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EU forwarders and terminal operators call on the European Commission to end the spill over effects of generous tonnage tax for shipping on other actors of the maritime logistics chain

Tue. 23 Jun 2020
CLECAT and FEPORT, on behalf of thousands of European freight forwarders, port companies and terminals, call on the European Commission to avoid market distortions in the EU and to unbundle the activities eligible for favorable tax treatment under tonnage tax schemes.

European road freight capacity dips after all-time highs

Mon. 22 Jun 2020
On 18 June, CLECAT joined the webinar by Transporeon on road transport market developments.

Repatriation of stranded seafarers necessary for global trade

Mon. 22 Jun 2020
FIATA calls on its National Association members to take urgent action within their national jurisdictions.

Trade deal more important than ever in light of EU not offering a reciprocal six-month phased transition, says freight association

Fri. 19 Jun 2020
In response to the news that the European Union will impose full customs controls and checks on goods from the UK from 2021, the British International Freight Association has reiterated its hopes that a trade deal between the UK and the EU can be achieved before the end of the transition period.

Multimodal 2020: On the move to March 2021, with continuity plan in place

Fri. 19 Jun 2020
As a result of the directions provided by both Public Health England and the UK government, the organisers of Multimodal have been obliged to reschedule the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, until 23-25 March, 2021.


Wed. 17 Jun 2020
Multimodal and Freight Business Journal have joined forces to showcase 30Under30 of the industry's rising stars - as a salute to our next generation of industry leaders who have gone that extra mile and deserve their hard work to be recognised.

Continued Government Relief Measures Needed to get Airlines Through the Winter

Wed. 17 Jun 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry faces a hard winter and called on governments around the world to continue providing relief measures as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

Freight association welcomes further funding for customs training

Tue. 16 Jun 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it hopes the package of measures unveiled by HMRC recently to accelerate growth of the UK’s customs intermediary sector is successful.

Freight forwarders pin hopes on a trade deal despite government announcing phased transition for new border procedures

Fri. 12 Jun 2020
Commenting on the today's confirmation by the UK government of new border controls and procedures from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders questioned whether the phased transition will succeed in giving the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.

Virtual port tour breaks attendance records for Young Forwarder Network

Fri. 12 Jun 2020
The latest event to be held since the British International Freight Association (BIFA) relaunched its Young Forwarder Network attracted a record attendance for any event, real or virtual, since the YFN was originally launched in March 2019.

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