Good Logistics acquires European freight specialist Inter-Ways
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by Hollie Starr
5M ago
We are excited to announce our recent acquisition of European road freight specialist Inter-Ways. Inter-Ways, which is a family-owned freight forwarding business based in Doncaster, focuses primarily on road freight to Eastern and Northern Europe. Over the past 20 years they have built an enviable reputation in these markets, through their unwavering focus on service excellence. Alan Platt, Divisional Managing Director of Good Logistics, said, “Like Good Logistics, Inter-Ways has a solid focus on superior customer service.  With its extensive European road freight network developed over 2 ..read more
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Q2 International Update
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by Hollie Starr
8M ago
China Reports show that in May exports from China have seen the first dramatic decline in four months with a reduction of 7.5% year on year hitting a 3-month low of USD 283.5 billion, impacting the 8.5% growth, which was reported in April. Imports to China have shrunk at a slower pace, as factory output continues to slow amid continued weak global demand. These latest figures are worse than the 0.4% decline that the market predicted. China’s major trade partners have also reported declines in exports, the US has seen an 18.2% decline year on year, while exports to the EU reduced by 26.6%. In c ..read more
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Top European Union Exports and Imports by Country
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by Springhill Team
8M ago
The European Union (EU) is one of the world’s largest trading blocs, and its member states export and import goods and services worth billions of euros every year. Despite the economic and logistical challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the EU’s export and import industry has remained strong, showing notable growth and resilience over recent years.  In this blog, we will explore the leading European Union exports and imports by country as well as some other interesting facts about the EU’s economic activities.   Most Exported and Imported Products from EU Member Stat ..read more
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Q2 Industry Roundup
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by Hollie Starr
8M ago
As we begin the 2nd half of 2023 the landscape for international trade remains as in most industries one of caution due to global inflationary pressures dampening consumer demand in many parts of the world, as the ripple effects from COVID-19 continue to make their way through economies. Global inflation peaked in 2022 at just under 9% and is currently sitting at just under 7%. We have all felt the pressures regarding rising costs, which has had a knock-on effect on consumer confidence. With inflation forecast to drop below 4% in 2024 and in the UK, the Bank of England remains confident of inf ..read more
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Q2 Customs & Legislation Update
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by Hollie Starr
8M ago
HMRC has released a further update to the planned migration phases to CDS for exports. The September 2023 date they have previously set is still in place, but they’re now going to be contacting people in July 2023 to make sure they’re ready for the switch. At a minimum, all exporters will need to have a GB EORI and be subscribed to the CDS service via a Government Gateway account. If your business already completed the subscription when swapping to CDS for imports, then you’ll already be set for when the swap for exports happens. If you still need to subscribe to the CDS service, you can follo ..read more
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Q2 Freight Forwarding Update
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by Hollie Starr
8M ago
According to the Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance, freight transport accounts for 8% of global CO₂ emissions, with a predicted increase to 42% by 2050. As part of the Paris Agreement, the aim is to maintain and keep greenhouse gases at 1.5 degrees and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43% by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2050. These targets will only be hit if the logistics industry as a whole support the transition to a more sustainable future.  Here at Good Logistics, we play our part by implementing sustainable practices across our business to help us reduce our own carbon f ..read more
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What we have been up to at Good Logistics in Q2
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by Hollie Starr
8M ago
Since our last quarterly review in April, we have been very busy here at Good Logistics, you can follow all of our activities on our LinkedIn page. Webinar On the 16th of May, we launched our first webinar Beyond Borders: How to manage custom complexities and streamline your business. The webinar was a great success, with a fantastic turnout, all attendees interacted with our polls throughout the webinar and posed great questions to our panel of experts in our Q&A session. The webinar is now available to view here and you can also review all the Q&A’s from the session. Our next webinar ..read more
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New Morocco to UK FCL express lane reduces transit time by half
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by Hollie Starr
8M ago
We’re delighted to offer a new exclusive FCL express lane service from Casablanca, Morocco to Tilbury, UK. This new Sea Freight express lane boasts a transit time up to 50% quicker compared to the next fastest carrier, with a 4-5 day (Port-to-Port) approximate routing, and a Service that departs every 11 days. A swifter routing may provide additional benefits by reducing the time your perishable goods are in transit or may ease the pressure if the consignment is of a time sensitive nature. Further gains come in the form of reducing your Co2 emissions, and providing you as a business with a gre ..read more
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Launch of new customer carbon-offset service
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by Hollie Starr
8M ago
According to the Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance, freight transport accounts for 8% of global CO₂ emissions, with a predicted increase to 42% by 2050. This percentage of emissions, which equates to 5.5 billion tonnes of CO₂ per year has been set a 2050 reduction target of two-thirds to help achieve the 1.5oC goal as set in the Paris Agreement 2015. Our customers who rely on transportation for raw materials and goods across the world are themselves researching ways to help them commit to offsetting their own transportation emissions and address sustainability issues to combat the greenhouse ..read more
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Jane Nash is an Award Finalist
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by Hollie Starr
8M ago
We are delighted to announce that Good Logistics very own Quality & Procedures Manager, Jane Nash, has been shortlisted as one of the four Finalists in the Freight Award, Leader Category of the prestigious Every Woman in Transport and Logistics Awards 2023. The awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics showcasing progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity.  The Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards plays an important role in highlighting success stories, shifting perceptions and creating role models to inspire future ..read more
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