18/02/2021 / Brexit, Supply Chain

England freeport applications submitted – but what is the benefit?

The government has received around 40 bids for freeport status ahead of this month’s deadline, from port groups, airports and...
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11/02/2021 / China, Sea, Supply Chain

Challenges for shippers, pre and post Chinese New Year

Shanghai and Yantian port disruption, refusal of heavy weight containers onto quay and the serious issue of drivers returning home...
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11/02/2021 / Coronavirus, Metro, Supply Chain

Preparing for the vaccine effect

The UK's rapid Covid-19 vaccination roll-out will undoubtedly help the economy bounce back and we are anticipating an upsurge in...
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11/02/2021 / Brexit, Road, Supply Chain

Metro switch to new EU freight operations

Expectation of congestion at the UK’s primary Channel ports and the reluctance of foreign drivers to come to the UK,...
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11/02/2021 / China, Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

Global shipping; record-breaking congestion

The economic turmoil triggered by the continuing pandemic, has disrupted global container shipping through 2020, with port congestion battering the...
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11/02/2021 / China, Sea, Supply Chain

Continuing demand from Asia prompts some unusual responses

The shortage of container ships and record-breaking freight rates has prompted some carriers to come up with new and creative...
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11/02/2021 / Brexit, Customs, EU, Road, Supply Chain

Post-Brexit update ; Trading with the EU – import and export advice

Since the 1st January 2021, all European Union members are now a third country entity, which means the way you...
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04/02/2021 / Metro

Changing lives; the Metro Apprenticeship – leading to a fulfilling career in the logistics field

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 starts next Monday, with Metro (and our apprentices) joining the week-long celebration to shine a light...
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04/02/2021 / Supply Chain

UK apply to join Asia/Pacific free trade area

The UK is the first new country to apply to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which counts...
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03/02/2021 / China, Sea, Supply Chain

Shipping Lines announce action to restore schedules and reposition vessels

2M’s Maersk and MSC will cancel four sailings from Asia during Chinese New Year, while THE Alliance will skip three...
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