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Maersk shifts away from Felixstowe

While the port of Felixstowe has been highlighting recent performance improvements to 80%, Maersk has announced two services are moving to Liverpool.

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2M drop Asia-Europe loop

MAERSK’s and the Mediterranean Shipping Co’s (MSC) 2M Alliance plans to suspend one of its loops on the Asia-North Europe trade in September, but resume it in December when business picks up, reports American Shipper.

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Future looks rosy for Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe’s chief operating officer confirms that incidences of delays and disruption may continue until 10th July.

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Asia-Europe capacity tightening

Following the imposition of ‘emergency’ bunker surcharges at the beginning of the month, there are clear signs that capacity is reducing ahead of the traditional 3rd quarter peak.

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Felixstowe delays continue

Operational problems and delays continue at Felixstowe, leading to delivery disruption and Hamburg Süd announcing it will divert ships to Southampton for five weeks.

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Shipping lines look to share $10 billion oil hit

Three lines have already imposed surcharges effective from 1st June, with more announced. As shipping executives say that rises in bunkering bills need to be passed on to shippers, because further slow steaming is not an option.

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HMRC declaration system update

Confidence in HMRC hitting the planned November launch date is fast disappearing, as fears grow of inevitable ‘teething problems’ and the ensuing potential for disruption.

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Recyclers urge government action on China

The British Metals Recycling Association has urged the government to take action after China announced it will soon stop accepting imports of scrap metal, following similar bans on plastic and paper waste.

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The New Customs Declaration Service

The new £157m Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will go live just three months before Britain leaves the EU. Introducing a massive new programme at such a critical time is making many nervous, but we believe that CDS represents a massive step forward.

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Science fiction is here

IBM has evaluated the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and found that it can transform the freight and logistics industry, giving rise to a new class of intelligent logistics assets and operational paradigms.

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