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US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. These will apply to almost 6,000 items. Many everyday goods such as handbags, luggage, furniture, textiles and wool will be included. The list also covers food items such as frozen cuts of meat, many different types of fish, fruit, cereal and rice. Products that
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“No deal” Brexit proposals to keep ships and vehicles moving

The new government papers on “no deal” Brexit include advice on a number of maritime issues, such as seafarers certificates and safety and security notices for ship and cargo. It also contains briefing on wider transport policy preparations, such as drivers licences, haulage permits and vehicle notices. The British Ports Association (BPA) has welcomed new UK government proposals to help ensure maritime vessels and
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ONE – Freightliner rail deal to reduce carbon footprint

The newly formed container shipping company, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have signed a contract for guaranteed rail wagon capacity on the main intermodal routes in the United Kingdom. By switching from road to rail, the new contract will see 118,320 road miles per day removed from the UK roads, reducing greenhouse gasses by 67% in
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CHINA CUSTOMS ADVANCED MANIFEST (CCAM) REGULATION UPDATE

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GAC) to improve the capability to detect suspicious shipments prior to their physical entrance into China, has made an adjustment to the manifest rules for all imports and exports sea and air shipments in the country. On the 1 June 2018 the new rule regarding electronic manifest submissions timing for all shipments transiting
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Dangerous cargo and bunkering restrictions in St Petersburg port during FIFA World Cup

St Petersburg, one of the host cities for the World Cup, has suspended the handling of dangerous goods and bunkering at the Port of St Petersburg, over a two month period, from 25 May to 25 July, around the FIFA World Cup. The security measures apply to all modes of transport, including railroad, and stevedoring companies, cargo terminals and bunker suppliers. The decree lists
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Are you prepared for customs changes post-Brexit?

New research by the British Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Port of Dover finds that over a third of traders rely on the just-in-time delivery of material and components, but that many are not preparing for changes to customs procedure after #Brexit. The survey, based on the responses of over 835 businesses from across the UK that export or import, found that
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Cargo insurance

Cargo Insurance, also known as Freight or Marine Insurance, provides coverage against different risks of physical loss or damage to freight during the shipment from any external cause during shipping, whether by land, sea or air. Insurance conditions may follow a variety of patterns that have been agreed between the Assured, represented by the broker, and the Insurer. Nevertheless, it is often better to
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Non-stop flight from Perth to London

The first direct flight, on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Perth to London’s Heathrow Airport took off on Saturday 24th March carrying 200 passengers and 16 crew. It took 17 hours to travel 14,000 km (9,009 miles), the distance that separates these two cities. The Australian flag carrier’s CEO, Alan Joyce, referred to the earliest Qantas flights between Australia and the UK called “kangaroo
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Fire on board of Maersk Honam

The fire is continuing on the containership Maersk Honam three weeks after it began. The ship that carries 15,262 teus reported a serious fire in a cargo hold on 6th March en route from Singapore towards Suez, around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman. A total of 22 crew members were safely evacuated to the nearby vessel ALS Ceres, but 5 crew members
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UK online SMEs confident in 2018 sales growth

According to recent Royal Mail’s survey 68% of UK SME online retailers currently sell overseas. 80% of them sell to Europe (mainly France, Germany and Spain), 35% to USA, 31% to Canada and 17% to Asia. Despite these figures there is still a keen appetite for exporting with almost two thirds aiming to increase international sales revenues in 2018. Increasing their social media presence,
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