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Coronavirus - possible supply chain disruption

Date Added: 29 January 2020

The spread of the coronavirus is likely to impact UK importers from China as the Lunar New Year holiday period is extended.

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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 from existing and...

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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 years and are rightly...

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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 the company to benefit...

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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 distribution hubs in...

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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 British International...

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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 through the expense. But...

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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 UK’s leading...

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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 & Co Ltd has entered...

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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 Davies...

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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 quicker transits than...

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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, with the EU set to...

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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 competitive...

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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 leading independent...

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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 our partners and...

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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) BTEC Intermediate Award...

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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 two new possible...

Brexit Latest

Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service breaks records

Date Added: 25 March 2019

Following an upgrade to its fixed-day, weekly rail import service for LCL cargoes from China, Davies Turner, the UK's leading independent freight...

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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 forced to move from...

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 Rail service has been...

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 a solution designed...

Transitional Simplified Procedures

Freight sector concerned most shipper unprepared for Brexit

Date Added: 28 February 2019

A new UK government report this week highlighting that most UK shippers are unprepared for Brexit underlines the warnings freight and logistics...

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John Adams returns to the DT family

Date Added: 26 February 2019

We welcome John Adams to our Ocean Management Team this week. John returns to the Davies Turner family following 6 years at MSC. John will replace...

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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 (FCL) overland...

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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 forwarding and...

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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 event of a ‘No...

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 following 5 days of...

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 industry continues to...

Q4 The Perfect Storm

Leading freight forwarder sees increase in Brexit-related warehousing requests

Date Added: 1 November 2018

Davies Turner, the UK’s leading freight forwarder and logistics service provider, is seeing a definite upsurge in enquiries about the...

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Davies Turner Air Cargo settle into their new home in Hillington Park

Date Added: 30 October 2018

Davies Turner Air Cargo has doubled its Hillington Park facilities to accommodate exceptional growth.

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Davies Turner wins coveted IT award

Date Added: 29 October 2018

The IT strategy and planning department at Davies Turner, the UK’s leading independent freight forwarding and logistics company, has beaten off...

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Brexit update - October 2018

Date Added: 22 October 2018

At the time of writing Brexit negotiations have stalled at the October EU Summit and plans for a November sign off on a deal have been scrapped....

#BREXIT update - October 2018

Southampton port congestion eases

Date Added: 12 October 2018

The congestion that has hampered container handling activity at the Port of Southampton in recent weeks has eased considerably, with the UK’s...

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Davies Turner adds another 11 apprentices

Date Added: 24 September 2018

Leading UK independent freight forwarder and logistics company Davies Turner & Co Ltd has recruited another 11 youngsters for this year’s...

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Davies Turner remains positive on Turkish trade

Date Added: 28 August 2018

Davies Turner, the UK’s largest independent freight forwarding company, remains positive about the trading outlook for Turkey despite the...

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Delays at Felixstowe

Date Added: 13 August 2018

Davies Turner reports that all Freight forwarders and their customers are continuing to face significant problems at the Port of Felixstowe, two...

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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

Customs Declaration Service (CDS)

Date Added: 1 August 2018

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will begin a phased launch of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) in August 2018. CDS will replace the existing...

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Mixed feelings on BREXIT white paper

Date Added: 23 July 2018

Responding to yesterday’s White Paper outlining the UK Government's proposed future relationship between the UK and European Union after...

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#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 concern for many.

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 of the year. Of the...

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, why not consider a...

Apprentices 2018

German cabinet passes new toll legislation

Date Added: 6 June 2018

On 15 May, the German Federal Cabinet passed the proposal on the fifth Federal Road Toll Act (Bundesfernstraßenmautgesetz) by Transport...

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Rising fuel prices affect Ocean surcharges

Date Added: 30 May 2018

With a sharp rise in fuel prices we are now seeing Shipping Lines impose an Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS) with levels currently ranging between...

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Davies Turner is shipshape in Bristol!

Date Added: 29 May 2018

A new multi-user distribution centre has been developed in the UK, near Avonmouth, Bristol, by Davies Turner the UK's leading independent freight...

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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 constantly evolving...

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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, the hub is now open...

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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, the hub is now open...

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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 political agreement...

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Davies Turner goes east with express China rail service

Date Added: 25 April 2018

Davies Turner, the UK’s leading independent freight forwarding company, is adding an export LCL cargo service by rail from the UK to China one...

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One year to BREXIT and we still have uncertainty

Date Added: 10 April 2018

Davies Turner notes that with less than a year now until the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is...

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CDS replacing CHIEF

Date Added: 1 March 2018

The current system, the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF), will be replaced by the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). A phased...

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Top rating for Gebruder Weiss

Date Added: 19 January 2018

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) confirms the financial stability and top credit rating of the international logistics group Gebrüder Weiss / Top...

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Davies Turner takes the plaudits for supply chain solutions

Date Added: 18 January 2018

Davies Turner, the UK's leading independent freight forwarder and logistics service provider, has been named as a winner in the Outsystems 2017...

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Date Added: 11 January 2018

Davies Turner is pleased to note that The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that...

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IATA Reports Double Digit Demand Growth for Freight Continued in August

Date Added: 27 October 2017

Davies Turner notes that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand,...

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Port of Felixstowe Rail Improvements Receive Go-Ahead

Date Added: 25 October 2017

Davies Turner welcomes the news that the Port of Felixstowe’s plans for enhanced rail connections have been given the green light by the...

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UK's future Customs, Excise and VAT regimes

Date Added: 24 October 2017

Publication of a White Paper, along with a Trade White Paper, paves the way for legislation that will ensure the UK is ready for the first day after...

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Davies Turner adds 12 apprentices

Date Added: 15 September 2017

Leading independent freight services and logistics company Davies Turner & Co Ltd has again recruited a total of 12 A-level school leavers and...

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Davies Turner is getting ship shape in Bristol

Date Added: 15 September 2017

Davies Turner is making excellent progress with its multimillion pound investment at Central Park at Avonmouth, Bristol where its new Distribution...

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Davies Turner doubles capacity at Cumbernauld

Date Added: 3 September 2017

Scottish shippers now have even more reason to choose the freight forwarding and logistics services offered by Davies Turner, as the UK’s...

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