Extra storage at Southampton as storage containers park opens

A new 11.5 acre storage park for empty containers has opened in Southampton to help keep supply chains moving in the run up to Christmas. DP World opened the facility to store extra empty containers, increasing Southampton’s storage capacity. Dwell times – the amount of time a container stays at a terminal before being taken […]

Card spending soars as consumers invest in their homes with furniture & homewares

The amount consumers were spending on furniture on their credit and debit cards soared over the summer, according to new figures. Barclaycard claims that card sales at shops selling furniture were up 32.3 per cent in July this year compared to the same period two years ago, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. And the increase […]

Why are international shipping costs so high in 2021?

Shipping costs have risen sharply over the last 12 months, leading to additional expenses for businesses who import and export goods. Global freight shipping costs have been increasing since the second half of 2020. One of the main reasons for this rise has been the Covid-19 pandemic, which has restricted the movements of both cargo […]

Value of ecommerce in Europe climbs to 757 billion euros

Online shopping has been growing steeply across Europe with the value of ecommerce rising to 757 billion euros in 2020. More and more customers have been turning to the internet to buy goods in recent years but the Covid-19 pandemic has sped up this increase with many bricks and mortar shops closing their doors during […]