Hi All time is Flying bye so fast, for those few of you who have not yet made your bookings to attend this years ASA Meeting, its your last chance to book this week as we have used up our quota of pre-booked Deluxe rooms with the hotel, and they only have a few rooms left they can allocate to us.
This year its going to be a bumper year with the largest number of attendees for the past 5 years and so many new members attending for the first time.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet your fellow ASA members over the 4 fantastic days we have planned along with our great hosts Sotrans.
We really need you to make your bookings now, we are at our maximum pre-booked space with the hotel although they will be able to provide a few extra rooms for the next week, so don’t delay book to day don’t put it off any longer.
Looking forward to catching up with you all in HCM – see you soon
Hi All time is running out fast now for those few of you who have not yet made your bookings to attend this years ASA Meeting, its going to be a bumper year this year with the largest number of booking for the past 5 years and so many new members attending for the first time.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet your fellow ASA members over the 4 fantastic days we have planned along with our hosts Sotrans.
We really need you to make your bookings now, we are almost at our maximum pre-booked space with the hotel although they will try to provide extra rooms for the next week, so don’t delay book to day don’t put it off any longer.
Looking forward to catching up with you all in HCM – see you soon
We wish to bring to your urgent attention, we have had complaints from a couple of ASA members that they have been experiencing serious communication problems and non payment from Linsun Trans Energy in Malaysia. Their membership with ASA Network has been cancelled, and we strongly advise you not to deal with this company or advance any credit facilities to them.
We are in the process of reporting these debts to FDRS and Freightdeadbeats Debt Collection Agencies and will also advise other Networks of this company’s delinquent attitude to paying for services provided.
We are truly sorry to have to advise that somehow this bad agent on a recommendation of a personal ASA member was able to join ASA Network in the first place.
We will also be advising the local Malaysian Embassies and asking for their help to recover these funds on behalf of our members.
We are delighted to announce Maptrans in Sydney has Joined ASA Network.
Maptrans is Australian owned and trusted National and International transport provider offering logistics services to importers and exporters including warehousing pick & pack and distribution.
Established in 2001 it offers flexible and personalised range of transport solutions be it export or import via air or sea.
Maptrans is based in Sydney operating from a 10,000 sqm warehouse with a Customs bond section 79 for all goods (excludes alcohol) it has AQIS class 2 and HACCP food safety accreditation, providing short and long term storage with full inventory recording and electronic device RMA processing and reverse -logistics.
With its own fleet of 25 transport vehicles from vans – semi-trailer- tautliners and tail lifts offering same day delivery services all vehicles ar fitted with GPS tracking and electronic signing POD’s.
Specialty services include but not limited to food commodities and raw coffee bean imports.
Next time you have any shipping or logistic requirements in Sydney just call Maptrans, they would love to hear from you.
P.S. Now its getting close to our Annual meeting so if yo have not booked please do so now, its going to be well attend and many new members for you all to meet.
Allow me to take this opportunity introduce you TOL, Trans Orient Logistics. TOL head office is located in Hong Kong as a Master co-loader of Air Cargo, having a regular air consolidation for exit Hong Kong to USA, Europe and Asia. TOL build airlines ULD in their warehouse for CX, PO, UPS, OZ, LH, UA, EK…etc. Apart from the general cargo, TOL also moves D.G. cargo like Power bank, Batteries out of HKG by Air regularly.
TOL are also currently handling a project for the construction of Casino Hotel in Macau with equipment coming from all over the world but mainly from USA to HKG by Air, its then transferred via Ocean from Hong Kong to Macau door as consolidated shipments.
TOL has regular general ocean freight import and export Hong Kong and Mainland China to other countries.
In additional, TOL is able to offers distribution, inventory control, warehousing management for specific requirements on logistics management solutions. Nowadays, TOL also handling the e-commerce logistics for some electronic brands which distributed from Hong Kong.
You can meet with Alex Ko from Trans Orient Logistics at the ASA meeting in October as he plans to be there.
See you all in HCMC in October
We take this opportunity to welcome back James Yang who many of you will know from his time at AIF Taiwan, James is now with Bee Logistics office in Taiwan as their Managing Director.
Bee Logistics established in 2004 has built a strong reputation as a good logistics service provider for airfreight, ocean freight, warehousing, pick & pack, DDU, DDP, On Board, e-commerce and much more.
James, has advised that they can serve every single demand of your shipment requirements to any part of the globe, as well as providing added value and competitiveness to your value chain supply services.
James and his team of 12 look forward to having the opportunity of working with you in the near future.
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 www.asanetwork.org 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
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.
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.
Hi all, I would just like to take a few minutes to share some of the experiences we have come across in obtaining a visa to attend this years ASA Conference.
Firstly its very important you double check with your local Vietnam Embassy to see what are the regulations from your country as they vary a lot from country to country.
For example we have been advised from the following European countries – Until 30 June 2021, visa is not required for British, French, German, Italian and Spanish citizens with passport having at least six-month validity travelling to Viet Nam for up to 15 days for all purposes. The 15-day visa exemption is for single entry only and includes the date of entry and the date of exit. (Please note that some airlines may require proof of duration of stay at check-in).
Yet for other European countries the requirements are different, some will allow to purchase a visa on arrival as long as you show a letter of invitation to attend the ASA Confernce, other European countries are required to apply for a visa before arriving in Vietnam.
Therefore it’s very important you check with you local Vietnam Embassy first, from many countries a visa will be required before arrival. We have been told the average time to get a visa is 3-4 weeks unless you use an express service (not available from all countries). You will need a letter of invitation for your visa application please request these from Roy Loken and Sotrans our hosts for this years meeting.
Finally for those of you who have not yet made your booking to attend please do so now, as we have a commitment with the hotel to hold our block bookings at special rate for only until August and now it’s already July.
See you there its going to be a great meeting with special half day tour included