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WCA Singapore

Our Asia team attended a very successful WCA conference in Singapore earlier this month, to network with partners across the region, gain industry insights and showcase our latest technology products.

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The world’s busiest ports

The World Economic Forum estimate that 90% of world trade moves by sea, and as global trade continue to increase, the busiest ports continue to grow, with 9 of the top 20 in China – and NGL freight centres at five!

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Brexit customs planning summary

The following is a compilation of the Brexit checklist shared with Norman Global Logistics clients last week and is intended to provide a summary of the most important actions and issues you need to know in the run up to a potential no-deal Brexit.

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Brexit preparation checklists

To ensure that we can support our clients, Norman Global Logistics have been preparing for the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal on the 29th March 2019.

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Risk being blanked

Asian supply chains experience the same volume issues with the shipping lines every year, around the Chinese New Year period, and it never fails to catch many out, as demand peaks in the run-up and falls away after, resulting in many blanked sailings.

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The Toy Fair 2019, Olympia London (gallery)

The Toy Fair returned to Olympia London last week, and once again Norman Global Logistics were the only shipping experts exhibiting at the largest industry gathering for toys, games and hobbies.

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Chinese New Year and the supply chain

The Lunar New Year 2019 or Spring Festival, is the biggest Chinese celebration of the year, taking place 3rd to 9th February, with its usual profound impact on supply chains.

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Shanghai celebrate 9th year on top

The port of Shanghai has retained its status as the world’s business container port for the ninth consecutive year, must to the delight of our colleagues in China’s biggest city.

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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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