Tag Archives: Logistics

China Shipping Crisis | The Entertainer urges consumers to get their Christmas shopping early

With shipping from China reaching a crisis point that has seen costs skyrocket to all time highs amid a shortage of containers within the global supply chain, the UK’s independent toy retailer, The Entertainer is making its message to the consumer clear. Costs, shortages, and delays have hamstrung companies across …

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Industry caught in Suez Canal block; KAP Toys calls on ‘Leviosa spell’ to lift Harry Potter Sorting Hats

The toy industry is among the hundreds of global businesses to be caught up in the Suez Canal as the beaching of the container ship Ever Given runs into its fourth day, with suggestions that a solution could be weeks in the taking. Officials at the scene have deliberated plans …

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The BTHA calls for Government intervention to ease UK ports and ‘save the festive season’

The British Toy and Hobby Association and the British Retail Consortium are calling on the Government to intervene at British ports where congestion caused by Covid and a backlog of PPE has left shipments of toys and gifts unlikely to be delivered in time for Christmas. The BTHA is among …

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Gifting specialist GB eye open new warehouse amid online sales surge

The Sheffield-based licensed giftware specialist, GB eye Ltd, is to cut the ribbon on the new expansion of its warehouse facilities, having taken on a new unit in response to increased online sales amid a consumer buying trend shift over lockdown. GB eye is opening the additional warehouse in order …

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Import Services declares major milestone reached in warehouse expansion

Import Services, the logistics company that specialises in the toy industry, has declared a key milestone reached in the construction of the current extension to its quayside warehouse, which is now expanding alongside the container port. The firm has suggested that, with the first above ground infrastructure of a steel …

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Import Services is ‘breaking new ground’ with £23m distribution centre development

Import Services is ‘breaking new ground’ with the development of a new £23 million distribution centre on the Port of Southampton, strengthening Southampton’s port-centric logistics capacity. In partnership with ABP in Southampton, and with development underway by the construction company Midas, Import Services’ new facility will adjoin its existing distribution …

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Import Services “has business expansion on the horizon” as it partners with University Games and Little Birdy

The consolidated business between University Games and Paul Lamond Games has turned to Import Services to handle the company’s logistics, providing the firm with the “optimum route to market for imported product to the UK and Ireland, as well as continental Europe.” On the day that Brexit is finally delivered, …

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