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Some of you may not realize, that GCP’s head office is located in the same community as Blackberry (formerly Research in Motion, RIM), the company who invented and launched the smartphone revolution in 1999. Unfortunately we’ve witnessed up close and personal the spectacular flame-out of this once leading tech giant.
In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you. We truly value your loyalty and appreciate your confidence in us. We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and a joyous year's end.
Dear Valued Customer,
We would like to inform you that this is the last week to get your orders in to ensure they ship before the Chinese New Year Holidays, which this year falls on January 31st, 2014.
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Dear Valued Customer:
As you may be aware, the originally announced June General Rate Increase has continued to be postponed. On our last update it was slated to come into effect on October 1st, 2013; however, we have been notified that this has now been postponed to November 15th, 2013.
GRI Effective November 15th, 2013 - From Asian Ports to North America
Confidence is the very thin line between success and failure. Confidence, as described by the Merriam-Webster dictionary comes in two parts. The first: A feeling or belief you can do something well or succeed at something. The second: A feeling or belief someone or something is good and has the ability to succeed at something.
The beginning of October brings about the second of China's national holidays. As such all our Chinese Approved Suppliers™ will be closed for a varying amount of time during the celebration period. The following are the closure dates for our main facilities:
Now that I have started my monthly messages, I look for thoughts and ideas that I hope will be of value to you. Last week I was introduced to a TED* talk video by Simon Sinek that was recorded in 2010. I played the video in the Strategic Coach workshops that I coached. The reaction from the entrepreneurs in the room was moving.
One of my commitments this year was to send out a message each month. For some reason or another the first six months have come and gone without me keeping my promise.
As mentioned in our July notice Carriers are expecting a volume increase for Asian imports as they are planning their individual vessel and equipment allocations to meet back-to-school and holiday retail cargo demand for a healthy peak season.