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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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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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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Pink Lady makes her maiden call at Southampton

On the 5th January 2019, ONE Columba made her maiden call to the Port of Southampton. ONE Columba is the first new build from Ocean network Express to visit the UK, and is deployed on the Alliance FE5 Asia to Europe loop. This pink lady can carry 14000 TEU. This Magenta ship will be the

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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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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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