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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 […]

Weather delays week 50/51

Our Scandinavian departure have been hit with some recent weather delays from departures leaving weekend 15/16th December, please be aware of the following transit delays = UK-Norway 48 hours delay. UK-Sweden 24 hours delay. UK-Finland 24 hours delay. Updated 17th Dec  

Reefer Equipment

OceanBlue has hired reefer equipment from November/March whilst the weather takes a drop in temperature. We will use the reefers between UK-Scandinavian focusing on heated traffic. Our service will operate week commencing 3.12.18 and will last until late March 2019. Anything temperature sensitive we can offer consolidation/part or full load options shipping east or west […]

OceanBlue head office has supported a local professional squash event being held in Cleethorpes for the 3rd year running. The 5k competition has again attracted some of the world’s top players. We welcome professional squash to the OceanBlue Logistics Grimsby & Cleethorpes Open Event 2018 being held 5/8th December 2018. Our group decided to be […]

Our Danish friends have increased volumes with trailers heading to the UK (Christmas Trees) so between week 44/50 we can offer discounted rates for exports back to Denmark. We are looking to get bigger demand back to Denmark so we can offer the advantage of discounted rates. Any UK to DK rates for consolidation/part loads/full […]