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August strike at Felixstowe threatened

The UK’s largest container port, Felixstowe handles 48% of the UK’s container trade and the planned strike by the Unite Union would bring port to a standstill at the end of August - unless talks at ACAS today are successful,…

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Port congestion continues as peak season approaches

Container port congestion in Northern Europe is still a major issue, with continuing disruption impacting vessels schedules, increasing transit times and triggering more blank sailings. The recent RMT rail strike had minimal impact on freight train operations, but industrial action…

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Government announce Safety and Security easements

The government has announced a series of  Safety & Security easements, that will take effect from this Friday the 1st July 2022. The government said that the move would support traders, hauliers and carriers and improve the flow of goods…

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Freight market report – June 2022

Our June freight market report provides multi-modal situation updates and insights, together with carrier updates, that will provide you with critical insights for the weeks ahead. (more…)

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Freight likely to be impacted by rail strikes

The UK national rail strikes on the 21st, 23rd and 25th June are the largest rail strikes in three decades, with just 20% of passenger services expected to operate and freight traffic volumes cut by 50%, with impact on critical…

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Freight market report – May 2022

Our May freight market report provides international freight, carrier and situation updates, so that you have the intelligence and insights you need to make informed supply chain decisions in the coming weeks. (more…)

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Importers need to take action; HMRC’s new declaration system

After 30 years, HMRC is replacing its customs declaration service, CHIEF, in the summer and action is required by importers ahead of its launch. (more…)

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Shanghai and China supply chain update

Even with tiered restarting of manufacturing and partial lifting of the lockdown in Shanghai, the situation across China remains challenging, with a total of 56 sailings blanked over the next four weeks. Despite press reports of a further COVID clampdown in…

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