Posts from December 2022

Ocean carriers plan to blank half their sailings from Asia, post-CNY 
Against a background of extremely weak demand forecasts, ocean carriers are preparing to blank around half their advertised sailings from Asia to North Europe and the US after Chinese New Year on 22 January. 
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HMRC delays CDS export function 
HMRC has delayed the roll-out of its new customs platform for exports following a series of outages for imports that left traders furious. 
Customs Declaration Service (CDS) replaced Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) as the UK import platform this year, with exports expected to come online 31 January. 
Now, this has been pushed to 30 November “to allow for more testing”, and industry sources say the system may even be pushed back to 2024. 
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Port of Felixstowe deploys first autonomous trucks 
In a ground-breaking move, Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe is believed to be the first port in Europe to introduce autonomous terminal tractor units (ATs) into mixed traffic container terminal operations. The first two battery-powered units to enter service at the UK’s largest container port have been supplied by manufacturer Westwell. 
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