Fiery start to The Year of the Dragon!

Shipping Lines serving the Asia to Europe routes have started the Chinese New Year breathing fire and brimstone. Having imposed some modest increases to freight rates prior to the CNY holiday, they’re trying to keep the momentum going post CNY with some red-hot increases already announced for March and beyond.

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We’ve smartened-up our act!

New Year – New Uniform. The start of the year has brought about a new look for our dedicated warehouse team some of whom can be seen here sporting the new Seaspace 2012 range.

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UK’s First Airport City Unveiled…

UK Chancellor George Osborne yesterday unveiled plans for a £659 million (US$1 billion) Airport City – the first of its kind in the UK – at Manchester Airport. The detailed masterplan, created by Manchester Airports Group (MAG), sets out the vision to create, over the next 12-15 years, an international business hub to attract global…

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The Shipping Lines’ New Year Resolution

The Shipping Lines serving the Asia to Europe routes have already decided on their New Years Resolution; to reduce capacity, improve their margins and increase rates. Like the resolutions that we all make every January 1st, only time will tell if they actually stick to them!

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Suppliers on high alert as shipping fee fraudsters target giftware industry

Suppliers are being advised to remain vigilant following attempts by bogus overseas traders to cheat the giftware industry out of thousands of pounds. The GA recently alerted its members about a fraudulent ordering company that is using a fake shipping business to lure gift suppliers into despatching products and paying for the items with a…

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch!

Very little in life is free – except this advice. Don’t be fooled by offers and inducements from suppliers to ship your order for free. If they don’t simply hide freight costs in the value of the product you’re buying from them, there’s an even craftier trick.

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Felixstowe opens its doors to the new generation of giants

Britain’s pre-eminent port will open a new deepwater terminal today capable of receiving the world’s biggest vessels and increasing trade through Felixstowe by 50 per cent. “The opening of these berths is essential,” said David Gledhill, the chief executive of Hutchinson Ports UK, the new owner of the Suffolk gateway. “The new deepwater terminal is…

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Maersk announces ‘ocean conveyor belt’ for world’s busiest trade lane

Last week, Maersk Line CEO Eivind Kolding unveiled the Daily Maersk service that offers a cut-off at the same time every day, seven days a week, and always with the same transport duration. This daily service will operate with 70 vessels sailing between Ningbo, Shanghai and Yantian to Felixstowe, Rotterdam and Bremerhaven. Effectively this will…

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Current Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies at Seaspace however if you feel you have strong experience in our sector and are looking for an opportunity within a growing business please upload your details for our file. Alternatively you can write to us enclosing your CV to: Gordon Humphrey Managing Director Seaspace International Forwarders Ltd Unit B1 Gatwick Gate,…

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