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Downloads relating to EU Exit (Brexit) can be viewed here: EU EXIT 2020

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Menzies Aviation service delays for LHR cargo

Tue. 15 Sep 2020
In a message to their air cargo customers Menzies Aviation apologised for the service delays currently being experienced with their partner carriers at Heathrow Airport.

Freight forwarders express reservations on Brexit preparedness

Mon. 14 Sep 2020
Survey finds Government announcements, publications and information is insufficient and needs to be more accurate and clearer.

UK port figures show extent of trade downturn

Mon. 14 Sep 2020
Port volumes fell by a fifth during the second quarter of this year as the pandemic took its toll on economic activity. Passenger and unitised cargoes saw the steepest downturns.

Letter to VAT registered traders

Mon. 14 Sep 2020
HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses in Great Britain trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world, highlighting actions they need to take to continue trading with the EU from 1 January 2021.

Discover the IATA manuals

Mon. 14 Sep 2020
The source of information for shipping and handling cargo regulations.

IATA launches platform to improve visibility on air cargo infrastructure and capabilities

Mon. 14 Sep 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched IATA ONE Source, an online platform which helps the air cargo industry match shipping needs with the availability of infrastructure capabilities and certifications of service providers across the value chain.

Customs (Bulk Customs Declaration and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Fri. 11 Sep 2020
The government published secondary legislation in Parliament to give legal effect to the Great Britain bulking regime.

Container surcharge survey

Fri. 11 Sep 2020
In the maritime industry there has been considerable criticism of the shipping lines for charging without justification a variety of surcharges.

Process between the SPoC and NCH for managing split consignments

Fri. 11 Sep 2020
There has been a recent revision of the NCH/SPoC Process Document for managing split consignments - therefore please find below a copy of the latest version (v.04) for your records/distribution as required.

CCS UK completes successful ONE Record trial

Fri. 11 Sep 2020
UK airfreight community users including BIFA member Geodis and Cathay Pacific Cargo held the first trial of the breakthrough IATA technology initiative to create a seamless and transparent end-to-end digital air logistics supply chain.

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