Transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium Batteries

Effective April 1, 2016, more stringent regulations were issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the transport of Lithium Batteries that are packed and shipped as loose/bulk (UN3480/PI965).

A wide variety of electronic goods powered by Lithium Batteries are affected by the new regulations, regardless of whether they are rechargeable (Lithium Ion) or non-rechargeable (Lithium Metal). The regulations apply when:

  • Lithium Batteries are packed and shipped as individual items (loose/bulk).  Example: Loose Batteries/Power bank
  • Lithium Batteries are packed separately but shipped with equipment in the same box.  Example: A cell phone with a replaceable Lithium Battery
  • Lithium Batteries are contained or installed in equipment and therefore shipped in the same box.  Example: A computer tablet with an integrated Lithium Battery within the device that cannot be removed or replaced by the user

Due to increasing safety concerns raised by the aviation industry, the IATA regulations governing the shipping of Lithium Batteries have been tightened and airlines consequently have to enforce these regulations more rigorously.

Please note that the safe transportation of such contents by air and the full compliance to IATA regulations is the legal responsibility of the Shipper. In view of this fact, IATA has produced a guide to help Shippers understand and comply with the regulations.


Maersk Line to Stop Services to 10 Chinese Ports

Maersk Line, the largest shipping enterprise in the world, decided to stop operation in 10 Chinese ports to save costs, including Chizhou, Luzhou, Yingkou, Jinzhou, Rizhao, Yueyang, Lijiao, Taiping, Jiaoxin and Nansha old port.

“The purpose is to focus on the ports that we could offer the most benefits that in the end create growth, better service and opportunities for our customers,” Maersk Line said in a statement.

Maersk Line is currently represented in 41 locations in China, which has been recognized as the world’s factory since the late 1970s. In recent years, Chinese growth has slowed.


Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

South Korea’s biggest carrier, Hanjin, announced the filing for receivership.

Please be assured that we are actively monitoring the situation to address any issue that might occur and ensure flawless continuity of service.


2016 Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day holiday notice

Please be informed about the upcoming public holidays:

Festival Hong Kong Office Shenzhen Office
mid-autumn 16th, Sept 2016 15th-17th, Sept 2016
National day 1st, Oct 2016 1st – 7th, Oct 2016

Hope you have a happy Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day!midAutumn

Shenzhen operates direct flights from/to Frankfurt

AIR CHINA operates a direct flight from Shenzhen to Frankfurt, Germany, as of May 20. Shenzhen is Air China’s seventh Chinese city to be served by a direct flight to Frankfurt. It is also the first direct flight from Shenzhen to Europe by then.

Shenzhen – Frankfurt – Shenzhen will provide 270 tons capacity per week.

With this Shenzhen – Frankfurt cargo route being operated, air freight between Shenzhen and Europe will not need to be going through transit anymore.NEWS2016_08_22

New Train Service Ex China/ Hong Kong to Europe

With immediate effect we are offering train services from/to Europe and China. The transit times are much faster than sea freight, but pricing is still significantly below air freight. Transit times range between 2 and 3 weeks. Your sales representative will be happy to explain you the details.

General Cargo Asia presented itself on the annual meeting of the Pacific Power Network

General Cargo Asia presented itself on the annual meeting of the Pacific Power Network 2013 as a partner for air- and seafreight services specialized on China and Germany.

Xaver Rinkenbach, General Manager, had several fruitful conversations with existing and potential logistics partners. General Cargo Asia continuously aims to strengthen its international network and intensify its global footprint.

If you should be interested to work with us together, please contact our General Manager, Xaver Rinkenbach.

Removal Notice Hong Kong Office

On 1 June 2013 General Cargo Asia will move to a new location. With a larger warehouse and offices you will find us here:

8/F, Wong’s Factory Building
368 – 370 Sha Tsui Road
Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong

General Cargo will offer:

  • More space for your growth
  • Facilitated procedures thanks to the larger warehouse
  • Shorter ways to the airport guaranteeing extremely quick handling

All orders will be handled in the new location from now on.

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New office in Shenzhen opened

On December 1st 2012 a new representative office in Shenzhen was opened. General Cargo pursues its strategy for growing in Asia and is also able to provide individual solutions for warehousing in addition to air- and sea freight services.