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Brexit

Brexit raises questions for the maritime industry over the new relationship between the UK and EU. As one of the great maritime cities of the world, London’s future will be affected by Brexit, but quite how is unclear

Brexit

Braemar overpaid for Naves acquisition, says new chief

‘I’ve been in the chair for two months and I’m feeling pumped… People are looking for deals on the street,’ bullish former broker claims

Opposition aims to boost UK shipping sector to win votes

‘Allowing people to access high-class jobs in the sector and remain in their homes without having to move to big cities is a huge opportunity for us to exploit,’ says UK’s Labour spokesman for shipping

UK empty container stockpile continues to grow

Despite a shortage of much-needed empties in export markets, containers are piling up in the UK. Post-Brexit export delays in trading are thought to be a contributing factor

UK’s Britannia Club to redomicile in Luxembourg due to Brexit

‘Clearly we would not be redomiciling our business if it were not for Brexit. It has been an unwelcome diversion and an unwelcome cost,’ says chief operating officer

Death to 2020, reasons to be cheerful 2021

With coronavirus vaccines being rolled out, a Brexit deal finally done, and free trade likely to be back in fashion in Washington, what’s not to like?

UK agrees post-Brexit trade deal with European Union

British Ports Association says ‘despite this deal, the UK is definitely leaving the EU’s customs union and single market, which means major changes for crossborder trade’

France cuts links to UK ports over mutant coronavirus concerns

The port of Dover has halted lorry traffic due to travel restrictions from France on the UK, as European Union governments seeks to limit the spread of a new coronavirus variant

UK ports: Shipowners, shippers, and shoppers need answers

Coronavirus has piled unprecedented pressures on global supply chains, and the UK has the added problem of Brexit to deal with. But after years of investment surely the ports sector should be better prepared?

UK plans to rival Singapore are more proposal than policy

The timing of a leaked set of proposals to bolster the UK flag next year has ruffled feathers and the ideas are more ‘blue sky thinking’ than considered policy, but plans to set out a post-Brexit growth strategy are long overdue

UK Ship Register set to take offshore units and revamp tonnage tax after Brexit

Singapore repeatedly referenced as comparator for UK flag’s future

UK ports in flat-pack flap as congestion continues

British ports have claimed they are coping with high demand. But with lines now moving some services, a ‘perfect storm’ is putting pressure on the UK supply chain

Declaring Brexit-related force majeure ‘horrendously difficult’, lawyer warns

A UK lawyer has outlined the pitfalls for companies seeking to invoke force majeure when confronted with Brexit delays and port congestion disrupting British container trade. The devil is in the fine print, and shippers are urged to read it

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