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New Rail Service Launched from Port of Felixstowe by GB Railfreight

Tue. 29 Jan 2019
A new intermodal rail freight service connecting the Port of Felixstowe with the Birch Coppice terminal in the Midlands has been launched by GB Railfreight.

CONTAINER RATES ALERT: Xeneta Shipping Index (XSI) Long-Term Contracts Update January 2019

Mon. 28 Jan 2019
The global XSI ™ fell 1.6% in Jan-19 to 106.58 points, continuing the downward trend recorded since Aug-18. During this six-month period, the index has lost 5.3% of its value, having shed 5.92 points and now stands at a similar level to that recorded in May-17.

World Container Index - 24 Jan

Mon. 28 Jan 2019
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is up 0.7% to $1,765.58 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 24 January 2019).

HMRC Inland Pre Clearance – Update 23/01/2019

Wed. 23 Jan 2019
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is moving its inland pre-clearance operations to new purpose-equipped sites at Hayes and Milton Keynes as the contracts on current sites come to an end.

Trading with the EU post Brexit

Mon. 21 Jan 2019
HMRC’s Border Delivery Group has issued several publications aimed at importers and exporters, who primarily trade with the EU and are thus unfamiliar with the requirements of international trade.

'No Drone' Signage Installation at Heathrow Airport

Fri. 18 Jan 2019
The installation of ‘No Drone Zone’ signage around the public areas of the perimeter is anticipated to be completed by the close of play on Friday 18th January.

Freight forwarders ready to clear up the mess left by politicians, says freight forwarders association

Wed. 16 Jan 2019
Responding to the decision by the UK Parliament to reject a deal, which set out the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union on March 29, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said:

Apply now for the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits

Mon. 14 Jan 2019
Applications for international road haulage permits close this week (Friday 18 January) and BIFA urges members to apply urgently.

Importing and exporting plants and plant products after Brexit

Mon. 14 Jan 2019
Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed.

Port Health Update - Import Requirements

Mon. 14 Jan 2019
Food and Feed control changes 14th January 2019.

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