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Current news are those articles from the last 3 months. Archive news are those articles more than 3 months old. To see articles with a specific tag simply click the tag in the panel on the left.

Air Freight in Decline for Eighth Consecutive Month

Wed. 7 Aug 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eighth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes.

Major shippers quick to form a link with new IBM blockchain solution

Wed. 7 Aug 2019
IBM has launched a new blockchain solution, aimed at improving supplier validation, onboarding and life cycle information management.

Beware the insider threat

Wed. 7 Aug 2019
Corrupt employees are threatening supply chains by helping criminals break into parked lorries or even hijack them in transit.

IAG cargo survey reveals key trends for freight forwarders this year

Fri. 2 Aug 2019
IAG Cargo has shared its findings from a global survey of more than 400 freight forwarders in 47 countries on perceptions of the air cargo industry this year.

Container terminal utilisation rates to rise and “big seven” premier league of operators emerges

Fri. 2 Aug 2019
The outlook for global container port demand is modest growth and numerous uncertainties, but in the face of this, capacity expansion plans are also muted.

Freight forwarders say CBI’s Brexit report hits the nail on the head

Tue. 30 Jul 2019
The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics sector says that the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has hit the nail on the head with its warning that neither the UK nor the EU is ready for a no-deal Brexit on October 31st.

Seminars stir interest in community solution to Heathrow truck congestion

Mon. 29 Jul 2019
Around 100 representatives of the UK airfreight community attended the first two seminars on the subject of a potential community-led solution to Heathrow’s truck congestion problems.

Neither UK nor EU ready for no deal, contingency planning study finds

Mon. 29 Jul 2019
New report from UK’s biggest business group puts forward 200 recommendations to help accelerate no deal preparations for UK, EU and companies.

Advanced notice of landside closure - Saturday 31st August 2019

Thu. 25 Jul 2019
DP World Southampton will temporarily close landside operations at 7AM on Saturday 31st August 2019 for essential UK Border Force software maintenance.

Heathrow - Suspension of strike 26-27 July

Thu. 25 Jul 2019
BIFA are advised that the first of the strikes that were scheduled for the 26th and 27th July have been suspended, whilst the latest pay offer is considered.

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