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Supply races ahead of demand in container shipping

Date Added: 15 September 2023

The supply/demand balance is hugely out of kilter

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Hong Kong: Asia's global gateway grows

Date Added: 14 September 2023

HKIA maintained its top-ranking position having handled 4.2 million tonnes of cargo

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Air cargo declines continue to narrow in July

Date Added: 7 September 2023

Whilst there are mixed signals the strengthening demand gives reason to be cautiously optimistic

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Two thirds of container ships are on schedule

Date Added: 4 September 2023

Container schedule reliability has been above 60% for over six months, helped by a decline in volumes and continued blank...

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New campaign to boost UK-India trade

Date Added: 29 August 2023

The Department for Business and Trade hopes campaign will double UK trade with India by 2030

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Panama Canal delays have shippers mulling freight diversions

Date Added: 25 August 2023

Delays at the Panama Canal are now up to 15 days or more and likely to increase

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Alphaliner says blanked sailings are part of normal shipping business life'

Date Added: 22 August 2023

Strict capacity management will continue, meaning blanked sailings are probably here until demand returns

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Soaring containership deliveries to push fleet growth says BIMCO

Date Added: 14 August 2023

The order book is in fact so large that ship deliveries are expected to exceed the previous full-year record of 1.7 million teu...

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Record number of containerships delivered in June ... more than one per day

Date Added: 11 August 2023

40 container ships joined the global fleet in June increasing overall capacity by 300,000 teu

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Air cargo contraction eases in June

Date Added: 10 August 2023

It is hoped that the difficult trading conditions for air cargo will moderate as inflation eases in major economies 

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China-Europe freight trains total 10,000 trips so far this year

Date Added: 8 August 2023

All-weather capabilities, ample capacity, low-carbon footprint, and the assurance of smooth and secure services, makes rail a...

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Involved in cross trade supply chains outside the UK? Talk to us now

Date Added: 3 August 2023

Cross trade shipping provides a number of benefits, including lower costs and faster transit times

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Davies Turner named as one of the UK's Top 30 logistics providers

Date Added: 1 August 2023

Now in its sixth year, the highly anticipated Top 30 Logistics Service Providers list highlights organisations, which are...

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New guidelines to boost air cargo security

Date Added: 31 July 2023

New guidelines to boost air cargo security

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HMRC Notification

Date Added: 27 July 2023

CDS not collecting Duty Deferment account funds for specific declarations

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Davies Turner welcomes plans for broader UK-Türkiye FTA

Date Added: 18 July 2023

UK and Türkiye have committed to negotiate an updated Free Trade Agreement (FTA) designed to deepen the trade relationship...

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2023 peak season set to be subdued

Date Added: 7 July 2023

Reports suggesting that the container shipping market is stabilising are making interesting reading

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IATA says air cargo trading conditions are still challenging

Date Added: 6 July 2023

The second half of the year, however, should bring some improvements  

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Three year high for schedule reliability

Date Added: 4 July 2023

Schedule reliability has increased to 66.8 percent, which is a marked improvement, although it has not yet at pre-pandemic levels...

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Container shipping is now “maxed out” claims leading shipping analyst

Date Added: 3 July 2023

Twenty years ago the global fleet capacity was 6m TEU, it now stands at around 26m TEU and is still rising  

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Celebrating National Logistics Day

Date Added: 28 June 2023

National Logistics Day is an occasion to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the logistics industry

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Container export dwell time at Chinese ports falls

Date Added: 27 June 2023

Whilst dwell times for China's exports has remained consistent since March, the import dwell times have been gradually...

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Container line reliability keeps improving, but at slower rate

Date Added: 22 June 2023

While reliability has improved from historic lows, the strength of the improvement has weakened with each subsequent month

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Ready for change?

Date Added: 22 June 2023

Find out all you need to know about the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) which came into effect on 19th June 2023 

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German road tolls to double

Date Added: 21 June 2023

Road transport in Germany is facing a drastic increase in the HGV motorway toll charge

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Capacity grows on Asia-Europe trade as megaships start deliveries

Date Added: 13 June 2023

But the new capacity is coming into play in a heavily oversupplied container shipping market with little certainty in demand

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Airline profitability outlook strengthens

Date Added: 6 June 2023

IATA has announced an expected strengthening of airline industry profitability in an upgrade of its outlook for 2023.

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Analyst says there is no clear link between slow-steaming and schedule reliability

Date Added: 5 June 2023

Lars Jensen, CEO & Partner, Vespucci Maritime, writing in the Journal of Commerce, states there is no clear link between...

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Air cargo demand decline slows in April

Date Added: 1 June 2023

"The demand environment is challenging to read" said Willie Walsh, IATA's Director General

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Box ships on a ‘go-slow’ to absorb surplus capacity

Date Added: 30 May 2023

The first quarter of 2023 saw some of the slowest sailing speeds on record for container vessels

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Air cargo outlook remains bright for fourth quarter

Date Added: 25 May 2023

Looking ahead to 2024, air and ocean freight demand are set to improve

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Report issued on containers lost at sea

Date Added: 24 May 2023

There is positive news that 2022 saw a reduction in the number of containers lost at sea, but there is no time for...

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China-Europe freight train services expand in first four months

Date Added: 23 May 2023

609,000 teu of goods were transported, up 32 percent from a year ago  

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Balancing act

Date Added: 19 May 2023

Deploying extra containerships on a liner service does not automatically mean more slots for shippers

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China retains top spot as the world’s largest logistics market

Date Added: 17 May 2023

China’s logistics market registered an impressive USD2.0 trillion in revenue in 2022  

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Air cargo demand falls back below pre-Covid levels in March

Date Added: 11 May 2023

While the trading environment is tough, there is some good news

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Container lines improve schedule reliability, again

Date Added: 10 May 2023

Great news as reliability continues to increase, up by over 26% year-over-year

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Exporting to Canada? Save time and money

Date Added: 9 May 2023

Our weekly LCL service to Canada is the fast, efficient and flexible option

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Container shipping optimism may be misplaced

Date Added: 4 May 2023

Is the uptick in spot rates and charter-hire prices a transitory illusion?

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Evergreen lines up multi-billion dollar containership orders

Date Added: 2 May 2023

The Taiwan shipping line has released a tender for twenty four 16,000 teu vessels

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Europe's new plan for improvements for truckers is welcome

Date Added: 25 April 2023

The aim is to impose binding deadlines on construction and opening of safe and secure parking sites 

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Calls for stronger data governance in supply chains

Date Added: 24 April 2023

A Charter to set out the minimum arrangements for data security and confidentiality 

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We have made the shortlist!

Date Added: 19 April 2023

We are delighted that Davies Turner has been shortlisted for the Multimodal 2023 Rail Freight Company of the Year Award.

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Global air cargo demand stabilises with rates holding firm

Date Added: 18 April 2023

Despite a market softening in the last 12 months, early 2023 worldwide revenues remain the third-highest in the last 15...

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Container Shipping Outlook: The Asia-Europe Trade

Date Added: 12 April 2023

The uncertainty over space during 2022 has given way to uncertainty about demand

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Davies Turner scores health and safety hat trick

Date Added: 11 April 2023

The latest award, along with our other certifications, adds to our list of achievements in the field of...

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Container lines improve schedule reliability

Date Added: 7 April 2023

Global schedule reliability in February 2023 reached 60.2% - an increase by 7.7 percentage points

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Container shipping predicted to remain profitable despite downturn

Date Added: 5 April 2023

The container shipping industry is predicted to make USD3.2 billion for 2023

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Austrian partner kick starts international bicycle campaign

Date Added: 4 April 2023

Our long term partner, Gebruder Weiss, has set the challenge to to cycle around the world seven times, whilst contributing to the...

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Bearish demand hits container prices and leasing rates

Date Added: 31 March 2023

It is estimated that container overcapacity currently amounts to between three and five million teu

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Container line profits exceed all records

Date Added: 30 March 2023

Experts have estimated the liner sector made an EBIT of USD208 billion last year

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European road freight capacity jumps to a two-year-high

Date Added: 28 March 2023

Available capacity in the European market has been on an upward trajectory since May 2022  

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Era of big box ships begins

Date Added: 27 March 2023

This comes however as the industry continues to idle vessels due to low demand

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Bumpy ride ahead for air cargo

Date Added: 17 March 2023

Analysts are advising airfreight operators to buckle their seat belts

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MSC takes delivery of world’s largest container ship

Date Added: 14 March 2023

The ultra large container ship has a capacity of 24,116 teu

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Ocean carriers will use multiple tools to cut slot supply

Date Added: 13 March 2023

They will do everything in their powers to “control redundant capacity”

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The Windsor Framework - new Customs agreement for Northern Ireland

Date Added: 2 March 2023

An agreement in principal has been reached

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DT makes the most of EU procedures to minimise the impact of Brexit

Date Added: 7 February 2023

Our DDP solution is helping customers maintain flow of products and speed of service

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Customs Declaration Service (CDS) EXPORT - Current timescale advise

Date Added: 3 February 2023

Important information for exporters

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At the double!

Date Added: 13 December 2022

New twice weekly rail departure from China

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Davies Turner recognises journalistic excellence

Date Added: 12 December 2022

Sponsoring Overland Journalist of the Year category, Alan Williams, presented the award.

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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 export service to India!

Date Added: 21 November 2022

Fast, efficient and cost effective

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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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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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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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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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Date Added: 3 August 2022

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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