While there has been a return in production of reefer container equipment, availability will remain tight over the next few years, which will impact shipping capacity supply and freight rates at seasonal peaks, according to maritime analyst, Drewry.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expressed numerous concerns over the progress of the development of a new computer system that will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has expressed some reservations about yesterday’s Government announcement of a further £16 million in funding to help businesses train staff to make customs declarations, and to help businesses who support others to trade goods to invest in IT.
Reported thefts of products from road, rail, air and maritime supply chains in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region exceeded €55 million in the first six months of 2019, but are estimated to be far higher, says TAPA.
A Delegated Regulation has been drafted under the Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 establishing the rules for official controls of wood packaging material introduced into the Union whether or not in use in the transport of commodities.