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P&O Suspends ferry services



March 18, 2022 /

Roughly 2.5 million goods vehicles use the port of Dover each year. But with P&O cancelling sailings and making 800 staff redundant abruptly, what happens to the thousands of vehicles waiting to cross the Channel? Cancelling Ferry Services On 17th March, P&O made an announcement that they’d be making 800 of their staff redundant and…


Freight shipping rates soar



March 4, 2022 /

The shipping industry was already suffering before the current economic sanctions imposed on Russia for their invasion of Ukraine, due to Brexit and COVID-19. The industry has been facing a shortage of vessels and containers when the sanctions meant an increase in the prices. In less than a fortnight, shipping rates have risen tenfold for…


Smart Technology: Preventing HGV injury



February 23, 2022 /

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HGV truckers have been under pressure like never before. Smart technology could help to prevent injury and death in the industry and keep supply chains moving. Driving HGVs requires concentration, skill, and training, especially in built-up and urban areas. According to the UN, every 24 seconds a person is killed…


Port workers in China jailed for Covid breaches



January 25, 2022 /

It is no secret that the Covid-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the world, with many countries facing restrictions due to the virus. In China, the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has meant that restrictions have been threatening supply chains. Breaking these restrictions has meant that sentences of up to almost 5 years have…


Dock worker strike in Ivory Coast has been suspended



December 23, 2021 /

Negotiations in the Ivory Coast have meant that the strike that was taking place by dock workers in the country’s two major ports of Abidjan and San Pedro have been suspended after the government have agreed to negotiate a settlement to the dispute. From the 17th to 20th December, both of the ports were blocked,…


Container Devanning: What is it?



December 15, 2021 /

Simply put, devanning is the process of removing cargo from a sealed container. There are a few other terms for devanning, including unstuffing, unloading of the container or stripping. Devanning is also a term that typically comes from the international shipping trade. It’s important that this process is done correctly, otherwise it can damage your…