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IATA: Demand falls at a reduced rate in June

Date Added: 9 August 2022

Whilst air cargo demand was down 6.6% year-on-year in June, it was an improvement on the May decline

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Felixstowe Port strike looking increasingly likely

Date Added: 9 August 2022

An eight day strike commencing 21st August is looking likely as negotiations fail to reach a pay deal agreement

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Carrier schedule reliability records first year-over-year improvement

Date Added: 5 August 2022

With schedule reliability now averaging 40 percent, it's not where we would like it to be, but it is a move in the right...

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Warning!

Date Added: 3 August 2022

Move to new Customs Declaration System now or risk ‘significant delays’ to imports, warns HMRC

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Record containership traffic jams as port congestion grows

Date Added: 2 August 2022

The North American containership queue has risen to 153, an increase of 66% over the past seven weeks  

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New regulation for the carriage of dangerous goods

Date Added: 1 August 2022

Requirement for consignor only companies to appoint a DGSA no later than 31st Dec 22  

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European road freight market to grow by 4.9% in 2022

Date Added: 28 July 2022

Transport Intelligence predictions are made despite unpredictable factors creating uncertainty

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Call for immediate start to review of competition rules in liner shipping

Date Added: 25 July 2022

There are compelling reasons for an urgent review as rates remain 3-4 times higher than pre-pandemic levels

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Slower growth predicted for the global contract logistics market

Date Added: 22 July 2022

Ti warns that whilst the contract logistics market exceeds pre-pandemic value, growth is set to slow to 7.1%

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Aircraft makers offer different forecasts on cargo growth

Date Added: 20 July 2022

Only time will tell which forecast is correct...

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Le Shuttle Freight celebrates 33 millionth truck

Date Added: 19 July 2022

More than 700 million tonnes of goods have been transported via the tunnel

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Has disruption and high freight rates been created by competition authorities?

Date Added: 13 July 2022

A report by the ITF concludes that competition authorities around the world have facilitated the disruption in global supply...

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Affected by blanked sailings? Talk to us about our express China rail services

Date Added: 12 July 2022

With shipping lines drastically reducing services, in some cases by 71%, rail could be the answer

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Trading with Sri Lanka? Speak with us first

Date Added: 29 June 2022

The political and economic turmoil in Sri Lanka is prompting some shipping lines to detour to Indian ports  

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WSC report shows spike in containers lost at sea

Date Added: 27 June 2022

Weather-related incidents are one of the reasons for this worrying spike

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Ocean Reform Act comes in for criticism

Date Added: 24 June 2022

The action has been met with disdain by the World Shipping Council  

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Government support needed to make transport of lithium batteries even safer

Date Added: 22 June 2022

IATA has long called for governments to step-up enforcement of safety regulation for the transport of lithium batteries

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Just-in-time supply chains: A thing of the past?

Date Added: 21 June 2022

Until confidence is restored, supply chain planners are taking a more cautious approach

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Liner schedules in 2022: flexibility is the name of the game

Date Added: 20 June 2022

However flexibility often comes at the expense of regularity

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Davies Turner announces another major logistics hub

Date Added: 20 June 2022

Davies Turner has acquired a new development site in the English Midlands and will build a 140,000 sq ft  multi-user...

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IATA optimistic on air cargo despite current challenges

Date Added: 14 June 2022

The supply/demand imbalance is keeping yields high

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Biden’s targeting of container shipping lines earns sharp rebuke

Date Added: 14 June 2022

Biden took aim at the global liners who have enjoyed record-breaking profits during the pandemic

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More ‘clouds on the horizon’

Date Added: 8 June 2022

Air cargo market gets a glimpse of its post-Covid future in May  

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Strong container market slowing in the face of uncertainties

Date Added: 8 June 2022

Consumers are shifting their spending patterns, their is significant global inflation, and a looming recession is feared

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Boeing stages wing for final 747 aircraft

Date Added: 6 June 2022

54 years after the initial wing skin/stringer riveting machine began work on the first units at Everett in September 1967

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Long-term contracted ocean freight rates skyrocket

Date Added: 6 June 2022

With main carriers achieving astronomical results at the moment

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International supply chains await outcome of US port and docker negotiations

Date Added: 27 May 2022

Both sides have said they’re committed to keeping cargo moving throughout the process

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Supply chains are never returning to ‘normal’

Date Added: 25 May 2022

The world has permanently changed and supply chains are going to face continuing challenges for decades to come

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Are giant container ships ruining everything?

Date Added: 25 May 2022

The latest class of megaships coming into service this year and aptly named 'Ever Alot' can carry 24,000 TEUs

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Survey asks whether peak season container shipping “chaos” is on the way

Date Added: 24 May 2022

Predicting exactly what will happen in this year’s peak season is harder than normal because there are so many...

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Drewry expects spot rates to remain stable in the near future

Date Added: 18 May 2022

Whilst stability is welcome, rates still remain high

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Global freight forwarding market grows, but headwinds gather to dull forecasts

Date Added: 12 May 2022

Drivers of the growth momentum are likely to gradually abate, global trade growth is expected to moderate in 2022

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Schedule reliability improved for third consecutive month says Sea-Intelligence

Date Added: 6 May 2022

The average delay has declined by nearly three-quarters of a day, but remains at 7.25 days.

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FMC increases reporting requirements for carriers and alliances

Date Added: 6 May 2022

Carriers and alliances stand accused of profiteering from the supply chain crunch of the last two years

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Container market won’t stabilise until 2023, Drewry reports

Date Added: 3 May 2022

There is a grouping of risks at play in the current global geopolitical situation, and the biggest uncertainty comes from not...

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Customs Declaration Service (CDS) - Action required

Date Added: 6 April 2022

HMRC is gradually introducing the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the long-term replacement for the current Customs Handling...

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FIT alliance formed to make future trade more efficient

Date Added: 16 February 2022

The organisations aim at standardising the digitalisation of international trade.

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50,000th intermodal train leaves China for Europe

Date Added: 11 February 2022

The popularity of the China rail service has seen figures more than doubling year on year

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IRU reports European road freight rates hit new record

Date Added: 7 February 2022

Rising fuel costs and the ongoing driver shortage have helped push up road freight costs and rates across Europe.

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Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service to the UK is getting back on track!

Date Added: 17 January 2022

Based on the arrivals into the UK over the last four weeks, the dedicated rail service is achieving an average 29-day transit time

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2022 sees its first container losses at sea

Date Added: 12 January 2022

With more containers being lost overboard than ever, it is imperative to ensure you insure!

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Davies Turner is cautiously optimistic over trader compliance with new import rules

Date Added: 11 January 2022

The new rules and regulations have proved to be less chaotic than expected

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Claiming preferential rates of duty on EU imports from January 2022

Date Added: 15 December 2021

Information and support for the changes coming into force from 1.1.22

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Davies Turner leaps up table of Top 30 UK logistics providers

Date Added: 21 September 2021

Davies Turner has jumped seven places to 21st in the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s prestigious league...

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Davies Turner Air Cargo flying high

Date Added: 11 August 2021

Freighter operators top IATA's cargo airlines league table

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Cross Trade - save time and money

Date Added: 5 August 2021

Davies Turner can help you capitalise on globalisation opportunities

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Truck driver shortages: The whys and wherefores

Date Added: 5 August 2021

https://www.iru.org/Truck driver shortage is having a tangible and, in places, crippling effect on supply chains 

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Partnership boosts Davies Turner’s Anglo-Dutch freight services

Date Added: 5 July 2021

Davies Turner’s business in the Benelux region has gone from strength-to-strength since starting a daily trailer service...

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Davies Turner strikes gold for health and safety

Date Added: 22 June 2021

Health and Safety standards that are in place across the Davies Turner Group have landed it with an internationally-recognised...

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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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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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DAVIES TURNER STARS IN HMRC ‘BE PREPARED’ FILM

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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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....

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