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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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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2 Brand New Giant Cranes at DP World Southampton

Two brand new giant quay cranes, some of the biggest in the UK and almost as tall as the London Eye, will take up position at Southampton port’s shipping container terminal. The new cranes are part of a major investment by terminal operator and owner DP World, to ensure the port can continue to handle

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SDW at Multimodal 2018

SDW attended Multimodal again this year, and what a great event it was, capturing all freight forwarders, logistics providers, transport operators, shipping lines and port operators all under one roof.           Steve Wyeth, Director of SDW commented “Multimodal never disappoints, always a good buzz at the show from both exhibitors and

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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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Why new recruits leave

In recent years, there has certainly been a shift if the UK labour market & this is certainly reflected across the shipping & logistics industry. Job seekers can now afford to have higher expectations than ever before, which is of course great news for candidates but not ideal for hiring companies. With this in mind,

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5 reasons why you didn’t get the job

Let’s face, you are not going to get every job you attend an interview for. But I know rejection can be hard sometimes, and you can end up over thinking things & analysing your interview and what you could have done or said different. To stop you beating yourself up, here are 5 reasons why

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