May 2014 Archive

BRC report strong growth

BRC report strong growth

Good news for UK retailers following the publication of the British Retail Consortium’s quarterly review which confirmed the sentiment of many in the High St that a recovery is well and truly underway.

Richard Lowe, head of retail & wholesale at Barclays, said: “The ret...

Heathrow promises to double cargo capacity

Heathrow promises to double cargo capacity

Heathrow airport, the UK’s main freight hub, has released its latest submission to the UK Airports Commission, which has the unenviable task of recommending which proposal for airport expansion should be taken up by the government.

Heathrow has promised that it will double cargo ...

Warning on Asian supply chain risk

Warning on Asian supply chain risk

Shippers sourcing from south-east Asia should beware of a growing supply chain threat from political unease. Recent anti-Chinese riots in factories in Vietnam is just the latest shift in a trend which is seeing political risk in south east Asia on the rise.

Last weeks factories - inclu...

Dubious Air surcharges

Dubious Air surcharges

Pressure on air freight yields caused by overcapacity is triggering airlines to raise surcharges, according to some forwarders, while carriers are blaming rivals for “dumping” capacity on the market.

Although volumes look to be creeping slowly up, there has been no impact o...

Will US dispute affect retailers?

Will US dispute affect retailers?

Two thirds of shippers are planning to route some cargo away from US west coast ports this summer, according to a survey by JOC last week.

Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and West Coast employers, began last Monday in San Francisco. The ex...

BRC still optimistic

BRC still optimistic

A combination of better-than-expected GDP growth, declining unemployment levels and wages increases for the first time in what seems like a generation are producing some of the strongest notes of optimism about the state of UK retail since the onset of recession.

The monthly British Re...

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