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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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Ocean freight disruption could hasten re-positioning of supply chains 
 
The prolonged disruption to ocean freight logistics with continuing patterns of container equipment and vessel capacity shortages, port congestion and delays, could hasten structural change in global supply chains put to the severest of tests over the past 18 months. 
 
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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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Port congestion and rising demand forces carriers into schedule adjustments 
 
Increased demand and worsening port congestion in Asia is forcing the east-west alliance carriers to temporarily adjust their liner service networks. 
 
With long waits for berths on the US west coast and at several North European ports, attempts by shipping lines to recover a vessel’s schedule are being thwarted. 
 
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Supply chain disruption set to hit Amazon ‘Prime Day’ 
 
E-commerce is set for another mini-peak in volumes over the next couple of days generated by an anticipated record Amazon annual Prime Day megasale. 
 
However, the two-day discount bonanza could be affected by the well-documented widespread supply chain bottlenecks, making it more challenging to stock stores and distribution centres and keep up with consumer demand. 
 
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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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Ocean freight spot rates rise further 
 
Ocean freight spot rates on major East-West trades have seen further significant rises this week, including double-digit percentage rises on some transpacific and transatlantic lanes, the latest data from Drewry reveals, with further rises expected this week. 
 
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Asia-North Europe ocean rates 'jump' further 
 
Aside from another “jump” in Asia-North Europe ocean rates, which spiked 15% and US$500 past the US$10,000/FEU mark this week, prices stayed level on most major lanes, according to the latest international freight update published by digital rates specialist Freightos, which incorporates the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). 
 
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Mid-value products ‘getting priced out’ of ocean freight 
 
A number of significant lower-value commodities such as furniture and large electrical and electronic appliances are becoming ‘priced out’ of major intercontinental ocean freight markets because of the elevated freight rates facing importers currently, new analysis by Sea-Intelligence has revealed. 
 
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Post-Suez box port crunch in Europe less severe than feared 
 
While the Suez Canal blockage at the end of last month is set to prolong the current operational capacity issues in ocean freight, it has not led to the catastrophic congestion crisis some had feared, major forwarders have told Lloyd’s Loading List. 
 
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