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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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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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War in Ukraine and Omicron weigh on air cargo

Date Added: 4 May 2022

Several factors in the operating environment should be noted, said IATA

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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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Airfreight load factors ex-Shanghai plunge as the cargo fails to arrive

Date Added: 27 April 2022

It is reported that load factors have fallen to the lowest levels ever recorded

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Davies Turner scores hat-trick with new board appointments

Date Added: 21 April 2022

These appointments are part of an ongoing process at every level of the group to build our winning teams

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Cargo diversions from Shanghai start to clog up other airports

Date Added: 20 April 2022

Zhengzhou Airport (CGO), in the central Henan province, is the hardest-hit

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HKG reclaims top cargo airport spot

Date Added: 14 April 2022

Over 5 million tonnes of throughput

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Containership orderbook hits highest mark since 2008

Date Added: 13 April 2022

Containership orderbook hits highest mark since 2008  

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Lockdown-induced e-commerce shift here to stay for supply chains

Date Added: 13 April 2022

A third of businesses believe that the move to online shopping seen during the COVID-19 pandemic is now a permanent shift

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Freight rates declining in 2022 in the face of uncertainties

Date Added: 11 April 2022

Experts are questioning if rates have peaked

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Air cargo growth continues in February, up 2.9%

Date Added: 8 April 2022

Demand for air cargo continued to expand despite growing challenges in the trading environment

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China Covid-19 disruption

Date Added: 8 April 2022

Supply chain management continues to be affected by the surge in Covid-19 cases in China

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Customs Declaration Service (CDS) - what you need to know.

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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TT Club puts risk from invasive pests into focus

Date Added: 5 April 2022

Minimise potentially devastating consequences of invasive pests

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Container line schedule reliability improves for first time in two years

Date Added: 4 April 2022

While nearly two-thirds of all containerships are still behind schedule, reliability returned to levels not experienced since...

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Supply chain disruptions expected as parts of Shanghai goes on lockdown

Date Added: 28 March 2022

Mass lockdown in the Pudong New Area, a 1,200 sq km zone on the eastern bank of the Huangpu River.

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Supply disruption 'somewhat of a permanent effect'

Date Added: 23 March 2022

The WTO's Global Supply Chain Forum heard CEOs and leaders from across the supply chain were willing to cooperate to find...

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Supply chain delays 'unavoidable' after P&O sackings

Date Added: 22 March 2022

P&O Ferries confirmed there will be “significant disruption”

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Chinese port congestion worsens

Date Added: 22 March 2022

Covid-19 outbreaks in China are causing disruption, with many major cities affected  

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Deja vu, as new China lockdowns impact freight and supply chains

Date Added: 16 March 2022

With China land-side logistics impacted, there are bound to be implications for global trade.

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Ocean issues expected to continue through 2023

Date Added: 11 March 2022

With every ship full, there is no relief in sight

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Container line schedule reliability hits new low

Date Added: 10 March 2022

Analysts say that any hope that this year would see an improvement in supply issues appear to have been quickly dashed, with...

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Air cargo demand eased in January, but IATA says brace for impact of Ukraine war

Date Added: 9 March 2022

Sanction-related shifts in manufacturing and economic activity, rising oil prices and geopolitical uncertainty are converging.

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FMC and US Justice Department promote fair competition in the shipping industry

Date Added: 8 March 2022

The two parties have worked together in the past, formalising their relationship in July 2021, signing a Memorandum of...

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Russian sanctions squeeze air cargo capacity

Date Added: 2 March 2022

With the air cargo market already operating at a 10% capacity defecit due to Covid, Russian sanctions will add further pressure...

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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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Strong December performance helps air cargo to stellar year

Date Added: 26 January 2022

For many airlines, it provided a vital source of revenue as passenger demand remained in the doldrums 

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Ever Given saga fails to prevent Suez Canal record year

Date Added: 26 January 2022

More ships traversed the Suez Canal in 2021 than ever before

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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

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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