Entries by Joanne Golding

UK Tariff Changes announced from 1st January 2021

From 1 January 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods. This UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff, which applies until 31 December 2020. The new tariff is tailored to the needs of the UK economy. It will support the economy by making it easier and cheaper […]

PPE Equipment to arrive today for the NHS

We are very proud to announce that we have arranged a full charter of vital PPE equipment directly for the NHS to arrive today. Flight number F79540 landing into London Heathrow at 13.30 from China. Our thanks as ever go out to the NHS and all those working to keep us safe.  

Suez Canal bans open loop scrubbers

Despite the recent introduction of  low-sulphur regulations, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) will continue to allow ships transiting the waterway to burn heavy fuel oil (HFO) without the need for scrubbers. Adding to the confusion for ship managers is a ban by the SCA on the discharge of wash water – used in the open-loop […]

Key details still remain unclear despite the US-China trade agreement

After the U.S. and China announced the “phase-one” trade agreement, a critical point remains in question: agricultural purchases. Bilateral trade is a significant part of the dispute between the world’s two largest economies, especially after both sides decided to break the negotiations into phases, rather than tackling a slew of American concerns, which range from […]

Christmas Freight Rates

***CHRISTMAS FREIGHT RATES*** Our competitive rates for this month include IMO – please contact us now to ship before Christmas & to avoid the CNY rush at the end of January If you have any urgent airfreight shipments needed before Christmas please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Guidelines Published to help reduce Container fire risk

A container shipping group, set up to increase safety levels in the industry following a string of sometimes fatal box ship fires, has produced its first set of guidelines to help operators prevent further incidents. The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) today published Safety Considerations for Ship Operators Related to Risk-Based Stowage of Dangerous Goods […]

IMO have a lack of urgency to clear up shipping

The IMO has decided on a goal-setting approach by member states to decarbonise shipping, rather than progress the proposals put forward by some members for a mandatory speed reduction on vessels. The strategy, decided last week in London, not to opt for speed restrictions has angered the members of the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) who […]

Supreme Charity Work – Maths Textbooks Arrive Safely

The maths textbooks which we sent to our charity Ghana Outlook have arrived safely! The books will be going to a school in the community of Abordahi, near Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana. It is a very deprived community where GO has spent time and effort in raising the aspiration of the community […]