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Latest news on freight and logisitics relevant to Velta

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UK beef exports deal with the Philippines

Aug 15, 2017

Export deal for UK beef to the Philippines estimated to be worth £34 million to the UK economy.

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Outlook is bright for UK holiday exports

Aug 14, 2017

As millions of people fly away for the summer break, so do British goods. with latest figures revealing sunglasses, swimwear and ice-cream are big exports, accounting for more than three quarters of UK holiday goods.

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UK exports and manufacturing boost

Aug 2, 2017

UK manufacturing received a boost last month, thanks to an exceptionally strong surge in export orders, according to a new survey.

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BIFA - A new set of trading conditions

Jul 20, 2017

Updates have been made to the Standard Trading Conditions under which Velta operates all of the business we undertake on our client's behalf.

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Liverpool2 Phase 2 Commences

Jul 17, 2017

Peel Ports Group has pressed the button on the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool2.

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Positive growth for China's imports and exports

Jul 14, 2017

China’s export growth accelerated for the fourth successive month in June, with machinery, electronics and high-tech products among the key drivers.

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Financial boost for UK exporters

Jul 12, 2017

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, will help many more businesses, both exporters and supply chain SMEs, access financial support through their banks.

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Cosco Shipping offers $6.3 billion for OOIL

Jul 10, 2017

COSCO Shipping Holdings Co Ltd has offered to buy Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL) for HK$49.23 billion ($6.30 billion), in a deal that will see the group become the world’s third largest container liner.

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Overseas markets have a taste for UK cheese

Jul 10, 2017

Exports of British cheese rose in the first three months of the year, with worldwide sales increasing to almost £143m.

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The International Technology Agreement - Customs tariffs on the decrease

Jun 22, 2017

More cuts are to be made to Customs tariffs for around 97% of the World trade in IT products, as the International Technology Agreement (ITA) enters in to its next phase.

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Exports to Canada: Register for 'REX' for preferential tariffs

Jun 5, 2017

EU exporters of goods to Canada who want to ship consignments with an origin declaration are required to register for REX (Registered Exporter) status, to receive prefental tariff treatment under CETA.

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UK food and drink exports are on the rise

Jun 1, 2017

Food and drink exports from the UK are on the rise, with 2017 enjoying the largest first quarter exports value on record.

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Japanese carrier merger date set for 2018

May 31, 2017

K Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have set a launch date of 1 April 2018 for a new joint venture that will operate under the tradename 'Ocean Network Express'

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Exports to Australia: Changes to quarantine packing declaration requirements

May 19, 2017

The Australian Agricultural Department have issued an updated packaging declaration, to come into effect from 16 June 2017.

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World’s largest containership breaks 21,000 TEU mark

May 16, 2017

Less than two months after the MOL Triumph became the first ship to cross the 20,000 TEU mark, a new Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV) is already boasting the ability to transport more than 21,000 twenty-foot containers as the world’s largest shipping companies compete to expand their fleets.

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Exports to Mauritius: Enforcement of Customs Regulation

May 15, 2017

Markings on outer packaging on shipments arriving in Mauritius are now mandatory, and failure to comply with this ruling could result in severe penalties.

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Exports to India: New Customs Ruling

May 10, 2017

With immediate effect, new Customs rules apply on all exports to India via LCL, FCL and air.

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Larger ships to call at New York Port by the end of the year

May 4, 2017

Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) look set to be able to reach New York City-area ports via passing under the Bayonne Bridge sooner than expected as work to raise the bridge will be completed 6 months ahead of schedule.

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Velta to help businesses 'go global' at leading UK trade show

May 3, 2017

If you’re looking to develop overseas trade, and expand internationally, be sure you join Velta at Europe’s leading trade show for companies looking to go global.

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Weight of European road loads to be declared under new law

Apr 21, 2017

Next month, a new law will come into effect within the European Union, which will force shippers to declare the weight of their cargo to hauliers transporting goods within Europe.

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New regulations for personal effect imports to the UK

Apr 7, 2017

With immediate effect, new regulations apply to imports of personal effect items into the UK, including private motor vehicles.

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Record breaking container ship holds over 20,000 TEU

Mar 15, 2017

The record for building the largest containership has been broken by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), surpassing 20,000 TEU.

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Hong Kong exports improving

Mar 14, 2017

Improvements across major industries have eased the economic headwinds facing Hong Kong’s exports.

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Velta steps into 2017 at a flying pace, with relocation of airfreight office

Feb 23, 2017

A strong start to the year for the Velta group has been cemented with the relocation of the airfreight and courier team to new, larger premises.

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$200 million investment announced for US Ports

Feb 23, 2017

APM Terminals has revealed plans to bring ‘megaships’ to the Port of New York and New Jersey with a massive increase to its infrastructure investment plan at its Port Elizabeth facility.

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Malaysia mega port plans

Feb 21, 2017

Malaysia has confirmed that it is to construct a giant port in Pulau Carey on Carey Island.

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CITES process for importing and exporting rosewood

Feb 17, 2017

As of January 2, 2017 new CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulations were introduced for importing any Dalbergia (commonly known as Rosewood) from a country outside the EU. You will need to obtain an export permit from the country from where the shipment originates in order to make your application for a UK CITES import permit.

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New service from the Department for International Trade designed to help export growth

Jan 19, 2017

Are you open to export?

Then why not sign up to ‘Find a Buyer’ - A new service from the Department for International Trade, designed to help you grow your export business.

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Air freight demand continues to grow

Jan 11, 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.8% in November 2016 compared to the year-earlier period.

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Export value of UK wine sparkles as demand increases abroad

Jan 3, 2017

British winemakers are seeking a 10 fold increase in exports, to 2.5 million bottles by 2020, from 250,000 bottles in 2015.

 

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