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Confusion over UK freeports plans, survey finds 
 
Most firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after eight winning bids were announced for the new economic zones, a survey of UK businesses has found. 
 
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South China port disruptions ‘could extend to Christmas’ 
 
Dwell times at the major ports in and around the south China city of Shenzhen “remain disruptively high”, despite trending downward in recent days with the Port of Yantian at full capacity again, according to freight visibility platform Project44. 
 
It said the data suggests that disruptions related to China’s COVID-19 quarantine efforts could extend well into the year, impacting seasonal shipments as far out as Christmas. 
 
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P&O FERRIES’ DOVER-CALAIS FLEET BACK TO FULL STRENGTH AS FIFTH SHIP SETS SAIL ON RETURN TO SERVICE 
 
The Pride of Burgundy – P&O Ferries fifth ship on its Dover-Calais route – arrived yesterday at the Port of Dover, returning to service with its first sailing in over a year. 
 
With capacity to carry 120 lorries, the 28,000-ton Pride of Burgundy will return in freight-only mode, making two return journeys each day. The addition of a fifth ship comes in response to growing demand from British and European customers and will expand options for those requiring rapid and reliable transportation of goods between pivotal markets. 
 
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Liverpool recovering from severe port disruption 
 
The Port of Liverpool is hoping to make significant progress this week towards recovering from a period of severe disruption in the last two weeks that has led to high levels of delays and frustration among cargo customers. 
 
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UK post-Brexit lorry management measures stood down 
 
Some post-Brexit road freight traffic management measures put in place ahead of the UK’s departure from EU rules on 1 January will be removed this month, “as trade returns to normal levels” the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) today announced. 
 
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Prologic Services Ltd granted AEO Authorisation 
 
We have recently been granted Authorised Economic Operator status for customs simplifications. This is testament to the hard work our team have been carrying out to ensure we are completely compliant with customs procedures and making sure we have the structure and compliance in place to look after our customers customs requirements. 
 
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Global supply chains ‘unlikely to fully recover this year’ 
 
Supply chain industry executives hold little hope for a global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, although many still see opportunities to increase business activity in emerging markets, despite a shift in the factors driving such investments, the annual Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index survey today reveals. 
 
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Felixstowe completes ro-ro upgrade 
 
Work to allow the Port of Felixstowe to accommodate larger ro-ro vessels and improve the efficiency of vessel operations has been completed, the port’s operator revealed this week, reporting rising volumes in recent weeks due to the UK’s new import requirements for EU goods. 
 
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Sharp decline in EU-UK ‘short strait’ truck volumes 
 
Truck volumes on short strait cross-Channel services in January showed a sharp decline on the same month last year and are understood to still be well below their normal levels in the first days of February, with one effect being that the new UK-EU customs clearance and other freight procedures have yet to be fully put to the test. 
 
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