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Benin – Implementation of ECTN number (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) / BESC (Bordereau Electronique de Suivi de Cargasion)

GPC advises for import cargo arriving into Benin beginning September 1, 2019, ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) will be a mandatory requirement. The shipper is responsible to advise the ECTN reference to the shipping line during export formalities and to insert the ECTN on the shipping instruction. Failure to indicate the ECTN number on the […]

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IMO 2020 Low Sulphur regulations

1. When does the Low Sulphur Surcharge/Adjustment Clause start effecting our fleet? The Low Sulphur Surcharge/ Adjustment Clause will apply to all cargoes loaded on voyages commencing on or after September 1st 2019. 2. How high is the Low Sulphur Surcharge? a. For tramp services, USD 2.50 per freight ton for each USD 10.- difference […]

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TRANSPORT FROM ITALY TO LISBON ON SUPPLY VESSEL

GPC on behalf of one of its most important client, moved 5 containers SOC from Italy to Lisbon port. They contained underwater activity detection devices, depth work and detached parts of equipment to be urgently delivered and shipped on the supply vessel MV Castoro 10 owned by Saipem company. The tight deadlines for movement and […]

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EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORT FROM ITALY TO UZBEKISTAN WITH MEGATRAILER

GPC has recently carried out the transport of a truck crane 13.562 m x 2.48 m. x 2.97 m. and weight 23.4 tons, from Italy to Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The goods have been loaded into a completely openable megatrailer.  

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QATAR: NEW PROCEDURE REGARDING IMO CARGO LOADED FROM ALL OVER

Hamad Port officials have reviewed their “DG handling procedures” recently, hence now it is mandatory that all DG shipments are loaded ex Origin (POL) upon verifying the Port’s approval. Copy of the approval letter must be forwarded to the Shipper by Consignee. Port approval can be obtained well in advance by Consignee upon furnishing relevant […]

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PROJECT CARGO: FRANCE

GPC, thanks to its twenty-year long experience in project cargo, recently shipped an aerospace system . The cargo was 6,60 m. x 500m. x 4,15 m. weight 17 ton. Shipment has been articulated in 2 steps: BY SEA from Livorno port to Barcelona port BY TRUCK from Barcelona to Toulouse  

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PROJECT CARGO: SPAIN

GPC, thanks to its twenty-year long experience in project cargo, recently shipped a tanker designed for aircrafts petrol supply. The cargo was 18 mt long. Shipment has been articulated in 2 steps: BY SEA from Livorno port to Valencia port BY TRUCK from Valencia to Sevilla  

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MOROCCO: NEW RULES

From 1st March 2019, it is necessary to put on transport documents (BL/CMR/ etc.) the ICE number (Identification Commun de l’Enterprise) of the consignee as requested by Morocco Customs. Consignee must communicate it to the supplier.

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SAUDI ARABIA: NEW RULES

GPC advises about new rules adopted by Saudi Arabia Port Authority concerning Delivery Orders. It will be released only if the freight forwarder (indicated on BL as consignee/notyfy) was licensed by Saudi Arabia Ministry of Transport. Governemnt inspectors are monitoring and checking the offices responsibles for Delivery Ordrers and te local freight forwards. The absence […]

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CYCLONE IDAI: DISASTER IN MOZAMBIQUE

14th March : Mozambique is destroyed by Cyclone Idai which devasted the 90% of area around Beira port. The main streets are collapsed and the town now seems an “island in the ocean”. Fortunately during these days it has been possible to restored : communication for some mobile operators, although only in certain parts of […]