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Freight forwarders should be cautious of the potential impact of Belarus sanctions

Mon. 14 Jun 2021
The recent diversion of a passenger flight by Belarusian authorities and the arrest of a journalist, Raman Pratasevich, has resulted in several measures taken by the international community in condemnation of these events. Freight forwarders should be mindful of the significant risks this poses to freight transport, which may result in disruption to air and possibly land transport between Europe and China.

Shippers renew call for block exemption to be removed

Thu. 10 Jun 2021
Box shipping should be regulated as a utility to prevent it restricting capacity, says Global Shippers’ Forum CEO

HMRC invitation to test new customs digital service

Thu. 10 Jun 2021
Apply for a repayment or remission of import duties (C285)

Where’s the ceiling for box shipping?

Tue. 8 Jun 2021
Alan Murphy, CEO and founder of Danish container shipping consultancy Sea-Intelligence, ponders how close we are to topping out in terms of today’s record freight rates.

Air cargo up 12% in April compared to pre-COVID levels

Tue. 8 Jun 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels (April 2019) with demand up 12%.

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.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone- information on Grace Period

Wed. 2 Jun 2021
Birmingham City Council have announced that, in order to help the transition, there will be a short grace period until 14 June 2021 during which vehicles will not be charged to drive in the Birmingham Clean Air Zone.

Cargo crime risks increasing and evolving

Thu. 27 May 2021
Insurance specialists highlight supply chain disruptions and highly organised crime gangs targeting goods that are in market demand and easily sold

P&O and DFDS reach Dover-Calais space charter agreement

Wed. 26 May 2021
From this summer, freight drivers at either port can board the next available sailing, irrespective of whether the ferry is operated by P&O or DFDS, ‘to maintain customer service levels and ensure continued resilience’ following the pressure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Global trade’s recovery from COVID-19 crisis hits record high

Tue. 25 May 2021
Trade in goods during the first quarter of 2021 was higher than the pre-pandemic level, but trade in services remained substantially below averages.


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