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Embassy Freight Services UK
Newsletter January 2018


Contact



Embassy Freight Services UK
Basildon office
Unit 1 Apollo Business Park
Basildon
Essex SS14 3 NW
United Kingdom
T + 44 (0) 1268 820461
seaimports@embassyfreight.co.uk
seaexports@embassyfreight.co.uk



Heathrow office
Building 554 Shoreham Road
London Heathrow Airport
TW6 3RG
United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 208 897 9142
airimports@embassyfreight.co.uk
airexports@embassyfreight.co.uk


The Power of Cash!


January 2018


Following the announcement in our last newsletter, of 60 day Credit Terms, we received an unexpected amount of enquires on this topic.
EF UK Commercial Director, Mark Hall commented “The first question we are generally asked is what our rates are, and some of the potential customers thought it was a catch, in that they had to give us all their business, which is simply not the case.
We know there are other companies who are stronger than us on some routes when it comes to rates and vice versa. If a company wants to use us for one route then that is fine, we can still provide them a 60 day credit facility (subject to approval)”
Hall stressed that this facility is ONLY available to UK based customers, if you would like to know more about this product and see if your company qualifies, please email mark@embassyfreight.co.uk using the subject line 60 days credit or call Mark Hall on 0779 3750237.


eCommerce Update


January 2018


It’s been 3 months since we opened our first dedicated eCommerce warehouse. 
The results have been staggering. “our growth line mirrors a Bitcoin graph!” joked EF UK Commercial Director, Mark Hall.
He continued, “The fulfilment side of the business has been very interesting, in that we have had a number of enquiries from companies based outside EU, who were not aware of the VAT rules regarding eCommerce. We have been able to guide and assist them to be compliant, which has really strengthened the relationships bringing some referral work through that”
For more details on our eCommerce services please email eCommerce@embassyfreight.co.uk


Nigeria: mandatory palletization


January 2018


The Federal Ministry of Finance has implemented revised import guidelines.



From 1st of January all cargo with desination for Nigeria must be palletized.



This applies to all import cargo, for every FCL and LCL shipments.



If the new requirements are not met, customs will charge penalties and even reshipment is a possibility.



Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information for all your import and export shipments from and to Nigeria.


WSC - Winter Surcharge 2018


January 2018


Over the last years – due to extreme winter weather in for example Russia -Sint Petersburg, a Winter Surcharge (WSC) was applied.



During winter time an increase in operational costs occurs at the terminal of different ports.



This Winter Surcharge (WSC) will be applied until 30th of April 2018.



Visit our newspage for more information.


WCA Singapore 2018


January 2018


As we already mentioned in our previous newsletter, the team of Embassy Freight Services UK will be attending the WCA Conference in Singapore in March 2018.



You can visit us in Booth E4 and E5.



Don't hesitate to contact us.



This newsletter is not legally binding.
Embassy Freight cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies published in its newsletters.


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