As countries around the world increasingly adopt sweeping measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the UK has announced enhanced measures to restrict movement, for a period of at least three weeks.

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Coronavirus Update @ 12th March

Chinese factories are slowly getting back to work with output reaching 60-80% of pre-Chinese New Year levels in most regions.

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Container ship in Victoria Harbor of Hong Kong

China’s supply chain situation at 9th March

Our latest Coronvarius update considers the current situation in China in respect of container shortages, sea freight, air freight and the status of six critical supply chain factors across the country.

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Noatum Logistics look East

We are increasing our logistics hub network, to meet increasing customer demand and support the needs of retailers and brands expanding their online activity, with a new 150,000 sq. ft. facility at London Medway.

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EU frictionless trade to end

The government has confirmed that full customs declarations will apply to all imports from and exports to the EU after the end of the transition period, with significant ramifications for traders, in particular those that only trade with Europe.

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Coronavirus: Freight and factory update

The container lines are still calling, though port operations are erratic. Air freight continues to struggle most, while factories in China began opening from Monday, February 10 – although there are regional variations.

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Coronavirus: The freight’s still moving…..for now

To try and restrict the virus’ spread, Chinese authorities have expanded their extended CNY holidays (to 9th February) to a further 12 regions (see full list at bottom) while, in some good news for shippers, 25 of the countries leading ports have announced that they will waive storage charges for loaded containers during the extended holidays period from the 24th January to the 9th February.

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China extends efforts to contain Coronavirus

China announced today that Chinese New Year public holidays are to be extended upto the 2nd February 2020 (9th in Shanghai and Suzhou), as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

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Noatum Logistics celebrate first BIFA success

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) annual Freight Service Awards were held yesterday with Noatum Logistics triumphant in the ‘Air Cargo Services’ category.

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Street direction sign saying "European Union, Exit" with EU flag

The Brexit clock is still ticking…..

With the Brexit withdrawal agreement in the House of Lords, the United Kingdom is moving irrevocably towards the 31st January Brexit deadline, leaving just 11 month’s transition to prepare for the inevitable changes to Customs processes.

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