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The Port of Felixstowe changes to VBS

Mon. 15 Feb 2021
Changes to the Vehicle Booking System (VBS) from 09:00hrs Monday 22 February.

BAI Index: Charter Service, Elevated Rates, and Volatility: The New Normal?

Tue. 9 Feb 2021
Global airfreight rates cooled sequentially over the course of January—especially on North America-bound Transpacific routes—as a protracted and robust peak season wound to a close. But on a multi-year stack, global rates remain well above historical peaks.

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) staff renew strike action

Fri. 5 Feb 2021
Workers employed by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) will renew strike action today.

2020 Worst Year for Air Cargo Demand Since Performance Monitoring Began in 1990

Thu. 4 Feb 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand for air cargo decreased by 10.6% in 2020, compared to 2019. This was the largest drop in year-on-year demand since IATA started to monitor cargo performance in 1990, outpacing the 6% fall in global trade in goods.

US and UK conclude arrangement to strengthen end-to-end supply chain security

Wed. 3 Feb 2021
The United States and United Kingdom have concluded an arrangement to formally recognize one another’s authorized economic operator programs.

Dangerous Goods refresher training exemption extended

Mon. 1 Feb 2021
The CAA have extended the Dangerous Goods by Air refresher training exemption until the end of March 2021.

NEW Record-low Global Schedule Reliability of 44.6% in December 2020

Mon. 1 Feb 2021
December 2020 schedule reliability drops to record-low 44.6%

Changes to the LEZ

Fri. 29 Jan 2021
Low Emission Zone (LEZ) emissions standards will become tougher for heavier vehicles.

GVMS Downtime Notification

Fri. 29 Jan 2021
Update to Hauliers on GVMS downtime from 11pm (GMT) on January 30th 2021 to 1am (GMT) on January 31st 2021.

End to box shortage may be in sight

Tue. 26 Jan 2021
‘Positive trend’ in Container Availability Index suggests Chinese New Year could be the turning point, says Container xChange


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