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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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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