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Zero Emission Maritime Buyers’ Alliance (ZEMBA) announced at COP 



November 21, 2022 /

BCOs and forwarders can now negotiate collectively to buy zero emission scalable fuels, following the launch of a scheme at Cop (ZEMBA), within the ‘Roadmap to 2040’ for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV). The ‘Roadmap’ presents new action areas for cargo owners seeking to accelerate deployment of zero emission shipping, engage in maritime decarbonization policy, and…


As COP27 begins, what can shipping do to help restore oceans?



November 7, 2022 /

Egypt are hosting the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) this month, tackling the global challenge of climate change. The UN says progress on cutting the emissions that cause global warming has been "woefully inadequate" since COP26. The planet has already warmed 1.1C since pre-industrial times and scientists…


What is palletisation and why is it important?



October 17, 2022 /

Palletisation plays an important role in the logistics industry as it is a process that consists of placing goods together on top of a pallet to consolidate a load. This makes it easier for any handling equipment to transport it. A pallet can provide a horizontal platform base for products so that the forklifts or…


DNV publish insights into decarbonisation of shipping



October 3, 2022 /

The pressure is on for the maritime industry to decarbonise. To help navigate these complex challenges, DNV has gathered up-to-date information to help turn uncertainty into confidence. They have published their Maritime Forecast to 2050 which outlines their findings, some of which are detailed below: Newbuild vessels are increasingly being ordered ready to run on…


Congestion issues at Southeast Ports



September 19, 2022 /

A significant increase in unaccompanied freight trade between the UK and France has been recorded by London Medway in recent weeks amid the ongoing delays at the port of Dover. A 34% increase in units have been recorded by a cross-channel service run by DFDS in the last couple of weeks as congestion issues continue…


Supreme Freight can assist with CDS



September 15, 2022 /

Our team at Supreme are CDS ready and able to help your company prepare for the upcoming changes HMRC are making to import and export declarations. As a company we have over 36 years of customs experience and we have been at the forefront of helping HMRC develop the new CDS system, providing direct input…


Felixstowe staff plan new strike for this month



September 14, 2022 /

Workers at Britain's biggest container port will stage a second eight-day strike over pay. Fresh strikes are planned from September 27th - October 5th after port workers voted by an 82% majority to reject a 7% pay offer. Felixstowe handles almost half the container freight that enters the UK, with about 17 different shipping lines…


One month to register in time for CDS introduction



September 1, 2022 /

The UK Government has reiterated to British firms that up to 3,500 firms could face significant delays if they don’t switch over to the UK’s new Customs Declaration Service before it’s brought in. The migration from the old system to CDS will not happen automatically, so firms should start making the change as soon as…


Strike action expected at Felixstowe this month



August 15, 2022 /

The UKs biggest container port faces strike action this month as staff vote for a walk out over pay. Close to 2,000 workers have launched a formal strike from August 22nd - 29th, potentially creating trade and supply chain disruptions in the region. 48% of all containers brought into the UK are transported through the…


HMRC urge move over to new customs system



August 8, 2022 /

Time is running out to move over to switch to HMRCs new customs system before Septembers deadline - with more than 3500 businesses at risk of severe delays if they do not migrate to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) before it switches off. Director of programme and operational delivery for borders and trade Julie Etheridge…