UK Freight Forwarders not too Happy with Budget

The trade association for UK freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says that whilst it welcomes some of the announcements in the UK budget, it feels that the issues covered are all overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the shape that the UK’s exit from the EU is going to take. Mr Robert Keen,
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Responding to reports that Government may charter ships in the event of a No-Deal Brexit, UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti said: “It is not clear how Government chartering ships would really help. I don’t see how Government itself can move goods faster or more efficiently than the private sector, particularly as those goods
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KVH, a leading provider of maritime connectivity and content solutions, is delighted to pledge its support for Women in Maritime, an initiative of industry group Maritime UK. The Women in Maritime campaign aims to promote fairness, equality, and inclusion within the maritime sector, bringing together leaders from across the maritime sector to identify practical steps
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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned that the world is on the verge of sleepwalking into another financial crisis because governments have failed to tackle the causes of the last major financial crash a decade ago. Britain’s leader when the collapse of the U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered the worst financial crisis since
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THAI Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a five-year cargo handling contract in the UK and Ireland. Effective on 1 September, WFS will provide handling for THAI’s double daily Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 flights from London Heathrow to Bangkok as well as regional cargo handling across its UK and Ireland stations and trucking
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Following today’s publication of the UK Government’s advice on contingency planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome, the British Ports Association (BPA) has suggested that negotiators have it in their power to agree a deal that would end months of uncertainty regarding the future arrangements at UK and EU borders. Highlighting the merits of the
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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today published its Annual UK Port Freight statistics for 2017 which show that overall total freight tonnages handled by UK ports were stable, totalling 482mt. The figures which aggregate all UK major and minor port tonnages for the year confirm that there was a continued albeit modest growth in
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Welcoming the Department for International Trade’s new Export Strategy the British Ports Association (BPA) has highlighted the role that ports play handling 95% of the UK’s International trade in goods. Commenting on the Strategy the BPA’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne said: Richard Ballantyne “The new Export Strategy outlines how Government and businesses can work together
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UK unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million in three months to June – the lowest for more than 40 years, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. They also show a rise in productivity, but a slowdown in wage growth. Wages, excluding bonuses, grew by 2.7% in the three months to
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The UK division of global logistics provider Yusen Logistics has announced the acquisition of e-commerce delivery and fulfilment specialist ILG. It is anticipated that the acquisition (completed on August 1, 2018) will result in a 12 per cent revenue growth for Yusen Logistics, pushing them towards being one of the UK’s top 10 logistics providers.
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