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Asia sea freight challenges

The traditional squeeze in space in the run up to Chinese New Year is just weeks away and there’s already some evidence that rates may already be hardening…….

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Avoiding demurrage and detention charges

While most shippers have probably incurred the expense of demurrage and detention, the charges are not well understood.

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EU firms plan to drop UK suppliers

Despite recent progress a survey of 1,118 supply chain managers by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has uncovered some startling Brexit decisions by UK and European businesses.

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Where fashion will grow in 2018

In 2018, for the first time, more than half of apparel and footwear sales will originate outside Europe and North America.

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China cuts tariffs in boost for UK exporters

As part of a strategy to stimulate consumer spending China have announced that from 1st December 2017 they will cut import tariffs on 187 consumer categories including food, drugs and apparel. A move that may boost the prospects of brands seeking to penetrate the Chinese market.

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BREXIT: Chaos and Confidence

568 companies are set for preferred HMRC treatment after BREXIT, while civil servants predict that HMRC’s new processing system launch will result in ‘chaos’

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United Nations fear liner oligopoly

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a review detailing its concerns that consolidation by the global shipping lines poses a threat to competition.

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China enjoys a break and healthy trade results

While our colleagues in China and Hong Kong enjoyed their Golden Week holidays the latest Container Trade Statistic have been released.

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Asia-Europe rail won’t dent ocean volumes

Commentators at last week’s London International Shipping Week are adamant that Asia-Europe rail services will not undermine the dominance of container shipping.

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Is liner consolidation the end for competition

It is looking increasingly likely that the liner industry consolidation that started the year before the Hanjin Shipping collapse will end up reducing the number of major carriers to no more than a handful.

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