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Air Cargo Capacity Crunch: Demand Plummets but Capacity Disappears Even Faster

Wed. 3 Jun 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in April showing that demand dropped 27.7% compared to the same period in 2019 - the sharpest fall ever recorded. Still, there was insufficient capacity to meet demand as a result of the loss of belly cargo operations on passenger aircraft.

TAPA warns of a significant spike in cargo thefts as criminals get back to 'business as usual'

Wed. 3 Jun 2020
Manufacturers and logistics service providers must be prepared to protect their supply chains from a projected significant spike in cargo thefts as coronavirus lockdowns begin to be lifted across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has warned.

Will the digital revolution kill off forwarders?

Tue. 2 Jun 2020
Digital disruptors will no more kill-off today’s forwarding sector than the advent of European rail did in the 1800s, according to director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen.

BIFA member survey regarding the leaving the EU Transition Period

Tue. 2 Jun 2020
The UK entered a Transition Period at the end January 2020 which lasts until the 31st December this year, however both signatories can seek an extension, of either one or two years, but this has to be agreed by the 30th June.

Update to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan

Mon. 1 Jun 2020
On Friday (29 May 2020) the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, commonly known as the furlough scheme.

Reinventing inventory strategies could lead to spike in warehousing demand

Fri. 29 May 2020
Received wisdom suggests that one impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is that companies are giving series consideration to their inventory strategies going forwards.

HSE Stakeholder Bulletin: 28 May 2020

Fri. 29 May 2020
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Stakeholder Bulletin.

24% jump in companies asking their suppliers for environmental transparency

Fri. 29 May 2020
CDP Worldwide has recently announced that there has been a 24% jump in the number of companies asking their suppliers to report environmental data this year.

Cape routings increase despite shipper fury

Fri. 29 May 2020
The number of vessels routed on the bunker-guzzling route which avoids Suez Canal tolls continues to rise.

Coronavirus set to ‘hammer’ container shipping demand

Thu. 28 May 2020
Bimco rules out a short-term recovery and predicts rates are more likely to fall than rise.


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