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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Xpediator snaps up Southampton based Import Services

Hot off the press from The Loadstar, we have just learnt that acquisition hungry Xpediator has just snapped up Southampton based Import Services and there are more expected this year. Yesterday it announced the purchase of Southampton-based Import Services Ltd (ISL) in a deal worth a reported £12m. And it said negotiations for two more takeovers were

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Southampton port has key role in Brexit says maritime minister

Southampton is in a prime position to make the most of the benefits after the UK leaves the EU according to the maritime minister as she visits the city’s port. Maritime minister Nusrat Ghani is touring DP World Southampton and some of the cruise ships in the dock as part of a visit to the city today. Speaking as

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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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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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