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DFT announce guidance for truckers engaged in UK > EU movements

Wed. 18 Nov 2020
45 new information and advice sites.

UK Transition campaign: information from DFT

Wed. 18 Nov 2020
BIFA are working with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Government Communications Service to ensure hauliers and commercial drivers are provided with the latest advice on what they need to do to prepare for the end of the UK’s transition period with the EU on 31 December 2020.

New IATA Guidance Prepares for Global Vaccine Distribution

Mon. 16 Nov 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released guidance to ensure that the air cargo industry is ready to support the large-scale handling, transport and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. IATA’s Guidance for Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Logistics and Distribution provides recommendations for governments and the logistics supply chain in preparation for what will be the largest and most complex global logistics operation ever undertaken.

Carriers bullish as shipping contract talks loom: 'it won't be a buyer's market'

Mon. 16 Nov 2020
European shippers are finding it increasingly difficult to begin annual contract negotiations with container shipping lines.

Consultation on next steps for more environmentally friendly haulage

Tue. 10 Nov 2020
Government launches 2 consultations following successful trial of longer semi-trailers, which have been shown to cut emissions and boost haulier productivity.

Management changes at the Port of Felixstowe

Tue. 10 Nov 2020
Chris Lewis has returned to Felixstowe as chief executive of Hutchison Ports UK at a time when Britain’s top container port has been struggling to cope with a surge in volumes.

Employing overseas workers form 1st January 2021

Mon. 9 Nov 2020
The UK Government has published plans relating to recruiting employees from outside the EU.

National Audit Office Report of widespread border disruption comes as no surprise to the freight industry

Fri. 6 Nov 2020
Commenting on the National Audit Office report that there is likely to be widespread border disruption at the end of the post-EU Exit transition period, the freight sector says that it comes as no great surprise.

Freight association welcomes government endorsement of its members

Thu. 5 Nov 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the news that the UK government recommends the appointment of a specialist such as one its members to deal with import and export customs declarations.

Air Cargo Recovery Continues in September

Wed. 4 Nov 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released September data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels.


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