Shipping to China – Heavy Congestion to be Expected

Planning on shipping to China? – heavy congestion is to be expected over the next 2 months.

We have been reminded by local partners to expect a heavy backlog of shipments at Chinese ports as the country celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival in September and the National Holiday in October.

To ensure that your shipments are not delayed and to avoid unnecessary port storage charges, please follow the recommended dates for shipment arrival.

Please talk to your Abels Customs Liaison contact on their direct number or call +1842 816600 or email shipping@abels.co.uk to discuss the best dates for packing and loading working back from the below dates to avoid delays and possible added costs.

Incoming sea shipments:
1. If shipping to Shanghai – LCL shipments should arrive at Shanghai Port no later than 11 September, 2011.

2. If shipping to Shanghai – FCL shipments should arrive at Shanghai Port no later than 12 September, 2011.

3. If shipping to Beijing or shipping to Guangzhou – All shipments should arrive at Beijing / Guangzhou Port no later than 13 September, 2011.

Incoming air shipments:
1. Airfreight to Shanghai – shipments should arrive at Shanghai Airport no later than 13 September, 2011.

2. Airfreight to Beijing / Airfreight to Guangzhou – shipments should arrive at Beijing Airport / Guangzhou Airport no later than 21 September, 2011.

Our partners may not have sufficient time to process shipments that arrive after the above dates. Therefore port storage charges may be incurred.

If you want your shipment delivered before the holiday in October, and you can accept port storage charges, the following dates for arrival are recommended to avoid delays:

Incoming sea shipments:
1. If shipping to Shanghai – LCL shipments should arrive at Shanghai Port no later than 16 September, 2011.

2. If shipping to Shanghai – FCL shipments should arrive at Shanghai Port no later than 17 September, 2011.

3. If shipping to Beijing or shipping to Guangzhou – All shipments should arrive at Beijing / Guangzhou Port no later than 19 September, 2011.

Incoming air shipments:
1. Airfreight to Shanghai – shipments should arrive at Shanghai Airport no later than 1 September, 2011.

2. Airfreight to Beijing / Airfreight to Guangzhou – shipments should arrive at Beijing Airport / Guangzhou Airport no later than 21 September, 2011.

Please also note that our partners offices in China will be closed on 12 September, 2011, for the Mid-Autumn Festival, and from 1 – 7 October, 2011, for the National Day holiday.