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VGM? – Verification of Gross Weight

By |January 21st, 2016|

VGM? – Oh no I hear you say, not another shipping acronym! What does this one mean? – Well, from July 2016,   new regulations come into force and UK Exporters will have to certify their Verification of Gross Weight (VGM) of loaded Sea Containers for export.
For sometime now the shipping industry has raised numerous […]

Monsoon Hits Airport

By |December 3rd, 2015|

We have received the following photos from our office in Chennai, India. An unusual amount of rain has hit southern India recently, and has caused major problems in the area. Chennai Airport is currently closed and is not expected to re-open until at least the 7th December. This situation is very abnormal and our team […]

The BIG Three – Changes in 2016

By |November 18th, 2015|

Are you ready for the BIG three changes in  2016? During the course of next year there will be three events taking place that will impact on your business, if you are involved in International Trade. You MUST make plans and be aware of these changes that will be taking place.

1) The introduction of UCC (Union Customs Code) to […]

M-ITEC 2015

By |October 14th, 2015|

We held our first exhibition at the MITEC International Trade Expo and Conference yesterday, 13th October 2015. The free event took place at the Derby County IPro football stadium and was facilitated by East Midlands Chamber of Commerce in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). The aim of MITEC is to help local exporters and businesses […]

A Special Visitor

By |September 24th, 2015|

Our East Midlands Airport Office recently had the pleasure of receiving a very special visitor – A Burmese Python. One of our clients, “One to One Products”, specialises in the importation of equipment for Snake enthusiasts. The colour type of the Python is called “Hypo” and several members of staff, Gary, Jacob, Michael (pictured below), […]

Higher Economic Growth Predicted

By |August 27th, 2015|

It Looks like the UK is on track to enjoy higher economic growth, as the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) upgrades it’s UK forecast and predicts “Decent growth ahead”. The CBI expects UK growth of 2.6% this year and 2.8% next year. This is an increase from their previous June forecast of 2.4% and 2.5% […]

Tianjin Port Disaster

By |August 14th, 2015|

We have all seen on the news the devastation caused by the explosions that took place on Wednesday 12th August 2015, at the port of Tianjin in Northern China. The explosions took place in the warehouse district, near the port and we have received a number of updates from our local agents. The whole area […]

MAJOR EXPLOSIONS IN NORTHERN CHINA

By |August 13th, 2015|

IMPORTANT NEWS
We received breaking news today from our overseas contacts in Northern China. Two major explosions took place yesterday, devastating the port of Xingang/Tianjin. Many people have been killed and injured. Tianjin customs authorities and the port area is currently closed and there is no indication at this time as to when the port will be […]

WANTED – INTERNATIONAL EXPORT PACKERS

By |August 13th, 2015|

Due to continued expansion plans, we are looking for professional International Export Packers to join our existing teams in the Midlands. We offer exciting opportunities and challenges within the world of International Export Packing. Interested? Then please make contact by telephoning – 01332 817602.

East Midlands Chamber Membership Event

By |July 29th, 2015|

The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce arranged a Membership Event at the Mercure Newton Park Hotel, Newton Solney, Derbyshire, on 28th July 2015. The event was held in order to celebrate long serving membership awards to local businesses. During the event we received a certificate to celebrate our 5 years of continuous membership, awarded to […]