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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.

Border Delivery Group Update

Thu. 21 Feb 2019
This bulletin provides an overview of the latest EU Exit information relating to UK borders from across UK Government.

Want to know more about the new EU dual-use OGEL? Register for the export control webinar on 1 March

Thu. 21 Feb 2019
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, dual-use items from the UK to the EU will need a licence.

Stakeholders in the Maritime Logistic Supply Chain call for a repeal of the Consortia BER

Thu. 21 Feb 2019
Organisations representing the main maritime logistics industry stakeholders (shipping lines, shippers, freight forwarders, terminal operators, labour, port authorities) as well as EU national maritime authorities met on the 8th February in Paris at a roundtable hosted by the International Transport Forum (ITF OECD). The objective of the meeting was to exchange views and positions which could be relevant for the ongoing Review of the EU Consortia Block Exemption Regulation assessing the validity of the BER which provides the liner shipping industry a generous exemption from normal competition rules.

New London port gets go-ahead

Thu. 21 Feb 2019
Forth Ports Group receives planning consent for new port on the River Thames.

Freight forwarders encouraged to respond to government aviation policy consultation

Tue. 19 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is urging its members to respond to the government’s aviation policy consultation.

BIFA launches networking group for young freight forwarders

Mon. 18 Feb 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is launching a new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN), aimed at supporting individuals that have recently joined the sector.

World Container Index - 14 Feb

Fri. 15 Feb 2019
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 up 1.1% to $1,682.67 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 14 February 2019).

Border Force Heathrow International Trade Communication to BIFA Members

Fri. 8 Feb 2019
In order to enhance the service and to make the process more efficient, Border force Heathrow will be trialling, for an initial period of 3 weeks, a process whereby the trade will be able to submit and collect Import Carnets the same day they are submitted, as is currently the case for export documents.

World Container Index - 07 Feb

Fri. 8 Feb 2019
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 3.2% to $1,664.24 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 07 February 2019).

Air Freight Demand Ends Year Up 3.5%, Despite Softening Late 2018

Fri. 8 Feb 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2018 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 3.5% compared to 2017. This was significantly lower than the extraordinary 9.7% growth recorded in 2017.


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