P&O chaos is disrupting freight and international supply chains

P&O chaos is disrupting freight and international supply chains

The ferry operator P&O’s controversial mass-firing of 800 employees without warning is impacting on cross-Channel freight and UK exporters and importers, warns the international delivery specialist ParcelHero. ParcelHero is also warning that the ongoing suspension of services could have serious implications for Great Britain – Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland (ROI) shipments, during a period of already intense disruption. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks M.I.L.T., says: ‘P&O is not just a passenger ferry operator,…

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As the UK plans to diverge from EU manufacturing regulations, new ONS figures show the impact Brexit has already had on UK businesses

As the UK plans to diverge from EU manufacturing regulations, new ONS figures show the impact Brexit has already had on UK businesses

New figures released by the ONS reveal UK companies’ annual rates of return have consistently fallen since the 2016 Brexit vote, with manufacturing particularly badly hit. ParcelHero warns this comes at a time when the Government’s controversial new ‘Brexit Freedoms Bill’ threatens to separate UK products from EU standards. New Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures on the ‘Annual Rates of Return of Private Non-Financial Corporations’ show the considerable impact the Brexit vote has had…

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Once the supply chain crisis subsides, we can digitally transform our way to a better future

Once the supply chain crisis subsides, we can digitally transform our way to a better future

It was impossible to go through 2021 without hearing about the crisis afflicting global supply chains.  Back in the first quarter of 2020 the pandemic triggered a catastrophic sequence of events that would ultimately impact how efficiently the world’s distribution networks operated. As Covid-19 ripped across the world and instigated lockdowns across nations and industries, including manufacturing, many assumed that global demand would drop.  As we know, the opposite happened, and the pandemic ended up…

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New Year, New Brexit red tape – but things will get a lot worse if Article 16

New Year, New Brexit red tape – but things will get a lot worse if Article 16

The UK’s new Brexit negotiator, Liz Truss, repeated the UK’s willingness to trigger the Article 16 nuclear option, even as further EU trade regulations bit on 1 January. ParcelHero warns unilateral action by the UK could result in a delayed hard Brexit and ruin chances for a US trade deal. New UK-EU trade regulations were introduced on 1 January, creating further problems for UK businesses. However, the UK’s new chief Brexit negotiator, Foreign Secretary Liz…

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UK logistics platform boss warns of December road freight price rise

UK logistics platform boss warns of December road freight price rise

The CEO of Transport Exchange Group (TEG) – the UK’s leading online logistics platform – has warned of surging demand for road transport services in December, and the wide-ranging effects it could have.  The latest data from the TEG Road Transport Price Index reveals the average price-per-mile for haulage and courier vehicles has fallen 3.3 points since a record-high peak in September. However, the road freight industry sees prices increasing between November and December annually…

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DP WORLD at the forefront of sustainable industry efforts in Europe

DP WORLD at the forefront of sustainable industry efforts in Europe

Innovation holds the key to reducing emissions and creating a greener and more sustainable trade and logistics industry in Europe, according to global end-to-end logistics and smart trade enabler, DP World. DP World operates 20 terminals in 12 countries across the breadth of Europe, all of which are at various stages of their respective journeys towards implementing more sustainable operations. The business has an impressive story to tell in Western Europe where its Rotterdam World…

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How to Save Time and Money With Your International Shipping

How to Save Time and Money With Your International Shipping

Whether you’re a new e-commerce retailer needing some tips of the trade, or an experienced firm looking to revamp your processes – shipping is a good place to start.  There are several effective ways to cut down on international shipping costs and save time – and in such a competitive market, offering a service that’s a cut above the rest will make your business stand out.  From clever packaging methods to managing your clients’ expectations,…

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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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