US Import Ban – Chinese Uyghur Region

US Import Ban – Chinese Uyghur Region

US Import Ban – Chinese Uyghur Region   Effective from the 21st June, a US import ban will be in place for goods originating from the Xinjiang Uyghur region of China. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was actually passed in December 2021, but will be...
We Are Closed During Queen’s Jubilee

We Are Closed During Queen’s Jubilee

We Are Closed During Queen’s Jubilee   The UK offices of Atlantic Pacific will be closed for 2 days at the end of next week due to an extended UK public holiday. With the country commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, our traditional Spring Bank...
Key Changes For Customs CDS

Key Changes For Customs CDS

Key Changes For Customs CDS   We told you earlier this month that Customs are introducing their new CDS platform for import declarations, which effectively replaces CHIEF in September. As we continue to focus on this major development, we take a look below at...
China: Lockdown End To Impact Capacity?

China: Lockdown End To Impact Capacity?

China: Lockdown End To Impact Capacity?   As Shanghai seemingly approaches the end of its lockdowns, there are rising concerns that a flood of exports are likely to squeeze capacity once more. Following the heavy restrictions on the public, transport, and...
Asia: Record High Voyage Delays

Asia: Record High Voyage Delays

Asia: Record High Voyage Delays   A recent industry report, looking at the latest Asia-Europe round-trip voyages, has concluded that the average vessel loop is arriving back in China 20 days late. The report measured the three carrier alliances and suggested the...
Important Customs Changes For CDS

Important Customs Changes For CDS

Important Customs Changes For CDS   The UK government have been making changes to the customs process, with the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) due to replace the current CHIEF platform as the system for submitting import and export declarations. It is...