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January 29, 2019

Following the major fire on the cargo ship the Yantian Express, Hapag Lloyd (the owners of the vessel) have claimed general average for the vessel.The ship was sailing from Colombo to Halifax via the Suez Canal when a fire broke out in one of the containers. The crew h...

January 3, 2019

Both businesses and individuals are currently trying to sort through the variety of potential scenarios if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29th March 2019.

We have pulled together an overview of the possible impacts and proposed solutions covering import and expo...

December 5, 2018

Port Health are introducing emergency controls with regard to pesticide residue in foods.

These will come into force on 8th December 2019, although there is a transitional period of three months which will cover goods which have left the country of origin and are alread...

October 2, 2018

Further to our LinkedIn updates in recent months, levels of port congestion at Felixstowe and Southampton have reached new heights.

Moving into the peak arrival season with higher volumes moving through the ports, hauliers are at capacity and it is advisable to book hau...

July 6, 2018

Tariffs have been raised significantly on a large amount of goods being imported into the US from China.

Suppliers may choose to pass on these additional costs to their customers so we advise that you speak to your supplier if your goods are likely to be affected

The Un...

June 25, 2018

Tariffs have been raised significantly on a large amount of goods being imported into the UK from the USA. These raises of 25% on average are causing Duty invoices to soar for importers. The World Trade Organisation have released a document listing the tariffs affected...

June 13, 2018

Domestic trucking rates in the US have soared in recent months, and are expected to rise even further as we move towards peak shipping season. These rises have been fueled by several factors, including a driver shortage, the introduction of Electronic Logging Devices,...

May 24, 2018

Further to the sweeping changes to the carrier alliances in April 2017, further changes have occurred recently which once again are having an impact on ocean freight as a whole.

Following the merger of all Japanese carriers into one, the alliances now line up as follows...

May 10, 2018

Air freight rates have increased significantly in advance of the summer season with some airlines putting prices up by over 30%. This is due to a rise in demand and the subsequent pressure on capacity.

Although there was still a quieter period in the first quarter of 20...

April 25, 2018

RISA (UK) Ltd’s Managing Director, Sara Hutchinson, was recently invited to go airside at Birmingham airport. She took the rare opportunity to view the loading of freight on to an Emirates Airbus A380.

 The majority of air freight cargo is loaded into Unit Load Devices...

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