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Felixstowe congestion to continue into December 
 
The Port of Felixstowe says high container volumes may continue through into the New Year, claiming it is taking action to increase resources and remove ‘slow-moving PPE containers’. 
 
Congestion at the UK’s largest container port, Felixstowe, is expected to continue into December and possibly into the new year, as unexpectedly high import volumes, slow-moving containers of PPE, and problems managing the high activity levels persist. 
 
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Air freight prices ex-China continue to rise 
 
China-Europe rates end October 25% higher than in September, despite a dip in demand in the final week of last month, with the market’s six-month recovery broadly continuing. 
 
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New UK report warns of widespread disruption to UK-EU freight transport from 1 January 
 
The UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) has reported that there is still likely to be widespread disruption to UK-EU freight transport from 1 January 2021, despite some progress in recent months implementing the changes required to systems, infrastructure and resources to manage the border at the end of the UK’s post-EU Exit transition period. 
 
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CMA CGM and MSC complete TradeLens integration 
 
Major global container carriers, CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), have announced they are now integrated onto TradeLens, helping ensure a more fully integrated, timely and consistent view of logistics data for their containerized freight around the world. The digital platform is run on IBM Cloud and IBM Blockchain, and was jointly developed by IBM and A.P. Moller – Maersk. 
 
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UK government signs $100m Brexit freight capacity deals 
 
The UK government has signed agreements with four ferry operators to provide freight capacity equivalent to over 3,000 HGVs per week, in an attempt to mitigate the risk of disruption to key freight flows and supply chains as the UK and the European Union (EU) adjust to new border processes at the end of the UK’s transition period from EU rules at the end of this year. 
 
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Proud member of BIFA & FIATA 
 
We are pleased to announce that we have become a member of The British International Freight Association and International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association. 
 
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Air cargo market takes another step to recovery 
 
A record ‘dynamic load-factor’, a significant improvement in tonnages carried, and high air freight rates on the world’s premier trade lanes in September showed the global air cargo market edging towards a sustainable recovery at the start of the traditional peak season, according to leading air freight industry data analysts CLIVE Data Services and TAC Index. 
 
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Equipment shortages causing pricing inflation and supply chaos 
 
Equipment shortages that have been causing supply chain chaos around the world and driving up ocean freight rates show no sign of being resolved, with forwarders reporting surging costs for those willing to pay extra to secure a box. 
 
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If you are experiencing issues with your supply chain, please contact our team to find out about the various solutions we can provide to help. 
 
UK Government announces £200 million fund for ports 
 
The UK Government has announced a £200 million pound fund to help ports deal with post Brexit strain. The new funding is to support the building of new facilities at ports in preparation for the end of the transition period. 
 
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If you are concerned about your supply chain following the end of the transition period, please get in touch with a member of our team who will be more than happy to talk to you about what services we can offer to minimise any potential impact Brexit may have on your supply chain. 
 
Government announce new UK Global Tariff 
 
The Government has this morning (19 May) announced the UK’s new MFN tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). This will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021 at the end of the Transition Period. 
 
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If you are looking for assistance with your Imports, Exports or Customs Clearances, please get in touch to find out how we can help streamline the process with cost effective solutions, tailored to your requirements. 
 
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