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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: all road haulage sectors in Great Britain (until 3 October 2021)

Wed. 11 Aug 2021
In response to requests from industry, the Department for Transport (DfT) has, pursuant to Article 14(1) of the retained EU Drivers Hours Regulation, gained the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport to extend the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales, due to the continued pressures on local and national supply chains.

Preighters unlikely to offset rising air cargo demand

Tue. 10 Aug 2021
According to a report on the Air Cargo News website, Bruce Chan, vice president of global logistics at investment bank Stifel, says that the use of passenger aircraft in an all-cargo configuration is unlikely to offset rising air cargo demand for the peak season.

Government Response to Better Delivery: A Challenge for Freight

Tue. 10 Aug 2021
This government has published a document that sets out its positive responses to a report published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) that provides advice on how to tackle the multiple challenges facing the freight sector, whilst ensuring a world class freight system continues to support UK growth.

Importing Goods from the European Union (EU) from 1 October 2021

Mon. 9 Aug 2021
New actions required for businesses importing products of animal origin into Great Britain from the EU.

Top 25 cargo airlines: Freighter operators to the fore

Thu. 5 Aug 2021
FedEx, UPS and Qatar were last year the largest air cargo carriers once again, but there were major winners and losers in the overall top 25 airlines as the Covid pandemic took its toll on the market (see the full table at end of article).

Freight forwarders welcome HMRC confirmation of implementation timetable for new Customs declarations processing system

Tue. 3 Aug 2021
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed today’s announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) clarifying the final implementation date when a new computer system will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations.

American manufacturer files landmark suit with the FMC over soaring liner charges

Mon. 2 Aug 2021
An American furniture shipper has filed a $600,000 lawsuit with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) against a couple of global containerlines, which it claims have repeatedly contravened terms of the US Shipping Act. The case will be watched carefully by other shippers, hit hard by huge price escalations for freight and dire schedule reliability during the pandemic.

Freight association sees no change in container shipping fundamentals for months … possibly years

Wed. 28 Jul 2021
Commenting on the current state of the international container shipping market, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that it foresees rates remaining at extraordinarily high levels, possibly increasing; with capacity remaining extremely tight; ongoing service delays and container shortages, as well as punitive surcharges.

Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2017

Wed. 28 Jul 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets for June showing a 9.9% improvement on pre-COVID-19 performance (June 2019). This pushed first half-year air cargo growth to 8%, its strongest first half performance since 2017 (when the industry posted 10.2% year-on-year growth).

EU Exit - Stages 2 & 3 and the updated Border Operating Model

Wed. 28 Jul 2021
Trade must be fully prepared for the implementation of Stages 2 and 3 of the Border Operating Model (BOM), which will result in the UK imposing border controls in line with the Free Trade Agreement that was signed between the EU and UK.

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