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DECEMBER INFORMATION UPDATE

KUKLA NEWS This month we are featuring on “Managing your fine wine and En Primeur shipments”. IN THE NEWS London Gateway-Southampton intermodal train service was launched with the aim of improving supply chains An intermodal train weekly service connecting DP World’s container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton was launched in November. The new service …

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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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OCTOBER INFORMATION UPDATE

This month we ask a simple but important question – Is your shipment really “fully insured”? As a general rule, incidents of damage and/or theft occurring as a result of freight forwarders’ moving of products on behalf of their clients are mercifully rare. However, if it does happen, it will, at best, cause a great …

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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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September Update

CUSTOMS UPDATE HMRC approves further delay for traders to make customs system migration HMRC is automatically guaranteeing traders that commit to switching to the new CDS system by the end of October continue use of CHIEF. The Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system was due to be switched off on 1st October, with …

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SEPTEMBER INFORMATION UPDATE

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II We wish to open this issue of Kukla News with our own words of tribute to our late Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday September 8th 2022. Hers was an extraordinary life. Her sense of duty and service, humility and compassion, decency and respect, intelligence and wisdom were consistently …

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July Information Update

Kukla UK’s Customs Division Everyone in the industry should be aware of the impending changes. HMRC will be closing the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system in two stages key dates are 30 September 2022, when the ability to make import declarations will end and on 31 March 2023 the ability to …

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July Update

Sea Freight Update Globally shipping is currently facing several challenges, one of the biggest of these being transit time. Global schedule reliability seems to continue to follow the historically low depths of 2021 levels according to the latest analysis from Sea-Intelligence. Alan Murphy, CEO of Sea-Intelligence, said in the firm’s report that in May 2022, …

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May Information Update

FEATURE STORY A new concept in Italy which is proving to cut transit times down from 4 weeks to 2 weeks involving brand new 13.6m trailers. Read more here. Road Freight (Europe) HGV drivers are road logistics in the UK will be receive an investment of £20m to improve roadside facilities for the driver welfare. …

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