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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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IMO 2020 to add £40bn a year to shipping bills

The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) global emissions regulations come into force in January 2020 and will have a massive effect far outside of shipping, with as much as £220 billion of added costs across global supply chains.

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What the Brexit extension and election mean for shippers

The Brexit extension removes the immediate danger of a no-Deal exit but…..

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Yang Ming announce IMO2020 surcharge

From January 1st, 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Low Sulphur Regulation will be in effect, which means all sea-going vessels will have reduce their sulphur emissions by 85%, using liquid natural gas-powered vessels, scrubbers or Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil.

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Brexit easements confirmed

Easements previously announced by HMRC in the run up to the original March Brexit deadline, have been extended for the 31st October 2019 deadline.

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95,000 firms opted into Brexit import process

HMRC authorises firms for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) designed to simplify importing after Brexit on 31 October.

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NGL join record-breaking naming ceremony

Norman Global Logistics director, Martin Rue, joined industry bigwigs for a naming ceremony on the 7th October 2019 at the Port of Felixstowe, marking the first time that MSC has officially named a container ship in the UK.

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MSC Golden Week update

This is an updated MSC UK notice regarding blank sailings during the Golden Week period

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Carriers consider blanking voyages without notice

Demand for space on vessels from China continues its seasonal decline, apprarently prompting carriers to consider cancelling further voyages without notice.

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