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Floating freight to greater profits: Freight by Water 2017

Tue. 17 Oct 2017
As part of FTA, Freight by Water is the UK’s official body for promoting the benefits of water freight as a commercially and environmentally sustainable mode of transport.

Legislating for the UK's future customs, VAT and excise regimes

Mon. 16 Oct 2017
9 October 2017 – Publication of a White Paper, along with a Trade White Paper, paves the way for legislation that will ensure the UK is ready for the first day after exit.

Heathrow outlines ten cargo steps for staying green

Mon. 16 Oct 2017
Heathrow Airport management has announced a new ten step Blueprint for Sustainable Freight to reduce the impact of freight vehicles around Europe's fourth largest cargo hub.

Ministerial approval given to Mossend International Railfreight Park

Mon. 16 Oct 2017
It has just been announced that Ministerial planning approval, for the construction of Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) has been granted.

Port of Felixstowe rail improvements receive go-ahead

Mon. 16 Oct 2017
The latest enhancements to Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe’s rail connections have been given the green light by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Government funding for the railways welcome but key rail freight upgrades needed to service the economy, say campaigners

Fri. 13 Oct 2017
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager, Campaign for Better Transport, commented on today’s Government funding announcements for the railways between 2019 and 2024.

Freight forwarders urged to comment on likely post-Brexit skills gaps

Thu. 12 Oct 2017
Members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) are being urged to take part in a short survey designed to gain a better understanding of the scale of potential Customs procedure training that will be required post-Brexit within the freight forwarding sector.

IATA-WCO collaboration to improve air cargo efficiency and security

Wed. 11 Oct 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has been fully integrated into WCO’s Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS), a risk assessment tool available to WCO member countries worldwide.

World Container Index - 5 Oct

Mon. 9 Oct 2017
Drewry assessment on Thursday, 5 October 2017.

Double digit demand growth for freight continued in August

Thu. 5 Oct 2017
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 12.1% in August 2017, compared to the same period a year ago. This was the fifth time in six months of double-digit gains on the previous year’s performance. Demand is growing at exceptional speed when compared to the five-year average growth rate of 4.4%.

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