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Suez Canal blocked

Date Added: 25 March 2021

The Ever Given has been blocking the Suez Canal since Tuesday 23rd March, creating long tailbacks.   

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Davies Turner reduces rates on Express China rail freight service to the UK and reintroduces FCL option

Date Added: 8 March 2021

A softening of buying rates post Chinese New Year has enabled Davies Turner to reduce the rates for  its Express China rail...

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Trade agreement and trend for near-shore sourcing boosts Davies Turner’s Turkish business

Date Added: 22 February 2021

Tariff-free arrangements, which support the trading relationship between the UK and Turkey, is bringing benefits to UK importers...

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Davies Turner reveals a winning hand with new customs suites

Date Added: 22 January 2021

Davies Turner, the UK’s leading independent freight forwarder, has opened a new, state-of-the-art customs services floor at...

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Asia ocean turmoil, a 'perfect storm'

Date Added: 8 January 2021

Davies Turner provides insight and support for clients affected by the critical Asia - UK market situation.  

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Accreditation is key to reducing supply chain disruption, says Davies Turner

Date Added: 5 January 2021

Davies Turner Ireland recently added ISO9001 accreditation as part of its wider campaign to reduce any risk of supply chain...

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Davies Turner names new head of ocean freight services

Date Added: 25 November 2020

Davies Turner has promoted Tony Cole to Head of Ocean to lead on its ocean freight forwarding services, building on his previous...

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Date Added: 27 October 2020

Davies Turner, one of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarding companies,  was approached by Her...

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Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service gets further boost from container shipping issues

Date Added: 7 October 2020

With China’s Golden Week holiday in full swing, the ongoing issues affecting oceanfreight container imports into the UK...

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Davies Turner leaps up Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 league table

Date Added: 28 September 2020

Davies Turner Plc, the long-established international freight and logistics company, has jumped 42 places to 119th position in...

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China’s rail shipments to Europe set records

Date Added: 24 August 2020

Davies Turner notes a recent report in the South China Morning Post (SCMP), which states that the volume of China’s belt...

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Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service now goes direct to UK regions

Date Added: 4 August 2020

Bookings on its weekly fixed-day rail consol service from China to the UK continue to increase, so Davies Turner is adding UK...

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Davies Turner Group gains environmental certification - ISO14001:2015

Date Added: 3 August 2020

The Environmental Management System in place at four of the Davies Turner Group’s regional distribution centres in the UK...

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China-Europe rail freight boosted by pandemic

Date Added: 9 July 2020

We were interested to read in the online publication Container News that April was the busiest month to date for China-Europe...

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150th birthday celebrations: Postponed, not cancelled

Date Added: 19 June 2020

This weekend, the UK's largest independently owned freight forwarding and logistics group, was due to celebrate its 150th...

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Davies Turner goes Dutch with Mainfreight

Date Added: 21 May 2020

From June 1st, Davies Turner will strengthen its portfolio of scheduled daily overland trailer services between the UK and the...

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CILT names us as one of its Top 30 UK logistics providers

Date Added: 14 May 2020

We are proud to announce we are listed in the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport's Top 30 logistics providers in...

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Rail boost from container shipping re-routings

Date Added: 12 May 2020

Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service gets further boost from container shipping re-routings  

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Davies Turner helps Hunter Boot Ltd to protect London Ambulance Service

Date Added: 5 May 2020

Davies Turner has handled the shipment of a large consignment of products donated by Hunter Boot Ltd for the London Ambulance...

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Container industry wide space issue forecast for Asia

Date Added: 1 May 2020

Important notice to clients

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Davies Turner strengthens German logistics presence with new partner

Date Added: 22 April 2020

Davies Turner beat off strong competition from a number of other forwarding companies based in the UK to secure the exclusive...

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Davies Turner offers air freight pricing option for rail freight service

Date Added: 19 April 2020

Davies Turner has added an air freight pricing mechanism for its direct, fixed-day, weekly Express China Rail service from...

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Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service smashes records

Date Added: 3 April 2020

Davies Turner reports that its direct, fixed-day, weekly rail import service from China to the UK, which re-commenced in...

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Davies Turner offers innovative solutions to manage supply chains hit by Covid-19 challenges

Date Added: 1 April 2020

The UK’s largest independent freight forwarding company that offers multimodal services for the storage and international...

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Davies Turner Joins 700 UK Logistics Businesses To Offer Emergency Delivery Service

Date Added: 25 March 2020

Davies Turner, the UK's leading independent freight forwarding group  has joined over 700 logistics businesses, all...

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update - Road 16th March 2020

Date Added: 16 March 2020

As we start the new week we, like you, find ourselves in a dynamic and quickly changing situation. We are ready to face the...

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update

Davies Turner is back on track with Express China rail freight service for containers

Date Added: 5 March 2020

Davies Turner reports that its fixed-day, weekly direct rail import service from China to the UK will re-commence in mid-March.

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China - Coronavirus Up-date 3.3.2020

Date Added: 3 March 2020

Latest advisory on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in China for our sea and rail services

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Davies Turner launches AEO consultancy services

Date Added: 27 January 2020

Davies Turner is now offering consultancy services on the Authorised Economic Operator programme following a surge in enquiries...

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Davies Turner wins freight industry 'Oscar'

Date Added: 17 January 2020

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Freight Service Awards have been organised annually for over 30...

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Davies Turner Ireland gains Authorised Economic Operator (AEO Customs) Accreditation

Date Added: 3 January 2020

Davies Turner Ireland (DTI) has been granted Authorised Economic Operator AEO (Type C) status by Irish Revenue, which entitles...

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Davies Turner renews domestic distribution vehicle fleet

Date Added: 25 November 2019

Davies Turner, is undertaking a complete renewal of its domestic distribution vehicle fleet, operating from its main regional...

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Davies Turner shortlisted for two freight industry awards

Date Added: 11 November 2019

Davies Turner has been shortlisted in two categories of the UK's premier freight forwarding and logistics awards scheme.The...

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Carriers need to develop greener supply chains

Date Added: 24 October 2019

With the cost of compliance to new low-sulphur regulations set to top $10bn in the first year alone, box lines need to pass...

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Davies Turner recognised again in Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

Date Added: 11 October 2019

Davies Turner Plc, the long-established international freight and logistics company, has again been recognised as one of the...

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Davies Turner trainee recruitment programme enters 10th year

Date Added: 20 September 2019

The trainee recruitment programme operated by leading UK independent freight forwarder and logistics company Davies Turner &...

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Davies Turner remains positive about Turkish trade

Date Added: 31 July 2019

Despite the ongoing economic uncertainties in the country, combined with currency volatility and inflation, Turkey remains one of...

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Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service exceeds expectations

Date Added: 26 June 2019

Davies Turner reports that its fixed-day, weekly rail import service for LCL cargoes from China is consistently delivering...

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US-China trade war creates opportunities for Europe

Date Added: 17 June 2019

Of the $250 billion in Chinese exports subject so far to US tariffs, more than 80% will be captured by firms in other countries,...

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China Rail exceeding expectations

Date Added: 14 June 2019

The rail service consistently provides quicker transits than those publicised and at just $120 per 1cbm / 500kgs, offers a...

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Davies Turner says European haulage capacity is less tight than a year ago

Date Added: 7 May 2019

In response to recent reports that available road haulage capacity in Europe is at its highest level in a decade, the UK’s...

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Brexit update - 24th April 2019

Date Added: 24 April 2019

The new Brexit ‘flextension’ buys us some additional planning time, but extra time also means extra uncertainty for...

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BTEC Intermediate Award in Multimodal International Freight Procedures

Date Added: 11 April 2019

Davies Turner’s 2017 Freight Forwarder Trainees are taking part in the British International Freight Association (BIFA)...

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Brexit - update (Monday, 25th March 2019)

Date Added: 25 March 2019

Developments concerning Brexit are changing daily, and it seems there are more options on the table than ever before, including...

Brexit Latest

BREXIT - The clock is ticking

Date Added: 21 March 2019

BREXIT - in the event of a no deal Due to the ongoing uncertainty and with the 29th March fast approaching, we are being...

Brexit - The clock is ticking

Record time for China Rail

Date Added: 14 March 2019

While storm Gareth has been causing havoc this week closing the ports and delaying our ocean freight cargo, the Express China...

Record Time

TSP - Transitional Simplified Procedures (Update September 2019)

Date Added: 1 March 2019

TSP was announced at the beginning of February, in time for the first proposed Brexit date. Transitional Simplified Procedures is...

Transitional Simplified Procedures

Overland gains traction on Asia-Europe trade

Date Added: 13 February 2019

International freight forwarding company Davies Turner & Co Ltd offers less-than-container-load (LCL) and full-container-load...

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Apprentices microsite for BIFA

Date Added: 5 February 2019

Davies Turner welcome the news that The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight...

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BREXIT - Are you ready?

Date Added: 16 January 2019

Speculation on the consequences and outcome of Brexit negotiations has reached a critical point but remains unclear. In the...

Brexit - Are you ready?

Brexit Update - December 2018

Date Added: 4 December 2018

On writing this article Parliament’s Meaningful Vote on Theresa May’s deal with the EU is set for December 11th...

Brexit Update - December 2018

Q4 The Perfect Storm

Date Added: 14 November 2018

As we near the end of 2018 there is a great deal to reflect upon and our minds are drawn to the challenges that the shipping...

Q4 The Perfect Storm

Brexit update - October 2018

Date Added: 22 October 2018

The latest news concerning Brexit and what Davies Turner are doing to be 'Brexit Ready'. We also provide advice on what...

#BREXIT update - October 2018

Brexit - Potential Implications and Planning

Date Added: 10 August 2018

As we are all aware, there continues to be a considerable degree of uncertainty in respect of the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

Brexit - Potential Implications and Planning

#BREXIT - update July 2018

Date Added: 2 July 2018

We are now two years on from the result of the EU referendum. The impact of Brexit on business and the workforce is a primary...

Brexit - July 2018

Ocean Q3 Update

Date Added: 2 July 2018

As we approach Q3 2018 shipping lines are looking to mitigate the significant losses the industry has made during the first half...

Ocean Q3 Update

Training and development scheme 2018

Date Added: 12 June 2018

We are recruiting at all of our branches throughout the UK for our 2018 apprenticeship scheme. If you are graduating this summer,...

Apprentices 2018

Navigating the FCL market

Date Added: 4 May 2018

Container shipping can be a complex business. Working consultatively with our customers to improve their supply chain is a...

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Up to 250 Jobs created in Central Park - Bristol

Date Added: 3 May 2018

Davies Turner & Co Ltd started building their latest logistics centre last February. Located at Central Park in Severn Beach,...

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Central Park Press Release

Date Added: 3 May 2018

Davies Turner & Co Ltd started building their latest logistics centre last February. Located at Central Park in Severn Beach,...

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BREXIT uncertainty

Date Added: 2 May 2018

With one year to go until the UK leaves the European Union (EU) the final details of Brexit are starting to unravel. A high level...

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