Logistics UK Calls for Government to Review the Mode Shift Revenue Support Scheme

The logistics community is calling on the government to review its Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) plan. The goal of MSRS is to remove short-term financial barriers preventing companies from utilizing inland waterways or rail lines. Hopefully, it can be adapted to accommodate water and rail operators.   Who is Logistics UK? As one of

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Why The Oversupply of Containers is Affecting Market Prices

According to Container xChange, there is an oversupply of containers due to a series of market disruptions. When the pandemic began in early 2020, there was a swift rise in demand for shipping containers. This quickly caused congestion at ports, which held up the container capacity. Directly after, the panic ordering began. Shipping containers were

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Fuel Tax Cut Vital to Remove Inflationary Pressures on Delivery Costs

Inflation has put quite a bit of pressure on business costs, and it continues to do so. Because of this, Logistics UK has asked Chancellor Nadhim Zahwai MP to take action to protect the nation’s supply chain. Ideally, swift action would prevent price hikes in goods by introducing a reduction in fuel prices. Fuel is

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Logistics Plays Vital Role in Leveling Up Agenda

Recently, a report investigating The Impact of Logistics Sites in the UK was released. This report was commissioned by Amazon and produced by Frontier Economics. Part of a Logistics of Leveling Up round-table held at the House of Commons, the meeting featured many distinguished guests.   Discussions About Roles Most of the discussions at the

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Container Prices Increase for the First Time This Year

For the very first time this year, global average container prices have soared. At an average of 5.4% for the 20-foot DC and by 15% for the 40-foot HC, this is quite a jump. However, in China, the average container prices as well as the leasing rates continue to decline – even after the country

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The Negative Impacts of Bottlenecks at Sea

When a bottleneck at sea occurs in global supply chains, it delays a whole range of goods, from food and beverages to consumer electronics. These supply chain disruptions are frustrating for consumers waiting on goods and the logistics companies in charge of shipping the goods. Bottlenecks at sea even contribute to higher inflation. But even

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How to Avoid Container Scams

Because of rising costs, there has been a surge in shipping container scams. Not only are they happening more frequently, but each scam is more complex and sophisticated than in recent years. The most popular container scam is to offer high-end containers at a reduced price. Once ordered, the promised shipping containers never come. Read

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Partner With a Logistics Company to Navigate Impending Shipping Challenges

Most freight forwarders, traders, and shippers expect more challenges in the peak season compared to 2021. A recent survey released by Container xChange showed the impending situation everyone is preparing for.   How much of a challenge can we expect? Amanda Mallia, Head of Sales and Purchasing for a major container company, responded to the

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How The War Impacts Costs, Supply Chains, and International Trade

The delivery specialist ParcelHero says freight transportation to Ukraine is at a virtual standstill. On top of that, many services to Russia have also stalled. Read on to learn what the war means for logistics business in Eastern Europe.   The Cost of War The Head of Consumer Research at ParcelHero, David Jinks, believes that

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Growth of E-Commerce and How It’s Shaping the Trucking Industry

Shopping online is just as common as going out to the grocery store. Although the pandemic sped up this trend, online shopping was already becoming as American as apple pie. E-commerce, buying and selling goods online, is rarely about purchasing one product. In fact, most online shoppers order several items at once. Furthermore, many businesses

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