Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Open for deliveries ( Tilbury):  NOW
Ets: 25.07.2016
Eta: Mombasa: 22.08.2016
Eta: Dar Es Salaam: 20.08.2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

Next RoRo vessel from Tilbury

Open for deliveries:  Now
Ets: 25.06.2016
Eta: Mombasa: 21.07.2016
Eta: Dar Es Salaam: 19.07.2016
Vessel close: 22.06.2016 @ 2100 Hours ** subject to change

Next RoRo vessel from Immingham

Open for deliveries:  15/06
Ets: 25.06.2016
Eta: Mombasa: 21.07.2016
Eta: Dar Es Salaam: 19.07.2016
Vessel close: 24.06.2016 @ 1200Hours ** subject to change

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ship to Mombasa and Dar-es-Salaam

Morning Compass MNS030

Open for deliveries: Tilbury – NOW
Open for deliveries: Immingham – 0800 16/05/2016

Vessel close: Tilbury –  2100 23/5/2016
Vessel close: Immingham 1700 25/05/2016

Ets:   25 May  2016 (Tilbury)
Ets:  26 May 2016 (Immingham)

Eta: Dar Es Salaam: 18 June 2016
Eta: Mombasa: 20 June 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ship cars to Kenya and Tanzania

Containerize all cars including 4X4 to Kenya and Tanzania at a much cheaper rate than RoRo

We are happy to inform all customers hoping to ship cars to Kenya and Tanzania that a containerized service is now available. Our rates are more competitive than RoRo and customers will enjoy unmatched benefits from the service. There are plenty of advantages in shipping via a container as compared to RoRo.
1.       There is a ship sailing every week which means that you do not have to wait for the fortnightly and sometimes monthly RoRo service.
2.       We load only two vehicles in a 40ft high cube container and therefore no damages are sustained
3.       Customers can confidently put goods in their cars (but have to declare on Bill of Lading) without fear of theft or damage.
4.       Cars will be stripped at port of destination and cleared as a single unit.
5.       Each vehicle is issued with its own Bill of Lading.
6.       Our prices start from £725 for a saloon car

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New requirements for all containers to Kenya

The Shippers Council of East Africa has announced a new drive being rolled out currently by the Kenyan government. The scheme is aimed at issuing relevant shipping documents in ample time before the vessel docks. This will enable the KPA to have enough time to process the paperwork as prior arrangements did not facilitate this.

An Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) will be generated by the shipper after the cargo has been laden on to a ship. An ECTN is an electronic document to be issued by the shipper / forwarder at the loading port, containing relevant information on cargoes and their movements between ports. This data includes the shipper and consignee, shipment details, mode of shipment, cargo description, ocean freight, cargo value and insurance.

At the moment, this drive is only being rolled out to goods destined for Kenya. Further consultations will determine whether the pilot scheme will be extended to other East African countries. At the moment, Serengeti Freight Forwarders are not charging administration fees.

Benefits of ECTN

  1. enable pre-arrival customs declaration thanks to early availability of shipment information through the ECTN application, rather than having to wait for the deposit of the manifest 24/48 hours prior to vessel’s arrival.
  2. allow accelerated delivery of import cargoes following early customs clearance; - reduce storage, detention and demurrages charges for importers further to accelerated delivery of import cargoes;
  3. improve the occupation of the port facilities (warehouses, container terminals, C.F.S.’, car parks) further to accelerated evacuation of import cargoes; -
  4.  reduce/eliminate port congestion charges by granting quicker access for cargo vessels thanks to improved port occupation, thus generating better competitiveness of the national port(s) in the sub-region
  5. obtain precise information on the freight costs and shipping opportunities (regularity of departures, transit times, delays due to transshipments …), enabling shippers to choose for the best alternative;
  6.  reinforce the Customs controls on cargo values; - create considerable additional import duties revenue thanks to improved customs’ control, which should at the end partly replace the common taxes currently levied. - discourage introduction of expired and counterfeit goods into the country;
  7. obtain in real time reliable statistics and data on the maritime transport and foreign trade sectors;
  8.  improve the national and international trade regulations;