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GDPR - Get it in writing

Tue. 17 Apr 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means you need to document what you do.

IATA launches certification program for animals travelling by air

Tue. 17 Apr 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air.

BIFA focuses on issues facing Freight Forwarders at Multimodal 2018

Mon. 16 Apr 2018
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) will once again be exhibiting at the upcoming Multimodal 2018 exhibition and conference.

Port Health Update - Smuggled meat from Cameroon

Wed. 11 Apr 2018
Smuggled consignments of products of animal origin from Cameroon.

Employee whistleblowing telephone calls up 7% at UK transport and logistics firms

Wed. 11 Apr 2018
Scandals in Hollywood and businesses encourage more employees to “speak up”.

UK-wide roadshow helps businesses prepare for new Customs Declaration Service

Tue. 10 Apr 2018
Three organisations will be running a series of seminars ahead of August's phased launch of the Customs Declaration System (CDS), the system set to completely replace the existing system for Customs declarations in the UK.

Ready or not: owners wary of meeting low-sulphur fuel deadline

Tue. 10 Apr 2018
A Drewry survey of shipowners finds concerns over compliance and a general resignation in having to switch to more expensive low-sulphur fuel to meet the IMO’s proposed 2020 bunker regulation.

Air freight Up 6.8% in February but protectionist risks remain

Thu. 5 Apr 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2018 showing a 6.8% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. Adjusting for the potential Lunar New Year distortions by combining growth in January 2018 and February 2018, demand increased by 7.7%. This was the strongest start to a year since 2015.

Slow and steady recovery for container shipping

Tue. 3 Apr 2018
The outlook for the container shipping market in 2018 and 2019 is a combination of healthy demand growth that will outpace the fleet; resulting in a better supply-demand balance and slightly higher freight rates and profits for carriers, according to the latest edition of the Container Forecaster published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Government seeks views to help Maritime flourish

Wed. 28 Mar 2018
Ground-breaking new technology such as autonomous ships and digital ports will be on the agenda with the appointment of a group of experts to help advise on the future of maritime.

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