21/01/2021 / Brexit, Road

Brexit delays and confusion causing logistics delays and headaches

The Channel ports may be quiet, but behind the scenes drivers are being held up for hours and even days...
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21/01/2021 / Air, Metro, Supply Chain

Heathrow cargo staff strike averted

British Airways’ (BA) cargo handling operation at Heathrow airport had been threatened with significant disruption following the announcement of further strikes,...
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21/01/2021 / China, Sea, Supply Chain

Soaring freight costs and transit delays from China threaten price rises for consumer goods and products

As consumer demand for Asian-made goods rebounded in the second half of 2020, the shipping lines decision to remove capacity...
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21/01/2021 / Brexit, Customs

New EU origin rules catching shippers out – if it isn’t manufactured in UK/EU duty is possibly applicable!

All goods with a UK or EU origin require an appropriate declaration of origin to benefit from preferential tariff rates...
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21/01/2021 / Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

Import supply chains; the UK challenge

The equipment shortage in China and Asia and the lack of vessel space on primary trade lanes are continuing to...
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14/01/2021 / Brexit, Customs, Road

The lull before the storm ends – European Overland and Customs Update Week 2

While reports of free-flowing freight traffic at Dover may suggest everything is hunky-dory in the nation’s supply chain, after the...
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14/01/2021 / China, Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

Container crisis continues from Asia to the rest of world

As Metro reported in last week’s supply chain bulletin, the availability of container equipment has become the primary supply chain...
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14/01/2021 / Brexit, Customs, Metro

Custom’s accreditation changes

Internationally recognised as a mark of security and quality excellence, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is an independent endorsement that...
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14/01/2021 / Brexit, Customs, Metro, Road, Supply Chain

New inland border facilities

As part of their preparation for the UK’s new EU trading relationship the government committed to build new inland border...
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07/01/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

China, South East Asian and Indian Subcontinent sea freight rates continue to rise

With strong demand and container shortages continuing throughout the Christmas and New Year period, sea freight rates from Asia have...
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