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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

GLEC framework launched in Brussels

Mon. 21 Nov 2016
The Brussels launch of the Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework took place on 15 November at the Stanhope Hotel. The Framework developed by GLEC, of which CLECAT is a member, sets out a single methodology for calculating carbon footprint across the logistics chain. The launch event outlined the Framework, which allows comparison of carbon emissions between modes on a harmonised basis, and discussed its implementation.

THE Alliance next to unveil planned services

Mon. 21 Nov 2016
THE Alliance – Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, MOL, NYK and Yang Ming – have announced their pro-forma east-west tradelane network for April next year. It follows publication by rival grouping the Ocean Alliance last week and news that the container divisions of the Japanese shipping groups would merge.

EU Council adopts conclusions on VAT rules for cross border transactions

Mon. 21 Nov 2016
On 8 November 2016, the EU Council adopted a series of conclusions on improvements to VAT rules for cross-border transactions. These conclusions are the results of a work undertaken by the Slovak Presidency who initiated an exchange of views between Member States on identifying the needs for quick improvement of the current VAT rules governing cross-border supplies of goods.

Shuttle Traffic for October 2016

Mon. 14 Nov 2016
Eurotunnel Group monthly Shuttle traffic statistics.

THE Alliance announces plans for its competitive product

Tue. 8 Nov 2016
31 services covering all East West trade lanes with short transit times / Fast shuttle services / Dedicated Middle East loop / 240 modern and most efficient ships / Comprehensive port coverage with over 75 ports in Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America and the Middle East.

BIMCO reports that containership scrapping is at an all-time high

Tue. 8 Nov 2016
The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has reported that containership demolition has reached an all-time high, as ships with a combined capacity of 500,000 teu have already been scrapped this year, 4.2 times more than the scrapping activity for the same months in 2015.

Rise in new business steadies logistics industry

Tue. 8 Nov 2016
Confidence amongst UK’s logistics businesses has risen slightly following the historic low point reached in H1 2016, reports the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and Moore Stephens.

BIFA repeats call for end to shipping line surcharges

Mon. 7 Nov 2016
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the call it made earlier this year for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.

BIFA reveals Freight Service Awards shortlist

Mon. 7 Nov 2016
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased to reveal the finalists of the 28th annual BIFA Freight Service Awards. After a rigorous judging process, 37 finalists from 28 BIFA Member companies are in contention for awards across ten categories.

Air freight posts stronger September growth one-off factors have contributed

Fri. 4 Nov 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in September 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.1% year-on-year. This was the fastest pace of growth since the disruption caused by the US West Coast seaports strike in February 2015.


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