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Europe launches import control system

Wed. 17 Mar 2021
The European Commission launched the first phase of its new import control system (ICS2 to protect against threats posed by illicit goods across the EU’s external borders on 15 March. ICS2 will initially focus on postal and express consignments coming to or through the EU by air, before eventually being applied to all modes of cargo transport.

Ordering spree shuffles liner rankings

Tue. 16 Mar 2021
The spate of boxships ordered over the past six months is seeing radical shifts in the global liner rankings.

Counterfeit and shipping

Tue. 16 Mar 2021
More than half of the total value of counterfeit goods seized around the world are shipped by sea, according to a new OECD-EUIPO report.

Allow seventh freedoms for air freight

Mon. 15 Mar 2021
Countries should lift restrictions on air cargo operations in a bid to improve supply chain connectivity, according to ICAO.

Top 15 containers ports in Europe in 2020

Fri. 12 Mar 2021
2020: Ranking of European Ports

New rail service from the Port of Felixstowe

Thu. 11 Mar 2021
A new daily rail service has been introduced at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe. The new service is operated by GB Railfreight and connects the UK's largest container port with Wakefield in Yorkshire.

Ocean freight spot rates stay close to record highs

Mon. 8 Mar 2021
Defying the normal slump in the period after Chinese New Year, cargo backlogs, port congestion, equipment shortages and sustained high volumes keep prices at elevated levels

US suspends tariffs on UK goods in trade dispute

Fri. 5 Mar 2021
The UK welcomes US decision to suspend tariffs today on a range of goods, as we agree a joint de-escalation in the long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute.

UK announces locations of eight ‘freeports’ in England

Thu. 4 Mar 2021
Winning bids for the new free economic zone status reportedly goes to Thamesport, Felixstowe and Harwich, Humberside, Liverpool City, Plymouth, Solent, Teesside, and East Midlands Airport

January air cargo demand recovers to pre-COVID levels

Tue. 2 Mar 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released January 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand returned to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) for the first time since the onset of the crisis. January demand also showed strong month-to-month growth over December 2020 levels.

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