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Border Delivery Group - COVID-19 update

Mon. 27 Apr 2020
Government announced on Friday 24 April 2020 a financial support package to keep freight flowing on routes into and across the UK.

World’s biggest containership unveiled by HMM

Mon. 27 Apr 2020
Hyundai Merchant Marine’s (HMM) has recently unveiled the biggest container ship in the world.

Cargo crimes in EMEA top 8,548 incidents worth to US$152 million

Mon. 27 Apr 2020
Cargo thefts from supply chains in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) doubled last year to 8,548 incidents and involved product losses of EUR137 million (US$152.22 million). According to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), the incident rate is the highest recorded in the body's 23-year history.

Update on Covid-19 Customs response

Fri. 24 Apr 2020
Over the past weeks HMRC and Other Government Departments have introduced a number of facilitations aimed at helping businesses during the Covid-19 Crisis.

Container shipping capacity down 9% in April

Fri. 24 Apr 2020
New analysis conducted by Danish maritime intelligence company eeSea has revealed the quick drop in shipped container volumes brought about by the spread of coronavirus. Container shipping capacity is down 9% for this month and 11% of next month’s sailings have been blanked.

'SME COVID-19 Webinar Series' for UK businesses

Fri. 24 Apr 2020
The Department for International Trade (DIT) in partnership with Newable, Enterprise Europe Network and J.P. Morgan, would like to introduce the newly launched SME Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar Series.

Maritime sector is doing work of ‘national importance’ — UK minister

Thu. 23 Apr 2020
UK Shipping Minister Kelly Tolhurst says the maritime sector’s response to the current health crisis has been ‘remarkable’.

Freight association believes extension of Brexit transition period still seems likely

Wed. 22 Apr 2020
As the stalled negotiations between the UK and EU started again this week, the head of the British International Freight Association has described the UK government’s insistence that it will not ask to extend the 11-month transition period as a very risky move.

New Drewry COVID-19 hub

Wed. 22 Apr 2020
Since the initial coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Drewry have been closely monitoring and assessing the impact of developments on the shipping industry, from the financial health of key industry players to displaced container equipment, cancelled sailings, freight rate development and market forecasts.

Guidance on shipping Hand Sanitisers

Wed. 22 Apr 2020
Not surprisingly faced with the demands of the pandemic, a wide range of companies are turning to the Manufacture/Supply of Hand Sanitisers.

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