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Vessels cut and run from Southampton

DP World have confirmed that unexpectedly high container stack levels are causing disruption to terminal service levels, which has resulted in slower productivity and means some vessels are departing early.

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Asia – Europe: The outlook for shippers in quarter 4

As sea freight rates soar on the Asia-US trade, the question is, will the lines try and repeat their revenue recovery on the Asia – UK trade.

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China and Hong Kong brace for Typhoon Mangkhut

Asia is preparing and the Philippines is evacuating ahead of Typhoon Mangkhut, which is the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, prompting alerts, with cancelled flights and port disruption expected across east and southeast Asia.

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Container shippers face increasing delays

Trade press reports are highlighting increasingly negative service issues, as ports, carriers and hauliers struggle to deal with the fallout from Felixstowe’s disastrous software upgrades.

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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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Felixstowe disruption continues

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

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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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