Exporting

Aerial photo of busy seaport with container trains

DKT Allseas launches first inland service

DKT Allseas (part of the Allseas Logistics Group) has announced a new multi-modal extension to complement its China Xpress liner service. The new train service has started running five days a week between Liverpool and Freightliner’s Birmingham Terminal. It forms part of the China Xpress service, moving from sea to land to provide a sustainable solution for cargo owners to get their goods to their end destination.

The new inland service will carry 26 x 60ft wagons enabling DKT Allseas to move up to 76 x 20ft or 26 x 40ft and 26 x 20ft containers of freight per day.

Photo montage of Industrial Container Cargo freight ship for Logistic Import Export concept

Networking on a Global scale

The largest networking event in the world for exporters launches this October having been delayed by 12 months because of the global pandemic. EXPO 2020, in Dubai, is a massive undertaking including 191 participating nations and numerous organisations meaning a huge number of Pavilions to visit. This mammoth cornucopia of displays which runs for six months from October 2021 to March 2022, is a five yearly event that assembles the world in one place and provides a plethora of opportunities to connect,

Where in the world? Back to basics

The first time you start to sell away from your local neighbourhood it could be said that you have started your export journey. There is nothing scary or mysterious about exporting, it is simply about selling your products or services ‘somewhere else’. With exporting, that somewhere else has come to be understood as being to another country, but the principles behind it are exactly the same.

Exporting is just selling!
The first time you receive an enquiry from a potential customer in London,

China Xpress to be regular liner operation

DKT Allseas’ pioneering China Xpress shipping services from Shanghai and Ningbo to Liverpool are now to be extended into a regular liner operation following the success of the first group of sailings. This is the first service of its kind from the Far East into the north of England port, and following the success of its initial sailings, DKT Allseas (part of Allseas Global Logistics) says it will operate further services in response to “overwhelming demand”. The logistics specialists have already commenced additional sailings throughout May/June and the plan is to continue operating a regular call in the future.

Preparing to trade with the EU and Ireland

Michael Nolan, CEO of the Irish customs clearance solution, Declaron.ie, spoke to us about some of the issues British companies have been encountering trading with the EU, and Ireland in particular, since 1 January and his advice on avoiding them. “It has been a tough 1st Quarter for everyone, with official numbers showing imports from the UK into Ireland down 65% in January of this year. The Free Trade Agreement that was agreed on Christmas Eve 2020 didn’t give businesses enough time to prepare,

New service initiative links China to Liverpool

DKT Allseas (part of Allseas Global Logistics), has announced it will operate a number of supply chain critical container vessel sailings from Shanghai and Ningbo to Liverpool. The first service due to depart Shanghai on 8 April, with two additional sailings towards the end of April. The new initiative by DKT Allseas, is intended to provide relief to customers who are facing increased ocean freight rates, as well as, reduced reliability due to the knock-on impacts of the global pandemic.

Manchester baby business secures major export contract

Family-owned Manchester business Cosatto has secured its first export to Australia in 15 years, shipping £130,000 of its bespoke baby products with the financial support of UK Export Finance (UKEF). The UK and Australia are important economic partners. A new free trade agreement between the two countries would be worth billions of pounds to the UK economy and is close to being signed.

Cosatto already sells to retailers large and small in the UK, and sales to distributors in countries like Japan account for 15% of its growing export business.

It’s a New World, it’s a New Day…

The new year has arrived and with it ushered in a new era for the UK. The protracted flurry of activity towards the end of last year that led to the free trade agreement with the EU, came more with a whimper than with a bang.

So, it is a new world, it is a new day, but are we feeling good?

My sense is that we have been suffering a national hangover that will take time to clear.

The world is a small place

There is a shortage of available 40’ containers in Asia, and as a result transport costs are rising sharply. There are resultant delays, and this robust export demand has the potential to slow down global economic recovery. Also, China has some of the busiest ports in the world and one of the busiest routes is between China and the USA west coast ports. There are so many questions that arise from this, and many lessons to be learned that it is a challenge to know where to start.

How will the potential of WTO trade tariffs affect worldwide shipping?

by Bryn Atherton, Allseas Global Logistics

As trade and commerce continue as normal during the Brexit transition period, many companies who regularly import and export goods with Europe are becoming increasingly concerned about the threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. There is plenty of speculation that a free trade agreement between the UK and Europe could yet be achieved. But with discussions still ongoing it’s looking increasingly likely that the UK will revert to WTO trade tariffs from January 2021.