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The container haulage crisis

The ongoing disruption at Britain’s biggest container ports shows no signs of ending and is now exposing fundamental weaknesses in the container haulage industry, that look endemic, putting the future of the industry in doubt, without immediate change and reform.

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Copper scrap deficit weighs on China

Scrap recyclers who spent decades refining the export of red metal scrap to China now view the disruption caused by China’s sudden restrictions on imported scrap, and the unintended consequences that are emerging.

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Vessels ‘Cut & Run’ from Southampton

DP World Southampton have confirmed that stack levels are affecting productivity, which means that some vessels are departing before they have unloaded or loaded all containers

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Container haulage in chaos

Container haulage service levels have fallen significantly this summer, with much blame heaped on Felixstowe’s disastrous software upgrades, but other more serious factors are at play.

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Trade bodies highlight no-deal Brexit horrors

Shipper and logistics associations highlight the dangers within the UK government’s latest round of technical notices, outlining what will happen if the UK leaves the EU with ‘no deal’.

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Brown Mamorated Stink Bug

Australia has announced quarantine treatment requirements, to keep this pest away from the continent, and the specific countries being targeted

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Typhoon to hit Hong Kong and China Sunday

Five million people are expected to be impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut, a category-5 hurricane (the highest level), with port operations disrupted, flights cancelled and delayed across Asia.

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Prepare for Brexit now

Brexit is a fast-approaching reality, which demands prudent preparation if your European supply chain is to continue operating with minimal disruption. These two simple, inexpensive actions will start that process.

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Government launch exporting strategy

The government today released its new ‘Export Strategy’ aimed at raising exports as a proportion of UK GDP from 30% to 35%, transforming the country into a ‘21st Century exporting superpower’.

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US shippers struggle for space from China

Ocean and air carriers are benefitting from massive increases in demand ahead of the traditional peak season, as US shippers try to deal with President Trump’s tariffs. The question is what impact (if any) this will have on the China-Europe trade lane.

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