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Solving logistics issues

At Diamond Logistics, we love helping our customers solve their logistics issues.

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27-Apr-2022 16:48:06

Diamond Despatches February 2022

Welcome to this month’s edition of Despatches.

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01-Feb-2022 09:00:00

Full customs controls at EU borders cause chaos for UK logistics

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27-Jan-2022 14:17:31

Christmas will be fine – but no thanks to Boris.

The logistics industry functions on lean margins – therefore we have no issue with raising pay in the sector as long as the general public understand the cost of this. Prices for distribution – which frankly have been kept below their real value level for years – will go up. And that is inflationary throughout the supply chain. Therefore the sector may have better wages but this is how that translates to the general public: the prices of goods online and in the shops will increase – and that will impact on inflation, the ONLY lever the Bank of England has to control that is interest rates. Therefore, mortgage costs will go up too. Wages may be higher but throughout the rest of society the general public will feel poorer. Who wants that?

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18-Oct-2021 09:40:02

Calls for EU nationals to alleviate HGV driver shortage

If Ministers don’t act now, the driver shortage could lead to food waste and inflation. Kate Lester, CEO and founder of diamond logistics, reflects on this urgent issue, and her bold message for Government. 

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29-Jun-2021 15:24:20

Chaos for UK logistics operators following EU trade deal

The last-minute free trade agreement struck with the EU has been catastrophic for UK businesses and their EU customers. Kate Lester, founder and chief executive of diamondlogisticsoffers an honest evaluation of the challenges and some advice on how to guide clients during this difficult phase.

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08-Feb-2021 17:50:00

France over-reacted to the COVID-19 crisis

The closing of borders by our neighbour France has been highly disruptive for UK logistics operators and stranded drivers, many of whom spent their Christmas stood on a motorway.

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04-Jan-2021 09:00:00

The Brexit Day waiting game

By Kate Lester, CEO & Founder, diamondlogistics

It’s less than two months until Brexit day – 1st Jan 2021 – and a deal is yet to be struck. The failure to negotiate effectively – on both sides – is causing uncertainty and generating substantial costs to businesses.

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04-Dec-2020 13:10:16

Brexit Customs Measures Announced for a Post Brexit World

Michael Gove’s announcement of £705m of investment a mere 12 months away from the end of the transitional period for free movement of goods has been heralded as too little too late, says our CEO Kate Lester.

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15-Jul-2020 13:02:02

Need European Delivery? Brexit final checks

Here's our quick summary to everything you need to do to ensure your business is Brexit ready and your European and International deliveiries still get, well, delivered!

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23-Oct-2019 10:00:00

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