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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Rail extension at Southampton docks completed

A scheme to improve freight train access to Southampton docks could cut tens of thousands of lorry movements in the city each year, according to port bosses. Port chiefs say work to lengthen the tracks at the Port of Southampton’s Solent Rail Terminal has now been completed. The work involved extended tracks at the site

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When recruiting, why you should only work with one agency

Many Hiring Managers or HR professionals (not just in the shipping & logistics industry) have the mindset that if they work with a number of recruitment agencies, plus advertise themselves at the same time, they will cast their net wide enough and will have a number of high calibre, suitably experienced candidates to recruit from.

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Pink Lady makes her maiden call at Southampton

On the 5th January 2019, ONE Columba made her maiden call to the Port of Southampton. ONE Columba is the first new build from Ocean network Express to visit the UK, and is deployed on the Alliance FE5 Asia to Europe loop. This pink lady can carry 14000 TEU. This Magenta ship will be the

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WiseTech Global acquires Southampton’s logistics software provider Datafreight

One of the shipping industry’s leading logistic management software provider, Datafreight – has been acquired by WiseTech Global. With their offices based in Southampton, Datafreight provides integrated logistics solutions, including HMRC customs software, specialist consultancy for UK customs compliance and freight forwarding solutions for all modes of transport, along with warehousing capabilities for managing bonded and

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How to climb the career ladder in logistics

At SDW we we have many clients, some of whom I am also lucky enough to be able to call friends, who have started out as import / export trainees and are now senior managers, directors and CEOs – some of whom are with big global companies, others have started their own business, some of

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