As stipulated in our contract No.34567, shipment could be made in May provided your L/C reached us not later than April 15. However, we received your L/C only yesterday and it is absolutely impossible for us to ship the goods in May.
Under the circumstances, we regret to have to ask you to extend the above L/C to June 15, and accordingly, the date of shipment to June 30.
We will appreciate it if you can send us the amendment before May 15th; otherwise shipment will be further postponed.
We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 10th, asking for an extension of our L/C.
Complying with your request, we have made an application with our bank for the amendment, which you can expect to obtain in a week.
We look forward to your notice of shipment the soonest possible.
Thank you for your letter of May 10th.
We did not provide the L/C in time because of some unexpected occasion. We finally managed to send it to you on May 9th, hoping that you can manage the shipment as soon as possible. We are disappointed to be informed that the consignment will not be shipped until June 30, which is too late for the high season. In view of our longstanding cooperation, could you please advance the shipment before the middle of June?
We are looking forward to your early reply.