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Brexit: We share your frustrations…..

April 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

BUT we can continue talking about what we do know if we leave the EU with a ‘no deal’. Zero Import DUTY HMRC has announced a Zero Import DUTY will be payable for the first 12 months when importing from Europe only. VAT Deferred Scheme The government will introduce postponed accounting for import VAT on [...]

Freight Trends Overview: 4th April 2019

April 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Ocean freight highlights • Rollovers for several loops with 2M/ Ocean Alliance/ The Alliance after aggressive rate adjustments and capacity control with blank sailing in the market • Ocean Alliance has implemented a Spring blank sailing program in April and May and has downsized vessels in certain loops to manage capacity in the market • [...]

NEW Control Tower functionality within Ligentix

March 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this fiercely competitive environment the success of your business today links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. Ligentia has adopted an innovative, technology-centric approach to global logistics to focus on both enhancing your logistics operations and supporting your business goals. Offering a range of multimodal solutions, underpinned by market-leading technology, we can [...]

Air Freight Makes Weak Start to 2019: 12th March 2019

March 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

According to a recent release by The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demand for air cargo continues to face significant headwinds. Global economic activity and consumer confidence have weakened and the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for manufacturing and export orders has indicated falling global export orders since September 2018. Only two of six regions reported [...]

Ocean Freight Market Trends: 12th March 2019

March 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Summary of the key market trends for this week: Air Increasing the use of regional UK gateways as air freight hubs will be pivotal to relieving the potential pressures of a no-deal Brexit on the country’s transport sector Liverpool and Doncaster are securing air freight capacity in the event of supply chain disruption to boost [...]

Ocean Freight Market Trends: 26th February 2019

February 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Summary of the key market trends for this week: Sea Despite blanked sailings on major east-west trade lanes and a low SCFI index in the weak demand period post CNY, carriers are still struggling to fill their ships. As a result, spot rates are falling. 13 Asia-North Europe sailings have been cancelled post-CNY (2M cancelled [...]

Ocean Freight Market Trends: 6th February 2019

February 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Summary of the key market trends for this week: Sea Ocean carriers are planning to add around 10% more capacity to the Asia-North Europe despite a downward pressure on freight rates and expected weaker demand post Chinese New Year. Weekly capacity is expected to increase by 28,000 TEU to an average of 300,000 TEU from [...]

Bristol Port is Brexit Ready: 28th January 2019

January 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Bristol Port, one of the UK’s Major Ports, has revealed that they are Brexit ready in a new information sheet that explains why they are optimistic about the future in these uncertain times. Chief Executive Officer, David Brown, reported: “65% of the cargo that Bristol Port deals with is non-EU. We remain confident that our [...]

Ocean Freight Market Trends: 21st January 2019

January 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Chinese New Year, as expected, is continuing to cause disruption as the rush to import goods continues. With 2 weeks to go how will the public holiday impact your supply chain? Possible disruption As China’s largest festival, Chinese New Year involves a mass migration as families travel to celebrate the New Year together. As a result, businesses [...]

Ocean Freight Market Update: 13th January 2019

January 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Every week our Global Commercial Team will bring you information on the Ocean Freight Market, keeping you up-to-date with the latest industry news and trade developments.   Asia to North Europe/ UK Pre-CNY cargo rush: tight space situation on all FEA to NEU and MED lanes. FAK rates have increased from 1st January 2019. Space [...]

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