Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Beihai Port Charges increases 200%

In a recently issued notice to all transport companies, Beihai port announced that in order to maintain safety in the port of Beihai, it is necessary that the port limit its storage of fireworks containers to under 100. As a result, from September 10th 2008 until September 30th 2008, Beihai port will increase its storage charges by 200%:-

2 days and under : RMB200/day
3 days to 6 days: RMB800/day
7 days and over: RMB2000/day

RMB1 = US$0.147

The above straoge costs will be charged regardless of delays as a result of inclement weather or delays in customs declaration or feeder services.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Shipping News - Fireworks outside of Guangxi still not allowed to be transported into Beihai for shipment

Permits for transportation of fireworks into Beihai from outside of Guangxi have still not been issued. It is still not clear when this will restart. All fireworks outside of Guangxi now have to be shipped from Shanghai.

Monday, September 22, 2008

APA Convention Orlando 2008 - Pyrotecnico Show

Part of the beginning of the Pyrotecnico show at APA based on their Jupiter Gold Award Winning "Rock Loves" in Montreal La Ronde.

Photo Flashes

This is the version from WDWMAGIC.COM:


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Updated: Transport of fireworks into Beihai still not resumed

Permits for transportation of fireworks from Hunan and Jiangxi to Beihai has not been resumed. It is not clear when this will restart. Containers are leaving from Shanghai but are being delayed due to customs issues.

Fireworks Materials cost from 2006-2008

This is the comparative cost of several fireworks materials from 2006, 2007 and 2008 to get an idea of why cost of fireworks continue to go up.