Shipping in Winter

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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Winter Shipping

Winter Shipping
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, February 23, 2016

Winter shipping is already notoriously difficult and often dangerous. But while winter often meant some of the Northern most shipping routes were once closed off due to ice, increasingly mild winters as brought about by climate change are leading to predictions of shorter ice seasons, and quicker shipping times between Europe and Asia.

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