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BREXIT: Chaos and Confidence

568 companies are set for preferred HMRC treatment after BREXIT, while civil servants predict that HMRC’s new processing system launch will result in ‘chaos’

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United Nations fear liner oligopoly

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a review detailing its concerns that consolidation by the global shipping lines poses a threat to competition.

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China enjoys a break and healthy trade results

While our colleagues in China and Hong Kong enjoyed their Golden Week holidays the latest Container Trade Statistic have been released.

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Asia-Europe rail won’t dent ocean volumes

Commentators at last week’s London International Shipping Week are adamant that Asia-Europe rail services will not undermine the dominance of container shipping.

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Is liner consolidation the end for competition

It is looking increasingly likely that the liner industry consolidation that started the year before the Hanjin Shipping collapse will end up reducing the number of major carriers to no more than a handful.

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The New Carrier Alliances AND your free infographic

No shipping line- not even Maersk! – can afford to buy and operate all the vessels they would need to offer weekly sailings to every port they serve – Hence the New Shipping Alliances.

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Asia air rates start to rise

Lufthansa is the first airline to increase their rate, lifting them between 5% and 10%, with even higher increases expected.

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MSC and Hapag-Lloyd shake up South American trade

Carriers to launch a new loop between Europe and the East Coast of South America in a month

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Zara

Overtaking Zara’s supply chain

If consumers can be inspired to buy and complete their purchase in under 60 seconds and fast fashion brands can get new lines into store within three weeks, this is how you adapt your supply chain to be as responsive.

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More capacity threatens rates

Massive increases in capacity are threatening the fragile balance of supply and demand in global container shipping.

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