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.’

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN COSTA RICA

OMNI would like to thank Guadalupe Riba of Grupo Mudanzas Mundiales for providing the following information… ‘In Costa Rica, on 12th October we celebrate the Encounter of the Cultures – known as Hispanic Day. This national holiday will be celebrated on Monday October 18th, meanthing that companies across Costa Rica will be closed for the […]

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN JAPAN

OMNI would like to thank Yuji Hida of Yamatane Corporation for providing the following information… In Japan, the 11th October is a national holiday for the promotion of physical exercise education. This means that companies across Japan will be closed for the day.

GREEK STRIKE UPDATE

OMNI would like to thank Athena Kyriou of Orphee Beinoglou Int’l Forwarders S.A for providing the following information… The Truckers Union have announced the end of their current strike action.

DELAYS AT NHAVA SHEVA PORT, MUMBAI

OMNI would like to thank Santa Fe for providing the following information… Shipments going via Nhava Sheva port to Mumbai port are experiencing delays on arrival in Nhava Sheva. We would recommend that you contact your destination agent for advice on how to deal with these delays.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN NEW DELHI

OMNI would like to thank Santa Fe for providing the following information… The Commonwealth games are scheduled to be held in New Delhi from 3rd-14th Oct 2010 With effect from 25th September there will be severe traffic restrictions on the roads and as such very little commercial traffic will be allowed on the roads in […]

3 Day Strikes in French Port

OMNI would like to thank Morgan Ledoux of Grospiron for providing the following information… Strikes in the French ports of Le Havre and Fos sur Mer have been arranged for 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October, which will lead to a delay in the customs clearance and deliveries.

GREEK STRIKE UPDATE

OMNI would like to thank Athana Kyriou of Orphee Beinoglou Int’l Forwarders S.A for providing the following information… The Truckers Union have announced their current strike and protest will continue indefinitely.

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS – CHINA

OMNI would like to thank Eileen Loh of Asian Tigers for providing the following information… There are a number of upcoming holidays that you should be aware of as it will impact timelines and clearances. September 22nd, 23rd and 24th are National Holidays October 1-7 inclusive are also National Holidays. We will be working on […]

NEW WAVE OF PROTESTS IN GREECE

OMNI would like to thank Athana Kyriou of Orphee Beinoglou Int’l Forwarders S.A for providing the following information… A new wave of protests began Monday (Sept 13th) with truckers declaring a work stoppage and parking hundreds of vehicles along major highways to protest plans to liberalize their profession. Freight truckers in Greece on Wednesday (Sept […]

INDEPENDANCE DAY IN CHILE

OMNI would like to thank Hellen Concha of Unipack for providing the following information… The Chilean Independance day celebrations will be held over the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th of September, the Unipack offices will be closed until 21st September.

PORT DELAYS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

OMNI would like to thank Laura Ganon of Transportes FINK Ltdafor providing the following information… Please be advised that the export moves out the port of Rio de Janeiro are suffering complete physical survey. Some of the customs officers take up to 3 days to physically survey one single container. This is causing severe delays […]

UPDATE FROM THE FOS CONTAINER TERMINAL, FRANCE

OMNI would like to thank Morgan Ledoux of Grospiron for providing the following information… For the last two months there have been difficulties at the Fos Containers Terminal due to the following factors: The summer holidays which has reduced the number of staff available. The repair work affecting the Fos quay which has reduced considerably […]