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Air freight charter prices soar towards record highs

Tue. 3 Nov 2020
Freighter charter rates are increasing week on week and are already nearing their pre-summer levels, when COVID-19 cases in Europe were at their height, with a second wave potentially adding to the peak-season capacity crunch, senior charter broker warns.

European road freight capacity dips, raising prices

Mon. 2 Nov 2020
A report in the latest Clecat newsletter indicates that European available road freight capacity on the spot market dipped sharply in September, compared to the same month last year, falling by almost 14%, according to the latest Transport Market Monitor, published by the cloud-based logistics software provider Transporeon and its subsidiary Tim Consult.

COVID-19 - New National Restrictions from 5 November

Mon. 2 Nov 2020
The Government has announced new restrictions which become effective from the 5 November.

Applying for ECMT permits

Mon. 2 Nov 2020
Currently UK truck operators have unfettered access to operate in the EU, but after the end to the Transition period this may not be the case. On the 27th October the Department for Transport issued the following information.

Brexit: Seminar finds lack of preparedness continues to affect trading community

Fri. 30 Oct 2020
Lloyd's Loading List webinar panel highlights the key issues as end of Transition Period approaches

Container line schedule reliability falls to 2020 low

Fri. 30 Oct 2020
According to reports in the trade media, container line schedule reliability fell to 56 percent in September, with the on-time performance of Asia shipments to the US west and east coasts plunging below 50 percent.

FIATA FMC toolkit provides guidance to members on unjust demurrage and detention practices

Wed. 28 Oct 2020
FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) has published a toolkit on the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Final Rule on Demurrage and Detention to help its members leverage this information in their national contexts.

Maritime introduces new intermodal rail service from London Gateway to East Midlands terminal

Wed. 28 Oct 2020
Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) has strengthened its intermodal capacity with the introduction of a new rail service operating between DP World London Gateway (LGP) and its terminal at East Midlands Gateway (EMG).

Apprentices more vital than ever in tough times

Tue. 27 Oct 2020
It’s a tough call, with Covid-19 disrupting many freight forwarders’ daily operations, but now is the time to step up apprentice recruitment, says the British International Freight Association (BIFA).


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