Archive: Coronavirus

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: 14th, March, 2022

COVID: China supply chain situation

The latest data suggests Hong Kong may have passed the peak of infections from the Omicron wave, but neighbouring Shenzen has just gone into lockdown and restrictions remain in place…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 25th, September, 2020

Disruption and now surcharges at Felixstowe

With ongoing disruption continuing at Felixstowe, Maersk and OOCL have warned customers of delays, some vessels have diverted to Southampton or London Gateway and CMA CGM is introducing a Port…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 19th, June, 2020

PPE demand easing

Demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical products from China is easing, but the supply chains are just as critical and we continue to import and distribute million of…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 28th, May, 2020

Shipping lines want digital Bill of Lading

The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) drives technology standards and frameworks for carriers and believes the COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for a standardised industry e-bill of lading (eBL)…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 26th, May, 2020

US air freight rates drop

In a constantly changing situation US/UK air freight rates currently down, as much as 40%, to and from some of the most popular US origins and destinations. With much of…

By Paul Kelly in Uncategorized Posted: 30th, April, 2020

However challenging we will move your cargo

Despite some lines reinstating blanked trans-pacific services, analysts suggest this does not indicate a demand rebound is underway. The Coronavirus pandemic continues to suppress global demand, leading container shipping lines…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 27th, April, 2020

China to UK road service flying as air rates soar

With transit times on our overland road route not much longer than some air bridge services, but far cheaper, it is becoming the service of choice for large time-sensitive shipments.…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 3rd, January, 2020

Asia – UK rates rising

Fuelled by volume reductions, IMO 2020 surcharges, and demand ahead of Chinese New Year, sea freight rates from Asia to European ports will end 2019 on a high, and could…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 12th, December, 2019

Integrator price rises to penalise shippers

FedEx and UPS have announced a series of price rises and new surcharges, combined with a lower weight threshold, that could leave shippers facing increases of 15-24%, with cost hikes…

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Global freight update

20th, August, 2020

Some areas of global trade continue to experience extreme congestion, while other areas are operating…

Disruption and now surcharges at Felixstowe

25th, September, 2020

With ongoing disruption continuing at Felixstowe, Maersk and OOCL have warned customers of delays, some…

Demand driving up Trans-Pacific rates

11th, August, 2020

Capacity constraints are being exacerbated by demand surges and equipment shortages  driving container freight rates up to…