Category Archives: import

Shipping Lines March 2013 Increase

The major carriers have announced Asia-Europe March GRIs (general rate increases) ranging between $600 and $775 per teu (per 20’container) to be implemented on 15 March. Why the increases? These increases tend to happen when the shipping lines remove a number of vessels from service. By removing vessels from service the carriers maximize space and revenue, thus using less fuel by running fewer vessels,
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Blooming Marvelous!

As demands for flowers peaks this Valentines Day, extra freighter flights are now in operation to ensure there are enough blooms to go around Europe and the UK! The extra flights, operated with a mix of MD11s and B747Fs, will be in addition to the existing five weekly scheduled freighter flights for this sector, providing a total capacity of 1,000 tonnes of flowers into
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London Gateway – Europes largest logistics park opening in UK

It has been almost three years since work began at the 1,500-acre site on the north bank of the River Thames which will become London Gateway. Work began by dredging and reclaiming land from the Thames Estuary to allow the world’s largest container ships to bring consumer goods closer to the point of consumption than existing major national deep water ports. London Gateway will
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Year of the Black Snake- Chinese New Year 2013

We would like to wish our Far East agents and exporters a happy prosperous new year as 2013 welcomes the year of the Black Snake. We hope you enjoy your celebrations! Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival is a significant annual celebration marking the start of the New Year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, and always falls in the months
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Christmas Business Ho-ho-ours!

Believe it or not, it is that time of year again! We would like to say a great big “thank you!” to all our customers, suppliers and agents who have supported us throughout 2012. We will be closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New years day, and we will be open as usual in-between the festive season to assist you with your imports and exports.
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How does London welcome its Norwegian Christmas Tree?!

The world’s most famous Christmas tree historically sails into Immingham Dock on the last leg of its 400km journey from Norway to London. Once in Trafalgar Square, the 21-metre tall tree is decorated in traditional Norwegian style, ready for the switching-on ceremony usually the first week of December. This year’s tree is between 115 and 120 years old and is the 66th to be
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Sandy update – Port of New York and New Jersey

The Port of New York and New Jersey is still without electrical power in the aftermath of Super storm Sandy with the Port Authority underlining that there is “no time frame for repair.” Facilities have been closed since midnight on 28 October. A Port Authority source said channels were closed, roads covered with debris, traffic signals out of service, rail track compromised and fencing
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How to Calculate Duty rates, taxes and VAT on your imports.

After receiving our great rates for your import whether via sea, air or courier, you proceed to make a booking with us, happy in the knowledge that your overheads are low and your profit margins are looking good…We remind you to take into account the friendly Tax Man who will be waiting patiently at customs for your goods to clear… Waiting to make sure
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Freight rates CUT for Asian Imports!

The number of containers being imported from Far East is at a low level but it is difficult for shipping lines to reduce the number of vessels available. Despite rationalising services by sharing vessels with other lines, off chartering & moving vessels to other markets, shipping space still exceeds demand, resulting in falling freight rates! Are you paying the market price on your imports? Contact us
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European Road Freight Service

Importing or Exporting to any European destination? Unipac Shipping has the solution for you! Whether your cargo consists of boxes or pallets and requires full load, part load, dedicated or other specialized vehicles, contact us with your requirements for a no obligation quote For details on our European Haulage Services and any of the services listed below, simply press the “Get a Quote” button!
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