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Ningbo-Zhoushan hits record container volume amid Shanghai lockdown 
 
In April, Ningbo-Zhoushan port is expected to post a container throughput of over 3m teu, a new high for single month and an increase of 10% year-on-year. 
 
Amid the recent covid-outbreaks happened in Yangtze river delta, especially the wave in its neighboring port Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan port maintained smooth operation for container trucks transportation and provided more solutions including opening up new services, adding freight places and adjusting empty containers to effectively relieve the logistics pressure in Yangtze river delta region. 
 
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UK GOVERNMENT WILL NOT INTRODUCE SPS AND S&S IMPORT CONTROLS ON EU GOODS ON 1 JULY 2022 
 
The remaining import controls on EU goods will no longer be introduced this year, the government has announced. 
 
Instead, traders will continue to move their goods from the European Union to Great Britain as they do now. 
 
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Most UK small importers unprepared for 1 January EU-GB customs changes 
 
Most small UK import businesses remain unprepared for the latest post-Brexit changes on 1 January, when EU goods exported to Great Britain (GB) will require full customs declarations at the point of arrival, new research reveals. 
 
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PORT OF FELIXSTOWE TOPS 100 MILLION TEU 
 
Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has passed the 100 million TEU mark since it handled its first container in the 1960s. 
 
The 100th million TEU was loaded at Berth 8, the port’s newest facility and one of four berths at the UK’S largest container port capable of handling the world’s largest container ships. 
 
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DP WORLD TO INVEST £300M IN NEW FOURTH BERTH AT LONDON GATEWAY 
 
DP World has announced that it will begin work next month on a new fourth berth at its London Gateway logistics hub to increase supply chain resilience and create more capacity for the world’s largest vessels. 
 
The £300m sum - which builds on the £2bn investment DP World has made in Britain over the last decade – represents the next step by the leading global provider of smart logistics in delivering integrated supply chain solutions for customers. 
 
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Air freight rates ex-Asia rise to new highs 
 
Air freight spot rates ex-Asia have surged again this week to their highest level this year and some of the highest levels on record, with significant increases from Hong Kong (HKG) and Shanghai (PVG) to North America and Europe. 
 
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Little relief in sight for container equipment shortages 
 
The shortage of boxes that is plaguing shippers is not due to any underinvestment in the equipment fleet, but due to the extended time they are spending in transit, according to container shipping specialist Drewry 
 
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Port operations in Shanghai and Ningbo halted by Typhoon Chanthu 
 
Ports in Shanghai and Ningbo, the world’s largest and third-largest container hubs, have closed for the second time due to the impact of a typhoon this summer. 
 
China’s National Meteorological Centre has issued an orange alert, the second-most serious level, for the Typhoon Chanthu, which is expected to make landfall in the Zhoushan Archipelago, Zhejiang province on Monday with strong gales and heavy rainfall. 
 
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UK haulage shortages hit McDonald’s, Nando’s and other leading firms 
 
Fast-food giant McDonald’s has joined a growing list of companies forced to cut parts of their services or operations in the UK due to shortages of stock caused by the country’s lorry driver crisis, which is adding to stock problems caused by blockages in intercontinental supply chains. 
 
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Ningbo’s Meishan terminal partially reopens 
 
THE blocked Meishan terminal in the major Chinese container port of Ningbo appears to have partly been reinstated, with new arrivals of three containerships last weekend – and after Meishan started to handle vessels at berth in the middle of last week. 
 
The development comes after two large boxships – 22,000 teu CMA CGM Rivoli and 8,633 teu CMA CGM Samson – left Meishan over the weekend after being at berth for more 10 days due to the coronavirus-led closure of the facility. 
 
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