Saturday, June 27, 2020

DHL has suspended import shipments from Hong Kong, China and Macao over border issues

DHL Express has suspended picking shipments from China, Hong Kong, and Macau destined for India with immediate effect for the next 10 days. The move comes amid uncertainty surrounding clearance of consignments from China and Hong Kong at sea and airports in India, DHL Express said.
“Over the last few days we are witnessing a severe lag in customs clearance for shipments originating from China, Hong Kong, and Macau across all the ports in India”, DHL said in an email to clients who were adversely impacted,
The letter read, “This [the lag in clearance] has led to uncontrollable queuing, congestion, and delays of shipments in our clearance ports across the country.”
DHL Express (India) Pvt Ltd has suspended pick up of import shipments from China, Hong Kong, and Macao for the next 10 days, the logistics service provider said in a note to its customers on Thursday.
The company has reached out to its customers as import consignments from China began piling up after lags in customs clearance across key ports, starting from Chennai, were reported.
26/06/20 Prangya Paramita Barik/Finance Rewind
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