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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.

Turning the tide

Mon. 10 Dec 2018
Container traffic from Asia to North Europe is finally trending upwards. So far, pricing gains have been minimal for carriers.

World Container Index - 06 Dec

Fri. 7 Dec 2018
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is down by 3.8% to $1,643.06 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 06 December 2018).

Air freight marks modest growth in October, Up 3.1%

Fri. 7 Dec 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was up from a 29-month low of 2.5% in September.

£8 million funding scheme for customs intermediaries and traders open

Tue. 4 Dec 2018
HM Treasury and HMRC grants for training and IT improvements ahead of UK leaving the EU.

Truck driver shortage crisis now spreading across the whole of Europe

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
European road transport firms are racing towards a driver shortage crisis of 150,000 unfilled jobs, according to new research from Transport Intelligence.

Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (TCTA) Statutory instruments

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
The Statutory Instruments under the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (TCTA) and the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 (EUWA).

WTO analyses potential impact of Blockchain on internetional trade

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
The World Trade Organization (WTO) launched a new publication entitled “Can Blockchain revolutionize international trade?”, sparked by the growing global interest and debate on Blockchain.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
Carriers are starting to distinguish themselves with new corporate strategies.

Guidance on migration to CDS

Mon. 3 Dec 2018
BIFA & AFSS guidance on planning for the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

Apply now for the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits

Thu. 29 Nov 2018
BIFA urges members to apply as soon as possible.

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