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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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