As talks fail to strike a Northern Ireland deal customs chaos will only get worse

As talks fail to strike a Northern Ireland deal customs chaos will only get worse

The failure of a key UK-EU Joint Committee meeting to shelve new fees and red tape on deliveries to Northern Ireland could spell border chaos, says ParcelHero Delays and red tape on goods sent between the UK and Northern Ireland (NI) are set to increase significantly following the failure of a key UK-EU meeting, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. A UK-EU Joint Committee meeting on Wednesday failed to extend the grace period on the…

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New Government figures show 35% of UK importers are struggling at borders and Northern Ireland trade is collapsing

New Government figures show 35% of UK importers are struggling at borders and Northern Ireland trade is collapsing

The latest ONS economy report highlights soaring problems at Customs and a crisis developing in Northern Ireland trade, warns the international delivery expert ParcelHero. The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) economy figures show businesses are reporting spiralling Brexit challenges. Doubt has also been cast on the viability of the Northern Ireland protocol, says the international delivery expert ParcelHero. Transport costs, border disruption and customs duties problems soared in the two-week period between 24 January…

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ABP Humber announce the completion of the £50 million investment in their Humber Container Terminal

ABP Humber announce the completion of the £50 million investment in their Humber Container Terminal

The investment has seen a reduction in carbon, increased capacity and a more efficient service for customers old and new. The Humber’s prime location on the East Coast was already a popular option for international businesses, but the expansion has seen growth in new customers and new sailing routes. The £50 million investment is split between two sites, Hull and Immingham. In 2018, the container terminal in Hull expanded which saw sailings increase from five…

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Biden’s Presidency is not all good news for UK-US exporters

Biden’s Presidency is not all good news for UK-US exporters

The international delivery expert ParcelHero reveals Joe Biden’s Presidency will make UK-US trade calmer but it won’t be plain sailing for UK exporters. The UK-US delivery specialist ParcelHero says trading with America is likely to be considerably smoother following the inauguration of President Biden. Several of his new policies, however, will have a significant impact on exporters and shippers to the USA. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, says President Biden’s first day in office…

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How will Brexit affect EU Exports? Prepare now!

How will Brexit affect EU Exports? Prepare now!

What does Brexit mean for Shipping Goods into the European Union from 1st January 2021? There have been a lot of arguments and counter-arguments about what will change when the Brexit transition period comes to an end. The UK will leave the European Union on the 31st January 2020 and areas that should have been negotiated and agreed upon remain in flux. Regardless of COVID-19, which many will blame for setbacks in negotiations, there are…

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What happens to EU shipments after 31 January? ‘Keep calm and carry on,’ says ParcelHero

What happens to EU shipments after 31 January? ‘Keep calm and carry on,’ says ParcelHero

The international delivery expert ParcelHero says the Government’s £100 million Brexit information campaign was largely about a no-deal Brexit; and shippers have been left in the dark about what happens during and after the new transition period. 11pm, Friday 31 January, will go down in history as the moment the UK officially left the EU. But the international courier services expert ParcelHero says the Government’s Brexit web site, which it spent £100m on promoting last year,…

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As importers brace for coronavirus impact, should shoppers question the safety of Chinese parcels?

As importers brace for coronavirus impact, should shoppers question the safety of Chinese parcels?

ParcelHero says international shoppers are increasingly concerned about Wuhan packages; as new parcel restrictions and factory closures are set to impact on many imported item orders. The spread of the coronavirus is likely to impact significantly on UK importers and consumers, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. It says restrictions on shipments and compulsory factory closures in China’s Hubei province, which is at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, will mean significant delays on…

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Jersey Post and Skillweb creates seamless customs processing

Jersey Post and Skillweb creates seamless customs processing

Jersey Post has teamed up with Skillweb to streamline customs clearance for time critical and urgent deliveries. Using item tracking software Skillweb Deliver, the letter and parcel delivery provider will automate the processing of shipments, so it can speed-up clearance times, avoid unnecessary delays and enhance the last-mile experience. The technology integration has already supported the roll-out of a new contract with HelloFresh UK for the delivery of fresh mealkits to residents on the island….

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Brexit is no Y2K because we STILL don’t know what we’re facing

Brexit is no Y2K because we STILL don’t know what we’re facing

An eleventh-hour debate for leading supply chain professionals reveals continued uncertainty is more damaging for business than a no-deal Brexit. A ‘one minute till midnight’ Brexit debate, held as part of the influential annual Richmond Supply Chain Forum, has delivered a damning indictment of Government prevarication. Delegates revealed very few of the companies represented have been able to invest significantly in Brexit measures because no one knows what form it will take; and that at least…

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Amazon and Alibaba Creating Biggest Revolution In Shipping For 60 Years

Amazon and Alibaba Creating Biggest Revolution In Shipping For 60 Years

Global e-commerce is leading the biggest shake up in international shipping since containerization, ParcelHero’s David Jinks will tell a major world maritime conference in London. Shipping lines will be forced to either integrate with Amazon and Alibaba or be submerged by the digital revolution. ‘A change in global supply chains even greater than the introduction of containers in the 1950s is underway, and shipping lines that don’t adapt to the new e-commerce revolution will go…

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