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FMC set to review 'costly and unfair' demurrage and detention fees

Wed. 11 Sep 2019
The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is backing proposals aimed at reforming how demurrage and detention fees are levied by ocean carriers on shippers.

Reefer container equipment scarcity could impact freight rates - Drewry

Wed. 11 Sep 2019
While there has been a return in production of reefer container equipment, availability will remain tight over the next few years, which will impact shipping capacity supply and freight rates at seasonal peaks, according to maritime analyst, Drewry.

Potential drone protest activity - Friday 13 September

Mon. 9 Sep 2019
To the Heathrow airport community.

Logistics sector expresses concerns over development of new UK Customs system

Mon. 9 Sep 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expressed numerous concerns over the progress of the development of a new computer system that will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations.

Trade war impacting air freight demand

Thu. 5 Sep 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes.

BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training announcement

Thu. 5 Sep 2019
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has expressed some reservations about yesterday’s Government announcement of a further £16 million in funding to help businesses train staff to make customs declarations, and to help businesses who support others to trade goods to invest in IT.

UK road haulage permits until end of 2019

Wed. 4 Sep 2019
On 29 August, the UK government updated its information about ECMT permits for journeys in November and December.

EMEA recorded cargo thefts top €300,000 a day

Tue. 3 Sep 2019
Reported thefts of products from road, rail, air and maritime supply chains in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region exceeded €55 million in the first six months of 2019, but are estimated to be far higher, says TAPA.

£16 million funding boost to support thousands more customs experts

Tue. 3 Sep 2019
Thousands of customs experts will be trained and businesses supported for trading post-Brexit with thanks to £16 million in new government funding launched on Tuesday.

Consultation document for wood packaging material

Wed. 28 Aug 2019
A Delegated Regulation has been drafted under the Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 establishing the rules for official controls of wood packaging material introduced into the Union whether or not in use in the transport of commodities.

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