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Monthly Archives: October 2023

Container shipping alliances under threat by EU

Container shipping line alliances will from next April no longer enjoy their 15 year exemption from EU rules against anti-competitive agreements, because the EU believes that it was no longer supporting small carriers as intended and it does not boost…

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Freight market report; October 2023

Normal(ish) operations continue at most Israeli sea freight terminals, but a backlog of vessels is growing and while some airlines have resumed services to Israel, the industry is still exercising caution and charter requests are becoming increasingly harder to fulfil.…

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Prepare for new surcharge as EU tax shipping emissions

Container shipping lines will be introducing new surcharges from 2024 to cover the costs of the EU Emissions Trading System scheme and while some cost indications have been provided, there are many problems in calculating the “correct” surcharge. The EU…

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Windsor Agreement changes take effect

Effective from the 30th September the new UK Internal Market Scheme (UKIMS) replaced the UK Trader Scheme (UKTS) for shipment to Northern Ireland (NI) and will enable GB businesses to declare goods “not at risk” if goods are for sale…

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