ASA Meeting – 21-24th October Ho Chi Minh City

A Reminder to all of those that have not booked yet time is now moving fast and we need your booking now as we are nearing the time we need to finalise booking details with the hotel the month of August is our critical deadline date, so please make your booking now, its simple just go to and click on “Meetings” and put in your details including arrival and departure dates.

Don’t forget to check if you need a visa travelling from your country.

Our hosts Sotrans has arranged for a short trip around HCMC on Wednesday so here a little bit of info for you.

About Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, it is one of the important cities in Vietnam. Over the last decade, the city has had many changes and improvement in its city landscape.

Unlike Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City may lack charm and elegance, but the city, still has its essential French colonial character, has enough other visitor attractions. The city’s colonial villas, its wide avenues and a lively cafe society remind you of the days gone bye of French dominance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet other ASA members all under one roof over a few days, and a chance to get to know HCMC

See you there


Ningbo region


Please join me in welcoming a new member for Ningbo “Shanghai KunRui International Forwarding Co. Ltd.” to the ASA Family.

Shanghai KunRui International Forwarding’s office in Ningbo was opened 16 years ago in 2002, its main focus was originally airfreight providing international transport via NINGBO Airport, and Hangzhou airport, linking the area with good domestic distribution for exports and imports.

Besides airfreight it also developed rapidly with other general freight forwarding activities including ocean freight and logistics and building close relationships with both domestic and international carriers air and sea to be able to best serve its clients.

Shanghai KunRui International Forwarding from its base in Ningbo is providing one belt road services to the E-Commerce sector with full logistic services export and import around the world.

Sisy, and her team would love to hear from you they are very confident they can surprise you with the different logistic schemes (traditional and innovative) they can offer you for your logistic needs.


P.S.  Don’t forget to book your place at this years ASA Conference in Ho Chi Minh it’s going to be great with many new members attending for the first time.



South Africa New Customs Regulations

Hi Folks

Please note that South Africa will be introducing the Advance Manifest system shortly for all Shipments Arriving or Leaving South Africa by All Modes of Transport

The system will go live from 1st August this year. However start complying from now.

In a nutshell a large portion of the system will be handled by the Carriers if there are Direct shipments ie Ocean Bills of Lading direct to Consignees or MAWB Consigned directly to receivers.

All South Africa  Customs Brokers will be liable for is all Shipment that have a HAWB or H B/L and a Manifest. ie Air Freight Consolidations , Sea Freight Groupage Containers of Co loads

The Manifest must show Shippers name, Consignee No of Pieces , Mass , Dims and description of the cargo

It must also be reference to the MAWB  or Ocean Bill of Lading Numbers and showing Flight or Voyage Details and any Transshipment details.

Below is what we understand at present regulations, however this might be changed in the future.

Requirements:- A Manifest for Air Freight at least 24 Hours  prior to dispatch as this will have to be submitted to Customs.

Sea freight  at least a 2 days prior to despatch from Loading depot.

Then only when Customs give the Green light can the cargo be dispatched.

For further clarification please contact Nungufreight our ASA Member.