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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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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Maritime trade worth £77.5billion passes through the Solent

Trade worth £77.5billion pounds passes through ports in Southampton & across the Solent, it has been revealed. The new report also shows that economic output from the Solent maritime sector has increased 14 per cent over a five-year period. Maritime UK and the Solent LEP released the report, which found that the maritime sector supports

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Pentalver charts a course for Greater Safety with 26 new trucks

A clients of ours, Southampton based container  shipping specialist Pentalver has invested in a new fleet of 26 Mercedes-Benz tractor units. All Actros 2545 models with range-topping GigaSpace cabs, they arrived via south coast Dealer Marshall Truck & Van and are now working from the Port of Southampton. The new trucks have replaced a previous

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Our top tips to help you ask for a pay rise

As April is fast approaching, for a lot of shipping & freight companies it is pay rise time, or not as the case maybe… Asking for a salary increase is never easy, but it is something we are all likely to do a number of times throughout our careers. It can be awkward, so if

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Five things to consider when you receive a counter offer

So, you’ve got yourself a new job… you’ve handed in your notice and just as you start preparing for a new challenge, your boss offers you a surprisingly lucrative counter offer. This could be in the form of more money, more responsibility or a promotion. Deciding whether to accept or reject a counter is never

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New Freight Service from Southampton to the Isle of Wight

A new dedicated freight service across the Solent is to be introduced, ferry operator Red Funnel has announced. A £10m freight-only ferry is to be built in the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead. The 74m (240ft) roll-on roll-off vessel will operate on the Southampton to East Cowes route. Red Funnel said a dedicated freight service

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