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Forth Ports and DP World push forward with Thames Freeport bid 
 
As the Government launches the competitive bidding process, DP World and Forth Ports continue to push forward their bid for a Thames Freeport with London Gateway, the Port of Tilbury and Ford's Dagenham engine plant at its heart. 
 
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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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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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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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