Fashion sector braced for Brexit

A survey published this week by The British Fashion Council found that 90% of their leading British fashion designers wanted to remain in the EU, with just 4.3% supporting the leave campaign.

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Are you ready for SOLAS

To meet the new SOLAS regulations – which are effective from 1st July 2016 – we will require the following information from full container load shippers, so that we can provide the Container Verified Gross Mass (VGM) to vessel and terminal operators.

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Shanghai manufacturers face potential Summer shutdown

Fashion brands, retailers and other importers are facing the potential of supply chain disruption this Summer, as Shanghai factories prepare for partial and complete closure in  advance of the September G20 Summit in Hangzhou, close to China’s largest city.

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MIQ team to tackle Tough Mudder

Developing as the result of a defect in the immune system, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), is a serious disabling condition, that affects the nervous system, particularly the optic nerves and the spinal cord.

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Hong Kong container port struggles may worsen

China’s major ports registered a slight increase in year-over-year container throughput in January. The country’s top 20 ports handled over 15.6 million 20 TEUS between them in the first month of 2016, an increase of 0.5 percent over the same month the previous year.

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The GRI looks set for history

Container shipping pricing set for major changes.

For at least three years, the major shipping lines will no longer be able to boost revenue on routes with opaque, optimistically priced and often unsustainable general rate increases.

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China slowdown a challenge for UK retailers

China has long been lauded for its huge retail sales potential.

Its rapidly expanding middle class and increasingly urbanised population are a ripe market for international and luxury brands.

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2016; The year of the fire red monkey

The Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey starts today and ends on January 27, 2017

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Mandatory verification of container weights

With just months before the amendments to SOLAS VI Regulation 2 take effect, now is the time for anyone involved in the container supply chain to consider how they will be affected and what they need to do to be ready for 1 July 2016.

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Asia-Europe rates spike

Asia-North Europe spot rates have increased 327% to US$988 per TEU in the last week as the market anticipated the full 1st Nov general rate increase applying.

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