New DHL Riverboat service | Expert DIT trade panel | UK manufacturer drives US exports

Posted on 1/10/2020 by DHL Express

DHL Express delivers on the river with new Thames service

DHL Express has launched London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service, which aims to ease congestion and provide a reliable and efficient way of transporting deliveries across the capital.

The riverboat service is the latest addition to GoGreen, DHL’s group-wide environmental protection program. GoGreen is the cornerstone of DHL’s sustainability work and focuses on reducing and avoiding emissions of greenhouse gases and local air pollutants.

DHL has proven the effectiveness of combining land and waterways through its established canal delivery network in Venice, but the service in London represents its first high speed service. Read more about our new riverboat service.

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New expert panel established to support UK trade negotiations

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is assembling five leading economic and trade experts to advise on how the UK develop and use cutting-edge new trade models and techniques as we embrace the benefits of free trade deals.

By establishing this expert panel, DIT can build on the success of the recent agreement with Japan. Trade negotiators will have access to the most robust examination to support ongoing negotiations with the US, Australia, New Zealand and the CPTPP free trade area.

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Trade barriers removed to boost business

British businesses can now export more freely and openly invest in global markets. In the financial year 2019/2020, the Department for International Trade has helped to remove 175 barriers to trade across 61 countries worldwide.

Trade barriers include unnecessary administrative, legal or regulatory requirements. Analysis shows that opening market access could boost British exports by £75 billion per year.

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