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Freight forwarding turmoil in the UK

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UK shippers are getting a one-two punch in the form of Brexit chaos and sharply rising inland container pricing.

It is unclear whether the UK will proceed with Brexit and there is even more uncertainty surrounding what happens in either eventuality.  

UK importers and exporters entered 2019 facing significantly higher inland container transport pricing, as shipping lines raised haulage and empty container repositioning costs.  The cost of transporting a container from within the UK either to or from a deep sea port has risen 10% to 40%.

For more information, contact David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services.

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Secure written quotations for all traffic lanes and pay careful attention to the validity dates – Understand the assessorial charges right from the start

Freight rates can change frequently – sometimes every 1-2 weeks. It is important to pay attention to the validity dates to ensure you have requested an updated rate at the time of your shipment.

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