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The European Competition Commission has launched a formal investigation into the issue of oil price fixing, despite the fact that in 2012 the Office of Fair Trading found that there was insufficient evidence to support such a claim. As fuel is a major component of the cost of...

April has seen the strongest month yet in 2013 for Supplychain21 as increased activity from many customers helped to push volume and turnover to new heights. The small amount of growth achieved by the UK economy in Q1 this year seems to be having a positive impact on...

The latest Logistics Survey shows that UK road exports to the EU both on accompanied and unaccompanied trailers were down in 2012 against the levels seen in 2011. This is solid evidence that the recession in the EUR area has been having an impact on...

A number of drinks businesses have taken advantage of the relative strength of other currencies when compared to the £ (GBP) to develop sales outside of the UK in both the EU and with the rest of the world. When goods are made available to...

The recent budget once again saw the chancellor backing away from previous announced increases in fuel duty. Not for the first time, the treasury has observed that adding above inflation tax increases in fuel is likely to hurt both the UK consumer and business. A recent survey...

A survey of the timeliness of container ship arrival conducted by the industry consultant Drewry has reported record reliability in the 4th quarter of 2012 with 79.9% of ships arriving on time (compared with less than 75% in the previous quarter). So now only 1 in...

For many of Supplychain21's customers, getting a sufficiently legible and accurate CMR to be able to use with HMRC to provide proof of export is an ongoing challenge. Supplychain21 has worked with its hauliers and also customer warehouses to try to ensure the quality of...

A number of drinks businesses have taken advantage of the relative strength of other currencies when compared to the £ (GBP) to develop sales outside of the UK in both the EU and with the rest of the world. When goods are made available to...

The HGV Road User Levy Act became law on 4th March. Prior to this legislation, many EU states already charge lorries for using their roads which means that British vehicles have to pay to drive in Europe, while foreign lorries can drive in the UK without paying...

Supplychain21 has won another piece of new business in the drinks sector as a result of its network of hauliers able to provide backhaul vehicle availability. Offered the opportunity to quote on some selected routes, Supplychain21 was able to find savings of 18% on the...