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Video: This is Scott

Video: This is Scott

Enjoy our latest video. Scott is waiting for news from his freight forwarder regarding his latest shipment from overseas…

Video: This is Scott

  We hope you enjoy our latest promotional video. This is Scott, an unlucky supply chain customer. Time: 71 Seconds PLEASE FOLLOW US...

Third Container Ship Fire In 60 Days

The crew of a Grimaldi vessel had to abandon ship this week, making it the third time in the past 60 days that a container vessel has been damaged...

India Impacted By Airspace Closure

Further to last week's closure of Pakistan airspace due to rising political tension between India and Pakistan, we are now witnessing ongoing...

Video: Embracing Supply Chain Tech

  We hope you enjoy our new short promotional video. Uniserve embrace technology, integrating all aspects of the supply chain and all parties...

Uniserve Management Delivers Innovation

This years Uniserve Management Development Project came to an impressive conclusion this week, when three project teams presented their innovative...

Pakistan Flight Operations Suspended

Flight operations in Pakistan have been suspended, and its airspace officially closed, until at least Thursday midnight in the wake of escalating...

US/China Talking Before Duty Deadline

On March 2nd 2019, tariffs across $200 billion worth of goods from China to the US are set to rise from 10% to 25%, unless a deal can be reached...

Government Outlines UK Swiss Trade Deal

The Department of International Trade have published details of the trade agreement between the UK and Switzerland, which will become applicable...

New Tilbury RoRo Terminal Approved

According to various reports, the building of a new £150 million pound ro-ro terminal has been agreed near to Tilbury port, which is expected to be...

Blank Sailings Yet Extra Capacity Due

According to the loadstar, a number of blank sailings are being introduced by carriers over the next few weeks, as early indications suggest that...
Video: Asia LCL Services

Video: Asia LCL Services

We hope you enjoy our short 'Asia LCL Services' video. Imports from Asia, where Uniserve are providing unique LCL (less than container load) products, which offer the ultimate in flexibility and reliability.Time: 1 minute 20 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow...

Uniserve Win Again in BIFA Awards

Uniserve Win Again in BIFA Awards

Uniserve Group have been announced as 'winners' in the coveted European Logistics category, at the BIFA Freight Service Awards on Thursday. The BIFA award ceremony, which was hosted by double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, encourages and rewards high standards...

Brexit Effect for Air & Sea

Brexit Effect for Air & Sea

The House of Commons voted against Theresa May's Brexit plan by a 230 majority yesterday, the biggest defeat for a UK government in history. The uncertainty therefore continues and we take a look at whether the increasing likelihood of a no-deal Brexit is having any...

Video: Supply Chain Degree

Video: Supply Chain Degree

We hope you enjoy our short 'Supply Chain Degree Apprenticeship' video. With an uncertain international future ahead, there has never been a better time for UK businesses to develop their supply chain capabilities. The new degree apprenticeship designed especially for...

The Man Behind Comply Direct

The Man Behind Comply Direct

Comply Direct is a government approved environmental compliance scheme who take on the legal obligation of UK businesses affected by producer responsibility legislation. The purpose of this type of legislation is to make sure businesses who manufacture, import and...

Reliability In Asian LCL Imports

Reliability In Asian LCL Imports

Following last year’s port and container transport congestion, some importers have been looking at LCL services in preference to low payload 20 foot full loads, as a means of circumnavigating supply chain disruption. Uniserve's LCL (less than container load) services...

Managing A No Deal Brexit

Managing A No Deal Brexit

UK members of parliament will be voting on the government's Brexit plan for a deal with the EU next week, and it is widely predicted that they will vote against Theresa May. A 'no' majority will surely move us further towards the chance of a 'no deal' or 'hard'...

Video: Don’t Get Left Out In The Cold

Video: Don’t Get Left Out In The Cold

We hope you enjoy our short 'Don't Get Left Out In The Cold' video. Start the New Year in style by checking out Global Trade Management (GTM) Products. Time: 40 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rounded" icons_location="top"...

Merry Christmas From Uniserve

Merry Christmas From Uniserve

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Brexit Event Video Released

Brexit Event Video Released

The Supply Chain Academy, along with group partner Customs Insights, collaborated to deliver their most recent thought leadership event earlier this month, which covered the most topical and important issue of the millennium so far – Brexit.The Academy have now...

Uniserve Christmas Jumper Day

Uniserve Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 14th December Uniserve joined thousands of people up and down the UK by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause – to help create a brighter future for children. For every festive jumper worn, £2 was raised for the Save The Children charity, while our...

Uniserve Win in FTA Awards

Uniserve Win in FTA Awards

Uniserve Group have once again been announced as winners at a major awards ceremony after collecting the prize of Logistics Partner of the Year at the FTA Logistics Awards on Thursday.The trophy was collected by Uniserve HR Director, Paul Stone, at the Royal Lancaster...

Felixstowe Return Sparks Hope

Felixstowe Return Sparks Hope

Felixstowe has seen the return of previously lost carrier business recently, with Hapag Lloyd and OOCL committing their Euro Mediterranean EMX service back to the port, according to the loadstar.The EMX service is due to return on December 23rd, with the arrival of...

Brexit Unwrapped At The Academy

Brexit Unwrapped At The Academy

Uniserve Group companies - the Supply Chain Academy and Customs Insights - collaborated to deliver their most recent thought leadership event last week, which covered the most topical and important issue of the millennium so far – Brexit. The dinner event, held at our...

Pete Wins 2018 Video Poll

Pete Wins 2018 Video Poll

After a recent poll held on this website to establish your vote for Uniserve's best video of the year, we can confirm that our 'This is Pete' short video is the inaugural winner of the accolade.This year's winner claimed 20% of the 200 or so votes cast, after we...

Seasonal Opening Hours

Seasonal Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours Friday 21st - Normal HoursSaturday 22nd - Closed*Sunday 23rd - Closed* Monday 24th - Early Close Tuesday 25th - Closed Wednesday 26th - Closed Thursday 27th - Normal Hours Friday 28th - Normal HoursSaturday 29th - Closed* Sunday...

Video: Santa’s Supply Chain

Video: Santa’s Supply Chain

We hope you enjoy our short 'Santa's Supply Chain' video. Find out how Santa delivers his gifts on time. Time: 58 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rounded" icons_location="top" col_number="4" outer_color="light"...

Sydney: Storms Impact Logistics

Sydney: Storms Impact Logistics

Storms lashed Sydney and neighbouring regions early Wednesday morning, causing flash floods that have brought transport and logistics to a standstill.According to reports, within just two hours of the storm, Sydney had its average monthly rainfall.There has been a...

Video: Unleash The Bulldog Spirit

Video: Unleash The Bulldog Spirit

We hope you enjoy our short 'Unleash The Bulldog Spirit' video. Check out our opportunities on our careers page here. Time: 40 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rounded" icons_location="top" col_number="4" outer_color="light"...

Snow Storms Impact US flights

Snow Storms Impact US flights

As the Thanksgiving weekend came to a close on Sunday, airline flights faced delays and cancellations in the US Midwest due to a winter storm.Across the US, more than 1,250 flights had been canceled on Sunday and another 4,775 delayed, with nearly 275 U.S. flights...

Transport Network Developments

Transport Network Developments

The restructuring and ongoing development of Uniserve's transport network has been progressing well over recent months, after being identified as a key initiative by the group board this year.Maximising our transport's effectiveness by encompassing all group divisions...

China Expo Lands $58 Billion In Deals

China Expo Lands $58 Billion In Deals

The first ever China International Import Expo was held last week and reports suggest that around $58 billion of deals were agreed during its six day duration.Thousands of foreign businesses joined together with Chinese buyers to attend the trade event, which was held...

And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is…

Uniserve Group are delighted to have been announced as winners at the Global Freight Awards last night in the category of Employer Of The Year 2018. The trophy was collected by Uniserve HR Director - Paul Stone - at the Royal Lancaster Hotel ceremony and was awarded...

Scott Leads Port Delegation

Scott Leads Port Delegation

Uniserve Sea Freight General Manager – Scott Baker – recently led a BIFA (British International Freight Association) delegation on a tour around DP World London Gateway Port.Scott chairs BIFA’s London East region and after being met by DP World’s UK Chief Executive –...

Asia Air Peak Season Arrives

Asia Air Peak Season Arrives

Although later than we experienced last year, the peak season for air freight shipments from the Far East recently got underway. The annual squeeze on capacity is currently impacting movements from Hong Kong and mainland China, which is resulting in the inevitable...

An Actual Brexit Solution

An Actual Brexit Solution

The future of UK and European trade continues to look uncertain from a political viewpoint, therefore Uniserve would like to bring your attention to an actual Brexit solution for a change.Uniserve are the UK’s leading independent logistics provider and as such have...

Video: Land Down Under

Video: Land Down Under

We hope you enjoy our short 'Land Down Under' video. Uniserve offer the most competitive FCL/LCL pricing in the market. Time: 35 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rounded" icons_location="top" col_number="4" outer_color="light"...

Uniserve Video Of 2018

Uniserve Video Of 2018

Vote for your favourite Uniserve short video 2018 Please click to vote for Uniserve's video of the year. We have made a number of short tongue-in-cheek promotional videos this year and have narrowed them down to the below eight finalists. So, please let us know your...

The Great British Moustache Off

The Great British Moustache Off

A moustache, that has graced the face of Uniserve Business Development Manager - Nigel Brewster, has been donated to cancer research and raised over £400 for the charity.Nigel was supporting Movember, which is the annual ritual of growing moustaches during the month...

Transport Strike In Bangladesh

Transport Strike In Bangladesh

Logistics in Bangladesh continue to be on a go-slow following a 48-hour transport strike, which may impact upon international movements over the next few days.Transport professionals took to the streets this week to demand amendments to a recently passed Road...

The Big Match Decided Late

The Big Match Decided Late

The first ever One World Cup was fiercely competed for on Monday night, before a last gasp winner secured the win for Uniserve Tilbury over head office rivals - Uniserve Upminster.Upminster were in the game throughout, until a fortunate rebound off of the post, set up...

China Security Raised For Exhibition

China Security Raised For Exhibition

Security at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport has been temporarily increased as thousands of visitors, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, are due to attend next week's China International Import Expo Fair. The exhibition is due to start on 5th November and...

Video: This Is James

Video: This Is James

We hope you enjoy our short 'This Is James' video. James is a hard working logistics customer experience employee. Time: 35 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rounded" icons_location="top" col_number="4" outer_color="light"...

World’s Largest Sea Bridge Opens

World’s Largest Sea Bridge Opens

The world's longest sea crossing bridge opened to traffic yesterday, connecting Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge, spanning 34 miles and designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons, was officially opened by Chinese President Xi...

BIFA Finalists in Three Categories

BIFA Finalists in Three Categories

Uniserve Group have been shortlisted as finalists for three categories at this year's BIFA (British International Freight Association) Awards, with the winners decided in January's London award ceremony. The BIFA awards are an important industry accolade that have...

Road Map for Asia Gateway

Road Map for Asia Gateway

Singapore have just announced a three-year plan that outlines ways for businesses to innovate their processes and collaborate with each other. The industry-led roadmap, was announced recently by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry - Koh Poh Koon - at the...

Apprentice Scheme Continues to Shine

Apprentice Scheme Continues to Shine

The Uniserve Apprenticeship scheme has been in full flow over the past twelve months and is continuing to prove to be a successful means of attracting and developing new supply chain stars for the future. Three more employees have completed their initial...

Video: Another Bright Idea

Video: Another Bright Idea

We hope you enjoy our short 'Bright Idea' video, which introduces Uniserve EGDC, our Singapore based distribution hub. Time: 51 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rounded" icons_location="top" col_number="4" outer_color="light"...

Date Set For The Big Match

Date Set For The Big Match

The date has now been confirmed for the largest sporting event in history, that's Upminster Court history, as two fierce rivals prepare to meet in just twelve days time. Uniserve Upminster will be hosting Uniserve Tilbury in a 7-aside football match for the inaugural...

Video : First Man

Video : First Man

We hope you enjoy our short First Man Video, A short journey from caveman times through to modern day logistics and supply chain. Time: 40 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rounded" icons_location="top" col_number="4"...

UK Port Congestion Continues

UK Port Congestion Continues

Congestion at the UK’s two largest container ports continues to disrupt supply chains during the busiest time of year for retailers. The delays started at Felixstowe earlier in the year, when the introduction of a new operating system slowed the port down to around...

SCA Launch Latest Brexit Event

SCA Launch Latest Brexit Event

Uniserve Group companies - the Supply Chain Academy and Customs Insights - have collaborated to confirm their latest thought leadership event, which will be covering the most topical and important issue of the millennium so far – Brexit. The dinner event is being held...

Video: Event of the Year

Video: Event of the Year

We hope you enjoy our short 'Event of the Year' Video, the Supply Chain Academy hosts a 'must attend' Brexit Event in December Time: 27 Secs PLEASE FOLLOW US [et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rounded" icons_location="top" col_number="4"...

Finalists at the FTA Awards

Finalists at the FTA Awards

Uniserve have been named as a finalists in the FTA Logistic Awards this week, ahead of the London awards ceremony being held in December. The group have been nominated in the category of 'logistics partner of the year', for the ongoing development of our...

A Change From Uncertain Brexit

A Change From Uncertain Brexit

All the talk these day, especially when mentioning Europe, is about Brexit and the ongoing lack of clarity as to whether there will be a trade agreement in place by next year. Numerous UK and European businesses are having to prepare for an uncertain future with plans...

First Delivery For SeaSalt

First Delivery For SeaSalt

Uniserve recently delivered their first shipment to Cornish lifestyle and clothing brand - Seasalt, as the two parties commence a supply chain partnership following the signing of a long term contract. Seasalt were formed in 1981 and opened their 50th store in the UK...

Spotlight: Indian Sub Ocean Imports

Spotlight: Indian Sub Ocean Imports

We recently published an article on imports from the Indian subcontinent, which seems like a perfect time to outline our ocean freight service details from the region. Uniserve are highly active in the Indian subcontinent, operating our own Regional General Management...

China Reply To US New Tariffs

China Reply To US New Tariffs

This week America imposed new tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China, reigniting a trade war between the two nations, which has resulted in China announcing $60 billion worth of tariffs on US products today. The US tariffs confirmed on Monday were the...

New Impetus For Indian Subcontinent

New Impetus For Indian Subcontinent

Importers are reportedly looking more and more towards the Indian subcontinent as a means of sourcing products. With the suggestion being that the region, led by India and Pakistan, is becoming more suitable as a trading partner. The Indian logistics sector seems to...

Uniserve Make The Finals

Uniserve Make The Finals

Uniserve have been named as a Global Freight Awards finalist this week, ahead of the London awards ceremony being held this November. The group have been nominated in the category of 'employer of the year', for the ongoing development of our apprenticeship program,...

US & Asia Braced for Storms

US & Asia Braced for Storms

The US and Far East are both currently bracing themselves for major storms to hit their coastlines during the next 48 hours. A super typhoon is building in the Pacific and is forecast to impact the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South China during the next few...

Far East Weather Affects Logistics

Far East Weather Affects Logistics

Adverse weather in the Far East is continuing to have an impact on logistics from the region due to port closures and localised devastation. Ningbo and Shanghai have both had periods when scheduled vessels have omitted calling the ports altogether and the recent...

How Do Sea/Air Services Work?

How Do Sea/Air Services Work?

We have recently been communicating the potential for Sea/Air services to be of benefit this peak season period, and below is a guideline to how our Sea/Air services work.   Consignment moves via sea freight from the Far East into Dubai or nominated hub. 2. It is...

Bath Rugby Sponsorship Season Two

Bath Rugby Sponsorship Season Two

After an exciting and remarkable end to our first season as sponsors, and one that we will certainly remember for some time to come, Uniserve have continued as official sponsors of Bath Rugby for the 2018/2019 season. Founded in 1865, Bath are one of the best known...

Sea/Air as a Peak Season Option?

Sea/Air as a Peak Season Option?

With the Asian peak season upon us, now seems like the perfect time to make mention of our Sea-Air services, which are a potential multi-modal solution to some of the difficulties that can be encountered during the next few months. Supporting our suite of air and sea...

Deadline For Brexit Deal Moves

Deadline For Brexit Deal Moves

Reports today are suggesting that the deadline for agreeing the UK’s divorce from the EU has unofficially been moved from October to the middle of November. It is believed that the longer time frame has been agreed as little headway is being made with a mutually...

Felixstowe Disruption Continues

Felixstowe Disruption Continues

Felixstowe Port continues to suffer with significant operational delays since introducing their new IT operating system back in June. OOCL are the latest carrier to move business away from the port. They have just confirmed their NET service between Europe and Turkey...

Climate Opens Potential New Route

Climate Opens Potential New Route

The impact of global warming, and subsequent melting of Arctic ice, could potentially lead to a new shipping route between Asia and Europe. The Northern Sea Route (NSR), which runs along the Russian Arctic Coast, is being utilised this week by a container ship for the...

EORI – Be Ready For Brexit

EORI – Be Ready For Brexit

Last week the UK’s international trade secretary – Liam Fox – suggested the odds were 60/40 against a trade agreement being in place with the EU, therefore a ‘hard Brexit’ currently seems most likely. One of the consequences of a hard Brexit will be full Customs...

Turkey – A Trade Update

Turkey – A Trade Update

It has been widely reported that the Turkish currency is in crisis, with the situation apparently deteriorating on a daily basis. The Turkish Lira is down 45% against the US Dollar since the turn of the year and their annual inflation rate is 15%. While Turkey's...

New Industry Website Launches

New Industry Website Launches

Uniserve Group company - CP Training Services - have just launched their new look training website, which provides an exciting range of supply chain training courses designed for managers and aspiring managers. CP Training Services have been the go-to supply chain...

Bangladesh Security Issues

Bangladesh Security Issues

Logistics operators are struggling to get goods into Dhaka airport due to new security measures, which have seen the number of trucks unloaded reduced by 80% recently. Currently, only one truck is allowed to unload at a time, due to increased checkups, serial...

Indian Truck Strike Is Over

Indian Truck Strike Is Over

The truck strike in India, which had been running for eight consecutive days, has now been called off after the Indian government agreed to meet the majority of the demands of the truckers. Drivers across India took indefinite strike action from 20th July to protest...

MD Sets Course For UniEurope

MD Sets Course For UniEurope

Uniserve Group Managing Director - Iain Liddell - has taken over personal responsibility for delivering upon Uniserve's European strategy during the most important months for the trade in decades - the pre-Brexit period. While the UK continues to be at odds with...

Customs Declaration Service

Customs Declaration Service

Since 1994 the system employed by HMRC to process import and export declarations has been CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight). In the coming months, this system is being replaced by the HMRC Customs Declaration Service (CDS), although there will be...

LCL Services Moved From Felixstowe

LCL Services Moved From Felixstowe

Further to our recent articles concerning the ongoing operational issues at Felixstowe, Uniserve have taken the indefinite decision to move a number of Asian inbound consolidation/LCL services to the port of Southampton. The movement will be effective immediately for...

Indian Truck Strike From July 20

Indian Truck Strike From July 20

Truckers across India are due to go on a nationwide indefinite strike to protest against the ongoing increases in diesel prices, uncontrollable toll expenses, GST compliance and a number of further issues. The strike is due to begin from 8am on July 20 and if it...

Uniserve Appoint New Group CFO

Uniserve Appoint New Group CFO

Uniserve are delighted to confirm the appointment of Roger Clements as their new Group Chief Financial Officer. Along with the recent appointment of Kim Overman as COO,  the new position has been created to support the ongoing growth and build on the success of the...

Maersk Move Felixstowe Services

Maersk Move Felixstowe Services

The operating system delays at Felixstowe Port appear to be set to continue, as MAERSK Line have announced they are moving two 2M alliance loops to the Port of Liverpool for a three month period. The first two vessels diverted to Liverpool are due to arrive on the...

Last Call for EU Customs Deal?

Last Call for EU Customs Deal?

According to various reports this week, the EU's initial response to the 'chequers agreement' has been a polite decline of the concept, in what may be the last chance for a simplified customs deal between the UK and Europe. It has also been reported that Teresa May...

Career Opportunities with Job Feed

Career Opportunities with Job Feed

Our revamped careers page now includes an automated live job feed, which means would-be candidates are now able to apply for positions directly from our site. Only the most recent roles are advertised right now, but going forward new positions will be viewable on our...

Felixstowe Delays May Continue

Felixstowe Delays May Continue

We reported last month that the introduction of a new operating system at Felixstowe was reported to be causing delays at the port. The most recent news appears to suggest that there is no immediate end in sight to the issues. The disruption, which is often resulting...

First Learners Start SCM Degree

First Learners Start SCM Degree

This week has been very exciting for Uniserve Group, as the first round of learners have started the much sought after Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship. The learners were enrolled after the standard for the degree was approved by the...

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