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November situation update

CHILE The strike in San Antonio, Chile, ended on 25 November. It paralysed the container terminal. Because of the strike, several ships were diverted and a container ship was forced to sail without completing its unloading. There will be ongoing disruption whilst operations get back to normal. USA Eight hundred International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local …

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IS YOUR SHIPMENT FULLY INSURED?

In relation to the total amount of product moved by freight forwarders on behalf of their clients, incidents of damage and/or theft are mercifully rare. When it does occur, though, it is, at best, a massive hassle and inconvenience and, at worst, will lead to loss of profits and, worse still, irreplaceable stocks. Whilst you …

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October situation update

FRANCE Strikes are still happening and affecting fuel supply. See latest updates from Reuters: TotalEnergies needs to hike wages and negotiate with CGT union to end strikes – Le Maire | Reuters https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/french-refineries-strike-continues-despite-requisition-threat-french-media-2022-10-12/ UK Port of Liverpool strike call from the 12th until the 17th October. More on: Report shows impact of port strikes | …

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Kukla expands management team

Beverage logistics specialists Robert Kukla UK have bolstered their management team by appointing the highly experienced Gavin Williams as Deep Sea Manager, from 1st September. The step is part of the company’s expansion plan and to support its growing business and commercial partnerships in the industry. A highly respected professional team leader, Williams will manage …

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HMRC is replacing CHIEF with CDS

Please be aware of the impending important changes that HMRC are making. They will be closing their Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system in two stages:     On 30 September 2022: the ability to make import declarations will end     On 31 March 2023: the ability to make export declarations will end …

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Q&A with David Richardson (DR), Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director WSTA

By Chris Porter David, thank you for talking with Kukla News. As ever, much to talk about with you, but especially the proposed changes to the system of duty charging has taken much of WSTA’s energy in these last few months. You have lead the way in spearheading the call for the government to rethink …

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Day of Seafarer (DotS)

More than 1.6 million seafarers are reportedly employed on merchant ships. The merchant fleet is anticipated to continue expanding over the coming ten years, necessitating the need for additional skilled workers in this sector. From pallets to bulk wine, they are preserving the global supply chain everywhere. Around the world, seafarers are responsible for sustaining …

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June Information Update

Read the latest Q&A feature with David Richardson (DR), Regulations & Commercial Affairs Director WSTA Current Situation Update Road Freight From Global Trailer Magazine: The effects of inflation on the supply side of the European road freight market have led to substantial increases in rates in Q1 2022. The war in Ukraine and the restriction …

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South Africa Update March 2022

South African ports have certainly had several challenges over the past few years with Cape Town still experiencing delays of up to 14 days. Berth line-up has been impacted by continuous wind stoppages and to a degree, labour shortages and equipment issues. Working closely with our agent partner, KUKLA UK, has ensured that we offer …

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