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Multimodal 2020: On the move to March 2021, with continuity plan in place

Fri. 19 Jun 2020
As a result of the directions provided by both Public Health England and the UK government, the organisers of Multimodal have been obliged to reschedule the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, until 23-25 March, 2021.


Wed. 17 Jun 2020
Multimodal and Freight Business Journal have joined forces to showcase 30Under30 of the industry's rising stars - as a salute to our next generation of industry leaders who have gone that extra mile and deserve their hard work to be recognised.

Continued Government Relief Measures Needed to get Airlines Through the Winter

Wed. 17 Jun 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry faces a hard winter and called on governments around the world to continue providing relief measures as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

Freight association welcomes further funding for customs training

Tue. 16 Jun 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it hopes the package of measures unveiled by HMRC recently to accelerate growth of the UK’s customs intermediary sector is successful.

Freight forwarders pin hopes on a trade deal despite government announcing phased transition for new border procedures

Fri. 12 Jun 2020
Commenting on the today's confirmation by the UK government of new border controls and procedures from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders questioned whether the phased transition will succeed in giving the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.

Virtual port tour breaks attendance records for Young Forwarder Network

Fri. 12 Jun 2020
The latest event to be held since the British International Freight Association (BIFA) relaunched its Young Forwarder Network attracted a record attendance for any event, real or virtual, since the YFN was originally launched in March 2019.

As trade talks with Japan begin, joining the Asia Pacific trade bloc is a ‘key priority’ for the UK

Wed. 10 Jun 2020
The UK and Japan are today beginning talks for a trade deal which could boost the UK economy by £1.5bn.

Box lines announce further service cuts for Q3

Wed. 10 Jun 2020
More blank sailings, which have kept freight rates relatively firm during the Covid-19 crisis, announced for the third quarter, as demand remains weak.

Air freight rates ex-Asia begin to normalise

Wed. 10 Jun 2020
Falling demand for PPE from China and Hong Kong has led to the start of ‘a more regular pattern’ and a drop in ‘passenger freighter’ capacity.

Ports association reveals impact of COVID-19 on global port operations

Tue. 9 Jun 2020
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has issued a new report, which gives an overview of the on-going economic impact of the coronavirus on global port operations.

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