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Pallet2Ship Service Updates

Dear valued customer,

07-10-2020

Dear valued customer,

We are delighted to announce that we are now one of the few businesses in the industry to offer instant online sea freight quotes for both imports and exports, and the only company to provide door-to-door options for exports (for business customers only) and door-to-port (for business and private individuals). We are operating in a highly-volatile industry, and we are always trying to adapt the services we provide to all of our customers' needs and always looking to improve on the existing online system such as adding new services, so you can export and import your freight at a click of a button.

As Brexit has finally happened, after 3 years of negotiations and uncertainty, the UK can now look forward to new trade opportunities outside Europe, and to develop the ones already in place. The USA and Canada are 2 of the most important potential trade partners, and we want to offer our customers the easiest and most cost-effective solutions when importing/exporting goods from and to these 2 countries. Furthermore, we have added 3 new sea freight services on our website:

  • New export sea freight port-to-port service: Now you can obtain a price directly on our website, and you will no longer have to request a quote. This new service handles shipments worldwide, and now we are able to deliver to 3 new ports in Canada (Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto), and to 32 new destination in the USA (From Atlanta to Washington DC). This is the cheapest service we offer and if you agree to deliver your pallets to one of our warehouses and collect from the port, the price you pay is unbeatable.
  • New export door-to-port sea freight service: We are the only business in the industry to offer a door-to-port option. You can also now obtain a price for Canada and the USA directly on our website, and you will no longer have to request a quote and wait for a reply. This new service handles shipments worldwide, and now we have added the same 3 new ports in Canada (Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto), and 32 new destination in the USA (From Atlanta to Washington DC).
  • New export door-to-door sea freight service (delivery to business addresses only within a 200 miles radius of the destination port). A new and massive improvement for the sea freight services is the addition of this door-to-door service. We will cover most of the international destinations, including the USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE and many more.
  • New import sea freight port-to-door service: We can collect from 5 major ports in the USA (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco) and 3 in Canada (Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto) as well as tens of other major International ports from China to Australia, or from the Philippines to UAE. You can obtain a price directly on our website. This service is dedicated to both business and residential customers. For business customers we have the option to arrange the collections with local carriers, so the services can be door-to-door. Please be advised that if you wish to arrange the door-to-door option, we will need 24-48 hrs in order to give you an accurate price.
  • New export service by road to Europe from DPD especially useful for customers sending small pallets. Unbeatable value for money, online tracking and the famous reliability of the DPD service are some of the highlights of this new road service available now through the website for shipments from the UK to any part of the EU. So, if you have shipments of multiple parcels, don't hesitate to contact us, we will advise on how you can save money by palletising your boxes and ship them more securely across Europe and all at fraction of the price.
  • Also, a new import, airport-to-door consolidation service by air from the USA to the UK is available on our online platform now. We will bring your freight from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, clear it through customs in the UK and deliver to your door at unbelievably low rates for an air service. Currently you will have to use your own carrier to deliver your freight within the USA from your premises to our warehouses, however we are looking at ways in which we can offer it as a door-to-door service in the near future. 
  • Finally, we have developed a new platform for part and full lorry loads within the UK and from and to the UK to Europe. So, you will now be able to enter your FTL or LTL requirements into our website and we shall get back to you within 24 hrs with the most competitive prices.

New freight services will be added to our website in the next couple of weeks:

A similar initiative, this time related to the sea freight service, will focus on LCL (less-than-container-loads) and FCL (full-container-loads). In similar terms, if you are a customers who is shipping full container loads to anywhere in the world we will be able to get back to you with some of the lowest prices in the industry much quicker, so your business will truly profit from our network of freight forwarding partners and the experience and expertise of our operations team.

We are very excited about these new sea, air and road freight services, we are sure they will offer great value for money for many of our customers and help them export or import their goods for less. We want to offer everyone a modern, transparent online freight platform, a platform anyone can use on their laptop or mobile from the comfort of their home or office to obtain instant pallet delivery rates to and from anywhere in the words in seconds. On top of this we are working hard to continuously update the website with new information about legislation, documentation and procedures when it comes to international trade, so our customers have the confidence of using any of these services. We would like to make it clear to you: we will be here to help you every step the way, from the moment you book with us online, to the minute your pallets get delivered. In Pallet2Ship you will have an honest and experienced partner so do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions about any of our international or domestic pallet services.

Wales lockdown

08-09-2020

Dear valued customer,

Please be advised that starting with 6 PM this evening, the Caerphilly Borough is going on lockdown.

A few companies have already advised that they will not be accepting deliveries during this period.

Prior to placing the booking, please make sure that the premises in the area are open and the consignees will accept the deliveries, so we can avoid re-delivery charges.


Below see below the postcode list:

CF83l; CF82; NP11; NP12.

COVID-19 Updates

08-06-2020

Coronavirus Service Updates

Palletways

As we know, there are many news reports right now that talk about countries closing their borders to minimise the spread of the Corona Virus, and clearly this has caused disruption across Europe. If you wish to send a consignment between countries, please read the information below to ensure your expectations are met. For all customers paying to ship a consignment from one country to another, you must:

1. Check that the delivery or collection point is open for business and that the pallet will be ready.
2. It is critical to have the right contact details of the consignee, full phone number and name – please ensure you double-check this information.
3. Consignments that cannot be delivered as not open or the area is restricted for access will end up being either returned or stored, this will be chargeable and there may not be a choice of storage due to capacity constraints.
4. Due dates will need to be extended so that realistic service levels can be established. It is likely that our premium service will be 1 day slower and the economy service up to 1-2 days slower, however, this will depend on consignment specifics.
5. Pallets will not automatically be returned without Palletways customer service contacting the payor for instruction.
6. We are putting in procedures to work around contamination issue so the POD process could vary by country.
 

DHL

DHL reports that most deliveries are still being made as normal; however, there are delays and disruptions in some countries (please see the country-specific information below). Customers are asked to check potential local delivery disruptions with their recipients before booking their shipment.

Austria

DHL has suspended service in these areas: 
5611 Grossarl; 5612 Huettschlag; 5630 Bad Hofgastein; 5632 Dorfgastein; 5640 & 5645 Bad Gastein; 6450 Soelden; 6452 Hochsoelden; 6456 Obergurgl, Hochgurgl; 6458 Vent; 6553 See, Paznaun; 6555 Kappl; 6561 Ischgl; 6562 Mathon; 6563 Galtuer; 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg, St. Christoph; 6762 Stuben; 6763 Zuers; 6764 Lech; 6767 Warth; 6888 Schroecken; 8972 Ramsau am Dachstein; 9844 Heiliigenblut. 

China
There are likely to be delays for all shipments to China due to the coronavirus outbreak. DHL Express has resumed service to most parts of China. However, services to Hubei (Wuhan) remain suspended.

Czech Republic

DHL has suspended service in the following areas: Litovel 783 21, 783 31; Cervenka 784 01; Unicov 786 81, 783 91, 783 93

France

DHL has suspended service in the following areas: Auvergne, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Toulon–Hye`res.

Italy

There are likely to be delays for all areas of Italy due to closures. DHL has reported suspended service in these areas: Avellino, Ariano Irpino, Atena Lucana, Caggiano, Forli`, Medicina, Sala Consilina, Salerno Polla. According to DHL, shipments that have already arrived at the local depots in these areas will be held for now.

Libya

DHL has suspended service to Libya due to flight cancellations.

Philippines

Please note that the Philippines has announced a lockdown on the capital Manila for a month to contain the coronavirus outbreak, effective from March 15th 2020. Please expect delays for pick-ups and deliveries in the Manilla metro area, plus Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. DHL are delivering to limited postcodes within the following areas: Abra, Albay, Apayao, Aurora, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Bualacan, Cagayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, Kalinga, La Union, Laguna, Mountain Province, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Viscaya, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Quirino, Riza, Tarlac, Zambales. Service has been suspended in all other areas within the Philippines.

Somalia

DHL has suspended all service to Somalia.


Euro Pallex
Please be advised that Euro Pallex has suspended their freight services to/from Spain and Portugal, for the foreseeable future. 
Due to the current situation, Timed deliveries/ AM deliveries are no longer guaranteed. This is just a temporary measure, and we will continue updating you regarding any future changes. 

Europa Worldwide
Europa has announced that, in order to protect customers and their staff, they will deliver the shipments without the obligation to sign the documents of the customers and the drivers will put the date and hour of the delivery on the POD. It’s important to add that during this period we will not accept any claims where goods are later stated to be damaged or missing.
Currently, there are no suspended services, but please be advised that there will be collection/delivery delays.  


Transglobal Cargo/Cargo Deliveries

Africa: Ghana, Nigeria and Sudan service suspension until further notice. Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly. We have been informed Nigeria is now operational due to ease of lockdown by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Australia: Please expect delays due to flight availability and capacity. Bangladesh: Service suspended until further notice. Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly.  The Caribbean, Central & South America: Service suspensions reported in Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. Full and partial lockdowns ongoing. Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly. Expect delays in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Colombia. Aruba & Bahamas are experiencing customs delays with priority given to medical supplies. China: Expect delays of 2-3 working days due to stringent traffic control and inspection measures throughout Mainland China. Hong Kong:
Please expect delays due to reduced flight availability and capacity. Italy: Expect delivery delays until further notice. Whilst the country is now resuming business, there are still restrictions and we will update accordingly. Rest of EU: Service disruption is expected throughout the EU with local business closures and restricted movement.  Deliveries to places of work may be delayed. Delivery Drivers will not be requesting signatures for safety reasons. Israel: Bnei Brak city is on lockdown, with service suspended, please expect delays throughout the rest of Israel of 2-3 days due to restrictions. Japan: Delays in major cities from the 7th April ongoing due to restrictions by the Japanese Government, we will update accordingly. Delays of 1-2 from Hong Kong to Taipei where our service hub is located, Taipei have advised further delays from the hub to Japan of an additional  5-7 days.  Kuwait: The government had imposed a nationwide lockdown extended until June pending confirmation of the date, we will update accordingly changes and dates however this is extended until further confirmation is received. Macao: Delivery delays between 1-2 working days expected for all services. Malaysia: Expect minor delays due to partial lockdown imposed, lockdown extended until 9th June 2020. We advise against shipping to Business as many ‘non-essential’ organisations are closed. Middle East: Azerbaijan and Jordan service suspension until further notice. Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly. Nepal: Government of Nepal has extended the complete countywide Lockdown till 14th June 2020. Our offices will remain closed. Scheduled flight operations are suspended till 30 June 2020 as of now, this will be reviewed 14th June 2020. New Zealand: Please expect delays whilst shipments are transiting to and from New Zealand Oman: The government has declared a complete lockdown from 1st April until further notice. Please note we expect a further update on this and will advise accordingly. Philippines: Services have been suspended due to Government travel restrictions. Pending update of extension period from May into June we will advise accordingly. Singapore: Lockdown extended until further notice, we have flight connection delays to Singapore due to the further extension of restrictions and shipments are still being routed via other carriers on cargo please expect delays. Sought Africa: Service currently limited linehaul options and restrictions in the country due to COVID, please expect delays. We will update accordingly. South Korea: Minor delays of 1-2 working days due to flight capacity between Hong Kong and Taipei where our service hub is located. In-country delivery delays due to reduced workforce. Sri Lanka: Normal service capabilities have resumed within Sri Lanka, please expect delays on departure due to flight availability/capacity and shipments are still being routed via other carriers and cargo. Switzerland: Flights restricted to one per week. Taiwan: Minor delays within Taiwan of 1-2 working days also further flight delays from Hong Kong to Taiwan. Thailand: Normal service has resumed however please expect slight delays on deliveries due to COVID restrictions. United States: Passenger flights between the UK and US now suspended with airlines operating a cargo service only.  Surcharges will apply for all direct courier and cargo services.  Linex is operating direct and indirect courier services to the USA, please contact our Sales Department for further details.  We advise against sending B2B shipments to CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN and TX. UAE: The government decided to reduce the 24-hour controls on movement following the success of efforts to combat Covid-19. 24-hour movement restrictions are reduced for public movement and have returned to normal between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm and restrictions will be in place only between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am. Lockdown city, Deira Dubai after weeks of heightened restrictions has hugely helped to contain the spread of coronavirus. No new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the last two days, therefore, the lockdown has been uplifted no restrictions for delivery and pickup from the Deira region stated below areas/streets. Murshid Bazar, Al Ras, Baniyas Square, Ayla Nasir Street, Sabkha Road, Al Musalla Street, Al Khaleej Street, Gold Souk, Naif Road  Vietnam: Due to the big impact of the COVID 19 pandemic; the Vietnamese government is currently implying the ‘shelter in place’ order in most of the cities and provinces and also there are very limited domestic flights available, please kindly note there will be major delays in deliveries and pick up service will not available in some out of area /suburbs.
Please be advised that many flights have been cancelled due to Coronavirus, and some airlines have reduced the air freight capacity to some destinations, such as Singapore, Saudi Arabia, the UAE. This will result in delays and unexpected rates. All services and rates are subject to confirmation.  



Update- 18th of March: As the situation regarding Coronavirus has continued to develop across the UK, we are now taking sensible precautions to reduce the risks whilst ensuring there is minimal disruption to our operational performance.
One area identified as a concern for both the delivery points and our drivers, when making collections or deliveries, is the collection of signatures from the consignees. This act provides close contact, between the two parties and increases the risk of infection. We are therefore looking to retain our current EPOD and paper signature capture that is currently in place but add an additional process which will be accepted as a Proof of Delivery when signature capture is not possible. In such events, we are looking for your authority to enable collections or deliveries to commence without signature until risks from the Coronavirus are controlled. In all cases, a name, date and time will be obtained but will be printed on the Proof of Delivery documentation by the driver. We look for your support during this difficult period and feel it is necessary to take these preventative measures to minimise people contact and interaction, reducing risks relating to Coronavirus entering our working environments. As the situation changes these terms will be updated.


Update- 16th of March

Dear valued customer,
Please be advised that some of our services to/from Italy and Spain have been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Only the transportation of food and beverage, basic necessities and relief goods are currently permitted. We ask you to make sure that the Italian consignees are open and not to ship consignments heading to closed delivery points. Please make sure you check with us at office@pallet2ship.co.uk before placing the booking. We thank you for your understanding.


Update- 12th of March 
 China: Delivery service to Wuhan and Hubei province has resumed.  Elsewhere delays are expected as stringent traffic control and inspection measures in Mainland China.  Expect delays of 2-3 working days. 
Italy: Expect delivery delays until at least 3rd April during the 'Lockdown' period. 
Ireland: The situation is being monitored following Irish Governments announcement to move into a ‘Delay Phase’.
Japan: Minor delays of 1-2 working days due to flight capacity between Hong Kong and Taipei where our service hub is located. 
Macao: Delivery delays between 1-2 working days expected for all services
South Korea:  Minor delays of 1-2 working days due to flight capacity between Hong Kong and Taipei where our service hub is located.  In-country delivery delays due to reduced workforce. 
Taiwan: Minor delays of 1-2 working days due to flight capacity between Hong Kong and Taipei. No delivery delays in the country.
United States: The situation is being monitored following the US Government announcement on 11th March banning flights to and from Europe’s Schengen Area.  Flights between the UK to the USA are departing as normal.


Update-11th of MarchPlease be advised that all couriers throughout mainland China are fully operational aside from Hubei providence which is still on lockdown.

Italy is currently facing a large number of cases and as a result, the country has gone into lockdown.


DHL & UPS have permission from the Italian government to continue to operate as normal, so there are no restrictions at this moment in time.


All other couriers have advised that pick-ups and deliveries in the below towns are suspended until further notice:


Casalpusterlengo - 26841

Fombio - 26835

Maleo - 26847

Somaglia - 26867

Bertonico - 26821

Terranova dei Passerini - 26827

Castelgerundo - 26844

San Fiorano - 26848

Codogno - 26845

Castiglione dadda - 26823

Vo Euganeo- 35030



Update-10th of February  -Beijing  is still closed until next Monday 17th, this is a Government decision 
- Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanking, Guangzhou offices are still closed with no update of when they will re-open (no Cathay flights into Qingdao, Hangzhou or Nanking) 
- Zhengzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen are currently open with very limited staff in attendance 
- Shenzhen will soon re-open, however the date to be confirmed (subject to on-going inspection from local authorities and Government officials 
- Chinese Domestic transportation remains very limited, especially between cities and provinces. (most of the highways are subject to blockades)   We have been advised that most of the factories are still closed, along with many of our franchise customers thus affecting further delays.   We will update and advise you of any changes as soon as possible. 


Hong Kong Update- 31st of January
The Hong Kong Government has advised people in Central, Hong Kong, also known as the Central business district, to work from home, to avoid causing virus inflation in common areas. Because businesses may be closed during this period, collections/ deliveries will be affected. 
We will keep you updated as soon as possible.


Dear customer,

Please be advised there will be no export & no import clearance service and no delivery or collection service to/from China until 10th of February, due to the worsening Coronavirus outbreak.
As soon as we have any updates, we will keep you informed.








Brexit information

11-10-2019


Dear valued customer, we would like to bring to your attention that Palletways has prepared guidelines for you, with everything you need to know regarding Brexit and how it can affect your business. 
Please click here to access the document that Palletways provided regarding this matter.
We will update you as soon as we have more news from our other carriers.

Global climate protest

07-10-2019

Please be advised starting on the 7th of October Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists are planning to shut down many parts of Central London. This action may delay both collection and delivery services, as all the London postcodes will be affected.

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