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Our experienced team will be posting important information, comment on the present and future as well as tips on how to get the best from your freight partner.

Thanks for reading – The Espace Team

European Truck Driver Shortage Update

European Truck Driver Shortage Update

Best estimates put a figure of 20% of tractor units standing empty all over Europe. Why? We simply haven’t got enough European HGV drivers. In the U.K and Germany alone, a shortage of 300,000 HGV drivers is predicted by 2020. With e-commerce having an increasing share...

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Brexit Update

BREXIT UPDATE 28th February 2019 No doubt you will have had a barrage of emails from freight forwarders over the last few months telling you what steps you need to take now in the event of a ‘No Deal’ on 29th March. If Parliament cannot agree on a deal, it now looks...

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The Weirdest Illegal Imports Laws

Whilst most imports bans make a whole lot of sense when it comes to things like weapons and drugs. Other import bans can be a little harder to understand and come across as somewhat bizarre. Below are a few of the bizarre import bans from around the globe.  ...

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The Biggest Risks Facing The Freight Industry

The Biggest Risks Facing The Freight Industry

Technology Technology has changed the way we work in such short period of time; for the most part for the better. Technologies like GPS mapping have helped drivers create more efficient routes which have allowed drivers to make deliveries on-time. However, the...

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Espace Acquires Westhaven Worldwide Logistics

  On 3rd May 2018, Espace acquired the assets and staff of Westhaven Worldwide Logistics (WWL) in Solihull, Birmingham. WWL are a specialist sea and air freight forwarding company who are members of the world’s largest forwarding partner network, the World Cargo...

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Employee ownership the way forward for Espace

Employee ownership the way forward for Espace

Last year we finalised the transfer of ownership of Espace to our employees An Employee Ownership Trust was created with all current employees qualifying as beneficiaries of the Trust and its annual distributable profits. "As good as the people we employ" Tony Shally,...

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How To Find The Best Freight Forwarder

How To Find The Best Freight Forwarder

Finding the best freight forwarder isn’t hard if you know what to look out for. There are a few key points to look out for: RESEARCH It’s important that you are clear on what actually is a freight forwarder and what they do? This will help you understand whether a...

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