UK Customs technology company Agency Sector Management (ASM) has moved to calm fears that the Port of Dover and other key ro-ro ports will face chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit, revealing Customs plans to continue handling the current volume of imports and exports.
In the run up to Chinese New Year Norman Global Logistics have opened our sixth office in China, with our most recent expansion to Xiamen, in the southeastern Fujian province.
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.
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.
The new Customs Declaration System CDS was due to replace HM Revenue & Customs ageing ‘CHIEF’ system in March 2019, but trade testing facilities that should have been made available at the end of July have still not been fully deployed, and HMRC have now admitted that the target launch date is no longer attainable.
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.
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.
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
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.
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’.