NEWS & ARTICLES

CHIEF to CDS Migration – Are You Ready For The Move?

In 2021, HMRC announced after nearly 30 years, the closure of its Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system by 31st March 2023,...

Ellerman Add Hong Kong West Bound Route To Their Ever Growing List Of Sea Freight Services

Ellerman City Lines are pleased to announce the launch of their Hong Kong West Bound Sea Freight service. The service, which was launched earlier...

Uniserve’s Market Update for June Now Available

Uniserve's monthly market snapshot providing international freight, trade and supply chain insights and forecasts for the weeks ahead.Uniserve has...

Shanghai Enter Phase 2 of 3 Stage: ‘Return To Work And Production’ Plan

Shanghai have entered the second phase of their three stage plan, which will see work and production resume in China’s largest commercial and...

Uniserve’s FMDC Infrastructure Project Shortlisted For UKWA Excellence Award

Recognition was given to Uniserve’s FMDC (Felixstowe Mega Distribution Centre) infrastructure project this week, as it was announced that the UKWA...
Shanghai’s Lockdown Continues

Shanghai’s Lockdown Continues

Global supply chains are facing further disruption as the city of Shanghai extends its lockdown. The city went into a phrased lockdown on 28th March 2022 following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Shanghai enters staggered COVID-19 lockdown

Shanghai enters staggered COVID-19 lockdown

Shanghai has been put into a phased lockdown following the outbreak of COVID-19. The eastern half of the city is now in lockdown until April 1st after which the west of Shanghai will be locked down until April 5th.

Uniserve Group Suspends All Bookings To/From Russia

Uniserve Group Suspends All Bookings To/From Russia

In light of the escalating situation in Ukraine, Uniserve Group is with immediate effect introducing a temporary suspension on all cargo bookings to/from Russia – across all its divisions including (but not limited to) UniOcean and UniAir. Where possible this ban will not extend to the delivery of essential / humanitarian supplies such as food and medicines.

Ukraine: Supply Chain Update 11.03.22

Ukraine crisis: supply chain update

While the situation in Ukraine is unfolding rapidly it is clear that the turmoil in the region and the sanctions imposed on Russia are likely to have a considerable impact on global supply chains.

Uniserve renews BTCC relationship with ROKiT MB Motorsport

Uniserve renews BTCC relationship with ROKiT MB Motorsport

Uniserve are delighted to announce our continued partnership with ROKiT MB Motorsport into the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. Following a string of successful races during the 2021 BTCC season and great customer engagement, renewing the partnership was a natural progression of a great business relationship.

Chinese New Year 2022 – Your Services May Be Disrupted

Chinese New Year 2022 – Your Services May Be Disrupted

As the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebrations will commence on Monday 31st January, there will be a number of service alterations. In addition, our City Global Administration (CGA) offices will be closed from Monday 31st January to Friday 4th February, returning to normal hours on Monday 7th February.

Uniserve tops logistics provider charts

Uniserve tops logistics provider charts

Uniserve has taken top spot in Logistics Manager’s Top 50 Logistics Service Providers 2021, beating ecommerce giant Amazon into second place as the fastest growing company in the industry.

EU Imports: Make sure your business is ready for GVMS

The Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) – a new UK Government Customs system – will come into force next year, affecting imports from the EU.
This will bring to an end the easements that were put in place during the Brexit transition period. Find out what’s changing from 1st January 2022.

Hong Kong Flights Cancelled as 130 Pilots are Quarantined

Hong Kong Flights Cancelled as 130 Pilots are Quarantined

Following previously-reported Covid disruption in Hong Kong, Uniserve has now been notified that 130 Cathay Pacific cargo pilots are to be quarantined for 21 days. Carrie Lam, the city’s Chief Executive, made the announcement this morning, after three pilots tested positive…

New Typhoon Could Shut Hong Kong This Week

New Typhoon Could Shut Hong Kong This Week

Reports are coming in that Hong Kong may be set to endure another tropical cyclone this week, possibly as early as tomorrow (Tuesday 12th October). Typhoon Kompasu is set to pass within 800km of the region…

UniAir Nominated at the Multimodal Awards 2021

UniAir Nominated at the Multimodal Awards 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Uniserve’s Air Freight division has been nominated as Air Cargo Operator of the Year at the 2021 Multimodal Awards. 

If you have a moment, please consider voting for us.

Ningbo terminal shut due to Covid-19 outbreak

Ningbo terminal shut due to Covid-19 outbreak

Uniserve are receiving reports that Ningbo’s Meishan Container Terminal is closed following the detection of a single case of Covid-19 among the port’s workforce.

The closure began on Wednesday 11th August, and could lead to call delays at Ningbo…

Port-centric FMDC feature in Retail Week

Port-centric FMDC feature in Retail Week

As part of our ongoing promotion of the new Felixstowe Mega DC we’re excited to reveal that an article by Warehouse & Transport Director David Barry is now running in Retail Week’s prestigious online feature “Christmas in July”.

Bangladesh Goes Back Into Lockdown

Bangladesh Goes Back Into Lockdown

The Bangladeshi government has imposed a strict seven-day lockdown which started on 1st July at 06:00. This is to help curb the spread of Covid-19 following a recent rise in infections. While certain sectors have been forced to close, all ports and related offices are exempt.

UPDATE: Ever Given to leave Suez Canal

End in sight for Ever Given saga

The saga surrounding the Ever Given may finally be entering its final chapter as the ship owner and the Suez Canal Authority reach an agreement in principle in respect of the SCA’s compensation claims.

WATCH: FMDC Warehouse Team Pass First VNA Abseiling Course

WATCH: FMDC Warehouse Team Pass First VNA Abseiling Course

In preparation for the opening of our new Felixstowe Mega Distribution Centre, Uniserve’s very own MHE instructors Steve Surridge and Barry Squelch have been busy providing high risk abseiling training to our three new warehouse operatives – Inga Bruzaite (pictured), Eduards Gordejevs and Antanas Notkus.

CCP 100th Anniversary Impacts Air Freight

CCP 100th Anniversary Impacts Air Freight

Uniserve is advising its customers that celebrations in China commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party will result in temporary restrictions on and delays in air cargo services.

UPDATE: Yantian Port delays increase to two weeks

UPDATE: Yantian Port delays increase to two weeks

Latest reports from China suggest that the existing backlog at the Port of Yantian is growing, with delays now expected to last two weeks or more.

Ongoing labour shortages due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak and a reduction in port performance at YICT…

The Man Behind Comply Direct

The Man Behind Comply Direct

It is an exciting time of change for environmental consultancy and compliance scheme Comply Direct, based in Skipton North Yorkshire, as they welcome a new managing director from within their existing team, and implement a staff re-structure as the business grows and...

COVID-19: PPE flight no. 935

COVID-19: PPE flight no. 935

Today, our charter flight no.935 lands, carrying vital PPE & essential equipment for our heroes at the front line. Our personal mission continues. Together we will #BeatTheVirus. If you have any emergency logistics requirements and you need a solution, please do...