Author: Paul Kelly

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 22nd, June, 2022

ILWU negotiations continue with no threat of strike

In a move to reassure shippers, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has confirmed that, even though they do not expect to reach a deal before the current labour…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 21st, June, 2022

The Future of Freight

The government has released its long-anticipated ‘Future of Freight’ report, which is its first long-term cross-modal plan for the freight and logistics sector and is intended to ensure that the…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 8th, June, 2022

Asia market update; May

With the Shanghai lockdown finally lifting after two months, it is great to see our Hecny colleagues returning to the office and while the local situation is already much improved,…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 26th, May, 2022

Threat of EU trade war grows

After the Prime Minister’s trip to Northern Ireland last week failed to win any concessions, to end the dead-locked political situation, the government announced plans to table legislation that will…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 26th, May, 2022

Shanghai reopening

The city is resuming outdoor activities in stages, with some public transport and other services already resuming, with the aim of lifting lockdown by the 1st June. Beijing has been…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 17th, May, 2022

July UK border controls delayed for 4th time

New import border controls, including on EU food products, due to begin in July, have been put back until the end of 2023, with the government suggesting it did not…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 28th, April, 2022

Empty container returns to NY-NJ impacted by import surge from Asia

High import volumes and traffic being diverted from the West Coast is increasing pressure on operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey, forcing additional limits on truckers…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 22nd, April, 2022

Asia market update; April

Even before Russia invaded Ukraine, there were signs of a softening of demand from European consumers starting to struggle with higher energy costs and other inflationary pressures and while freight…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 5th, April, 2022

HMRC migrating to new import declaration system

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will become the only UK customs platform when HMRC turns off the legacy CHIEF system and businesses importing goods into the UK will have to…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 29th, March, 2022

US importers prepare for West Coast disruption

Previous attempts by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to negotiate new contacts for their members have often been protracted and acrimonious, with the impact of 2015’s four-month labour…

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