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Share your experiences for a Parliamentary debate

Mon. 1 Mar 2021
On Thursday 4 March, a debate in the House of Lords will look into the steps being taken to support hauliers transporting goods internationally.

Annual cargo theft report indicates significant new trends

Mon. 1 Mar 2021
The report, which reflects whole year data from 2020 compiled by international transport and logistics insurer, TT Club, and global provider of supply chain intelligence, BSI, highlights significant new trends in risks both regionally and globally.

January 2021 schedule reliability of 34.9% extends lowest record

Mon. 1 Mar 2021
Sea-Intelligence has published issue 114 of the Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including January 2021. As the report itself is quite comprehensive and covers schedule reliability across 34 different trades lanes and 60+ carriers, this press release will only cover the global highlights from the full report.

Major boost for freight by rail as Southampton upgrade is completed

Mon. 1 Mar 2021
A major upgrade to transport more freight by rail to and from Southampton is complete.

DFDS increases scheduled frequencies to Great Britain from Cuxhaven

Tue. 23 Feb 2021
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, Cuxhaven is processing cargo without issue.

Changes to haulier testing requirements and sectors exempt from travel ban

Mon. 22 Feb 2021
Coronavirus testing requirements are changing.

World boxship fleet update: Tonnage providers return to yards

Mon. 22 Feb 2021
Containership tonnage suppliers are making a foray back into the boxship new building market as the historically low orderbook begins to look attractive again.

EU must stand firm as new country measures bring border chaos to goods transport

Mon. 22 Feb 2021
New measures imposed by Germany, followed by Tyrol (Austria) and the Czech Republic, are beginning to cause chaos to goods transport by road across Europe, in particular on the important trade route from Italy northwards across the Brenner Pass, as well as East-West corridors.

Setback for Manston Airport cargo hub plans

Thu. 18 Feb 2021
The High Court has overturned a UK government decision to allow the development of Manston Airport into a cargo hub.

Global container shipping crisis – shippers speak out

Thu. 18 Feb 2021
BIFA is publishing this press release from the Global Shippers Alliance highlighting their views on ports and shipping lines. BIFA members may find this useful in explaining to their customers that the issues being faced are outside of the control of forwarders.

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