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Customs easements to improve border flow

The Government has announced a raft of new customs easements, intended to support industry and improve flow at UK borders, that come into effect on Friday 1st July 2022. Traders, hauliers and carriers are set to benefit from four Safety & Security (S&S) facilitations, which…

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June Freight Market Report

Supply chains have been subjected to disruptions for over two years and this has continued into 2022, with the war in Ukraine, shipping schedule unreliability and China’s lockdowns. Our market reports provide multi-modal situation updates and rationale, together with carrier and rate updates, that will…

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Sign up for HMRC’s new Customs Declaration Service

The way customs declarations are made in the UK is changing and all importers and exporters who submit declarations need to register for the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) which launches on the 30th September 2022. The customs handling of import and export freight system…

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Ports fear Shanghai surge

With Shanghai’s two month lockdown finally lifting there are concerns that the congestion crippling global container terminal operations is unlikely to end anytime soon, as a backlog of >260K teu and a lot of pent-up demand is released, raising fears that port congestion may not…

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Shanghai reopening 1st June

After achieving three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases, Shanghai is resuming outdoor activities in stages, but with most restrictions on movement remaining in place until 21st May 21, after which public transport and other services will resume, with the aim of lifting lockdown…

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May Freight Market Report

Our latest market report provides a multi-modal situation and Shanghai lockdown summary, together with international freight, carrier and rate updates, that will provide you with supply chain insights for the weeks ahead. After the Prime Minister’s trip to Northern Ireland to trigger any concessions in…

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Threat of EU trade war grows

After the Prime Minister’s trip to Northern Ireland last week failed to trigger any concessions in the dead-locked political situation, the government has announced plans to table legislation that will scrap parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, in spite of fears that it could initiate…

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Shanghai lockdown extended

After a week of partial closure, Shanghai now faces full lockdown while Puxi’s lockdown, in the west of the city begins today, with residential areas where people have tested positive sealed off for an additional 10 days.  The city said on Friday morning that it…

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Shanghai implements largest ever lockdown

China’s most populous city and its financial hub, is implementing a city-wide lockdown, after battling a new wave of COVID-19 outbreaks for nearly a month. In the following nine days, Shanghai will be locked down in two stages, with the eastern side under restrictions from…

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