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Coronavirus update restriction that apply to drivers of goods vehicles

Thu. 2 Sep 2021
The Department for Transport have issued guidance relative to travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

Strong Cargo Demand Continues in July

Wed. 1 Sep 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released July 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend.

Greener, longer goods vehicles could be rolled out from next year

Wed. 1 Sep 2021
Trial of the vehicles found them to be safer, more economical and better for the environment

New analysis shows the fierce fight between alliances for market share on the main east-west trades

Wed. 1 Sep 2021
While competition authorities and shipper bodies allege collusion among carriers in today’s record, sky high freight rate environment, new analysis from Sea-Intelligence shows the fierce competition for market share between the world’s three global east-west alliances.

Guidance: Imports - Pre-notification Times updated

Fri. 27 Aug 2021
Between 1 October to 31 December 2021, businesses can self - apply the derogation for pre-notification of consignments into Great Britain

Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) awareness communications for hauliers

Fri. 27 Aug 2021
Improvements to the GVMS from 5 September 2021

CAA Variation Direction

Wed. 25 Aug 2021
New Variation Direction Issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Beware of a scam e-mail purporting to be from IATA

Wed. 25 Aug 2021
There is an e-mail scam circulating in the industry that looks like it has come from IATA.

HMRC to host event explaining Safety & Security Exit Summary declaration requirements that come into effect for GB-EU movements from 1st October 2021

Sat. 21 Aug 2021
The live event will 'walk through' the requirements that come into effect on that day.

Moving Indirect Export goods from the Irish Republic to GB via ports in Northern Ireland

Sat. 21 Aug 2021
BIFA has been contacted by the GVMS Team regarding the action required for hauliers moving 'Indirect Export' goods from the Irish Republic to GB and crossing via the ports of Belfast, Larne and Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland.

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