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Shippers find ways to beat North Europe delays

Shippers from Asia are increasingly considering the potential of southern European ports as intermodal bottlenecks continue to delay container delivery through some of the Northern gateways.

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Same Same, but different

Service withdrawal, vessel upsizing and additional loops are pinning rates down ahead of the traditional peak season on one trade, while tight capacity is forcing them up on another.

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MIQ support driver and truck security standards

With MIQ Logistics trailers moving across Europe continuously we strongly support efforts to protect our drivers and customers cargoes, by creating more secure parking places across the continent.

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Emergency surcharges and a rising market

The outlook for container shipping may have suggested a softening market, but the current market is surprisingly volatile, with emergency surcharges imposed from 1st June. Here’s what you need to do to protect your supply chain………

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Retailers’ international plans more selective

Retailers are being more cautious in opening new international stores across the globe, leading to a slowdown in global expansion, according to a new report from the world’s largest commercial property agency.

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The UK’s Customs options

Despite the Home Secretary’s protestations, the government has proposed two options for the UK’s Customs relationship with the European Union post-Brexit.

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Knowing Brexit: Seminar report

Brexit is now less than a year away. And while the UK government have negotiated a 21 month transition period, there is still no clarification of the deal being sought. Which means that while businesses continue to have no idea what planning to undertake and time is running out…………

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American shippers facing massive disruption

North American supply chains are experiencing massive disruption as bad weather continues to impact operations and port delays are exacerbated by a shortage of haulage capacity that is so bad, shippers are snooping to find potential hauliers.

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Supplier blindness

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent Deloitte survey found that cost reduction is the main priority for 75% of buyers. What is surprising is that nearly as many confessed that they had no supply chain visibility past tier 1 suppliers.

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Footwear manufacturing map

Though Vietnam continues to increase its share of exports, China still has a fourfold lead where volume is concerned. This Sourcing Journal infographic has lessons for all shoewear buyers.

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