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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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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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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WiseTech Global acquires Southampton’s logistics software provider Datafreight

One of the shipping industry’s leading logistic management software provider, Datafreight – has been acquired by WiseTech Global. With their offices based in Southampton, Datafreight provides integrated logistics solutions, including HMRC customs software, specialist consultancy for UK customs compliance and freight forwarding solutions for all modes of transport, along with warehousing capabilities for managing bonded and

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How to climb the career ladder in logistics

At SDW we we have many clients, some of whom I am also lucky enough to be able to call friends, who have started out as import / export trainees and are now senior managers, directors and CEOs – some of whom are with big global companies, others have started their own business, some of

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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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