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dnata London Heathrow Cargo Handling Facilities Consolidation - Update 4

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
As a result of the current situation and the continuing rapid downturn in the UK cargo business, dnata are having to again further consolidate their LHR cargo handling business. dnata will therefore be making the following cargo facility changes:

Yang Ming Belgium - COVID-19 Notice - 27 March 2020

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
Booking stop for cargo bound to the Republic of the Philippines.

IRU’s COVID-19 Info Hub: the global source of information for road transport

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
In close cooperation with our members and partners, IRU has established the COVID-19 Info Hub, a global source of first-hand, real-time updates by, and for, the commercial road transport sector.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 29 March 2020

Sun. 29 Mar 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

P&O Ferries prioritises freight, suspends 1,100 workers

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
In a reversal of its previous ‘business as usual stance’ P&O Ferries has today announced that all its ferries travelling between the UK, Ireland and continental Europe will switch immediately to carrying only freight.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 27 March 2020

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Menzies cuts 17,500 staff as handlers join to warn of 'imminent collapse'

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
Menzies has cut 17,500 jobs globally as its business saw an unprecedented fall in demand.

IATA Covid-19 Information - Online access

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) have released (Friday) a publicly accessible page to list airlines, and their operational status when it comes to air cargo.

Quay rent, demurrage and storage charges

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
Since the UK lockdown caused by Covid-19, BIFA has received many enquiries regarding the continued charging of quay rent, demurrage and storage charges, during the current crisis.

HMRC support for during COVID-19

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
This special HMRC Stakeholder Digest provides a round-up of the steps HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is taking to help during the COVID-19 outbreak. These messages are correct at the time of sending, they may change over the coming weeks. It also provides useful information on some other topics. Please share these messages with your members, clients and colleagues.

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