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25/02/2021 / China, Coronavirus, Supply Chain

Pandemic impacting Asia’s growth

The sustained threat of US tariffs through 2019 meant that supply chains were diverted away from China to factories in...
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25/02/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

US continued port congestion latest

Congestion at ports on both sides of North America remains a severe issue, though our colleagues in the US advise...
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25/02/2021 / Road, Supply Chain

TfL changes raise UK domestic road operating costs

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and new rules for London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) become enforceable by Transport for London...
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25/02/2021 / Brexit

EU border friction easing, but issues remain

Importers and exporters are gradually adapting to the new processes triggered by the move to a 3rd country trading regime...
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25/02/2021 / China, Coronavirus, Hong Kong, Supply Chain

China overtakes US as EU’s biggest goods trading partner – but for how long ?

China is now the EU's biggest trading partner, overtaking the US, as volumes of goods grew in both directions, propelled...
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18/02/2021 / Air, Coronavirus, Sea/Air, Supply Chain

Air cargo capacity to remain constrained until 2023

In the absence of belly-hold capacity (passenger aircraft), big volume shippers are taking freighter and charter options, potentially affecting air...
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18/02/2021 / Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

UK ports axed while Europe’s thrive

While the world’s biggest shipping lines grow weary of Felixstowe and the UK’s primary ports, due to continuing congestion wrecking...
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18/02/2021 / Air, Coronavirus, Sea, Sea/Air, Supply Chain

Emirates launch sea-air product ahead of demand

Key Metro partner Emirates SkyCargo and DP World have launched a sea/air product, increasing the range of services we can...
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18/02/2021 / Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

Vessel fuel prices jump, with BAF likely to follow

After a massive spike in fuel prices, in the run up to IMO 2020, marine fuel prices collapsed as the...
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18/02/2021 / Brexit, Road, Supply Chain

Brexit review, optimistic freight and trumping the City

In the fourth quarter of 2020 the UK’s trade deficit widened by an astounding £10.9bn, as companies' stockpiling accelerated ahead...
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