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FreightShareLab seeks freight partners

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
An exciting new research project called FreightShareLab, which is seeking to develop a new collaborative freight sharing platform to help operators improve efficiency, is now seeking freight operators to come on board and join a set of virtual trials to demonstrate the benefits of the system.

IMO 2020 rule to leave container shipping lines with US$11b fuel bill

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
DREWRY Shipping Consultants estimates container shipping lines will face an US$11 billion fuel bill next year on account of the switch to low sulphur marine fuel in order to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) new rule that caps sulphur content to 0.5 per cent from January 1.

US-China trade war weighs heavily on air cargo

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis in 2008.

FIATA launches course to help prevent wildlife trafficking

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
A three-hour digital course has been developed to help forwarders detect, respond to, and report instances of wildlife trafficking.

UK supply chains face £15bn annual freight admin cost rise from no-deal Brexit

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
New government estimate takes into account only the administrative burden from completing additional import and export customs declarations for UK-EU goods movements if Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

BIMCO points to ships’ power as a means to curb emissions

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
BIMCO has submitted a proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to regulate propulsion power of ships in order to sustain the GHG savings already achieved through slower steaming.

FIATA publishes first guide on prevention of bribery

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
Best practices paper aims at addressing the challenge of corruption in the international logistics and freight forwarding industry, which ‘has a relatively high risk of exposure’ in ‘a world economy still heavily burdened by corruption’.

Drop in air freight continues in August

Fri. 11 Oct 2019
WorldACD figures for first eight months of 2019 show worldwide volumes down almost 5% and yields by 7.1% for general cargo and by 3.8% for special cargo categories.

Movement of CITES specimens after Brexit

Tue. 8 Oct 2019
Permits will be required to move protected plants and animals between the UK and the EU.

Defra Import and Export Newsletter: Issue 4

Tue. 8 Oct 2019
With just four weeks to go until the 31 October Brexit deadline, it is really important that you and your business are prepared and ready to continue importing and exporting goods after Brexit.


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