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Southampton Terminal Update: 27th September 2018

September 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Below is a customer notification released by DP World Southampton. Dear customer, DP World Southampton is currently experiencing very high stack levels which is impacting our productivity. The underlying reasons for the high stack levels is a combination of factors, some of which are outside of our control. However, we are working very closely with our [...]

Rising fuel costs impact 2019 negotiations: 26th September 2018

September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Robert Marshall, UK Commercial Director, shares his thoughts on the current challenges facing importers. The impact of rising fuel costs continues to be a source of concern and will be a key discussion point in upcoming freight negotiations for 2019 and beyond.  There are essentially two areas to consider: short-term bunker increases which carriers are [...]

Maersk Customer Advisory – New BAF: 17th September 2018

September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Maersk have released the below customer advisory: New Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) Dear customer, From 1st January 2020, a new regulation will come into force to reduce air pollution from ships globally. Whereas today ships can use fuel with up to 3.5% sulphur content (outside Emission Control Areas), the new global sulphur cap will be [...]

Super Typhoon Mangkhut heads towards China: 25th September 2018

September 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A super typhoon packing winds of up to 150 miles per hour is heading towards the Philippines, picking up speed over the Pacific on a route that also has Taiwan and the heavily populated south eastern coast of China in its sights. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is on track to hit the northern Philippines with its [...]

Severe operational delays at Felixstowe continue to impact UK deliveries: 9th September 2018

September 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Felixstowe port continues to run at lower levels of productivity with severe operational delays following its Terminal Operating System ‘upgrade’ to nGen back in June. Since July we have seen many within our industry actively avoiding Felixstowe and redirecting services into regional ports. Furthermore as we move through peak season the changes to inbound vessels [...]