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OceanBlue new Manchester office

OceanBlue has committed with Sonny Jensen to open our Manchester branch effective 1st August 2022. Sonny who joined OceanBlue Feb 2022 has been working with our Bradford team before re-locating to Manchester with vision to progress locally. Our aim is to use our vast experience with a new location for the OceanBlue group working towards […]

Nordic summer sailings

Week 29 to 33 we will see reduced sailings due to summer period. Our fleets will slow a little whilst the Nordic sailings commence. This mainly effects UK/SWEDEN both east and west bound. Week 29 we will see 6 sailings per week rather than the usual 12 both ways. In addition, the holiday period will […]

More Brexit changes (CDS)

New information for changes starting 30.9.22 OceanBlue has previously reported about CDS (Customs Declaration Services) before on our website. These more formal procedures are fast approaching, and action must be taken directly by all UK importers and exporters to register for the new change. The original platform (Chief) will close for imports to UK as […]

We are pleased to announce our new services in co-operation with UAB MaruBaltic. The new routes starting week commencing 28.3.21 will give us a new and better availability in the UK to the Baltic States. The trucks will plan to load Monday-Friday for Export Friday/Saturday from our UK consolidation warehouses, routed under customs via Dover/Calais. […]

Easter Schedule 2022

Our current Easter schedule for weeks 15 + 16 will be:- Week 15 Collections Monday – Thursday to consolidate Fri 15/4/22 / Shipping Sat/Sun Week 16 Collections Tuesday – Friday to consolidate Sat 23/4/21/  Shipping Sat/Sun Anything out of these dates we can arrange at an agreed price. We expect weeks 15/16 to be at […]

Fuel costs

Laceby, Head Office 8.3.22 Dear valued client – To who it may concern. We are seeing a huge increase in costs across the board within our international structure. At present, 88% of our suppliers we have on board at OceanBlue group have already increased costs and the further 12% will be active 14th March onwards. […]

Due to severe weather conditions the current schedule we use for consolidation and equipment, the new schedule will be change between week 5 / 13 (possibly longer) Route schedule = Export leaves Hull Friday arrival Helsinki Tuesday. Import leaves Helsinki Tuesday arrival Hull Friday. Export bookings will collect Mon/Wed to load Thur, ship Fri. Import […]

Weather disruption

Updated following weekend 29/30th Jan 2022 Please be aware of changes on vessels in between the north sea, currently affecting transit. UK-FINLAND running 48 hours behind schedule. UK-DENMARK/NORWAY/SWEDEN running 24 hours behind schedule. UK-EUROPE running 12/24 hours behind schedule. The main affects is the north sea which impacts the Scandinavian routes, 2 lines are already […]

OBL UK has again had organic growth in 2021 with vision to do the same 2022. New invested equipment, larger distribution networks and a dedicated customs clearance team has been a huge success to OBL and partners within the Scandinavian countries. 18 months ago, we set targets on phase 1 for Brexit, we are today […]