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Carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite

Dear Client,

MBf Carpenters Shipping after a review of safe carriage of this commodity. Effective from now, said commodity will only be accepted in live reefer containers with strict compliance of IMDG Code.

1. Transport of calcium hypochlorite must be at controlled reefer container temperature at +10 Degree Celsius.
2. Must be in one full load container.
3. Must be packed in clean plastic drum and not exceeding 45 kg net weight. Not exceeding 14 tonnes for both 20’ and 40HC container.
4. Drums must be properly secured ensuring no leakages and should shrink wrapping is used it must have adequate air flows to reduce possible retaining heat.

Bookings of this commodity will be accepted subject to equipment availability.

We thank all our clients for their continuous supports and we will continue to render first class service to the market. .

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any clarification.

Email              : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Siti                 : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

The official announcement of Carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite can be downloaded here

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Carpenters Shipping: August 2021 Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)

On 30th June 2021, Carpenters Shipping announced BAF to be applicable for shipments with shipped on board date effective 1st July 2021 (until further notice) as follows:

The applicable BAF will be as follows:

Asia to Pacific: USD 550/TEU, USD 1100/FEU and USD 33/RVT
Pacific to Asia: USD 550/TEU, USD 1100/FEU and USD 33/RVT
Inter-Pacific: USD 220/TEU, USD 440/FEU and USD 13.20/RVT

The official notice from Carpenters Shipping can be viewed / downloaded from below link:

BAF APPLICATION AUG 2021

 

 

QEL Shipping Services (as agents)

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How Covid-19 created a traffic jam in China

Overview of Yantian International Container Terminal

 

Roughly a month ago, the shipping industry has been with hit yet with another crisis. This time round, the world’s 4th largest container – Yantian International Port was struck yet again with the deadly Covid virus. Workers of Yantian International Port were asked to isolate themselves for roughly a week and operations came to a near halt.

As to why a lockdown can bring a massive repercussion to the world? Here is a little background of China’s lockdown that has been taken place to contribute to the congestion over in Yantian International Port. As we all know back in 2019, when the virus outbreak has just started, China declares a lockdown in a particular district, and everything is order to be shut, regardless if you are part of essential services or in the F&B industry. -With that, we can see this same effect taking place again in Yantian port.

Workers who do not live in Yantian area will be barred from crossing the district and are not allowed to cross district to go to their workplace which lead to a decrease of 80% of workforce. With thousands of staffs working round the clock at the port during its full capacity period, it is now down to only 20% and this has a massive domino effect on the closure.

With the reduction of 80% manpower, Yantian International Port has lost an estimated 357,000 Teus in the last 2 weeks. To give a comparison, during the 7 days that Ever Given was stuck in the Suez Canal, the estimated TEU that the port has lost out is an estimated 333,000 Teus in the same period of time.

With the vessel unable to discharge their cargo and load fresh cargo, this has resulted in a slow turnover time and shortage of containers.  Not only that consumers are not being able to get their cargoes on time, they are now forced to pay double of the ocean freight that they were paying 6-8 months ago. For instance, an average ocean freight cost is in the region of USD 10,000 per 40 feet. It has now doubled to USD 20,000 per 40 feet.

The average dwell time for vessels to berth at Yantian International Port is now at 15 days on average and is predicted to only get worse on from here, with each grueling day slowly passing. Customers are not only unable to get their cargo but they are potentially being charged with a high port storage charges. To go around this problem, certain shipping lines have decided to omit Yantian all together and discharge their cargo at the neighboring ports – Guangdong, Shekou, Chiwan, and Nansha which has resulted in the other ports being affected with the congestion.

Yantian Container Port

Yantian Container Port

An insider news has informed that with the current situation that is ongoing, they do not have confident that this congestion will ease in a month or two and have predicted that Christmas holidays in Western Countries will be again affected for the 2nd year.

Like the Suez Canal, Yantian International Port plays an important role to the international water trades as it consists of 30 major shipping lines operating around 80 weekly services creating a very comprehensive network for shipping routes around the world. As a rough idea, Yantian International Port has managed to handle an estimate 13.5million teus on a yearly basis.

However, there might be some light at the end of the tunnel. On the 23rd of June, Yantian International Port has announced that it will resume operation at its maximum capacity possible with hope that things can be rectify as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

Yantian International Container Terminals – News Centre – News – YANTIAN Resumes Full Operations (yict.com.cn)
China’s Yantian Port ship congestion worse than Suez Canal mess; ‘becoming global problem’ (republicworld.com)
Congestion Grows in China’s Yantian Port due to COVID-19 Outbreak (maritime-executive.com)
Port Congestion At Port Of Yantian And Surrounding Ports Has Been Worsening (marineinsight.com)
China shipping: Yantian port delays already worse than those caused by Suez Canal debacle in March | South China Morning Post (scmp.com)

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Temporary Suspension of Nitric Acid Shipments

Dear Clients,

MBf Carpenters Shipping Limited will temporarily suspend the shipments of NITRIC ACID shipments with immediate effect until further notice.

This include all Nitric Acid under UN no. 2031 and 2032.

We thank all our clients for their continuous supports and we will continue to render first class service to the market. .

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any clarification.

Email              : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Siti                 : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

The official announcement of Temporary Suspension of Nitric Acid Shipments can be downloaded here:

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Carpenters Shipping: July 2021 Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)

On 31st May 2021, Carpenters Shipping announced BAF to be applicable for shipments with shipped on board date effective 1st July 2021 (until further notice) as follows:

The applicable BAF will be as follows:

Asia to Pacific: USD 500/TEU, USD 1000/FEU and USD 30/RVT
Pacific to Asia: USD 500/TEU, USD 1000/FEU and USD 30/RVT
Inter-Pacific: USD 200/TEU, USD 400/FEU and USD 12/RVT

The official notice from Carpenters Shipping can be viewed / downloaded from below link:

BAF APPLICATION JUL 2021

 

 

QEL Shipping Services (as agents)

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Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule: 21 May 2021

Good day to you.

Below updated sailing schedule for your reference.

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Port Klang to Motukea (Port Moresby) Carpenters Vega 2115S 20-May 4-Jun On refer
Chengtu 2117S 9-Jun 26-Jun On refer
Carpenters Vega 2119S 1-Jul 18-Jul
Chengtu 2121S 23-Jul 9-Aug
Port Klang to LAE Carpenters Vega 2115S 20-May 8-Jun On refer
Changsha 2116S 3-Jun 20-Jun On refer
Chengtu 2117S 9-Jun 30-Jun On refer
Chefoo 2118S 20-Jun 5-Jul On refer
Carpenters Vega 2119S 1-Jul 22-Jul
Port Klang to Rabaul Carpenters Vega 2115S 20-May 16-Jun On refer
Chengtu 2117S 9-Jun 8-Jul On refer
Carpenters Vega 2119S 1-Jul 30-Jul
Chengtu 2121S 23-Jul 21-Aug
Port Klang to Madang Carpenters Vega 2115S 20-May 19-Jun On refer
Chengtu 2117S 9-Jun 11-Jul On refer
Carpenters Vega 2119S 1-Jul 2-Aug
Chengtu 2121S 23-Jul 24-Aug
Port Klang to Honiara Chefoo 2118S 20-Jun 13-Jul On refer
Changsha 2120S 12-Jul 1-Aug
Chefoo 2122S 3-Aug 24-Aug
Changsha 2124S 25-Aug 14-Sep
Port Klang to Port Vila Coral Chief (Feeder) 2113S 28-May 21-Jun 11-Jul On refer
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2114S 11-Jun 8-Jul 28-Jul On refer
Highland Chief (Feeder) 2115S 25-Jun 23-Jul 12-Aug
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2116S 16-Jul 9-Aug 28-Aug
Port Klang to Santo Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2114S 11-Jun 8-Jul 21-Aug On refer
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2116S 16-Jul 9-Aug 22-Sep

 

 

“on refer“ indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed sailing schedule (eta) ex-Penang and ex-Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details. Contact details as per below email.

 

Updates:

 

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
May-21 USD 525 USD 1,050 USD 31.50
Jun-21 USD 525 USD 1,050 USD 31.50

 

  1. Announcement: 
  • Equipment imbalance surcharge (EIS): USD 300 per 20’GP / USD 600 per 40’HC effective for shipments with shipped on board date of 15th December 2020 onwards.

 

  • General rate increase (GRI): USD 525 per 20’GP / USD 1,050 per 40’HC effective for shipments with bills of lading date on or after 20thJune 2021 – applicable to shipments into Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Details of announcement can be found in this post “Carpenters Shipping General Rate Restoration

 

Events in Port Klang: 

  • May  26: Wesak Day
  • Covid-19: Movement Control Order (MCO) has been re-implemented till 7th June 2021.

 

 

Others updates:

** NAT – Terminal of call Changshu, near Shanghai

**Shengking 2107S omit Nansha, cargo to be tranship via Busan.

**Suva Chief 2109S omit Nansha, cargo to be tranship via Hongkong.

**Shengking 2107S omit Motukea.

**Noumea Chief 2110S omit Ningbo.

**Shengking 2111S omit Changshu

**Carpenters Sirius 2111N calling Rabaul/Madang, Omit Motukea , Lae , Port Klang & Jakarta

**Chekiang 2106N calling Motukea & LAE, omit Rabaul & Madang.

**Soochow 2109S omit Nansha

**Carpenters Sirius will replaced by Carpenters Vega effective 2115S.

**Changsha 2116N omit Honiara.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email              : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Siti                 : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

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Carpenters Shipping: General Rate Increase effective 20th June 2021

On 21st May 2021, MBf Carpenters Shipping announced a general rate increase (GRI) citing corresponding increase in overall operational cost in a challenging environment since 2020. The rate restoration will be effective for shipments with bills of lading issued on and after 20th June 2021, i.e. a 30 day advance notice from the announcement date.

The quantum of applicable as follows:

USD 525 per 20gp

USD 1,050 per 40hc

USD 28 per rt (breakbulk)

The rate restoration applies to shipment out of North Asia, South East Asia and Indian subcontinent to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

Official Notice of Carpenters Shipping rate restoration 20th June 2021

Should you need further clarification, kindly contact us at:

QEL Shipping Services (Port Klang)
Email               : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Siti                  : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

QEL Shipping Services (Penang)
Email                : mcsl_mypen@qel.com.my
Michael Loh     : +60(12) 427 8923
Cherry              : +60(18) 398 9039
SK Yeoh            : +60(4) 251 9401

QEL Maritime (M) Sdn Bhd (Pasir Gudang / Johor)
Email               : mcsl_mypgu@qel.com.my
Catherine        : +60(19) 764 6622
Cher                : +60(19) 679 9755
Bazlina             : +60(7) 353 9933 (ext 211)

 

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Carpenters Shipping: June 2021 Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)

On 3rd May 2021, Carpenters Shipping announced BAF to be applicable for shipments with shipped on board date effective 1st June 2021 (until further notice) as follows:

The applicable BAF will be as follows:

Asia to Pacific: USD 525/TEU, USD 1050/FEU and USD 31.50/RVT
Pacific to Asia: USD 525/TEU, USD 1050/FEU and USD 31.50/RVT
Inter-Pacific: USD 210/TEU, USD 420/FEU and USD 12.60/RVT

The official notice from Carpenters Shipping can be viewed / downloaded from below link:

BAF APPLICATION JUN 2021

 

 

QEL Shipping Services (as agents)

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NewZealand Shipping Schedule – 22nd April 2021

Good day to you.

Below updated sailing schedule for your reference.

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Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Port Klang to Hong Kong (HIT) Kota Lumba 2101E 27-Apr 2-May
X-Press Kilimanjaro 21002E 28-Apr 3-May
X-Press Odyssey 21002E 13-May 18-May
KMTC Dubai 2102E 15-May 20-May
TS Singapore 21003E 19-May 25-May
Barbara 21003E 27-May 1-Jun
Kota Lumba 2102E 5-Jun 11-Jun
Port Klang to Shanghai (WGQ 5) Barbara 21002E 15-Apr 23-Apr
Kota Lumba 2101E 27-Apr 4-May  
X-Press Kilimanjaro 21002E 28-Apr 5-May  
X-Press Odyssey 21002E 13-May 21-May  
KMTC Dubai 2102E 15-May 23-May
TS Singapore 21003E 19-May 28-May
Barbara 21003E 27-May 4-Jun
Kota Lumba 2102E 5-Jun 14-Jun
Port Klang to Ningbo (Beilun 3 – NBC T3) Barbara 21002E 15-Apr 25-Apr
Kota Lumba 2101E 27-Apr 6-May
X-Press Odyssey 21002E 13-May 22-May
KMTC Dubai 2102E 15-May 26-May
TS Singapore 21003E 19-May 29-May
Barbara 21003E 27-May 5-Jun
Kota Lumba 2102E 5-Jun 16-Jun
Port Klang Qingdao Emirates Sana 02107E 3-Apr 12-Apr
Emirates Wafa 02110E 20-Apr 29-Apr
Emirates Dana 02112E 30-Apr 9-May

Note:  for detailed sailing schedule ex-Penang, please contact us for details. Our contact details is as per below.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Chriscilla         : + 60 (3) 5623 6223
Jok Onn           : + 60(3) 5623 6256
Siti                  : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

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Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule: 16 April 2021

Good day to you.

 

Below updated sailing schedule for your reference.

 

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Port Klang to Motukea (Port Moresby) Chengtu 2113S 3-May 17-May On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2115S 19-May 4-Jun On refer
Chengtu 2117S 9-Jun 26-Jun
Carpenters Sirius 2119S 1-Jul 18-Jul
Port Klang to LAE Changsha 2112S 19-Apr 4-May On refer
Chengtu 2113S 3-May 21-May On refer
Chefoo 2114S 8-May 24-May On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2115S 19-May 8-Jun On refer
Changsha 2116S 29-May 15-Jun
Port Klang to Rabaul Chengtu 2113S 3-May 25-May On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2115S 19-May 16-Jun On refer
Chengtu 2117S 9-Jun 8-Jul
Carpenters Sirius 2119S 1-Jul 30-Jul
Port Klang to Madang Chengtu 2113S 3-May 28-May On refer
Carpenters Sirius 2115S 19-May 19-Jun On refer
Chengtu 2117S 9-Jun 11-Jul
Carpenters Sirius 2119S 1-Jul 2-Aug
Port Klang to Honiara Changsha 2112S 19-Apr 10-May On refer
Chefoo 2114S 8-May 31-May On refer
Changsha 2116S 29-May 19-Jun
Chefoo 2118S 20-Jun 11-Jul
Port Klang to Port Vila Highland Chief (Feeder) 2111S 23-Apr 20-May 9-Jun On refer
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2112S 11-May 6-Jun 26-Jun On refer
Coral Chief (Feeder) 2113S 28-May 21-Jun 11-Jul
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2114S 11-Jun 9-Jul 28-Jul
Port Klang to Santo New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2112S 11-May 6-Jun 20-Jul On refer
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2114S 11-Jun 9-Jul 20-Aug

 

 

“on refer“ indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed sailing schedule (eta) ex-Penang and ex-Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details. Contact details as per below email.

 

Updates:

 

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Apr-21 USD 525 USD 1,050 USD 31.50
May-21 USD 525 USD 1,050 USD 31.50

 

  1.  Announcement:

 

  • Equipment imbalance surcharge (EIS): USD 300 per 20’GP / USD 600 per 40’HC effective for shipments with shipped on board date of 15th December 2020 onwards.

 

  • General rate increase (GRI): USD 450 per 20’GP / USD 900 per 40’HC effective for shipments with bills of lading date on or after 16thMarch 2020 – applicable to shipments into Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Details of announcement can be found in this post “Carpenters Shipping General Rate Restoration”

 

Events in Port Klang: 

  • Covid-19: Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has been re-implemented till 28th April 2021.

 

 

Others updates:

** NAT – Terminal of call Changshu, near Shanghai

**Shengking 2107S omit Nansha, cargo to be tranship via Busan.

**Suva Chief 2109S omit Nansha, cargo to be tranship via Hongkong.

**Shengking 2107S omit Motukea.

**Noumea Chief 2110S omit Ningbo.

**Shengking 2111S omit Changshu

**Carpenters Sirius 2111N calling Rabaul/Madang, Omit Motukea , Lae , Port Klang & Jakarta

**Chekiang 2106N calling Motukea & LAE, omit Rabaul & Madang.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email              : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my
Jeremy            : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(17) 693 8335
Jeff                 : +60(3) 5623 6265 / +60(16) 660 5981
Siti                 : +60(3) 5623 6225
Faizah             : +60(3) 5623 6226

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