Biggest container ship to call at DP World Southampton

Steve Wyeth, Director of SDW couldn’t resist a cycle down to Marchwood to have a sneaky peak of HMM Oslo, which is the biggest ship to call at DP World Southampton, he also took a few pics to😀 Here is some information on the vessel from DPWS: The HMM Oslo, the biggest vessel ever to

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BIFA’s planning to return to work – post Coronavirus guide

We would like to share with the freight & logistics community BIFA’s guide on returning to work safely . BIFA is receiving enquiries from Members regarding what steps they should be taking in order to facilitate their return to work when the current lockdown restrictions are eased by the Government. At the time of writing,

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Southampton could become ‘freeport’ with zero tariffs in wake of Brexit

A GOVERNMENT minister visited Southampton to launch plans for “freeports” – areas which would be sheltered from tariffs in the wake of Brexit. The idea is being proposed in a bid to create jobs by promoting international trade after Britain’s departure from the European Union takes full effect at the end of this year. Freeports are areas where no

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Fyffes Bananas now being imported through Southampton Port

Maersk has changed its UK call on the ECUBEX South America reefer service (known as the Banana Boat) to Southampton’s DP World terminal. The move to DP World Southampton ensures that speed to market and improved product shelf life is maintained for one of the UK’s biggest banana importers. The main customer on this service

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SDW at the BIFA Freight Awards

The team at SDW had a great day out at the BIFA Freight Awards at the Brewery in London yesterday, celebrating this years big achievers in the freight sector & meeting up with clients and friends. The event was hosted by paralympian Ade Adepitan, and what a great host he was, listening to his story

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A £3million crane has arrived at the port of Southampton

Port operator ABP has added the eighth quayside crane to its infrastructure. The Gottwald HMK 6507b, manufactured by Kone Cranes, has been delivered to Solent Stevedores’ Bulks Terminal at the Port of Southampton as part of an ongoing investment programme to ensure that ABP can continue to offer its customers the best services available. Weighing

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Port of Southampton Invests In Quayside

The Port of Southampton has announced that it has begun a further phase of planned investment to maximise quayside space to ensure the world’s largest ships can continue to call at the Southampton port. According to a statement, Southampton is the UK’s number one export port and primary automotive port, handling 900,000 cars every year.

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Recruitment Grant Available for Hiring Customs Coordinators

For a limited time, HMRC are offering freight forwarders who complete Customs declarations on behalf of their clients, a recruitment grant of up to £13,000 per recruit, to cover the associated costs of hiring a new employee. This includes the employee’s gross salary costs for the first 3 months of employment. The grant includes funding

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Hampshire Chamber offers import & export training ahead of Brexit

Importers & exporters who trade overseas being offered training for the extra compliance & regulations that they will face after Brexit. Companies who trade with European companies, will face new Customs checks, more complex shipping documentation & compliance checks, regardless if the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal. Even if importers or

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