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February 2020 - Brexit Update

As you are no doubt aware, The United Kingdom will be leaving the EU on the 31st of January 2020. We will then enter a transitional period until 31st December 2020...

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January 2020 - Corona Virus Further Update

Further to our advisory message of a couple of days ago and following continued close communication with our Chinese partners, we can provide the following update and official announcements.

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January 2020 - Corona Virus Update

We are sure you will join us in extending our sympathy and best wishes to all those caught up in the current unfortunate virus outbreak in China.

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January 2020 - A very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year from RayCole

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December 2019 - Merry Christmas from the team at RayCole

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December 2019 - Strikes in France 

As you may be aware, there is major striking throughout France at the moment which we expect will result in some delays over the coming days/weeks.

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The Consequences of using incorrect Incoterms.

This is not a new topic and, of course, that is the big frustration – despite Incoterms reviews every decade there is still a huge problem, globally, with the misuse of Incoterms. As the terms provide the fundamental framework for international, regional (and, in some circumstances, domestic) sales contracts it is crucially important that the counter-parties understand the risk, delivery, responsibility and cost implications of the terms they are using. Notwithstanding this, globally, ask the question “What are Incoterms?” and you will get the answer “Oh yes that is FOB, C and F and CIF isn’t it?” That may have been the correct answer in 1936 but not any more!

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September 2019 - World’s largest LNG-Powered containership launched.  

Climate change has been and is at the heart of many initiatives within the shipping and freight industry.. Whether it is IMO’s proposed implementation of IMO 2020 regulations 98 days down the road, or the use of bio fuels to run ships or the use of scrubbers or LNG powered ships, there are several initiatives being followed by the industry..

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September 2019 - The US has imposed fresh tariffs on $112bn (£92bn) of Chinese imports such as shoes, nappies and food.  

The new tariffs are a sharp escalation in the bruising trade war, and could cost households $800 a year. The move is the first phase of US President Donald Trump's latest plan to place 15% duties on $300bn of Chinese imports by the end of the year.

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July 2019 - Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted Airport strikes that could cause delays and disruptions this summer

Many strikes will be taking place between July and August, with some starting this week, Airline and airports are affected in Britain's summer of strikes. While some of the strikes are still being voted on, others will begin later this month.

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July 2019 - Do you have cargo arriving into the UK? Do you want an experienced forwarder to assist you?

Whether it’s a 25KG shipment, a 20’/40’ container or even a half a million-pound Zodiac Hurricane Interceptor Boat, then RayCole Global Logistics can assist.

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June 2019 - Chinese Exporters Dodge Tariffs With Fake Made-in-Vietnam Labels

Some Chinese exporters are going to extreme lengths to avoid the hit from Donald Trump’s tariffs.

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May 2019 - As China-US trade spat heats up, transpacific container trades will suffer

A new level of US tariffs on Chinese exports could lead to an 8% drop in eastbound transpacific container volumes this year...

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May 2019 - DP World to set entry fee for older trucks collecting boxes at Southampton

DP Word Southampton will impose a charge on older trucks calling at the UK container terminal next year.

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April 2019 - OOCL to sell State of the art Container Terminal

OOCL has agreed to sell its state-of-the-art Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) to a group of institutional investors led by Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP) for $1.78bn – less than the reported $2bn it cost to build.

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March 2019 - Transport Strike

Autonomous transporters of the Port of Barcelona began a strike on Monday that will continue until next Friday. Therefore, our delivery and collection service in the port of Barcelona could be altered during the week.

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March 2019 - International Women's Day strike to affect Rome public transport, Schools and Logistics:

A day-long national general strike is scheduled in Italy on Thursday 8 March - International Women's Day - threatening the country's education and public transport sectors, including air and rail travel.

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February 2019 - Happy Chinese New Year...

Raycole Global Logistics would like to wish our Chinese partners a prosperous new year. Just as you usher in lights, lanterns and other forms of illuminations to welcome the New Year, may the New Year usher in for you new hopes, dreams and aspirations.

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January 2019 - Important Statement from Evergreen Shipping:

We have received the following statement from Evergreen Shipping;

In order to maximise resources and service all customers, we, Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd, require, Import deliveries to be requested in the time slot of 0600-0900hrs. Other time slots will be considered but on a case by case basis.

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Please note our office opening dates and times over the festive period:

24th December: 9:00am to 13:00pm
25th December and 26th December: Closed
27th December and 28th December: 9:00am to 13:00pm
31st December: 9:00am to 13:00pm
1st January 2019: Closed
We will resume normal working hours 9:00am to 17:00pm from 2nd January 2019.

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November 2018 - Crisis in UK Ports...

The UK’s two biggest container ports appear to have hit crisis level.UK retailers potentially face weeks of delays in getting their Christmas stock onto the shelves in time for the peak consumer spending rush.

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October 2018 - Hot off the press from Pakistan...

In addition to the ongoing tough backlog at DAC airport, the transport owners and workers of Bangladesh called an indefinite strike on 7th OCT all around the country. The strike pressed for amendments to the Road Transport Act 2018 passed by parliament on 19th SEP.

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RayCole - Continuing Problems at Felixstowe - Updated 10.09.2018

Hello to all of our valued customers

We thought that we would keep you all updated as to the situation at Felixstowe

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Hot off the press from Pakistan...

Licenses of KMTC, United Marine Agencies to be cancelled in Rs. 610 billion scandal

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August Bank Holiday Office Closure

Hello valued customer,

Please be advised that our offices will be closed on Monday 27th August for the late Summer Bank Holiday. Please do not arrange for any airfreight consignments to arrive at any UK airport between the hours of 18:00 Thursday 23rd and 02:00 Tuesday 28th August due to the possibilty ofvery high storage charges...

Kind Regards,
RayCole

New HMRC Entry Systems

We are sure that you have been seeing or hearing various reports around your industry about the upcoming changes to the UK’s Customs Entry Systems for the Import & Export of goods. This is just a short note to highlight to you the upcoming change and to assure you that Raycole Global Logistics Ltd are working closely with our industry body BIFA (British International Freight Association) our software provider and HMRC to be in the best position to manage this change.

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RayCole

Peak Season in Bangladesh reminder...

We would like to draw your kind attention on the peak season going on at Bangladesh by below points. Kindly have a look on the points to keep your record updated on the situation.

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Kind Regards,
RayCole

Chinese Customs Applies New Advanced Manifest Regulations

Hello valued customer,

From 1 August 2018, Chinese Customs will be applying new regulations for their advanced manifests.

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Kind Regards,
RayCole

INDEFINITE CHAKKA JAM CALLED EFEECTIVE FROM 20TH OF JULY 2018 BY ALL INDIA MOTOR TRANSPORT CONGRESS, NEW DELHI

Hello valued customer,

We have been informed by All India Confederation of Goods Owners Associations that they have called an indefinite strike from 20th of July 2018.

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Kind Regards,
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RayCole - Closure of the public counter at The London Gateway Port..

Hello valued customer,

We have received a notification from the UK Border Force which we thought we should share with you as they plan to close the public counter at the London Gateway Port. Please take a look at the document and feel free to share your comments with us via our social media pages.

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Kind Regards,
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RayCole - Problems at Felixstowe - Urgent - Updated 09.07.201

Hello to all of our valued customers

As you are no doubt aware, there has been a great deal of disruption at the Port of Felixstowe recently following their introduction of a new computer system.

Here at RayCole, we have been working hard to minimise the effects of these problems so that you, our customers, don’t incur any more costs or suffer any more inconvenience than necessary and we now bring you the Port of Felixstowe’s latest update.

Since our last update on our new terminal operating system, good progress has been made on a number of key issues that were impacting vessel discharge rates and haulier turnaround times.

Although our discharge cycle is working at near pre-implementation productivity levels, we continue to experience issues in our load cycle, including both ship and train loading. This is affecting our overall productivity which resulted in a lower level of service being delivered to our customers with consequences further up the supply chain.

Last week we handled slightly more volume across our quay than the week before and it represents approximately 90% of the average weekly volume pre system implementation.

In the last week we handled more road vehicles than in the week before the new system went live though we recognise that average haulier turnaround times still need to improve. Import rail volumes loaded onto trains are below where we would want to be at 77% of the average weekly volume we handled pre system implementation.

Our focus and immediate priority now is on vessel and rail load cycles and yard efficiency.

Our specialist teams, supported by experts from our Hong Kong head office, are working on the remaining issues to ensure that productivity across all areas is optimised in a controlled and systematic manner.

The ongoing support of our customers during this difficult period has been greatly appreciated and we apologise to any port users who are continuing to experience delays and inconvenience. We are fully focused on rectifying this situation as soon as possible.

Please bear with us during this very difficult time but please don’t hesitate to bring any issues to the attention of our Management team so that we can work to resolve them ASAP on your behalf.

Thanks for your continuing support.”

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Dear Customer, Please be advised that the Port of Felixstowe are currently experiencing operational delays. The implementation of a new operating system over the weekend has resulted in severe delays and cancellations across all areas of port operations, including rail, road and shipside container moves. We are maintaining close contact with the port and will provide further updates as we receive them. Our local operations and customer service teams are working together to inform individual customers of any impact to their cargo. We apologies for any inconvenience but this is completely out of our control. If you require any further information, please contact customer services by calling 01375 489840 Kind regards, RayCole Ltd

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RayCole - Cargo insurance a real must...

Hello everyone, please take a look at the article below. We hope everyone who had cargo on board had insurance! Please remember to ask RayCole for insurance when you next ship. We can offer comprehensive cover at an extremely competitive rate. We don’t think you can put a price on your piece of mind.

hhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-44343423

RayCole - Cumbrian mountains in aid of "Walking With The Wounded"

Please take the time to visit their Just Giving page using the link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ray-palmer3

“Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.”

Ray and his team did the “Tough” course. They completed the 16 mile hike in 7 hours, 54 minutes and 50 seconds in blistering heat last Saturday.

On finishing this arduous challenge, Ray and his team said “We decided to walk the walk and not just talk the talk so we could make a difference to the lives of the wounded servicemen, who do so much for us all. Please help to let them know that we all care about the sacrifices they make and the suffering they endure for us. Thank you.”

RayCole - UK Port opening hours over Easter 2018

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RayCole - Focus on Airfreight

Our global network has the power to help businesses grow – based on years of experience and influenced by the changing needs of our customers.

Innovation and customer service is at the heart of our work. We deliver tailored transport services, Worldwide and end-to-end. We divide our Air Freight into packages offering different delivery times, routings, handling procedures and prices, making it easy to match any need.

Experience tells us that the real difference in air freight is made on the ground. We give you access to the best people, processes and technology so that quality is assured and time won on the ground. We are constantly striving to upgrade and refine our work to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective air freight service possible to meet the customers and end users needs.

We are down-to-earth, yet determined to drive your business forward by the very nature of our vigilance and attention to the smallest detail.