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Shippers switching to air freight to escape sea freight hell 
 
With sea freight rates reaching some of the highest levels ever seen, along with equipment shortages, late vessels and still no guarantee of uplift, some shippers are starting to switch to air, driving up rates on a mode that had been enjoying some stability. 
 
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UK-EU freight trade set for bumpy ride in January 
 
With the end of the UK’s Transition Period from European Union trade rules fast-approaching, there continues to be a significant lack of preparedness on the part of the trading community with regard to the post-Brexit business landscape and the implementation of the systems that will be needed from the end of December, according to leading UK customs technology specialist Peter MacSwiney, chairman of UK customs clearance solutions provider Agency Sector Management (ASM). 
 
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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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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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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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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. 
 
Covid-19 / Coronavirus Update 
 
This week we have seen many factories and businesses return to work following the extended Lunar New Year holidays due to the Covid-19 / Coronavirus outbreak. Although many factories and businesses have returned to work, there are still areas that remain closed and those that are working, are doing so at a reduced capacity as they are short staffed due to travel restrictions still in place.  
 
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RHA Publish paper on preparing for a no deal Brexit 
 
Dare we say it....the B word? There is no hiding from it Brexit is coming! In the same way winter was coming in Game of Thrones, it will effect all of us. The Government has announced we will be leaving the European Union on the 31st of October "WITH OR WITHOUT A DEAL". How true that is we cant say but we believe that we all need to be prepared as best we can for every outcome. This week the RHA have published a paper on preparing for a no deal Brexit, we have included the link below for you if you wish to read through it. 
 
 
If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we can help with your shipping or haulage requirements post Brexit, please get in touch. 
 
This week OOCL announced they would be introducing additional verification checks on hazardous cargo being shipped. For more information please see the below link. 
 
 
As well as this OOCL also announced the withdrawel of an Asia - Europe sailing due to expected low demand. Please see the below link for more information. 
 
 
If you would like to discuss how this may affect your shipments or to discuss any future shipments we can assist with, please get in touch with our dedicated Sea Freight team who will be happy to help. 
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