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September Air Freight Volumes Remain Weak

Thu. 7 Nov 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 4.5% in September 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the eleventh consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis in 2008.

BIFA Young Forwarder Network set for Anglian launch

Thu. 7 Nov 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is set to add another regional group to the Young Forwarder Network that it launched earlier this year.

Heathrow cargo consolidation

Mon. 4 Nov 2019
Heathrow is looking at how they can improve load factors on vehicles travelling to and from the Cargo Centre.

IMO 2020 rule to leave container shipping lines with US$1bn fuel bill

Tue. 29 Oct 2019
Drewry Shipping Consultants estimates container shipping lines will face an US$11 billion fuel bill next year on account of the switch to low sulphur marine fuel in order to meet the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) new rule that caps sulphur content to 0.5 per cent from January 1. As a result, carriers will likely pass on the extra fuel costs to shippers. If they fail to foot the bill, the carriers are expected to cut service levels.

HM Revenue and Customs Appointment

Tue. 29 Oct 2019
HM Revenue and Customs has announced that Jim Harra has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary at HMRC, succeeding Sir Jonathan Thompson.

33 freight forwarders are shortlisted for BIFA's freight service awards

Mon. 28 Oct 2019
33 freight forwarders are shortlisted for BIFA's freight service awards

No-deal Brexit guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office

Mon. 28 Oct 2019
At time of writing the situation is extremely fluid but the ICO suggests that businesses and organisations should prepare for all scenarios.

No-deal Brexit motorway plan comes into force

Mon. 28 Oct 2019
'Operation Brock' designed to keep M20 motorway open in both directions in the event of disruption to cross-Channel services

Future of Freight: UK Strategy

Fri. 25 Oct 2019
One side effect of the Brexit debate is to raise the profile of our sector, highlighting its importance to the wider economy.

Shippers should open talks on container contracts now, says Drewry

Wed. 23 Oct 2019
Shippers with sizeable volumes shipped under annual contracts should already be opening negotiations with their carriers for 2020, according to Drewry Supply Chain Advisers.

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