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Sourcing country contingencies

With Brexit and President Trump contributing to global trade uncertainties, apparel manufacturing countries out of the direct line of either issue are increasingly appealing to UK and US buyers seeking contingency sourcing options.

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EU warn of Brexit supply chain disruption

With no real progress on the terms of Brexit, the EU is urging Member States to prepare for all outcomes and warned of disruption to supply chains whether or not a deal is reached.

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India strike impacts supply chain operations

We are receiving further updates from our colleagues in New Delhi of the strike called by the All India Motor Transport Congress last weekend. The nationwide strike has brought the entire textile industry to a standstill, with many factories having to suspend production in the absence of raw materials. (NOTE: THIS STRIKE HAS ENDED, SEE BELOW)

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Shippers find ways to beat North Europe delays

Shippers from Asia are increasingly considering the potential of southern European ports as intermodal bottlenecks continue to delay container delivery through some of the Northern gateways.

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Felixstowe disruption continues

Although service levels at the terminal have improved, disruption may continue for a further two months.

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Same Same, but different

Service withdrawal, vessel upsizing and additional loops are pinning rates down ahead of the traditional peak season on one trade, while tight capacity is forcing them up on another.

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Felixstowe problems expected to continue

The port of Felixstowe installed nGen, its new terminal operating system, at the beginning of last week, resulting in severe delays and cancellations from Monday, which are still continuing.

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APL extends Asia express service to Europe

APL’s solution for time-sensitive shipments, will launch on the 1st July from China and ports across Asia.

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MIQ support driver and truck security standards

With MIQ Logistics trailers moving across Europe continuously we strongly support efforts to protect our drivers and customers cargoes, by creating more secure parking places across the continent.

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Emergency surcharges and a rising market

The outlook for container shipping may have suggested a softening market, but the current market is surprisingly volatile, with emergency surcharges imposed from 1st June. Here’s what you need to do to protect your supply chain………

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