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HGV driver shortage pushes industry to brink of implosion

HGV driver shortage pushes industry to brink of implosion

Porttalk takes industry's concerns to the media.  The industry that kept the UK moving throughout the Pandemic teeters on brink of implosion due to a lack of HGV drivers Urgent intervention required The shortage of UK HGV drivers exacerbates with every week – and is...

Urgent request from HMRC

Urgent request from HMRC

Have you decided to use delayed declarations or are you potentially interested in doing so?  HMRC is looking to speak to businesses who bring goods into the UK from the EU, and either: • have decided to use delayed declarations (whether they have already made their...

How to spot a scam and avoid becoming a victim of fraud

How to spot a scam and avoid becoming a victim of fraud

Andrew Diver, Head of Taxation at Beatons Group, advises how to protect yourself from fraud. Scams appear to be on the rise, especially those claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). According to HMRC, it responded to more than 1.1million referrals of...

London Thamesport Welcomes new W.E.C. Line service

London Thamesport Welcomes new W.E.C. Line service

“Will further cement our position as the  preferred carrier of choice on the short sea trades of Spain, Portugal and Morocco."  Hutchison Ports London Thamesport has welcomed its second new short-sea sailing in less than a week with the first call of a new W.E.C. Line...

VARTAN expands team

VARTAN expands team

Double appointment for customs compliance, AEO and health and safety specialist.  VARTAN Consultancy has been busy recruiting over the last few weeks and is pleased to announce the appointments of Kevin Gostick and Josh Vartan. Joining the team in the role of...

Logistics community supports local causes

Logistics community supports local causes

Across the industry, companies are always supporting good causes. In this issue of Porttalk, we catch up with two local initiatives that are helping to make a difference.   Felixstowe Port Users’ Association is in the throes of organising its second charity golf...

TOPS is the ‘complete TMS’ says GB Railfreight

TOPS is the ‘complete TMS’ says GB Railfreight

Fargo Systems' TOPS enables GBRf's intermodal activities to operate seamlessly. The complete transport software solution once again demonstrates the pivotal role it plays throughout the logistics industry – this time enabling GB Railfreight’s (GBRf) intermodal...

Imorex launch new clearance department

Imorex launch new clearance department

Palletforce partnership drives Imorex customs service.  Seizing an opportunity that presented itself through its relationship with Palletforce, Imorex has launched a new import and export clearance service. Dan Jackaman, Imorex customs and forwarding manager,...

Port of Lowestoft cares for Kittiwakes

Port of Lowestoft cares for Kittiwakes

Maintenance work is underway to encourage Kittiwakes to keep returning to Suffolk. Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced vital works on the Port of Lowestoft’s Harbour Kittiwake Wall, to maintain the important breeding site for the local kittiwake population....

Kickstart your business

Kickstart your business

Stephanie Hammond, director at Beatons Group, looks at how the scheme works and how to make the most of it. Companies are now looking to get back to business with the coronavirus appearing to be in retreat in the UK. Many sectors, however, especially the hospitality...