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The new London Gateway container port is nearing completion and is set to transform port options for businesses exporting from the South East who had previously shipped out of Felixstowe. The port will have the best tidal window access for deep-drafted vessels and a capacity...

2012 has seen the strongest year yet for Supplychain21 as a combination of increased activity from existing customers and some new business helped to push volume and turnover to new heights. While the UK economy may be continuing to struggle, it remains ever true that a combination 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...

There has been mixed news on costs for hauliers (and therefore their customers) in recent weeks. Whilst George Osbornes announcement tthat the planned 3p per litre rise in fuel tax would not proceed in January avoids this additional cost, the new levy proposed for HGV's...

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has predicted that there will be a ‘dramatic shift’ in the balance of economic power over the next half century, with the emerging economies of Asia gaining ground and accounting for a significant share of output.   China is set...

  There is 1.7 million teu of new Containership capacity planned for delivery in 2013, representing a 9.5 %  increase on the total available in 2012. With only 2% of the fleet being scrapped it remains to be seen whether economic conditions improve sufficiently to warrant the...

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...

Supplychain21 continues to grow with many new and diverse movements organised on behalf of customers. Particular strengths continue to be driven by the most regular customer demand, and in Q3 2012 the Top 10' were: 1. UK to Australia 2. UK to France 3. Belgium to Holland 4. Holland...

The DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index is based on a survey of over 1000 exporters and an analysis of export documentation. It is designed to measure the health of UK export. The Q3 report will be out soon but the Q2 index noted: * Manufacturers reporting a big increase...

September has seen the strongest month on record for Supplychain21 as a combination of increased activity from existing customers and some new business helped to push volume and turnover to new heights. While the UK economy may be continuing to struggle, it remains ever true that...