Carriers to fine rogue shippers for misdeclared goods in containers

August 14, 2019 /

Carriers are cracking down on rogue shippers by threatening significant financial penalties for misdeclared shipments, following a series of vessel fires. Evergreen was first out of the gates announcing fines, ranging from $4,000 to $35,000, for misdeclarations (see below), with Hapag-Lloyd and OOCL following suit. Hapag-Lloyd, which suffered as misdeclared goods caused a high-profile fire…

Post-Brexit freeport ‘gateway to prosperity’ plan comes under fire

August 7, 2019 /

Questions continue to be raised over the announcement that the UK government intends to establish a series of freeports across the country after Brexit. Trade secretary Liz Truss called on airports and ports to bid for the scheme, saying: “Freedoms transformed London’s Docklands in the 1980s, and Freeports will do the same for towns and cities…

We are one of the top 1000 companies to inspire Britain 2019!

August 5, 2019 /

We are very proud to announce that we have been selected as one of the 1000 companies to inspire Britain 2019! The report pulls together exciting companies that are breaking new ground and making a real difference to the world around us. We couldn't have grown as we have without the support of our customers…