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2020

Liner bankruptcy potential at highest levels recorded

Fri. 28 Feb 2020
Container shipping has been warned in a new report it could face another Hanjin Shipping style collapse with one key liner bankruptcy indicator on red alert. The potential for liner bankruptcy potential is at its strongest in the 10 years that US consultants AlixPartners have been tracking this specific data set.

Freight forwarders urge government to work with Heathrow

Thu. 27 Feb 2020
Speaking after today’s ruling by the Court of Appeal in London in favour of campaigners challenging the legality of the UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

Heathrow Airport: Plans for third runway plans in tatters after legal defeat

Thu. 27 Feb 2020
Heathrow Airport's plans to build a third runway have been thrown into turmoil after opponents won a legal appeal against it on environmental grounds.

Update on COVID 19 from GOV.UK

Thu. 27 Feb 2020
The Government has issued the following updated information regarding COVID 19 relative to the transport sector.

Head of Cargo announcement

Thu. 27 Feb 2020
Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) announces appointment of Tim Mayes as new Head of Cargo.

Update on timeline for TRACES system changes

Wed. 26 Feb 2020
The Commission are currently planning to close down the CVED-A module in TRACES Classic on the night of 4 March 2020.

EU announcement relative to negotiations with the UK

Wed. 26 Feb 2020
The Council on the 25th February adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK, and formally nominating the Commission as EU negotiator. The Council also adopted negotiating directives which constitute a mandate to the Commission for the negotiations.

ICO call for views on the processing of personal data relating to criminal convictions

Tue. 25 Feb 2020
Organisations may process personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences, or related security measures (Article 10 data), for many reasons. For example, to safeguard vulnerable individuals or children, assess people’s suitability for employment, or assess whether a person can access services such as housing or insurance. The processing of Article 10 data is governed by a complex legislative framework.

Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans

Tue. 25 Feb 2020
DfT launches consultations ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2035.

IATA tie-up with IPC aims to improve international e-commerce deliveries

Mon. 24 Feb 2020
IATA is hoping to boost airlines’ e-commerce credentials via an agreement with International Post Corporation (IPC).


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