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Chinese New Year 2020

The Chinese New Year 2020 is celebrated on Saturday 25th January and the festival will last to 8th February, about 15 days in total, with seven days of public holidays, which means office closures.

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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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