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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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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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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A Career in Shipping, Logistics & Freight Forwarding

As Southampton & Felixstowe’s leading recruitment agency to the shipping, logistics and freight forwarding industry, we are always looking for ways to promote the freight, shipping & supply chain profession as a career choice for school & college leavers & graduates alike. There is certainly a skills shortage here in Southampton, within the shipping &

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5 Signs You’ve Found the Best Person for the Job

One of the hardest decisions to make is knowing when you’ve found the best person for the job. In a market that is facing a skill shortage, you need to be honing in on the right applicant for the job, and the clues to finding that perfect candidate start as soon as they send through

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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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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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