The world s most famous Christmas tree was exported from Norway via Immingham to London. Shipping free of charge on DFDS, the tree arrived on Saturday 30 November and is on forwarded by lorry. It is decorated in traditional Norwegian style, the tree being an annual thank you from the people of Oslo for the people of London as a mark of thanks for Britain s support during the Second World War.
An on-line retail giant is developing a freight delivery system, which will deliver packages within 30 minutes. The drones or octocopters could carry freight items weighing up to 2.3 kg and operate in a ten mile radius from a fulfilment centre. In urban areas a large proportion of the goods could be carried like this, with less impact on the environment than using freight trucks.
The Anglia region is increasing its exports to the US; the value of exports has increased by 22.9 per cent. Exports to India increased 13.7 per cent, while exports to China and Brazil are up 8.6 and 7.6 per cent. The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce contributed to this by making 2013 its year of Exporting is Good for Suffolk , which was backed by the Prime Minister and Lord Green, the Minister for Business.
A company in Scotland which has only been established for eighteen months has ambitious export targets. Their gluten free biscuits are already exported to Portugal and Malaysia, and the founders are hoping to develop exports, particularly to Germany, Denmark and the USA. Germany is Scotland s fourth largest export market; the company hopes that exports will eventually account for 40% of sales.
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A shipping line with many Filipino employees plans to make a donation of US$ 30 000 to help people affected by the typhoon. The company has a strong relationship with the Phillipines, as many Filipino seafarers serve aboard their vessels, and they have a maritime training centre in the islands.
This year Britain has a much larger barley crop than usual, due to a we autumn in 2012. In October, one cargo of 50 000 tonnes of barley was loaded for shipping to the world s top importer of the grain, Saudi Arabia. The country is expected to import 7.5 million tonnes in 2013/14, slightly lower than the previous season. The UK also exports barley to Tunisia and Libya.
On 28 October the Government of France announced that it was postponing the ecotaxe. They cited the reason for this as disruption in Brittany by hauliers and farmers, but freight operators felt that the introduction was in any case being rushed. The registration process has been slow, which means that not enough haulage companies have been registered to make the scheme work.
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