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Chambers & Cook ships it’s two-millionth pallet through the Palletforce network this week

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Mar 26, 2021 12:33:11 PM
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Europe Launches Import Control System

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Mar 23, 2021 9:07:03 AM

The European Commission launched the first phase of its new import control system (ICS2 to protect against threats posed by illicit goods across the EU’s external borders on 15 March. ICS2 will initially focus on postal and express consignments coming to or through the EU by air, before eventually being applied to all modes of cargo transport.

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Extension Of Border Operating Model Deadlines Is No Surprise, Says BIFA

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Mar 12, 2021 10:24:17 AM

“It’s no surprise that the government has extended the deadline for the introduction of checks and customs declarations on imports to the UK from the EU,” says Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

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GB-EU road freight exports recover to 80% of normal levels

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Mar 1, 2021 9:30:24 AM

Following a major post-Brexit drop in January, UK international road freight exports appear to have recovered to around 80% of their normal levels for this time of year, although the latest UK government figures indicate that up to one in five UK road-borne exports are still not taking place, as traders continue to struggle with post-Brexit trade complications.

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Top Tips For Friction-Free Cross-Border Freight

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Feb 16, 2021 10:21:54 AM

APN shares top tips list for customers handling customs clearances

One month on from Brexit, the pallet networks have shared the most common errors freight customers are making which can cause consignment delays – and a checklist to ensure smooth deliveries, anywhere.

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Pallet Selfie Technology Helps Palletforce Members Win Business & Reduce Costs

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Feb 8, 2021 10:00:06 AM

International express distribution expert Palletforce, a division of EV Cargo, says its Pallet Selfie technology has been a ‘game-changer’ in increasing visibility of freight passing through the SuperHub and is helping its members attract new customers and generate cost reductions.

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Companies re-evaluate their UK-EU logistics configurations

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Feb 1, 2021 11:47:40 AM

After struggling since 1 January with new post-Brexit transition border processes that have led to increased delays, paperwork, and costs, traders are expected to further review their supply chains as they move beyond the initial firefighting mode.

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Retailers could burn goods stuck in EU-UK limbo

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Jan 25, 2021 11:16:43 AM

New customs arrangements and rules of origin complications since 1 January mean it is now often cheaper for traders and customers to write off the cost of returned goods, reports highlight.

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Brexit Bulletin:  Important information on the Northern Ireland Trader Support Service

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Jan 8, 2021 10:59:56 AM

Trader Support Service

On 21 December 2020 the Trader Support Service (TSS) process was finally clarified by HM Government for shipments GB to Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.

The TSS service enables traders to ship to Northern Ireland ONLY if they have registered online.

This registration means that all imports to Northern Ireland can be customs/ safety & security declared by shippers in a simplified way; then administered by our partners to enable deliveries to continue.

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UK pallet networks helps the nation “Stay at Home”

Posted by Chambers and Cook on Dec 7, 2020 10:55:34 AM

As the nation stayed at home, pallet networks kept homes supplied with the most popular products during lockdown.

Paul Sanders, Chairman of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) comments on its members’ response to rises in home deliveries during the Covid-19 pandemic:

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