Bringing you the shipping news

Our blog this month brings you three shipping and freight stories which caught our attention in the news. In the first, sharks and whales help shipping vessels become more environmentally friendly. We also look at the expansion of the Port of Liverpool with Liverpool2 catering for large container vessels, and what should the shipping industry…

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reduce waste

Reduce Waste and Reap the Rewards

Shipping goods around the world is an expensive business and it can leave a disruptive global footprint. You might rely on your carrier and logistics provider to find you the most cost and time effective routing and packing solution, but have you ever considered what you can do yourself to reduce costs and respect the…

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India Plans to Implement GST to all Services

  The Government of India is planning to implement GST to all services in India w.e.f 01st July 2017. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is to be one uniform tax throughout India to replace a range of taxes levied by the Central and State governments, thereby making India one unified common market. GST is a tax reform which is going to…

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UK Manufacturing Spikes

Even with the uncertainty of Brexit hanging over us, we are seeing growth in the UK manufacturing sector. The Confederation of British Industrial (CBI) Latest Trends Survey in June showed export orders were at a 22 year high. Manufacturers are currently employing staff at the fastest rate since mid-2014. The total order books reached their…

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Seaspace International Forwarders awarded AEOF status by HMRC

Seaspace International Forwarders are pleased to announce that they have been accredited with AEOF status by HMRC. After a rigorous examination of Seaspace’s Customs processes, operational procedures and security protocols by H.M. Revenue and Customs, the Company was assessed as being worthy of this internationally recognised accreditation. Authorised Economic Operator (F) status demonstrates that the…

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screen fatigue

Britons Bring Books Back Due to ‘Screen Fatigue’

Reading a book enables you to switch off from the world and take yourself away from modern life, immersing yourself in someone else’s story, right? This certainly isn’t the case with e-books, which have the potential to run out of power at any moment, have the need for an internet connection, break if you drop…

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There's an app for that

Is there an App-ertite to Uberise freight forwarding?

With smartphones, tablets and laptops the world is increasingly electronically switched on and connected. These devices give us access to a wealth of information and services, not least through a dizzying array of App’s designed to make our lives easier. You can do your grocery shopping, pay your household bills, book flights and play games…

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cheap freight

Don’t get taken for a ride!

Here at Seaspace we’re coming across an increasing number of importers who are being taken for a ride by their suppliers. It’s not with the production schedule, it’s not with the quality of finished goods, it’s not even on the price of manufacturing. It’s on the price of shipping. This week, for example, we were…

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Customs Clearance in the wake of Brexit

Brexit has been a hot topic for some time now and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Here at Seaspace we are monitoring the impact of Brexit on Customs clearance carefully so we can advise clients on the latest situation. There is going to be a new Customs regime in light of…

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