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Felixstowe staff plan new strike for this month



September 14, 2022 /

Workers at Britain's biggest container port will stage a second eight-day strike over pay. Fresh strikes are planned from September 27th - October 5th after port workers voted by an 82% majority to reject a 7% pay offer. Felixstowe handles almost half the container freight that enters the UK, with about 17 different shipping lines…


One month to register in time for CDS introduction



September 1, 2022 /

The UK Government has reiterated to British firms that up to 3,500 firms could face significant delays if they don’t switch over to the UK’s new Customs Declaration Service before it’s brought in. The migration from the old system to CDS will not happen automatically, so firms should start making the change as soon as…


Strike action expected at Felixstowe this month



August 15, 2022 /

The UKs biggest container port faces strike action this month as staff vote for a walk out over pay. Close to 2,000 workers have launched a formal strike from August 22nd - 29th, potentially creating trade and supply chain disruptions in the region. 48% of all containers brought into the UK are transported through the…


HMRC urge move over to new customs system



August 8, 2022 /

Time is running out to move over to switch to HMRCs new customs system before Septembers deadline - with more than 3500 businesses at risk of severe delays if they do not migrate to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) before it switches off. Director of programme and operational delivery for borders and trade Julie Etheridge…


Ukraine Re-Opens Three Ports for Grain Shipments



July 27, 2022 /

Following two months of negotiations by the United Nations and Turkey, there’s finally a signed agreement to re-open three of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for grain shipments opening the route for significant volumes of food exports. Guarantee of safe passage UN Officials have said that Russia and Ukraine have the elements in place such as…


UK Seafarer’s Wages Bill Advances



July 10, 2022 /

The UK Government is moving forward with its new legislation that would require parts of the shipping industry to pay seafarers at levels equivalent to the UK National Minimum Wage, but Unions and Ports have objected. Why the new legislation? Seen as a political response to P&O Ferries mass firing of crews in March 2022…


Khalifa Port takes fifth in CPPI



June 27, 2022 /

Abu Dhabi’s flagship Khalifa Port has been ranked in the top 5 of the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) for 2021, a performance metric developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence. Strategically located half-way between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Khalifa Port Container Terminal is the first semi-automated container port in the Gulf…


£200 million zero-emission HGV funding announced at Logistics UK conference



May 13, 2022 /

At Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP announced £200 million in government funding in order to continue zero-emission HGV trials. Taking the next steps towards Net-Zero This guarantee will help with the industries journey to de-carbonisation, and aid the United Kingdom’s overall push to being a carbon neutral country. The current…


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…