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Shippers warned to prepare for bunker surcharge increase

Mon. 18 Jan 2021
A 35% rise in the price of low-sulphur fuel is set to be passed on to container lines’ customers.

EU Exit Access to Guidance and information

Mon. 18 Jan 2021
At BIFA we have been receiving a greatly increase number of requests for assistance from Members asking EU Exit related questions.

Carriers cancel fewer services over Chinese New Year period

Mon. 18 Jan 2021
Figures from liner database eeSea's Blank Sailings Tracker indicate that container carriers are expected to provide more deepsea capacity out of Asia over the Chinese New Year holiday, beginning February 12, than in any other year.

EU Issue -Inland Border Post Ashford Waterbrook and French NCTS

Mon. 18 Jan 2021
Significant issues experienced at the Ashford Waterbrook, Inland Border Post during this week, last night the facility was closed.

HSE spot checks and inspections continuing during coronavirus pandemic

Fri. 15 Jan 2021
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is continuing to conduct spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses and workplaces.

New COVID-19 Entry Restrictions in Germany

Fri. 15 Jan 2021
Update on new German federal regulation for persons entering Germany, aimed at increasing the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Belgian systems outage

Thu. 14 Jan 2021
Belgian customs declaration systems will be down for planned maintenance.

HMRC update on NCTS - 14 January 2021

Thu. 14 Jan 2021
Government update on the top NCTS issues that have occurred.

Defra Expedited Return Scheme: Consultation

Wed. 13 Jan 2021
Expedited Return Scheme and the prioritisation of Gibraltar-bound grocery supply freight.

French Covid Restrictions: Consultation on requirement for 'upstream' test

Wed. 13 Jan 2021
Ministers are now considering whether urgently to take powers to require hauliers, proceeding to Port of Dover and Eurotunnel, to evidence a negative Covid test before entering Kent.

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