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Liverpool/Felixstowe strikes

The Unite Union has warned that industrial action at Felixstowe could continue until Christmas and confirmed that its 500 Port of Liverpool members will begin a two-week strike on Monday 19th September to Monday 3rd October 2022.

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NGL Qingdao move

Located on China’s Yellow Sea coast, Qingdao is a major nodal city of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative that connects Asia with Europe and the location of our fifth Chinese mainland office.

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September freight market report

Our September freight market report highlights key developments in air, sea and road freight review, together with supply chain insights that will aid your decision making in challenging times.

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Felixstowe strike and industrial disputes

The Unite Union’s 1,900 members at the Port of Felixstowe will start their eight day walkout this Sunday 21st August, returning Monday 29th and though some operations will be maintained at the port, significant disruption must be anticipated.

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August freight market report

Our August freight market report provides an air and sea freight review, together with international updates and supply chain insights, to aid your decision making in the weeks ahead.

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Port of Felixstowe facing August strike

Earlier in July the Unite Union’s 1900 members at Felixstowe voted 92% in favour of a strike, in a dispute over pay, which is planned for the end of August, after rejecting a subsequent 5% pay rise offer and talks this week failed to break the deadlock.

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Cuts to Hong Kong cross-border trucking is new normal

Last week The Loadstar shared a prominent story – ‘Another blow for Hong Kong, as cross-border trucking comes under pressure again’ – which is likely to have raised the concerns of more than a few shippers, trading in the region. Unnecessarily, we think.

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Traders not ready for customs changes

HMRC has contacted 220,000 businesses directly, to urge them to register for the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), because traders that are not registered for CDS will be unable to undertake import customs clearances, directly or through an agent, after 30th September 2022.

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Air freight sector optimistic

Despite depressed demand, down 5% YoY, and capacity still 12% lower than 2019, even with the reintroduction of PAX belly capacity, air freight rates are higher than last year and up over 130% compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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NGL Asia extend to Thailand

Thailand, the Southeast Asian country known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces and ornate temples, is also home to Norman Global Logistics’ latest regional customer service centre

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