China National Day is fast approaching, which is officially the National Day of the People’s Republic of China.
England’s only Rugby World Cup winning captain – Martin Johnson was the guest speaker at the London Freight Club this week.
Carriers have been using blank sailings on Asian routes to control capacity levels, and now this practice has started to impact TransAtlantic routes.
Atlantic Pacific are delighted to have recently joined LATAM Forwarders Club, which focuses solely on international logistics through Latin America.
The government have released the new outline for border controls last week, which are due to be introduced from January 2024.
Super Typhoon Saola is about to hit Southern China and is expected to disrupt logistics in the region.
Atlantic Pacific were delighted to participate in the first ever meeting of the LOGIFEM Society Logistics Network in Cappadocia, Turkey this month.
HM Customs have this week announced that the deadline for export CDS has now been delayed until March 30th 2024.
The UK and China have recently been identified as emerging risk countries for the upcoming BMSB season.
Carriers have continued their programme of blanking sailings on the Asia-Europe trade to offset low demand, with more announcements in the past week.
Atlantic Pacific Group are delighted to announce that we are now sponsors of Max Reynolds, a 21 year old British amateur golfer.
Restrictions at the Panama Canal, in response to persistent low water levels, are causing delays of up to 20 days in crossing times.
Atlantic Pacific have recently agreed a sponsorship partnership with a wonderful new charitable project – Selfie On Sea
Ocean freight rates from Asia to Europe and North America are currently subject to a General Rate Increase (GRI) from next month.
A Canadian port strike, which halted operations for 13 days at the Port of Vancouver, came to an end on Friday, thanks to mediation by the Canadian government.
Atlantic Pacific Group are delighted to have become partners with Billericay Town Women’s & Girls FC.
Christine Nichols of Atlantic Pacific hosted her fourth luncheon of the year at the London Freight Club this week.
Christine Nichols represented us at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers annual summer drinks reception.
A port strike on the West Coast of Canada has now reached its fourth day, after workers stuck to their word and walked out on Saturday.
Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics were delighted to attend the ‘everywoman’ Transport & Logistics Awards in London last week.
A new scheme, in conjunction with the Windsor Framework, is currently being introduced that replaces the existing UK Trader Scheme (UKTS) from 30th September.
A new post-Brexit trading scheme has been introduced this week, that replaces the GSP preference scheme, providing reduced tariffs for 65 developing countries.
An agreement has finally been reached in the US West Coast labour dispute. However, the situation on the Canadian West Coast looks to be heading towards strike action.
An ongoing labour dispute, along with issues in the Panama Canal, appear to have contributed to a spike in Transpacific ocean freight rates this month.
The world’s joint-largest cargo ship set sail from the UK last week, after arriving from Ningbo on its maiden voyage.
Atlantic Pacific’s Christine Nichols gave a welcome speech to members of the Freight Network Corporation (FNC) last week.
Christine Nichols of Atlantic Pacific hosted her third lunch this year as Lady Chairman of the London Freight Club.
A severe drought season in Central America has led to the ACP reducing capacity on larger vessels that pass through the canal.
US import container volumes are significantly down, with the top 10 ports recording a 21% drop compared to last year.
Atlantic Pacific were delighted to attend the recent Cold Chain Connect event in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Atlantic Pacific Group Director, Christine Nichols was a guest speaker and panellist at Forwarder Events in Manchester last week.
Atlantic Pacific Group Director Christine Nichols featured in this month’s BIFAlink, after becoming the London Freight Club’s first lady chairman.
France is once more braced for travel and transport disruption as they enter the public holiday weekend with more action planned.
The UK and Ireland have a host of annual bank holidays coming up in the next few weeks, with the UK having the King’s coronation.
Group Director Christine Nichols featured on the cover of this month’s Forwarder Magazine.
Varying reports are indicating that a General Rate Increase (GRI) may be on the horizon for May, with regard to ocean freight shipments from Asia.
Ocean freight rates from Asia to Europe and North America could be set to increase incrementally during the next few weeks.
Atlantic Pacific Group Director Christine Nichols was delighted to be a guest speaker at the first ‘Females in Freight’ breakfast club meeting.
Teddy Sheringham was the guest speaker at the recent London Freight Club, hosted by Atlantic Pacific Director Christine Nichols.
The UK’s new trade deal for Northern Ireland was effectively passed in the Houses of Commons yesterday, with a vote of 515 to 29.
Despite demand continuing to be low for imports from Asia, we are currently witnessing a return to space issues and booking rollovers.
Atlantic Pacific Group Director – Christine Nichols – will be on a panel of speakers for the upcoming Forwarder Magazine event.
Atlantic Pacific Group Director – Christine Nichols – will be judging the 2023 ‘Everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards’.
The Atlantic Pacific team were out and about recently delivering elephant statues to artists, ahead of this summer’s ‘Herd in the City’.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has confirmed a new agreement is in place with the EU, for a new model under the Northern Ireland Protocol.
We’re looking forward to showcasing Atlantic Pacific from our own stand at IFE2023 and there’s just 25 days to go.
The intentions of both MSC and Maersk have started to unravel and a clearer picture has emerged of what they have planned.
Atlantic Pacific Director – Christine Nichols – has been appointed as the first Lady Chairman of The London Freight Club (LFC).
Our Unity In Community team have been continuing their efforts and below is a taster of two upcoming projects.
Logistics in Turkey have naturally been impacted, predominantly in the South, near the country’s border with Syria.
The last ever Boeing 747 is being delivered this week, flying from Boeing’s Everett factory today.
BIFA have advised that next week’s civil service strike is likely to impact customs at UK airports, seaports and ro-ro ports.
The world’s two biggest shipping lines, Maersk & MSC, have confirmed they will cease vessel sharing in 2025.
Atlantic Pacific have taken a stand at IFE2023 which will be held at ExCel London between 20th and 22nd March.
Carrier alliances have cancelled an incredible 53 Asia-Europe sailings in the first few weeks of 2023.
Much of France will be striking this Thursday, 19th January, in protest against President Macron’s pension reform.
The Year Of The Rabbit – It’s time to share some facts and information about this annual celebration.
Along with the world cup, Atlantic Pacific’s World Cup Predictor competition has come to an end. Winners now need to claim prizes.
That most wonderful time of year is fast approaching and we felt it was time to get into the spirit and bring some Christmas cheer.
The CDS platform will now replace CHIEF for export declarations from November 2023, delayed from March 2023.