What happens if my goods are confiscated?…

Better be insured!


Why do I need this?

Very often this risk is excluded in General Insurance Policies.

What does it cover?

In amendment to Article 6 of the GCMI 2006, loss of or damage to the insured goods as a result of confiscation, seizure or retention by a government, authority or power are also insured.

What do I need to do?

The goods accompanying documents (e.g. consignment note, customs declaration, etc.) have been properly issued and the insured goods have been declared accurately and correctly

All legal import, export and transit regulations or administrative orders of the sender, transit and recipient country are complied with.

What can I expect?

In addition to loss and damage the insurer shall reimburse customs, freight and storage costs incurred in connection with the confiscation, seizure or retention of the goods.

How much does it cost?

It is an additional on top of the Standard Transport insurance premium. Please consult your Atlantic Forwarding representative or make a request directly to claims@zrh.atlanticforwarding.com

Would you like to know more about our Silkroad Rail Freight Services? Contact us

Since 1979 the route between Asia and Europe has been one of our core competences. With the introduction of the “One Belt, One Road” we have added the Atlantic Innovative Rail Service to our product offer. Containers travel from the supplier’s cargo railway station to that of the buyer, crossing Russian and Central Asian territories within a reasonable transit time, and at a competitive price.


  • Rail freight from China / Europe / China
  • Door to Door
  • 40′ FCL and 20′ FCL in Pairs
  • LCL
  • FCL & LCL Direct Routing to different locations in Europe


  • Environment protection by reduction of CO2 emission
  • Transit time Door to Door China / Europe 25 to 27 days
  • Lead-time saving reduces order delivery time
  • Up to 35% capital cost savings through shorter running times
  • Europe is 85 % accessible. For you this means greater flexibility (final destinations, fine distribution and rolling stock)
  • Final destination is changeable during transit
  • Cargo Mix Rail/Sea means better performance of your supply chain
  • High level security tracing minimum twice a day and physical guarding
  • Daily tracking information is available

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China – Holiday Notice

Dear all

Below, Chinese New Year Holiday schedule:

China Offices – Chinese New Year Holiday
Holiday: 24th January 2020 (Fri) – 30th January 2020 (Thur),
Working: resume normal on 31st January 2020 (Fri), 19th Jan 2020 & 1st Feb 2020 shift as working day.

The effects of the climate change do not stop at the sea freight industry and therefore many shipping companies feel obliged to contribute to it. Atlantic Forwarding feels the obligation to inform our business partners about the changes related to our industry timely.


Regulations on reducing sulfur emissions are not new. They exist since 2012.

We already set regulations into practice, whereby shipping companies can use fuels with a sulfur content of max 3.5% but with a tighter sulfur cap of 0.1% in the so-called Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) around US, Canada, the North and Baltic Sea. By January 1, 2020, the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation will enter into force, requiring carriers to use fuels with at most sulfur content of 0.5% (ECAs unchanged).


The emission targets have massive impact in the market of the sea freight industry. Therefore, the shipping companies face the following consequences:

  • New fuel: production of new fuel is required to reduce emissions, but the production is more expensive. In addition, this fuel is scarce. There are currently limited structural plans to increase global capacity, which may lead to a tight supply situation in 2019, as well as cost increasing effect.
  • Conversion of ship engines: current vessels must adjust with the installation of scrubbers. There is not enough manufacturing capacity to build and install scrubbers timely to retrofit the existing global fleet. This may cause capacity tightness in the market in 2019 and 2020 as vessels need to be retrofitted with scrubbers in 2019 or might have to be laid up in case not retrofitted before 2020.

Impact on market

The market price will be determined by the distribution of shipping companies opting for a low sulfur content or for new fuel or ship conversion (scrubbers) and the availability of both solutions.

Due to the reduction of new fuels and massive investments in ship conversion, we expect capacity reductions and an increase in market prices in the short and medium term.


  • Significantly higher fuel prices
  • Refineries to develop 0.5% sulfur fuel – an uncertain price, but more expensive than current fuels
  • Scrubber systems in most cases require dry docking, which results in lower capacity
  • High investments cost