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Updated Trading Standards refusal process

Fri. 3 Apr 2020
BEIS and HMRC have been continuing to develop and improve the process for managing consignments where some products, being imported, can be released for free circulation while others have been refused entry because they have been assessed as presenting serious risks to consumers.

Reliability to suffer as void sailings multiply

Thu. 2 Apr 2020
Container line service cuts and rising congestion will make it hard for shippers to plan ahead.

Air freight volumes shrinking fast – but there may be a glimmer of hope

Thu. 2 Apr 2020
Air freight volumes are declining at an increased pace – last week, figures were down, year on year, by 48%.

Air cargo demand slumps in February as COVID-19 takes hold

Thu. 2 Apr 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February 2020 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs*), decreased by 1.4% compared to the same period in 2019. Adjusting the comparison for the impact of the Lunar New Year, which fell in February in 2019, and the leap year in 2020, which meant an additional day of activity, seasonally-adjusted demand was down 9.1% month-on-month in February.

Guidance on Customs Processes 01 April 2020

Wed. 1 Apr 2020
Following BIFA's previous messages containing draft or informal guidance on customs processes, HMRC have now published official guidance on moving goods through customs and customs authorisations during the coronavirus (COVID-19).

IRU’s COVID-19 Info Hub: the global source of information for road transport

Mon. 30 Mar 2020
In close cooperation with our members and partners, IRU has established the COVID-19 Info Hub, a global source of first-hand, real-time updates by, and for, the commercial road transport sector.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 29 March 2020

Sun. 29 Mar 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

P&O Ferries prioritises freight, suspends 1,100 workers

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
In a reversal of its previous ‘business as usual stance’ P&O Ferries has today announced that all its ferries travelling between the UK, Ireland and continental Europe will switch immediately to carrying only freight.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Businesses and Employers Bulletin 27 March 2020

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
This bulletin provides information for employers and businesses on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Menzies cuts 17,500 staff as handlers join to warn of 'imminent collapse'

Fri. 27 Mar 2020
Menzies has cut 17,500 jobs globally as its business saw an unprecedented fall in demand.


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