Shanghai Lockdown: Concerns are rising that a flood of exports are likely to squeeze capacity once more.
A recent industry report has concluded that the average vessel loop is arriving back in China 20 days late.
The UK government have been making changes to the customs process, with CDS due to replace CHIEF.
It’s another another bank holiday weekend, with the UK in the middle of a run of 5 public holidays in 7 weeks.
Carriers from the shipping line alliances are currently introducing further blanked sailings for next month.
Shanghai has entered its fourth week of lockdown, which is creating backlogs for many other Chinese airports.
The Port of Felixstowe has announced a new levy to recover recent rises in energy for import containers.
Devastating floods in Durban have put a halt to logistics in the region and led to the loss of over 300 lives.
Since the start of this week there has been a slight easing of the Covid restrictions in the city of Shanghai.
The city of Shanghai is going into a two stage lockdown, which will impact both air and ocean freight.
New Zealand is opening up its borders again soon and has recently signed a new UK trade deal.
P&O have suspended their ferry services, with a major company announcement coming later today.
Availability on vessels now the most prominent issue for North American ocean freight movements.
Truck drivers throughout Spain have been on strike since Monday, protesting against increasing fuel rates.
China is now fighting its biggest Covid crisis since the initial outbreak with over 3,000 cases reported Sunday.
Fuel prices are soaring since the Ukraine conflict started, which is affecting costs on all transport modes.
Atlantic Pacific attended an event last night, which was effectively the final hoorah for Hares About Town.
Today is International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social and political achievements of women.
It is St Patrick’s day next week and the annual break has been extended to two holiday days this year.
The London Freight Club have today launched an initiative to support the British Red Cross DEC Ukraine Appeal.
Atlantic Pacific have suspended offering services or accepting bookings to or from Russia.
This morning’s news of conflict in Ukraine has had an immediate impact on logistics, with more to come.
The USA could be next in line for the trucker anti vaccination protests that have hindered Canada recently.
Storm Franklin has caused further disruption with many port operations now suspended.
To some extent the CNY has been a successful circuit breaker, as we highlight in the port update below.
Atlantic Pacific’s Chrissy Nichols has been appointed as Vice-Chairman of The London Freight Club.
Storm Dudley has already started to impact logistics in Ireland, with Dublin and Belfast affected.
Australian borders to reopen for passengers – should bring a boost for air freight capacity in the coming weeks.
A container mega-ship was refloated in the early hours of this morning after being grounded near a German port.
The Year of the Tiger – It’s time to share some facts and information about this annual celebration.
Atlantic Pacific Group have welcomed a new member, following the acquisition of Freedom Logistics UK Ltd.
Yantian is the latest port to suffer with congestion, which is currently leading to difficulties getting on quay.
Ocean freight throughout China is being impacted regionally, below is a summary position for the major ports.
A slow start to the final round of border controls introduced this month, but concerns the real test is yet to come.
Atlantic Pacific Cork are this month celebrating serving customers in Ireland for a fantastic 10 years.
Another very challenging year in logistics, but we are trying to look ahead optimistically for 2022 as a business.
UK customs procedures are changing dramatically from January 1st. The option of deferring customs entries…
Covid outbreaks in China have led to regional lockdowns, which include factory closures, in the Yangtze Delta area.
The event raised over £100,000 for NHS Charities Together and enabled a direct reinvestment of over £100,000.
Felixstowe port are once again insisting on empty containers being returned to other ports, incurring extra costs.
Ocean freight carriers serving Asia to Europe are currently facing extended delays to their advertised schedules.
Storm Barra is currently impacting logistics in Ireland and parts of the UK, with winds of up to 80 mph.
Our Felixstowe team will be moving shortly and will be in new facilities from Monday 6th December.
Feeder operations in South China have been suspended from late December 2021 to mid-February 2022.
Improvements in the port of Los Angeles has led to the delayed introduction of a new ‘Container Excess Dwell Fee’.
Its Black Friday, the annual commercial mega-event that traditionally sees millions of ‘add to basket’ clicks.
The festive season is fast approaching and its time to share our UK & Ireland holiday hours of business.
The volume of containers at Southampton port has led to some carriers being unable to restitute containers.
Operations at the Port Of Southampton have been suspended due to an incident caused by fog.
Along with ocean freight, the air freight industry is feeling the pressure of rising demand and supply disruption.
The HGV driver crisis, which has impacted the UK, has now led to bus drivers moving to better paid lorry driving.
The 2M Alliance has announced that some of its schedules will be omitting Felixstowe due to ongoing delays.
January 1st 2022 will once more bring changes to the way we trade with Europe, download our handy guide to changes.
A recent report idicates that schedule rationalisation and port exclusions could be on their way to ease Asia-Europe issues.
The volume of containers awaiting transport, has led to empty containers having to be returned to other ports.
The fantastic Hares About Town public art display has raised a fantastic £447,000 for Havens Hospices.
With supply chain disruption as it is, it may be easy to forget China’s Golden Week starts this week.
The government seems at odds with transport bodies over the impact Brexit has had on the driver shortage.
Shanghai port and airports have been closed pending the arrival of Typhoon Chanthu – due to hit land tonight.
Ministers are reported to be preparing to announce a number of measures to assist in the driver crisis.