Transatlantic trade talks resume

Last week saw the Transatlantic trade talks, between the EU and US, resume. While both sides reported progress, they also noted that negotiations would be “challenging”. The deal, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, could see greater business for companies on …Continue reading »

Lines look for export rate hike in March

According to reports in today’s Lloyds List OOCL, Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd, amid claims that operating costs are not covered, are planning March 1 rises on eastbound Asia-Europe services. OOCL will increase sea freight export rates on services from north Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, …Continue reading »

London Gateway, open for business

Located just eight miles from our Tilbury freight centre the new London Gateway adds an annual capacity of 3.5 million TEUs to the UK’s port capacity. Proximity to London and the South East, together with the availability of port-centric logistics, warehousing and …Continue reading »

Infrastructure investment announced

The spending review from chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has outlined a number of spending areas for UK infrastructure, which includes the maintenance of roads and various energy projects. Not only that, but announcements have also been made relating to the …Continue reading »

China eCommerce

Top tips for making fashion retail work online in China 1. Channel strategy: This is a critical point for all businesses, whether entering into or continuing to grow within the Chinese online market as the business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer channels such as Tmall, …Continue reading »