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TIACA releases the industry’s first sustainability report

Tue. 4 May 2021
As part of TIACA’s Sustainability program, launched in November 2019, the organisation performed a widespread industry survey involving supply chain partners from across the globe and from each industry sector and business size.

Schedule reliability improves in March 2021

Thu. 29 Apr 2021
Sea-Intelligence has published issue 116 of the Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including March 2021. As the report itself is quite comprehensive and covers schedule reliability across 34 different trades lanes and 60+ carriers, this press release will only cover the global highlights from the full report.

Freight association says more work to be done after UK-EU TCA ratified

Wed. 28 Apr 2021
Speaking after news that the Trade and Co-operation Agreement has been ratified by the European Parliament, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association, said:

Reminder of requirements for importing EU transiting high-risk food and feed

Tue. 27 Apr 2021
Important message regarding recent information on consignments of high-risk food and feed transiting through the EU destined for GB

More air cargo carriers ban Vivo phone shipments as probe into HK fire begins

Tue. 27 Apr 2021
Increasing numbers of airlines are banning the shipment of Vivo mobile phones, following a pallet fire at Hong Kong Airport at the weekend.

Ever Given owner appeals against ship seizure

Tue. 27 Apr 2021
The owners of the Ever Given, the cargo ship that ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal in late March, have filed an appeal before the Ismailia court against Egypt’s decision to seize the vessel, according to London-based maritime insurer UK P&I.

Rocketing cargo theft statistics 'a big wake-up call' for all supply chain players

Thu. 22 Apr 2021
Almost €500,000 of goods were stolen from EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa] supply chains every day in 2019 and 2020, according to new data from the Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA).

BIFA remains lukewarm on freeports concept

Tue. 20 Apr 2021
Commenting on today’s publication of the International Trade Committee’s report on UK freeports, the British International Freight Association says that the findings will do little to change the indifference to the freeports concept felt by the majority of its members.

Evergreen blocked from offloading cargo from Ever Given

Tue. 20 Apr 2021
Egyptian court confirms both vessel and cargo have been arrested

Traffic management measures in Kent stood down as trade returns to normal

Tue. 20 Apr 2021
Hauliers no longer need a Kent Access Permit to travel between the UK and the EU.

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