14/01/2021 / Brexit, Customs, Road

The lull before the storm ends – European Overland and Customs Update Week 2

While reports of free-flowing freight traffic at Dover may suggest everything is hunky-dory in the nation’s supply chain, after the...
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14/01/2021 / China, Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

Container crisis continues from Asia to the rest of world

As Metro reported in last week’s supply chain bulletin, the availability of container equipment has become the primary supply chain...
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14/01/2021 / Brexit, Customs, Metro

Custom’s accreditation changes

Internationally recognised as a mark of security and quality excellence, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is an independent endorsement that...
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14/01/2021 / Brexit, Customs, Metro, Road, Supply Chain

New inland border facilities

As part of their preparation for the UK’s new EU trading relationship the government committed to build new inland border...
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07/01/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

China, South East Asian and Indian Subcontinent sea freight rates continue to rise

With strong demand and container shortages continuing throughout the Christmas and New Year period, sea freight rates from Asia have...
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07/01/2021 / Brexit, Metro, Supply Chain, Technology

Metro’s role in government border strategy

On the 17th December 2020 HM Government (HMG) released its 2025 Border Strategy document, which outlines its intentions for modernising...
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07/01/2021 / Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

2020 supply chain challenges continue into 2021

The COVID pandemic massively impacted freight infrastructure operations, rates, vessel space and equipment availability last year and is showing little...
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07/01/2021 / Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

Regulators circle shipping lines

As container freight rates continue to rise from Asia, regulators in China and the US are raising concerns and the...
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07/01/2021 / Brexit, Customs

Dover braces

Since the end of the Brexit transition period on New Year's Eve, new customs paperwork is required for lorry drivers,...
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07/01/2021 / Brexit

Finally; Brexit trade deal welcomed

The logistics industry has welcomed the signing of a Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU. Running to...
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