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Container shipping market has bottomed out

Tue. 18 Oct 2016
Hanjin’s receivership represents the trough of the container shipping market and despite continuing concerns of weak trade growth and fleet oversupply a gradual market recovery is now expected, according to the latest annual Container Forecaster and Review 2016/17 report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

FIATA, IATA cargo agency programme to start worldwide by end 2018

Thu. 13 Oct 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations (FIATA) have officially signed the IATA-FIATA Cargo Agency Programme (IFACP) at a ceremony held during the FIATA World Congress in Dublin.

Forwarders welcome positive signs on Heathrow

Mon. 10 Oct 2016
The trade association that represents the UK's freight forwarding and logistics businesses is pleased that the UK Government appears to be ready to stop its procrastination about the expansion of UK aviation capacity.

Shuttle Traffic for September 2016

Mon. 10 Oct 2016
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

Hanjin Update

Mon. 10 Oct 2016
Hanjin shipping filed for receivership just over one month ago and the uncertainty surrounding the operator is still very high.

New results reveal the fastest growing areas of the European Freight industry

Fri. 7 Oct 2016
New findings from global market analysts Plimsoll Publishing indicate the Spanish Freight Forwarding industry is outpacing major European markets. On average each Spanish company is growing by 3.1%.

IATA e-AWB penetration target still some way off

Thu. 6 Oct 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the electronic air waybill (e-AWB) penatration rate reached 40.5 per cent in August.

Moderating Demand Trend for Air Cargo Continues in August

Wed. 5 Oct 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in August 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.9% year-on-year. Freight capacity measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs) increased by 4.1% over the same period. Load factors remained historically low, keeping yields under pressure.

Indonesia joins EU licensing regime for FLEGT

Mon. 3 Oct 2016
Regulatory Delivery (RD) Information for UK importers likely to be affected by the FLEGT-licensing regime.

EC refers Germany to court over road charging

Mon. 3 Oct 2016
The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding the plan of the German authorities to introduce a road charging scheme for private vehicles (PKW-Maut) which, according to the Commission, is discriminatory.


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