Author: Paul Kelly

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 10th, April, 2024

Shippers face bill for Baltimore bridge collapse

The Dali owners may deny liability and insist that the damage was not due to any fault, neglect, or want of care on their part, but there is a good…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 10th, April, 2024

Brexit import charges raise fears of UK food price inflation

Post-Brexit physical border checks have been set to start on the 30th April for some time, but the associated costs have just been revealed, with fears for consumers and small…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 10th, April, 2024

Leveraging our global network to support localised growth

Going international is a proven and effective rapid growth strategy, but expanding your eCommerce offer into global markets requires preparation. (more…)

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 26th, March, 2024

Container ship in catastrophic Baltimore bridge collision

This morning at 05:30 GMT, the containership “Dali” collided with the mile-long Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, with a significant section of the bridge collapsing into the Patapsco River…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 14th, March, 2024

Asia and freight market update; March 2024

Many of the world’s top ocean freight stakeholders gathered in Long Beach, California earlier this month for the annual TPM conference, which this year takes place under the shadow of…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 7th, March, 2024

Asia shippers benefit from latest alliance changes

New alliance will offer shippers 95% vessel schedule reliability, which will be very appealing to businesses that want to keep inventory levels lean, but competitors may offer alternative solutions that…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 2nd, March, 2024

Delivering your brand promise

Your online shoppers expect a fast, seamless experience when they place an order, but providing excellent customer service and enhancing your brand promise goes beyond fulfilling and shipping the order.…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 28th, February, 2024

Sea freight; February review

As we were moving through the final quarter of 2023 - before the Red Sea Houthi attacks started - the outlook for the container shipping lines continued to look gloomy,…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 28th, February, 2024

Enhancing your global sourcing

International sourcing is a proven and effective way to reduce costs, access new markets and find new suppliers, but it also comes with challenges and companies need to overcome these…

By Paul Kelly in Blog Posted: 28th, February, 2024

Committed to the ESG gold standard

Coined by the United Nations in the early 2000s ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) was conceived as a way to encourage sustainability and corporate responsibility, by focusing on businesses impact…

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