Myanmar New Year – Holiday Schedule

In observance of Myanmar’s New Year on April 13 to 17, Ben Line Agencies Myanmar will have skeletal staff attending all operations during this period. You may contact the following for any concerns.

For offshore concerns

Phyo Lin Aung (Jayden)

Offshore Operations Supervisor – Offshore

Mobile  +95 9970 2611 84

Direct    +95 1 370 987 ext. 16

offshore@benline.com.mm

For marine agency concerns

Kyi Thanda OO (KTO)

Manager – Marine Agency Services

Mobile  +95 9 259 2028 96

Direct    +95 1 370 987 ext. 16

operations@benline.com.mm

Ports will be fully operational however port charges will be double the tariff rate. Please expect delays for sending and receiving of cargo and note that some roads may be closed to make way for festivities.

Indonesia – Sorong Branch Office Wins Customs Award

We are pleased to announce that our Sorong branch office was recognized and awarded certification by the local customs authority during their recent annual gathering with all stakeholders from the marine and logistics community. Recognition as the ”Best Marine Agent for Obedience and Compliance to Customs Regulations and Procedures”, was a great reward for our branch office’s efforts in executing daily activities in an efficient and compliant manner.

Our Sorong office was established in 2017 to cater to the growth in the eastern region of Indonesia for all aspects of cargo shipments and offshore activity. Further details can be obtained via our Jakarta head office. Click here for contacts.

China Issues Guidelines for Low Sulphur Fuel

With effect from January 1, 2019, vessels entering all Chinese ports should use low sulphur fuel with sulphur content less than 0.5%. Previously, only three ECA zones – Beihai RIM, Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta – had this requirement but it has now been extended to all ports within China.

From January 1, 2020, vessels entering Chinese ports will be required to use low sulphur fuel with sulphur content less then 0.1%.

The announcement below contains more details on the ports affected by this regulation:


China ECA Regulations

Support for Children’s Charities Association

The Children’s Charities Association of Singapore extends support to their 6 member charities to cater to the needs of member charities’ disabled and less privileged children, ensuring that every physically and socially disadvantaged child is able to lead a normal childhood. Charities included are:

  • Singapore Children’s Society
  • The Singapore Association for the Deaf
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore
  • Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore
  • St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital
  • Association for Person with Special Needs

As part of our continuing support, Ben Line Agencies Singapore and its staff made a total donation of SGD 2,140 to support this cause.