cross trade

With air freight’s rising costs and delays, have you considered cross trade shipping?

As Covid restrictions are eased and, in some cases, removed entirely, businesses are opening once more and we want to discuss something called Cross trade shipping. The inevitable demand for air freight has caught the industry off guard as the number of available aircraft is not keeping pace with the demand. With space at a Read More

7 Reasons Why You Should Outsource to Smart Directions

We’re talented, good-looking, intelligent, well-presented, make a mean cup of tea… OK, so they’re probably not the reasons you were hoping to find, so let’s go back a step and look at why outsourcing logistics to a 3PL (third-party logistics provider) is such a good idea. As you can see from the title of this Read More

air freight

What’s the Alternative to Air freight and Can It Work for Your Business?

Air freight, once the gold standard in logistics (if you ignore the carbon footprint aspect), guaranteed a rapid service at a reasonable(ish) price. But the world has changed. Greater green awareness and a global pandemic have the air freight industry in free fall. Figures published in June by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed Read More

uk exports

UK Exports Hit Record Levels in 2018/2019

Is your business prepared to deal with the increasing competition for haulage experts dealing with UK exports? Learn more with Smart Directions. According to the recent UK exports statistics released from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on 10th May, UK firms have exceeded expectations by producing a record-breaking year in overseas sales for the Read More

brexit extension

Brexit Extension – What it Means for International Trade

In response to the UK Government’s request for a Brexit Extension, the 27 members of the EU have agreed as it’s clearly unfeasible to reach a satisfactory conclusion by March 29. Now, if UK Prime Minister Theresa May is able to get parliament to agree to her withdrawal agreement, she’ll be granted an extension to Read More