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

Port of Liverpool facing a third week of strike action

Peel Port, the operator of the Port of Liverpool, has confirmed that Unite Union members at the port will take further strike action from Tuesday 11th October to Monday 17th…

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

Container shipping lines blank more sailings from Asia

Continuing congestion at North European container hubs and US ports on the East, Gulf, and West coasts, is likely to dissipate as shipping lines implement their biggest blanking programme for…

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

New Felixstowe strike will overlap with Liverpool walkout

Dock workers began their planned two-week strike at Liverpool port on Monday, 19th September, while a second strike at Felixstowe, the UK's busiest port, will begin on the 27th September…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 7th, September, 2022

Two week Liverpool port strike

Dock workers at the Port of Liverpool have announced two weeks of strike action, from the 19th September, after branding a pay offer from the port’s management, a “pay cut”.…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 7th, September, 2022

Asia market update; August

The recent strike at the port of Felixstowe saw vessel calls drop from 29 to 5, as lines called at alternative ports or delayed cargo to avoid disruption. With  Liverpool…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 7th, September, 2022

HMRC’s new Customs Declaration Service launches in days

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will become the only UK customs platform when HMRC turns off the legacy CHIEF system on the 30th September and we can only submit customs…

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

Felixstowe strife may continue and Liverpool set to follow

With employers seemingly standing firm, the Unite Union is threatening that industrial action at Felixstowe could continue until Christmas and while dates for strike action had yet to be determined…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 18th, August, 2022

Felixstowe strike and industrial action on

Last-ditch ‘closed door’ talks between the owners of Felixstowe Port and the Unite union have failed to reach agreement and with no further meetings planned the eight day strike will…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 18th, August, 2022

Asia market update; July

The peak season from Asia into Europe has yet to begin and while demand has been slowing down, rates have not softened significantly because supply is kept relatively tight by…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 4th, August, 2022

Felixstowe port strike threat

While negotiations continue today between employers and dockworkers at the UK’s biggest container port, expectations are not high and we are preparing contingency plans to deal with the threat of…

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