19/05/2022 / Brexit, Customs, EU

UK inches towards potential EU trade war – impact on European logistics

After the PM’s trip to Northern Ireland this week failed to trigger any progress in the dead-locked political situation, the...
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19/05/2022 / Automotive, Supply Chain

Shipping challenge of electrical vehicles grow as they overtake diesel sales

The demand for lithium-ion batteries is developing at a rapid pace, as virtually every type of Electric Vehicle (EV) overtake diesel units in the new...
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19/05/2022 / Air, China, Sea, Supply Chain

Shanghai to return to normal in June? Let’s hope so…

Shanghai is aiming to reopen the city and business operations, with normal life resuming from the 1st June, as all 16...
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19/05/2022 / Logistics, Supply Chain

Logistics companies struggle with continued rising costs

A members survey by freight trade association, Logistics UK, found that 40% of respondents had experienced transport costs rising by 25%...
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19/05/2022 / China, Supply Chain

Foreign workers leave China and it is likely to continue as China ‘reshapes’ commerce

Strict border controls amid China’s zero-COVID policy is creating a shortage of foreign expertise, with some suggesting the development could...
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19/05/2022 / Sea, Supply Chain

Avoiding container demurrage and storage charges over the Platinum Jubilee

As the country prepares to celebrate the Queen’s record-breaking reign, with an extended bank holiday, we consider the potential penalty traps waiting...
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06/05/2022 / Currency

Falling pound (£) adds costs for imports

Rapidly rising inflation, the cost of living crisis, plunging consumer confidence and rapidly cooling business activity have contributed to the...
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06/05/2022 / China, Sea, Supply Chain

Shipping lines act to support rates by cancelling sailings from Asia

Across the major shipping trade lanes a total of 56 sailings have been blanked over the next four weeks -...
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06/05/2022 / Brexit, Customs, Supply Chain

EU/UK border controls set for July put back again

The UK government has again delayed the introduction of further border controls on goods from the EU, due for implementation...
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06/05/2022 / Logistics, Supply Chain, Warehouse

Ukraine invasion drives timber prices up and pallet supply down

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) and the European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) have warned of a...
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