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Hopes rise for resumption of operations at Meishan Terminal in Ningbo

Wed. 18 Aug 2021
Reports in the international media suggest that port authorities in Ningbo-Zhoushan are planning a gradual reopening of the terminal which was closed on 11 August after a worker tested positive for Covid-19.

NB - Scam email attempt on BIFA members

Mon. 16 Aug 2021
Further to the message posted last week, we understand that e-mails continue to be received by some of the trade association's members that purport to have originated from BIFA.

A new eLearning course on Customs Declaration Service launches in September

Thu. 12 Aug 2021
We are launching a new online training course to help prepare BIFA members and others to operate HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

FIATA announces that Freight-Pay introduction webinar is available on demand

Thu. 12 Aug 2021
FIATA has announce that Freight-Pay's introduction webinar, which took place on 4 August, attracted a record number of 80 participants from all over the world.

Marine insurer warns of risks of shipping containers on vessels other than purpose-built containerships

Wed. 11 Aug 2021
With continued chaos driving record-high freight rates in container shipping, some shippers have been forced to seek more creative ways of moving cargo from point A to B, including turning to bulk carriers and general cargo ships for their transportation needs.

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: all road haulage sectors in Great Britain (until 3 October 2021)

Wed. 11 Aug 2021
In response to requests from industry, the Department for Transport (DfT) has, pursuant to Article 14(1) of the retained EU Drivers Hours Regulation, gained the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport to extend the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales, due to the continued pressures on local and national supply chains.

Preighters unlikely to offset rising air cargo demand

Tue. 10 Aug 2021
According to a report on the Air Cargo News website, Bruce Chan, vice president of global logistics at investment bank Stifel, says that the use of passenger aircraft in an all-cargo configuration is unlikely to offset rising air cargo demand for the peak season.

Importing Goods from the European Union (EU) from 1 October 2021

Mon. 9 Aug 2021
New actions required for businesses importing products of animal origin into Great Britain from the EU.

IPAFFS updated to include new functionality

Fri. 4 Jun 2021
On 3 June 2021, IPAFFS was updated to include new functionality for users, who import plants.

Mid-value products ‘getting priced out’ of ocean freight

Thu. 3 Jun 2021
Some significant commodities such as furniture and electrical appliances can no longer afford the elevated freight rates facing importers currently on major container shipping lanes, new analysis by Sea-Intelligence has revealed.

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