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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What’s the Secrets of Getting Your Goods to Overseas Customers

What’s the Secrets of Getting Your Goods to Overseas Customers

SME retailers and manufacturers can find out everything they need to know about shipping products to new markets by joining the Department for International Trade (DIT) #Exporting is GREAT free webinar. It’s being staged in partnership with the online parcel broker ParcelHero, experts in international deliveries. UK start-ups and SMEs, whether they are retailers or manufacturers, can be understandably reluctant to look beyond the UK market. The Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) #Exporting is…

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Government Grants Available for Training Courses in Customs Procedures

Government Grants Available for Training Courses in Customs Procedures

The government has announced that from early December 2018 businesses will be able to apply for grant funding towards training and IT improvements that help them to complete customs declarations. The funding is being provided in preparation for the UK’s departure from the European Union. The Institute of Export & International Trade provides training to businesses looking to learn about Customs Procedures and Declarations, which this grant funding will be applicable against, including the following…

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