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Is short-sea the solution

Short-sea services can offer cost savings of up to 50%, for those willing to accept much longer transit times. But is transferring short-sea volumes to containers a way of avoiding any future Dover congestion, or is just making a bigger problem elsewhere.

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Volatility can’t hide declining growth

Asia-Europe volumes may have fluctuated in the 1st quarter of 2019, but it doesn’t hide the fact that growth has been slowing and with 460,000 TEU of ultra-large container vessels scheduled for delivery this year, capacity is going to massively outstrip demand in 2019.

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Six month Brexit duty payments delay

Our experts have been meeting with HMRC and examining the latest government announcements on no-deal Brexit processes to define how your EU imports and exports will operate post Brexit.

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With just 10 days to go; prepare for a no-deal Brexit

With just 11 days left until the Brexit deadline, the Prime Minster’s hopes of a third attempt to get her deal through parliament may have been dealt a fatal blow by the speaker, which means that forwarders, carriers and shippers need to prepare swiftly for the worst-case scenario and a no-deal Brexit.

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No-deal Brexit tariff published

Tariffs will be removed from 87% of imports, while some imports including selected foodstuffs and cars will go up, the government announced yesterday.

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83% of business not ready for Brexit

A new government report makes the disturbing pronouncement that, despite dire warnings that importers should prepare for Brexit, only 17% of companies which should have registered for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) registration number, have actually done so, threatening chaos at ports and airports.

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UK doesn’t have the right (or enough) pallets for the EU

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is due to hold emergency talks with industry leaders on Tuesday after discovering that the UK doesn’t have enough pallets to continue exporting goods to the European Union if it leaves without a deal in three weeks.

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Freight bodies welcome new Brexit security waiver

The government has announced a six-month phasing in of pre-arrival forms, known as Entry Summary Declarations, for goods imported from the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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Customs changes from 1st April

Important changes linked to the Union Customs Code will impact importers that have their own deferment account. ACTION NEEDED.

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Brexit threat to free trade agreements

The EU and Japan’s new free trade agreement came into force at the start of February, reducing duty on most goods to Japan, however, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK will be automatically excluded from this agreement and other EU FTA’s.

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