Shipping in Winter

The effects of Coronavirus on Shipping and the Global Supply Chain

The effects of Coronavirus on Shipping and the Global Supply Chain
Danielle Williams, February 28, 2020

I’m looking at a very current global issue regarding the 2019/20 outbreak of the Coronavirus (otherwise known as Covid-19) and the impact of this on shipping and the global supply chain – of course the spread of the virus is very much ongoing so I’m focused on the effects to date.

Originating in China, this virus has had a very significant impact on global trade which is problematic as we all share a very heavy reliance on Chinese manufacturing. This has led to many industry leaders trying to figure out how exactly trade products are still going to be reliably shipped to consumers, Coronavirus has caused the global shipping industry to veer off course!

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The Logistics of Christmas Charity

The Logistics of Christmas Charity
Emma Simpson, December 18, 2019

I’ve recently celebrated my 4th year working at Alchemy with my most recent role being that of a Recruitment Consultant. I specialise in the supply of talent to the Global Shipping and Logistics industries and as such for this festive month of December, I decided to put together a blog focused on ‘The Logistics of Christmas Charity’.

There are numerous charities internationally, that work hard to deliver donations all year round, however Christmas is a particularly important time of year, when universally, people tend to share a little more generously as part of the Yuletide tradition.

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How will the Port of Dover cope with Brexit?

How will the Port of Dover cope with Brexit?
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, January 25, 2019

Deal or no deal?

With the March deadline for the UK leaving the European Union looming, the government is now creating contingency plans in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’. A particular worry for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is the traffic jams surrounding the Port of Dover, the UK’s closest port to Europe. An immediate departure from the single market and customs union will result in extra checks for freight vehicles before entering Calais, Coquelles and Dunkirk. 

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Lost at Sea! Shipping Containers

Lost at Sea! Shipping Containers
Amber Pittard, June 25, 2018

Estimates predict that each year around 10,000 Shipping Containers are lost at sea; however, it is difficult to obtain an exact figure, as not all losses are reported.

With the increase in demand for consumer goods and number of ships, size and capacity, it is likely that the number of containers lost at sea will rise year upon year.

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The Shipping Revolution Has Begun (Finally)

The Shipping Revolution Has Begun (Finally)
Katie Smith, April 24, 2018

Shipping is Retro

Comparative to other global sectors, we can fairly state that the international shipping industry has a number of (what some may affectionately call) ‘old school’ practices. Despite the invention of unmanned ships, automated warehouses and ever more advanced technology, the whole supply chain often rests upon the aged and seemingly fragile paper of shipping documentation. Why?

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