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Updated: Shanghai ports still open but trucking disrupted

Ports in Shanghai are so far still operating normally, following the start of the city-wide Covid lockdown which began on 28 March, reports forwarder Woodland Group. However, there is significant disruption to truck movements already, particularly from neighbouring provinces with trucks being forced to turn back on their way to Shanghai port. While some FCL trucks are still running within Shanghai, LTL trucks are not allowed to enter Pudong. As a ... [+]

Shipping lines halt Russia bookings, says Woodland

Shipping lines are not accepting any new bookings to or from Russia except for humanitarian goods such as food and medical supplies while temporary suspensions have also been announced for air and rail movements, reports forwarder Woodland Group. It says that the aim is to reduce the risk of overwhelming congestion ... [+]

Pandemic puts Irish imports in unchartered waters, says Woodland

Woodland Group Ireland reports steep price hikes and acute delays for Irish businesses shipping from Asia. Since October 2020, seafreight rates out of Asia have increased by 450% as demand far exceeds capacity and with reduced vessel, routing, and equipment availability. The situation has been exacerbated by an array of factors: originally ... [+]

Woodland opens e-commerce warehouse

Essex forearding and logistics company Woodland has opened a new 45,000sq ft facility in Marks Tey, Colchester. The new warehouse will expand capacity by 5,000 pallets, has over 4,000 pick faces dedicated to e-commerce and boasts some of their latest carbon-conscious warehousing initiatives. [+]

No-let up in US freight crisis, says Woodland

There has been little respite in the “perfect storm” that had gripped the freight industry in North America, reports UK forwarder, Woodland Group. The Essex-headquartered operator said that there continued to be sgnificant labour shortages (especially drivers), increased freight volumes into ports, reduced rail operations and lack of equipment (chassis) ... [+]

AEO for Woodland in Ireland

Woodland Ireland has gained AEO accreditation from Irish Revenue and Customs. It establishes the forwarder as a customs intermediary acting on behalf of companies exporting and importing to and from the country. [+]

Woodland delivers PPE to Essex

Essex-based Woodland Group has delivered the first of several PPE orders from China to two local councils in the UK, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Woodland provided its end to end procurement support system to ensure costs were kept low, appropriate inspections took place and the correct customs documentation ... [+]

Woodland sets up Scandi service

Essex-based forwarder Woodland is launching a new service between the UK and Scandinavia. There will be groupage departures from the UK on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, along with part and full load services.   [+]

Woodland opens Dewsbury office

Freight forwarder Woodland Group has opened a new office in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Northern regional manager, Peter Wilkinson, said: “The opening of our new facility in the region is an exciting project and we look forward to engaging with the local marketplace to provide personalised, diverse and innovative supply chain ... [+]

Woodland offers rail route from China to London

Woodland Group has extended its Wuhan (China) to Duisburg rail service to London Gateway, once a week. Total transit time from China to the UK is 20-22 days and the connecting train from Duisburg to London leaves on Thursday, arriving on Friday. Round-the-clock GPS tracking is available. [+]

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