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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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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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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Port of Southampton acquires Eling Wharf to expand

ABP has announced a multi-million pound investment in Southampton to provide a further boost to UK exports. Booming trade at the UK’s number one port for export has prompted the acquisition of a 41 acre site close to the Port of Southampton. As well as securing local employment, the acquisition of Eling Wharf will support

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Port of Southampton to lose call by Maersk/MSC Asia-Europe service

The 2M alliance of Maersk and MSC is to leave the UK port of Southampton. It has announced it will drop the call at the country’s second largest container gateway by the Asia-Europe AE1/Shogun service the carriers jointly operate. A spokesman for Maersk told The Loadstar: “The reason for withdrawing the Southampton call was because we could not offer

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Southampton hits back at haulier claims of container logjams at the port

Port executives at Southampton have defended its record in handling containers, after hauliers yesterday said they would be looking for price increases to reflect the higher costs of retrieving and delivering containers. The call follows the switch of THE Alliance’s Asia-Europe services last April, which saw members Yang Ming and K Line leave Felixstowe for the south coast

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Recruitment – Simple but not easy!

There is a difference between simple and easy, but sometimes people get the two confused. I had a conversation with a hiring manager early this week who said, why would be use a recruitment company – recruitment is not rocket science and we are going to recruit ourselves. I of course wished the guy the

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How container shipping could reinvent itself for the digital age

As the leading recruiter to the shipping, freight forwarding & logistics sector, we like to keep an eye on the future industry predictions & trends. I stumbled across this on the Loadstar & whether you agree or not, certainly makes interesting reading. Fifty years after first analysing container shipping, consultant McKinsey has called on the

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