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Freight forwarders stand to benefit from wider access to Government apprenticeship service

Tue. 14 Jan 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the recent announcement that the UK government is expanding access to the apprenticeship service to employers who are not one of the existing 22,000 apprenticeship levy-payers using the service already, will be of great benefit to many of its members.

Container Shipping: Same again

Tue. 14 Jan 2020
This year will be yet another challenging one for the container industry in terms of capacity management, but they will cope.

Air Freight Demand Down 1.1% in November 2019

Wed. 8 Jan 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% in November 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the thirteenth consecutive month of year-on-year declines in freight volumes.

Heathrow expansion

Wed. 8 Jan 2020
Heathrow has announced it will launch an eight-week public consultation to finalise its proposals for airport expansion following the recent decision by the UK’s aviation regulator, the CAA, to cap early spending on the project.

Advice for global shippers on managing surcharges for low sulphur fuel

Mon. 6 Jan 2020
With the introduction of new global rules for limiting sulphur pollution from ships on 1 January 2020, the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has issued helpful advice for importers and exporters facing demands for surcharges from shipping lines seeking to cover their costs of compliance.

Traffic Commissioners say bridge strikes at an unacceptable level

Thu. 2 Jan 2020
In the recent 2018-2019 annual report of the Traffic Commissioners, a hot topic is the disappointing number of incidents within the industry where a vehicle collides with a bridge.

Heathrow has said its project to build a third runway has been delayed by "at least 12 months" after the aviation regulator rejected its spending plans

Fri. 20 Dec 2019
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has refused Heathrow's request to lift spending from £650m to £2.4bn before it even gets planning consent.

Shipping sector proposes USD 5 billion R&D board to cut emissions

Thu. 19 Dec 2019
The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.

UK freight association names policy and compliance officer

Tue. 17 Dec 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has confirmed the appointment of David Stroud as its policy and compliance adviser with responsibility for logistics issues relating to air freight, security and sustainable logistics.

VBS Green Charge applies from January 2020

Mon. 16 Dec 2019
This is to remind you that DP World Southampton are introducing the VBS Green Charge for Euro IV trucks from January 2020.

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