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***WEATHER ALERT – BEAST FROM THE EAST***



February 28, 2018 /

With the approach of the weather system known as the 'Beast from The East' heading to the UK over the next five days, the general consensus among Government agencies is that there will be significant delays and disruption to road networks across the UK. Although the initial impact will hit the East of the UK,…


Record breaking figures for Heathrow



February 21, 2018 /

Freight travelling through Heathrow reached record levels for the start of the year, as over 133,000 tonnes made its way through the airport in January, with export volumes growing by 10.6%. The top destinations for cargo growth were the US (1,214t), Spain (1,070t) and China (966t). Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Heathrow is off to…


Shipping first for the Arctic



February 14, 2018 /

Following on from our article concerning Chinas expansion into the Arctic, this week there has been a first for shipping, as the first commercial tanker crosses the Arctic sea route in winter.   Thawing polar ice in the region of Russia’s Northern Coastline means that this could be a viable option of increasing maritime trade…


China longing for a Polar Silk Road



January 31, 2018 /

Following on from their Silk Road direct link, China are now looking to capitalise on a Polar version. The first silk road train from China to Britain arrived in February of last year - (see our news post at that time for more information) China now plans to create a Polar Silk Road of new…


HoneyBadger Rugby 7s Team



January 24, 2018 /

We are proud sponsors of the HoneyBadger Rugby 7s Team Team HoneyBadger is an open invitational 7's team, based in NW London. 3 years old, they have evolved from a social side, winning silverware in 4 tournaments in 2015, to an Open squad. In May 2016 they won the Open Competition of the Middx 7s,…


Costs are rising at Port of Southampton



January 16, 2018 /

According to The Loadstar, Hauliers and logistics operators are warning UK shippers and consignees using the country’s second busiest container gateway, Southampton, of higher land side rates, as costs rise as a result of growing box congestion. The congestion has been a longer term effect of the  new alliance structure, which came into effect in April 2017. It was…


Calmer seas for world Shipping in 2018



January 10, 2018 /

The 2018 marine forecast for transpacific and other major shipping trade routes notes that full recovery depends on a number of political, economic and technological factors. China is also a concern.  “I know analysts have been harping on about it for years,” said Transport Intelligence Ltd. economist David Buckby, “but I think given what the…


Changes to the London Gateway network



December 21, 2017 /

London Gateway is to lose one of its Asia-Europe services next year after THE Alliance partners unveiled their network plans for 2018. The five Asia-North Europe services will remain largely unchanged, other than in the UK where one call has been switched from London Gateway to Southampton. Hamburg and Rotterdam will both retain five weekly…