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Ocean cargo tag indicates posts that are related to the transportation of loads via ocean.

LCL transportation from Bulgaria to New Zealand

New Zealand or almost the end of the world is interesting country providing interesting opportunities. The Bulgarian forwarding company KG CARGO Ltd. offers LCL ocean transportation from Bulgaria to New Zealand with consol box from Varna.

The consolidation container from Varna departs on every two weeks. Due the increased interest though, the departures become more often recently which lead to squeezing overall lead times.

The container is closing on the day before the scheduled departure.

Shipments are delivered in CFS  depots in the cities of Auckland and Wellington.

The transit time is as follows:

Varna – Auckland: 50 days
Varna – Wellington: 54 days

The transit time includes: time for departure from port Varna-West to Singapore, loading in Singapore and departure from Singapore to the New Zealand ports.

The logistics provider KG SID also offers  value-added services base on the consolidated container transportation:

– Pick-up of shipments from Bulgaria and the neighboring countries
– Export Customs Clearance
– Any other services that may arise in the course of the work.

For a quote please request your ocean freight rate.

For more information on schedules or for making orders, please contact KG CARGO – the Bulgarian freight and transportation logistics provider.

For more information on KG CARGO freight forwarding service please contact us.

LCL Transportation from Bulgaria to Australia

LCL to Australia postIf you need to send a small commercial shipment economically to Australia, LCL ocean transportation is the solution and Bulgarian freight forwarder KG SID will deliver it for you.

We offer regular fortnightly departures from a consolidation warehouse in Varna via port of Singapore to depots based in main Australian ports of Melbourne, Sydney, Freemantle, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Container closes the day before the scheduled departure and  because the service from Varna becomes more and more attractive, departures become frequent which squeezes the overall shipment lead time and makes the service even more attractive.

Transit times from departures from Varna port are:

to Melbourne: 49 days
to Sydney: 47 days
to Brisbane: 45 days
to Fremantle: 42 days
to Adelaide: 49 days

The transit time includes: time from departure from port Varna-West to sorting depot in Singapore, loading in Singapore and departure from Singapore to the Australian ports.

We also offer value added services such as:

Pick-up of shipments from Bulgaria and the neighboring countries
Export Customs Clearance
Any other services that may arise in the course of the work.

For quotation and schedules as well for orders please contact Bulgarian freight forwarder and logistics provider KG CARGO Ltd.

For more information on KG CARGO freight forwarding service please contact us.

Transportation services between Philippines and Bulgaria

Manila port - one of the busiest in the world

Manila port – one of the busiest in the world

The Republic of the Philippines, more commonly referred to as the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, at 1,210 km from the coast of mainland Asia. The country consist of 7,107 islands, of which only about 10% are inhabited. Philippine  population is nearly 90 million. The capital is Manila, with a population over 11 million people which makes it one of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the world.

The economy of the Philippines is still primarily agricultural, although light industry is growing. Philippines are 118th out of 178 countries in terms of GDP. Once the richest in Asia after Japan, the Philippine economy shrank in the early 1980s as a result of reduced demand for Philippine products. Attempts to improve the economy have been hampered by the large national debt of 77% of GDP. Interesting what would Greeks and Cypriots say to this.  Philippines is a member of the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other international economic organizations. Major trading partners of the Philippines are the United States and Japan.

Bulgarian forwarding company KG SID Ltd. offers a variety of freight and logistics services related to the transportation of loads  to and from the Philippines:

Export:

Air transport: We provide air cargo transportation from the airport Sofia as well as in specific cases from other airports in the European Union with the aim of offering cost-effective transportation at reasonable transit time.

LCL transportation: We offer service from Port of Varna as well as from the port of Antwerp. However, movement via port Varna is more cost effective with relatively the same tranzit time as the ocean movement via Antwerp.
In the port of Varna-West cargoes are consolidated and stuffed o a container which sails to the port of Singapore from where the goods are transhipped to Manila and Cebu ports. Container from Varna-West departs every 2 weeks and the transit time to Manila is about 40-41 days (includes transhipment time in Singapore) and to Cebu is 41-42 days.
For movement via Antwerp cargo is consolidated into CFS warehouse in Sofia, where every Friday a groupage truck departs for the Antwerp port where the loads are processed for final destination – CFS in  Manila and CFS in Cebu.
Transit time from departure of trucks from Sofia to the arrival at CFS in Manila is approximately 45-47 days, and to CFS Cebu approximately 51-52 days.

Ocean transportation export of full container loads: We offer services with various carriers via ports of Varna, Burgas and Thessaloniki, depending on your requirements for transit time and related transportation cost.

If you have any requests for air export, sea freight LCL or transport of full containers – FCL, please contact Bulgarian logistics and freight forwarding company KG CARGO.

Import:

Air Cargo: With the assistance of our partners from PFI Agents Network and Five Stars Network we offer airfreight transportation from Philippines via Manila airport to Bulgaria. Whether on a direct service to Sofia Airport or via some of the big European Airports, we can provide not only the air transportation but also such value added services like customs clearance and delivery do door.

LCL (Low Than a Container Load) – You can contact us direct for a quote on inbound LCL cargoes from Manila and Cebu to Varna. With excellent connections with leading NVOCC we can book your cargo from door to door with full transparency of cost and no hidden charges.
We offer services from CFS Manila and CFS Cebu via Hong Kong and via Singapore to Varna. Transit time in Hong Kong is about 41 days, and from Cebu about 42 days.

Ocean transportation of full containers – We offer services with various carriers via ports of Varna, Burgas and Thessaloniki, depending on your requirements for transit time and related transportation cost.  You can contact us direct for inbound cargoes of full containers from the Philippines.

If you have any transportation requests or require a quote for importing freight – via air freight,  LCL sea freight or ocean transportation of full containers from Philippines to Bulgaria or even near countries like Macedonia please contact Bulgarian logistics and freight forwarding company KG CARGO LTD.

For more information on KG CARGO freight forwarding service please contact us.

LCL from Bulgaria to South Africa

For your LCL ocean loads from Bulgaria to South Africa KG CARGO offers weekly departures from Sofia CFS via Antwerp to South Africa and fortnightly service from Varna CFS via Singapore.

Ports served: Capetown, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg.

Service from Sofia CFS:

Weekly departures from Sofia CFS.
Closing Thursday end of the day.
Departure of the truck on Friday.
Arrival of the consolidation truck at Antwerp port on Wednesday and getting on the first available vessel.

Tranzit times:

Sofia CFS – Cape Town CFS: 35 days
Sofia CFS – Durban CFS: 39 days
Sofia CFS – Port Elizabeth CFS: 38 days
Sofia CFS – Johannesburg CFS: 41 days

Tranzit times are calculated from departure of the truck from Sofia CFS and includes the waiting time at Antwerp.

Service from Varna CFS:

Closing day before consolidation container departure to Singapore.

Tranzit times to Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth: 55-60 days from sailing from Varna West.

Tranzit time to Johannesburg – 62-67 days from Varna West

The tranzit time includes – sailing time from Varna West to Singapore, transhipment in Singapore and sailing time from Singapore to South African ports.

Based on the above  services we also provide value added products:

– pick-up of your loads anywhere in Bulgaria or neighboring countries
– export customs processing
– any other services which might be requested

For request and quotes please contact Bulgarian freight forwarder and logistics provider KG SID Ltd.

For more information on KG CARGO freight forwarding service please contact us.

Time Critical Logistics

When you plan for the transportation of your loads normally you take into consideration the ocean and road transportation from the cost viewpoint.  The lead times concerning these ways of transportation are calculated in the overall lead time for processing of your product or for the accomplishment of your project.  But what you do when something goes wrong and it appears that a vital material is missing and production can not continue or the supplier of an important part is delaying delivery.  In situations like this all plans and lead times crash.  The production line stops or the project goes out of any schedule. At the end big money are lost and somebody has to pay the bill.

When situation becomes critical, emergency logistics takes place. Now the question is not about the money but a matter of time. The shorter, the better.

There are many services provided under the label of Time Critical Logistics but the uniting point is – squeezing of the delivery lead times as shorter as possible.

Depending on where your load is and where it should go and how limited your time is you may choose from a variety of options:

Air Charters

Chartering whole airplane for a single load might not seem as the best cost solution but might be the best time saving one.  And the only one you can take in order to get within the time frame. There are varieties of aircrafts that can lift from several packages (for example Cessna Citation) up to two hundred tones (AN225 – Mria).  But be careful. Various aircrafts are not always available at the time you need them and at the nearest airport. When calcualting the overall lead time you should consider the time for negotiation (because at the end money are also important though not the most important) and time for air plane pre-base.  There are also many regulations which can harm your planning if not taken into consideration.  Position of the aicraft, crew rest hours and of course flight regulations. For example, chartering Ukrainian operator of AN12 from Bulgarian airport might seem saving of couple of thousand dollars or euro but this might be not your best  solution having in mind that Bulgarian operators might object in front of the CAA which in  order might not grant a permission.  Who will pay your time, efforts and eventually your cancellation fees.  Planning a cargo charter is not an easy task so if you have never done this or if you have less experience but huge need of it better turn to some specialized companies who can assist you.  But here come specialized companies who can assist you. Such companies are the airlines themselves (but careful, they market their fleet only) , cargo brokers (good choice if you are looking for airport-to-airport solution but always read the small letters  text below the proposal)  and freight forwarders who offer chartering or emergency logistics in their services protfolio – like KG CARGO for example.

Charters are priced per flight (very often round trip) and the final amount might look very difficult to swallow. Especially for the Chief Accountant. But the moment you compare with the alternative cost of penalties or loss of future orders things become a bit more brighter (especially for your Emergency logistics Provider :-) )

On Board Courier

this option is very good alternative to the charter flight especially when you have smaller loads and suitable passenger schedules.   This option is very good solution from both time and cost prospective when we are talking about loads of up to 100 kilos, though even higher loads have been moved this way. You will save time from handling and from faster customs processing if you need some.  For smaller loads this option is may be the most effective from time and cost point view.  Of course you have to consider the final destination and the possibilities the passenger flights have.  Budget airlines might not be the best choice. Also always ask the airline whether they will accept your excess luggage – if you carry more than the allowed amount.  Some airlines have restrictions on this despite the huge excess luggage fees.

Dedicated Vehicle

if you have 500-800 kilos which need to be delivered within EC within 48 hours this is a very good solution. You would receive a door-to-door rate with time dedication. But be careful. You need to receive a serious engagement from your logistics supplier. Because if something happens no one can compensate your penalties if the occur. In case of delay caused by accident or break of the vehicle you might save the transportation charge of 1000 eur but how you will compensate penalties for  1 000 000 (one million) eur?!

In any of the three cases bear in mind that the carrier might provide you with a lower cost but to what extend can they engage with a door-to-door delivery. Forwarders can both engage with the time frame you ask for and can provide you an integrated package of services securing the whole logistic but the air carriers, for example can secure only an airport-to-airport movement.

For more information or requests please contact us.

When situation becomes critical, emergency logistics takes place. Now the question is not about the money but a matter of time. The shorter, the better.