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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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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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Felixstowe strike dates announced

Christmas strike action has been voted for overwhelmingly, by workers at Felixstowe, the UK’s busiest container port, in a dispute over outsourcing.

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IMO 2020 disruption predicted

IMO 2020 is set to be the largest ever regulatory change in the fuel sector, potentially adding £220 billion across global supply chains, and forcing the shipping lines to invest heavily in compliance solutions.

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