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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.

Global freight forwarding growth only half as strong as last year

Mon. 12 Nov 2018
Ti analysis reveals full-year 2018 freight growth forecast of 4.1%, well below last year’s 8%, as 2017 restocking boom peters out.

BIFA warning to Members who ship FCL cargo to Canada

Thu. 8 Nov 2018
BIFA has been advised that Canadian terminals will now release containers to ANY party once the container has been both customs and carrier released, if shipped on an Express Bill of Lading or Sea Waybill.

Mixed picture behind 2% Increase in September air freight growth

Thu. 8 Nov 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.0% in September 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was relatively unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.

2018 Budget - Changes to AEO and Trusted Trader

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
The budget as delivered last week contains a number of references important for businesses involved in international trade.

Rise of Clandestines in Kruibeke, Belgium

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
The Belgium Media are reporting that the Police Chief of Kruibeke/ Temse has stated that the number of migrants on and around the motorway parking in Kruibeke, Belgium, has increased.

Be prepapred for the cargo peak at Heathrow

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
The 2017 peak season had the highest volumes of cargo on record at Heathrow with volumes over 150,000 tonnes per month.

Staring into the void

Mon. 5 Nov 2018
Void sailings have helped carriers prop up ship utilisation in low demand months, but their efficacy in raising rates is less certain.

Not a lot for freight forwarders in yesterday’s UK Budget, says UK trade association

Tue. 30 Oct 2018
The trade association for UK freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says that whilst it welcomes some of the announcements in yesterday's UK Budget, it feels that the issues covered are all overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the shape that the UK’s exit from the EU is going to take.

FFF2018 'Customs, Trade and Skills - what's the deal?'

Tue. 30 Oct 2018
More than 120 persons have to date registered for the Freight Forwarders Forum which will take place in only 2 weeks from now.

NAO report on the UK Border: Preparedness for EU exit

Fri. 26 Oct 2018
On the 24th October, the NAO has published its report on The UK Border: Preparedness for EU exit. The report found that there are risks to UK border operations if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement on 29 March 2019. Even with a withdrawal agreement, significant challenges lie ahead to ensure the UK border is fully functioning.

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