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IATA targets e-commerce growth via digital partnership with UNCTAD

Fri. 13 Aug 2021
Today’s edition of the Loadstar newsletter contains a report that IATA looks set to boost its revenue from its commercial Enhanced Partner Identification and Connectivity (EPIC) platform via a partnership with UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

Ship congestion outside Chinese ports gets worse

Fri. 13 Aug 2021
Today’s edition of the Lloyd’s Loading List newsletter contains a report that congestion off China's top two container ports - Shanghai and Ningbo - is getting worse.

Shippers confused by container rate index disparities

Fri. 13 Aug 2021
Shippers frantically trying to book container shipments are faced with yet another hurdle in this most tricky of years for those involved in ocean freight logistics, namely arriving at a correct price for a spot shipment, according to a report in the Splash247 newsletter.

Webinar on importing products of animal origin

Fri. 13 Aug 2021
BIFA has been highlighting to Members the series of seminars for importers and their agents run by DEFRA regarding topics including IPAFFS, Products of Animal Origin, etc.

A new eLearning course on Customs Declaration Service launches in September

Thu. 12 Aug 2021
We are launching a new online training course to help prepare BIFA members and others to operate HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

FIATA announces that Freight-Pay introduction webinar is available on demand

Thu. 12 Aug 2021
FIATA has announce that Freight-Pay's introduction webinar, which took place on 4 August, attracted a record number of 80 participants from all over the world.

UK government extends Operation Brock period

Thu. 12 Aug 2021
The UK government has extended the period for the emergency powers that are available for Operation Brock, a system designed to cope with up to 13,000 lorries, past its original end date of October.

EU delays requirement to use new Export Health Certificates

Wed. 11 Aug 2021
The EU has voted to delay when traders must start to use the new Export Health Certificates (EHCs), which were due to be introduced from 21 August 2021.

HGV driving tests - invite to respond to government consultation

Wed. 11 Aug 2021
On August 10th, the government launched a consultation, which will run until 23:59 on September 7th regarding its proposals for the HGV Driving Test.

Marine insurer warns of risks of shipping containers on vessels other than purpose-built containerships

Wed. 11 Aug 2021
With continued chaos driving record-high freight rates in container shipping, some shippers have been forced to seek more creative ways of moving cargo from point A to B, including turning to bulk carriers and general cargo ships for their transportation needs.


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