Felixstowe Port: Second Strike Set

Felixstowe Port: Second Strike Set

Dock workers at Felixstowe Port have voted for more industrial action and another eight day strike is planned from 27th September. The members of Unite union, who have also organised the strike at Liverpool, have rejected all wage increase offers from port management....
Liverpool Port: Vote To Strike

Liverpool Port: Vote To Strike

Dock workers at Liverpool Port have followed Felixstowe and voted for industrial action in a recent ballot. Felixstowe workers are currently set to walk out for eight days on Sunday, and now the same union reports its members will be striking on Merseyside too. The...
Felixstowe Port: Second Strike Set

Felixstowe Set For Eight Day Strike

Port workers at the Felixstowe port have set dates for their expected strike, and are planning to walk out from Sunday 21st August until Monday 29th August.​ Members of the Unite Union held a ballot recently and 92% voted to strike following a dispute over pay. In the...
Customs To Improve Border Flow

Customs To Improve Border Flow

The Government has announced a raft of customs easements to support industry and improve flow at UK borders. Traders, hauliers and carriers are set to benefit from four Safety & Security (S&S) facilitations, which will come into force from 1 July 2022 for EU...
Customs To Improve Border Flow

Current Issues With GVMS Outage

Customs GVMS (Goods Vehicle Movement System) continues to be down, which has been contributing to some confusion and delays at ro-ro ports. The Government website lists the below interim measures that are being applied until Thursday 7th April, when a further update...
One Year On From Suez – Another Grounding

One Year On From Suez – Another Grounding

One year on from the blocking of the Suez Canal and another container ship has run aground from the same Taiwanese carrier. The vessel ‘Ever Forward’ has been stuck in mud and clay in Chesapeake Bay, on the US East Coast, for two weeks now. Ironically, an...