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07/10/2021 / China, Supply Chain

China factories closed by power cuts

The Chinese government has implemented strict controls on the use of electricity that will seriously affect production in factories across...
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07/10/2021 / Metro, Training

Inspiring the next Metro generation – a platform for a logistics career

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) the freight forwarding trade association is launching a campaign to encourage schools to promote...
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07/10/2021 / Supply Chain, Technology

Supply chain weaknesses exposed by Covid

For decades, offshoring and global sourcing have offered lower labour and operating costs, wider product ranges and opportunities to reach...
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29/09/2021 / Road, Sea, Supply Chain

Liner haulage is effectively broken

Multiple issues are negatively impacting container haulage operations from ports across the UK, with inevitable financial and service impacts, which...
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23/09/2021 / Air, China, Hong Kong, Middle East, Retail, Sea, Sea/Air, Supply Chain

Air freight market more than challenging

Despite the massive challenges, our air freight team continue to find solutions for critical cargo and our Sea/Air services are...
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23/09/2021 / Brexit, Customs, EU, Metro, MVT, Supply Chain, Technology

Brexit delay, dithering and duties: Metro has your back

To the consternation of many shippers, the Government is changing the start dates for new border checks and processes for...
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22/09/2021 / Coronavirus, Road, Sea, Supply Chain

HGV crisis hidden for years

The HGV driver crisis, which has been gathering pace over the last two decades, has been largely hidden due, in...
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09/09/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Unrelenting pressure on global sea freight supply chains

The core problems impacting containerised shipping - the slow circulation of ships and containers, port disruption and the HGV crisis...
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09/09/2021 / Coronavirus, Road, Supply Chain

UK Road freight turbulence to continue impacting global trade and freight movements

The HGV driver shortage is hitting crisis level in the UK (and around the world) as demand for haulage services...
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02/09/2021 / Air, China, Coronavirus, Hong Kong, Middle East, Sea/Air, Supply Chain

September Update: Air cargo under serious and sustained pressure – and it has only just begun….

Industry data released today shows that international demand for air cargo capacity versus a shortfall in supply pushed average global...
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