The news we are getting from the shipping lines is a general rate increase (GRI) will be announced in the first half of September, the GRI is generally announced at US$300 / Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU).
Please keep an eye on the Latest ICAL News on our website which we will keep updated re the progress of the GRI.
Also please be aware of the Chinese national holiday from 01/10/2013 to 07/10/2013, so please get your Purchase Orders into your suppliers asap to avoid supply issues.
We have some great freight rates out of China at the moment so don’t hesitate in placing you order so as to avoid Xmas space and price issues. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and further information.