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Hong Kong protests prompt airport shutdown

Flights into and out of Hong Kong have been cancelled by the Hong Kong Airport Authority owing to the occupation of the airport by protestors.

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2020 bunker changes

The sea freight bunker fuel operation will change significantly when the IMO’s global 0.5% fuel sulphur content cap is enforced from 2020, with shipping lines looking to pass on the additional costs.

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Shippers choice of carrier diminishing

Attracting 64,000 visitors from 125 countries Munich’s Transport Logistic is one of the industry’s biggest events, so when shippers and forwarders express concerns over the increasing decline in container carriers the press take notice.

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UK agree trade deal with South Korea

The UK and South Korea have agreed a post-Brexit deal, which would mean that the two countries will maintain trade based on their existing free trade agreement with the EU.

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Protecting you from Jet Airways collapse

Last week’s suspension of flights by India’s Jet airways followed a lengthy deterioration of services and increasingly optimistic public statements, which has caught many shippers out, with consignments stranded at airports and cargo facilities around the world.

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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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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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