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Freight market report – November 2022

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

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Ocean lead times from China improving

The world’s biggest trade lanes carry goods from Asia to Europe and the US, and the time it takes to leave the exporter in Asia to the time it is collected from the destination port reached all time highs earlier…

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Keeping your exports compliant and penalty free

Export control legislation requires the exporter to consider whether they need an export licence and failure to obtain a licence, or observe its terms is a criminal offence. Firearms, ammunition and linked components are subject to export controls, but so too…

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IMO 2023 poses yet another shipping challenge

From the 1st January 2023 container ships will need to meet a round of new ECO regulations, in a development that will reduce the supply of vessels in the container shipping market and may contribute to increasing costs and lower…

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Time to help yourself to the shipping lines’ cash pile

The shipping lines pumped so much capacity into the China to Europe trade lane, to make a fortune over the last two years, that they can’t make the permanent capacity withdrawals that would protect their bottom lines and now the…

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Freight market report – October 2022

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

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Second strike announced for Port of Liverpool

With their first, two-week, strike still underway, the Unite union has announced a second, one-week, strike at Liverpool, saying an offer of an 8.3% pay rise and one-off £750 payment fell well short of the present 12.3% rate of inflation.…

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Second strike starts at Felixstowe

Unite union members working at Felixstowe Port will walk out for the second time on the 27th September, with strike days overlapping Liverpool’s dispute for seven days. Unite says the strike is to take place after workers “overwhelmingly rejected management’s…

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