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Shippers warned to prepare for bunker surcharge increase

Mon. 18 Jan 2021
A 35% rise in the price of low-sulphur fuel is set to be passed on to container lines’ customers.

Carriers cancel fewer services over Chinese New Year period

Mon. 18 Jan 2021
Figures from liner database eeSea's Blank Sailings Tracker indicate that container carriers are expected to provide more deepsea capacity out of Asia over the Chinese New Year holiday, beginning February 12, than in any other year.

Defra Expedited Return Scheme: Consultation

Wed. 13 Jan 2021
Expedited Return Scheme and the prioritisation of Gibraltar-bound grocery supply freight.

French Covid Restrictions: Consultation on requirement for 'upstream' test

Wed. 13 Jan 2021
Ministers are now considering whether urgently to take powers to require hauliers, proceeding to Port of Dover and Eurotunnel, to evidence a negative Covid test before entering Kent.

PEACH and eDOMERO downtime on Thursday 14 January

Tue. 12 Jan 2021
Further to the message on the PEACH homepage, Defra advise that PEACH and eDOMERO will be unavailable between 1200-1400hrs on Thursday 14 January for essential maintenance.

Digital course on preventing wildlife trafficking in the supply chain now available in multiple languages

Fri. 8 Jan 2021
The course ‘Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking’ launched by FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is now available free of charge in seven languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish).

T1 status confusion at UK airports

Fri. 8 Jan 2021
BIFA Members have reported confusion by the need to input T1 status on air shipments not transiting EU or EFTA countries.

Hauliers told to expect much tougher French border controls

Fri. 8 Jan 2021
New post-Brexit trading arrangements could take months to bed in.

Air cargo demand improves in November, capacity remains constrained

Thu. 7 Jan 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in November showing that freight volumes improved compared to October, but remain depressed compared to 2019. Capacity remains constrained from the loss of available belly cargo space as passenger aircraft remain parked.

COVID-19 vaccine – protecting the supply chain

Tue. 5 Jan 2021
Already on the front line and proven critical to the world’s economy, performance in the global supply chain will now be catapulted into the public gaze like never before.


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