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Direct Regular Freight Route Between China And Europe Opens

The first freight train travelling from China to Latvia on the first regular direct freight route between the Asian superpower and Europe arrived at its destination on 5 November and will boost China’s imports and exports to the continent. Global Construction Review revealed that the service will be run by China Railway Express, a company established specifically to operate direct freight services between the
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Shipping Industry In Talks Over Emissions

Reducing CO2 emissions within the shipping industry is a key focus of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which is currently meeting in London. Climate Home reports that the first two days of the talks, which run until 28 October, have been dominated by discussions over how to deal with the climate impact of overseas shipping. Although all the governments involved in the talks
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New Runway Agreed Upon For Heathrow Airport

The government has announced that Heathrow Airport is to be expanded with a new runway added to the site, part of Whitehall’s plans to create a global Britain and build an economy that works for all. This will be the first full length runway to be constructed in the south-east of the country since the second world war, with the scheme now to be
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SWA Calls On Govt To Boost Post-Brexit Whisky Exports

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called on the government to help give Scotch whisky exports a boost by prioritising new trade deals with key markets such as India, China, Brazil, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria, Burma, Vietnam, Australia and Thailand. The organisation believes the UK government should now be working towards ensuring global trading arrangements that are better than the ones already in place, as well as supporting export industries.
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A British artist`s adventure on Hajin Ship

The Hanjin Geneva which was 24 nautical miles off the coast Japan, was carrying not just container cargos but also a 20-man crew including Rebeca Moss, a British artist. Rebecca, a 25-year-old Royal College of Art MA student was travelling on the vessel as part of a three-week-programme, called “23 Days at Sea” organised by the Vancouver-based Access Gallery. For this programme four artists
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Are EU Customers Boycotting UK Cars?

British car manufacturers may find their profits take a tumble as a result of Brexit, with the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) now saying that some customers in Europe could be boycotting British vehicles because of the vote result. Ralf Speth said that the company would now be revising its thinking with regards to investment after the vote to leave, adding that if
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FTA Highlights Targets For Rail Freight Boost

Rail freight services are so integral to importing and exporting goods in the UK that the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has highlighted seven key targets to help the industry grow in the future. FTA’s ‘next steps’ document is part of its Agenda for More Freight by Rail and follows the government’s Rail Freight Strategy, released last week. This document revealed the vision for improvements,
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‘Majority’ Of SMEs Not Exporting Overseas

It might be worth looking into using a worldwide courier if you want to boost your profit margins over the next year or so if you’re a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME). However, it seems that the majority of such businesses are yet to consider exporting overseas, with many citing reasons like language barriers, perceived cost and a lack of knowledge of the market as significant
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UK Trade Deficit Narrows By £1.1 Billion

The deficit on trade for goods and services in the UK is estimated to have been £4.5 billion in July this year, narrowing by £1.1 billion from June 2016. Exports, meanwhile, rose by #0.8 billion and imports fell by £0.3 billion. Data from the Office for National Statistics now shows that the deficit on trade in goods reached #11.8 billion in July, falling by £1.2
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CBI: Manufacturing Output Up Off Back Of Exports

Manufacturing output growth in the UK is being supported by an improvement in export orders, with 19 per cent of businesses reporting total orders to be above normal and 21 per cent saying that export orders are above normal. This is according to the latest Industrial Trends Survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which found that output growth is now being predicted
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