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Why Are GPS Systems Essential For Shipping Companies?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 27-Dec-2019 11:30:00


The Global Positioning System (GPS) is an extensive satellite network that allows devices with a GPS transceiver to indicate or relay their exact position anywhere on earth (to an accuracy of around three metres). First used by the US military, GPS-linked computers are invaluable in helping drivers when it comes to orientation, pathfinding, route planning, and navigation.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

Tips on Shipping Large Packages to Scandinavia

Posted by Liam Harrison on 23-Dec-2019 10:00:00

So, you want to ship a large package from the United Kingdom to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Finland? There are quite a few ways you can do this. However, each needs careful consideration. Large load haulage can be extremely costly and cumbersome if planned and handled poorly. Here's our guide to getting the best deal on large package shipping to Scandinavian countries.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

The Benefits Of Comprehensive Insurance Cover For International Shipping

Posted by Liam Harrison on 20-Dec-2019 12:00:00

 

If you're shipping a valuable package of any size from the United Kingdom to a customer in Scandinavia, you'll need comprehensive insurance cover. Even with the very best shipping companies, ‘Acts of God,’ breakdowns, accidents, human error, and general catastrophes can result in valuable parcels being lost, damaged, stalled, or destroyed. With longer and more complex shipping routes, more factors need to be insured against to mitigate risk. Comprehensive cover means that the financial cost of your packages can easily be recovered in the event of a disaster.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

Announcing Our New Distribution & Warehousing Service!

Posted by Liam Harrison on 05-Nov-2019 11:28:25


We are delighted to announce our new distribution and warehousing service, available now for customers in the UK. At the heart of our service is a 150,000 ft.² warehouse, conveniently located in North Lincolnshire, within easy reach of all the main UK-Scandinavia shipping ports.

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Topics: Warehouse Service

How Will Brexit Affect Scandinavian Transport & Logistics Services?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 01-Aug-2019 12:33:00


Businesses involved in Scandinavian transport on both sides of the North Sea are understandably concerned about the impact of Brexit. Whenever it happens, Brexit will represent the biggest change in economic relations between the UK and the Scandinavian countries for more than 40 years. Furthermore, statements from the UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson that the UK will leave “do or die” on 31st October 2019, and the EU’s intransigence on revising the three times rejected Withdrawal Agreement, make a so-called ‘no deal’ scenario more likely.

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Topics: Scandinavia, Shipping

10 Common Shipping Trading Terms Explained

Posted by Liam Harrison on 16-May-2019 14:55:33


In every line of work, sooner or later you have to deal with some confusing industry-specific terminology. Here we’ve put together a selection of the most common shipping trading terms, to help you to better understand the legal vernacular you might come across when arranging your shipping.

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Topics: Shipping

Why Has The Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) Regulation Been Put Into Place & Who Is Affected?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 03-May-2019 14:10:33

Rarely a day goes by when we don’t hear about the increasing pollution in our towns and cities caused by the exhausts of vans, buses and HGVs. In an effort to reduce this pollution, congestion charges have been introduced and legal vehicle emission limits lowered. Greater numbers of cutting-edge gas, electric and hybrid vehicles are being introduced, all in an effort to reduce global warming and our country’s carbon footprint.

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Topics: Scandinavia

Is It Time To Invest In A New Shipping Partner?

Posted by Liam Harrison on 20-Dec-2018 09:20:00

If road, rail, ocean, and air are the global arteries of trade, then shipping carriers are the red blood cells that keep the life-force flowing. It is many years since the idea of doing business with international partners ceased to be the preserve of the exotic few. In today’s landscape, we’re all using shipping partners.

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Topics: Shipping

Carrier Liability Vs Cargo Insurance: The Claims Process

Posted by Liam Harrison on 12-Dec-2018 09:17:00

Different insurance options mean that different methods are called for when making a claim. Insurance claims for freight transport remain rare. However, variables such as adverse weather can mean that issues arise. The cost of claims is covered by either carrier liability, cargo insurance, or both. There are distinct differences between the two. When deciding which to use, these are the factors to consider in the claims process.

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Topics: Shipping

Six Questions To Ask Yourself When Investing In Freight Insurance

Posted by Liam Harrison on 06-Dec-2018 09:53:00

They’re the headlines that raise the occasional eyebrow. A flotilla of 28,000 rubber ducks, now in their 26th year afloat, whose odyssey was launched by a rogue wave. Cornwall’s Lego Tide, which has entered its third decade. The 2,862 luxury cars at the bottom of the English Channel after the MV Tricolore disaster. The £1 million worth of bespoke engineering parts that looters were allowed to keep after the 2007 Tripoli accident.

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Topics: Shipping

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