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Brexit: Seminar finds lack of preparedness continues to affect trading community

Fri. 30 Oct 2020
Lloyd's Loading List webinar panel highlights the key issues as end of Transition Period approaches

Container line schedule reliability falls to 2020 low

Fri. 30 Oct 2020
According to reports in the trade media, container line schedule reliability fell to 56 percent in September, with the on-time performance of Asia shipments to the US west and east coasts plunging below 50 percent.

FIATA FMC toolkit provides guidance to members on unjust demurrage and detention practices

Wed. 28 Oct 2020
FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) has published a toolkit on the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Final Rule on Demurrage and Detention to help its members leverage this information in their national contexts.

Maritime introduces new intermodal rail service from London Gateway to East Midlands terminal

Wed. 28 Oct 2020
Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) has strengthened its intermodal capacity with the introduction of a new rail service operating between DP World London Gateway (LGP) and its terminal at East Midlands Gateway (EMG).

Apprentices more vital than ever in tough times

Tue. 27 Oct 2020
It’s a tough call, with Covid-19 disrupting many freight forwarders’ daily operations, but now is the time to step up apprentice recruitment, says the British International Freight Association (BIFA).

European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits

Mon. 26 Oct 2020
The present situation regarding trading with the EU after the end of the Transition period on the 31st December 2020 is complex.

Just do one thing…

Thu. 22 Oct 2020
With young people being hit the hardest by the pandemic's disruption to the jobs market, now is the time to drive apprenticeship opportunities forward.

Riding the waves

Wed. 21 Oct 2020
Container trade has been resilient during the pandemic as consumer confidence has been given a shot through government support.

Time is running out to prepare for changes to trade with Europe from 1 January 2021

Mon. 19 Oct 2020
New rules are coming for trade between Great Britain and Europe. HMRC is contacting businesses to urge them to take action, so that they can continue trading with Europe from 1 January 2021.

Established in the UK for Customs

Mon. 19 Oct 2020
Traders must be established in the UK for Freight Forwarders to act as a ‘Direct Representative’.

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