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Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans

Tue. 25 Feb 2020
DfT launches consultations ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2035.

IATA tie-up with IPC aims to improve international e-commerce deliveries

Mon. 24 Feb 2020
IATA is hoping to boost airlines’ e-commerce credentials via an agreement with International Post Corporation (IPC).

Carriers have pulled 1.67m teu of capacity out of China, costing $1.5bn

Mon. 24 Feb 2020
Ocean carriers have withdrawn more than 1.67m teu of export capacity from China since the lunar new year holiday, according to an Alphaliner survey.

Baltic Exchange and Freightos Group Unleash Shipping Market Visibility With First Daily Container Freight Index

Mon. 24 Feb 2020
For the first time ever, daily spot ocean freight rate indices for 40-foot containers (FEUs) are now available via the Baltic Exchange and the Freightos Group, adding real-time, transparent price discovery and risk mitigation into the container freight market that powers global trade. The Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) has been produced weekly since April 2018 by digital freight platform Freightos, based off of live pricing data from hundreds of global logistics providers.

Heathrow confirms planning application

Thu. 20 Feb 2020
Heathrow has announced it will launch an eight-week public consultation to finalise its proposals for airport expansion following the recent decision by the UK’s aviation regulator, the CAA, to cap early spending on the project. Capping spending has prolonged the construction period of a new third runway and means Heathrow will need to undertake refreshed modelling of key aspects of the plan – including public transport to and from the airport – to evidence that Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) targets can be met.

UPDATE: Importers of HRFNAO from outside the EU must use TRACES NT from tomorrow

Tue. 18 Feb 2020
Further to the announcement from the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) they have a confirmed date and time – 01:00 GMT on Wednesday 19 February – for the switch from TRACES Classic to TRACES NT for Importers of HRFNAO from outside the EU.

Government launches consultation to introduce Freeports

Tue. 18 Feb 2020
The government has stated that it wants to boost the economy post Brexit and believes that one way to achieve this is to establish 10 freeports across the country, which have different customs rules than the rest of the country, that are innovative hubs, boost global trade, attract inward investment and increase productivity.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Tue. 18 Feb 2020
Guidance for staff in the transport sector.

Moveable barrier to keep Kent’s road network moving

Tue. 18 Feb 2020
State-of-the-art technology will be able to be deployed quickly, simply and safely.

Importers of HRFNAO from outside the EU must use TRACES NT from next week

Fri. 14 Feb 2020
The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) wrote to businesses recently to help prepare for the introduction of new European regulations - Smarter Rules for Safer Food (SRSF) as we understand that your business may import high risk food and feed not of animal origin (HRFNAO).


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