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December Update

FEATURE STORY Kukla UK are delighted to announce that John Hay will be joining us as Commercial ManagerKukla Beverage Logistics has a new Commercial Manager to strengthen its growing business and commercial partnerships in the beverage industry. John Hay begins his new role at the start of January 2022 and brings with him a wealth …

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November Update

CURRENT SITUATION UPDATE The Christmas delivery period is now in full swing and supply chain issues still reflect the increasing pressures faced by suppliers and importers. The short-term issues have morphed into longer-term concerns among importers and there is no sight of an end to the increasing costs now associated with container shipping. Read more …

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Freight Update November 2021

Freight Update Environmental Concerns Wines from source are more than just a cause for supply chain concerns. A recent comment from the international Organisation of Wine and Vine (OIV) tell a sorry tale of reduced crops in both Italy and Spain. Along with France, Italy and Spain account for around 45% of the world’s production. …

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The Lord Mayor’s Show

Chris Porter reports on this year’s event. “There are 110 livery companies, comprising London’s ancient and modern trade associations and guilds, almost all of which are styled the ‘Worshipful Company of…’ their respective craft, trade or profession. These livery companies play a significant part in the life of the City of London (the financial district …

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November Current Situation

The Christmas delivery period is now in full swing and supply chain issues still reflect the increasing pressures faced by suppliers and importers. The short-term issues have morphed into longer-term concerns among importers and there is no sight of an end to the increasing costs now associated with container shipping. This means the mid-to-long term …

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October Update

CURRENT SITUATION UPDATE The ongoing situation affecting HGV drivers and the freight rates for container shipping remain the two most pressing issues affecting the beverage sector, whilst the other big issue for UK retailers is the recent fuel and driver shortage that is having a strong impact on the retail sector. Read more here Freight …

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Current Situation October 2021

The ongoing situation affecting HGV drivers and the freight rates for container shipping remain the two most pressing issues affecting the beverage sector. Europe is the most affected region in terms of HGV drivers and the lack of deliveries into the UK. Yet the seemingly increasing freight rates for shipping show no signs of reducing …

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Trade deals agreed between the UK and New Zealand and Australia

UK agrees Historic trade deal with New Zealand UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, finalised a free trade deal with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The deal was agreed during a video call on 20th October after 16 months of talks and negotiations between the Department for International Trade negotiators. A big boost for UK …

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Freight Update October 2021

Freight Update European Road Freight The latest figures still look gloomy for driver shortages with almost 76,000 drivers short compared to previous years in the UK and that figure hits 400,000 across mainland Europe. According to the UK Road Haulage Association, 20,000 European drivers have left the UK for ‘Brexit reasons.’ Data from 2020 highlights …

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