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NCB reports ‘alarming’ level of misdeclared dangerous cargo

Wed. 8 Jul 2020
Recent inspection initiative by US National Cargo Bureau found more than half of containers non-compliant, 43% failing to secure dangerous goods correctly, and more than 6% of containers carrying dangerous cargo misdeclared.

DCSA publishes standards for digital exchange of operational vessel schedules

Wed. 8 Jul 2020
New standards to enable automatic sharing of vessel schedule data between carriers and operational service providers.

Freight association welcomes further government 
investment in employment support schemes

Wed. 8 Jul 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it welcomes the package of measures unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today to scale up employment support schemes, training and apprenticeships.

Decarbonising UK Freight Transport

Tue. 7 Jul 2020
Small project funding call: Successful applications

Heathrow’s plan for recovery

Mon. 6 Jul 2020
In the first of a series of webinars Heathrow Airport Ltd. CEO, John Holland-Kaye, presented the plan for recovery for Heathrow Airport.

Sea Intelligence says shippers are right, container shipping services are getting worse

Fri. 3 Jul 2020
Danish maritime consultancy, Sea-Intelligence is reported to be in agreement with the European Shippers Council (ESC)’s Jordi Espin, who recently complained that shippers were paying more for a worse service.

Air freight showing signs of ‘structural recovery’

Fri. 3 Jul 2020
June’s 6% month-on-month improvement despite falling demand for PPE is a sign of the sector taking ‘its first steps to a structural recovery’, reports market specialist CLIVE.

Pandemic boosts China-Europe rail freight

Thu. 2 Jul 2020
BIFA notes that according to an article in the online publication Container News that April was the busiest month to date for China-Europe freight trains with 976 trains setting off during the month - a 47% year-on-year increase.

Warehousing space at record levels in second quarter

Thu. 2 Jul 2020
According to the latest data released by international real estate advisor, CBRE, the UK logistics market has recorded the highest quarterly take-up figures on record for the second quarter of 2020, with a total of 12.78 million sq ft being taken up compared to 7.83 million sq ft in the second quarter of 2019

Amid continuing capacity crunch, May's air cargo volumes show slight pickup, says IATA

Wed. 1 Jul 2020
The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) recent release of data for global air freight markets in May shows that there was a slight improvement in the air cargo market.

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