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May Bank Holidays (UK-Nordics)

Please be aware of the following bank holidays which fall in May 2019 UK – Monday 6.5.19 + 27.5.19 Sweden/Finland/Iceland – Wed 1.5.19 + Thur 30.5.19 Norway/Denmark – Wed 1.5.19, Fri 17.5.19 + Thur 30.5.19 ** Note a-lot of overseas companies will close early the day prior to some of these holidays ** Updated April […]

Our volumes reached 70% than normal and every spare equipment we own has been used to its full capacity. Jan 19 we noticed a increase in volume, Feb 19 was the same but volume was nearly double. Mar 19 we have seen our busiest month on record with volume running at 70% more than we […]

Easter schedule

Easter 2019 we are planning well in advance, please be aware of availability which falls in weeks 16/17 (Good Friday 19.4.19 and Easter Monday 22.4.18) Week 16 Collections Monday – Thursday to consolidate Fri 20th / Shipping Sat 21st Week 17 Collections Tuesday – Friday to consolidate Sat 27th / Shipping Sat 28th Anything out of […]

Congestion, maxed out ports and overbooked vessels.

With Brexit approaching we have seen recent volumes increase by 40% for east and west bound traffic – especially at some of the major ports we use on the east cost of the UK (Immingham) Immingham port is one of the main routes for OceanBlue on UK-Scandinavia. There has been major congestion and back log […]

We are please to inform you that the strikes in “all” Swedish ports has been cancelled with immediate effect. There will be a back-log of trailers between Immingham/Gothenburg which will take 24/48 hours to get back to full speed. Hopefully this will quickly resolve itself and OceanBlue will be back normal despite some set-backs in […]

As reported in the media that the Swedish port conflict has escalated as the Swedish dock-workers union has given notice of total strike in Swedish ports from midnight 6th March 2019 until further notice. These damaging reports mean we will face disruption between UK-Sweden traffic. Until Wednesday 6th March the strikes will mean adjusted vessel […]

We have been informed again about port conflict which is going to affect weeks 8, 9 and 10 for export and import units in Gothenburg Sweden. Also the shipping line has cancelled sailings already for week 8. Please be aware that the alerts from the Swedish Harbour Union will take action with “strikes” and “lockouts” […]

Following our Brexit insight posted on our website 9th Jan, the situation is still unclear. As the deadline looms, 29th March 2019 we need to consider the possible effects of the UK leaving the UK without an agreement, which as stands is what our government calls “no deal exit” If the UK leaves the EU […]

Sweden port conflict

We have been informed about the emerging port conflict in Sweden (Gothenburg) which is reported to be reality. Gothenburg terminal will be affected Sunday 27/1/18 between 1400/2359hrs and the same Monday. This will have an impact getting trailers from the quay in Gothenburg Sunday/Monday and delayed transit onwards. In addition the shipping line deadlines will […]

The current state of affairs in the UK political world, together with the uncertainty outcome of the Brexit negotiations it has become clear to OceanBlue that we all have to consider the real possibility of the damaging impact of a no-deal Brexit. In a nutshell, we are unsure on what may or may-not happen. However […]