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Rates falling but planes, trains and shipping lanes face issues

Date Added: 29 November 2022

Operators are trying to get a handle on the capacity problems

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New rail record!

Date Added: 25 November 2022

China to the UK in just 16 days!

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New IMO regulations to support container freight market recovery

Date Added: 25 November 2022

Limited active supply growth will be driven by regulations

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NEW export service to India!

Date Added: 21 November 2022

Fast, efficient and cost effective

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TT Club highlights continued vigilance to limiting container vessel fires

Date Added: 18 November 2022

Errors, misunderstandings, mis-declarations and inadequate packing and securing lie at the heart of many significant incidents,...

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European road freight growth set to slow dramatically, says Ti

Date Added: 15 November 2022

Factors including rising inflation and the energy crisis will significantly hamper market performance in 2023

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Davies Turner reaps rewards from haulage alliance

Date Added: 10 November 2022

A haulage alliance between Davies Turner and Transport Equipment Services Ltd (TES) is proving to be a wise and mutually...

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Air cargo demand declines by double digits in September

Date Added: 8 November 2022

Capacity for September 2022 was 7.4 percent below September 2019 levels

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Air cargo spot rates fall as capacity returns

Date Added: 3 November 2022

September saw air cargo rates continue the downward trend

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Blank sailings hit Chinese container port volumes in October

Date Added: 3 November 2022

Over 20% of services were suspended during September and October in a bid to stem the fall in freight rates

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Shipping rates are no longer plunging. Is ‘new normal’ near?

Date Added: 1 November 2022

After months of steep decline in ocean rates, there are signs that they may now have plateaued

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We are looking better than ever!

Date Added: 28 October 2022

To celebrate 30 years at our purpose built freight hub in Dartford we have just completed a major renovation project

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Vessel utilisation remains low, reports Sea-Intelligence

Date Added: 26 October 2022

This latest data reconfirms that there is no underlying structural support for high rates  

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Avoid the ocean blank sailing chaos

Date Added: 26 October 2022

Our fast, reliable rail services can help clients avoid the ocean disruption and with reduced rates, now, is the time to try out...

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Ningbo in lockdown

Date Added: 18 October 2022

A Covid outbreak in Ningbo has led to another lockdown, in keeping with China's zero tolerance policy

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Export China Rail - better than ever!

Date Added: 13 October 2022

Reduced rates and fast transit times make our export rail service a great choice for shippers

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Air cargo demand showed resilience in August

Date Added: 10 October 2022

Oil prices stabilized and inflation slowed leading in part to air cargo results, however, market signals remain mixed  

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Lines and shippers clash over CBER extension

Date Added: 6 October 2022

European business demands a change in approach as a means of restoring trust and confidence in the container shipping...

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Container carrier schedule reliability reaches 20-month high

Date Added: 3 October 2022

Nearly half of containershipe were reliably on schedule in August

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Davies Turner rewards staff, recognising the economic challenges they face

Date Added: 21 September 2022

Davies Turner is distributing 20% of the profits made in its last financial year to every qualifying member of staff that was in...

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Report reveals warehouses could double UK’s solar capacity and save billions

Date Added: 14 September 2022

We believe the case for solar PV on warehouse rooftops is overwhelming and they will be incorporated at our new Atherstone...

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IATA says air cargo demand near 2019 levels

Date Added: 13 September 2022

The air cargo market, however, remains chaotic and difficult to predict

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Ocean carriers announce new blank sailings

Date Added: 13 September 2022

With demand looking poor going into the fourth quarter, it is possible that carriers will adopt a radical approach

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Liverpool port strike action confirmed

Date Added: 7 September 2022

Strike action will commence at the Port of Liverpool on Monday 19th September

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Container line schedule reliability trending upwards

Date Added: 6 September 2022

This is the second time schedule reliability has improved since the pandemic  

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Committed to safe and secure warehouse operations

Date Added: 30 August 2022

TT Club poster series designed to convey risk management advice succinctly

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Long-haul container shipping capacity grows at expense of regional lanes

Date Added: 30 August 2022

Alphaliner report shows 14 percent decline year-on-year for intra-Europe capacity

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China ports handle 169 million teu from January to July

Date Added: 24 August 2022

Shanghai remains the best performing port

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Shippers pull back from air cargo as ocean reliability improves

Date Added: 23 August 2022

Air cargo continues a downwards trend, falling by 9% Year on Year in July

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Strike Action at the Ports of Felixstowe & Liverpool

Date Added: 17 August 2022

With no pay agreements having been reached, strike action at Felixstowe Port will take place commencing on Sunday 21st August

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Reduced rates for China - UK Express Rail services

Date Added: 17 August 2022

Our import rail services just became even more cost effective!

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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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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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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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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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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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