Scarce boxes push up import costs

Internet retailers and other importers from the Far East are facing major supply chain disruption and increased costs because of the global shortage of shipping containers, says e-commerce fulfillment and specialist, Walker Logistics. The scarcity of containers has pushed up shipping prices to near record highs: by the end of 2020, the cost of shipping goods from China to Northern Europe had quadrupled from levels at the start of the year.  Head ... [+]

Retailers shift stocks to mainland Europe

A growing number of British online retailers are shifting stock to storage facilities on the Continent to avoid customs and tax administration and costs after Brexit, says Walker Logistics. By fulfilling orders from distribution hubs located within mainland Europe, UK exporters are able to can avoid the need for their EU-based ... [+]

US war veteran set to fly home

Walker Logistics customer relations director, Charlie Walker, hopes to realise a dream to return an historic C-47 aircraft to Membury Airfield in Berkshire. Similar aircraft helped fly hundreds of US troops to the Normandy beaches on D-Day from Membury Airfield, which is today the site of Walker Logistics’ 200,000sq ft ... [+]

Government ‘wants logistics industry to police internet trade’

Walker Logistics is warning that Government plans to crack down on rogue fulfilment houses from outside the EU will lead to more red tape and could lead to industry being recruited to 'police' the online trading market. Chancellor George Osborne announced plans for a register of fulfilment houses who store and ... [+]

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