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Container shipping market: Dialogue or complaint

Tue. 26 Jan 2021
The European Shippers Council (ESC) and CLECAT, European associations grouping shippers and forwarders, recently criticised policies being pursued by shipping lines in a joint open letter addressed to the European Commission.

Felixstowe Port - Mandatory wearing of face coverings

Fri. 22 Jan 2021
Wearing of face coverings to become mandatory for all visitors and drivers.

BA Cargo strikes at Heathrow

Thu. 21 Jan 2021
New round of strikes by BA Cargo workers.

37% of all boxes are rolled over

Tue. 19 Jan 2021
More than one in three containers worldwide are being rolled over, amid an unprecedented supply chain challenge hitting the liner community.

Professions exempt from travel restrictions

Tue. 19 Jan 2021
Government information on roles which are exempt from the current COVID restrictions to travel.

Shippers warned to prepare for bunker surcharge increase

Mon. 18 Jan 2021
A 35% rise in the price of low-sulphur fuel is set to be passed on to container lines’ customers.

Carriers cancel fewer services over Chinese New Year period

Mon. 18 Jan 2021
Figures from liner database eeSea's Blank Sailings Tracker indicate that container carriers are expected to provide more deepsea capacity out of Asia over the Chinese New Year holiday, beginning February 12, than in any other year.

Defra Expedited Return Scheme: Consultation

Wed. 13 Jan 2021
Expedited Return Scheme and the prioritisation of Gibraltar-bound grocery supply freight.

French Covid Restrictions: Consultation on requirement for 'upstream' test

Wed. 13 Jan 2021
Ministers are now considering whether urgently to take powers to require hauliers, proceeding to Port of Dover and Eurotunnel, to evidence a negative Covid test before entering Kent.

PEACH and eDOMERO downtime on Thursday 14 January

Tue. 12 Jan 2021
Further to the message on the PEACH homepage, Defra advise that PEACH and eDOMERO will be unavailable between 1200-1400hrs on Thursday 14 January for essential maintenance.

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