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Global supply chain update (week 10)

Supply chains continue to be challenged by the impacts of the COVID pandemic, which is why we have continued to focus on the provision of air, sea/air and sea freight services from Asia and the US for your time-sensitive and urgent shipments.

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Unite call off Heathrow cargo strike

Strike action, due to start today, by British Airways’ cargo handlers at London Heathrow has been called off after progress in talks between the union Unite and BA.

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Big US/UK air freight opportunity

While air freight rates from China have softened in the last week, we are seeing much bigger price drops across the Atlantic, with savings of up to 40% to and from some US cities offering a significant US/UK air freight opportunity.

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PPE crackdown pushing up China air freight rates

Norman Global Logistics has highlighted how a crackdown on shoddy medical exports has led to surging air cargo costs and congestion in South China.

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Integrator price rises to penalise shippers

FedEx and UPS have announced price increases of 4.9% for US parcel traffic, as well as new and increased surcharges, combined with a lower weight threshold, which means significant cost increases for shippers.

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Chinese New Year and your supply chain

In 2020, Chinese New Year (CNY) is early, 24-30th January, and will catch out more unwary shippers than usual. Our CNY shipping tips will safeguard you and your supply chain.

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Preparing your supply chain for Golden Week

China is getting ready for Golden Week, a seven-day festival, for which the country goes into virtual shut-down. Factories close and forwarders, logistics providers and other supply chain participants also shut their doors as China and Hong Kong celebrate this holiday.

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Hong Kong record breaking year

Our colleagues at Norman Global Logistics in Hong Kong have very kindly updated us on their airport’s record year for air freight.

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