06/05/2022 / Air, China, Sea, Supply Chain

China supply chain pressures relentless

Despite talk of restarting manufacturing and a tiered reopening of Shanghai and the surrounding province, the situation remains challenging and delays...
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06/05/2022 / Brexit, Customs, Supply Chain

Importers from EU risking fines and worse

The EU introduced full import controls at the end of the Brexit transition period, while the UK government has now delayed...
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21/04/2022 / China, Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

Blanked Shanghai sailings slow to materialise

As Shanghai enters the fourth week of an indefinite lockdown, container shipping lines are skipping calls at main Shanghai terminals,...
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21/04/2022 / Customs, Technology

HMRC’s new declaration system: What you need to do

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will become the only UK customs platform when HMRC starts to phase out its legacy...
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21/04/2022 / Air, China, Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

COVID update: Shanghai lockdown impact

China’s economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, expanding 4.8%, but the risk of a sharp slowdown over...
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21/04/2022 / Sea, Supply Chain, United States

US east coast port congestion continues to build

Reacting to fears of labour disputes and disruption at west coast ports, many US importers diverted cargo from Asia to...
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21/04/2022 / Air

EU remove ‘preighter’ air capacity

Airlines across the European Union are no longer allowed to pack empty passenger planes with cargo as the aviation sector...
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07/04/2022 / Sea, Supply Chain, United States

USA west coast ports fear chaos as labour negotiations loom

Negotiations for a new labour contract with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), are due to start on the...
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07/04/2022 / Air, China, Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

Shanghai supply chain update– Lockdown extended indefinitely

The lifting of COVID restrictions in parts of Shanghai this week has been postponed after nearly 20,000 new cases were reported on Monday. While the...
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07/04/2022 / Sea, Supply Chain

Sea freight challenges in India and Sri Lanka

Leading container shipping line MSC is reducing Indian ports of call, in order to sustain a weekly sailing frequency on...
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