Felixstowe Container Port

Felixstowe Strike – What Our Clients Need To Know

From 27th September – 5th October, further strike action is being planned at the UK’s largest port, Felixstowe, following a break down in discussions about employee pay. The strike follows last months strike action which saw around 1,900 staff members walk out on 21st August for 8 days. There will be disruption to services to…

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Shipping container at port

Fun Facts About Shipping Containers

What we now recognise to be shipping containers didn’t exist before 1956. In fact, before the standardisation of the modern shipping container, a myriad of crates, pallets, boxes and barrels of varying shapes and sizes were used for shipping goods across the world. This was a costly and highly inefficient approach. During the 1950s this…

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shipping container pool

Shipping Container Transformations – Instagram Accounts We Love

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We’ve all heard the proverb, the meaning being of course that something which is considered to be worthless by one person may be considered valuable by another. This is certainly true in the case of unused shipping containers and over the last few years the number of people…

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Shipping container home

How To Make Your Shipping Container Home Energy Efficient

When it comes to our living spaces and lifestyle choices there are two distinct trends which have gained considerable traction over the past few years. The first is a shift from the traditional bricks and mortar idea of living – with alternatives such as vans and shipping container homes rapidly increasing in popularity. The second…

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Container Ship

Most Dangerous Goods To Ship

As per UK Government guidelines “If you transport dangerous goods by air, sea, road, rail or inland waterway, you must pack and transport them according to international regulations”. Seems fairly obvious, right? You might be surprised however at exactly what items are classified as being dangerous. Radioactive materials, explosives and infectious substances are probably what…

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Shipping containers in shipping port

Top 10 Inspiring Shipping Container Homes

Once a very niche market, shipping container homes are becoming more and more common, increasingly innovative, and wildly more adventurous in their design. And it’s little wonder why – they’re often relatively inexpensive, highly versatile and potentially environmentally friendly building blocks that can be picked up and moved with relative ease. We’ve scoured the globe,…

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Sea Ports

Importance Of Seaports For International Trade

Seaports have long been an intrinsic part of international trade, and with more than 90% of the worlds’ traded goods being transported by sea, the ocean is without doubt one of the major transport arteries for global business. The importance of seaports on an international, national and regional basis stretches far beyond the facilitation of…

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Sea Freight

What Questions Should I Ask A Freight Forwarder?

Choosing the right freight forwarding company for your business is extremely important, as you want to find a company you can trust with your business or personal imports and exports. Before you choose a freight forwarder there are some essential questions you should ask them to make sure you know they’re the right company for…

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