How the weakness of the pound has impacted UK exports

After the result of the Brexit referendum in 2016, the British Pound Sterling fell by roughly 20% against other currencies. This meant that British companies exporting their goods suddenly became more attractive in foreign markets as they were cheaper. At the time it was seen as a rather positive result for the UK export industry,…

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Warehousing Staff Shortage

What effect will Brexit have on logistics this Christmas?

Warehouses across the UK could witness a shortage of staff in the months leading up to Christmas this year. It comes as no surprise that the pound has fallen lower and lower against the Euro since Brexit was confirmed in June 2016, and this is having a knock-on effect on the number of overseas workers…

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Nine facts about airports around the world

Millions of people travel through airports every month on their holidays and business trips. But airports aren’t just a place for you to grab a quick breakfast, shop duty-free and head to your gate. Airfields around the world are adding amenities and amazing quirks that make them stand out. Our freight team love to explore…

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New safety law for shipping containers

As of 1st July 2016, there will be new safety rules for shipping containers that will require every container that’s boarding a vessel for worldwide transit to be weighed before it’s put on board. If such rules and regulations aren’t met, the container will be refused loading and could significantly affect transit and shipping times,…

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It’s a girl! But why?

Have you ever wondered why ships are referred to as ‘she’? It’s a fact that’s puzzled many of us for years. It’s not a sexist move, and in fact, it’s something that the shipping industry has tried to put a stop to in recent years. But what’s the history of the female ship and why…

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Shipping facts from around the world

Here at Seaspace International, we’ve seen a lot of different things come through our warehouse over the years. BUT did you know that there are some strict regulations around the world on what you’re not allowed to ship? You won’t believe some of these:

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