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Global Container Services are very proud to have their own independent worldwide network of overseas agents’ offices, which includes 102 sites in 49 countries. Details of the locations of these agents can be found on our network pages.

We are also happy to announce that we are now part of a large exclusive logistics network called Lognet Global, which gives us access to a further 430 sites in 92 countries. In cooperation with our local partners, this allows us to service new markets, especially Africa and South America for example, providing door to door movements and clearance facilities.

In addition to this, we are now UK agents for All World Shipping USA, giving us more options for the USA market, both import and export, and operating weekly services for all East and West coast ports.

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Early notifications were received in March that all carriers would increase rates by USD 500 per TEU from 1st April. Although not to this level, increases have now been implemented and all customers have been informed separately.

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As previously reported, the MOL Comfort ruptured on 17th June whilst en route from Singapore to Jeddah with over 4,000 containers on board. Shortly afterwards, the vessel split in two and the stern section sank after drifting for 10 days.

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New rules have been issued by the Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Tax in their Cai Shui no.37 (Circular 37) regarding implementation of a 6% tax on local and freight charges from 1st August 2013. The majority of carriers including OOCL, Hamburg Sud, MSC, MOL, NYK, CSAV & CSCL have confirmed that they will apply the additional tax of 6% to all ocean freight charges which are prepaid in China.

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