargoes will be retained in the terminals and the export shipments will undergo physical and documentary inspections.

OMNI agrees to scrap mandatory FAIM membership criteria

The main business to be completed at the Miami Beach meeting was to discuss and agree changes to the OMNI rules including the mandatory requirement for OMNI members to have FAIM.  Des Stickland, OMNI Treasurer explained the proposed rule changes and the reasons for them.  At a subsequent vote during the AGM the members accepted […]

SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN COLOMBIA

OMNI would like to thank Miguel Florez of Aviomar for providing the following information… The following communication is to inform that due to the rainy season we’re having in Colombia (the highest in the last 30 years according to IDEAM), both urban and rural areas have been seriously affected, leaving thousands of victims and homeless […]

THE ASIAN GAMES IN CHINA

OMNI would like to thank Eileen Loh of Asian Tigers for providing the following information… Due to the Asian Games being held in Guangzhou China, Customs Authorities there have implemented very strict interpretations of the existing regulations. This is affecting shipments in the following manner: Longer clearance times for both Air and Sea Shipments Higher […]

DELAYS IN BEIRA MOZAMBIQUE

OMNI would like to thank Jonathan Roberts of White and Company for providing the following information… Please be advised that the port of Beira, Mozambique is currently experiencing severe port congestion, which is obviously also affecting traffic into Africa. Delays of up to 7 weeks are not uncommon at the moment. North bound cargo is […]

NEW IMPORT PROCEDURES IN BRAZIL

OMNI would like to thank Laura Gannon of Transportes Fink for providing the following information… A new procedure has been adopted by Brazilian customs whereby the Power of Attorney customers must sign to give the customs broker power to customs clear the export of rimport move has to be officially issued by a Public Notary. […]

SITUATION AT MARSEILLES-FOS

OMNI would like to thank Morgan Ledoux of Grospiron International for the following information: We wish to update the information concerning the situation at Marseilles-Fos: Part of the difficulties we met last summer has been overcome: – Return of the whole staff from summer holidays – End, on 08/10/10 of the repair work affecting the […]

IT PROBLEMS FOR AGS SOUTH AFRICA

Elisma Van Der Walt of AGS Frasers have contacted us today to advise of technical problems. They are currently able to recevie emails but not send them. This problem has been ongoing since the beginning of the week, we will advise when the issues are resolved.

NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN PERU

OMNI would like to thank Claudia de Lucio of Class Int’l Movers for providing the following information… ‘In observance of a Peruvian Holiday, our offices will be closed on Friday, October 8, 2010. We will resume regular business hours once again at 8:00am Monday, October 11, 2010.’