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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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Liverpool port strike – Felixstowe brace for more

Dock workers at the Port of Liverpool will walk out for two weeks of strike action, from the 19th September, as fears grow that further action could be coordinated with Felixstowe union members. The Liverpool strike, which will involve more…

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Freight market report – September 2022

Our September 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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Felixstowe strike starts Sunday 21st August

The Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, will be hit by an eight-day strike from Sunday after mediation talks failed, but despite the predictions of “huge disruptions” throughout the UK supply chain, we are hopeful that the situation…

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Freight market report – August 2022

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

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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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HMRC chase 200K traders to move to new customs platform

From the 1st October, HMRC is moving from its legacy CHIEF platform to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which will NOT accept import declarations for traders that have not registered. The customs handling of import and export freight system…

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